Director of Special Events and Parents' Association Liaison
PDS Alum and sophomore basketball walk-on at SMU Jonathan Wilfong '07 started a non-profit program called Coaching for Literacy. During middle school, Wilfong began to notice that a teammate on his AAU team could not read. Wilfong was motivated to change that for his teammate and for others! Wilfong continues to raise awareness and financial support - hoping to one day eradicate illiteracy. Wilfong's coach says that he is "an unbelievable teammate and an unbelievable role model", and PDS agrees! And by the way...Wilfong can dunk!
CBS: Dallas/Fort Worth:"SMU Player Scores Off Court With 'Coaching For Literacy'"
PDS welcomed alumnus David Montague '74 back to the school to speak in chapel to 4th through 6th graders about being a moral motivator. Everyone was inspired by his words. He is a true example of a moral motivator! PDS loves to welcome alumni back to the school.
PDS graduate Stewart Love '09 is a member of the MUS Knowledge Bowl team. Love and his other 3 team members defeated Lausanne in November. Watch the competition this Saturday, January 10 at 9:00 a.m. on News Channel 3. Way to go Stewart!
Congratulations to William Merriman '09 for being named an Academic All-Star in Social Sciences & History and to Sherman Tabor '09 for being named an Academic All-Star in English & Literature. This program sponsored by The Commerical Appeal recognizes top hgih school students in the Memphis Metro area for academic excellence.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.