Weekly Notes from the Head of Middle School, 3/7

Dear Middle School Families,

It’s that time of year again! Our students have voted and the theme for our Middle School Spring Dance will be Spring Formal. The dance is scheduled for Friday, March 23rd from 7 pm - 9 pm. Our local favorite, California DJ will be back to host the dance and keep our students entertained all night! Thank you, Middle School Student Council for decorating and providing drinks and snacks for everyone. Dance colors are blue, white, and silver. The dress code will be formal and dresses must be knee length with two inch shoulder straps. Admission is $10 and can be purchased from Mr. Brooks at lunch time.

Hot Lunch Forms
Session 4 of our Hot Lunch Orders are due tomorrow, March 8thClick here to view and print the form. Please return your forms to Sarai.

Student Contracts
For all returning families, student contracts and deposits are due ASAP to reserve space in the grade for next year. We have seen a rise in applicants and tours and anticipate waiting lists in several grades for the fall. Please ensure you return contracts with deposits quickly to secure your place for next year.

Grandparents and Special Friends Day
Grandparents and Special Friends Day is on Friday, March 16th. Join us for breakfast in the area outside of the Administrative offices starting at 7:30 am followed by a special performance in the gym at 8:30 am. We have classroom activities planned following and students will be dismissed at 12:25 pm. Dress uniform is required. Please reach out and invite your loved ones and relatives for this special day to celebrate our students and their extended families.

After-Care Available
For families that are unable to attend or arrange pick up for your student following Grandparents and Special Friends Day on Friday, March 16th, After-Care is available from 12:25 pm - 5:30 pm in room W-7.

Alice in Wonderland, Jr - A Middle School Musical Production
This year's Middle School Play is a musical performance of Disney's Alice in Wonderland, Jr. Join precocious and curious Alice on an adventure that is altogether fantastical and memorable. Thirty-one talented singing and dancing Middle School actors and actresses under the direction of Mr. Gahnz and Mr. Sarkis will bring it all to musical life, this Spring, on stage at Palm Valley School. You can purchase your tickets here. This show is guaranteed fun for all ages!

Upcoming Dates:
3/7 - Student Led Conferences, NO SCHOOL
3/12 - Professional Development, NO SCHOOL
3/13-3/16 - Scholastic Book Fair, MPR
3/14 - Sports Awards Banquet, 6 pm in the Gym
3/16 - Grandparents and Special Friends Day, 8:30 am in the Gym - Half Day - Dress Uniform
3/23 - Fashion Week El Paseo VIP Event at 5:30 pm, tickets available at www.pvs.org/fashionweek18.
3/23 - MS Dance in the MPR from 7 pm - 9 pm

Mr. Brooks
Head of Middle School