June 1, 2017
Early Morning Drop Off (7:30-7:45 a.m.)
Laura Rehman, Cougar Den
Chatter submissions are due by noon Wednesday.
Please send articles to chatter@canterburygso.org or call Betsy Raulerson, 336-288-2007 x104.

Monday: Casual Dress, Field Day, Early Dismissal
     Since Monday, June 5, is the all-school field day, it is a casual dress day. We also have a 2:30 p.m. early dismissal that day. 

Field Day Details
  • When and where: Monday, June 5, 12:20 - 2:20 p.m., the Commons (the grassy area outside Berry hall)
  • Students should bring: water bottle, sunscreen, and a towel (optional)
  • What to wear: casual dress with a shirt of designated team color, sneakers. Students may get wet.
  • Pickup: carpool begins at 2:30 p.m.

June 1-8, 2017
Thurs, June 1
 Lower School Farmers' Market, Berry Hall Courtyard
Fri, June 2
  Last Day For PreK  ( Full Day Schedule)
 6th Grade To Carowinds
Mon, June 5
 Casual Dress Day!
 6th Grade Art Show, Stafford Arts Center Gallery
 Year End Communion, Outdoor Chapel 
 All School Field Day
  Early Dismissal, Extended Day Available
Tues, June 6
 8th Grade Chapel & Slide Show, Berry Hall
 8th Grade Baccalaureate, Students & Parents Only
  Dismissal For 8th Grade Only
Wed, June 7
Closing Assembly, Students & Faculty Only
Dismissal, No Lunch or Extended Day
Thurs, June 8
 Graduation, Chapel Dress for 2nd, 7th, & 8th
 Dismissal for 2nd Grade
 Reception for Graduates & Families, Berry Hall
More News
Canterbury School Farmers' Market Is Today
     Let us help you get your garden ready for summer!  The Canterbury School Farmers' Market is today , 2:30-3:10 p.m. in the Berry Hall Courtyard. You can buy herbs, flowers, and vegetable plants, which were started from seed and lovingly cared for by the science classes. The funds raised will be used to purchase plants for the school garden next fall.

2017-18 Student Bills Going Out This Week
     With apologies for the delay, statements for families who have chosen to pay with two payments (60% in June and 40% in January) are being mailed this week. Please understand that the bill will reflect your child's current grade, since promotion to the next grade will occur later this summer.
     In addition, if you have chosen the FACTS monthly payment plan for next year, but have not yet enrolled, please do so as soon as possible. The deadline for paying over 12 months has passed. Payments over 11 months start in July, with the enrollment deadline being early June.
     Please contact Kathy Creekmuir at creekmuirk@canterburygso.org or 288-2007 x105 with any questions. 

Missing Library Books?
     Thank you for helping us track down all of this year's library books! Please remember that if there are outstanding books at the end of the year, the student's report card will be held until the account is cleared. Notices have been sent home several times over the past few weeks. Please contact Kari Baumann if you have any questions about missing books.

Eighth Grade Cookout Is Today
     The Class of 2017 cookout is today, 5-6:30 p.m., in Ketner Commons. This event is for 8th graders and faculty only. At the end of the cookout, students will paint the 8th grade rock so they should wear or bring appropriate clothing. Please RSVP to Mary Dator at  datorma@canterburygso.org.

Lost And Found In Berry Hall June 5-7
     Lost and found items from all buildings will be displayed June 5-7 on tables in Berry Hall. Please stop by and claim your child's belongings. Any items left after June 7 will be donated to charity.

Note Two Calendar Changes
     The end of the year is fast approaching! Below are two changes that families should note on their calendars. 
  • Monday, June 5, there is an end-of-year communion service in the outdoor chapel (casual dress!) at 11 a.m. Field Day is 12:20-2:20 p.m. There is a 2:30 p.m. early dismissal for the entire schoolExtended Day is available.
  • Tuesday, June 6, 8th graders will be dismissed with their parents at 10 a.m. after the Baccalaureate service, which is for 8th graders and their parents only.

Annual Fund Is Almost A Wrap
     June 30 is the end of our fiscal year, and the Advancement Office is busy processing pledges. If you haven't made your pledge payment, or if you're thankful for a great year and want to make a pledge or increase your pledge, just contact Mary Dator at datorma@canterburygso.org. Thank you to all the parents who support Canterbury with their donations, time, and talents!

Summer Reading Available At Canterbury Library
     As always, we encourage students to read as much as possible over the summer. Grade level teachers provide summer reading requirements but the Canterbury library is here to help. Students are always welcome to come in and check out books over the summer. Instead of using the computer, please fill out the form on the desk with student name, book name, barcode number (found on the back of the book) and the date. When you return a book, you can simply cross it off the list and place it on the cart.
     There will also be story times available each month in the Canterbury library. All ages are welcome, although the stories will be most appropriate for our PreK-2nd graders. Students can stop by, hear a story with Ms. Baumann, have some cookies and lemonade, and pick out some new books.  The dates are:

  • Thursday, June 29, from 10:30 a.m.-noon
  • Thursday, July 13, from 10:30 a.m.-noon
  • Thursday, Aug. 10, from 10:30 a.m.-noon

Cooking And Craft Books Wanted!
     The Canterbury library is hoping to expand its collection of cookbooks and craft books (knitting, origami, drawing, or any other crafts). If you have any that are collecting dust on your shelves, please consider donating them. Students love to check them out and it is a great way to learn how to read instructions and informational text. Please feel free to drop them by the library any time.

Class Lists Will Be Sent In August
    Class lists and teacher assignments for 2017-18 will be sent out in early August.  Please accept this gentle reminder not to make a special request for a particular teacher for the upcoming year. If you feel there are academic reasons to make such a request, please contact the appropriate division director. Each student will be placed in the class that the teachers and division directors feel works best for him or her. Thank you for honoring this important Canterbury tradition.

Sometimes We See Interesting Animals On Campus
     We're fortunate to have a school on 35 beautifully wooded acres. That means we sometimes see critters in unusual places. Last week, a snake visited Phillips Chapel. It was a skinny, green garter snake, and the children and teachers handled the situation calmly. While we have seen other garter snakes, we have not seen any poisonous snakes. Our maintenance staff has inspected outdoor areas, including playgrounds, and removed anything that could be hospitable to snakes; we use a snake deterrent product on trails and spots where these reptiles have been seen in the past; and teachers will keep children away from heavily wooded areas. We do not think snakes are a problem at Canterbury, but wanted you to be aware, especially for parents with younger siblings not yet of school age who like to roam the campus in warm weather. If you encounter a snake on campus, please let us know where and when.

Hold Your Event At Canterbury
     Did you know that Canterbury has hosted events for up to 500 people? We've been the site of everything from weddings to a taekwondo tournament to a convention to elect a bishop. If you or your group is looking for event space, check out Canterbury!  There's more information on our website here or by contacting Kaitlin Finnin, facilities rental manager. The best part? We have special pricing for Canterbury alumni and friends.

Get The Jump On School Supplies
     Summer academic work and forms for next year will be sent to you by email today, but you can order school supplies now. The CPA is partnering with School Tool Box to offer the chance to buy school supplies for next school year by ordering online. Supplies ordered before June 30 will be shipped to Canterbury and delivered to your child's classroom prior to the first day of school. To order, go to this link , and follow the directions in the "Let's Get Started" box on the top right. If you do not want to buy school supplies from School Tool Box, you can purchase them yourself. Supply lists will be posted on Canterbury's website June 1. 
Summer Office Hours Announced
     Beginning Monday, June 19, the Administration office hours will be:
  • Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Friday, 9 a.m. - noon
  • The office will be closed July 3-5 in observance of Independence Day
     The school is lightly staffed in the summer months, so if you reach the voice mail prompt instead of a person, please leave a message. Some teachers do not check voice mail on a regular basis during the summer, but the Administration office will be happy to return your call. Please follow the phone prompts to leave a message in the general mailbox.

Sport Your Canterbury Pride This Summer
     No trip to the pool, beach, or lake is complete without a beach towel, water bottle, string bag, cap, umbrella, or stylish shirt. It just so happens that we've got all of that in the Canterbury school store. Stop by the Administration office and stock up for summer!  

Summer Garden Help Needed
     We need you in Canterbury's garden this summer! If your family is interested in working in the garden beds during the summer months, please email Ashley Meyer at  meyera@canterburygso.org . You will be able to sign up for a week of watering, weeding, and harvesting produce.

Spaces Available In Summer Camps
    We've got something for everyone at Canterbury Summe rs, including special middle school overnight trips. Check out all the exciting new -- and old favorite -- options  here

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, and the school counselor,
and with the community at large through the  Chatter.
  • David Keeton is recovering following his heart transplant. Please keep David, Marty, and Betsy (6th) in your prayers during David's recovery.

Looking Ahead
See you on Tuesday, Aug. 29. Have a wonderful summer!
If you really want to look ahead, here's the preliminary 2017-18 calendar .