CSS Newsletter
November 1, 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 Meeting Schedule
Below is a list of dates for the remaining PTA Meetings for this school year. All PTA Meetings are held at 7pm in the Secondary Media Center. We'd love to have you come to discuss upcoming PTA sponsored events and fundraisers, new ideas, or ask any questions you may have.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

PTA Spirit Wear Sale - Order Deadline is Nov 1

Farm to School Sample Day
This week in the cafeteria students sampled Halloween Beans- locally grown black beans with rice and carrots! The samples were so popular that the kitchen staff had to make more! Thank you to all of our volunteers that helped serve samples and to the cafeteria staff and students for your support and enthusiasm!

The elementary school cafeteria also made the switch to metal silverware this week! This change is a big step toward reducing the amount of trash produced by the elementary school. In an effort to keep silverware out of the trash, students are now asked to place their forks and spoons in bins located at each table before getting up to clear their lunch trays. We are hoping that the silverware will last throughout the school year so we don't have to go back to disposable products. You can help by talking with your children about the effects plastic utensils have on the environment and reminding them of the new procedure.

Harvest of the Month Sample Schedule

The CCS PTA Farm to School Committee, working with OHM BOCES Food Service and the Mohawk Valley Farm to School Initiative, has launched a new Harvest of the Month sampling program. Harvest of the Month is a Farm to School initiative that promotes a seasonal, locally grown item each month. A day or two before the Harvest of the Month is listed on the menu each month, the elementary school kitchen staff will prepare a batch of the menu item for volunteers to serve samples to students in the cafeteria. The idea is to encourage the students to try something new and maybe even choose it for lunch later in the week. Below is our sample schedule:

Menu Item Sample Date Date Listed on Menu
Roasted Cauliflower November 27 November 29
Asian Cabbage Slaw December 18 December 20
Butternut Squash Soup January 29 January 31
Mini Potatoes February 26 February 28
Honey Carrot Bar March 26 March 28
Black Bean and Corn Salsa April 23 April 25
Cheesy Kale Bake May 21 May 23
Cucumber Yogurt Dip June 4 June 6

If you would like to join the Farm to School committee, please email us at farmtoschool@ccspta.info You can also help by encouraging your child to try the samples offered! Thank you for your support!

School News

Hangin' With Hamilton - Friday, November 2, 6 - 8 pm

Rising New York Road Runners Permission Slip

CMS Presents... Bugsy Malone Jr. - November 9 & 10, 7:30 pm

Hat, Coat, and Mitten Drive

Sports News

Clinton Girls Varsity Soccer team earns Section 3 Section title

The Girls Varsity Soccer team earned the programs first Section 3 Sectional title last Friday at Cortland State. The Warriors were named Co-Champions, sharing the title with Holland-Patent as both teams battled through 4 overtime periods to a 1-1 draw.

Clinton Boys Youth Basketball (Grades K-6)

Community News

Kirkland Art Center After School Program

Kirkland Art Center K-12 Art and Movement Camps Spring 2019!

Winter Break

February 18-22, 2019
Cost: $160 per student member / $180 non-member

Spring Break

April 15-19, 2019
Cost: $160 per student member / $180 non-member

The offerings will be divided to accommodate elementary students, junior high students and high school students with appropriately themed art and movement activities for each group. There will be two sessions each day for each group so that they have different activities and a different teacher from the morning session to the afternoon session. Students please bring sack lunches. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

The Root Farm November Vacation Camp (CELC) - Monday, November 12

CELC Half Day November Vacation Camps - November 14 & November 15

CELC Pre-Turkey Day Vacation Camp - Wednesday, November 21

MVCC College for Kids & Teens - Test Prep

MVCC School Break Kids Camps

Treats 4 Troops

Treats 4 Troops

Presented by Lincoln Davies

In honor of all troops who have served, or are currently serving in the Armed Forces.

Collecting excess Halloween candy and Thank You letters to send to troops at Fort Drum and the USO

Please bring candy donations to your elementary or middle school
October 22 - November 23


Lincoln Davies, Clinton Tractor, or Orchard Hall Restaurant
October 22 - November 23

On behalf of the staff at Lincoln Davies, thank you for your dedication and service.

8689 Summit Rd, Sauquoit, NY

(315) 839-5740

Musical Instrument Collection Drive

Live Music by San Jose Taiko - Friday, November 1, 3:30 am

Autumn Apples - Friday, November 2, 10:30 am

Fun Night Out - Friday, November 2, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Hamilton College Presents San Jose Taiko - Friday, November 2, 7:30 pm

Hamilton College Performing Arts presents San Jose Taiko on Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 pm in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts.

San Jose Taiko was founded in 1973 by young Asian Americans searching for an outlet to convey their experiences as third generation Japanese Americans. Looking to Japan for inspiration, they were drawn to the empowering sounds of the taiko - the Japanese drum - an instrument that embodies the spiritual essence and heartbeat of Japan.

Known for synchronized choreography and eclectic musicality, San Jose Taiko is acknowledged as one of the premier taiko ensembles in the world. In 2010 the Foreign Minister’s office of the Japanese government awarded San Jose Taiko the Foreign Minister’s Commendation of Achievement in recognition of the group’s history and contributions to the taiko art form. San Jose Taiko is only the second North American taiko group to receive that honor. In 2011, founding directors Roy and PJ Hirabayashi were recognized as National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellows.

In addition to the Hamilton College performance, San Jose Taiko will present a free mini-concert at the Kirkland Town Library on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 3:30 pm and a school performance at Hamilton College for elementary school students in the Clinton, Utica, Waterville and Rome school districts on Friday morning.

The company’s engagement at Hamilton College is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and $5 for students. For more information, call the box office at (315) 859-4331 or visit www.hamilton.edu/performingarts.

Music Workshop with Monk Rowe - Saturday, November 3, 1 pm

  • Family Crafts - Origami - Monday, November 5, 5:30 pm

    LEGO Free Build - Wednesday, November 7, 3:30 pm

    CELC's First Annual Tiny Turkey Trot - Saturday, November 17, 9 am - 10:30 am

    Shoppers' Stroll & Holiday Parade - November 23 & 24

    1st Annual 5K Jingle Jog - Saturday, November 24th

    Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Patty Louise - Saturday, November 24, 5 - 8 pm

    OHM BOCES November Nutrition Notes

    Eat Smart NY Harvest of the Month Newsletter

    Fun Facts about Cauliflower

    Fun Facts about Cauliflower

    • Cauliflower can be eaten raw, roasted, steamed, boiled or grilled.
    • King Louis XIV loved cauliflower and demanded it be served at all state dinners.
    • Question: What are the brown spots on cauliflower?
      Answer: You might think they’re mold, but they’re actually a sign of a soil deficiency while the plant was growing. Don’t worry- they won’t hurt you or affect the flavor!
    • Cauliflowers come in actual colors, including orange, green, and purple.
    • Raw cauliflower is a source of sulforaphane, a compound that attacks cancer cells and slows the growth of tumors.
    • Cauliflower is full of vitamins and antioxidants and a bunch of other good stuff to keep you happy and healthy.
    • Cauliflower and the Ninja Turtles have a lot in common. It's the thing that makes the Turtles able to fight and eat pizza, and makes cauliflower, well, cauliflower: a mutation. Cauliflower has a genetic mutation, which is the reason its flowers are large and edible rather than just beautiful.

  • Clinton Girls Varsity Hockey is teaming up with Alteri's!

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