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8th Graders Present on Monumental Architecture of Gunpowder Empires
Dorothy Meyer, History Teacher

Eighth grade students recently presented their research on great architectural wonders of the Gunpowder Empires: the Great Mosque of Suleiman in Istanbul from Ottoman Empire (Turkey); the Great Shah Mosque in Esfahan from the Safavid Empire (Iran); the Cathedral of St. Basil in Moscow from the Russian Empire (Russia); and the Taj Mahal in Agra from the Mughal Empire (India).

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PKD Hosts Slumber Dance Party
Marquis Austin

Last Friday, PreK Diamonds hosted a slumber dance party. The Grammar School students had a fantastic time dancing along to kid-friendly renditions of today's hit pop songs. This slumber party was a part of the class’ literacy study of letters. “For the letter ‘S,’ we always have a slumber party,” stated the PKD teachers.

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Academic Calendar for 2019-2020

First Day of School:
Grades 5-12: Thursday, Sept. 5
Grades PreK - 4 (half day for Grades 1-4): Thursday, Sept. 5
First full day of class for Grades 1-4: Friday, Sept. 6

Fall:
SCHOOL RECESS Rosh Hashanah: Monday & Tuesday, Sept. 30 & Oct. 1
SCHOOL RECESS Yom Kippur: Wednesday, Oct. 9
SCHOOL RECESS Columbus Day: Monday, Oct. 14
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE DAYS (no classes PreK-12): Thursday & Friday, November 14 & 15
THANKSGIVING RECESS: Wednesday, Nov. 27 - Sunday, Dec. 1

Winter:
WINTER RECESS Grades Pre-K – 12: End of school day, Friday, Dec. 20 - Sunday, January 5   
SCHOOL RECESS Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 20
PROFESSIONAL DAYS (no classes PreK-12): Monday & Tuesday, January 27 & 28
PRESIDENTS' BIRTHDAY RECESS: Monday & Tuesday, February 17 & 18

Spring:
SPRING RECESS:  Grades Pre-K -12 End of school day, Friday, March 13 - Sunday, March 29 
SCHOOL RECESS Easter/Passover: Thursday, April 9 - Sunday, April 12
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE DAYS (no classes PreK-12): Thursday & Friday, April 16 & 17
SCHOOL RECESS Memorial Day: Monday, May 25
GRADE 12 COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES: Thursday, May 28
SCHOOL CLOSING: Noon, Friday, June 5
EXAM RETURN DAY (Grades 8-12): Monday, June 8