Friday, March 16, 2018

Elementary Newsletter from Mrs. Putnal

Lower School Newsletter from Mrs. Putnal
March 15, 2018
Our mission at First Presbyterian Day School is to educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory.
GRANDPARENT’S DAY March 23rd –JAMMIN’ in the JUNGLE Reception at 8:30am in Clark Fine Arts lobby. 3K-2nd grade show at 9:00. Reception at 10, show at 10:30 for 3rd-5th graders. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Due to limited space in the auditorium, this year we are asking all 3K-2nd grade students to please STAY in their classroom during the 3rd-5th grade performance. Grandparents can pick them up afterward in their classroom. Watch for streaming information to come next week.
COSTUMES: Jeans (pants, shorts, skirt) and plain, any solid GREEN color is fine. SHOES: Any shoes that normally can be worn to school are fine. No flip flops. Email for more info.
LIBRARY NEWS: BOOK FAIR is HERE!  We hope you and visiting grandparents will find time to stop by the Library for our book fair Monday, March 19 through  Friday, March 23, 8am - 3:30pm Mon-Thurs, and 8am - 12noon Friday.
SAFETY FIRST! Parents, did you know that at FPD, throughout the school year, your child participates in monthly fire, severe weather, and safety drills? We know the importance of practicing this with our students so they feel safe and secure. Please note in efforts to continue finding ways to keep students as safe as possible, the front doors of the elementary building will be locked at all times. If your child arrives after 8:15, you will need to continue to come into the office and sign them in at the front counter. All entering the Elementary and Kindergarten buildings will need to be “buzzed in” by automatic lock/unlock system.
ALL VISITORS …will continue to need to sign in and get a red visitor’s sticker.
GARDEN CORNER: Time to clean out the gardens and get planting!  Spring planting time is set for the first two weeks of April. We always need and enjoy parent helpers! Please let your teacher know when you can volunteer. Thanks!
BE WATCHING for our new greenhouse J! Thank you to annual fund donations!!
BOX TOPS: Don’t forget to send in your BOX TOPs. We receive school funds for the Box Tops we turn in J
LOST & FOUND will be emptied during Spring Break. Please claim your items!

NEWS from the VIKING STORE: Uniform Consignment Sale…

 Backpack Ministry Immediate Needs are apple sauce, tuna cans, Vienna sausages, peanut butter crackers, and Capri Sun juice pouches. Thanks for your help. We have had many generous donations so far this yearJ
Goodwill Donation Drive: Save items for April 14- 22 for our Goodwill Donation Drive Competition! FPD will compete with other area schools to see who takes the most donations to a local Goodwill center. After Spring Break your student will bring "tickets" home to attach to your donations. You will need 1 ticket per delivery. Please share tickets (you may make copies) with relatives and neighbors. We have received monetary awards from Goodwill for the last 3 years. We have purchased things for our science lab, classroom items, and playground balls with our awards.
Register for the 18th Annual FPD Golf Tournament! April 16th. Invite your friends and family and join us for the 18th Annual FPD Golf Tournament. This four-person scramble is hosted at the beautiful Idle Hour Country Club and includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For more info:

SUMMER CAMP Coming ONLINE! Our fun-filled summer camps will be open soon for registration online at Sign up before your favorite classes are full! Lots to choose from! Invite your friends and family to join you. Lots of fun, new, and exciting ways to spend hot summer days!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Second Graders leading Easter Chapel

On Tuesday, March 13, our second graders did a wonderful job leading our school’s Elementary Chapel. They all worked together to tell the Resurrection Story by using Resurrection Eggs and Bible verses.  They also sang the songs, Amazing Grace and Oh, Happy Day to celebrate the coming of Easter. It was a moving and beautiful service! 

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Mixon Fincher Day

On Friday, February 9, all of elementary celebrated our annual Mixon-Fincher Day. On this day each year, we honor and celebrate two very loved and respected ladies that were once teachers at FPD, Mrs. Mixon and Mrs. Fincher. Parents and other special guests enjoyed writings and illustrations that all students have worked hard on all year. It was a special time of sharing and celebrating student accomplishments. 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Happy Thursday!


Thank you all so much for the sweet and thoughtful Valentines.  The kids had so much fun yesterday during our parties.  

Second grade will have no newsletter today.  

Below are a few reminders for next week:
  • Dress down day tomorrow for $1.
  • Enjoy your long weekend. No school next Monday or Tuesday.
  • No spelling words or Bible verse next week, due to the short week.
  • Please see the last 2 newsletters for important upcoming dates.