A Magical Opening to our Rejuvenated Junior School
The look of wonderment and amazement on the faces of Junior School parents and returning students as they arrived through the new entrance yesterday and witnessed the magic within exceeded our wildest dreams! It was never supposed to take as long as it did, but boy oh boy was it worth the wait.
Last Friday evening, our community came together to Celebrate 50 Years of CDS at the 47th Annual Dinner and Auction! Fifty years is a huge milestone for the school and what better way to finish off the celebration year than a party!
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What is the Dinner & Auction? The CDS Dinner & Auction is the school's largest parent social event of the year, as well as the school's largest fundraising event. Currently in its 47th year, the Auction has raised in excess of $6 million dollars. These funds go toward capital improvement projects, such as the traffic light on Dufferin Street, athletic scoreboards and seating beside the Track (Hawksworth Field). This year the money will go toward the Junior School Building Magic Campaign.
All three of Kerstin and Mark Wyndham-West’s kids are Lifers: James ’16, Alex ’17 and Amy ’19, which means they all spent 14 years as students at The Country Day School. Kerstin taught at CDS for 23 years before “retiring” from teaching English and Drama in 2019, but is still on campus nearly every day as a Debate Coach, so it doesn’t really feel like she’s left (which for CDS, is a good thing!). Among other things, she has a 14-year streak of helping to qualify at least one CDS student, and sometimes two or even three, for the World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships.
It's been nearly two years since we held our last Pre-Owned Uniform Sale! It's time to gather any CDS uniform items that are "gently" used and bring them to CDS on Tuesday, September 21st between 8:30-9:30 AM and 3:00-4:30 PM only.
Building Magic - The Exciting Addition to our Beloved JS is Underway
The campaign for the Junior School is proceeding full steam ahead and the groundbreaking took place this week. While the pandemic may have delayed the start date by a year, the fundraising behind the scenes is now at $5.8 million of our $7 million goal. Our builders, Venture Construction, took possession of the Junior School last Wednesday and have officially broken ground on the expansion.
Join us for the Auction 2019 Kick Off Breakfast on January 23
Are you interested in volunteering for Auction 2019, or would you like to find out more about this 46-year annual CDS tradition? Here is your chance! Join us on Wednesday, January 23rdafter drop off for our Auction Kick Off Breakfast. By attending, you will be one of the first to find out the theme and get a sneak peek about what is in store for this year!
Seats & Scoreboards Arrive in Time for CAIS Tournament
The CAIS Senior Girls’ Soccer Tournament kicked off this morning, with our most recent additions to our campus glowing bright. The two new scoreboards, (one for Centre Field and one at Hawksworth Field) were lit up and provided time and scores to our many spectators who have gathered to watch and celebrate the Senior Girls’ Tournament.
Have you noticed the hive of activity beside Hawksworth Track & Field lately? New spectator bleachers are now installed and an electronic scoreboard is still to come! Upon your return in September, blue and white scoreboards will be up along the sidelines of both Hawksworth and Centre Fields.
During the Making Connections Campaign, donors were able to secure engraved paving stones for our Alumni Walkway located in front of the new Senior School entrance. The pavers include names of our alumni, families, current students, teachers and friends who supported this new initiative.
The Best Annual Event in King - 2018 Call of the Wild Auction
Thank you to the many families who have already committed their support to the Call of the Wild Auction. However, the assistance of our entire CDS community is essential in making the evening a success!
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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