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.


CLASS PICTURES

Class Pictures will be taken on Thursday, February 8 in the Gym.  

Students should wear the Required Dress Code as Outlined below from the Student Handbook:

K-2 Girls

Required dress each chapel day and other days as designated:

  • Plaid jumper
  • White short-sleeve blouse (piped in navy) or FPDS turtleneck

3-6 Girls

Required dress each chapel day and other days as designated:

  • Plaid skirt or new-style plaid skort
  • White blouse with FPDS monogram

K-6 Boys

Required Dress each chapel days and other days as designated:

  • Parker khaki shorts or pants – relaxed or regular fit
  • Short or long sleeve golf shirt with FPDS monogram (in hunter green, navy, or white).

TECH TALK LUNCH AND LEARN

Jennifer Dryden and Trey Tracy will continue FPDS's Tech Talk series at a "Lunch and Learn" seminar for parents of fifth through sixth graders on Tuesday, February 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Parents should bring a sack lunch and any questions they have regarding social media and protecting their children online. We invite fifth grade parents to remain at the end of the tech talk for a sneak peek of what all our sixth grade has to offer!

CRUSADER STORE SALE

 February is the month for love . . . and we're in love with all the great deals in the Crusader Store! Does your athlete need new shorts and shirts? Does your camper need gear for summer camp? Fill one of our great drinkware choices with candy for the Crusader in your life for Valentine's Day this month. Check out these great items and more, on sale through February 11.  www.fpds.org/store

UNIFORM REMINDER

All shoes must be closed toe, rubber soled, with heels no higher than 2 inches and boots not longer than ankles. This policy applies to regular school days AND dress down days.

REPORT CARD REQUESTS

Any requests for copies of report cards should be submitted to Susan Graves (sgraves@fpds.org) in the school office.

SAVE BOX TOPS FOR SPRING

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

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.