Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Lower School Newsletter from Wade Putnal
May 19, 2016

Our mission at First Presbyterian Day School is to educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory

Elementary Dress Down Day FRIDAY for MC900338158[1]our Backpack Ministry. $1, shorts/spirit top (non-athletic shorts, please J)

Last-week-of-school elementary dress code: (May be different from Middle/High School)
·         May 23 & 24: FPD spirit top and shorts (no athletic shorts; no short-shorts)
·         May 25: Favorite T-shirt, shorts, & flip-flops (no athletic shorts; no short-shorts)

Our Elementary Honors Assembly (1st-5th grades) is Monday, May 23rd, at 1:30 pm in the Clark Fine Arts Center. (If your child is receiving a special award, you have been notified.)

“Last Day of School” celebration is WEDNESDAY, May 25th at 10:15 am in the Clark Fine Arts Auditorium. Students may wear a favorite T-shirt, shorts (non-athletic) and flip flops. Early dismissal at 11:45 for 3K, PreK, and K; 12:00 for elementary. No lunch served.

THANK YOU! A big round of applause for our Field Day 2016 co-chairs Lauren Cheek and Mary Huffstetler! Also, special thanks to all the parents who helped make this a great day.

FPD’s uniform consignment sale is May 23rd – 24th in the MAC. You may buy and sell new and/or gently-used FPD uniform items, any item purchased in The Viking Store, and other school-related items. Email with questions.
DROP OFF DAYS:                              
Thurs - Friday, May 19th-20th, 8am-4pm       
Mon, May 23rd- Full price – 8am-6pm
Tues, May 24th- Half price – 8am-6pm
PICKUP: Wed, May 25th - 8a-noon

THE VIKING STORE is open Wednesdays this summer from 10a-2p. Come shop while your Viking takes their AR test! Specials: $10 t-shirts, outerwear 20-50% off, and more. We also have short-sleeved Lands’ End polo’s. Check us out before ordering online.
CHECK OUT our SUMMER CAMPs online! Students can explore, play, discover, learn, and create this summer. Classes include sports, crafts, pets, baking, music, Harry Potter - something for everyone! Bring your friends, neighbors, and cousins! For info and registration, visit: or email:

SUMMER READING LIST: The list for all grades (3K-5th) is posted on the FPD website:; Click “FPD Community,” then “Parent Links.”
   Reading is one of the very best things students can do to grow academically. At FPD, we want students to read daily, enjoy reading, and make reading a great habit! Take time to read aloud to your child and have them read aloud to you also. Building and practicing this habit now will last a lifetime!
   Summer reading assignments in 1st – 5th grades are required. Students will be held accountable for completing these. Thank you for helping us help your child grow to be a strong reader!

*** COMING UP ***
·      May 21st - FPD Graduation at Ingleside Baptist Church, 12:00 noon
·      May 23rd - Elementary Honors Program, 1:30 pm, Clark Fine Arts auditorium.
·      May 24th – 5th Grade Graduation, 7 pm, Clark Fine Arts auditorium
·      May 25th - NO LATE START – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL – Half day/early dismissal at 11:45; Year-end celebration at 10:15 am; no lunch served

Summer Blessings…
      It’s hard to believe this school year is coming to a close. The children have grown in so many ways – academically, socially, and spiritually. May summer bring rest and time for rejuvenation.
        Please encourage your children to read!! Find things they enjoy reading – and also read aloud to them. You are never too old to listen while someone reads aloud to you, and you can never read too much! Provide plenty of time for them to read aloud to you, as well.
        Thank you for entrusting your precious blessings to FPD. Our prayers are with you all for a strong, successful ending to this school year; for safe summer travel; and for sweet times to make memories together! We will miss those who are moving to other places. Prayers will be with you, and come back to see us soon!


All is grace,

Wade Putnal

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