Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Lower School Newsletter from Wade Putnal
May 5th, 2016

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

Our final Lower School Chapel services are Tuesday, May 10th, 12:05-12:25pm led by 3K, PreK, and K classes; and Tuesday, May 23rd, our Elementary Honors Assembly (1st-5th grades) at 1:30 pm in the Clark Fine Arts Center. (If your child is receiving a special award, you will be notified by email by the end of the day Monday, May 9th.)

ELEMENTARY (1st-5th grade) FIELD DAY - Friday, May 13th- 9:15 to 12noon, on the lower practice field, behind tennis courts. Half-day early dismissal for 1st-5th grades. (3K, Pre-K, K students regular school hours, 8:15-3pm.) Don’t forget your sunscreen!!
Class Colors - 1st: ORANGE  2nd: YELLOW  3rd: GREEN  4th: BLUE  5th: “Black Out”/Tie-dye

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)

Elementary Dress Down Day is Friday, May 20th – Students may bring $1 and wear spirit tops and jeans/jean shorts. Donations benefit MC900338158[1]our Backpack Ministry.

News from The Viking Store: Time is running out to shop this school year! Our SALE continues: $10 t-shirt clearance; long sleeve t-shirts 20% off; outerwear 20% off. Check us out for graduation gifts and t-shirts for summer fun. Open 7:45am to 3:30pm.

CHECK OUT our SUMMER CAMP brochure online! Through FPD’s Center for Discovery, students can explore, play, discover, learn, and create this summer. Classes include sports, crafts, pets, baking, music, Harry Potter - there is something for every student! Bring your friends, neighbors, and cousins! For info and registration, visit: or email:

LIBRARY NEWS: All books are due and fines should be paid. Lost books can be paid for, and if found this summer and returned in August, a refund will be given. Thanks!

THANK YOU to all who participated in our “Jump Rope for Heart” program. Our school’s total donations were more than $3,000 to the American Heart Association. Third grader Ella Lee was our top participant! Way to go, Vikings!

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:                              
Mon - Wed, May 16th-18th, 8am-6pm           
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

*** COMING UP ***
·      Elementary Field Day (1st–5th grades) – May 13th – 9:15-noon
·      May 17th – Athletic physicals for MS and HS sports, 5:30-7:30
·      May 21st - FPD Graduation at Ingleside Baptist Church, 12:00 noon
·      May 23rd - Elementary Honors Program, 1:30 pm, Clark Fine Arts auditorium. If your child is receiving a special award, you will be notified by email. All are welcome!
·      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 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!

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