Emily Quinn Tue, Aug 20, 2019

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.

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Thanks for your help in showing our faculty and staff how much they are loved!

Emily Quinn and Kristen Griffith

Faculty Appreciation

Last modified on August 20, 2019
Mon, Aug 19, 2019

Dear Parents,

Attached is the 5th and 6th Grade Intramural Football schedule.

Thanks,

Athletic Dept.

Last modified on August 21, 2019
Wed, Aug 14, 2019

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.

DATES:

  • 6th Grade Breakaway – Thursday/Friday, August 22–23
  • 5th Grade Breakaway – Thursday/Friday, August 29–30

TIMES:

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.

COST:

$150.00 (We will bill your PDS account.)

GEAR:

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!

ACTIVITIES:

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.

STAFF:

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.

SAFETY:

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.

PERMISSION:

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.

Thanks,

Mark Fruitt
Principal, Elementary Division

Wed, Aug 14, 2019

Intramural Football

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

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Cost

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.

Equipment

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.

IMPORTANT

  • 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.

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6th ELA

  • Monday
    • Students need to read 20 pages of their independent reading book.
    • Students need to complete one 15-minute Membean session by Tuesday, August 20th.
    Tuesday
    • Students need to read 20 pages of their independent reading book.
    • Students need to complete one 15-minute Membean session by Wednesday, August 21st.
    Wednesday
    • Students need to read 20 pages of their independent reading book.

6th Science

6th Math

  • Day 1

    Before coming to class on Day 1, students watched the tutorial together and discussed proper note-taking. In class, students were to complete the day 1 checking in and practice problems. If students did not complete the practice problems in class, they are to finish for homework. Students do NOT need to watch the day 2 tutorial for homework.

    **Please note the due date below coincides with the day of the math rotation and may not necessarily be the "due" date.

    Due: Friday, 16 August 2019
    Day 2

    During Day 2, students were to watch and take notes on the day 2 tutorial. In class, students were to complete the day 2 checking in and practice problems. If students did not complete the practice problems in class, they are to finish for homework.

    **Students received a hard copy of the Unit 1 Extra Practice Problems today in class. These are to be completed during free time in/out of class and will be due at the beginning of class on day 5, 8/26.

    Due: Monday, 19 August 2019
    Day 3

    In class on Day 3, students were to watch and take notes on the day 3 tutorial. In class, students were to complete the day 3 checking in and practice problems. If students did not complete the practice problems in class, they are to finish for homework.

    **Students should be working on the Unit 1 Extra Practice Problems due day 5, 8/26, and Unit 1 Practice Test (due 8/28).

    Due: Tuesday, 20 August 2019
    Guided Challenge Test Out

    Those students who would like to attempt to test out of the regular curriculum and enter the Guided Challenge will have an opportunity to do so in class today. In order to attempt to test out, students should have completed the Unit 1 practice test found on PowerSchool Learning.

    Due: Wednesday, 21 August 2019
    Day 4

    Learning Circuit Day

    Students will work in a small group completing a collaborative assignment, working on virtual math problems, or working in a small group with the teacher.

    **Students should be working on the Unit 1 Extra Practice Problems due day 5, 8/26, and Unit 1 Practice Test (due 8/28).

    Due: Wednesday, 21 August 2019
    Day 5

    Learning Circuit Day

    Students will work in a small group completing a collaborative assignment, working on virtual math problems, or working in a small group with the teacher. Unit 1 Extra Practice Problems are due today.

    **Students should be working on the Unit 1 Practice Test (due 8/28).

    Due: Monday, 26 August 2019
    Day 6

    Learning Circuit Day

    Students will work in a small group completing a collaborative assignment, working on virtual math problems, or working in a small group with the teacher.

    **Students should be working on the Unit 1 Practice Test (due 8/28).

    Due: Tuesday, 27 August 2019
    Day 7

    Students will review for the Unit 1 test today as a group. We will discuss the practice test and students will have an opportunity to ask questions.

    Due: Wednesday, 28 August 2019
    Day 8 - Test

    Students will test over Unit 1 today in class. Students in the Guided Challenge will be assessed over the GC Unit 1 material.

    Due: Thursday, 29 August 2019
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