The COmmunicator - September 29, 2011


DATES TO REMEMBER
  • Tonight - Primary School Parent Social on The Terrace 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

  • Tomorrow, Friday, September 30 - Flip Flop Day
    Every student can bring in a dollar to wear flip flips to school to support Press On for a Cure (September is Childhodd Cancer Awareness Month).

  • Week of October 3 - Red Ribbon Week
    - Monday: Stay in the Game Day - wear your favorite team's shirt/jersey
    - Tuesday: Sock it to Drugs - wear crazy socks
    - Wednesday: Peace Out to Drugs day - wear a tie dyed shirt
    - Thursday: Spirit Day - wear as much red as you can
    - Friday: Be a Jeanius and don't flip flop Day - wear jeans and flip flips

  • Wednesday, October 5 - Donuts with Dad: 7:40 - 8:30 a.m. Come share a donut with your child, coffee with other Dads and hear Dr. Chip Taylor offer parenting advice for Dads.

  • Wednesday, October 5 - Boarding School Information Meeting for 7th and 8th grade parents: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. More information below.

  • SAVE THE DATE: Friday, February 3, 2012 - Our 75th Anniversary Celebration (More information to come).

GENERAL SCHOOL NEWS

NOVEMBER NOTE
The school will be closed on Tuesday, November 8 as Charleston Day will be a polling place for the 2011 election. We are proud to offer assistance to the city. Faculty will use the day for faculty meetings at CDS.

BOARDING SCHOOL INFORMATION MEETING
Boarding School Informational Meeting for 7th and 8th grade students and their parents on Wednesday, October 5, at 4:00 p.m. in the schools commons. Learn more about student life at a boarding and how to apply. Mr. O'Shea, Mr. Willits, and the admission directors from the Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will be present to answer questions about boarding school.

FOR PARENTS OF 6th - 8th GRADERS
CENTER FOR DRUG AND ALCOHOL PROGRAM MEETING
You are invited to a parent meeting presented by MUSC Community Outreach and Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs on Thursday, October 6, from 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. in the Charleston Day library.

CDAP believes that parents provide a critical role in the process of drug awareness education. The doctors who have met with grades 6-8 during Red Ribbon Week will provide parents with the most up-to-date facts about chemical dependency and give parents the tools and confidence necessary to address these issues with their children.

BOOK FAIR AT BARNES & NOBLE
The Annual CDS Book Fair will be held in our lovely new library and in the Barnes and Noble West Ashley Store on Thursday, November 3 and Friday, November 4. Our students' artwork will be presented in the store November 2-6. Books will be available for online order November 1-11, and any item in any Barnes and Noble nationwide purchased with our code will send the CDS Library 20% of each sale, so grandparents and other relatives and friends all over the country can participate.

At the Fair, we are highlighting books suitable for our Intermediate and Middle students this year, but will, of course, have plenty of offerings for our Primary students, too. We are planning a Parent Coffee and Preview during the Fair as well, and we'll present those details closer to the time. Julie Walters is our Parent Leader. Mark your calendars for our Fair in time for Christmas shopping and support our library!


ACADEMICS

TEACHER PAGES
We are excited to announce the launch of our new teacher pages on the website.  We are still working on building out some of the pages but it's our effort to make accessing information easier for you and your students as well as reduce the use of paper at the school. You can access teacher pages from the Academics section of the website or here.

Please be patient with us as we work on building these out. 


PARENTS' COUNCIL NEWS
 - Box Tops for Education: Please collect box tops and drop off at the front desk by October 28, 2011.

- Wreath Sale: Flyers are available at the front desk or download it here. Wreaths will be available for pick-up after November 30th.

- Original Works - Look What's Coming!
This year we have again teamed up with Original Works – the #1 art based program in the country – to offer a very special program. This program allows you to have your child's artwork reproduced onto products such as magnets, tiles, note cards, mugs, mouse pads and many other items. This is a great way for you to share your artwork with family and friends!

Your child has created their artwork with the direction of their homeroom teachers. Their finished artwork, along with complete program, product and pricing information will be sent home next week.

Orders are due Friday, 10/14, with the finished products expected before Thanksgiving.

Additional product and program information can be found at www.originalworks.com.

Please feel free to contact Mary Perrin O'Kelley or Acey Boulware with any questions.

- Consignment Store: Please send in your gently used uniforms in plastic bags with your full name to the front desk for our consignment sale. More information to come.

- Book sale: We will be having an ongoing used book sale this year. There will be a cart of books donated right outside the library doors. If you would like a book, drop $.50 into the box or an IOU slip to the Scorpion's den into the box and it will be added to your account. If you have books to donate, have your child bring them to the cart. Age appropriate please 1st through 8th grade

OCTOBER PARENT CONNECTION


ATHLETICS

VOLLEYBALL
*Please note the 8th grade make-up Porter Gaud game will be Monday, October 3rd at 4:30 p.m. in the CDS gym.  8th grade also has another game that night at 7:30 p.m.

All practice/game schedule information can be found on the Volleyball webpage.

SOCCER
All practice/game schedule information can be found on the Soccer webpage.

GO SCORPIONS!


 

NEXT WEEK'S SCHEDULE

To print out next week's schedule, please download it here.

PRIMARY SCHOOL INFORMATION
1st Grade
Monday: Social Studies quiz
Tuesday: ABC order quiz
Wednesday: Math quiz; Mrs. Regalbuto's class:Scientist test
Thursday: graded dictation: Mrs. Davis's class:Scientist test
Friday: Spelling test

2nd Grade
Penguins of the week: Anders Groves and James Parsell
Tuesday: Vocabulary test, Unit 2
Thursday: Math Moon test; Continents/ocean quiz
Friday: Bee City!  Wear black and yellow.

3rd Grade
Wednesday: Math facts test; Ms. Plitnick's class:French test
Thursday: Mrs. Shortridge's class:French test
Friday: Vocabulary test; Weekly math quiz

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
4th Grade
Wednesday: Preposition and verb quiz
Thursday: Classical Roots Lesson 3 test
Friday: History test

5th Grade
Monday: French test
Tuesday: Math quiz; History quiz p. 69-73
Wednesday: Preposition quiz
Thursday: Maniac Magee test
Friday: Vocabulary quiz

6th Grade
Monday: French test

MIDDLE SCHOOL
7th Grade
Monday: French test

8th Grade
Friday: Vocabulary test
 

 

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