Thursday, February 25, 2016

Lower School Newsletter - Feb. 25

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

Cleaning Out?? Save items for March 4-13th for our Goodwill Donation Drive Competition! FPD will compete with other area schools to see who brings in the most donations. Students have tickets (in today’s signed papers) to attach to their items when dropping off.
FPD uniforms: Please DO NOT take to Goodwill or other local charities. Instead, please donate to our school’s annual consignment sale (info on sale TBA). You may drop off items in The Viking Store, open daily 7:45am to 3:30pm near the cafeteria in the MAC.

BACKPACK NEEDS: Immediate needs are: fruit cups, juice boxes, juice pouches, Vienna sausages, and peanut butter crackers. Thanks for your help! We have recently added 15 more children from another school, so all donations are appreciated! 

MATH-A-THON – Donations and prize order form due FRIDAY, Feb. 26th.

CLASS PICTURES are Tuesday, March 8th. All students should wear FPD uniforms that day.

Scholastic BOOK FAIR is coming! Since it is the same week as Grandparent’s Day, (the week before Spring Break) we hope you and visiting grandparents will find time to stop by our book fair Monday, March 21 through ½ day Thursday, March 24. Hours are 8am - 3:30pm Monday through Wednesday, and 8am – 11:30 Thursday. A Scholastic flyer will come home soon with wish-lists from preview day. ***If you are interested in volunteering to work a 2-hour shift at our Book Fair, please contact Elizabeth Hardy at***

Jump Rope for Heart promotion will be March 3-21, for 3rd - 5th grade participants. Students will receive info packets in next week’s signed papers.

Parent’s Technology Tidbit: PLEASE make sure your child’s personal technology devices have appropriate restrictions. Safety and protection with devices is crucial and is a best parenting practice. We want all children safe!

LIBRARY NEWS: We only need one more volunteer for Mrs. Murnan’s 5th grade quilt. Please consider asking your mom or grandmother to piece together squares and then quilt the crib-size blanket for this class. We provide all supplies. Thank you!

GRANDPARENT’S DAY is THURSDAY, March 24th. Every student 3K through 5th grade will be participating in our “Sunday School Revival” theme.
COSTUMES: Students should dress in their “Sunday best.” Boys: Black, navy, or khaki pants and a long or short-sleeve button down shirt or nice polo shirt; Bowtie or ties are also acceptable. Girls: Dresses or skirts and tops in spring colors are appropriate. Shoes: Dress shoes or other school shoes. (Please, no flip flops or heels.) All 5th grade band/chorus will also wear this costume. ALL students will wear this attire for Thursday performances.  
PERFORMANCES: Thursday, March 24th at 9:00 and 10:30
Questions? Email

Are you taking advantage of this FREE resource? RightNow Media ( is online streaming of Bible study videos, Christian speaker videos, and faith-based children’s shows. It’s similar to Netflix with Christian-based programming. Many of our classrooms are using these supplementary materials, and they are available to FPD families for home use as well. Create a LOGIN easily at:

THE VIKING STORE: Spring sports have started and we have sport-specific shirts for all our Vikings! We carry short-sleeved Lands’ End shirts and uniform-approved outerwear in different weights for each season. Spring T-shirts arriving soon, so check out our selection of long and short sleeve T-shirts on clearance. Open daily 7:45am to 3:30pm near the cafeteria in the MAC. Email: or call 478-477-6505 x 177.

RECORDERS: If your family has a recorder that you are no longer using, one of our FPD seniors is planning a music camp with the Campus Clubs children of Pleasant Hill and would love to have or borrow those. You may bring to the Elementary Office. Thanks so much!

*** COMING UP ***

  • March 4-13 - Goodwill Donation Drive. Please donate!
  • March 8th – Chapel, led by 2nd grade, 12:05-12:30 in the auditorium. All are welcome!
  • “West Side Story” – Performed by FPD theatre students in grades 6-12 – is March 10-12, at 7:00 pm. (Parents: This show is probably most appropriate for older elementary students.) Prices are $10 for general admission, $15 for premium seating, and free for FPD students, faculty, and staff.
  • Dress Down Day to benefit Alzheimer’s Association is Friday, March 18th.
  • March 21st – Jump Rope for Heart packets due

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