Weekly Ticker - December 11, 2016

Week of December 11, 2016


  • Online bidding for the 29th annual Songwriters Night, featuring three of Nashville’s top songwriters—Rhett Akins, Natalie Hemby and Barry Dean—ends TONIGHT at 5 p.m. Don’t forget to place your bid by clicking HERE


  • Our special Christmas Coffee is Friday, December 16. Coffee will be served in the Rotunda at 8 a.m., followed by the Christmas program in the Enrichment Center at 9 a.m. You will be asked to sign in when you arrive. Please enter through the main doors at South Porch or the Enrichment Center. Dress uniforms are required on this day. Students will be dismissed for Christmas break at 11 a.m. from North and South Porches. As a reminder, Explorations will be closed for Christmas break, beginning Friday, December 16. If you require care for your child following the Christmas Coffee program, please make other arrangements to accommodate for early dismissal.


  • Twas the week before school’s out and all through the halls, students were smiling and pointing at the Panther Den walls. New shirts, new shorts, new pants, OH MY! We must tell our parents and Santa to stop by. Be sure to come by the Panther Den and check out many new items for the Christmas season. The Panther Den will be open for a special Open House, beginning tomorrow, December 12, through Friday, December 16, from 7:40 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. - 3 p.m., each day.


  • Our remaining Advent service will be held this Wednesday, December 14, at 8 a.m., in the FPC sanctuary. Please remember that students are required to wear their dress uniforms on this day.


  • The next Professional Moms gathering is this Tuesday, December 13. The PMs will help assemble folders and stuff envelopes for the Advancement Office. We will gather from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the home of Laura Perkins, 209 Maybelle Lane, 37205.


  • Your child is invited to join us Tuesday, January 4, for an Explorations Winter Wonderland, as we kick off the start of 2017. Explorations will be open from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., during Teacher Inservice to accommodate the last day of the Christmas break. This full day of fun will include winter-themed snack and crafts, as well as science experiments from Mr. Bond the Science Guy. The cost to attend is $50, which includes all activities, a morning snack and lunch. A reservation is required to attend, and the deadline to register is Wednesday, December 28, 2016. Please click HERE to register and start off the year with a fun day in Explorations!


  • It’s time for Upper School students to have a little Christmas fun! Jingle in Your Jammies is Thursday, December 15. All Upper School students are invited to wear pajamas and a Christmas hat to school on this day. Students must wear tennis shoes with their pajamas in order to participate in P.E. and recess. Old and worn pajamas are acceptable, so there’s no need to purchase anything new for this fun day.


  • You are invited to attend the joyous Christmas Eve services at First Presbyterian Church. A Christmas Eve Family Service will begin at 5 p.m., on Saturday, December 24, in the FPC sanctuary. The special Service of Lessons & Carols is Saturday, December 24, at 8 p.m. or 11 p.m. For a complete list of Advent events and Christmas programs at First Presbyterian Church, please click HERE.


  • We wish you and your family a safe and joyous Christmas holiday. The next Weekly Ticker will be sent on Sunday, January 1, prior to returning to school in the new year. We look forward to welcoming our students back for the second half of a wonderful school year.



Monday, December 12

Rotation Day I

Girls Basketball Practice, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., FPC Gym

Boys Basketball Practice, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m., MBA Big Gym


Tuesday, December 13

Rotation Day LL

Service Learning Board Meeting, 7:20 a.m. - 7:55 a.m., Upper School Art Room

Boys (Green) Basketball vs. Goodpasture, 4:30 p.m., Goodpasture Christian School

Girls (Green) Basketball vs. Goodpasture, 4:30 p.m., Goodpasture Christian School

Boys (White) Basketball vs. Goodpasture, 5:30 p.m., Goodpasture Christian School

Girls (White) Basketball vs. Goodpasture, 5:30 p.m., Goodpasture Christian School


Wednesday, December 14

Rotation Day O

Early Morning Art (PreK-2nd grade), 7:15 a.m. - 7:50 a.m., Lower School Art Room

Advent Service, 8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., FPC Sanctuary

Boys (Green) Basketball vs. Poplar Grove, 3:30 p.m., FPC Gym


Thursday, December 15

Rotation Day A

Early Morning Art (3rd-6th grade), 7:15 a.m. - 7:50 a.m., Lower School Art Room

Co-Ed Panther Basketball Tournament, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m., FPC Gym


Friday, December 16

Christmas Coffee, 8 a.m. - 9 a.m., Rotunda

Christmas Program, 9 a.m., Enrichment Center

Early Dismissal, 11 a.m. (PreK and K only lines will dismiss at 10:45 a.m.)


Monday, December 19 - Tuesday, January 3

Students dismissed for Christmas break

School offices open: December 29 and 30, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Lunch Menu
  • December 12 - December 16, 2016


    Three-cheese tortellini with marinara sauce

    Eggplant stacker

    Marinated kale

    Roasted winter squash

    Lentil soup



    Ground beef nachos

    Adobo-roasted vegetable nachos

    House-made salsa

    Refried beans

    Vegetable soup



    Chicken Parmesan hero

    Spaghetti squash casserole

    Flik chips

    Cole slaw

    Split pea soup



    Pepperoni or cheese pizza

    Roasted vegetable naan pizza

    Steamed broccoli

    Caesar salad

    Cream of mushroom soup



    Early dismissal (no lunch)


    Lunch Times

    Lower School

    10:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


    10:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


    First Grade
    11 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.


    Second Grade
    O, A, I and LL days
    11:50 a.m. - 12:20 a.m.

    K days
    11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m., Calhoun and Edgington classes

    12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m., Storey and Bruyère classes

    H days
    11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m., Storey and Bruyère classes

    12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m., Calhoun and Edgington classes


    Third Grade
    O, A, K and H days
    11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

    I days
    11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m., Nickoloff and Derck classes

    12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m., Davis and Smith classes

    LL days
    11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m., Smith and Davis classes

    12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m., Nickoloff and Derck classes


    Upper School

    Fourth Grade
    O, K, H, I and LL days
    12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    A days
    11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m., McGee and Braddy classes

    12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m., Eads and Ward classes


    Fifth and Sixth Grade
    12:40 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.


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