The Destination Imagination program is a fun, hands-on system of learning for 4th-6th grades that fosters students’ creativity, courage and curiosity through open-ended academic challenges in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts and service learning. Participants learn patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem solving process. Teams will showcase solutions to open-ended challenges at a regional tournament.
First Lego League Robotics
The First Lego League is an opportunity for a team of 5th and 6th graders to come together to design, build, and program a Lego Mindstorms robot to complete “missions” on a table-top playing field. In addition, each team researches a real-world problem and is challenged to develop a solution.
Dear Parents and Sixth Graders,
Departure time for the Father Son Sixth Grade Trip to St. Louis is FRIDAY, September 27th at 8:45am. All fathers should arrive by 7:45am to put their luggage and lunches on the buses near the football field. Boys and fathers should both bring a sack lunch (drinks will be provided). Fathers will then go to the EC Commons where coffee and breakfast will be provided. There will be a brief meeting at 8:15am in the EC Commons. Boys are to report to school at the regular time and go to their homerooms.
Because it is a group trip, please do not plan or request individual excursions.
The business office will bill you $875.00 for the total 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.
The dress code for the boys will be appropriate school clothes. Boys will not need a coat and tie. Hats are permissible outside only. Please bring a swimsuit for the pool if you intend to swim. You may want to bring an umbrella or rain gear because most events go on as scheduled. We have already taken care of all reservations and tickets. We have also attached an itinerary and a bus list. I am looking forward to a great trip with the boys and fathers.
Director of Athletics and Operations
AttachmentItinerary and Bus List
Attached is the 5th and 6th Grade Intramural Football schedule.
Welcome back! We are excited to start the school year and are anxiously awaiting to see the boys again in the classrooms and hallways. Tomorrow is an exciting day for all of us!
We wanted to let you know that your son will be receiving his PDS laptop on Thursday, August 15th. Please help him to remember to bring his laptop bag (with the sleeve) to school Thursday morning. The computer has the same content filter as last year. The technology department will review the Responsible Use Policy on Friday with your son. Please look for the envelope containing these documents Friday afternoon.
If you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chief Information Officer