Thu, Dec 07, 2017

Half-Day Dismissal on Dec. 14

Thursday, December 14th is a half-day for all students. First graders will be dismissed at 11:15am 2nd-6th graders will be dismissed at 11:30am. After-School Care is available.

Christmas Pageant Details

On Thursday, December 14th at 6:30pm, the PDS Christmas Pageant for boys in grades 1-6 will be held in the sanctuary. The sanctuary will open at 5:45pm, and seating is on a first-come-first-serve basis. We appreciate your cooperation in not arriving before 5:45pm.

Live Stream

This event will be streamed live on the website for out of town friends and family members. Look for a link on the Parents page on Thursday December 14th.

Pageant Drop-Off

The boys should report to their homerooms at 5:45pm on Thursday evening. Boys in grades 1-5 should be dressed in white, long-sleeved dress shirts and khaki pants. The attire for the 6th-grade boys is based on their part in the program.

Pageant Pick-Up

After the program, the boys will return to their homerooms. A parent must pick up each boy in the classroom. If someone other than a parent will pick up your son, you must notify the teacher in advance. We will not release a boy to an older sibling.

Pageant Nursery

Because it may be difficult for young children to listen to the program, a nursery will be provided for children under the age of four. You must make reservations for the nursery via the PDS website.

Register For The Nursery

The deadline for making a reservation for the nursery is Monday, December 11th at 4:00 p.m.

Register For Nursery

We also request that all children attending the program remain seated in the pews with their parents for safety reasons.

Half-Day Dismissal, Christmas Parties on Dec. 15

Friday, December 15th is also a half-day for all students. Christmas parties in the Elementary Division will be held that morning. After-School Care is not available on Friday.

Classes resume on Tuesday, January 2rd.

Mon, Dec 04, 2017

Have a great week!

Spelling:  3 sounds of -ed

Reading:  Small groups with Christmas stories and book clubs continue

Math:   Shapes and Patterns, Rocket Quiz (+4,5,6)/Thursday

English:  Adjectives with -er and -est and synonyms/adjectives

Things to Remember:

12.7.17  Polar Express Day! Make sure to wear your pajamas.

12.11.17  Robes due

12.14.17  Half Day of School/ Christmas Pageant @ 6:30 pm  **The boys need to be in the classroom at 5:45 PM.  (All parents and grandparents invited to attend).

12.15.17  Christmas Party @ 9:45 (All parents are welcome to attend) / Half Day Dismissal

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Please note that if your son is enrolled in the 1st semester lunch plan/drink plan, he will be automatically enrolled and billed $505.00/$95.00 for the 2nd semester on January 1, 2018.

Tired of packing lunches every day? It's not too late to join the lunch plan!

Making Changes

To cancel or sign-up for the lunch program for the second semester: Sign-Up/Opt-Out Form

Mon, Nov 27, 2017

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

This week...

Spelling:  -ng and -nk endings  (ing, ang, ong, ung, ink, ank, onk, unk)

Reading: New book clubs begin and small groups continue

Math:   Money and Rocket Quiz (+6) on Thursday

English:  Comparative (-er) and superlative (-est) adjectives

Writing:  Nonfiction writing about expert topics

Things to Remember:

-Book order is due December 1st. It is coming home today! 

-Start working on Sight Word List 2.  A copy came home in your Parent Night packet in August. We will assess this list of words at the beginning and end of this trimester.

-White robes for the Christmas pageant are coming this week.  Our pageant is December 14 at 6:30 PM.  We will provide more details about attire soon.  The robes will be worn on the night of the pageant.  Please have the robe clean and pressed.  It must be returned to school by Monday, December 11. 

***Please let me know if your son will not be present at the Christmas pageant on Thursday, December 14.  



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