CSS Newsletter
November 7, 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

Clinton Elementary 2nd graders featured on WUTR

Each morning during Good Morning America, WUTR broadcasts a clip of a class from a local school reciting the Pledge of allegiance. This week, students in Mr. Ferrone's and Mrs. Hullar's classes were featured! Keep an eye out for Mrs. Pominville's class on November 12th at 7:27 AM and 8:28 AM.

Positivity Project - Bravery

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 bravery.

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 Middle School Presents Alice in Wonderland Jr. (November 15 and 16, 7:30 pm)

Clinton Elementary Pajama Drive

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 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

CCS District Foundation

Your child may already be seeing some wonderful gifts that the CCSD Foundation is providing through parent, alumni and community donations: a new K-5 reading program ($134,000), updated kitchen equipment for the Family and Consumer Science program ($8,000), and equipment upgrades to the fitness center serving students in grades 6-12 ($83,000).

Be on the look-out for the annual donation letter to arrive in your mailbox early in the week of November 25th. In that letter, you will find more information about the CCSD Foundation and how you can help.

LIKE the Clinton Central School District Foundation on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ClintonCSDFoundation/ . Invite your friends to like us, as well.

Clinton Middle School Yearbook Order Form

Farm to School News

Tip of the Week

Let your children help prepare healthy meals. For smaller children, invest in kid-friendly knives. If they help make it, they are more likely to try it! Have a rule in your house that everyone has to at least try food served at meals. The rule should also apply to parents trying food that children have prepared!

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

Kirkland Town Library News

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

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

Art Making with the Everson Museum (Tuesday, November 19, 3:30pm)

Community News

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.

Hamilton College Presents PUSH Physical Theatre (Saturday, November 16, 7:30 pm)

Hamilton College Performing Arts presents PUSH Physical Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m., in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts at Hamilton College.

Founded in Rochester, NY, in 2000 by husband-and-wife team Darren and Heather Stevenson, out of a desire to “push” the boundaries of conventional theatre, PUSH has since earned an international reputation as one of the U.S.’s leading physical theatre companies. The performance combines acrobatics, theatre, and modern dance.

PUSH was a season finalist on TruTV’s national series, Fake Off, a competition/reality show featuring what producers dubbed “the captivating art of ‘faking’” – a mix of theatre, acrobatics, and illusion. Their performances caused judge and Glee star Harry Shum Jr. to exclaim: “You guys are superhuman!”

PUSH received the Community of Color/Anton Germano Dance Award, the Performing Artist of the Year Award from the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester, and the University of Rochester’s Lillian Fairchild Award.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and $5 for students. All seats are on stage, with a limit of 90 seats per evening. Reservations are strongly suggested. This performance is suitable for ages 12 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)

Clinton Shoppers' Stroll & Holiday Parade (November 29 & 30)

5K Jingle Jog (Saturday, November 30, 8 am)

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