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Weekly Updates

Week of September 20

Morning Drop-Off: Please Be On Time!

  • We strongly recommend all students be dropped off at school by 7:45am on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and 8:45am on Wednesdays.  

  • Students are considered tardy if they arrive after 7:50.

  • Students arriving after 7:50am must check in with Kim Doyle in the front office to sign in and get a pass to enter class. 

  • On-time arrival to school is vitally important for our students.  It sets up each day in a positive way.

Volunteer Opportunities: 

Halloween Carnival: The Lower School Halloween Carnival is right around the corner and we are looking for volunteers to help with planning! If you are interested, please meet us Friday, September 17th at 8am. We will be meeting in one of the tents on The Green. We look forward to seeing everyone there! If you are unable to join us at our meeting on Friday morning but would like to be included in upcoming planning meetings, please email Nicole Barnes (nbarnes324@yahoo.com).

Library Helpers: Mrs. Benson, the Lower School Librarian, is in need of volunteers to assist with miscellaneous tasks in the library. Shifts are Monday afternoons from 2:00-3:00 pm (carpool pickup) and Friday mornings from 8:00-9:00 am. There are open spots for two volunteers per shift. See the link below to sign-up.https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4CA4A823AAFB6-lower

Important Calendar Dates for Planning Purposes

  • October 15th - End of Quarter - No School for Students - Teacher Workday

  • October 18th and 19th - Fall Break - School Closed 

  • Friday, November 5th - Parent/Teacher Conferences - No School for students

  • November 22-26 - Thanksgiving Break - School Closed

  • December 17th - End of Semester 1- No School for Students - Teacher Workday

  • December 20-January 4 - Christmas Break - No School for Students 

    • Teacher work days are January 3&4

PGPA UPCOMING EVENTS

 

We have a wonderful variety of events and volunteer opportunities coming up over the next few weeks. 

1) PGPA Merchandise Sale | Sept. 22 | 8:00 - 9:30 am | Head of School's Lawn (205 Albemarle) 

2) Moms In Prayer | Mondays from 8:30-9:30 in the cafeteria. On September 27th, all chaplains will be with us for at least part of the meeting based on their schedules. Also, on the 27th, we will proceed to Three Little Birds for coffee/breakfast and more conversation regarding our vision and planning. We are expecting 9:45-11:00 time-frame.

3) Fathers' Night Out | September 29 | 6:30 - 9:30 at Munkle Brewing. Learn more and RSVP HERE. 

4) Diversity & Inclusion Parent Alliance | October 1 | 8:15 AM | PG Head Chaplain Palmer Kennedy discusses the intersection of our Episcopal identity and diversity, equity, and inclusion. MORE DETAILS HERE! 

5) Volunteer Opportunities - Halloween Carnival, LS Library, Sporting Events and MORE! Visit the PGPA web page. 

FAMILY WELLNESS SURVEY REMINDER: Take five minutes this week to complete the PGPA Family Wellness Survey to help guide parent programming this year. SURVEY LINK HERE.

 

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Contact


JULIE ELLISON
Head of the Lower School
843.402.4789
jellison@portergaud.edu

BRANNEN GREENSLADE
Assistant Head of the Lower School
843.402.4780
bgreenslade@portergaud.edu

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