Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 4/3

Dear Upper School Families,

Just six short weeks left until our school’s annual Prom. This year, the ASB is presenting “Enchanted” as their theme. Students are encouraged to purchase tickets early, as prices will rise at the door, on Saturday, May 18th. Prom will be held at The Ace Hotel. Starting at 7:00 pm, there will be cold drinks and appetizers, as well as photos and dancing!

As you know, we are a small but mighty Upper School. Only through the participation of all of our students are we able to create a memorable last Prom for the Class of 2019. If our younger students do not come out to support our current seniors, who will come out to support them when they are seniors? Please encourage your students to participate now, so that they can ensure a healthy tradition for their own future class!

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.

Who do you want to SLIME? - Coin Drive
Starting Monday, April 8th, you can vote to slime one of our Division Heads or even the Head of School. 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 the week of April 8th - April 12th. STEP 3: Place your coins into the bucket with the name of the person you want to SLIME! On Friday, April 12th, the person with the most coins in their bucket will be slimed during morning assembly!

College Affordability Planning Night
Educational Funding Solutions presents College Affordability Planning Night at Palm Valley School. At this free event on Thursday, 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.

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.

Yearbook
Pre-order your Yearbook online for $60! Visit ybpay.lifetouch.com and use Palm Valley School’s code: 12453419.

Important Dates
4/6 - Chamber Singers Trip to San Francisco
4/11 - College Affordability Planning Night
4/8 - 4/12 - Coin Drive/Slime Week
4/13 - JSA Spring State
4/13 - Disney Concert Hall Trip
4/23 - 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