Chichester Central School News
November 19, 2021
Dates to Remember
Tues 11/23/21 - Coffee with the Principal, 7:30-8am
Weds - Fri 11/24-11/26 - No School, Thanksgiving Break
Weds 12/1/21 - Trimester 1 Ends
Thurs 12/2/21 - Trimester 2 Begins
Fri 12/10/21 - Report Cards Emailed to Parents
Sat 12/11/21 - PTO Santa Breakfast @ CCS
Weds 12/15/21 - Chichester School Board Meeting, 6pm
Thurs 12/23/21 - Early Release (dismissal begins at 12:42pm)
12/24/21-1/3/22 - 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)
Fri 3/25/22 - Report Cards Emailed to Parents
A Note from Mrs. Wilson
This newsletter is filled with just a handful of the wonderful things that we have going on here at CCS as we begin to wrap up our first Trimester! Our Communications Committee meets monthly to discuss what we can highlight, items we can add, and how we can link the greater Chichester community to our school community. Please join me in thanking this committee:
Corinne Rowe, Cammy Guest, Carrie White, Carolyn Hughes, Laurie Jaquith, Heather Chivaras, and Jessica Wilson.
As we wrap up the week, we remain thankful for our school community and families. We have lots of fun things in the works for our students as we move from fall into winter, and we're excited to continue to watch everyone grow.
Mrs. Jessica (Snider) Wilson, Principal
Band and Chorus Sign Ups!
3rd Graders Receive Annual Dictionary Gift Through The NH Dictionary Project
Veterans Day at CCS
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!
We'd love to see your photos of you and your families putting some of these ideas into practice! Share photos of your participation for upcoming newsletters to Laurie Jaquith firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
- Talk about your day. Who learned something new today? Students and adults are always learning.
- Pick a word of the day and challenge family members to use it in a sentence.
- Use drive time in the car to review spelling words and math facts.
- Have your student write the grocery list for the week.
- Use the grocery receipt to calculate the cost of different food categories: fruits, meats, dairy, etc.
- Alternate movie night with a family reading night. Take turns reading out loud to each other.
- Work on a puzzle together.
- Talk about careers with your child. What are they interested in doing?
- Exercise, getting enough sleep and talking about problems - all help when feeling stress.
- Build vocabulary - work on a crossword puzzle together.
- Spelling patterns - work though some word searches together.
- How many ways can you write a number, 1+3, 2+2, 6-2 (all make 4)
- Turn chores into a game. Number the chores, then roll a dice to see which one you have to do.
- Share a fun memory with your child. Look through photos that may have captured that moment.
- Positivity is powerful. Compliment your child on good behavior and attitude.
- Have your child plan a meal and help prepare it.
- Write notes to each other, especially during very busy times. Leave in a place your child can find it - lunch box, coat pocket, under their pillow.
PTO News- Santa Breakfast, 12/11/21
Santa Breakfast will be Saturday December 11th from 8 to 10 am at CCS. Come have a pancake breakfast with your friends and neighbors, do some crafts, and take a picture with the big guy himself!
We are in need of volunteers to help set up Friday evening and Saturday early morning, as well as take down Saturday late morning. We could also use additional hands for helping with arts and crafts. Please let us know if you're interested in helping out at all! Please reach out to Alissa Mullen at email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering for this event.
**Per the school's current mask policy, masks will be required for this event**
Basketball at CCS
Chichester Central School will once again be offering instructional basketball for its younger students. We will be offering this program for grades K – 4. This is a great opportunity to learn the game and have a lot of fun. If your daughter is currently playing on the 3/4 Girls team you can still sign her up for this as well.
Elementary Basketball will be held on Saturdays 1/8 through 2/19. Time may vary as there are games for the 3/4 Girls team and 5/6 Boys Team that have yet to be scheduled.
I am looking for parents that are interested in helping out. You will need to have fingerprints on file at the school. If you are interested please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Players will practice, perform drills, and have controlled scrimmages to give them a real focus on the basics of basketball and help them develop their skills. Most of all they’ll have FUN!
There will be a $15.00 cost to cover the expense of the shirts the player will get to keep.
Lastly, all those participating must have updated physicals on record with the school’s nurse. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call me at 798-5651 or email me at email@example.com.
Can’t wait to see the kids out there having a great time.
2021 Chichester Police Association Secret Santa Program
Do you or someone you know (a needy family or elderly neighbor) need a little assistance this holiday Season?
The Chichester Police Association will begin taking applications starting November 29th for their annual Secret Santa program. Please reach out to Donna Stockman or Chief Clarke at
798-4911 for information on how to apply. Applications are due back by December 17th, but the
elves ask applications be returned ASAP.
If you would like to volunteer to help shop, wrap or make a donation please contact Donna at
the above number.
Epsom-Chichester Operation Kid Sight
Since 2016 Chichester Central School has participated in Operation Kid Sight sponsored by the
Epsom-Chichester Lions Club. Trained volunteers from the Lions Club screen students for
possible vision problems. All students must have written permission from a parent or guardian.
The process is quick and non-invasive. The Spot screening device (camera) is held about 3
feet from the child's face and the test consists of an instant scan (like a photograph) of the
child's eyes to determine the possible presence of any eye disorders. Results are available
immediately and are sent home with each student. After the screening, students leave with a
lion coloring sheet.
Bird House and Bird Feeder Installation
SAU 53- Stakeholder Consultation, ESSER III
Dear Valued Stakeholder,
In accordance with Federal regulation, every district receiving funds through the American Rescue Plan Act: Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARPA ESSER III) grant must conduct meaningful consultation with a variety of stakeholder groups. The purpose of this consultation is to ensure that the community can provide feedback on what they believe is necessary to support student growth and learning as schools continue to navigate the challenges associated with the pandemic. Districts must gather feedback throughout the term of this grant, and take this feedback into account as they develop plans to use the funds.
We kindly ask that you, as a valued stakeholder, take the time to complete this survey and provide us with feedback that will help us support our students.
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
SAU 53 Leadership Team
CCS ADMINISTRATION AND HEALTH OFFICE COVID-19 UPDATE
THE COVID-19 VACCINE IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR CHILDREN AGES 5-11 YEARS OLD.
Please see the link below to find pharmacies that are offering this vaccine
PHARMACY SITES or contact your child’s Primary Care Doctor to see if it is available through them or if you have any questions.
Have you ever thought about working here at CCS?
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Chichester Central School
219 Main Street
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 email@example.com or 798-5651.
CCS Cafeteria and Food Service
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to access our most up-to-date breakfast and lunch menus.
This link will bring you to the Chichester School Board webpage where you can find agendas, meeting dates, links, and policies.