Weekly Notes from the Head of Preschool, 1/23

Dear Preschool Families,

It was so nice to see our families return to school yesterday! Thank you all for doing your part and keeping sick children at home until they are healthy. Though we appear to be through this new wave of illness, we will continue to be just as diligent with our cleaning and sanitizing. Please continue to help us by keeping your sick child home until they are well.

Monday was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. I want to emphasize how important his message was and how relevant it can be to the lives of young children. Dr. King spoke of justice and peace, with an emphasis on justice. Oftentimes his message gets diluted to “we should all get along.” This is a crucial misreading of the values he preached. Justice (fairness, equal treatment, etc) was really his central message. Children gravitate to the idea that the world should be a fair and safe place. Many of the classrooms in the Preschool have continued their discussions on Dr. King and the idea of justice and fairness this week.

This Friday is our first buddy assembly of 2019. Please make sure you arrive before 8:15 am (E-10 only) for the buddy assembly.

The #FeedtheFire Annual Fund competition is in full swing. Our goal this year is to reach 100% participation from the entire community. Please consider donating to the annual fund to help us reach that goal. Let’s show the school our Preschool spirit by having one of our classes reach 100% participation first! All classes that reach 100% family participation will be invited to a special ice cream social on Friday, February 1st. Thank you in advance for all your help!

The Infant class, Kindergarten, and Grade 10 are in the lead at 57%!

Norman’s Uniform Sale
Norman’s Uniforms will be on campus today from 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm in the Upper School lobby. All sizes and styles will be available for purchase.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Mark your calendars for a complimentary screening of the film, Won’t You Be My Neighbor? on Tuesday, February 5th at 5:00 pm in the MPR. This film chronicles the life of Fred Rogers and how he tried to make a positive impact on young children through his messages of empathy, compassion, honesty, and kindness. This showing is for parents only, and there will be a short Q & A after the conclusion of the film. RSVP here.

Yearbook
Order your Yearbook online for $50. The price will go up as we get closer to the end of the school year, so don’t delay! Visit ybpay.lifetouch.com and use Palm Valley School’s code: 12453419.

Best,

Mr. Klausz
Head of Preschool