Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 11/14

Dear Upper School Families,

Mrs. Rice announced that we will be coordinating a drive this week to assist families and businesses affected by the California wildfires in the North and South ends of the state. Many have lost everything and are currently in transition from being evacuated. Supplies, large and small are needed. Families are in need of gift cards to Target/Walmart, toiletries, blankets, clothing etc. We will be collecting items at all divisions this week, and the Christy family and Mr. Williams will be delivering these items over the weekend.

Our thoughts are with those affected, and those worrying about their loved ones during this time. Thank you.

Middle and Upper School Sports Awards TONIGHT!
Please join us for the Middle and Upper School Sports Awards tonight, at 6 pm in the gym in celebration of the fall season.

Giving Tuesday
Mark your calendar for Giving Tuesday! Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season.

#GivingTuesday is a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy nationwide. On Tuesday, November 27th, give your gift to Palm Valley School via our website, social media, or in person to receive a special social media shout out! For more information on ways to give, visit: pvs.org/support-pvs/annual-fund/.

The Bird on Fire
Did you know that the Upper School journalism class has a blog? Students publish their work frequently, including poetry, investigative stories, creative writing, and all kinds of popular culture reviews. You can find The Bird on Fire at http://www.thebirdonfire.org.

Upper School Play: The Drowsy Chaperone
Our Upper School Drama Department’s winter production is a parody of American musical comedies of the 1920s. A middle-aged, asocial musical theatre zealot sits in a chair in his small apartment playing the record of his favorite musical, the 1928 hit...The Drowsy Chaperone. The show comes to life onstage with all its crazy-fun characters singing and dancing in 1920’s style. As the story unfolds, the man in the chair wryly comments to the audience on the music, the story, the actors and his own complicated life. Join in on the fun and laughter by purchasing your tickets now at pvs.org/tickets.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Ms. Steinman
Head of Upper School