Chichester Central School News

October 8, 2021

Dates to Remember

Fri 10/8/21 - Parent Conferences/PD Day

Mon 10/11/21 - No School, Columbus Day

Fri 10/29/21 - Coffee With The Principal (time/location coming soon)

Fri, 10/29/21 - CCS Annual K-4 Halloween Parade (1:45pm, details to follow)

Thurs 11/11/21 - No School, Veterans' Day

Weds - Fri 11/24-11/26 - No School, Thanksgiving Break

Weds 12/1/21 - Trimester 1 Ends

Thurs 12/2/21 - Trimester 2 Begins

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

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

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

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

A Note from Mrs. Wilson

It has been a wonderful two days watching our parents and teachers collaborate in what is turning out to be one of our best-attended parent conference times in a few years. Welcoming our families back into our building has been one of the best parts of this fall school season!


We have lots of sporting events going on this fall, including our home cross country meet this past week, where CCS Athletic DIrector Mr. Cipriano, coaches Stone and Thomas, and several staff members worked long hours to make sure the meet went off without a hitch for our students and the visiting teams. There was so much positive feedback and we had a great turnout!


Our staff continues to work to meet the needs of each of our students here at CCS. We are just wrapping up our first benchmark testing in STAR, and data meetings are in full swing at all grade levels. We're identifying needs and strengths for each of our students, and making plans to help them achieve their greatest successes. We are reading a whole-staff read this fall that is focusing on engaging students and reminding us to have fun in our classrooms! You might see work displayed in our lobby throughout the fall in winter, showcasing our GPS words for the year, our passions for teaching and life, and loads of student-centered inspiration.


I hope everyone is able to enjoy a moment of all things beautiful and fall this long weekend. Take advantage of the changing colors, the cooler temperatures, and spend some time outside in the fresh air. We look forward to welcoming our students back on Tuesday, 10/12.


Happy Friday!


Mrs. Jessica (Snider) Wilson, Principal

Coffee with Mrs. Wilson, 10/29/2021

Mark your calendars!


Please join us here at CCS Friday, October 29th for our second Coffee with the Principal! Time, topic and location coming soon.

Fall Athletics Update

Soccer:

CCS Middle School Soccer is off to a great start of the season. The team is 4-2 and improving daily. Offensive standouts to date have been: Josiah Saturley, Sawyer Rokeh, Brandon Lurvery, and Layla Thorne. The defense has been just as effective, led by Shane Eldredge, Grace Humphreys, Jocelyn Pitman and Elizabeth Weir. Jack Randell and Joe Humpheys have been solid in goal. Good luck the rest of the season.


Cross Country

The Cross Country Team had their first meet last week at Three Rivers School. Caleb Saturley posted an impressive time of 13:59 to win the boys division. Major Fish and Shawn Duntely rounded out our top 3. Krysta White and Samantha Duntley competed well in the girls division. All runners are working hard and improving upon their personal best times.


Basketball

Believe it or not, basketball is just around the corner. Sign ups will be posted in the office the first week of October for grades 5-8. Further information for students in K-4 is also coming!

CCS ADMINISTRATION AND HEALTH OFFICE COVID-19 UPDATE

CCS ADMINISTRATION AND HEALTH OFFICE COVID-19 UPDATE:

We will be sending out all-school one call notifications to all families and staff if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19.


The manner in which we are notifying families of potential COVID-exposures is different this year.


If a student or staff member has had potential exposure of a positive COVID case in school:

  • Rather than sending out an all-school one call notification when there has been a potential exposure, we are sending out a letter through ALMA to the specific classes or individuals that would have had the potential exposure.

  • This is in compliance with a recommendation from the NH Department of Health and Human Services’ School and Childcare toolkit.


Please make sure your email is correct in Alma so you can receive these notifications.


DHHS Reference:

Self- Observation Guide for people exposed to COVID-19 who are not required to quarantine


Please review the DHHS COVID-19 Testing Sites:

ACCEPTED COVID-19 TESTING OPTIONS


CCS REVIEW:

8/2021 Back to School Health Update


UNFORTUNATELY, DHHS COVID-19 TESTING GUIDELINES HAVE NOT CHANGED THIS YEAR:


COVID-19 is most commonly spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person talks, coughs, sneezes or sings. The symptoms of the COVID-19 are:

  • Fever/chills (measured 100.0F)

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Sore throat

  • Runny nose or nasal congestion

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Fatigue or Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea




Please remember, If your child develops any symptoms of COVID-19,even one or mild symptoms, please isolate them at home and contact our health office for further guidance.


If you have any questions, please contact our School Nurse, Julie Strazzeri, 798-5651 or jstrazzeri@sau53.org.


Thank you so much for all your support and understanding as we continue to work together to keep our school and community safe and healthy .


Sincerely,


Mrs. Jessica Wilson, Principal

Mrs. Julie Strazzeri, RN, School Nurse


Parent Volunteer Update

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!

vburke@sau53.org

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 jsnider@sau53.org



2nd Shift Full-time Custodian at Chichester Central School: Monday through Friday, 2pm - 10pm. (Temporary position with anticipation of becoming full time).

Job Summary: Custodial duties include, but are not limited to: nightly cleaning, sweeping, and mopping of classrooms, emptying trash, snow removal, setting up for events and other tasks assigned by the Facilities Manager.

Experience as a school custodian is preferred, but not necessary. Ability to work independently is a must, but also able to respectfully interact with students, teachers, and members of the public when they are present in the building. Attention to cleanliness and detail is a must.

To apply, please contact Rob Hearne, Facilities Manager. rhearne@sau53.org

Chichester Central School

219 Main Street

Chichester, NH

(603) 798-5651


Substitutes:

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 vburke@sau53.org or 798-5651.

Fire Prevention Week with the Chichester Fire Department!

All students in K-4 participated in Fire Prevention week presentations and equipment tours on Tuesday this week. Mrs. Taluba brought a bunch of her colleagues from the Chichester Fire Department and they presented on fire prevention, and we got to see what a firefighter looks like when dressed in gear! Students were also able to explore two fire trucks and an ambulance!

Kindergarten Explores Nature on a Walk in the Outdoor Classroom

Kindergarteners headed out to our outdoor classroom this week to explore. They checked out the beaver dam, the kiosk signs, and the changing colors and landscapes.

CCS Cafeteria and Food Service

Hello!


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. reccleston@sau53.org

Chichester Central School Lunch Menu

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

Story Time at The Chichester Fire Station

Story Time at the Fire Station

Sat., Oct. 9th, 10-12

Come to the Chichester Fire Station to hear stories and see a fire truck up close!

Leave this Fire Prevention Week event for youngsters with a fire hat, stickers and coloring books

(no story time at the library on Tuesday, 10/5)

(masks are optional at the fire station event)

NEW: Music & Movement!

Thursdays at 10:45 - 11:15 AM on the library lawn

(weather permitting)

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

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 Looking for Voluntary Members for School Budget Advisory Group

The Chichester Central School School Board is looking to fill 3 to 5 vacancies on the Voluntary

School Budget Advisory Group. The objective of the group is to review and analyze the

upcoming school budget and to present their observations, suggestions and recommendations

to the School Board. This group is made up of registered voters from the town of Chichester.

Members will attend School Board meetings from October - March in order to hear all pertinent

details as the budget develops.


To apply to serve on the Voluntary School Budget Advisory Group, please submit in writing a

letter of intent describing why you would like to serve and any budgeting experience you have

by Friday October 25, 2019 to Heather Chiavaras at hchiavaras@sau53.org.

Pembroke Academy Connections

Go PA & Have a Great Day - Episode 2.4

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.