Chichester Central School News

March 18, 2022

Dates to Remember

Weds 3/16/22 - Trimester 2 Ends

Thurs 3/17/22 - Trimester 3 Begins

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

Thur 5/12/22 - Grandparent Picnic (during lunches, brown bag, outside- bring your own blanket and chairs)

Tues 5/24/22 - Incoming Kindergarten Meet and Greet

Wed 6/22/22 - Last Day of School, Early Release

Wed 6/22/22 - 8th Grade Graduation

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 so many wonderful things going on here in our building lately. It has been wonderful welcoming guests back into our buildings as restrictions begin to lift, and our world continues a shift. Stay on the lookout for upcoming events, as our calendar is filling up as spring arrives.

Have a wonderful week, and thank you for being apart of our school community!

Mrs. Jessica Wilson, Principal

Did You Miss Something at the Book Fair?

Did you miss anything at the fair? Do your kids want more to read? Our online book fair continues through March 27th and includes many additional items!. Scholastic will give back 25% in rewards to our school when you shop. Just click HERE and scroll down to "Shop The Store". Thank you so much for your support.

Read Across America Week

Students and staff across our building celebrated Read Across America Week with books, dress up days, crazy hair, and so much more! Thank you to our ELA curriculum committee for organizing a fun week for our school!

2nd Grade Measures Snow

These are pictures from the visit with Peter Smallidge (a grandfather of two of our second grade students here at CCS). Mr. Smallidge volunteers to measures snow, the reflection of the sun and other data for a project at UNH. The information helps to predict the amount of groundwater to expect in the spring.

K-4 Jump Rope for Heart

Students in grade K-4 had a wonderful time during this year's event. They raised $3,120 for The American Heart Association. Thank you to all the parents, families and friends that donated for the cause of heart disease!

2021-2022 CCS Basketball Wrap-up

What a terrific season for our student athletes. From November through February seventy-seven (77) students participated in our basketball program, many for the first time.

Our K-4 program started in January and ran Saturday mornings through February 26. Under the direction of Eric and Dave Hussey with the assistance of Deb and Tessa Love, Ava Strazzeri, Jackson Tanguay, and Ben Bourbeau, our first time players began learning the fundamentals of the game and had a great time doing so.

2021 was the introduction of our first 3/4 Girls team. The girls worked hard at learning the game and competing in the Merrimack Basketball League with Eric and Dave Hussey as coaches. They made the playoffs and finished in the middle of the pack. Truly a fantastic first season and a great foundation to build upon.

Our 5/6 Boys, coached by Tony Cipriano and Tim Emery, showed tremendous growth this season and made it to the championship games of both the Suncook Valley League and MBL, finishing in second place in both leagues.

The MS Girls, under Gordon Bilodeau and Cori Casey had a terrific season completing the regular season with a 7-1 record and made it to the championship game. They came up a little short in the finals but played hard until the end.

Lastly, the MS Boys, coached by Julia Volatto and Dave won the Suncook Valley League championship in an exciting game over Farmington. It was a fitting finish to the end of the season. Congratulations!

Thank you to all who participated and came out to cheer our players of all ages.

Mr. Cipriano

4th Graders "Reinvent" the Telegraph

Fourth graders were practicing using electromagnetism circuits right before they “reinvented” the Telegraph during their science class last week.

Chichester PTO Updates

The Chichester PTO contributed to this year's Book Fair in a number of ways. This year's proceeds will go towards books for classrooms and the CCS library.

Our volunteers that came out to help Mrs. Benevides , both big and small!

Wanted: Candy Donations for the PTO Egg Drop

Are you interested in donating individually wrapped candy and prizes to be stuffed into plastic eggs for the PTO Easter Egg event? You can send items to school with your child.

Chichester PTO Easter Egg Event

We are SO excited to announce the Easter event we've been working on!

*More event details will come, but we want to get the date out to the community.

*This event is for the residents of Chichester and their children. Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate other towns at this time.

*This is not a school affiliated event. The PTO and town of Chichester are working together to make this happen. We also have residents and local businesses who have graciously offered services and donations.

*A FB event will be created in the next few days with details and we kindly ask you to let us know if you plan on attending. It really helps us figure out how much we need for supplies and logistics.

Stay tuned for details! If you would like to help at this event or would like to donate candy, eggs, or egg-stuffing services, please let us know!

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February 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 February'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!

News from the Chichester Town Library

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 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 or call 798-5613.

Every Child Ready to Read resources available from the

Public Library Association at this link:

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!


Patrons of the library may continue to access and download audiobooks, eBooks and magazines from the NH State Library, free of charge, at 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.

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.