Steve Hancock Written by  Aug 18, 2015

PDS Offering Parent Education Classes in 2015-2016

As parents, we are always looking for ways to become better at the art of parenting. This year, to provide support and education to parents, PDS will be presenting a parent education series. We want to partner with parents by providing you with insights and skills to help promote your child’s academic, social, emotional and spiritual well being.

Each of our parent education offerings for 2015–2016 will be held from 7:30am - 8:15am and will be recorded and posted online with the exception of the Headmaster Coffees.

The Digital Toolbelt at PDS

September 10, 7:30am • Hussey Commons

PDS carefully deploys many pieces of technology to help our students experience greater success in the classroom. This session will be an overview of a few of our most popular pieces of software. Please join us as we explore Haiku (grades 4 - 6), Dreambox (grades 1 - 4), IOS Apps suggestions (all grades) and others. This session will be led by Cathy Kyle and members of the technology department. We will also discuss setting appropriate boundaries at home and school.


Raising Resilient Boys

October 15, 7:30am • Hussey Commons

Resilience is the ability to take control of one’s self during difficult situations, failures, challenges, and setbacks. Resilient children are those who are able to effectively handle any pressure and get things done, despite obstacles. Mark Fruitt has been helping boys and families with these issues for decades. Join Mark as we host an interactive conversation designed to help families raise resilient boys.


Parenting through the Seven Virtues of Manhood

November 17, 7:30am • Hussey Commons

Over the past decade, PDS has been refining the Seven Virtues of Manhood. Each month at PDS we have a theme designed to help boys become Humble Heroes, Servant Leaders, Moral Motivators, True Friends, Noble Knights, Heart Patients, and Bold Adventurers. Join Braxton Brady as we discover how these virtues can be lived at home. Practical advice will be coupled with small group conversations.


Developmental Milestones

Developmental milestones in the early years can often be a source of concern for parents. Join Head of Early Childhood, Debbie Isom, as we look at the benchmarks associated with turning 4, 5, and 6 years of age. Each session will include information from experts, as well as, information from the book Yardsticks: Children in the Classroom age 4–14 by Chip Wood.

Four year olds September 15 Video
Five year olds November 10
Six year olds - CANCELLED April 5

Executive Functioning Book Group

January 14, 7:30am • Hussey Commons

Join us as we read the book, Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning. (1890627844) Laura Glenn will lead parents through a discussion of why boys often do their homework but forget to turn it in, wait until the last minute to start a project, lose things, or have a room where you can’t see the floor. The good news is that parents can do a lot to support and lead their children to manage these frustrating and stressful situations.

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Coffee with the the Headmaster

Please join Headmaster Steve Hancock for coffee and treats as we discuss issues that are on your mind. Steve has a great desire to get to know parents and build relationships. After a brief summary of current events at PDS, we will spend time in conversation and questions. Steve wants to hear what is on your mind. All meetings will be in the Campbell Board Room from 7:30am - 8:10am

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