January 3, 2011 - Volume 16 - 2010 -'11
Mrs. Roberts - Headmistress


Happy New Year and welcome back to CCDS!

New beginnings are always exciting, even in the middle
of a school year! Along with other New Year’s resolutions,
I ask that you renew your commitment to read the
Informer weekly , as well as, the appropriate website
page for from your child’s teacher.
With the end of the
quarter only 3 weeks away, teachers and students are
right back in the normal groove of the school schedule.
So to keep abreast of events and to support your child’s
learning, take time to check out the weekly updates on the website pages from
your student’s teacher.

Another exciting event I am ever so pleased to bring to your attention takes
place on February 15th at 7:00. Wise, witty, and wonderful internationally
known author and clinical psychologist Dr. Wendy Mogel is coming to CCDS.

She is the author of the New York Times bestselling parenting book, The Blessing
of a Skinned Knee
. Her new book, The Blessing of a B Minus, was released in
October 2010. Lecturing widely at conferences, religious organizations and
schools, she is a popular keynote speaker. I promise you, this will be one of the
best, most worthwhile, evenings you can expend your time on this year! Tickets
to offset the cost of her evening lecture will go on sale, starting tomorrow. The
cost of the tickets will be $20 a person or $30 a couple. Dr. Mogel’s travel and
hotel expenses are being underwritten by a very generous Day School family.
Tickets will first be sold to CCDS Parents and Christ Episcopal Church parishioners
until January 24th when they will go on sale to the public. Watch for a flyer
coming out later this week.

Remember on January 19th dismissal will be at 1:00.

On Wednesday morning at 8:00 in Hinde Hall, we will hold our first CCDSPA
room representative meeting for the New Year
to discuss the remaining
activities for the year. Remember, all are welcome.

On the last day of the week, there will be the Friday coffee for the 5th grade
So you can see we are right back in the swing of things, and that’s
the way it should be in busy, effective, child centered school.

One last request - Please let’s start the New Year off safely. Follow the pick
up procedures in the afternoon and keep the space between the two gates,
especially the crosswalk area, clear.
Gather to the left or the right, but not
between the gates to greet friends and families. THANK YOU!!!!



December is the month we all look forward to the charming, delightful sounds
of our students voices presented in the Christmas program. Mrs. Moody is working
with our CCDS students to present another wonderful program and closing chapel.
The CCDS Choir will also be singing at the Hotel Del Coronado on December 1st.

Beyond the music programs in December and the spring, Mrs. Moody brings many
years of experience to the music classes on order to teach the music standards to
all grades at CCDS. Along with this, students participate in the Brummitt-Taylor
music appreciation in their classrooms and attend the symphony during the
school year. Lead by Mrs. Moody, the five major music standards are addressed
appropriately at each grade level. Through (1) artistic perception children learn
processing, analyzing, and responding to sensory information through the
language and skills unique to music such as reading, writing and performing
rhythmic patterns using the various types of notes and scales. Using (2) creative
students create, perform and participate in music. Presenting music
to students in a (3) historical and cultural context, students build and understanding
of historical contributions and the cultural dimension of music. Learning
(4) aesthetic valuing, students critically assess and derive meaning from works
of music and the performance of musicians according to the elements of music.
The last standard concerns (5) connections, relationships and applications.
Students apply what they learn in music across subject areas. By the time they
graduate, they develop competencies and creative skills in problem solving,
communication, and management of time and resources that contribute to
lifelong learning and career skills.
And I bet you thought they were just learning to sing!



DATE                 SERVERS           MENU

January 7           First         Pizza, veggies, fruit
January 14         Kinder.     Taco salad or bean burrito, fruit
January 21         Jr. K         Potato bar, fruit


Hot lunch sign up for the 2nd semester will go home
near the end of the semester, January 21.


Milk sign up forms will go home also, noting if you have
already paid for the second semester or allowing those
who have not already purchased milk to buy it.




Teachers’ note: Music Program Year 3, week 1 Jan.
This week’s feature composer is Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741).
The composition we will listen to is “Winter” from The Four Seasons.

THIRD GRADE is collecting General Mills Box Tops for Education
to earn moneyin support of the "Earth's Birthday Project."
Send them in to school through the end of April. Thank you for
helping the third graders make a difference in our world for our
service learning project.



COMPUTER - Monday 2:55 - 3:25 pm.

BATON - Monday 2:55 - 3:45 pm.

CHOIR - Thursday 2:55 - 3:25pm.

We will have Mad Science beginning
January 19 for four weeks.

Sign up forms will go home January 10th.



Spiritual Nurture

“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth
peace among those whom he favors!”

Happy Birthday this week to:
Reagan Yeager (K) 1/3
Camilla Bruyere (5th) 1/3
Constanza Partida (2nd) 1/7

Happy 1/2 Birthday to
Natasha Russ (1st) 7/6


Grandparents Day 2010


MONDAY, January 3
Staff Meeting 12:00.
Computer Club 2:55– 3:25 pm.
Baton 2:55-3:45 pm.

TUESDAY, January 4
Chapel Holy Eucharist
8:00 am.

WEDNESDAY, January 5
Room Rep Meeting 8:00 am.
ART parent – 6th.
JK – library visit 9:30 am.
JK – 6th dismiss 2:30 pm.

THURSDAY, January 6
Chapel 8:00 am.
Choir Club 2:55 – 3:25 pm.

FRIDAY, January 7
5th Grade Parent Coffee
with Mrs. Roberts 8:00 am.

ART Parent – 3rd.
ART – K – 9:30; 1st-10:45;
2nd-12:30; 4th-1:45.
Hot Lunch 12:00 noon.

HOT LUNCH for Friday
is cheese pizza, veggies and fruit.

First Grade Parents serve this hot lunch.
Be sure to send in $4.00 on (ORDER DAY)
Wednesday if you are not prepaying for
hot lunch and wish for your child to have
it on Friday. No IOU’s



MONDAY, January 17
NO school. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

WEDNESDAY, January 19
School dismisses at 1:00 pm.

FRIDAY, January 21
End of Semester 1.




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.......... CCDS Mission Statement

The Educational Mission of
Christ Episcopal Church is
predicated on Anglican
Theologians of The 17th
Century who suggested that
human reason offers a tool to
interpret scriptures and to
wrestle with the most difficult
issues of humanity. It is our
desire to establish a learning
environment that fosters the
development of reason and
critical thinking skills to serve
in the exploration of the deepest
issues of humanity and to better
understand our responsibilities
as individuals for the well-being
of society. It is an environment
founded on the love of God and
the love of our fellow human beings.


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