Weekly Notes from the Head of Preschool, 9/12

Dear Families,

The weather is starting to get (a little) cooler and we have more opportunities to be outside during the day. Mondays and Fridays are our outdoor classroom days. We will be spending a large portion of those days outside, including snack time, work time, and meetings. It is a good idea to apply sunscreen every day to your child, but especially on those outdoor days. Also please remember to outfit your child in comfortable shoes that are okay to get wet.

Picture Day is next Tuesday, September 18th. Please make sure you arrive early on this day as we will start taking pictures as soon as 8:30 am. This is also our first dress code day as a division. The E-9 building (Caterpillars, Crickets, and Hummingbirds) should wear a spirit shirt and the E-10 building (Quails, Coyotes, and Jackrabbits) should wear the formal dress uniform.

Formal Dress is as follows:

  • Tops- White Oxford Dress Shirt with Firebird Logo
  • Bottoms- Black Pants or Skirt
  • Girls also have the option of wearing a Red Polo Dress (Black/Red leggings optional)

This Friday is our first Pizza lunch! You must submit the form and payment (check or cash only) to reserve your child’s slices. I have received quite a few forms without payment. Unfortunately, we can’t order your child's pizza unless we have your payment. Please turn in your forms and payments as soon as possible. The cost for the full year is $45.

Our Palm Valley Preschool tote bags have arrived! All children in the Preschool are required to have one of these tote bags. They can be purchased for $20 directly from me in the E-10 building.

I would like to announce our Preschool Coffee series. Please join us on Friday, September 21st and Friday, October 5th in the E-10 building right after drop-off (around 8:30 am). All families are welcome to stop by. This is a wonderful way to meet other parents, ask me questions, and get more information about early childhood education and the preschool. I hope you can all join us!

We are still looking for some Room Parent volunteers. In order to make the PS curriculum the best it can be we rely on room parents to help support us. If you have some free time during the week please consider volunteering. Email me directly if you are interested.

This Friday, September 14th is the last day to opt out for publishing your information in the My BackPack online directory. While our online directory is only visible to current Palm Valley School families, you have the option to opt-out of sharing your contact information. If you do NOT want your information published to My BackPack, please contact our Lead Administrative Assistant, Ms. Sarai Jimenez, at sjimenez@pvs.org.

Upcoming Dates:
Tuesday, September 18th - All School Pictures (Uniforms for E-10, Spirit wear for E-9)
Thursday, September 20th - New Parent Reception @ 6 pm in MPR
Wednesday, September 26th - Wine Down Wednesday at Acqua California Bistro - $10 at door, all proceeds benefit Palm Valley School
Wednesday, October 3rd - Parent Teacher Conferences - Sign-ups coming soon

There will be no normal classes during Parent Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, October 3rd. If you need childcare, please sign up for our Mini Camp here.


Mr. Klausz
Head of Preschool