Monday, December 04, 2017

American Village Pictures

Please send any pictures that were taken at American Village to Mrs. Murnan at jessica.murnan@fpdmacon.org . 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.
                                                                                                            Thanks!

Lower School Newsletter from Wade Putnal
November 30, 2017

Our mission at First Presbyterian Day School is to educate and equip students
to change the world for God’s glory.


The Elementary Christmas program is Thursday, Dec.7th at 1:00 and 7:00 pm. The title of this year’s program is The Wonder of Christmas. 
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.
**The 1:00 pm performance will be live streamed for grandparents and friends to

DRESS DOWN- Friday, December 8th- $1 Donations for local Mentor’s Project
Elementary students may wear a Christmas sweater/shirt or Viking spirit shirt and jeans for $1 donations.

Upcoming Lower School Chapels:
Special Chapel on Thursday, December 14th  @12:05- 4th grade will present.
December 15th – Elementary Christmas Sing-a-Long @ 10:30 am.
Parents are always welcome to join us 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!

LOOKING for a great gift…. Books! Children that are read to and read with on a daily basis have a marked increase in their literacy, writing, and comprehension skills.
READING to and with your child every chance you get is one of the greatest gifts you can give them! 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 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.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
·       Thursday, December 14th is a full day for 3K- 5th grade.
·       Christmas Sing-a-Long for Lower School (3K- 5th grade)- Friday, December 15th @ 10:30 am
·       Last Day of School for 3K- 5th grade – Friday, December 15th -12 noon dismissal.
 No lunch served. Extended Day is available Friday, December 15th until 6pm. Please contact Lauren Wrabel if your child will attend.
·       Christmas Holidays for Lower School (3K- 5th grade)- December 18- January 3rd

·       First Day of School in 2018 – Thursday, January 4, 2018
·       MLK Holiday – Monday, January 15th, 2018– No School 
·       Please invite your friends to our upcoming FPD PREVIEW DAY for Prospective Families:
FPD Open House, 3K-12th grade, Sunday, January 28th, 2018, 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: admissions@fpdmacon.org

1st Annual Dick Frame 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run to Benefit ALS
Saturday, January 6th, 2018
Dick Frame Track and Field Complex
For more information, visit our website at www.framefunrun.com




Monday, November 27, 2017

Field Trip Information

We are looking forward to a great field trip Thursday! The information from signed papers is included below, along with a few additional important details.  Please contact your child's homeroom teacher if you have questions.

*Load buses at 7:30 am SHARP (Fine Arts Parking Lot).
*Departure time is 7:45. (Our schedule is tight so we will not be able to delay departure for tardy students or chaperones.)
*Estimated arrival time Thursday evening is 9:30 pm (Fine Arts Parking Lot).  We will post to the class Facebook page if we are delayed and anticipate arriving later than 9:30.

Students:
*Wear FPD uniforms with comfortable shoes.
*The current weather forecast calls for rain.  Rain jackets (if necessary) do not have to be in uniform or uniform colors.
*School sack lunches were pre-ordered for students on the 5-day lunch plan and for those whose parents requested a lunch for their child on the field trip form.  There are no lunch options on site, so please send a sack lunch if your child is not on the 5-day lunch plan and you did not pre-order a lunch for your child.

Parents:
*Casual clothing is appropriate.  Wear comfortable shoes!
*Please sit with your child when loading the bus. Students and parents can swap seats to sit with friends once we're on the road.
*The current weather forecast calls for rain.  If it's raining, you will want a rain jacket and/or umbrella because we will be walking between buildings throughout the afternoon.
*Please take plenty of "still shot" pictures!  Videos are not permitted during the program.
*You will be given a schedule, map, and instructions on the bus Thursday morning.
*School sack lunches were pre-ordered for those who indicated this on the field trip form.  There are no lunch options on site, so please bring a sack lunch if you did not pre-order from the FPD lunchroom.

For the Bus:
*Bring Christmas DVDs if you would like!  (G rated only, label DVD and case with your name)
*Students may not bring or use electronic devices on this field trip (including the bus)!
*An afternoon snack will be provided for all students.  Students and parents may bring snacks and water bottles - no candy or messy snacks, no peanut or tree nut snacks, only clear water.
*Chick-fil-A has been pre-ordered for all students and parent chaperones.

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!

Sincerely,

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 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. You may add your child the 3 or 5 day plan at any time by emailing: cindy.martin@fpdmacon.org

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 www.fpdmacon.org/TheVikingStore. 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

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

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

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Time to Order Yearbooks!

To order yearbooks:
Enter our school number: 1881
Follow the prompts to order and pay for the 2017-18 FPD Yearbook.

Cost: $80.00


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Operation Christmas Child

The 5th grade service project is Operation Christmas Child. Please read below for details. 

First, decide whether you want to fill your box for a girl or boy. Then, decide which age group: 2-4 years old, 5-9 years old or 10-14 years old. Use the plastic box provided to fill with items that are listed in the brochure provided. Remember to read the brochure to make sure you don’t pack anything that is prohibited. When you have finished packing your box you should cut out the boy or girl label on the back of the brochure and tape it the TOP of the box LID. You will probably want to put a rubber band around your box so all the contents will stay in.

*You do NOT need to include a $9 donation as this has already been included in your “field trip” funds that you have already paid.

As part of an in class assignment you will write a letter to the child that the box will go to. This will be written in class and it will be a writing grade. If you choose, you may include a picture of yourself as well as the SCHOOL ADDRESS for them to write you back.


The completed letter should be placed inside the box and the filled box should be brought to school on or before Monday, November 13 so that Mrs. Hollingsworth can drop them off at Ingleside Baptist Church. 

You can watch these videos for more information.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Report Cards

4th and 5th Grade Parents…
Be In the Know

As the first quarter has ended, we wanted to remind you of a couple of things concerning report cards and net classroom for 4th & 5th graders.

REPORT CARDS
A printed copy of your child’s report card will be mailed home at the end of each semester (January and June).
·       You can find 1st and 3rd quarter report cards on Net classroom.
·       Dates for report cards to be posted online or mailed are on the red calendar.

NET CLASSROOM
·        Log-in at www.fpdmacon.org
·        In the red bar across the top of the home page, click on FPD Community. In that drop down menu, look for the Parent tab on the far left. Under that tab, click on Net classroom.
·        To access net classroom, you will need to have a user ID and password. If you do not have a user ID and password, please email Cheri Frame for instructions on how to obtain those credentials. cheri.frame@fpdmacon.org
Net Classroom is your PAL!
·        Preview daily grades
·        Access mid-quarter comments and quarterly report cards

·        Look up homework assignments (students should always have homework assignments written in their agendas! Net Classroom is helpful if your child is absent.)

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Washington DC Trip

The Washington DC trip is always the highlight of our fifth grade year at FPD! Students and parents give us great feedback about this fun, educational experience. We would love for all of our students to participate in the trip this year!

Some of you will find a packet in your child's signed paper folder with a green form clipped to the front. This packet is being sent with children whose families have not yet sent paperwork to our travel agent (Five Star Travels) or have not yet begun payments to Five Star Travels. 

Please return the green form to FPD by Friday, October 20, 2017. The white forms should be mailed directly to Five Star Travels. If your family is not planning to participate in the Washington DC trip, there is a place to indicate your plans for your child during the week of the trip.

Friday, September 29, 2017

C.H.A.M.P.S.

Today’s students face dangers older generations could not have imagined.  Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety (C.H.A.M.P.S.) was founded in 2003 by the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association to address these urgent challenges.

The C.H.A.M.P.S. program is part of our fifth grade curriculum at FPD.  Classes are held monthly and taught by Lieutenant Tim James from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Department.


Our next C.H.A.M.P.S. class will be Wednesday, October 4th, and will focus on bullying.  We know our students will learn valuable life lessons from Lieutenant James during this class!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Jeans this Friday!

All elementary students can wear jeans with spirit tops on Friday, September 22! Elementary students will be working outside for a little while on Friday. Jeans and tennis shoes are better for playing in the dirt! (Shorts that are at least as long as uniform shorts are permitted.)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Schedule Changes

CHAPEL - Elementary Chapel (missed due to weather closure) has been moved to Tuesday, September 19th, at 12:05. Please join us for this sweet time of worship in the Fine Arts Auditorium!

FOOTBALL - Friday's football game at FPD has been moved to Saturday, September 16th, at 6:00. Go Vikings!

NEW FAMILIES - The New Family Dinner has been moved to Saturday, September 16th, at 5:00.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Homework Without Power

It was a great joy to see our fifth graders at school today! We are so thankful for the blessing of safety for our school family during the storm in our area Monday. We understand that many of our families are still experiencing power and/or internet outages at their homes. Your student might have already told you, but we're giving the children time at the end of the school day this week (Wednesday and Thursday) to complete their assignments requiring technology. Students also have the option to print any documents that they'll need to finish at home. In addition to the time we're giving students in class at the end of the day, the FPD library is open after school until 4:30 on weekdays (until 4:00 on Fridays). Please feel free to sit in the library with your child while he/she finishes homework.

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Weather Update

If school is closed due to weather, please have your student check his/her email for homework assignments and any schedule changes for quizzes, tests, or projects.  This information will also be posted to NetClassroom if possible. The purpose of teachers emailing and posting assignments is to allow for "remote learning" days when possible.  We understand that power outages sometimes occur when weather causes school to close.  Students should keep their tablets charged this weekend and check their email each day.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

When Technology Fails Us

If your child is working on OneNote homework on their tablet and technology is not working in their favor please have them follow the following steps.

1. Right click on the notebook's name and click, "sync this notebook now."
2. If the page they need still hasn't shown up have them click on "content library" and right click "copy" to copy the assignment. They should then go back under their name and right click "paste" onto a blank page in their notebook.
3. If neither of these steps worked have them restart their tablet.
4. Once the tablet has restarted try steps one and two again.
5. If restarting the tablet and doing steps one and two again didn't work, have your child call their "homework buddy" from their homeroom class. They can ask their homework buddy if they were able to complete their work on OneNote.
6. If the student was able to do their homework on their tablet, have your child email the teacher for which the assignment was assigned. It is obviously a problem isolated just to their personal tablet.
7. If the student wasn't able to do their homework on their tablet, it is obviously a grade level problem. Please do not panic. The teacher will be understanding and will work with all students the following day to get the assignment complete.

Thank you for helping your child with learning best technology practices. We are appreciative of your support as we help all the students learn on these fabulous, educational devices.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

A Note From Mrs. Krejci

The Treble Makers Orff Ensemble will be holding auditions for the 2017-2018 school year on September 6th and 13th.  This is an extracurricular group for students in grades 3-5.  This auditioned group performs at various programs during the year.  The Treble Makers build on a foundation of skills covered in music classes by learning advanced music and playing techniques.  Look for audition information and the permission slip in this week’s signed papers.  Questions, please email Mrs. Krejci mindy.krejci@fpdmacon.org

Lower School Newsletter from Wade Putnal

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SAFETY for your children is a top prioirty at FPD. 
Each year drills are practiced with the students. Scheduled, announced, and unannounced fire, safety, and severe weather drills are practiced. It is important for faculty, staff, and students to know the protocol and precautions for each. Practicing drills helps all know the plan and feel more secure should such a situation arise. We want parents to know that administration works with local law enforcement and area fire and weather officials to revise and update plans on a regular basis. Thank you for sharing your precious blessings with us and know that their safety and care is at the very top of our list!

NEWS FROM THE LIBRARY:  Thank you to so many for participating in the Birthday Book Club sale at Open House!  What a great response!  Didn’t have time to stop by?  It’s NOT too late to participate.  We still have plenty of books to choose from in the library and will have them available for another week.  The children LOVE being the first ones to check out “their” books and read them with their names on the nameplates inside.  Watch for the new Birthday Book Club books to come home the first week of October.  Many, many thanks!

Fall Classes: Check out all the great offerings for children and adults through our FPD Center for Discovery!  Starting in September. Sign up now!!
Gymnastics, soccer, chess, tennis, EV3 robotics, DUPPLO Fun (3K-K), LEGO WE DO (1st-3rd), music lessons, ballet, sewing, tie-dye, quilting– and many more! View brochure and register online, at www.fpdmacon.org/centerfordiscovery Invite a friend to sign up with you!

NEW for 3rd-5th graders … join The VIKING CREW afterschool program. Brand new room and new activities. Schedule provides snack, homework session, and activities geared toward our upper elementary. Grab a friend and come after school. Register and sign up by contacting Lauren Wrabel, FPD Extended Day Director at lauren.wrabel@fpdmacon.org or call 478-474-7321.

LADIES: Join us for a Morning Yoga Class designed for busy women, which includes a combination of yoga and strength training for maximum strength and flexibility. Bring a mat and hand weights if desired. Certified yoga instructor, April Kitchell, will lead this class at Central City Church, next door to FPD, on Foster Road. Classes are Tuesdays/Thursdays, 8:30am to 9:30 am, beginning September 5. Cost is $40 per month. Bring a friend! For more info or to register, visit: www.fpdmacon.org/centerfordiscovery

Our first Lower School Chapel is Tuesday, Sept. 12h from 12:05-12:25pm. Parents are always welcome to come join us in the Clark Fine Arts Center as we worship together. Our school chaplain, Dr. Charley Chase will deliver the message.  

THANK YOU for dropping off and picking up your children in the designated carpool areas. THANK YOU for having your carpool card in the front windshield area of your car. This is the best help is making carpool run efficiently and smoothly.                                   

The Viking Store has Lands’ End short sleeve polo shirts in stock! We also have a great selection of spirit T-shirts for Fridays (must be worn with uniform bottoms.) You can see these designs and more on Facebook at FPD-The Viking Store. We have a huge selection of new novelty items such as VIKINGNATION street signs, wall decorations, automobile vanity plates, and key chains. Open M-F, 7:45 am - 3:30 pm next to the cafeteria in the MAC. Also, visit us at home football games at our remote location.

NOT ON THE LUNCH PLAN?  Your child can still eat in the lunchroom any day. Just email carrie.rogers@fpdmacon.org or send a note to the office and your account will be billed $7. (Visitors are still welcome and may pay with cash or check if needed)

 *** Mark Your Calendar ***
·       Labor Day Holiday – Monday, Sept. 4th – no school/offices closed
·       FPD Football Friday Night – Sept. 1st against Brookstone. Kickoff at 7:30pm
·       Elementary School pictures, Thursday, Sept. 14th
·       New Family Dinner Sept. 15th at 6:30 pm
·       Dress Down Day for Jay’s Hope is Friday, Sept. 15th. For a $1 donation, students may wear FPD spirit tops, jeans, and hats.
·       Elementary Play, “Mr. Toad’s Mad Adventures” performed by 3rd-5th graders, is Sept. 26-28th. Don’t miss this! We are so proud of our 3rd-5th actresses and actors. What a great opportunity to be directed by Dr. Andrew Strickland!


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tablets Come Home Today

Tonight (Tuesday, August 29th) is the day that the fifth graders have been anxiously anticipating!  We will send tablets home with the students who have turned in their tablet contract signature page.  Today will be a great time to set boundaries for your fifth grader when using his/her tablet at home.

We have some suggestions to make this a safe and successful learning tool for your child.
1. Establish a place in your home where the tablet will be used.  This should be a place where an adult can provide adequate supervision.  While our students' tablets are equipped with a filter, there is no way to block every harmful site.
2. Tablets should only be used for school work.  Fifth grade students should only play online games that teachers have linked to Moodle.  (Other online games may expose the tablets to viruses that will impact your child's ability to use his/her tablet efficiently at school and at home.)
3. If your child encounters a problem with his/her tablet at home, please make plans to arrive to school early the following day so that your child can visit the IT help desk. The IT help desk is open from 7:30-5:00.
4. Tablets should be fully charged at home each day.  We recommend a charging spot close to the door that you use in the mornings, so that your child will remember to grab his/her tablet on the way out of the house each morning.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Remember: Open House TONIGHT!

Washington Parent Meeting (5:45-6:15):  We will meet in the Lecture Hall (see below) for the Washington Parent Meeting. This room is in the High School Building.  If your child is not yet registered for the Washington DC trip, please attend this meeting with our travel agent, Ben Amerson.  Ben will review the trip proposal and answer questions you may have about the trip.

Fifth Grade Parent Meeting (6:30):  We will meet in the Lecture Hall for Elementary Open House. This room is in the High School building.  We will not be meeting in fifth grade classrooms!  We know that some of you will need to divide your time with other grade levels, so you are welcome to “sneak in” as you can.  If you are unable to attend Open House, we’ll give the handouts to your child on Tuesday.  If you plan to miss part or all of this meeting, please contact another 5th grade parent for their notes.

Helpful Tips:  You may want to park in the High School parking lot to access the front doors of the high school building (side doors may be locked Thursday evening). Once in the High School building, walk past the office and turn right.  At the end of the hall (before you get to the outside doors), turn left.  The Lecture Hall is half-way down this hallway on the right, next to the lounge area.