Monthly Archives: September 2012

Tri-school elementary meeting on 10/2 to discuss world language


The Trischool Site Council will meet on Tuesday, October 2nd  3:30 – 5:00 in the Havens Library.  Everyone is welcome to join!

One item on the agenda will be a continuation of the world language review.  Last year, this included discussions of the benefits of early language learning and the feasibility of a K-5 world language program during the school day.

Please try to attend the meeting or contact PLS board member Amy Weaver who is a Beach site council rep (  with your thoughts about world language for our K-5 students.

Classes for 2012-13 begin – our 40th year!


Classes are underway for students in grades K-6 in Spanish (through a partnership with Viva El Espanol) and Mandarin before and after school. There has been growing demand for language over recent years, and PLS is working hard to find the space to accommodate families on its wait list.

We are so excited to welcome our new crop of global citizens!

PLS is also working with the district to support the ongoing World Language Curriculum Review this year, to continue to accommodate growing demand and interest in world language among our youngest kids, and to ensure the strongest possible world language program for our 7-12th graders.

If you have opinions about the state of our world language education and would like to stay in the loop as developments unfold, or hear about cultural events and opportunities, please visit our home page ( and join our email list (right-hand side of screen under “Follow Blog via Email”)

PLS Board Member Amy Weaver talks with guest at CHIME gala


PLS Board Member Amy Weaver talks with guest at CHIME gala

PLS hosted a station inviting guests to pin their favorite spot in the world at the spring 2012 Carmen-themed CHIME gala.

PLS also provided name tags in multiple languages from which guests could choose.

Thanks to CHIME for including us at their wonderful event!

Stay tuned for more PLS sponsored or supported events during 2012-13.