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What's Going On In The Den - May 7th

posted May 6, 2018, 1:40 PM by Neil Hammond

Good Afternoon Clarksdale!

Power Off and Play!

We had a successful week of Power Off and Play.  Don’t forget to send in your contract for a chance to win fabulous prizes!

Mental Health Awareness Week


This week across Canada is Mental Health Awareness Week.  Every day this week we will be playing a song in the morning to raise awareness about Mental Health, we will have daily announcements, and students will complete activities in their classrooms.


One in five Canadians lives with mental health problems, mental illnesses or addiction. But all of us have mental health, just like we all have physical health. Our focus this year will be “Bounce Back”! Bounce Back means being resilient and getting back on your feet after a tough time.


On Saturday, Clarksdale families who have pre-registered will meet at Spencer Smith Park for the Team Unbreakable Run/Walk for Youth Mental Health.


Fun Fair News:

As part of our fun fair, classes are invited to gather items to create baskets that are then part of our penny sale.  Each class has chosen a theme and will be sharing that theme with you. Families are then invited to send in new/unused items to help fill the class basket.

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


Clarksdale GSA

Students in Grades 4-6 who are interested in joining the Clarksdale GSA are invited to meet Ms. Lukawecky and Mme Clarke in the library at 2nd nutrition break on Mondays starting this week.


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!   Envelopes were sent home this week --- we encourage students to try the online fundraising option as a quick and safe option!  Our skipping event will be on Friday May 18th. 

As part of our spirit days, please plan to wear red/white or pink!



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


Monday:  GSA 1:15pm






                  FDK Trip to MagicGym

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

Chess Club – 2nd break

                  Skipping Club – 2nd break




Pizza Day

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

Fun Fair Meeting – 7:15 pm Staff Room



Friday:        Breakfast Club

                  Running Club – Outside if weather permits





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


Looking Ahead:

May 14th:  School Council meeting 7 pm

May 15th:  Relay Meet

May 16th:  Ramadan begins

May 17th:  Pita Day

May 17th:  Grade 2 trip to RBG

May 18th:  Jump Rope for Heart (wear red/white/pink)

May 18th:  Ice Cream Treat Day

May 21st:  Victoria Day:  Schools Closed


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

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