First Presbyterian Day School

Weekly Announcements

All school-related announcements will be now be posted on this site as well as under Announcements on the RenWeb Home app. If you need to include a school-related announcement, please contact Meredith Johnson at mjohnson@fpds.org.


CRUSADER STORE CHRISTMAS SALE

Just in time for Christmas gifts...Don't miss the Crusader Store's 20% off sale on many items the week of November 25 - December 1. Has your child been begging for a new Under Armour shirt?  Or loves the H2GO thermos?  FPDS socks are now back in stock, and check out a few new things we have just in time for Christmas!

SAVE BOX TOPS FOR SPRING

Thank you for sending in Box Tops. Our November 1st submission has been received, and we’re now collecting for our March 1st submission. Please remember to save Box Tops from your groceries and continue to send them in so we can earn money for our school!  *Note that expired Box Tops are not usable.*
Sincerely,
Ceci Rutledge, Box Tops Chairman

GET READY TO RUN!

Registration is open for BlueCross BlueShield of Mississippi's Get Ready to Run Kids' One-Mile Fun Run now until November 30: http://www.getreadytorunms.com

Date: Saturday, February 3 at the Renaissance at Colony Park in Ridgeland. No registration fee.

STUDENT HANDBOOK REMINDERS

Parents, please make note of several important policies on page 2 of our student handbook, located online under Parent Resources:

The school day ends at 2:40 p.m. Requests for dismissal between 2:15 p.m. and 2:40 p.m. will not be accepted. If a child has a doctor’s appointment at the end of the day, the child should be picked up by 2:15 p.m. Any other dismissal between 2:15 and 2:40 requires the head of school’s approval.

Tardiness is defined as entering a classroom after 8:00 a.m. Tardy students must go by the office and sign in before coming to class. All tardy students will be given a slip for their teachers indicating whether the tardy is excused or unexcused. A child may receive three unexcused tardies per nine week term without consequences. Upon receiving a fourth unexcused tardy the child will be required to miss three days of PE/recess and be required to complete additional classroom work during the PE Period. Upon the fifth unexcused tardy per term the child will miss art, music, and PE classes for an additional week.

School work will not be provided in advance for non-illness absences. Children excused for family trips or vacations during the year must have all assigned make-up work completed within five school days upon return. Requests must be made in writing 48 hours in advance on the “Request School Absence” form located in the “For Parents” section on the Home Page at www.fpds.org. If all assignments and tests have not been completed within that time frame, the unfinished work will be assigned to a tutor (another faculty member), and the tutor will be paid $50 per session to assist the student in completing the work.

Also, note certain dress code policies (particularly for boys) on page 12-13 of the student handbook, located online under Parent Resources:

Boys are required to wear belts with pants and shorts, with all shirts tucked in.

All socks must be visible and must be plain white or navy with no logos, trims, or designs – unless approved FPDS socks.

STUDENT DIRECTORY
RENWEB HOME APP

Student directories are not available in hard copy, but you may print a directory or look up student information online using our new RenWeb Home app. Use the following link to to download the app to an iPhone or Android device free of charge to you. If you need assistance, please visit the technology help-desk at Back to School Night.

Android Store (Google Phones):
 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.renweb.homeapp&hl=en

App Store (iPhone):
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/renweb-home/id518334522?mt=8

You will need to use your ParentsWeb username and password along with the our school’s district code (FP-MS) to log in.  If you do not know your ParentsWeb password, click the “Forgot Password” link within the app after it has been installed.  You’ll be prompted to enter our district code (FP-MS) and the email address we have on file for you.

**You may also access the FPDS Weekly Announcements on the app.