Do you know random facts about countries around the world? Love to study maps? The Geography Bee is just for you! All 5th and 6th grade boys are invited to participate. The bee will be held on January 28 in the EC Hussey Commons. We will begin at 3:15 and will finish at approximately 5:00. We encourage anyone interested to participate. The Bee is closed to parents and students except for the participants. Anyone wishing to participate should be prepared to stay until the end of the bee.
The winner will take an online test to qualify for the Tennessee state bee, which will be held in Nashville later this spring.
Email Darilyn Christenbury if you plan to participate or have questions.
Dear 4th–6th Grade Parents,
As you know, Sunday, February 3rd is PDS Sunday. This is a special day in the life of PDS as we celebrate our long-standing relationship with Second Presbyterian Church, which founded PDS in 1949 and remains a close and significant friend to the school. PDS Sunday is an important way for our boys to connect with our school’s history through participation and leadership in this worship service.
The parents and families of all boys are invited. PDS Sunday is a fabulous opportunity for us to worship together as a PDS community. We believe that students, parents and teachers all singing and praising God together is beautiful way to celebrate what God is doing at PDS, throughout Memphis and the world. For more on how we are designed to worship see our recent blog post: Worship: An Invitation To The Joy You Were Made For.
Important information regarding PDS Sunday:
- Boys in 4th–6th grade should be dropped off in the gym between 10:15–10:30 that morning.
- PDS Sunday is a required school day for boys in 4th–6th grade.
- Dress for all boys is a navy blazer, white shirt, red tie, khaki pants, and dress shoes.
- All family members are invited to attend the service, which begins at 11:00am in the Sanctuary.
- If you are not attending the service, please have a predetermined pick-up location arranged with your son for after the service. The service ends at 12:15.
If for some reason your son will not be in attendance, please let his homeroom teacher know in advance. Thank you for your continued cooperation and support.
Principal of the Elementary Division
Attached is the Intramural Basketball Schedule.
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.