Feb. 8, 2018
Early Morning Drop Off (7:30-7:45 a.m.)
Karan Moore, Kindergarten
Chatter submissions are due by noon Wednesday.
Please send articles to chatter@canterburygso.org or call Betsy Raulerson, 336-288-2007 x104.

Not Going To The Auction Tomorrow?
You Can Still Bid!
     Bidding on a huge number of awesome items opened this week. Visit the auction website here and get a jump on Friday night. Raffle tickets are still available -- only 100 sold at $100 each, and you get the pick of eight of the 11 live auction items. Print one here and return it to the office by Friday afternoon.

Hooray For Casual Dress Days!
     Tomorrow, Feb. 9, is a casual dress day. Relax a bit the day of the Canterbury auction. Casual dress guidelines can be found here.

Feb. 8-16, 2018
Thurs, Feb. 8
NO SCHOOL: PreK-8th Conferences
Mrs. McIlwain's Used Children's Book Sale, Fry Hall
TMAC Final, Location At Higher Seed School
Fri, Feb. 9
Casual Dress Day
HOT LUNCH: Zaxby's
Mrs. McIlwain's Used Children's Book Sale, Fry Hall
Chapel, 8th Grade Preacher Charlie Roe
Middle School Service Learning
The Roaring 20s Auction, Haley Athletic Center
Sat, Feb. 10
Sun, Feb. 11
Mon, Feb. 12
ERB CPT4 Testing for 3rd -8th grades
Chapel, 8th Grade Preacher Kelby Swindell
Middle School Service Learning
Tues, Feb. 13
ERB CPT4 Testing for 3rd -8th grades
CPA Meeting, Berry Hall
Fat Tuesday Community Dinner, Berry Hall
Wed, Feb. 14
Ash Wednesday Service, Imposition of Ashes (chapel dress)
Thurs, Feb. 15
ERB CPT4 Make Ups
8th Grade Service Learning, McNair Elementary
3-Lopez Service Learning, St. Francis Day School
Fri, Feb. 16
NO SCHOOL: Winter Break

More News
It's Flu Season
     Flu season is upon us. Canterbury's cleaning crew is using a hospital-grade disinfectant, Oxyvir, to clean all hard surfaces such as desks, chairs, door handles, and countertops. The crew was on campus last weekend to give additional attention to the middle and lower school classroom buildings. 
     Parents, please be more cautious than usual with your child's illness this winter. We're seeing students present with mild discomfort at first, and then sickness hits hard. We've even had positive tests for flu with no fever. If your child is sick, please remember that students should not return to school until they are fever-free for 24 hours. 
     Find tips from the Centers for Disease Control on avoiding the flu here

Annual Used Children's Book Sale Ends Tomorrow
     You've got one more day to buy great-priced, gently-used children's books at Mrs. McIlwain's 2nd grade class book sale. Drop by Fry Hall and expand your child's library. Proceeds benefit the students' friends at Dolan Manor. 

Community Dinner Is Feb. 13. Join Us!
     All Canterbury families are invited to celebrate Mardi Gras as a community on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 6-7:30 p.m., in Berry Hall. Please bring a dish to share and enjoy mixing and mingling with old and new friends. We would love to have a crowd! No rsvp required.

Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, Is A Chapel Dress Day
     Wednesday, Feb. 14, is Ash Wednesday. We will have an all-school chapel with Imposition of Ashes at 11 a.m. Parents are welcome to join us.

Girls On The Run Is So Much Fun! 
    Calling all third and fourth grade girls! Join us for Girls on the Run, a 10-week program that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident, using a fun curriculum that creatively integrates running. Our twice-a-week sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:15-4:30 p.m., beginning Feb. 20.  The season will culminate with a Triad Girls on the Run 5k on May 12 in Winston-Salem. Coaches Meredith Coladonato, Liddy Hall, Joanna Kirkland, and Hillary McAlhany are excited for a fantastic season! To register, please fill out our online registration form here. Registration is limited to 15 participants. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Liddy Hall at liddyhall@gmail.com or 336-202-8775.      

"Beauty And The Beast Jr" Auditions Coming Up
     Auditions for the middle school musical, "Beauty and the Beast Jr," are Feb. 20, 21, and 23. Sign-ups will be posted this week. Performances are scheduled for April 19-21.


Are You The Parent Of A 4th Grade Student?
     Parents of current 4th graders are invited to Meet The Middle School on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m. in Ketner Science and Technology Center. Hear from Paul Andrichuk, Middle School Director; Anne Barton Carter, Assistant Middle School Director; and middle school teachers talk about our curriculum, electives, athletics, homework, and middle school life.

PreK Applicant Playdate Is Feb. 28
     Siblings that have applied or are considering applying for PreK next year are welcome to attend a playdate on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 11 a.m. in the PreK classrooms. Please RSVP to Libba LaFave at lafavel@canterburygso.org.

Chapel  Buddy Skateland Outing Is Feb. 23
     Calling all kindergartners and their 6th grade chapel buddies! You are invited to a special chapel-buddy-only Skateland outing on Friday, Feb. 23. This is a wonderful opportunity for our newest chapel buddies to get together outside of school hours. If you have questions or would like to volunteer, contact Nicole Linney at nicole.linney@gmail.com or 336-740-0470 or Martha Newton at marthanewton78@gmail.com or 336-420-8127. You may now register and pay online using this link.  Or, if you prefer, you may return the attached form and exact change by Wednesday, Feb. 21.
Hear John O'Leary Speak On Living A More Meaningful Life
     On Thursday, March 1, Canterbury will welcome John O'Leary, author of "On Fire," which tells the story of his recovery from severe burns as a child. His message about living a meaningful life is powerful. John will speak with students and faculty and staff during the day, and speak to the public at 7 p.m. that evening. Look for more details, but save the date, read the book, and invite a friend to hear his evening talk. His visit is made possible by Canterbury's Fund for Ethical Christian Living.

"On Fire" Parent Book Discussion Feb. 27
     Many of you have read "On Fire" in anticipation of John O'Leary's visit. Kari Baumann will be hosting a discussion of the book with coffee and snacks for parents on Feb. 27 in the library at 8:15 a.m. Please RSVP to  baumannk@canterburygso.org if you are interested in attending.

Canterbury Summers Dates Announced
    Canterbury has the best summer camps in town. Mark your calendars for the weeks of June 18-22, June 25-29, July 23-27, and July 30-Aug.  3. Look for camp details soon.

2018-19 Preliminary Calendar Available
     When does school start next year? When is fall break? Those questions and more are revealed on  this calendar . A more detailed calendar will be released at the end of the school year.
Help Serve Hot Lunch
     Hot lunch is off to a great start, and we have many more days ahead! Thank you to all volunteers; we could not do it without you. There are several days through the end of the year with available slots. Please sign up 
here with Signup Genius . If you have any questions, please call or text Kelly McKee at   336-339-3651 .

What Happens When Hot Lunch Is On A Snow Day?
     Jan. 17 and 19, which were scheduled hot lunch days, were snow days. Boonli will credit your account for your missed items on those days. Please use that money to order for new days or additional items on days you have already ordered! Boonli does not refund any money, just account credit. Thank you.

Canterbury Belts Are In!
      Just arrived: Canterbury Cougar belts, $25, all sizes, and just in time for chapel dress on Feb. 14. Stop by the office to buy one.

CPA Nominating Committee Will Meet
       According to the by-laws of the Canterbury Parents' Association, a nominating committee has been formed to select qualified candidates for the 2019-20 CPA President-elect position. The nominating committee members are: the Head of School, Director of Advancement, CPA President, CPA President-elect, CPA Past President, CPA Volunteer Coordinator, the Canterbury Board of Trustees Head of Committee on Trustees, and two members from the parent body who are not currently serving on the CPA Board. This year, Meagan Adams and Sara Carter Spencer have agreed to serve as the two parent members. The nominating committee will meet in February.

Come Hear An Eighth Grade Sermon
     Eighth grade sermons are an important part of a Canterbury education. Eighth graders weave together what they've learned, including writing clearly, speaking in public, sharing spiritual learning, and demonstrating leadership. These sermons always have a heartfelt and timely message.  Attached  here   is  a complete list of sermons so that you can mark your calendar to hear as many as possible. Sermons for the next few weeks are:
Friday, Feb. 9: Charlie Roe
Monday, Feb. 12: Kelby Swindell
Friday, Feb. 23: Maria Vanore
Monday, Feb. 26: Alex White

Canterbury Shares Cares, Concerns, And Celebrations
     If your family experiences a birth, death, marriage, illness, or injury, please contact Rhonda Wakefield, chair of the CPA Care Committee, at  rhondawakefield@yahoo.com or 336-681-6471. With your permission, she will share the news appropriately with teachers, the chaplain, the school counselor,
and with the community at large through the 
  • Please continue to pray for the Keaton family (David, Marty and Betsy, 7th). David is recovering from surgery last Thursday.
  • Harrison Bartle, 6th, broke his collarbone last week and had surgery Friday. Please pray for a successful recovery.
  • Porter Davis, 4th, tore tendons in his wrist while playing soccer. Please pray for him during his recovery.
  • Campbell Kirkland, 4th, fractured her arm. Your thoughts and prayers during her recovery are appreciated.

Looking Ahead
Mon, Feb. 19
NO SCHOOL: Presidents' Day
Tues, Feb. 20
LS Parent Session With Anna Taylor, Stafford Conference
Spring Musical Auditions, Berry Hall
4th Grade Parents Meet the Middle School
Wed, Feb. 21
HOT LUNCH: Jersey Mike's
LS Chapel
Spring Musical Auditions, Berry Hall
Thurs, Feb. 22
8th Grade Service Learning, McNair Elementary
MS Service Learning, First Friends Food Pantry
3rd Grade Play, Snew White, For Lower School, Berry Hall
Book Chat, "Anne Of Green Gables," Library
3rd Grade Play, Snew White, For Parents, Berry Hall
Fri, Feb. 23
HOT LUNCH: Elizabeth's Pizza
Chapel, 8th Grade Preacher Maria Vanore
Middle School Service Learning
6th Grade & Chapel Buddy Skateland
Spring Musical Auditions, Berry Hall