CSS Newsletter
December 19, 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 - Self-Control

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 Self-Control.

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.

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 12/17/19 Board Meeting, along with additional annotations.

Clinton Elementary students 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. Mrs. Mickle's class was featured on December 17. Keep an eye out for Mrs. Smith's class on December 19th and Mrs. Stilz's class on December 24th. For more information visit https://www.cnyhomepage.com/pledgeofallegiance

CCS District Newsletter

Below is the front page from the 2019-2020 Winter Edition of the CCS District Newsletter. Click here to view the full newsletter.

Clinton Elementary Lost and Found

Misplaced items have been piling up at the Clinton Elementary Lost and Found! We would love for these lost items to find their way home. If your child is missing an item or if you recognize anything from the pictures below, please have your child take a look at the Lost and Found in the cafeteria. To help prevent missing items, please label your child's name on the tags of all gloves, jackets, boots, and hats.

CCS District Foundation Annual Donation Letter

The annual donation letter scheduled to arrive in your mailbox around November 25th was delayed due to a printing error. Some of you may have just recently received the letter and others may have received 2 copies. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Your donations will help fund the gifts that the CCSD Foundation is providing to the school district: 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 ($85,000).

Another way to donate is by PayPal or credit at https://www.ccs.edu/domain/28

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

Author Visit - Jarrett Krosoczka

Winter Hat and Gloves Donations

Middle School Counseling Office News

Chamber Singers at Barnes and Noble plus Gift Wrapping (Sunday, December 22)

Hello friends!

Do you have a gift list? Do you like to wrap gifts? Well, here's your chance to do both!

CMP will be at Barnes and Noble on December 22 from 1 pm until 5 pm with the Elementary School Chorus performing for the public as well. Your gifts can be wrapped for free or for a donation to Clinton Music Parents. Even if you bought some presents on Black Friday or any other time, bring them to BN on Sunday to wrap them up beautifully between 1 pm anf 5 pm. Your donation will be greatly appreciated. Please join me to spread the word and watch our youngest talents bring in some cheer for the holiday season!

Our CMP could use 1 adult volunteer/hour to help our Clinton students wrap gifts from 1 pm to 5 pm. If you are interested, please let me know a time spot!

Available spots:
1. 1 pm - 2 pm
2. 2 pm - 3 pm
3. 3 pm - 4 pm
4. 4 pm - 5 pm

Thank you so much for your help and consideration. The money CMP raises goes directly to the music students, music scholarship awards, summer scholarship awards, helps teachers fund some activities and instruments and much more. Your help is always welcome and appreciated.

Cheers and Blessings for a beautiful holiday season!

Pascale A. Lewis
CMP Volunteer Coordinator

Holiday Gift Giving
Every year during the holiday season, the CCS faculty generously donates money as well as gift cards to a holiday gift-giving bank. The donations are distributed to families in need the week before break.

We are graciously accepting monetary donations as well as gift cards through Thursday, December 19. If you would like to contribute please drop off donations to the Elementary, Middle, or High School office.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the appropriate Counseling/Social work office for more information.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Monica Moshier
Mary Hosey-Pardi
Mary Hosey-Pardi
Rachel Grisham
Danielle Tesak
Jackie Snizek
Kelly Zegarelli

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

Air Force ROTC Shadow Day 2020 (Monday, February 17)

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 20 Cozy Winter Day Wear cozy plaid
Friday, January 10 Stripes Day Anything with stripes
Friday, January 24 Hawaiian Day Hawaiian clothes

Clinton Middle School Yearbook Order Form

Farm to School News

BOCES Nutrition Notes: December 2019

Farm to School Sample Day - Spinach Balls
December's Harvest of the Month is Salad Greens! This week students sampled Spinach Balls, which was the winning recipe in the monthly recipe contest. 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!

Sports News

Discus University Throws Club

Kirkland Town Library News

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

Community News

Clinton Arena Public Skating

Frozen STEAM Camp (Friday, December 27)

Santa & Characters Meet and Greet (Saturday, December 21, 4pm - 7pm)

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: Fabulous Foil Forms - Saturday, January 25, 2 - 3 pm

Wellin Kids: Fabulous Foil Forms

Saturday, January 25, 2 - 3 pm

Drop in for free children’s activities and treats!

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

Ski / NY - Kids Passport Program