Canterbury Tales 3.23.2023

March 23rd, 2023

Canterbury Families,

The power disruption put several of our classes off schedule and delayed some of our end-of-quarter testing, therefore report cards are now scheduled to go home on Monday, March 27th. These should be reviewed, signed, and returned back to school on Tuesday.

We will celebrate student achievements with an awards chapel following our next bells performance on March 31st, 2023 at 8:45 (note the later start time). Also mark your calendars for our Easter Concert on Good Friday, April 7th, 2023 at Chapel (8:30 am).

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Next Fencing Class (1st through 5th grade) is April 30th

Easter Break, April 10th-14th

There will be no school the week after Easter.We will have Holy Week services for Good Friday (Tenebrae Service, Friday, April 7th at 7 pm) and Easter Sunday (Communion Service, Family Luncheon and Easter Egg Hunt, Sunday April 9th, at 10:30 AM). All Canterbury families and their friends are cordially invited to attend.

VBS 2023 – Changes

Canterbury will not host a VBS this June as originally published in our 2022-2023 schedule, this is largely due to a scheduling conflict with the Triennial General Council of the Reformed Episcopal Church, which requires Rev. Macias and Mrs. Macias to attend in South Carolina.

Bible and Poetry Festival March 31st

Cultivating skills that will contribute to effective leadership and ministry in their futures, the Bible and Poetry Festival helps students develop techniques to speak audibly, articulately, expressively, and with confidence in an audience situation. Students do not compete against one another; they are judged against established criteria. Students should practice their recitations daily throughout this month.

Start of School 2023 – Wednesday, August 23rd

Canterbury’s 49th academic year will start on Wednesday, August 23rd. Parent orientation will be held on Tuesday, August 22nd.


Canterbury is thrilled to partner with Treering yearbooks again this school year. Treering is a collaborative way for parents and teachers to build the yearbook together! Suggest photos for inclusion in our yearbook by sending them to Our yearbook is $15.00. You can create a free account, take a look at the website, and easily purchase your copy. We’re looking forward to building an wonderful yearbook! Link

Next Hand Bells Performance – March 31st 8:45 AM Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will perform in Chapel on Friday, March 31st during a late start chapel at 8:45. They also planning a visit (mid-May) to play at the Los Altos Sub-Acute and Rehabilitation Center for the patients and staff at this nursing home.  
Hot Lunch 
Tomorrow’s Special Hot Lunch will be Tri Tip, salad, mac and cheese, and fruit salad.  Thank you to Dan Zhai for coordinating our Chick-Fil-A lunch on March 10th.
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Noetic Math Contest – April 6-20 (Grades 2-5) 
The Noetic Learning Math Contest (NLMC) is a semiannual problem-solving contest for elementary and middle school students. We believe that problem-solving helps students to become better mathematicians, better thinkers, therefore better equipped for advanced STEM learning. The goal of our contest is to develop students’ problem-solving skills, to encourage their interest in math, and to inspire them to excel in math. During the contest, students have 45 minutes to solve 20 creative problems independently without a calculator. Recognition and Awards:Team Winner Medal: The highest scorer of each team will receive a ‘Team Winner’ medal.National Honor Roll Medal:  The top 10% of all participants in the nation will receive ‘National Honor Roll’ medals.National Honorable Mention Ribbon:  The top 50% of all participants in the nation will receive ‘National Honorable Mention’ ribbons.Team Achievement Plaque: The top 10% of teams (excluding after-school institution teams) will receive Team Achievement Plaques. Download the flyer here: 
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PENMANSHIP FESTIVAL (MAY 8-12) People used to talk about someone having a “good hand.” It was a compliment on their penmanship. Despite the onset of computer technology, the need for a good hand has not gone away. Not only do we still have plenty of occasions to write by hand, but research continues to show that writing by hand helps in knowledge retention and writing ability. But… as the summer creeps closer, Mrs. Milbank often noticed that students are often tempted to let their penmanship wane. She created Canterbury’s Penmanship Festival as an annual benchmark to encourage best penmanship all the way through the end of the year. Students will be assigned a section of Scripture and submit their best writing samples to be judged by our Canterbury staff and teachers. See some samples of our previous Penmanship Festivals here:
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