CSS Newsletter
March 14, 2019
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, April 3, 2019
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Brain Show

The Clinton Central School PTA is proud to sponsor The Brain Show Educational Assembly for all elementary school students on March 28! The Brain Show has been seen by hundreds of thousands of people throughout the United States. The assembly will be a highly educational and interactive game show, offering authentic fun and the excitement of a real live TV game show, including colorful podiums with computerized lights and sounds!

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
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

Green Team News

The Green Team has been busy planting seeds for our school vegetable garden. We are starting plants indoors now and hope to plant them in the garden behind the school in May. We planted tomatoes, basil, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, beets, and carrots. We also planted marigolds to keep animals and insects away from our plants. We have some sprouts growing already in our mini-green house. We'll keep you posted on how our garden is growing!

Positivity Project - Love of Learning
This school year, CCS is participating in the Positivity Project. A different character trait or topic is highlighted and discussed at school each week. This week's topic is Love of Learning. According to the Positivity Project's Weekly Roundup:

Those with a love of learning are intrinsically motivated and engaged in a topic regardless of achieving an external standard. They enjoy learning simply for the sake of learning. They don't need a prize or a high grade as a reward. Their reward is the process of doing the work and improving.

People who love learning experience positive feelings in the process of acquiring skills, building on existing knowledge, or learning something completely new. Over time, individuals with this strength may develop deep and wide knowledge. Their knowledge enables them to make significant contributions to others' understanding.

Visit The Positivity Project's website to learn more and to sign up for the weekly newsletter.

Used Soccer Equipment Needed

My name is Celso Vasquez. I am a Junior at Clinton High School. I was a student in Guatemala until I was 13 years old. Many of the children in Guatemala lack equipment to play soccer and resort to playing with grocery bags rolled into a ball.

For a class project I would like to send these unfortunate children used soccer equipment that your children have outgrown. There is a drop off box located at Access Federal Credit Union in Clinton, NY and at the Clinton Elementary School and High School.

Collection will be starting on March 1st lasting through April 30th.

Items should fit students ages 6 - 11.

  • Cleats / sneakers
  • Deflated soccer balls
  • Shin guards
  • Jerseys
  • Goalie gloves
  • Shorts
  • Soccer Socks

Thank you!

Board of Education Nominating Petitions

Nominating petitions for any CCS district resident wishing to run for a seat on the Board of Education are now available in the Superintendent's Office. Petitions must be filed by 5:00 pm on April 22nd.

The qualifications for a member of the Board of Education are that the individual:

  1. must be able to read and write;

  2. must be a qualified voter of the District; that is, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age or older, and not adjudged to be an incompetent, (Note: a convicted felon is barred from running for a seat on a Board of Education if his or her maximum prison sentence has not expired or if he or she has not been pardoned or discharged from parole);

  3. must be and have been a resident of the School District for at least one year prior to election;

  4. may not have been removed from any School District office within the preceding year;

  5. may not reside with another member of the same school board as a member of the same family;

  6. may not be a current employee of the School District; and

  7. may not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office.

Counseling Office Newsletter

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:

  • Thursday, March 14 - Lucky Day - Go green or wear a rainbow!
  • Tuesday, April 2 - Autism Awareness Day - Light up the world with blue!
  • Thursday, April 11 - Clinton Warrior Day - Wear school colors
  • Friday, April 26 - Earth Day/Arbor Day - Wear green or animal print
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. Reserve your copy online at jostensyearbooks.com Prices start at $25.

Clinton Middle School Yearbook

Kirkland Town Library News

Fairy Tale STEAM - Friday, March 15, 10:30 am

Beginning Gardening & Seed Saving Class - Saturday, March 16, 10:30 am

Happy Tails Reading Program - Tuesday, March 19, 4 - 5:30 pm

Introduction to Digital Services Class - Tuesday, March 19, 4 - 6 pm

First Day of Spring Celebration - Wednesday, March 20, 6 pm

YouTube Karaoke - Thursday, March 28, 6 pm

School Break Classes and Camps

MVCC School Break Kids Camps

Spring Break Adventures at The Root Farm

MVCC emPower Up!

CELC Summer Camp

Summer Reading Skills

Community News

Hannaford Helps Cause Bag - Clinton Pool

Clinton Symphony Orchestra - Sunday, March 17, 2:30 pm

MVCC Test Prep Courses

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