4th Grade

  • Summer Learning for Rising 2nd-6th Grades

    May 20, 2021

    Dear Parents,

    Today, every boy in 1st – 5th grade received a red folder containing his required summer reading and math assignments.

    The folder contains all the information your son will need in order to complete his required summer work. Just as last year, all required math assignments are contained within the red folder.

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  • Field Day for 1st-6th is Friday, May 7

    April 23, 2021

    FIELD DAY – Friday, May 7
    Grades 1 – 3 (8:30 – 11:30am)
    Grades 4 – 6 (12:00 – 3:00pm)
    (RAIN DATE – MAY 10)

    Dear PDS Parents,

    It is time once again for our annual Field Day filled with team play and fun activities for everyone. To encourage sportsmanship, camaraderie, and a team concept, our

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  • Crusaders Mini-Camp - Learn the Fundamentals of the Game!

    April 16, 2021
    4th Grade 5th Grade

    Learn the Fundmentals of the Game!

    BALL HANDLING, PASSING, FOOTWORK,

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  • Interpreting Your Son's ERB Score - Thursday, April 15

    March 29, 2021

    For Grades: 2nd Grade 3rd Grade

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  • COVID Guidelines for Intramural Soccer

    March 15, 2021

    Parents,

    The PDS Athletic Department has been preparing for our upcoming Intramural Soccer season with activities beginning the week of March 15th. We have established guidelines for the boys and spectators. By attending games it is understood that all spectators entering the field area have answered ‘no’ to the following questions

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  • 2021 Intramural Soccer Schedules

    March 3, 2021

    We are looking forward to a great soccer season this year!

  • Spring Athletics Sign-Ups - Soccer, Tennis, & Track - Deadline Extended

    February 3, 2021

    We are pleased to offer an athletic program that builds throughout your son’s 4th-6th grade career. Our program emphasizes safety, instruction in the fundamentals, teamwork, and participation for all players.

    We offer Intramural soccer to 4th – 6th grades. In addition to our Intramural leagues we offer a competitive program called

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  • Father/Son Night Out - Tuesday, February 23

    February 3, 2021

    For Grades: 4th Grade 5th Grade

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  • Intramural Basketball Make-Up Games

    February 1, 2021

    Here is the make-up schedule from the first week of Intramural Basketball

    4th Grade

    Friday, February 26th

    • Rockets vs. Suns (East 1)
    • Celtics vs. Thunder (East 2)
    • Grizzlies vs. Lakers (West)

    5th Grade

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  • PDS Sunday at Second Presbyterian Church - February 7

    January 26, 2021

    Dear 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade Parents,

    While Presbyterian Day School and Second Presbyterian Church will still celebrate PDS Sunday as scheduled on February 7th at the 11:00 service, we will not be requiring teachers and students to attend due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic in our area. 

    Our chaplain,

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  • Change to Intramural Basketball Schedule

    January 4, 2021

    ÂDear Parents,

    Happy New Year! As the Athletic Dept. continues preparation for the upcoming Intramural Basketball season, we have decided to delay the start of the season. We now plan to start games next week (January 11-15). We will stick to the original schedule and the games that we miss this week will be made up at a later date.

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  • COVID Guidelines for Intramural Basketball

    December 10, 2020

    Dear Parents,

    The PDS Athletic Department has been preparing for our upcoming Intramural Basketball season with games beginning the week of January 4th. We have established guidelines for the boys and spectators. By attending games it is understood that all spectators entering the building have answered ‘no’ to the following

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  • Intramural Basketball Schedules

    November 12, 2020
    Parents, here are the schedules for our 2020-2021 intramural basketball teams.
  • Crusader Café is Back - Sign-Up for a Spot!

    October 28, 2020

    Hey Parents,

    Crusader Café is back for another year. For those of you who do not know, Crusader Café is an opportunity for a boy to showcase his musical talents to his peers and others during lunchtime. We will be dining and entertaining everyone from the Fellowship Hall.

    Because of Covid, we will have separate dates for 1st –

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  • PDS Will Play Basketball This Year

    October 16, 2020

    4th, 5th, and 6th Grade Families,

    I want to let you know where we currently stand with Crusader (6th grade only) and Intramural Basketball.

    We chose not to participate in football this year because there were so many unknowns. We still think it was the right decision at the time. As the school year has progressed, we have been

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  • Elementary Parent Night - Thursday, September 3

    August 26, 2020

    Our annual Elementary Parent Night will be held on Thursday, September 3. All meetings will be held via Zoom. Links to access the meetings will be emailed out next week.

    • 1st and 2nd Grade, 6pm
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  • Connecting PDS Devices to Home Internet for 4th-6th Grades

    August 24, 2020

    PDS uses an off-campus filter called Captive Portal, which your son will have to sign into once every five days.

    • When your son launches a internet browser (Chrome or Safari), a blue screen, with “Captive Portal” will appear.

      Fall Athletics - Cross Country (6th) and Golf Try-Out Information (6th)

      August 19, 2020

      Information and registration for 6th grade Crusader golf and cross-country is now posted.

      4th, 5th, & 6th grade Football Clinic information will be sent out next week. Clinics will start after Labor Day.

      Sign-Up for Cross Country or Golf
    • An Update on Fall Athletics Offerings

      August 17, 2020

      Over the past several weeks, we have held out hope that the infection numbers would improve enough for us to be able to hold all of the normal school activities that are part of the PDS experience. Consistent with our approach of following local CDC and Shelby County Health Department guidelines regarding contact sports and other

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    • Elementary Back-to-School Zoom Meetings

      August 13, 2020

      Mark Fruitt and I look forward to having you join us for an in-depth discussion of your son's upcoming school year! Meeting links were emailed to parents this morning and they are available below. You can expect the meeting to last for an hour. If you are unable to attend, a recording will be made available. You can request the recording by

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    • Sign-Up for the PDS Lunch Program

      August 7, 2020

      It is time to sign-up for the PDS Lunch Program! We will be offering a complete menu of hot lunches cooked on campus. The cost for the 1st Semester Lunch Plan is $505. The cost for the 1st Semester Drink Plan is $95.

      Erin Greer is the point person for the lunch program.

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    • Gerrin Murray

      August 5, 2020
      Position: Technology Fellow/4th Grade Homeroom
      Last Name: Murray
      First Name: Gerrin
      Division: 4th Grade, Elementary, Technology
      Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      Work Address: 4025 Poplar Avenue
      Work City: Memphis
      Work State: TN
      Work Zip: 38111
      Technology Fellow/4th Grade Homeroom
    • Fall Athletics Sign-Ups - Delayed

      July 22, 2020

      Due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding football, we have decided to delay ALL fall sports sign-ups until we are adequately informed on how to establish a clear plan for intramural (4th-6th) and Crusader (5th/6th) football.

      We do plan to offer 6th grade Crusader golf and cross-country due to these sports fitting within the

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    • Sherry Creasman

      March 27, 2020
      Position: Fourth Grade Teacher (Math)
      Last Name: Creasman
      First Name: Sherry
      Division: 4th Grade, Elementary
      Phone - Work: 901-842-4638
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      Work Address: 4025 Poplar Avenue
      Work City: Memphis
      Work State: TN
      Work Zip: 38111
      Degrees: B.A., M.Ed., P.Z. Harvard
      Fourth Grade Teacher (Math)
    • Christine Driskill

      March 27, 2020
      Position: Reading, 4th Grade
      Last Name: Driskill
      First Name: Christine
      Division: 4th Grade, Elementary, Special Areas
      Phone - Work: 901-507-5002
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      Work Address: 4025 Poplar Avenue
      Work City: Memphis
      Work State: TN
      Work Zip: 38111

      Reading, 4th Grade

    • Lili Frye

      March 27, 2020
      Position: Mandarin Chinese (3rd-6th Grades)
      Last Name: Frye
      First Name: Lili
      Division: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, Elementary, Special Areas
      Phone - Work: 901-842-4696
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      Work Address: 4025 Poplar Avenue
      Work City: Memphis
      Work State: TN
      Work Zip: 38111
      Degrees: B.A., East China Normal University
      Mandarin Chinese (3rd-6th Grades)
    • Terri Jarratt

      March 27, 2020
      Position: Science Lab (2nd, 3rd, 4th)
      Last Name: Jarratt
      First Name: Terri
      Division: 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, Elementary
      Phone - Work: 901-842-4681
      Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      Work Address: 4025 Poplar Avenue
      Work City: Memphis
      Work State: TN
      Work Zip: 38111
      Degrees: B.S. University of Memphis; M.Ed. University of Memphis
      Science Lab (2nd, 3rd, 4th)
    • Tony Rudzena

      March 27, 2020
      Position: Chaplain for Elementary, Bible Teacher for 4th-6th Grade
      Last Name: Rudzena
      First Name: Tony
      Division: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, Elementary, Special Areas
      Phone - Work: 901-842-4611
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      Work Address: 4025 Poplar Avenue
      Work City: Memphis
      Work State: TN
      Work Zip: 38117

      Chaplain for Elementary, Bible Teacher for 4th-6th Grade

    • Casey Smith

      March 27, 2020
      Position: Visual Arts Teacher
      Last Name: Smith
      First Name: Casey
      Division: Senior Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, Elementary, Special Areas, Arts
      Phone - Work: 901-842-4672
      Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      Work Address: 4025 Poplar Avenue
      Work City: Memphis
      Work State: TN
      Work Zip: 38111
      Degrees: B.A.
      Visual Arts Teacher
    • Dawn Southerland

      March 27, 2020
      Position: Vocal Music Teacher
      Last Name: Southerland
      First Name: Dawn
      Division: Elementary, Special Areas, Arts
      Phone - Work: 901-842-4661
      Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      Work Address: 4025 Poplar Avenue
      Work City: Memphis
      Work State: TN
      Work Zip: 38111
      Degrees: B.S., M.Ed.
      Vocal Music Teacher
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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.

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