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Family Handbook

Download the CCS 2016-2017 Family Handbook (PDF)


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Download the 2016-2017 Academic Calendar (PDF)

Academic Calendar 2016-2017

16–31 Teacher Orientation and Home Visits
27 Family Work Day
1–2 Teacher Orientation and Home Visits
4 Labor Day Weekend ­ School Closed
5 School Closed (Labor Day)
6 School Closed (Teacher Prep Day)
7 First Day of School
7 Singalong, 8:45am
12 School Closed (Professional Development)
13 Back to School Night, 7pm
25­ – 26 Family–Teacher Conferences (School Open)
28 Campfire Singalong, 5:30pm
4 Singalong, 8:45am
11 School Closed (Veteran’s Day, Prof. Development)
12 ​Pancake Breakfast, 9–11 AM
22 Thanksgiving Potluck, 11:30 AM
23–25 School Closed (Thanksgiving Break)
2 Singalong, 8:45am
16 & 20 Winter Festivals
21–31 School Closed (Winter Break)
23 Narratives Distributed
1–2 School Closed (Winter Break)
3 School Closed (Professional Development)
6 Singalong, 8:45am
16 School Closed; Community Service Day (MLK Jr. Day)
3 Singalong, 8:45am
17 School Closed (Professional Development)
20 School Closed (Presidents Day)
3 Singalong, 8:45am
14–15 Family–Teacher Conferences (School Open)
31 School Closed (Professional Development)
1 Family Work Day
7 Singalong, 8:45am
10–14 School Closed* (Spring Break)
2 Kindergarten Transition Night
5 Singalong, 8:45am
8 School Closed (Professional Development)
29 School Closed (Memorial Day)
2 Singalong, 8:45am
9 School Closed (Professional Development)
17 End of Year Garden Party
29 Last Day of School for Children (No Aftercare)
30 Last Day of School for Teachers

* ​In the event that schools are closed due to inclement weather or emergency more than 3 days of the winter, April 10 and 11 may serve as make up dates.



Support Us

As a new school, we rely on the generosity and support of our parents, community, and partners. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit; all donations are tax deductible. If you are interested in donating to CCS, please contact Merryl.

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Here are some further ways to support us:

  • Donate funds for teacher development; we have a wish-list of workshops and events for ongoing education, enrichment, and professional development that we would love to send our teachers to.
  • Donate open-ended or wooden toys to us, such as blocks and loose parts. We want to utilize objects in the classroom that inspire imagination, rather than battery operated or popular theme inspired toys. Other specific toys include: lacing toys, dress-up clothes, legos, pattern blocks, wooden puzzles.
  • Donate children’s books (no commercial characters, please).
  • Donate art supplies for 2–5 year olds: paper of any and all colors; crayons; paints and paint brushes; sand; kid safe scissors; nontoxic glue sticks; an easel, or nature inspired items to use in creative projects.
  • Donate fabrics and silks to help us decorate our space and to incorporate into creative and imaginative play.
  • Become a board member. We require a letter of application that describes and outlines your interests and experience, a CV, and an interview with the Board of Directors.
  • Donate your talent to share with our class. If you are an experienced teacher of art, movement, yoga, language, music or dance, we would love to welcome you in our school to share your passion with our students.
  • Volunteer to spend time with our students. Read stories, create art, and share time with the younger generation.