Chichester Central School News

May 6, 2022

Dates to Remember

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! Muffins with Moms was a fantastic event, and it was amazing to see so many faces come together for a community event here at CCS. 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

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Grandparent Luncheon, May 26th. Rain or Shine!

Our annual Grandparent Luncheon is back! We're so excited to be able to once again host this wonderful event, and can't wait to put a new twist on things.


Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, or towels to enjoy a bagged lunch with students out on the field. This event will be held rain or shine! If the weather doesn't cooperate, we'll be having picnic spaces available in our gym and hallways.


RSVP flyers went home with students on Friday, May 6th, and are due back with payment on Monday, May 16th.


If anyone from the community is interested in joining us that day to eat lunch with students that may not have guests, please stop by the main office here at school to complete an RSVP form. I have also attached the form to this newsletter.

Spring Assessments, May/June 2022

Happy Spring! As we welcome the warmer weather and prepare for the end of the 2021-2022 school year, students will be participating in Spring Benchmarking. Staff will collect and review year end student data in reading and math for grades K-8. Classroom and support staff teachers will use this data in preparing for the next school year. Assessments will run mid-May through June 17th, beginning May 18th in the Middle School and May 31st in grades K-5. Research shows that getting enough sleep and eating a good breakfast is very beneficial in student achievement. Please encourage your child to do their best and show what they have learned this year!

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!!

3rd Grade Wax Museum

The 3rd graders presented a Living Wax Museum before April vacation of historical figures. They learned about many famous individuals like Sally Ride, Harry Houdini, Babe Ruth, and many more. Students created speeches, posters, and dressed up as their famous person. They were all excited to bring their person to life!

6th Grade DARE Graduation

Thanks to collaboration between the Chichester Police Department and the Merrimack County Sheriff's Department, we were again able to offer DARE to our 6th grade students here at CCS! The ten week long program provides enhanced tools for keeping youth safe and drug free by teaching students how to make good decisions and the right choices out in the real world. The theory of the program is to teach the youth to control their impulses and to think about the risks and consequences, which will therefore result in more responsible choices.


Thank you to Deputy Stacie Fiske for teaching our DARE program here at CCS this year! Our students truly enjoyed their time with you.

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Muffins with Mom

Moms and their children were welcomed to join us for muffins in celebration of all the fantastic moms in Chichester. We received over 165 RSVPs to the event, and it was wonderful seeing our school parking lot and building bustling with students and the important women in their lives!

Identifying Birds in the Outdoor Classroom

First graders in Mrs. White’s class, and seventh graders in Mr. Gagnon’s class joined together for a nature walk with Mr. Gagnon to identify birds on the school nature trails. With binoculars and birding apps, we were able to see and hear some new types of birds. First graders enjoyed the adventure!

Track & Field Updates

Thank you to Kristen Saturley and Sara Wright for sharing photos from our recent track meets! Our CCS Track Team is underway with their season with Coach Burris.

April Pizza with the Principal

Each month, teachers nominate students for Pizza with the Principal in order to recognize goals being reached, hard work, kindness, and adhering to our classroom and school expectations. I am so excited to have this celebration time back again! Below are photos of April's nominees. Rocky The Ram, our school mascot, was able to join us for the presentation of certificates! Let's all keep working hard and reaching our goals!

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.

News from the Chichester Town Library

What's going on at the Chichester Town Library?



Coming Soon: The House History Program

with Erin Moulton

Saturday, May 21st at 6pm at the Grange

The best thing about tracking down the history of a house is that your research subject usually stays in one place! And yet, house history projects give us the opportunity to access and explore records we also see in genealogical projects: newspapers, land deeds, city directories and more. Join us to delve into the history that is underfoot each day.

Erin E. Moulton writes books and tracks dead people. An incorrigible story lover, Erin is the author of Flutter, Tracing Stars, Chasing the Milky Way and Keepers of the Labyrinth. In addition to her creative pursuits, Erin has over 12 years of experience tracking down interesting real-life questions at the reference desk and is a librarian and genealogist. She holds a BA from Emerson College, an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a certificate in genealogical research from Boston University. When she isn’t searching for just the right word or just the right clue, she can be found teaching people of all ages about writing, publishing and research. Visit her online at www.erinemoulton.com.



Chichester Library Book Group is Back!

First Monday of the month at 7 pm

Book for June is available now:

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larsen

Weekly Knitting Group on Wednesdays

3:30-4:30 pm (limit 10 people)



Down Under Book & Plant Sale

May 21st ~ 9-1

The book store is also also open during regular library hours (limit 5 people) with the exception of the 2 days before the 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
  • The Aviation Museum - Londonderry, NH
  • Shaker Village - Canterbury, 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.

Chichester Historical Society News

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/

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

2022 Spartan Boys & Girls Basketball Camp

The Pembroke Academy coaching staff, it's player's and guest speakers/coaches will be holding a 2 week basketball camp at Pembroke Academy. Week one: August 1st through August 5th and Week two: August 8th through August 12th. Camps will be broken into 2 groups; incoming 4th ,5th and 6th graders attend from 9am to 10:30am and incoming 7th, 8th and 9th grades from 10:45 to 12:15. If 6th graders are too advanced for the younger group, they will be moved up.

Cost is $30 per week or $50.00 for both weeks. money raised will go towards the PA Basketball Varsity program. Players only need to bring shorts, t-shirt, sneakers and a water bottle.

To enroll, complete this form and send a check payable to Pembroke Academy for either $30.00 for 1 week or $50.00 for both weeks. Mail to Pembroke Academy, 209 Academy Road, Pembroke , NH 03275. Please indicate "Boys Varsity Basketball" on the memo line of your check.

Any Questions text Coach Donnell at 603-703-1778 or email mdonnell@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.