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What is Going on in the Den - Dec 17 - 21

posted Dec 16, 2018, 11:41 AM by Neil Hammond

Happy December Clarksdale Families,

Our last “Den” for 2018 and still lots happening!

We want to wish all of our families a wonderful, safe and happy holiday season!  See you again on January 7th.

So Many Thanks

A huge thanks to staff, students and parents for their support of our holiday craft evening and book fair.  Both were huge successes and we appreciate your participation.  Hope you all enjoyed them as well!  Book Fair is open for one final day on Monday (9:30-1:15 pm, excluding nutrition breaks). While we don’t have the final totals, it looks like sales will surpass last year.  WOW!

Special thanks again to Ms. Gibbs for taking the lead on the evening and to Mrs. Vandervelde for her leadership of the bookfair.

Angel Tree

Also many thanks to those who have supported our hat and mitten tree, and our angel tree.  Tomorrow (Monday) is the last day for donations as we will be busy organizing and sharing the amazing gifts that we have received with those in need. Thank you again for helping to make someone’s holiday season a little brighter.

No Breakfast Club this week

There will be no breakfast club this week.

Also, our breakfast club “chair” will be leaving us in January.  We wanted to thank Tara for her hard work and leadership in supporting hundreds of students with a nutritious and delicious breakfast each week.  We will miss you!   The team is in need of helpers in order to continue the program.  If you are able to help out please contact the school by emailing me at  We need help on Thursday mornings (from 8:30am – 9:30 am) and on Wednesday afternoons for preparation.

PJ Day Thursday

Thursday is PJ Day at Clarksdale.  Enjoy wearing your coziest and comfiest PJs! 

Early Dismissal on Friday

A reminder to all families that it will be early dismissal on Friday.  This means that school will end 90 minutes early --- at 2:05.  Bus times will also be adjusted by 90 minutes, so please ensure your pick-up times are adjusted as well.

Nutrition Break #1:  10:25-11:05

Nutrition Break #2: 12:15=12:55

Milk Orders Due

A reminder from Mrs. Frawley that all milk orders are due and will still be accepted on Monday

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

Monday:      Last day of Bookfair

Deadline for Angel tree and mitten tree donations

Harry Potter Club – 1st break


Tuesday:     Fishing Club – 1st break          




Thursday:    PJ Day

                  Pizza Day

                  Winter Singalong for students:   12:30-1:10pm


Friday:        Early Dismissal 2:05 pm             


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

Looking Ahead:

January 7th – return to school

January 10th – Fun Fair Kick-off meeting 7:15pm staff room

January 14th – School Council 7pm

January 31st – Grade 2 French Immersion Registrations Due

January 31st – Optional Attendance request forms for new students due (Clarksdale closed to Optional Attendance)               

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

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