Our parent volunteers have always been an integral part of our community. As the school year gets into full swing, we will have a variety of volunteer opportunities become available. From helping with the Holiday Fair, preowned uniform sales, refreshments at the plays and concerts and just general help and so much more!
Award-Winning Jazz Musicians Grace the Stage at CDS Tuesday
Tuesday evening’s musical performance by internationally renowned trumpet player Jens Lindemann was absolutely out of this world! What a treat to have such high-calibre musicians in the building performing for our students and local community. We would like to extend a very special thanks to the Karch family for making this event possible.
We are pleased to announce that the CDS Holiday Fair will return on November 30th and December 1st! Organized by our volunteer Parent Association, this boutique shopping experience features a one-stop, festive shopping extravaganza with something for everyone.
CDS Expands its Eberts Entrance Scholarship Offerings
For the past 10 years, CDS has offered an annual merit-based Eberts Entrance Scholarship for Grade 9. We are pleased to announce that starting this year, we are awarding up to four renewable merit-based entrance scholarships of up to $15,000 each to incoming students entering Grades 7 and 8 and Grades 9 and 10 who best exemplify the CDS commitment to education with balance. Families with demonstrated financial need will be given priority.
Looking for the next good read? Interested in getting to know other CDS Parents, while discussing a great book? Whether you are an avid reader, or more of a social one - consider joining fellow parents for our nextBook Review eveningonWednesday, November 22nd at 7 PMto discuss Still Life by Sarah Winman. This in-person discussion will be led by our Senior School Librarian, Melissa Rutledge. Food and beverages will be served. Please let us know if you will be joining us so that we can plan for numbers.
You may have noticed a new addition to the CDS family - our new “Safety Officer” Ms. Lasalette Mendes. This is a proactive pilot project the school is experimenting with this year. As the immediate area around the school continues to develop, along with the increased traffic and complexity of our own campus, we are adding this additional layer of support in order to help maintain the safe experience on our school property that we all enjoy.
The team in the Admissions Office was thrilled to welcome so many great new students to the CDS family this Fall! With our newest additions now settling in, we have turned our attention to meeting and assessing next year’s applicants.
Did you know that the CDS campus is situated on 100 acres of beautiful property, and includes approximately 2.5 km of walking trails that meander through wetlands behind the school? Fondly known as "The Back 40", this property plays an integral role in our Outdoor Ed curriculum, x-country running, snowshoeing and mountain biking programs, and our overall wellness and country feel!
Please join us on Thursday, September 7th at 7:00 PM for the official opening celebration of our revitalized Junior School! The official ribbon cutting will be at 7:30 PM in The Burns Family Hall and it will be a fantastic celebration of this much-anticipated new space.
We hope you will join us in celebrating the end of a fabulous 50th year for CDS! As this is an evening event, it is adults only. RSVP today!
Aurora Street Festival Returns this Sunday, June 4
Be sure and stop by the CDS tents at the Aurora Street Festival this Sunday, June 4!
CDS Alumni Add Exciting Element to MS/SS Spring Concert
In honour of our 50th anniversary, we thought that it would be fitting to invite our Alumni back to join our Middle and Senior Music students on stage for the spring concert. The call went out, not simply to watch but to participate, and as responses came in from near and far, we were thrilled when more than 50 alumni answered the call to participate in the concert!
CDS wishes to recognize and acknowledge the land on which the school operates. For thousands of years, these have been the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We also recognize the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee peoples who also shared this land. CDS respects the relationship with these lands and recognizes that our connection can be strengthened by our continued relationship with all First Nations, by acknowledging our shared responsibility to respect and care for these lands and waters for future generations.
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