CSS Newsletter
October 10, 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

School News

Positivity Project - Being Present and Giving Others My Attention

This school year, CCS is participating in the Positivity Project. A different character trait or topic is highlighted and discussed at school each week. Families are encouraged to follow along with the weekly themes at home to further emphasize each topic. This week's topic is "Being Present and Giving Others My Attention". According to the Positivity Project's Weekly Roundup:

Just like plants need sunlight to grow, our relationships need attention. The research is crystal clear, relationships are the cornerstone of health, happiness, and resilience. And, if we don’t give our attention to the people we’re building relationships with – whether family members, close friends, or even distant colleagues – we can’t build those relationships.

On a group level, it’s vitally important that we pick our heads up from our cell phones and truly listen to other people when they’re talking. A positive culture is built with positive relationships – and we can’t build positive relationships without attention. So, the answer is clear: we need to pay attention to people in our lives. That’s going to be good for individuals, small groups, and large societies.

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

Click here to view the complete list of topics for the 2019 - 2020 school year.

Rachel's Warriors Club News

Rachel’s Warriors kicked off the year by sharing our club information with the students during lunch/recess on Friday, September 13th. We are always accepting new members and the purpose behind our club is an important one. We strive to create a caring community filled with kindness, compassion, inclusion, and upstanders. On Friday, September 27th we celebrated Start with Hello week. Our mission was to encourage students to include others simply by saying hello or starting a conversation. It is important to do this especially with someone they do not typically talk to or someone who may seem like they really need a friend. Start with Hello information fliers were handed out and students participated in creating a banner that encouraged them to write down their favorite conversation starters then they tried them out by talking to a new friend. It was a very positive experience for all the students!

Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Hosey- Pardi share information about Rachel’s Warriors club during lunch/recess.

Two potential new members ask questions about Rachel’s Warriors club (Left: Julia Nessel and right: Brooke Painter)

Rachel’s Warriors members help share informational flyers and encourage students to join our club. (Left:Thomas Mason and Right: Luke Mason)

Students create a conversation starter banner in honor of Start with Hello week.

Clinton High School Drama Club presents Clue On Stage (Saturday, October 19, 7pm)

Clinton Elementary School Spirit Days

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

Date Spirit Day What to Wear
Friday, October 18 Pink for Cancer Awareness Anything pink
Friday, October 26 Positive Spirit Day Shirts with a positive message
Friday, Movember 1 Movember Kickoff Pink or blue to channel your inner Piggie or Gerald
Friday, Movember 8 Veterans Day Celebration Red, white, and blue or camouflage

SUNY Financial Aid Days

Seniors and Parents of Seniors

SUNY Financial Aid Days

Are you looking for help with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?

We encourage you to consider attending one of the following workshops. Financial aid representatives will be available to assist families with the completion of the FAFSA form.

*All students are eligible for support.

You do not need to apply to a SUNY school to attend these events.

*To register for these events, please go to https://engage.suny.edu

Click whichever fair you are interested in to complete the registration process*

  • Mohawk Valley Community College
    1101 Sherman Drive, Utica NY 13501
    Please go to the Lobby of Payne Hall
    Saturday, November 9 at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Morrisville State College
    80 Eaton St, Morrisville NY 13408
    Please go to the Lower Level of Charlton Hall
    Saturday, November 9 at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Herkimer Community College
    100 Reservoir Rd, Herkimer NY 13350
    Please go to the Academic Support Center Computer Lab, Ronald William Library
    Wednesday, November 6 at 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Middle School Counseling Office News - Fall 2019

Clinton Middle School Yearbook Order Form

Farm to School News

Tip of the Week

Do your children's water bottles come home only half drunk or worse... full? Try adding some organic frozen strawberries, mango or citrus like a slice of orange or lemon. Infusing water and keeping it cold encourages little ones to stay hydrated. Did you know adults and children should drink half their body weight in water ounces?

**Submit your Earth-friendly or nutrition tips to farmtoschool@ccspta.info. We would love to share your ideas!

Sports News

Kids Night Out (Friday, November 1, 6pm)

CCS Youth Cross Country Races (Grades 4 - 6)

Last Week's Results:

Clinton Girls Varsity Hockey fundraiser at Alteri's (Wednesdays in October)

Kirkland Town Library News

Explore Clinton

Donate Your Bras

Community News

Volunteer Opportunity - Gravestone Cleaning (Monday, October 14, 10am)
Monday, Oct. 14 at 10 am at the Old Burying Ground is Gravestone Cleaning sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. The Town will provide biodegradable and safe cleaning solution and brushes. Volunteers just need to bring a stool and gloves and dress appropriately for cleaning. Students need to bring a form for one of our DAR Chapter Board Members to sign for volunteer hours.

Wellin Kids: Woven Wire Wonders - Saturday, October 25, 2 - 3 pm

Wellin Kids: Woven Wire Wonders

Saturday, October 25, 2 - 3 pm

Come to the Wellin Museum to look at art, explore new materials, make a creative project, and enjoy a snack.

Families and children ages 5 - 10.

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


Click here for a list of the Wellin Kids activities scheduled for the 2019 - 2020 school year.

Hamilton College Presents Chimpanzee (Off-Broadway Puppet Play)

Hamilton College Presents Chimpanzee (Off-Broadway Puppet Play) on October 25 and 26

Hamilton College Performing Arts presents the off-Broadway puppet play Chimpanzee on Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 pm in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts at Hamilton College.

Directed, created, and designed by Nick Lehane, Chimpanzee is a one-animal show starring a nameless chimpanzee in solitary confinement in a biomedical facility. The chimpanzee enacts recurrent memories of being raised by humans. The chimp is a puppet, manipulated by three puppeteers: Rowan Magee, Andy Manjuck, and Emma Wiseman. Chimpanzee shows the power of puppetry to elicit emotion without dialogue.

Lehane studied at the Moscow Art Theatre School and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. He researched true events while writing this play. Chimpanzee was the recipient of the 2019 Jim Henson Foundation Residency at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and $5 for students. All seats on stage, with a limit of 90 seats per evening. Reservations are strongly suggested. This performance is suitable for ages twelve and over. Please call in advance to arrange handicapped seating. For tickets or more information call the box office at (315) 859-4331 or visit www.hamilton.edu/performingarts.

Mayflower Essay Contest (Deadline is November 22, 2019)

Wreaths Across America (Saturday, December 14, 12pm)

Kirkland Art Center Kids Art Classes