CSS Newsletter
September 27, 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.

Farm to School Sample Day
The first Harvest of the Month (locally grown Zucchini) taste testing was a success!! The CCS PTA Farm to School Committee, working with OHM BOCES Food Service and the Mohawk Valley Farm to School Initiative, served samples of this month's Harvest of the Month (Zucchini Parmesan) to students in the elementary school cafeteria. Zucchini Parmesan is a homemade, gluten free, vegetarian side dish option that will be served as today's vegetable. Many of the students were excited to try a new dish and loved it! Thank you to the cafeteria staff and all of the volunteers for making the first sample day a success!

A fresh tray of Zucchini Parmesan is ready to be served

4th Grader Jude Leising takes a big bite of his sample

5th Grader Gavin Kapes VanSlyke patiently awaits a sample of a new healthy plant-based menu option

3rd Grader Bria Nackley is excited to try the zucchini parmesan

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

Congratulations Upstanders!

Congratulations Upstanders!

Rachel’s Warriors proudly awarded and recognized our middle school upstanders for the months of April-June at our June 19th Board of Education meeting. These students were awarded with a certificate, a pizza party and a free dance admission ticket.

An upstander is an individual who notices something wrong and acts on it. It is a person who takes a stand against an act of injustice or intolerance. All of these students did this in some way and were anonymously nominated by a peer.

Congratulations Start with Hello Ambassadors!

Rachel’s Warriors also awarded a certificate to several individuals that showed great leadership with our Start with Hello program.

Start with Hello is an initiative to encourage students to be a friend to students who are showing signs of social isolation. The concept is simple, see someone alone, reach out and help, start with hello. These students showed great character by reaching out and being a friend to others.

Congratulations to these students for reaching out to others, being a good friend, and helping to create a kind and caring community at Clinton Central Middle school.

(from left to right:) Chelsea Lopata, Gabe Skinner, Dylan Fedor, Joshua Sipe, Victoria Maier, Daniella Goodfriend, and Mahala Allen. (Absent: Ava Alteri, Hannah Turk, Seriyah Wilkins, and Shamel Wilkins).

PSAT Registration Information

Clinton Middle School - Free Breakfast in September!

Sports News

Clinton Lacrosse Day - October 6

Community News

Clinton Music Parents Fall Apple Fundraiser

Cub Scouts Pack 9 Annual Kickoff - Sunday, September 30, 4pm

Poetry Roundtable - Saturday, September 29, 11 am - 12:30 pm

Friends of the Kirkland Town Library Fall Book Sale - October 4 - 6

Halloween Costumes at the Kirkland Town Library

Hamilton's Fallfest - Saturday, September 29, 12 - 4 pm

Clinton School Community Fitness Courses

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, 7 - 11 pm

Calling all Parents!

Get your babysitters lined up and grab your friends for the

3rd Annual ABC Extravaganza

Always the most fun gala of the year!
Come as you are, or be adventurous and dress for Mardi Gras

Get Your Tickets Now

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