Chichester Central School News

July 8, 2020

Intro/Welcome (What's a Smore?)

Thank you for coming back to our second CCS News(letter)! We've chosen the online newsletter platform, Smore, as a vehicle for our communication. This is not to be confused with s'mores, the tasty campfire snack! We hope that you come to rely on this information on a continued bi-weekly basis. We hope to showcase our students, our staff, and all of the amazing (and sometimes quite ordinary) happenings that make CCS the wonderful educational atmosphere that many have come to cherish.

Planning Update for RE-opening Chichester Central School From Superintendent Peter Warburton

Hope, Certainty and Communication

For this update, I want to share the work of the NH Department of Education STRRT group that has released draft recommendations and Sub-recommendations for re-opening schools.

STRRT is an acronym for School Transition Re-opening and Redesign Task Force.

Here are the Draft Recommendations and a link that will provide sub-recommendations, data from the state-wide survey that went out to NH citizens in June, and minutes and recordings of the STRRT meetings:

  1. Establish School District Management and Communications

  2. Determine Health Protocols

  3. Prepare Physical School Environment

  4. Support Student, Family and Educator Wellness

  5. Establish Hybrid Capacity

  6. Review Transportation Policies and Protocols

  7. Plan for School Delivery

  8. Planning for Instruction

  9. Professional Development Considerations

  10. Technology Considerations for Dynamic Learning Environment

The first action I will take this week is to meet with our SAU-wide Leadership Team to review and discuss the recommendations, and to continue to plan for three scenarios for the fall: return to school, return to remote learning, or create a draft hybrid model for instruction using in-school and remote learning simultaneously.

I will also update our School Board at their next meeting on Wednesday, July 15th.

At this time, I want to be clear that no decision has been made. My next newsletter update is scheduled for July 22nd, but I will be in touch sooner if necessary.

Have a safe summer break. Please email me if you have any questions in the meantime.


School Transition Re-opening & Redesign Task Force

Click here to learn more about the work of the NH Department of Education STRRT. This group, consisting of various stakeholders from around the state, has released draft recommendations for the re-opening schools.

CCS Parent Teacher Organization

Chichester Central School

Parent Teacher Organization

The CCS PTO believes a team approach is the best method for bringing school and community together through various events. The PTO is able to assist financially to supplement the needs of the school with fundraised dollars.

PTO Events

Back to school BBQ - PTO provides hamburgers & hot dogs

Trunk or Treating - community event

Halloween Parade - handout treats

Craft Fair - Held in Nov. fundraising event organized by the PTO.

Santa Breakfast - Collaborative community event.

Easter Egg Hunt- Community event held the Sat. before Easter.

Teacher/Staff Appreciation week -Treats to show our appreciation.

Muffins for Moms- Community event to celebrate Mother’s Day

Donuts for Dads - Community event to celebrate Father’s Day

How We Spent Fundraised Money

Helped with the purchase of a new kitchen mixer.

Helped with the purchase of a new keyboard.

100 day celebration - this year provided ice cream.

Read Across America - donation for game night and daily raffles.

Provide paper goods for Multicultural night.

Purchase calendar magnets for all students.

Playground balls.

Art club sketchbooks.

Summer reading ice cream.

Bussing for school wide field and 7 & 8 caroling.

Purchased books for the new STEAM program.

8th grade scholarships.

And so much more…..

Like our FB page to find out more: Chichester Central School PTO

Staff Spotlight: K-2

In the next several newsletters we will be showcasing our amazing staff.

This newsletter features members of our 2020-2021 Primary Team (grades K-2).

Kindergarten Registration

If your child will turn 5 by September 30th, they are eligible to enroll in kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year. Please click here to begin the registration process online.

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.