We are very interested in the perspective of our district families and believe it is an important part of our planning. Our family/school partnership is central to our students’ successes.
REQUIRED SCHOOL CALENDAR CHANGES
April 6, 2017
Dear Cairo-Durham School District Families,
This letter is to remind you that due to the excessive number of snow days used this year, Cairo-Durham Central School District will be in session on April 20-21, 2017. In addition, in order to meet the 180 day "In Session" requirement, April 13th must also be changed to a full day of instruction for K-12.
For the first time in more than 10 years, Cairo-Durham Elementary sent two teams to the Region 4 Odyssey of the Mind competition held at Coxsackie-Athens CSD on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The CDE teams were made up of third and fourth grade students who showed a willingness to think outside the box.
Learn about the exciting new middle school honors program at the CDMS Honors Informational Night on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cairo-Durham Middle School auditorium.
We recommend that parents/guardians and students in Grades 4-8 attend, though the event is open to anyone who wants to know more about honors classes at the middle school level.
Please come out and meet administrators, teachers and staff to learn more about the new middle school honors curriculum that CDMS plans to implement in the 2017-2018 school year.
On Saturday, March 18, twelve teachers from Cairo-Durham Elementary took a bus to New York City for the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project's 92 Saturday Reunion. The gathering, which happens twice a year, offers a day of free workshops to teachers and districts who are practitioners of Reading and Writing Workshop.
CDE has been using Reading and Writing Workshop for two years, having begun implementation of the Lucy Calkins' Units of Study for Reading and Writing in 2015. Lucy Calkins is the Founding Director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project.
The district is looking into expanding its strong pre-kindergarten program, but we need input from the community. Whether or not you have a child of pre-kindergarten age, your feedback related to this matter will be helpful to the district in making programming decisions. We appreciate your input!
Please take a few minutes to complete the short, 5-question survey below (or click here). Thank you for your feedback and your time!