CSS Newsletter
October 31, 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

CCS Bright Spots

At each school board meeting, CCS Superintendent Dr. Stephen Grimm presents "Bright Spots", highlighting activites at each of the schools and important information throughout the district. Below are the Bright Spots that were presented at this week's BOE meeting. The public is welcome to attend school board meetings to learn more.

** Click here to view the full agenda from the 10/29/19 Board Meeting, along with additional annotations.

Positivity Project - Creativity

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 creativity.

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

Law Enforcement Career Info Night (Tuesday, November 19, 6 - 8 pm)


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

Earth-friendly Tip of the Week

Decline straws at restaurants and drive thrus whenever possible. Keep reusable straws in your glove box so you have them when you need them.

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

Farm to School Sample Day - Pear Cake Delight
October's Harvest of the Month is pears! This week students sampled Pear Cake Delight, which was the winning recipe in the monthly recipe contest. The recipe was submitted by fourth grader, Mia Torre. The cafeteria has served red and green Bartlett pears and Seckel pears this year from Old Ridge Farm in Williamson, NY. Thank you so much to our volunteers that served samples, the kitchen staff for preparing the food, and to the students for being such great taste testers!

Fourth grade students enjoying a sample of Pear Cake Delight.

Pear Cake Delight made by the CES kitchen staff using fresh, local pears.

Fourth grade student, Mia Torre, poses with her winning recipe.

CES kitchen staff presented Mia with a prize basket.

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!

Kirkland Town Library News

Fall Book Sale (October 31 - November 2)

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

The Winter Army Book Talk - Maurice Isserman (Thursday, November 7, 7pm)

Make Your Own Stuffed Animal (Tuesday, November 12, 6pm)

Community News

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.

Clinton Music Parents Martini Night Fundraiser (Friday, November 8, 6:30 - 9:30 pm)

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

Wellin Kids: Intricate Initials - Monday, November 11, 2 - 3 pm

Wellin Kids: Intricate Initials

Monday, November 11, 2 - 3 pm

Drop in for free children’s activities and treats! Kids will explore different color values and patterns in a zentangling adventure. This project is inspired by the art featured in Elias Sime: Tightrope, on view from September 7 - December 8, 2019.

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.

Mayflower Essay Contest (Deadline is November 22, 2019)

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