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Want to Be a Better Dad? Announcing the 2019 Spring Sessions for Strategic Dads

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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January Update from Headmaster Hancock

Wed, Jan 1 in News

The Winter 2018 Issue of PDS Spirit is Here

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2018 Christmas Pageant Livestream

Tue, Dec 12 in News

Delivering Forgotten Items - Teaching Boys Responsibility

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Birthday Book Club - Honor Your Son on His Birthday

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Helping Your Son Live Out the November Virtue of the Month

Welcome to November! Our virtue of the month is the Servant Leader. Not sure what that means or how to help your son live that out? Keep reading for an adapted excerpt from our new book 7 Virtues of Godly Manhood:

Last modified on November 16, 2018

Fortnite: Trick or Treat? Featured

Strategic Parenting Blog Caroline Friday Wednesday, October 31, 2018 2:02 PM

If you have a son at PDS, chances are you have heard of the video game Fortnite. The game was released in 2017 and has only grown in popularity since then—an estimated 78.3 million people played the game in the last month alone.

Fortnite is a collaborative game where players can compete alone or work as a team via headset, either with people they know first hand or strangers also playing the game. This game can be found on several gaming outlets: Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo, even cellphones.

Fortnite is everywhere you look these days, and because of its accessibility, violence, and addictiveness,it can be a pretty controversial topic—especially when you are asking what its place is in your family. It also opens up the conversation over whether to allow video games in your home at all.

The differing opinions are endless, and we believe it’s a matter of judgment, where there truly is no right or wrong answer if you are carefully considering what’s best for your family. To help you weigh the pros and cons, we reached out to two PDS families and one teacher, all three with different views on gaming in general and Fortnite specifically:

Last modified on November 16, 2018

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.

Mark Fruitt


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

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Sanctuary
8:10 am - 8:30 am
Parents welcome!

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