CSS Newsletter
December 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 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

Farm to School Sample Day
The harvest of the month for December is cabbage! On Tuesday, December 18 we sampled Asian Cabbage Slaw with all of the Elementary students. Our kitchen staff was surprised (and a little intimidated) that the locally grown cabbage, from Pryputniewicz Farm, arrived as huge, 10 pound heads! They were the largest cabbages we had ever seen. A big thank you to the kitchen and cafeteria staff and all our Farm to School volunteers!

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
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

CCS Bright Spots
At each monthly school board meeting, CCS Superintendent Dr. Stephen Grimm presents "Bright Spots", highlighting activites at each of the schools and important information throughout the district. Below are the Bright Spots slides for December. The public is welcome to attend school board meetings to learn more.

VEX Robotics Event - Saturday, January 12

Robotics Club will attend a VEX Robotics Competition at Liverpool High School on Saturday, January 12. This is an all day event (8-10 hours) from approximately 7am to 5pm. Students should pack a meal, or bring money to buy food/drink there. All students in grades 7 - 12 are welcome to attend and need to sign up in the MS/HS offices by Jan 4th. Parents can contact Travis Owens (towens@ccs.edu) for more information.

Green Team News
The Green Team welcomed Jamie Tuttle, Recycling Educator from the Oneida Herkimer Solid Waste Authority, to our meeting on December 11. Jamie taught us all about recycling and explained what items can and cannot be recycled. The Green Team students learned a lot and will be sharing that information with the rest of the school. Here are some photos from Jamie's visit:

Clinton Students Help Those in Need
Students at Clinton Elementary practiced their school-wide theme of kindness by helping to feed local families.

Clinton kindergarteners did chores at home and then pooled together all of the money they earned and purchase boxes of food from Hannaford to be donated to the Clark Mills food pantry. Students got to experience the wonderful feeling of helping others and learned about the value of money. The kindergarteners were even featured on the news! Click here to see the video on WKTV's website.

Students in grades 1 - 5 brought in canned and boxed food items for the local chapter of the Salvation Army. The donations will go to the Kirkland Highway department on Friday, where food baskets will be created and then delivered to local families. Any leftover food will be donated to the Clark Mills food pantry.

LEAP Recycling For Charity
The high school's LEAP Club (Leaders in Environmental Awareness and Protection) is proud to announce a new recycling initiative for personal hygiene/beauty products and packaging. For each item that that we recycle, we will earn money towards a charity that digs wells for communities in developing nations. If everyone in our district contributes 20 items, the profits will provide 200 people with a year's worth of clean drinking water. Place your used products and empty containers in the collection boxes in the high school office, middle school office, and elementary school hallway (beside the boxtop collection box) to alleviate thirst and keep these items out of our landfill!

Accepted Used Items
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste tubes and caps
  • Floss containers
  • Deodorant containers and caps
  • Hair product tubes and caps
  • Soap/lotion/shampoo dispensers
  • Hair spray triggers
  • Chapstick/lipstick tubes and caps
  • Bar-soap wrappers
  • Make-up tubes (mascara, concealer, etc.)
  • Make-up cases (eyeshadow, bronzer, powder, etc.)
  • Foundation packaging
  • Make-up pencils
Thank you for your participation!

Clinton Elementary School Spirit Celebrity Pets

Clinton Middle School Yearbook

8th Grader Baby Pictures Needed

Attention ALL 8th graders…

The Yearbook Staff needs…

Your Baby Picture

Please bring Mrs. Boucher a picture of you from when you were little (preferably age 5 and under). Make sure your name is on the back of the photo so it can be identified and returned back to you, or put it in an envelope with your name on it.

The more fun the photo, the more adorable!

Try to make sure that you choose a photo where you are centered, and your head is not cut off.

The best size of photo is a wallet size, 2 x 3.5 which works great, but we can work with a 3 x 5 or 4 x 6 standard album photo.

Over December Break, break out the family photo album or photo box and have fun remembering all of the good times when you were an adorable little peanut!

All baby pictures are due to Mrs. Boucher by Friday, January 11th.

CHS Student Council Online School Store is Now Open!

Clinton high school's student council is launching an online school store! The deadline for holiday orders has passed, but merchandise will be available year-round. Thanks for supporting the student council!! You can get to the student store by visiting studentstores.com/school/clinton_warriors/

Sports News

Indoor Track Results

Community News

KTL Explore With Me - Baked Goodies - Friday, December 21, 10:30 am

KTL Star Wars Droid Demo - Thursday, January 10, 6pm

KTL .5K T-Shirt Logo Contest

Dollars for Scholars Wednesdays at Alteri's
Have a pizza and help a student go to college! Every Wednesday during the winter months, when you purchase a pizza from Alteri’s Restaurant in Clinton (dine in or take out), $2 of the price will go to Clinton Dollars for Scholars to support a scholarship to honor Mr. and Mrs. Alteri. The local chapter matches up to $500 to make this a $1,000 scholarship. For more information, go to http://clinton.dollarsforscholars.org.

Mat Pilates at the Clinton Fitness Center

Mat Pilates at the Clinton Fitness Center (Clinton Schools)

Mat Pilates has been running at the Clinton Fitness Center for over fourteen years. Classes run most Monday and Wednesday mornings when school is in session.

Registration for January classes is currently open and will run January 7, 9, 14, 16, 23, 28, 30 from 6:15 to 7:05 am. Cost is $45. Registration needs to be done in advance, no later than January 2, 2019. Please call 315-793-8696 or register online at Madison-Oneida BOCES Adult Education, keyword search ‘Mat Pilates.’ https://registration.xenegrade.com/moboces/search.cfm

About the Instructor:

Pam King has been teaching Mat Pilates classes for sixteen years. She started teaching after her fourth son was born and found that it personally helped her increase her strength, flexibility and metabolism as well as decrease her stress.

About Pilates:

Pilates is a safe, sensible exercise system using a floor mat or equipment, that will help you look and feel your very best. No matter what your age or condition, it will work for you. No other exercise system is so gentle to your body while giving it a challenging workout. Many of the exercises are performed in reclining or sitting positions, and most are low impact and partially weight bearing. Pilates is so safe, it is used in physical therapy facilities to rehabilitate injuries. Modifications to the exercises allow for a range of difficulty ranging from beginning to advanced.

Follow us on Facebook at ‘Clinton Central Schools Community Fitness Center.’

CELC January Vacation Camp Registration

3rd and 4th Grade I Ski NY Free For Kids Passport

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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