Latin Day 2015 Press and Twitter Info

In the PATCH!


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2015 Rule Reminder: Rule #7 – Chaperone Duties

CSLD is right around the corner, and here is the last Rule Reminder! 

Rule #7 : Chaperone Responsibilities:

(aka We Can’t Do This Without You!)

All teachers and chaperones are assigned supervisory duties throughout the day at CSLD. It is the teacher’s responsibility to inform all chaperones about their duties before arriving at Holiday Hill. Teachers and chaperones are expected to arrive to their duties on time and fulfill said duties throughout the entire scheduled time.

That’s right, we can’t! I know it looks like Holiday Hill has everything covered. It really is quite something, the way they handle the athletics and flip out a never-ending supply of burgers and ice cream. But all the other activities are run by us, the Latin teachers. Every workshop, every presentation, every contest is supervised, judged, and monitored by us.

Because of this, it is so important that every chaperone show up on time for their assigned role. When a chaperone is missing or late, CSLD organizers have to scramble to find that teacher while keeping students occupied and safe. Sometimes this only takes a few minutes, othertimes it takes longer and the event must be cancelled. A missing chaperone affects two activities: theirs and the one from which the organizer is pulled. This means disappointed students and teachers alike.

Eheu! Don’t tell me Toga Teddies is cancelled!

Please review your supervisory duty (listed in your CSLD packet) before the big day and make sure your school’s chaperones are there on time. If you are not sure what to do, or if you forget your job, come on down to the Hospitality Tent and we will help you.

2015 Rule Reminder: Rules #5 and 6: Health, Safety and Behavioral Expectations

  1. Health and Safety: CSLD is a smoke- and drug-free event. No student, teacher, chaperone or staff member may smoke. No alcohol or drugs may be used by anyone. No weapons of any sort, including laser pointers, may be brought to CSLD. The management of Holiday Hill and the CSLD Committee reserve the right to conduct inspections for alcohol, drugs, cigarettes and weapons. For emergency situations, there is a nurse’s station on the premises.
  1. Behavioral Expectations: Teachers and chaperones are responsible for the conduct of their students. Any student who is a potential discipline problem should not come to CSLD.

2015 Rule Reminder: Rule #4 – No Bags or Backpacks!

4. Bags and Backpacks: Students are NOT allowed to bring bags or backpacks of any kind into Holiday Hill.

For the safety and well-being of all students, teachers, and staff, NO student is  allowed to carry a backpack or bag onto Holiday Hill property. Holiday Hill and CSLD does not have the staff to search incoming bags and backpacks for weapons, drugs, alcohol, or other potentially hazardous items.

Any student who does come off their bus  with a bag will be instructed to place it on a bag-holding bus at the bus parking lot. CSLD and Holiday Hill are not responsible for property left on this bus, so the best way to ensure that property is safe is to not bring it to CSLD. Of course, if your bus is staying with you all day, your students may leave any bags on your own bus, however, students will not be allowed to access the buses during CSLD.

We look to our teachers and chaperones to help enforce this safety policy. To sir topham hatteliminate confusion and delay, please tell your students in advance that backpacks and bags are not permitted.Remind them that Holiday Hill provides everything they need for the day, including towels for the pool. Everything is paid for, so they will not need money. Students who carry medication can make arrangements to wear clothing with pockets or place the item in the sinus of their toga. There is also a Nurse’s Office where medication may be dropped off.

Thank you for helping to keep Latin Day safe for everyone! If you have any specific questions, please contact the CSLD Committee at See you soon!

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2015 Rule Reminder: Rule #3 – Tunicae!

Students at CT State Latin Day will find that they are turned away from workshops or told they are not cool enough to participate in our sporting events if they are not wearing proper attire—a tunica, that is!

Handsome and properly dressed! Let this man into Lumpies!

That’s right, everyone’s wearing tunicae. From New York’s Fashion Week to Connecticut State Latin Day, you really can’t participate unless you are tunicatus!

Tunicae are easy to make and are required wear for all students attending Latin Day. If you need some help making a tunica, click HOW TO MAKE A tunica. However, tunicae can be as unique as the people who wear them, and the good folks at CSLD encourage creativity.

Some exceptional institutions of learning show off their school spirit by making special school tunicae and entering our Tunica Contest.

Watch out for the Tunica Police! If they catch you wearing something amazing, you will be given a token of our esteem. But . . . if they catch you in barbarian attire, prepare yourself for a stern talking-to.

Other resources:
Roman Costume History
How To Make Roman Clothing
Legio XI shows us how to make a tunica


2015 Rule Reminder: Rules #1 and #2

As this year’s Latin Day approaches, we’d like to remind you of the CSLD rules.

  1. School-Sponsored Event: A school’s participation in CSLD must be an official school activity or field trip. Students must be current Latin or Ancient Greek students. Each school must have a minimum of 2 chaperones (including the Latin teacher) regardless of the number of students participating. Chaperones must be approved by the school they represent.
  1. Arrival and Departure: All students must arrive to, and depart from, Holiday Hill with their schools together with an official school chaperone. No student may drive to Holiday Hill or on Holiday Hill property. Students arriving separately from their school will not be allowed to enter CSLD, nor will individual early dismissal be allowed.

Come back soon for more Rule Reminders!

2015 CSLD Registration Closed

Registration for CSLD 2015 is now closed. The following schools have confirmed registration for this year. If you sent in a registration and your school is not listed, please contact Amy White as soon as possible, as your school is not officially registered.

Southington High School
Hamden Hall Country Day School
Fairfield College Preparatory High School
Chase Collegiate School
Fitch High School
Trumbull High School
Hall High School
Bristol Central High School
Ridgefield High School
Weston High School
Westhill High School
New Canaan High School
Northwest Catholic High School
Coginchaug Regional High School
Stratford High School
Hamden High School
Litchfield High School
Academy of Information Technology and Engineering
Saint Paul Catholic High School
North Haven High School
Waterford High School
Cheshire High School
Bunnell High School
Simsbury High School
Rocky Hill High School
Saxe Middle School
Henry James Memorial School
Conard High School
EO Smith High School
Fairfield Warde High School
Branford High School
Farmington High School
Notre Dame High School
Stamford High School
Canoe Brook Center
Darien High School
Newington High School
Glastonbury High School
Wamogo Regional HS #6
Avon High School
The Gilbert School
OH Platt High School
Bolton High School
Daniel Hand High School
Lauralton Hall
Ellington High School