CSS Newsletter
February 6, 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

Gertrude Hawk Candy Sale

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!


School News

Positivity Project - Forgiveness

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 Forgiveness.

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.

P-Tech Parent Information Session (Saturday, February 8, 10:30 am)

The Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program will host a Parent Information Session for 8th grade students interested in joining P-TECH and their families on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Oneida Room of the Howard D. Mettelman Learning Center.

The Parent Information Session is being held in conjunction with the OHM BOCES Career and Technical Education Center’s Saturday Showcase, an annual event that invites the public to visit the Center and participate in a variety of interactive activities. From 10 a.m.-1 p.m., students and their families will be able to enjoy STEM activities hosted by P-TECH staff and current students in the FabLab.

Students interested in applying to join the P-TECH program for the 2020-21 school year are required to submit an application to their home district counselor by Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Applications are available on the OHM BOCES website at www.oneida-boces.org/PTECH.

Counseling Office Newsletter - Spring 2020

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!

The deadline has passed for personalizations but you can still order a yearbook. 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, February 14 Friendship Day Red or pink
Tuesday, February 25
*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
Monday, March 2 Dr. Seuss Day Anything that reminds you of your favorite Seuss characters or crazy hair
Tuesday, March 17 Good Luck Day Go green

Clinton Middle School Yearbook Order Form

Sports News

CCS Warriors Hockey Care Game (Friday, February 7, 7pm)

Clinton Indoor Track Division 1 Champions!

Hamilton College National Girls and Women in Sports Day (Sunday, February 9)

Waterville Mountain Bike Club

Discus University Throws Club

Kirkland Town Library News

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

February Vacation Fun at the KTP

So Percussion (Thursday, February 27, 3:30 pm)

1/2 K Run/Walk (Saturday, February 29, 10:30 am)

Extended Weekend Hours

Community News

MVCC Parent/Child Classes

MVCC School Break Kids Camps

Kirkland Art Center Art Classes
Unleash your inner artist
Register Today for Classes at the Kirkland Art Center!
Learn More
Printmaking for Kids
Thursday 5:00 - 6:30pm
March, April and May sessions
Learn to Knit
Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:30pm
February, March and April sessions
Drawing & Painting
Wednesday 6:00 - 7:30pm
February, March and April sessions
Kids Clay Work
Tuesday 5:00 - 6:30pm
March, April and May sessions
Open Up Exciting Creative Avenues
Have you been looking for a fun after school art program in the local community that'll open new and exciting creative avenues to your kids?

Well we've got you covered!

We're thrilled to offer a range of classes that introduce your kids to new techniques and promote a better understanding of the art world.

Sessions start at the beginning of the month.
Visit us here for a full schedule, pricing, sign ups and more!

Monday 9:00am - noon
February session (starts Feb 3)
Photography Workshop
Saturday 10:00am - 3:00pm
Retreat 1: March 7
Retreat 2: March 14
Retreat 3: March 21
Retreat 4: March 28
Wheel Throwing
Mon/Wed 6:00pm - 8:30pm
February, March and April
Oil Painting
Saturday 9:00am - noon
February session (starts Feb 22nd)
General Knitting
Tuesdays 12:30pm - 2:30pm
February, March and April sessions
Adventures in Printmaking
Monday 6:00pm - 9:00pm
February, March and April sessions
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
9:15 am – 10:15 am
Your first class is free, what can you lose?
Monday 9:15 am - 10:45 am
Starts Feb 3rd with 8 week classes
Beginner Highland Dance
Wednesday 3:45 - 4:45pm
January 15 - May 20
Intermediate Highland Dance
Wednesday 4:30-5:30
January 15 - May 20
Line Dance
Tuesday / Thursday
7:00 - 9:00pm

Classes are brought to you in part by generous support from NYSCA.

Hamilton College Presents Tessa Lark, Violin (Friday, February 7, 7:30 pm)

Hamilton College Performing Arts presents Tessa Lark, violin on Friday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 pm in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center on the Hamilton College campus.

Lark, accompanied by Andrew Armstrong, piano, will perform a varied program for violin and piano that includes Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances, Schubert’s Fantasy in C minor, Grieg’s Sonata No. 3, and Ravel’s Tzigane.

Violinist Tessa Lark, recipient of a 2018 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant, is both a budding superstar in the classical realm and a highly acclaimed fiddler in the tradition of her native Kentucky. Since making her concerto debut with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at sixteen, Lark has appeared with dozens of orchestras, festivals, and recital venues including Carnegie Hall, Ravinia, San Francisco Performances, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Buffalo Philharmonic, and Marlboro Music. In 2019, she premiered “Sky,” a bluegrass-inspired concerto written by Michael Torke for Lark with the Albany (NY) Symphony Orchestra. The recording of “Sky” has been has been nominated for Grammy in the Best Classical Instrumental Solo category. Lark is a graduate of New England Conservatory with an artist diploma from The Juilliard School. She plays a ca. 1600 G.P. Maggini violin on loan from an anonymous donor through the Stradivari Society of Chicago.

Andrew Armstrong, piano, performs as a soloist, accompanist, and chamber musician. He has played in Asia, Europe, Latin America, Canada, and the United States, including performances at Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, and Warsaw’s National Philharmonic. As a chamber musician he has appeared with the Elias, Alexander, American and Manhattan string quartets, and as a member of the Caramoor Virtuosi, Boston Chamber Music Society, Seattle Chamber Music Society, and Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players. This season, Armstrong and violinist James Ehnes teamed up to release recordings of Beethoven’s violin sonatas in celebration of the master’s 250th birthday in 2020. The duo will perform the cycle in cities around the world.

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.

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: Creative Community Collages - Friday, February 21, 2 - 3 pm

Wellin Kids: Creative Community Collages

Friday, February 21, 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