Our mission at First Presbyterian Day School is to educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory.
DRESS DOWN: This Friday, Dec. 2nd, to benefit Casa Hogar orphanage in Acapulco, Mexico. Please bring your donation and students may wear jeans and a Christmas sweater or spirit shirt if desired.
The Elementary Christmas program is Tuesday, Dec. 13th at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm. The title of this year’s program is “Shepherds Tell Us of that Night.” All children in 1st – 4th grade, as well as 5th grade Chorus members, will be dressed as shepherds.
Costumes: All students should wear a white shirt, and khaki or white bottoms. (Shirts may be short or long-sleeved, and do not need to be FPD uniforms. Bottoms may be skirts, shorts, or pants, as long as they are white or khaki.) FPD will provide shepherd robe, shepherd hat, and belt for all. OPTIONAL: Students may also wear a solid colored scarf of any type material if they choose to.
Shoes: Students may wear regular school shoes or sandals with a back strap if it’s warm enough.
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.
Upcoming Lower School Chapels: Dec. 6th - 4th grade leads; Dec. 13th – Elementary Christmas Program, 1:00 pm; Dec. 20th – Elementary Sing-a-Long, 10:15 am. Parents are always welcome to join us from 12:05-12:25 pm in the Clark Fine Arts Center.
BACKPACK MINISTRIES: The local food bank is low, so please send Vienna sausages, applesauce, and juice boxes. Thanks for helping as we minister to needy children in our community.
Please label all jackets, coats, sweaters, hats, mittens, lunchboxes, etc. All unclaimed/unlabeled items will be removed during the Christmas holidays. Please check the Lost & Found rack for missing items.
Christmas is coming and The Viking Store has all sorts of items for any-age Viking, including “Viking Bucks” gift cards available in any amount! Get ready for cooler weather with uniform-approved outerwear and scarves. We have so many new products including Viking room decorations, mirrored car tags, Christmas ornaments, jewelry and stuffed bears wearing a cheerleading uniform or letterman’s jacket. We have lots of stocking stuffers too! Visit us at www.fpdmacon.org/tvs and “like us” on Facebook @ FPD-The Viking Store. Open school days 7:45am- 3:30pm. Located in the MAC near the cafeteria. We are open during most home Varsity basketball games. We accept credit cards except American Express.
The Viking Store will be open until 3:30pm on Tuesday, Dec. 13th, during the Elementary Christmas music program. This is a great time for parents and grandparents to shop!
READ every chance you get! We encourage students to always have a book in their book-bag. Electronics are not allowed during school unless for instruction (as per our Elementary Handbook.) A great time for AR reading is before or after school.
DRESS CODE Reminders: Socks, tights, and leggings should be predominantly solid red, white, black or gray. All accessories (hairbows, headbands, etc) should also be school approved colors. Boys hair should not cover ears or eyes and should not touch collar.
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 Carrie.Rogers@fpdmacon.org or send a note to the Elementary Office to let us know so that we may add this charge to your billing statement.
The new baseball batting cages near the elementary playground are “OFF LIMITS” before and after school (7:30 am-4:00 pm) unless students are accompanied by a coach. Thanks for helping us take good care of our new equipment.
“Sneak a Peek” at all the fun things our classes are doing! You can enjoy visiting the FPD classrooms and campus online, via our Teacher Blog pages. Just go to: www.fpdmacon.org; Click on the “Community” tab and then the “Teacher Blog” tab.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
- Christmas Sing-a-Long, Tues, Dec. 20th, 10:15 am, Clark Fine Arts Auditorium
- Last Day of School – Tues, Dec. 20th – ½ day - Early dismissal. No lunch served.
- Christmas Holidays – December 21st to January 4th, 2017, for students
- First Day of School in 2017 – Thursday, January 5th
- MLK Holiday – Monday, January 16th, 2017 – No School
- Please invite your friends to our upcoming Open House for Prospective Families:
FPD Open House, 3K-12th grade, Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm in the Clark Fine Arts Center lobby. If you know anyone that you’d like us to contact, email: firstname.lastname@example.org