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 6, 2018
Parent Volunteer Request

CCDS is requesting for 5-6 strong parents to help move a safe upstairs. If you are able, please contact Mike Brown and he will arrange a common time. Thank you!
School Supply Ordering For 2018-19

The school supply lists for next year have been completed. We will have an optional online ordering for 2018-19 from April 19 to May 4 .

After May 4, parents must purchase their own supplies . Order forms will be sent home closer to the start date.
Snack Food Ideas

Snack food ideas to share with your families: Try to find packaged foods that are less than 9 grams of sugar. Generally, You cannot go 100% with one brand name. They make several products with better/worse ingredients. For example, with Kashi or Cliff some products are better than others; you have to read the ingredients. The main thing to look for is the sugar (mentioned above). Try as much as possible to limit soy/canola oils (which can be very hard in this industry), and opt for expeller/cold pressed canola oil if possible. No high fructose corn syrup. Try to choose ingredients with as few ingredients as possible. For example, a Kind bar is better than a Nutrigrain bar. Healthy fats are good. Not everything has to be low fat or nonfat. It is okay to have whole milk.
  • Belivita biscuits (one package has 4 biscuits, could be divided into 2 snack baggies)
  • Nature Valley granola cups (these are a great hit with kids now)
  • Dried apple chips
  • Popcorn- plain olive oil popcorn with light salt. No cheesy/sugary flavorings.
  • Kids organic Z bars made by Cliff
  • Annie's Bunny organic crackers (kids love these)
  • Hummus and pretzels
  • String cheese
  • Apple sauce (no high fructose corn syrup)
  • Terra's root veggie chips
  • Lays oven baked or Sun chips
  • Yogurt (the sugar is higher, although I have found organic ones on the shelf, not refrigerator section, that have lower sugar. They are near the individual applesauce squeezers)
  • Soup (maybe once a week, have a homemade soup to ladle into a cup)
  • Whole grain fig bars.

Desserts: Apple sauce and a cookie, cinnamon graham square with 2-3 Organic gummies (mainly looking for no HFCS), chocolate chip cookie, vanilla yogurt with a few blueberries on top, or a strawberry. It is hard to navigate the desserts and we don't have to be perfect. Keep the serving size small and strive for balance.
Great Escapes Survey!

We have created a survey for anyone involved in the CCDS Great Escapes fundraiser. A separate email will be distributed for those who attended the fundraiser. Because of everyone's involvement, the fundraiser was a great success and the proceeds will greatly benefit the children!

If you were involved in our fundraiser, please take the attached survey so that 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 Monday, April 9th. If there are other volunteers that may not be on the school's email list, please help us by forwarding this survey on to them. Please click on survey . Thank you for your time and support of Canton Country Day!


Mike Brown
Head of School
Details About The Construction
On Fulton Road Exit Off Interstate 77
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 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
Free Annual Physical Therapy Check-Up

The Walsh DPT program is putting on its annual Community Clinic, where first-year students provide a free physical therapy exam under the supervision of the third-year students and licensed PTs.

The clinic is a free event, and serves to
a) provide a free service to the Canton and surrounding communities,
b) provide hands-on experience for the first-year students, and
c) provide the ability for third-year students to mentor first-year students.
STEM Story Time Family Science Night
Thursday, April 12, 2018
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Family Science Nights are geared towards students in kindergarten through fifth grade, but older and younger siblings are welcome to join the fun. Family Science Nights are open to non-CCDS students, so if you have a child in K-5 at another school you are welcome to bring them and your CCDS student(s).

Please see the flyer below for details about this exciting event that will take place next Thursday, April 12th. Do not click on the flyer, but click here to respond so that we make sure to have enough materials.
Friday, April 13, 2018 - 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
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 plan to attend 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 Tchoukball in P.E.

Grades 6th-8th started a tchoukball unit. Students develop throwing, catching, offensive vs. defensive strategies and overall fitness through this fast-pace game, pictured on the left.

1st-5th grades started a fitness drumming unit in P.E. Students worked on hand-eye coordination that will improve their fitness. Grades 3rd-5th will work in groups to present their own fitness drumming routine later in the unit. Only at CCDS will you find integrated learning, most recently demonstrated in Joey Bruce's P.E. class through drumming, music, and exercise. Video (below) courtesy of Rebecca Stewart.
CCDS Sports

K - 5th Grade Intramural Soccer

Intramural soccer begins next week. Registration is now closed.

CCDS Track

Track practice is underway, with our first meet on April 16th at St. Thomas at 5:00 p.m. Information regarding the upcoming track season can be found here .

3rd - 5th Grade Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run continues through May 17th, and culminates with a 5K on Saturday, May 19th at Walsh University. Information is on the GOTR website .

Brian Bortz
Athletic Director
CCDS Week at a Glance
Monday, April 9, 2018
All School Assembly - 8:30 a.m.
8th Grade Middle School Speeches by Leila Hamdan on Dreams
and Jessie Rothman on Anxiety
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
First Round Financial Aid Award Letters mailed

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Family Science Night with Mount Union Students - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Performance Area and Dining Room

Friday, April 13, 2018
CCDS Talent Show - 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. - Gym

Canton Country Day School will CLOSE AT 3:20 p.m . on
Thursday, April 19th . There will be NO after school events of any kind. NO ETC, NO STUDY HALL, NO ATHLETICS.

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
All are welcome to join us!

Contact (330) 453-8279 for questions.