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What is Going on in the Den - Nov 19th - 23rd

posted Nov 18, 2018, 9:09 AM by Neil Hammond

Happy Sunday Clarksdale Families,

Many thanks to the parents/family members who joined us for our Movie Night on Friday.  Another great family evening, with all proceeds going to support the Halton Learning Foundation.

A busy week to come in the Den

This week is Bullying Prevention Awareness Week throughout Halton.

At Clarksdale, we continue (as we do each week!) with the promotion of Kindness, Inclusion and Positive Problem Solving in order to help our students feel safe and happy at school – and to feel they belong.  Each day, we will be sharing a special message with students and will be focusing on recognizing the random acts of kindness that students, staff and parents do for each other every day.

Clarksdale’s Angel Tree and Hat/Mitten Tree Begins this week

Clarksdale is a very generous school community and we are so appreciative of the kindness we share.  We have many families in need within our community and each year, we invite all staff, students and parents to take part in our Angel Tree and Holiday Hat/mitten Tree.  Bring in a pair of mittens, a hat or scarf and hang them on the mitten tree, located in the library.

Our Angel Tree will be located in the office.  The tree contains paper ornaments that indicate a child (e.g., boy 8, girl 9), mom/dad/guardian.  Come on in, take a card and purchase a gift suitable for the person on the ornament.  New this year:  please wrap the gift and bring it to the school with the ornament card taped to it including a description of the gift inside.  Our Clarksdale elves will then assemble the gifts and distribute them to our families before the holiday season begins.

We also welcome gift cards.  Popular spots include grocery stores, Walmart, Chapters/Indigo, The Bay, Canadian Tire, Toys R Us, Mall cards or gas stations.

We always appreciate donations of tape, wrapping paper, cards and bows for any last minute items needed.

We look forward to sharing the kindness of the season with all of our Clarksdale families.  All donations are due in the office by Friday December 7th

Clarksdale Holiday Arts Evening – Thursday, December 13th, 6:30-8:00pm 

This year Clarksdale students and staff will be hosting a holiday craft evening, celebrating the many cultures and traditions we enjoy at Clarksdale and beyond.  Students of all grades are invited to join us with parents/guardians for an evening of crafts and song.  More details will follow shortly but we wanted to share this “hold the date” message with you.

Progress Reports Home this week and Student/Teacher/Parent Conferences this week

Parents are reminded that progress reports are being sent home on Monday and that their student/parent/teacher conference will be held this week.  Please note that students are expected to accompany you to these meetings, unless otherwise arranged with your child’s teacher. Progress reports will be sent home on Monday, so please take a moment to review these with your child prior to your conference. 

French Immersion Information Sessions 

A reminder that the French Immersion information session is being held on Thursday, December 6th, 6-7 pm at the New Street Education Centre/Gary Allan High School, 3250 New Street.  Please note that individual schools will not be hosting information nights at this time.  Additional information is available on the Halton website at

Deadline for registrations is January 31, 2019.

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

                  Progress Reports sent home


Tuesday:     Grade 3/4 intramurals


Wednesday:  Grade 1/2 intramurals

Paper Airplane club – 2nd half of 2nd break


Thursday:    Breakfast Club – 8:40 am

                  Grade 1/2 intramurals

                  Pizza Day



PD Day, No school for Students (Conferences)


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

Looking Ahead:

November 26/27 Hearing and Vision Clinics

November 29th Kidssentials Lunch

November 30th – Mustache Day


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

Imaginer, Croire, Atteindre…