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CDS Class Gifts

Class gifts are a wonderful tradition that allows CDS’ graduating classes to make a positive impact on the future of our students.  

CDS Class of 2017 Gratitude Gift for Kirk Bell

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This year the eighth grade class plans to honor beloved middle school science teacher Kirk Bell with a gift of a 10 panel Solar Array and Weather Station to commemorate his retirement after 12 years at CDS. Kirk has always wanted a weather station and solar panels for 601 Dolores. Our goal is 100% participation from class parents and to raise $21,000 from families and friends of the Class of 2017 to fund this ambitious, lofty project and make Kirk’s vision a reality. We will also be reaching out to Alumni families and the greater CDS community whose lives Kirk has touched to participate in this initiative.


The Class of 2017 Gratitude Gift for Kirk Bell will be a great way to honor him and fulfill these important goals:

  • Demonstrate gratitude to a long time contributor to CDS community - in role of science teacher, advisor.

  • Expand eco-literacy of our children on topics of renewable energy, weather patterns and climate change.

  • Mitigate climate change by reducing our reliance on carbon emissions.
  • Inspire our passionate citizens to help protect the planet.


We are asking all parents to participate by making a gift or pledge by April 5th, 2017 (pledges can fulfilled until June 1). The

gift will be presented to the community before the school year is over.




Andy Taylor, parent of Eddie (class of 2017), Alex (class of 2020), and Matty (class of 2024)

Holly Coleman, parent of Oskar (class of 2023) and Gus (class of 2026) - Green School Committee, Eighth Grade liaisons  Tanya Schevitz, Jeanette Wilmerding, Jen Millet and Jocelyn Colopy.

CDS Class of 2016


The class of 2016 generously presented CDS with a gift of movable risers for the stage in Founders’ Hall. This purchase will enhance our many performances in Founders’ Hall, including Grandparents and Special Friends Day, the winter performances, and so much more! We are grateful to those families for their contributions towards this gift.