CSS Newsletter
December 5, 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 - Kindness

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 kindness.

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 4th 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 Mrs. Cosentino's and Mrs. Chandler's classes were featured! Keep an eye out for Mrs. Abram's class on December 6th and Mrs. Dawes' class on December 10th at 7:27 AM and 8:28 AM.

Stuff the Bus School Challenge

SUNY Upstate January Information Session (Friday, January 10, 2:30pm - 4:00pm)

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

Clinton Middle School Yearbook Order Form

Farm to School News

BOCES Nutrition Notes: December 2019

Sports News

Clinton Boys Varsity Hockey Boosters Spaghetti Dinner (Sunday, December 8, 3 - 7 pm)

Discus University Throws Club

Kirkland Town Library News

Holiday Puppet Show (December 4 - December 7)

Holiday Cookie Throwdown (Thursday, December 12, 7pm)

"White Christmas" Movie Sing-a-Long (Monday, December 23, 2pm)

Community News

Ski / NY - Kids Passport Program

CELC January Vacation Camps

Clinton Ladies Night and Mens Night (Friday, December 6 and Friday, December 13)

Alteri's Restaurant and Clinton Dollars for Scholars

Alteri’s Restaurant on 7 College Street in Clinton, is again teaming up with the local chapter of Dollars for Scholars to help raise funds for graduating Clinton Central School students.

Any pizza purchased on Wednesday earns $2 for the Clinton Dollars for Scholars/Alteri’s scholarship fund. Eat in or take out! Alteri’s will donate either way!

Eat locally and support local graduates. Alteri’s Pizza + Clinton Dollars for Scholars = Success for our students!

For more information on Clinton Dollars for Scholars and ways to support our students, visit http://clinton.dollarsforscholars.org

Wellin Kids: Great Greek Vase Design - Saturday, December 7, 2 - 3 pm

Wellin Kids: Great Greek Vase Design

Saturday, December 7, 2 - 3 pm

Drop in for free children’s activities and treats! Kids will create their own Greek vases through collage. This project is inspired by works of art in the Wellin Museum’s permanent collection, on view in Archive Hall.

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.

Kirkland Art Center hosts Small Works exhibition for holiday shopping

A new Small Works exhibition at the Kirkland Art Center in Clinton features over two dozen local and regional artists who are members of the art center and whose art ranges from fine art photography, to watercolors and abstract mixed media pieces. All the artwork is for sale for under $125, which makes this exhibition a must-see for holiday shoppers. A free reception and holiday party will be held on Sunday, December 8 from 4 pm to 6 pm and all are welcome. The exhibition runs through December 20.

Everyone is welcome to visit the Kirkland Art Center Gallery to enjoy this and other exhibitions throughout the year. The Kirkland Art Center Gallery is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 am to 5 pm, and all exhibitions are free. The Kirkland Art Center is located at 9½ East Park Row in Clinton, NY and further information about exhibitions, classes, music and other programs is available by calling 315-853-8871 or online at www.kacny.org.

Picture: "August 8th" No. 2 by Fiona M. O'Downey of Utica, NY

Hamilton College Department of Music Presents Winter Ensemble Concerts

The Hamilton College Department of Music presents a full schedule of year-end concerts featuring the Hamilton College Choir and College Hill Singers, Hamilton College Orchestra, Hamilton College Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Ensembles, and Student Soloists.

“Doc” Woods leads the Hamilton College Jazz Ensemble on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 9 p.m., in Café Opus. This event features new charts, jazz standards and student arrangements.

The Chamber Ensembles will present their annual musical tour of the Schambach Center on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m.

Under the direction of Danan Tsan, the Hamilton College Choir and College Hill Singers perform on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 pm. Concert highlights includes Bach’s motet Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden with string quartet and harpsichord, and music and texts by women composers and writers such as Hildegard von Bingen, Emma Lou Diemer, Winifred Letts, and Gwyneth Walker.

Ubaldo Valli conducts the Hamilton College Orchestra on Friday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. The program includes Richard Wagner’s Prelude to Die Meistersingers, Johann Georg Albrechtsberger’s Concerto for Alto Trombone, with Heather Buchman, soloist, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in c minor, Op. 67.

The season concludes with the Student Soloists Concert on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. Students selected by a faculty panel perform solo works for voice, piano, strings, woodwinds and more.

All events are free and open to the public and are in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center, unless otherwise noted. Seating is general admission. For more information call the box office at (315) 859-4331 or visit www.hamilton.edu/performingarts.

Lady & Leap Holiday Events

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