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Cynthia Cross

Cynthia Cross

Director of Special Events and Parents' Association Liaison
Email

901-842-4691

Box Tops Dress-Down Day • Friday, April 26

Thank you to all the PDS faculty, boys, and parents for clipping Box Tops. Enjoy a Dress Down Day on Friday, April 26 for all your efforts this school year.

Since the inception of the program 10+ years ago, PDS has received over $29,600 from Box Tops for Education. That’s A LOT of Box Tops!

Parents' Association Officers 2019-2020

Congratulations to the newly slated Parents’ Association Board for the 2019-2020 school year!

Please volunteer for the various opportunities supported by the Parents’ Association. A sign up sheet will be included in the back-to- school packet and online in August

 

President – Melinda Liles

Vice President - Dupree McDonald

Nominations – Emily House

Secretary - Ashley Frazer

Treasurer – Susan Patterson
Vice Treasurer - Margaret Walk

Accelerated Reader Chair – Amy Dudek
Accelerated Reader Vice Chair - Sara Madasu

Annual Fund Chair - TBA
Annual Fund Vice Chair - TBA

Art Appreciation Chair – JJ Keras
Art Appreciation Vice Chair - Jenny Carter

Band Support Chair – McLean Doughtie
Band Support Vice Chair - slate in fall

Berclair Partnership Chair – Jennifer Hobson
Berclair Partnership Vice Chair - Carol Fields

Book Fair Chair - Michelle Wilson
Book Fair Vice Chair - Krista Tadlock

Community Rewards – Deede Sherman
Community Rewards Vice Chair - Anne Dunavant

Crusaders Care Chair – Katie Moore
Crusaders Care Vice Chair - Grace Knight

EC Connections Chair - Taylor Moore
EC Connections Vice Chair - Krystal Shaw

Elementary Connections Chair – Molly Taylor
Elementary Connections Vice Chair - Courtney Stamps

Faculty Appreciation Chair – Emily Quinn
Faculty Appreciation Vice Chair - Kristen Griffith

Father/Son Event Chair – Laura Russell
Father/Son Event Vice Chair - Amanda Ray

Hospitality Chair – Lydia Norfleet
Hospitality Vice Chair - Malaney George

Library Volunteers Chair – Amy Wilhite
Library Volunteers Vice Chair – Susan Waters

March Mania Co-Chair - TBA
March Mania Co-Chair - TBA

PDS Buddies Chair - Paula Sansom
PDS Buddies Vice Chair - Lindsey Tayloe

Sixth Grade Graduation Banquet Chair - Carey Snider

Sixth Grade Mother-Son Luncheon Chair – Kristi Carmichael
Sixth Grade Mother-Son Luncheon Vice Chair - Stephanie Hughes

Spirit Sale Chair – Palmer Smith
Spirit Sale Vice Chair - Chavanne McDonald

Phone Numbers and Email Addresses

Look up phone numbers and email addresses in the Student Directory (login required).

Parents' Association Officers 2019-2020

President – Melinda Liles

Vice President - Dupree McDonald

Nominations – Emily House

Secretary - Ashley Frazer

Treasurer – Susan Patterson
Vice Treasurer - Margaret Walk

Accelerated Reader Chair – Amy Dudek
Accelerated Reader Vice Chair - Sara Madasu

Annual Fund Chair - TBA
Annual Fund Vice Chair - TBA

Art Appreciation Chair – JJ Keras
Art Appreciation Vice Chair - Jenny Carter

Band Support Chair – McLean Doughtie
Band Support Vice Chair - slate in fall

Berclair Partnership Chair – Jennifer Hobson
Berclair Partnership Vice Chair - Carol Fields

Book Fair Chair - Michelle Wilson
Book Fair Vice Chair - Krista Tadlock

Community Rewards – Deede Sherman
Community Rewards Vice Chair - Anne Dunavant

Crusaders Care Chair – Katie Moore
Crusaders Care Vice Chair - Grace Knight

EC Connections Chair - Taylor Moore
EC Connections Vice Chair - Krystal Shaw

Elementary Connections Chair – Molly Taylor
Elementary Connections Vice Chair - Courtney Stamps

Faculty Appreciation Chair – Emily Quinn
Faculty Appreciation Vice Chair - Kristen Griffith

Father/Son Event Chair – Laura Russell
Father/Son Event Vice Chair - Amanda Ray

Hospitality Chair – Lydia Norfleet
Hospitality Vice Chair - Malaney George

Library Volunteers Chair – Amy Wilhite
Library Volunteers Vice Chair – Susan Waters

March Mania Co-Chair - TBA
March Mania Co-Chair - TBA

PDS Buddies Chair - Paula Sansom
PDS Buddies Vice Chair - Lindsey Tayloe

Sixth Grade Graduation Banquet Chair - Carey Snider

Sixth Grade Mother-Son Luncheon Chair – Kristi Carmichael
Sixth Grade Mother-Son Luncheon Vice Chair - Stephanie Hughes

Spirit Sale Chair – Palmer Smith
Spirit Sale Vice Chair - Chavanne McDonald

Phone Numbers and Email Addresses

Look up phone numbers and email addresses in the Student Directory (login required).

Grandparents' Day 2019 - October 25 - Save the Date

Our bi-annual Grandparent's Day celebration is coming the morning of October 25, 2019.

Save the Date!

If you have had changes in contact information for your son's grandparents recently, please help us update our records so that we can send out an invitation for Grandparents' Day. Contact Kim Bridgforth with updated information.

2017 PDS Open 1st Place Team

Congratulations to 1st Place winners of the 2017 PDS Open Golf Tournament - Clarence Chapman, Scott Anderson, Matt Wilson, Edward Dobbs!

PDS Names Paul Trowbridge Gillespie, Jr. ‘59 as 2017 Distinguished Alumnus

PDS is proud to announce the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus: Paul Trowbridge Gillespie, Jr. ‘59

Trow Gillespie ‘59Trow graduated from PDS, MUS, and Vanderbilt University. He worked for First Tennessee Investment Management, Inc., co-founded Southeastern Asset Management, and co-founded NewSouth Capital Management, Inc. where he currently serves as Principal and President. He has served many organizations as a board member, and continues to be involved in the community. He is married to Elizabeth Johnston Gillespie, and they have three sons, Paul III, Stuart, and John.

Parent Parties: Save the Date!

Save the date for our upcoming parent parties!

GradeHostDate
YK Liz and Ross Glotzbach Saturday, October 1
PK Ginger & John Warmath Friday, September 16
JK Kristi & James Carmichael Saturday, October 15 Friday, October 14
SK Katherine & Adrian Blackney Saturday, September 17
1st Emily & Matt Robbins Friday, November 11
2nd Allison & Richard Smith Friday, October 21
3rd JJ and Jay Keras Friday, October 28
4th Caroline & Blake Billups Friday, November 18
5th Sarah & Trey Watkins Friday, November 18
6th Cindy & Edward Dobbs Saturday, October 15

RSVP information for each of the parties will be sent out a couple of weeks before each party.

Majority of Springfield Scholars at MUS are PDS Alums

Congratulations to PDS Alums from the PDS Class of 2013 for being inducted as Springfield Scholars at MUS. Eight of the 11 Springfield Scholars are graduates of PDS.

This award is given to eighth graders in the top 10% of the class based on a weighted numeric average as well as one’s demonstration of character that is consistent with the high standards of the school’s Honor Code and Community Creed.

  • James Blatchford
  • Garrott Braswell
  • Ethan Lam
  • Ev Nichol
  • William Quinlen
  • Sellers Shy
  • Tyran Williams
  • Philip Wunderlich

PDS Names 2015 Distinguished Alumnus, Robert Edwin Loeb, Sr. '67

Each year, Presbyterian Day School honors an alumnus who demonstrates a love for the school and who represents the goals, ideals, and imagination of PDS.

This year, we recognize Robert Edwin Loeb, Sr. ’67.

PDS Alums Help Swim Team Finish 2nd at State

Sherman Tabor '09 and Jack McCaghren '11 helped lead the MUS Swim Team to a second place finish at State - competing against 42 other teams.  Tabor was instumental in helping the 200 yard freestyle team win second place, and in addition, the 200-yard medley team including McCaghren (butterfly) and Tabor (freestyle) took sixth place.  McCaghren also finished sixth in the 500 freestyle.  Congratulations to these PDS Alums!

On theCalendar

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Apr
Tuesday

24
Apr
Wednesday
Fellowship Hall at Presbyterian Day School
6:45 am - 8:00 am
For all dads • Breakfast or lunch sessions available • More Info

24
Apr
Wednesday
B100 (Church)
8:15 am
Meets on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. Join other moms in praying for our boys, families, faculty, and school.

24
Apr
Wednesday
Fellowship Hall at Presbyterian Day School
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
For all dads • Breakfast or lunch sessions available • More Info

25
Apr
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 am

25
Apr
Thursday
Fellowship Hall
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

26
Apr
Friday

Thank you to all the PDS faculty, boys, and parents for clipping Box Tops. Enjoy a Dress Down Day on Friday, April 26 for all your efforts this school year.

Since the inception of the program 10+ years ago, PDS has received over $29,600 from Box Tops for Education. That’s A LOT of Box Tops!

26
Apr
Friday
7:15 am - 7:45 am

PDS will be selling Chick-Fil- A breakfast to support Advance Memphis and their Share the Love Supply Drive on Friday, April 26th from 7:15am–7:45am!

  • $4 for a chicken biscuit or 4 count chicken minis

Come support Advance Memphis!!!

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