Friday, November 17, 2017

Tablet Fun in Math!

Fourth graders spent class time exploring the Everyday Math site and found many interesting things!

Mrs. Putnal's Newsletter

Lower School Newsletter from Wade Putnal
November 16, 2017

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


DRESS DOWN DAY: Friday, November 17th, Wear jeans and a FPD spirit t-shirt OR favorite college team t-shirt. The students got to watch videos and hear a presentation on Casa Hogar during chapel. $1 donations collected will be sent to help buy washing machines for the orphanage.
The Elementary Christmas program: The Wonder of Christmas. All children in 1st - 4th grade, as well as 5th grade Chorus members, will dress in dressy Christmas wear. No jeans.
5th Grade Band: Boys: Long-sleeved shirt (any color), tie, dress pants/slacks, dark shoes, socks (NO SNEAKERS). Girls: Full-length dress, ankle-length skirt, or slacks with top (no open back or sleeveless tops; no short skirts), dress shoes. Christmas colors are fine.
**The 1:00 pm performance will be live streamed for grandparents and friends to view from afar J.

Upcoming Elementary Chapel -Thursday, Dec. 14th (4th grade leads) at 12:05 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Please join us!

BREAKFAST:
On Wednesday late start days, breakfast is available in the MAC Lobby from 7-8:45a.  They have a great selection of delicious breakfast items including an omelet bar.

LUNCH PLAN: If your child is not on a 3-day or 5-day dining plan, and they eat in the lunchroom at any time, please email Carrie.Rogers@fpdmacon.org or send a note to the Elementary Office to let us know so that we may add this charge to your billing statement. You may add your child the 3 or 5 day plan at any time by emailing: cindy.martin@fpdmacon.org

LATE ARRIVALS reminder: If your child arrives to school after 8:15 am (8:50 am on late-start Wednesdays) they should enter school at the front Elementary office, and they need to sign in as well. Thank you.

Used Clothing/Uniforms: Please do not donate FPD monogrammed/printed items to local charities due to security issues.  Gently used items can be donated to the school at any time during the year or sold at the annual consignment sale at school year end.  Even though Sunshine items are still approved uniform wear they cannot be sold at the consignment sale, however they can be donated at The Viking Store. Look for more information for the consignment sale later.

 Winter Sale begins the day we return from Thanksgiving holidays.  Select apparel is 20% off – a few exclusions apply.  Let Santa know that every Viking loves a Viking Bucks card to be used exclusively in The Viking Store.  Come see us for all your Viking Christmas gifts.  We are open school days from 7:45a-3:30p and located just inside the MAC Lobby.  Check our website for store hours during the Christmas holidays. 

The Viking Store has a large inventory of Viking cheerleading uniforms.  Also, we now have toddler size short sleeve and long sleeve shirts.

BACKPACK MINISTRY needs… peanut butter crackers, jello/pudding cups, tuna packets and Vienna sausages. THANK YOU!

Please…  label all things that your child brings to school - water bottles, coats, jackets, sweaters lunchboxes, hats, book bags, and all! Please check the Lost and Found rack in the elementary hallway if you are missing items.

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

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

 “FALL into the Holidays 3”… upcoming dance production by The Madison Studio.  Two shows will be performed at FPD’s Clark Fine Arts Auditorium, Saturday, November 18th @ 2pm and 7pm.

J November 30th- Books with Buddies ..9:30am in the library. This month come and  enjoy story time and music for children 3k,, PK and K.
    *****OPEN HOUSE – Drop-In Tours…9:30-11:30 3K- 5th grade****

·       Thanksgiving Holidays: November 20th– 24th (Offices closed 22nd -24th)

·       December 7th – Elementary Christmas Program (grades 1-5), 1pm & 7pm, in the Clark Fine Arts Auditorium. 5th Grade Chorus and Band will also perform.

·       Upcoming Elementary Chapel -Thursday, Dec. 14th (4th grade leads) at 12:05 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Please join us!

·       Christmas Sing-a-Long: Friday, December 15th, 10:30 am; Early Dismissal for 3K-5th .    Dismissal 12 noon.
·       Christmas Holidays: December 18th- January 3rd, 2018 (3k- 5th)First Day of school in 2018: January 4th
                                                       
We are so thankful for the families, students, and staff at our school.
Treasure the moments as you make memories with family and friends over the coming holidays!  May God continue to bless you and your family. May FPD continue to be a place where we all have an opportunity to show God’s love each and every day.
With a grateful heart,

Wade Putnal

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Manners Luncheon

Thank you to all the hostesses and parent drivers for making our Manners Luncheon a huge success! 


























Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Outer Wear Reminder

Please be sure your child's coats, sweaters, and all belongings have his/her name on them. Cooler weather is here, and we want all students bundled up and warm.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Weather Vocabulary


Our 4th grade WEATHER vocab quiz will be on November 16th.  A copy of the vocab list has been placed on the right sidebar of our blog under Important Documents.  Our test over this unit is planned for November 30th.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

FPD Spirit Night

Dear School Family,
Tonight is FPD SPIRIT NIGHT at Stoner’s Pizza Restaurant on Forsyth Rd. A portion of all sales tonight will go to help support the student-athletes at FPD.  Mr. Charlie (Stoner’s pizza owner) is eager to provide a great meal to our school family and desires to support our school in the process. I hope those of you looking for tonight’s family meal will consider Stoner’s.
Thanks and GO BIG RED!
Coach Moore

Friday, November 3, 2017

Mrs. Putnal's November Newsletter

Lower School Newsletter from Wade Putnal
November 2, 2017


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

Upcoming Elementary Chapel dates are Tuesday, Nov. 14th and Thursday, Dec. 14th (4th grade leads) at 12:05 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Please join us!

The Elementary Christmas program time will be here before we know it!  All children in 1st - 4th grade, as well as 5th grade Chorus members, will dress in dressy Christmas wear. No jeans.
5th Grade Band: Boys: Long-sleeved shirt (any color), tie, dress pants/slacks, dark shoes, socks (NO SNEAKERS). Girls: Full-length dress, ankle-length skirt, or slacks with top (no open back or sleeveless tops; no short skirts), dress shoes. Christmas colors are fine.

BACKPACK MINISTRY needs… peanut butter crackers, jello/pudding cups, tuna packets and Vienna sausages. THANK YOU!

DRESS DOWN DAY: Friday, November 17th, Wear jeans and a FPD spirit t-shirt.
 $1 donations will go to Casa Hogar. Project LEAD high school students will share about Casa Hogar during our chapel on November 14th.

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

LUNCH PLAN: If your child is not on a 3-day or 5-day dining plan, and they eat in the lunchroom at any time, please email Carrie.Rogers@fpdmacon.org or send a note to the Elementary Office to let us know so that we may add this charge to your billing statement. You may add your child the 3 or 5 day plan at any time by emailing: cindy.martin@fpdmacon.org

LATE ARRIVALS reminder: If your child arrives to school after 8:15 am (8:50 am on late-start Wednesdays) they should enter school at the front Elementary office, and they need to sign in as well. Thank you.

Christmas is coming! The Viking Store has tons of gift ideas and stocking stuffers - including “Viking Bucks” $$ cards! Don’t fight the crowds on Black Friday when you can get it all done here!  You won’t believe our gift wall: Room decorations, car plates, key chains, scarves and much more. We have many uniform-approved outerwear options and always carry short-sleeved Lands’ End polo shirts. Always a great selection of spirit t-shirts and men’s polo shirts.  We even carry Tall sizes for men. Check out our page on Facebook: FPD-The Viking Store or www.fpdmacon.org/TheVikingStore. Open 7:30a -3:30p in the MAC.

COUNSELOR CAUSEY’s Corner… Every other week throughout the month you will receive an informative “parent read” article written by our school counselor, Susan Causey. Your child is blessed to receive monthly lessons from Counselor Causey. The topics she writes on are being addressed due both from student and parent concerns identified at school.

With cooler weather, please label all things that your child brings to school - water bottles, coats, jackets, sweaters lunchboxes, hats, book bags, and all! Please check the Lost and Found rack in the elementary hallway if you are missing items.

FALL into the Holidays 3”… upcoming dance production by The Madison Studio.  Two shows will be performed at FPD’s Clark Fine Arts Auditorium, Saturday, November 18th @ 2pm and 7pm.
 J!! Katelyn Jones, FPD PreK student in Mrs. Carol Adams’ class will be performingJ

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

J November 30th- Books with Buddies ..9:30am in the library. This month come and  enjoy story time and music for children 3k. PK and K.
    *****OPEN HOUSE – Drop-In Tours…9:30-11:30 3K- 5th grade****

·       Thanksgiving Holidays: November 20th– 24th (Offices closed 22nd -24th)
·       December 7th – Elementary Christmas Program (grades 1-5), 1pm & 7pm, in the Clark Fine Arts Auditorium. 5th Grade Chorus and Band will also perform.
·       Christmas Sing-a-Long: Friday, December 15th, 10:30 am; Early Dismissal for 3K-5th
·       Christmas Holidays: December 18th- January 3rd (3k- 5th)
·       First Day of school in 2018: January 4th




Wednesday, November 1, 2017

It's time to order 2017-18 Yearbooks

Yearbook Orders are now underway.....

To order yearbooks:
Enter our school number: 1881
Follow the prompts to order and pay for the 2017-18 FPD Yearbook.

Cost: $80.00

Monday, October 30, 2017

Pumpkin Patch Parable

Last week in Bible we learned about God's plan of salvation.  Our memory verse was 1 John 1:9.  Each class also read The Pumpkin Patch Parable and cleaned and carved a classroom pumpkin.  Enjoy a few photos below of our lesson...