Fri, Jun 19, 2020

Dear Class of 2020 Parents and Students,

Finally! Here are the dates and information for our events.

 

Rehearsal and Rib Day at PDS Football Field

Friday, June 26, 10:00am

To gain entry to Commencement rehearsal, each student, faculty member, and staff member will have their temperature taken and be asked if they have:

  1. experienced an elevated temperature, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste or smell;
  2. have been diagnosed with COVID-19; or (3) been in close contact with anyone confirmed to have COVID-19 within the past 14 days. If they have, they will be denied admission unless they can provide proof that they recently tested negative for COVID-19 (via a test for active infection; we cannot accept antibody test results).
  3. If they have a fever or cough or if they feel sick, they should not come to rehearsal.

Email mfruitt@pdsmemphis.org if your son or someone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last two weeks, and/or if he will be absent for rehearsal.

Notes

  • Boys may dress down for rehearsal practice
  • Each person must wear a protective facemask.

After commencement rehearsal, we will have our “Rib Day” in the PDS gyms. We will adhere to social distancing guidelines. Boys can be picked up at 11:30 in front of the main PDS entrance. (Parents stay in car)

 

Commencement in Stokes Stadium (MUS)

Friday, June 26, 8:00pm

Please note the following key details:

Timing and Location Details

  • Boys will assemble on Blankenship Field at 7:30pm
  • The stadium opens at 7:00pm. Family seating will be marked with the appropriate graduate’s name. PDS staff will have copies of the seating plan with boys’ names included. PDS staff will assist you in finding your reserved seat.
  • Campus entry: Enter at the Ridgeway/Primacy Parkway gate (See Map).
  • Parents are encouraged to park in the stadium lot. Please follow the direction of security officers as you come onto campus.
  • Stadium entry: Depending upon seat locations, guests should enter the stadium by the North, Center, or South entrance (all three entrances are accessible from the stadium parking lot). You will receive an email early next week with the location of your seat.

Dress Code

  • A graduate’s attire for Commencement includes dress slacks, button-down dress shirt, dress shoes, and necktie or bowtie. No Blazers

COVID-19 Precautions

  • All attendees must wear protective facemasks.
  • To gain entry to Commencement, each guest, student, faculty member, and staff member will be asked if they have:
    1. experienced an elevated temperature, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste or smell;
    2. have been diagnosed with COVID-19; or (3) been in close contact with anyone confirmed to have COVID-19 within the past 14 days. If they have, they will be denied admission unless they can provide proof that they recently tested negative for COVID-19 (via a test for active infection; we cannot accept antibody test results).
    3. If they have a fever or cough or if they feel sick, they should not come to Commencement.
  • Email mfruitt@pdsmemphis.org if your son or someone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last two weeks, and/or if he will be absent for Commencement.

Ceremony Details

  • We will provide water for those in attendance.
  • There is no extra seating available.
  • The ceremony will be professionally streamed live so others can watch. Visit www.pdsmemphis.org/grad2020 to view the broadcast. Please remind friends and relatives who wish to watch remotely that Commencement begins at 8:00pm Central Daylight Time.
  • Before, during, and after the ceremony, students and visitors will be reminded to assure proper social distance at all times, per the Shelby County Health Department.
  • We expect Commencement to run 90 - 120 minutes.
  • We want to joyfully and lovingly celebrate our graduates while remaining respectful to everyone in attendance. Please DO NOT bring into the stadium items such as balloons; confetti cannons; noisemakers, including cowbells and horns; or banners and posters.
  • Upon the conclusion of the ceremony, we will conduct an orderly dismissal to allow for social distancing. Families will be dismissed by row, starting with families on the track and continuing with the stadium seats, from the bottom to the top. Family members leaving the stadium will be encouraged to maintain appropriate social distancing all the way to their vehicles.

 

NOTE: Please contact Mark Fruitt at mfruitt@pdsmemphis.org with any questions.

We’re looking forward to the graduation exercises and celebrating the GREAT Class of 2020!

Thu, Jun 18, 2020

PDS upgraded the Renaissance program the last week of May, and AR is now open for students to take tests from home.

The update has given us a new URL (web address) and looks a bit different. You may still use the link in your son's summer work folder to access AR, but it will redirect you to our new AR website.

All AR links found on the PDS website take you directly to the new Renaissance URL. The video below shows how to find the AR links on the PDS website, find the total points your son has earned this summer, and see results on individual tests.

Video

Fri, May 01, 2020

Start Field Day right by praising God for our physical gifts. We will sing and hear from our boys and God’s Word. Our key verse is 1 Timothy 4:8 and it tells us how God uses our physical gifts and training to point us to something even better.

Mon, Apr 27, 2020

Dear Parents,

What a joy it has been for me to teach your boys Bible! Many of them I have had since PK or JK and it is such a blessing to watch them grow up. I am sad that I won’t have them for class anymore. They will have Bible with Mr. Rudzena in fourth grade.

Our last project for Bible is for each boy to pick a “Life verse”. I am attaching some suggestions but the boys are free to use any verse that is meaningful. I am putting this into an activity on SeeSaw. I am asking your help in getting your son to choose a verse and let me know what it is by May 5th.Or if you would rather, you can email me at dchristenbury@pdsmemphis.org and let me know what verse your son has chosen. Again, thank you for allowing me to partner with you in your son’s spiritual growth.

Blessings
Darilyn Christenbury
Bible Teacher

Life verses

Micah 6:8: And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God

John 3:16: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,[a] that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Deut 6:4-5: Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

Zephaniah 3:17: The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing

Mark 12:30: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.

Romans 8:39: Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Matthew 6:33: Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you.

Psalm 118:24: “This is the day the LORD has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

Hebrews 12:1: Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

Isaiah 64:8: Yet, O LORD, you are our Father..We are the clay, you are the potter;
we are all the work of your hand.

Jer 29:11: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Rom 8:28: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Psalm 19:14: Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer

Phil 4:13: I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

Prov 3:5-6: Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

Eph 2:8: For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—

Gal 5:22: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.

John 14:6: Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Rom 5:8: But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Phil 4:8: Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

Josh 1:9: Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Isa 40:31: but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

1 Pet 5:7: Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Eph 2:10: For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Matt 11:28: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

2 Cor 5:17: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

2 Tim 1:7: For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

Psalm 133:1: How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!

John 15:13: Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men

Matthew 5:16: In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

John 13:35: By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

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