Weekly Notes from the Preschool Director, 4/25

Dear Preschool Families,

We are in the final 2 weeks of rehearsals for our Dance and Art Show May 4th at 10:30 am.

! Our students are extremely excited to show you their dance moves, sing special songs and have you tour their classrooms with new artwork they have created for this special day! We are asking families to bring in ALL costume items by today. We need the entire costume for our dress rehearsals this week and next. We appreciate all your help with getting your children here on time and ready these next few weeks! You will be so proud of their performance! This past week we had two rehearsals on Tuesday and Wednesday. Next week we will be having rehearsals on MondayWednesday, and Thursday in the Gym. Please have your child here at 8:15 am! This will give us time to get them dressed and ready for our dress rehearsals. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

April is Poetry Month! This Friday, Mrs. Fisher, the Head of Lower School, will read her favorite poem to our Pre-K students. Mrs. Chaffins will read her favorite poem to our Preschoolers this week as well. All students are being exposed to some of the best poets this week such as E.E. Cummings, Robert Frost and one of our favorites Dr. Seuss! Please feel free to bring in some of your favorite poems and we can share them with our classrooms as well!

April Dinner Out Event
Visit Chipotle in Palm Springs on Thursday, April 26th between 4 pm - 8 pmand present this flyer to donate 50% of proceeds to PVS!

Alice in Wonderland Jr.
The MS Spring performances start this Friday, April 27th! This is an excellent introduction for our PS/PK children to see our students act and sing and learn about the arts. For more information and tickets, please go topvs.org/tickets.

Cub Scouts (Pre-K Families ONLY) 
The Palm Valley School Cub Scouts Chapter is now opening a Kindergarten Lion Program for the first time ever! Scoutmaster, Bryan Kocen, will lead the day camp program starting this summer. These will not interfere with Palm Valley School Summer Camps. Boy Scouts of America is now co-ed. There will be a Boy's Lion Den and a Girl’s Lion Den - all of our Kindergarten students can participate! If you would like more information, please visit www.scoutingwire.org/lion.

Mental Health Awareness Month
The month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In observance, we invite all of our PVS families to join us May 17th at 6 pm for a screening of the movie ANGST, a documentary that discusses the symptoms and struggles of living with anxietyFor more information and to RSVP, click here. 

Preschool Summer Camp & Session
The next camp series is during Summer Break! Our 3-week summer program will run June 11th - June 29th and an extended Summer Session will be available July 2nd - August 17th (with the exception of the 4th of July holiday). For more information or to sign up, click here.

Summer Camp Themes
June 11th-15th: Community Helpers
June 18th-22nd: Transportation
June 25th-29th: Books and Cooking

Dress Code Reminders (PS/PK)

  • Girls leggings colors must be grey, black, tan, red, brown and white only.
  • Shoes with extra embellishments or lights are not permitted.
  • Uniform outerwear is required on uniform days (TuesdayWednesday, and Thursdays)

Upcoming Events:
4/26 April Dinner Out Event at Chipotle Palm Springs - 4 pm - 8 pm
5/4 Preschool Dance Recital in the Gym - 10:30 am
5/4 Art Show located in individual classrooms following the Dance Recital
5/17 ANGST Documentary - 6 pm in the MPR
5/25 Flapjacks for Families - 7:30 am Administration Building Courtyard

Ms. Beach
Interim Preschool Director