Dear Anna,
We are so proud of you! You made a huge leap forward in your studies, activities, communication skills, and personal development! You learned how to be a good friend; you learned how to make decisions and deal with challenges.
We wish you to keep growing as a strong, responsible, supportive, and joyful human being!
With love,

Your mom and dad
Zulfiia and Guy
Oakley you will always be our sweet little man, even as you become a young man off to high school. We are so proud of who you are and cannot wait to see the person you will become. Your future is bright and we are blessed to help you along your path in life. You are so loved. Mom, Dad, and Aurora
I hope you have a great summer and good luck in high school.
Dear CDS class of 2020,
Follow your passion.
Stay true to yourself.
Never follow
someone else's path

unless you're in the woods and
you're lost and you see a path.
By all means, you should follow that.

-Ellen DeGeneres

Congratulations Graduates at CDS! Please come back and visit.
Miss Patty
"Always remember you are BRAVER than you believe, STRONGER than you seem, SMARTER than you think, and LOVED more than you know." Congrats to such a brave, strong, smart, and lovable group of 8th graders. I can't wait to hear about all of the great things you do in high school!
-Ms. Calvert
8th Grade- You guys put in so much effort in school and you have made it to the end of 8th grade. Congratulations and happy graduation!
Dear Maya,
You are our blessing in disguise!
Mazal Tov!
Ima & Abba
Lev, Asher & Bamba
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
--Mark Twain

Dear class of 2020, may you all enjoy the path to finding out why you were born. I look forward to seeing all the goodness you bring into this world!

Mrs. Werbow
To the 8th grade,

You guys had a great and positive year. you all pushed through the year so well and made the best out of your 8th grade year.
You guys are amazing, and I'm going to miss you so much next year!
Football fans!
Cross Country
YMCA birthday closet

To the 8th grade class of 2020
“ You’ve always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself “- Glinda the Good Witch

You got this, but boy will we miss you! Ms. Rodeheaver
Dear Jacob, We are so proud of you and of all of your hard work! Reach for the stars, sweetheart! We love you, Mommy, Daddy, Max, and Sophie
Even though graduation is going to look different for you, the achievement is still there. Someday hopefully you'll look back and think, Huh, I graduated at the strangest time ever. Until then, your CDS family will be here for you, supporting you, and looking forward to wherever life takes you. We are so proud of you! I'm so glad that I got to know you all, and I will miss you. (Gabri
CONGRATULATIONS YOU AMAZING 8TH GRADERS YOU!!!! I'd like to extend a huge thank you to each and every single one of you for not just having the dedication and strength to complete your studies but by broadcasting your beautiful smiles and KINDNESS through it all. I truly appreciated being surrounded by all of you and your greatness will surely succeed higher and higher from here!! LOVE MS
This is the beginning of so many more beautiful memories...Believe in yourself and lead the way for others. Live your best life, be bold and have fun! Please know that you have many more exciting days and years ahead of you. Congratulations 8th graders!

You're off to great places,
Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting,
So...get on your way! ~Dr. Seuss


Mrs. Fu
Dearest 8th graders,

Congratulations 8th graders! As you enter into an exciting new season of high school, I hope you look back on your middle school years with fond memories. You are the BEST (first and only) Panther Pride Captains! I will always remember the silly, messy fun we had portioning out the colorful powder packets for the Panther Pride color revel! You will be so missed!!
The 8th grade was always nice to me and they gave out pizza to all the kids and even though you missed the trips you where going to go on, you still had a great attitude, so thank you.
Dear CDS Class of 2020,

What a year this has been. I have no words to describe how sad I am not to celebrate you in person. You have been such a special group of students that deserve to be recognized for your leadership, kindness, academic excellence, and ruach! We have been waiting for this joyous occasion to honor you.

You are an example of Community Day School at its best!
Ms Sweeting
Dear 8th Graders,

Thank you so much for being such a good and inspiring class. I've learned so much from you in the classroom and playing sports. I will miss you guys so much, I hope that you like highschool. Please come visit often. Have a great freshman year. Thank you.
My brother Matthew is the most loyal person in the whole world he is a leader to all. Matthew has volunteered in an animal shelter and he raises money for kids that don't get money for their birthday. Matthew is the most amazing brother I could have I love you Matt.

Love, Joshua
Matt, An outstanding guy! Wherever you go, go with your heart! Be Bold, be courageous and always be your best. Remember: Life is 10 percent of what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it. Dr. Seuss says, “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any directions you choose. We love you Always! Ane, Mom & Joshua!
Matt, Your Heart is beautiful – There are Homeless Kids whom get Birthday presents, because of your idea of creating the Birthday Box. There is a dog, Max, you walk, whom frantically wags his tail in happiness every time he sees you. Your volunteer work at the Sarasota Animal Shelter has helped many homeless cats. Rio would sing your praises if he could talk; he got a second chance at life.
Congratulations to Our Matthew,
We are so very proud of you! You are very strong in academics and athletics. A straight “A” top student and great at Basket Ball, Cross Country, and Soccer.
To the Class of 2020, I will miss you all so very much and can't wait to hear about all your accomplishments moving forward. I have no doubt there will be many.

Believe you can, and you are half way there.

T. Roosevelt
You got this!!!

Love ya all,
Mrs. Bloch
Hi guys its me Adonia I just wanted to wish you good luck and happy graduation. 😊
Dear eighth graders, you guys are very hardworking and care about your friends. We are going to miss you very much in CDS.
8th Grade- Congratulations on finishing Middle School! Good luck on High School, and have a great summer!
Dear 8th Grade,

Congrats on all your sucess with trips, fundraisers, and growing together as a team. I'm sorry that the year didn't end how you were expecting, but I am glad that we still got to celebrate you and have graduation(virtually).
Dear Jacob,
Whether its jamming out to musicals, or singing in the rain, you always make me laugh. I'll miss my Shir Choir buddy and good luck at Riverview. -Natalie Ceaser
Thank you 8th graders for being so nice
Congratulations for completing Middle school, and have a great summer!
Hey eighth graders, well no actually high schoolers, I am sad that you guys couldn't celebrate in person but I still think that you are all going to have a good time!
8th graders,
My students and my son look up to all of you so much. You are wonderful models of what is good and kind in the world. Keep up the great work and continue to spread love and happiness at your next school. We will miss you all very very much!
Dear 8th Graders,

Although this year has been hard you have pushed through. Everyone wishes that you are graduating at school, but you have dealt with the circumstance incredibly. I hope you have a great year next year.
You inspired me to take a chance in an area I thought I would never fit in, and now I see it is where I am supposed to be!! Cheers to the best school family a working mom and her little boy could EVER wish to find 🙂
You guys have taught me so much throughout the school year. You don't deserve to not have a personal graduation, you deserve so much more!
Jacob you are an amazing person that we all love to be around. We are going to miss you a bunch next year, and I hope you have a great summer.

Dear Darling 8th Graders,

You rocked this year in every way - and you took a very strange way to end the year and made the absolute best of it. You have all come so far this year - I am beyond proud of you! Have a wonderful summer break - you deserve it!! - and make sure you visit often. I love you!

Dr. Weber
Matthew Cook- crested the “Birthday Closet” with his little brother to give homeless Children in Sarasota a chance to have a new birthday gift! He raised money and then shopped for gifts to fill the closet!
Matthew Cook- Incredible athlete with HEART —-making sure his your younger teammates had opportunities to kick a goal or shoot a basket!
To my soccer team, from CDS: You sure know how to make a couch happy and proud! You played hard, you show sportsmanship in the field, you are a lot of fun! You Rock my friends! I love you see you next year. And my 8th grade soccer players..I’m going to miss you. with love Coach Heinlein (Señora)
To CDS Soccer Team: You sure know how to make a couch happy! You played hard, you are a lot a fun! You Rock my friends! See you next year. Love, Coach Heinlein. (Señora)
To all my students from CDS: It is my pleasure to write this brief message and to wish you the best in this coming year. You are an inspiration and you bring joy to my life. With all my love. Señora, Heinlein. Spanish/ PE Teacher.
So proud of all of the 8th graders. You were faced with a year with many challenges but you all handled it so well. Even though it's not how you imagined your 8th grade year, it will be one you'll never forget. You've learned so many lessons that you'll take with you into high school and the rest of your life. We'll miss you and come back to visit often!
Hello Fabulous 8th Graders,

I wish you a happy end to your 8th grade year and enjoy your summer! Rock high school!

Warm wishes,
Betsy Laureano
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Phone App Install Feature
Currently, YouUplift does not have an app located in the App Store. However, the following link provides simple instructions on how to easily turn your Kindness eWall into a homepage app for any mobile device: Phone App Install Instructions
(Great tech assignment for students!)
Website Embed Feature
This feature provides your Tech Team with a simple line of code that would allow you to embed your Rotating Display of Positive Messages into your school website, so that visitors can instantly see your messages.
Social Media Share Feature
This feature places Social Media Share Buttons on your entire Kindness e-Wall webpage or just on your Rotating Display only – whichever you prefer.
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Yes! Many of our schools do this, because if your students take to it – then the messages can begin to overflow your school email inbox at times. Not only will a separate gmail account prevent this from happening, but you can also make it accessible to all faculty members if you choose to.
You can choose one of three ways to display your messages onto a facility TV monitor.
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You will have a back office ADMIN PANEL that will allow you to delete, edit, and approve messages (individually or in bulk).
You will have a back office ADMIN PANEL that will allow you to customize your colors, logo, title, and font size.
This is optional. The current default setting does not track who sent a message, as all messages are submitted anonymously. This is done intentionally, so that no student data or information is being gathered. This allows the platform to fall within ALL school privacy regulations.
However, we can add a Login Feature to your Kindness Wall that will require a user to log in in order to submit a message. This will allow you to know who is sending each message. In order to do this, however, the system must capture and store student email addresses, as these are what will identify the sender of each message. (Please check with your school privacy regulations before requesting this feature).
We can provide your Tech Team with a simple line of code that will allow them to embed your Rotating Display of Approved Messages onto your school website, so that they are visibly scrolling whenever anyone comes to your site.
The system is set to display the 100 most recently Approved messages, as older messages start falling out of the rotation in order to make room for the newer messages. However, we can increase or decrease this number to be whatever you’d like it to be.
Your subscription includes an unlimited number of messages and an unlimited number of displays for everyone in your school for the entire length of your subscription.
Yes and No. Your Kindness Wall is a web app, but it is not located in an App store. However, this link shows you how you can easily turn your Kindness Wall into an app for any android or apple device: Phone Web App Instructions