Chichester Central School News
December 17, 2021
Dates to Remember
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
Mon 1/17/22 - No School, Martin Luther King Jr Day
Mon 1/24/22 - No School, Teacher Workshop Day
Weds 2/9/22 - 22-23 Kindergarten Information Night (snow date 2/23/22)
2/28/22-3/4/22 - February Break
Sat 3/5/22 - Chichester Annual School District Meeting
Tues 3/8/22 - No School, Teacher Workshop Day
Weds 3/16/22 - Trimester 2 Ends
Thurs 3/17/22 - Trimester 3 Begins
Fri 3/25/22 - Report Cards Emailed to Parents
A Note from Mrs. Wilson
We have a lot of wonderful things happening here at CCS, including, but not limited to, the return of Student Council, the start of the basketball season for grades 3-8, Environmental Club, 8th grade fundraisers, and so much more!
As we gear up for the winter months ahead, don't forget to send your child in with snow pants, boots, jackets, gloves, and hats. We go outside as much as possible during the winter, and we want to make sure your child is prepared for fun outside!
Chromebooks are encouraged to stay here over vacation, as we want our students to take a break from screen time. Students will hear more next week about collection steps. As always, this is a reminder that school devices are for school work. While we do let our middle school students bring them home to complete homework, they should be used just for work, and not personal use. Thank you for your help with this.
We're looking forward to a fun week next week! As a reminder, students will begin dismissal at 12:42 on Thursday, December 23rd.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Mrs. Jessica (Snider) Wilson, Principal
CCS Community Holiday Card Display
Please help us spread the word to our alumni, too!
Our students are changing the future with an Hour of Code
We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend on understanding how technology works.
But only a fraction of us are learning how technology works. Only 51% of all high schools teach computer science.
That’s why our entire school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (December 6-12). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code. Our Hour of Code is making a statement that Chichester Central School is ready to teach these foundational 21st-century skills. To continue bringing programming activities to your students, we want to make our Hour of Code event huge. I encourage you to ask your child about the programming they did in school and allow them to try additional Hour of Code activities found at https://hourofcode.com/us/learn. You can try programming with your child and see how much fun it can be. This event will kick off our Computer Science units in grades K-8 which we will continue to focus on how computers work and how we can use them to shape our futures.
See http://hourofcode.com/us/en for details, and help spread the word.
The 'Hour of Code™'/'Hora del Código®' is a global initiative by Computer Science Education Week [csedweek.org] and Code.org [code.org] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.
Family Engagement Ideas
Family activities can help children do well in school. Spending just a few minutes a week can make a big impact. Pick 2-3 from this list each week and have fun!
We'd love to see your photos of you and your families putting some of these ideas into practice! Share photos of your participation for upcoming newsletters to Laurie Jaquith email@example.com. Thank you!
- Talk about your day. Who learned something new today? Students and adults are always learning.
- Pick a word of the day and challenge family members to use it in a sentence.
- Use drive time in the car to review spelling words and math facts.
- Have your student write the grocery list for the week.
- Use the grocery receipt to calculate the cost of different food categories: fruits, meats, dairy, etc.
- Alternate movie night with a family reading night. Take turns reading out loud to each other.
- Work on a puzzle together.
- Talk about careers with your child. What are they interested in doing?
- Exercise, getting enough sleep and talking about problems - all help when feeling stress.
- Build vocabulary - work on a crossword puzzle together.
- Spelling patterns - work though some word searches together.
- How many ways can you write a number, 1+3, 2+2, 6-2 (all make 4)
- Turn chores into a game. Number the chores, then roll a dice to see which one you have to do.
- Share a fun memory with your child. Look through photos that may have captured that moment.
- Positivity is powerful. Compliment your child on good behavior and attitude.
- Have your child plan a meal and help prepare it.
- Write notes to each other, especially during very busy times. Leave in a place your child can find it - lunch box, coat pocket, under their pillow.
2nd graders practiced making 10s with pajama money and cans.
What's going on at the Chichester Town Library?
Down Under Bookstore Open
January 8th 9-11
(or call for an appointment)
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!
2021 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 798-5613.
Every Child Ready to Read resources available from the
Public Library Association at this link:
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!
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.
Library Repeating Events
Our Monthly & Weekly meetings are NOT being held at this time. Thank you for your understanding and patience. Stay well!
Down Cellar Poets ~ 1:00 p.m. on the 1st Sunday of the month
2nd Wednesday Book Group ~
Mahjong ~ Mondays at 2:30 p.m.
Story Hour ~ Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m. (ages 4-5)
Knitting Circle ~ Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.
Toddler Time ~ Thursdays at 10:45 a.m. (ages 1-3)
Use the basement entrance for parking & ease of access.
Link to the Chichester Town Library Webpage
5th Grade Flag Keepers
4th Grade Explores Soil Samples
PTO Santa Breakfast Recap
A few snaps from our annual Santa Breakfast from last Saturday. Thank you to everyone who came out and participated! It was great to see so many families enjoying the holiday season together.
A HUGE thank you to the many volunteers that made this event possible. CCS staff, administration, School Board members, student volunteers, Girl Scouts and PTO members came together to make this a fun morning for the kids. We hope the community enjoyed it!
December Pizza with the Principal
CCS ADMINISTRATION AND HEALTH OFFICE COVID-19 UPDATE
With the support of our School Board and Administration, Chichester Central School will now be accepting home COVID-19 test results for student’s, including rapid results, from approved COVID-19 Home Test Kits.
Please continue to follow the guidelines and DO NOT send your child to school, even if they have one or mild symptoms.
PLEASE CONTINUE TO CONTACT OUR SCHOOL NURSE FOR TESTING GUIDANCE.
WE ASK THAT YOU DO NOT COVID TEST YOUR CHILD AND SEND THEM TO SCHOOL WITHOUT FIRST CONTACTING THE SCHOOL NURSE.
It is important to remember that even if the test is negative, symptoms should be monitored, in case new symptoms develop, as there is always a chance that a test result could be a false positive.
Also, depending on symptoms and any possible known exposure, rapid testing may not be recommended.
The results of a home test MUST be confirmed by the school nurse and will be kept on file in the health office.
We will need an image of the test results and the type of test used. It will need to be labeled with the students name, date & time the test was performed and signed by the parent/guardian that you confirm the test for that student.
Once a negative test result is confirmed by the school nurse, symptoms have improved, no new symptoms and fever free for 24 hours without any fever reducing medication, then the student will be able to return to school.
Please continue to contact our school nurse for further guidance on testing recommendations and when students are able to return to school.
#798-5651, ext:12 or email email@example.com.
It is extremely important for all of us to continue to work together and follow our guidelines. We want to continue to keep our students and staff in school and help keep our community healthy, and as always, we appreciate your partnership with us.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding!
Have you ever thought about working here at CCS?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 798-5651.
CCS Cafeteria and Food Service
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. email@example.com
Click here to access our most up-to-date breakfast and lunch menus.
This link will bring you to the Chichester School Board webpage where you can find agendas, meeting dates, links, and policies.
Chichester School Board Meetings and Budget Dates
January 5, 2022 – 6:00 P.M. BUDGET ~ Chichester Central School
January 19, 2022 – 6:00 P.M. ~ Chichester Central School
January 26, 2022 – 6:00 P.M. BUDGET~ Chichester Central School
February 2, 2022 – 6:00 P.M. Budget Hearing / Board Meeting
February 9, 2022 - SNOW DATE for Budget Hearing / Board Meeting
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and press Enter. Request to Join.
If you do NOT have a Google Account:
1. Please send an email to email@example.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/