Weekly Notes from the Head of Preschool, 2/6

Dear Preschool Families,

Move Up Day is this Friday, February 8th. All of our PK children (Jackrabbits and Coyotes) will get a chance to visit the Kindergarten class to meet the teachers and learn about the Lower School. We would also like to invite any interested parents to join us on that day to learn more about Kindergarten and Lower School. You do not have to be a PK parent to visit the Lower School this Friday.

Here is the schedule for parents:

  • Parents are invited to attend the all-school assembly at 8:20 am in the gymnasium.
  • After the assembly, PK parents will walk down to LS with Ms. Markel, Mrs. Fisher, and Mr. Klausz.
  • There will be a short Q & A about the differences between Preschool and Lower School as well as the program in general.
  • There will be a tour of the LS Campus.

Please be aware that we have mixed age groups in the PK and not all of our students in Jackrabbits and Coyotes will be progressing to Kindergarten next year. To avoid confusion/exclusion, all Coyotes and Jackrabbits will be visiting the Kindergarten on this day, regardless of whether or not they are entering Kindergarten next year. If you have questions regarding your child’s placement please feel free to contact me to set up a meeting.

Valentine’s Day
We will be celebrating Valentine's Day in the classroom on Thursday, February 14th. We would like this to be a fun and educational experience for the children, and we ask that if you choose to celebrate the holiday, please follow these guidelines:
(1) No treats, candy or anything edible.
(2) If you choose to give out cards please make one for every child in the class. The PA will be providing a special healthy treat for all students in the PK on this day.
The full one-page guidelines for PVS Valentine's day can be viewed here.

February Dinner Out Event
Our next dinner out event is coming up Wednesday, February 13th at The Slice - Rancho Mirage. Present the flyer or mention Palm Valley School and 20% of your purchase will benefit the Parent Association. Valid for dine-in and takeout from 11 am - close.

February Break
Winter Break is the week of February 18th - February 22nd. Offices are closed on Monday, February 18th in observance of Presidents Day. Mini-camp is available Tuesday, February 19th - Friday, February 22nd. Visit pvs.org/camps for more information or to sign up.

Puttin’ on the Ritz Gala
There are a limited number of tickets left for our Puttin' on the Ritz Gala! 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. Purchase your tickets at pvs.org/gala19.

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.

Mr. Klausz
Head of Preschool