Weekly Notes from Preschool Director, 12/11

Dear Preschool Families,

Family traditions are in full effect this week and next! We have had so many wonderful traditions shared with our students and we cannot wait to experience more! This past week we had a family share their tradition of making smoothies using spinach, coconut water, pineapple, and agave. Our students loved trying this new and healthy treat! Another family shared their tradition of using an advent calendar to count down the days until their holiday. We have so many more to go, if you have not scheduled a time with your child’s classroom to share your tradition, please reach out to your classroom lead teacher as soon as possible. 

Tomorrow is our Annual Winter Sing, December Nights, December Lights!  We are asking that all E10 students arrive on campus by 8:00 am on Thursday, December 12th. All students are expected to wear their formal dress uniforms for this performance.  Our students cannot wait to perform the song they have been practicing for weeks, as well as watch our Lower School students perform as well. 

Next week is Spirit Week! We have fun days planned for our students to participate in! It is always wonderful to see our entire school come together on these spirit weeks and participate. Please see below for a list of each themed day.

Monday 12/16- Neon Day
Tuesday 12/17- Tourist Day
Wednesday 12/18 - Ugly Sweater Day (Parade at 8:30 am)
Thursday 12/19- Wacky Thursday
Friday 12/20- Pajama Day

Gala Ticket Sales
Tickets for the Secret Garden PVS Annual Gala are now on sale and will be sold outside the gym before and after the Winter Sing. Purchase soon to secure the Early Bird prices! This great event supports all our students and allows our school families to celebrate while helping a good cause. Everyone who attended last year should be able to quickly log in using the previous email used to buy tickets -- click here to purchase!

Open House
This Saturday is our last PVS Open House of 2019! We ask that you invite your friends and our surrounding community to join us on Saturday for a tour of the school. This is a great time to meet the Division Heads as well as start planning for admission for January 2020 as well as next school year. We will be open from 10:00 am- 12:00 pm! 

Ugly Sweater Parade/Hot Chocolate Buddy Activity
On Thursday, December 18th, we have our Annual Ugly Sweater Parade! All of Palm Valley School will be participating in this parade. We ask that our E10 parents meet our students in the gym to line the parade route and our E9 parents help our younger students walk up to the gym. After the parade is over, our E10 students will be spending time with their big buddies while enjoying hot chocolate and a treat provided by the Parent Association. Our E9 students will return to their classrooms to carry on with some fun winter activities. 

Pajama Day/Early Release Day
We do have an early release day on the last day of school before Winter Break, Friday, December 20th. Palm Valley School will be closed at 12:00 pm. Please know that we do NOT provide pizza on this day.  Also, aftercare will not be provided. Please make other arrangements for child care after 12:00 pm.

Spirit Store/ Used Uniforms
Our used uniform stock is low, especially for dress uniform components. If your child has outgrown their PVS uniform and it is in good condition, please consider donating it. Laundered items can be dropped off at the Middle or Upper School front desk. Also, please note that all sweaters, sweatshirts, and outerwear must be purchased from Norman’s Uniforms or our Spirit Store only.  

EVENTS PASS 2020
Get the golden ticket to all of Palm Valley School's exciting events this year with the Events Pass! One purchase equals three enjoyable evenings, all of which support Palm Valley School and the students PVS serves. The discount savings is almost like attending one event for free. Pay $250 (or $300 for VIP Fashion Week seating) and get admission for one to our Secret Garden Annual Gala, Fashion Week El Paseo and Bourbon + Barbecue!  This is a great value and gives you the opportunity to attend all three of our major events on a single purchase. I hope to see many of you at these events! 

The Events Passes are limited and will not be available after December 20th.
To purchase - click button hereclick Tickets--> Add Ons--> Events Pass

Upcoming Dates:
Thursday, December 12th- Winter Sing (E10 Students Participating)
Saturday, December 14th Open House (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
Friday, December 20thEarly Release Day (ALL school is out at 12:00 pm)
December 26th-27th- Mini-Camp Days (Sign Up using Eventbrite)
January 2nd-3rdMini Camp Days (Sign Up using Eventbrite)

Best,
Ms. Kaira Beach
Head of Preschool