Chichester Central School News

October 22, 2021

Dates to Remember

Sun 10/24/21 - PTO Trunk or Treat, Carpenter Park @ 4-6pm

Fri 10/29/21 - Coffee With The Principal, 7:30-8:00am in the gym

Fri 10/29/21 - CCS Annual K-4 Halloween Parade (1:45pm, outside)

Weds 11/05/21 - PTO Meeting, 6pm, location TBD

Thurs 11/11/21 - No School, Veterans' Day

Weds - Fri 11/24-11/26 - No School, Thanksgiving Break

Weds 12/1/21 - Trimester 1 Ends

Thurs 12/2/21 - Trimester 2 Begins

Fri 12/10/21 - Report Cards Emailed to Parents

Thurs 12/23/21 - Early Release (dismissal begins at 12:42pm)

12/24/21-1/3/22 - Holiday Break

Tues 1/4/22 - First Day back from Holiday Break

Weds 2/9/22 - 22-23 Kindergarten Information Night (snow date 2/23/22)

Fri 3/25/22 - Report Cards Emailed to Parents

A Note from Mrs. Wilson

This newsletter is filled with some wonderful happenings both in the classroom, and out of the classroom. I hope that you take some time to read through what we have to offer. Mrs. Duval is going to begin adding a technology corner to our bi-weekly newsletter. This will connect curriculum that she is covering with your students with information, resources, and activities that you can look at together with your families.


Send us your Trunk or Treat and fall sports photos to jsnider@sau53.org so that we feature them in future newsletters.


Have a wonderful weekend!


Mrs. Jessica (Snider) Wilson, Principal

Coffee with Mrs. Wilson, 10/29/2021

Mark your calendars!


Please join us here at CCS Friday, October 29th from 7:30-8:00am for our second Coffee with the Principal! We'll be brainstorming ideas for upgrading the CCS playground design process. I'll see you in the gym that morning!

CCS ADMINISTRATION AND HEALTH OFFICE COVID-19 UPDATE

Our School Nurse, Mrs. Strazzeri, is working with The Epsom/Chichester Lions Club who is offering a free vision screening to your child. They will be at school on Friday, October 29th during the school day. The screening consists of an instant scan of your child’s eyes to determine the possible presence of eye disorders. No physical contact is made with your child and eye drops are not necessary. The child simply looks at some blinking lights for a few seconds.


Consent forms have been sent home with students. Please return them ASAP.


Please contact Mrs. Strazzeri, jstrazzeri@sau53.org, with any questions.

Room on The Broom

Mrs. Hunt and Mrs. White read the book Room on The Broom with their classes this week. They discussed story elements, characters, setting, and problem and solution. Students solved the STEM-based problem of creating a broom that could support as many candy pumpkins as possible.

Second Grade Measuring Work

Ms. Mara and Mrs. Douglas took their second graders outside to make their Eureka Math lessons come alive last week. They prepared, measured, scooped, cut, and baked apple pies using their measuring units that they've been learning about. They got to enjoy their yummy cooking success later that afternoon!

Erosion and Deposition of Soil and Earth Materials in 4th Grade

We have been studying erosion and deposition of soil and earth materials. We have been using science notebooks to document our findings.

Lady Bug Award Nominee Books, CCS Library News

We have been reading the Lady Bug Award Nominee books (a NH award which is voted on and determined by students in grades K-3) for a few weeks now. After each story, the children record, in their Ladybug Voting booklet, whether they liked or disliked the story and then draw a picture or write why they made that choice. In “If You Come to Earth”, by Sophie Blackhall, a child writes a letter to explain what someone visiting earth should know a our planet and people. Students were asked to draw something or someone that makes then happy that they could tell a visitor to earth about. Kindergarten student Fisher liked the book and drew a wonderful picture of his mom handing him his baby sister to hold. We are having so much fun with all the stories!

Fall Athletics Update

Congratulations to Caleb Saturley for winning the SEL Individual Cross Country Championship!



Enjoy these soccer and cross country photos from Kristen Saturley. She sent many our way, and this is just a sampling. It has been wonderful to get back to some normalcy with fall sports this fall, and our students have had great seasons!

Parent Volunteer Update

For anyone looking to volunteer here at school, or attend a field trip this year, please be sure that your fingerprints are current. Please do be aware that a volunteer must participate in one activity in a 12 month period. We have a lot of parents that were on the volunteer list that are no longer active. Please be sure to check with Vicki here in the main office if you have questions about your status. She will help you to complete the next steps if necessary.


Thank you!

vburke@sau53.org

Technology Tips for Families: Help Kids Balance Their Media Lives

In the month of September, students in grades K-6 spent their technology classes learning and discussing Media Balance and how and why to balance their time with and without technology. In K-2, students shared examples of fun activities online and offline and how missing out on either wasn't ideal. These students also learned about the importance of not using technology at certain times, like when we need to sleep, or enjoy the company of others. In grades 3-6, students discussed the value of being connected and how that can be beneficial in their day-to-day life, as well as how that can have its challenges. We discussed the necessity to step away and speak with a trusted when technology is causing emotional stress or anxiety.


Please check out this family resource about 5 tips families can do to help kids balance their media lives to both enjoy what technology offers and get time to enjoy other important life activities with family and friends. https://www.commonsense.org/education/sites/default/files/grades_k-5_family_tips-media_balance_well-being-english.pdf

Have you ever thought about working here at CCS?

Paraprofessional Positions: Chichester Central School is seeking a full time paraprofessional to provide in-class academic support to eligible students. Applicants must be para II certified or willing to obtain para II certification. Please send SAU 53 application, cover letter and resume to: Jessica Wilson, Principal, Chichester Central School, 219 Main St. Chichester, NH 03258 or email to jsnider@sau53.org



2nd Shift Full-time Custodian at Chichester Central School: Monday through Friday, 2pm - 10pm. (Temporary position with anticipation of becoming full time).

Job Summary: Custodial duties include, but are not limited to: nightly cleaning, sweeping, and mopping of classrooms, emptying trash, snow removal, setting up for events and other tasks assigned by the Facilities Manager.

Experience as a school custodian is preferred, but not necessary. Ability to work independently is a must, but also able to respectfully interact with students, teachers, and members of the public when they are present in the building. Attention to cleanliness and detail is a must.

To apply, please contact Rob Hearne, Facilities Manager. rhearne@sau53.org

Chichester Central School

219 Main Street

Chichester, NH

(603) 798-5651


Substitutes:

We're always looking for more people to come join our sub list! If you're interested in being a part of our team, please reach out to Vicki Burke at vburke@sau53.org or 798-5651.

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.

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 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.

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.