Half-Day Dismissal on Dec. 19
Thursday, December 19th is a half-day for all students. First graders will be dismissed at 11:15am. 2nd graders will be dismissed at 11:20. 3rd–6th graders will be dismissed at 11:30am. After-School Care is available.
Christmas Pageant Details
On Thursday, December 19th at 6:30pm, the PDS Christmas Pageant for boys in grades 1–6 will be held in the sanctuary. 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.
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 19th.
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.
The deadline for making a reservation for the nursery is Monday, December 16th 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. 20
Friday, December 20th 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 Monday, January 6th.
Crusader Café is back for another year. Crusader Café is held during lunchtime and is a time where a boy can showcase his musical talents to his peers and others. Once again this year, we will be dining and entertaining everyone in the Fellowship Hall.
Dates for the Café
Thursday, October 31
Thursday, January 30
Thursday, April 30
There are 2 requirements your son must meet in order to play at Crusader Café.
- He must be taking lessons (If he is not taking lessons, he must audition for Mrs. Southerland)
- He must be practicing regularly “Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.” -Malcolm Gladwell Outliers
Please use the linked documents below to view available time slots (each date can have 5 boys maximum signed up). The link at the bottom will take you to the form for your son's grade level. Please enter your child's name (last name, first and his homeroom) on the date you would like.