Programs

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After-School Activities

First Presbyterian Day School offers a myriad of extracurricular activities for students. 

*Classes begin each new school year the Tuesday after Labor Day. 

After School Art : 4th-6th Grade

Cissy Primos Prewitt grew up in Jackson and is the daughter of Jonelle Primos, one of the first art teachers at FPDS. Cissy began painting professionally eight years ago and has shown her work at View Gallery and Brown's Fine Art in Jackson. Students will use different medias during the semester, and Cissy says she hope to push their creativity.

Register by downloading this form, completing, and returning to the school office: After School Art

(Offered on Tuesdays to fourth, fifth, and sixth grades)

I Heart Art : K3-2nd Grade

Art is a time for children to express their creative ability. They will be introduced to many fun, new projects and experiment with different medias. Everyone has a creative side ... I hope to bring out the "inner artist" in each child.

Register by downloading this form, completing, and returning to the school office: I Heart Art

Additional contact info: sblakely@fpds.org.

(Offered on Mondays to K3 and K4; Tuesdays to K5; and Wednesdays to first and second grades)

Beautiful Ballerinas

(Offered to K3 and K4 on Thursdays; K5 and first grade on Wednesdays)

Register by downloading this form, completing, and returning to the school office: Ballet Registration

Bricks 4 Kidz

Bricks 4 Kidz classes provide an extraordinary atmosphere for children, where we learn, we build, we play… with LEGO® Bricks. Programs are built around our proprietary model plans, designed by engineers and architects, with exciting themes such as space, construction, and amusement parks.  Our specially designed project kits and theme-based models provide the building blocks for the Bricks 4 Kidz approach to educational play. At Bricks 4 Kidz, we believe that kids learn best through activities that engage their curiosity and creativity.

Register online at: www.bricks4kidz.com/406

(Offered on Wednesdays to K3 and K4;  Thursdays to K5, first grade, second grade)

Drama Kids

The Drama Kids program is specially designed to build self-confidence, as well as strong speaking and acting skills through the fun and creativity of drama. We believe that enthusiastic students who speak out clearly and relate confidentially with their peers develop skills that make their journey through life much easier. Above all, our drama classes are fast-paced, fun, and have new activities each week.

Register online at: http://dramakids.com/ms1/

(Offered on Mondays to K5)


Kiddy Keys

Kiddy Keys is a weekly class for children who love music; it is NOT a weekly one-on-one traditional music lesson.  It IS piano-focused and gives children skills that prepare them for formal music lessons should they be interested as they get older. Our mission is to introduce music appreciation and understanding to young children using an interactive group learning environment that helps each child develop, value, and experience basic music skills.

Register by downloading, completing, and returning this form to the school office: Kiddy Keys registration form

(Offered on Tuesdays to K5)


Manners by Mrs. Wright

In Manners by Mrs. Wright, students will enjoy interactive classes that take them through a variety of subjects, including direct eye contact, shaking hands, handling utensils, meeting and greeting, and much more. Manners II also offers interactive classes for students who have completed Manners I, with topics such as sports etiquette, manners at home, and dining out.

Register by downloading this form, completing, and returning to the school office: Manners by Mrs. Wright

(Manners I offered on Tuesdays for K5 - fifth grades; Manners II to be offered K5- fifth grades beginning October 17)

Pure Energy

Pure Energy is an after-school performing arts dance program offered to girls at FPDS in grades first through sixth.  It is comprised of two groups: 1st-3rd grades and 4th-6th grades. It features age-appropriate dance choreography to contemporary Christian and fun theatrical music.  Our focus is to encourage self-expression through dance, music, and performance while offering a Christian atmosphere in which to glorify God. Our commitment is to celebrate your children and all of their unique qualities and talents that make them exactly who God designed them to be. For more information contact Carol Brister at cbrister@fpds.org.

Register by downloading this form, completing, and returning to the school office:  Pure Energy flyer/registration information

(Offered on Wednesdays to girls grades first through sixth)


Science Explorers

Science Explorers is a hands-on science program designed to captivate the curious nature of young children. Its primary focus is to teach children to explore how the world works through their senses and creativity, thought-provoking experiments, observation, exploration, and profound learning. Students will learn how to ask questions, develop a hypothesis, test their assumptions, draw conclusions, and communicate results in a fun learning environment. 

Register by downloading this form, completing, and returning to the school office: Science Explorers registration form

(Offered on Mondays to K5)


Sew Fun

Students will love this beginner sewing class! 

Register online at: https://my.sewfunstudios.com/index.php?action=location&location=8&view=

(Offered on Tuesdays to K4; Thursdays to K5, first grade, second grade)


Soccer Shots

Soccer Shots is a nationally recognized program that offers a high energy, fun and age-appropriate introduction to the wonderful game of soccer. We also work on improving children’s gross motor skills and teaching children important concepts such as teamwork, sharing, and respect. Our goals is to leave a lasting, positive impact on every child we serve.

For more information, please visit www.soccershots.org/jackson 
Register by downloading this form, completing, and returning to the school office: Soccer Shots flyer/registraton information

(Offered on Mondays to K3 and K4; Tuesdays to K5, first grade, second grade)


Tiger-Rock Martial Arts (Tae Kwon Do)

The mission of Tiger-Rock is to empower students by enriching their personal, artistic, and professional lives through Tiger-Rock training.  While providing students with the various benefits resulting from highly functional training, Tiger-Rock believes the highest purpose of our programs is to prepare students for the responsibilities of citizenship.  Tiger-Rock programs are about real and powerful experiences, resulting in the discovery of innate capabilities and a heightened sense of responsibility.  To that end, we encourage our students to use their knowledge to improve our communities through one act of leadership, public service, and mentoring at a time.

Register by downloading this form, completing, and returning to the school office: Tiger-Rock Martial Arts flyer/registration information

(Offered on Wednesdays to K5)


TOTs

In TOTs - teams of tomorrow - teaches fundamental and creative basketball. TOTs is a creative and unique way for a student to learn, experience and master all sorts of ball handling tricks. TOTs teachers will model, encourage, and inspire students to be the very best that they can be. Your child will attain many new skills that will instill a drive and motivation that will carry over into all areas of your child's life.

www.teamsoftomorrow.com

Register: www.teamsoftomorrow.com/jacksonms

(Offered on Thursdays to K5)