The Communicator - January 5, 2012

Dates to Remeber:

  • Wednesday, January 11 - Parents' Council Coffee at the home of Kim and Dan Parker, 8:30 a.m.
  • Monday, January 16 - SCHOOL CLOSED for Martin Luther King, Jr Day
  • Tuesday, January 24 - An Evening with Tony Wagner, author of Global Achievement Gap. More information to follow
  • Wednesday, January 25 - NO CLASSES for Professional Development Day
  • SAVE THE DATES: Friday, February 3, 2012 - Our 75th Anniversary Celebration (More information to follow). 

General School News

Charleston Day School has partnered with other area independent schools to bring renowned author Dr. Tony Wagner to Charleston. By combining resources, the schools are able to invite Dr. Wagner to speak to independent school parents as well as teachers. The session for parents is scheduled for Tuesday evening, January 24th at 7:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Porter-Gaud gym and is being organized by Life Management Center.

Please see the flier for more information on Dr. Wagner and his books. His presentation will be important for parents of students of any year and will focus on the global achievement gap that faces even the country's best schools.

Spread the word and come with a friend. This event is free for parents. Parents will be asked to RSVP so we can have an accurate number and adequate seating. Over 600 parents attended a similar evening in January, 2010.

Schools participating in this event include Charleston Day School, Addlestone Hebrew School, Ashley Hall, Charleston Collegiate, Mason Prep, Pinewood Prep, Porter-Gaud and Trident Academy. Faculty from participating schools will be together with Dr. Wagner on Wednesday, Tuesday January 25th. Due to this professional development day, students will not be in school on January 25th.


PARENTS' COUNCIL COFFEE Come celebrate the new year with coffee and light bites with the CDS Parents Council. Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. at the home of Kim and Dan Parker. 202 N. Shelmore Blvd.  Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464  Come gather with friends and fellow CDS parents.

PARENTS' COUNCIL MEETING Mark your calendar for the next Parents Council meeting: Wednesday, February 1st at 8:30 a.m. at CDS Dr. Trish Hutchison, co-founder of Girlology and board certified pediatrician, will be the guest speaker. Topic is forthcoming. This will be an informative and productive meeting. 

BASKETBALL - Basketball page on the website

TENNIS 2012 If you are a parent in grades 4-8 and are interested in being a "parent coach" for the spring season, please let Coach Wallace know. 

LACROSSE REGISTRATION U11 Lacrosse (Boys) We are pleased to join with Mason Prep to offer our first boys' lacrosse team this spring.  Register now for the upcoming season.  This team is available for boys who are under 11 or who turned 11 after 8/31/2011.
Registration: 1/2-1/13/2012

TO REGISTER: 1. 2. Go to Registration Guidelines 3. Go to Youth Athletic League Sports Registration 4. Fill out and send in----make sure you say you want your child to play on the Charleston Day/Mason Prep team! Email Coach Wallace with any questions.

PRIMARY SCHOOL INFORMATION 1st Grade Wednesday:  Math quiz Thursday:  Dictation Friday:  Spelling test  

2nd Grade Monday:  Penguins of the week: Edwin McAlister and Walker Givens Thursday: Moon test; Unit 6 Vocabulary test Friday: Science skin quiz; Spelling test



3rd Grade Wednesday:  Multiplication facts test Friday: Vocabulary test; Math quiz

4th Grade Tuesday: Math test Ch. 4 and problem solving Thursday: Classical Roots Test 8 Friday: Science: Spaghetti tool due




5th Grade Tuesday:  PEMDAS project due Wednesday: Speech: 3 sources and working bibliographies Thursday: Agnes Pflumm quiz 1-8

6th Grade

MIDDLE SCHOOL 7th Grade Thursday: Honors Pre-Algebra test Friday: Science test



8th Grade Thursday: Algebra test - Mrs. Shealy Friday: Vocabulary test