Great Escapes Sign Up Parties FIRM Deadline - Friday, April 20, 2018!
Payment is due at sign up.
  Canton Country
Day School

Annual Giving Fund
Five Week Drive Starting April 2018!

Please donate to the Canton Country Day School's 2017-2018 Annual Giving Campaign!

What is the Annual Giving Campaign?
The Annual Giving Campaign is made up of yearly gifts from parents, faculty and staff, the Board of Trustees, grandparents, alumni, and friends of the school. Each year is a separate drive designed to meet the operating needs of the current year. We are asking for 100% participation from every CCDS family! No donation is too small.

Grade Level Participation as of April 13, 2018
Coffee With Mike
Parents Association Meeting

Coffee with Mike is Wednesday, April 18th at 8:30 a.m. in the technology room. Come join us as we discuss the 2018-19 calendar and an introduction to our All School Meeting. The Parents Association will have a meeting afterwards. Join us remotely from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: Zoom
By iPhone one-tap :US: +16699006833, 309173611#
Or Telephone: Dial 646-876-9923. Meeting ID: 309 173 611
Great Escapes Survey!

Because of you, Great Escapes was a great success and the proceeds will greatly benefit the children! We are inviting you to take this survey so we may evaluate the event and gather suggestions for future years. Your responses will be collected anonymously in hopes of compiling constructive feedback. The survey will remain open through Thursday, April 19th.


Mike Brown
Head of School
School Supply Ordering For 2018-19

School supply order forms have been sent home. Please check your child’s backpack if you have not received yours. Should you wish to order your supplies through Schoolkidz, you may do so ONLINE ONLY now until May 4th .

After May 4, parents must purchase their own supplies .
CCDS Year Book Ads And
Dedication Pages For 2017-18

Hello Families!

The time of year has come again to finalize our school yearbook before printing! If you would like to add a dedication page for your child, or place an ad for a business in the yearbook to help support our school, please email directly to

  • Entires for ads or dedication pages are due by April 16th. Images can be JPEG format.
  • Include what you would like written on the dedication page
  • Payments are done through the office
  • Pricing for both ads and Dedication Pages follow as seen below:

Full Page Ad: Up to 10 photographs and a message - $100
Half Page Ad: Up to 5 photographs and a message - $50
Quarter Page Ad: One image and a message - $25

Thank you very much for your support!

Nelson Morris
Visual Arts
Great News And Important Deadlines
From Great Escapes!

A sincere heartfelt thank you to everyone that made Great Escapes a huge success! It is with your time, talents, treasures, and financial support that we as a community, raised $211,056.00 and CCDS will now have its very own bus!

A Great Escapes newsletter with some other fliers was mailed on Tuesday. For your convenience, there is also a form that you can complete and return to Denise Hunt with PAYMENT attached for a few things that are still available if you missed them at the auction or were unable to attend the event. Please see below for important deadlines. The deadline for sign up parties is FIRM for planning purposes. Payment must be received at the time of sign up. There will be no exceptions!

Sign Up Parties                                      Deadline:  4/20/18

Fund The Cause (A bus for CCDS)       Deadline:  4/30/18

Tuition Raffle:                                        Deadline:  5/25/18

Please let me know if you have any questions or need further explanations of anything. Looking forward to seeing all the students at their sign up parties and wising everyone good luck in the tuition raffle !

Many thanks,

Karla Thompson
Great Escapes Chair
(330) 361-0018
Hot Lunch Program


Please check the school calendar for any dates that your child will not be in need of a school lunch. There will be no reimbursements for any orders past the deadline date .

  • Please keep in mind, when ordering and selecting your menu items for the month, that you must complete the ordering process.

  • Be sure to "CHECK OUT" the order and "PAY INVOICE" and finally click on "PROCEED". Only when you receive an invoice marked as "PAID" will the order be confirmed.

  • Not completing the process will result in an "UNCONFIRMED ORDER". All unconfirmed orders that pass the ordering DEADLINE DATE will not process, which will result in your child not receiving the anticipated lunch item.

The online Hot Lunch Program is only for Kindergarten through 8th grade. For those of you that have not signed up for "Hot Lunch", you can do so at

After you activate your account, you will need to input our school code. You are able to enter a different code for each child if necessary.
  • For grades K-4 use code: 185
  • For grades 5-8 use code: 1a7
  • For sample menus: Sample Menus If you have any questions or need assistance, please go to
  • All payments and orders must take place online. No orders may be dropped off or submitted at school.

For questions, concerns or assistance, please contact Chef Frank at 330-316-7820, or at
Earth Day at Kent State University, Stark

On Sunday, April 22, Kent State Stark will once again have its Earth Day celebration from 1-4pm. CCDS will have a station there for kids to do activities and we are looking for volunteers to help. If you are interested in helping, please let Patrick Ater or Brian Bortz know. It is a really fun event and we would appreciate any help you can give. Volunteers do not have to stay for the entire time, even helping for an hour makes this event move smoothly. If you don’t want to volunteer, please feel free to bring your kids and enjoy the celebration anyway. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Thank you!

Patrick Ater
Middle School Science
Canton Country Day
STEM Story Time Family Science Night
Was Great Fun!

On Thursday evening April 12, 18 education students from the University of Mount Union came to CCDS and put on a STEM Story Time Family Night. CCDS students enjoyed visiting 9 different hands-on stations, learning about a variety of topics including fossils, bridges, balloon rockets, and ice cream. Thank you to Jennifer Hollinger and her students for a great night! Pictures will be posted over the weekend and can be viewed here even if you aren't on Facebook.
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
iGen by Dr. Jean Twenge, PhD
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 5:30 p.m.
We hope you can join us. One of our parents has generously offered to host the discussion at her home on Thursday, April 19th at 5:30 p.m. Food and drinks will be provided.

We will plan to eat and socialize for the first hour or so to give people time to arrive. Feel free to attend even if you haven’t had a chance to read the book, but would like to join the conversation!

Please follow this link to RSVP: . We will contact attendees with address and directions.

Here’s a link to the book on Amazon: iGen Book

We hope to see you there!
Kera Donovan and Anna Topalidis
Save the Date!

On the evening of April 28, 2018 , CCDS will be hosting a retirement celebration for Mrs. Cotter and Madame Sommers, two teachers who have devoted many years to the students of CCDS. More information to come.
CCDS would like parents to please send photos that include Maura and/or Claudia to the school so that they can be incorporated into their retirement party. Photos can be of them alone or with students. Your photos will be returned to you. Thank you!
Mrs. Maura Cotter
Madame Claudia Sommers
CCDS' Golf Outing at The Quarry
Friday, May 18, 2018

Spring has arrived.....

I know it doesn't look or feel like it yet, but spring has arrived. Please sign up to attend or sign up to be a sponsor for the 2018 CCDS Golf Outing at the Quarry Golf Club.
CCDS 2018 Summer Camp
Registration is now open for Camp Country Day 2018. 
Information is available on the CCDS website , or email with any questions.

Please remember to visit Amazon Smile for CCDS. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases . Thank you!

Click on the Amazon Smile Logo (on left) to go directly to the website.
CCDS Choir News

Please join us for the Choir and Band Spring Concert on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.

Fitness Drumming
and Trackball in P.E.

1st-5th grades are finishing their fitness drumming unit that worked on students' hand-eye coordination and improved their fitness. All students have really been engaged and active during the entire unit. 
Grades 3rd-5th are working in groups to present their own fitness drumming routine. Grades 6th-8th are finishing a tchoukball unit where students use throwing, catching, offense vs. defense strategy, and overall fitness through this fast-pace game. Next week a tennis unit will start.
CCDS Sports


The track team begins competing this week. Meets are scheduled for April 16th, 18th, 21st, and 23rd. Locations and times are on the CCDS website calendar.

Brian Bortz
Athletic Director
CCDS Week at a Glance
Monday, April 16, 2018
All School Assembly - 8:30 a.m.
Character Ed Presentation - Self Control - Kindergarten
Lemonade War Commercials - Grade 3
8th grade Middle School Speech by Lauren Mounts on Animal Human Bond
CCDS Track Meet at St. Thomas Aquinas High School,
2121 Reno Dr NE, Louisville, OH 44641 - 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Family Night Out at Chipotle - 5097 Dressler Road NW, Canton, 44718
4:00-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Choir and Band Concert - 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Coffee Talk with Mike - Tech Center - 8:30 a.m.
Lemonade War - Grade 3, Performance Area - 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Track Meet @ Our Lake of the Elms Athletic Complex,
3360 Ira Road, Akron, OH 44333 - 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Week of the Young Child Opening Ceremony - 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 p.m.
Performance Area

Canton Country Day School will CLOSE AT 3:20 p.m .
There will be NO after school events of any kind. NO ETC,

Friday, April 20, 2018
Professional Development - NO SCHOOL

Saturday, April 21, 2018
National History Day - State Competition
Ohio Wesleyan University - 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Track Meet - 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. - St. Thomas Aquinas High School,
121 Reno Dr. NE, Louisville, 44641

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Earth Day 2018 - Kent State University, Stark - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Optional Spring Photos for all grades - Details to come.

 The State of the School - All School Meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m.
All are welcome to join us!

Contact (330) 453-8279 for questions.