CSS Newsletter
October 24, 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

A Note From the Health Office

Fight Flu at Home and in School

Flu, or influenza, spreads easily and can make people very sick, especially kids. You can help stop flu!

Flu symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills
  • body aches
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • headache
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • feeling very tired
Some people, especially children, may have stomach problems and diarrhea. Unlike a cold, the flu comes on very suddenly.

Prevent flu!:

  • Flu vaccine is the best protection against the flu. It is recommended every year for everyone 6 months and older.
  • Get the flu vaccine for you and your children every year! It helps make flu sickness milder or prevents it all together.
  • Getting the vaccine early in the fall means you and your children will be protected when flu season starts.
  • Ask people close to your children, like babysitters and relatives, to get the vaccine, too.
  • The vaccine is especially important for people with certain health conditions, like asthma, diabetes, heart or lung conditions because the flu can make them even sicker.

If your child gets the flu:

  • Your child will need plenty of rest and lots of fluids.
  • Keep your child home from school for at least 24 hours after their fever is gone without using fever-control medicine. This helps avoid giving the flu to others.
  • Talk with your child's health care provider before giving a child any over- the-counter medicine.
  • Never give your child or teenager aspirin or any medicine that has aspirin in it. Aspirin can cause serious problems.
  • If your child gets flu symptoms and is younger than 5 or has a medical condition like asthma, diabetes, or heart or lung disease, call their health care provider. Young children and those with certain medical conditions are at greater risk for getting seriously ill from the flu. Ask their health care provider if they recommend an antiviral drug.
  • If you are worried about your child, call their health care provider. Don't spread flu!
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water aren't handy, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow, not your hands. Put used tissues in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. That's how germs spread.
  • Stay away from people who are sick.

Positivity Project - Perspective

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 perspective.

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.

Clinton Elementary Pajama Drive

Hat, Coat, and Mittens Drive (Now until November 1)

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, 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
Friday, December 6 Jersey Day Wear a jersey or shirt to support your favorite sports team
Friday, December 20 Cozy Winter Day Wear cozy plaid

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

Clinton Middle School Yearbook Order Form

Farm to School News

Tip of the Week

Is after school hunger taking over at your house too? Try adding some dark greens, like spinach or kale, to frozen fruit and Greek yogurt for a healthy smoothie packed with vitamins, minerals and protein! Frozen cherries are lower in the glycemic index than bananas, and berries are full of antioxidants.

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

Sample Day Volunteers Needed (Tuesday, October 29)

We will be serving samples of the winning recipe from the October recipe contest at Clinton Elementary during lunch on Tuesday, October 29. We need a few more volunteers to make it happen. If you are available to help out, you can sign up for a shift here. Thank you for your support!

Farm To School Apron Sale (Deadline is November 1)

CCS PTA Farm to School Apron Sale

Order Deadline is Friday, November 1, 2019

  • Full Length Apron with Pockets
  • 7-ounce, 100% cotton twill with stain-release protection
  • Two waist-level patch pockets, pen pocket
  • Adjustable neck strap
  • Measures 22"w x 30"
  • Available in a variety of colors

A portion of the sale will go toward farm to school activities in the district.


Online Orders Only (http://ccspta.info/FTS)

Thank you for your support!

Sports News

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

CCS Youth Cross Country Race Results
The CCS Cross Country youth runs are now complete. See below for the last week's results.

Last Week's Results:

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

Kirkland Town Library News

Utica Zoomobile Visit (Friday, October 25, 10:30 am)

Getting Started with E-Books (Tuesday, October 29, 6pm)

Fall Book Sale (October 31 - November 2)

Book Talk - Heart: A History (Monday, November 4, 7pm)

Community News

Ski / NY - Kids Passport Program

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

Wellin Kids: Woven Wire Wonders

Friday, 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.

Hope Alliance Church Fall Fest (Saturday, October 26, 1:30 - 3:30 pm)

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.

Hamilton College Department of Music Presents Vassily Primakov, Piano (Sunday, November 3, 3pm)

The Hamilton College Department of Music presents pianist Vassily Primakov on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 3 p.m., in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center on the Hamilton College campus.

The recital includes selections from Shumann's Fantasiestücke, Op.12 and Schumann's rarely performed Grand Sonata No. 3. He is joined by Oxana Mikhailoff in the second half of the program for a four hands arrangement of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7.

In recent years, Vassily Primakov has been hailed as a pianist of world class importance. At age 17 he came to New York to pursue studies at the Juilliard School with the noted pianist, Jerome Lowenthal. At Juilliard Primakov won the William Petschek Piano Recital Award, which presented his debut recital at Alice Tully Hall, and while at Juilliard, aided by a Susan W. Rose Career Grant, he won both the Silver Medal and the Audience Prize in the 2002 Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition.

Primakov has released numerous recordings for Bridge Records that include works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Chopin, Dvorak, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, Philip Glass, Arlene Sierra and Poul Ruders.

This concert is free and open to the public. For more information visit www.hamilton.edu/performingarts or call the box office at (315) 859-4331.

Scouting for Food Annual Food Drive (Saturday, November 9, 2019)

Mayflower Essay Contest (Deadline is November 22, 2019)

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

Kirkland Art Center Kids Art Classes