Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 5/30

Dear Upper School Families,

The end of the year activity is around the corner. Through the generosity of the Parent Association, Upper School students will be taking an exciting field trip from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm at Get Air Palm Desert on the last day of school,Friday, June 8thPermission slips have been sent out to students via email or can be picked up at the Upper School front desk. In addition to completing the permission slip, all parents must also complete an online waiver at getairpalmdesert.com. Please turn in your permission forms ASAP!

Click here to view the graduation information flyer with details on everything you need to know to be prepared. We encourage all families to join us in celebrating our 5th and 8th grade Promotions, and our Class of 2018 Graduation. Our venue this year is the beautiful JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort Ballroom, Salon C. Students who have been selected to carry banners have been notified by email. Please speak to Ms. Steinman if you have any questions about our ceremony.

Appreciation Breakfast
The Parent Association is inviting all PVS Volunteers and Donors to join us this Friday, June 1st for our annual Appreciation Breakfast from 8 am - 9 am in the gym. Please RSVP here.

Student Drivers
It is spring, and that means we have NEW DRIVERS joining the ranks of our Upper School student body. Congratulations to all of those students who have recently passed their driver’s exams and been licensed by the State of California! Please remember that students that wish to drive themselves to school, and park on campus, must complete the Driver’s form and have their parents sign it. It should be submitted with a copy of the student’s driver’s license and insurance card. You can request a copy of the form from Mrs. Sholander, who can provide it digitally via email, or hard copy at the front desk of the Upper School.

Class of 2018 Graduation Photos
Graduation is coming up on Thursday, June 7th, 6:00 pm at the JW Marriott Desert Springs. To pre-order your 2018 Graduation photos, click here. Cap and gown photos will be taken prior to the ceremony.

Yearbook pre-order sales have ended, but you can still purchase a yearbook at any of the offices for $65 until this Friday, June 1st. If you wait until the yearbooks arrive, your child will not receive their copy on the delivery day and the price will raise to $70. Worst of all, there is no guarantee that there will be any copies available for sale!

College Bootcamp
Our College Bootcamp is happening the week of June 18th, topics covered include SAT prep, writing the college essay, preparing scholarship applications, and an inside look into the admissions process. Sign up early to secure your student’s place in this valuable workshop. To sign up, click HERE.

Important Dates and Reminders:
6/1 - Volunteer/Donor Breakfast - 8:00 am Gym
6/5 - CSF Banquet
6/6 - Senior Sunset Hike - 7:00 pm
6/7 - Graduation - 6:00 pm
6/8 - EOY Awards/Slideshows - 8:30 am Gym

Ms. Steinman
Head of Upper School