October 31, 2019

All School

POINTS OF PRIDE

Three pair of colorful socks from We Help Two

Kindergarten students sell fancy footwear for a cause.

Middle School Math Breakout

Middle school math students attempt to "Break Out" of an escape room filled with math problems.

International Festival

International Festival shines a light on our school's multiculturalism with international exhibits, performances and a carnival.

Taste of India 2019

Upper School's India Culture Club hosted "A Taste of India" showcasing Indian music, dance, and cuisine.

TO DO LIST
CDS PATRIOT SPIRIT STORE
CDS Spirit Store Banner

Visit the online CDS Spirit Store for the latest Patriot fan gear!

START SHOPPING

100% IN 100 DAYS

Thank you to all who have donated to the 2019-2020 Annual Giving Program.

YOU can be part of the 100% movement at CDS.

Give today and support
100% participation in 100 Days!

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3
Remember to set your clocks back 1 hour on Sunday, November 3

Change your clocks back!
This is also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors!

FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE
Notes from the School Nurse

Flu season has arrived at CDS and can continue until April or May. Trends from Australia suggest this year's flu season has the potential to be more severe than last year.  Please remember, if your child is sick, they should stay home until at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever or signs of a fever without the use of a fever-reducing medicine, such as Tylenol®.

Here are some additional tips on how to help keep CDS healthy during flu season:

Flu Preventive Tips

flu tRAVEL TIPS

STOCK UP NOW!
Risse Brothers Fall Uniform Sale

Get your warm clothing now before it gets cold!

Reminders:

  • Only official CDS outerwear can be worn in classrooms and in school buildings.
  • Label all clothing with your child's name - as you know, it all looks the same!
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

 

International Festival Performers - Japan

Enjoy highlights from International Festival Day.

The video is from the Elementary Performances and the photo gallery is from the entire day including classroom exhibits, the MS Parade of Flags and elementary performances, the carnival, and ECC performances.
(The photo gallery is password protected. The password will be in this week's Thursday Folder e-notify.)

Video

Photo Gallery

NO SCHOOL

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Professional Day

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Veterans' Day

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-29
Fall Break

NOON DISMISSALS

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22
Half-Day before Fall Break
There is NO after care at either campus

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

CDS GOES MOBILE!

 

Screenshot of CDS Mobile App

We are pleased to introduce the new CDS mobile app! The app is available for both iOS and Android devices. When downloading the app be sure to look for the Finalsite "Carrollwood Day" app with the black CDS logo. (There is an older "Legitapp" that is no longer functional.

The app provides on-the-go access to calendar events, athletic schedules, faculty and staff directory, and more! 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Carrollwood Day School
is proud to present
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
 
Carrollwood Day School's Theatre Department tackles another ambitious, emotional and thought-provoking topic. Director, Colleen McEvoy, leads the DP drama students in their quest to do something positive to help make the world a better place.
 
In this play based on the best-selling 2003 novel, Christopher, a 15-year-old English boy, discovers the neighbor's dog has been murdered and decides to investigate. Christopher is on the autism spectrum and carefully records each fact in a “murder mystery” book, which provides a look inside his intricate mind. What he discovers upturns his world and empowers him to pursue his dreams and face his fears.
 

PURCHASE TICKETS

This play is not suitable for students younger than middle school.
 

Help support the performing arts at Carrollwood Day School. Become a Friend Of the Performing Arts!
Friends of the Performing Arts

 

JOIN FOPA TODAY

ECC

POINTS OF PRIDE

Three pair of colorful socks from We Help Two

Kindergarten students sell fancy footwear for a cause.

International Festival

International Festival shines a light on our school's multiculturalism with international exhibits, performances and a carnival.

KINDERGARTEN PARENTS
Risse Brothers Fall Uniform Sale

Get your warm clothing now before it gets cold!

Reminders:

  • Only official CDS outerwear can be worn in classrooms.
  • Label all clothing with your child's name - as you know, it all looks the same!
PARENT WORKSHOP

Creating Family Routines to Increase
Your Child's Success & Decrease Your Stress 

Erase Stress

Tuesday, November 19
9:30 am 

DREAM Lab  |  Bearss Avenue Campus 

Do you feel like your mornings are a race against the clock?

Does it seem like you are constantly reminding your child to brush their teeth, get dressed, eat breakfast, and pack their backpack?

Does homework time or bedtime always seem to end in a battle, leaving you and your child exhausted and stressed?

If so, you are not alone! With the school year fully back in swing, it’s time to create family routines that work for your family and decrease the stress at home.

Join Mrs. Tara Delach, school psychologist and parenting coach, as she presents practical strategies to help families successfully navigate some of the most stressful times of the day. In this workshop, parents will learn fun and creative strategies that will help to…

  • Increase your child’s independence
  • Encourage cooperation
  • Prevent meltdowns and “battles” between you and your child
  • Reduce parent and child stress
ECC BOOK-O-WEEN
Harry Potter comes to ECC Book-o-ween

You can enjoy the fun from this morning's ECC Book-o-ween Parade. (The photo gallery is password protected. The password will be in this week's Thursday Folder e-notify.)

Photo Gallery

CDS Facebook Page

CAMPAIGN INFORMATION MEETINGS
Dream, Believe, Achieve Campaign Logo

Dream, Believe, Achieve Campaign Information Meetings 

  • November 7th at 8:00 am for parents of grades 1-3 in the Elementary Multi-Purpose Room
  • November 13th at 8:00 am for parents of grades 4-5 in the Elementary Multi-Purpose Room
  • November 14th Kindergarten parents after drop off and then preschool parents after drop off in the Big Room

CDS is entering into a very exciting time as we launch the plans for the Dream, Believe, Achieve Campaign.  Please attend an informational session to learn more about the new building and extensive renovation to existing spaces with Kris Freitas and Vanessa Bergin.  Contact Kris or Vanessa for more information.

10 SECOND SURVEY
Speech bubbles with questions marks

As an International Baccalaureate school, an important practice is to support language development of our students. Please take a moment to let us know if your family uses any language other than English at home.

Language survey

CDS PATRIOT SPIRIT STORE
CDS Spirit Store Banner

Visit the online CDS Spirit Store for the latest Patriot fan gear!

START SHOPPING ONLINE NOW!

NO SCHOOL

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Professional Day

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Veterans' Day

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-29
Fall Break

NOON DISMISSALS

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22
Half-Day before Fall Break
There is NO after care at either campus

ECC CALENDAR

November

Elementary Multi-Purpose Room - Bearss Avenue Campus

December

Scaglione Family Pavilion

Elementary

POINTS OF PRIDE

International Festival

International Festival shines a light on our school's multiculturalism with international exhibits, performances and a carnival.

STOCK UP NOW!
Risse Brothers Fall Uniform Sale

Get your warm clothing now before it gets cold!

Reminders:

  • Only official CDS outerwear can be worn in classrooms and inside school buildings.
  • Label all clothing with your child's name - as you know, it all looks the same!
PARENT WORKSHOP

Creating Family Routines to Increase
Your Child's Success & Decrease Your Stress 

Erase Stress

Tuesday, November 19
9:30 am 

DREAM Lab  |  Bearss Avenue Campus 

Do you feel like your mornings are a race against the clock?

Does it seem like you are constantly reminding your child to brush their teeth, get dressed, eat breakfast, and pack their backpack?

Does homework time or bedtime always seem to end in a battle, leaving you and your child exhausted and stressed?

If so, you are not alone! With the school year fully back in swing, it’s time to create family routines that work for your family and decrease the stress at home.

Join Mrs. Tara Delach, school psychologist and parenting coach, as she presents practical strategies to help families successfully navigate some of the most stressful times of the day. In this workshop, parents will learn fun and creative strategies that will help to…

  • Increase your child’s independence
  • Encourage cooperation
  • Prevent meltdowns and “battles” between you and your child
  • Reduce parent and child stress

This presentation is provided solely for informational purposes. Parents are encouraged to conduct their own research and due diligence and seek independent recommendations in deciding which professionals are best suited for their needs.

CDS PATRIOT SPIRIT STORE
CDS Spirit Store Banner

Visit the CDS SPIRIT STORE pop-up shop at the FREE Community Tailgate Party

START SHOPPING ONLINE NOW!

ELEMENTARY BOOK-O-WEEN
Elementary Book-o-ween

Did you miss this morning's Book-o-ween broadcast or would you like to share it with family and friends? Click the links below to watch a video of the elementary school's Book-o-ween Parade or view photos from today's Halloween fun. (The photo gallery is password protected. The password will be in this week's Thursday Folder e-notify.)

Photo Gallery

book-o-ween parade

CAMPAIGN INFORMATION MEETINGS
Dream, Believe, Achieve Campaign Logo

Dream, Believe, Achieve Campaign Information Meetings 

  • November 7th at 8:00 am for parents of grades 1-3 in the Elementary Multi-Purpose Room
  • November 13th at 8:00 am for parents of grades 4-5 in the Elementary Multi-Purpose Room
  • November 14th Kindergarten parents after drop off and then preschool parents after drop off in the Big Room

CDS is entering into a very exciting time as we launch the plans for the Dream, Believe, Achieve Campaign.  Please attend an informational session to learn more about the new building and extensive renovation to existing spaces with Kris Freitas and Vanessa Bergin.  Contact Kris or Vanessa for more information.

10 SECOND SURVEY
Speech bubbles with questions marks

As an International Baccalaureate school, an important practice is to support language development of our students. Please take a moment to let us know if your family uses any language other than English at home.

Language survey

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

 

International Festival Performers - Japan

Enjoy highlights from International Festival Day.

The video is from the Elementary Performances and the photo gallery is from the entire day including classroom exhibits, the MS Parade of Flags and elementary performances, the carnival, and ECC performances.
(The photo gallery is password protected. The password will be in the Thursday Folder e-notify.)

Video

Photo Gallery

FIELD TRIPS
CDS School Bus

NO SCHOOL

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Professional Day

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Veterans' Day

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-29
Fall Break

NOON DISMISSALS

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22
Half-Day before Fall Break
There is NO after care at either campus

ELEMENTARY CALENDAR

November

CDS 5th graders visit the Middle School.

Elementary Multi-Purpose Room - Bearss Avenue Campus

Creating Family Routines to Increase
Your Child's Success and Decrease Your Stress

CDS 5th graders visit the Middle School.

THERE IS NO AFTER CARE OFFERED AT EITHER CAMPUS ON THIS DAY.

December

-
Early Childhood Campus (ECC): 12606 Casey Road, Tampa, FL 33618

For students age 2 through 5 by September 1, 2020

Middle School

POINTS OF PRIDE

Middle School Math Breakout

Middle school math students attempt to "Break Out" of an escape room filled with math problems.

International Festival

International Festival shines a light on our school's multiculturalism with international exhibits, performances and a carnival.

STOCK UP NOW!
Risse Brothers Fall Uniform Sale

Get your warm clothing now before it gets cold!

Reminders:

  • Only official CDS outerwear can be worn in classrooms and inside school buildings.
  • Label all clothing with your child's name - as you know, it all looks the same!
8TH GRADE BONFIRE & MOVIE NIGHT

 

8th Grade Bonfire and Movie Night

8th Grade Bonfire and Movie Night
Friday, November 1, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This annual student event is free of charge. Parents, please use the east (elementary) parking lot to drop off and pick up your 8th grader. Students will enjoy a wonderful evening of pizza, s'mores, friends, and fun on Wimbledon Field! Don't forget to bring your reusable water bottle, a blanket or lawn chair, and bug spray so you can enjoy the movie! 

RSVPs are requested.

RSVP TO BONFIRE & MOVIE NIGHT 

8TH GRADE CLASS TRIP WASHINGTON DC
Washington DC Monuments

March 23, 24, 25 & 26 2020
Registration Deadline has been extended.

Carrollwood Day School partners with Capital Tours, Inc. for the 8th grade class trip to Washington, DC. This year's trip will be from Monday, March 23 - Thursday, March 26, 2020.  Parents should have a packet with full details about the trip including cost, sample itinerary, and registration form. Registration and payment of the deposit are due October 16, 2019.

Click here to download a copy of the trip information packet and sample itinerary. 

register online at capitaltours.net

7TH GRADE CLASS TRIP 
CRYSTAL RIVER

 

Night Fishing at Crystal River

March 10, 11, and 12, 2020
Registration Deadline EXTENDED

Registration has been extended for 7th grade students to register for their class trip to Crystal River at www.appleseedexpeditions.com

Trip ID (CAR2533)

  • Contact Kathleen Nodine at Appleseed Expeditions (1.850.231.6926) if you have difficulty registering. 

  • Questions? Email Pat Frey, our trip leader.

CDS PATRIOT SPIRIT STORE
CDS Spirit Store Banner

Visit the online CDS Spirit Store for the latest Patriot fan gear!

START SHOPPING ONLINE NOW!

10 SECOND SURVEY
Speech bubbles with questions marks

As an International Baccalaureate school, an important practice is to support language development of our students. Please take a moment to let us know if your family uses any language other than English at home.

Language survey

HEAR YE! HEAR YE!

Middle School Shakespeare Festival
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Shakespeare Festival Costumes

Shakespeare Festival is a long-standing tradition at CDS. The entire middle school studies Shakespeare's plays. The students conceive, write, direct, and produce their own class plays using contemporary settings and contemporary types of genre to emulate Shakespeare's plot lines. 

Plan Ahead
All middle school students are expected to come dressed in Renaissance attire. The costumes do not have to be elaborate and can be put together with clothes you already have in your closet. Boys can wear their pants pushed to the knee with a large shirt and a belt. Girls can wear a long skirt and a vest. If you need costume ideas, please click here for suggestions.

For those who may want to purchase an outfit, October is the perfect time to check out the many selections in costume stores.

8TH GRADE PARENTS

 

Moving Up 2 US

8th Grade Parent Meet-Ups

Thank you to everyone that attended the introduction to US programs for 8th grade parents that were held on October 15.  Here is a link to a video of the morning presentation.

VIDEO OF OCTOBER 15 PRESENTATION

Sara Rubinstein, Head of Upper School, invites CDS 8th grade parents to  come in for an hour to ask questions of Ms. Rubinstein and members of the upper school team in a casual setting. One more meet-up session is scheduled.

  • Friday, November 1 @ 8:30 am

learn more about cds Upper School from ms. rubinstein

We hope you can come!

RSVP

PARENT COFFEES
Coffee Cup

US PARENTS' COFFEE
Topic: Meet the Department Chairs

Tuesday, November 5
8:30 am
International Square

Please join us for this opportunity to speak one-on-one with our US Department Chairs to get your questions answered.


COLLEGE COUNSELING COFFEE
Topic: Naviance 101
Thursday, November 14
Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11

8:30 am – 9:30 am
Elementary Multi-Purpose Room

College Counseling invites you to the third in a series of informational programs for parents of students in grades 6 - 11. Learn what the college counseling team does and how they can assist all families in the college counseling/admissions process. 

November's coffee will be a tutorial on the importance of Naviance in the college search and selection process as a tool used by students, parents, and college counseling.

PERSONAL PROJECT
Gabe S.

Hi CDS families!  My name is Gabe and I am a 10th grader here at CDS.  Next week I will be hosting a fundraiser at school for my Personal Project in support of the Fisher House at the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital.  The Fisher House is an organization that provides free, onsite housing for the families of severely injured Veterans and active-duty military.  For my project, I am collecting donations to be used to purchase food gift cards for these families. (Donations can also be turned in to Mr. Horsington or students' advisors.)  My fundraiser will run from November 1st through November 7th and students can donate $5 in exchange for a free dress day where they can wear green or camouflage on November 7th. 

Thank you for your support!

NO SCHOOL

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Professional Day

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Veterans' Day

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-29
Fall Break

NOON DISMISSALS

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22
Half-Day before Fall Break
There is NO after school study hall

ARTS ROTATION

 

MS 3 Arts

Students in grade 6 rotate through all three arts - Music, Visual Arts, and Drama - during the course of the school year. The first art trimester is ending and students will rotate to a new art program beginning November 4. 

8TH GRADE YEARBOOK ADS
Purchase an 8th grade yearbook ad

Deadline: January 10

more information

MIDDLE SCHOOL CALENDAR

December

Upper School

POINTS OF PRIDE

Taste of India 2019

Upper School's India Culture Club hosted "A Taste of India" showcasing Indian music, dance, and cuisine.

STOCK UP NOW!
Risse Brothers Fall Uniform Sale

Get your warm clothing now before it gets cold!

Reminders:

  • Only official CDS outerwear can be worn in classrooms and inside school buildings.
  • Label all clothing with your child's name - as you know, it all looks the same!
SENIOR YEARBOOK ADS
Buy a Senior Ad in the 2020 CDS Yearbook

Deadline: January 10

more information

PARENT COFFEES
Coffee Cup

US PARENTS' COFFEE
Topic: Meet the Department Chairs

Tuesday, November 5
8:30 am
International Square

Please join us for this opportunity to speak one-on-one with our US Department Chairs to get your questions answered.


COLLEGE COUNSELING COFFEE
Topic: Naviance 101
Thursday, November 14
Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11

8:30 am – 9:30 am
Elementary Multi-Purpose Room

College Counseling invites you to the third in a series of informational programs for parents of students in grades 6 - 11. Learn what the college counseling team does and how they can assist all families in the college counseling/admissions process. 

November's coffee will be a tutorial on the importance of Naviance in the college search and selection process as a tool used by students, parents, and college counseling.

PERSONAL PROJECT
Gabe S.

Hi CDS families!  My name is Gabe and I am a 10th grader here at CDS.  Next week I will be hosting a fundraiser at school for my Personal Project in support of the Fisher House at the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital.  The Fisher House is an organization that provides free, onsite housing for the families of severely injured Veterans and active-duty military.  For my project, I am collecting donations to be used to purchase food gift cards for these families. (Donations can also be turned in to Mr. Horsington or students' advisors.)  My fundraiser will run from November 1st through November 7th and students can donate $5 in exchange for a free dress day where they can wear green or camouflage on November 7th. 

Thank you for your support!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Carrollwood Day School
is proud to present
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
 
Carrollwood Day School's Theatre Department tackles another ambitious, emotional and thought-provoking topic. DP drama students continue their quest to do something positive to help make the world a better place.
 

PURCHASE TICKETS

This play is not suitable for students younger than middle school.
 
10 SECOND SURVEY
Speech bubbles with questions marks

As an International Baccalaureate school, an important practice is to support language development of our students. Please take a moment to let us know if your family uses any language other than English at home.

Language survey

11TH GRADE COLLEGE NIGHT

Class of 2021

11TH GRADE COLLEGE NIGHT
Tuesday, November 5
Grade 11

6:45 pm - 8:00 pm ~ CDS Theatre

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

Plan to join the college counseling department for this important admission presentation for the Class of 2021.

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

  • Good Competitive Matches
  • Overview of Next 19 Months
  • College Selection
  • Senior Year Course Selection and Grades
  • Visiting Colleges
  • Testing Timeline & Preparation
  • Junior & Senior College Counseling Advisory Class
  • Summer Work
  • Naviance
  • A word about Financial Aid and Scholarships

Meeting Agenda

There will also be an opportunity to ask questions, set your junior year individual appointment, and meet your college counselor.

Don't miss this informative and valuable information session.

WINTER SPORTS
Athletics

Are you ready for winter sports? Below are the first day of practice for our teams. Question? Please contact the coach.

V/JV Boys Basketball
Monday, Nov. 4 (4:45-6:15)
The Hayes Family Gymnasium
Coach Colin DeHate 

Varsity Wrestling
Tuesday, Nov. 12
The Hayes Family Gymnasium
Coach Sal Cuono

Varsity Girls Basketball
Practices have started
Coach Karim Nohra

V/JV Boys’ Soccer
Practices have started
Coach Kelvin Jones

Varsity Girls’ Soccer
Practices have started
Coach Donna Holyman

Click here for the bus and practice schedules for the winter sports.

CDS PATRIOT SPIRIT STORE
CDS Spirit Store Banner

Visit the online CDS Spirit Store for the latest Patriot fan gear!

START SHOPPING ONLINE NOW!

NO SCHOOL

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Professional Day

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Veterans' Day

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-29
Fall Break

NOON DISMISSAL

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22
Half-Day before Fall Break
There is NO after school study hall

UPPER SCHOOL CALENDAR

November

December

COLLEGE COUNSELING CALENDAR

December

Things to Know

KEY DATES FORE 2019-2020
2019-2020Calendar

KEY DATES FOR 2019-2020

The administration has approved the following dates for the 2019-2020 School Calendar:

  • Monday, August 12
    ECC and elementary "Meet Your Teacher" appointments begin
    MS and US Orientation begins for 6th & 9th grade students and all new MS and US students (attendance is required)
  • Tuesday, August 13
    Orientation begins for all MS and US students (attendance is required)
  • Thursday, August 15First full day of classes ECC - Grade 12
  • Fall Break:  Monday - Friday, November 25 - 29
  • Winter Break: Monday, December 23 - Tuesday, January 7
    Faculty/staff returns to school on Monday, January 6
    Students return to school on Wednesday, January 8
  • Spring Break: Monday - Friday, March 16 - 20
  • Friday, May 22: Last day of school for students
ECC & ELEMENTARY AFTERCARE

KidCheck®
CDS uses KidCheck® to provide an online check in/check out system for the safety and tracking of our children. Every ECC and Elementary family should create an account. This assures that our AfterCare program is equipped to care for your child in the event that unplanned circumstances prevent you from picking up your child at the regular dismissal time. If you used KidCheck last year, your account is still active.

How to create your KidCheck account

Register for KidCheck

Picking up from AfterCare (Grades 1-5)
After Care is located in the Elementary Multi-Purpose Room. When picking up child(ren) from AfterCare, parents should pull into the School Bus Loop and pick-up children directly from the Elementary Multi-Purpose Room (glass doors facing the bus loop).

Phone Numbers
There is a receptionist on duty until 6:00 pm every school day.

  • ECC After Care number:
    The school's phone number is 813.963.2388
  • Bearss Avenue After Care numbers:
    The school's phone number is 813.920.2288.
    After Care Direct Line: 813.920.2288 x466
    After Care Cell Phone Line:  813.442.9163

    After Care Supervisor: Melissa HillAuxiliary and Summer Programs Coordinator

AfterCare Hours and Dates
After Care is available until 6:00 pm every day there is school with the exception of Friday, October 25, 2019 (International Festival and Carnival), Friday, November 22, 2019 (half-day before Fall Break), Friday, December 20, 2019 (half-day before WinterBreak), and Friday, March 13, 2020 (half-day before Spring Break). After Care is offered on all other half-days; students who need to stay for after care on half-days need to bring their lunch and a beverage. School lunches are not served on half-days.

BOX TOP$ FOR EDUCATION

New Box Tops Logo

Box Tops for Education is an important tool for CDS to raise funds for small projects.  Our school's lifetime earnings are $16,552. We are setting a goal of $1,500 this year.

BTFE is going digital! The new and improved Box Tops app uses today's technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to our school's earnings online.

You can still send in traditional clips.  If your package has a traditional Box Tops, cut it out and send them into to school.  Each clip is worth 10 cents.  You can scan your receipt and clip the Box Tops and get twice the amount.

Click here for more information.


AMAZON SMILE

Amazon Smile

Support Carrollwood Day School while you shop online! Whenever you make a purchase on AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Carrollwood Day School. Click the link above to link your Amazon account to support CDS, or learn more about the AmazonSmile program

SCHOOLOGY FOR MS & US
Schoology website

Schoology is a web-based learning management system that  provides a secure and safe, easy-to-use, way for teachers, students, parents, and administrators to seamlessly communicate and collaborate to enhance students’ learning and success.

The access codes and instructions for creating parent Schoology accounts were sent home with MS and US students. 

Read more...

MIDDLE SCHOOL FLEX SCHEDULE

 

FLEX Header

Middle School faculty offer a robust selection of morning and afternoon academic help sessions and enrichment activities, along with clubs and organizations to pique MS students' interests. These opportunities are all free of charge unless otherwise noted or unless they win a competition that requires further registration fees and travel.

Unless noted otherwise, all before school programs meet from 7:30 am - 8:00 am. All after school sessions are from 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

FLEX SCHEDULE

SEESAW FOR ECC & ELEMENTARY

Stay Informed with SeeSaw

Seesaw website

Seesaw is the primary communication tool used by ECC teachers.  Seesaw provides a secure and safe, easy-to-use, way for students, teachers, and parents to seamlessly communicate and collaborate to enhance students’ learning and success. Seesaw is a digital portfolio that students will use to showcase what they are learning and doing at school and share with their family. 

Once Seesaw is activated for this school year, returning families will use their same account. Access codes and instructions for creating parent Seesaw accounts will be sent home to new ECC parents during the first two weeks of school. Here is a quick introduction to how Seesaw will connect you to your child's learning and classroom!

Flik Independent Dining

Flik serves scratch prepared entrees, including a vegetarian option, a daily grill special, chef prepared specialty salad and a full salad bar, and deli sandwiches with in-house roasted deli meats. Middle school and upper school students can also purchase selections from the CDS Food Truck, located by the front loop. Breakfast is also available every day beginning at 7:30 a.m. and fresh fruit, yogurt parfaits, assorted snacks and beverages are available for purchase during US snack breaks.

Cash is not accepted in the lunch line. Purchases are prepaid by creating an account at www.myschoolbucks.com or by bringing a check to the Welcome Center made out to Flik.

  • If a student's account becomes overdrawn by $15, the student will be served a Sunbutter and jelly sandwich for $3.50 which will be deducted from the student's account balance. We recommend that parents set up auto pay on their MySchoolBucks.com account to ensure their children get to have the lunch of their choice. 

Each student is assigned a POS ID number.

Returning students will use the same POS number as last year.

The cashier can help MS and US students who may have forgotten their POS numbers. Elementary teachers have the POS numbers for all their students. 

If you did not receive or remember your child's POS number, please call Sandra Moore at 813.920.2288 x129 to get the POS number needed to set up and fund each child's MySchoolBucks.com account. (A separate account must be set up for each child.)

ECC students are able to pre-order lunches for Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

We invite you to review the information below to learn more about Flik@CDS!

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

REPORTING ABSENCES


ECC student absence
Attendance records are kept for all students at the ECC. If a student is going to be absent, parents should notify Cindy Hittle, ECC receptionist, before school by phone (813.963.2388) or by email.


Elementary student absence
Parents should notify Vicki Rivas, elementary school receptionist by 8:00 a.m. by phone (813.920.2288) or by email

Students who arrive to school after the elementary gate is closed must check-in with Mrs. Rivas in the elementary school office to obtain a tardy pass.


Middle School student absence

Parents should notify the school by 8:00 a.m. at the following email address to report their child's absence.  We suggest that parents add this email to their "contacts" for quick access. 

MSAbsence@CarrollwoodDaySchool.org

Your message will be retrieved by the middle school secretary. If a student is not reported absent at the email above, an email notification of the absence is sent to the parent requesting a response confirming the absence. 

Please note that attendance is recorded each day by the first period teacher at 8:00 a.m. Students who arrive to school after 8:10 a.m. must check-in with the receptionist at the front desk in the main lobby to obtain a tardy pass.


Upper School student absence

Parents should notify the school by 8:30 a.m. at the following email address to report their child's absence.  We suggest that parents add this email to their "contacts" for quick access. 

USAbsence@CarrollwoodDaySchool.org

If a student is not reported absent at the email above, an email notification of the absence is sent to the parent requesting a response confirming the absence. 

Please note that attendance is recorded each day by the first period teacher at 8:30 a.m. Students who arrive to school after 8:40 a.m. must check-in with the receptionist at the front desk in the main lobby to obtain a tardy pass.

US Early Dismissals

Parents should contact the Welcome Center at 920-2288 to arrange for students to be dismissed early. All students, including student drivers, dismissing early must sign out at the Welcome Center. Parent permission is required for student drivers to leave campus early.

IS YOUR CONTACT INFO CORRECT
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All parents are asked to be sure to always keep your contact information up to date on your family account on My BackPackThis information is used to generate school email distribution lists, online and printed student directories, and to contact parents through the school emergency alert system. 

Online Student Directory

The Online Student Directory is now available for families to access through their My BackPack account.

If you do not know your user name and password, click on "I Forgot My User Name/Password" at the bottom of the box. Fill in your email address and the information will be emailed to you.

MS & US
AFTER SCHOOL STUDY HALL

Middle School students are welcome to remain on campus after dismissal. The administration has established after school policies to enable students to remain on campus after school and attend home athletic games in the Hayes Family Gymnasium and Wagner Athletic Complex. No student will be allowed to "hang out" on campus unsupervised after dismissal. Students who are not participating in an athletic team practice session are not allowed to be in the gymnasium or fitness center after school. These facilities are fully booked by the athletic teams.

Supervision for middle school students will begin at 3:00 p.m. Following dismissal. all students must be in an extracurricular activity (working with a teacher, attending an after school program, athletic team practice, drama/music rehearsal, etc.) or report to the designated MS/US study hall areas. The MS Study Hall will be held in the MS Student Lounge and Design Tech classrooms. Teachers staffing study hall this year are Mr. Jannereth, Ms. Flansburg, and Ms. O'Neill.

  • There is no charge for students to attend the MS After School Study Hall.
  • Normal study hall hours are until 6:00 pm every school day.
  • All students reporting to MS/US study hall must sign in and sign out.
    • Students will be allowed to sign themselves out of study hall when their ride home arrives or to go to a sports event; parents will not need to come in to sign out their child. Parents should call or text students once they have arrived on campus. Some cell service does not work inside the school building; if you are unable to contact your child directly, parents should call the school (813.920.2288) and the Welcome Center will notify the study hall supervisor to dismiss your child.
    • Once a child is signed out of study hall, he/she will not be allowed to return. Once children are signed out of study hall, they will no longer be supervised by CDS faculty.
  • The expectation is for a "quiet" study hall, but the teacher supervising may allow exceptions for groups working together on school projects or assignments.
  • Study hall classrooms must be left as clean as found.
  • All school rules/policies apply during study hall hours. Behavior issues will be reported to the parent. Repeated behavior issues will be referred to the appropriate Assistant Division Head.

Questions? Please contact Mr. Jannereth, MS/US After School Study Hall Coordinator.

Upcoming Events

ALL SCHOOL CALENDAR

November

CDS 5th graders visit the Middle School.

Elementary Multi-Purpose Room - Bearss Avenue Campus

Creating Family Routines to Increase
Your Child's Success and Decrease Your Stress

December

Athletics

MS Athletics

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US Athletics Event