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.


FPDS GOING GOLD FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS

The week of September 18, FPDS will join Jill and David Dale and The Campbell Bulldog Fund in Going Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness month, along with many other schools in the metro community.

On Friday, September 22, our school will wear gold in support of research for the cure of childhood cancer.  Please contribute $2 in support of this cause and wear gold on that day. We also encourage our families and students to dress in gold and come cheer on the fifth and sixth grade Crusaders at their football games Tuesday night, held at Jackson Prep and 6 and 7 p.m.

FPC JACKSON PARENTS' FORUM: YOUR KIDS & TECHNOLOGY

Parents are invited to luncheon seminar with Dr. David Elkin on Tuesday, September 26, in the First Presbyterian Church Youth House.  What are your kids plugged into?  What are they missing out on?  How do we train our children to be in the world but not of it?  Dr. Elkin will address the cultural issues involving your kids and technology.  For more information or to reserve a lunch, email lisaw@fpcjackson.org

YAHOO EMAIL ISSUES

We are aware some of you with Yahoo.com email addresses are not receiving our school-wide emails. This is an issue with Yahoo and not RenWeb, our school database system; however, we have contacted RenWeb, and they are doing what they can on their end to get this resolved with Yahoo. We recommend that you contact Yahoo email support and ask them to “Whitelist RenWeb.com and FPDS.org domains.”  You can contact Yahoo Support by clicking the Contact Us button located at https://help.yahoo.com/kb/account.

If you have a secondary email address that you would like us to use, please log into RenWeb Home app or ParentsWeb and be sure to add it to your contact information.

FPDS SOCCER ACADEMY REGISTRATION

FPDS Soccer Academy is back! The program will be held at FPDS for both boys and girls in first, second, and third grades.  The cost for the six-weeks will be $75 per student and must be paid in advance.  Participation will be limited to 20 students for each grade and is based upon a first-come, first-served basis.

The soccer program will be 6 weeks from Monday, September 25, until Thursday. November 2, with a special soccer field day tournament held the last day of the program.  

Please complete the registration form that was emailed to you and return it to your child’s teacher by September 22.

KINDERGARTEN INDIAN PRINCESSES

Calling all kindergarten girls at FPDS... We hope your daughter will join us as an Indian Princess this year! We’re starting an Indian Princess service oriented group for our FPDS kindergarten girls with plans to transition into future Girl Scouts.  We will meet monthly at alternating houses and have a simple craft or activity with a light snack.  Our service projects will be “kindergarten” friendly and fun!

Our Indian Princess meetings will be held monthly on a Thursday night starting in October and ending in April.  We will need at least two moms/dads to volunteer each month as the hosting tribe leaders. The first meeting will be Thursday, October 18, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Please contact us by October 1 if you and your daughter are interested.

Jill Barton – jibarton@comcast.net (Blythe’s mom)
Elee Reeves – ereeves@cokerpalmer.com (Maddie’s mom)

Please help spread the word by inviting friends interested in our K3, K4, and K5 programs to FPDS's Open House on Tuesday, October 3. Thank you!

MANNERS BY MRS. WRIGHT REGISTRATION AVAILABLE

In Manners by Mrs. Wright, students will enjoy interactive classes that take them through a variety of subjects, including direct eye contact, shaking hands, handling utensils, meeting and greeting, and much more. Manners II also offers interactive classes for students who have completed Manners I, with topics such as sports etiquette, manners at home, and dining out.

Register by downloading this form, completing, and returning to the school office: Manners by Mrs. Wright

(Manners I offered on Tuesdays for K5 - fifth grades; Manners II to be offered K5- fifth grades beginning October 17)

HOLIDAY POTPOURRI VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Holiday Potpourri is scheduled for Friday, October 13. Please take a moment to complete the online volunteer form http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f44a5a92aa57-volunteer by Friday, September 15, and you will receive one homework pass per child after the event. If you have been pre-placed, you do not need to complete this online form.  However, your child will still receive a homework pass.

PARENT PATRON GIVING REMINDER

If you would like to contribute to Parent Patrons and be listed on our promotional posters, there are many ways to donate. The easiest is to donate online: http://fpds.wufoo.com/forms/holiday-potpourri-parent-patron/.  You can also send a check to FPDS made payable to Crusader Club with "Parent Patrons" in the note section. Students of families who contribute at least $250 to Parent Patrons will be exempt from selling Holiday Potpourri tickets.

Parent Patrons is an opportunity for you to directly support Holiday Potpourri, the school’s ONLY annual fundraiser, with a tax-deductible contribution to our parent giving program.  There are no minimum giving levels for Parent Patrons, and every family is encouraged to participate at the level that works best for you.

KROGER REWARDS PROGRAM

When you shop at Kroger, you can earn rewards for FPDS. There is no cost to enroll, and enrollment will not affect your fuel points or coupon discounts.  To sign up:

1. Visit www.krogercommunityrewards.com.
2. Sign in to your online account, or create an account.
3. Find and select First Presbyterian Day School (or enter our NPO number 85846), and click "Save."

TUTORING LIST

A tutoring list has been posted on the FPDS web site for parents' use: http://www.fpds.org/uploads/files/Misc/2017_Tutoring_List.pdf.

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.