Tomahawk News- January 2020

Corinth Elementary School

Dear Families,

Happy New Year! We hope this newsletter finds you and your family well rested after the holiday break. We had a great start to 2020 with our PBIS assembly on Wednesday. Our school is filled with leaders! Students go outside for recess throughout the winter months. Make sure your child has proper clothing and footwear to be outdoors for thirty minutes a day. We do not go outside if the "feels like" temperature is below fifteen degrees.


Mrs. Renee Young, Principal

Mrs. Jessica Valente, Assistant Principal

PBIS Assembly, December 2019

Last month teachers were excited to recognize students who demonstrated leadership throughout the month of December. We also showed our appreciation for Mr. Richard Lucia, the Corinth Town Supervisor and Mr. David Barrass, Founder of the Corinth Youth Hockey Association. Congratulations to all of our Leadership recipients!

For the month of January teachers will be looking to nominate students who demonstrate "kindness" within the classroom and school community.

Every Day Counts at CES!

Every winter, bad weather — snow, slush, freezing temperatures or even heavy rains in warmer climates — can present challenges to getting children to school. So do the colds, fevers and earaches that often come with the winter months. So what can families do?

1. Develop back up plans for getting your children to school in bad weather.

a. Check to see if your child can get a ride with other families who have a reliable car that can manage the snow.

2. Keep your children healthy.

a. Dress them warmly for the cold weather.

b. Stress the importance of eating a good breakfast every morning.

c. Stress hand washing, particularly in the winter months.

d. Talk to your doctor or school nurse about when a sick child should come to school. Most health providers allow a child to attend with a cold, but not with a fever.

We love to recognize classrooms who achieve perfect attendance. Each day a class has perfect attendance they add a letter to spell out PERFECT ATTENDANCE. Students earn a class party when they have accomplished this goal.

This month we were happy to recognize the following classes for PERFECT ATTENDANCE:

Mrs. Shultz

Ms. Hillis (twice)

Kindergarten- Ms. Kanofsky, Mrs. McMaster, Mrs. Delmar, and Mrs. Salati

First Grade- Mrs. Alison, Mrs. Dalto, Mrs. Klingbeil, and Mrs. Robinson have all earned it twice!

Second Grade- Mrs. Delaney, Mr. Potter, Mrs. Tucker, and Mrs. Whitcomb (twice)

Third Grade- Mrs. Bedell (twice), Mrs. Hehl(twice), Ms. Parrish, and Mrs. Watkins(twice)

Fourth Grade- Mr. Deso, Mrs. Fuller, and Mr. Sprague are all in a close race to earn their second perfect attendance!

Fifth Grade- Mr. Beaudet, Mr. Fedor, Mrs. Lefebre, Mr. Brennan, and Mrs. DuMoulin

School Bus Safety

Please remind your child of school bus safety and the importance of staying seated and facing the front at all times. This is especially important as we are into the winter months.

Weather Reminder:

Winter weather can sometimes bring surprises. Please be sure that your child knows what to do if we have an emergency release due to inclement weather. We will follow the emergency instructions that you gave us in September on the Green Emergency Release forms. If your address, home, cell, or work numbers have changed, please be sure to notify the office so that we can update your information.

IF YOU HAVE A NEW EMERGENCY RELEASE PLAN or if you cannot remember what you put down on the form in September, contact the office or your child’s teacher to go over it and make any changes.

Also, most classes go outside for recess every day so please be sure your child is prepared to play outside. They should have warm coats, boots, gloves, hats, scarves, etc. If your child is in need of these items, we can help! Reach out to your child’s teacher with the item(s) that you need.

Did your child receive cash gifts over the holidays?

Help your child understand the benefits of a Savings Account by depositing their Holiday cash gifts into an interest-bearing Hudson River Community Credit Union (HRCCU) Youth Savings Account. Every Wednesday morning when school is in session, HRCCU representatives collect savings deposits from Corinth Elementary School Student Bankers. Your child’s deposits are federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA).

Your child is not yet a member? To open a HRCCU Youth Savings Account and begin participating in the CES Banking Program, please stop by the Palmer Avenue HRCCU Branch during regular hours to set an account. Please bring your child’s birth certificate, social security card, and a current photo ID of the parent or guardian opening the account.

For more information on HRCCU Youth Savings Accounts, please visit us at


Thank you to everyone for participating in the Holiday Shop this year. The students really seemed to enjoy doing their own holiday shopping for their families.

Our January meeting was held on the 9th at the Elementary School cafeteria. The February meeting will be on Thursday the 13th at 6:30. Please join us and see what we have in store for the rest of the school year.

You can find us on Facebook at: Corinth, NY Elementary PTSA.


The PTSA and Elementary School would like to team up to offer an after school Lego Club. We need parent and/or teacher volunteers to run the club. Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering. We will need someone to coordinate the program and volunteers to run the activities.


You can follow Dr. Stratton, Mrs. Young, and Mrs. Valente on Twitter as they share happenings within the school.

  • @CorinthSuper
  • @ReneeReneeyoung
  • @JessicaLValente

Upcoming Events

Jan. 9 PTSA Meeting, 6:30pm- Elementary Cafeteria

Jan. 14 BOE Meeting, 6:30pm – HS Board Room

Jan. 20 NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 28 BOE Meeting, 6:30pm – HS Board Room

Jan. 30 Report Cards go home with Students

Corinth Free Library Highligts

  • January is National Soup Month, National Oatmeal Month, and Book Blitz Month

  • Annual meeting of Board of Trustees of Corinth Free Library is January 6th @ 7pm

  • The Cabin Fever Board Game Club returns on Thursday, January 2nd. The Board Game Club is for elementary and middle school age children who love games.Tired of winter? Join us for some fun after school on Thursdays in January and February. We start after school until 4:00pm.

  • The Library will be closed on January 20th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  • Science Monday (fun with science) – Monday, January 27th @ 7pm

  • Check our website to see what’s happening

  • Don’t forget story time for pre-school kids on Saturdays at 10:30am

Some Great books to read this month are:

Winter is Here – Kevin Henekes

In the Snow: Who’s Been Here – Lindsay George

River – Elisha Cooper

It’s Snowing! It’s Snowing! – Jack Prelutsky

The Hat – Jan Brett

Snowshoe Thompson – Nancy Levinson

Momentous Events in the Life of a Cactus - Dusti Bowling

Hi, I’m Norman: the Story of an American Illustrator Norman Rockwell-Robert Burleigh

Corinth Clothes Zone by the CARE Committee

We have a clothing closet that is open to all in need. Please fill out the form to order clothes, shoes, and/or toiletries for your children.

Corinth Clothes Zone order form-