CSS Newsletter
February 27, 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

School News

Positivity Project - Enthusiasm

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 Enthusiasm.

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.

4th and 5th Graders Learn about the Underground Railroad

This Tuesday 4th and 5th grade students learned all about the Underground Railroad from guest speaker, Mary Hayes Gordon. Mary talked about local contributors to the Underground Railroad and how they helped slaves escape. She also showed a short video and picture book about Henry Box Brown, a slave who successfully mailed himself to freedom in a box. This presentation tied in to CES's celebration of Black History month and the character trait of bravery.

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 2/25/2020 Board Meeting, along with additional annotations.

Kindergarten Registration (March 9 - 13)

Kindergarten registration is scheduled for the week of March 9 - 13. Click here to download the registration forms.

Clinton High School Presents….. Disney’s High School Musical

Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends, and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities.

It's the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians, and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations, and look forward to the New Year. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical that is being led by Ms. Darbus. Although many students resent the threat posed to the "status quo," Troy and Gabriella's alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.

Performances will take place on March, 5th, 6th, & 7th at 7:30pm at the Clinton Central School District Performing Arts Theater. Box office opens at 5:30pm each night of the show. All tickets are $10 and reserved seating. Cash or Check Only Please.

We do not accept Credit Cards. Purchases must be made in person. No orders will be taken over the phone.

Donations for Basket Raffle for 5th Grade

Dear 5th Grade Parents,

The 5th Grade Picnic Committee met and discussed fundraising opportunities for the 5th grade Moving Up Day and Picnic on June 18th. We decided to continue to tradition of having a basket raffle and a bake sale at the Elementary Science Fair on Friday, March 13th. This fundraising event has been well received in the past and has raised significant funds for the 5th grade picnic.

We are looking for parents to donate any item, money, or gift card that can be used for our baskets. We have assigned each 5th Grade class a basket theme and any monetary donations will be used to fill in needed items for the baskets. The basket assignments and gift ideas are on bottom of this letter. All of the money raised at the bake sale and basket raffle will help offset the cost of the picnic on 5th Grade Moving Up Day.

All donations need to be sent in to school by Friday, February 28th. We will be sending another letter to ask for help with our Science Fair Bake Sale. Thank you in advance for all of your support. We are looking forward to celebrating our 5th Graders in June!

The 5th Grade Picnic Committee

Movie Night Basket – Mrs. Pominville

Popcorn, popcorn bowl, popcorn seasoning, movie, blanket, Marquee gift card, Redbox gift card, candy

Ice Cream Sundae Basket – Mrs. Trela

Ice cream cones, ice cream scooper, sprinkles, ice cream sundae toppings, hot fudge, ice cream bowls, gift cards to Bonomos or The Cremeria

Family Game Night Basket – Ms. Culver

Board Games, deck of cards, Uno, popcorn, snacks, blanket

Craft Basket – Mrs. Chesebro

Art set, colored pencils, stickers, crayons, coloring book, Spirograph, loom, gift cards to Michaels or Hobby Lobby

Clinton Spirit Basket – Mrs. Cirelli

Clinton Gear (such as t shirts, hats or bags), local gift cards to shops or restaurants, local gifts from Artisans’ Corner

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

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
Monday, March 2 Dr. Seuss Week - Mixed Up Monday Wear mixed up clothing! (Shirts backwards, inside out, etc...)
Tuesday, March 3 Dr. Seuss Week - Truffula Tree Tuesday Wear something that celebrates saving the Earth or animals
Wednesday, March 4 Dr. Seuss Week - Wacky Wednesday Wear your wackiest socks like Fox in Socks
Thursday, March 5 Dr. Seuss Week - Theodore Thursday Dress like your favorite Dr. Seuss character
Friday, March 6 Dr. Seuss Week - Funny Food Friday Wear green and try some new food(s) you haven't before
Tuesday, March 17 Good Luck Day Go green
Thursday, April 2 Autism Awareness Day Light up the world with blue
Friday, April 24 Earth Day/Arbor Day Green or animal print

Clinton Middle School Yearbook Order Form

Sports News

Clinton AYSO Registration

Waterville Mountain Bike Club

Discus University Throws Club

Kirkland Town Library News

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

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

Extended Weekend Hours

Community News

Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program - Clinton Cub Scouts Pack 9

Clinton Cub Scout Pack 9 has been selected as the March recipient of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program!

Program Details:

WHEN? The entire month of March
WHICH HANNAFORD? 55 Meadow Street, Clinton, NY
HOW DOES IT WORK? For every Community Bag sold during the month of March, Cub Scout Pack 9 will receive a $1 donation!

With the plastic bag ban also starting on March 1, it is the perfect time to stock up on reusable bags. Thank you for your support!

Hamilton College Presents Sō Percussion (Friday, February 28, 7:30 pm)

The Hamilton College Performing Arts Series presents the contemporary percussion ensemble Sō Percussion on Friday, February 28 at 7:30 pm in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts on the Hamilton College campus.

The program will include Steve Reich’s Music for Pieces of Wood, Viet Cuong’s Water Wine, Brandy, Brine, Susan Marshall’s Construction, Suzanne Farrin’s the diamond in the square, and Julia Wolfe’s Forbidden Love.

Sō Percussion has redefined the scope and role of the modern percussion ensemble, placing it at the leading edge of 21st century music. Sō’s repertoire ranges from 20th century works by John Cage, and Steve Reich, to commissioning and advocating works by contemporary composers and creating modern collaborations with artists who work outside the classical concert hall.

Members of Sō Percussion are Eric Cha-Beach, Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski, and Jason Treuting.

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.

Hamilton College Presents Megan Buiocchi, Soprano (Sunday, March 1, 3 pm)

Hamilton College Department of Music presents a student recital with Megan Buiocchi, soprano, on Sunday, March 1 at 3 pm. in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center on the Hamilton College campus.

Soprano Megan Buiocchi will perform selections by Purcell, Rodrigo, Granados, de Falla, Schubert, and Porter during her senior half recital.

This concert is free and open to the public. Visit www.hamilton.edu/performingarts or call the box office at (315) 859-4331 for more information.

Hamilton College Presents College Orchestra (Sunday, March 8, 3 pm)

Hamilton College Department of Music presents a concert with members of the Hamilton College Orchestra on Sunday, March 8 at 3 pm in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center on the Hamilton College campus.

Ubaldo Valli conducts Camille Saint-Saëns’s The Carnival of the Animals, a humorous 14-movement piece for children and adults, with introductory texts by students from Clinton Central Schools and the Young Authors Academy at the YMCA of CNY.

This concert is free and open to the public. Visit www.hamilton.edu/performingarts or call the box office at (315) 859-4331 for more information.

Wellin Kids: Me-Made Maps

Wellin Kids: Me-Made Maps

Saturday, March 7, 2 - 3 pm

Drop in for free children’s activities and treats! Kids will explore artists’ maps made by Loren Munk and other artists and create their own personalized maps of their hometowns. This project is inspired by the exhibition SUM Artists: Visual Diagrams & Systems-Based Explorations, on view from February 15 - June 14, 2020.

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.

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!
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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.

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

Ski / NY - Kids Passport Program