Cannon Connections Update

First Grade Edition ~ December 2015


Thurs., Dec 17th at 9am: Lower School Winter Concert (Boswell Gym)

Fri., Dec. 18th: First Grade Winter Breakfast at 8:30 - 9:45am (in respective classrooms)

Fri., Dec. 18th: Gold & Maroon Day 10:00am

Fri., Dec. 18th: Noon Dismissal

Looking ahead to 2016...

Sat., Jan. 23rd: Annual Father~Daughter Dance

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

Mon., Apr. 25: Annual Cannon Golf Tournament

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The Teacher/Staff Appreciation Committee is once again hosting a Souper Bowl for the teachers and staff. This year's Souper Bowl will be on Friday, February 5. We are asking our Cannon Families to make soup. We will need 16 families to bring a crock pot of soup that will feed 20. To avoid having too many of the same soup, we have come up with a list of different types of soups. Please choose one that you wish to make. We ask that the soup arrive HOT and all crock pots be labeled with your name and be dropped off the morning of the event (Friday, February 5). They can be brought to carpool drop-off starting at 7:40 am or brought in to the private dining room by 8:30 am. The location of morning carpool drop-off will be in front of the upper school. Be on the lookout for our signs and volunteers.

We will also need bite size desserts and fresh rolls. Please see sign up. If you choose to sign up for those, drop-off will be the same as for the soup.

Once you have signed up, I will contact you for the recipe. They will be gathered to create a "cookbook" for the teachers and staff. Thank you in advance for your contributions.

Any questions, please contact Again, the link to sign up is here:

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

Save the date for Cannon’s Tiffany’s Father Daughter Dance to be held:

Saturday, January 23, 2016.
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM in the Blue Gym

Look for your invitation to arrive via email soon and don’t forget to RSVP!

Let’s Wrap It Up by December 31!

If you haven’t made your Cannon Fund gift or pledge yet, help us wrap it up by December 31. Make your gift or your pledge online. (Please note that you can pledge now and still have until the end June 30th to make full payment!) You make the difference in learning opportunities and resources we provide for our students when you make a gift to the Cannon Fund.

Things to remember about the Cannon Fund:
•It’s an actual line item in the budget
•A strong annual fund will help keep the amount of a tuition increase to a minimum each year

•Gifts are tax-deductible
•Gifts at every level are important
•You can set-up recurring monthly gifts and make pledge payments online (pledges are due by June 30)

To date you have helped raise $277,658 with 34% parent participation. Thanks to all of those who have already supported the Cannon Fund this year!

Don’t forget, you can also make honorarium gifts to the Cannon Fund in honor of your child’s teacher. When you designate a gift to be made in honor of someone, the Advancement Office will send a special note on your behalf to the teacher or individual you are honoring. Spread the joy this holiday season!

Wishing you and yours a healthy, happy holiday and new year!