Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Lower School Newsletter from Wade Putnal
October 15th, 2015
Our mission at First Presbyterian Day School is to educate and equip students
to change the world for God’s glory.

v  FPD Homecoming Celebration starts tomorrow! It’s a weekend full of fun with your FPD family. On Saturday, don’t miss the “Day School Dash,” a 5K event that starts and ends on the Peake Cross Country Trail and a 1-mile “Fun Run.” Football game vs. Tattnall is at 7:30 pm. Pre-sale tickets available for $5 through noon tomorrow. Visit for more info.

v  “Red & Black Spirit” Dress Down Day TOMORROW – Elementary students may wear red and black spirit tops, pants, shorts, or jeans or uniform bottoms. Go Vikings! Homecoming 2015!

v  Our next Lower School Chapel is Tues, Oct. 20th from 12:05-12:30pm. All are welcome.

v  BOX TOPS CHALLENGE!! Only a few days left to reach our goal of 8,000 Box Tops by Oct. 20th! We’re so close! Collection boxes are in the Elementary and High School offices.

v  WHAT’S NEW IN THE LIBRARY: 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 130+ new Birthday Book Club books! I can hardly wait to read them all!  When you see Mrs. Hardy, please tell her thank you for providing such enjoyable party refreshments for us.  She put in lots of time and effort to throw a party for more than 120 kids!

v  Parent’s Corner: Suggested Good Reads: “How to Raise an Adult” by Julie Lythcott-Haims, and also “The Gift of Failure” by Jessica Lahey,

v  TICKETS for FPD Fall Festival will be on sale during carpool times Friday, Oct. 23rd and Monday Oct. 26th as well as in the Elementary Office and Kindergarten office. Deadline to order a Boston Butt is Monday, Oct. 19th. Poinsettia sales end November 20th.

v  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.

v  The Viking Store will be open during Fall Festival and a percentage of sales donated to the Junior Class!  The Viking Store is a great source for gifts including Viking Bucks cards.  Come visit us before or after your parent-teacher conference! Open school days 7:45am to 3:30pm.

v  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!

v  FPD’s Center for Discovery: Don’t miss registering for these upcoming sessions! Viking Soccer League, Christmas Art Workshop, and Skills & Drills Tennis are beginning soon. Register at:

v  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. Thank you! J

v  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. Visit:; then click on “Community” tab; Then under “Students” click on “Teacher Blogs.” Enjoy!

v  BACKPACK MINISTRY: Immediate needs are: grits packets, pop tarts, PB crackers, fruit cups, juice boxes and juice pouches (preferably fruit juices.) Thank you for all the donations!

v  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.


·         Moms In Prayer meeting – Monday, Oct. 19th – 12:30pm in Elementary Multi-Purpose Room
·         FPD Fall Festival – Tues, Oct. 27th – 12 noon to 3 p.m. Food, games, prizes – Something for everyone! Early dismissal for 3K - 12th grade.
·         Oct. 28th – Early Dismissal – On this Wednesday we will NOT have the late start time. School will begin at 8:15 and end at noon for grades 3K-5th.

·         Dress Down Day – Jay’s Hope - “Hats for Hope” – Oct. 30th

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