Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 12/12

Dear Upper School Families,

As we cruise through the last week or so of school before the holiday break, let me remind of you of the many fun and festive traditions we will be observing. First, our Winter Sing will be tomorrow, December 13th, at 9 am. Our Preschool and Lower School students will be performing songs of the season for our school community. You can also see our Middle School and Upper School students sing on Wednesday, December 19th at 7 pm in the Gym. Tickets are available for purchase online, click here. It’s always such a joy to see our students perform.

The final week of school before break, the week of December 17th, we are having a spirit week. All students are invited to dress up according to the categories chosen by the Upper School ASB. Monday is Tourist Day, Tuesday is Sports Day, Wednesday is Ugly Holiday Sweaters, Thursday is Decades Day (dress from your favorite decade) and Friday is Pajama Day. And speaking of Ugly Holiday Sweaters, students will parade down the fire lane in their Holiday masterpieces alongside their buddies. Students must wear regular uniform bottoms. Hot chocolate will follow at the snack shop, kindly provided by our Parent Association. All families are invited to join us in this holiday tradition!

Photography Blog
Did you know that you can see what our photography students are working on at any time?  Visit our Upper School Photography Blog to see what our talented students are shooting.

December Dinner Out
Our December Dinner Out event is the “Let’s Eat Out” fundraiser at Old Spaghetti Factory in Rancho Mirage. Raise money for Palm Valley School tomorrow, December 13th between 4 pm - 9 pm. 15% of your check benefits the Parent Association. Dine-in only, present this flyer.

Million Deliberate Acts of Kindness
The Riverside County Office of Education started a kindness movement - "Million Deliberate Acts of Kindness" and we'd like to join in on social media. Our students and families participate in many service activities throughout the year and we’d love to share photos using the Riverside County hashtag #KindnessRivCo. If you are a student or parent on a service learning/community field trip, please be sure to take photos while you're there and share them with Courtney Fisher (cfisher@pvs.org). Or tag your own acts with #KindnessRivCo and #PalmValleySchool.

Important Dates and Reminders
12/13 - December Dinner Out Event - Old Spaghetti Factory
12/17 - Spirit Day - Tacky Tourist
12/18 - Spirit Day - Sports Day
12/19 - Ugly Sweater Parade/Hot Chocolate Buddy Event - 8:20 am - Gym
12/19 - Winter Night - Chamber Singers - 7 pm - Gym
12/20 - Spirit Day - Decades Day
12/20 - PA Luncheon for MUS
12/21 - Spirit Day - Pajamas
12/21 - Early Release for Students - MUS dismissed at 12:25 pm - NO AFTERCARE

Ms. Steinman
Head of Upper School