VR Breakaway for 5th and 6th Grades

VR Breakaway for 5th and 6th Grades

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by Mark Fruitt

Dear 5th and 6th Grade Parents –

In an effort to build greater teamwork, camaraderie and service among our fifth and sixth grade boys, we will again be taking them off campus to Victory Ranch for what promises to be fun-filled and spirit-filled days of challenge and adventure.

6th Grade Breakaway – Thursday/Friday, August 25th – 26th
5th Grade Breakaway – Monday/Tuesday, August 29–30

Bring your boys to school at the regular time and drop them at the gym entrance. We will leave at 8:15am on Thursday and return by 3pm on Friday.

$175.00 (We will bill your PDS account.)

Since this is an overnight trip, boys will need to bring the following items:

  • Pillow, sleeping bag or twin sheets
  • Change of clothes (underwear, socks, shorts, t-shirts)
  • Tennis shoes
  • Toiletries and towel
  • Swimming suit
  • Long pants (if your son wants to play paintball)
  • Sunscreen and bug repellant


Victory Ranch offers a variety of diverse and exciting activities that will enable us to explore the topics of teamwork (5th) and leadership (6th) in fun and unexpected ways. Your boys should look forward to mastering a variety of challenging elements. They will get to know themselves and each other in team building activities, games, and competitions, and will explore the Scriptures through talks, skits, and quiet time.

In addition to the full-time staff at Victory Ranch, Athletic Director Dennis Smith, Coaches-Spencer McLean, Paul Warner, David Rose, Luke Wise, Chaplin Tony Rudzena, Dean of Students Ross Spain, Science teacher Jackson Boyd, and I will take part in the breakaways.

Should an emergency arise, all Ranch and PDS employees are certified in CPR and other life-saving skills. In addition, PDS administrators on the trip will drive their own cars in order to provide additional transportation, should the need arise. The EMERGENCY phone number at the Ranch is 731–659–2880. My cell is 901–734–9907.

Please sign the linked release form as a means of granting your son permission to take part in this fun-filled adventure. Permission slips/release forms should be completed by Friday, August 19th in order for us to plan accordingly.

The camp store will be open if your son would like to purchase any souvenirs.

Please call with any questions or concerns.


Mark Fruitt
Principal, Elementary Division

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Presbyterian Day School (PDS) is a private, Christian preschool and elementary school serving boys from 2-years-old through 6th grade for almost 75 years.

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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