Tue, Aug 20, 2019

This year we want to give boys a chance to learn more about what it means to be a man while spending time with their dad or favorite guy. So, we are hosting a monthly breakfast focusing on the 7 Virtues of Manhood at school.

Our 7 Virtues of Manhood Breakfasts are for elementary grade boys (1–6) and their dad or favorite guy.

The format will be as follows:

  • Start at 7:15 in the fellowship hall and enjoy Chick-Fil-A breakfast around the tables, sitting with boys and men from your son’s grade as much as possible.
  • Hear what the virtue means from a 6th grade boy
  • Learn the virtue in more detail through a 7 minute lesson from one of our leaders
  • Spend the majority of the time working around the table with your boys with age appropriate questions and activities.
  • End by 7:55

The boys will be dismissed to chapel from the breakfast. Dads and favorite guys are welcome to join us for chapel from 8:00–8:30 in the sanctuary or depart after breakfast.

Register for The True Friend Breakfast - Friday, Sept. 6

Dates for the year:

  • Sept 6 - True Friend
  • Oct 18 - Humble Hero
  • Nov 1 - Servant Leader
  • Jan 10 - Pacesetter
  • February 7 - Bold Adventurer
  • March 20 - Noble Knight
  • April 3 - Faithful Follower

Because of the nature of this breakfast, each boy must have a male adult host in order to attend. It is okay for one dad to bring more than just his son(s). A dad, grandad, or family friend can host multiple boys including friends. For families with special circumstances, please reach out to me and one of the school based mentors will host your son or we can discuss another option.

We look forward to seeing you September 6th.


Fri, Aug 16, 2019


I have enjoyed getting to know your boys this past week and I am looking forward to meeting with you on Parent Night (Aug 29). Each week I will update the website, and the update will be sent to you each Monday by email. I will include what we are covering in class, spelling notes, important dates, and reminders. Please be sure to read the update each week for important information. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask me. I am looking forward to a great year in first grade! 

Have a wonderful week!

In the classroom...

Spelling: consonant-vowel-consonant (cvc) patterns with a focus on short a, o, and u

              *Spelling tests are on Fridays. Please see the spelling notes section for more details on the skill each week. 

Reading: Danny and the Dinosaur and Mo Willems Author Study

Math:  number sense, tallies, </>, more/less

English:  What is a sentence?/Word Order

Social Studies:  What makes a city a city? 

Things to Remember:

*Remember to bring in an extra set of clothes and math money

*Please return all forms from the First Grade Packet.

Important Dates:

8.29.19  Elementary Parent Night @ 6pm

9.2.19 Labor Day Holiday (no school)

9.7.19 Jamboree and Picnic, 9 am

Thu, Aug 01, 2019

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Thu, Aug 01, 2019

Dear Parents,

With the start of school right around the corner, I wanted to share some exciting news regarding food service for the 2019–2020 school year.

This year, all food will be cooked on campus with the freshest of ingredients. Overseeing the menu planning will be Rachel Berry. Rachel has a strong nutrition background and knows how to plan delicious meals that boys love. Each lunch will include an entree paired with a fruit or vegetable. Other options will consist of fresh fruit, raw vegetables, salads, and turkey and ham sandwiches. Our goal is to create meals that will have our boys looking forward to lunch each day. Portions will be “boy-friendly,” and there will be plenty of food for everyone on the program. In addition, we will designate days for catered meals to be served from favorite local restaurants.

Our own Lyssa Fisackerly will be administering the lunch program. She will be our onsite manager and your first contact for anything related to lunch. You can reach Lyssa at lfisackerly@pdsmemphis.org or 901–842–4609.


Lunch Program Details 2019


Sign-Up for Lunch Program

It is time to sign-up for the PDS Lunch Program! We will be offering a vast menu of hot lunches cooked on campus. The cost for the 1st Semester Lunch Plan will be $505. The cost for the 1st Semester Drink Plan will be $95.

Lyssa Fisackerly will be administering the lunch program. She will be our onsite manager and your first contact for anything related to lunch.

Overseeing the menu planning will be Rachel Berry. Menu items will be made from fresh and wholesome ingredients. There will be many options available and each boy should be able to choose a balanced meal even if he does not choose the hot lunch on any particular day.

These items include cheddar and mozzarella cheese portions, yogurt, fresh fruit, raw vegetables, and pudding to name a few. Salads and turkey and ham sandwiches will also be available on a daily basis as well. Ice cream will be offered on Wednesdays and Fridays. A catered meal from favorite local restaurants will be served on designated days about once a week.

You can feel sure that the PDS lunch program will provide a balanced and healthy lunch as well as the convenience of not having to pack a lunch!


Please note that if your son is enrolled in the 1st Semester Lunch/Drink Plan, he will be automatically enrolled and billed $505/$95 for the 2nd semester. Please let us know by December 1, 2019 if you do not wish to be billed for the 2nd semester.
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