Friday, January 12, 2018

Lower School Newsletter from Wade Putnal - January 11, 2018

Spirit Week is next week – Jan 16-19th!!  Elementary has its own special dress-down days Tuesday-Friday to celebrate our school spirit! (This is different from middle and high school)
* ALL American USA- Tuesday (red, white, blue) Jeans ok.
* Wacky~Wild Patterns- Wednesday (tops and bottoms)
* Neat-o Neon- Thursday – Jeans ok.
* Super Spirit VIKING Day- Friday (FPD wear) Jeans ok.

Community Service Outreach NEXT WEEK – All of elementary is encouraged to send in school supplies (notebooks, glue sticks, crayons, markers, 3 ring binders, notebook paper, EXPO markers, pens etc.) for Campus Clubs, a local mentoring and tutoring program for at-risk children in our community. Supplies collected Tues., Jan. 16-Thurs. Jan 18.

PREVIEW DAY for Prospective Families: Please invite your friends and family to tour our school on Sunday, January 28th, 3-5 pm, beginning in the Clark Fine Arts lobby. Prospective students (Rising 3K to 12th grade) and families are invited! If you know someone we should contact, email:

FPD Center for Discovery spring class registration is happening! Don’t miss out!
NEW CLASSES for elementary ages: Engineering Adventures K-5, The Carpenter Shop K-2, CHESS for 2-6, Elementary Cross Country 3-5, Garden to Table Cookies 2-5, Theater Workshop PK- 5th, Music lessons for all ages, Princess Ballet 3K-K, Robotics 1-6, and Life Science Discovery K-5. Open to the community, lots of new classes are available for 3K to Adults. Bring a friend and join a class together! Program guide and registration is in office or online:

Yearbook Ordering: It’s time to purchase your 2017-2018 yearbook! Our FPD yearbook staff has worked diligently on this collection of events from the year. Orders due by January 15th. Visit:
School order number is 1881.

PARENTS… If you have a topic or area related to parenting that you would like to learn more about, please email

The Viking Store has everything a Viking needs for cold weather: headwear, scarves, long sleeve spirit shirts, sweatshirts and jackets (all uniform-approved). We carry Land’s End uniform shirts and girls’ sweaters also. Visit us during Varsity basketball games!  Open school days 7:45am - 3:30pm and located in the MAC building near the cafeteria.

LIBRARY NEWS:  It’s almost visiting author time!  Author Diane Z. Shore will visit us on Wednesday, Feb. 7. Did you see the orange flyer in signed papers telling you more about her visit and the opportunity to pre-order an autographed Diane Z. Shore book?  **Forms/money are due by THIS Friday, Jan 12 for pre-ordered books.**

BACKPACK MINISTRIES: As we restock in the new year, we are asking all grade levels to participate and bring items. Typically, we always need fruit cups, Vienna sausages, and juice pouches. Thanks for helping as we minister to needy children in our community.
*** COMING UP ***
** MLK Holiday – Monday, January 15th – NO SCHOOL

** Lower School Chapel -Tuesday, Jan 30th, from 12:05-12:30pm. Parents are always welcome to join us in the Clark Fine Arts Center as we worship together.

** Mixon-Fincher Young Author/Illustrator Celebration in your child’s
classroom, Friday, Feb. 9th– 8:15 to 9am. Parents are invited to visit as students celebrate being young authors and illustrators.

Monday, January 08, 2018


The deadline to order FPD yearbooks is January 15th. Go to and following the directions to order. Our school # is 1881 and the cost is $80.00.

Elementary Spirit Week: January 16th - 19th

Elementary Themes for Spirit Week- January 16-19, 2018


TUESDAY- Team USA (red, white and blue)/jeans are allowed. 

WEDNESDAY- Wacky Patterns (wild, wacky patterns- tops and bottoms)/jeans are allowed.

THURSDAY- Neat-o Neon (head to toe neon colors)/jeans are allowed.

FRIDAY- Super VIKING Spirit Day (Viking wear)/jeans are allowed.

** Campus Club Community Outreach - Bring in school supplies that are needed for Campus Club ministry.
- Half to 1 inch 3 ring binders
- Glue sticks and glue bottles
- Notebook Paper
- Printer Paper
- Construction paper
- Pens/pencil
- Expo White Board markers

Friday, January 05, 2018


Elementary students may wear college team tops with uniform pants/shorts/skorts to school Monday.  
Go Dawgs!  Roll Tide!

Monday, December 04, 2017

American Village Pictures

Please send any pictures that were taken at American Village to Mrs. Murnan at . The yearbook staff is wanting to do a field trip page and need good photos. We have some, but we want everyone to be included.