Chichester Central School News

January 21, 2022

Dates to Remember

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

Thurs 1/27/22 - Coffee with the Principal 7:30-8:00 (kids welcome!)

Tues 2/8 - 8th Grade NAEP assessment (more info here)

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

Weds 2/16/22 - School Board Meeting, 6pm

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

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

A Note from Mrs. Wilson

Hello CCS Families!

Please remember to send your child to school with winter wear. We try to get our students out as much as possible all year long, and they should be prepared to stay warm while outside.

Thank you for your continued help in notifying the health office when your child is not feeling well, and for working with our health office as we continue to follow protocols set forth by NH DHHS.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. Jessica Wilson, Principal

Middle School ELA: Great Read

Students have been quite busy in ELA class this year. One of the activities students have completed are book projects. As they were reading their novels they needed to use textual evidence to support key story elements throughout the novel. As students finished reading their books they were assigned an essential question about one of the five story elements (character, setting, plot, conflict/resolution and theme) that they needed to answer using textual evidence and the cited book source.

Along with the written piece students also needed to create a visual piece that captured three of the five story elements. Not only would the students need to create a visual they would also present their finished product to the class. The students were given voice and choice as to how they would create and present their project. Throughout the process there were many different and exciting ways which the projects were presented. For example, some students chose to create a Minecraft scene, others chose to draw a poster or write a poem, while others chose to create a diorama. The projects that came in were varied and creative.

Third Grade: Giant Traveling Map!

Our third graders had a chance to explore NH with a giant traveling map of our state. It was a gift from National Geographic to the NH Geographic Alliance. Through a variety of hands-on lessons they discovered ways to read and understand a map. This led into a research project on the tourist regions of NH.

CCS Library News

What's Been Going on in the CCS Art Room?

CCS Art News

In celebration of our CCS Athletes and Basketball season we are creating a gallery display in the foyer at the entrance of our gymnasium. Go Rams!

Teamwork in the Art Room: Gallery Display Boards

Students have been working together to create gallery display boards with recycled materials. Currently, we are displaying our ‘paint with markers’ pine trees.

Mixed Media

Using mixed media, students have creatively decorated festive cupcakes and dessert artwork inspired by artist Wayne Theibault.

Incorporating Dance and Creative Movement in Art Class

Incorporating dance and creative movement has been very popular with younger students. Some of our favorite dances have been the Polar Bear Dance and the Gingerbread Cookie Dance. Students drew Polar Bears and Gingerbread Houses through guided drawing then used their imagination to add unique details to their artwork.

Student Council News

Student Council will be coordinating a valentines bag for each of the students at Pine Haven Residential School for Boys. The classes will be making cards, but if anyone would like to donate a bag of candy- we would welcome that! Please just send it in to Mrs. Mara.

January 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! Share photos of your participation for upcoming newsletters to Laurie Jaquith Thank you!

The new year is a great time to start a new routine. Try incorporating a few of these ideas into your family routine


  • Physical exercise - walk around the house, inside and out. Climb the stairs. Set a timer for 15 minutes.
  • Start a journal- track your activities, the time you spent on them and the foods you eat each day.
  • Read aloud daily - while dinner is cooking, waiting for a family member, etc
  • Create a tower out of marshmallows and toothpicks. How tall can you make it?
  • Have an indoor snowball fight with cotton balls!
  • Play a card game- Memory and Go Fish are fun choices.
  • Find a word puzzle to play - word searches and crossword puzzles.
  • How many words can you make using the letters in JANUARY?
  • Talk about animals in the winter. What do birds do? Bears? Do some research together.
  • Practice planning ahead with your child - what will you do next weekend?
  • Do a clean out - can you donate some toys you no longer play with or clothes that no longer fit?
  • Practice elapsed time - how long until bedtime? How long until school starts the next day?
  • Play eye spy while traveling in the car - look for colors, letters, words, and shapes!

Coffee with the Principal

Mark your calendars for January's Coffee with the Principal on Thursday, January 27th!

Chichester School Board Meetings and Budget Dates

January 26, 2022 – 6:00 P.M. BUDGET~ Chichester Central School

February 2, 2022 – 6:00 P.M. Budget Hearing / Board Meeting

February 9, 2022 - SNOW DATE for Budget Hearing / Board Meeting

Use this link on the CCS webpage for more board related information including agendas, meeting dates, links, and policies, and to sign up for email communications.

Save the Date

On Wednesday, February 19th at 6:00pm Doug Hall with NH School Funding

Fairness Project will be doing a presentation on how NH public schools raise the

money necessary to fund public education. Mr Hall will talk about the impact

statewide and about Chichester specifically. More information to come, but please

plan to attend this important presentation.

Chichester Central School and Grant Funding

Chichester Central School values stakeholders input. Please visit the CCS website, for updates on grant funding opportunities within our school community.

Please submit any feedback through or this survey.

Planning Ahead: March 5th Annual School District Meeting

The Chichester Central School Annual School District Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, March 5, 2022. In past years childcare has been provided during the meeting. In the last two years we have not been able to provide childcare due to COVID restrictions. As we prepare for the meeting this year we would like to look at current COVID protocols and determine if childcare can be safely provided. Please take a moment complete this brief survey by Friday, January 28th. Thank you.

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:

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.

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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.