CCDS’ Class of 2017 Car Wash Is A Success!



Today we had another successful 8th grade car wash and bake sale and we owe it all to your generous donations and participation. Without your support, the class would have a difficult time making enough money for a class gift. As it was, the class made $1,162.71!!!! This is more than enough to cover the two gifts which they plan to leave for the school and which you will see at Graduation.  Madame and the 8th grade class!



Each year the 8th Grade class gives the school a parting gift!  In order to raise funds for the class gift the students have a car wash and bake sale!  Please come out and support our students for this worthwhile cause!  From 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. you can get your car washed by our eighth graders (in the CCDS faculty parking lot) and/or take home some wonderful baked goods!



CCDS Announces 2017 Distinguished and Honorary Alumni

CCDS is pleased to announce the selection of Bill Schumacher, CCDS Class of 1974, as 2016-2017 Distinguished Alumnus and Pamela A. Shaw as the 2016-2017 Honorary Alumna.

Bill Schumacher and Pamela A. Shaw were nominated by CCDS community members who had this to say about them…

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUSBill Schumacher, CCDS Class of 1974
“Bill was selected for his outstanding business acumen, leadership and guidance while serving on the CCDS Board, First term July 2012 to June 2015, and second term July 2015 until June 2018. His contributions to the Board, Head of Finance Committee, and Search Committee team member prove his commitment to the excellence of the school. Bill’s motto has always been, ” Canton Country Day School is a great place.” He and his family have been great supporters of our school; his wife Beth, (2015 Honorary Alumna) has chaired/co chaired the Great Escapes Auction for the past 12 years. Both children are graduates of CCDS, Will, Class of 2010 and Katie, Class of 2015. Bill (and his family) is truly committed and very philanthropic with Canton Country Day School, the faculty, staff, and students. His selfless commitment speaks volumes to our CCDS mission.”

Ms. Shaw is the longest serving Head of School for Canton Country Day School, and she is truly devoted to the school’s vision and its students. “Pam has never sacrificed the school’s vision in the name of hard times. Pam has focused on the well being of individual students.” Many of the programs that Canton Country Day have today were implemented by Ms. Shaw: The Outdoor Classroom, with Dedication held on September 30, 2005, CCDS Grandparents Beanie Cougar Club, Pinwheels for Peace, International Pot-Luck Dinner/A Taste of CCDS, The First Lego League Robotics Competition and a 1 to 1 Laptop Program. Always staying dedicated, Ms. Shaw has kept CCDS focused on the well being of our school. Ms. Shaw will be stepping away this June 2017, after serving 15 years as Head of School. As one nominator stated, “Pam graduates from CCDS with honors and with the privilege to have served it so well.”

Please join CCDS in congratulating both Bill and Pam.  The awards ceremony is scheduled for 6:00 pm on Tuesday, May 23rd at the Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography, 520 Cleveland Avenue NW, Canton, OH 44702. If you would like to attend please contact Denise Hunt. Tickets are $20 and $30 per couple.

On behalf of the CCDS Board Development Committee

CCDS Golf Outing!

The CCDS Annual Golf Outing will take place at The Quarry Golf Club on Friday, May 19, 2017.  This event is always a fun time!
Shotgun start 10:00 a.m.

If you don’t want to golf please be a sponsor!

Junior Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony – Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m.

Canton Country Day School’s Junior Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony will take on Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m. during Monday morning assembly.  Please remember JK’s last day of school is Thursday, June 1, 2017!


Grandparents and Special Friends Day – May 12, 2017!

Canton Country Day School invites all Grandparents and/or Special Friends to attend this event.
Grandparents will enjoy a buffet style Continental Breakfast before meeting their grandchild in their first activity on the schedule you will receive the morning of the event.  Explore student’s artwork. Visit the Book Fair.  Spend time in your grandchild’s classroom and have your photo taken in the Photo Shop.  There will be valet parking.

School will be dismissed at Noon!
There is no E.T.C.

There will be no bus service.

RSVP’s are due in the office by Monday, May 8th!


Kasey Harvey will be CCDS’ Head For The Day On Monday, May 8th!

Kasey has declared Monday as “Kasey’s Crazy Color Day!”  So wear your crazy colors.

CCDS’ Flower Power Fundraiser!

Hello CCDS Families!

Spring is officially here and our Parents’ Association has a launched a new fundraiser that is active now until May 1st. There is a wonderful selection of flowers and other items for your garden, and the best part is we receive 50% of all sales! You can share this link with family and friends nationwide who may be interested, as direct shipping is available.

Follow this link to view our fundraising page:

A catalog was sent home with your children, so take a look at the available items.  Thank you for your continued support!

CCDS Parents’ Association
Mandy, Kera, Tracy, Amy and Stacy

PA Liaison
Becky Stewart

CCDS Is Closed Friday, April 28, 2017

CCDS is closed today, (Friday, April 28, 2017) for students due to parent teachers conferences.
School will resume Monday, May 1, 2017.

CCDS Will Be Closed Friday, April 21, 2017


Reminder: School will be closed Friday, April 21, 2017, for Faculty Professional Development.
School will resume Monday, April 24, 2017.

Great Escapes Sign-Up Parties Deadline is Friday, April 21, 2017!



The deadline for signing up and paying for any Great Escapes parties is this Friday, April 21st.  However, school will not be open Friday due to the Faculty/Staff retreat, so you will need to sign up or pay by this Thursday.

-all monies must also be submitted to the office by Thursday, April 21st, no exceptions
-cash or check can be turned into the office, please note on memo line “Great Escapes Sign Up Parties”
-questions can be directed to Karla Thompson at 330-361-0018

Thank you for supporting The CCDS Parents Association and Great Escapes! Hope to see your children and families at these awesome, fun-filled events!

List of parties:

Super Spillios Skating Party  (entire school invited) parent must attend with student
Cruise-In Movie Night (Grades K – 2)
Superhero Lock – In Party (Grades 3 and 4)
Canal Fulton Canoe Trip (Grades 5 – 8)
Mr. Roberts Football Frenzy Party (Grades 3 – 8)
Create, Paint and Take (Adults only – Limit 40 people)

See the sign-up sheets are along the wall next to the gym for dates/prices.