CSS Newsletter
January 24, 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!

Parent Volunteers needed for Taste-it-Tuesday - January 29

The CCS PTA Farm to School Committee is in need of several volunteers to help serve samples of this month's Harvest of the Month (Butternut Squash Soup) to students in the elementary school cafeteria. We will need volunteers between 10:30 am and 1:50 pm on Tues, January 29. Even a 1 hour shift would be very much appreciated.

If you are available to help out, please email us at farmtoschool@ccspta.info with the time you can come and for how long. Thank you for your support!

School News

Make Clinton Middle School a Winner!

Vote for Clinton Middle School to be 1 of 10 "People's Choice" video winners. We want to be one of the winning schools and we could use your help– it's worth $8,000!

As part of our application, we were asked to submit a 3- to 5-minute video, which gives an overview of our program and how it's positively impacting students, educators, and our school. The People's Choice winners will be those schools that receive the highest number of votes for their videos on the Follett Challenge website. Voting is open from January 21 – 25, 2019. Vote here! http://follettchallenge.com/videos/1129. Please spread the word!

Kindergarten Registration Week - March 4 - 8
Clinton Central School District Kindergarten Registration is scheduled for the week of March 4th in the Elementary School Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (the child does not need to be present). You may also go to the CCS website, ccs.edu, for a copy of the registration packet, which will be available in early March. Children need to be five years old on or before December 1, 2019 to be eligible to start Kindergarten in the fall. Immunizations need to be updated before entry in the fall and an original birth certificate must be presented at the time of registration. Incoming Kindergarten Parent Information Night will be April 25th 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the Elementary School Cafeteria.

Clinton High School Presents... Seussical - March 7, 8, & 9, 7:30 pm

Harvest of the Month "Mystery Box" Lesson
Kindergarteners learned about our Harvest of the Month last week with another “mystery box” lesson. They first felt and described the mystery item- it was smooth, hard, round, big, heavy, and a little bumpy. Many were able to guess squash! We used all 5 senses to feel, smell, see, hear and taste raw butternut squash. It was the first time most had ever eaten it and almost everyone gave it a thumbs up! We are so proud of them all for trying something new! The squash was grown in Westmoreland at Cold Brooke Farm and CSA.

Tri-Band Festival
Clinton will be hosting our Tri-Band Festival this year on Tuesday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 20. The school calendar is marked incorrectly. Please make a note of this so that your child will be able to attend the night of their concert. The middle school Concert Band will perform at 7pm on Tuesday, March 19. The high school Symphonic Band will perform at 7pm on Wednesday, March 20.

Students will be excused from some classes during the day of their festival to rehearse with guest conductors in preparation for that evening's performance.

If your child is available, encourage them to play with the pep band at the Hamilton College basketball game on Friday, February 1 at 7pm. Please reach out to Norin Lavendar if we can count on your son/daughter to join.

Lady and Leap Toy Shop Fundraiser for High School Musical

Elementary School Lunch Menu Change for Thursday, January 24
Elementary School menu change for Thursday, January 24: The cafeteria will be serving Chili with Chips in place of the Cheesy Chicken Macaroni and Cheese listed on the menu.

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 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
  • Friday, March 1 - Dr. Seuss Day - Wear anything that reminds you of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters
  • Thursday, March 14 - Lucky Day - Go green or wear a rainbow!
Click here for the full list of spirit days for this school year.

** Mrs. Hall is still looking for more pet pictures for the 100th day and Valentines (Friendship) day. You can email them to her at lhall@ccs.edu.

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/

Community News

KTL Chili Fiesta - Thursday, January 24, 6 pm

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

KTL Small Hands Big Art

Guest Interviewers Needed - Sunday, January 27, 1pm

Please let us know if Hamilton College seniors can count on you to help them practice their interview skills!

Sign up to be a guest interviewer for the Hamilton College Career Center's 7th Annual

Communicate 301: Interview Crash Course

This fast-paced and energetic event is your chance to help the next generation of Hamilton seniors through a series of brief practice interviews.

Sunday, January 27th
1:00 p.m. -2:45 p.m.
Hamilton College Tolles Pavilion

(Program schedule included in the RSVP form.)

Complete this survey to sign up to be an interviewer: bit.ly/HCCrashCourse19

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

KTL 1/2 K Run/Walk - Saturday, February 2, 10:30 am

Clinton Community Health & Wellness Day - Saturday, February 2, 10:30 am - 2 pm

Christian Sands Trio - Saturday, February 2, 7:30 pm

Hamilton College Performing Arts opens the spring semester with the Christian Sands Trio on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m., in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts.

A five-time Grammy nominee, pianist Christian Sands is an emerging jazz force. His goal is to take a fresh look at the entire language of jazz. Sands says, “My music is about teaching the way of jazz and keeping it alive.” He is joined by Eric Wheeler, bass, and Jerome Jennings, drums. They will be performing tracks off Sands’ latest album Facing Dragons.

In addition to the Hamilton College performance, Sands will give a live interview with Hamilton Jazz Archive director Monk Rowe at 6:30 p.m. in List 106. The public is invited to attend.

The company’s engagement at Hamilton College is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and $5 for students. For more information, call the box office at (315) 859-4331 or visit www.hamilton.edu/performingarts

Valentine's Kids Drop Off - Saturday, February 9, 4 - 7pm

CELC February Vacation Camp - February 19 - 22

Butterfly Kisses Ball - Friday, March 1 or Saturday, March 2

MVCC School Break Kids Camps

Spring Break Adventures at The Root Farm

MVCC Test Prep Courses

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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