Weekly Updates

Back-to-School Night

Thanks to everyone who attended Back-to-School Night. It was great to have parents and caregivers in the building and meeting our teachers. One of the privileges we have as educators is hearing how students share about their days with their grownups. Some students rush into the car and can’t wait to share the amazing day they have had, a project they are working on, or the latest playground gossip. But we also hear about others who never share anything about their days, who may be moody, or just want to be left alone.

For the student who does not want to share right after school, I am here to say it is OK! It could be you have a normal teenager who is starting to gain independence and beginning to internalize and process the day. Or it could be that your child is mentally fatigued from new schedules, new instructions from teachers, navigating social fears, crowded hallways, and the lack of quiet personal space. Click here for some tips that might help bridge this gap until your child wants to talk about the day.


Students are completing their introduction to executive functioning skills, as well as self-reflections to help identify their strengths and areas for growth. Once these areas are identified, students will put action plans in place to help them succeed in school. These goals will be reviewed during our student-led conference day.

Life 101

Students are learning about the many service opportunities we have at school. Soon, they will be asked to tell us what opportunities they want to participate in during the year. Service is a big part of who we are, as reflected in our mission statement: To inspire lives of purpose, learning, and service through cultivating each student’s God-given potential. We hope that these service opportunities will help our students grow and be inspired.

Service Opportunities

We have four off-campus service opportunities that require students to sign up in advance. Please see the details below. In addition, there will also be on-campus projects posted in the daily announcements.

  • Beach Sweep
  • September 16 at 10 a.m.
  • Location: TBD


  • Ronald McDonald House
  • September 18, 3:45 - 5:30 p.m
  • 8th grade only, maximum of five students


  • Lowcountry Food Bank
  • October 7, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Age restriction: must be at least 12 years old


  • Charleston Parks Conservancy
  • November 11, 9-11 a.m. (required ratio of one adult to seven students)


  • Water Mission
  • March 23, 2024
  • Team to help set up, clean up, or work the children’s area at the Walk for Water


Message from the Nurse’s Office: Save the Date

Porter-Gaud will host two optional flu vaccination clinics. Parkwood Pediatrics will be on campus Friday, September 15, and Dottie’s Pharmacy will be on campus Monday, October 2. More details to follow.

Save the Date: Fathers’ Night Out

All PG fathers are invited to an evening of food and drink with fellow PG dads on Wednesday, September 13, from 6:30-9 p.m. at Munkle Brewing Co., 1513 Meeting Street Road. Learn more and RSVP here.


Moms in Prayer

Moms in Prayer meets weekly on Tuesday mornings from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in Washington Hall. All PG mothers are invited to join at any time! Save the date for September 26 for a special “Meet the Chaplains” meeting.

PGPA Merchandise

New PG spiritwear is available at our online store. Orders will be processed weekly and shipped directly to your house. Please review the uniform guidelines for your division here for details on when and how these items can be worn to school.

PGPA Concessions Sign-Up

PGPA Fall Concessions are underway! Please click the links below to sign up for shifts and support our athletics teams: