CSS Newsletter
January 3, 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

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

Priciples of Engineering LED Light Display

You've probably noticed this large LED light display in front of the district office. This was a project created by students in the high school Principles of Engineering class with Mr. Owens. Students learned about electrical circuits and created a 16 channel power relay that can be programmed using an Aurduino along with the structure for holding the lights. The plan is to add to the display and a new program to control the lights annually as part of the course. If you would like to see this project grow, you can donate lights to the program by contacting Mr. Owens at towens@ccs.edu.

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.

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 Elementary School Yearbook

2018 - 2019 Clinton Elementary School Yearbook

Hockeyville USA special section this year!

The 2018 - 2019 Clinton Elementary School yearbook is on sale now! Hurry, don't delay, order today! We only have a select number of books to sell. Deadline for the lower price is January 31, 2019. Price will increase to $25 on February 1, 2019. Reserve your copy online at jostensyearbooks.com Prices start at $20.

We are looking for Hockeyville USA pictures from April 2018 to the time of the big game. Email yearbook@ccspta.info

Clinton Middle School Yearbook

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

Waterville Jr/Sr High School Mountain Bike Club - Thursday, January 17, 7pm

Community News

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.’

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

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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