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Friday, October 27th is Grandparents’ Day at PDS. Grandparents should have received an invitation in the mail. If your son doesn’t have a grandparent who can attend the program, he may ask a special relative or friend to attend. Please make sure to register your son’s special guest via the PDS website.

Due to limited seating, Grandparents’ Day is for grandparents or special guests only. The program will be live streamed for viewing online.

Because parents cannot attend the program Friday morning, 1st–6th grade parents are welcome to attend the dress rehearsal on Thursday, October 26 at 1:15pm in the Sanctuary. Please understand that the afternoon dress rehearsal will be a working run through with many starts and stops. It will not be exactly like the real performance.

 

What to Wear:

YK:

(white tee shirt, sailor hat, blue scarf, provided by PDS) and khaki pants, socks, tennis shoes

PK:

solid red, white, or navy blue polo style, collared shirt (no emblem), blue jeans, socks, tennis shoes

JK:

solid red, white, or blue polo style, collared shirt (no emblem), khaki pants, belt, socks, tennis shoes

SK:

solid red, white, or blue polo style, collared shirt (no emblem), khaki pants, belt, socks, tennis shoes

1st:

Boys in 1st grade should wear long khaki pants, a solid navy polo style, collared shirt (no emblem), a belt, socks, and school shoes.

2nd:

Boys in 2nd grade should wear long khaki pants, a solid white polo style, collared shirt (no emblem), a belt, socks, and school shoes.

3rd:

Boys in 3rd grade should wear long khaki pants, a solid red polo style, collared shirt (no emblem), a belt, socks, and school shoes.

4th–5th:

Boys in 4th and 5th grade should wear long khaki pants and the assigned shirt color (polo style, collared shirt) with a belt, socks, and school shoes.

Click here to view 4th grade class rosters with assigned shirt colors.

Click here to view 5th grade class rosters with assigned shirt colors.

6th:

  • All 6th graders who are assigned to either balloons or letters should arrive in long khaki pants, a long-sleeved white button-down collared “dress” shirt, a belt, socks, and school shoes.
  • Boys who are assigned to letters will also need a solid olive colored (army drab) t-shirt. They will have a costume change during the program.
  • Boys who are assigned to soldiers should arrive in a solid olive colored (army drab) t-shirt and long khaki pants.
  • The 6th grade Iwo Jima re-enactors will need soldier costumes (parents have received separate info about these costumes).
  • The 6th grade speakers have received separate information about their attire.

 

Schedule Information for All Boys:

Arrival:

Boys in YK–6th grade should arrive at the normal time on the morning of Grandparents’ Day. The morning carpool lines will operate as usual. The early morning rooms will operate in the normal manner that morning.

Dismissal:

Grandparents’ Day dismissal will be at approximately 11:45. After the program, Grandparents will have an opportunity to visit their grandsons’ classrooms. Boys will then be signed out in their classrooms by their grandparents. There will be no carpool dismissal for any student. If a boy does not have a grandparent attending the program, parents may pick up their sons in their classrooms after the program.

Aftercare will be available for boys who are enrolled and have made a reservation.

FEATURED NEWS

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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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Friday, October 27th is Grandparents’ Day at PDS. Grandparents should have received an invitation in the mail. If your son doesn’t have a grandparent who can attend the program, he may ask a special relative or friend to attend. Please make sure to register your son’s special guest via the PDS website.

Due to limited seating, Grandparents’ Day is for grandparents or special guests only. The program will be live streamed for viewing online.

Because parents cannot attend the program Friday morning, 1st–6th grade parents are welcome to attend the dress rehearsal on Thursday, October 26 at 1:15pm in the Sanctuary. Please understand that the afternoon dress rehearsal will be a working run through with many starts and stops. It will not be exactly like the real performance.

 

What to Wear:

YK:

(white tee shirt, sailor hat, blue scarf, provided by PDS) and khaki pants, socks, tennis shoes

PK:

solid red, white, or navy blue polo style, collared shirt (no emblem), blue jeans, socks, tennis shoes

JK:

solid red, white, or blue polo style, collared shirt (no emblem), khaki pants, belt, socks, tennis shoes

SK:

solid red, white, or blue polo style, collared shirt (no emblem), khaki pants, belt, socks, tennis shoes

1st:

Boys in 1st grade should wear long khaki pants, a solid navy polo style, collared shirt (no emblem), a belt, socks, and school shoes.

2nd:

Boys in 2nd grade should wear long khaki pants, a solid white polo style, collared shirt (no emblem), a belt, socks, and school shoes.

3rd:

Boys in 3rd grade should wear long khaki pants, a solid red polo style, collared shirt (no emblem), a belt, socks, and school shoes.

4th–5th:

Boys in 4th and 5th grade should wear long khaki pants and the assigned shirt color (polo style, collared shirt) with a belt, socks, and school shoes.

Click here to view 4th grade class rosters with assigned shirt colors.

Click here to view 5th grade class rosters with assigned shirt colors.

6th:

  • All 6th graders who are assigned to either balloons or letters should arrive in long khaki pants, a long-sleeved white button-down collared “dress” shirt, a belt, socks, and school shoes.
  • Boys who are assigned to letters will also need a solid olive colored (army drab) t-shirt. They will have a costume change during the program.
  • Boys who are assigned to soldiers should arrive in a solid olive colored (army drab) t-shirt and long khaki pants.
  • The 6th grade Iwo Jima re-enactors will need soldier costumes (parents have received separate info about these costumes).
  • The 6th grade speakers have received separate information about their attire.

 

Schedule Information for All Boys:

Arrival:

Boys in YK–6th grade should arrive at the normal time on the morning of Grandparents’ Day. The morning carpool lines will operate as usual. The early morning rooms will operate in the normal manner that morning.

Dismissal:

Grandparents’ Day dismissal will be at approximately 11:45. After the program, Grandparents will have an opportunity to visit their grandsons’ classrooms. Boys will then be signed out in their classrooms by their grandparents. There will be no carpool dismissal for any student. If a boy does not have a grandparent attending the program, parents may pick up their sons in their classrooms after the program.

Aftercare will be available for boys who are enrolled and have made a reservation.


Annual Giving Fund - Best Blitz Yet!

News Wednesday, October 18, 2017 12:12 PM

Thank you to all of the parents who have already supported our Annual Giving Fund. With parent partication currently at 73%, our kickoff for the 2017–2018 year was our best ever.

Our Goal is 90%. If you have not donated or pledged yet, we encourage you to click here and join 73% of other PDS parents who want to ADVANCE OUR MISSION.

No gift is to small!

GIVE PLEDGE


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!


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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