Please see below for upcoming dates and information through January 2019 for Lower School families.
July 18: ESDPA Resale Shop Open (outside of the Haggar Family Gymnasium); 1:00-3:00 p.m.
- Please note the location change for the ESDPA Resale Shop for 2018-19. It is now located outside of the Haggar Family Gymnasium, next to the Middle School boys' locker room. If you need help with finding this new outpost for the Resale Shop, please stop by the front desk and someone can direct you.
July 20: Deadline for Fall 2018 Sports Fellowship Sign-Up; open to students in Pre-K through grade 6. Click here to sign-up. Please contact Laura Rocha, Lower School Sports Fellowship Coordinator, with questions.
July 26-28: Alumni Musical, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"; 7:30 p.m. in the Bray Performance Hall. Please note that this production is rated PG-13. Click here to buy tickets!
First week of August: Lower School Teacher and Class Information will be released.
August 1: "Getting Ready for School Checklist" will be sent out; this email will also include a time-sensitive parent directory proof.
August 1: ESDPA Volunteer Sign-up Opens
August 1: ESDPA Resale Shop Open; 7:45-9:45 a.m.
August 13: The Eagle's Nest Opens. Click here for back-to-school hours and more information.
August 14-17: In-Take Conferences for Beginner - Primer Parents
August 15: ESDPA Resale Shop Open; 1:00-3:00 p.m.
August 19: Junior Class Car Wash at the Merrell Road Campus (in support of Prom 2019); 3:00-5:00 p.m.
August 20: Lower School Meet and Greet: Welcome Back! A come-and-go event for families where you will be able to meet your teacher and check out your classroom. Students do not wear their uniforms to this event.
- 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Early Childhood (Beginner – Primer)
- 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. - Chapel for all new families and teachers
- 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. - Elementary (First – Fourth Grade)
August 20: ESDPA Resale Shop Open; 5:00-7:00 p.m.
August 21: ESDPA Resale Shop Open; 1:00-3:00 p.m.
August 22: Classes Begin (Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School)
August 22: ESDPA Lower School Coffee "Boo-hoos and Yahoos"; 8:15 a.m. in the Lower School Dining Commons
August 28: Lower School Back-to-School Night for First through Fourth Grade Parents Only
- First Rotation: 6:00-6:45 p.m.
- Second Rotation: 6:45-7:30 p.m.
September 3: Labor Day – School Holiday
September 7: Lower School Picture Day
September 17: ESDPA Speaker Series featuring Amy Blankston; 12:00 p.m. at the Lower School and 7:00 p.m. at the Merrell Road Campus. Click here to RSVP.
September 20: Head of School Installation; 10:00 a.m. in the Competition Gymnasium. Grades 4 through 12 will attend. Click here for more information about the event.
September 28 – October 4: Early Childhood Conferences, regular classes for students
October 4: Lower School Early Release at 11:45 a.m., Faculty In-service Following
October 5-8: Fall Break
October 15: All School Fall Choir Concert
October 17: Lower School Conference Day for Grades 1-4 (No Classes for Beginner – Fourth Grade)
October 20: ESDPA Lower School Spooktacular at the Merrell Road Campus
October 26: Homecoming Community Events and Varsity Football Game
November 2: Fourth Grade to Wolf Run
November 5-9: NDSM (North Dallas Shared Ministries) Lower School Food Drive
November 6: Fourth Grade to Nasher Sculpture Center
November 7-8: Kindergarten Musical; 10:00 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
November 9: Third Grade to North Dallas Shared Ministries
November 16: Lower School End of First Trimester
November 16: Grandparents and Grandfriends' Day for Lower School; 8:00 a.m.
November 19-23: Thanksgiving Break
December 2: Admission Preview for Lower, Middle, and Upper School on the Merrell Road Campus
December 6: Fourth Grade Singers to NorthPark Center
December 7: Fourth Grade Leadership Retreat at Wolf Run
December 12-13: First Grade Musical; 10:00 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
December 20: Lower School Christmas Service, 10:30 a.m. Dismissal for all Lower School students immediately following.
December 20: Last Day of Class, Early Dismissal
December 21-January 7: Christmas Break
January 7: Faculty and Staff In-service
January 8: Classes Resume