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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
To cancel or sign-up for the lunch program for the second semester: Sign-Up/Opt-Out Form
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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.