Weekly Notes from the Preschool Director, 9/20

Dear Preschool Families,

We have two new additions to our team; please help me welcome Ms. Karla Prado, Team teacher in the Hummingbird classroom and Ms. Jennifer Orozco, Team teacher in the Quail classroom! Be sure to extend a warm Palm Valley welcome to them as they get to know our children and families.

Public Safety Reminder
Do not park or stop in the Red Zones. Parents and children must use the “pedestrian curb” to come in and out of the buildings. I am noticing this area blocked and it interrupts the flow of in/outgoing parents. This area can quickly become hazardous and therefore parking in the designated parking lot is required for all families. Thank you for your consideration.

Shutterfly Consents
Mrs. Kaminsky will be working on the Shutterfly page, and you should be receiving an email walking you through the steps of how to set up your classroom account. If you have not filled out the consent form, please see me or send me an e-mail at mrodriguez@pvs.org.

Student/Teacher Conferences
All Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten classes will be conducting student-teacher conferences on Wednesday, 10/4. Your child’s teacher will have a sign-up list during working school hours. Please choose a time that works best for you. More details to come from your child’s teacher.

Wednesday, 10/4 Mini-Camp
We will be offering a “Mini-Camp” that day since there is NO SCHOOL due to conferences. If you are interested in signing up for the all-day mini-camp click here. Otherwise, supervision will be available for your child only during your scheduled conference time.

Monday, 10/9 Mini-Camp
We are also offering care during our professional development day on October 9. If you are interested in signing up for the all-day mini-camp on Monday, October 9. Click here.

Tuesday, 9/26: All School Picture Day
Preschool Dress Uniform Guidelines:
Girls: Red Polo Dress or White Oxford Dress Shirt with Firebird Logo
Black Skirt/Skort (or long black pants)
Boys: White Oxford Dress Shirt with Firebird Logo, Black long pants, Black belts.

This year you can preorder your portraits online without filling out a paper order! Click here. If you have any questions regarding your order or Picture Day, please feel free to contact Córdova Photography at inquiries@cordovaphotography.com.

Normans Uniform Orders
Please note: The last day to order uniforms and receive them in time for All School Picture day is today. You can order by phone, (310-832-8342) and online at www.normansuniforms.com. The online password for our school is 35525.

Morning Coffee with the Preschool Director
Our first Morning Coffee is Friday, 9/22 at 8:45 - 9:45 amJoin other Preschool families and me to get to know each other and learn more about what is happening in our classes. Please come to the E-10 PK building. We will host this in the farthest right room (also known as the nap room). Hope to see you there!

Martha’s Village
Children are bringing in their bag with recyclables. We would like to amend the request from any recycling product to only plastic bottles as it much safer for children to participate. Every week children have made several deposits and it is great to see.
Thank you for your support!

Upcoming Events:

September 21 Pieology Pizza Night, proceeds benefit Palm Valley School all day long
September 22 New Families Reception at Acqua California Bistro 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
September 26 All School Picture Day - Dress Uniform Required!
October 4 Student/Teacher Conferences
October 9 Professional Development Day Mini Camp
October 13 Peace Pole Dedication


Mrs. Chavez-Rodriguez
Preschool Director