At PDS we believe that it is the responsibility of each boy to arrive at school prepared for the school day. Because we want our boys to learn how to be responsible, we ask that parents of boys in grades 1–6 not deliver forgotten items such as homework, signed papers, school supplies, library books, backpacks, etc. to school once the school day has started. Interrupting classroom instruction to deliver items during the school day is disruptive to the learning process of all boys.
We do, of course, know that boys might from time to time forget an item. Forgotten items will not stop a boy from learning and participating in class during the day. If it is absolutely necessary that a boy must have a forgotten item in order to participate in class, the teacher will allow the boy to call home. Boys may not call home to ask that an item be delivered to school without permission from the teacher.
Any student who forgets his lunch may purchase lunch in the cafeteria. If a parent wants to deliver a forgotten lunch to school, he/she may drop the lunch at the main desk. The boy will be allowed to pick up the forgotten lunch on his way to the cafeteria.
If a student forgets sports equipment for after school athletics or supplies for an after school music lesson or enrichment class, parents may also deliver those supplies to the main desk. Students will be allowed to pick up those items after dismissal.
Crusader Café is back for another year!
“My first ever performance was at Crusader Café. Now I have performed at some very popular music venues in Memphis such as Young Avenue Deli, Overton Square, and Loflin Yard. Crusader Café was an inspiration to me and the beginning of an overall successful career in drumming.” -Alex Smith
Crusader Café is held during lunchtime and is a time where a boy can showcase his musical talents to his peers and others. We will be dining and entertaining in the Fellowship Hall.
Dates for the Café
Thursday October 25
Thursday January 31
Thursday May 2
There are 2 requirements your son must meet in order to play at Crusader Café.
- 1. He must be taking lessons (If he is not taking lessons, he must audition for Mrs. Southerland)
2. He must be practicing regularly “Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.” Malcolm Gladwell Outliers
Please use the spreadsheets linked below to view available time slots (each date can have 5 boys maximum per grade signed up).
Please enter your child's first and last name and his homeroom teacher's name on the date you would like.
Here are a few more details about paying for your son’s lunch.
The EZ School App accepts Credit and Debit Cards only.
- Add money to your son’s account when ordering your meals.
- Add money to your account without ordering meals. You can order the meals at a later time.
- Or you can order meals and add additional money for unanticipated items your son may want.
To add money to your account without ordering a meal, click on the Save/Pay button at the bottom of the menu and it will ask you if you want to add money.
The credit card company (not PDS or Piccadilly) charges a small credit card fee per transaction (i.e. each time you pay for ordered meals or add money to your account).
The fee is 2.9% of the total amount you have ordered plus any money you have added to the account + a 30 cent flat fee.
|Number of Meals Ordered for August||12|
|Number of Meals Ordered for September||18|
|Total Meals Ordered||30|
|Cost per Meal||$6.16|
|Credit Card Fee Percentage||2.9%|
|Percentage Credit Card Fee||5.3592|
|Flat Credit Card Fee||$0.3|
|Total Amount Charge to Card||$190.4592|
If you ordered lunch every day for your son and you were able to do that in 4 transactions, your total credit card fee would be only about $30 for the year.
There is a minimum credit card fee of $1.95, so to minimize the fee order as infrequently as you can and preferably over $50 at a time.
Here are some more details about our new lunch program. Additionally, you can see the meal offerings through the end of September on the lunch calendar.
The new Piccadilly lunch program is offered to boys in 1st through 6th grades.
With each “meal” (a hot entrée or cold sandwich), you may choose any 3 sides, hot or cold.
Each meal includes milk or water (and unsweet tea in the faculty room). All meals must be pre-ordered by midnight the night before using www.ezschoolapps.com .
Cold sides and drinks may also be purchased as à la carte items and do NOT need to be preordered.
- A daily featured hot entrée will be selected from a variety of Piccadilly’s from-scratch favorites. During the first couple of months, Piccadilly will be “testing” different options to determine what the PDS favorites will become.
- A cold sandwich entrée will be offered every day, with a choice of turkey or ham.
You may choose any 3 of the following side options:
- Hot Side A (shown daily on menu)
- Hot Side B (shown daily on menu)
- Cold Side (see examples below)
- Dessert (Tuesdays and Fridays only)
- The hot sides will be rotated daily and will be listed on the menu each day.
Examples of Hot Sides:
- Green Beans
- Steamed Broccoli
- Macaroni and Cheese
- Lima Beans
- Bread Sticks
- Baked Beans
- Yellow Rice
- Tater Tots
- Carrot Soufflé
Most cold sides will be available every day. Some of the cold sides will only be available when in season, but there will always be many options available.
Examples of Cold Sides:
- Garden Side Salad
- Fresh Fruit Salad
- Mandarin Oranges
- Fresh Strawberries
- Carrots and Ranch Dressing
- Hummus Cups and Crackers
- Ice Cream, Brownies, Cookies, Yellow Cake, (Tuesdays and Fridays only)
Piccadilly will always strive to serve fresh food with quality ingredients, prepared daily!
PDS Lunch Program – EZ School App Instructions
PDS Parents, Below are the instructions to set up your son’s account in the EZ School Apps website.
Go to www.ezparentcenter.com and click Sign-Up.
Enter the PDS school zip code: 38111 and click Search. Choose Presbyterian Day School.
Enter the PDS school code: Daypres381 and click Submit.
Fill out the form with your information, your preferred email address and create a password. Enter the first and last names of your PDS students. Click Send Account Creation Request.
You will receive the following message: “The parent account information has been sent to the school. The school will contact you in a day or two after the account has been created.”
Your account should be activated by Piccadilly within 24 hours of your request.
You may then log in, view your account, add your credit card and preorder meals through September!
Questions? Contact Lyndi Heard.