Chichester Central School News

February 18, 2022

Dates to Remember

2/23/22 - Chichester Candidate's Night at CCS, 6:30pm

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

Sat 3/5/22 - Chichester Annual School District Meeting, 9am @ CCS

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

Chichester Central School Lunch Menu

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

A Note from Mrs. Wilson

Hello CCS Families!


We have had a lot of fun things going on here at CCS over the last two weeks. Our school celebrated the first 100 days of school, we started a new writing program in K-5, and our students are learning and growing in and out of the classroom.


We hope to see many of you at this year’s annual Chichester School District meeting will be held on Saturday, March 5th at 9am. The community will vote on both items in a traditional town hall meeting format. Attendance is required in order for residents to vote. The final day to register is Saturday, February 26th at 10:00am at the town hall. Voter registration is not available the day of the meeting. Community members can register to vote at the town hall during the following times if you are not already registered:


Monday 8:30am - 4:00pm

Tuesday 8:30am - 2:00pm and 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Wednesday 8:30am - 2:00pm

Thursday 8:30am - 2:00pm

Saturday, February 26th - 10:00am


Childcare will be provided by teachers during the School District Meeting.


Our school community looks forward to all that the spring has to offer for our students, staff, and community!


Mrs. Jessica Wilson, Principal

jwilson@sau53.org

100th Day of School Celebrations!

On Friday, February 11th, we celebrated the 100th Day of School here at CCS! The PTO treated all students and staff to treats after lunch. Ms. Martucci's class even dressed up to look like they were 100 years old! In Mrs. White's class, they made cup towers with 100 cups and graphed and counted by 10.
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Jump Rope for Heart! Februrary 21-25, 2022

Grades K-4 will participate in a Jump Rope for Heart Event during PE classes. This event will take place during the week of February 21–25.

Please visit heart.org/KHC to register your child. Once you have registered, family and friends can visit that site and give their donation. Thank you for supporting the American Heart Association to help fight heart disease and stroke.

Participants can earn fun thank-you gifts and the school can earn PE equipment.

If you have any questions, please email me at kdougherty@sau53.org. I’m in Chichester on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This will be a lot of fun.


Kristin Dougherty

Physical Educator


February Family Engagement!

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Students Learn about the Chinese New Year in Library

In addition to learning how to find nonfiction materials, we celebrated Chinese New Year in Library Skills Special last week by making Lion masks for 2022 The Year of the Lion!

Art Room Updates from Ms. Perkins

Environmental Club

Our very active Environmental Club, led by Mr. Gagnon, has been busy this fall and winter hanging up bird houses and feeders, planting garlic, and most recently trying their hand at tapping trees in hopes to try their hand at maple sugaring!
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4th Grade Valentine's Wreaths

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K-4 Saturday Basketball

Our K-4 students have been having a wonderful time learning the skills of basketball Saturday mornings at CCS this winter.

Handwriting Without Tears

Last month, during our staff professional development day, teachers in grades K-5 received training in Handwriting without Tears®️. This is research based, developmental handwriting program, which will give us the tools we need to align our handwriting instruction across grade levels. It begins in kindergarten focusing on pencil grip and proper formation of letters and numbers and moves into cursive writing in grades 3-5.

News from the Chichester Town Library

School Vacation Week ~ Feb. 28 - Mar. 4

Come on in and build our new Lego set for display!


Congratulations to Emma Strieby!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten


Chichester Library Book Group is Back!

Monday, March 21st at 7 pm

KooKooLand: A Memoir by Gloria Norris

(books can be picked up at the library after Feb. 16th)


Weekly Knitting Group on Wednesdays

3:30-4:30 pm (limit 10 people)


Down Under Bookstore Open

During regular library hours (limit 5 people)

(exception 2 days before book sale)



ARPA Grant Monies Awarded to Chichester Library

Chichester Town Library is pleased to announce that it has been awarded funding through the Institute for Museum and Library Services’ “Grants to States” program. The grant program is part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and is being facilitated by the N.H. State Library. This grant will be used to purchase air filters for the library as well as literacy tools (Little Sprouts backpacks & play away tablets) and programming aids (flat screen TV, audio system & DVD player).



Story Time is Back!

Tuesdays at 10:45 am

*Make & Take Craft available while supplies last



NEW: Music & Movement!

Thursdays at 10:45 AM

This program is designed for ages 0-3, but all are welcome!



2022 Museum Passes Available!

  • Currier Museum of Art – Manchester, NH
  • N.H. Telephone Museum – Warner, NH
  • Squam Lakes Natural Science Center – Holderness, NH
  • USS Constitution Museum – Boston, MA
  • Woods at Beauty Hill Disc Golf – Barnstead, NH
  • The Wright Museum of WWII – Wolfeboro, NH



Have you tried Hoopla yet?

Hoopla is an online digital provider of videos, ebooks and audiobooks available to Chichester Town Library cardholders for a limited time. Just visit hoopladigital.com or download the app and have your library card handy. If your card number does not work, please call us so we can update it for you.

How to Get a Library Card: If you would like a library card, come into the library and bring your id. We offer free cards for residents, and non resident cards for $25 a year. Non­resident town and school employees may obtain a card at no cost. Questions: email clibrary@comcast.net or call 798-5613.


Every Child Ready to Read resources available from the

Public Library Association at this link:

http://everychildreadytoread.org/

Click the link below to view loads of Read Along E-Books for you and your little ones at NH Overdrive Downloadable Books and the Libby app!

https://nh.overdrive.com/nh-kimball/content/collection/21113


NH DOWNLOADABLE BOOKS

Patrons of the library may continue to access and download audiobooks, eBooks and magazines from the NH State Library, free of charge, at https://nh.overdrive.com/or by using the Libby app. Note: If you have an older 4 digit library card number you will need to call us for a new 14 digit number.

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.

Saturday, March 5, 2022. Chichester Annual School District Meeting

Join us here at 9am on Saturday, March 5, 2022 for the Annual School District Meeting.

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 ccslistserv@googlegroups.com and press Enter. Request to Join.

If you do NOT have a Google Account:
1. Please send an email to ccslistserv@gmail.com 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: https://ccs.sau53.org/

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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.