Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Dear 6th Grade Parents,

The Athletic Dept. is, once again, excited about the upcoming Crusader basketball season. Spencer McLean will coach the team. Try-outs for the Crusader basketball team will be held on Thursday, October 26th from 3:30–5:30pm in the PDS gym. Boys should be picked up at the main entrance at 5:30pm. Try-outs will be closed to all parents and spectators.

The Crusader basketball team is designed for boys who want additional opportunities for basketball practice and games. However, playing time is not guaranteed. While it will be more intense and competitive than our intramural basketball program, it will be consistent with our philosophy and high standards relating to sportsmanship and keeping athletics within a proper framework.

Assuming that more boys try out than the 10–12 spots available for players on a basketball team, we will have to make cuts (unlike Crusader football). Before try-outs, we will talk to the boys about their attitudes and responses to the selection process. We hope and think that our 6th grade boys are mature enough to handle the disappointments that some of them may experience by not being chosen. Boys that play Crusader Basketball are also encouraged to play in the Intramural league. The two programs do not conflict. Looking forward to a great season!

Thanks,
Dennis Smith
Director of Athletics and Operations

Last modified on October 17, 2017
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

REGISTRATION AND FEES:

Please register your son online by Friday, October 20th.

The cost to play Intramural Basketball is $225.00 and will be billed to your PDS account. This fee will help pay for the league expenses, referees, team pictures, and uniforms that the boys will keep. Any boy who has not previously submitted a physical and the necessary concussion and cardiac arrest forms needs to do so before the first practice. All forms can be turned in to the school nurse.

LEAGUE

After everyone has signed up, the players will be divided up evenly and put on a team with one of the PDS coaches. They will play only PDS teams. There will be three separate leagues (4th Grade League, 5th Grade League, and 6th Grade League).

SCHEDULES

The complete schedule for all practices and games, with all times and dates, will be out soon. Each team will have one or two activities a week beginning mid-November.

The 4th Grade League will participate on most, but not all, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The 5th Grade League and the 6th Grade League will participate on most, but not all, Wednesdays and Fridays.

PRACTICES

Practices scheduled on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday will start at 3:25pm and all boys should be picked up in front of the main PDS lobby at 4:30pm. Wednesday practices will start at 2:55pm and all boys should be picked up in front of the main PDS lobby at 4:15pm.

GAMES

Games scheduled on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday will start at 3:25pm and all boys should be picked up in front of the main PDS lobby at 4:30pm. There will be double-headers on Wednesdays. The first games will start at 3:00pm and all boys should be picked up in front of the main PDS lobby at 4:00pm. The second games will start at 4:00pm and all boys should be picked up in front of the main PDS lobby at 5:00pm. All boys participating in Wednesday double-header games will dress out together immediately after school. Boys participating in the second games will sit in the bleachers and watch the first games.

DRESS CODE:

Boys must wear their uniforms and basketball/tennis shoes at all practices and games.

QUESTIONS

If you have any questions please call me at the Athletic Department, 842–4626.

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Wed, Sep 27, 2017

Dear Parents,

Attached is the info, itinerary, and bus lists for this Friday's trip to St. Louis.

Thanks,

Athletic Dept.

Fri, Sep 22, 2017

If you attended the Costa Rica informational meeting, please remember to email Mark Fruitt by THIS TUESDAY, September 26th, to let him know if your son will be attending the trip this summer.

If you were unable to attend and are interested in your son going, see attached document and contact Mark Fruitt for more information. 

Plans will be finalized by Thursday, September 28th.

 

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6th ELA

  • Monday
    • Students need to read their "just right" book for 20 minutes.
    • Students need to complete three 15-minute Membean sessions (on different days) by Monday, October 23rd.
    • Students need to complete the "Who Versus Whom" pronoun notes by Tuesday, October 17th.
    • Students need to study for the pronoun memorization quiz scheduled for Wednesday, October 18th. 
    • Students need to complete their second reading reflection by Friday, October 20th.
    • The spelling quiz over lesson one words will be on Friday, October 20th.
    Tuesday
    • Students need to read their "just right" book for 20 minutes.
    • Students need to prepare for tomorrow's pronoun memorization quiz. 
    • Students need to complete three 15-minute Membean sessions (on different days) by Monday, October 23rd.
    • Students need to complete the required work for using "Who Versus Whom" by Thursday, October 19th.
    • Students need to complete their second reading reflection by Friday, October 20th.
    • The spelling quiz over lesson one words will be on Friday, October 20th.
    Wednesday
    • Students need to read their "just right" book for 20 minutes. 
    • Students need to complete three 15-minute Membean sessions (on different days) by Monday, October 23rd.
    • Students need to complete the required work for using "Who Versus Whom" by Thursday, October 19th.
    • Students need to complete their second reading reflection by Friday, October 20th.
    • The spelling quiz over lesson one words will be on Friday, October 20th.
    Thursday
    • Students need to read their "just right" book for 20 minutes. 
    • Students need to complete three 15-minute Membean sessions (on different days) by Monday, October 23rd.
    • Students need to their study plan to help them prepare for the grammar test.  The study plan is due on Friday, October 20th, and the grammar test is on Thursday, November 2nd.
    • Students need to complete their second reading reflection by Friday, October 20th.
    • The spelling quiz over lesson one words will be on Friday, October 20th.
    Friday
    • Students need to read their "just right" book for 20 minutes. 
    • Students need to complete three 15-minute Membean sessions (on different days) by Monday, October 23rd.
    • Students need to their study plan to help them prepare for the grammar test.  The study plan is due on Friday, October 20th, and the grammar test is on Thursday, November 2nd.
    • The spelling quiz over lesson two words will be on Friday, November 3rd.
    • Students need to watch the outline tutorial by Monday, October 23rd.

6th Science

  • Monday

    Reaction Rates Lab Report Due Friday!

    Reaction Rates Checking In

    Due: Tuesday, 17 October 2017
    Tuesday

    Indicators of Chemical Change Checking In

    Due: Wednesday, 18 October 2017
    Task(s)

    Properties & Changes Unit Review Quiz

    Due: Thursday, 19 October 2017
    Task(s)

    Study for Properties & Changes Unit Test

    Due: Friday, 20 October 2017

6th Math

  • Day 1

    Before coming to class on Day 1, students were to watch and take notes on the day 1 tutorial. 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 will need to watch and take notes on the day 2 tutorial on Integer Order of Operations before coming to class on day 2.

    Students who tested out in Unit 4 are in Guided Challenge Unit 5 and should complete the GC Unit 5 Day 1 material.

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

    Due: Tuesday, 17 October 2017
    Day 2

    Before coming to class on 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. There is no day 3 tutorial for regular unit 5.

    Students in GC Unit 5 should complete the day 2 material.

    **Students received a hard copy of the Unit 5 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 (10/23).

    Due: Wednesday, 18 October 2017
    Day 3

    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. There is no day 3 tutorial for regular unit 5.

    Students in GC Unit 5 should complete the day 3 material.

    **Students should be working on the Unit 5 Extra Practice Problems. These are to be completed during free time in/out of class and will be due at the beginning of class on day 5 (10/23).

    Due: Thursday, 19 October 2017
    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 5 practice test found on PowerSchool Learning.

    Due: Friday, 20 October 2017
    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 completing their Extra Practice Problems (due 10/23) and their Practice Test (due 10/30).

    Due: Friday, 20 October 2017
    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. Extra Practice Problems are due today.

    **Students should be completing their Practice Test (due 10/30).

    Due: Monday, 23 October 2017
    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 completing their Practice Test (due 10/30).

    **Due to Grandparents' Day practices, days 5 & 6 maybe spread out over 4 days.

    Due: Tuesday, 24 October 2017
    Day 7

    Students will review for the Unit 5 test today as a group. We will discuss the practice test and students will have an opportunity to ask questions.

    Due: Monday, 30 October 2017
    Day 8 - Test

    Students will test over Unit 5 today in class. Students in the Guided Challenge will be assessed over the GC Unit 5 material.

    Due: Tuesday, 31 October 2017
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