Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 4/10

Dear Upper School Families,

The weather is heating up!  Please make sure your student has access to a water bottle and stays hydrated. Students do have access to the indoors during breaks and lunches on days with extreme heat, but on regular desert spring days, the courtyard is where we will be.

Looking forward, we will have AP exams shortly after Spring break.  While I know that students need some downtime, for those who have chosen a rigorous AP curriculum, they’ll need to set aside some time for review and study.  Most AP classes will have assignments over break, so make sure and factor that into your vacation planning. Hang in there, we’ve almost made it to the finish line!

College Affordability Planning Night
Educational Funding Solutions presents College Affordability Planning Night at Palm Valley School. At this free event TOMORROW, April 11th at 5:30 pm, you will learn that you can develop a customized plan to meet ALL the educational costs you will incur for college. Sign up here.

Who do you want to SLIME? - Coin Drive
Who will it be? Mr. Klausz, Mrs. Fisher, Mrs. Mulé, Ms. Steinman, or Mrs. Rice? Voting is easy - STEP 1: Collect coins, loose change, quarters from the couch cushions. STEP 2: Bring them to your division's front desk. STEP 3: Place your coins into the bucket with the name of the person you want to SLIME! The last day to "vote" and bring in your coins is Thursday, April 18th. The person with the most coins in their bucket will be slimed during morning assembly!

Palm Valley Alumni Stargazing & Observatory Tour - SENIORS and ALUMNI 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 - a great opportunity to network with our alumni! Space is very limited, so please RSVP here as soon as possible.

Spring Break
Spring Break is coming up Monday, April 22nd - Friday, April 26th. Friday, April 19th will be a half day for students. No lunch or After-Care will be provided.

Flapjacks for Families
Join us for the second annual Flapjacks for Families on Friday, May 3rd starting at 8 am. All Palm Valley families are invited to join us for light refreshments and a pancake breakfast in the Administration Building Courtyard.

Yearbook
Pre-order your Yearbook online for $60! Visit ybpay.lifetouch.com and use Palm Valley School’s code: 12453419. The deadline to purchase is April 14th.

Important Dates
4/13 - JSA Spring State
4/13 - Disney Concert Hall Trip
4/19 - Early Release - 12:25 pm - NO After-Care
4/22-4/26 - Spring Break
5/3 - 5/5 - Middle School Play
5/6 - 5/17 - AP Exams
5/18 - Save the Date - Upper School Prom
5/20 - 5/31 - Semester Assessments

Ms. Steinman
Head of Upper School