Chichester Central School News

September 24, 2021

Dates to Remember

Tues, 9/28/21 - Coffee with Mrs. Wilson 7:30-8:00AM (Focus on Competencies)

Thurs 9/30/21- Picture Day

Thurs 10/7/21 - Early Release/Parent Conferences

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

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

A Note from Mrs. Wilson

Our students and staff have been working hard to start the year off on a hard-working note! Students have been busy digging into hands-on learning experiences, completing benchmark testing in math and reading, and adapting to new changes that come their way each day. Staff have been working hard to plan engaging lessons, get kids outside whenever we can, assess students to create learning targets, beginning data meetings, and tackling school-wide professional development.


I hope that some of you are able to join me on Tuesday morning for our first coffee with the Principal! For this meeting, our focus will be on competencies here at CCS. I have asked Chris Motika, SAU 53 Curriculum to come talk with us, and to share how competencies came to be here at CCS, and what they offer to our students and our school.


Have a wonderful weekend!


Warmly,


Mrs. Jessica (Snider) Wilson, Principal

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

Student Transportation Forms

If you haven't already done so, please complete a transportation form for your child for the 21-22 school year. We have added this to our yearly forms for parents to complete, as it will make sure that we know where, and how, each child is going at the end of the school day. This form should be completed if even your child will be a car rider all year. If you need a hard copy sent home with your child, please contact Vicki Burke in the main office for assistance.

From the School Counselor, Mrs. Carrier

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. During the month of October my classroom lessons will focus on Bullying Prevention. We will be using Second Step Bullying Prevention lessons which focus on the following topics:


Grades K-3: Recognizing Bullying, Reporting Bullying, Refusing Bullying and Bystander Power. Grades 4-5: Recognizing Bullying, Reporting Bullying, Refusing Bullying and Bystander Power, The Responsibility of Bystanders and Cyber Bullying.

Grades 6-8: Recognizing Bullying, Bullying in Friendships, Cyber Bullying, and Responding to Bullying


For more information about the Second Step Bullying Prevention program please click Second Step Bullying Prevention.


A copy of the Chichester Central School’s Bullying Prevention policy can be viewed here Pupil Safety and Violence Prevention Policy.


If you have any questions about Bullying Prevention or you want to report a concern regarding bullying please contact me at 798-5651 or email ccarrier@sau53.org.


Mrs. Douglas, 2022 NH Teacher of the Year Nominee

Mrs. Bea Douglas was anonymously nominated for the 2022 NH Teacher of the Year Award recognition. She was amongst 22 nominations, and is featured on the NHDOE webpage, which I have linked below.


We are honored to have had a 2022 Teacher of the Year nominee here at CCS!



2021 Back to School BBQ!

We had a fantastic night celebrating the start of the school year here at CCS! It was so great to see so many faces, share the excitement of a new school year, and to gather together once again!

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.

Updates from Mrs. Morissette's 4th Grade Class

Students have been busy practicing their cursive in shaving cream, constructing layers of the earth with a paper model and play dough replica, and creating salt dough maps of the US with topographical features!

Releasing Painted Lady Butterflies in 2nd Grade

First Graders Take Math Outside

First graders practiced making number bonds outside last week. They used found items to represent addition problems and solved them together.

Coffee with Mrs. Wilson, 9/28/2021

Please join us here at CCS Tuesday, September 28, 2021 for coffee with the Principal, Mrs. Wilson, from 7:30am-8:00am.


Enjoy a cup of coffee while we chat with SAU 53 Curriculum Director about competencies!


No matter what age your student is, or how long they have been here at CCS, there will be something for everyone.

Chichester Town Library News!

Story Time is Back!

Tuesday, Sept. 28th at 10:45 am

On the library lawn (weather permitting)

(In case of inclement weather, check out the Youtube channel link on our website homepage

or on our FB page the following Thursday)

Lola at the Library by Anna McQuinn

DW's Library Card by Marc Brown

NEW September 30th! ~ Music & Movement!

Thursdays at 10:45 AM on the library lawn

(weather permitting)

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

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.

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.

Pembroke Academy Connections

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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.