Weekly Notes from Preschool Director, 12/18

Dear Preschool Families,

Warm December greetings! We cannot believe how quickly the school year is passing. The faculty and I wish you a fun-filled and relaxing winter break. I want to thank all of our families for sharing their family traditions with us during the month of December. We had a majority of our families participate, which is wonderful to see! We look forward to having more families continue to share their traditions for the remainder of the week. 

Today was our Annual Ugly Sweater Parade with the entire school. I personally love these parades. It’s a great way for our entire Preschool to participate with the rest of the school. It was so sweet to see all of our students strutting their ugly sweaters for their family and friends. Our E10 students were able to enjoy a get together with their big buddies and share with them what they are looking forward to during our Winter Break.

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. The school will provide an AM snack. Also, aftercare will not be provided. Please make other arrangements for child care after 12:00 pm.

Winter Break Mini-Camps
I want to invite you to join our Mini-Camp on December 26th & 27th as well as January 2nd & 3rd. Please be sure to sign your child up using the Eventbrite links as soon as possible. We will be providing fun activities these days. Both camps will be held in our E9 Preschool building.

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, as it is the last chance 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!

2019-2020 Palm Valley School Yearbooks
It is that time of year again to buy yearbooks for this school year. The prices will be going up as we approach the deadline for purchasing yearbooks. Below is the timeline for when the price goes up which has a 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.

$45 now until Jan. 5
$50 Jan. 6 - Jan. 31
$55 from Feb. 1 - Feb.29
$60 March 1 - March 31
$65 April 1 - April 24

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.  

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 here, click Tickets--> Add Ons--> Events Pass

Upcoming Dates:
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)
January 20th- Martin Luther King Day, SCHOOL CLOSED (No mini camp available)
January 24th- Move Up Day (Only applies to students who will be 5 before August 2020)

Ms. Kaira Beach
Head of Preschool