Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Lower School Newsletter from Wade Putnal
October 13th, 2016
Our mission at First Presbyterian Day School is to educate and equip students
to change the world for God’s glory.

Football Friday Night – FPD vs Stratford & FAN FARE from 5:15-6:30 with inflatables and fun for all. Game time is 7:30pm. Go Vikings! Beat Stratford!

Congratulations to all the 3rd-5th graders who participated in The Pied Piper of Hamelin! It was a marvelous production and you worked so hard! We are very proud of you!

Lower School Chapel is Tues, Oct. 18th from 12:05-12:30pm. All are welcome.

BOX TOPS CHALLENGE!! Only a few days left to reach our goal of 8,000 Box Tops by Oct. 21st! We’re so close! Collection boxes are in the Elementary and High School offices.

LIBRARY NOTES: Parents, grandparents, and children, thank you a thousand times for the wonderful books donated to the library in your names. We are going to have SO MUCH fun reading our 188 new Birthday Book Club books! I can hardly wait to read them all!  When you see Mr. Lance Merritt, Lizzie Sue and Henry’s dad, please tell him thank you for providing such enjoyable party refreshments for us. He put in lots of time and effort to throw a party for more than 160 kids! Thank you so much!

TICKETS for FPD Fall Festival will be on sale during carpool times Friday, Oct. 21st and Monday Oct. 24th as well as in the Elementary Office and Kindergarten office. See flyers in today’s signed papers.

Dress Code reminder: As cool weather approaches, remember socks, tights, and leggings need to be FPD uniform colors. PLEASE label all sweaters, jackets, water bottles, lunchboxes, backpacks, etc. Use this link to read uniform requirements for students:

The Viking Store is “OUTERWEAR Central” for your Viking! We have 20+ different styles of to choose from - all are uniform approved to be worn in the classroom. Our Lands’ End polos, sweaters and outerwear are the same price as the Lands’ End website. We have a great selection of short and long sleeve t-shirts too. We are open school days 7:45a to 3:30p and take all credit cards except American Express. Email or call 477-6300 x 177.

Plan on visiting The Viking Store during the week of Fall Festival and parent-teacher conferences. TVS is a great source for gifts such as wall decorations, decals, auto tags, stuffed animals, jewelry and much more. Visit us on the football field Friday night and check out our new look. “Viking Bucks” gift cards are always perfect for any occasion – birthday, Christmas, good grades, etc.! 

Photos/Class Photographers: If you have photos of your child’s class field trips and other school-related activities to share, please send to your child’s teacher all throughout the year. Thanks so much!

All carpool drivers: Thank you for helping keep ALL safe at carpool by remembering our carpool areas are "NO PHONE ZONES." Please pull over and park to get your child if you must be on a phone call. Thanks! J

TEACHER BLOGS: Be sure to check out your child’s grade level blog, as well as blogs from our music, computer, Spanish and art departments. Follow this link:

BACKPACK MINISTRY: Immediate needs are: Vienna sausages, tuna cans, applesauce and juice boxes. Thank you for all the donations!

PROJECT GIVING – Christmas Family Adoption Project – If you are looking for a way to exercise compassion during the holidays, go to: to sign up to adopt a needy family from our Middle Georgia area or to make a tax-deductible donation to help those in need. You may also contact Natalie Woodward at: or call her at 478-397-4135.


·       Dress Down Day for “United in Pink” – Oct. 21st – “PINK OUT” in Elementary! Students may bring a $1 donation and wear jeans and a spirit top or a pink top or pink “head to toe!” This Middle Georgia area outreach supports families of those fighting breast cancer.
·       FPD Fall Festival – Tues, Oct. 25th – 12 noon to 3 p.m. Food, games, prizes – Something for everyone! Early dismissal for 3K - 12th grade.

·       Oct. 26th – Early Dismissal for 3K – 12th grade – NO LATE START - On this Wednesday school will begin at 8:15 and end at noon for grades 3K-5th. Upper grades will dismiss at 12:15.

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