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What is Going on in the Den Nov 12 - 16

posted Nov 11, 2018, 9:18 AM by Neil Hammond

Happy Sunday Clarksdale Families,

Many thanks to the parents/family members who joined us for our Remembrance Day Ceremony.  It was a beautiful assembly, and we thank our grade 6 leaders, as well as all the classes who presented and created wreaths of remembrance.

Goodbye and Hello

We wanted to thank Mrs. Sinclair for her support as General Secretary and wish her well in her new position at Garth Webb S.S..  We would like to welcome Ms Buonomo, who will be joining us starting Monday in the afternoons.  We are delighted to have Ms. B. join our team and please take a moment to introduce yourself when you are in the office.

A busy week to come in the Den

Lockdown Practice this week

Each year, as part of our Safety Plan, all elementary schools conduct two lockdown practices. These planned practices are important in ensuring that staff and students are aware of how to appropriately respond in the event of a real emergency.  Our first lockdown practice will take place on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at approximately 10:30 a.m.  Our Community Police Officer, Constable M. Repta, will be joining us.   The practice will last approximately 15 minutes; however, it is important to note that during this time, access to the school will not be permitted.  Please plan ahead for this as it may affect pick-ups for appointments etc. 

Please refer to the separate message sent by Mrs. Rhodes-Foley for more details. 

Our Next Movie Night of the Year is This Friday!

Our next movie, “Wreck It Ralph” is this Friday.  Doors open at 6:30 and there will be snacks and drinks available for purchase.  Admission is $1.  Bring your favourite blanket and jammies and join us for a fun family evening!  A reminder that all students must be accompanied by an adult. All proceeds from this movie night will be directed to the Halton Learning Foundation, so we invite you to make an additional donation to support this important cause that helps our students directly.  

It’s Recorder Time

Student in grade 5 and 6 are encouraged to purchase their own replacement recorders if they have lost them.  White Soprano Recorders are available at Long and McQuade for $4.99 or can be purchased from the music teacher.  Class recorders are available for use, but it is preferable for each student to have their own to allow for practice. Please do not purchase recorders from the dollar stores as they are tuned differently.

Progress Reports and Conferences are next week

Progress reports will be sent home with students on Monday, November 19th. Many of you signed up for your child’s conference/interview while at the Open House in September.  If you have not yet signed up, please contact your child’s teacher to select a time that works for you.  

French Immersion Information Sessions 

In the Halton District School Board, the entry point for the French Immersion program is Grade 2.  In the Grade 2 French Immersion program, 100% of the instructional day will be taught in French. 

A series of community information evenings are scheduled to help address any questions parents/guardians may have before registering their Grade 1 child(ren) for the French Immersion program. The Burlington session will be held on Thursday, December 6th, from 6-7pm at New Street Education Centre, 3250 New Street (Brock Room).  Registration for the French Immersion program will begin on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.   The deadline for submitting your registration form is Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 4 p.m. No registrations will be accepted after this date.

Moustaches For Cancer!

November 30th is Moustache day.  Please wear your craziest moustache and bring a toonie for cancer research.  

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:     Grade 3/4 intramurals


Wednesday:  Lockdown practice – 10:30

 Grade 1/2 intramurals

Paper Airplane club – 2nd half of 2nd break  


Thursday:    Breakfast Club – 8:40 am

                  Grade 1/2 intramurals

Pita Day



Friday:        Movie Night:  6:30 pm


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

Looking Ahead:

November 19th– Progress Reports Go Home and conferences

November 22nd– Pizza Day 

November 23rd – PD Day – conferences

November 26/27 – Optional Hearing and Vision Clinics

November 29th – Kidssentials Lunch

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

Imaginer, Croire, Atteindre…