Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 4/25

Dear Upper School Families,

Please join the Palm Valley Choirs for a concert featuring songs of Spring. The concert is presented for two nights, Thursday, May 24th, and Friday, May 25th at 7:00 pm in the MPR. Featuring our Middle and Upper School students in Vocal Music Elective and Select Choir. Tickets are General Seating: Adults $10.00, Students $5.00. Click here to purchase.

April Dinner Out Event
Visit Chipotle in Palm Springs tomorrowApril 26th between 4 pm - 8 pm and present this flyer to donate 50% of proceeds to PVS!​

Alice in Wonderland, Jr. MS Play!
Join precocious and curious Alice as she chases the frustrated rabbit down the hole to discover an adventure that is altogether fantastical and memorable. Thirty-one talented singing and dancing Middle School actors and actresses under the direction of Mr. Gahnz and Mr. Sarkis will bring it all to musical life on stage at Palm Valley School. Shows start this Friday, April 27th. For more information, and to purchase tickets, please go to pvs.org/tickets.​

Mental Health Awareness Month
The month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In observance, we invite all of our PVS families to join us Thursday, May 17th at 6 pm for a screening of the movie ANGST, a documentary that discusses the symptoms and struggles of living with anxiety. For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Fullerton Follies
There will be a showcase of the students who performed in the Fullerton festival on Tuesday, May 22nd at 6:30 pm in the MPR. No cost for entry is required but donations will be accepted at the door. Come support the US Students and enjoy a spectacular evening of entertainment.

Host Families Needed
Click here for information about one of our international partners, CIEE. CIEE is our partner for international students from South America and Europe. They are currently looking for host families for students who will be joining us in the fall. For more information, contact CIEE.

College Bootcamp
Our College Bootcamp is happening the week of June 18th, topics covered include SAT prep, writing the college essay, preparing scholarship applications, and an inside look into the admissions process. Register early to secure your student’s place in this valuable workshop. To sign up, click HERE.

Upper School Prom
This year, ASB is presenting "Fly Me to the Moon" as their theme for Prom. Students are encouraged to purchase tickets early, as prices will rise as the date approaches. Prom will be on Saturday, May 26th at the Palm Springs Air Museum in Palm Springs. Starting at 7 pm, there will be cold drinks and dessert, 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 2018. 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, so that they can ensure a healthy tradition for their own future class. Tickets will go on sale soon! $55 for a single and $90 for a pair. Come join us!

Important Dates and Reminders:
4/26 - Dinner Out for PVS Night at Chipotle
4/27-4/28 - Outdoor Club & Photography Field Trip to Joshua Tree
4/27-4/29 - MS Play Alice in Wonderland Jr.
5/4-5/5 - MS Play Alice in Wonderland Jr.
5/7-5/18 - AP Testing
5/17 - Angst Screening, 6 pm
5/18 - CSF Kayaking
5/15 - Disney Grad Nite - Seniors
5/22 - Fullerton Follies, MPR - 6:30 pm
5/26 - Prom - Palm Springs Air Museum - 7 pm

Ms. Steinman
Head of Upper School