Weekly Notes from the Head of Preschool, 10/3

Dear Families,

Today is our first parent-teacher conferences day. I hope everyone enjoys their conference and receives all the information they need regarding their child’s progress. Just a reminder that there is complimentary childcare available during conference time only. In order to help us gauge our effectiveness with these conferences, we ask that you fill out a brief anonymous survey about your experience: click here to fill out the survey.

Support our school by shopping through Amazon Smile on #WorldSmileDay, Friday, October 5th. Log in using your Amazon account, select “Palm Valley School” as your charity, and a portion of everything you buy will benefit the PVS Parent Association!

Monday, October 8th is a Professional Development day. There is no school on this day, but we are offering a mini camp. Please sign up here ASAP so that we can accurately determine our staffing needs.

Safety Day
Safety Day is scheduled for Wednesday, October 17th at 9:00 am. The Riverside County Sheriff's Department and The Rancho Mirage Fire Department will be on hand with all of their vehicles and equipment to teach the children about their roles in keeping all of us safe. This is also our first Room Parent volunteer event. If you are interested in helping out during Safety Day, please let me know. We will be sending out a sign up for volunteers soon. We would also like to give our first responders a present for giving us their time on this day. As a thank you, we would like to provide them with a box of goodies to take home. If you are so inclined, we would very much appreciate your participation. You will be asked to sign up for what you would like to bring. All donations must be received by Tuesday, October 16th. As the date comes closer, we will provide you with more information. We are looking for Gatorade, bottled water, instant coffee packs, jerky, and protein or granola bars. If you would like to help we will have sign-up sheets and donation boxes in each building. This will also help us make sure we don’t get too much of one thing. Thank you in advance for your help!

October Dinner Out
Join us for the October PVS Dinner Out at California Pizza Kitchen on El Paseo on Thursday, October 18th. Dine all day, from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm at California Pizza Kitchen. 20% of dine-in, takeout, catering and beverage purchases benefit PVS. Please present this flyer.

Fall Festival
Our Annual Fall Festival is coming up on Saturday, October 27th from 3 pm - 6 pm. There are games, booths, a costume contest, and activities for all ages and admission is FREE! This event is open to the public, so invite your neighbors and friends to attend, too - RSVP today.

PVS Events Pass
Save $85 on our fundraising events this year with a PVS Events Pass! This $300 Pass includes a ticket to Wine Night (November 9th, 2018), our Annual "Puttin' on the Ritz" Gala (March 2nd, 2019), and the Fashion Week El Paseo reception (March 21st, 2019 - includes premier seating to the runway show). Purchase at pvs.org/winenight18.

Upcoming Dates
Monday, October 8th - Professional Development Day - No School (Mini Camp Available)
Wednesday, October 17th - Safety Day
Thursday, October 18th - Dine Out at CPK on El Paseo, 20% of your purchase benefits PVS
Saturday, October 27th - Fall Festival 3 pm - 6 pm
Friday, November 9th - Palm Valley Wine Night: Sips for Success at 6 pm

Mr. Klausz