CSS Newsletter
December 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

Utica Coffee Orders Are In!!
If you placed an order in our Utica Coffee sale, you can pick up your items at the theater lobby during one of the dates and times below:

  • Thursday, December 6, 6:30pm - 7:00pm (Before the Elementary School concert)
  • Thursday, December 13, 6:30pm - 7:00pm (Before the Middle School concert)
  • Wednesday, December 19, 6:30pm - 7:00pm (Before the High School concert)

Thank you for participating in this sale!

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, 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
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

Clinton Middle School Students of the Month
The honored Students of the Month exhibit excellence in academics, citizenship, and the core values of Clinton Middle School. Each student selected exemplifies a specific character trait that supports our positive school community.
October - Kindness
The character trait for the month of October was sponsored by the Clinton Middle School student council. Kindness is being caring, compassionate, loving, and considerate. A kind person shows concern for the feelings of others and is helpful and generous. A kind person does good deeds without thought of reward. Teachers in each grade level looked for students helping others, students who display a positive attitude towards peers and adults, and students who consider the feelings of others.
8th Grade

The 8th grade student of the month for October was our own student council president: Nicholas Heselton. Nicholas' teachers recognized him for having the character strength of kindness because he helps his fellow classmates and teachers by having a genuine concern for others. Nick displays a positive attitude towards his peers and adults.

7th Grade

The 7th grade student of the month for October was Lydia Hepler. Lydia's teacher recognized her for displaying kindness to teachers and classmates on a daily basis. Everyone appreciates Lydia going above and beyond with helping her peers and greeting everyone with a smile. You can frequently find Lydia offering her assistance to students who may be struggling go grasp a concept in class.
6th Grade

The 6th grade student of the month for October was Gideon Dreier, who is also the 6th grade student council president! Gideon's teachers recognized him for having the character strength of kindness because he often helps his classmates when they have questions. He treats all of his peers with kindness without ever being asked.

November - Gratitude
The character trait for the month of November was sponsored by the Clinton Middle School student council. Gratitude is being aware of the good things that happen to you, and never taking them for granted. A student who displays gratitude takes the time to express thanks to peers, friends, teachers, and family members. Teachers looked for students who show appreciation, use manners (please and thank you), and who express how thankful they are for the positive things in life.
8th Grade

The 8th grade student of the month for November was Alaina Gelinas. Alaina is appreciative, grateful, kind, and caring. Her teachers nominated her because she displays the character strength of gratitude to everyone she sees throughout the day. Alaina is polite to both her peers and adults.

7th Grade

The 7th grade student of the month for November was Tyler Royce. When faced with an obstacle or challenge, Tyler shows appreciation to others that offer help. His teachers nominated Tyler because they appreciate his manners and display of thanks that they see in their classrooms.
6th Grade

The 6th grade student of the month for November was Noah Eschenbach. Noah Eschenbach is a homeroom representative for student council who shows his thanks on a daily basis. Even though Noah is in Mrs. Murray's homeroom: he brings information discussed at student council to Mrs. Toai-Kramer's homeroom. Noah acknowledges the goodness in others and displays gratitude throughout his school day.

2018 Stuff the Bus School Challenge

Holiday Gift Giving
Every year during the holiday season the CCS faculty generously donates money as well as gift cards to a holiday gift giving bank. The donations are distributed to families in need the week before break.

We are graciously accepting monetary donations as well as gift cards through Friday, December 14. If you would like to contribute please drop off donations to the Elementary, Middle, or High School office.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the appropriate Counseling/Social work office for more information.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Monica Moshier
Mary Hosey-Pardi
Mary Hosey-Pardi
Chelsea Martin
Danielle Tesak
Jackie Snizek
Kelly Zegarelli

Clinton Elementary School Spirit Days

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

  • 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.
  • Friday, January 11 - Clinton Warrior Day - Wear school colors.
  • Friday, January 25 - Hawaiian Day - Wear Hawaiian clothes, sunglasses, etc
Click here for the full list of spirit days for this school year.

Sports News

SDA Blasters 04 Girls Soccer Team To Play in the Youth Soccer National League
The SDA Blasters 04 Girls Soccer Team will be going to North Carolina this week to play in their first four games in the Youth Soccer National League. Six of the 18 girls on the team are from Clinton - Graci Dreimiller, Riley Jones, Madison Luke, Paige Luke, Avery Maxam, and Taylor Maxam! Only 32 teams in the entire country in their age group earn the honor of playing in this league. They are the first team from our area to ever achieve this. Congratulations!!

Community News

Clinton Pool Movie Night at KTL - Friday, December 7, 6pm

KTL Collage Holiday Cards - Tuesday, December 11, 3:30 pm

KTL "White Christmas" Movie Sing-a-Long - Tuesday, December 13, 4 pm

KTL Mason Jar Gifts for Tweens & Teens - Tuesday, December 18, 3:30 pm

MVCC School Break Kids Camps

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.

Clinton Arena Skating Schedule

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