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PDS Book Fair Coming Up on December 13 and 14!

Poughkeepsie Day School is excited to be working with Merritt Bookstore again this year for our annual new book fair on December 13 and 14. Merritt will be providing us with a wide range of quality book selections for all…

PDS PA Meeting on December 13: PDS Emergency Response Plan (Minutes Available)

The topic of the Parents Association (PA) meeting on Thursday, December 13, from 2-3pm, was a broad overview and Q&A about the school’s Emergency Response Plan. Here are the minutes! Here are the remaining PA meetings for the year: Thursday,…



PDS PA Meeting on October 18 : A Focus on Food at PDS! (Minutes Available)

Click here to see minutes from the October 18 PDSPA Meeting! Summary: Parents took part in a discussion about food at PDS. The administration informed parents about some new initiatives, including PDS ToGo and lunchtime visits. Everyone is attendance had…

Speaking with Colleges

Hampshire College visited September 26, 2018 As part of our college process, we invite college reps onto campus to speak with small groups of juniors and seniors. Gabe Smiley, our Director of College Counseling, personally invites a wide variety of…

PDS PA First Meeting – Thursday, Sept 20 at 8:30am

The PDS Parents Association (PA) is having its first meeting this Thursday, September 20 at 8:30 a.m. in Gilkeson Center. All PDS parents are part of the PA and invited to attend meetings and get involved. The PA helps with…

Books and Volunteers Needed for the Used Book Fair!

It’s that time of the year when you can de-clutter for a cause! Please consider donating books to the Annual PDSPA Used Book Fair taking place on May 3 (9-3:30) and May 4 (9-4). We’re grateful for all genres of…

April PDS PA Meeting to Focus on PDS Math Program

April PDS PA Meeting to Focus on PDS Math Program Join us for the next PDS Parents Association (PA) meeting scheduled for this Tuesday, April 24 @ 8:30am in Gilkeson Center. We’re pleased to announce that the first 30 minutes…

Middle School at the Midpoint

Cedar reads through her reports In Daniel Pink’s new book, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, the author dedicates an entire chapter to the importance of ‘midpoints’. Often times in the various stories that make up our lives, we…