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  • Class Lists
    Class lists will be posted on the doors and on the website by 4:00 pm on Friday August 31st. 
    Parents will require their child’s OEN number which is located on their June report card. 
    New kindergarten students without OEN numbers will receive a letter electronically and by mail to indicate their child’s teacher and the first day routines.
    Posted by Neil Hammond
  • School Office is Open
    New to the Clarksdale neighbourhood?
    Our office is open daily for registrations starting August 20th, from 9:30-2:30 pm. Please bring documentation showing proof of address and proof of child’s age. Welcome to Clarksdale!
    Posted by Neil Hammond
  • What's Going on in the Den - June 25

    Good Afternoon Clarksdale Families,

     

    Our final week of the year has arrived and we would like to take this time to thank all of our students, parents/families and staff for an outstanding year.  So much great learning both inside and outside the classroom, none of which would be possible without the partnership and teamwork of all of our school community.

     

    We wish everyone a safe, happy and restful summer.

     

    Last day of classes is Friday, June 29th, with early dismissal at 2:05pm.  Bus schedules will also be revised so will arriving at their afternoon stops 90 minutes early.

     

    **Please remember that classes begin on TUESDAY, September 4th.

     

     

    Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

    Thanks to all who have contributed already to our upcoming Staff Appreciation Luncheon which is taking place on Monday.  It is not too late:  if you would like to contribute either monetarily or with a food/drink item, please email jenmillerneilsen@gmail.com  Thank you for ending our year on such a great note. 

     

    Marker Recycling

    Spirit Leaders have collected the dried out markers throughout the year and have begun counting them. So far we have counted 600 markers to send to Crayola for recycling and we still have a second box to count! Thanks to all for supporting this valuable initiative!

     

    Bee Stand news

     

    3 / 4 FI and 4 FI would like to thank the Clarksdale community for "Beelieving" and supporting our passion to take action to help save the bees. We were buzzing when we did the math after our second bee stand sold out and we had reached our goal to sponsor a local beehive through HumbleBee in Hamilton. What an amazing community of learners! We are Clarksdale Proud!

     

    Clarksdale gets ECO GOLD Certification.

    Congratulations to all our students, staff and parents for their hard work in helping Clarksdale achieve this significant milestone. 

    This is a significant accomplishment that involves school-wide teamwork and leadership on the part of students, staff, and community members; energy conservation; waste minimization; school ground greening; environmental lessons and field trips directly connected to The Ontario Curriculum; and/or environmental stewardship projects and events. Congratulations to all!

     

    Clarksdale Students inspire Land Acknowledgement at Burlington City Hall:

    Students in Mme Dodgson’s class last year (grade 6s this year) wrote persuasive letters to encourage Burlington Mayor Goldring to share and post the First Nations Land Acknowledgement in recognition of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.  Last Monday, our students and families were invited to City Hall to share in the raising of the First Nations Flag and to hear the Acknowledgement read for the very first time.  A very proud moment for our students --- and showed that student voice and perseverance can have a significant impact!  Well done!

     

    End of Year Reminders:

    Please remember to return all library books.  Also, please ask your child to bring home clothing and other personal items asap, so that they are not loaded down on the last day of school!

     

    Lost and Found:

    Please take a moment to check out the lost and found items outside the office.  Any items left on Friday will be donated.

     

    Grade 6 Farewell Celebration:

    A reminder to our grade 6 families that our farewell celebration will be held on Wednesday, June 27th at 9:30 am in the gym. We hope you all can join us to congratulate our Grade 6s and wish them well as they head off to new adventures!

     

    Summer Watering Help Needed!

    Please see the email from last week.  We need volunteers to help us water our gardens through the summer.  If you can help out, please email Jen Nielsen at jenmillerneilsen@gmail.com

     

     

    JK Registration:

    Last call before the summer!  Don’t put it off until the fall!  Come in this week to register ---please!  It helps us greatly in our planning for next year.

     

     

    Here is What’s Going On In the Den this week:

     

    Monday:       Staff Appreciation Luncheon

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    Wednesday  Report Cards Home

                      Grade 6 Farewell Celebration

                              

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    Thursday:  Year End Assembly 11:45 am

                      Final Ice Cream Treat Day

     

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    Friday:  Early Dismissal –2:05 pm   HAPPY SUMMER!!!

                     

                                       

    Have a wonderful week, Clarksdale.  Imagine, Believe Achieve in all you do!

    Imaginer, Croire, Atteindre…

    Posted Jun 24, 2018, 6:16 PM by Neil Hammond
  • What is going on in the Den - June 18th

    Good Afternoon Clarksdale Families,

     

    Hope everyone enjoyed a fantastic weekend and a Happy Fathers’ Day to all of our Clarksdale Dads!

     

    Only 2 weeks left in our school year!  Hard to believe we are so close to the end, but still lots happening in the Den.

     

    Bee Stand Continues

    Due to popular demand, our “Bee-autiful” bee stand sold out quickly on Friday so will continue this week.  Our students in Class 3/4-1 FI and 4-1 FI are buzzing to make additional bracelets and magnets to drive awareness of the importance of bees to our ecosystem.  Proceeds from the sale of these items will be going to “The Humble Bee” in Hamilton, whose work supports the preservation and protection of our bee population.

     

    Volunteer Tea on Friday

    A reminder that our volunteer tea is scheduled for this Friday, June 22nd at 10:45. Please join us in the library for some treats and coffee/tea.  We would love to be able to take this time to thank you for all of your hard work in supporting our staff and students.  If you plan on attending, please return the form or contact the office.

     

    Staff Appreciation Luncheon date has been changed

    The staff appreciation luncheon date has been changed to Monday, June 25th.  The team will be sending out an invitation for donations of food, gift cards and/or volunteers.  A lovely way to show our appreciation for our awesome staff.  Many thanks to all for helping out!

     

    Running Club final week

    Please remember to bring a water bottle, as it is already hot at 8:15am!

     

    Breakfast Club final week

    The Breakfast Club resumes this week, 8:45 in the gym.  This will be our final breakfast club for the year. 

    Every Friday morning this year, our students have been enjoying healthy breakfast options, prepared by our Breakfast club team.  This dedicated team comes every Thursday to prepare and then each Friday to provide this service for our students.  Over 100 students enjoy it each week, and many others enjoy the items as snacks later in the day.  In doing this each week, we are helping to ensure our students start the day on a healthy and positive note, which has also been proven to help their learning.  So a tremendous appreciation to our Breakfast Club Volunteers and to Halton Food For Thought for making this possible for our students.

     

    Final Spirit Day

    Join us this Friday for our final Spirit Day:  Beach Day!  Wear tropical colours, sunglasses and hats (no bathing suits please!).  Perfect for our Year end Wolfpack play day, which will take place period 5 and 6!


    End of Year Reminders:

    Please remember to return all library books.  Also, please ask your child to bring home clothing and other personal items asap, so that they are not loaded down on the last day of school!

     

    JK Registration:

    PLEASE come in to register if you have not already done so.  We have heard that there are young brothers or sisters out there who have not yet done so!  We are building the classes now so please come in asap to register.

     

    Important Construction Notice

    Clarksdale will be undergoing some renovations/construction over the summer.  In order to get the work underway as quickly as possible, the construction is set to begin the week of July 9th. This means that the school will not be accessible until August 19th.  We ask that students take all of their belongings home before the end of the year. We also ask that if you are registering your child for next year, please make sure to do so this week as the school will not be open after July 6th.

     

    Here is What’s Going On In the Den this week:

     

    Monday: Free To Be Me Club – 1:15pm 

                             

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     Tuesday:    Spirit leaders meeting

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    Wednesday: K-3 Water Safety Presentation 9:45 am

                              

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    Thursday     Final Pizza Day

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     Friday        Final Breakfast Club – 8:45 am

    Volunteer Tea – 10:45am

    Wolfpack Play Day – 2:00pm

                     

                     

    Looking Ahead:

    June 25:  Staff Appreciation Luncheon

    June 27:  Grade 6 Farewell Celebration

    June 27:  Report Cards home

    June 28:  Year End Assembly Period ¾

                    Final Ice Cream Day

    June 29:  Early Dismissal (2:05pm)  -- School’s out!

                     

                                       

    Have a wonderful week, Clarksdale.  Imagine, Believe Achieve in all you do!

    Imaginer, Croire, Atteindre…

    Posted Jun 18, 2018, 7:42 PM by Neil Hammond
  • What is Going on in the Den - June 11th

    Happy Sunday Clarksdale Families! 

     

    It looks like summer has finally arrived!  We hope you have enjoyed a wonderful weekend and are ready for a busy and exciting “Fun Fair” week here at Clarksdale.

     

    Here is What’s Going On In the Den this week:

     

    Fun Fair is Tuesday!

     

    Any donations for the cake walk or bake sale please drop off at school anytime on Tuesday, if you have a bussed student tell them to bring them to the office.

    Any kind of cakes, cupcakes or baked goods are appreciated.

     

    Make sure any coolers you are dropping of on Monday have your name clearly marked on them, they will be used to store ice for our drinks and sno-cones and will be available to be picked up on Wednesday from the staff room.

     

    Thank you for all your help and support, hope to see you all on Tuesday at the Fun Fair, 5:30-8:30pm

    Please make sure to check out all the great activities and come and see our Clarksdale Mural in the main foyer --- and don’t forget to check out the lost and found.   

     

    Track and Field Meet this week

    Good luck to our team and coaches at this year’s Track and Field Meet, taking place on Wednesday, June 13th.  They have been working hard for the last several weeks and we know they will do their best!  Go Wolves!  Many thanks to our coaching team for making this possible, and for giving up every nutrition break to help our students prepare!  And thanks to many other staff for covering duties etc for the coaches --- a real team effort!

     

    Grade 6 Parent Information Session – Rolling Meadows

    A reminder to parents of students in grade 6 who will be attending Rolling Meadows next year. You are invited to an information session on Wednesday, June 13th, 6:30 pm, at Rolling Meadows.

     

     

    Volunteer Tea

    Please join us for our annual Volunteer Tea on Friday, June 22nd  at 10:45am in the library.  It is our way of saying “thank you” to all the members of our school family who help our students and staff in so many ways.  Please RSVP to the office if you will be joining us.

     

    Staff Appreciation Luncheon Reminder

    A reminder that the luncheon is coming up on June 20th.  Please watch for a form to indicate what you may be able to donate and if you are able to assist on the day of.  Many thanks for showing your appreciation to our awesome staff here at Clarksdale.

     

     

    Here’s what’s going on in the Den this week:

     

    Monday:      Free to Be Me:  1:15pm

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    Tuesday:    

    Fun Fair --- 5:30-8:30

                                                

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    Wednesday:    Track and Field Meet – grades 3-6 team

                          Grade 6 Parent Info Night at Rolling Meadows:  6:30 pm

       

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    Thursday:   

    Pita Day

    Coding Club – 2nd break

    Superintendent Pennyfather Year End Visit

                     

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    Friday:   

    Ice Cream Treat Day

    Running Club

                      Breakfast Club

                       

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    Don’t forget to check out our website at cla.hdsb.ca and follow us on Twitter at @ClarksdaleHDSB

     

    Looking Ahead:

    Tuesday, June 19th:  Volunteer Tea 1:15 pm in the library

    Wednesday, June 20th:  K-3 Water Safety Presentation 9:45am

                                           Staff Appreciation Luncheon 11:00 am

    Thursday, June 21st:  Final Pizza Day

    Friday, June 22nd:  Beach Day

    Volunteer Tea

                                   Wolfpack Play Day

                                                

    Have a wonderful week, Clarksdale.  Imagine, Believe Achieve in all you do!

    Imaginer, Croire, Atteindre…

    Posted Jun 10, 2018, 6:27 PM by Neil Hammond
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