Cannon Connections Update

First Grade Edition ~ November 2015


Thurs., Nov. 19: Thankful Dessert Day (This is a teacher appreciation event; if you signed up to bring a dessert, please don't forget to drop it off Wed. afternoon or first thing Thurs. morning! Thanks in advance.)

Tues., Nov. 24th: Grandparents Day (see details below)

Tues., Nov. 24th: Deadline to submit holiday gift cards order to Cannon Connections (see details below)

Wed., Dec. 2nd: Golf Tournament Planning Meeting (see details below)

Wed., Dec. 9th: Family Day at Cannon (early dismissal)

Fri., Dec. 18th: First Grade Winter Party (details & sign up genius to follow soon!)

Fri., Dec. 18th: Gold & Maroon Day

Fri., Dec. 18th: Noon Dismissal

Looking ahead to 2016...

Sat., Jan. 23rd: Annual Father~Daughter Dance (see theme announcement below!)

Sun., Apr. 17: Annual Mother~Son Event

Mon., Apr. 25: Annual Cannon Golf Tournament

Grandparents and Special Friends Day (Jr. Kindergarten - 6th Grade)

Grandparents and Special Friends Day is just around the corner. On Tuesday, November 24th, grandparents of Cannon School students in grades JrK through sixth are invited to attend the celebration.

A couple of things to remember:

*Remind grandparents to RSVP to or call 704-920-7219 and include their name(s) and student name(s).

*Please contact your child’s teacher or Suzanne Howard ( or 704-721-7179) if you know that grandparents plan to leave campus with your child.

*For those children whose grandparents are unable to attend for any reason, they are welcome to invite a special friend to join in the celebration (please send in RSVPs for those individuals).

Let us make your holiday shopping easier!

Support Cannon Connections by ordering your Holiday Gift Cards through our Cannon Connections partner! Gift cards for over 25 of the most popular stores and restaurants are available. Turn all orders in by November 24 with a check payable to Cannon Connections. Cards will be sent home with your child by December 10. Please contact Mandy Craft at with questions.

Golf Tournament Planning Meeting

Wednesday, December 2 at 8:15am

Private Dining Room

Anyone interested in helping plan this event should attend. If you would like to help plan but cannot make the meeting, contact Karen Ray at

A Season of Thankfulness

Thank you to all of the families who donated uniforms for our Uniform Consignment Sale. We would also like to extend thanks to Susan Parks and Arina Kirk for coordinating a very successful Fall Book Fair. Cannon Connections appreciates everyone who stopped by and made a purchase!

Thank you also to Maya Kellman for a very successful Teacher Appreciation Boxed Lunch Event…. And also a big thank you to all who will be contributing to the Thankful Dessert event on Thursday, Nov. 19th.

The generous commitment of families and volunteers to Cannon Connections is what makes it possible for us to sponsor events throughout the Cannon Community.

The Cannon Fund Updates

The Cannon Fund is off to a strong start with your support. More than $200,000 of the $525,000 goal has been received in gifts and pledges. And great news for all of the early birds, parents who have supported the Cannon Fund already this year will be placed into a drawing for a two-month premier parking spot on campus. Thank you! The first drawing will be held December 1.

Ready to make your gift today? Visit and you can even set your gift up in a series of installments. If you plan to make a gift before the end of the school year, make your pledge at (pledges are due by June 30).

Drumroll, please...

Get out your Pearls and Crystals for a Tiffany’s Themed Father-Daughter Dance

The Father-Daughter Dance will be held Saturday, January 23, 2016.

More information to come...