Email Updates - 6th

Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Dear Parents,

If you have any awesome pictures from last fall's St. Louis trip that you wouldn't mind sharing for the annual (minus the Six Flags scavenger hunt), please pass along.

smclean@pdsmemphis.org

Thanks,

Athletic Dept.

Mon, Jan 06, 2020

Dear Parents,

There has been a team name change that we wanted everyone to be aware of. The Spurs are now the Thunder. Otherwise, the schedule remains the same. Attached is the revised schedule with the correct teams. Sorry for any confusion.

Thanks,

Athletic Dept.

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Dear Parents,

Attached is the 6th Grade Intramural Basketball schedule. Looking forward to a great season!

Thanks,

Athletic Dept.

Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Dear 6th Grade Parents,

The PDS Athletic Dept. is excited about Crusader Golf for Spring 2020. The team will be led by Coach Ross Spain.

Due to the time and training involved, the Athletic Dept. encourages you and your son to thoughtfully evaluate whether or not he wants to make this commitment. Once the season begins, the boys will average 2 to 3 activities per week. Boys will practice on Mondays and Tuesdays and participate in matches on Thursdays. 

Also know, due to conflicting schedules, if you choose to participate in the Crusader Golf program, you may not participate on the Crusader Track team. Please note that soccer games are only on Wednesdays and Fridays, therefore boys who choose to participate on the golf team or run on the track team may still play in the PDS Intramural Soccer League. 

TRY-OUTS: We will hold a two day try-out on Monday, November 4th from 3:30-6:00pm and Tuesday, November 5thfrom 3:30-6:00pm at Galloway Golf Course. Boys should be dropped off and picked up at the clubhouse. 

For the 8 boys who are selected for the golf team, the cost is $175.00 (you will be billed by the school).

Any boy that has not previously submitted a physical and the necessary concussion and cardiac arrest forms need to do so before try-outs. All forms can be turned in to the school nurse.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 842–4626 or dsmith@pdsmemphis.org. You will be receiving more information on the first day of practice. As always, thank you for your support and here’s to a great season!

Dennis Smith 

Director of Athletics and Operations

Tue, Oct 15, 2019

Dear 6th Grade Parents,

The Athletic Dept. is excited about the upcoming Crusader basketball season. Mark Fruitt and Palmer Albertine will coach the team. 

TRY-OUTS: Try-outs for the Crusader basketball team will be held on Monday, October 28th from 3:30–5:30pm and Tuesday, October 29th 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 spots available for the 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

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Attached is the information about next week's Father Son Trip to St. Louis.

Thanks,

Dennis

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6th ELA

  • Tuesday
    • Students need to read 20 pages of their independent reading book.
    • Students need to complete a fifteen-minute Membean session by Wednesday, January 22nd. Students will have a Membean Assessment on Friday, January 24th.
    • Students need to complete the RoTHMC Vocabulary Set 1 notecards by Wednesday, January 22nd.
    • Students need to complete the Sentence Practice #4 worksheet by Wednesday, January 22nd.
    • Students should be reviewing their grammar notes nightly; pop quizzes may be given in class.
    Wednesday
    • Students need to finish reading RoTHMC Ch. 1 and make strong metacognition marks by Monday, January 27th.
    • Students need to complete the RoTHMC guiding questions for Ch. 1 by Monday, January 27th.
    • Students need to complete the RoTHMC Vocabulary Set 2 notecards by Monday, January 27th.
    • Students need to complete a fifteen-minute Membean session by Thursday, January 23rd. Students will have a Membean Assessment on Friday, January 24th.
    • By Thursday, January 23rd, students need to take Cornell notes on the Direct Objects Tutorial.
    Thursday
    • Students need to finish reading RoTHMC Ch. 1 and make strong metacognition marks by Monday, January 27th.
    • Students need to complete the RoTHMC guiding questions for Ch. 1 by Monday, January 27th.
    • Students need to complete the RoTHMC Vocabulary Set 2 notecards by Monday, January 27th.
    • Students need to complete a fifteen-minute Membean session by Friday, January 24th. Students will have a Membean Assessment on Friday, January 24th.
    • Students need to complete the Sentence Practice #6 worksheet by Friday, January 24th.
    Friday
    • Students need to finish reading RoTHMC Ch. 1 and make strong metacognition marks by Monday, January 27th.
    • Students need to complete the RoTHMC guiding questions for Ch. 1 by Monday, January 27th.
    • Students need to complete the RoTHMC Vocabulary Set 2 notecards by Monday, January 27th.
    • By Monday, January 27th, students need to take Cornell notes on the Indirect Objects Tutorial.

6th Science

6th Math

  • Day 1

    Before coming to class on Day 1, students were to watch the Unit 10 Day 1 tutorial and take notes. 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 also need to watch and take notes on the day 2 tutorial.

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

    Due: Friday, 17 January 2020
    Day 2

    Before coming to class on day 2, students were to watch and take notes 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 10 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, 1/24.

    Due: Tuesday, 21 January 2020
    Day 3

    Before coming to 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 10 Extra Practice Problems due day 5, 1/24, and Unit 10 Practice Test (due 1/28).

    Due: Wednesday, 22 January 2020
    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 10 practice test found on PowerSchool Learning.

    Due: Thursday, 23 January 2020
    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 10 Extra Practice Problems due day 5, 1/24, and Unit 10 Practice Test (due 1/28).

    Due: Thursday, 23 January 2020
    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 10 Extra Practice Problems due today.

    **Students should be working on the  Unit 10 Practice Test (due 1/28).

    Due: Friday, 24 January 2020
    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 10 Practice Test (due 1/28).

    Due: Monday, 27 January 2020
    Day 7

    Students will review for the Unit 10 test today as a group. We will discuss the practice test and students will have an opportunity to ask questions.

    Due: Tuesday, 28 January 2020
    Day 8 - Test

    Students will test over Unit 10 today in class. Students in the Guided Challenge will be assessed over the GC Unit 10 material.

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