Oct. 5, 2017
Early Morning Drop Off (7:30-7:45 a.m.)
Marisol Lopez, 3rd grade
Chatter submissions are due by noon Wednesday.
Please send articles to chatter@canterburygso.org or call Betsy Raulerson, 336-288-2007 x104.

Dresses And Coats And Ties, Oh My!
     Tomorrow is a chapel dress day as we celebrate Founders' Day at an 11 a.m. chapel service. Take a few minutes to review the chapel dress code, from the parent handbook here . The guest speaker is Porter Halyburton, retired U.S. Navy commander and former Vietnam War POW. We will recognize past trustees and present the Distinguished Service Award to Carol and Charles Lucas. All are welcome to join us.

Cougars Compete to Defeat ALS Today
     Canterbury's boys' soccer teams and girls' volleyball teams are raising funds to help find a cure for ALS today in their home games against Greensboro Academy. Instead of entry fees, we will collect donations for ALS; there will be a bake sale during lunch at school today and at the games; and student athletes will sell ALS T-shirts for $15. Please attend and help contribute to finding a cure for ALS.
Boys' Varsity Soccer is at 4 p.m.;  Girls' JV Volleyball is at  4 p.m.; and  Girls' Varsity Volleyball is at 5 p.m.

Oct. 5 - 13, 2017
Thurs, Oct. 5
8th Grade Service Learning, McNair Elementary School
3-S Service Learning, First School
ALS Bake Sale, In Front Of Armfield Hall
Girls' JV Volleyball vs. Greensboro Academy (home)
Boys' Varsity Soccer vs. Greensboro Academy (home)
Girls' Varsity Volleyball vs. Greensboro Academy (home)
Fri, Oct. 6
Founders' Day Chapel, Chapel Dress
Middle School Service Learning
Mon, Oct. 9-10
NO SCHOOL: Fall Break
Wed, Oct. 11
HOT LUNCH: Cherry Pit Café
Skateland Forms Due
All School Chapel, Guest Preacher Founding Parent Susan Kelly
Thurs, Oct. 12
8th Grade To Renaissance Faire
"The Energy Time Trek," K-4, Berry Hall
Cross Country Meet At Caldwell Academy
Girls' JV Volleyball vs. Summit (away)
Fri, Oct. 13
HOT LUNCH: Elizabeth's Pizza
Chapel, 8th Grade Preacher Nelessen Koenig
Middle School Service Learning
Scavenger Hunt, 5th  & 6th Grades
Dance, 7th  & 8th Grades
Sat, Oct. 14
More News
Let's Duct Tape Mr. Vogel To The Wall!
      Tomorrow is the last day to turn in order forms for the CPA's largest fundraiser, the sale of wrapping paper, gift, and food items through Genevieve's Fundraising. Online orders can be placed until  Oct. 11. If the middle school reaches 75 percent participation, students will be allowed to tape Mr. Vogel to the wall in Armfield Hall. The lower school class with the highest participation will get a free pizza lunch. 
     The CPA is grateful to everyone who has participated so far. The money raised supports CPA activities such as teacher appreciation, social events, and gifts to the school. Turn in order forms to the front office by the end of the day  tomorrow. Online orders can be placed through  Oct. 11. All online orders qualify for free shipping to Canterbury or may be shipped to the recipient for a small charge. Shop online at  www.genevieves.com and click shop at the top of the home page. The school account number is 14534. There are instructions for sharing the link with family and friends so that your child gets credit for purchases made online. Contact Maggie Craven at  maggiecraven@gmail.com or Emily Murphy at  emily.murphy@gmail.com with questions. 

Middle School Offers Parents Night Out Oct. 20 For K-4th Grades
     To raise money for victims of the recent hurricanes, 7th and 8th graders (and their teachers) will offer an evening of babysitting on Friday, Oct. 20, 6-8:30 p.m., for current Canterbury students in kindergarten through 4th grade students (sorry, we can't offer this for students younger than kindergarten). The cost is only $20 per student (or $30 per family). Proceeds will go directly to the Episcopal Relief and Development Fund. See this flyer for more details and sign up here.

First Community Dinner Is Oct. 19
     Canterbury Community Dinners are a chance to meet new people and share the cooking burden - everybody brings a dish to share! Join us Thursday, Oct. 19, 6-7:30 p.m. in Berry Hall for "It's A Family Affair." Everyone is invited. Bring the family and your favorite dish (homemade or takeout!). No RSVP required.

Hot Lunch Volunteers Needed!
     We cannot offer the Hot Lunch program three days a week without volunteers. Even if you have looked at the Signup Genius before, please look again here. We need you!  There are slots open throughout the year. For the first time, we also are asking people to sign up to be a last-minute substitute. We know cancellations are a part of life, so help us out by letting us know if you can be available from time to time on short notice. 

Can You Smell The Pizza?
This is the face of a student whose grade level won the annual fund free pizza lunch competition. Mom and Dad are even happier because they didn't have to pack a lunch. Please make your donation to the annual fund now and help your child's grade win a free lunch by getting to 100 percent parent participation by Oct. 20. Don't delay. Check this off your to do list before fall break! Give online here, or contact Mary Dator at datorma@canterburygso.org. Here are the standings:
% of families pledging
67% IN THE LEAD!!!

Come Talk About Tweens, Teens, And Technology
     Parents and guardians of middle school students are invited to join Middle School Counselor Rachel Hutto for a Conversation on Tweens, Teens and Technology on Monday, Oct. 16, 8:45-9:45 a.m., in Stafford Arts Center conference room. This will be a follow-up conversation Katie Greer's presentation on internet safety. We will share challenges and successes as they relate to how friendships are shaped in the digital world. Join us for  chapel then walk over for the 8:45 a.m. session.

Skateland  For Grades K-8 Friday Is Oct. 13
     Our first Skateland after-school extravagaza of the year is Friday, Oct. 13, 3:30-5 p.m. at Skateland North
. Please turn in
this permission form along with $8 in cash by Wednesday, Oct. 11if you would like your child to attend this super-fun event. The bus will depart for Skateland after school and you will be responsible for picking your child(ren) at Skateland by 5 p.m. If you would like to volunteer, or if you have questions, please contact Nicole Linney, 
nicole.linney@gmail.com or Martha Newton,  marthanewton78@gmail.com .

Fall Sports Recognition Assembly Is Oct. 25
     Please join us in Berry Hall from 8:10-8:40 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25 when we will recognize all of our fall student athletes (Boys' Soccer, Girls' Volleyball, Girls' Tennis, and Cross Country). We also will have a special celebration of the 8th grade team leaders with special words from their coaches.
     Parents of 8th grade student athletes, we hope you will join your son or daughter in Berry Hall, 7:45-8:10 a.m., for a special breakfast for 8th graders and their families prior to the sports recognition assembly.   Please contact Athletic Director Jill Jones, if you have any questions.
 Come Learn More About The New Lower School Math Program
Like all good schools, Canterbury regularly assesses its curriculum to be sure it is 
using the best program for students. More than a year ago, faculty and staff looked at lower school math programs and after thoughtful discussion and several training sessions, lower school teachers began using Math in Focus: Singapore Math this year. Come find out why it's so wonderful during a lower school parent program on Thursday, Oct. 26,  8-8:45 a.m., Berry Hall.

Welcome To The Wild Wild West
    Howdy Folks! The Wild West Book Fair will corral into Berry Hall Oct. 30-Nov. 3. Plan to be there to lasso some great books.
     WANTED: A whole heap of ranch hands for our book fair to be successful. We'd be much obliged if you would click here to volunteer for one or more shifts.  Be on the lookout for a schedule of fun events during book fair week including an after-school popsicle event, our special grands event, and a donuts with Dads event!
Canterbury Yearbook On TreeRing For 2018
            Again this year we will creat our yearbook with the web-based company TreeRing . Working on the TreeRing website, families will be able to upload photos to share and can create their own two custom pages that will feature each student in his or her personal yearbook. 
So, what should families do now?
  • If you had an account last year, it is still active!! You can sign in and start working if you like. Feel free to upload photos to the community folders and share memories. 
  • If you did not participate in the yearbook last year, be on the lookout for an email soon that will invite you to sign in to the secure TreeRing Canterbury site. Check your junk mail folder or other email filtering systems for emails from TreeRing.com
  • Remember: all K-8th grade students receive a yearbook which is included in tuition, so there is no need to purchase a yearbook.
Order School Pictures Before Dec. 31
     To order school pictures, go to the Vander V een website and use the link and password sent to parents in an email. A percentage of orders placed by Dec. 31 will be donated to the school. Don't forget to make your yearbook selection!

It's So Easy To Help Raise Money For Canterbury!
There are several ways to help the CPA raise money for needed items at Canterbury. Passive fundraising means little work and lots of fun. Check out these opportunities below and contact  Kelly Graves,  info@kellinconnects.com or Sarah Schoultz,  sbfitnesslady@gmail.com , with any questions.
      Box Tops For Education: The  race to the (box)top is back! Start clipping your box tops to earn ten cents per top for our school. Each lower school classroom will have a box top collection box that students can place box tops in at any time. We will do a halfway count at the holiday break and the class that has the most box tops by the end of April will win a class party in May. The middle school will have a central collection box in Armfield. 
      Party Chick and Paper on Nov. 9: Mark your calendars now to visit Party Chick and Paper, 1722 Battleground Ave. in Greensboro, between  5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on  Nov. 9. Ten percent of sales go to Canterbury. Children can make a holiday wish list while parents shop. Check the store out here.  

Canterbury Auction Date Set. Save The Date.
Join us for a roaring good time at the 2018 Canterbury auction. We're celebrating the school's 25th year with a Roaring 20s theme. The date is set for Feb. 9, 2018, at 6 p.m. on the Canterbury campus. Stay tuned for details.

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.

It's Sibling Application Time
     It's never too early to think about next year. We are accepting sibling applications. Submit your child's application to the Admission office before Oct. 20 and the $45 application fee will be waived. You may print a copy of the application on this page of our website or apply online here
Thank you and please encourage your friends to call for a tour.

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, Oct. 13 , Nelessen Koenig
Monday, Oct. 16, Jack Albert
Friday, Oct. 20 Caroline Coley

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.

Looking Ahead
Mon, Oct. 16
Chapel, 8th Grade Preacher Jack Albert
Rachel Hutto : Tweens, Teens & Technology, Stafford
PreK To Mt. Pisgah Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch
Middle School Service Learning
TMAC Cross Country Meet At Canterbury
Tues, Oct. 17
CPA Meeting, Berry Hall
TMAC Volleyball Semifinals at Calvary Day School
TMAC Soccer Semifinals at Canterbury
Wed, Oct. 18
HOT LUNCH: Barberitos
MS Chapel
2-M Service Learning, Dolan Manor
Thurs, Oct. 19
8th Grade Service Learning, McNair Elementary School
3-L Service Learning, St. Francis Day School
TMAC Volleyball Finals at Calvary Day School
TMAC Soccer Finals at Canterbury
"It's A Family Affair" Community Dinner, Berry Hall
Fri, Oct. 20
HOT LUNCH: Zaxby's
Chapel, 8th Grade Preacher Caroline Coley
4th Grade To International Festival, Raleigh
1st Grade Field Trip to Whitaker Farms
PreK Sibling Open House, Fry Hall
Middle School Service Learning
Babysitting For K-4th Graders For Hurricane Relief