Join the Innovation Team in the
US Center for Innovation (Room H106)
Beginning Friday, January 18 and continuing every other Friday from 7:15-7:45 am.
There will be activities & workshops.
Finish your week off fabulously!
Middle School Girls are invited
to bring fathers/special guests for an
enchanted evening of dancing and light desserts
Wednesday, January 16
All middle school students in grades 6 and 7 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 athletic apparel, please.
8th graders have a special dress day for their pictures. They are not required to wear their uniform to school on Wednesday. 8th graders may wear CDS-appropriate business casual dress for their class photo.
Make Up Pictures
Students who have not had their individual pictures taken will have the opportunity to have their school picture taken on Tuesday, January 15 in the Elementary Multi-Purpose Room.
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.
Human Growth and Development Program
Grades 6 - 8
Friday January 18th
All middle school students, permitted to participate, will attend a class on Human Growth and Development at Carrollwood Day School on January 18th 2019. Health educators from St. Joseph’s Children’s Advocacy Center will teach these classes. Each grade level will be provided age appropriate information on physical and emotional changes during adolescence. Permission to participate in this program was included on the consolidated middle school field trip and activity permission forms that were collected at the beginning of the school year.
These sessions are for students only. CDS teachers will be present at all sessions. These programs are intended to enhance the role parents and guardians have in teaching and guiding children by providing students with a factual understanding of their own sexuality in a time when sexual matters are dealt with very openly in our society. Parents are encouraged to share with children their own family’s moral and religious values. The school program will not assume to go beyond giving factual information within generally accepted societal values.
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.
Special activities will be available for ECC and elementary children during the program.
Child care is available for
CDS ECC and Elementary Students, only.
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.
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.”
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30
Conference Day for ECC, Elementary & MS
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18
This important program will be presented in the morning and in the evening! All parents are encouraged to attend!
8:30 a.m. ~ Elementary Multi-Purpose Room
6:45 p.m. ~ CDS Theatre
Grades 8, 9 and 10
Sara Rubinstein, Head of Upper School, invites 8th grade parents to attend the next US Parents' Coffee. These get togethers feature a discussion on a topic of particular interest to parents.
The topic for the January coffee is Curriculum Matters: Registration Choices for the Upcoming Year. IB Coordinators, Sabrina McCartney and Nancy Hsu, will present curriculum offerings for each grade level and why choices matter for college placement. Shelly Hollingsworth will also provide information about the IB Career Programme which will be available to 11th graders for the first time next year. Additionally, the process for registering for upper school courses will be explained.
The last two coffees for this year will be held on:
March 14, and April 4. Check the school calendar for information about each of these programs.
8th Grade Parents: We have begun planning for the end of the academic year in May when we celebrate our 8th grade class. Will you please submit three (3) digital pictures of your 8th grader to be used during the 8th Grade Promotional Ceremony on Thursday, May 9, 2019. We need a baby picture, an elementary age picture, and a recent picture showing your son/daughter as a young adult. The deadline for submittal is Friday, March 8, 2019.
You may submit the digital photos, PDFs or jpeg files via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your child's name in the subject line of the email message. Thank you very much for your help.