Weekly Notes from the Head of Preschool, 12/12

Dear Preschool Families,

Tomorrow (Thursday, December 13th) is the Winter Sing for all Quails, Coyotes, and Jackrabbits (and all of Lower School). The show starts at 9 am. Please arrive at school no later than 8 am so that we can prepare the children. Families are invited to join us in the gymnasium. All students who are singing must wear a uniform on this day. If you have any questions about the uniform or the Winter Sing please do not hesitate to contact me.

Next week (December 17th - 21st) is Spirit Week! Students are welcome to participate, but please remember that they must wear athletic shoes to school:
Monday: Tourist Day
Tuesday: Sports Day
Wednesday: Ugly Sweater Day
Parents are encouraged to attend the assembly/parade. Buddy groups will meet in the gym at 8:20 am and have a parade to show off their unusual holiday sweaters. This will be followed by the Parent Association serving hot chocolate outside the snack shop. All PS students will be attending the parade. Hummingbirds, Quails, Coyotes, and Jackrabbits will also enjoy the hot chocolate station after the parade. We will need parent volunteers to help us supervise all PS students (especially E-9) during the assembly/parade. If you are available please let your classroom teachers know.
Thursday: Decades Day
Friday: Pajama Day
On Friday, December 21st we will dismiss students at noon. There is no lunch or After-Care.

December Dinner Out
Our December Dinner Out event is the “Let’s Eat Out” fundraiser at Old Spaghetti Factory in Rancho Mirage. Raise money for Palm Valley School tomorrow, December 13th between 4 pm - 9 pm. 15% of your check benefits the Parent Association. Dine-in only, present this flyer.

December and January Mini-Camps
Please join us for some winter fun during our upcoming Mini Camps. We will be offering camp on December 26th - 28th and January 2nd - 4th. To enroll please sign up at pvs.org/camps.

Hearing Test
We will be offering a free hearing screening to all children who are 3 or older during the first week back from break (January 9th and 11th). This service is provided to us through the Desert Friends of John Tracy Clinic. Their fully trained volunteers will work with each child to make sure the experience is fun and enjoyable. We will be sending home more information and a permission slip this week. If you wish to have your child screened for hearing you must fill out and return the permission slip. Children will not be screened if we do not have a signed permission slip from their parent/guardian.

Upcoming Dates
12/13 - December Dinner Out Event - Old Spaghetti Factory
12/13- Winter Sing (E-10 Building is performing at 9:00 am)
12/17-21- Spirit Week
12/19 - Ugly Sweater Parade (ALL of PS will participate)
12/21 - Early Release for ALL Students at Noon (No After-Care provided after 12 pm)
12/26-28 - December Mini Camp
1/2-4 - January Mini Camp
1/7 - School reopens

Best,

Mr. Klausz
Head of Preschool