Tue, Apr 14, 2020

Dear Elementary Parents,

One of my favorite picture books is a story called A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech. In this book, the principal was so proud of all the teaching and learning happening within the school walls that he decided students should come to school on weekends, holidays, and even during the summer! As you can imagine, both children and teachers became very worried. After some time on this new schedule, a small student helped the principal realize that children do need to learn valuable things at school, but they also have valuable things to learn at home. A balance of the two is necessary. It didn’t take long for the principal to reverse his decision!

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Dear 4th Grade Parents,

I pray this email finds you healthy and hunkering down at home. As we continue into our first full week of distance learning, we are very ready to see our students and interact with them face-to-face. On Wednesday at 11:00am, we will be using Google Meet to have an initial homeroom meeting with all the boys. Then, for the remainder of the week we will be meeting with the boys in scheduled, shortened classes for ELA and math. Initially, we will prioritize helping the boys understand Google Meet features, take a moment for social interaction, troubleshoot any technology or curricular issues, and provide a bit of instruction. Once we feel all boys have adjusted to this format, our focus will become more instructional.

Sun, Mar 22, 2020

Dear 5th and 6th Grade Parents,

I pray this email finds you healthy and hunkering down at home. As we move into our first full week of distance learning, we are very ready to see our students and interact with them face-to-face. This week we will be using Google Meet to meet with students in shortened sessions. Initially, we will prioritize helping the boys understand Google Meet features, take a moment for social interaction, troubleshoot any technology or curricular issues, and provide a bit of instruction. As the week progresses, our focus will become more instructional.

Tue, Mar 17, 2020

Dear Elementary Parents,

We teach our boys to be Bold Adventurers in life, and now it seems we all have an opportunity to be bold as we adjust to a new adventure in teaching and learning. While PDS is quite comfortable with the use of technology as a classroom tool, distance learning is new territory for us all. Thank you in advance for your flexibility as we work to balance the health of our community and the pursuit of academics.

Here is an overview of what you can expect while we conduct school from home.

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4AB Language Arts

  • Task(s)

    Spelling list 19 is due on Thursday, and the quiz is on Thursday.

    Finish reading chapters 11 and 12 of The Kite FightersComplete the exit notes.

    Do not forget that you have 60 pages of independent reading this week that is due by Thursday. You must record three comments by Thursday. 

4th Grade Math

  • Task(s)

    Math - Due Thurs., math practice; EVERYONE - Red and blue dress down day on Thursday!

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