October 17, 2019

All School

POINTS OF PRIDE

Florida Council of Independent Schools

Five CDS teachers have been invited to share their expertise and innovative ideas at two statewide professional development programs.

Forensics Graphic

Carrollwood Day School earned three trophies at their first forensics meet of this year.

Speech and Debate team at October 12 tournament

Congratulations to Speech and Debate team for outstanding results at October 12 tournament.

FREE TAILGATE - TOMORROW!

 

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

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE BOOSTER CLUB

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

FUNDRAISER FOR HURRICANE RELIEF

Halloween Party to benefit hurricane survivors

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

EVERY GIFT COUNTS
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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.
School Pictures

The deadline to order school pictures is tomorrow, Friday, October 18

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
CELEBRATE THE CULTURE OF INDIA

 

Taste of India

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
5:00 pm - Performances
6:00 pm - Dinner
Dinner: $15 per person in advance
$20 per person at the door

Carrollwood Day School Indian Culture Club will host A Taste of India.
This evening will showcase dance performances by CDS middle and upper school students.

Logo for Spinning Canvas Indian Dance Troupe

SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMANCE
The show's finale will be a performance by professional dancers from Spinning Canvas followed by a Bollywood dance tutorial.

Advance Ticket Sales Close Friday

PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKETS

CDS PATRIOT SPIRIT STORE
CDS Spirit Store Banner

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

Ad for CDS Patriot Stadium Seat

2019 CDS Spirit Shirts

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

START SHOPPING

NO SCHOOL

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

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Professional Day

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Vetereans' Day

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-29
Fall Break

NOON DISMISSALS

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

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

Lost and Found

All items that are in the Lost & Found cabinet on the Bearss Avenue campus will be cleaned out on Friday, October 25. Parents and students should check for items before noon on Friday. (The cabinet is located in the main building by the main staircase off International Square.)

For the remainder of the year, Lost & Found items will be cleaned out on the last Friday of each month and prior to all extended school breaks.

WELCOME TO OUR NEW STAFF

Carrollwood Day School is pleased to introduce the two newest members of our staff. 

Ann

Ann Quagliana
Ann Quagliana joins the CDS Leadership Team to fill the new position of Director of Security. She is quickly becoming a familiar face at both the Bearss Avenue campus and the ECC as she gets to know our facilities and our students.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Ann is happy to be a longtime Floridian. She earned her A.A. degree from Pasco-Hernando State College. She is also a certified NRA instructor and is trained in many various tactics. Ann owns and operates her own safety company and has expertise providing training in CPR, AED, Bloodborne Pathogens, First Aid, babysitting, wilderness, and advanced bleeding control for employees as well as youth. 

Ann has a beautiful daughter and enjoys working out with weights, running with her black lab - Reine, and is a self-avowed book junkie.

Tsasha

Tsasha Facteau
Tsasha Facteau is the newest member of the Admissions Team. Mom to two CDS elementary students, she has been an energetic volunteer and ambassador for CDS long before she officially became a CDS Admissions Assistant. 

Tsasha earned a B.A. in Sociology at Arizona State University and was a project coordinator at an environmental consulting firm. For the past four years she has been an active volunteer at CDS, co-chairing two of CDS's most successful and memorable Red Carpet Galas - Studio 54 and A Night at the Tropicana.

Friends of the Performing Arts

Friends of the Performing Arts is excited to announce a new logo! Members of FOPA provide critical support for the growth of our theater program. 

We give a standing ovation to last year’s generous FOPA members and performing arts supporters. Thanks to the generosity of alumni parents, Steve and Jessica Weintraub, attendees and patrons of the Mary Poppins pre-show event, and many other donors, we were able to purchase a new light board for the theatre.


2019-2020 Performances

November 15 and 16:

  • DP Theatre Production - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    DP drama students tackle another ambitious, emotional, and thought-provoking topic as they continue their quest to help make the world a better place through theatre. 

December 14:

  • MS and US Thespians: One Act Festival
    Members of Thespian Troupe #7235 and Jr. Thespian Troupe #89245 will showcase pieces that they are performing in competition this year.

April 3, 4 & 5:

  • Annual Musical - Little Shop of Horrors
    Join in the fun at this charming, kooky and hilarious 1960s rock musical sci-fi smash.

JOIN FOPA TODAY

ECC

FREE TAILGATE - TOMORROW!

 

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

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.
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

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Professional Day

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Vetereans' Day

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-29
Fall Break

NOON DISMISSALS

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

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

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.
FREE TAILGATE - TOMORROW!

 

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.

FIELD TRIPS
CDS School Bus
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.)

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

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
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

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Professional Day

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Vetereans' Day

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-29
Fall Break

NOON DISMISSALS

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

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

ELEMENTARY CALENDAR

November

Elementary Multi-Purpose Room - Bearss Avenue Campus

December

Middle School

POINTS OF PRIDE

Forensics Graphic

Carrollwood Day School earned three trophies at their first forensics meet of this year.

8TH GRADE BONFIRE & MOVIE NIGHT

 

8th Grade Bonfire and Movie Night

8th Grade Bonfire and Movie Night
Friday, November 1, 2019
7:00 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 

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

Attend an 8th Grade Parent Meet-Up

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.

  • Thursday, October 24 @ 8:30 am or 12:30 pm 
    (MS/US Conference Day)
  • Friday, November 1 @ 8:30 am

learn more about cds Upper School from ms. rubinstein

We hope you can come!

RSVP

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!

OCTOBER PARENT COFFEES
Coffee Cup

MS/US PARENTS' COFFEE
Topic: Grading 101

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

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THE CORRECT DATE - AN INCORRECT DATE WAS EMAILED TO 8TH GRADE PARENTS.

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.

FREE TAILGATE - TOMORROW

 

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

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE BOOSTER CLUB

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

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.

NO SCHOOL

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

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Professional Day

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Vetereans' Day

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-29
Fall Break

NOON DISMISSALS

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

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

MIDDLE SCHOOL DANCE
Flyer for MS Fall Dance
Students planning to bring a guest, must pick up a guest form from Mr. Holtsclaw and purchase a ticket for their guest.
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 below for time with your child's teachers. 

MORE INFORMATION

MAKE MS CONFERENCE APPOINTMENTS

MIDDLE SCHOOL CALENDAR

December

Upper School

POINTS OF PRIDE

Speech and Debate team at October 12 tournament

Congratulations to Speech and Debate team for outstanding results at October 12 tournament.

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

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

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.

FIELD TRIPS
CDS School Bus
  • Monday - Wednesday, Oct 21-23
    9th Grade Overnight Field Trip
    Pathfinders Experience
  • Monday, October 21
    9th Grade Field Trip

    8:30 am - 12:00 pm NEW TIME
    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

    10:00 am - 3:00 pm NEW TIME
    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 - 12:00 pm NEW TIME
    Museum of Fine Arts - St. Petersburg
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.

MORE INFORMATION

MAKE APPOINTMENTs for US conferenceS

CELEBRATE THE CULTURE OF INDIA

 

Taste of India

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
5:00 pm - Performances
6:00 pm - Dinner
Dinner: $15 per person in advance
$20 per person at the door

Carrollwood Day School Indian Culture Club will host A Taste of India.
This evening will showcase dance performances by CDS middle and upper school students.

Logo for Spinning Canvas Indian Dance Troupe

SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMANCE
The show's finale will be a performance by professional dancers from Spinning Canvas followed by a Bollywood dance tutorial.

Advance Ticket Sales Close Friday

PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKETS

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

START SHOPPING ONLINE NOW!

9TH GRADE TRIPS
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PATHFINDER TRIP
Students are to arrive to school by 8:30 am on Monday, October 21  and meet on Wimbledon Field (by the outdoor basketball courts). Students will return to school on Wednesday, October 23 by 3:00 pm. 

  • Please click here for important information about this trip, answers to FAQs, and a list of essential items to pack.
  • Reminder: The Thursday following this trip is US/MS Conference Day and there are no classes for upper school students.

Questions? Please don't hesitate to reach out to Mr. Horsington, Assistant Head of Upper School, by email or by phone at 813.920.2288.


TAMPA DAY TRIPS & SERVICE
Students should wear CDS-appropriate non-uniform attire for these trips.

  • Monday, Oct. 21 - Florida Aquarium, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
    (noon dismissal) 
  • Tuesday, Oct. 22 - Metropolitan Ministries, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm (Please arrive at school by 10:00 am)
    Students will be volunteering in Metropolitan Ministries' Kitchen, Outreach & Prevention Services, Environmental Services, Promiseland, Thrift Enterprise and Clothing Warehouse. 
    • Students should be sure to wear CLOSED-TOE SHOES, long pants and a shirt with sleeves (jeans and short sleeve t-shirts are great; no tank tops).
    • It is best to leave purses and electronics at home or out of sight in your trunk or another secure location while volunteering.
    • The Metropolitan Ministries Volunteer Waiver must be completed online and brought to school by October 21. 
  • Wednesday, Oct. 23 - Tampa Museum of Art, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
    (noon dismissal)

The Student Lounge will be open for students to stay after school on the half days and to come early on Tuesday, if needed.

Please contact Ms. McCartney with any questions.

NO SCHOOL

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

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Professional Day

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Vetereans' Day

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-29
Fall Break

NOON DISMISSALS

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

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

UPPER SCHOOL CALENDAR

COLLEGE COUNSELING CALENDAR

December

Things to Know

KEY DATES FORE 2019-2020
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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

 

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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

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

December

Athletics

MS Athletics

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