November 7, 2019

All School

POINTS OF PRIDE

Rebecca Haber, Class of 2014

Catching up with Rebecca Haber, Class of 2014.

More Health Presentation to MS

Middle school students learn about healthy choices that will set them up to be "Fit for Life."

CDS Student Art Installation at MOSI

The Carrollwood Day School community is invited to a closing reception in honor of the 59 talented students and alumni whose works have been on display at MOSI.

Kindergarteners reading

Learn how Being a Reader, CDS Lower School's reading curriculum develops competencies and comprehension through whole-class, small-group, and independent lessons.

The Crucible Raps

Since its inception, rap has been a force to promote mobilization and action for many social injustices.  Thus it is a natural art form for upper school students to creatively reflect on the plot of The Crucible.

NATIONAL SIGNING DAY
National Signing Day

Wednesday, November 13
2:00 pm - Hayes Family Gymnasium

CDS celebrates these seven scholar-athletes from the Class of 2020 as they sign letters of intent to attend their chosen colleges:

  • Tiasia M.
  • Tarriyonna G.
  • Maliyah P.
  • Weeyah M.
  • Danny V.
  • Haley W.
  • EJ J.
CDS GOES MOBILE!

Have you checked out CDS's new mobile app yet?

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.

Screenshot of CDS Mobile App

 

TO DO LIST
THANK YOU VETERANS
CDS Honors Our Veterans

CDS will be closed on Monday, November 11
in honor of Veterans Day.

As we celebrate the men and women who have served our country in the armed services, we would like to extend a very special thank you to the proud veterans from our own faculty and staff:

Allison Agliata
Steve Croy
Chris Flynn

Dan Holtsclaw
Amanda Kulkin
Dennis McGlinsey
Larry Pittman
Officer Dennis
Officer Josh

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 and the DP drama students continue their quest to use theatre to raise awareness about pertinent social issues, inspire action, and create positive change.
 
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

SCREENAGERS
Screenagers Showing

SAVE THE DATE
12.3.19
Daytime showing for Students  7:00 pm showing for Parents

What started out as a personal story for one, has grown into a national movement, helping millions of teens and their families navigate growing up in a world with instant access to screens. SCREENAGERS is the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids and offer parents and families proven solutions that work.

Carrollwood Day School is excited to bring SCREENAGERS, the movie, to our school as we feel this is an important conversation to have.

CDS will will follow up with  showings of SCREENAGERS: NEXT CHAPTER for students and parents in February.

CDS PATRIOT SPIRIT STORE
CDS Spirit Store Banner

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

START SHOPPING

NEW WEBSITE FEATURES

Check out these new features on the website.

Patriot Nation!
Where did the Parent and Student buttons go? We have consolidated these buttons into a Patriot Nation button and created a new landing page to give Parents, Students, and Alumni easy access to all the information important to you!

New Patriot Nation Button

You Asked and We Listened!
Are you looking for a prior Thursday Folder? Beginning this week Thursday Folder will include a new tab for "Archived Thursday Folders." There you will find links to previous weeks' Thursday Folders.

New Feature - Archived Thursday Folders

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

BE A GALA VOLUNTEER!

 

Gala Logo 2020

Carrollwood Day School 2020 Red Carpet Gala
Kickoff Breakfast

November 18, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Home of Gala Chair
Holly Bradley

RSVP


Gala Five Ways You Can Help
  • Personal Career Shadow Day
    Offer a day for a student to shadow your exciting career
  • Destination Getaway
    Timeshares, condos, etc.

  • New Items You Have at Home
    Home items, sports memorabilia, unused gift cards, etc.

  • Event Tickets
    Sports, theater, concerts, etc.

  • Any Business Donation
    From your business or one you visit

THANK YOU!
Thank you card and coffee

A little bit of coffee and a whole lot of thanks!

Please join us to begin
THANKSGIVING
with your CDS family.

Scaglione Family Pavilion
Wednesday, November 20
7:30 am - 9:30 am

With a grateful heart, we give thanks for all you do and extend wishes for a holiday filled with love and happiness with family and friends.

GIVE BLOOD

National Honor Society Blood Drive
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 
7:45 am - 12:30 pm 

Bearss Avenue Campus - West Lot

Give Blood, Give Life

THE #1 REASON DONORS
GIVE BLOOD IS BECAUSE THEY WANT TO HELP OTHERS

Anyone over the age of 16 and a weight of 110 pounds can donate as long as you haven't traveled to a third world country within the last year.

As a special thank you all donors will receive a FREE fleece blanket.

Click here to make an appointment.

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!

ECC

POINTS OF PRIDE

Kindergarteners reading

Learn how Being a Reader, CDS Lower School's reading curriculum develops competencies and comprehension through whole-class, small-group, and independent lessons.

THANK YOU!
Thank you card and coffee

A little bit of coffee and a whole lot of thanks!

Please join us to begin
THANKSGIVING
with your CDS family.

Scaglione Family Pavilion
Wednesday, November 20
7:30 am - 9:30 am

With a grateful heart, we give thanks for all you do and extend wishes for a holiday filled with love and happiness with family and friends.

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

BE A GALA VOLUNTEER!

 

Gala Logo 2020

Carrollwood Day School 2020 Red Carpet Gala
Kickoff Breakfast

November 18, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Home of Gala Chair
Holly Bradley

RSVP


Gala Five Ways You Can Help
  • Personal Career Shadow Day
    Offer a day for a student to shadow your exciting career
  • Destination Getaway
    Timeshares, condos, etc.

  • New Items You Have at Home
    Home items, sports memorabilia, unused gift cards, etc.

  • Event Tickets
    Sports, theater, concerts, etc.

  • Any Business Donation
    From your business or one you visit

CAMPAIGN INFORMATION MEETINGS
Dream, Believe, Achieve Campaign Logo

Dream, Believe, Achieve Campaign Information Meetings 

  • 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.

FIELD TRIPS
CDS School Bus
  • Friday, November 15
    Kindergarten Field Trip to Bearss Avenue Campus for Didgeridoo Down Under Performance
    9:20 am - 12:00 pm
Didgeridoo Performance

As a culmination to Kindergarten's study of Australia for International Festival, students will join with first grade for a performance by Didgeridoo Down Under.

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

December

January

Elementary

POINTS OF PRIDE

Kindergarteners reading

Learn how Being a Reader, CDS Lower School's reading curriculum develops competencies and comprehension through whole-class, small-group, and independent lessons.

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.

SCREENAGERS
Screenagers Showing

SAVE THE DATE
12.3.19
Students in grade 5 will view during the school day
7:00 pm showing for Parents

What started out as a personal story for one, has grown into a national movement, helping millions of teens and their families navigate growing up in a world with instant access to screens. SCREENAGERS is the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids and offer parents and families proven solutions that work.

Carrollwood Day School is excited to bring SCREENAGERS, the movie, to our school as we feel this is an important conversation to have.

CDS will will follow up with  showings of SCREENAGERS: NEXT CHAPTER for students and parents in February.

FIELD TRIPS
CDS School Bus
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!

STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS
End Veteran Homelessness Challenge

End Veteran Homelessness Challenge
November 4 - 15

Join student council as we compete against schools across the country to make the biggest impact for those who need it most — Veterans who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness.

From November 4 - November 15, you, your family, and members of the community can participate by donating items on the list. Collection tubs will be set up in each grade level suite. 

Click here to find out what each grade will be collecting.

THANK YOU!
Thank you card and coffee

A little bit of coffee and a whole lot of thanks!

Please join us to begin
THANKSGIVING
with your CDS family.

Scaglione Family Pavilion
Wednesday, November 20
7:30 am - 9:30 am

With a grateful heart, we give thanks for all you do and extend wishes for a holiday filled with love and happiness with family and friends.

BE A GALA VOLUNTEER!

 

Gala Logo 2020

Carrollwood Day School 2020 Red Carpet Gala
Kickoff Breakfast

November 18, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Home of Gala Chair
Holly Bradley

RSVP


Gala Five Ways You Can Help
  • Personal Career Shadow Day
    Offer a day for a student to shadow your exciting career
  • Destination Getaway
    Timeshares, condos, etc.

  • New Items You Have at Home
    Home items, sports memorabilia, unused gift cards, etc.

  • Event Tickets
    Sports, theater, concerts, etc.

  • Any Business Donation
    From your business or one you visit

CAMPAIGN INFORMATION MEETINGS
Dream, Believe, Achieve Campaign Logo

Dream, Believe, Achieve Campaign Information Meetings 

  • November 13th at 8:00 am for parents of grades 4-5 in the DREAM Lab (new location)
  • 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.

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

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!

ELEMENTARY CALENDAR

December

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

Middle School

POINTS OF PRIDE

More Health Presentation to MS

Middle school students learn about healthy choices that will set them up to be "Fit for Life."

CDS Student Art Installation at MOSI

The Carrollwood Day School community is invited to a closing reception in honor of the 59 talented students and alumni whose works have been on display at MOSI.

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!

BE A GALA VOLUNTEER!

 

Gala Logo 2020

Carrollwood Day School 2020 Red Carpet Gala
Kickoff Breakfast

November 18, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Home of Gala Chair
Holly Bradley

RSVP


Gala Five Ways You Can Help
  • Personal Career Shadow Day
    Offer a day for a student to shadow your exciting career
  • Destination Getaway
    Timeshares, condos, etc.

  • New Items You Have at Home
    Home items, sports memorabilia, unused gift cards, etc.

  • Event Tickets
    Sports, theater, concerts, etc.

  • Any Business Donation
    From your business or one you visit

HEAR YE! HEAR YE!

Middle School Shakespeare Festival
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Shakespeare Festival Costumes

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.

FLEX UPDATE
FLEX Header

We are pleased to add Sudoku Club to the FLEX offerings. Sudoku Club will meet at lunch on Wednesdays.

UPDATED FLEX SCHEDULE

THANK YOU!
Thank you card and coffee

A little bit of coffee and a whole lot of thanks!

Please join us to begin
THANKSGIVING
with your CDS family.

Scaglione Family Pavilion
Wednesday, November 20
7:30 am - 9:30 am

With a grateful heart, we give thanks for all you do and extend wishes for a holiday filled with love and happiness with family and friends.

SCREENAGERS
Screenagers Showing

SAVE THE DATE
12.3.19
Students will view during the day
7:00 pm showing for Parents

What started out as a personal story for one, has grown into a national movement, helping millions of teens and their families navigate growing up in a world with instant access to screens. SCREENAGERS is the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids and offer parents and families proven solutions that work.

Carrollwood Day School is excited to bring SCREENAGERS, the movie, to our school as we feel this is an important conversation to have.

CDS will will follow up with  showings of SCREENAGERS: NEXT CHAPTER for students and parents in February.

PARENT COFFEES
Coffee Cup

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.

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

Deadline: January 10

more information

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 school study hall

THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE

Through November 15

Metropolitan Ministries Logo

The US Human Rights Club is sponsoring a Food Drive to help Metropolitan Ministries give back to the Tampa Bay community. Over the next two weeks, MS and US advisories will be collecting food. We are hoping each advisory will collect enough food donations to create a meal for a family in need. In addition to food items, gift cards for grocery stores are also accepted and encouraged.

Click herE FOR LIST OF SUGGESTED FOOD ITEMS 

MIDDLE SCHOOL CALENDAR

Upper School

POINTS OF PRIDE

Stevie Schweitzer, Class of 2016

Stevie Schweitzer ('16) was recognized for achievements on the volleyball court and academically throughout her four years at The College of Saint Rose.

Rebecca Haber, Class of 2014

Catching up with Rebecca Haber, Class of 2014.

CDS Student Art Installation at MOSI

The Carrollwood Day School community is invited to a closing reception in honor of the 59 talented students and alumni whose works have been on display at MOSI.

The Crucible Raps

Since its inception, rap has been a force to promote mobilization and action for many social injustices.  Thus it is a natural art form for upper school students to creatively reflect on the plot of The Crucible.

NATIONAL SIGNING DAY
National Signing Day

Wednesday, November 13
2:00 pm - Hayes Family Gymnasium

CDS celebrates these seven scholar-athletes from the Class of 2020 as they sign letters of intent to attend their chosen colleges:

  • Tiasia M.
  • Tarriyonna G.
  • Maliyah P.
  • Weeyah M.
  • Danny V.
  • Haley W.
  • EJ J.
SCREENAGERS
Screenagers Showing

SAVE THE DATE
12.3.19
Daytime showing for Students  7:00 pm showing for Parents

What started out as a personal story for one, has grown into a national movement, helping millions of teens and their families navigate growing up in a world with instant access to screens. SCREENAGERS is the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids and offer parents and families proven solutions that work.

Carrollwood Day School is excited to bring SCREENAGERS, the movie, to our school as we feel this is an important conversation to have.

CDS will will follow up with  showings of SCREENAGERS: NEXT CHAPTER for students and parents in February.

COLLEGE COUNSELING NEWS

Test Booklet

SAT & ACT Testing
The registration deadline for the December 7th SAT and December 14th ACT is tomorrow, Friday, November 8. If you plan to take either of these exams, please register by Friday to avoid having to pay a late fee. Please see your College Counselor with any questions.


We've got you covered...

Florida Bright Futures Logo

If students do not apply while in high school, they forfeit any eligibility for Florida Bright Futures.  Did you know at CDS ALL seniors submit the application during college counseling advisory?


Coffee Cup

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.

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!
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 and the DP drama students continue their quest to use theatre to raise awareness about pertinent social issues, inspire action and create positive change.
 

PURCHASE TICKETS

This play is not suitable for students younger than middle school.
 
THANK YOU!
Thank you card and coffee

A little bit of coffee and a whole lot of thanks!

Please join us to begin
THANKSGIVING
with your CDS family.

Scaglione Family Pavilion
Wednesday, November 20
7:30 am - 9:30 am

With a grateful heart, we give thanks for all you do and extend wishes for a holiday filled with love and happiness with family and friends.

BE A GALA VOLUNTEER!

 

Gala Logo 2020

Carrollwood Day School 2020 Red Carpet Gala
Kickoff Breakfast

November 18, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Home of Gala Chair
Holly Bradley

RSVP


Gala Five Ways You Can Help
  • Personal Career Shadow Day
    Offer a day for a student to shadow your exciting career
  • Destination Getaway
    Timeshares, condos, etc.

  • New Items You Have at Home
    Home items, sports memorabilia, unused gift cards, etc.

  • Event Tickets
    Sports, theater, concerts, etc.

  • Any Business Donation
    From your business or one you visit

VISUAL ARTS TRIP

California Arts Trip Collage of sites

CALIFORNIA – Visual Arts Trip
April 24 - 27, 2020
(Friday - Monday)
Students in Grades 10 - 12

CDS is pleased to partner with Educational Travel Consultants to offer this exceptional opportunity to be immersed in the vibrant arts and cultural spirit of the Golden State.

Current or former Visual Arts students and students that are interested in the Visual Arts are invited to participate in this exciting visual arts based trip to San Francisco and Los Angeles.

From taking a guided tour of the Broad Contemporary Art Museum to learning about Alcatraz, students will enjoy points of interest that will connect meaningfully to their academic studies and personal growth! 

Approximate Cost: $1,995.00

First deposit in the amount of $600 is due by November 22. Deposit must be made by check payable to CDS. This deposit is refundable if the trip is cancelled.

Questions? Please contact Seth Firestone.

WINTER SPORTS
Athletics

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

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

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!

SENIOR YEARBOOK ADS
Buy a Senior Ad in the 2020 CDS Yearbook

Deadline: January 10

more information

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

THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE

Through November 15

Metropolitan Ministries Logo

The US Human Rights Club is sponsoring a Food Drive to help Metropolitan Ministries give back to the Tampa Bay community. Over the next two weeks, advisories will be collecting food. We are hoping each advisory will collect enough food donations to create a meal for a family in need. In addition to food items, gift cards for grocery stores are also accepted and encouraged.

Click herE FOR LIST OF SUGGESTED FOOD ITEMS 

GIVE BLOOD

National Honor Society Blood Drive
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 
7:45 am - 12:30 pm 

Bearss Avenue Campus - West Lot

Give Blood, Give Life

THE #1 REASON DONORS
GIVE BLOOD IS BECAUSE THEY WANT TO HELP OTHERS

Anyone over the age of 16 and a weight of 110 pounds can donate as long as you haven't traveled to a third world country within the last year.

As a special thank you all donors will receive a FREE fleece blanket.

Click here to make an appointment.

GIVE BLOOD

NHS Blood Drive
Wednesday, November 20
7:45 am - 12:30 pm 

Bearss Avenue Campus - West Lot

Give Blood, Give Life

THE #1 REASON DONORS
GIVE BLOOD IS BECAUSE THEY WANT TO HELP OTHERS

Anyone over the age of 16 and a weight of 110 pounds can donate as long as you haven't traveled to a third world country within the last year.

As a special thank you all donors will receive a FREE fleece blanket.

UPPER SCHOOL CALENDAR

December

COLLEGE COUNSELING CALENDAR

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Things to Know

Tour our new website

Take an armchair tour of CDS's new website.

CDS is excited to announce our brand-new website, including a virtual tour of our campus. Click on the video below to get a tour of the new site and see how easy it is to find what you’re looking for.

Screenshot of website tour
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
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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. 

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MIDDLE SCHOOL FLEX SCHEDULE

 

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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

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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.

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