6th grade parents,
August is your month to show the PDS faculty and staff how much we appreciate them! Please sign up to bring a treat on Wednesday, August 28th to celebrate the summer birthdays.
Please bring your items on disposable trays, OR label the platter with your name and you can pick it up in the lobby later that day.
Thanks for your help in showing our faculty and staff how much they are loved!
Emily Quinn and Kristen Griffith
Attached is the 5th and 6th Grade Intramural Football schedule.
Dear 5th and 6th Grade Parents –
In an effort to build greater teamwork, camaraderie and service among our fifth and sixth grade boys, we will again be taking them off campus to Victory Ranch for what promises to be fun-filled and spirit-filled days of challenge and adventure.
- 6th Grade Breakaway – Thursday/Friday, August 22–23
- 5th Grade Breakaway – Thursday/Friday, August 29–30
Bring your boys to school at the regular time and drop them at the gym entrance. We will leave at 8:15am on Thursday and return by 3pm on Friday.
$150.00 (We will bill your PDS account.)
Since this is an overnight trip, boys will need to bring the following items:
* Pillow, sleeping bag or twin sheets * Change of clothes (underwear, socks, shorts, t-shirts) * Tennis shoes * Toiletries and towel * Swimming suit * Long pants (if your son wants to play paintball) * Sunscreen and bug repellant
PACK FOR COMFORT; PACK TO BE COOL!
Victory Ranch offers a variety of diverse and exciting activities that will enable us to explore the topics of teamwork (5th) and leadership (6th) in fun and unexpected ways. Your boys should look forward to mastering a variety of challenging elements. They will get to know themselves and each other in team building activities, games, and competitions, and will explore the Scriptures through talks, skits, and quiet time.
In addition to the full-time staff at Victory Ranch, Athletic Director Dennis Smith, Coaches-Spencer McLean, Palmer Albertine, Garret Harrison, Headmaster Steve Hancock, Chaplain Howard Graham, Dean of Students Ross Spain, Bible teacher Tony Rudenza, History teacher Jason Hewer, Science teacher Jackson Boyd, and I will take part in the breakaways.
Should an emergency arise, all Ranch and PDS employees are certified in CPR and other life-saving skills. In addition, PDS administrators on the trip will drive their own cars in order to provide additional transportation, should the need arise. The EMERGENCY phone number at the Ranch is 731–659–2880. My cell is 901–734–9907.
Please sign the release form as a means of granting your son permission to take part in this fun-filled adventure. Permission slips/release forms should be returned to your son’s homeroom teacher by Monday, August 19th in order for us to plan accordingly.
The camp store will be open if your son would like to purchase any souvenirs.
Please call with any questions or concerns.
Principal, Elementary Division
Release FormBreakaway Release Form
For Grades: 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th GradeSign-Up
The cost for playing Intramural football is $225.00 and will be billed to your PDS account. This fee will help pay for the league expenses, referees, jerseys, team pictures and the end of the year sports banquet.
After everyone has signed up, the players will be divided and put on a team with one of the PDS coaches. They will play only PDS teams. There will be two leagues: a 4th grade league and a combined 5th and 6th grade league.
All players should provide their own shoulder pads, football pants, cleats, and white helmet for practice. The school will provide a jersey to be used for all practices and games.
Games and Practices
The boys are to report to the gym after school, change clothes in the locker room, and go to the field together with their coach. After games and practices the boys will come back together and be picked up in front of the main entrance.
For games and practices scheduled on Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday, pick up time will be at approximately 5:00pm.
For practices scheduled on Wednesday, pick up time will be at approximately 4:45pm.
There will be double-headers on most Wednesdays. Pick up time for the first games will be at approximately 4:30pm. Pick up time for the second games will be at approximately 5:30pm.
- Our 4th grade league will participate on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- Our 5th and 6th grade league will participate on Wednesdays and Fridays.
- Boys will average about two activities per week.
A practice and game schedule will be out by the second week of school with practices starting the following week. The Jamboree will be Saturday, September 7th from 9:30–11:30am. The rain date for the Jamboree will be Saturday, September 14th. Games will begin the week of September 8th.