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!
Parent Association AGM & Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
What a fantastic turnout for the Parent Association AGM and Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast this week! And it was wonderful to see so many men in attendance. Shoutout to Eric Selvaggi '10, a member of our Alumni Executive for wearing his CDS socks!
Grade 5s Learn Importance of Community Involvement
Students in Grade 5 have been busy advocating for their communities over the last three months. As part of our Government and Citizenship unit, students identified areas and issues in their communities that could be improved and then wrote to their mayors.
Last week, Carolyn Du ‘24 spoke at Assembly about the Diversity Club’s plans to help honour Asian Heritage Month throughout the month of May. For starters, Zak Khan ‘25 and Aidan Scholten ‘25 helped create an Asian language version of O Canada consisting of four different languages - Punjabi, Mandarin, Tamil, and Tagalog.
Growing up, Grade 11 student Seth Train heard stories firsthand from his grandparents and older sister Rebecca ’19 about the annual March of the Living, a two-week educational experience held in Poland and Israel. For the past three years the program was cancelled due to COVID and then the war in Ukraine, so for Seth it was especially meaningful that he was able to participate over the past two weeks in this life-changing family tradition.
CDS Health Sciences Club joins Forces with SickKids
This past week, CDS Senior School students were given an extraordinary opportunity through the school’s Health Sciences Club to participate in a Canadian healthcare initiative led by SickKids known as CALIPER. This project was created to establish a database of normal blood test values in children. Previously, there had been a gap in this knowledge, leading to the use of adult reference values in diagnosing children, making evaluating sick children less efficient and more inaccurate. Seventy-three CDS students stepped forward to donate their blood for this wonderful cause.
The Country Day School Parent Association and The Office of Community Relations invite you to join us for the Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast and Parent Association AGM on Wednesday, May 24th at 9 AM in the Di Ciano Atrium.
Looking for the next good read? Interested in getting to know other CDS Parents, while discussing a great book? Why not join us for a light dinner and book review on Tuesday, May 16th at 7 PM to discuss Maame by Jessica George. This in-person discussion will be led by our Senior School Librarian, Melissa Rutledge.
Each spring, The Country Day School hosts Junior School Grandparents' Day.This is a special day at the School for staff, students and grandparents alike! Our very special visitors enjoy classroom visits, lunch and a musical performance by the students of the Junior School.
King Mayor's Celebration of Youth Launches Next Week
Next Thursday, March 9th, there will be an opening reception for the Mayor’s Celebration of Youth Arts at the King Township Municipal Offices from from 6-8 PM featuring artwork by Senior School artists at CDS, King City Secondary School and Villanova College.
Parent Association Speaker to Discuss Navigating the Chaos of Life Friday, April 21
Join us Friday, April 21st at 9 AM for an interactive talk with Sarah Hepburn, a writer, storyteller, and consultant. Sarah will share the process she has used and chronicled in her new book, Walking Forward, to navigate the chaos of life using habits as a tool. She will also share ways to get clear on what you want and how you can incorporate habits to move you forward in life.
Due to the most recent snowfall, we had to cancel our Book Review scheduled for last night. As we don’t want to miss out on discussing Remarkably Bright Creatures, we’ve decided to reschedule and add another book to the roster in the meantime. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus comes highly recommended for you to enjoy between now and the first week back from March Break. We plan to gather to discuss both books on Wednesday, March 29th at 7:00 pm in the Senior School Library … a double header of sorts!
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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