Alexion Pharmaceuticals is a major supporter of CCS. Pictured above is Dan Caron, Vice President, Site Operations and Engineering.
CCS PTO held its annual Santa Breakfast on Saturday December 7. It was a
fabulous success !
kitchen elves Amy, Beverly, Tanya and Demond served a pancake and sausage
breakfast complete with fruit and doughnuts.
Roseanne baked cookies, which made our celebration even more spectacular.
Heidi held readings of Elf on a Shelf every half hour.
craft room buzzed with children making reindeer candy canes, foam ornaments,
cookie decorating, letters to Santa and card making for the Troops. The crafts
were supervised by our elves Tamika, LaKeisha, Candy, Tisha, Jada, Simone,
Henry and Dawn.
Sharon appeared with a wide assortment of books, free to children, as well as a
Gatling took pictures of our CCS families with Santa and Mrs. Claus (played by
number one elf (Shari Gaffney, Candy's aunt) is truly amazing. She provided
dozens of doughnuts and gift bags that were given to each child. The gift bags that were left will be donated
to the children's ward of the Smilow Cancer Center.
huge thank you to all who made this possible.
wonderful time was had by all!
This year, it was 941 poinsettias!
I would like to thank the entire CCS community for its incredible support of our 2013 Poinsettia Campaign. A record 941 plants were purchased, and the proceeds will go immediately to support our students' education.
A special thanks to the poinsettia delivery team: Ron and Kathy Picard, Sue Mellitt, Mike and Diane Creed, Dick Benfer, Nan Cunningham and Doss Hasson, Ellen Lynch, Shirley Taradash, Anne Moore, Pat Emons, and Marie Carroll.
And very special thanks to the Moran Family for lending us its warehouse on Austin Road for the December distribution, and to Kurtz Farms for those absolutely incredibly beautiful plants.
Thank you, everyone!
Arri Sendzimir, Director of Development
The State Education Resource Center (SERC) and the CT Parent Information and Resource Center (CT PIRC), in collaboration with the CT Commission on Children selected our own PTO copresident, Dawn Krzykowski, for the 2013 Parental Recognition Involvement Award in recognition of her impact and contribution to CCS. The recognition award celebration will be held November 21 at the state capitol in Hartford.
We are so proud!
She's our October SuperParent!
LaKeshia faithfully contributes her time, thoughts, and efforts to help CCS. Because of her outstanding committment, known reliability, and devotion to the school, she was selected this year to sit on the Development Committee. Wherever there is a need, continue
The CCS Challenge Group launched itself on Tuesday, September 24, with the participation of five volunteers and almost a dozen students from 2nd through 4th grade. Since most of the youngsters asked for math/science activities, the team started with a rousing game of Concentration. This was followed by sewing lessons, reading, and card games.
Students selected by their teachers for the Challenge Group are those who have finished their work and are ready for additional challenges. CCS is thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity, and invites community members to join us.
Groups meet weekly and will eventually include all grades.
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Would you like to give a holiday gift to a CCS family?
The holidays are a wonderful time to spread goodwill, and our families are some of the neediest in the city.
We invite you to extend your generosity this year by allowing us to apply your donation to the family or area that you prefer and that is the most
Please remember that holiday gifts to individuals give joy during a short period in the middle of winter.
Your support of the school's activities give joy throughout the life of our students
Click here to see our suggested donation ideas.
Thank you, on behalf of the entire student body.
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Children’s Community School (CCS) provides an educational alternative for low-income families living in the Waterbury area. Fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the National Association for the Education of Young Children, it has been providing a unique, high-quality, private education for 44 years. The educational model and the support of hundreds of volunteers results in a 92% on-time high school graduation rate of our children.
With a budget of $1.2 million and tuition set at $350 a year for most families, CCS depends on the generosity of others to cover 96% of its expenses. Your participation is appreciated.
Children’s Community School educates the mind, body, and spirit of Waterbury’s
inner-city children and encourages strong parental involvement to insure the success of each child.
Thank you, Stop & Shop, ShopRite, and all the shoppers who participated! CCS was awarded $2,250 from Stop & Shop and a long list of valuable school supplies from ShopRite because their customers designated CCS as a customer beneficiary. Another great PTO fundraiser!
Do YOU have a Stop & Shop or ShopRite card? If so, you can help CCS by registering the number on your card. Your purchases will count toward points and/or cash for the school without affecting you in any way. Click here to send us your number(s)! Thank you.
Do you have a Target REDcard? Please designate CCS as "your" school. Target will donate up to 1% of your purchases to CCS! Click here to register online.
Do you have a BigY card? Register online by clicking here.
Are we closed?
CCS follows the late/closed schedule of the Waterbury Public School system. If Waterbury schools are late or closed, CCS is late or closed.
Information on Waterbury's Public Schools can be found on Channel 3 or www.wfsb.com under "weather" and then "closings and delays."
If you were expecting to join us for lunch but the school is closed, then lunch has been postponed.