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Auction is Saturday, March 10, 2018!
  Canton Country
Day School

Important 2018-2019 Re-enrollment Information

Re-enrollment has begun for current families for the 2018-2019 school year and will last until 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). This d eposit 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 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


The February Hot Lunch Menu was activated January 17th. Deadline to order is January 31, 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

Please email Denise Hunt if you would like to volunteer on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. in the Performance Area.

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)
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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

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 (after 27 January).
  • 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
February 9, 2018, is the firm 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)
February 1, 2018 - 5:30 p.m.
Save the date! A Taste of CCDS will be held Thursday, February 1, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. This is an international potluck dinner featuring CCDS' families favorite cultural dishes. Sign up today to let us know how many will be attending and what you will bring. There will be music and dancing from various countries.
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.

 Great Escapes 2017-18
"CCDS...Your Golden Ticket to a World of Pure Imagination"

SAVE THE DATE ! The auction is Saturday, March 10, 2018!!
CCDS Spirit Week
Monday, January 29 -
Friday, February 2, 2018

Our basketball season is coming to an end as we face our rivals (Old Trail) on Monday, February 5th. What better way to UNLEASH OUR COUGAR SPIRIT than to cheer on our CCDS Cougars through a Spirit Week?!

The scheduled events are as follows:
(Please remember all outfits should still adhere to CCDS Dress Code!)

Monday: Dress like your favorite Movie/TV Show Character

Tuesday: Twinning Tuesday; Dress like twins!

Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday; Wear your craziest outfit! Don’t forget to wear a crazy hairdo too!

Thursday: Hat Day!

Friday: Blue and White Day!
Bowling Unit In P.E.

This week the 2nd grade started bowling. Students worked on proper bowling form and learned the basics of scoring by adding the total number of pins at the end of each frame. To make it more fun, students had to perform exercises depending on the number of pins they knocked down. All lower school grades will start bowling soon. The middle school just finished their hockey unit, which they enjoyed.
CCDS Sports

3rd - 5th Grade Intramural Basketball

Intramural basketball begins 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

There are no games this week, and there is no practice on Thursday due to Taste of CCDS.

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, January 29, 2018
Re Enrollment for current students
CCDS Spirit Day 1 - Dress like your favorite Movie/TV Show Character
Assembly - Performance area - 8:30 a.m.
8th grade speech by Maya Burlingame
Guest Speaker in Grade 2, Melinda Chase, professional engineer
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Re Enrollment for current students
CCDS Spirit Day 2 - Twinning Tuesday; Dress like twins!
Great Escapes Basket Assembly - Performance Area - 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Re Enrollment for current students
CCDS Spirit Day 3 - Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday; Wear your craziest outfit! And don’t forget to wear a crazy hairdo too!

Thursday, February 1, 2018
Re Enrollment for current students
CCDS Spirit Day 4 - Thursday: Hat Day!
Cougar Bar Sales - Performance Area - 7:50 a.m.
Taste of CCDS - Gym and Dining Room 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Friday, February 2, 2018
Re Enrollment for current students
CCDS Spirit Day 5 - Friday: Blue and White Day!

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.