Thursday, March 25, 2010

Bend it Like Tyus!

Congratulations to Cab 7th grader Tyus W. who has been selected to train with an Olympic Development Soccer Team. During this training she will receive personal training from some of the top trainers in the region/nation. This is an honor for her to be chosen - there were over 2000 girls in her age group (born in 1996), and only 60 players were selected. Tyus was the only player chosen from Delaware. Way to go Tyus!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Bring those Acme receipts in NOW!

A message from Michelle Spencer, who manages the PTSO's Acme receipts program:

All good things must come to an end. I am sad to pass along that Acme has decided to discontinue the Tape Saver Program and "refocus their efforts on other key issues facing our communities, namely hunger, health, and nutrition." This means that all Acme receipts must be collected, counted, and submitted by April 30, 2010. Please send in all ACME receipts to school no later than April 16th.This works with our spring contest, so be sure to submit your receipts (as well as boxtops and labels) in a bag or envelope marked with your students name and grade. Unfortunately, this cuts our product incentives earnings drastically, so if anyone has another suggestion on how to earn free money for our school, please contact Michelle Spencer We are still collecting Zingo's receipts as well as BOXTOPS, soup labels, and ink cartridges.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Red Clay Calendar changes

The Red Clay Consolidated School District’s calendar has been revised for the end of the school year due to school cancellations for inclement weather. Additional adjustments will be communicated should it be necessary to close schools again.
This information is shared in follow-up to the State Board of Education action taken on March 18:
Friday, May 14, 2010
This will be a full day for all schools.
Monday, June 7, 2010
This will be a full-day for students in grades K – 11.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
This will be a full-day for students in grades K – 11.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
This will be a full-day for students in grades K – 11.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
This will be a full-day for students in grades K-11.
This will be the last day for students enrolled in the 3- and 4- year old program.
Friday, June 11
This will be a full-day for students in grades K-11.
This is the last day for students
Monday, June 14
This will be a teacher in-service day.
Tuesday, June 15
This will be a teacher in-service day
Wednesday, June 16
This will be a teacher in-service day
This is the last day for Para-professional
Thursday, June 17
This is the last day for teachers.
* District in-service day schedules for the week of June 14-17 will be distributed to all RC staff on April 15, 2010

Calendar update--Eighth Grade Promotion Ceremony

A message from Sam Golder, Red clay's Director of School Operations:

Due to the end of the year calendar changes the 8th grade graduation ceremonies will take place on Wednesday, June 9th, 2010.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

CCSA's First Ever Reunion!

The deadline to get tickets to the first ever Cab Calloway Reunion is March 31, 2010. If you would like to attend, you can purchase tickets online by visiting the Web site here: (Mrs. Swann was the first teacher to purchase tickets!!)
Reunion Details:
Saturday, April 17, 2009
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
WYRA Boat House
500 E. Front Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

Ticket Prices
$60.00 each; $100.00 per couple
21+ Over
R.S.V.P. & Ticket Purchase Deadline is March 31, 2010

Payment is accepted via check or credit card (small fee applies if paying online). Ticket price includes open bar, heavy hors d'ouvres and entertainment. A portion of each ticket will go towards start-up funds for the CCSA Alumni Association.
Menu scheduled to include:
Slider Sandwiches (Pulled pork barbecue; Turkey and whole cranberry sauce; Fresh mozzarella, roasted peppers, arugula and pesto), Mini quiche (Spinach and cheese; Ham and cheese), Baked Brie and sautéed apples in puff pastry, Cheese fondue with fresh vegetables and bread, and Assorted cheeses, hummus, and grapes served with crackers. Vegan options will be available. Menu subject to change.

Silk and Bamboo

There is still time to get complimentary tickets for the Friday evening performance of Chai Found. We are being treated to a really high quality accomplished group of performers who have played all over the world in contemporary as well as traditional styles.

For more information, see the school website.

Spring flower beds--mulch!

Calling any parent who might have a connection with a mulch company - Cab Calloway School of the Arts is looking for mulch for their flower beds and trees around the school this spring. We'd be most happy to provide a letter indicating a tax-deductible donation should anyone have the means to help our school in that way! Thank you so much.

Spring Fling

NJHS is sponsoring the Spring Fling on 3/26/10. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, 3/17 - 3/26. No tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets cost $5.00 for CCSA students and $6.00 for guests. Also, we will be selling raffle tickets for $1.00 each. Ticket sales will take place during Middle School lunch.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Super Swimmers!

Congratulations to the following CAB students were honored this week at the Delaware High School All State Swimming and Diving banquet:
Lexi Santer
Annie Walker
Chris Gardner
Andrew Brant

Thursday, March 4, 2010

DSTP Testing soon

Reminder to everyone: DSTP testing begins next Wednesday, March 10. Students in grades 2-10 will take the Math portion on March 10-11 and the Reading portion on March 15-16.

Students in grades 11 and 12 need to report to school by 11:30 a.m. on testing days. If you have a 4th period CSW class, you are strongly encouraged to report to school by 10:20 a.m. and attend your Charter class!!! (CSW plans to dismiss from testing between 10:00 and 10:30

If an 11th or 12th grade student doesn't have a way to get to school late on testing days, then they should report to school at the normal time and spend the morning in the theatre with Mr. Gardner.