May 25, 2017
Early Morning Drop Off (7:30-7:45 a.m.)
Kari Baumann, Cougar Den
Chatter submissions are due by noon Wednesday.
Please send articles to or call Betsy Raulerson, 336-288-2007 x104.

Eighth Graders: Stay Home Tomorrow
     Friday , May 26, is an excused absence for our tired Florida travelers. Eighth graders may recuperate at home in preparation for a strong finish with portfolios and end-of-year/graduation activities.
Help The Annual Fund Finish Strong
We are wrapping up a great year. If you have made a pledge to The Fund for Canterbury School, thank you! If you haven't, there's still time. Just email Mary Dator at or make a pledge online here If you made a pledge, we've love for you to make your payment by May 31. Your support makes Canterbury the best PreK-8 school in the area!

May 25 - June 2, 2017
Thurs, May 25
  5-V Grade Service Learning, Food Pantry
8th Grade Returns
Fri, May 26
  7th Grade Returns
Sun, May 28
Mon, May 29
Tues, May 30
 8th Grade vs. Faculty Soccer Game, Soccer Field
Wed, May 31
Lower School Chapel, PreK Attending
4th Grade To Haw River
6th Grade Service Learning, Adult Center for Enrichment
Deadline For Next Week's Chatter
Thurs, June 1
   Lower School Farmer's Market, Berry Hall Courtyard
Fri, June 2
   Last Day For PreK  ( Full Day Schedule)
  6th Grade To Carowinds

More News
Library Books Due Tomorrow
     All student library books are due tomorrow, May 26. Thank you for your support of the Canterbury library!

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. This 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.

Eighth Grade Cookout Is June 1
     The class of 2017 is invited to a graduation cookout on Thursday, June 1, 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

It's Spring Cleaning Time
     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.
Get The Jump On School Supplies
     Summer academic work and forms for next year will be sent to you by email on June 1, 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.
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.
2017-18 Preliminary Calendar Available
     Are you trying to plan vacations for next year? You can find the calendar for next year  

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!  

Don't  Miss 8th Grade Vs. Faculty/Staff Alumni Soccer Game On May 30
     Will students avenge their loss to the faculty/staff team in basketball by beating their elders in soccer? Come find out at the annual spring 8th grade vs. faculty/staff/alumni soccer game on Tuesday, May 30, at 4 p.m. on the soccer field. This game is fun for Cougars of every age.

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 (regular dress code) 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 school. Extended 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.

Canterbury School Farmers' Market Is June 1 
     Let us help you get your garden ready for summer!  The Canterbury School Farmers' Market is Thursday, June 1, 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.

Hear A Public Reading By Our Emerging Authors
     Writopia Writing Workshop and Encore, our after-school enrichment program, will host a public reading on May 31 at 4 p.m. in Stafford Arts Center gallery. Featured writers include students Sheena Bakare, Jack Clodfelter, Semira Bakare, Grace Haviland, Lauryn Cooper, and James Haviland. Writers will read for about three minutes each from stories that range from fantasy to historical fiction. 
Join The Backpack Beginnings Team
     Canterbury's Backpack Beginnings delivery team welcomes new volunteers for the 2017-18 school year. New volunteer orientations will be offered in late August, beginning before the start of school. Backpack Beginnings provides needy children in Guilford County with food for the weekend. If you're interested in volunteering or have questions, please contact Christi Womble at   by May 30
L'Académie des Armes  Presents Classical Fencing At Canterbury School
     Parents, students, faculty, and staff:  you are invited to see Canterbury's first fencing class complete form 1 requirements for foil on Wednesday, May 31, beginning at 3:30 p.m., in Haley Athletic Center. We cordially invite one and all to observe examinations, fencing, a sabre display, and awards.  Maître' de l'epée  Robert Dator will fence the elimination victor of the foil and sabre bouts.  Festivities will conclude at 4:30 p.m.
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 . You will be able to sign up for a week of watering, weeding, and harvesting produce.

Sixth Grade Service Learning Reminder
     On Wednesday, May 31, the last 6th grade advisory will volunteer at the Adult Center for Enrichment. Students should wear their light blue Canterbury logo polos and dress code bottoms for all off-campus trips.

Register For 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  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.
  • Best wishes to Barbara Palmer (Lilly - 7th, Drew '15 and Ben '12) on her marriage to Jonathan Baynes on Saturday, May 20. 
  • David Keeton is recovering following his heart transplant. Please keep David, Marty, and Betsy (6th) in your prayers during David's recovery.

Looking Ahead
Mon, June 5
 Year End Communion, Outdoor Chapel (regular dress code)
 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