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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Scott Stafford

President

Evolve Bank and Trust


W. Scott Stafford is President and Chief Executive Officer, Evolve Bank & Trust.

Under Mr. Stafford’s leadership, Evolve has been listed on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing companies three years running, been named a Top Workplace for the last three years, and in 2015, Mr. Stafford was named CEO of the Year by Inside Memphis Business Magazine.

His philanthropic endeavors include serving as Board Chairman of Neighborhood Christian Center, Board Member at Presbyterian Day School, Member and Officer at Second Presbyterian Church, and he is a Board Member and Treasurer of the Young Presidents’ Organization.

Mr. Stafford earned a Bachelor of Science degree in commerce and a business degree at The University of Alabama.

Parents: Join us a for a study of Are My Kids on Track: The 12 Emotional, Social, and Spiritual Milestones Your Child Needs to Reach by Sissy Goff, David Thomas, and Melissa Trevathan.

Led by Beth Diaz, Librarian and Darilyn Christenbury, Bible Teacher, the study will take place over 4 sessions offered from 11:30–12:25 on Wednesdays in the PDS library starting on September 11, 2019. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch.

Please Register below.

Parent Book Club: Are My Kids on Track

Parent Book Club: Are My Kids on Track

Parents: Join us a for a study of Are My Kids on Track: The 12 Emotional, Social, and Spiritual Milestones Your Child Needs to Reach by Sissy Goff, David Thomas, and Melissa Trevathan.

Led by Beth Diaz, Librarian and Darilyn Christenbury, Bible Teacher, the study will take place over 4 sessions offered from 11:30–12:25 on Wednesdays in the PDS library starting on September 11, 2019. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch.

Event Properties

Event Date Wednesday, September 11 2019 11:30 am
Event End Date Wednesday, October 2 2019 12:25 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Library at Presbyterian Day School

The new school year is upon us! Don’t miss these important dates and details that will help us start the school year smoothly.

 

First Day of School

 

Class Rosters

Class Rosters were emailed today. If you did not receive the rosters email, please use this form to report it.

 

Parent Meetings

  • Early Childhood: Tuesday, August 13 at 8:30am in the Fellowship Hall 2PC Chapel

  • 1st Grade: Monday, August 12 at 8:00am in the Hussey Commons

  • 2nd Grade: Monday, August 12, 1:00pm in the Hussey Commons

  • 3rd Grade: Monday, August 12, 2:30 pm in the Hussey Commons

  • 4th Grade: Tuesday, August 13, 1:00pm in the Hussey Commons

  • 5th Grade: Tuesday, August 13, 2:30pm in the Hussey Commons

  • 6th Grade: Tuesday, September 10, 8:00am in the Hussey Commons

  • Elementary Parent Night (1st–6th), Thursday, August 29 at 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall

 

Lunch Program

For the 2019-2020 school year, PDS is returning to preparing fresh food on campus.

Read more: PDS Lunch Program for 2019–2020

Sign-Up for lunch by August 8.

 

Summer Reading and Math Assignments (1st–6th Grades)

Reminder: All summer reading and math assignments for 1st–6th are due on the first day of school.

 

AfterCare / Sibling Stay

Sign-Up for AfterCare and/or Sibling Stay

Read the Student Handbook Entry for AfterCare

 

Student Handbook

Please review the PDS Student Handbook which can always be found via the Parent menu on the website.

You can find academic policies and procedures, carpool maps, lunch schedules and more in the handbook.

Early Childhood Handbooks

YK, PK, JK, and SK also have handbooks with additional information specific to each grade. Parents will receive information about these handbooks at the Early Childhood meeting.

 

Carpool Maps

Consult the carpool entry in the Student Handbook for carpool rules and procedures.

 

Spirit Sale

Don’t miss the Parents’ Association’s annual Back-To-School Spirit Sale beginning Monday, August 12 at 8:00am in the PDS Lobby.

Spirit Sale Hours

Date Hours
Monday, Aug 13 8:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday, Aug 14 8:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday, Aug 15 8:15am - 2:00pm
   

 

Subscribing to Class Calendars

You can add your son’s classroom calendar to your device. Learn More

 

Email Newsletters

All parents have been subscribed to the 2 main lists we use to communicate:

List Description
A grade-level "Emergencies and Updates" list Used sparingly for major news, weather-related information, etc.
A class-level “News” list Used for The weekly PDS Express newsletter, the weekly newsletter from your son’s teacher, and any important information from the classroom during the week

If you would like to opt-out of either of these lists, follow the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email you receive from the school.

Homework Emails

1st–6th grades also have an optional homework email. To sign-up for homework emails, visit the Communication Preferences page.

 

Parents' Association Volunteer Form

By virtue of being a parent of a PDS student, all parents are members of the Parents’ Association. There is no membership fee or charge for belonging to the Parents’ Association.

The Parents’ Association seeks to provide support to the school through volunteer assistance and service. Each year, the Parents’ Association works closely with the administration to assist the school.
Familiarize yourself with our upcoming events, mark them on your calendar, and use the Volunteer Form to plug yourself in!

Volunteer Now

The Fall 2019 issue of PDS Spirit will be arriving in mailboxes starting this week.

IN THIS ISSUE

Write On!

Explore how the Workshop Method takes away the fear of writing.

Integrating Technology into the Classroom

The foundational skills boys need don't just include academics.

Teacher Feature: Merideth Arnold

 

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