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Words from Primary

Mrs. Ariel Weissburg

Primary Principal

Dear Families,  

Thank you for supporting an amazing Book Week! We dressed as our favorite characters, participated in an interactive read-aloud, watched a play by Special Area Teachers, spent time reading with friends, and found other ways to bring reading to life. We have a very exciting list of events to close the year and hope you can join! 

Looking forward to seeing you during the last two weeks of school,


Congratulations to the following artists for winning the 2022’s Golden Gecko Awards Book Cover Challenge!!!

1A Tomasso G.
1B Alanna C.
1C Luca A.
2A Isabella A.
2B Nicholas S.
2C Juliana C.
3A Jorge L.
3B Zoey A.
3C Joaquín C.
4A Rasmi A.
4B Fernando G.
4C Justin C.
5A Sara B.
5B Anjélica P.
5C Sophia S.

Their artwork will be displayed in the Library.

Country Day School - Golden Gecko Awards 2022

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End of the Year Events


  • May 30: Pinocchio Performances (EC-1st at 10:30 and 2nd-5th at 1:30)

  • June 2: PreK, Kinder, 1st Grade Music Concert (8:30am-9:00am)

  • June 2: 2nd-4th grade Music Concert (9:30 am-10:00 am)

  • June 3: Fifth grade Moving Up Ceremony (8:30 am-10:00 am)

  • June 6: Field Day (We’re still looking for volunteers. Please contact your parent rep if you’re available to help.)

  • June 9: Report cards will be available on iSAMS (contact Misu for login support at maelena.umana@cds.ed.cr )

Fifth grade transition to Middle School

Middle School will hold a transition activity for all 5th graders on two separate dates next week, Tuesday, May 31, and Thursday, June 2. Fifth graders will be welcomed by Mr. Menendez, Ms. Urrutia, Mr. Rose, Ms. Zuniga, Ms. Vargas, and Mr. Chandler. Fifth-grade students will be invited to visit different classes and share time with 6th-grade students and teachers.

The main purpose of the transition activity is to introduce 5th graders to Middle School classes, students, teachers, and the community in general. Fifth-grade students will be able to ask questions and share time with 6th graders who will welcome them and provide some advice for next year.

Sixth graders will write welcome letters to 5th graders to tell them about what they experienced during their own transition to Middle School, and to provide some advice, expertise, and guidance about what to expect, and how to feel prepared when they arrive at Middle School next school year.


Library checkout

Library Updates

For the semester break, students are allowed to check out books during the last week of school (June 6th, 7th, and 8th).

  • Grades Prep-3rd need to be accompanied by their parents to check out 5 books. 

  • Grades 4-5 need to have a signed note from their parents with permission to check out 5 books.  

Books should be returned on Tuesday, August 23rd.  Students will not be able to check out new books until all vacation check-out books are returned. 


Book week Recap

  • We are still collecting students’ Read-a-thon pledges. Please ask your child to bring them to the library next week. 

  • Bibiana Solis hosted an interactive read-aloud during Book Week. She also left us with extra copies of her book. If you’d like to buy a copy, please stop by the library or send money with your child. The cost of the book is ¢6,000 colones.

For more information contact Mrs. Weissburg

Ariel Weissburg