CES December 2018 Newsletter

Tomahawk News

December 2018

Corinth Elementary School

Dear Families, December will be a memorable month for our students! There are many events that you can participate in. Please be sure to check your child's folder every night for important information.

Our Chorus Holiday Concert will take place on Thursday, December 6th at 6:30 p.m. in the Elementary Cafeteria. Our Beginning Band Concert will be held on Monday, December 17th at 6:30 p.m. in the Elementary Cafeteria with our Grade 5 Band-Bell concert being held on Tuesday, December 18th at 6:30 p.m. in the Elementary Cafeteria. Please join us for these concerts!

I would like to personally thank our PTSA and all of the families that helped to make our Fall Fundraiser a success. Our students benefit from this in many ways including Arts-In-Ed programs, classroom grants, equipment purchases, and a host of other activities sponsored by our PTSA.

School will not be in session from Friday, December 21 - Tuesday, January 1. Students and Staff will return to classes on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

At this happiest time of year, let's remember the spirit of giving and remember to do a kind thing for others every day. Even something simple like a smile or a hug can go a long way.

I want to take this time to wish all of our students, staff, and all of their families, a very Happy Holiday Season and a New Year filled with joy and success.


Mark Doody

Interim Elementary Principal

Calendar Items

Calendar Items for December 2018:

  • December 3: Grade 4 Play - Parent information night, 6:30 p.m.
  • December 6: Chorus Holiday Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the elementary cafeteria
  • December 11: PTSA Meeting, 6:30 p.m. in the elementary cafeteria
  • December 11: BOE Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
  • December 17: Beginning Band Concert, 6:30 p.m. in the elementary cafeteria
  • December 18: Grade 5 Band-Bell Concert, 6:30 p.m. in the elementary cafeteria

Can Tab Update

Our can tab collection is growing! So far, we have collected approximately 214,000 tabs.

There will be a pizza party for the class in the lead in January. Right now, Mr. Fuller's class is in the lead with Mrs. Hehl's class close behind!

Keep sending the tabs in - they will be brought to the Ronald McDonald House where they receive money for them to use for families with sick children. Thank you to all who send the tabs in for this wonderful cause.

Fifth Grade Q1 Honor Roll

Mr. Beaudet -  Brody Ide, Amelia Knowlton, Samual Nelson, Leiann Thompson. 

Mrs. Haack -  Kylie Ballou, Madison Braim, Chloe Jasper, Parker Sheerer, Lillie Sitts, Andrew Varney, Collin Vincent, Aiden Wentworth.

Mr. Brennan - Aidan Blanchard, David Eddy, Aiden Pavlick.

Mr. Fedor - Matthew Allen, Piper Brownell, Lucca Giaculli, Ethan Kellerhouse, Annabell Parker, Aiden Schurr, Adelaide Wagner.

Mrs. Lefebre - Quinn Agnew, Keegan Baker, Aeriss Bourdeau, Ryan Dingmon, Jazlyne Gill, Rachael Lang, Riley Mattison, Abigail Proctor, Lila Riihimaki, Natalie Scott, Kaden Wright, Emily Zheng.    

Corinth Free Library highlights

  • Hometown Holidays is December 1st. Join us for Build a Gigantic Maze at 10:30 a.m. AND a special book sale from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the library.
  • There is a Board of Trustees budget meeting on December 3 at 7 p.m.
  • December 10 is Dewey Decimal System Day.
  • December 21 is Short Fiction Day
  • The Library will be closed on December 24-25 for Christmas and also on December 31 and January 1 for New Years.
  • Remember to visit the library during your school break
  • COMING IN JANUARY - Board Game Club Returns! Plan on joining us on Thursdays after school for lots of board game fun.
  • Check our website to see what's happening http://corinth.sals.edu
  • Don't forget story time for pre-school kids on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.

Some great books to read this month are:

  • The Long Winter - Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • The Patchwork Bike - Maxine Beneba Clarke
  • Quiet - Tomie DePaola
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown - Jeff Kinney
  • Henry & Mudge in the Sparkle Days - Cynthia Rylant
  • Picturing America: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Art - Hudson Talbott

Sign-up to participate in the Corinth Elementary School Banking Program

Every Wednesday morning, when school is in session, Hudson River Community Credit Union (HRCCU) collects savings deposits from Corinth Elementary School student bankers. The HRCCU Youth Savings Account only requires $5 deposit to open, earns dividends on deposits made, and is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA).

To open an HRCCU Youth Savings Account and begin participating in the CES School Banking Program, please stop by the Palmer Avenue HRCCU Branch during regular business hours. Please bring the child's birth certificate and social security card along with a current photo I.D. for the parent or guardian opening the account. For more information on HRCCU Youth Savings Account, please visit the HRCCU website by clicking here.


The Books for Bingo fun night that was scheduled for Nov. 16 will be rescheduled after the holidays. If you pre-ordered pizza, your money will be refunded. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The PTSA will be hosting a Christmas Shop again this year. Students will be able to shop for friends and family at kid friendly prices. More information will follow later this month. Any parent interested in volunteering should contact the PTSA via Facebook or send in a note with your child, addressed to PTSA, and it will be put in our mailbox at school. The shop will run from December 17-20 at school.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, December 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Elementary Cafeteria. Come and see what we are all about and how you can help at school.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Other Important Information                                  

Change of Information/Emergency Contact Form

Please fill this Change of Information/Emergency Contact form [PDF] out and send to school with your child if there has been ANY change in important information so that we may update our records.  Thank you!

Student Absence Form

Please fill out this Student Absence form [PDF] and return to school with your child whenever they miss school, for any reason.  We need to keep our records up-to-date in the computer for reporting to New York State.  Thank you!

Dec 03, 2018