Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 3/20

Dear Upper School Families,

It’s almost time for Fall Scheduling! This is the time of year when we start to gauge student interest in courses and work to finalize the course offerings for the Fall. Over the next few weeks, we will be reaching out to schedule students in grades 9-12, for the 2019-20 school year. Students who have turned in their re-enrollment contracts are eligible for scheduling. Course offerings are based on student interest, and staffing concerns, so students are encouraged to schedule their classes as soon as possible to ensure they receive the desired schedule of classes. Please reach out to Dr. McLachlan, or Ms. Steinman, to make a Fall Scheduling appointment.

Palm Valley School Night at Fashion Week El Paseo
Enjoy an evening at the runway hosted by Palm Valley School tomorrow, March 21st at 5 pm. Wine and hors-d'oeuvres provided by Sullivan’s Steakhouse, Spa Girl Vodka cocktails, photo booth fun, and a silent auction. Reserved, premier seating is included in your ticket. Proceeds benefit Palm Valley School's students and programs. Click here to reserve your seat! Tickets are now just $50!

Bully-Proofing Your Child
Bully-Proof your child with this parent-centered presentation and Q&A led by Palm Valley School No Bully Coaches on Tuesday, April 2nd at 5:30 pm. We will be offering some tips and solutions for you as parents to protest against or to recognize your child being bullied or behaving like a bully. Child care is not provided for this adults-only event. Sign up here.

Palm Valley Alumni Stargazing & Observatory Tour - SENIORS ONLY
Join our Palm Valley Alumni Council and alumni of Marywood Country Day School, Marywood-Palm Valley School, and Palm Valley School at this special alumni stargazing event on Friday, May 24th at 8 pm. The Rancho Mirage Observatory will host this free, private tour and stargazing extravaganza. We would like to extend a special invitation to our current Senior class - this is a great opportunity to network with our alumni! Space is very limited, so please RSVP here as soon as possible.

Pre-order your Yearbook online for $60! Visit ybpay.lifetouch.com and use Palm Valley School’s code: 12453419. Ad orders and designs are due no later than April 1st, please contact Ms. Straky at sstraky@pvs.org for more information.

Important Dates
3/21 - Fashion Week El Paseo - Palm Valley Night - 5 pm
3/29 - End of Quarter 3
4/2 - Bully-Proofing Your Child, FREE event - 5:30 pm
4/6 - Chamber Singers Trip to San Francisco
4/13 - JSA Spring State
4/13 - Disney Concert Hall Trip

Ms. Steinman
Head of Upper School