Thursday Folder

December 12, 2019

All School

POINTS OF PRIDE

1st grade girl's diagram of a root beer float

Sight, sound, touch, smell and taste... First graders have a yummy lesson on matter.

Middle School Lang & Lit Tea Party

6th grade Language and Literature classes held a proper tea party in celebration of finishing the novel, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.

MS and US Thespians One Acts

MS and US Thespians wow the judges with their one act performances.  Come see their performances at the One Act Festival on Saturday night.

Math Buddies 10th and 3rd grades

10th and 3rd grade students have fun while reinforcing math skills and MYP Approaches to Learning skills.

ANNUAL GIVING

Pine Tree with message "Year End Giving"

Make a difference for CDS students and support Annual Giving.

Why make this a priority in your end-of-the year charitable donations?

The impact of your gift allows us to continue offering an extraordinary education, quality programs and services at CDS.

Carrollwood Day School is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit and all gifts to the school are tax deductible. All paid amounts and stock transfers received by December 31, 2019 qualify.

Your support is greatly appreciated; thank you!  

Wishes for a wonderful holiday season  from the Advancement Team to you and your family!

Give

CDS READS - BOOK FAIR

Bookfair at Barnes & Noble - Thursday, December 19

SHOP ALL DAY!

BARNES & NOBLE - CARROLLWOOD
11802 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33618

A percentage of the net sales all day will be donated to Carrollwood Day School.

Present this voucher to the cashier or use the CDS Bookfair code when making your purchase. 

12572681

Lower School wraps up the month of CDS READS with an evening with featured author, Kallie George

SPECIAL EVENTS

  • 4:30 pm
    Performance by ECC students
    Mingle and shop with CDS friends and family
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Meet Kallie George
    Cookie and Cupcake decorating
  • 6:30 pm
    Special performance by the elementary chorus
JOB OPENING
We are hiring

CDS is seeking applicants for a strong administrative assistant to work in the office of college counseling.

  • This is a 10-month salaried position with full benefits.
  • Interested candidates should contact Joe Runge.
  • Click here for complete Job Description.
SAVE THE DATES
Winter Sports Senior Nights

Join us to honor our
Winter Sports Senior Athletes

Boys Basketball
January 21, 2020 @ 7:15 p.m.

Girls Soccer
January 23, 2020 @ 4:45 p.m.

Boys Soccer
January 28, 2020 @ 5:15 p.m.

Girls Basketball
January 29, 2020 @ 5:45 p.m.

Wrestling
TBD

TO DO LIST

SAVE THE DATE

 

Dream Believe Achieve - Realizing the Vision

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 13
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM 

Plan to join us as Dr. Ryan Kelly shares the realized vision for the future of Carrollwood Day School.
Come hear how we are making dreams a reality with our plans for future expansion and academic programming.

Childcare will be provided for CDS students ECC through grade 4.

SAFETY MATTERS
Safety Matters Caution Sign

During arrival and dismissal times there are more than 1,000 students, faculty and visitors, walking to their cars, busses, and athletic facilities. Remember these tips to help keep our campus safe for pedestrians as well as other vehicles.

  • Always follow directions from our security, faculty, and facilities staff.  Be sure to come to a full stop when directed to, do not continue to roll into the crosswalk or past the traffic assistants.
  • The speed limit on campus is 10 MPH. 
  • All cars must turn right onto Bearss Avenue when exiting from both the main (west) driveway and elementary (east) driveway.
  • Please respect our ban on texting and cell phone use while driving on our campus.
  • Student drivers must have a CDS parking permit (hangtag) visibly displayed in their front windshield at all times and are permitted to park in the South Beach lot, only. 
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
CDS Mission Statement

Your feedback is important to us!

As we approach the end of the first half of the 2019-2020 school year, we want to hear from you. 

We hope you will take a few moments to complete this very short survey. This survey will remain open through Tuesday, December 17, 2019. Thank you for taking the time to help us with your feedback.

PARENT SURVEY

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT
Lunch by Flik

Our school lunch service, Flik is interested in your feedback.  Please complete this short survey to let them know about your experience.

FLIK SURVEY

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

MS and US Thespians - One Act Festival

TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR

Join us for an evening of three one act performances. Both the Upper and Middle School Thespians will showcase their competition pieces, completely run by the students.

Purchase tickets in advance

Middle School Thespians will perform the vignette play, Hoodie.

  • Middle schoolers face a tornado of questions every day. What do I wear? What if I wear the wrong thing? What is she wearing? What do I look like? Stop looking at me! Hoodie examines image and appearance and poses what may be the most difficult question of all – Do I stay in the clump or do I stand alone?

9th grade will perform Check Please.

  • Check Please follows a series of blind dinner dates that couldn't get any worse -- until they do. Could there possibly be a light at the end of the tunnel? 

10th grade's competition piece is Badger. 

Caution: This production contains mature themes that may not be suitable for younger audiences. Badger will be the last performance of the night.

  • In 1944, five young women take newly-available jobs at one of the largest munitions factories in the United States: the Badger Ordnance Works. Facing dangerous work with highly flammable powder as well as insidious sexism, the women form an unlikely friendship through joy and heartbreak. A vibrant ensemble brings the factory to life as each of the women confronts not only the challenges of entering the workforce in the darkest days of World War II, but also who she is and what she truly values. Unforgettable human stories make the era immediate in this captivating ensemble drama. 
CDS PATRIOT SPIRIT STORE
Holiday Gifts from the CDS Spirit Store

The holidays are right around the corner. Don't know what to get your Patriot? Spirit Gear! Head over to the CDS Spirit Shop and order your gifts so they arrive in time for the holidays.

START SHOPPING

SUPPORT CDS WHILE YOU SHOP
Amazon Smile - You Shop. Amazon Gives

Do you shop at amazon.com? If so, please consider signing up for Smile. There is no cost, and it is exactly the same as shopping at amazon.com, but with smile.Amazon.com, 0.5% of all your purchases support CDS. It is as easy as 1..2..3!

  1. Simply go to smile.amazon.com and enter your regular Amazon log in and password information. 
  2. For  “Pick Your Own Charitable Organization,” type “Carrollwood Day School.” 
  3. Then bookmark smile.amazon.com and use it for all future Amazon purchases. Even after you’ve designated CDS as your Smile recipient, we only receive donations if you log in through Smile.

Every item available for purchase on www.amazon.com is also available on smile.amazon.com at the same price. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.

NOON DISMISSAL

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20
Half-Day before Winter Break
There is NO after care at either campus
There is NO after school study hall

NO SCHOOL

DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 3
Winter Break

MONDAY & TUESDAY, JANUARY 6 & 7
Professional Days

SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING

Safe School Helpline

The Safe School Helpline is not for issues that are emergencies or immediate in nature.
If there is an emergency, please call 911
(9-911 from a campus phone)
then contact the CDS Security Office

LOST AND FOUND
Lost and Found

Are you missing jackets and other cool weather outerwear since the cold snap last week? Our Lost & Found cabinet is overflowing! All items that are in the Lost & Found cabinet on the Bearss Avenue campus will be cleaned out on Friday, December 20. 

Lost & Found items will be cleaned out on the last Friday of each month and prior to spring break.

2020-2021 KEY CALENDAR DATES
2020-2021 Calendar Icon

The administration has approved the following dates for the 2020-2021 School Calendar:

  • Monday, August 10
    ECC and elementary "Meet Your Teacher" appointments begin
    MS and US Orientation begins for 6th & 9th grade students and all new MS and US students (attendance is required)
  • Tuesday, August 11
    Orientation begins for returning students (attendance is required)
  • Thursday, August 13First full day of classes ECC - Grade 12
  • Fall Break:  Monday - Friday, November 23 - 27
  • Winter Break: Monday, December 21 - Tuesday, January 5
    Faculty/staff returns to school on Monday, January 4
    Students return to school on Wednesday, January 6
  • Spring Break: Monday - Friday, March 15 - 19
  • Friday, May 21: Last day of school for students
ADMISSIONS NEWS
Re-Enrollment

Online re-enrollment of current students for the 2020-2021 school year will take place in January. Contracts for each student will be posted to your family account on My Backpack. Please go to My Backpack before January to be sure all contact information for your family is accurate and complete. If you are unable to access your account, please contact Charlotte Benziger or Cayce French.

Contracts will be posted to current families’ My Backpack accounts in mid January. You will be notified via email when your contract is available. All contracts must be completed and submitted by January 31st. Based on current enrollment and applicant interest, we know that we will be full in several grades across all divisions. Places cannot be held for returning students until the completed contract, non-refundable deposit, and FACTS sign up are received. Contracts will be sent out to new students beginning February 1st.


DON'T MISS OUT!
ADMISSIONS FOR CDS SIBLINGS 

Child pulling younger children in wagon

Current families with children they would like to enroll at the ECC for the first time next year, should email Charlotte Benziger to start the admissions process and to place your name on the list. Families with children entering 1st grade and older can click here to begin the application process.

Applications are available now for new students, while re-enrollment information for current CDS students will be sent home in January.

REMINDERS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

December EARLY DISMISSAL
and 
NO SCHOOL days

  • Upper School Semester Exams: Students in grades 9 & 10 (with the exception of 10th grade Physics) have only one exam on Monday, December 16 - Thursday, December 19. Students will be dismissed at the end of their morning exam. There will be an early bus at 11:00 am.
  • Friday, December 20: This is the last day of school before winter break and is a NOON DISMISSAL day. There will be NO AFTERCARE at either campus and the MS/US Study Hall will not be available.
    • There will be bus service - buses will depart at 12:15 pm.
    • The Flik kitchen will be CLOSED.  Breakfast, snacks and lunch will not be available.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We're getting excited for the CDS
26th Annual Red Carpet Gala

Gala Logo 2020

Friday, March 6, 2020
Bryan Glazer Family JCC

522 N Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606

Sponsorship Opportunities

But we can’t do it without your help...

We are searching for unique live and silent auction items to make this year’s event the best yet!

  • Villa/Vacation Condo Stays
  • Exciting Career Shadow Day
  • Unique Experiences
  • Hard to Find Event Tickets
  • Gift cards or Baskets from your Favorite Restaurant or Spas.

Acquisition Letter

Donor Form

Please forward your generous donation to:

Carrollwood Day School
Attn: Gala Committee
1515 West Bearrs Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33613

Please email questions to: Gala@CarrollwoodDaySchool.org

 

ECC

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We're getting excited for the CDS
26th Annual Red Carpet Gala

Gala Logo 2020

Friday, March 6, 2020
Bryan Glazer Family JCC

522 N Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606

Sponsorship Opportunities

But we can’t do it without your help...

We are searching for unique live and silent auction items to make this year’s event the best yet!

  • Villa/Vacation Condo Stays
  • Exciting Career Shadow Day
  • Unique Experiences
  • Hard to Find Event Tickets
  • Gift cards or Baskets from your Favorite Restaurant or Spas.

Acquisition Letter

Donor Form

Please forward your generous donation to:

Carrollwood Day School
Attn: Gala Committee
1515 West Bearrs Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33613

Please email questions to: Gala@CarrollwoodDaySchool.org

 

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
CDS Mission Statement

Your feedback is important to us!

As we approach the end of the first half of the 2019-2020 school year, we want to hear from you. 

We hope you will take a few moments to complete this very short survey. This survey will remain open through Tuesday, December 17, 2019. Thank you for taking the time to help us with your feedback.

PARENT SURVEY

CDS READS - BOOK FAIR

Bookfair at Barnes & Noble - Thursday, December 19

SHOP ALL DAY!

BARNES & NOBLE - CARROLLWOOD
11802 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33618

A percentage of the net sales all day will be donated to Carrollwood Day School.

Present this voucher to the cashier or use the CDS Bookfair code when making your purchase. 

12572681

Lower School wraps up the month of CDS READS with an evening with featured author, Kallie George

SPECIAL EVENTS

  • 4:30 pm
    Performance by ECC students
    Mingle and shop with CDS friends and family
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Meet Kallie George
    Cookie and Cupcake decorating
  • 6:30 pm
    Special performance by the elementary chorus

SAVE THE DATE

Dream Believe Achieve - Realizing the Vision

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 13
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM 

Plan to join us as Dr. Ryan Kelly shares the realized vision for the future of Carrollwood Day School.
Come hear how we are making dreams a reality with our plans for future expansion and academic programming.

Childcare will be provided for CDS students ECC through grade 4.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

LOWER SCHOOL

Family Day

SATURDAY, JANUARY 11
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Lower School's Dads' Day is now a day of fun for the whole family!

Watch for more information.

CDS PATRIOT SPIRIT STORE
Holiday Gifts from the CDS Spirit Store

The holidays are right around the corner. Don't know what to get your Patriot? Spirit Gear! Head over to the CDS Spirit Shop and order your gifts so they arrive in time for the holidays.

START SHOPPING

NOON DISMISSAL

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20
Half-Day before Winter Break
There is NO after care

NO SCHOOL

DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 3
Winter Break

MONDAY & TUESDAY, JANUARY 6 & 7
Professional Days

ECC CALENDAR

December

January

Elementary

POINTS OF PRIDE

1st grade girl's diagram of a root beer float

Sight, sound, touch, smell and taste... First graders have a yummy lesson on matter.

Math Buddies 10th and 3rd grades

10th and 3rd grade students have fun while reinforcing math skills and MYP Approaches to Learning skills.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT
Lunch by Flik

Our school lunch service, Flik is interested in your feedback.  Please complete this short survey to let them know about your experience.

FLIK SURVEY

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
CDS Mission Statement

Your feedback is important to us!

As we approach the end of the first half of the 2019-2020 school year, we want to hear from you. 

We hope you will take a few moments to complete this very short survey. This survey will remain open through Tuesday, December 17, 2019. Thank you for taking the time to help us with your feedback.

PARENT SURVEY

FIELD TRIPS
CDS School Bus
CDS PATRIOT SPIRIT STORE
Holiday Gifts from the CDS Spirit Store

The holidays are right around the corner. Don't know what to get your Patriot? Spirit Gear! Head over to the CDS Spirit Shop and order your gifts so they arrive in time for the holidays.

START SHOPPING

CDS READS - BOOK FAIR

Bookfair at Barnes & Noble - Thursday, December 19

SHOP ALL DAY!

BARNES & NOBLE - CARROLLWOOD
11802 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33618

A percentage of the net sales all day will be donated to Carrollwood Day School.

Present this voucher to the cashier or use the CDS Bookfair code when making your purchase. 

12572681

Lower School wraps up the month of CDS READS with an evening with featured author, Kallie George

SPECIAL EVENTS

  • 4:30 pm
    Performance by ECC students
    Mingle and shop with CDS friends and family
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Meet Kallie George
    Cookie and Cupcake decorating
  • 6:30 pm
    Special performance by the elementary chorus

SAVE THE DATE

Dream Believe Achieve - Realizing the Vision

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 13
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM 

Plan to join us as Dr. Ryan Kelly shares the realized vision for the future of Carrollwood Day School.
Come hear how we are making dreams a reality with our plans for future expansion and academic programming.

Childcare will be provided for CDS students ECC through grade 4.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

LOWER SCHOOL

Family Day

SATURDAY, JANUARY 11
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Lower School's Dads' Day is now a day of fun for the whole family!

Watch for more information.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We're getting excited for the CDS
26th Annual Red Carpet Gala

Gala Logo 2020

Friday, March 6, 2020
Bryan Glazer Family JCC

522 N Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606

Sponsorship Opportunities

But we can’t do it without your help...

We are searching for unique live and silent auction items to make this year’s event the best yet!

  • Villa/Vacation Condo Stays
  • Exciting Career Shadow Day
  • Unique Experiences
  • Hard to Find Event Tickets
  • Gift cards or Baskets from your Favorite Restaurant or Spas.

Acquisition Letter

Donor Form

Please forward your generous donation to:

Carrollwood Day School
Attn: Gala Committee
1515 West Bearrs Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33613

Please email questions to: Gala@CarrollwoodDaySchool.org

NOON DISMISSAL

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20
Half-Day before Winter Break
There is NO after care

NO SCHOOL

DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 3
Winter Break

MONDAY & TUESDAY, JANUARY 6 & 7
Professional Days

SAVE THE DATE
Once on a Housetop

Plan to join us as we celebrate the wonder, the joy and the diversity of the month of December with CDS 4th and 5th graders and the Elementary Chorus. You'll follow a group of chimney sweeps as they dance across the rooftops of the city and discover all the different ways that families celebrate the winter holidays...from the candles of Hanukkah to bright pinatas, from a baby born in a stable to the uplifting message of Kwanzaa... and don't forget that big red fella in the chimney! 

ELEMENTARY CALENDAR

December

THERE IS NO AFTER CARE OFFERED AT EITHER CAMPUS ON THIS DAY.

Middle School

POINTS OF PRIDE

Middle School Lang & Lit Tea Party

6th grade Language and Literature classes held a proper tea party in celebration of finishing the novel, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.

MS and US Thespians One Acts

MS and US Thespians wow the judges with their one act performances.  Come see their performances at the One Act Festival on Saturday night.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We're getting excited for the CDS
26th Annual Red Carpet Gala

Gala Logo 2020

Friday, March 6, 2020
Bryan Glazer Family JCC

522 N Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606

Sponsorship Opportunities

But we can’t do it without your help...

We are searching for unique live and silent auction items to make this year’s event the best yet!

  • Villa/Vacation Condo Stays
  • Exciting Career Shadow Day
  • Unique Experiences
  • Hard to Find Event Tickets
  • Gift cards or Baskets from your Favorite Restaurant or Spas.

Acquisition Letter

Donor Form

Please forward your generous donation to:

Carrollwood Day School
Attn: Gala Committee
1515 West Bearrs Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33613

Please email questions to: Gala@CarrollwoodDaySchool.org

 

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT
Lunch by Flik

Our school lunch service, Flik is interested in your feedback.  Please complete this short survey to let them know about your experience.

FLIK SURVEY

SAVE THE DATE

Dream Believe Achieve - Realizing the Vision

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 13
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM 

Plan to join us as Dr. Ryan Kelly shares the realized vision for the future of Carrollwood Day School.
Come hear how we are making dreams a reality with our plans for future expansion and academic programming.

Childcare will be provided for CDS students ECC through grade 4.

8TH GRADE EXAMS
Semester Exams

8th graders will take semester exams during the last week of school before winter break. Exams will be held on Wednesday, December 18 through Friday, December 20. Click the link below for the complete exam schedule.

8TH GRADE EXAM SCHEDULE

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

MS and US Thespians - One Act Festival

TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR

Join us for an evening of three one act performances. Both the Upper and Middle School Thespians will showcase their competition pieces, completely run by the students.

Purchase tickets in advance

Middle School Thespians will perform the vignette play, Hoodie.

  • Middle schoolers face a tornado of questions every day. What do I wear? What if I wear the wrong thing? What is she wearing? What do I look like? Stop looking at me! Hoodie examines image and appearance and poses what may be the most difficult question of all – Do I stay in the clump or do I stand alone?

9th grade will perform Check Please.

  • Check Please follows a series of blind dinner dates that couldn't get any worse -- until they do. Could there possibly be a light at the end of the tunnel? 

10th grade's competition piece is Badger. 

Caution: This production contains mature themes that may not be suitable for younger audiences. Badger will be the last performance of the night.

  • In 1944, five young women take newly-available jobs at one of the largest munitions factories in the United States: the Badger Ordnance Works. Facing dangerous work with highly flammable powder as well as insidious sexism, the women form an unlikely friendship through joy and heartbreak. A vibrant ensemble brings the factory to life as each of the women confronts not only the challenges of entering the workforce in the darkest days of World War II, but also who she is and what she truly values. Unforgettable human stories make the era immediate in this captivating ensemble drama. 
FIELD TRIPS
CDS School Bus
  • Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
    December 18 - 20
    6th grade field trip to Nature's Classroom
    8:30 am - 2:45 pm (Wed. & Thurs.)
    8:30 am - 11:00 am (Friday)
8TH GRADE YEARBOOK ADS
Purchase an 8th grade yearbook ad

Deadline: January 10

more information

CDS PATRIOT SPIRIT STORE
Holiday Gifts from the CDS Spirit Store

The holidays are right around the corner. Don't know what to get your Patriot? Spirit Gear! Head over to the CDS Spirit Shop and order your gifts so they arrive in time for the holidays.

START SHOPPING

NOON DISMISSAL

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20
Half-Day before Winter Break
There is NO after school study hall

NO SCHOOL

DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 3
Winter Break

MONDAY & TUESDAY, JANUARY 6 & 7
Professional Days

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
CDS Mission Statement

Your feedback is important to us!

As we approach the end of the first half of the 2019-2020 school year, we want to hear from you. 

We hope you will take a few moments to complete this very short survey. This survey will remain open through Tuesday, December 17, 2019. Thank you for taking the time to help us with your feedback.

PARENT SURVEY

MIDDLE SCHOOL CALENDAR

Upper School

POINTS OF PRIDE

MS and US Thespians One Acts

MS and US Thespians wow the judges with their one act performances.  Come see their performances at the One Act Festival on Saturday night.

Math Buddies 10th and 3rd grades

10th and 3rd grade students have fun while reinforcing math skills and MYP Approaches to Learning skills.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We're getting excited for the CDS
26th Annual Red Carpet Gala

Gala Logo 2020

Friday, March 6, 2020
Bryan Glazer Family JCC

522 N Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606

Sponsorship Opportunities

But we can’t do it without your help...

We are searching for unique live and silent auction items to make this year’s event the best yet!

  • Villa/Vacation Condo Stays
  • Exciting Career Shadow Day
  • Unique Experiences
  • Hard to Find Event Tickets
  • Gift cards or Baskets from your Favorite Restaurant or Spas.

Acquisition Letter

Donor Form

Please forward your generous donation to:

Carrollwood Day School
Attn: Gala Committee
1515 West Bearrs Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33613

Please email questions to: Gala@CarrollwoodDaySchool.org

 

11TH GRADE CLASS TRIP
Experience Atlanta - April 2020

11th Grade Class Trip
Atlanta, GA
Friday-Monday, April 24-27, 2020
Cost: $727/student

REGISTRATION AND DEPOSIT DUE: JANUARY 24

Carrollwood Day School is partnering with Capital Tours, Inc. to offer this first-time class trip for Juniors. The Class of 2021 has the unique opportunity to experience Atlanta and visit colleges in the area. Atlanta is a culturally rich city that is a hub for transportation, industry, art, and home to numerous, colleges and universities.

To sign up for the trip, parents will need to return the registration form that accompanies the trip information packet given to students on Wednesday with a $250 deposit (of which $125 is non-refundable) or register online at www.capitaltours.net.

  • Please click on the link below to read important information provided by Capital Tours.
  • Register by January 24.

Questions? Please don't hesitate to reach out to Mr. Horsington, Assistant Head of Upper School, by phone at 813.920.2288 or email Mr. Horsington.

more information

Register Online

VISUAL ARTS TRIP

California Arts Trip Collage of sites

CALIFORNIA – Visual Arts Trip
April 24 - 27, 2020
(Friday - Monday)
Students in Grades 10 - 12

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO
DECEMBER 13

CDS is pleased to partner with Educational Travel Consultants to offer this exceptional opportunity to be immersed in the vibrant arts and cultural spirit of the Golden State.

Approximate Cost: $1,995.00

First deposit in the amount of $600 is due by December 13. Deposit must be made by check payable to CDS. This deposit is refundable if the trip is cancelled.

Questions? Please contact Seth Firestone.

CDS PATRIOT SPIRIT STORE
Holiday Gifts from the CDS Spirit Store

The holidays are right around the corner. Don't know what to get your Patriot? Spirit Gear! Head over to the CDS Spirit Shop and order your gifts so they arrive in time for the holidays.

START SHOPPING

FIELD TRIPS
CDS School Bus
  • Friday, January 17
    DP Visual Arts trip to Ringling Museum of Art
    8:30 am - 2:05 pm
  • Tuesday, February 11
    11th Grade ESS trip to Crystal River Preserve
    8:45 am - 2:30 pm
    Students may order box lunch from Flik
SENIOR YEARBOOK ADS
Buy a Senior Ad in the 2020 CDS Yearbook

Deadline: January 10

more information

SAVE THE DATE

Dream Believe Achieve - Realizing the Vision

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 13
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM 

Plan to join us as Dr. Ryan Kelly shares the realized vision for the future of Carrollwood Day School.
Come hear how we are making dreams a reality with our plans for future expansion and academic programming.

Childcare will be provided for CDS students ECC through grade 4.

SAFETY MATTERS
Safety Matters Caution Sign

During arrival and dismissal times there are more than 1,000 students, faculty and visitors, walking to their cars, busses, and athletic facilities. Remember these tips to help keep our campus safe for pedestrians as well as other vehicles.

  • Always follow directions from our security, faculty, and facilities staff.  Be sure to come to a full stop when directed to, do not continue to roll into the crosswalk or past the traffic assistants.
  • The speed limit on campus is 10 MPH. 
  • All cars must turn right onto Bearss Avenue when exiting from both the main (west) driveway and elementary (east) driveway.
  • Please respect our ban on texting and cell phone use while driving on our campus.
  • Student drivers must have a CDS parking permit (hangtag) visibly displayed in their front windshield at all times and are permitted to park in the South Beach lot, only. 
SEMESTER EXAMS
Semester Exams

Students in grades 9 - 12 will take semester exams before winter break. Examinations will run from Friday, December 13 through Friday, December 20 for grades 11 and 12 and Monday, December 16 through December 20 for grades 9 and 10.

Below is a link to an Exam Information Packet with a parent letter, exam policies, study tips, and exam schedules. Parents and students can also check the school website for more information about upper school semester exams and the full exam schedule.

EXAM INFORMATION PACKET

Prepare for Exams!

US Learning Specialist, Mrs. Hollingsworth, has prepared semester exam prep calendars for all grades. Please encourage students to use these resources as a starting point for planning their study time.

9th & 10th Grade Review SchedULE

11th Grade Review Schedule

12th Grade Review Schedule

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

MS and US Thespians - One Act Festival

TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR

Join us for an evening of three one act performances. Both the Upper and Middle School Thespians will showcase their competition pieces, completely run by the students.

Purchase tickets in advance

Middle School Thespians will perform the vignette play, Hoodie.

  • Middle schoolers face a tornado of questions every day. What do I wear? What if I wear the wrong thing? What is she wearing? What do I look like? Stop looking at me! Hoodie examines image and appearance and poses what may be the most difficult question of all – Do I stay in the clump or do I stand alone?

9th grade will perform Check Please.

  • Check Please follows a series of blind dinner dates that couldn't get any worse -- until they do. Could there possibly be a light at the end of the tunnel? 

10th grade's competition piece is Badger. 

Caution: This production contains mature themes that may not be suitable for younger audiences. Badger will be the last performance of the night.

  • In 1944, five young women take newly-available jobs at one of the largest munitions factories in the United States: the Badger Ordnance Works. Facing dangerous work with highly flammable powder as well as insidious sexism, the women form an unlikely friendship through joy and heartbreak. A vibrant ensemble brings the factory to life as each of the women confronts not only the challenges of entering the workforce in the darkest days of World War II, but also who she is and what she truly values. Unforgettable human stories make the era immediate in this captivating ensemble drama. 
AMERICAN MATH COMPETITION
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American Mathematics Competition (AMC)
Upper School Students
Thursday, January 30, 2020  
8:30 am -10:00 am
Ms. Warner's Classroom: Room 139

AMC is a math competition for high school students who want to build problem-solving skills and mathematical knowledge.  The math competition consists of  25 multiple-choice questions in 75 minutes and is offered at CDS at two levels.  The AMC10 is for 9th and 10th graders and the AMC12 is for 11th and 12th graders.  The AMC started in 1950 and now involves 6,000 schools and over 350,000 students across the nation.  

To help prepare for the AMC math contest, please have students attend lunch practice sessions on Mondays (12/9, 1/13, 1/21 (Tues), and 1/27) in Ms. Warner's room 139.  If you cannot come in at lunch please check in with Ms. Warner before or after school for a handout of practice problems.  For more information or to sign-up, please contact Ms Warner at dwarner@carrollwooddayschool.org

NOON DISMISSAL

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20
Half-Day before Winter Break
There is NO after school study hall

NO SCHOOL

DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 3
Winter Break

MONDAY & TUESDAY, JANUARY 6 & 7
Professional Days

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
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Your feedback is important to us!

As we approach the end of the first half of the 2019-2020 school year, we want to hear from you. 

We hope you will take a few moments to complete this very short survey. This survey will remain open through Tuesday, December 17, 2019. Thank you for taking the time to help us with your feedback.

PARENT SURVEY

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT
Lunch by Flik

Our school lunch service, Flik is interested in your feedback.  Please complete this short survey to let them know about your experience.

FLIK SURVEY

SAVE THE DATES
Winter Sports Senior Nights

Join us to honor our
Winter Sports Senior Athletes

Boys Basketball
January 21, 2020 @ 7:15 p.m.

Girls Soccer
January 23, 2020 @ 4:45 p.m.

Boys Soccer
January 28, 2020 @ 5:15 p.m.

Girls Basketball
January 29, 2020 @ 5:45 p.m.

Wrestling
TBD

UPPER SCHOOL CALENDAR

December

COLLEGE COUNSELING CALENDAR

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Things to Know

Tour our new website

Take an armchair tour of CDS's new website.

CDS is excited to announce our brand-new website, including a virtual tour of our campus. Click on the video below to get a tour of the new site and see how easy it is to find what you’re looking for.

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KEY DATES FORE 2019-2020
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KEY DATES FOR 2019-2020

The administration has approved the following dates for the 2019-2020 School Calendar:

  • Monday, August 12
    ECC and elementary "Meet Your Teacher" appointments begin
    MS and US Orientation begins for 6th & 9th grade students and all new MS and US students (attendance is required)
  • Tuesday, August 13
    Orientation begins for all MS and US students (attendance is required)
  • Thursday, August 15First full day of classes ECC - Grade 12
  • Fall Break:  Monday - Friday, November 25 - 29
  • Winter Break: Monday, December 23 - Tuesday, January 7
    Faculty/staff returns to school on Monday, January 6
    Students return to school on Wednesday, January 8
  • Spring Break: Monday - Friday, March 16 - 20
  • Friday, May 22: Last day of school for students
ECC & ELEMENTARY AFTERCARE

KidCheck®
CDS uses KidCheck® to provide an online check in/check out system for the safety and tracking of our children. Every ECC and Elementary family should create an account. This assures that our AfterCare program is equipped to care for your child in the event that unplanned circumstances prevent you from picking up your child at the regular dismissal time. If you used KidCheck last year, your account is still active.

How to create your KidCheck account

Register for KidCheck

Picking up from AfterCare (Grades 1-5)
After Care is located in the Elementary Multi-Purpose Room. When picking up child(ren) from AfterCare, parents should pull into the School Bus Loop and pick-up children directly from the Elementary Multi-Purpose Room (glass doors facing the bus loop).

Phone Numbers
There is a receptionist on duty until 6:00 pm every school day.

  • ECC After Care number:
    The school's phone number is 813.963.2388
  • Bearss Avenue After Care numbers:
    The school's phone number is 813.920.2288.
    After Care Direct Line: 813.920.2288 x466
    After Care Cell Phone Line:  813.442.9163

    After Care Supervisor: Melissa HillAuxiliary and Summer Programs Coordinator

AfterCare Hours and Dates
After Care is available until 6:00 pm every day there is school with the exception of Friday, October 25, 2019 (International Festival and Carnival), Friday, November 22, 2019 (half-day before Fall Break), Friday, December 20, 2019 (half-day before WinterBreak), and Friday, March 13, 2020 (half-day before Spring Break). After Care is offered on all other half-days; students who need to stay for after care on half-days need to bring their lunch and a beverage. School lunches are not served on half-days.

BOX TOP$ FOR EDUCATION

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Box Tops for Education is an important tool for CDS to raise funds for small projects.  Our school's lifetime earnings are $16,552. We are setting a goal of $1,500 this year.

BTFE is going digital! The new and improved Box Tops app uses today's technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to our school's earnings online.

You can still send in traditional clips.  If your package has a traditional Box Tops, cut it out and send them into to school.  Each clip is worth 10 cents.  You can scan your receipt and clip the Box Tops and get twice the amount.

Click here for more information.


AMAZON SMILE

Amazon Smile

Support Carrollwood Day School while you shop online! Whenever you make a purchase on AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Carrollwood Day School. Click the link above to link your Amazon account to support CDS, or learn more about the AmazonSmile program

SCHOOLOGY FOR MS & US
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Schoology is a web-based learning management system that  provides a secure and safe, easy-to-use, way for teachers, students, parents, and administrators to seamlessly communicate and collaborate to enhance students’ learning and success.

The access codes and instructions for creating parent Schoology accounts were sent home with MS and US students. 

Read more...

MIDDLE SCHOOL FLEX SCHEDULE

 

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Middle School faculty offer a robust selection of morning and afternoon academic help sessions and enrichment activities, along with clubs and organizations to pique MS students' interests. These opportunities are all free of charge unless otherwise noted or unless they win a competition that requires further registration fees and travel.

Unless noted otherwise, all before school programs meet from 7:30 am - 8:00 am. All after school sessions are from 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

FLEX SCHEDULE

SEESAW FOR ECC & ELEMENTARY

Stay Informed with SeeSaw

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Seesaw is the primary communication tool used by ECC teachers.  Seesaw provides a secure and safe, easy-to-use, way for students, teachers, and parents to seamlessly communicate and collaborate to enhance students’ learning and success. Seesaw is a digital portfolio that students will use to showcase what they are learning and doing at school and share with their family. 

Once Seesaw is activated for this school year, returning families will use their same account. Access codes and instructions for creating parent Seesaw accounts will be sent home to new ECC parents during the first two weeks of school. Here is a quick introduction to how Seesaw will connect you to your child's learning and classroom!

Flik Independent Dining

Flik serves scratch prepared entrees, including a vegetarian option, a daily grill special, chef prepared specialty salad and a full salad bar, and deli sandwiches with in-house roasted deli meats. Middle school and upper school students can also purchase selections from the CDS Food Truck, located by the front loop. Breakfast is also available every day beginning at 7:30 a.m. and fresh fruit, yogurt parfaits, assorted snacks and beverages are available for purchase during US snack breaks.

Cash is not accepted in the lunch line. Purchases are prepaid by creating an account at www.myschoolbucks.com or by bringing a check to the Welcome Center made out to Flik.

  • If a student's account becomes overdrawn by $15, the student will be served a Sunbutter and jelly sandwich for $3.50 which will be deducted from the student's account balance. We recommend that parents set up auto pay on their MySchoolBucks.com account to ensure their children get to have the lunch of their choice. 

Each student is assigned a POS ID number.

Returning students will use the same POS number as last year.

The cashier can help MS and US students who may have forgotten their POS numbers. Elementary teachers have the POS numbers for all their students. 

If you did not receive or remember your child's POS number, please call Sandra Moore at 813.920.2288 x129 to get the POS number needed to set up and fund each child's MySchoolBucks.com account. (A separate account must be set up for each child.)

ECC students are able to pre-order lunches for Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

We invite you to review the information below to learn more about Flik@CDS!

SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING

Safe School Helpline

The Safe School Helpline is not for issues that are emergencies or immediate in nature.
If there is an emergency, please call 911
(9-911 from a campus phone)
then contact the CDS Security Office

REPORTING ABSENCES


ECC student absence
Attendance records are kept for all students at the ECC. If a student is going to be absent, parents should notify Cindy Hittle, ECC receptionist, before school by phone (813.963.2388) or by email.


Elementary student absence
Parents should notify Vicki Rivas, elementary school receptionist by 8:00 a.m. by phone (813.920.2288) or by email

Students who arrive to school after the elementary gate is closed must check-in with Mrs. Rivas in the elementary school office to obtain a tardy pass.


Middle School student absence

Parents should notify the school by 8:00 a.m. at the following email address to report their child's absence.  We suggest that parents add this email to their "contacts" for quick access. 

MSAbsence@CarrollwoodDaySchool.org

Your message will be retrieved by the middle school secretary. If a student is not reported absent at the email above, an email notification of the absence is sent to the parent requesting a response confirming the absence. 

Please note that attendance is recorded each day by the first period teacher at 8:00 a.m. Students who arrive to school after 8:10 a.m. must check-in with the receptionist at the front desk in the main lobby to obtain a tardy pass.


Upper School student absence

Parents should notify the school by 8:30 a.m. at the following email address to report their child's absence.  We suggest that parents add this email to their "contacts" for quick access. 

USAbsence@CarrollwoodDaySchool.org

If a student is not reported absent at the email above, an email notification of the absence is sent to the parent requesting a response confirming the absence. 

Please note that attendance is recorded each day by the first period teacher at 8:30 a.m. Students who arrive to school after 8:40 a.m. must check-in with the receptionist at the front desk in the main lobby to obtain a tardy pass.

US Early Dismissals

Parents should contact the Welcome Center at 920-2288 to arrange for students to be dismissed early. All students, including student drivers, dismissing early must sign out at the Welcome Center. Parent permission is required for student drivers to leave campus early.

IS YOUR CONTACT INFO CORRECT
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All parents are asked to be sure to always keep your contact information up to date on your family account on My BackPackThis information is used to generate school email distribution lists, online and printed student directories, and to contact parents through the school emergency alert system. 

Online Student Directory

The Online Student Directory is now available for families to access through their My BackPack account.

If you do not know your user name and password, click on "I Forgot My User Name/Password" at the bottom of the box. Fill in your email address and the information will be emailed to you.

MS & US
AFTER SCHOOL STUDY HALL

Middle School students are welcome to remain on campus after dismissal. The administration has established after school policies to enable students to remain on campus after school and attend home athletic games in the Hayes Family Gymnasium and Wagner Athletic Complex. No student will be allowed to "hang out" on campus unsupervised after dismissal. Students who are not participating in an athletic team practice session are not allowed to be in the gymnasium or fitness center after school. These facilities are fully booked by the athletic teams.

Supervision for middle school students will begin at 3:00 p.m. Following dismissal. all students must be in an extracurricular activity (working with a teacher, attending an after school program, athletic team practice, drama/music rehearsal, etc.) or report to the designated MS/US study hall areas. The MS Study Hall will be held in the MS Student Lounge and Design Tech classrooms. Teachers staffing study hall this year are Mr. Jannereth, Ms. Flansburg, and Ms. O'Neill.

  • There is no charge for students to attend the MS After School Study Hall.
  • Normal study hall hours are until 6:00 pm every school day.
  • All students reporting to MS/US study hall must sign in and sign out.
    • Students will be allowed to sign themselves out of study hall when their ride home arrives or to go to a sports event; parents will not need to come in to sign out their child. Parents should call or text students once they have arrived on campus. Some cell service does not work inside the school building; if you are unable to contact your child directly, parents should call the school (813.920.2288) and the Welcome Center will notify the study hall supervisor to dismiss your child.
    • Once a child is signed out of study hall, he/she will not be allowed to return. Once children are signed out of study hall, they will no longer be supervised by CDS faculty.
  • The expectation is for a "quiet" study hall, but the teacher supervising may allow exceptions for groups working together on school projects or assignments.
  • Study hall classrooms must be left as clean as found.
  • All school rules/policies apply during study hall hours. Behavior issues will be reported to the parent. Repeated behavior issues will be referred to the appropriate Assistant Division Head.

Questions? Please contact Mr. Jannereth, MS/US After School Study Hall Coordinator.

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