Chichester Central School News

April 15, 2022

Dates to Remember

Mon 4/18 - CCS Clothing orders due

4/25-4/29 - April Vacation

Fri 4/22/22 - Grade 4 Field Trip to State House & Historical Society

Wed 5/4 - PTO Meeting, 5:30pm

Fri 5/20/22 Grade 3 Field Trip, Dover Children's Museum

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

Thur 5/26/22 - Grandparent Picnic (during lunches, brown bag, outside- bring your own blanket and chairs)

Fri 5/27/22 - 4th Grade Field Trip to Fort No. 4

Fri 5/27/22 - Kindergarten Field Trip, Dover Children's Museum

Tues 5/31/22 - Grades 6th & 7th Flume, Franconia Notch Field Trip

Wed 6/1 - PTO Meeting, 5:30pm

5/31-6/3 - 8th Grade to Environmental Camp

Wed 6/1/22 - 5th Grade Field Trip, Strawbery Banke

Wed 6/8/22 - Grades 7th & 8th Boston Field Trip

Thur 6/9/22 - Grade 1, Audubon Center Field Trip

Wed 6/15/22 - Grade 8 Canobie Lake Park Trip

Thur 6/16/22 - Grade 2 Field Trip to Squam Lake

Fri 6/17/22 - 8th Grade Graduation/Last Day of School for 8th Graders

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

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!


What a wonderful couple of weeks it has been here at CCS! The Egg Drop Event was a fantastic event, and it was amazing to see so many faces come together for a community event here in Chichester. Be sure to keep an eye on our calendar for events, field trips, and end of the year activities!


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


Mrs. Jessica Wilson, Principal

jwilson@sau53.org

Art Club with Mrs. Perkins!

Art Club will begin the Monday after April Vacation. Kindergarten through 5th Grade Art Club will be from 2:45-3:45 and Middle School Art Club will be from 4:00-5:00 every Monday for the remainder of the school year. Please email Melanie Perkins mperkins@sau53.org to sign up your child(ren).

April Art

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News from the CCS Drama Club

Chichester Central School Drama Club is hard at work on the musical You're a Good Man Charlie Brown! We will be performing on Fri May 20th at 6:30 and Sat May 21st at 1:00!!


***If anyone out there has yellow croc style shoes in sizes 4 and 7 1/2 women's, we would love to borrow them!!

CCS Project Based Learning - Creating a School Garden

The kindergarteners are very excited to be learning with some of our older students and Chichester community members to create a very special outdoor garden to share with our school. They have been learning all about the life cycle of plants and the necessary conditions for them to grow and thrive. They have been collaborating with some of Mr. Gagnon's seventh graders and the Environmental Club to begin their research and planning. Earlier this week, a very special guest came to the classroom to share her knowledge and do some more planting with us. Stay tuned for updates and hopefully in June, the big reveal!

Would you like to help? 🧑‍🌾🍅

If you are an avid gardener or builder with knowledge/skills to share we would love your help with this project! The Environmental Club is generously donating some of their fundraising proceeds to purchase supplies, but we would love to involve the community with this project as well. The following is a list of supplies we are hoping to acquire:


  • 75 linear feet of 2 x 10 pressure treated lumber (for border around fence)
  • 4 yards of 3/4 inch gravel (to establish a strong base)
  • 2 yards of stone dust (to put on top of gravel)
  • 4 yards of plant bed loam preferably with 20% organic compost (dirt doctors)
  • access to a compactor will be useful (gravel should be compacted to level)
  • 100 linear feet of non-pressure treated 2 x 10 lumber (to build raised beds)
  • Various garden tools, gloves, watering cans, etc


Please email Mrs. Rowe, crowe@sau53.org, if you would like to donate time, materials or have other ideas to share.

Volunteers Wanted for Classrooms and PTO Events!

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There are so many ways that volunteers make a difference for our kids. Consider helping out in one of our classrooms or joining the CCS PTO. There are many special events coming up and many hands make light work. Please make sure you are on our list of approved volunteers by calling Mrs. Burke in the main office. If you are not on the list, she will give you all of the information you need to join our team of amazing volunteers.

Chichester PTO Easter Egg Event

The Easter Egg Drop was a great success last weekend! What a great turn out we had and it was SO fun to see our families smiling and socializing after a long winter! We can't wait to build upon this for years to come!


There are so many people and places to thank for their donations of time, funds, and services. While we didn't get to have our hayride or story time, we would like to thank Concord Tractor, CM Trailers and Chichester Library for their generous offers. We look forward to incorporating these parts next year!


We would also like to thank:


*CCS students and staff

*Cy Tapley our resident EB

*CR Helicopters

*Chichester Fire Dept

*Hope in Christ Church

*FL Merrill Construction

*American Way Realty

*Clark's Grain Store

*Parks and Rec committee

*Town of Chichester

*Multiple community members who contributed candy, eggs and funds

*Our PTO members who put a ton of time and consideration into creating this event! We are a small group of volunteers trying to help where we can. Please consider joining our team, we will always welcome your contributions!

PTO Fundraiser, Little Caesar's Pizza

With spring sports on the horizon, we know what those chaotic evenings are like after a late practice. So we chose a fundraiser that felt appropriate for the upcoming season. Having a meal ready in 10 minutes or less is great on those crazy nights, but when it's fun for kids to help make too, that's a bonus! Each kit makes 3 pizzas, and everything comes individually packed so it can be easily stored in the freezer.


Please be on the look out for information coming home on Little Caesars pizza kits. There's a few options to choose from, and even cookies and bread sticks. Below is a look at the options.


A portion of sales from this event will go to the PTO, who in turn will use it to fund everything from community and school events to financial aid for students and school initiatives. So please consider sharing with your friends and family!


Sale Dates: 3/28-4/22/22

Fundraiser ID#: 407342

Group ID#: 165976

Checks Payable to: Chichester PTO

Baby Goats visit CCS! 🐐

Thank you to Tacey Weir for visiting some of our classrooms with a goat friend this spring!
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News from the Chichester Town Library

What's going on at the Chichester Town Library?


Poetry Month in April. Come by each day in April and get a free poem. We will have a poetry book display.


Chichester Library Book Group is Back!

Monday, April 4th at 7 pm

Come tell the group about a favorite book you've read.

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 hoopladigital.com 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 clibrary@comcast.net or call 798-5613.


Every Child Ready to Read resources available from the Public Library Association at this link:http://everychildreadytoread.org/


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!

https://nh.overdrive.com/nh-kimball/content/collection/21113


NH DOWNLOADABLE BOOKS

Patrons of the library may continue to access and download audiobooks, eBooks and magazines from the NH State Library, free of charge, at https://nh.overdrive.com/or 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.

Middle School Student (7th and 8th Grade) Virtual STEM Camp Opportunity - June 27 - July 1, 2022 (Registration ends May 15th)

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 ccslistserv@googlegroups.com and press Enter. Request to Join.

If you do NOT have a Google Account:
1. Please send an email to ccslistserv@gmail.com 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: https://ccs.sau53.org/

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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.