Lower School Update

by | Dec 2, 2021

May 8, 2022

There are places in the heart you did not know existed until you have loved a child.
Anne LaMott

Dear Families,

Today is Mothers’ Day. I’d like to wish all of our Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunts, and special friends a very happy day.

Thank you to the families and the Parent Association for all you did for us last week- teacher Appreciation Week. The week culminated in a beautiful dinner for faculty and spouses or significant others—what a fantastic gesture. Thanks for supporting me and all of our outstanding faculty!

If you did not have a chance to attend the virtual presentation about Standards-Based Assessment and Grading, I did record it. Please let me know if you would like a link.

We will be hosting a free basketball clinic for 8-12-year-old boys and girls. Participants do not have to attend Palm Valley School- bring a friend!
The clinics will be held Sunday, May 15th, and Sunday, May 29th, from 9-11 am. There is no need to signup in advance, just show up!

The Spirit Store is seeking used uniform donations! Please drop any uniform items your child has outgrown in the Spirit Store collection bins located in the Lower School office.  You can also stock up on Spirit Store clothing for next year during regular store hours, Thursdays from 7:30 – 9:00 AM. There are a number of lost and found items! There will be a rack outside the spirit store.

Summer is approaching, and our summer camps are filling up quickly. If you have not yet made plans, please visit our website for specific information: SUMMER

Again this year, we are pleased to host Camp Invention, an award-winning summer camp presented by the National Inventors’ Hall of Fame.  Camp Invention is a confidence-boosting STEM summer camp where kids build creative inventions and lasting friendships. Our camps offer new and exciting hands-on activities every year.  Over 1,000 camp programs will run nationwide this summer. For more information, click here: https://www.invent.org/programs/camp-invention. This year’s camp will be held on the Palm Valley School Campus from August 1st through August 5th.

Next week is the second week of standardized testing for 2nd through 5th-grade students. Please make sure your student is on time each morning to not miss any of the testing sessions. It is also the last week for students to visit the library and return books. Please make sure you send any library books to school with your student.

As always, here are important upcoming dates:
May 9th week: CTP V (standardized testing), 2nd – 5th grades
Wednesday, May 25: 5th Grade Promotion and Awards Assembly 8:15 in the Gym
Thursday, May 26th: Last Day! Water Day ( regular school day schedule.)


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