CSS Newsletter
January 9, 2020
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

PTA News

CCS PTA Bylaws Draft
In accordance with the regulations set forth by the New York State PTA, our unit is required to renew its bylaws every 3 years. As the current bylaws are expiring soon, a committee has met to prepare a draft copy of new bylaws to be voted on at the February 5 PTA Meeting. The bylaws draft has been posted online so that members have time to review them before the vote.

General PTA Meeting (Wednesday, February 5, 7pm)

Please join us for our Feburary PTA Meeting on Wednesday, February 5 at 7 pm in the Secondary Media Center. We will discuss recent and upcoming business and also vote on the proposed bylaws for our unit. All parents, guardians, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend! We hope to see you there!

School News

Positivity Project - Hope & Optimism

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 Hope & Optimism.

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 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 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. The classrooms of Mrs. Stilz, Ms. Patrei, and Mrs. Billard were all featured during break and Miss DiPietro and Mrs. Garbry's classes were featured this week. Keep an eye out for Ms. Mercer's class on January 10th. For more information visit https://www.cnyhomepage.com/pledgeofallegiance

Clinton Elementary School Yearbook

2020 Clinton Elementary School Yearbook

The 2019 - 2020 Clinton Elementary School yearbook is on sale now at jostensyearbooks.com!

Yearbooks are $20 plus tax if ordered by 1/31/2020. Personalizations are an addional charge and must be placed by 1/31/2020. Orders placed after 1/31/2020 will start at $25 plus tax.

If you have pictures from the school that you would like to submit, please send them to smith853a@gmail.com

Santoli Award for Kindness Fall Winners Chosen

Recently, the winners for the first semester were awarded the Frank Santoli Award for Kindness. This award was initiated by Frank Santoli’s wife, Mrs. Genevieve Santoli during the 2015-2016 school year. Mr. Frank A. Santoli was a science teacher at Clinton Middle School from 1968 -1986. He was beloved by his students and inspirational to many. Mr. Santoli believed in celebrating his students’ passions and changing his community and world through small, genuine acts of kindness. This award validates Frank Santoli’s legacy and is evidence of the Positivity Project’s mission of character development among all Clinton students.

Due to strength of character, good citizenship, and kindness exhibited on a daily basis,the following students were chosen based on faculty nominations. In the Elementary school,Emily Roy was selected. Arianna Febus was the recipient in the Middle School and Megan Gromo was chosen in the High School. Each student will receive a $50 award to use towards a service project of their choice. They will be honored at a ceremony and butterfly release ceremony in May where they will report out on their projects.

Honorable mentions include Joseph Bonomo, Scarlett-Skye Stanton, Madison Steates, Sabina Rodriguez-Plate, Cassandra Whitfield, Hannah Miller, Montell Scott Jr., Claire Barone, Ben Joseph and Peyton DeAngelo.

*Go to ccs.edu for the original article

Author Visit - Jarrett Krosoczka

Winter Hat and Gloves Donations

Middle School Counseling Office News

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, January 10 Stripes Day Anything with stripes
Friday, January 24 Hawaiian Day Hawaiian clothes
Thursday, February 13
*Date subject to change based on snow days
100th Day Celebration Wear something with 100 things on it or dress like you are 100 years old
Friday, February 14 Friendship Day Red or pink

Clinton Middle School Yearbook Order Form

Farm to School News

BOCES Nutrition Notes: January 2020

Sports News

Discus University Throws Club

Kirkland Town Library News

Extended Weekend Hours

Conversation about Gorilla and the Bird (Sunday, January 26, 1pm)

Sunday Story Time (Sunday, January 19, 1pm)

Community News

Clinton Arena Public Skating

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.

Ski / NY - Kids Passport Program