CSS Newsletter
January 23, 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

Box Tops for Education

** Traditional Box Top clips are being phased out, but it's super easy to continue to support our school by scanning receipts with the Box Tops Mobile app. See below for more information!


PTA Utica Coffee Sale - Order Deadline is January 24

The CCS PTA is having a Utica Coffee Fundraiser! You can place your order online at ccspta.info/uticacoffee or complete the paper order form if you received one.

Orders will arrive in time for the next scheduled PTA meeting on February 5 at 7:00 pm in the Secondary Media Center. All orders should be picked up at that time. If you are unable to pick up your order on February 5, please contact us at ClintonUticaCoffee@gmail.com to make an alternate arrangement.

Your purchase helps support all of the great programs and activities that the PTA funds throughout the year, including senior scholarships, elementary class trips, the middle school NYC trip, the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon, and the Ice Cream Social.

Thank you for your support!

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 - Prudence

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 Prudence.

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 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 classes of Mrs. Dunn, Mrs. Roy, and Mrs. Karas were recently featured. Keep an eye out for Mrs. Heintz's class on January 24. For more information visit https://www.cnyhomepage.com/pledgeofallegiance

National College Fairs

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

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 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

Sports News

Clinton Indoor Track Results

Discus University Throws Club

Kirkland Town Library News

Extended Weekend Hours

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

Fourth Annual Chocolate Showdown (Thursday, February 6, 6pm)

Spa for Dolls (Sunday, February 9, 1pm)

Community News

MVCC Parent/Child Classes

MVCC School Break Kids Camps

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.

Hamilton College Presents Symphoria (Sunday, January 26, 3pm)

Hamilton College Performing Arts opens the spring season with a Symphoria on Sunday, January 26 at 3:00 pm in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center on the Hamilton College campus.

Symphoria returns to Hamilton College with Lawrence Loh, conductor, and Jillian Honn, oboe, for a program that includes Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge (Great Fugue), Op.133, Jennifer Higdon’s Oboe Concerto, and Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551, “Jupiter.”

Jillian Honn, former principal oboist of Symphoria, returns as a soloist. During her five seasons with Symphoria, Honn was a featured soloist on both Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante and his Oboe Concerto Outside of the orchestra, she has been an avid chamber musician in New York performing as a part of the LaVeck Concert Series, Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music, and Little Summer Music in Vienna. Additionally, her wind quintet, The Eclectet, has been awarded several grants and residencies in public schools and spaces within upstate New York.

Lawrence Loh, music director of Symphoria, was named music director of the West Virginia Symphony commencing in the 2017-18 season. Loh concluded his 12-year tenure as Music Director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic in 2017. Loh had a decade-plus association with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra where he currently leads annual pops and other select programs.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and $5 for students. Visit www.hamilton.edu/performingarts or call the box office at (315) 859-4331 for more information.

Ski / NY - Kids Passport Program