Weekly Notes from the Head of Preschool, 12/19

Dear Preschool Families,

I hope everyone enjoyed the winter sing last week. We are so proud of our Preschool students. They did a great job standing up in front of a large audience and performing their songs! The Lower School students did a wonderful job as well! I thought it was a terrific way to celebrate the holidays. Thank you, Mr. Kay, for putting together such an outstanding show.

We are right in the middle of spirit week. Today was the Ugly Sweater Parade. Our Preschoolers had so much fun with their buddies this morning. I hope everyone is enjoying dressing up for the themes each day. As a reminder, participation is not required. This is just a way to enjoy our last school week of 2018!

As a reminder, students will be released at noon this Friday, December 21st. There is no extended day and offices are closed. All students must be picked up by 12 pm. Offices will be open from 9 am - 3 pm on December 26th-28th and January 2nd-4th and mini camps will be offered these days as well. To enroll please visit pvs.org/camps.

Puttin' on the Ritz Early Bird Ends 12/21!
Our Puttin' on the Ritz Early Bird ticket sales end this Friday, December 21st! Purchase your Gala tickets or Early Bird table now to save $50: pvs.org/gala19. Enjoy a sit-down dinner and dessert, signature cocktails, a live auction, casino-style gaming, and more! Put on your glitz, ritz, and glam for an evening to remember. The Puttin' on the Ritz Gala will be held at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage on Saturday, March 2nd at 6 pm.

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.

Lastly, I want to say Happy Holidays to all our families. I hope everyone enjoys this special time with family and friends.

Upcoming Dates
12/21 - Early Release for ALL Students at Noon (No lunch and no After-Care provided)
12/26-28 - Winter Mini Camp 7:30 am-5:30 pm. Sign up at pvs.org/camps
1/2-4 - Winter Mini Camp, 7:30 am-5:30 pm. Sign up at pvs.org/camps
1/7 - School reopens
1/8 - Breakfast with the Head of School PA Meeting - 8:15 am - MPR
1/13 - Admissions Open House - 1 pm

Mr. Klausz
Head of Preschool