Chichester Central School News
April 16, 2021
Dates to Remember
Wed, 4/21 - Chichester SB Meeting, 6pm @ CCS
4/26-4/30 - Spring Recess
Sat, 5/8/21- Chichester School District Annual Meeting, 9am @ CCS
Mon, 5/10/21 - 7th/8th Grade Field Trip to the Wright Museum
Tues, 5/11/21 - Chichester Town Meeting Ballot Voting, @ CCS. Students and staff remote
Sat, 5/15/21 - Chichester Town Meeting Warrant Article Voting 10am @ CCS
Thur, 5/27/21 - 7th/8th Grade Field Trip to the Veterans Cemetery
Mon, 5/31/21 - No School, Memorial Day
6/1-6/3 - Nature on Wheels Program for Grade 8 (in lieu of Ecology School)
Tues, 6/15/21 - DARE Graduation Ceremony, Virtual (time/link will be announced)
Fri, 6/11/21 - Grad "Dance" @ CCS
Thur, 6/17/21 - Last Day of School for Students, dismissal begins at 12:35pm
Thur, 6/17/21 - 8th Grade Graduation @ CCS
Fri, 6/18/21 - Last Day for Staff, full day
**Further Grade Level Field Trips will be added to this calendar as they are confirmed**
We are ready for our kiddos, and chances are, we're even more excited than them (and their parents!) for Monday!
The sounds of school have returned to the classrooms, halls, fields, and playground here at CCS, and it is nothing short of magical. We have missed the sounds of all of our students being here, and this past week with everyone returning has been wonderful! I've gotten to know so many of our students really well during their lunch time in the cafeteria over the last several weeks, and it has been a pleasure having the time to connect with all students at CCS every day. Some changes due to covid restrictions and changes in protocols haven't been so bad; getting extra time in my day to be with student, uninterrupted, has been priceless.
Take a moment at your lunch break, in the car rider pick up line, while you're waiting to pick up your student from Track and Field practice, at the bus stop, with your morning coffee, or as you settle into your evening at home, to read through the wonderful happenings of CCS in this newsletter. We look forward to continuing to enrich the lives of the children of Chichester, and hope this return to five days of in-person learning is the first of many big steps back to "normal".
As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns you may have. Take care, and have a wonderful weekend!
Ms. Jessica Snider, Principal
CCS Health Office Update, 4/16/21
HEALTH OFFICE UPDATE:
Students will be allowed to bring in one item/toy to be used at recess. These items are not to be shared with other students. Hand hygiene and Social distancing guidelines will still be followed.
Reminder of School Travel Guidance:
Domestic travel for staff and students within the U.S. no longer requires quarantine upon return to N.H. regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.
People who travel internationally or on cruise ships are still required to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival to N.H. unless fully vaccinated or diagnosed in the prior 90 days.
It is recommended that you self-monitor for symptoms upon return from ANY travel and to notify the school nurse and alert your medical provider if you feel ill.
Please remember to call the health office or email the school nurse if your child plans to travel outside of the U.S.
Julie Strazzeri, RN
Chichester Central School
798-5651, ext 12
CCS Library Happenings, Mrs. Benevides
Thanks to Caroline Pynes, the Chichester Town Library Director, the 2019/2020 our town was awarded the Rural Libraries Grant from CLiF (the Children’s Literacy Foundation)! All the way back in Fall of 2019, CLiF Executive Director, Duncan McDougall, and Ms. Pynes hosted a kickoff storytelling event in the CCS gym where students in grades K-6 enjoyed some dynamic storytelling and book previewing by both Mr. McDougall and Ms. Pynes. In Spring 2020, the Wrap Up Party was in the works, and we all know what happened then...At the party, all students were going to select a free book to take home and keep. It wasn’t until just recently that this happened, and we were all VERY excited about it! Thank you Ms. Caroline for the work you did setting this up and to CLiF for putting great stories and books into our children's hands!
And since pictures speak louder than words...
DARE Program Returns to CCS!
We are excited to welcome Officer Webber, Pembroke Academy Resource Officer, back
to CCS to teach DARE to our 6th grade students. Officer Webber is a veteran DARE
instructor who brings a lot of experience and energy to the classroom. On Tuesday,
June 15, 2021, at the conclusion of the 10 week program, a DARE graduation
ceremony will be held during the day for students in the building. Parents will be able to
watch the graduation remotely. The remote link will be shared out in June. Please click
on the following link to learn more about DARE https://dare.org/ .
CCS Student Tessa Love Wins Capital Area Public Health Network Art Contest!
"RALI NH and the Capital Area Public Health Network are seeking local artists to express the importance of safely using, storing, and disposing prescription medications and the healthy habits that help you take care of your brain and body. By focusing on what healthy habits you engage in to take care of your brain and body, this can encourage your peers to do the same.
Finalists in each age group and category will receive cash prizes and winning entries will have their work publicly promoted in April to encourage participation in the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
For this art PSA it is vital that peer messaging and safe language are used. This means targeting people your age, so something that feels powerful and impactful for you and your viewers."
Tessa was one of four winners selected in her age category, and her artwork will be promoted throughout the Capital Area as part of this campaign. Congratulations, Tessa!
Bus Transportation Information
As a reminder, we have begun to seat students two to a seat. We will continue to have students in assigned seating on each bus, but this is a change from the one student per seat protocol that we had previously followed this year.
CCS Cafeteria News!
603-798-5651, extension 50
Chichester School Board Agenda, 4/21/2021
All new CCS families: click this link to begin registration for the 21-22 school year!