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What is Going on in the Den - October 1st - 5th

posted Sep 29, 2018, 2:11 PM by Neil Hammond

Happy October Clarksdale Families,

We have already completed our first month together and summer has finally turned to fall!  With fall comes lots of activity at Clarksdale and our learning together continues.

Thank you to all parents who have submitted nominations to join our school council for this year.  Our first meeting is on October 1st, at 7:00pm and we welcome everyone to attend.  It is a wonderful way to become involved in the school and to hear of all of the work and learning that is taking place. 

Our family Welcome Open House and Meet the Teacher Night will be held on Wednesday, from 5:30-7:30 pm.  Please join us for a hotdog and drink, courtesy of our School Council, then join your children in meeting their teachers and take a tour of the school.

**Grades 1-6 teachers will also have sign-up schedules available for the conferences/interviews that take place in November.  Please take a moment while you are touring the class to sign up for your child’s conference.

 ***Watch for our October newsletter coming home this week (and posted on the website)

 Safety Reminder for all Families:  Parents/Guardians are reminded that students are to enter and exit the school with their teachers -  parents are not to enter the school by the rear/side doors.  We ask that you say your goodbyes on the blacktop/kindie gate/kiss ‘n ride.  If your child is late, please come to the office to sign him/her in, and we will gladly ensure they get to their class.  We appreciate your support in ensuring all students are safe. 

 Just got this exciting message from Indigo:

As of close last night our store has raised $1515! We had one donation of $100 last night, from a parent of an alumni student. 
I did notice that there are still free books available at, please let parents know that if they donate 2 books ($20) online, Indigo will donate 1 book ($10). You can achieve 100 free books this way, so far only one has been used! 
So, please consider an online donation!


Home | Indigo Adopt a School

Support a local participating school and its library at #adoptaschool






Cross Country Meet this Wednesday:  Best of luck to our Clarksdale Wolves as they compete at this year’s meet.  We know that students and coaches have been working hard to prepare and you will show your best athleticism and sportsmanship!  Special thanks to Mrs. Parker and Mme Dodgson for coaching this year’s team.

Kidssentials lunch starts this week

Please be advised that our first Kidssentials lunch date is scheduled for Thursday October 4th.  Some of our Grade 3-6 students will be attending a cross country meet on that day and will not be in the school for lunch. 

Please note that any Kidssentials order can be cancelled up to 8:00am each lunch date.  If your child is attending the Cross Country meet or if they are absent for other reasons, please contact Kidssentials to cancel your order for that day.

If you have any questions regarding ordering, preparation or cancellation, please contact Kidssentials directly.

Kidssentials offices: 905-855-1914 Monday - Friday 9:30 – 3:30


Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club is up and running once again.  Many thanks to the volunteers who provide this important support to all our children.  As a reminder, we are an eco-school so we ask students to bring a refillable water bottle.


QSP Magazine Fundraiser kicked off last week.  A great way to support the school and take care of some people on your gift lists, or offer fun and interesting reading opportunities for your family.  Packages were sent home on Thursday.


A reminder that Friday is a PD day, so schools are closed to students.  Monday is Thanksgiving and schools are closed.  We look forward to seeing everyone back on Tuesday, October 9th.


Scott Graham is once again offering his Kids4Kids program to students in grades 1-6,  after school on Thursdays, beginning October 18th.  A wonderful program that promotes self-confidence, strategies for positive relationship building and fun!  Registration forms were sent home, and more are available in the office if you need one.  

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

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


                  Cross-Country Practice – 2nd break

                  School Council Meeting – 7 pm library           





                  Orange Shirt Day – listen for announcements this week

                  Spirit Leaders Meeting – 1st break



                   Breakfast Club 8:40-9:10

                  Cross-Country Meet

                   Kidssentials lunch

                   Darksdale Planning Meeting – 7:15pm in the staff room


Friday:  PD Day – school closed to students


Looking Ahead:​​​​​​​

October 8th:  Thanksgiving Monday, school closed

October 11th:  Pizza Day   

October 12th:  Photo Day

October 25th:  Big Crunch Day in Support of Healthy Eating and Halton Food for Thought

October 26th:  Darksdale


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

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