CSS Newsletter
November 15, 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

Spirit Wear Update
Spirit Wear orders are currently in production and should be available for pickup after Thanksgiving. Keep an eye out for an email with pickup details. Thanks for your support!

PTA Utica Coffee Sale - Order Deadline is November 26

Start off your holiday shopping with our Utica Coffee Fundraiser! You can place your order online at ccspta.info/uticacoffee or complete the paper order form if you received one. Once the orders are ready, you will be contacted via email with the pickup date, time and location. Orders will arrive before winter break in December!

Your purchase helps support all of the great programs and activities that the PTA funds throughout the year, including senior scholarships, elementary class trips, the middle school NYC trip, an author visit, the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon, and the Ice Cream Social.

Thank you for your support!

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

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

2018 Stuff the Bus School Challenge

Hat, Coat, and Mitten Drive

Clinton Elementary School Spirit Days

Below you will find the dates of several upcoming school spirit days at Clinton Elementary:

  • Friday, November 30 - Clinton Warrior Day - Wear school colors.
  • Friday, December 7 - Jersey Day - Wear a jersey or shirt to support your favorite sports team.
  • Friday, December 21 - Cozy Winter Day - Wear sweaters or sweatshirts.
Click here for the full list of spirit days for this school year.

Sports News

Clinton Girls Youth Basketball Sign Ups

Varsity Hockey's Annual Spaghetti Dinner

Eva Borton - Cross Country State Champion!

Eva Borton won the NYSPHSAA Class C State Championship 5K run at Sunken Meadows Park Long Island on Saturday 11/10/18!

It was the first individual champion that CCS has had in girls XC in 30 years!

In 1988 Sarah Perrotti won the race & championship for Clinton.

Newcomer Madison Luke finished 11th in the state championship race.

The CCS Girls team finished 3rd in NYS (second highest team finish in school history - the 1989 team won the State team title).

CCS girls were projected to finish 6th but shocked the competition just narrowly missing second place behind state powerhouse Greenwich.

Last season Eva Borton (2nd) and Taylor Harvey (5th) were members of the winning Section III team that won the NYS section team state title.

The state awards an individual winner (Borton this year), a team champion (school v. school competition - CCS 3rd this year) and a section championship (all members, regardless of school from each of the 11 sections v. each other as "section" teams).

Click here for additional details on the season (boys and girls).

Varsity Boys Hockey Moe's Night Fundraiser - Saturday, November 17, 5pm - 9pm

Community News

The Clinton Central School District Foundation is looking for your opinions!

The Clinton Central School District Foundation is looking for your opinions!

The Foundation will be conducting focus groups with parents of elementary, middle and high school students to better understand your impressions of the school and The Foundation so that we can better meet your needs in the future.

Make your voice heard!

  • Elementary School Parent Focus Group: December 4, 6pm
  • Middle School Parent Focus Group: December 5, 6pm
  • High School Parent Focus Group: December 6, 6pm

As a thank you, all participants will receive a $10 Dunkin Donuts gift card. Refreshments will be provided. Size is limited. To register, email: ccsdfoundation@gmail.com

Clinton Central School District Foundation Mission Statement: The mission of the Clinton Central School District Foundation is to promote and support excellence in education in the Clinton Central School System. The Foundation's basic premise is that there is no more important a gift that we can give to our students and to our society than a high-quality educational program. The Foundation will provide additional resources to the Clinton Central School District in collaboration with the School Administration and the Board of Education to support programs that would otherwise be beyond the scope of the annual operating budget of the school system.

Clinton Central School District Foundation Annual Fund Drive

Holiday Poinsettia and Wreath Sale to benefit A Better Chance of Clinton - Orders Due 11/20

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

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

KTL After School Craft - Paper Bag Turkey - Monday, November 19, 3:30 pm

KTL Annual Holiday Book & Jewelry Sale - November 23 & 24

Country Pantry Pack the Bus - November 23 & 24, 9 am - 6 pm

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

Hamilton College and Community Masterworks Chorale with Symphoria Present Winter Concert - Tuesday, November 27, 7:30 pm
The Hamilton College and Community Masterworks Chorale with Symphoria will perform on Tuesday, November 27 at 7:30 pm in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts on the campus of Hamilton College.

The performance is conducted by G. Roberts Kolb with soloists Sarah Ziegler, soprano; Juliane Price, mezzo-soprano; Dominick Carbacio, tenor; and David Neal, bass.

The program includes Anton Bruckner’s Mass in D Minor, Michel-Richard Delalande’s Cantate Domino, and John Rutter’s Gloria.

Tickets for this performance are $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens and students. It is free for Hamilton College students. For more information call the box office at 315-859-4331 or visit www.hamilton.edu/performingarts.

  • 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.

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