Weekly Notes from Mr. Klausz, 1/9

Dear Preschool Families,

Happy New Year and welcome back! I hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable break. 2018 was a great year, but 2019 is going to be even better. It felt like the first week of school again as all of us are still getting back into the routine and schedule of the school day.  We also enrolled some new students over the break in the PK classes. Please join me in welcoming Ella, Joshua, Seana, and Nathan! We are so excited to have them join our PVS family.

As we continue to re-adjust to the school schedule it is a good idea for everyone to get back into a routine. Routines help children predict the future and eliminate the anxiety of the unknown. Pick a bedtime, mealtime, arrival time, etc. and stick to it. Your child will do better knowing the sequence of events in their daily life and this predictability will create a secure emotional foundation for them to stand on.

As always, the Preschool is here to partner with our families to provide the best education possible. We are always available to meet with families and address any concerns, questions, or requests you may have regarding your child’s development.

Hearing Test
We will be offering a free hearing screening to all children who are 3 or older today, January 9th and this Friday, January 11th. This service is provided to us through the Desert Friends of John Tracy Clinic. Their fully trained volunteers will work with each child to make sure the experience is fun and enjoyable. We will be sending home more information and a permission slip this week. If you wish to have your child screened for hearing you must fill out and return the permission slip. Children will not be screened if we do not have a signed permission slip from their parent/guardian.

Yearbook
Pre-order your Yearbook online at the Early Bird price of $45! Starting Friday, January 11th, the price goes up to $50 so don’t delay, order today. Visit ybpay.lifetouch.com and use Palm Valley School’s code: 12453419.

#FeedtheFire Classroom Competition
Each class that reaches 100% participation in our 2019 Annual Fund will be invited to a Family Ice Cream Social on February 1st! You can give in person by visiting the Business Office or online at www.pvs.org/support-pvs/annual-fund.

Our toddler class is in the lead with 67% participation, followed closely by Kindergarten and 10th grade tied at 57%!

Puttin' on the Ritz Gala
Enjoy a sit-down dinner and dessert, signature cocktails, a live auction, casino-style gaming, and more! Put on your glitz, ritz, and glam for an evening to remember. The Puttin' on the Ritz Gala will be held at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage on Saturday, March 2nd at 6 pm. Purchase your tickets before they're gone at www.pvs.org/gala19.

Upcoming Dates
1/11 - Hearing Test
1/13 - Admissions Open House at 1 pm
1/21 - SCHOOL IS CLOSED. No mini camp.

Best,

Mr. Klausz
Head of Preschool