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Cynthia Cross

Cynthia Cross

Director of Special Events and Parents' Association Liaison
Email

901-842-4691

WE KNOW BOOKS! 2019 Book Fair • November 4-7

The 2019 PDS Book Fair is coming up soon! The dates are set for November 4 – November 7. This year we are excited to once again, partner with NOVEL. Each class is scheduled a time to attend the book fair, and parents and special friends are encouraged to attend with the boys during their scheduled times. Please see the schedule at the bottom of this post for specific times for each classroom.

The Book Fair will be open:

  • Monday, November 4th: 5pm–7pm
  • Tuesday, November 5th: 8am- 3pm
  • Wednesday, November 6th: 8am–3pm
  • Thursday, November 7th: 8am–3pm

The Book Fair kicks off Monday evening, November 4th, at 5pm. This is a great time to attend the book fair with your son if you have a conflict during your son’s scheduled visit. It is also a great time to preview the book fair, listen to Mr. Hancock read to the boys, and support classmates during the Children’s Reader Theater presentation. It will be a great night for all!

Teacher Wishlists:

Be sure to visit the Classroom Wish List table to purchase books chosen by the teachers for your son’s classroom. This is an excellent way to build the PDS classroom libraries, and it is so appreciated by our teachers.

Help PDS Support Berclair:

There will also be an opportunity for you to support our partner school, Berclair Elementary. When checking out at the register, you may make a contribution to purchase books for “Berclair’s Read for the Record” day. The PDS 6th grade boys visit Berclair Elementary and read to the Kindergarten students. After the reading, the Berclair Kindergarten students are given books to take home.

CLASSROOM SCHEDULES FOR THE BOOK FAIR:

ClassDayTimeAdd to Calendar
YK1/YK2 Wednesday, 11/6 10:30–11:00 Add to Calendar
PK1 Eggers/Kilgore Tuesday, 11/5 9:30–10:00 Add to Calendar
PK2 Bell/Scott Wednesday, 11/6 8:30–9:00 Add to Calendar
PK3 Arnold/Stewart Thursday, 11/7 10:30–11:00 Add to Calendar
JK1 Caruthers/Spiegelman Thursday, 11/7 12:00–12:30 Add to Calendar
JK2 Beard/Treadwell Tuesday, 11/5 12:00–12:30 Add to Calendar
JK3 Rauscher/Yarbrough Wednesday, 11/6 12:00–12:30 Add to Calendar
SK1 Butler/Muller/Thomas Wednesday, 11/6 1:30–2:00 Add to Calendar
SK2 Kelley/Goddard Thursday, 11/7 2:00–2:30 Add to Calendar
SK3 Lindsey/Umberson Tuesday, 11/5 2:00–2:30 Add to Calendar
1A Cox Tuesday, 11/5 8:30–9:00 Add to Calendar
1B Brundick Tuesday, 11/5 10:30–11:00 Add to Calendar
1C Ramsey Tuesday, 11/5 8–8:30 Add to Calendar
2A Richards Tuesday, 11/5 1:30–2:00 Add to Calendar
2B Pouget Wednesday, 11/6 11:00–11:30 Add to Calendar
2C Taylor Tuesday, 11/5 11:00–11:30 Add to Calendar
3A Schaefer Wednesday, 11/6 8–8:30 Add to Calendar
3B Tackett Thursday, 11/7 8–8:30 Add to Calendar
3C Haley Wednesday, 11/6 10:00–10:30 Add to Calendar
4A Klinke Wednesday, 11/6 12:30–1:00 Add to Calendar
4B Rudzena Wednesday, 11/6 9:30–10:00 Add to Calendar
4C Creasman Tuesday, 11/5 12:30–1:00 Add to Calendar
4D Stenberg Tuesday, 11/5 10:00–10:30 Add to Calendar
5A Pruitt Tuesday, 11/5 1:00–1:30 Add to Calendar
5B Hewer Thursday, 11/7 11:30–12:00 Add to Calendar
5C Weatherford Thursday, 11/7 11:00–11:30 Add to Calendar
5D Phillips Thursday, 11/7 1:00–1:30 Add to Calendar
6A, 6C Porter/Riley Wednesday, 11/6 9:00–9:30 Add to Calendar
6B, 6D Garner/Porter Wednesday, 11/6 1:00–1:30 Add to Calendar

BoxTops is Going Digital!

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…

  1. Download the BoxTops for Education APP (iOS | Android) and follow the steps to set up your profile and to choose PDS.
  2. Purchase participating products with NEW BOXTOPS labels as shown in the image.
  3. Scan your receipt, and PDS automatically gets cash.

Please continue to look for and clip the old BoxTops and send them to school to earn money for PDS!

Our collection date for paper BoxTops is the first Thursday of each month.

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.

Class Parent Party Dates - Save the Date!

Save the date for these upcoming Class Parent Parties! More information coming soon!

Add to Your Calendar

Click on Add to Calendar to add a date to your calendar.

Young Knights
The home of Abby and Jack Phillips
Add to Calendar Thursday, September 12 • RSVP

Pre-Kindergarten
The home of Grace and Ethan Knight
Add to Calendar Thursday, September 26 • RSVP

Junior Kindergarten
The home of Krystal and Lynn Shaw
Add to Calendar Friday, September 27 • RSVP

Senior Kindergarten
The home of Rebecca and Josh Reid
Add to Calendar Saturday, October 5 • RSVP

1st Grade
The home of Molly and Hunter Witherington
Add to Calendar Saturday, November 9

2nd Grade
The home of Heather and Matt Stemmler
Add to Calendar Friday, November 8

3rd Grade
The home of Caroline and McCown Smith
Add to Calendar Saturday, November 2

4th Grade
The home of Stephanie and Brett Hughes
Add to Calendar Saturday, November 2

5th Grade
The home of Kyle and Jonathan Martin
Add to Calendar Saturday, September 28 • RSVP

6th Grade
The home of Lindsey and Rob Tayloe
Add to Calendar Friday, October 25

Parents' Association Officers 2019-2020

Congratulations to the newly slated Parents’ Association Board for the 2019-2020 school year!

Please volunteer for the various opportunities supported by the Parents’ Association. A sign up sheet will be included in the back-to- school packet and online in August

 

President – Melinda Liles

Vice President - Dupree McDonald

Nominations – Emily House

Secretary - Ashley Frazer

Treasurer – Susan Patterson
Vice Treasurer - Margaret Walk

Accelerated Reader Chair – Amy Dudek
Accelerated Reader Vice Chair - Sara Madasu

Art Appreciation Chair – JJ Keras
Art Appreciation Vice Chair - Jenny Carter

Band Support Chair – McLean Doughtie
Band Support Vice Chair - slate in fall

Berclair Partnership Chair – Jennifer Hobson
Berclair Partnership Vice Chair - Carol Fields

Book Fair Chair - Michelle Wilson
Book Fair Vice Chair - Krista Tadlock

Community Rewards – Deede Sherman
Community Rewards Vice Chair - Anne Dunavant

Crusaders Care Chair – Katie Moore
Crusaders Care Vice Chair - Grace Knight

EC Connections Chair - Taylor Moore
EC Connections Vice Chair - Krystal Shaw

Elementary Connections Chair – Molly Taylor
Elementary Connections Vice Chair - Courtney Stamps

Faculty Appreciation Chair – Emily Quinn
Faculty Appreciation Vice Chair - Kristen Griffith

Father/Son Event Chair – Laura Russell
Father/Son Event Vice Chair - Amanda Ray

Hospitality Chair – Lydia Norfleet
Hospitality Vice Chair - Malaney George

Library Volunteers Chair – Amy Wilhite
Library Volunteers Vice Chair – Susan Waters

March Mania Co-Chair - Cara Grinder
March Mania Co-Chair - Leanne Sykes

PDS Buddies Chair - Paula Sansom
PDS Buddies Vice Chair - Lindsey Tayloe

Sixth Grade Graduation Banquet Chair - Carey Snider

Sixth Grade Mother-Son Luncheon Chair – Kristi Carmichael
Sixth Grade Mother-Son Luncheon Vice Chair - Stephanie Hughes

Spirit Sale Chair – Palmer Smith
Spirit Sale Vice Chair - Chavanne McDonald

Phone Numbers and Email Addresses

Look up phone numbers and email addresses in the Student Directory (login required).

Parents' Association Officers 2019-2020

President – Melinda Liles

Vice President - Dupree McDonald

Nominations – Emily House

Secretary - Ashley Frazer

Treasurer – Susan Patterson
Vice Treasurer - Margaret Walk

Accelerated Reader Chair – Amy Dudek
Accelerated Reader Vice Chair - Sara Madasu

Art Appreciation Chair – JJ Keras
Art Appreciation Vice Chair - Jenny Carter

Band Support Chair – McLean Doughtie
Band Support Vice Chair - slate in fall

Berclair Partnership Chair – Jennifer Hobson
Berclair Partnership Vice Chair - Carol Fields

Book Fair Chair - Michelle Wilson
Book Fair Vice Chair - Krista Tadlock

Community Rewards – Deede Sherman
Community Rewards Vice Chair - Anne Dunavant

Crusaders Care Chair – Katie Moore
Crusaders Care Vice Chair - Grace Knight

EC Connections Chair - Taylor Moore
EC Connections Vice Chair - Krystal Shaw

Elementary Connections Chair – Molly Taylor
Elementary Connections Vice Chair - Courtney Stamps

Faculty Appreciation Chair – Emily Quinn
Faculty Appreciation Vice Chair - Kristen Griffith

Father/Son Event Chair – Laura Russell
Father/Son Event Vice Chair - Amanda Ray

Hospitality Chair – Lydia Norfleet
Hospitality Vice Chair - Malaney George

Library Volunteers Chair – Amy Wilhite
Library Volunteers Vice Chair – Susan Waters

March Mania Co-Chair - Cara Grinder
March Mania Co-Chair - Leanne Sykes

PDS Buddies Chair - Paula Sansom
PDS Buddies Vice Chair - Lindsey Tayloe

Sixth Grade Graduation Banquet Chair - Carey Snider

Sixth Grade Mother-Son Luncheon Chair – Kristi Carmichael
Sixth Grade Mother-Son Luncheon Vice Chair - Stephanie Hughes

Spirit Sale Chair – Palmer Smith
Spirit Sale Vice Chair - Chavanne McDonald

Phone Numbers and Email Addresses

Look up phone numbers and email addresses in the Student Directory (login required).

Grandparents' Day 2019 - October 25 - Save the Date

Our bi-annual Grandparent's Day celebration is coming the morning of October 25, 2019.

Save the Date!

If you have had changes in contact information for your son's grandparents recently, please help us update our records so that we can send out an invitation for Grandparents' Day. Contact Kim Bridgforth with updated information.

2017 PDS Open 1st Place Team

Congratulations to 1st Place winners of the 2017 PDS Open Golf Tournament - Clarence Chapman, Scott Anderson, Matt Wilson, Edward Dobbs!

PDS Names Paul Trowbridge Gillespie, Jr. ‘59 as 2017 Distinguished Alumnus

PDS is proud to announce the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus: Paul Trowbridge Gillespie, Jr. ‘59

Trow Gillespie ‘59Trow graduated from PDS, MUS, and Vanderbilt University. He worked for First Tennessee Investment Management, Inc., co-founded Southeastern Asset Management, and co-founded NewSouth Capital Management, Inc. where he currently serves as Principal and President. He has served many organizations as a board member, and continues to be involved in the community. He is married to Elizabeth Johnston Gillespie, and they have three sons, Paul III, Stuart, and John.

Majority of Springfield Scholars at MUS are PDS Alums

Congratulations to PDS Alums from the PDS Class of 2013 for being inducted as Springfield Scholars at MUS. Eight of the 11 Springfield Scholars are graduates of PDS.

This award is given to eighth graders in the top 10% of the class based on a weighted numeric average as well as one’s demonstration of character that is consistent with the high standards of the school’s Honor Code and Community Creed.

  • James Blatchford
  • Garrott Braswell
  • Ethan Lam
  • Ev Nichol
  • William Quinlen
  • Sellers Shy
  • Tyran Williams
  • Philip Wunderlich

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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