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What is Going On in the Den - December 10 - 14

posted Dec 9, 2018, 3:16 PM by Neil Hammond

Happy Sunday Clarksdale Families,

Our second last week before the holiday break --- and LOTS going on in the Den! 

Holiday Craft Night this week

We are excited for our upcoming holiday multicultural craft and sing-a-long this week:  Thursday 6:30 – 8:00pm.  If you have not sent in your craft registration form, please ensure you do as we are only preparing enough crafts for those who registered.  Please also plan to join us at 7:30pm in the gym for a sing-a-long, hot chocolate and cookie to kick off the holiday season!

Book Fair This Week!

Wow, we are so excited! The Book Fair is finally here! 

We will be open on:

Wednesday December 12th from 11:45 - 6:00

Thursday December 13th from 9:30 - 8:00

Friday December 14th from 9:30 - 3:30

Monday December 17th from  9:30 - 1:15

Come on down, buy some books and help support Clarksdale’s library!

Angel Tree and Hat/Mitten Tree:

Thank you to those who have already participated in the hat/mitten tree and the angel tree.  We still have lots of cards available. All donations are due by Friday, so please consider donating a wrapped gift or gift card to this important cause. We are looking to support over 20 families, so we really appreciate all help!  **Please note:  if you know of a family in need, or if you feel you could use a helping hand yourself, please contact me or call the school.

Pizza and Milk orders available online

Please note that pizza and milk orders for the New Year are available online. 

Spirit Leader News:

Everyone looked fabulous on Mustache Day and the Spirit Leaders would like to thank everyone for the donations for the cancer society. We raised $149.00.

Our next event is PJ Day on December 20th .

Early Dismissal next Friday, December 21st

A reminder that we have early dismissal next Friday, December 21st.  School ends at 2:05pm.  Bus times will also be adjusted to arrive home 90 minutes earlier. 

Grade 2 French Immersion Registration:

As most should know, French Immersion begins in Grade 2 and requires registration.  If you would like to register your child for grade 2 FI, please do so between December 1st and January 31st.  Late applications will not be accepted.

Winter Weather Reminders:

With the snow, just a few reminders to ensure your children are properly dressed – boots, hats, jackets, mitts and snow pants.

Also, in the event of snowy weather, please make sure to check the website for information regarding bus cancellations and school closures.

Parking Safety Reminders

We are continuing to have parents park along the side of the west parking lot in the emergency route instead of in parking spaces.  On Friday, we also had someone park in between the two, which totally blocked entry/exit.  Please ensure you park in designated parking spaces only, or better yet, walk to school or park a few streets away to enjoy some fresh air at the end of the day. Please help us to keep all of our children safe and to model kindness to each other.

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

Monday:      Harry Potter Club – 1st break

Library club – 2nd half of second break

Grade 3/4 intramurals


Tuesday:     Fishing Club – 1st half of 1st break – room 108

                  Grade 3/4 Intramurals   


Wednesday:  Book Fair open

                    Grade 1/2 Intramurals



                  Breakfast Club: 8:40 am

Book Fair Open

Pita Day

                  Holiday Craft Evening:  6:30 -8:00pm

                  Grade 1/2 Intramurals




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

Looking Ahead:

December 17th:  Last Day of Book Fair

December 20th:  PJ Day

December 21st:  Early Dismissal – 2:05 pm

January 7th:  Return to School


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

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