Today, every boy in 1st – 5th grade received a red folder containing his required summer reading and math assignments.
The folders contain all the information your son will need in order to complete his required summer work. Just as last year, all required math assignments are contained within the red folder. If you would like for your son to have additional math practice, he may login to Dreambox (rising 2nd–4th) or IXL (rising 2nd–6th) using his username and password found on the front pocket of the folder.
The school will be open at scheduled times this summer for students to take AR tests. The schedule can be found on the same inside pocket of the red folder.
On the first day of school in August, your son will need to return his completed assignments in the red folder.
Head of Elementary
For 1st–6th Grades
In an effort to help you with purchasing your son’s required summer reading, we are partnering with Novel and having an online book fair from Monday, April 29 through May 3 at noon.
Please click on the link and choose your son’s rising grade for the required summer reading title(s) and continue through the ordering process.
The books will be sent home with the boys before the end of school. Novel will donate a percentage of the sales to PDS for the PDS Library. (This is in lieu of having the summer reading book fair at Field Day.)
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.