Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 3/6

Dear Upper School Families,

Thank you to all who are attending Student Led Conferences today. If for some reason you did not have a chance to attend today, please feel free to reach out and arrange an alternate meeting time.

We have a variety of important parent and community events coming up in the next two weeks.  Please take the time to learn about these events and consider attending as many as you can. The wonderful participation of our families in our school community is one of the things that make our school so special.

Driving on Campus
Please be aware that the speed limit on campus is 10 mph. Student safety is important, and all drivers should know and respect the rule for driving on campus.  If a student is found to be driving irresponsibly on campus, their privilege to drive to school and park on campus can be revoked.

Online Auction Closing Soon!
Place your bids on over 100 great items both local and out-of-market. Gift cards to your favorite restaurants, fun and unique experiences, activities with teachers, and more! Visit pvs.org/auction and remember to share the link with family and friends. Anyone can bid, anyone can win! Our online auction closes Friday, March 15th at 10 pm.

Parent Diversity Night
What is Gender? Why does it matter? Please join us on Thursday, March 7that 5 pm to view the National Geographic Film, GENDER REVOLUTION, narrated by Katie Couric followed by a Q/A led discussion. Diversity Night is hosted and presented by the Board Committee for Equity and Justice. Click here to register. Event is FREE and open to the public.

Grandparents and Special Friends Day
Invite your grandparents and special friends to join us for our annual Grandparents and Special Friends Day breakfast and ceremony on Friday, March 15th. An invitation postcard was sent home with your student to give to their special friend or grandparent. Breakfast starts at 7:30 am followed by a special student performance. Students will be dismissed at 12:25 pm. After-Care will be available.

Palm Valley School Night at Fashion Week El Paseo
Enjoy an evening at the runway hosted by Palm Valley School on Thursday, 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! We’re halfway to sold out so purchase today!

Pre-order your Yearbook online for $50! Visit ybpay.lifetouch.com and use Palm Valley School’s code: 12453419.

Important Dates
3/7 - Parent Diversity Night - 5 pm
3/11 - NO SCHOOL - Professional Development
3/15 - Grandparents and Special Friends Day - 8:30 am (Half Day of School)
3/21 - Fashion Week El Paseo - Palm Valley Night - 5 pm
5/18 - Save the Date - Upper School Prom

Ms. Steinman
Head of Upper School