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Weekly Ticker - December 11, 2016
Week of December 11, 2016
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
- 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.
WEEKLY CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS
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.
December 12 - December 16, 2016
Three-cheese tortellini with marinara sauce
Roasted winter squash
Ground beef nachos
Adobo-roasted vegetable nachos
Chicken Parmesan hero
Spaghetti squash casserole
Split pea soup
Pepperoni or cheese pizza
Roasted vegetable naan pizza
Cream of mushroom soup
Early dismissal (no lunch)
10:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
10:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
11 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
O, A, I and LL days
11:50 a.m. - 12:20 a.m.
11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m., Calhoun and Edgington classes
12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m., Storey and Bruyère classes
11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m., Storey and Bruyère classes
12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m., Calhoun and Edgington classes
O, A, K and H days
11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m., Nickoloff and Derck classes
12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m., Davis and Smith classes
11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m., Smith and Davis classes
12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m., Nickoloff and Derck classes
O, K, H, I and LL days
12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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.