Upcoming Days in the Rotation
Monday, April 24th – Day 5
Tuesday, April 25th – Day 6
Wednesday, April 26th – Day 7
Thursday, April 27th – Day 1
Friday, April 28th – Day 2
Reminders and Announcements
- We will have a parent meeting for parents of first through third graders on April 24th in the cafeteria from 6:30pm-7:30pm. We will be sharing a few exciting changes in the Lower School for the 2017-2018 school year.
- Porter-Gaud Arts Festival is Sunday, April 23rd from 1:00-5:00pm. We hope you can drop in throughout the afternoon for music, art, food and community fun. Lower School performers will take the stage at 2:00pm.
- Please remind your fourth grade students that applications for the Hollingsworth Grant are due May 1st.
- Don't forget to get your tickets for Fiesta Palooza on the Green on May 5th. It will be an amazing night of great Tex-Mex food, live music with Scotty Cram, fellowship and fun! And back by popular demand - the tuition raffle! For all the details and to purchase your tickets, CLICK HERE!
- Remember to register for Summer Camps!! We now have Jump Start to 3rd and 4th Grade! To sign up visit:https://www.portergaud.edu/current-parent/after-school-programs/summer-camps
- Please make sure that your child grabs the correct backpack when he/she is picked up from Extended Day. A couple of backpacks went home with the wrong owners recently. If you notice this has happened, please e-mail Corey Colman, email@example.com Thank you!!
- Save the date for the 1st-5th grade Girls Gathering Friday, May 12th from 3:00-5:00pm. The girls will create cards for the charity Birthdays For All, assemble "kids care" kits for One80Place, and explore teamwork skills as they complete challenges!
- We are pleased to welcome Kristin Miller to our Lower School faculty. She will be covering Richard Grimball's classes while he is out. Kristin is a PG parent (Josiah in 3rd grade, Corabet in 6th grade) and has subbed in many classrooms this year. She has worked as a youth minister and a preschool teacher for many years in this area as well as in Beaufort, South Carolina. Her family moved from Beaufort this summer as her husband became the Rector of St. Philips Church. We are fortunate that she will be able to share her talents and love of children with us during this time.She will be teaching all of our religion classes as well as covering duty for Richard.
Third grade students use free time in the art room to create an installation art piece using discarded papers from the "oops box", a collection of scraps from various projects that otherwise would have been thrown away. So cool!
Healthy Soils are Full of Life
First grader's Healthy Soils are Full of Life posters have been submitted to the Charleston Soil and Water Conservation District Poster Contest!
A Lesson in Perseverance
Students enjoyed a fun lesson on perseverance in religion class this week.
Historical Games Day
The First Grade went to Drayton Hall for Historical Games Day this week. The students learned colonial games played by children of similar ages in the eighteenth century. The students also learned about the Drayton family and how life today differs from life in the eighteenth century. Under beautiful blue skies, the students had a wonderful time thanks to the efforts of twenty parent volunteers!
Second grader, Thomas, participated in a kids triathlon over the weekend. Thomas shared his story about his hard work and perseverance during a morning meeting with his classmates. We are so proud of you, Thomas!
PG Making A Difference
On Friday, The Lower School brought reusable water bottles to support PG's school-wide effort to "Go Cupless" in honor of Earth Day! Carrying a reusable water bottle is an easy and effective way for every individual to make a difference in the amount of waste we produce at school and at home!
Mrs. Miller's Sailor of the Week Read Aloud