Parents' Association Nominations for 2020-2021

Nominations are due Tuesday, February 25, 2020.

“The PDS Parents’ Association endeavors to promote parental involvement and to strengthen family commitment to the school through service and support”
PDS Parents’ Association Mission Statement

The PDS Parents’ Association is a great way to get involved and plug in to the many events at PDS. All parents of PDS students are members of the Parents’ Association. There are many ways to get involved with the life of PDS. We are now accepting nominations for the 2020–2021 Parents’ Association Board. The Parents’ Association Board meets to assist the faculty, administration and students in furthering the well-being of the school through various events and activities, many of which are described below. Nominees must be willing to attend all meetings (approximately 5–6 meetings during the school year), regularly support Parents’ Association facilitated events and activities, and make a donation to the Annual Fund. Please note: Nominees must have participated on a Parents’ Association committee for at least 1 school year before holding a position on the Board.

THE PDS PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION RELIES PRIMARILY ON A SELF-NOMINATION PROCESS. Self-nominations are highly encouraged, as such nominations indicate that an individual is actively seeking to be more involved in the PDS community and has carefully considered the responsibilities and obligations associated with the position sought.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Emily House, Nominations Chair (901–828–7470 or Nomination forms are due February 25th.

Nominations Form

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.

Earn Money for PDS While You Shop at

Here’s an easy way to raise money for PDS when shopping at Amazon.

By shopping via Amazon Smile, Amazon willl donate 0.5% of your purchases to PDS.

All you have to do is use this link when shopping at Amazon.

Hint: Bookmark the page after you click on the link so that you can always help PDS when shopping.

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Let's Do It Again! Re-Enroll in Kroger Card Plan for 2016

Let’s Do It Again!


110 families participated in the Kroger Card plan in 2015.

This raises thousands of dollars for PDS.

As of January 1, 2016, we are back at O.

Please re-enroll today!

Thousands of Dollars Missing — Can You Help?

Dear PDS Families,

Thousands of dollars are lost every year simply because we do not register PDS on our Kroger cards. It is so simple but so important.

If you have not already, please click on A new account with your cell number is the easiest thing to use at check out.

Once you have PDS listed on your card, you can see how your purchases go toward PDS. This is so rewarding and so very much appreciated.

Please let me know if you have any trouble in registering. I want to help in anyway I can to see that all of us use this incredible opportunity.



Jennifer Giles
PDS Parents’ Association Community Rewards Chair

2019-20 Parents' Association Events and Volunteer Opportunities

We hope that you will take this opportunity to familiarize yourself with our upcoming events, mark them on your calendar, and use the Volunteer Form to plug yourself in. A committee member will contact you for your help as the event date approaches.

Volunteer Opportunities

Accelerated Reader Auction (Chair – Amy Dudek, Vice-Chair – Sara Madasu)  Volunteers are needed to assist with trimester prize distribution, collecting prizes for the AR Auction (Apr. 24, 2020) and working the AR Store (April 28-29, 2020).

Art Appreciation Volunteers  (Chair – JJ Keras, Vice-Chair – Jenny Carter) Volunteers will work with PDS art department helping with general projects, art show, and Artsonia.

Band Support Volunteers  (Chair – McLean Doughtie, Vice-Chair – TBD) Volunteers will provide support to the band program and facilitate band performances throughout the year.

Berclair Elementary School Partnership (Chair – Jennifer Hobson, Vice-Chair – Carol Fields) Volunteers are needed to gather/deliver school supplies throughout the school year, help with Read for the Record (Nov) and the Angel Tree (Dec).

Book Fair  (Chair - Michelle Wilson, Vice-Chair – Krista Tadlock) Volunteers are needed to help with all aspects of Book Fair – decorations, set up, sneak a peek, teacher wish list tables and sales. Volunteers are needed Nov. 1- Nov. 8, 2019.

Community Rewards (Chair – Deede Sherman, Vice-Chair – Anne Dunavant) Volunteers are needed to help collect boxtops from classrooms and to assist in promoting the various community rewards programs. Great opportunity to volunteer outside of school hours!

Crusaders Care (Chair – Katie Moore, Vice Chair – Grace Knight) Volunteers are needed to help provide meals, prayers and support to PDS families going through a difficult time due to accident, illness, or injury.

Faculty Appreciation (Chair – Emily Quinn, Vice-Chair – Kristen Griffith) Volunteers are needed to help provide for and set up for special lunches and birthday celebrations each month for the PDS faculty.

Father/Son Event (Chair – Laura Russell, Vice-Chair – Amanda Ray) Volunteers are needed to assist in all aspects of this dinner for 3rd - 6th grade boys and their fathers. This event is currently scheduled for February 25, 2020.

Hospitality (Chair – Lydia Norfleet, Vice-Chair – Malaney George) Volunteers are needed to serve and/or provide food and drinks for various school events.

Library Volunteers (Chair – Amy Wichita, Vice-Chair – Susan Waters) Volunteers are needed to provide additional help in the library with processing books, AR searches, birthday books and other general library duties.

March Mania (Co-Chair – Cara Grinder, Co-Chair – Leanne Sykes) Volunteers are needed to solicit donations and sponsors for March Mania auction, pick up donations, contact winners, help with data entry, and more.

PDS Spirit Sale (Chair – Palmer Smith, Vice-Chair – Chavanne McDonald) Volunteers are needed to help set up and work the PDS Spirit Sales held throughout the year.

Sixth Grade Graduation Banquet (Chair – Carey Snider) Fifth grade parents are needed to help with this event for sixth grade boys and their parents. The 2020 Sixth Grade Graduation Banquet will be held May 21, 2020.

Sixth Grade Mother-Son Luncheon (Chair – Kristi Carmichael, Vice-Chair – Stephanie Hughes) Volunteers are needed to assist in hosting (floral arranging, set-up/clean up, registration, etc). This luncheon for 6th grade boys and mothers will be held in April

Treasurer/Cash Register Help (Treasurer – Susan Patterson, Vice-Treasurer – Margaret Walk) Volunteers are needed to assist with taking in money for various events held throughout the year.

Volunteer Now

Community Rewards - Help PDS Raise Money


Do Your Part:Shop Smart - Kroger Grocery Reward Cards

*You must re-register your card linking it to PDS each school year.

krogerRaise money for PDS while doing your routine shopping? Sounds easy? It is!!

This is a new program that allows PDS to earn funds every time an existing or new member uses their Kroger Plus Card. You must enter your Kroger Plus card and select Presbyterian Day School (80449) as the recipient on line to activate it. Don’t worry; you still keep all the Kroger Plus Card benefits you’re used to having.

  • go to
  • Go to “Enroll Now” for Tennessee
  • Follow on-screen prompts to create an account or sign in as existing member.
  • Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
  • Enter our NPO number 80449 or Presbyterian Day School, select organization from list and click on confirm.
  • To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see PDS’s name on the right side of the information page.
  • Later, you will receive an email to activate card.

Thank You and Happy Shopping!

You may need to navigate the screen a little differently, so if you have any questions, please contact Juli Hurdle, Community Rewards Chair at

BOX TOPS for Education

box topsGeneral Mills' Box Tops for Education program pays PDS 10 cents for each Box Top label collected.  For a list of the hundreds of products that qualify for this program, click here.

Simply clip the labels from the products and send them to school with your son on the first Thursday of each month.  Rewards will be given monthly to every child who participates and quarterly to the classroom that brings in the most Box Tops.  Students should turn in their labels in a Ziploc bag with their name on it to their teacher.  Our first collection date will be Thursday, September 4th and then usually the first Thursday of every month following, unless there is a holiday.


Earn Money for PDS While You Shop at

Amazon Smile


Here’s an easy way to raise money for PDS when shopping at Amazon.

By shopping via Amazon Smile, Amazon willl donate 0.5% of your purchases to PDS.

All you have to do is use this link when shopping at Amazon.

Hint: Bookmark the page after you click on the link so that you can always help PDS when shopping.

Shop Amazon Smile

PDS Parents' Association Needs You! Nominations Requested.

The PDS Parents' Association is accepting nominations for candidates for consideration for the 2014-2015 Parents' Association Board.  Please consider nominating yourself or someone else.

Complete this nominations form by March 5.

If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Allen, Nominations Chair, 901-482-5471 or

Berclair School Supply Drive

As in years past, PDS will continue to partner with our Adopt-a-School, Berclair Elementary.  We are fortunate to have so many resources at our fingertips.  The PDS Parents' Association will have a School Supply Drive for Berclair from September 9-13.  Berclair needs the items listed below that have been assigned to certain grade levels.  Drop off boxes will be located in both lobbies.  Thank you in advance for sending these items with your son(s) to benefit the boys and girls at Berclair.  

Early Childhood Elementary Division
Treasure Box Treats Reams of Copy Paper
Reams of Copy Paper 1 inch Binders
Folders with Prongs Marble Composition Books

Community Rewards

krogerRegister your Kroger Plus shopper’s card to make Presbyterian Day School you Community Rewards dollars recipient. Go to and sign in or create an account to begin earning money for PDS. Our organization number is 80449.

box topsBox Tops are collected the first Thursday of each month. Help yor child’s class win the quarterly Box Tops challenge while earning money for PDS! Turn them in a ziplock bag with your child's name on it.

Download the Box Tops Bonus App to earn even more points.

Earn Money for PDS While You Shop at

Amazon Smile


Here’s an easy way to raise money for PDS when shopping at Amazon.

By shopping via Amazon Smile, Amazon willl donate 0.5% of your purchases to PDS.

All you have to do is use this link when shopping at Amazon.

Hint: Bookmark the page after you click on the link so that you can always help PDS when shopping.

Shop Amazon Smile

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