POINTS OF PRIDE

A First in Florida

Parth

Congratulations to Parth M. ('21) on performing his 'Arangetram', a classical Indian dance debut in the dance field known as Bharatanatyam.  In recognition of his extraordinary accomplishment, Buddy Dyer, Mayor of the city of Orlando, proclaimed September 16, 2018 as a day in honor of Parth in the City of Orlando. As noted in the Proclamation, “mastering the complex art of Bharatanatym requires years of discipline, hard work, and dedication.” Parth is the first male graduate at Nritya Academy under the tutelage of Guru Geeta Raaj Karkera and the first male dancer to make a debut in this art field in the entire state of Florida. We join Parth's family in being immensely proud of his impressive performance and dedication to his rich Indian culture.


Speech and Debate News

Speech and Debate team

The Speech and Debate team is off to a strong start for 2018. They competed at this year's first Florida Gulf Coast Catholic Forensics League All Events Tournament at Dixie Hollins High School with these stellar individual results: 

  • Akash P. ('21) won first place in Original Oratory
  • Ellen J. ('21) won first place in Oratory Declamation
  • Simon H. ('21) won second place in Student Congress
  • Katie M. ('21) won third place in Lincoln Douglas Debate. (This is the team's first ever CDS trophy in Debate!)

Officer MarcSpecial thanks to Resource Officer Marc who stepped in to judge at the last minute so we wouldn't have to drop a competitor. We are always in need of adult volunteers to judge. Anyone interested should contact Mr. Jannereth. Our next tournament is October 13, at Dixie Hollins High School. Students interested in joining and registering for the tournament should see Mr. Jannereth ASAP.

HOMECOMING DANCE TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Homecoming Dance Tickets

SHOW YOUR PATRIOT PRIDE!

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)
MAKE UP PICTURE DAY - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2

School Pictures

Studio Artistry will return to CDS on Tuesday, October 2 to take pictures of any students who were absent on the original picture day. Students may also have their pictures retaken on this date. If you elect to have your child's picture retaken, please note:

  1. Your child must turn in the original proof-sheet/order form when coming for the retake.
  2. If you elect to have pictures retaken, the original poses will no longer be available for purchase.

US Dads' Day Breakfast

Monday, October 15
Elementary Multi-Purpose Room
8:00 am - Coffee service begins
8:25 am - Breakfast is served

Carrollwood Day School PTO is pleased to invite all upper school dads to our Dads' Day Breakfast.

Due to space limitations, we request that only one dad or special guest attend from each family. The cost for each breakfast (both student and adult) is $10.00 per person.  Reservations are required.

Coffee will be available starting at 8:00 am for those arriving early to drop off elementary and MS students. Breakfast will be served at 8:25 am.

Please come enjoy this special tradition!
Reservations
COLLEGE COUNSELING NOTES

College Counseling Notes

11TH GRADE COLLEGE NIGHT
Wednesday, October 3
Grade 11
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm ~ CDS Theatre

It's time to get ready for the college admissions revolution!

Plan to join the college-counseling department for their "Kick- Off" admissions presentation for the Class of 2020.

This is considered a mandatory event for students and parents and the following will be discussed: 

  • Good Competitive Matches
  • Overview of Next 18 Months
  • College Selection
  • Senior Year Course Selection and Grades
  • Testing Timeline
  • College Counseling Class
  • Summer Work
  • Naviance
  • A word about Financial Aid and Scholarships

There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and meet your college counselor.

Don't miss this informative and valuable information session.


COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION NIGHT

Monday, October 8
Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm  |  Theatre

Guest Speaker: Kylie Gross, Assistant Director, Financial Aid at The University of Tampa

Understanding the financial options to pay for your child's college education is just as important as choosing the right college.

According to The College Board, approximately two-thirds of full-time undergraduate college students receive some sort of financial aid. Whether you are looking for assistance based on need or merit (or a combination of both), it is not too early to begin to learn about the types of financial aid that are available and how to navigate your way through the financial aid system! 

All parents are invited to attend this informational program. 

MAP TEST RESULTS

9th & 10th Grade MAP Testing Results

MAP Testing

Grades 9 and 10 MAP Testing results not collected at the September 25th Upper School Parents' Night are being mailed home on Wednesday, September 26.

Please be on the lookout for this information.  Contact your student's teachers with any individual concerns or Jaime Melton, Upper School Assessment Coordinator.

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 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

CANADA TRIP

Canada Trip

January 5 - 11, 2019

Students from grades 8 - 10 will be exploring Quebec City and Montreal January 5 - 11, 2019.   

There are still a few openings available.
Registration will remain open until September 30.

Questions?... please contact Monique Olson

Itinerary   |   Registration Instructions

COMMUNITY AND SERVICE

At CDS, we encourage our students to give back to the community. As an IB school, we embrace the mission statement of the IBO, which strives to develop “caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.”

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Community and Service at CDS

MYP Service as Action - Grades 9 & 10
DP Creativity, Action, Service - Grades 11 & 12

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

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.

10TH ANNUAL PATRIOT RUN

Patriot Run

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

There is something for everyone!
The day starts with a FREE breakfast!

Join us for this CDS tradition and day of family fun!  
In addition to the exciting races, additional activities include an inflatable activity and crafts!

REGISTER BY OCTOBER 1
TO RECEIVE 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

MESSAGE FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE

Mononucleosis Alert

Sick ChildStudents in the upper school have been diagnosed with Mononucleosis ("mono"). Symptoms of mono can often be mistaken for the flu or strep throat. Other symptoms of mono can include: headaches, larger-than-normal liver and spleen, abdominal pain, sore muscles, and/or skin rash.  Read more...

BETA CLUB - BALLOON DELIVERY SERVICE

Beta Club - Balloon Deliver Service!
Mylar and Latex Balloons

This will be a year-long fundraiser for Relay for Life. Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society.

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