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  Canton Country
Day School

Important 2018-2019 Re-enrollment Information

Re-enrollment for current families for the 2018-2019 school year closes, today, February 2, 2018! All accounts must be current in order to re-enroll. Any exception requests must be made in writing to the school finance committee.
In order to re-enroll your child, please return the letter that was sent home on Monday, January 22, with the non-refundable $100 deposit (cash or check). If you need another copy, please contact the school office. This deposit will be applied to the first tuition billing of the 2018-2019 school year. This deposit secures your child’s position in the student body for the 2018-2019 school year. If the completed form and deposit are not returned by Feb 2, 2018, students will be considered under the new student application process during open enrollment. First preference will be given to returning students. Remaining spaces will be filled during open enrollment.
Important information for 2018-2019:
  • The fifth grade class for 2018-2019 will now be considered part of intermediate school (grades 3-5).
  • Tuition rates for 2018-19 will remain the same as the 2017-18 school year.
  • Tuition insurance will now be required of all families who enroll in our payment plan. Tuition insurance can also be purchased by families who pay in full, but is not required.
  • Kindergarten will now be a full-day program only.
Financial Aid:
We believe that the cost of a Canton Country Day School education should not be a deterrent to any family, regardless of income. We know that the published cost of tuition can make it seemingly impossible for many families to consider independent schools as an option. While we do not offer 100 percent full-ride scholarships through our internal financial aid process, we do offer assistance to families that qualify. Families generally are expected to contribute a minimum of 25 percent of their child’s tuition.
All financial aid awards are based on a family's demonstrated financial need. In determining the extent of a student's need, consideration is given to both the amount of support that may be expected from all family resources, as well as factors that affect a family's financial strength, such as investment savings and other assets, number of dependents, debt and other educational responsibilities. Consideration will also be given to the family’s history of meeting prior financial obligations to the School. In addition, the financial aid committee will be assessing family involvement in school activities, volunteering and annual fundraising efforts.

To help us objectively assess what a family is able to contribute toward education expenses, we use FAST Management as a confidential third party for financial aid application processing. The FAST analysis of a family's estimated contribution is a critical component of our financial aid decision.

The FAST application will be available beginning January 22, 2018. You can access this application at http://cantoncountryday.org/affording-ccds

Please note the following dates regarding financial aid:

March 12, 2018 - Financial Aid FAST deadline
March 14, 2018 - Tax forms mailed to FAST for verification
April 11, 2018 - 1 st round of Financial Aid awarded
April 25, 2018 - 2 nd round of Financial Aid awarded
Please feel free to contact the school if you have any questions. Thank you!
Annual Giving Fund

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. No donation is too small.

Hot Lunch Program

March Hot Lunch Menus will be activated February 14, 2018, deadline to order is February 28, 2018.

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 https://cantoncountryday.ahotlunch.com

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 http://support.hotlunch.com/
  • 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 catering@f-espo.com

CCDS parents gathered on January 30th in the Performance Area to assemble our grade level baskets and they are awesome! A big thank you goes out to (L to R) Amy Allen, Kera Donovan, Lamese Hamideh, Amanda Paulus, Dianne Williams. Miranda Charnock and Karla Thompson, Auction Chair, (not pictured) also helped.

The baskets are in the Performance Area on the side tables as you come in the front doors. Please check them out! Raffle tickets are on sale each morning from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. Tickets will also be sold at CCDS evening events. Each ticket is $1.


Candy is dandy, but wine is divine!
We need your help! Did you know that there are countless Cabernets, Merlots, Chardonnays, just to name few, helplessly trapped in bottles? You may know some yourself, or heavens forbid, even have some in your very own home. With your help we can provide them with the freedom they deserve as a member of the Great Escapes Auction wine pull!

All kidding aside, our children depend upon the generosity of our school community and the success of our Great Escapes auction to benefit their school experience. You can help by donating bottles of wine valued at $25.00 or more for the wine pull at the upcoming auction.  The Great Escapes Committee will also purchase a bottle of wine for you if you would like to make a monetary donation of $25.00. We are hoping to receive donations of 40 bottles of wine. Whether you are a wine aficionado, and have many bottles you are willing to share, or have one bottle that you can spare, we welcome your donation.

Please bring your wine donations to the office by Feb. 16th, and remember to fill out an auction contract so that we can officially recognize your contribution in the auction program. Contracts can be found on the table at the front door, in the office and on the website.
Thank you,
Jennifer Spillios
Mother of Sabrina (8 th grade) and Everly (4 th grade)
Shop Amazon for Great Escapes Donations
Do you want to donate to our auction, but don't have time to go out and shop? Check out our Wish List on Amazon. Click on the button below, select an item to donate, and it will be shipped directly to Canton Country Day. Please make sure to include your name with the purchase. Feel free to share this link with friends and family. It's quick and convenient!
Check out our CCDS Instagram Account. https://www.instagram.com/cantoncountrydayschool/ Follow us!
CCDS Drop Off and Pick Up Guidelines

Dear Parents,

Thank you all very much for your cooperation with our recent drop off and pick up procedure changes.  We have noticed that parking on the side lot in the morning can prove cumbersome with small children, backpacks etc…. Therefore, faculty and staff will park toward the back leaving the front portion of the side lot open for you.  

    NOTE: The side lot is ONE WAY ONLY.   

Also, a reminder that your family name card MUST be visible in the front window of your car at afternoon car line.

Thank you!

CCDS closing info is posted on the local TV and radio stations. CCDS closing information is also available (after 6:00 a.m.) on the CCDS answering machine and on our website at www.cantoncountryday.org


CCDS is located in Plain Township therefore we generally follow their weather directives. We do not, however, follow Plain Local delays.


  • If Plain Local is open we are open.
  • If Plain Local closes for weather we are closed.
  • If Plain Local delays for weather we are closed.


  • When a snow day is anticipated, teachers will assign snow day work on the previous day.
  • When school is closed for two or more days, please check Chalkable/parent emails for your child’s assignments. Teachers will post assignments by 8:00 a.m.
  • Most importantly, when assignments are finished, go out and enjoy your day and be safe!
Attention: 8th Grade Parents
Release Of School Records

As you begin the high school enrollment process, you will be asked to provide documentation from CCDS. The following is the procedure to acquire school records.

  • All requests must be presented to the office by a parent.
  • All school accounts must be current.
  • Requests must be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to the due date.
  • Canton Country Day School will happily accommodate up to 3 requests for records. Beyond 3, there will be a $50 fee per request required in advance to compensate faculty and staff for the additional hours of work required.
  • All records and recommendations will be sent directly to the high school.

Thank you,
Canton Country Day School
Canton Country Day School Night Out Presents,
February 6, 2018 - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
This is an adults only event! Come enjoy specialty drinks and fun!
All proceeds will benefit the students of CCDS.

February 9, 2018, is the firm ordering deadline!
The Parent's Association will be selling adorable Willy Wonka themed t-shirts for Great Escapes designed by Mindy Leeders. The order forms were sent home. All the details are on the order form. The deadline is February 9th and is firm as we want the shirts to arrive prior to the auction. 

Completed forms with payment can be turned into the office. Questions can be directed to Karla Thompson, Mindy Leeders or to Amy Allen who is taking the lead on this project. Thank you for your assistance and your continued support of the PA and Great Escapes. Looking forward to seeing lots of colorful shirts on our Willy Wonka Day. (Date TBD)
CCDS Valentine Parties
Classroom Valentine’s parties will be on:

Wednesday, February 14th (PK/JK)  and
Friday, February 16th (K-4)

Check with your child’s teacher regarding planning, supplies needed, and volunteer needs.

Middle school parents…PA will be making Valentine’s Goody Bags for all the kids to take home on Friday the 16th . Please sign-up at http://signup.com/go/VjoWXGF if you’d like to provide candy and/or valentine’s party favors.

Also, email keradonovan@yahoo.com if you’d like to help assemble the bags on Thursday, February 15th .

Great Escapes presents
the super silent auction item…
A one week vacation in Kissimmee, Florida
Tired of the blustery cold and snow?
Looking for that warm, SUNNY, fun filled Spring Break location?
                                           Then this is the destination for you!
     You and 7 guests can enjoy a week at the beautiful
     Vacation Village at Parkway Resort - Kissimmee, Florida
Vacation Village at Parkway offers the best of Florida in one great location. Minutes from Orlando’s theme parks like: Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios, and Sea World. 
The resort offers lovely spacious accommodations. Perfect for couples and families alike.  The 2,672 guest rooms are surrounded by seven pools, along with hot tubs, barbecue grills, and a children’s playground. All within short driving distance you can explore historic St. Augustine, Kennedy Space Center, Busch Gardens, and Silver Springs. Or you may find you’ll never want to leave the resort after seeing the fully staffed activities center with weekly planned activities that enhance each guest’s vacation experience.
What Seven Night Stay at Vacation Village at Parkway Resort – Kissimmee, Florida. Accommodations include two units that will house up to 8 guests.
When Friday, March 23, 2018 - Friday, March 30, 2018
  • Online bidding will begin Saturday, January 27, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. EST
  • Bidding will close Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. EST

To bid on this item

  • Click on link: https://www.32auctions.com/CCDS
  • Click View All Items.
  • Then click on “one week vacation…” to see details or to bid.
  • From here you need to create an account or login to participate.

Any questions, please contact Lucian Barbur at lbarbur@cantoncountryday.org or (330) 453-8279, ext 125
CCDS Bowling
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Please join us at Park Centre Lanes, 7313 Whipple Avenue N.W., Canton, for a fun evening of bowling. The price is $15 per bowler. The price includes pizza and beverages. Everyone is welcome to bring a dessert to share.

RSVP to Pam Popa by emailing ppopa@cantoncountryday.org or by phone, (330) 453-8279.
 Great Escapes 2017-18
"CCDS...Your Golden Ticket to a World of Pure Imagination"

SAVE THE DATE ! The auction is Saturday, March 10, 2018!!
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!
Mrs. Maura Cotter
Madame Claudia Sommers
Taste of CCDS!

Thursday, February 1st, our school community enjoyed a Taste of CCDS. This event showcased our school's diversity through music, dances, and food! A big thank you to Mrs. Heather Cooper, Mrs. Dody Nahas, and Mr. Matt Dudack for providing the entertainment for the evening.
Hawaiian Dance performed by CCDS' Middle School Choreography Class!
Enjoying food from different cultures!
CCDS Spirit Week
Monday, January 29 -
Friday, February 2, 2018

CCDS will face our rivals (Old Trail) on Monday, February 5th! During Spirit Week, the
Twin/Multiples Day was especially fun. Students, as well as staff, dressed in matching outfits. This photo is of the 8th grade and office staff all wearing "Thing" t-shirts! Everyone enjoys team spirit at CCDS! Go Cougars!
Capture The Flag Unit In P.E.

Grades 4 through 8 started a Capture the Flag unit in P.E. In this activity, students learn to strategize and work as a team to capture the other team's flag. This fun exercise improves cardiovascular endurance as students run and hide behind the mats stationed around the gym.
CCDS Sports

3rd - 5th Grade Intramural Basketball

Intramural basketball began Friday, February 2nd for 3rd-5th grade students. Players will meet in the gym from 3:20 - 4:30 p.m. on Fridays through March 2nd. 
Registration is now closed.

 CCDS Basketball

The MS basketball teams host Old Trail Monday, February 5th with boys playing at 4:30 and girls playing around 5:30. The girls have a scrimmage against Perry's 7th/8th grade B team on Tuesday the 6th at 5:00. Both teams travel to Mandel Thursday the 8th with girls playing at 4:30 and boys playing around 5:30. Go Cougars!

3rd - 5th Grade Girls on the Run

I am excited to announce that CCDS will have a Girls on the Run program this spring! 

Girls on the Run "encourages girls to recognize their individual strengths and celebrate connections with others. Each season, girls gain a better understanding of who they are and what's important to them, the value of teamwork and healthy relationships and how they can have a positive impact on the world. Girls also make a meaningful contribution to their community through a team-organized Community Impact Project. Physical activity is woven into the program to inspire an appreciation for fitness and healthy habits and teach life skills including treating others with care, practicing gratitude and managing emotions. Each season culminates with a Girls on the Run 5K event. This celebratory, non-competitive event provides girls with a sense of accomplishment and instills the value of goal setting at a young age."

The program will meet after school until 5:00 on Mondays and Thursdays beginning in March, under the direction of 2nd grade teacher Madison Backus and 4th grade teacher Kellie Boyd, with help from me. It culminates with a non-competitive 5k at Walsh University the morning of May 19th. More information, including registration details, will be coming home sometime in February. Until then, feel free to reach out to me with questions and I'll do my best to answer. Go Cougars!

Brian Bortz
Athletic Director
CCDS Week at a Glance
Monday, February 5, 2018
Open Enrollment for New Students begins
Raffle Basket Ticket Sales 7:45 - 8:30 a.m.
Assembly - Performance area - 8:30 a.m.
8th grade speech by Sabrina Spillios
Basketball Pep Rally 2:45 - 3:00 p.m. - Gym
HOME - CCDS v Old Trail Boys 4:30 p.m. then Girls 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Raffle Basket Ticket Sales 7:45 - 8:30 a.m.
HOME CCDS Girls v Perry 7/8 B Team (Scrimmage) - 5:00 p.m.
Parents Night Out - That Chocolate Bar - Adults Only - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
TD's Tailgate, 2234 West Tuscarawas Street, Canton

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Raffle Basket Ticket Sales 7:45 - 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, February 8, 2018
Raffle Basket Ticket Sales 7:45 - 8:30 a.m.
AWAY CCDS basketball games @ Mandel @ 4:30/5:30 p.m.
Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School
26500 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood, OH 44122

Friday, February 9, 2018
Raffle Basket Ticket Sales 7:45 - 8:30 a.m.

The State of the School - All School Meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, May 15, 2018
All are welcome to join us!

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.
Contact (330) 453-8279 for questions.