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What's Going On In the Den -- week of April 30th

posted Apr 30, 2018, 10:47 AM by Janet Reesor   [ updated Apr 30, 2018, 10:49 AM ]

Many thanks:

Thank you to all families who contributed to our Library Refreshment Fund during our Musical.  We collected $1170 which will be used to purchase new resources for our library!  See below for another opportunity to support our library!


SK Photo Day

Reminder that our SK’s will be having their photos taken this Tuesday May 1st


Last week, your child was given a "Family Screen Time Contract" to bring home in their bag.  If you would like to participate, please fill in the contract and carry it out this week (April 30th-May 4th)

Return the contract by May 8th and be eligible to win fabulous prizes, including:

-Family Membership to the Royal Botanical Gardens

-Halton Parks Family Membership

-Bronte Creek Annual Pass

-Burlington Recreation Gift Cards (used for City Swim Pass, towards summer camps, etc.)

-Chapters/Indigo Gift Cards

-Family Croquet Set

-Volleyball/Badminton Set


Thank you for your interest and we sincerely hope that this challenge will allow for more power off and play as a family:)


Movie Night Friday – “May the 4th be with you”

In honour of May 4th, we will be showing Rogue One – A Star Wars Story at our next movie night.

In lieu of $1 admission, we will once again be collecting donations in support of our library refreshment fund.  Many thanks to School Council for dedicating the proceeds from this event to our library.

Doors open at 6:30pm and the movie begins at 7:00pm.

As a reminder, students must be accompanied by an adult.

Looking forward to seeing all of our jedi’s there!


Jump Rope for Heart

Clarksdale will be participating in Heart and Stroke's 2018 Jump Rope for Heart.  This year Jump Rope for Heart is striving to get 1 million students jumping in close to 4000 schools across Canada.  We are excited to be a part of it! Our kick-off assembly is this Thursday at 9:45 am.  Students from Clarksdale's skipping club will launch the assembly and students will receive pledge envelopes to begin fundraising.  Our skipping event will be on Friday May 18th. 

Fun Fair News:

Fun Fair is fast approaching and we are in need of volunteers to help!  Forms went home last week, so please take a moment to fill it out and let us know how you can help --- just taking one shift at a booth, helping with prizes, games, food preparation etc. would be appreciated.

Our next planning meeting is Thursday, May 10th at 7:15 pm in the staff room.  See you there!


Class Placement Requests – final reminder

Each year, our staff spend a great deal of time building classes and consider the learning and social needs of all students.  That said, if you have a specific request regarding your child’s placement, please send it to Mrs. Reesor in writing, no later than April 30th.  As a reminder, please do not include requests for specific teachers.  As you can appreciate, teacher assignments do change from year to year and we therefore cannot accommodate such requests. We will consider parent requests when creating classes; however, the final decision regarding placement does remain with the school.



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


Monday: (Friday Schedule)

Grade 5s:  Scientists in School 



Tuesday:     Spirit Leader Meeting – 1st break



                  Coding Club for grade 3s – 2nd half of first break

Chess Club – 2nd break

                  Skipping Club – 2nd break




Jump Rope Kick Off Assembly:  9:45 am

Coding Club continues – 2nd half of second break – grade 4s



Friday:        Breakfast Club

                  Running Club – Outside if weather permits

Green Screens Program – K-6 in the gym

Movie Night:  6:30pm doors open; movie at 7:00pm




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


Looking Ahead:

May 9th:  FDK Field Trip to GymMagic

May 10th:     Pizza Day

                  Student of Excellence Evening – MM Robinson 7:30 pm

Fun Fair Meeting:  7:15pm in Staff Room

May 14th:  School Council meeting 7 pm

May 15th:  Relay Meet

May 17th:  Pita Day


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

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