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Spring Band Concert: Thursday April 25

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Strategic Dads - Training World Changers • Wed., April 24

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Social Media, Smart Phones, and Gaming: What is Right For Your Family?

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Grandparents' Day 2019 - October 25 - Save the Date

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Parent Book Club: Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World

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The Spring 2019 Issue of PDS Spirit is Here

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Summer Camps 2019!

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Calendar at a Glance - 2019-2020

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

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Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that - Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King did not only say these words — he lived these words. He lived a life of purpose, sacrifice, and example, shining the light and love of Jesus into some very dark places. He believed all men and women are created by God and in the image of God, and he believed that standing up for the oppressed was worth dying for. Dr. King was one of America’s greatest Pacesetters. His example is still worth following today. This is why our country, our city, and our school celebrate his life with a national holiday. This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, here are three ways we can honor the life of Dr. King:

Last modified on January 23, 2019

Dear Parents,

On behalf of the faculty and staff of PDS, thank you for sending your sons to our wonderful school. This time of year can be cold outside, but there is an incredible spirit and warmth inside our building. Not only are the boys working hard to be critical and creative thinkers, but they are also building their character. I get to see this character in action on the basketball courts, in the hallways, and at recess. Our students are gearing up for future success in Lego Robotics, Destination Imagination and an amazing series of After-School Adventures. I believe our school is stronger than it has ever been.

Each year we deliver standardized testing to our students in second through sixth grade. While these tests only provide a snapshot of how a boy is doing on a particular day, as a school we look at these scores and are able to see trends of how our school is doing in comparison to strong public schools and independent schools from around the country. While this year’s results are not yet available, I am pleased to report that year after year PDS exceeds the local, state and national norms for both public and independent schools. We are a school that is recognized around our country for strong academics and a commitment to character education. Just last week I had requests from schools in Colorado, Ohio, and Maine to visit our school and learn about our unique and signature programs.

This Friday our re-enrollment contracts will be distributed electronically. We would love for you to return these contracts by Friday, February 1. The Board of Trustees has recently met to determine tuition for next year. During my tenure, we have been careful to cut costs and to keep tuition increases to a minimum. Our budget is largely based on personnel costs and an increase in salary for our teachers creates an increase in tuition. Please CLICK HERE to access the tuition costs for next year.

Thank you for your steadfast commitment to PDS. As we continue to grow boys in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man, we know how important it is to partner with families. I am hosting a parent coffee on Wednesday, January 30 from 8:00–8:45 am in the Campbell Board Room. There will not be an agenda for this meeting as it will be an opportunity to discuss whatever is on your mind.

All the best,

Steve Hancock
Headmaster


How to Talk to Your Children About Sex Featured

Strategic Parenting Blog Tuesday, January 15, 2019 10:10 AM

Todd Erickson is the Pastoral Executive at Second Presbyterian Church and serves on the Board Of Trustees at PDS. Todd also served in youth ministry for 27 years. He and his wife, Lynn, recently gave the following points in talk to parents. This is timely for parents of sixth grade boys as your boys are reading chapters 7, 8, and 9 of Flight Plan over the next two weeks. This is valuable to all parents because, as you will read, it’s important to start these conversations early with our children.

Talking to our children about sex can be awkward and intimidating. But, as with every part of your parenting, you don’t face this alone. God loves you and your child, so ask for his help. Ask for wisdom. Ask for his help to listen well and speak well. Pray, pray, pray!

Seven things to aim for in your conversations with your children:

Last modified on January 18, 2019

Starting January 29th, take one hour a month to learn how to be a better dad.

Throughout this spring semester, PDS will be hosting Strategic Dad sessions on the last Tuesday of each month. All you need to do is pick between the 6:45 breakfast session or the 11:45 lunch session, and we’ll provide the teaching and the food.


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

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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.

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

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Apr
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 am

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

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