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What is Going on in the Den September 17 - 21

posted Sep 16, 2018, 8:44 AM by Neil Hammond

Happy Friday Clarksdale Families,

Welcome to our 3rd What’s Going On In the Den Update.

**A reminder that Monday is a PD day, so the school is closed to students.


Are you new to the Clarksdale Family?  If so, please join us for a coffee and welcome on Friday September 21st at 9:30 am in the library.  It is a chance to meet other new families, and to learn a little more about Clarksdale and how you can become involved in our school community.  If possible, please RSVP to the office or me at if you plan to attend.

Clubs are already up and running here at Clarksdale.  Please remind your child to listen attentively to announcements to know what is happening.  So far, we have Cross-country, Announcers and Spirit Leaders on the go --- with lots more starting in the coming weeks.

Cross Country started this week and is for Grades 3-6 students. The practices are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday at 2nd break. Ensure you have running shoes at school to practice throughout the week. The event is on October 4th.  Permission forms will come home next week, please return them ASAP.  Thank you!  Mrs. Parker & Mme Dodgson


Our Terry Fox Run/Walk is Friday October 28th at 2:00pm.  Please consider sending in a “Toonie for Terry” and help in the fight against cancer.  Look for the option of donating online as well!


Library News:

We are looking for library volunteers! If you have an hour or two you could spare in your week to help out in the library, we would really appreciate it. Please contact Mrs. Vandervelde at


The Indigo Adopt a School Program starts tomorrow! Send those stories into Mrs. Vandervelde. We can win up to 20 books, 1 book for each small story written about what reading or the library means to you! We are so excited to have this opportunity!


School Council:

Please take a look at the invitation to join our School Council.  All members of the Clarksdale community are welcome to attend council meetings.  If you would like to be a voting member of Council, watch for the nomination form that was sent home this week.  Also, please visit our school council kiosk at the welcome open house next week.  Nomination forms are due on Friday, September 29th.  If necessary, an election will be held.  Our first council meeting will be held on Monday, October 2nd, at 7:00pm.


A reminder that breakfast club day has changed to Thursdays, 8:40-9:10.  Please bring your reusable water bottle to help us reduce waste!


Healthy Kids Community Challenge Burlington and the City of Burlington and are teaming up to encourage healthy active lifestyle behaviours to grade 5 students by offering a FREE access pass into the City of Burlington’s Drop-In recreational swimming, skating, and open gym times.

The Active5 pass is available to any Burlington student currently in grade 5 in the 2018-19 school year.

For information visit

Darksdale- Join the planning team for this year's event, meeting on Thursday, September 20th at 7pm in the staffroom!


Our family Welcome Open House and Meet the Teacher Night will be held on Wednesday, October 3rd, 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.

**As a reminder, grade 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.


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

Monday:        PD Day – No School                


Tuesday         Cross Country second break


Wednesday: Spirit Leaders meet first break 


Thursday:    Breakfast Club –8:40 am

Pita Day Lunch (1st break)

                  Cross Country (2nd break)


Friday:        Welcome Coffee 9:30 am


Looking Ahead:


Thursday, September 27th:      QSP Magazine kick-off

Friday, September 28th:           Terry Fox Walk/Toonies for Terry

Friday, September 28th:           Our first Movie Night – movie TBD

Wednesday, October 3rd:         Welcome Open House 5:30-7:30 pm


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

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