Friday, January 11, 2019

Lower School 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~~

Lower School 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~~

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Kindergarten Corner
 WEEK OF JANUARY 14th-18th


Bible Verse:  No one can serve two masters.  Matthew 6:24
Word Family of the Week:  -at
Sight Words: on, of, is


Homework:
  • Counting backwards 20-0
  • Counting by 5’s and 10’s to 100
  • Review of all sight words and color words


Reminders:
The children checked out books from the library for the first time this week.
 Students may keep their books for 2 weeks, but must return them before they
can check out a new one.
Our 100th day of school is Wednesday, January 30th.  
We will have a special Zero the Hero celebration,
a special snack
(look for what we need you to send in your child’s folder),
and some fun 100 activities.
Upcoming Dates:

  • Monday, January 21st:   MLK Holiday- NO SCHOOL
  • Tuesday-Friday, January  22nd-25th: Spirit Week
  • Sunday, January 27th:  Preview Day for Prospective Families

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

kindergarten newsletter 12/10-12/14

Kindergarten Corner
December 10th-14th
Bible Verse: We are finishing our “Jesus Tree” book which has a page dedicated to the Christian meaning of the Christmas symbols and colors. We have made/are making an ornament/keepsake to correspond with each page.
Letters for the week: None
Sight Words:  review color words and all popcorn words to date
Skills:  Continue to work on second nine week objectives.  Assessments have begun. We will be assessing right up until Christmas because report cards are due when we return after the break.
Homework:
·        Read Christmas stories and look for popcorn words
·        Help make cookies or other holiday goodies- (There are a lot of ways to incorporate math by measuring and reading the recipe.)
Reminders:
·        Friday, December 7th is a dress down day.  For $1.00, students may wear jeans and a Christmas shirt. All proceeds will be given to Wesley Glen ministry to purchase special toothbrushes.
·        Friday, December 14th:  Christmas party and book exchange.   We ask every child to bring a “used” book in good condition…. wrapped up and with a tag that says GIRL or BOY or EITHER.   Everyone will go home with a book to read. It does NOT have to be a Christmas book.   We will have a cupcake to decorate with a candle to celebrate Jesus’ birthday.  
·     Friday, December 14th - Early Dismissal 11:45 from K Building
We will attend the Sing-a-long in the Fine Arts Building at 10:30.
·        The students will return to school after Christmas break on Monday, January 7th.