Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Dress Down Day this Friday!

DRESS DOWN DAY: Friday, November 17th
- Wear jeans and a FPD spirit t-shirt or a favorite college team shirt. $1 donations will provide washing machines and dryers for Casa Hogar. Your child learned all about Casa Hogar at Chapel yesterday.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Mother/Son Kickball Tournament

Good Afternoon, Kickball Moms!

We are getting ready for a fun morning of Mother/Son Kickball tomorrow morning, Saturday, November 11!  Lunch will follow immediately after the Fifth Grade Moms vs. Sons game.  Plan to attend to cheer on the other grades as they play! If you have peanut or gluten concerns, please let me know and we will accommodate your lunch needs. Please see the game schedule and team assignments below.  Make sure you note “Team Colors” and come dressed in the appropriate color shirt.  If you have “Team Specific” questions, your “Captain” for the morning is highlighted in bold in the spreadsheet.  Please bring a water bottle for you and for your son.  We will also have plenty of extra bottled water so do not worry about running short throughout the morning!  Please remember your sunscreen!

Saturday Morning, November 11

8:45-8:55 am              Arrive and check in
9:00                             Review rules of the game as a group
9:15 - 10:00                 First/Second Grade Combined Team Red vs. Black
10:00 - 10:45               Third/Fourth Grade Combined Team Red vs. Black
10:45 - 11:30               Fifth Grade Moms (Red) vs. Fifth Grade Sons (Black)
11:30 - Noon               Lunch provided by Zebulon Road Chick-fil-A

Where: FPD Lacrosse Field (behind football field) and Picnic Pavilion

Fifth Boys (Black)
Fifth Moms (Red)
Brady Lincoln
Mary Lincoln
Peyton Howard
Suzanne Howard
Kye Kennington
Tacie Rozier
Conner Crosby
Shannon Crosby
William King
Wendy King
Scout Willingham
Jodi Willingham
Bryson Byrd
Stacy Byrd
Dalton McGreggor
Laura McGreggor
Ren Harden
Melinda Harden
Cody Colter
Laurie Colter
Causey Crosby
Amanda Crosby
Wilson Corrigan
Summer Corrigan
Max Murnan
Jessica Murnan
We are looking forward to a fun morning!  Please reach out to me if you have any questions. See you Saturday!


Mary P. Huffstetler, AICP

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Tonight is FPD Spirit Night!!

Dear School Family,
Tonight is FPD SPIRIT NIGHT at Stoner’s Pizza Restaurant on Forsyth Rd. A portion of all sales tonight will go to help support the student-athletes at FPD.  Mr. Charlie (Stoner’s pizza owner) is eager to provide a great meal to our school family and desires to support our school in the process. I hope those of you looking for tonight’s family meal will consider Stoner’s.
Thanks and GO BIG RED!
Coach Moore

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Lower School Newsletter from Wade Putnal (edited)

Our mission at First Presbyterian Day School is to educate and equip students
to change the world for God’s glory.
Upcoming Elementary Chapel dates are Tuesday, Nov. 14th and Thursday, Dec. 14th (4th grade leads) at 12:05 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Please join us!

The Elementary Christmas program time will be here before we know it!  All children in 1st - 4th grade, as well as 5th grade Chorus members, will dress in dressy Christmas wear. No jeans.
5th Grade Band:
Boys: Long-sleeved shirt (any color), tie, dress pants/slacks, dark shoes, socks (NO SNEAKERS).
Girls: Full-length dress, ankle-length skirt, or slacks with top (no open back or sleeveless tops; no short skirts), dress shoes. Christmas colors are fine.

BACKPACK MINISTRY needs… peanut butter crackers, jello/pudding cups, tuna packets and Vienna sausages. THANK YOU!

DRESS DOWN DAY: Friday, November 17th, Wear jeans and a FPD spirit t-shirt.
$1 donations will go to Casa Hogar. Project LEAD high school students will share about Casa Hogar during our chapel on November 14th.

Class Photographers: If you have photos of your child’s field trips and other school-related activities to share, please send to your child’s teacher throughout the year. Thanks so much!

LUNCH PLAN: If your child is not on a 3-day or 5-day dining plan, and they eat in the lunchroom at any time, please email or send a note to the Elementary Office to let us know so that we may add this charge to your billing statement. You may add your child the 3 or 5 day plan at any time by emailing:

LATE ARRIVALS reminder: If your child arrives to school after 8:15 am (8:50 am on late-start Wednesdays) they should enter school at the front Elementary office, and they need to sign in as well. Thank you.

Christmas is coming! The Viking Store has tons of gift ideas and stocking stuffers - including “Viking Bucks” $$ cards! Don’t fight the crowds on Black Friday when you can get it all done here!  You won’t believe our gift wall: Room decorations, car plates, key chains, scarves and much more. We have many uniform-approved outerwear options and always carry short-sleeved Lands’ End polo shirts. Always a great selection of spirit t-shirts and men’s polo shirts.  We even carry Tall sizes for men. Check out our page on Facebook: FPD-The Viking Store or Open 7:30a -3:30p in the MAC.

COUNSELOR CAUSEY’s Corner… Every other week throughout the month you will receive an informative “parent read” article written by our school counselor, Susan Causey. Your child is blessed to receive monthly lessons from Counselor Causey. The topics she writes on are being addressed due both from student and parent concerns identified at school.

With cooler weather, please label all things that your child brings to school - water bottles, coats, jackets, sweaters lunchboxes, hats, book bags, and all! Please check the Lost and Found rack in the elementary hallway if you are missing items.

FALL into the Holidays 3”… upcoming dance production by The Madison Studio.  Two shows will be performed at FPD’s Clark Fine Arts Auditorium, Saturday, November 18th @ 2pm and 7pm.
 J!! Katelyn Jones, FPD PreK student in Mrs. Carol Adams’ class will be performingJ


J November 30th- Books with Buddies ..9:30am in the library. This month come and  enjoy story time and music for children 3k. PK and K.
    *****OPEN HOUSE – Drop-In Tours…9:30-11:30 3K- 5th grade****

·       Thanksgiving Holidays: November 20th– 24th (Offices closed 22nd -24th)
·       December 7th – Elementary Christmas Program (grades 1-5), 1pm & 7pm, in the Clark Fine Arts Auditorium. 5th Grade Chorus and Band will also perform.
·       Christmas Sing-a-Long: Friday, December 15th, 10:30 am; Early Dismissal for 3K-5th
·       Christmas Holidays: December 18th- January 3rd (3k- 5th)

·       First Day of school in 2018: January 4th