The Day School at Highland Park Pres

The Day School at Highland Park Pres


Wow, that was
My daughter attended HPPDS for kindergarten and 1st grade in 1962 and 1963. It gave her a great start in her educational journey! Now 60 yrs old, she continues to learn and teach her grandchildren and many others. Do you have any pictures from those years?
The children of the Day School were holding the children of Houston and all those affected by Hurricane Harvey in our hearts today. As we played the rainstick, we sang "Rain, Rain, go away. For the people of Houston we pray." 🎵 And we talked about how God wants us to help. Thank you for growing the gift of love and kindness in your children by giving THEM the chance to give to OTHERS through donations❤️. More info:

HPPDS partners with families to educate the whole child within a nurturing Christian environment

Highland Park Presbyterian Day School believes that the years of early childhood are the most crucial to the establishment of sound educational practices and biblical values. The school strives to meet the academic, spiritual, emotional, creative, social, and physical needs of the young child through a developmentally appropriate approach to learning. It is the task of the Christian educators in the Highland Park Presbyterian Day School to become partners with parents and to build a firm foundation for each child’s later learning and growth.

Tomorrow is Virtual Spirit Day! We can’t wait to see pictures of your children learning from home in their navy and red! #dayschoolspiritday

The wise words of Mr Rogers, “if it’s mentionable, it’s manageable“ apply to this situation. If your older kiddo (even Day School alumni) is asking questions, welcome their questions and follow these guidelines. Begin a conversation and check back in from time to time. Our younger students questions will center more around how the pandemic has impacted their lives (“I want to see my friends” or “why can’t I go to school?”) and the same guidelines apply: stay calm, validate their feelings, talk about what they can do. Keep the conversation going with them, as well as the Day School community. What has worked well for you? Share in comments. #dayschool #community #whatsboutwhenseries

The construction project has provided some amazing opportunities for observation and learning! Our students literally left their mark by signing one of the beams! @ The Day School at Highland Park Pres

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;
break forth into joyous song and sing praises! Psalm 98:4

Summer in February! Having a popsicle party on this sunny day! ☀️

What a blessing it is to watch first friendships form! #thedayschool #allyouneedislove

It’s finally here! So thankful for our amazing Parent Council and all of the hard work they have put into this event! It’s going to be a night to remember! #showyourlove

Today is the first day of After School programs! Today in Cooking Around the World, the students made an Italian feast and are learning about Italy 🇮🇹. It’s going to be a fun semester!

Our Spring semester is off to a great start!!

Happy Thanksgiving from The Day School! We are so grateful for the joy and love our students, families and teachers bring to our lives!

Happy November! Let’s take a look back at all the fun we had in October... one second at a time!
#thedayschool #onesecondeveryday #savoreverysecond

Book Fair is coming!!! Be on the look out for the link to the online shop that will go live tomorrow! 📚

It sure looks like fall at The Day School! Check out all the fun our students are having with pumpkins... we are conducting science experiments, creating works of art, working on our math skills and enjoying wonderful books! #thedayschool #handsonlearning

It sure looks like fall at The Day School! Check out all the fun are students are having with pumpkins! We are conducting science experiments, baking pumpkin bread, working on our math skills and creating work of art! #thedayschool #handsonlearning

Who remembers how much they LOVED their school Book Fair? 🙋🏻‍♀️ Relive those happy memories with your own children at The Day School Book Fair! Add to your home library, or gift a special book to your child’s class. #thedayschool #bookfair #readingisfundamental

I spy... children learning! Did you know Dramatic Play helps children develop their social skills through cooperation and negotiating roles and scenarios? The learning doesn’t stop there! Children’s language sky rockets when trying out new words and phrases specific to their play. Add in problem solving and critical thinking and it’s easy to see why our teachers lovingly create dynamic and engaging Dramatic Play centers for their students! #thedayschool #ispy #dramaticplay

Tomorrow is the day! Leave the uniform in the closet and come to school dressed in your navy and red best! #dayschoolspiritday

We feel extremely lucky that the families of our Beginners and Explorers entrust us with their child’s first school experience! Our youngest Day School students fill our school with so much joy!
#thedayschool #beginners #explorers #tinyuniformsforthewin @ The Day School at Highland Park Pres

Happy October! Let’s take a look back at September, one second at a time! #thedayschool #onesecondeveryday #savoreverysecond

Some of our Explorers got the chance to bring a book to life today! Does your child have a favorite book? Try bringing that story to life with a hands on activity and watch their imaginations soar! #thedayschool #handsonlearning #elmertheelephant #explorers @ The Day School at Highland Park Pres

“Let’s do it again!” is pretty much the motto of STEAM! Check out what happens when Mentos meet diet soda!

Take a stroll through the halls of our school and you will see wonderful examples of Shared Writing! Shared Writing models the thought process involved in writing. It teaches our children how to organize their thoughts and see them on paper!
#sharedwriting #writingoutloud #hallwaysightings @ The Day School at Highland Park Pres

Thank you to everyone who gave to The Day School today! We are blessed to have such supportive and generous parents! If you haven’t had a chance to give yet, there’s still time. Our Partnership Campaign will run throughout the year! Link to give in profile. #loveforthedayschool #partnershipcampaign #ntxgivingday

Got a long to do-list today? Be sure to add “Give to The Day School!”. It will be the easiest and most rewarding thing you’ll do today. With a few clicks online, you can give and partner with The Day School. Who doesn’t love crossing things off a to-do list? ✅ Link to give in profile! #loveforthedayschool #partnershipcampaign #ntxgivingday

Welcome to the Partnership Campaign Kick Off Day! Check our Instagram story throughout the day to see why we LOVE The Day School. Today is North Texas Giving Day so your gift will receive percentage bonus funds if you donate today. Please consider partnering with The Day School TODAY! Link to give in profile! #loveforthedayschool #partnershipcampaign #ntxgivingday

These Pre-K 4 students led our morning Chapel today! They presented the story of Noah’s Ark and acted out the animals filing into the ark 2 by 2! We love watching our students step up into these leadership roles!

Young scientist at work! Our Pre-K 4 students read “Ada Twist, Scientist” in STEAM class and then got the chance to experiment on their own. #handsonlearning #STEAM

‘Twas the night before school starts and all through the halls, all toys were lying still, including the balls.
The uniforms were hung in dramatic play centers with care, with hopes that your children soon will be there.
With loving hearts, we look forward to the first week of school. See everyone soon. #dayschool #dayschooldays #joyful #childcentered #lifelonglearners #familyinchrist #partnerwithfamilies #educatethewholechild #nurturingChristianenvironment

After packing, moving, deconstructing, constructing, moving back in and unpacking, the rooms are being readied for what matters most: your children.
Join us tonight for Parents Night, 5:30-7:30, beginning in the Sanctuary. Tomorrow your children will come to meet their teachers and we may all cry tears of joy to see their sweet little faces.
#dayschooldays #welcomeback #wevemissedyou

Congratulations to our new Executive Director, Ashley Hickey! You may recognize her as she has been a beloved PreK3 teacher with us for several years. Please join us in giving her a warm Day School welcome and you will learn more about her at Parents Night. Welcome Ashley! #dayschooldays #leader #executivedirector #servantheart

New carpool tags are in! PreK3-Kindergarten families will receive their new tags on Parents Night. #dontleavehomewithoutit #newlogo #newtag #carpool #everyparentsbestfriend #startsWednesdaythe28th

“Train up a child in the way they should go, and when they are old they will not depart from it”. -Proverbs 22:6.
In the midst of school readiness tasks and summer coming to an end, remember to pray and teach the importance of doing so. We will partner with you in your child’s faith formation throughout the school year. #thedayschool #importanceofprayer #teachprayer

Things are looking up in Wight Garden with the installation of the new staircase!!
To help orient you, this picture was taken with our back towards the doors of the circle drive. The wall beyond the staircase is where The Woods used to be, which will now be the Beginners classrooms. (The Beginners will be right across from the Day School office). The Woods will be located to the our right, from where we stood to take the picture. This is sooo exciting!! #dayschooldemo #projecttransform #preparetobeamazed #countdowntoschool

Our value of being a Lifelong Learner in action...several staff are attending a conference this weekend that will support and deepen their understanding of important topics related to child development. Financial gifts from @thedayschoolpc support our commitment to seeking out training opportunities for staff. Thank you @thedayschoolpc and Day School Families for your gifts. #lifelonglearners #dayschoolvalue #teachertraining #parentcouncil #dayschoolfamilies #themoreyouknow

Our cherished teachers & staff return to work in 30 days and we couldn’t be more excited! The four words listed in the picture are the core values of @thedayschool and serve as our foundation. The core values are used in the interview process with new hires and staff & teachers commit to upholding the values throughout their tenure. We look forward to welcoming our teachers to the school year and have a fun week full of team building and training scheduled for mid-August, all in preparation to welcome your sweet children to their school year. #familyinChrist #lifelonglearners #child-centered #joyful #dayschoolvalues #dayschoolteachers #welovethedayschoolteachers #andstaff

Check out our stories to see pics of the tour. In short, your children will enter a beautifully refreshed and updated building this upcoming school year. It’s going to look, feel and BE amazing. We are so happy that you are here for this part of The Day School history. Remember: the construction is split into two parts: this summer, the part of the building that faces University and next summer the part of the building that faces McFarlin.
And throughout it all...our mission remains the same: The Day School partners with families to educate the whole child within a nurturing Christian environment. #dayschooldays #dsyschoolathppres #dayschooldemo #projecttransform #preparetobeamazed

We’re busting in for a tour! Stay tuned for pics! #dayschooldemo #preparetobeamazed #campusvision #projecttransform

Walls being erected so connections can be made. Can you guess where this is located? #projecttransform #dayschooldemo #preparetobeamazed

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[11/17/18]   What’s in your backpack?
It’s empty today.
Where’s your work?
Did you just play?

When I built with blocks
I learned about shapes.
I balanced and shared –
Our skyscraper was great.
I played in the windy house
And talked with my friends.
I rocked a baby
And played pretend
In science I observed,
Guessed, and experimented, too.
The same things grown up
Scientists do.
Art was messy.
I created and explored.
I solved my own problem
When I spilled glue on the floor.
My fingers got a work out
With puzzles and clay.
Those same muscles
Will help me write one day.
I counted and sorted and
And measured, too.
I used my brain
Like a math whiz would do!
Out on the playground
I ran like the wind.
I learned to take turns
And helped a hurt friend.
Story time is what
I always like best.
I can use my imagination
And give my body a rest.
I sang and danced -
Learned a finger play, too.
I answered questions
and said, “Please” and “Thank you.”
There will be time
for worksheets and tests,
But talking and playing
Is how I learn best.
I love to go to school.
I’m glad I’m me.
An empty backpack
Means I’m learning, you see!

Education Week

Bloom’s Taxonomy has been a crucial help to educators, but it could be hurting them, too. A leader at a school improvement network explains why.

Our little STEAM lab engineers are ready to observe and document the exciting construction project beginning on campus! #steam @hppres

We’re at Project Preschool at the Perot Museum today talking all things Day School! Come see us!

Today’s the Day! Join over 60 others who have partnered with HPPDS already through North Texas Giving Day! We are so grateful to our partners! Link below.

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