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Dear PDS Family,

The school year has begun with contagious excitement that fills our hallways and classrooms. I can’t wait to see all that will be done at PDS this year from new initiatives in STEAM education to our continued efforts to live out our mission and glorify God. PDS is a great place to be.

I know that we did not get to this place on our own. The dedication and generosity of many make this and every year possible. Our Annual Fund allows us to make PDS one of the best schools in the country. In fact, the dollars that are raised each year reach every part of our school from the security guards to the Maker’s Faire. Thank you for your continued support of our school.

We had big goals for the Annual Fund this past year. I am happy to report that our parent participation rose to 83%, and as a result, the dollars raised also grew. Thank you to all who participated. I am so thankful for your vote of confidence in the school. Our faculty and staff also rallied together to reach 100% Annual Fund participation. Collectively, we are devoted to the school’s mission and want to see our school thrive.

Many were involved in making calls and asking friends to give to the Annual Fund. Two families in particular led the charge. Special thanks go to Susan and Sanford Thomas and Susan and Jared Patterson as the leaders of last year’s Annual Fund. Their enthusiasm has not waned and both have agreed to lead the efforts for this coming year. When you see these families, please thank them for their tireless effort.

Each and every boy at PDS is special and precious to me. Thank you for sharing your boys with our school, and thank you for sharing your treasures and talents with this wonderful place.

Sincerely,

Steven E. Hancock
Presbyterian Day School, Headmaster

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Steve Hancock - Advancing Our Mission

Welcome to the Crusader Cafe: Amidst the chicken sandwiches, chips, classical and classic rock music, and cheers, classroom lessons are stashed when no one’s looking.

Read The Gift of Music - Crusader Cafe, for a primer on Presbyterian Day School's Crusader Cafe:

The Gift of Music

Crusader Café is back for another year!
Crusader Café is held during lunchtime and is a time where a boy can showcase his musical talents to his peers and others. Again, we will be dining and entertaining everyone in the Fellowship Hall.

Dates for the Café

  • Thursday, October 19
  • Thursday, January 25
  • Thursday, April 19

There are 2 requirements your son must meet in order to play at Crusader Café.

  1. He must be taking lessons (If he is not taking lessons, he must audition for Mrs. Southerland)
  2. He must be practicing regularly

“Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.” Malcolm Gladwell Outliers

Please use the spreadsheets linked below to view available time slots (each date can have 5 boys maximum per grade signed up).  Please enter your child's first and last name and his homeroom teacher's name on the date you would like.

1st Grade2nd Grade 3rd Grade4th Grade5th Grade 6th Grade

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Tuesday, October 17 is PDS night at Railgarten. Join other PDS families for a night of fun and music from 4pm–7pm. Compete against other families in Ping Pong and Volleyball!

Live music by Jacob Church. A percent of proceeds will go to PDS!

PLAYGROUND • FOOD • ICE CREAM • LIVE MUSIC

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Parents: Join us for a special chapel service of praise and worship featuring the Hancock Family Band.

Headmaster Steve Hancock (bass guitar) and band teacher Stephanie Hancock (percussion) will be joined by their two children, Emily (ukelele) and Clay (violin). Harrison Finks '14 will accompany them on piano.

Stop in after dropping off your sons on Friday morning from 8:10-8:30am. See you in the sanctuary!


Our Early Childhood Admission Open House is coming on Thursday, November 2nd and we need your help to promote it!

There are many great ways to support Presbyterian Day School and one of the easiest is to help us spread the word about Open House by putting up a yard sign. You can get a sign and stake from either the Early Childhood lobby or the main PDS lobby.

Thank you for supporting PDS!


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.

Register for Basketball


Presbyterian Day School's Toddler Time events are geared towards boys and girls ages 2 to 4. These free educational opportunities are offered a number of times throughout the year, These events and fill up fast so register your kids today!


On theCalendar

19
Oct
Thursday
PDS boys share their musical talents. Singers, musicians, even full bands!

20
Oct
Friday

20
Oct
Friday
Sanctuary
8:10 am - 8:30 am
Parents welcome!

20
Oct
Friday
8:30 am - 9:30 am

20
Oct
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 am

20
Oct
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Strategic Dads University events are for dads that want to be strategic and intentional about raising sons. Through our guest speakers, you'll get big picture ideas and practical applications that will guide you on your journey as a strategic dad. Free

25
Oct
Wednesday

25
Oct
Wednesday
B100 (Church)
8:15 am
Meets on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. Join other moms in praying for our boys, families, faculty, and school.

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