Open House

Come Experience the next level at CDS!
An Open House Extravaganza!
Sunday, October 7
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Bearss Avenue Campus


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POINTS OF PRIDE
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SPOTLIGHT ON INNOVATION

Art is Innovation

In connection with their Unit of Inquiry, ENERGY, our 5th-grade students learned about the Swiss sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti. Students created their own Giacometti sculptures and added a new 21st-century twist to their creations by making them interactive with Makey-Makey Lab kits and computers. We truly have amazing innovators!

 

REGISTER FOR THE PATRIOT RUN TODAY!

 Patriot Run

The Patriot Run is a family event sponsored by Carrollwood Day School's Booster Club.
Sponsorships available.

There will be something for everyone!

FREE BREAKFAST

Patriot Run 2015

Plan to join us for this
CDS tradition
and day of family fun!  
Exciting Races!
Inflatable!
Crafts!

MORE INFORMATION

Register by October 1 and receive a FREE t-shirt!

Register

Be A Volunteer

There are lots of ways to share in the fun even if you don't participate in any of the races. Event day volunteers are needed as race marshals and to help with concessions, child care, and activity booths!

CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER

ADMISSIONS NEWS

DON'T MISS OUT!
ADMISSIONS FOR CDS SIBLINGS 

Siblings

Our Admissions Department has been very busy giving tours and meeting with families interested in enrolling their children at CDS next year.  Based on current enrollment and applicant interest, we know that we will be full in several grades. In order to avoid disappointment for current families with children they would like to enroll at CDS for the first time next year, we are asking our current families to notify the admissions department ASAP about those siblings so that we may start planning.  Please email Charlotte Benziger to start the admissions process and to place your name on the list.

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

COUNSELORS' CORNER

There is no better time to discuss positive character than now!  We had the honor of hosting Dr. Michele Borba at CDS Wednesday night for an incredible parent talk. It is fitting that Wednesday was also the 5th Annual Character Day, a global initiative which aims its focus at strong character development.

"Education with Character" is what we believe in at CDS; academics are important but strong character is what people remember about you. As stated by Dr. Martin Luther King, “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”

Here is an excellent article that shares '19 Practical, Powerful Ways to Build Social-Emotional Intelligence in Kids & Teens'.  These helpful tips align perfectly with Dr. Borba's philosophy and the CDS mission.   

Enjoy!

HOMECOMING 2018

Homecoming 2018

Show your school spirit.
Come out and cheer your Patriots to Victory!
Wear your new spirit shirt to school and to the game!

  • Friday: 
    • 1:30 pm: All School Pep Rally
      The Pep Rally will be live streamed at: https://youtu.be/8JF9N0NUZ3Y
    • 5:30 pm: VIP Tent for Alumni and Alumni Parents in the Endzone
    • 6:30 pm: ECC Students will assemble in the Scaglione Family Pavilion before going on the field.  
    • 6:45 pm: Pre-Game Show featuring the Elementary Pep Squad and Middle School Cheerleaders. The ECC students will form a tunnel to welcome the varsity football team onto the field.
    • 7:00 pm:  KICK-OFF
      The Homecoming Game will be live streamed at: https://youtu.be/LXKUTCG8IEM
    • Halftime: The Varsity Cheer Squad will perform. The Homecoming Court will be introduced and special guests will crown this year's Homecoming King and Queen.
    • After Halftime: Alumni Social will held in the Scaglione Family Pavilion.
  • Saturday:
    • 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm: Upper School Homecoming Dance, Light Up the Night (Hayes Family Gymnasium)

Thank you

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped make this Homecoming Week memorable for all our students! SPECIAL SHOUT OUT to those who answered our last-minute call to help on Homecoming Game Night.

BOXTOPS 4 EDUCATION

BoxTops

Ea$y Money!

Participating in Box Tops 4 Education program is easy!  Did you know that over the years, Carrollwood Day School has earned more than $16,000 from Box Tops! Help CDS meet our goal this year; all it takes is 1...2...3!

  1. Check out these participating brands
  2. Clip "Box Tops" from your favorite brands
  3. Have your child give them to their teacher
HURRICANE RELIEF

Respond to Those in Need

Carrollwood Day School's chapters of Children in Action (CA), Girls in Action (GA), and Acteens are organizing a collection of essential items to put together Blessing Buckets for those who will be affected by Hurricane Florence. Collection boxes will be located at the ECC and in the Elementary Multi-Purpose Room and International Square until Wednesday, October 10. Please check the flyer for the items (and sizes) they are collecting.

DONATION LIST

NO SCHOOL

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25
Upper School Conference Day
No School Grades 9 - 12
ECC and Grades 1 - 8 have regular classes 

NOON DISMISSAL

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10
Professional Half-Day

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26
International Festival and Carnival
There is no After Care at either campus

Lock Down Drill

There will be an all-campus Lock Down Drill at the Bearss Avenue Campus on

Wednesday, October 3, 2018.

During the drill, entrance gates to the campus will be locked. The drill is scheduled to be held between 10:00 am and 11:00 am.

Parents will be notified in advance of an upcoming Lock Down Drill to be held at the ECC.

Additional evacuation drills (i.e., fire drills) and shelter in place drills (i.e., lock down drills) will be held at both campuses throughout the year.
Future drills will be unannounced.

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

WELCOME NEW STUDENT

Red Carpet

Help us roll out the red carpet to welcome our newest student!

Lily C. - 8th Grade (Mrs. Milian)

ANNUAL GIVING

Matching Gifts

Don't miss your chance to double your
Annual Giving donation!

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions
made by their employees.

Click here to find out if your company
has a matching gift policy

Donate

MUSIC IS THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE

Mini MIM

The Mini Musical Instrument Museum is one of the popular interactive features of Elementary's new DREAM Lab. The Mini MIM is a place where children can explore, research, and report on instruments from around the world. The current Mini MIM display features authentic instruments from Ghana. The children have been given the opportunity to study the materials, pitch, and sound each instrument makes. They will now begin researching the ways music, instruments, and dance play a part in the Ghanaian culture.

With the use of Apple TV, students will be able to Skype with children from around the world to form relationships, inquire about cultural differences, and become more globally minded. Once they complete their research, they can share their findings with their peers, using a presentation method of their choice.

In addition to instruments, the Mini MIM also contains computers for research and music composition. Children can use Chrome Music Lab to create their own rhythm, sound waves, and beats.

Share your family's culture through music!

The Mini MIM is inviting families with culturally diverse instruments to lend them to our interactive Mini MIM for student exploration, research, and discovery. Ideally, we would be able to have instruments on display and available for research projects for a semester.  Please complete this form if you would be interested in lending instruments for our students to study.

Mini MIM Instrument Lending Form

THEATRICAL COSTUME SALE

Costume Sale

Tuesday, October 16
7:30 am - 9:00 am and 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Theatre Stage

CDS is hosting our 1st Annual COSTUME SALE Thursday, October 16th from 7:30-9:00 am and 2:30-4:30 pm on the theatre stage. Purchase costumes for Halloween, Gasparilla, COSPLAY, or that “one-of-a-kind” costume party go-to!  Costumes come in all sizes - from kids small to adult sizes. Costumes will be selling at very reasonable prices. The CDS Performing Arts Department will be selling costumes from the following productions:

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Little Mermaid
  • Peter Pan
  • Addams Family
  • Once Upon a Mattress
  • and Renaissance costumes
    (perfect for MS Shakespeare Festival!)
LOST AND FOUND

Lost & Found

All items that are in the lost and found cabinets on the Bearss Avenue campus will be cleaned out next Friday, September 28. Parents and students should check for items before noon on Friday.

For the remainder of the year, Lost and Found items will be cleaned out on the last Friday of each month and prior to all extended school breaks.

GO PATRIOTS! LADIES BLING SHIRTS

Glitter Patriot Logo

The Booster Club is pleased to offer Rhinestone BLING ladies' shirts for all Fall Sports! All items are available by special order. Pick your design, style, color, and size!

Order forms with payment can be dropped off at the Welcome Center, Elementary Office or ECC Office.

All completed orders need to be picked up at
Tate & Tilly in Grand Plaza on Dale Mabry Highway.

Download order form.

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