The Communicator - December 1, 2011

Dates to Remember:

  • Wednesday, December 7, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Digital Citizenship Meeting - all parents are invited  RSVP here (More information below)
  • Thursday, December 8, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Holiday Open House for parents, alumni and friends of Charleston Day School  RSVP here
  • Thursday, December 15, 5:30 p.m. - Christmas Program at Memminger Auditorium
  • Tuesday, January 24 - An Evening with Tony Wagner, author of Global Achievement Gap. More information to follow
  • SAVE THE DATES: Friday, February 3, 2012 - Our 75th Anniversary Celebration (More information to follow). 

If you ordered wreaths/greenery, you can pick them up today or tomorrow in the Gate House driveway (green house) from 2:15 to 4:30 p.m. If you have a special request and not available to pick up your wreath today or tomorrow or need to talk to Kelly Carr, please call her cell or text her: (202) 338-0300. 

The website may be down between 2:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 4, 2011 for maintenance.  Thank you for your patience.

An invitation to attend a meeting on Digital Citizenship - Digital Citizenship, Social Media and Peer Interactions: A Conversation with Dr. Chip Taylor, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist  and Cindy Perry, CDS Technology Specialist.  Download the flyer here.
Wednesday, December 7, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Student Commons
Instructional Session for Parents About raising Children in the Digital Age: Concerns, Safety, and Responsibilities
Please RSVP at: 

As the weather turns a little chillier, a few reminders regarding the dress code.
•    Outer wear of choice may be worn to and from school, but only solid navy blue, solid red, or solid white sweaters, fleece jackets or vests may be worn throughout the day (in class, etc.). 
•    It is not required that vests and jackets have the Charleston Day logo on them.
•    Sweatshirts should not be worn to school.
•    Please remember athletic shorts and pants for PE days should be from Land’s End.

The fourth grade food drive collected over 350 pounds of canned goods which were donated to the Lowcountry Food Bank. If you'd like to check out what this organization is all about please visit  Thanks to everyone for supporting the food drive.

Please come join a community effort to help out a five-year old girl fighting lymphoma this Saturday, December 3rd at 9:00 a.m. at Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island!  A friend of Shea Kuhn's started this project a few months ago to raise awareness about childhood cancer and to make this cute little girl, Ansley McEvoy, feel an amazing sense of accomplishment.  They are trying to create the world’s largest picture mosaic made with people based on a drawing by Ansley.  The foam board version of the picture is finished, but they need 1500 volunteers to come to Blackbaud at 9:00 a.m. to sit in the stands and each hold up one 2X3 piece.  They really need more manpower and it would be amazing for Charleston Day school to be a part of it!    John and Shea Kuhn will be there with a CDS banner so you can find our group. Read more about the event and Ansley here. Please email Shea if you have any questions.


- Book recommendations: At the last Parents' Council Meeting, Brendan recommended two books for parents to read.  Those books are:
- Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck
- The Global Achievement Gap by Tony Wagner

- Home Catering Company
"Home" Catering is offering Charleston Day Families their taste treat sensations throughout the school year.  If you are interested please download menu and take a look at what they have to offer.  The menu will occasionally have additions and special request may be accomodated. Orders will be taken all week and can be available any day of the week. BUT If you would like your order for Friday, Saturday and Sunday please make sure to have your order in by Wednesday.  If you would like to place an order please download the order form, complete and send in to school to Kelly Carr's attention.  You may also email or telephone your order in: (202)338-0300.  If you pass this on to friends and family please remember that they donate 20% back to our school so make sure they mention Charleston Day School with their orde
Menu              Order Form


BASKETBALL - Basketball page on the website

Holiday Hoops Camp Information

CDS is now offering group basketball lessons.  Please see this flyer for more information and contact Coach Wesley Horne for more information.

For 4th and younger 5th grade boys and girls:
 We are conducting a survey to see if we have enough children interested to form U11 lacrosse teams, for boys and for girls this spring.  Let's get lacrosse going at CDS!
We will need 20 children to form a team and Mason Prep has expressed interest in combining forces to produce a boys team.  They will not be offering a girls team this spring.
The criteria is that the children not be 11 before 8/31/11.  US Lacrosse governs the program and the kids MUST play in their age group.
Games begin at the end of February and go through April, playing 8-12 games.  Practices will be twice per week; 5:30-7:00pm or 7:00-8:30pm.  Most likely we would play in the Mt. Pleasant league, as they have the best fields.  The cost is $55.00 for Mt. Pleasant residents and $100 for non residents.
Please let Coach Wallace know ASAP if you are interested OR have any questions.


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

1st Grade
Reading comprehension quiz
Wednesday: Math quiz
Thursday: Reading comprehension quiz; Dictation
Friday: Spelling test

2nd Grade
  Penguins of the week: Leslie Holt and Will Walters
Wednesday: Unit 5 vocabulary test
Thursday: Middleton Plantation field trip
Friday: Spelling test; Moon test

3rd Grade

Monday - Friday: Daily one minute multiplication facts check
Wednesday: Subtraction quiz
Thursday: Verb quiz; Bone Identification quiz
Friday: Spelling test; Multiplication word problem quiz

4th Grade
Adjective and grammar review test
Classical Roots 7 test; History quiz
Friday: Math test

5th Grade
Tuesday:  Ch. 11 history test
Wednesday: The Cay quiz
Thursday: Cell vocabulary quiz
Friday: Partial quotient quiz; Vocabulary quiz

6th Grade
: Math 6 test

7th Grade
Monday: History test
Tuesday: Honors pre-algebra test
Wednesday:  Ch. 1-8 Vocabulary test
Friday:  Language Arts exam; Science review

8th Grade
Honors algebra test
Friday: Language Arts exam; Fr./Sp. Review