POINTS OF PRIDE

IB GRANT WINNERS

Ashley MabryAshley 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.

CALLING ALL 5TH GRADE GIRLS

Megaphone

Are you interested in cheering on the
CDS Middle School Cheerleading Squad?

Please join us for a cheer clinic designed especially for rising middle schoolers. You will practice with the MS Cheerleading Squad and then perform with us at a home basketball game.

  • Practice will be from 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm on Wednesday, January 16th
  • The basketball game will be on Thursday, January 17th at 3:45 pm

To register, please return this completed form to the front office by Monday, January 14th.

If you have any questions, please email coach Vanessa Bergin.

CLASS PICTURES

Tuesday, January 15

Class Picture

All upper school students in grades 1 through 5 should wear their regular school uniform to school. Students will need to wear their collared CDS uniform polo for their class picture - NO SWEATSHIRTS or PE uniforms, please. Students who have PE should wear their regular uniform to school and bring their PE uniform to change into after their pictures.

Make Up Pictures
Students who have not had their individual pictures taken will also have the opportunity to have their school picture taken on Tuesday, January 15.

AFTER SCHOOL@CDS

Registration is now open for Session 3 of our after school programming. We are pleased to offer these activities this session:

  • Art After School
  • Chess Club 
  • Culinary Arts Class 
  • Equestrian Club
  • Golf Squad
  • Homework Lab
  • Intramural Sports
  • Karate (Semester class)
  • CDS KidFit
  • **NEW** Nexplore Magic
  • Music and More
  • Thursday Homework Help (Grade 4, only)
  • Zumba Kids

Click here for more information about the classes and activities offered.

A note about After Care

After Care is available until 6:00 pm every day there is school with the exception of Friday, March 15, 2019.

After care is billed to the family's school FACTS account at a rate of $5/hour. Effective January 1,  after care will be billed at full hour increments per day.

Each family that intends to utilize the after care program must create a KidCheck account prior to the first day of attendance.

CHILDREN'S CONCERT

Jack Hartmann

Monday, January 14, 2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am
CDS Theatre

Jack Hartmann returns to CDS to perform a concert of his super fun learning songs for CDS prekindergarten-4 through 2nd grade classes.
25TH ANNUAL RED CARPET GALA

Donate Family Entertainment Gift Cards

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.

SPONSORSHIPS & TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

5TH GRADE - MOVING UP TO MIDDLE SCHOOL

Middle School Technology

MacBook Air

At CDS, technology is embedded in the learning experiences throughout the entire school. Every student in grades 4 - 12 is required to have a personally owned iPad or MacBook.

  • Note for students entering Grade 6: Beginning next year, Middle School will be transitioning away from iPads for 6th grade. Next year 6th graders will be able to use either an iPad or a MacBook; however, 2019-2020 will be the last year 6th grade students will be able to use iPads. Beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, all students in grades 6 - 8 will be required to have a MacBook laptop. If you are planning to purchase a new device in the coming year for your rising 6th grade student, you may want to consider purchasing a MacBook rather than a new iPad.
ALL PRO DADS

All Pro Dad

Tuesday, January 29
7:00 am ~ Elementary Multi-Purpose Room

The All Pro Dad program at CDS does not follow a faith-based agenda, it is character based and is approved by the National PTO for all public schools. This program is for ALL students of ALL religions and students may attend with a special male adult.

This is a great opportunity for dads and their kids to engage in conversation and strengthen their relationships, as well as a time to meet other CDS dads!  

RSVP

Breakfast from Flik will be available for purchase.
(Please note: Flik does not accept cash;
students must have a Flik account set up on MySchoolBucks.com to purchase breakfasts.)

NO SCHOOL

MONDAY, JANUARY 21
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30
Professional Day
Conference Day for ECC, Elementary & MS

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15
Professional Day

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18
Presidents' Day

SIGN UP TODAY!

Dads' Day

JOIN THE FUN!
Dads' Day will be on
Saturday, January 12
Bearss Avenue Campus
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

ECC and Elementary students will
spend a morning together with their 
Dads or other special friends!

SIGN UP TODAY! 

Moms and upper school students!

Please sign up on iVolunteer
to help at Dads' Day this Saturday!

(Shifts are in half-hour blocks.)

Volunteer

PLEASE JOIN US

Won't You Be My Neighbor

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. 

Watch the official trailer for Morgan Neville's award-winning movie, Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Trolley

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

    SAVE THE DATE

    Father Daughter Dance

    Elementary Girls are invited
    to bring fathers/special guests for an
    enchanted evening of dancing and light desserts

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