Chichester Central School News

December 3, 2021

Dates to Remember

Weds 12/1/21 - Trimester 1 Ends

Thurs 12/2/21 - Trimester 2 Begins

Mon 12/6/21 - Chichester School Board Meeting (Budget), 6pm

Fri 12/10/21 - Report Cards Emailed to Parents

Sat 12/11/21 - PTO Santa Breakfast @ CCS

Weds 12/15/21 - Chichester School Board Meeting, 6pm

Thurs 12/23/21 - Early Release (dismissal begins at 12:42pm)

12/24/21-1/3/22 - Holiday Break

Tues 1/4/22 - First Day back from Holiday Break

Mon 1/17/22 - No School, Martin Luther King Jr Day

Mon 1/24/22 - No School, Teacher Workshop Day

Weds 2/9/22 - 22-23 Kindergarten Information Night (snow date 2/23/22)

2/28/22-3/4/22 - February Break

Sat 3/5/22 - Chichester Annual School District Meeting

Tues 3/8/22 - No School, Teacher Workshop Day

Weds 3/16/22 - Trimester 2 Ends

Thurs 3/17/22 - Trimester 3 Begins

Fri 3/25/22 - Report Cards Emailed to Parents

A Note from Mrs. Wilson

Happy Friday!

We've had a busy week here at CCS as we've gotten back into our learning groove after the Thanksgiving break. We have lots of exciting happenings going on in our classrooms in the next few weeks as we keep our students engaged in their learning before winter break.

With the weather changing, please remember to send your child(ren) into school with warm coats, hats, gloves/mittens, boots, and snowpants. In order for students to play in the snow, they do need snow pants and boots. We are not able to provide a borrowing system here at school, as have sometimes been able to provide in the past. This is due to covid restrictions that are still in place.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. Jessica (Snider) Wilson, Principal

CCS Community Holiday Card Display

If families would like to participate in sharing their family holiday cards for the season, we would love to display them in the entryway for all to enjoy. Just send them in with your child so we can start hanging them up!

November Pizza with the Principal

Each month, teachers nominate students for Pizza with the Principal in order to recognize goals being reached, hard work, kindness, and adhering to our classroom and school expectations. I am so excited to have this celebration time back again! Below are photos of November's nominees. Rocky The Ram, our school mascot, was able to join us for the presentation of certificates! Let's all keep working hard and reaching our goals!

Third Grade Book Tasting

Third Grade turned their rooms into a cafe so the students could experience a book tasting. The students were able to rotate through six tables with each table having a different genre of book. They were able to experience new book choices by exploring new, or even familiar, genres. They brought their menus with them so they could record what books “tasted” best!

2nd Grade STEM with Cranberries

Our second graders participated in STEM projects using cranberries and toothpicks before Thanksgiving. Students worked on designing and building for the first day, and improving their first designs, creating new designs, and building their structures on the second day.

Band and Chorus Sign Ups!

Band and Chorus will be starting soon! Any student grades 5 through 8 can participate. In order to get an approximate count, there is an interest sheet outside the music room door for students to write their name on. These will be up until the end of the day on Tuesday 11/23. More details will come after Thanksgiving break. Contact Ms. Sherburne with any questions!

Family Engagement Ideas

Family activities can help children do well in school. Spending just a few minutes a week can make a big impact. Pick 2-3 from this list each week and have fun!

We'd love to see your photos of you and your families putting some of these ideas into practice! Share photos of your participation for upcoming newsletters to Laurie Jaquith Thank you!

  • Talk about your day. Who learned something new today? Students and adults are always learning.
  • Pick a word of the day and challenge family members to use it in a sentence.
  • Use drive time in the car to review spelling words and math facts.
  • Have your student write the grocery list for the week.
  • Use the grocery receipt to calculate the cost of different food categories: fruits, meats, dairy, etc.
  • Alternate movie night with a family reading night. Take turns reading out loud to each other.
  • Work on a puzzle together.
  • Talk about careers with your child. What are they interested in doing?
  • Exercise, getting enough sleep and talking about problems - all help when feeling stress.
  • Build vocabulary - work on a crossword puzzle together.
  • Spelling patterns - work though some word searches together.
  • How many ways can you write a number, 1+3, 2+2, 6-2 (all make 4)
  • Turn chores into a game. Number the chores, then roll a dice to see which one you have to do.
  • Share a fun memory with your child. Look through photos that may have captured that moment.
  • Positivity is powerful. Compliment your child on good behavior and attitude.
  • Have your child plan a meal and help prepare it.
  • Write notes to each other, especially during very busy times. Leave in a place your child can find it - lunch box, coat pocket, under their pillow.

PTO News- Santa Breakfast, 12/11/21

Santa Breakfast will be Saturday December 11th from 8 to 10 am at CCS. Come have a pancake breakfast with your friends and neighbors, do some crafts, and take a picture with the big guy himself!

We are in need of volunteers to help set up Friday evening and Saturday early morning, as well as take down Saturday late morning. We could also use additional hands for helping with arts and crafts. Please let us know if you're interested in helping out at all! Please reach out to Alissa Mullen at if you are interested in volunteering for this event.

**Per the school's current mask policy, masks will be required for this event**

2021 Chichester Police Association Secret Santa Program

Do you or someone you know (a needy family or elderly neighbor) need a little assistance this holiday Season?

The Chichester Police Association will begin taking applications starting November 29th for their annual Secret Santa program. Please reach out to Donna Stockman or Chief Clarke at

798-4911 for information on how to apply. Applications are due back by December 17th, but the

elves ask applications be returned ASAP.

If you would like to volunteer to help shop, wrap or make a donation please contact Donna at

the above number.

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  • Please see the link below to find pharmacies that are offering this vaccine

  • PHARMACY SITES or contact your child’s Primary Care Doctor to see if it is available through them or if you have any questions.

News from the Chichester Library


to present:

THE OLD PEABODY PEWS: A Christmas Romance of a Country Church

WEDNESDAY~ DEC. 1st ~ 7pm at Grange Hall (54 Main Street, Chichester, NH 03258)

(the correct date IS Wednesday)

*Light refreshments available

*Live fiddle music courtesy of Dudley Laufman before the show

The Old Peabody Pew by Kate Douglas Wiggin (1907) featuring a cast of puppets created by Pontine Co-Director, Greg Gathers. When the Dorcas Society — A Ladies Aid Society— decides to clean and decorate the pews in their historic church for the Christmas holiday, each member agrees to take charge of her own family ’s pew, and that of surrounding pews. So it is that it falls to thirty-five-year-old Nancy Wentworth to clean the eponymous Peabody Pew, stirring memories of her almost romance, many years before, with Justin Peabody, who went West to seek his fortune, taking her heart with him.

Chichester Town Ski Program

Open to students through grade 12

access code: Chichester2022

For more information, contact:

Ruth Bidwell at

Chris Gagnon at

*This is a town sponsored event, and is not organized through CCS*

Parent Volunteers

For anyone looking to volunteer here at school, or attend a field trip this year, please be sure that your fingerprints are current. Please do be aware that a volunteer must participate in one activity in a 12 month period. We have a lot of parents that were on the volunteer list that are no longer active. Please be sure to check with Vicki here in the main office if you have questions about your status. She will help you to complete the next steps if necessary.

Thank you!

Have you ever thought about working here at CCS?

Paraprofessional Positions: Chichester Central School is seeking a full time paraprofessional to provide in-class academic support to eligible students. Applicants must be para II certified or willing to obtain para II certification. Please send SAU 53 application, cover letter and resume to: Jessica Wilson, Principal, Chichester Central School, 219 Main St. Chichester, NH 03258 or email to


We're always looking for more people to come join our sub list! If you're interested in being a part of our team, please reach out to Vicki Burke at or 798-5651.

CCS Cafeteria and Food Service


This is a friendly reminder that breakfast and lunch are free for all students through this school year. Unfortunately, this does not include any snacks, slushies, waters, or extra milks. These items can be paid for through your child's Myschoolbucks account or you are welcome to send funds to school with your child.

We do ask that you do continue to complete a free and reduced meal application, even though meals continue to be free for all students. Ravonne Eccleston, our Food Service Director, can answer specific questions that you may have. She can also help to get a hard copy of any forms to your child here at school.

Chichester Central School Lunch Menu

Click here to access our most up-to-date breakfast and lunch menus.

Chichester School Board Information

This link will bring you to the Chichester School Board webpage where you can find agendas, meeting dates, links, and policies.

Chichester School Board ListServ

If you wish to be added to the Chichester Central School Board Listserv, please read the directions below.

Meeting agendas will be sent out at least 24 hours in advance of all meetings, and minutes will be sent once they have been approved.

Subscribing to the CCS ListServ can happen one of two ways:
If you already have a Google Account:
1. Sign in to Google Groups.
2. Search for the group:
1. At the top, click My groups and select All groups and messages.
2. In the search box, enter the group’s name CCSListServ or email address and press Enter. Request to Join.

If you do NOT have a Google Account:
1. Please send an email to with the subject line subscribe and an
invitation will be sent to you with 48 hours.

You can still access the latest news and information on our website at:

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Chichester Central School

The mission of Chichester Central School is to educate our students to become independent thinkers, problem-solvers and self-directed learners. We are committed to fostering the social, emotional, developmental, intellectual, and physical needs of every child. We strive to work with the broader community to ensure that students develop lifelong skills enabling them to be contributing and productive members of society.