March 8, 2018
Early Morning Drop Off (7:30-7:45 a.m.)
Tracy McIlwain, 2nd Grade
Chatter submissions are due by noon Wednesday.
Please send articles to or call Betsy Raulerson, 336-288-2007 x104.

Fathers' Chapel Is Tomorrow, March 9
     Fathers' Chapel is tomorrow, March 9, 8:10 a.m. Fathers and special guests can meet their students at the main entrance of Phillips Chapel so that they can walk in and sit together. Children will go back to class with their teachers at the end of chapel. Because children will be dismissed by grade, please feel free to have all of your children sit with you. Because of the large number of people in chapel, PreK and kindergarten dads and children are asked to sit on the floor in front. We apologize for the floor seating and encourage those dads to dress in comfortable clothing suitable for sitting on the floor. Fathers and special guests are invited to join us for a reception in Berry Hall immediately after the service.

Can You Unplug For 24 Hours?
     National Day of Unplugging is March 9-10, from sundown to sundown. Take the challenge: turn off your digital devices and give everyone in the family time to rest, reflect, and interact with others or with nature. There's more information in this letter from Roanne Ornelles and Paul Andrichuck.

March 8-16, 2018
Thurs, March 8
8th Grade Service Learning, McNair Elementary
Fri, March 9
HOT LUNCH: Zaxby's
Reenrollment Contracts Due
Chapel, Fathers' Chapel, 8th Grade Preacher Claire Medley
Reception For Fathers, Berry Hall
Birthday Book Party, Library
Middle School Service Learning
Sun, March 11
Daylight Saving Time Begins, Spring Forward!
Mon, March 12
HOT LUNCH: Jersey Mike's
Chapel, 8th Grade Preacher Danyelle Hall
Middle School Service Learning
Tues, March 13
CPA Meeting, Berry Hall
3rd Grade, Greensboro Historical Museum
Golf Match With Westchester Country Day, Emorywood GC
Boys' Lacrosse vs. Caldwell Academy (away)
Boys' Tennis vs. Forsyth Country Day School (away)
Girls' Varsity Soccer vs. Forsyth Country Day (home)
Wed, March 14
HOT LUNCH: Cherry Pit Café
EBOB Competition At Wesleyan
MS Chapel
2-S Service Learning, Carriage House (walking)
Golf Match With Forsyth Country Day, Tanglewood GC
Girls' JV Soccer vs. Greensboro Day School (home)
Thurs, March 15
8th Grade Service Learning, McNair Elementary
National Latin Exam, 6th-8th  Grades
3-L Service Learning, St. Francis Preschool
Boys' Lacrosse vs. Forsyth Country Day (home)
Girls' Varsity Soccer vs. Caldwell Academy (home)
Fri, March 16
HOT LUNCH: Elizabeth's Pizza
Chapel, 8th Grade Preacher Simbi Chideya
Middle School Service Learning
Boys' Lacrosse vs. Northern Lacrosse Club (away)
More News
Reenrollment Contracts Due  Tomorrow
     You should have received information about enrolling your child for the 2018-19 school year in a recent email. We hope every one of your wonderful children will be back next year! Please return enrollment contracts by 4 p.m., tomorrowFriday, March 9. W e offer curb-side service: feel free to give contracts and deposits to any teacher or staff member in the morning or afternoon carpool line.  If you have questions, please contact Libba LaFave at  or  336-288-2007 x106 . Be sure to avoid the $100 late fee by beating the 4 p.m. deadline. 

Using FACTS To Pay Your Tuition Expenses Next Year?   
     If you plan to pay your 2018-19 tuition over nine, 10, 11 or 12 months, you must enroll in FACTS monthly payment plan. You may enroll anytime, but must be registered by Tuesday, May 15. This will ensure that we have enough time to finalize the agreement with FACTS and get your drafts started.  
     If you used FACTS this year, you have been automatically enrolled into the same plan for next year. You can change your plan (i.e. the number of months over which you choose to pay your tuition) by going to the FACTS website here.
      Questions? Please call or email Kathy Creekmuir at  336-288-2007   x105 or .

Save the Date for Skateland
     We are rolling into spring with another Skateland adventure. All kindergartners through 8th graders are invited to join us for our next Skateland outing on Friday, March 23. You don't want to miss it. Registration will be online. Check out the Chatter next week for registration information!
Why Empathetic Kids Succeed
     Dr. Michelle Borba will speak at Greensboro Day School on March 21 at 7 p.m. in the Linda Sloan Theatre on "Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed In Our All-About-Me World." Attendees will learn proven and teachable habits to nurture children's empathy, build a strong family, and reduce peer cruelty in a digital-driven world. Middle and high school-aged children are encouraged to attend with their parents. Learn more about Dr. Borba here
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.
Grandparent Coffee Is Tuesday, March 20
     On Tuesday, March 20, at 8:30 a.m., in Berry Hall, Canterbury is hosting a casual grandparent coffee. This is a fun way for grandparents to spend time with Phil Spears and learn about what's going on at Canterbury. Light refreshments and coffee will be served. Your parents have been mailed invitations, and we just want you to be in the know. This is not our annual Grandparents and Special Friends event. Please note the date for that fun day is Friday, May 4

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, March 9: Claire Medley
Monday, March 12: Danyelle Hall
Friday, March 16: Simbi Chideya
Monday, March 19: Griffin Duhaime
Friday, March 23: Hunter Fox

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 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  Chatter.
  • Please continue to pray for the Keaton family (David, Marty and Betsy, 7th). David is recovering from surgery.
  • Please keep Joanna Kirkland (Elliott, 7th, and Campbell, 4th) in your thoughts and prayers for a smooth recovery after a surgical procedure on her hand.

Looking Ahead
Mon, March 19
HOT LUNCH: Chick-fil-A
Technology Take-Apart Week
Chapel, 8th Grade Preacher Griffin Duhaime
Middle School Service Learning
Boys' Lacrosse vs. St. Pius X (home)
Tues, March 20
First Day Of Spring!
Technology Take-Apart Week
Girls' Varsity Soccer vs. Greensboro Day School (away)
Golf Match With TMAC Teams, Country Hills
Boys' Tennis vs. Greensboro Day School (away)
Boys' Lacrosse vs. Greensboro Day School (away)
Wed, March 21
Technology Take-Apart Week
LS Chapel
4thGrade Parents' Math Night, Kelly Wesney's Room
Thurs, March 22
Technology Take-Apart Week
8th Grade Service Learning, McNair Elementary
Girls' Varsity Soccer vs. Westchester Country Day (away)
Fri, March 23
HOT LUNCH: Barberitos
Technology Take-Apart Week
Chapel, 8th Grade Preacher Hunter Fox, T2 Head's List
Middle School Service Learning
Girls' Varsity Soccer vs. Wesleyan (away)
Sat, March 24