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 Presbyterian Day School 
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Purpose:  The purpose of PDS shall be to minister, educate and nurture preschool and Kindergarten children of the church and community through a week-day program with a Christian emphasis.  The school's concern shall be for the total development of each child: spiritually, creatively, emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially.  In addition, we strive to help each child grow in independence and social development, considering his or her own unique abilities and talents.

PDS Ministry Team/Board of Directors:

  • ​Session Representative/Facilitator:  Karen Clark
  • Teacher Representative:  Carrie Smith
  • Parent Representatives:  Lindsey Jackson-Halstead, Katie Kirbow
  • Congregational Representative:  Cherry Percival, Yvette Smith
  • Property/Grounds Representative:  Tom Lowery
  • Director of PDS: Janet Klem
  • Director of Christian Educ.:  Dena Sowden (and Ex Officio member)
  • Senior Minister:  Rev. Dr. David H. Green

Student and Staff Population: Currently Presbyterian Day School has approximately 120 students and 21 staff members. We currently have openings in our Pre-Kindergarten program, both 3 and 4 days. Kindergarten has 15 students. We have waiting lists in our Toddlers, Two’s and Three’s. Teachers must complete 24 hours of continuing education yearly, required by state licensing. All staff will be complete by February 2020. Director is required to complete 32 hours of continuing education yearly with an emphasis on leadership, management and business skills. Substitute teachers are also required to complete 24 hours of training yearly.

2019-2020 Accomplishments:

Over the summer, we were able to renew our climbing structure on our large playground. New paint and a little cleaning of the canvas coverings made it look brand new. Parents were invited to help spread mulch and add new sand to the sandboxes. This was a success! We will now make this an annual event at the beginning of each school year. Our parents seemed to enjoy helping out.

PDS continues to offer Spanish, Music and Movement to our Toddlers-Kindergarten. Our Kindergarten and PreKindergarten classes Science on Wednesdays.

We continue to have “Praise and Worship“ with FPC Music Director- Brandon Folts on Wednesday mornings. Our Kindergarten class continues to be part of the FPC Christmas Pageant, sharing the story of the “Friendly Beast”. Our older children will be participating in a worship service in the Spring, the date has not yet been decided.

We are using a new program for our record keeping. Childpilot was chosen and it seems to be a good fit for our day school’s needs.

Facebook is being monitored by staff member Janice Kuhl. This source of media seems to work well with our families.

This year our staff voted on sponsoring “Samaritan’s Purse-Operation Christmas Child” for our Christmas philanthropy. We collected a large number of boxes in conjunction with FPC.

We continue to sponsor a child through Compassion International - Philanthropy Project

Scholastic Book Fair continues to be a huge success for our day school. This year the money we raised will be used for classroom/teacher needs. Our parents and children love shopping for books

Lonestar Community Center of Montgomery will once again be our venue for our “Fiesta 2020”

“Boots and Bling” will be our theme this year and barbeque will be served. We will place an announcement in the “The Link” to invite and encourage FPC participation. Save the date- Friday, February 28th .

PDS curriculum and special programs continue.

• PDS is still offering Spanish and Music/Movement to all children.

• Science Lab continues Wednesdays for Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten

• “Happily, Ever After” has been a success in our Pre-Kindergarten reading readiness program. Teachers were trained to use the entire program during this school year and found it to be very successful in the classroom.

• Paul Evans (Master Gardener) volunteered again this year to teach our children about gardening. He has come up this year to plant seasonal vegetables with all classes. Our children love “Farmer Paul”.

• Kindergarten continues to visit P-6 Farms for their annual field trip.

• Kindergarten celebrates 100th day of school with special activities.

• DRA (Developmental Reading Assessment) continues in Kindergarten.

• “Kinder Camp” is still part of our Kinder program. Teachers and students meet in the summer prior to the start of the school year. Children, teachers and parents enjoy this time for introductions.

• Mother Goose Curriculum was added to our Three-Year-Old Program

Special programs are still an important part of PDS. We start the year off with “Blessings of the Back Backs“ continue with Donuts with Dad for Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten, Fellowship Mall/ Open House, Scholastic Book Fair, Fire Truck visit for Fire Prevention Month, Thanksgiving programs and Feasts for Pre-Kinder and Kindergarten, Christmas Program and participation in FPC Christmas Pageant, visit from Santa, FPC Drop and Shop, Story Teller and Pajama Day, Texas Cowboy Hoedown and Pony Rides, Mad Science Week and Science Fair for Pre-Kinder and Kindergarten, Wonders of the Woodlands, Patty the Puffin / Dental Health Month, Vision and Hearing Screening provided by Conroe Service League and Conroe Noon Lion’s Club for Pre-Kinder and Kindergarten, Parent Appreciation Breakfast, Staff Appreciation Luncheon provided by our wonderful parents, Mother’s Day Luncheon- Kindergarten, and a Basketball program led by Coach LaTaunya. This year we added “Soccer Shots”. The children and parents raved about it!!

“Stay and Play”, our afterschool program, is still under supervision of Kathy Haines. “Wiz Kids” is no longer part of our day school program due to the fact that we decided to extend our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten school day on Wednesday to 2:30 in order for our classroom teachers to cover curriculum and activities.

2020 Goals and Objectives

  • Continue to work with Dena Sowden/Director of Christian Education to welcome our families to come and worship at FPC.
  • Invite families to participate in FPC special events.
  • Information about the church will continue to be included in the registration packets this year.
  • Offer classes and provide programs that meet the needs of families in our community.
  • Encourage more FPC members to attend “Fiesta”, our annual fundraiser.
  • Place PDS stories and announcements in FPC “The Link” when needed.
  • Lastly, I want to make sure that our staff continues to realize their importance as a member of this day school family.

Principles of a Christian Day School

  • Teachers shall be willing to teach the principles of a Christian Day School.
  • Classes (3’s-Kindergarten) attend Chapel on Tuesdays and Thursdays to learn about the Bible and about the love our Father in Heaven has for all of us.
  • Pre-Kinder and Kindergarten join on Wednesday mornings to sing Praise and Worship songs with Brandon Folts.
  • Staff at PDS will be role models to our children at PDS and teach them how to be Disciples of Christ through their acts of kindness, patience and forgiveness. It is the goal of PDS to glorify God in all that we do and learn.

2019-2020 Accomplishments:

  • Over the summer, we were able to renew our climbing structure on our large playground. New paint and a little cleaning of the canvas coverings made it look brand new. Parents were invited to help spread mulch and add new sand to the sandboxes. This was a success! We will now make this an annual event at the beginning of each school year. Our parents seemed to enjoy helping.
  • PDS continues to offer Spanish, Music and Movement to our Toddlers-Kindergarten. Our Kindergarten and PreKindergarten classes Science on Wednesdays

First Presbyterian Church Conroe
10:00 a.m. Worship Service

2727 N. Loop 336 W. | Conroe, TX 77304 | PH: 936-756-8884