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What's Going on in the Den - September 10-14

posted Sep 7, 2018, 11:15 AM by Neil Hammond

Hello Clarksdale Families,


Welcome to our second “What’s Going On In the Den”, our weekly update on all the activities and information from Clarksdale.

You will notice a change in timing --- for this year, we will be sending out our WGOITD on Friday afternoons, so that you can plan for the week ahead.


We had a very successful first week!  Staff and students are settling in to our new year of learning and shared happy adventures from their summers. We heard many positive comments about the improvements in and around the school, particularly our beautiful garden and our new parking lot/Kindie area!

Things are not quite complete and we appreciate your patience as we finish up our work in these areas.


A quick reminder that the creative playground is closed in the mornings before school and that car pick-up and drop-offs should be from the west parking lot only.


Clubs and Teams are beginning, the library is set to open after a summer of major construction, and the school is buzzing with excitement about the year ahead.  Our Terry Fox Event will take place on September 28th and we invite you to start collecting your “Toonies for Terry”.


We are very excited to announce that our school has been “adopted” by the Brant Street Indigo! From September 15 to October 7, this store is going to fundraise on our behalf.  There are also several ways we can raise funds to support our library online which you can find at More information will be coming out via Synermessages.  We arelooking forward to seeing what our amazing community can raise!


Please review the invitation to join our School Council sent home this week.  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 being sent home this week.  If necessary, an election will be held. Our first council meeting will be held on Monday, October 1st, at 7:00pm.


As a reminder (from the letter shared on the first day), the Ministry does have requirements for class ratios and organizations.  As such, re-organizations of classes are sometimes required after the start of classes, as registrations and numbers are confirmed.  If this is required at Clarksdale, it will take place over the next couple of weeks and may involve class switches for students and staff.  We understand this can be a difficult time for students, families and staff and will do everything we can to ensure it is as smooth as possible.  We appreciate your understanding.


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


Monday:    Happy Rosh Hashana

      Please return information forms to office asap


 Thursday:  First Pizza Day

Looking Ahead:

Monday, September 10th:  Staff Meeting 4:00pm

Monday, September 17th:  PA Day – No school for students

Thursday, September 20th:  First Pita Day

Thursday, September 27th:  Pizza Day

Friday, September 28th:  Toonie for Terry/Terry Fox Run


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

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