CSS Newsletter
March 21, 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 30 April 30
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.
February - Enthusiasm
The character trait for the month of February was sponsored by the Clinton Middle School Student Council. Enthusiasm is approaching all experiences with excitement and energy.
8th Grade

The eighth grade student of the month for February is Jack Matteo. His teachers recognize him for having enthusiasm for learning and life that is contagious. His positive energy contributes to a wonderful classroom environment. His teachers recognize him for being a role model in his school community.

7th Grade

The seventh grade student of the month for Ferbruary is Aiden Soika. His teachers recognize him for always being eager to learn. They appreciate his positive attitude in every class. They recognize that he is willing to help others and is enthusiastic to gain more knowledge.
6th Grade

The sixth grade student of the month for February is Caden Salsberg. His teachers recognize him for being an enthusiastic student who has an apparent love for learning. They recognize his intelligence in the classroom and thank him for bringing his excitement for life and school to his classes.

Positivity Project - Forgiveness
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 character strength is forgiveness. According to the Positivity Project's Weekly Roundup:

Forgiveness is the ability to move past being injured, and allow yourself to reconcile with the person who hurt you. Forgiveness can often be seen as a selfless act, but it also carries many benefits for those who practice it. Those who demonstrate forgiveness have the ability to move forward after someone has hurt them. Forgiveness is often rooted in the idea that all people are valuable and worthy of a second chance. Many who forgive have the ability to consider things from another's perspective.

Forgiveness does not mean rolling over and allowing yourself to be harmed. It does not mean that you forget the transgression. By forgiving someone, you don't have to say that what he/she did was okay. And, forgiveness is not contingent on the other person apologizing.

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:

  • 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

Introduction to Podcasts - Tuesday, March 26, 6pm

YouTube Karaoke - Thursday, March 28, 6 pm

Community Wellness - Tuesday, April 2, 6 pm

Book Bingo - Friday, April 12, 1 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

CPV Rescue and Sanctuary Coloring Contest

62nd Annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast - Saturday, April 6, 6:30 am - 1 pm

Community Collection Day - Saturday, April 27, 9am - 12pm

Hannaford Helps Cause Bag - Clinton Pool

MVCC Test Prep Courses

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