CSS Newsletter
September 5, 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

Welcome Back from the CCS PTA

The CCS PTA would like to welcome you back to another school year! This summer seemed to fly by but hopefully your children are ready and excited to get back to school. Each year, the CCS PTA strives to enrich the lives of students in the district by organizing and/or funding additional activities and programs. You can see our 2018-2019 impact list here. The PTA is made up of parents, teachers, community members, and even students. We would love for you to participate in any way that works for you, whether it be volunteering, participating in fundraisers, attending PTA meetings, or joining as a member. The easiest way to join the PTA is through Memberhub (ccsnypta.memberhub.store).

Please contact the PTA at ccsnypta@gmail.com if you're interested in volunteering or have any questions. Thank you in advance for your support!

President: Angela Rorick Secretary: Mindy Pavone Communications: Lauren Brodock
Vice President: Erin Higgins Treasurer: Diana Haldenwang Membership: JoDee Leahy

For more information on the Clinton Central School PTA, click here to visit us on the CCS website. Remember to "LIKE" the Clinton Central School Facebook page for notifications regarding upcoming events.

First Day of School Parent Coffee (Thursday, September 5, 8:30 - 9:30 am)

General PTA Meeting (Wednesday, September 25, 7pm)

Please join us for the first Clinton PTA General Meeting of the school year on Wednesday, September 25 at 7 pm in the *Senior Lounge. We will discuss upcoming events and vote on our budget for the 2019-2020 school year. If you have any ideas or just want to find out what the CCS PTA is all about, we'd love for you to join us!

** Please note that this location is not the usual location due to construction. If you enter the high school from the bus circle and go in the doors under the “blue ribbon school” banner, the senior lounge is the first door on the left. (Alternately, you can access the senior lounge through the cafeteria.)

Crayon and Marker Recycling

Over the summer, the PTA sent out 18.5 pounds of markers to Crayola ColorCycle to be recycled and 22.5 pounds of crayons to The Crayon Initiative to be melted down and molded into new crayons to distribute to children's hospitals across the country. That's over 40 pounds of used crayons and markers that were diverted from the trash at Clinton Elementary over the 2018-2019 school year!

The collection bins will be set up again for this school year so feel free to send in any retired crayons and markers that you may have at home!

Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program

The Clinton Central School PTA has been selected as the September recipient of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program!

Program Details:

WHEN? The entire month of September
WHICH HANNAFORD? 55 Meadow Street, Clinton, NY
HOW DOES IT WORK? For every Community Bag sold during the month of September, the CCS PTA will receive a $1 donation!

Thank you for your support!

Box Tops for Education


Price Chopper Tools for Schools

Hannaford Helps

Raising money for your school is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

1. Shop
Look for the shelf tags on more than 1500 products to earn money for your school!
2. Check Out
Get 3 school dollars for every 4 participating products you purchase.
3. Submit
Deposit your school dollars in the collection tower in the Clinton Hannaford store.

Amazon Smile
Amazon Smile is an Amazon program that allows a percentage (.5%) of your purchase to be donated to a charitable organization without any additional cost to the customer! Using this program is easy...

Step 1 - Select your charitable organization. Click here to select the Clinton Central School PTA as your organization to support.

Step 2 - Remember to go to smile.amazon.com whenever you shop on Amazon.

Thank you for your support!

School News

2019 - 2020 Elementary Lunch Schedule
Grade Lunch Recess
K 10:45-11:15 11:15-11:45
1 11:15-11:45 10:45-11:15
2 12:17-12:47 11:47-12:17
3 11:47-12:17 12:17-12:47
4 12:49-1:19 1:19-1:49
5 1:19-1:49 12:49-1:19



Farm to School News

Farm to School Tip of the Week

Berries are an excellent nutritious choice for stopping sugar cravings. Berries taste sweet but they are high in fiber and low in sugar. Regularly eating berries may also help reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes.

September Lunch Menus

2019 - 2020 Harvest of the Month Schedule

2019 - 2020 Harvest of the Month Schedule

September Green Beans
October Pears
November Brassicas
December Salad Greens
January Winter Squash
February Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes
March Carrots and Maple Syrup
April Protein Foods Feature
May Cooking Greens
June Strawberries and Dairy

Community News

Clinton Farmers Market (Thursdays until October 3)

Hamilton College and Community Masterworks Chorale Seeks New Singers

The Hamilton College and Community Masterworks Chorale is welcoming new singers as it begins rehearsals for its concert on December 3, when the chorale will be joined by Symphoria to perform Mendelssohn's timeless dramatic masterpiece Elijah.

No audition is required; singers may join the ensemble by coming to the first rehearsal at 7:00 on September 10, in the Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts on the Hamilton College campus. Rehearsals continue on Sunday evenings (7:00-9:00). For further information, contact Dr. Rob Kolb at 315-859-4351 or gkolb@hamilton.

Hamilton College Faculty Concerts (September 6, 7:30pm & September 11, 9pm)

Hamilton College Department of Music
Faculty Concerts

The Hamilton College Department of Music starts of the semester with two faculty concerts in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center. The faculty artists of the Department of Music present the Fall Faculty Concert on Friday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 pm. This concert will feature solo performances by Sar-Shalom Strong, piano; Allan Kolsky, clarinet; Monk Rowe, saxophone; Tina Toglia, piano; Katie Martins, oboe; and others.

The Jazz Kick Off Concert is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 9:00 pm “Doc” Woods, composer and bass, presents a fun evening of funky new tunes written for the concert. The band includes guest artist Jakubu Griffin, percussion; Jeff Stockham, trumpet; Bob Cesari, saxophone; Marty Hollister, trombone; Joe Handy, guitar; Tom Witkowski, keyboard; and Sar-Shalom Strong, piano.

"Doc" Woods

Both concerts are free and open to the public. Visit www.hamilton.edu/performingarts or call the box office at (315) 859-4331 for more information.

Chelsea Opera Presents Paul Jacobs and Leonarda Priore (Sunday, September 22, 3pm)

Chelsea Opera presents
Grammy Winning Organist Paul Jacobs
and Guest Soloist mezzo soprano Leonarda Priore
… in Utica, NY

Join Chelsea Opera (co-founded by Leonarda Priore and Lynne Hayden-Findlay) as they kickstart their 16th Season with a special solo organ performance by internationally renowned organist Paul Jacobs in Utica, NY. Local audiences will not want to miss this opportunity to hear this celebration of a unique instrument, played by the only organist to win a Grammy. Mr. Jacobs will perform on Grace Church's thirty-six year old Holtkamp Organ, with sixty-four ranks. The concert will also feature a guest solo by Utica born-and-raised Mezzo-Soprano (and Chelsea Opera founder/president!) Leonarda Priore. There will be one performance on Sunday, September 22nd at 3:00pm at Grace Church (6 Elizabeth Street, Utica, NY). The concert, which is supported in part by the Central New York Chapter of the American Guild of Organists in Utica, New York and Grace Church, is free to the public, with free will donations accepted. Visit http://www.chelseaopera.org/events.html for more information or call 917-797-3152.

Country Pantry (Saturday, September 28, 7:30am - 11am)

Clinton Symphony of the Mohawk Valley (Sunday, October 6, 2:30 pm)


Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. at the Clinton Performing Arts Complex

Maestro Octavio Mas-Arocas is our guest conductor, and will present a pre-concert lecture at 1:30.

Our featured guest artist will be pianist David Kim, well-known to audiences in the greater Clinton area. He will perform the Piano Concerto No. 2, c minor, op.18 of Serge Rachmaninoff, in memory of his mother, Susan Kim. “We enthusiastically welcome him back,” stated Music Director Charles Schneider. “He was the soloist on our very first concert and enjoyed a rousing success!”

The orchestra will open the concert with the renowned epic tone poem of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade

Open-seating Tickets are $35 for adults and FREE for all students with ID.

For reservations, please call 315-404-2016 or mail payments to CSOMV, PO Box 270, Clinton, NY 13323

Also, tax-deductible donations may be made to “Clinton Symphony Orchestra” and mailed to the PO Box above.