Monday, November 30, 2015

Packing bags for the Backpack Ministry

Second graders had the opportunity to serve and pack bags for the backpack ministry. We packed enough bags to provide food for about 50 needy students for a weekend. Thank you Mrs. Scott for allowing us to work with you on this project!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Counselor's Corner

Susan Causey's newsletter "Self-Esteem or Confidence" has been posted. Please click on the link for November 19, 2015 under "Counselor's Corner".

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Elementary News

Lower School Newsletter from Wade Putnal
November 12th, 2015
Our mission at First Presbyterian Day School is to educate and equip students
to change the world for God’s glory.

   Our “Sip and See” Open House (3K-5th Grade) is Tuesday, November 17th and also Thursday, November 19th. Friends may Drop In from 9am-11am for coffee and tours, to see our students and teachers engaged in learning. Please invite your families, friends, and neighbors to come discover why FPD is a “Great Place to Be!”

   LATE ARRIVALS reminder: If your child arrives to school after 8:15 am (8:50 am on late-start Wednesdays) they should enter school at the front Elementary office, and they need to be signed in as well. Thank you.

   Thank you for helping us not disturb student instruction and learning time by refraining from knocking on hallway doors that are locked. These doors are locked for the safety of all teachers and students. If you need to enter the building, please come to the front Elementary Office and sign in.

   The Elementary Christmas program, “Christmas in Central Park” is only a few weeks away! Performances are Thursday, December 10th at 1 and 7pm. All students in 1st – 5th grade will be involved. Also, check out the FPD Music Room blog at where all song lyrics are under the “Special Programs and Events” tab. Costume Information:
§  1st-4th grade Boys & Girls and 5th Grade Chorus and 5th Grade Band members: Students should wear blue jeans or black pants, a long-sleeve top in red, green, or white (small print is fine, but no logos, please), and a winter scarf (any color is fine.) They are going to be dressed as neighborhood kids at an outdoor Christmas party. Please wear this to school on Thursday, December 10th.
§  Shoes: Everyday school shoes (tennis shoes) are fine.
§  Questions? Email Mindy Krejci at

   Moms in Prayer meets Monday, Nov. 16th at 12:30 in the elementary multi-purpose room. Come join other FPD parents to lift up our students, families, faculty, administrators, and staff to the Lord in prayer.
   Christmas is coming! The Viking Store has tons of gift ideas - including “Viking Bucks” $$ cards! We have uniform-approved outerwear and short-sleeved Lands’ End polo shirts. Order your personalized Christmas ornaments and football jerseys now to ensure Christmas delivery. Check out our FPD spirit wall hangings to decorate your Vikings’ room, plus a great selection of automobile plates. *Be sure to look for the “Christmas Gift Guide” flyer in this week’s signed papers.* Facebook: FPD-The Viking Store or Open 7:30a -3:30p in the MAC.    

   FPD CARES! Did you know that there is a group of FPD parents and friends who count it a privilege to regularly pray for you? This group is committed to pray for our school and the needs of our FPD family. You are welcome to send in any request which will confidentially be passed along to our prayer partners. Email:

   With cooler weather, please label all things that your child brings to school - water bottles, coats, jackets, lunchboxes, hats, bookbags, and all!

   The FPD Middle School Robotics Team is collecting used household batteries of any size for a recycling project. You may bring batteries to the Elementary Office through December 4. Thanks for your help in this environmental awareness project!

·         Lower School Chapel: November 17th and December 1st - 12:05 pm. Join us!
·         Dress Down Day for Casa Hogar Orphanage in Acapulco, Mexico: Fri., Nov. 20th
·         Thanksgiving Holidays: November 23rd–27th (Offices closed 25th- 27th)

May God continue to bless you and your family. May FPD continue to be a place where we all can show God’s love each and every day.
We are so thankful for the families, students, and staff at our school.
Enjoy making memories with family and friends over the coming holidays!
With a grateful heart,

Wade Putnal

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Working in the gardens

Second graders planted their winter plants in the garden plots. They had a great time learning about how to plant bulbs and how long it will be before they sprout.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Counselor's Corner

Susan Causey's newsletter for Nov. 5th has been posted. Please click on the link under "Counselor's Corner".