Weekly Notes from Preschool Director, 10/23

Dear Preschool Families,

I want to first start off by thanking all the parents that came to the Coffee with Ms. Beach last Friday. We had a great time discussing your children as well as discussing which events are coming up next in the Preschool. As always, it is a pleasure taking time out of the day to have these conversations with our families. I encourage all our parents to contact me if you have any other questions or would like to volunteer for upcoming events.

Safety Day was a hit! Our students enjoyed exploring the police vehicle, motorcycle, ambulance, and firetruck! It is always such a fun event that we do each year and our students look forward to it! Please take time out of your day to ask your child what they saw and learned throughout the many experiences we have provided the last few weeks revolving around community helpers.

Our Hummingbird classroom had a great time making cars and vehicles out of cardboard boxes at home with their families and then sharing their creations on Monday with their classmates. Our hummingbirds were able to sit in their boxed homemade vehicles and watch a short film about transportation as a whole class. We always encourage family involvement with our learning and experiences in the classroom. This great “drive-in movie” activity was introduced by Mrs. Labuen and I am excited to see what other activities she implements throughout the year.

Although we encourage our parents to interact with their children at school and to socialize with other families, we do have an obligation to our students and their safety. Please be aware that if you are bringing in children who are not under our care, you must supervise them at all times. Our faculty and their ratios are dependant on how many students are signed into our care at any given time. I’d like to remind parents that each of our classroom and playground areas is designed for specific age groups and it may not be safe for others to play in those areas.

Our Palm Valley School Spirit Week is next week and we encourage all our students and our faculty to participate each day! I have sent home a flier with what theme is on each day and have also provided it below for your convenience.

Monday 10/28- Pajama Day
Tuesday 10/29- Twin Day
Wednesday 10/30- Fanatics Day
Thursday 10/31- Costume Day
Friday 11/1- Red Spirit Day

Educational Funding Solutions Night
Tomorrow is our Effective Financial Planning Night, presented by Dennis Stewart of Educational Funding Solutions at 5:30 pm in the MPR. This informative meeting will show how to develop a plan to meet your children’s college education and your retirement needs.

55th Annual Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade
We would like to invite our PVS students and families to participate in the 55th Annual Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade with PVS! The parade and festival will take place on Sunday, October 27th, 2019. We encourage all students and families to participate in the parade by walking with our group. The theme this year is Let the Good Times Roll, and ’50s and 60’s style costumes are encouraged. Meet at the Bank of America at 10:30 am if you plan on walking in the parade. You can email Abby Sturgeon at asturgeon@pvs.org for more information!

Upcoming Dates:
Wednesday, October 23rd: PVS Open House 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm
Thursday, October 24th: Educational Funding Solutions Night for PS/LS in MPR @ 5:30 pm
Sunday, October 27th: 55th Annual Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade
Thursday, October 31st: Halloween Assembly and Parade

Best,

Ms. Kaira Beach
Head of Preschool