Summer Camps Update: Extension of Family Discount Deadline & Survey About Online Camps

Tue, May 5 in News

What's Best for Boys? - Re-Entry Planning for the 2020-2021 School Year

Thu, May 5 in News

VIDEO: What We Miss the Most About Being at PDS

Thu, Apr 4 in How Do You Build a Boy?

Family Emergency Fund

Thu, May 5 in News

VIDEO: Elementary Talent Show Video

Fri, May 5 in News

A Reminder of Our Inclement Weather Communications Procedures

Mon, Nov 11 in News

Student Directory App for Mobile Phones

Tue, Aug 8 in News

Birthday Book Club - Honor Your Son on His Birthday

Sat, Aug 8 in News

The Fall 2019 Issue of PDS Spirit is Here

Tue, Jul 7 in News

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Winston Baccus

Winston Baccus

Director of Communications
Email
901-842-4614

Family Emergency Fund

The PDS Family Emergency Fund has been established to provide emergency relief to families who have been affected by the coronavirus.

Families who have experienced the following situation due to COVID-19 should consider applying for funds:

Friday Chapel - May 14, 2020 - Last Chapel of the School Year

Please join us as we close out the school year with our final chapel. Mr Graham has a special challenge from God’s word for our fabulous departing 6th grade boys. We believe it will encourage all boys, parents, and families.

Elementary Talent Show Video - Friday at 2pm!

The 2nd part of our talent extravaganza will be released on Friday after Backyard Wacky Olympics Straight Outta Left 'Field' Day!

Look for the link to the video in an email and posted on the website at 2pm on Friday.

Friday Chapel, April 24, 2020

What are boys learning about Truth during this time at home? Join us for Friday Chapel as we continue unpacking the seventh virtue of manhood, The Faithful Follower.

 

Show Some PDS Spirit with a Facebook Profile Frame

Parents,

Help us share some PDS spirit on Facebook by using one of our PDS profile frames!

It’s easy to apply them. Just go to your profile and click on your profile photo. You’ll see an option to add a frame. Search for “Presbyterian Day School” and you’ll see our frames.

Facebook Frame

VIDEO: What We Miss the Most About Being at PDS

Can you believe it’s already been a whole month?

We asked our faculty what they miss the most about being on campus.

Spoiler alert: we miss the boys!

Accessing Epic Outside of School Hours

Parents,

The service we are using to allow access to digital books, Epic, is available free to schools, but only during regular school hours.

While there is a way for the school to extend free access to families through the end of June due to the closure, that would require us to give all of our parent emails to Epic, which is against the school’s privacy policy.

If you want to access Epic outside of school hours you will need to create your own own account. While you do get 30 days for free, you will have to provide a credit card to create the account.

Melissa Smith
Chief Technology Officer

Communication and Cancellations/Postponements

For the duration of the closure, we will be sending out text message notifications when we announce information via email and the website to help keep parents as up-to-date as possible.

Communicating with Teachers and Faculty

All teachers and faculty members have access to their work email and their work phones during the closure.

Link to Faculty Directory.

Getting Support for Technology

If you need support for the school iPads and Macbooks or for access to any needed curriculum, please email pdstech@pdsmemphis.org or call the PDS Tech Hotline at 901-842-4622 or 901-842-4648.

Cancellations and Postponements

Event Date Note
After-School Adventures Through end of school year Cancelled
March Mania Online Auction Thursday, March 19-26 Postponed to May 12-14
PDS Maker Faire Thursday, April 16 Cancelled
Virtue Breakfast Friday, April 17 Cancelled
Spring Band Concert Thursday, April 24 Cancelled
Instrumental Music Recital Tuesday, April 28 Cancelled
Early Childhood Mother's Day Events Cancelled
6th Grade Exams May 12-14 Cancelled
Sports Banquet May 7 Cancelled
Class Days (SK-5) Cancelled
Class Parties Cancelled
Graduation Activities Postponed, See Update
Summer Camps First 2 weeks cancelled/reschedule, See Update

The Shield — A Monthly News Show by Students - Episode 2

The talented boys of PDS are putting their broadcasting skills to use to bring PDS, local, and national news to classrooms.

The staff of The Shield is comprised of boys who are in Dr. Danielle Walton's 6th-grade broadcasting elective class.

Look for new editions of The Shield on the first friday of each month.

Daily Schedule and Dismissal Times

Normal Arrival Times

TimeWhat
7:20-7:50am Early rooms open (supervised by faculty)
7:30-8:00am Drop Off Time
7:50am Boys may arrive in classrooms
8:00am Classes begin


Normal Schedule Dismissal Times

ClassMon, Tue, Thu, FriWed
YK, PK, morning 11:45am 11:45am
YK - All Day 2:30pm 2:05pm
PK, full day 2:30pm 2:05pm
JK, morning 12:00pm 12:00pm
JK, full day 2:40pm 2:15pm
SK 2:55pm 2:20pm
1st 3:00pm 2:30pm
2nd 3:00pm 2:30pm
3rd 3:10pm 2:30pm
4th-6th 3:15pm 2:45pm
ClassMon, FriTue, ThuWed
PK, 2/3 11:45am 2:30pm 2:05pm
JK, 2/3 12:00pm 2:40pm 2:15pm

PDS provides a lengthy (and longer than most schools) grace period of late pick-up during which it does not charge families. Boys left at school past their dismissal time (15 minutes for Early Childhood, 30 minutes for Elementary) will be taken to After-Care and charged the drop-in fee of $25.

(Please note: On most Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, teachers in grades 1-6 remain in their classrooms until 3:40 to provide extra help for their students. On any given day, however, some teachers will not be in their rooms due to the rotating after-school duty schedule or due to their leading an enrichment activity. Parents and/or boys should confirm that a teacher will be available for after-school classroom extra help on specific days.)

 

Lunch Schedule

GradeTime
1st 11:00 - 11:30
2nd 12:05 - 12:35
3rd 11:35 - 12:05
4th 11:50 - 12:20
5th 12:30 - 1:00
6th 11:20 - 11:50


Half-Day Schedule Dismissal Times

ClassTime
Young Knights, and Pre-Kindergarten 10:45am
Junior Kindergarten 10:55am
Senior Kindergarten 11:00am
1st Grade 11:15am
2nd Grade 11:20am
3rd - 6th Grades 11:30am


IMPORTANT NUMBERS

DepartmentNumber
Main 842-4600
Athletics 842-4604
Business Office 842-4639
After Care 842-4609
Admission 842-4695
Financial Aid 842-4618
Presbyterian Day School
4025 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111• 901-842-4600 Contact Us

 

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Visit Presbyterian Day School

Presbyterian Day School (PDS) is a private, Christian preschool and elementary school serving 500 boys from 2-years-old through 6th grade.

With our mission of striving to glorify God by developing boys in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man, we take a holistic approach to education, nurturing the heart, soul, mind, and body of each boy.