First Presbyterian Day School

After-School Activities

First Presbyterian Day School offers a myriad of extracurricular activities for students. 

*Classes begin each new school year the Tuesday after Labor Day. 


3D PRINTING: 4th - 6th Grade

8-week program that teaches the design process in TinkerCad, how 3D printers work and printing. More specific information on how 3D printing is used in the workplace is discussed. The students can tap into their skills of creativity, STEM skills and problem-solving. The students will be given a large project to build and each child will have a part to print. Following the print, the students will assemble the larger project.


BALLET: K3 - 2ND GRADE

Steps the Studio provides classical ballet and tap instruction.

To Register: Download and submit information packet/registration form.


BRICKS 4 KIDZ: K3 - 2ND GRADE

Bricks 4 Kidz classes provide an extraordinary atmosphere for children, where we learn, we build, we play… with LEGO® Bricks. Programs are built around our proprietary model plans, designed by engineers and architects, with exciting themes such as space, construction, and amusement parks.  Our specially designed project kits and theme-based models provide the building blocks for the Bricks 4 Kidz approach to educational play. At Bricks 4 Kidz, we believe that kids learn best through activities that engage their curiosity and creativity.

Register online at: www.bricks4kidz.com/406


DRAMA KIDS: K5 - 6TH GRADE

Drama Kids offers unique and fun-filled drama programs to help children and young adults develop confidence, creative thinking, acting abilities, public speaking skills, and leadership & teamwork.

Register: https://dramakids.com/madison-jackson-ms/class-schedule/class-schedule-2/


EYE CAN DO IT: K5 - 2ND GRADE

An opportunity for your child to participate in a variety of fun games that are geared toward improving their fine motor and hand-eye coordination, Eye Can Do It is filled with activities and experiences that help improve your child's overall performance at school, home and when playing sports or with friends. This fun class is offered by an Occupational Therapist that specializes in early childhood development and educational intervention. A multi-sensory approach will be used to improve fine motor basics for handwriting, dressing skills and hand-eye manipulation skills necessary for school!

Register by downloading forms, completing, and returning to the school office: Eye Can Do It Registration/ Permission Slip    Eye Can Do It Price Sheet


I HEART ART: K3-2ND GRADE

Art is a time for children to express their creative ability. They will be introduced to many fun, new projects and experiment with different medias. Everyone has a creative side ... I hope to bring out the "inner artist" in each child.

Register by downloading this form, completing, and returning to the school office: I Heart Art

Additional contact info: sblakely@fpds.org.


INNOVATORS WITH MRS. BRISTER: 2ND - 6TH GRADE

Innovators is a hands-on after-school program for First Pres. students in grades 2nd-6th. In Innovators, our goal is to provide a fun learning experience for program participants with an emphasis on STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) that incorporates the 4 C’s: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity.

Register: Download and return registration form.


LEGO ROBOTICS: 4th - 6th Grade

8-week program that encourages problem-solving, teamwork, inferencing, STEM and fun! This class teaches students to build, code and work vehicles that follow code commands. Each group is given a task and the vehicle must be able to accomplish the task. The students learn tenacity and coping skills as they problem solve with others.


SCIENCE EXPLORERS: K5

Science Explorers is a hands-on science program designed to captivate the curious nature of young children. Its primary focus is to teach children to explore how the world works through their senses and creativity, thought-provoking experiments, observation, exploration, and profound learning. Students will learn how to ask questions, develop a hypothesis, test their assumptions, draw conclusions, and communicate results in a fun learning environment. 

Register by downloading this form, completing, and returning to the school office: Science Explorers registration form


SEW FUN: K3 - 6TH GRADE

Students will love this beginner sewing class! 

Register online at: https://my.sewfunstudios.com/index.php?action=location&location=8&view=


SOCCER SHOTS: K3 - 3RD GRADE

Soccer Shots is a nationally recognized program that offers a high energy, fun and age-appropriate introduction to the wonderful game of soccer. We also work on improving children’s gross motor skills and teaching children important concepts such as teamwork, sharing, and respect. Our goals is to leave a lasting, positive impact on every child we serve.

For more information, please visit www.soccershots.org/jackson 
Register by downloading this form, completing, and returning to the school office: Soccer Shots flyer/registraton information


TIGER-ROCK MARTIAL ARTS (TAE KWON DO): K4 - K5

The mission of Tiger-Rock is to empower students by enriching their personal, artistic, and professional lives through Tiger-Rock training.  While providing students with the various benefits resulting from highly functional training, Tiger-Rock believes the highest purpose of our programs is to prepare students for the responsibilities of citizenship.  Tiger-Rock programs are about real and powerful experiences, resulting in the discovery of innate capabilities and a heightened sense of responsibility.  To that end, we encourage our students to use their knowledge to improve our communities through one act of leadership, public service, and mentoring at a time.

Register by downloading this form, completing, and returning to the school office: Tiger-Rock Martial Arts flyer/registration information


TOTS: K5

In TOTs - teams of tomorrow - teaches fundamental and creative basketball. TOTs is a creative and unique way for a student to learn, experience and master all sorts of ball handling tricks. TOTs teachers will model, encourage, and inspire students to be the very best that they can be. Your child will attain many new skills that will instill a drive and motivation that will carry over into all areas of your child's life.

www.teamsoftomorrow.com

Register: www.teamsoftomorrow.com/jacksonms