CSS Newsletter
November 14, 2019
Produced by the CCS PTA
Submissions for the CCS Newsletter are due by 3 PM on Mondays prior.
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CCS District Calendar

School News

Positivity Project - Knowing My Words and Actions Affect Others

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 Knowing My Words and Actions Affect Others. According to the Positivity Project's Weekly Roundup:

Everything we do, say, text, tweet, snap, or post can positively or negatively impact other people. According to research from McKinsey & Co, “the typical American hears or reads more than one hundred thousand words every day.” Think about that for a moment: 100,000 words every single day. Now, stop and ask yourself, “Are the percentage of words someone else hears or reads from me helping or hurting that person?” As Rachel Wolchin says, “Be mindful with words. A string of some that don’t mean much to you may stick with someone for a lifetime.”

And, moving beyond our words and social media posts, our actions can have ripple effects long after we make them. Deeds highlighting our character – such as forgiving a sibling, being present and enthusiastic about a colleague’s presentation, or kindly holding the elevator door for a stranger – can impact the people we love, work with, or even just bump into on the street. Through your actions – and the character strengths you do/don’t exemplify in them – you have the power to make somebody happy, sad, inspired, or discouraged. And, always remember, our words and actions are our choice to make.

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.

Mrs. Pominville's class 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, Mrs. Pominville's class was featured!

Clinton Elementary Veterans Day Celebration

Last week Clinton Elementary held its annual Veterans Day Celebration. CES was fortunate to be joined by Veteran family members of many of the students. The 4th and 5th grade chorus sang "Thank a Vet". The entire school joined together to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and to sing the national anthem and "I'm Proud to Be an American". Students read thank you letters and spoke about the 5 military branches of the US Armed Forces. Mrs. Leuthauser discussed various personality traits exhibited by those that have stepped up to defend our freedom by joining the Armed Forces.

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

Stuff the Bus School Challenge

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, 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)

Clinton Middle School Yearbook Order Form

Farm to School News

OHM BOCES Nutrition Notes: November 2019

Sports News

Utica College Pre-Season Indoor Track & Field Clinic for Grades 7 - 12 (Sunday, November 17)

Discus University Throws Club

Kirkland Town Library News

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

Why We Quilt Book Talk (Tuesday, November 19, 7pm)

Annual Jewelry & Holiday Book Sale (Friday, November 29 & Saturday, November 30)

Community News

ICAN Adopt a Family Program

A Better Chance Wreath and Poinsettia Sale

It's time to order your wreaths and poinsettias! All proceeds support the A Better Chance of Clinton & the Mohawk Valley. The order deadline is November 26.

Click here to order.

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)