All School

October 10, 2019

Open House

Join us to Connect the Dots to your educational journey. Come learn about the next level for your child.
Prospective parents and students are also invited to spend an afternoon immersed in everything CDS. Bring your friends and neighbors to find out what CDS has to offer their children, too.

Bearss Avenue Campus Open House
Grades 1 - 11

Sunday, October 13, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

RSvp

JOIN THE FUN

 

Gala Logo 2020

Red Carpet Gala Planning Meeting

The Red Carpet Gala Committee is in need of volunteers for the 2020 Gala Roaring 20's.

Please join us on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 8:00 am in the Lower School Multi-Purpose Room to learn how to get involved. There are so many ways to join in the fun – come see how you can be part of this great event! It takes everyone’s time, treasure, and talent to make this year’s Gala bigger and better than ever!

Please let us know if you will be joining us, RSVP to Sharon Spencer (RSVP is not necessary to attend.)

FREE TAILGATE - NEXT WEEK!

Tailgate Party

Bring the entire family to the FREE Community Tailgate Party before Senior Night when we honor our senior athletes. Plan to stay for the action as the Varsity Football Team and Cheerleaders take on Cambridge Christian School. 

  • 5:00 pm FREE Community Tailgate Party
  • 6:45 pm Senior Night: Football, Cheerleading, Golf & Cross Country
  • 7:00 p Kickoff: Varsity Football vs. Cambridge Christian

RSVP TO TAILGATE PARTY

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE BOOSTER CLUB

Booster Club members get FREE admission to all regular season home athletic events.

SHOW YOUR PATRIOT PRIDE

 

Athletics
Come join us as we celebrate our senior athletes!
  • Friday, October 18
    Cross-Country, Cheerleading, Football & Golf Senior Night
    6:45 pm  |  Wagner Athletic Complex
WALK-INS WELCOME!

Patriot Run 2019

THE ELEVENTH ANNUAL
PATRIOT RUN/WALK
THIS SATURDAY - OCTOBER 12, 2019

Patriot Run is now a COLOR RUN!

The Patriot Run is a family event sponsored by Carrollwood Day School's Patriot Booster Club.

WALK-IN REGISTRATIONS
ARE WELCOME!

MORE INFO

2019 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL & CARNIVAL

Friday, October 25
Bearss Avenue Campus 

International Festival

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Join us for this world class celebration! The CDS International Festival & Carnival is a wonderful day of learning, entertainment, food, and fun! This is a noon-dismissal day.  Children staying for the Carnival must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  There is NO aftercare at the either campus.

CHECK THE ECC AND ELEMENTARY TABS FOR SCHEDULES

WE NEED YOUR HELP!
SHARE YOUR CULTURE!

  • The CDS International Festival is an opportunity for the entire CDS community to come together to celebrate the richness of our diversity. CDS families are invited to share artifacts representing their family's culture and heritage. These items will be displayed at the International Exhibition Friday morning in the Elementary Multi-Purpose Room. Please complete an online form to help us organize and properly exhibit your items.  The deadline for submitting items for display is Friday, October 18.
  • VOLUNTEER! Parents of ECC and elementary students are requested to volunteer to help supervise their child's class booth for a half-hour shift. Middle school students also can volunteer to help with specialty booths at the Carnival.  Sign up to volunteer on iVolunteer. (Volunteer slots for elementary parents can be found under each classroom teacher.)
  • LUNCH IS SERVED! Flik has prepared a menu of international favorites for lunch. All lunches and ice cream by Cold Stone must be ordered and paid for in advance. Click here to place your lunch and ice cream orders.
FUNDRAISER FOR HURRICANE RELIEF

Come have a Spook-tacular time!!!  We’ll have hayrides, trunk-or-treat, DJ, food, games, prizes, costume contest, Halloween Bake-off, Not-So-Scary Haunted Forest and a Bone-Chilling Haunted House!!!

Time:  6:30PM-10PM
Date: Oct. 19th, 2019
Address: 3385 Old Keystone Rd., Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Admission: Suggested Donation of $5 for Hurricane Relief and a can good for a local pantry
Hosted by Girls in Action, RA’s, and Acteens

MORE INFORMATION

NO SCHOOL

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24
MS & US Conference Day
No School Grades 6 - 12
ECC and Elementary have regular classes 

NOON DISMISSALS

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16
Professional Half-Day
Noon Dismissal ECC - Grade 8
1:00 pm dismissal, US only
After care is available at both campuses

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17
1:00 pm dismissal, US only
Regular school day ECC - Grade 8

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25
International Festival & Carnival - Half-Day
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 PATRIOT SPIRIT STORE
CDS Spirit Store Banner

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

There will be Stadium Seats (if not sold out) along with a sampling of spirit store items and some bundles of spirit items.

Ad for CDS Patriot Stadium Seat

2019 CDS Spirit Shirts

Student Spirit T-Shirts will be sent home next Wednesday or Thursday. Students should plan to wear them to school on Friday, September 27 for the Homecoming Pep Rally and Game!  

PARENTS! You can purchase your own 2019 Spirit T-Shirts at the online Spirit Store!

START SHOPPING

CELEBRATE THE CULTURE OF INDIA

Taste of India
Carrollwood Day School Indian Culture Club will be hosting
Taste of India.
This evening event will showcase dance performances by students of all ages followed by dinner featuring Indian cuisine.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
5:00 pm – Performances in the Theatre
6:00 pm – Dinner in International Square
Dinner: $15/person in advance  |  $20/person at the door

ECC

JOIN THE FUN

 

Gala Logo 2020

Red Carpet Gala Planning Meeting

The Red Carpet Gala Committee is in need of volunteers for the 2020 Gala Roaring 20's.

Please join us on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 8:00 am in the Lower School Multi-Purpose Room to learn how to get involved. There are so many ways to join in the fun – come see how you can be part of this great event! It takes everyone’s time, treasure, and talent to make this year’s Gala bigger and better than ever!

Please let us know if you will be joining us, RSVP to Sharon Spencer (RSVP is not necessary to attend.)

FREE TAILGATE - NEXT WEEK!

Tailgate Party

Bring the entire family to the FREE Community Tailgate Party before Senior Night when we honor our senior athletes. Plan to stay for the action as the Varsity Football Team and Cheerleaders take on Cambridge Christian School. 

  • 5:00 pm FREE Community Tailgate Party
  • 6:45 pm Senior Night: Football, Cheerleading, Golf & Cross Country
  • 7:00 p Kickoff: Varsity Football vs. Cambridge Christian

RSVP TO TAILGATE PARTY

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE BOOSTER CLUB

Booster Club members get FREE admission to all regular season home athletic events.

SHOW YOUR PATRIOT PRIDE

 

Athletics
Come join us as we celebrate our senior athletes!
  • Friday, October 18
    Cross-Country, Cheerleading, Football & Golf Senior Night
    6:45 pm  |  Wagner Athletic Complex
BOOK-O-WEEN IS COMING!
Book-o-ween 2019

On Thursday, October 31st, students at Carrollwood Day School will host “Book-o-Ween”. The entire lower school division will partake in a celebration highlighting characters from our favorite storybooks! Your child is invited to come to school dressed in costume as a character from one of his or her favorite books. Additionally, the students are asked to bring the book to school. During class time on Thursday, October 31st, the students will share what they have learned about their characters from the books. We will celebrate with a book parade in the morning throughout the school and students will have the chance to share their books with book buddies, friends in their classroom, and classroom visitors such as our specials teachers and support team.

Reminders for Thursday, October 31st:

  • Dress as your favorite character from a BOOK!
  • Be prepared to share about your character
  • Bring the book with your character
  • Please do not wear a mask or bring accessories such as swords or weapons
  • Scary costumes should be saved for home
  • Preschool students need to bring a change of clothes and kindergarteners should bring their uniform to school to change into after the parade.

Thank you for your support and enthusiasm as we plan for this special day. Please let us know if you have questions.

Warmest Regards,
Mrs. Trudi Buscemi and Mrs. Stacey Hendershot

WALK-INS WELCOME!

Patriot Run 2019

THE ELEVENTH ANNUAL
PATRIOT RUN/WALK
THIS SATURDAY - OCTOBER 12, 2019

Patriot Run is now a COLOR RUN!

The Patriot Run is a family event sponsored by Carrollwood Day School's Patriot Booster Club.

WALK-IN REGISTRATIONS
ARE WELCOME!

MORE INFO

2019 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL & CARNIVAL

Friday, October 25
Bearss Avenue Campus 

International Festival

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Join us for this world class celebration! The CDS International Festival & Carnival is a wonderful day of learning, entertainment, food, and fun! This is a noon-dismissal day.  Children staying for the Carnival must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  There is NO aftercare at the either campus.

ECC Pumpkin Patch

ECC Pumpkin Patch
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Hayes Family Gymnasium

The ECC Faculty invites all ECC families to visit the ECC Pumpkin Patch at this year's International Festival & Carnival. There will be a fun collection of games and activities designed for our youngest Patriots. All Pumpkin Patch and Carnival games and activities are FREE. 

All ECC classes will be performing in the Scaglione Family Pavilion (adjacent to the gym).

The preschool classes will sing one fall song each and kindergarten will perform an international themed song.

  • Toddlers: 1:00 pm
  • PreK 3: 1:20 pm
  • PreK 4: 1:40 pm
  • Kindergarten: 2:00 pm

WE NEED YOUR HELP!
SHARE YOUR CULTURE!

  • The CDS International Festival is an opportunity for the entire CDS community to come together to celebrate the richness of our diversity. CDS families are invited to share artifacts representing their family's culture and heritage. These items will be displayed at the International Exhibition Friday morning in the Elementary Multi-Purpose Room. Please complete an online form to help us organize and properly exhibit your items.  The deadline for submitting items for display is Friday, October 18.
  • VOLUNTEER! Parents of ECC students are requested to volunteer to help supervise booths in the Pumpkin Patch for a half-hour shift.  Sign up to volunteer on iVolunteer. 
  • LUNCH IS SERVED! Flik has prepared a menu of international favorites for lunch. All lunches and ice cream by Cold Stone must be ordered and paid for in advance. Click here to place your lunch and ice cream orders.
AFTER SCHOOL @THE ECC


Time to Sign up for Session 2 

ECC After School Activities

The next session of after school programs will be begins October 14! ECC students can sign up for Intramural Sports with Miss Kati (PreK 3, PreK 4 and K), Soccer with Miss Kati (PreK 4 and K), Dance with Karl & DiMarco School of Theatre and Dance (PreK 3, PreK 4 and K) and Culinary Arts with Mrs. Beyer for PreK 3, PreK 4 and Kindergarten classes.

Click here for more information and to sign up for ECC After School Programs.

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!

NOON DISMISSALS

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16
Professional Half-Day
Noon Dismissal ECC - Grade 8
1:00 pm dismissal, US only
After care is available at both campuses

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25
International Festival & Carnival - Half-Day
There is NO after care at either campus

Open House

Join us to Connect the Dots to your educational journey. Learn about the next level for your child.
Prospective parents and students are also invited to spend an afternoon immersed in everything CDS. Bring your friends and neighbors to find out what CDS has to offer their children, too.

Bearss Avenue Campus Open House
Grades 1 - 11

Sunday, October 13, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

RSvp

PARENT WORKSHOP

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

Erase Stress

Tuesday, November 19
9:30 am 

Location TBD

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 CALENDAR

November

Elementary Multi-Purpose Room - Bearss Avenue Campus

December

Scaglione Family Pavilion

Elementary

2019 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL & CARNIVAL

Friday, October 25
Bearss Avenue Campus 

International Festival

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Join us for this world class celebration! The CDS International Festival & Carnival is a wonderful day of learning, entertainment, food, and fun! This is a noon-dismissal day.  Children staying for the Carnival must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  There is NO aftercare at the either campus.

  • 8:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - Exhibits will be set up in the Elementary Multi-Purpose Room representing the rich cultural diversity of our families. Elementary students will be scheduled to visit the exhibit hall and other classrooms with their parents in two shifts at 8:15 a.m. and 9:15 a.m.
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Elementary students will present a showcase of talent in the Theatre. 
Carnival Tent
  • 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  -  Everyone is invited to stay for the annual school carnival in the Hayes Family Gymnasium. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. The booths will feature games from around the world. All carnival games and activities are FREE. 
    • Flik will be serving lunch. Choices include this international family favorites: hamburger, hot dog, grilled chicken sandwich, chicken tacos, cheese pizza and Greek salad. Cold Stone Creamery will be serving ice cream. (Tickets for all food  must be purchased in advance. Ticket sales will close on Monday, October 21.)
    • Each family's complete lunch and ice cream ticket order will be delivered to the youngest elementary child in his/her classroom on Friday morning, October 25.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!  |  SHARE YOUR CULTURE!

  • The CDS International Festival is an opportunity for the entire CDS community to come together to celebrate the richness of our diversity. CDS families are invited to share artifacts representing their family's culture and heritage. These items will be displayed at the International Exhibition Friday morning in the Elementary Multi-Purpose Room. Please complete an online form to help us organize and properly exhibit your items.  The deadline for submitting items for display is Friday, October 18.
  • VOLUNTEER! Parents of ECC and elementary students are requested to volunteer to help supervise their child's class booth for a half-hour shift. Middle school students also can volunteer to help with specialty booths at the Carnival.  Sign up to volunteer on iVolunteer. (Volunteer slots for elementary parents can be found under each classroom teacher.)
  • LUNCH IS SERVED! Flik has prepared a menu of international favorites for lunch. All lunches and ice cream by Cold Stone must be ordered and paid for in advance. Click here to place your lunch and ice cream orders.
JOIN THE FUN

 

Gala Logo 2020

Red Carpet Gala Planning Meeting

The Red Carpet Gala Committee is in need of volunteers for the 2020 Gala Roaring 20's.

Please join us on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 8:00 am in the Lower School Multi-Purpose Room to learn how to get involved. There are so many ways to join in the fun – come see how you can be part of this great event! It takes everyone’s time, treasure, and talent to make this year’s Gala bigger and better than ever!

Please let us know if you will be joining us, RSVP to Sharon Spencer (RSVP is not necessary to attend.)

FREE TAILGATE - NEXT WEEK!

Tailgate Party

Bring the entire family to the FREE Community Tailgate Party before Senior Night when we honor our senior athletes. Plan to stay for the action as the Varsity Football Team and Cheerleaders take on Cambridge Christian School. 

  • 5:00 pm FREE Community Tailgate Party
  • 6:45 pm Senior Night: Football, Cheerleading, Golf & Cross Country
  • 7:00 p Kickoff: Varsity Football vs. Cambridge Christian

RSVP TO TAILGATE PARTY

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE BOOSTER CLUB

Booster Club members get FREE admission to all regular season home athletic events.

BOOK-O-WEEN IS COMING!
Book-o-ween 2019

On Thursday, October 31st, students at Carrollwood Day School will host “Book-o-Ween”. The entire lower school division will partake in a celebration highlighting characters from our favorite storybooks! Your child is invited to come to school dressed in costume as a character from one of his or her favorite books. Additionally, the students are asked to bring the book to school. During class time on Thursday, October 31st, the students will share what they have learned about their characters from the books. We will celebrate with a book parade in the morning throughout the school and students will have the chance to share their books with book buddies, friends in their classroom, and classroom visitors such as our specials teachers and support team.

Reminders for Thursday, October 31st:

  • Dress as your favorite character from a BOOK!
  • Be prepared to share about your character
  • Bring the book with your character
  • Please do not wear a mask or bring accessories such as swords or weapons
  • Scary costumes should be saved for home
  • Preschool students need to bring a change of clothes and kindergarteners should bring their uniform to school to change into after the parade.

Thank you for your support and enthusiasm as we plan for this special day. Please let us know if you have questions.

Warmest Regards,
Mrs. Trudi Buscemi and Mrs. Stacey Hendershot

All Pro Dad Logo

Tuesday, October 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.)

WALK-INS WELCOME!

Patriot Run 2019

THE ELEVENTH ANNUAL
PATRIOT RUN/WALK
THIS SATURDAY - OCTOBER 12, 2019

Patriot Run is now a COLOR RUN!

The Patriot Run is a family event sponsored by Carrollwood Day School's Patriot Booster Club.

WALK-IN REGISTRATIONS
ARE WELCOME!

MORE INFO

5TH GRADE PARENTS
MOVING UP TO MIDDLE SCHOOL
Rising 6th Grade Parent Coffee

Thursday, October 17
7:30 am
H123 MS Performing Arts Room

Please join us on Thursday, October 17 at 7:30 am in the MS Preforming Arts classroom (H123) for our Rising 6th Grade Parent Coffee. Please be sure to check in with the West Entrance receptionist (main building/International Square) before proceeding to the coffee.

This year, we are pleased to offer complimentary before care for your child while you attend the coffee. Before care will be held from 7:15 am until 7:45 am in the Elementary Multi-Purpose Room, and then the students will go to class. If you wish for your child to attend before care, please indicate on your RSVP.

RSVP

Diversity Club
WEDNESDAYS
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
MRS. MOLANO'S OFFICE
 
We are all unique in a special way.
 
Elementary students interested in learning about different cultures, religions, learning styles, and family dynamics, are invited to join the Diversity Club.
 
Children should talk to their parents about this opportunity and let their teacher know if they would like to join the Diversity Club.
Diversity Club Kids
SHOW YOUR PATRIOT PRIDE

 

Athletics
Come join us as we celebrate our senior athletes!
  • Friday, October 18
    Cross-Country, Cheerleading, Football & Golf Senior Night
    6:45 pm  |  Wagner Athletic Complex
Jr. Bucs Fitness Challenge

Carrollwood Day School is proud to partner with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation to help our elementary students improve and track their fitness levels. Monthly drills are incorporated in the students' PE classes. Click here for this month's drill and help your child train like an NFL athlete at home, too.

FIELD TRIPS
CDS School Bus

NOON DISMISSALS

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16
Professional Half-Day
Noon Dismissal ECC - Grade 8
1:00 pm dismissal, US only
After care is available at both campuses

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25
International Festival & Carnival - Half-Day
There is NO after care at either campus

Open House

Join us to Connect the Dots to your educational journey. Learn about the next level for your child.
Prospective parents and students are also invited to spend an afternoon immersed in everything CDS. Bring your friends and neighbors to find out what CDS has to offer their children, too.

Bearss Avenue Campus Open House
Grades 1 - 11

Sunday, October 13, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

RSvp

SESSION 2 AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS
Beyond the Bell Logo

Session 2 of our After School Clubs begins next week! Registration is now open for the second session of our after school clubs. We are pleased to offer several great new clubs this session:

  • Chess Club
  • Golf Club
  • My Lil Yogi Club
  • NaHao Chinese Club
  • Virtual Reality Oculus Rift Club
  • Roblox Club
  • Cricut Club

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION.

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 CALENDAR

November

Elementary Multi-Purpose Room - Bearss Avenue Campus

December

Middle School

JOIN THE FUN

 

Gala Logo 2020

Red Carpet Gala Planning Meeting

The Red Carpet Gala Committee is in need of volunteers for the 2020 Gala Roaring 20's.

Please join us on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 8:00 am in the Lower School Multi-Purpose Room to learn how to get involved. There are so many ways to join in the fun – come see how you can be part of this great event! It takes everyone’s time, treasure, and talent to make this year’s Gala bigger and better than ever!

Please let us know if you will be joining us, RSVP to Sharon Spencer (RSVP is not necessary to attend.)

8TH GRADE FIELD TRIP

The Patriot Nation assembled in the Hayes Family Gymnasium on Wednesday, November 13 to celebrate six CDS scholar-athletes as they signed their letters of intent to play collegiate sports.

Read More about Signing Day at CDS!
OCTOBER PARENT COFFEES
Coffee Cup

MS/US PARENTS' COFFEE
Topic: Grading 101

Tuesday, October 22
8:30 am
Elementary Multi-Purpose Room

Please join us for a presentation to help parents understand IB Assessments: What is Criteria Based Grading and why is it better for your kids?

COLLEGE COUNSELING COFFEE
Topic: What Makes a "Good" College
Tuesday, October 29
Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11

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

College Counseling invites you to the second 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. 

Learn about the importance of research, the value of college rankings, and suggestions for finding your student's best fit.

8TH GRADE CLASS TRIP WASHINGTON DC
Washington DC Monuments

March 23, 24, 25 & 26 2020
Registration Deadline: October 16

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.

6TH GRADE CLASS TRIP
FLORIDA SPACE COAST
Florida's Space Coast

March 11-12, 2020
Registration Deadline EXTENDED

Registration has been extended for 6th grade students to sign up at www.appleseedexpeditions.com 

Trip ID (CAR2530

  1. To register, go to appleseedexpeditions.com.
  2. Click on “Login" in the upper right corner.
  3. Click on "New application.”
  4. Enter the assigned Trip ID for the 6th-grade Space Coast trip, CAR2530. Create a unique username and password. (If you have registered with Appleseed Expeditions in the past you will need a NEW username for this trip.) 
  5. The system may log you out. If it does, log back in to complete the prompts until all documents are signed. (When you select your child’s t-shirt size please select the appropriate adult-sized shirt. Youth sizes are not offered.)
  6. The system may log you out again. If it does, log back in to make a payment.

Email the trip leader, Carrie Prieto, with questions or concerns.

8TH GRADE PARENTS

 

Moving Up 2 US

Moving on UP at CDS!
Parent Program - Two Sessions!
Tuesday, October 15
8:30 am | Coffee & Muffins
6:45 pm | Wine & Cheese
International Square

This day is just for CDS 8th grade parents! CDS 8th grade parents are invited to hear why CDS is the right choice for high school from Ryan Kelly, Head of School, Sara Rubinstein, Head of Upper School, Joe Runge, Director of College Counseling, and other representatives from the CDS Upper School. Come see what your student has to look forward to when taking the next step to Upper School at CDS.

Read more from Sara Rubinstein
Head of Upper School

We hope you can come!

RSVP

WALK-INS WELCOME!

Patriot Run 2019

THE ELEVENTH ANNUAL
PATRIOT RUN/WALK
THIS SATURDAY - OCTOBER 12, 2019

Patriot Run is now a COLOR RUN!

The Patriot Run is a family event sponsored by Carrollwood Day School's Patriot Booster Club.

WALK-IN REGISTRATIONS
ARE WELCOME!

MORE INFO

Open House

Join us to Connect the Dots to your educational journey. Learn about the next level for your child.
Prospective parents and students are also invited to spend an afternoon immersed in everything CDS. Bring your friends and neighbors to find out what CDS has to offer their children, too.

Bearss Avenue Campus Open House
Grades 1 - 11

Sunday, October 13, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

RSvp

SESSION 2 AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS
Beyond the Bell Logo

Registration is now open for the second session of our after school clubs. We are pleased to offer several new activities for middle school students this session:

  • Virtual Reality Oculus Rift Club
  • Roblox Club
  • Cricut Club

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION.

2019 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL & CARNIVAL

Friday, October 25
Bearss Avenue Campus 

International Festival

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Join us for this world class celebration! The CDS International Festival & Carnival is a wonderful day of learning, entertainment, food, and fun! This is a noon-dismissal day.  Children staying for the Carnival must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  There is NO after school study hall.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!
SHARE YOUR CULTURE!

  • The CDS International Festival is an opportunity for the entire CDS community to come together to celebrate the richness of our diversity. CDS families are invited to share artifacts representing their family's culture and heritage. These items will be displayed at the International Exhibition Friday morning in the Elementary Multi-Purpose Room. Please complete an online form to help us organize and properly exhibit your items.  The deadline for submitting items for display is Friday, October 18.
  • VOLUNTEER! Middle school students also can volunteer to help with specialty booths at the Carnival.  Sign up to volunteer on iVolunteer. 
  • LUNCH IS SERVED! Flik has prepared a menu of international favorites for lunch. All lunches and ice cream by Cold Stone must be ordered and paid for in advance. Click here to place your lunch and ice cream orders.
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!

FIELD TRIPS
CDS School Bus
  • Tuesday, October 15
    8th Grade Field Trip

    9:00 am - 2:30 pm | Lunch is provided
    Tampa Bay History Museum
  • Tuesday, October 22
    Future Business Leaders of America Field Trip
    8:30 am - 1:00 pm | Lunch is provided
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers Career Day

NO SCHOOL

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24
MS & US Conference Day
No School Grades 6 - 12
ECC and Elementary have regular classes 

NOON DISMISSALS

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16
Professional Half-Day
Noon Dismissal ECC - Grade 8
After school study hall is available .

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25
International Festival & Carnival - Half-Day
There is NO after school study hall.

MS CONFERENCE DAY

MS Conference Day
Thursday, October 24

Thursday, October 24 is the first Conference Day of the year for middle school and upper school; there is no school for students in grades 6 - 12. (Students in ECC through grade 5 will have a regular school day.) Middle school teachers will be using an Internet based appointment-booking system to coordinate all meeting times for these conferences. This minimizes wait times for parents and helps teachers be prepared for each conference. If all spots for a teacher are filled, please reach out to that teacher directly and he/she will find an alternate time for a conference. 

These conferences are voluntary. Students are always welcome to attend these conferences and their presence can greatly enhance their effectiveness. You can sign up here for time with your child's teachers:  https://cdspatriots.org/MSConferences

FREE TAILGATE - NEXT WEEK!

Tailgate Party

Bring the entire family to the FREE Community Tailgate Party before Senior Night when we honor our senior athletes. Plan to stay for the action as the Varsity Football Team and Cheerleaders take on Cambridge Christian School. 

  • 5:00 pm FREE Community Tailgate Party
  • 6:45 pm Senior Night: Football, Cheerleading, Golf & Cross Country
  • 7:00 p Kickoff: Varsity Football vs. Cambridge Christian

RSVP TO TAILGATE PARTY

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE BOOSTER CLUB

Booster Club members get FREE admission to all regular season home athletic events.

SHOW YOUR PATRIOT PRIDE

Athletics
Come join us as we celebrate our senior athletes!
  • Friday, October 18
    Cross-Country, Cheerleading, Football & Golf Senior Night
    6:45 pm  |  Wagner Athletic Complex

MIDDLE SCHOOL CALENDAR

December

Upper School

SENIOR PRIVILEGES
Class of 2020

At CDS we are preparing students for college and one of the most important aspects of being successful in college is responsibility.  With parental permission, we are providing the opportunity for seniors to practice responsibility by allowing them to leave campus when they have a study hall. Beginning on October 14, seniors will be able to earn the privilege to go off campus for lunch on Fridays and off campus during study halls.

Please click on the link below to download more information about these privileges, student conditions for eligibility, and the parent permission form. Completion of the form does not automatically mean that the student is eligible for these privileges. The completed form should be submitted to the student's advisor. 

PARENT LETTER &
PERMISSION FORM

JOIN THE FUN

 

Gala Logo 2020

Red Carpet Gala Planning Meeting

The Red Carpet Gala Committee is in need of volunteers for the 2020 Gala Roaring 20's.

Please join us on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 8:00 am in the Lower School Multi-Purpose Room to learn how to get involved. There are so many ways to join in the fun – come see how you can be part of this great event! It takes everyone’s time, treasure, and talent to make this year’s Gala bigger and better than ever!

Please let us know if you will be joining us, RSVP to Sharon Spencer (RSVP is not necessary to attend.)

FREE TAILGATE - NEXT WEEK!

Tailgate Party

Bring the entire family to the FREE Community Tailgate Party before Senior Night when we honor our senior athletes. Plan to stay for the action as the Varsity Football Team and Cheerleaders take on Cambridge Christian School. 

  • 5:00 pm FREE Community Tailgate Party
  • 6:45 pm Senior Night: Football, Cheerleading, Golf & Cross Country
  • 7:00 p Kickoff: Varsity Football vs. Cambridge Christian

RSVP TO TAILGATE PARTY

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE BOOSTER CLUB

Booster Club members get FREE admission to all regular season home athletic events.

OCTOBER PARENT COFFEES
Coffee Cup

MS/US PARENTS' COFFEE
Topic: Grading 101

Tuesday, October 22
8:30 am
Elementary Multi-Purpose Room

Please join us for a presentation to help parents understand IB Assessments: What is Criteria Based Grading and why is it better for your kids?

COLLEGE COUNSELING COFFEE
Topic: What Makes a "Good" College
Tuesday, October 29
Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11

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

College Counseling invites you to the second 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. 

Learn about the importance of research, the value of college rankings, and suggestions for finding your student's best fit.

SHOW YOUR PATRIOT PRIDE

Athletics
Come join us as we celebrate our senior athletes!
  • Friday, October 18
    Cross-Country, Cheerleading, Football & Golf Senior Night
    6:45 pm  |  Wagner Athletic Complex
FIELD TRIPS
CDS School Bus
  • Wednesday, October 16
    12th Grade Field Trip
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Tampa Bay Grand Prix
  • Monday - Wednesday, Oct 21-23
    9th Grade Overnight Field Trip

    Pathfinders Experience
  • Monday, October 21
    9th Grade Field Trip

    8:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Florida Aquarium
  • Monday, October 21
    DP Visual Arts Field Trip
    9:50 am - 12:30 pm
    Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
  • Tuesday, October 22
    9th Grade Service Day

    8:30 am - 1:00 pm | Box lunch may be ordered from Flik
    Metropolitan Ministries
  • Tuesday, October 22
    11th Grade Business Management & FBLA Field Trip
    8:30 am - 1:00 pm | Lunch is provided
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers Career Day
  • Wednesday, October 23
    9th Grade Field Trip

    8:30 am - 12:15 pm
    Museum of Fine Arts - St. Petersburg
WALK-INS WELCOME!

Patriot Run 2019

THE ELEVENTH ANNUAL
PATRIOT RUN/WALK
THIS SATURDAY - OCTOBER 12, 2019

Patriot Run is now a COLOR RUN!

The Patriot Run is a family event sponsored by Carrollwood Day School's Patriot Booster Club.

WALK-IN REGISTRATIONS
ARE WELCOME!

MORE INFO

US CONFERENCE DAY

US Conference Day
Thursday, October 24

Thursday, October 24 is the first Conference Day of the year for upper school; there is no school for students in grades 6 - 12. (Students in ECC through grade 5 will have a regular school day.) Upper school teachers will be using an Internet based appointment-booking system to coordinate all meeting times for these conferences. This minimizes wait times for parents and helps teachers be prepared for each conference. If all spots for a teacher are filled, please reach out to that teacher directly and he/she will find an alternate time for a conference. 

These conferences are voluntary. Students are always welcome to attend these conferences and their presence can greatly enhance their effectiveness. You can sign up here for time with your child's teachers:  https://cdspatriots.org/USConferences

Open House

Join us to Connect the Dots to your educational journey. Learn about the next level for your child.
Prospective parents and students are also invited to spend an afternoon immersed in everything CDS. Bring your friends and neighbors to find out what CDS has to offer their children, too.

Bearss Avenue Campus Open House
Grades 1 - 11

Sunday, October 13, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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PSAT & PreACT TESTING

Wednesday, October 16 - PSAT 
Thursday, October 17 - PreACT 
8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Test Booklet

Students in grades 9 - 11 will take PSAT and PreACT tests. These tests provide valuable testing practice and relevant information to help teachers, parents, and students make important decisions for the future. 

Wednesday is a noon dismissal day for the rest of the school. Thursday is a regular full school day for the rest of the school. US will have a special 1:00 pm dismissal time on both Wednesday and Thursday.

There will be separate 1:00 pm buses for US bus riders on these days.

2019 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL & CARNIVAL

Friday, October 25
Bearss Avenue Campus 

International Festival

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Join us for this world class celebration! The CDS International Festival & Carnival is a wonderful day of learning, entertainment, food, and fun! This is a noon-dismissal day.  Children staying for the Carnival must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  There is NO after school study hall.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!
SHARE YOUR CULTURE!

  • The CDS International Festival is an opportunity for the entire CDS community to come together to celebrate the richness of our diversity. CDS families are invited to share artifacts representing their family's culture and heritage. These items will be displayed at the International Exhibition Friday morning in the Elementary Multi-Purpose Room. Please complete an online form to help us organize and properly exhibit your items.  The deadline for submitting items for display is Friday, October 18.
  • LUNCH IS SERVED! Flik has prepared a menu of international favorites for lunch. All lunches and ice cream by Cold Stone must be ordered and paid for in advance. Click here to place your lunch and ice cream orders.
CELEBRATE THE CULTURE OF INDIA

Taste of India
Carrollwood Day School Indian Culture Club will be hosting
Taste of India.
This evening event will showcase dance performances by students of all ages followed by dinner featuring Indian cuisine.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
5:00 pm – Performances in the Theatre
6:00 pm – Dinner in International Square
Dinner: $15/person in advance  |  $20/person at the door
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!

NO SCHOOL

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24
MS & US Conference Day
No School Grades 6 - 12
ECC and Elementary have regular classes 

NOON DISMISSALS

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16
Professional Half-Day
Noon Dismissal ECC - Grade 8
After school study hall is available .

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25
International Festival & Carnival - Half-Day
There is NO after school study hall.

UPPER SCHOOL CALENDAR

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...

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

IS YOUR CONTACT INFO CORRECT
Emergency Alerts Icons

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

December

Athletics

MS Athletics

vs.
Berkeley Preparatory School
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Berkeley Preparatory School
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US Athletics Event