Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fifth Grade Play, Veterans' Day, and Looking Forward

Here at Presbyterian Day School, we try to encourage love and loyalty to our country, as well as to our God. If you have been to chapel in the past few weeks, you have experienced some of that patriotism.
In early October, the fifth grade students presented "Singing the Red, White, and Blue", a musical drama by Amalgamated Talents. In the musical, Uncle Sam, and Miss Liberty (the Statue, that is) helped remind us of the history of our great nation.

On November 4, New Song, our fifth and sixth grade choir, presented a service of songs and poems honoring our nation's veterans. Our guest speaker for the service was Brad Keeton, a former marine, and long-time PDS parent and supporter. Area veterans were invited to come and enjoy the service, and the reception that was given in their honor by the PTF association. Many thanks for all students and parents who participated in the events of the day.

On Nvember 11, at 6:00 in the evening, New Song participated in the annual Boy Scouts  Flag Retirement ceremony at the downtown walking trail. The local Boy Scout troops do an excellent job of modeling respect for our nation's flag by teaching these boys the proper way to "retire" a flag.
I was very proud to have several of our New Song members doing double duty by wearing their scout uniforms, singing in the choir, and participating in the ceremony.

Looking Forward

On Thursday, November 17, New Song will perform at  Bayou Academy's Harvest Festival. This is a night of fun, food, and entertainment, held in Bayou Academy's gym. We will sing at 6:00-6:15. Please come and enjoy the fellowship.

Christmas is Coming!!!!!
All grades have begun working on our Christmas songs. Save the date, December 13, 6:00 pm, to attend our annual PDS Christmas program at the Bologna Performing Arts Center!!! Remember, grades 3k - 5th grade need to wear a long sleeved red turtleneck or crew neck top, nice blue jeans, dark shoes and a belt.

See you all there!!!!