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What is Going on in the Den May 28th.

posted May 27, 2018, 6:28 PM by Neil Hammond

Good Afternoon Clarksdale Families,


It is hard to believe we are about to begin our final month of the year!


That said, there are still lots of activities and learning going on throughout the month of June.


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


A reminder to parents of students in grade 6 that EQAO is taking place this week, Monday-Wednesday.  Also, any grade 3 students who were absent last week will be writing this week as all students are expected to participate.  Please avoid booking appointments or travel during these times.

Also, to all parents, please note that we cannot make school-wide announcements during the testing or call into classes participating in the testing.


FDK Information Night

A reminder to all new incoming JK or SK students that our orientation evening is on Wednesday, May 30th from 6:00-7:00pm.  If you have not yet RSVP’d please call the school.


JK Registration:

Registration for JK continues.  If you have a child who will be entering JK next year, please come to the office to register as soon as possible.  Also, if you have friends or neighbours who have JK-aged children, please remind them to come in now too. This is the time when class numbers are being determined, so it is really important to register in order for us to appropriately staff for these classes.


Bike to School Week – next week!

Clarksdale is participating in Bike To School Week June 4th-8th.  Please consider riding to school instead of driving. Biking to school is one way to enjoy the outdoors and be physically active before and after the school day.  A team of volunteers will be outside the school each morning next week to hand out stickers and put students’ names into a raffle for a chance to win prizes. Please remember to wear a helmet and bring a lock to keep your bike safe while at school. 


Grade 2 French Immersion Information Night:

We will be hosting a grade 2 FI information evening next Monday, June 4th, from 6:00-7:00pm in the library.  This meeting is for all parents who have registered their child for the Grade 2 French Immersion program for this coming September. Please RSVP to Mrs. Reesor


Fun Fair Update


 Last call for donations for baskets.  Please send items to the office or to your child’s teacher.


Volunteers welcome!

It's never too late to lend a hand. Fun Fair Committee is still in need of adult volunteers and high school students who may want volunteer hours. If you can help out, please contact Beth Revelle at


Please return pre-order forms asap!


For more Fun Fair Updates, please see the update newsletter that was sent home last week. 


Breakfast Club cancelled this week

The Breakfast Club is cancelled this week due to the PD day on Friday.


Ontario Election Next Week:

On June 7th, Ontarians will be going to the polls.  Clarksdale is once again a polling station and our gym will be out of use for the day.  Please know that voters will enter and exit from the rear doors, and the hallway doors connecting to the school will be locked.  The students will not be using the gym or the hallway/stairwell during voting day and Mrs. Reesor and Mrs. Rhodes-Foley will be actively present to ensure all are safe.

Our students will also be participating in the “Student Vote”, led by Mr. Hammond.  These results will be shared after the official election is complete.




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


Monday:         EQAO begins – Grade 6



 Tuesday:      EQAO Grade 6




EQAO Grade 6



Thursday     EQAO make-up day

                  Ice Cream Treat Day


 Friday        PD Day – school closed to students    




Looking Ahead:


         June 4:  Flip day for FI students

   Grade 2 FI Information Night – 6:00pm

         June 5:  Student Vote

         June 7:  Pizza Day

                     Grade 6s to Mountsberg

            Ontario election (gym area closed)

         June 8:  FDKs to Royal Botanical Gardens

                     Grade 6s to Rolling Meadows

         June 12: Fun Fair 5:30-8:30

June 13: Track and Field Day

   Grade 6 Parent Information Night at Rolling Meadows


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

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