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.
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.
NEXT FALL’S SIXTH GRADE TRIP
September 11 – 13, 2020
Dear Fifth Grade Parents,
Next year’s annual Father-Son Sixth Grade Trip to St. Louis will be September 11 – 13. We will depart PDS on Friday, September 11th at 8:45am and return to Memphis on Sunday, September 13th at approximately 5:30pm.
We respectfully request that all attending fathers ride the bus with your sons both to and from St. Louis, and that you plan to be in attendance all three days. If you are unable to go, a “substitute”, such as a grandfather or uncle, may accompany your son.
Each father and son will share one room with two double beds at the hotel. The business office will bill you $875.00 for the cost of the trip. This will include two nights at the hotel, transportation to and from St. Louis and transportation to all events. It also includes tickets for the baseball game, Six Flags, Rec-Plex, the St. Louis Arch, and meals at the hotel. Additional money will be needed for food at the ball park, lunch on Saturday at Six Flags, lunch on Sunday at the St. Louis Zoo, and for any souvenirs or snacks you may want to buy during the trip. We are taking care of all reservations.
Please fill out the information below and return this form to your son’s homeroom teacher by Friday, January 24th in order to make your reservation. It is important that we have this information so that we can continue to make plans. If you have any questions, please call me at 901–842–4626.
Director of Athletics and Operations