CSS Newsletter
September 20, 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

Every 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.

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! Everyone that attends will be entered in a raffle for several Clinton Spirit items!

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.

School News

Half Day Staff Development Days Cancelled in September and February
Dear Parents/Guardians:

I want to take this time to clarify information regarding half day staff development days that were listed as tentative on the paper calendar.

Due to the realignment of the schedules due to a change in the NYSED regulations, the half days scheduled for September 28th and February 15th have been cancelled.

I would like to remind you that there is a full day conference day on October 19th and the parent conferences in the elementary school will be held as half days on November 14th and 15th.

Our website calendar is accurate at this time and can be found on our website: http://www.ccs.edu

Thank you for your patience related to these changes.


Dr. Grimm

PSAT Registration Information

Clinton Middle School - Free Breakfast in September!

Sports News

Athletic Placement Process
Dear Parent/Guardian:

The Athletic Placement Process (APP) is a New York State Education Department (NYSED) program that permits physically and emotionally appropriate students in 7th or 8th grade to try out for a high school athletic team at the Junior Varsity or Varsity level.

If this is something you desire for the next sport season, you must adhere to the process outlined in the Parent Packet found on the Clinton Athletics website.

Please note that the number of students who are allowed to compete outside of their grade levels should be rare and is intended only for the exceptional athlete who has the physical and social-emotional maturity, sport specific skills, and physical fitness necessary to be placed with other athletes outside of their grade level. In addition, the athlete should perform well academically while competing at the advanced level as evidenced by successful academic performance past and present.

In addition, you should discuss this with your previous coach or the current high school coach before making a decision to move forward with the application process. While their formal recommendation comes later in the process, you will want to know before getting started that the coach is in favor of this for your child.

Please note the seasonal deadlines associated with the Athletic Placement Process on our APP Webpage and below should you want to apply:

2018 Fall Season application deadline is June 1st, 2018

Winter Season application deadline is October 1st

Spring Season application deadline is Monday, February 12, 2018
(revised from Feb 1 due to late reminder email)

Please send a signed copy of the parent permission form (page 3 of the Parent Packet) to me to the Athletic Office, or scan and email it to me at dfiore@ccs.edu and my secretary Sharon White at swhite@ccs.edu


Doug Fiore
Athletic Director

Community News

Clinton Music Parents Fall Apple Fundraiser

One Community. One Author. One Month.

Happy Tails Reading Program - Thursday, September 27, 3:30 pm

Kirkland Town Library Position Open

Country Pantry Pancake Breakfast - Saturday, September 22, 7:30 am to 11 am

Hockeyville Events

Event: Kraft Hockeyville Community Skate - Open to the Public

Date/Time: Sunday, September 23, 11 am - 1:50 pm
Location: Clinton Arena, 36 Kirkland Ave, Clinton, NY 13323
Details: Join the following groups on the ice:
   11 am - 12 pm: Clinton Youth Hockey / CNY Bobcats
   12 - 12:50 pm: Figure Skating Club
   1 - 1:50 pm: Clinton High School / Hamilton College
   Please bring a Kraft Heinz product to donate to the Country Pantry

Event: Kraft Hockeyville Stanley Cup Viewing

Date/Time: Sunday, September 23, 1 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Clinton Arena, 36 Kirkland Ave, Clinton, NY 13323
Details: Get your picture with the Stanley Cup!

Event: Kraft Hockeyville Pep Rally

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 25
Location: Clinton High School Gym
   4:30 - 4:50 pm: Take your picture taken with Mr. Peanut, Kool-Aid Man, Sabertooth, Stinger, Alex from Hamilton, Audie from the Comets and more!
   5:00 pm: Best Dressed Contest
   5:15 pm: Cheering contest led by mascots
   5:30 pm: Parade to the Clinton Arena led by the Wienermobile and NUTmobile.
   The Clinton Fire Department will be at the Clinton High School cafeteria from 4 - 6 pm offering food, drinks, and music before going to the game. No ticket neccessary. Viewing Party at CCS Theater on the big screen hosted by the Clinton Fire Department.

CELC After School Care

CELC Columbus Day Vacation Camp - Monday, October 8

CELC Critz Farm Vacation Camp - Friday, October 19

Clinton Farmer's Market

ABC Extravaganza - Saturday, October 27, 2018

Molsky's Mountain Drifters - Friday, September 21, 7:30pm
Hamilton College Performing Arts presents an evening of traditional music with Molsky’s Mountain Drifters on Friday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 pm in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center.

Grammy-nominated fiddler Bruce Molsky returns to Hamilton with a brand-new trio featuring Allison de Groot, banjo, and Stash Wyslouch, guitar, for an evening of traditional music described by the musicians as “tradition steeped in possibility.”

Mother Jones calls Molsky, “one of America’s premier fiddling talents,” while Allison de Groot combines wide-ranging virtuosity and passion for old-time music, and Boston-based Stash Wyslouch is one of bluegrass’s great young genre-bending pioneers.

Tickets for this event are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens, and $5 for students. All seating is general admission. Tickets are available by calling the box office at (315) 859-4331 or visiting www.hamilton.edu/performingarts.

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