Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 10/10

Dear Families,

The new iOS is out for the Apple iPhone, and you know what that means? More opportunities for me to be reminded how out of the loop I am on the newest technology. There are a few exciting additions, however, that are easy to use and helpful as a way for parents to know how to monitor their student’s use of screens. Screen Time is a great new feature that allows you to monitor how the iPhone is used, and when. You can track the use of the phone, what type of apps are being used, how long the phone is used for different tasks, etc. You can also set time limits on the use of the phone, or set limits on which apps can be used.

To use these features, you can go to Settings->Screen Time, and see all the options at your disposal.  For more information about how to use Screen Time, you can click here.

Open House
Our first Admissions Open House is scheduled for this Sunday, October 14th from 1-3pm. Invite your friends to learn more about our school. Thank you in advance for spreading the word! RSVP at pvs.org/openhouse.

The Great ShakeOut
October is Safety Month. We are participating in the "Great California Shakeout" on Thursday, October 18th. This is a time where most schools, government offices, and many businesses practice what to do in an earthquake. Our students and teachers will practice "duck, cover, and hold," along with our all-school evacuation procedure. For more information, visit https://www.shakeout.org/california/.

October Dinner Out
Do you want a fun family night out while benefiting Palm Valley School? Mark your calendar for Thursday, October 18th - it’s “Pizza With a Purpose.” Dine all day, from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm at California Pizza Kitchen. 20% of dine-in, takeout, catering and beverages benefits PVS. Please present this flyer.

Fall Festival
Our Annual Fall Festival is coming up on Saturday, October 27th from 3 pm - 6 pm. There are games, booths, a costume contest, and activities for all ages and admission is FREE! This event is open to the public, so invite your neighbors and friends to attend, too - RSVP today.

PVS Events Pass
Save $85 on our fundraising events this year with a PVS Events Pass! This $300 Pass includes a ticket to Wine Night (November 9th, 2018), our Annual "Puttin' on the Ritz" Gala (March 2nd, 2019), and the Fashion Week El Paseo reception (March 21st, 2019 - includes premier seating to the runway show). Purchase at pvs.org/winenight18.

Lost & Found
Items that have been left around campus will be on display in the lobby of the Upper School for the next week. Items that aren’t claimed will be disposed of Friday, October 12th.

Upcoming Dates:
10/14 - Open House, 1 pm - 3 pm
10/18 - October Dinner Out - CPK on El Paseo
10/27 - Fall Festival, 3 pm - 6 pm
11/2 - End of Quarter 1
11/2 - Scarefest
11/9 - Sips for Success Wine Night, 6 pm in the Lower School Courtyard

Ms. Steinman