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Week of June 24, 2024

Welcome to Episcopal Day School’s weekly Panther Post, where you will find campus updates and announcements. Please select and expand the appropriate section below for the latest news.

Magnus Forms Due July 1

It’s time to fill out back to school forms for the 24-25 academic term! Forms are due by July 1. Please check your email for information from Magnus Health. Please don’t delay filling out your forms. 

Questions? Please contact Stephanie Woodward or Mindy Golden.

 

Summer Office Hours

Our front office will be open this summer Monday – Thursday from 8:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. and closed for lunch from 12-12:30 P.M. On Fridays, the office will be open from 8:30 A.M. to noon. EDS will be closed the week of July 4.

 

2023-2024 Annual Fund Ends This Week!

Thank you to the faculty, parents, grandparents, past parents, alumni and friends of EDS who made gifts to our 2023-24 Annual Fund Campaign – The Year of the Teacher!  Your support directly impacted our faculty and staff this year with much-deserved salary increases and professional development opportunities. We are at $173,294 – which is $6,706 short of our $180,000 goal, and hope you will make a gift if you have not already. We have received gifts ranging from $20 – $10,000, and they ALL make a difference for our teachers. This year’s campaign officially wraps up on Friday, June 28th, so there is still time to make a gift (all donors will be recognized in our Expressions Magazine later this summer). Thank you for the many ways you support EDS and our amazing faculty and staff!  To make a gift online today, please click here.

 

Back to School 2024-2025

For your convenience, we have republished our Back to School page on our website, located in the top right corner (desktop) or in the menu (mobile), as well as in the Current Parents section. This helpful resource contains information pertaining to all things “back to school,” including summer reading, class supply lists, athletic forms, dress code updates, and much more! Please continue to check this resource page throughout summer for updates.  

The EDS Users Guide will remain on our website at all times as another helpful resource for parents.

 

Dress Code Updates and Penny Logo Promotion

Lands’ End will be offering a penny logo promotion June 28-July 14. Use the code ERASER1 and PIN 9533 at checkout to take advantage of this promotion!

Reference our updated Kindergarten-8th Grade dress code here

 

Classroom Volunteer Opportunities for the 24/25 School Year

We greatly value the partnership between parents and the school community. Your involvement and support play a vital role in creating an enriched learning environment for our students. By becoming a trained volunteer, you can actively contribute to the success and growth of our school community.

This training allows you to gain valuable insights, knowledge, and skills to effectively engage with our students and staff. Whether you’re a new or experienced volunteer, this program will help you enhance your abilities and provide a solid foundation for meaningful involvement. 

If you are interested in a role as a classroom volunteer, room parent, acolyte parent, or field trip chaperone, please click here for requirements and training.

 

EDS Association 24/25 Volunteer Opportunities

All current parents are members of the EDS Association and are welcome and encouraged to attend quarterly meetings and special events.  Through its fundraisers, the EDS Association funds the school “wish list” which is developed by faculty and department heads.

Click here to complete our Volunteer Interest form.

 

Georgia GOAL 2025 Tax Credit Applications Now Available!

Since it started in 1944, Episcopal Day School has been one of the most visible and impactful ministries of the Church of the Good Shepherd. The school has expanded its footprint into every corner of the CSRA and is committed to making an EDS education affordable. The Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program is a critical component of tuition assistance for qualified students who continue to enrich our student population. Please take a moment to see how you can participate! 

The window is now open to apply for your 2025 Georgia GOAL tax credit!

If you have already enrolled for your 2025 tax credit, thank you! If you have not, click here for simple, step-by-step instructions and additional tax credit information for individuals and businesses.

Questions about the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program? 

Please contact Ginger Chew at gchew@edsaugusta.com or 706.733.1192. Thank you for all you do for EDS!

 

Middle School Fall Athletics Interest Form

Dear EDS Middle School Parents and Athletes: I hope your summer is off to a relaxing and fun start. As we start preparing for the fall season and complete the schedules, the athletic department would like to know the interest in our fall sports offerings. This is not a sign up, just a questionnaire that will help us gauge the interest level in each sport. More information about the athletic program and the fall sports will be sent out in July. Thank you and have a great summer. -Jaye Cohen 

Form:  https://forms.gle/FsA4zmGzKQg8VasMA

Summer Reading Suggestions and Supply Lists

Summer break is filled with all sorts of opportunities to support the literacy development of your preschooler. Providing summer access to books at home is critical in helping your child’s language development. Various summer reading programs around the CSRA will engage all ages with developmentally appropriate literacy activities to support vocabulary development, social-emotional learning, and a love of reading. 

Preschool and Lower School Supply Lists 2024-2025

Preschool Summer Reading and Activities

 

Preschool Dress Code Guidelines

Students in Kindergarten – 8th grade are required to follow uniform and dress code guidelines. 

Panther Cubs, Threes, and PreKindergarten students do not wear a uniform, but should dress in apparel suitable for messy art projects, playground activities, gardening, and all around play. Children should feel comfortable moving around in their clothes and not afraid of getting messy. Athletic shoes only. On Fridays we show our Panther Pride by wearing EDS spirit wear or by wearing blue!

Lower School Summer Assignments and Supply Lists

While we hope you are enjoying a summer filled with fun, family, friends, and activities, we want our students to stay connected to what they have learned this year to hit the ground running when school resumes in August.

Preschool and Lower School Supply Lists 2024-2025

Summer Reading Tracker Rising Kindergarten and Nature Kindergarten

Summer Reading Tracker Rising 1st Grade

Summer Reading Tracker Rising 2nd

Summer Reading Tracker Rising 3rd

Summer Reading Tracker Rising 4th

 

Lower School Summer Math Practice

Summer Math Rising K – Rising Second Grade

Please see the links below for summer math practice on IXL for rising 3rd and 4th grade:

IXL Diagnostic Action Plan Guide

IXL Math Summer Work

IXL Diagnostic Tracking Worksheet

 

Lower School Dress Code Guidelines

Students in Kindergarten – 4th grade are required to follow uniform and dress code guidelines. 

Click here for the 2024-2025 Dress Code Standards, which includes Everyday Dress, Chapel Dress, Flowing Wells and Spirit Day Dress, and Nature School Dress.

EDS Lands’ End store: landsend.com/900057092

Click here for General Dress Code Requirements and for Dress Up Days.

For our required EDS plaid on Chapel days and for other daily uniform wear with embroidered EDS logos, orders are to be placed through Lands’ End.  The EDS Plaid Pattern is Classic Navy on Lands’ End. Note that having the EDS logo on daily uniform wear is a personal choice and not a requirement.  For regular uniform wear (without EDS logo) items may be purchased at retailer of choice, while following dress code standards.

Middle School Summer Reading Assignments and Supply Lists

Click on the links below to access summer reading for rising 5th-8th grade.

Middle School Supply Lists 2024-2025

Rising Fifth Grade Summer Reading

Rising Sixth Grade Summer Reading

Rising Seventh Grade Summer Reading

Rising Eighth Grade Summer Reading

 

Middle School Summer Math Practice

Please see the links below for summer math practice on IXL for rising 5th-8th grade.

IXL Diagnostic Action Plan Guide

IXL Math Summer Work

IXL Diagnostic Tracking Worksheet

 

Middle School Dress Code Guidelines

Students in 5th – 8th grade are required to follow uniform and dress code guidelines. 

Click here for the 2024-2025 Dress Code Standards, which includes Everyday Dress, Chapel Dress, Flowing Wells and Spirit Day Dress, and Nature School Dress.

EDS Lands’ End store: landsend.com/900057092

Click here for General Dress Code Requirements and for Dress Up Days.

For our required EDS plaid on Chapel days and for other daily uniform wear with embroidered EDS logos, orders are to be placed through Lands’ End.  The EDS Plaid Pattern is Classic Navy on Lands’ End. Note that having the EDS logo on daily uniform wear is a personal choice and not a requirement.  For regular uniform wear (without EDS logo) items may be purchased at retailer of choice, while following dress code standards.

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