November 17, 2008 - Volume 7
Mrs. Roberts - Headmistress


The Teacher’s Staff Development fund is something
I would like to bring to your attention, but you may
have missed the introductory idea of the fund.

The finance committee of the School Board, which has
the fiduciary responsibility of making sure the school is
financially sound not just this year but in the years to
come, will be meeting this week to decide what
percentage of the money raised at the auction can be
committed to this fund. However, this is a fund that
can be contributed to at anytime.
It is a wonderful
parent generated idea to provide professional development funds above and
beyond what the school provides. The fund would be for such things as
special summer workshops in a specialty area of the curriculum. I will elaborate
on this in future messages and at grade level/room rep meetings. The teachers
are extremely honored and grateful for your generosity and acknowledgement
of their professionalism.

The holiday season is upon us. There are several things I would like to
as we strive for balance in our lives, especially during this season.
The first concerns absences from school. We will be taking long
Thanksgiving and Christmas vacations. As families consider vacations
from school outside the normal vacation time, we ask that they balance their
individual family’s needs with the needs of the other students and teachers.
It takes time to prepare lessons for children who are away from school.
The teachers spend many hours preparing and don’t mind writing up special
plans for children who are ill or have a very special family celebrations.
They will do their best for other occasions, but I ask that you consider this
balance as you make your decisions. There is no substitute for the lesson
presented by a teacher. Thank you for pondering this balancing act a bit.

Next, there are several family holiday events the school is invited to participate
in at the church and at the Hotel del Coronado. At church there are two events
in the near future. They are the “How to Have a Peaceful Christmas” for
moms, which is tomorrow on November 18th in the library in Hinde Hall
at 6:30 – 8:30. The Advent Potluck Workshop is on November 30th at 5:30
to 8:00.
Chili will be provided. Bring a salad, cornbread or dessert to share,
and participate in making crafts with your child in preparation for Advent.
It is a great way to start the season. Finally, the CCDS Choir will sing at
the opening holiday festivities on December 3rd.

If you are traveling this Thanksgiving, I wish you a safe journey. If you are
staying home, I wish you a great thanksgiving with your family in Coronado.
When we return from Thanksgiving vacation, I will be writing about the many
special events that take place in December at CCDS.


PS - This Friday, I will meet with the 5th grade parents for coffee.




Thank you to everyone who
purchased Sally Foster gift wrap
or "Entertainment" books.
These will be delivered early
in December.


Teachers Note:  CD 7 TRK 5. Script p. 153.
The feature composer of the week is Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1954).
The feature composition is Troika from Lieutenant Kijé Suite.


There are a few 5th & 6th grade textbooks brought in for sale to the office.
These may be resold next fall.

Available are:
5th Grade Social Studies - Making a New Nation
5th Grade Science - California Science
6th Grade Social Studies - Ancient Civilization



This week we will have a dress rehearsal on Tuesday until 4:00 pm.
The final performance of our play "Anne of Green Gables" will be on Wednesday,
November 19, at 10:00 am and 7:00 pm. .... Mrs. Vernetti


CCDS is offering a HOMEWORK CLUB
Monday - Thursday

for children in 3rd to 6th
grade. Mrs. Orr will supervise
the children doing their
homework in a room separate
from the younger children in
Day Care.

The room will be designated as a Quiet Zone with assistance being offered
as needed by Mrs. Orr for those children attending the Homework Club.

A quick snack will be provided, and then an hour of homework supervision
from 3:15 to 4:15 Monday through Thursday. If your child is in the After School
Day Care program, he or she will automatically be enrolled in the program.
If your child is not enrolled in Day Care, we are offering an introductory
purchase option. You may buy a block of 10 visits for $150. Then all you have
to do is call and let the office know what days your child will be attendin
HOMEWORK CLUB. Members of the HOMEWORK CLUB are also eligible
to stay in After School Care after 4:15.




This week’s lesson: Loving Shepherd open our hearts and minds to Christ in others.
Sixth Grade will present the chapel lesson on Thursday.

All Students are welcome to participate in the Joyful Noise Choir on Sunday
Mornings from 9:00 to 9:45 in the Christ Church Day School music classroom.
This Choir is led by Mr. Robell.


Courtney Douglas (5th) 11/15

Michelle Dykstra (4th) 11/18

Matthew Spear (6th 11/19

Mitchell Shuffett (4th) 11/26

Luke Redford (1st) 11/26

Layla Moore (2nd) 11/28



MONDAY, November 17
Computer Club (3rd – 4th) 2:55-3:25 pm.

TUESDAY, November 18
Chapel HE 8:00 am.

*AFTER SCHOOL*  Drama Club 2:55 – 4:00 pm.

A Mom's retreat 6:30-8:30 pm in Hinde Hall.
"Finding Peace and Tradition at Christmas"

Contact Lissy Rooney 522-0502 or

WEDNESDAY, November 19
On Applebee Pond - 3rd -8:00; 2nd - 8:35;
K & 1st -9:05 am.
Drama Club Play "Anne of Green Gables"
10:00 am for CCDS and 7:00 pm for parents.

Send in $3 to purchase Hot Lunch if not prepaid.
K-6th dismiss at 2:30 pm.

Baton Class (#1) 2:30-3:15

THURSDAY, November 20
Chapel 8 am.  Lesson presented by Sixth Grade.
Golf Tournament Committee Wrapup Meeting
8:00 am Hinde Hall.

Choir Club 2:55-3:25 pm.

FRIDAY, November 21
5th Grade Parent Coffee with Mrs. Roberts
8:00am in Hinde Hall.

ART – K- 9:30; 1st-10:45; 2nd-12:30; 4th-1:45.
ART Parents – 3rd.

Hot Lunch for Friday is:
Pizza and veggies and fruit.
Kindergarten parents serve this hot lunch.
Please contact your room rep. if you are
able to help. No IOU’s. Be sure to send
in $3 on (ORDER DAY) Wednesday if you
are not prepaying for hot lunch and wish
for your child to have it on Friday..



Monday - Friday, November 24 - 28

NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Holiday!

MONDAY, December 1

Vision Screening - Permission Forms
went home today, November 17.
Please return them by Thursday, November 20.

MONDAY, December 8

Hearing Screening - Permission Forms
went home today, November 17.
Please return them by Thursday, November 20.



You can go directly to Christ Church's
weekly newsletter for more information

Advent Baby Shower -
Episcopal Church Women invite you to
pariticipate in the dicosean-wide collection
of layette and expectant mother items to
benefit needy and refugee families in the county.
The culminating worship service takes place
at St. David's, December 6. Unwrapped gifts
may be brought to the parish office or to
Sunday services.

Advent Workshop & Potluck -
Sunday, November 30, 5:30 p.m. Come share
a potluck meal and stay for wonderful Advent
crafts for all ages.

Angel Tree -
Our annual gift program for the children of
ECS Headstart program will begin at the Advent
Workshop November 30. Come take a gift card
(or two) from the tree in the library. Please keep
gifts from $10-$20. If you'd like to spend more,
take more cards!


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