CSS Newsletter
March 5, 2020
Produced by the CCS PTA
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CCS District Calendar

School News

Positivity Project - Cheering When Others Succeed

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 Cheering when others succeed.


This week, we focus on the third of five pillars of the Other People Matter Mindset (OPM2). Cheering for others when they succeed means that we are actively happy for them and celebrate with them. It's common and even natural to feel jealous of others’ victories, especially when we've been working toward a similar outcome. In small doses, this emotion can be helpful in discovering what we care about and motivating us to pursue it. But overcoming initial feelings of envy and making a commitment to cheer for those around us is vital to improving our own health, happiness, and relationships.


Being supportive of people who succeed is good for our mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Envy and jealousy often derive from a common place: a sense of inadequacy. Actively reminding yourself to cheer a friend or colleague’s success and backing that up with action can help you “fake it ‘til you make it” with it being self-confidence.


When we cheer for one other instead of pitting ourselves against one another, it begins a reciprocal process that forges stronger relationships. These relationships are the foundation for a strong culture in any group - teams, offices, or families. Plus, who wants to spend time with someone who's constantly downplaying other people's accomplishments? Don't be the one-upper in the group; be the first person to high-five and give congratulations.

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.

Jared Campbell Music

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.

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
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

Sports News

NYSPHSAA Indoor Track & Field State Championship Qualifiers

Kirkland Town Library News

Micro Memoir (Sunday, March 8, 1 - 3 pm)

Sun Safety at the Library (Saturday, March 14, 10:30 am)

Extended Weekend Hours

Community News

BOCES Nutrition Notes: March 2020

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!

Wellin Kids: Me-Made Maps (Saturday, March 7, 2pm)

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.

Clinton United Methodist Church Kids' Night Out (Friday, March 27, 4pm)

MVCC Girls in STEM Expo (Saturday, March 21, 9am)

Girls in STEM Expo presented by MVCC Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

Middle school girls are invited to this FREE event where they can explore hands-on science activities with the WISE faculty and MVCC students. There will be multiple activities and challenges throughout the morning. Small snacks and drinks will be provided.

Please register at tinyurl.com/mvccstem by March 6th.

Saturday, March 21st 9am-12:30pm (registration at 8:45am)

MVCC Alumni College Center

Hamilton College Department of Dance and Movement Studies Presents Spring Dance Concert (March 6 - 7, 7:30 pm)

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.

Hamilton College Presents The Hamilton College Choir and College Hill Singers (Wednesday, March 11, 7:30 pm)

Hamilton College Department of Music, the Hamilton College Choir and College Hill Singers present the home concert of their upcoming spring break tour on Wednesday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m., in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center on the Hamilton College campus.

The theme of this concert is “Enjoy the Silence.” According to conductor Danan Tsan, the “silence” is where the music and words are given room to ring and sink into the listeners’ ears to be absorbed and processed. The program features pieces in the modern choral music cannon that are outside the normal expectations of choral music. They include: “Fire” by Canadian composer Katerina Gimon, which includes a chant-like foundation, with vocal percussion and wild yips and shouts, “8 Laughing Voices” by Korean composer Hyo-Won Woo, and “Ohtul” by Estonian composer Part Uusberg.

Besides these unusual pieces, the Choir will perform traditional choral works by William Byrd, Clara Schumann, Johaness Brahms, and Martin Gore with Eric Whitacre’s arrangement of Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence.” The Choir will sing in English, Russian, Sanskrit, Latin, Estonian, and German.

The spring break tour takes the Choir and College Hill Singers to the Denver area. They will perform in Denver, Boulder, Parker, Evergreen, and Ft. Collins, Colo., from March 14 - 21.

Clinton Community Collection Day (Saturday, April 25, 9 am)

Rescue Mission of Utica Dress for Success Clothing Drive

MVCC Parent/Child Classes

MVCC School Break Kids Camps

Kirkland Art Center Art Classes
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Printmaking for Kids
Thursday 5:00 - 6:30pm
March, April and May sessions
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February, March and April sessions
Drawing & Painting
Wednesday 6:00 - 7:30pm
February, March and April sessions
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Tuesday 5:00 - 6:30pm
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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.
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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
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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

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