CSS Newsletter
September 6, 2018
Produced by the CCS PTA
Submissions for the CCS Newsletter are due by 3 PM on Mondays prior.
Email to: news@ccspta.info

Inside This Issue:

CCS District Calendar

PTA News

PTA Membership
The CCS PTA would like to welcome you back to another school year! Each year the PTA strives to enrich the lives of CCS students by organizing and/or funding additional activities and programs. You can look at our 2017-2018 impact list here. The PTA is made up of parents, teachers, community members, and even students. We would love for you to contribute in any way that works for you, whether it be volunteering, participating in fundraisers, attending PTA meetings, or joining as a member. You can join the CCS PTA through Memberhub or download a membership form that you can print and return to school.

Please contact the PTA at ccsnypta@gmail.com if you're interested in volunteering or have any questions. Thank you in advance for your support!

President: Erin Nackley Secretary: Mindy Pavone Membership: Carrie Reaves
Vice President: Angela Rorick Treasurer: Meghan Jackson Communications: Laura Wileczka

For more information on the Clinton Central School PTA, click here to visit us on the CCS website. Remember to "LIKE" the Clinton Central School Facebook page for notifications regarding upcoming events.

First Day of School Parent Coffee - Thursday, September 6, 8:30 am - 9:30 am

General PTA Meeting - Wednesday, September 26 at 7pm

Please join us for the first Clinton PTA General Meeting of the school year on Wednesday, September 26 at 7 pm in the Secondary Media Center. We will discuss upcoming events and vote on our budget for the school year. If you have any ideas or just want to find out what the CCS PTA is all about, we'd love for you to join us!

Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program

The Clinton Central School PTA has been selected as the September recipient of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program!

Program Details:

WHEN? The entire month of September
WHICH HANNAFORD? 55 Meadow Street, Clinton, NY
HOW DOES IT WORK? For every Community Bag sold during the month of September, the CCS PTA will receive a $1 donation!

Thank you for your support!

Box Tops for Education
Box Tops are a great way to help earn money for your child's school just by clipping labels on products you may already use. Here are some additional tips and information regarding Box Tops:
  • Box Tops can be found on all General Mills Cereals, Pillsbury, Yoplait, Kleenex, Old El Paso, Nature Valley, Hefty, Ziploc, and many other household staples.
  • Each Box Top you send in means 10 cents going back to our school.
  • Box Tops For Education will not accept expired labels, so please check expiration dates before sending them in.
  • Box Tops can be submitted in ziploc bags, envelopes, or attached to collection sheets.
  • To download a collection sheet, visit our Box Top page here.
  • Please label your submissions with your child's name and grade level.
  • You can sign up at boxtops4education.com to keep track of our earnings, shop the Marketplace for eBoxtops, and get coupons for your grocery shopping.
  • Last year our school earned over $600 from this easy and FREE fundraiser and we would like to earn even more money for our school this year.
  • Please ask friends, coworkers, and family to collect Box Tops as well!
  • If you have any questions or would like to join the Box Tops committee, please contact us at ccsnypta@gmail.com.

Price Chopper Tools for School - Enroll your AdvantEdge Card
Price Chopper's Tools for Schools program gives you the opportunity to earn points for our school that can be used for playground equipment and school supplies. Visit Price Chopper's website to enroll your AdvantEdge Card and earn money for Clinton Central Schools!

Hannaford Helps

Raising money for your school is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

1. Shop
Look for the shelf tags on more than 1500 products to earn money for your school!
2. Check Out
Get 3 school dollars for every 4 participating products you purchase.
3. Submit
Deposit your school dollars in the collection tower in-store.

Amazon Smile
Amazon Smile is an Amazon program that allows a percentage (.5%) of your purchase to be donated to a charitable organization without any additional cost to the customer! Using this program is easy...

Step 1 - Select your charitable organization. Click here to select the Clinton Central School PTA as your organization to support.

Step 2 - Remember to go to smile.amazon.com whenever you shop on Amazon.

Thank you for your support!

School News

My School Bucks

Did you know that the Clinton Central School District participates in the MySchoolBucks lunch account program? You can go to myschoolbucks.com, where you can create a free account to

  • view recent cafeteria purchases
  • check balances and
  • set up low balance alerts
There is also a mobile app for your iPhone, Android or Windows phone!

Clinton Middle School - Free Breakfast in September!

Brick Garden Dedication - Saturday, September 15th, 9:30 am.
The annual Brick Garden Dedication will take place on Saturday, September 15th, at 9:30 am.

Sports News

Girls Basketball Can and Bottle Drive - Sunday, September 9, 9 am to 12 pm


Can and Bottle Drive

Sunday September 9, 2018

9 am - noon

Clinton Elementary School Parking Lot

Clinton Girls Tennis Scarecrow Fundraiser - Saturday, September 8, 9 am - 1 pm

Modified Football Assistant Coach Needed
The Clinton Central School District is in need of a modified football assistant coach. Applicants may contact Doug Fiore at 315-557-2231, or at dfiore@ccs.edu.

Community News

Kirkland Town Library Position Open

Clinton Farmer's Market

Kraft Hockeyville Pre-Season NHL Game - Tuesday, September 25

Here’s how to sign up for a chance to get tickets to the pre-season NHL game at the Clinton Arena Tuesday, Sept. 25.

More than half of the tickets will be given to the community’s youth skaters. Of the remaining tickets, almost 30 percent will be available to the public by random drawings.

Here are the rules:

People must sign up for the drawings in person at the Clinton Arena. The two times to do so are Sunday, Sept. 9 from 12 to 4 p.m. and Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. Everyone signing up must show ID that includes home address. Entrants must be age 18 or older; proof of age might be required for verification. Only one entry per household is allowed. Three categories of drawings are set: Residents of the Town of Kirkland, Residents of Oneida County excluding the Town of Kirkland and All Others. Entrants will be entered in only one category. The majority of tickets will go to Town of Kirkland residents. Each Winning Entrant will be given two tickets. To enter the drawing, each entrant must fill out a ballot. The ballot must include the name of the second person; if left blank, the Winning Entrant will be given one ticket.

Once the two sign-up periods end, the Clinton Hockeyville Local Organizing Committee will conduct the drawings until all tickets are assigned. Winning Entrants will be notified on the Clinton Arena-Kraft Hockeyville page by 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 and posted by that time at the Clinton Arena.

All those attending the game must pick up their tickets in person at the Clinton Arena. Tentative dates are Sunday, Sept. 16 from 12 to 4 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 17 from 12 to 6 p.m. Identification is required by everyone to claim their tickets. Special arrangements can be made as needed. All tickets must be picked up by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 or be forfeited

Tickets are provided by the NHL free of charge. Anyone who attempts to sell or give a ticket to someone else will have the ticket revoked. Identification will be required to show ticket ownership to enter the game.

All tickets will be assigned a seat in the Arena and correspond with a ticket holder’s name. A limited number of standing spots will be available. Entrants can indicate a preference for a standing spot on the ballot. Those needed Disability Access can also indicate that on their ballot.

A list of stand-by tickets will also be drawn in case of last-minute ticket availability.

A full list of these rules is available at the Kirkland Town Hall and Clinton Arena.

We appreciate everyone’s help in voting to make Clinton the 2018 Kraft Hockeyville USA community.

Hamilton College and Community Masterworks Chorale Seeking New Singers
The Hamilton College and Community Masterworks Chorale is welcoming new singers as it begins rehearsals for its concert on November 27, when the chorale will be joined by Symphoria to perform three works: Bruckner's Mass in D Minor, Delalande's Cantate Domino, and Rutter's Gloria.

No audition is required; singers may join the ensemble by coming to the first rehearsal at 7:00 on September 16, in the Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts on the Hamilton College campus. Rehearsals continue on Sunday evenings (7:00-9:00). For further information, contact Dr. Rob Kolb at 315-859-4351 or gkolb@hamilton.edu.

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