Children's Community School (CCS) Waterbury, Connecticut


New Event Represents Both Community and Diversity

Two outstanding but different educational institutions have joined forces to celebrate diversity with a new project that will culminate in an art show and wine tasting event on Friday, December 11 at Taft School’s art gallery.

Children’s Community School does not have a formal art program and students have voiced an interest in doing more art activities. Taft School’s motto is “not to be served, but to serve” and in exercising that principle, they celebrate a Community Service Day each year in the fall. When they contacted Children’s Community School, they were asked if they could help fill the art void in some way. Lou Chickadaunce, Taft’s visual arts instructor, devised a plan to have Taft students come to the small, independent elementary school for a day of artwork, centered on the idea of celebrating our diversity.  

The concept was to create a paper quilt by taking one art square created by each individual student and combining them to make one large piece representing the entire class. Ms. Chickadaunce talked to the children about how a quilt is made by many different people that are in a community to benefit another. The Taft students took the artwork back, organized by grade, and plan to add their artistic touch by designing the borders and unifying design.

On completion, six major pieces will be on display for an art showing on December 11 from 5-7 p.m. At that event, attendees will enjoy tasting various wines presented by NeJaime’s Fine Wine & Spirits and appetizers from local eateries. There will also be a prize drawing and auction of CCS student artworks.

Suggested donation at the door is $25 and all proceeds will support the educational efforts of Children’s Community School (CCS). Please RSVP through the "Contact Us" page or call Lynn Curless at CCS at 203-575-0659 ext. 212.


 This event is sponsored in part by:

The Picard Family
Nancy Vendetti
Carmody, Torrance, Sandak, Hennessey LLP
Selim and LindaNoujaim
D'Amico Griffin & Pettinicchi
Savings Bank of Danbury
The Siemon Company

Connecticut Uniform Company

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Children’s Community School lays the foundation for urban students' educational success by offering a robust curriculum and unique experiences, by developing their individual character, and by cultivating strong parent involvement.

     Children’s Community School (CCS) provides an educational alternative for low-income families living in the Waterbury area. CCS has been providing a unique, high-quality, private education for 46 years. The educational model and the support of hundreds of volunteers results in a 92% on-time high school graduation rate of our children.

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