Weekly Notes from Head of Upper School, 5/29

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 bowling from 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm at Palm Springs Lanes on the last day of school, Friday, June 7th. Permission slips have been made available to students at the Upper School front desk. Permission slips must be turned in by Wednesday, June 5. Lunch is included.

Attached you will find the graduation information flyer with all of the day of graduation information you need to be prepared.  We encourage all families to join us in celebrating our 5th and 8th grade Promotions, and our Class of 2019 Graduation. Students who have been selected to carry banners will be notified by email.  Please speak to Ms. Steinman if you have any questions about our ceremony.

Graduation and Promotion
Please join us at our most important school community event of the year!  We will be celebrating the Graduation of the Class of 2019, as well as the promotion of the 8th and 5th grade classes at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort, 44-600 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells at 6 pm on Thursday, June 6th.  To pre-order graduation photos please follow this link:

Spring Choir Concert
Palm Valley School Music Department proudly presents "Music of Life" a Spring Choral Concert featuring the PVS Chamber Singers led by Mr. Paul Kay, Director of Music. Please join us May 29th at 7 pm at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Palm Springs. Purchase your ticketshere.

Sports Awards Dinner
Please join us for the last Sports Awards of the year!  We will gather in the gymnasium for dinner and awards at 6:30 pm on Thursday, May 30.

Volunteer and Donor Breakfast
Whether you served hot chocolate in the Lower School during the Ugly Sweater Parade, helped the Preschool on Safety Day, provided snacks for the MS and US plays, drove students for a field trip, donated on #GivingTuesday, or prepped flowers for Teacher Appreciation Week - we want to THANK YOU for all that you do! Please join us for our Volunteer & Donor Appreciation Breakfast in the gym on Friday, May 31st at 8 am. 

End of Year Activity
The End of Year Activity will be bowling at Palm Springs Lanes on Friday, June 7.  Students will be transported from school in carpools, and be picked up from Palm Springs Lanes at 2:30 pm, or from Palm Valley School at 3 pm.  Lunch provided by the Parent’s Association. Turn in permission forms by Wednesday, June 5.

Senior Sunset
Seniors and their families are invited to participate in our annual Senior Sunset.  A sunset hike in beautiful Rancho Mirage. Meet behind the Rancho Mirage City Hall at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, June 4 (permission slips required).

Important Dates
5/29 - Spring Concert, Our Savior’s Church Palm Springs - 7:00 pm
5/30 - Sports Awards Dinner, Gym, 6:30 pm
5/31 - Volunteer/Donor Breakfast - Gym, 8:00am
6/4 - Senior Sunset - Rancho Mirage City Hall - 6:30 pm
6/6 - Graduation, 6:00 pm - Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort
6/7 - End of Year Awards Ceremony, 8:30 am - Gym
6/7 - End of Year Activity - Palm Springs Lanes - 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Please click on this link to view 2019 Graduation information.

Ms. Steinman
Head of Upper School