Cannon Connections Update

First Grade Edition


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Maria De Haas Lecture Series Presents Rosalind Wiseman on Thursday October 22 from 7:00- 8:30 in the Cannon Performing Arts Center

She is an internationally recognized parenting expert and bestselling author most notably the author of Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World, the book which became the basis for the movie Mean Girls. The long-awaited follow-up, Masterminds & Wingmen: Helping Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World, was published in 2013. Each year, Ms. Wiseman works with tens of thousands of students, educators, parents, counselors, coaches, and administrators to address the challenges that face young adults. A frequent guest on The Today Show and Anderson Cooper 360, Ms. Wiseman has also been profiled in The New York Times, People, USA Today, CNN, and on NPR affiliates. This promises to be an exciting evening, and RSVPs are strongly encouraged.

The Fall Festival has been rescheduled for Senior Night, Friday October 23 and we need Volunteers!!

Festivities will begin at 4:30 and conclude at 6:30, just in time for the football game!

There will be games and fun activities for all, but we need your help!

We are in need of parent volunteers the day of the event to assist with the booths.

Please visit

and contact Deanna Shue for more information.

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Book Fair: October 26-30 in the CPAC Gallery

The annual Scholastic Fall Book Fair will be held October 26th through 30th in the CPAC Gallery. Anyone interested in volunteering may access the Volunteer Schedule at the following website:

For any questions, please contact: Susan Parks at

or Arina Kirk at

Parents, it's time to clean out those closets! Week of October 26-30

Cannon Connections will be collecting gently used dress items for the annual Uniform Consignment Sale. Collection bins for donated items will be located in the Lower School entrance area. If you have questions or would like to be involved with the sale, please contact Hilary Smith at


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Advancement Update

Cannon School will host two more community receptions this fall. These receptions will be opportunities for parents to get to know one another and hear updates from Cannon’s leadership in Academics, Admission, Advancement, the Arts, Athletics, and College Counseling. Parents will receive invitations via email followed by printed invitations. All the events will run from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Dates include:

  • November 2, Salisbury Area, Catawba College
  • November 5, Davidson Area, River Run Country Club

The Cannon Fund’s parent liaisons held a kickoff meeting on September 3 to review goals in anticipation of the year ahead. Each of these parent volunteer leaders will work with Cannon families toward a goal of 100% parent participation. The Cannon Fund will begin later this month and provides every family the opportunity to support Cannon’s exceptional educational experience.

Volunteer Open House: Wednesday, November 4 from 8:15-9:30am

Would you like to learn more about what Cannon Connections does and how to get involved? We are having an Open House on Wednesday, November 4 from 8:15 - 9:30 am.

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Thankful Dessert Day will be on November 19

The Teacher/Staff Appreciation committee will be hosting its annual Thankful Dessert Day for our wonderful teachers and staff. We are asking for 2 dozen bite-size desserts from 4 families per grade. Please bring on a disposable tray and deliver desserts to the Private Dining Room (across from the Cougar’s Den) on Wednesday, Nov. 18 after 2 pm... or to carpool drop off on Thursday, Nov. 19 in the morning (in front of the Upper School).

Thank you in advance for your goodies! Any questions, please contact Maya Kellman, Please follow the link below to sign up:

Teacher Questionnaires

As in past years, we’ve asked the teachers and staff to fill out questionnaires that will help the families get to know them a little better. This was optional for the teachers so we do not have them for all teachers. Hopefully, this will help families when they would like to appreciate a teacher or staff member for a birthday, a holiday, or just because.

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Parents at Cannon (PAC)

We encourage you to visit to learn more about PAC. The PAC Group is comprised of four individual organizations that work together to organize PAC events for the School community. In addition, each organization specializes in support of a particular area of school life. Cannon Connections supports school-wide social and educational events and activities, Cannon Cultures supports school-wide diversity awareness events and activities, Cougar Club supports the School’s athletic and physical education programs, and Cannon Advocates for the Arts (CAFTA) supports the School’s performing arts and visual arts programs. Membership in PAC helps to fund meaningful social, cultural, athletic, and arts events and activities for our School community.

Interested in Providing Financial Support for Cannon Connections Events?

Cannon Connections hosts school-wide events at no direct cost to families. Cannon Connections takes donations in lieu of active fundraising efforts in order to support these activities. If you have already donated, thank you for your support. If you haven’t had a chance, please visit our Donate! page and contribute today. We also encourage parents to participate in our year-round, passive fundraising programs. These “Shop and Share” programs provide an opportunity for you to shop for everyday items for your family or business and share a percentage of those purchases with Cannon Connections in support of our school.

Visit the Shop and Share! page to learn more about the organizations we have partnered with:

  • Harris Teeter "Together in Education” - Remember to relink

  • Target REDcard "Take Charge of Education"

  • AmazonSmile

  • Publix!

  • Scrip