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21st Century Dangers Boys Face - A Strategic Parenting Event - Tuesday, Nov. 12

A Strategic Parenting event

In some ways, our kids are safer now than ever; however, there are new serious threats from vaping, social media and online pornography as well new forms of the ongoing threats of sex and drugs.

Please join us as we hear from a panel of experts in the law enforcement, medical, child psychology, and youth ministry fields — to better understand how we can equip our children to face 21st Century dangers.

Speakers:

  • Amy Weirich - Shelby County District Attorney
  • Larissa Gregory - MAEdPsych - Social and Emotional Learning
  • Kevin McQuillen - Youth Pastor - Second Presbyterian Church
  • Stephen Threlkeld - MD - Infectious Disease Physician

 

Tuesday, November 12

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Free • Public Welcome

Fellowship Hall at Second Presbyterian Church

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You Can’t Do It All. Stop Trying!

A little help navigating all there is to do for your kids.

Birthday parties. Sports games and practices. Music recitals and lessons. Tutoring. Help in homeroom. Classroom events. Chapel. Help with homework. Parenting events. Robotics. Scouts. Lunch with your child. After-school adventures.

And that is just part of a list for one child at one school. You might also have just as much to do for other children, as well as plans as a family, taking care of other relatives, neighborhood gatherings, and church and social commitments. Not to mention the fact that you work and need some personal downtime every now and then.

If you are like most parents, you may feel overwhelmed by all there is to do. You may even feel anxiety or guilt over not doing some of the things available to you and your kids.

Why Would a Teacher Break a Perfectly Good Pencil?

At Presbyterian Day School, we know how to teach boys, reach them, and channel their energies in positive and productive ways. And we know from research that boys and girls develop language and writing skills on different timetables, it’s just how God created us.

Research also teaches us that boys need extra time to develop fine motor skills, one of the key components of writing. If you visit one of our Early Childhood classrooms, you just might spot one of the two in-classroom teachers breaking crayons or pencils. Now, why would they break a perfectly good crayon? Check out this video:

Want to learn more about what we teach our boys? Check out our online curriculum guide.

Want to see HOW we teach our boys? Please register for our Early Childhood Open House on November 7 at 9:00am.

Chapel and a Tour - Friday, October 18

A PDS boy will attend 525 chapel services during his 10 years at the school. Join us for our main Friday Chapel service and a tour of the school.

We'll meet in the PDS lobby at 8:00am and finish up by 9:30am.

Join Us!

Questions?

For more information, please contact Rachel Bishop, Director of Admission at 901-842-4695

Grandparents' Day is Friday, Oct. 25 - Register Here!

All PDS Grandparents are invited to attend Grandparents’ Day!

An invitation is in the process of being mailed to all grandparents.

Helping Our Kids Grow in Favor with God and Man

Over the past weeks, we have explored how to help our children grow up like Jesus—“in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man” (Luke 2:52). We have seen how to help our kids grow in wisdom and stature. Now we turn our focus to growing in favor with God and man.

PDS Spirit - Fall 2019

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Write On!
  • How We Integrate Technology into the Classroom
  • Teacher Feature: Merideth Arnold

Presbyterian Day School is proud to be celebrating 70 years of dedication to the education of boys in Memphis and beyond. During those seven decades, our mission has never wavered. We always seek to glorify God by developing boys in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man. Our approach to the spiritual development of boys was highlighted in our last edition of the Spirit Magazine. The issue before you highlights some of the incredible academic programs at PDS.

We are constantly looking for ways to improve both our curriculum and methodologies. Our commitment to the teaching of reading and writing has never been stronger. From the formation of letters and sounds in early childhood classrooms to research papers and speeches in the upper grades, our boys shine when they write. On page 10, you can learn about how we teach the writing process and the goals we have for all of our boys.

As we look forward to our next 70 years, we know our commitment to teaching young boys will never change. Our boys are thinkers, explorers, mathematicians, writers, athletes, musicians, and dreamers. We will continue to provide a strong foundation of both faith and academics to help them thrive for decades to come.

Steve Hancock
Headmaster

Social Media, Smart Phones, and Gaming: What is Right For Your Family?

Last month, PDS had a parent seminar on social media, smartphones, and other technology for kids. Parents raised great questions, and many of the best solutions came from other parents. This blog is our attempt to share the best of that meeting with you and to answer some of the follow-up questions.

The Problem We All Face

By God’s design, our kids desire community and connection—and in their purest forms, smart phones and social media can help create community and connect people. We see that good as parents, but we also see the dangers in technology. We’re all in the struggle to figure out the right thing for our children based on their age, their maturity, and God’s unique design of them.

A Snapshot of Learning: How does PDS compare with other schools?

A Snapshot of Learning

How does PDS compare with other schools?

PDS boys outperform other independent schools and the best public schools on ERB tests.

Make sure your son gets a good night’s sleep. Eat a hearty, healthy breakfast. Encourage your son to do his best. Suggestions like these usually mean one thing: It’s ERB week at PDS.

Foundations: Developmentally Appropriate Practices

Never have I heard anyone say “Wow! That is a solid foundation!” about a newly constructed home. People are often in awe of the finished product, a house visually upright with all of the finishing touches. However, the foundation that supports this new structure is crucial to its longevity and is a vital step in the construction process.

This same idea holds true for early childhood education.

On theCalendar

22
Oct
Tuesday
Hussey Commons at Presbyterian Day School
9:30 am - 10:15 am

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.

Free! RSVP

 

23
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.

24
Oct
Thursday
Sanctuary
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Parents welcome

25
Oct
Friday

25
Oct
Friday

25
Oct
Friday

25
Oct
Friday
The home of Lindsey and Rob Tayloe
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

31
Oct
Thursday
PDS boys share their musical talents. Singers, musicians, even full bands! More Info

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