Weekly Notes from the Preschool Director, 5/30

Dear Preschool Families,

We have two more weeks left of school! It is hard to believe that this school year is almost over. We are wrapping up our monthly theme of Around the World and Under the Sea and starting our bittersweet goodbyes.

Thank you to all of our families that came to our first Annual Flapjacks for Families event! It was wonderful to see our entire school come together and enjoy each other's company over breakfast! I am so appreciative of your support this school year and hope many of you will be joining us for our Volunteer and Donor Appreciation Breakfast this Friday, June 1st from 8 AM - 9 AM in the gym. RSVP here.

Yesterday, our Preschool donated a check to help local children and families! We raised $307.50 to benefit Martha’s Village and Kitchen by donating plastic water bottles to be recycled! We are so proud and humbled by our students' responsibility to self and others and I know they felt the gratification of supporting our community. As many of our families know, this is an annual fundraiser our Preschool participates in and we look forward to continuing this tradition in August when school begins!

Yearbook pre-order sales have ended, but you can still purchase your Ember for $65 until this Friday, June 1stIf you wait until the yearbooks arrive, your student will not receive their copy on the delivery day and the price will be raised to $70. There is also no guarantee that extra yearbooks will still be available. All of our Preschool and Pre-K classes will be featured so I encourage you to order them as soon as possible!

Our very first Pre-Kindergarten Graduation will take place Friday, June 8th at 10:30 AM! Our Pre-K students will walk across the stage and receive a certificate to mark this achievement in their school career. We invite all our Pre-K families to attend this event in the Gym. On Thursday, June 7th please have your Pre-K student arrive before 8 AM for a small rehearsal. Reminders will be posted and sent home.

Our End of the Year party for our Toddlers, Preschool, and Pre-Kindergarten students will be Thursday, June 7th from 9:30 AM - 11 AM. We ask all of our students to come to school in their bathing suits with sunscreen applied prior to drop-off and water-shoes on ready to enjoy our fun in the sun!

Summer Camp and Summer Session are right around the corner. We have now opened a part-time option for both. For more information or to sign up, click here. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Our 3-week summer camp 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).

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

Summer Session Theme
Ooey Gooey Science and Sensory Summer!

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.

Upcoming Events:
6/1 Volunteer/Donor Breakfast in Gym at 8 am
6/7 Pre-K Graduation rehearsal (Drop off before 8:00 AM)
6/7 End of the Year Party
6/7 All School Commencement Ceremony at the JW Marriott Desert Springs, 6 pm
6/8 Pre-K Graduation at 10:30 am in Gym

Warmly,

Ms. Beach
Interim Preschool Director