Friday, January 11, 2019

Principal's Newsletter

January 2019
Lower School Newsletter …. From Wade Putnal
Welcome to the second semester of this school year. I hope you all enjoyed family time and making some special memories. We are so happy to have the children back on campus. It seems they have all grown at least an inch or two over the holidays! 2019 will be an exciting year as we prepare to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of First Presbyterian Day School.
As a school we have so much to celebrate every day…. a mission focused school, outstanding accreditation, phenomenal teachers and staff, fabulous facilities, and multitudes of opportunities for your children. The faculty and staff are committed to all the great things that go on at FPDS every single day. Thank you for choosing FPDS so we can celebrate with you as your children grow. Please keep our school in your prayers.
Time to sign up for NEW Center for Discovery Classes!!! We have so many new ones… Sign Language, Robot Power, Engineering, Detectives, Mercy Watson along with Tennis Academy, Chess, Music and Ballet Lessons, AND Elementary Cross Country! We will continue to offer Make and Take it Tuesdays as well as Stay and Play Thursdays with Viking Clubhouse and Crew. Invite a friend and sign up online now! 😊
A few dates you may want to put on your calendar:
·       Chapel dates: Jan 15, 29- 12:05 in Fine Arts…all are welcome to join us.
·       January 21-MLK Holiday/ School holiday/Offices closed
·       Jan. 22 - Jan. 25~~~Spirit Week~~Themes for 3k- 5th grade:
            Tuesday- Favorite color…Head to Toe Day
            Wednesday- Wacky Tacky Day
            Thursday-Sports Team Day
             Friday- VIKING Super Spirit Day- red and black
             ** Elementary will bring in donations of school supply items for the Campus Club ministry.                   (crayons, markers, notebooks, glue sticks, etc.)
~~PREVIEW DAY 2019 – Sunday, January 27th – 3:00-5:00pm~~

Monday, December 10, 2018

Brrr!!! It’s getting cold in second grade! 

With this cold and rainy weather we’ve had lately, all we’ve wanted to do is...HIBERNATE! We have been reading and enjoying the book, The Big Snow and learning all about animals that hibernate, migrate, or adapt. So we decided to give hibernating a try! We opened the windows, turned on quiet music, turned off the lights and snuggled into our sleeping bags for a long rest. To make it even more cosy, we wore pajamas and made snow! It was a great week! 

Friday, November 30, 2018

Elementary Christmas Program

The Elementary Christmas program is Thursday, Dec.6th at 1:00 and 7:00 pm. The title of this year’s program is A Cozy Cottage.   All students in grades 1-5 are involved.  For the costume, this year all children in 1st-5th grade will wear pajamas (or pajama-like outfits, such as sweatpants and a t-shirt.)  There is no need to purchase pajamas for the program--they do not have to be Christmas-themed or anything special.  Christmas-themed is ok, but NOT required.  Regular school shoes or hard-sole slippers are fine.  Since the children will have to walk outside to get to the auditorium, regular slippers are not allowed.  Students will wear their pajamas on December 6th for the 1pm and 7pm shows. 
**The 1:00 pm performance will be live streamed for grandparents and friends to

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Indian Mounds field trip

We had a cold, but fabulous day at the Ocmulgee Indian Mounds yesterday. Our second graders enjoyed God’s beautiful creation while learning about really cool history right here in our city.