Mark Fruitt Wed, May 16, 2018

Dear 4th & 5th Grade Parents,



It is hard to believe that I am sending you a schedule for our last week of school. It seems like yesterday we were preparing for the beginning of the school year. Below are the logistical matters for the last few days of school.




Wednesday, May 23

Class parties



Thursday, May 24

Boys arrive at 8:30. (Early room starts at the normal time on Thursday and Friday)
Class Day begins at 9:00. (Regular PDS dress code)
Dismissal will be at 11:30. (Regular carpool)

Friday, May 25


Boys arrive at 8:30 (dressed in navy blazer, white shirt, tie, khaki pants)

Graduation lasts from 9:00 – 10:15

*All parents are more than welcome to attend graduation and see their sons sing. If you are not attending, please have a designated place to pick-up your son. Graduation day is considered a regular school day. Attendance will be taken and noted.  We need all 4th & 5th grade boys in attendance in the choir loft as we honor our 2018 graduating class. If, for some reason, your son will not be able to attend, please contact his homeroom teacher. I hope everyone has a restful and exciting summer!

Thanks, Mark



Tue, May 15, 2018

Dear Parents,

Today, every boy in 1st – 5th grade received a red folder containing his required summer reading and math assignments.

The folders contain all the information your son will need in order to complete his required summer work. Just as last year, all required math assignments are contained within the red folder. If you would like for your son to have additional math practice, he may login to Dreambox (rising 2nd–4th), IXL (rising 2nd–6th), or Mangahigh (rising 6th) using his username and password found on the front pocket of the folder. For your convenience, we have included links to each program via the Quicklinks menu at the top of the PDS website.

The library will be open this summer for checking out books and taking AR tests. The library schedule can be found on the inside pocket of the red folder.

On the first day of school in August, your son will need to return his completed assignments in the red folder.

Enjoy summer!

Laura Glenn
Head of Elementary


Summer Links:

Dreambox IXL Mangahigh

Mon, May 14, 2018

We are pleased to offer an athletic program that builds throughout your son’s upper school career at PDS. Our program emphasizes safety, sportsmanship, instruction in the fundamentals, teamwork, and participation for all players.

  • 4th Grade
    • Intramural football
  • 5th Grade
    • Intramural football
    • Crusader football
  • 6th Grade
    • Intramural football
    • Crusader football
    • Crusader cross country
    • Crusader golf

The deadline to register for all fall sports is June 1st.

All boys participating in the PDS Athletic Program need to submit a physical.

Sign-Up for Athletics

More Info

Follow the Read More link for scheduling and cost information for all fall sports.
Mark Fruitt Thu, May 03, 2018

Dear 5th Grade Parents,

It is hard to believe we are at the end of the school year. It has been a GREAT year with the boys!

In our mentor meetings with your son, I have often thought about how much more difficult it is to “just be a kid” now than when I was 11 and 12.  One complexity of childhood is the smart devices and social media. I have heard it said that children receiving smartphones today equates with yesterday’s kids who turned 16 and got a car or were able to drive their parent’s car. You were in your own world in the car at 16. There was freedom in your choice of music, friends, etc. Now a boy with a smart phone at age 11 or 12 is in his own world but developmentally is not able to handle it.

Below are two articles that I hope will be beneficial to you as you begin parenting your son into early adolescence.

https://securingtomorrow.mcafee.com/consumer/family-safety/finsta-parents-know-teens-fake-instagram-accounts/ww

https://www.waituntil8th.org/

In the fight with you,

Mark

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5th LA - Duncan

  • Monday

    Read 20 pages of independent reading book

    Research day 12 due tomorrow and the final paper is due on Friday

    Study for spelling 15 for a quiz on Friday.

    Membean practice is every day of the week for a minimum of 15 minutes; the trimester test is next Tuesday, May 15th.

    Tuesday

    Read 20 pages of independent reading book

    Research day 13 is due by tomorrow. Paper is due Friday!

    Study for spelling 15 for a quiz on Friday.

    Membean practice is every day of the week for a minimum of 15 minutes; the trimester test is next Tuesday, May 15th.

     

    Wednesday

    Read 20 pages of independent reading book

    Research day 14 is due by tomorrow. Paper is due Friday!

    Study for spelling 15 for a quiz on Friday.

    Membean practice is every day of the week for a minimum of 15 minutes; the trimester test is next Tuesday, May 15th.

    Thursday

    Read 20 pages of independent reading book

    Research Paper is due tomorrow!

    Study for spelling 15 for a quiz tomorrow.

    Membean practice is every day of the week for a minimum of 15 minutes; the trimester test is next Tuesday, May 15th.

    Friday

    Spelling "write-offs" for scores below 70 due Monday

    Membean practice is every day of the week for a minimum of 15 minutes; the trimester test is next Tuesday, May 15th.

5th Math

  • Task(s)

    Math Homework for the week of 3/19/18

    Monday: 3/19

    1. Day 2 Unit 14 --  Watch the lessons and take notes
    2. Work the example problems on Day 2 Unit 14
    3. Look over the notes you took in class today.
    4. Look over the vocabulary section in Unit 14
    5. Please start to bring in at least two cans of food.  We are going to use them in a project next week. Due by Friday.  

    *****Test Unit 14: March 28th

    Tuesday:3/20

    1. Day 3 Unit 14 --  Watch the lessons and take notes
    2. Work the example problems on Day 3 Unit 14
    3. Look over the notes you took on Day 1 and Day 2.
    4. Look over the vocabulary section in Unit 14
    5. Please start to bring in at least two cans of food.  We are going to use them in a project next week. Due by Friday.  

    *****Test Unit 14: March 28th

    Wednesday: 3/21

    1. Start working on your practice problems. They are due on Friday.
    2. Look over the notes you took on Day 1, 2, and 3.
    3. Look over the vocabulary section in Unit 14
    4. Please start to bring in at least two cans of food.  We are going to use them in a project next week. Due by Friday.  

    *****Test Unit 14: March 28th

     

    Thursday: 3/22

    1. Finish your practice problems. They are due on Friday.
    2. Finish any class work you did not get done in class.
    3. Look over the notes you took on Day 1, 2, and 3.
    4. Look over the vocabulary section in Unit 14
    5. Please start to bring in at least two cans of food.  We are going to use them in a project next week. Due by Friday.  
    6. *****Test Unit 14: March 28th

     

    Friday: 3/23

    1. Finish any class work you did not get done in class.
    2. Look over the notes you took on Day 1, 2, and 3.
    3. Look over the vocabulary section in Unit 14.
    4. *****Test Unit 14: March 28th
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