A Message from the Head of Preschool

10/17/21

Preschool families,

I want to thank all our families for being patient with us as we navigate ensuring all of our preschool families are receiving communications in the form of eblasts. I believe we have fixed the issue and everyone should be receiving this one through their email from the school.

Our weather seems to have changed once again! Our mornings are getting cold while our afternoons are staying on the warm side. Please make sure your child has dressed appropriately in the mornings. We are having our Outdoor Days every Monday and Friday from 8:00 am- 10:45 am and then regular recess on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 8:00 am- 8:30 am and then 10:45 am -11:15 am. With this being said, it can be very difficult to figure out whose jackets belong to who. Please make sure you are labeling your child’s items. We will do our best to make sure these items come back home to you but we are not responsible for any items that go missing.

Tomorrow is our E10 Safety DAY! Our Quails, Coyotes, and Jackrabbits will be getting a visit from our local Sheriff's Department as well as our local Fire Department. They will be able to see an ambulance, firetruck, police car, and a motorcycle! This comes at a great time since we will also be participating in the Great CA ShakeOut this week on Thursday. Our students will get to practice what to do in the event of an earthquake and then evacuate the buildings safely. We want to encourage our families to talk to their children at home about what to do if there is a fire and/or earthquake so everyone is better prepared for emergencies.

PA Wreath Fundraiser
You should have received a packet for selling wreaths and trees for this holiday season. This fundraiser is to help raise money for our Parent Association. Below are the four different options for participating in the fundraiser. All packets are due by Friday, October 22nd.
Traditional Order – Items ordered get bulk shipped to PVS
Gift-it-Forward – Items ordered (online) get shipped directly to the recipient
Hanukkah Centerpieces – Local florist delivers centerpieces to PVS
Donation – Families can donate money directly to the PA for this fundraiser (counts towards competitions)
If you have any questions, please contact the Parent Association at pa@pvs.org.

State of the School
On October 19, Dr. Sherman will be hosting a zoom call at 9 am to discuss the State of the School, including a thorough review of all of our COVID safety policies and procedures. To join please email mgreer@pvs.org to receive the Zoom link.

Halloween Parade- October 29th
We will be having our Annual Halloween Parade of Costumes (with some modifications for safety protocols) Students will be gathering in the gym at 9:00 am on Friday, October 29th. At this time, Dr. Sherman will announce the winners of the classroom door decorating contest. Parents are invited to view the parade by lining up outside on the pathway leading from the gym to the Lower School. The parade will begin at approximately 9:15 am. We ask that parents wear masks.

Parent-Teacher Conferences- November 1st
We do have a school closure date coming up on Monday, November 1st. We will be conducting our first Parent-Teacher Conference day this school year. You will have the option to either come in person for this meeting or attend virtually. Sign Ups for conferences will be posted later this week.

Veterans Day- November 11th
We will be conducting a small assembly for students and staff only and talk about the importance of our veterans. We would like our school community to join us in raising money for The Wounded Warrior Project. If you would like to donate towards the WWP, please do so by clicking here.

Spirit Store
PVS Spirit Store is open every Thursday morning from 7:30-9:00 am. This year, the Spirit Store is now selling a special Firebird Blend Coffee that was created for our families by a PVS family. It is delicious! If Thursday mornings do not work for you, please email spiritstore@pvs.org  and they will try to accommodate you.

Upcoming Dates:
Monday, October 18th- E-10 Safety Day
Tuesday, October 19th- State of the School with Dr. Sherman (Virtual Event)
Thursday, October 21st- Great ShakeOut (Earthquake Drill)
Friday, October 29th- Halloween Parade 9:00 am