Weekly Notes from Preschool Director, 1/22

Dear Preschool Families,

This is a very exciting week for our students. On Friday, we will be having our Annual Move Up Day! We will be talking with all of our students about the classrooms that they will be moving up to the next school year. Our students who are eligible to start Kindergarten next school year will be experiencing Kindergarten first hand this Friday. We invite parents of those students to join us in the Gym at 8:20 am for our All School Assembly and then walk down to Lower School to start a tour with Mrs. Francene Fisher, the Head of Lower School. Parents will be able to ask questions and learn more about our amazing Kindergarten program here at Palm Valley School!

I would also like to add that ALL parents/guardians are invited to the All School Assemblies each Friday in the Gym at 8:20 am. Our older Preschool students only attend these when we have a buddy assembly but during these assemblies, we will announce upcoming events as well as announce college acceptances!

I have some great news to share! Some of you may know by now, but Mrs. Abrams, one of our amazing teachers in our E9 building, and her partner are expecting a baby this Spring! We are very excited for Mrs. Abrams and cannot wait to meet her bundle of joy. With this being said, Mrs. Abrams will be going on maternity leave this Spring. I want to let you know that I have been interviewing and searching for long-term substitutes to fill her position for the remainder of the school year. I will keep you updated as things progress closer to that time. 

Thank you to all our parents/guardians who continue to have come to meet each finalist candidate for our Head of School search. The same forums and times will take place this week. This Friday, January 24th, you will be able to meet the third candidate!  The Parent Open Forum will be held in the MPR at 8:35 am-9:45 am and a second forum will be later that evening from 5:15 pm-6:15 pm at the same location.

Join us for the PVS Dinner Out at California Pizza Kitchen on El Paseo Wednesday, January 29th. Dine all day, from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm at California Pizza Kitchen. 20% of dine-in, takeout, catering and beverage purchases benefit PVS. Please present this flyer.

Secret Gala Tickets and Auction
The Secret Garden Gala is fast approaching! Special awards, Broadway entertainment, and a whimsical garden theme are only a few of the many reasons to attend. Also,  check out the online auction with many unique items for our Palm Valley community.  Click here to purchase and bid!

2019-2020 Palm Valley School Yearbooks
It is that time of year again to buy yearbooks. The prices will be going up as we approach the deadline for purchasing yearbooks. Below is the timeline for when the price goes up until the final deadline on April, 24th, 2020. You are able to pay online using this Lifetouch link or you can make a payment with Sarai in our Administration Building in person. The PVS code for our online link is 12453420.

$50 Jan. 6 - Jan. 31
$55 from Feb. 1 - Feb.29
$60 March 1 - March 31
$65 April 1 - April 24

Upcoming Dates:
Friday, January 24th- Move Up Day (Only applies to students who will be 5 before August 2020)
Wednesday, January 29thPizza with a Purpose, California Pizza Kitchen
Saturday, February 8thPVS Gala, The Secret Garden
Friday, February 14th- Valentines Day Celebration (Letter to be sent home soon)
Monday, February 17thPresident’s Day (School Closed, No Mini Camp Available)
February 18th-21st- February Break (Mini-Camp Available)

Best,

Ms. Kaira Beach
Head of Preschool