IB GRANT WINNERS
Congratulations to two of Carrollwood Day School's outstanding teachers for qualifying for professional development grants from The Florida Association of IB World Schools:
Ashley Mabry, 4th grade teacher was awarded by FLIBS a grant for PYP Professional Excellence. The grant will cover attendance at an IB workshop for Concept-Driven Learners.
Tracey O'Neill, Upper School humanities teacher also received a FLIBS Professional Excellence award to attend the World History Association Conference in Puerto Rico this summer.
Mister Fred Rogers left us with many invaluable lessons we can pass on to our children and continue to learn as parents.
Join us for an amazing look at the life, lessons, and legacy of this beloved American icon. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.
Free Child Care is available for
CDS ECC and Elementary Students, only.
Children will be treated to
trolley rides, pizza, and special activities!
Thank you to the Upper School Student Athletic Board who will be assisting CDS teachers and administrators to provide this special programming for the children.
Please RSVP by Friday, January 25.
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED
Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology, FIRST Robotics Competitions are the ultimate Sport for the Mind. Carrollwood Day School is proud to host the R.O.B.O.T. League Robot Ruckus Championship (League Tournament) on Saturday, January 19, 2019. We are in need of ten adult volunteers to help with this event. Technical expertise is not needed, there are volunteer roles suited to everyone's interest. (Click here for more information.) Background checks are required so interested volunteers are encouraged to sign up early. Click here to sign up to volunteer.
Question? Contact Bradley Hayes, CDS Robotics Team Advisor.
During the week of January 14 - 18, the CDS Gala Committee is challenging our families to donate as many Family Entertainment Gift Cards as possible to be used in various baskets to be auctioned at our 25th Annual Red Carpet Gala – Studio 54 on March 8, 2019. Please send your gift cards in to the Administration Suite marked Attention: Gala Committee. Each week we will focus on another item needed to make our Studio 54 Gala a success.
We hope you had a restful break and a Happy New Year!
Starting a New Year gives everyone an opportunity for reflection of the past year and provides some perspective for the year ahead. It is a great chance for some honest conversations at home with your children.
Here is an easy and meaningful way, from The Family Dinner Project, to do that:
Have family members write down their five proudest moments from the past year, as well as five things they’d like to accomplish in the new year. Once you’ve gathered for dinner, share your accomplishments and hopes!
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30
Conference Day for ECC, Elementary & MS
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15
US Conference Day
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14
MS Shakespeare Festival
1:00 PM Dismissal for Middle School, Only
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
Help us roll out the red carpet to welcome our newest students!
Massimo M. - 4th Grade (Ms. Flansburg)
Morgan A. - 7th Grade (Mrs. Docobo)
Dylan L. - 8th Grade (Mrs. Gilbert)
Nicholas R. - 9th Grade (Ms. O'Neill)
The administration has approved the following dates for the 2019-2020 School Calendar:
Online re-enrollment of current students for the 2019-2020 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 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 early next week. 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 payment plan sign up are received. Contracts will be sent out to new students beginning February 1st.
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