Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 1/17

Dear Upper School Families,

Winter activities are in full swing, and with a flurry of activity, comes the need for a few reminders. When it comes to transportation, we have rules that must be followed, for your own student’s protection and safety. Students may never transport themselves to any off-campus, school-related events. Field trips, off-campus practices, competitions, etc., require carpool transportation from the school to the event, and back to the school, by approved drivers. If you are an approved driver, you can pick up your child from these off-campus events directly. If you would like your child to leave a campus practice, competition, or event, with another parent who is an approved driver, you must submit a written note of permission. We appreciate you communicating these rules to your students. Please email me at asteinman@pvs.org with any questions.

Semester Exams
Exams continue this week, during regular class periods. Students will only be assigned homework that is relevant to preparing for exams, and there should be no assessments unrelated to semester exams during the two week assessment period. Students who have accommodations will be instructed by their individual teachers on where they will complete their exams.

Admissions Open House
Please join us for our last Admissions Open House for this year. See parts of our campus, and meet teachers that you normally don’t have an opportunity to visit. We welcome any and all families, prospective and returning. It’s a fun day to roam the campus and connect with the faculty and other families. We hope to see you there on Sunday, January 28 from 1 pm - 4 pm. RSVP here.

Gala!
Our 2018 "Casino Royale" Gala will be taking place on Saturday, February 10 from 6 pm - 11:30 pm at the gorgeous Tamarisk Country Club. The evening will feature cocktails, a casino, dinner, auction, a raise the paddle and more. Additionally, you can stay for dancing and martinis with the DJ in the After Party! So far, we have sold 180 tickets and are quickly nearing capacity. If you are planning to attend, I strongly urge you to buy your tickets soon before we sell out at pvs.org/annual-gala.

Summer Programs
Please click here for information on some of the available summer programs across California and beyond for 2018!

Important Dates and Reminders:
1/16 - Semester Exams Begin
1/19 - Pep Rally - 1:45pm - Gym
1/22 - Semester Exams Continue
1/23 - SEED - 6:00pm - MPR
1/24  - ESU Monologue Finals - 8:30am - MPR
1/25 - Senior Night Basketball - 5:30pm - Gym
1/26 - End of Quarter 2/Semester 1
1/28 - Admissions Open House - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
2/10 - Casino Royale Gala - 6 pm
2/16 - All School Move Up Day
2/19 - 2/23 -  February Break - NO SCHOOL

Ms. Steinman
Head of Upper School