Weekly Notes from Preschool Director, 2/12

Dear Preschool Families,

We have one more week until we are closed for February Break! Yesterday, we celebrated our 100th Day of School! Our E-10 students spent time with their Big Buddies and our E9 students were able to celebrate the 100th Day of School with their peers. It is hard to believe we have reached 100 days of school. I am looking forward to the rest of the school year with our amazing students. Last week, the Business Office sent home contracts for the 2020-2021 school year! Please make sure you sign these and turn them in as soon as possible. Our preschool is continuously growing and the only way to secure a student spot for next year is to sign the contract and turn it in before the due date. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me or the Business Office. 

This is the last week to bid on our online auction! There are so many great experiences within our Preschool, such as Head of Preschool for the day! Your child will get the opportunity to spend most of their day with me and do some fun and exciting activities revolving around our preschool! Mrs. Mikity and Mrs. Thompson are giving a Horse Farm experience which includes feeding, grooming, and riding horses. Don’t miss out on these amazing experiences! We’re now extending the time to bid to Monday, February 17 at midnight. Get your bids in here!

If you choose to participate in our Valentine’s exchange this Friday, please bring one paper valentine for every student in your child’s classroom. Do not write the names of your child’s classmates on the envelopes for cards. Please include who the valentine is from. This makes it easier for our students to pass out their own valentines to all their classmates. A huge thank you to Ms. Briana Jordan and the rest of our Room Parents for preparing a celebratory snack on Friday! Each classroom is being provided with something fun and different!

This is a reminder that we are CLOSED, February 17th for Presidents Day.  We will be offering a Mini-Camp using our Eventbrite Link for sign-ups for our February Break.  This runs from February 18th-21st. We have a fun week planned for our students in attendance! Please register your child using the link as soon as possible so I can prepare adequate staffing for that week.

Scholastic Book Fair
Our Annual Scholastic Bookfair will be held on March 10th - 13th. Proceeds help build classroom libraries for teachers in PS-5th grade. We need volunteers to help! There are opportunities to assist with set-up, breakdown, and staffing. Please email Mrs. Fisher: ffisher@pvs.org if you can help.

Upper School Play: The Firebird
Palm Valley Theater Department presents The Firebird. The play has been created specifically for Palm Valley students, incorporating their unique talents. The production examines a young person’s quest for self-discovery while passing into, through, and out of our wondrous planetary existence. Prepare to be entertained, provoked and inspired, all at the same time, in an audio-visual experience of spiritual delight. Put the dates on your calendar and spread the word about the FIREBIRD! Get your tickets before they get sold out using this link!

March 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28th at 7:30 pm
March 22, Matinee at 2:30 pm

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.

$55 from Feb. 1 - Feb.29

$60 March 1 - March 31
$65 April 1 - April 24

Upcoming Dates:
Friday, February 14th - Valentine’s Day Celebration (See letter sent home)
Monday, February 17thPresidents Day (School Closed, No Minicamp Available)
February 18th-21st- February Break (Mini-Camp Available)
Wednesday, March 3rd - Parent/Teacher Conferences  (Mini-Camp Available)
Monday, March 9th - Professional Development Day, School Closed (Mini-Camp Available)

Best,

Ms. Kaira Beach
Head of Preschool