CSS Newsletter
January 10, 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

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.
December - Humility
The character trait for the month of December was sponsored by the Clinton Middle School student council. Humility is not seeking the spotlight and letting your accomplishments speak for themselves. A student who displays humility does not regard themselves as special and others recognize and value their modesty.
8th Grade

The 8th grade student of the month was Oliver Walters. Oliver's teachers recognized him for always thinking of others and letting his actions speak for themselves. His teachers and peers recognize and appreciate his modesty.

7th Grade

The 7th grade student of the month was Gabriel Skinner. Gabriel's teachers recognized him for being a great student while being polite and respectful to teachers and peers. His teachers appreciate how hard he works to overcome any obstacles.
6th Grade

The 6th grade student of the month was Liam Tyler. Liam's teachers recognized him for always being humble in class. His teachers appreciate when he participates in class discussions and recognize that he is a very hard worker who does not brag or boast.

Congratulations Upstanders!

Rachel’s Warriors proudly awarded and recognized our middle school upstanders for the months of September-December at our December 18th Board of Education meeting. These students were awarded with a certificate, a pizza party and a free dance admission ticket.

An upstander is an individual who notices something wrong and acts on it. It is a person who takes a stand against an act of injustice or intolerance. All of these students did this in some way and were anonymously nominated by a peer or staff member.

Congratulations to these students for reaching out to others, being a good friend, and helping to create a kind and caring community at Clinton Middle school.

  • Teagan Tabolt
  • Olivia Organisciak
  • Brennen Wightman
  • Anna Tague
  • Ariana Febus
  • Noah Eschenbach
  • Maxwell Landrey
  • Gabriella Pinto
  • Deanna Heintz
  • Connor Cook
  • Kyla LaHart

(From left to right: Teagan Tabolt, Connor Cook, Gabriella Pinto, Maxwell Landrey, Noah Eschenbach, Ariana Febus, Anna Tague, Brennen Wightman, Olivia Organisciak and Kyla LaHart Absent: Deanna Heintz)

Third Graders Read for 2019
Last week, students in Mrs. Shelley and Mrs. Mickle's classes celebrated the new year by reading for 2019 seconds. Many parents also came in to read with their children. It was a relaxing and enjoyable way to celebrate 2019!

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 Days

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

  • Friday, January 11 - Clinton Warrior Day - Wear school colors.
  • Friday, January 25 - Hawaiian Day - Wear Hawaiian clothes, sunglasses, etc
  • Tuesday, February 12 - 100th day celebration - Wear something with 100 things on it or dress like you are 100 years old! (subject to change based on snow days
  • Thursday, February 14 - Friendship Day - Wear Red or Pink
spirit day warrior.jpg Click here for the full list of spirit days for this school year.
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

21 Days of Gratitude

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

Kirkland Town Library After School Short Movies - Tuesday, January 15, 3:30 pm

Kirkland Town Library Book Bingo - Tuesday, January 15, 6 pm

KTL Happy Tails Reading Program - Thursday, January 17, 4 pm - 5:30 pm

KTL Stuffed Animal Sleepover - Friday, January 25, 6 pm

KTL .5K T-Shirt Logo Contest

Wellin Kids: Amazing Amulets - Saturday, January 26, 2 pm
Drop in for free children’s activities and treats! Kids will use clay to create their very own amulets (or good luck charms). This project is inspired by the art featured in the Wellin Museum’s permanent collection, on view in Archive Hall.

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College
198 College Hill Rd
Clinton, NY 13323

Clinton Symphony Orchestra of the Mohawk Valley - Sunday, January 20, 2:30 pm

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.

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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