Chichester Central School News
January 7, 2022
Dates to Remember
Mon 1/17/22 - No School, Martin Luther King Jr Day
Weds 1/19/22- School Board Meeting, 6pm
Mon 1/24/22 - No School, Teacher Workshop Day
Thurs 1/27/22 - Coffee with the Principal 7:30-8:00 (kids welcome!)
Weds 2/9/22 - 22-23 Kindergarten Information Night (snow date 2/23/22)
Weds 2/16/22 - School Board Meeting, 6pm
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
Hello CCS Families!
There are a lot of informational items in this week's newsletter, and I hope that you are able to take some time to read through all of the information. We'll have lots of photos and classroom happenings to share in our next newsletter on January 21st!
My hope is that everyone enjoyed their winter break, and that you're ready for all that 2022 has to offer! Our students and staff have already been busy this week working on routines, winter benchmarking, and setting goals for the rest of winter and the spring.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Mrs. Jessica Wilson, Principal
CCS Winter Benchmark Assessments
National Assessment of Educational Progress
Each year schools are randomly selected to participate in the NAEP assessment. This year Chichester’s 8th grade students will take the NAEP assessment on Tuesday, February 8th. If your child is in the 8th grade please read the attached informational letter for more information.
We are pleased to welcome Officer Stacey Fiske from the Merrimack County Sheriff’s Department back to Chichester Central School to present DARE to our 6th grade students. DARE is a 10 week program which will begin on Tuesday, January 11th. The program will conclude with a graduation ceremony which will be held during the school day. More information about the graduation will be sent home as the day approaches. To learn more about the DARE program please visit https://dare.org/ .
January 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! Share photos of your participation for upcoming newsletters to Laurie Jaquith email@example.com. Thank you!
The new year is a great time to start a new routine. Try incorporating a few of these ideas into your family routine
- Physical exercise - walk around the house, inside and out. Climb the stairs. Set a timer for 15 minutes.
- Start a journal- track your activities, the time you spent on them and the foods you eat each day.
- Read aloud daily - while dinner is cooking, waiting for a family member, etc
- Create a tower out of marshmallows and toothpicks. How tall can you make it?
- Have an indoor snowball fight with cotton balls!
- Play a card game- Memory and Go Fish are fun choices.
- Find a word puzzle to play - word searches and crossword puzzles.
- How many words can you make using the letters in JANUARY?
- Talk about animals in the winter. What do birds do? Bears? Do some research together.
- Practice planning ahead with your child - what will you do next weekend?
- Do a clean out - can you donate some toys you no longer play with or clothes that no longer fit?
- Practice elapsed time - how long until bedtime? How long until school starts the next day?
- Play eye spy while traveling in the car - look for colors, letters, words, and shapes!
Granite State 90-Day Winter Challenge
Join our Team, Chichester Central School!
NH STUDENTS GRADES 1-6 2022 CLEAN WATER WEEK POSTER CONTEST
STUDENTS GRADE 1-6
2022 CLEAN WATER WEEK POSTER CONTEST
The 2022 Theme: The Journey of a Raindrop
National Clean Water Week is celebrated every year in June to remind everyone of the importance of protecting our water resources. Members of the NHWPCA dedicate their careers to keeping our waters clean in NH by operating wastewater treatment plants which help to eliminate pollution in our rivers, lakes, and streams. The Poster Contest was established to help spread the word about the need to keep our waters clean and unpolluted. See attached FAQ sheet and application form for additional information.
Winning entries receive: cash prizes, a dinner awards ceremony hosted by the NHDES and the NHWPCA and a chance to meet the Governor.
SPONSORED BY NEW HAMPSHIRE WATER POLLUTION CONTROL ASSOCIATION & NEW HAMPSHIRE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
Please see attached frequently asked questions regarding the poster contest. Images of last year’s top winners can be seen on the attachment.
For more information, please contact Dave Mercier at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603-230-9898.
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 email@example.com 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com and press Enter. Request to Join.
If you do NOT have a Google Account:
1. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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/