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JK Parent Tailgate Party

Friday, September 27 • 6:30-8:30pm

The Home of
Krystal and Lynn Shaw
6068 River Oaks Cv
Memphis, TN 38120

We’ll have food, drinks and fun as we celebrate the Junior Kindergarten school year. Please RSVP and sign up to bring something to the party.

Please drop off the beverage items the day before the party- there will be a cooler waiting where you can leave things. Thank you!

Questions? Call Krystal Shaw 901–618–9168

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5th Grade Parent Tailgate Party

Saturday, September 28 • 7pm–9pm

The Home of
Kyle and Jonathan Martin
189 Montrose Drive
Memphis, TN 38117

Join us for a parents-only PDS tailgate at 7 pm at the home of Kyle and Jonathan Martin, parents of Wyatt.

We’ll have food, drinks and fun as we celebrate the fifth grade school year! Please RSVP below and sign up to bring something to the party.

Please drop off items the day before the event—there will be a cooler on the front porch where you can leave things. Thank you!

Questions? Call Kyle Martin at 901.233.5761.

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Pre-Kindergarten Parent Tailgate Party

Thursday, September 26 • 6pm–8pm

At the home of
Grace and Ethan Knight
3010 Goodwyn Green Circle
Memphis, TN 38111

Join us for a parents-only PDS tailgate from 6-8pm at the home of Grace and Ethan Knight, parents of Joshua.

We’ll have food, drinks and fun as we celebrate the pre-k school year! Please RSVP below and sign up to bring something to the party.

Please drop off items the day before the event–there will be a cooler on the front porch where you can leave things. Thank you!

Have questions? Call Grace at 901–283–4679

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A Strategic Parenting event

“Why can’t he focus? Why is he always moving?”
“He won’t talk. I can tell he’s struggling, but he won’t open up. Help!”
“How can I help my son experience more success in school?”
“He was so tender when he was young, and now he seems so angry.”
“Is this normal for a boy his age?”

These are questions, declarations and some of the most common cries for help author, speaker, and counselor David Thomas, L.M.S.W. hears every day in his counseling office. They represent the playful, puzzling, passion-filled, sometimes exhausting, fascinating and mysterious journey of raising boys.

Join us as David helps us understand and explore the hearts, minds and ways of boys and the vital role we play along the journey to manhood. We will look at the different stages of a boy’s development and define what he needs from us in each of those stages.

This class is packed full of practical suggestions for how to parent, teach and discipline more in tandem with the way he is designed rather than in opposition to it. Come enjoy some fresh insight and much-needed encouragement on the road to raising boys, from birth through adolescence.


Thursday, October 3

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Free • Public Welcome

Fellowship Hall at Second Presbyterian Church

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David Thomas

DAVID THOMAS, L.M.S.W., is the Director of Family Counseling at Daystar Counseling ( in Nashville, TN, the co-author of eight books, including the best-selling Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys (Tyndale House Publishers) and Are My Kids on Track? The 12 Emotional, Social & Spiritual Milestones Your Child Needs to Reach. He is a frequent guest on national television and podcasts, including his own with Sissy Goff and Melissa Trevathan called Raising Boys and Girls, has been featured in publications like USA Today, and speaks across the country.

He and his wife, Connie, have a daughter, twin sons and a feisty yellow lab named Owen. You can follow him on social media at raisingboysandgirls and find the latest parenting resources at


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Destination Imagination

For Grades: 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade

The Destination Imagination program is a fun, hands-on system of learning for 4th-6th grades that fosters students’ creativity, courage and curiosity through open-ended academic challenges in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts and service learning. Participants learn patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem solving process. Teams will showcase solutions to open-ended challenges at a regional tournament.

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First Lego League Robotics

For Grades: 5th Grade 6th Grade

The First Lego League is an opportunity for a team of 5th and 6th graders to come together to design, build, and program a Lego Mindstorms robot to complete “missions” on a table-top playing field. In addition, each team researches a real-world problem and is challenged to develop a solution.

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Evolve Bank and Trust

W. Scott Stafford is President and Chief Executive Officer, Evolve Bank & Trust.

Under Mr. Stafford’s leadership, Evolve has been listed on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing companies three years running, been named a Top Workplace for the last three years, and in 2015, Mr. Stafford was named CEO of the Year by Inside Memphis Business Magazine.

His philanthropic endeavors include serving as Board Chairman of Neighborhood Christian Center, Board Member at Presbyterian Day School, Member and Officer at Second Presbyterian Church, and he is a Board Member and Treasurer of the Young Presidents’ Organization.

Mr. Stafford earned a Bachelor of Science degree in commerce and a business degree at The University of Alabama.

The Fall 2019 issue of PDS Spirit will be arriving in mailboxes starting this week.


Write On!

Explore how the Workshop Method takes away the fear of writing.

Integrating Technology into the Classroom

The foundational skills boys need don't just include academics.

Teacher Feature: Merideth Arnold


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4th Grade Math

  • Task(s)

    Math - Thurs. or Fri., - multiplication facts test (during small group); Due Tues., Unit 3 review packet; Tues., review test on number forms; Wed., Unit 3 Test

4CD Language Arts

  • Task(s)

    Reading Log: 80 pages and four comments due on Mondays

    Wordly Wise Unit 2 Test tomorrow:  study your flashcards!

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Presbyterian Day School (PDS) is a private, Christian preschool and elementary school serving 500 boys from 2-years-old through 6th grade.

With our mission of striving to glorify God by developing boys in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man, we take a holistic approach to education, nurturing the heart, soul, mind, and body of each boy.