Weekly Bulletin – Nov. 30, 2023

on November 30, 2023

Small School – Big Effort
High Character – Huge Success

Weekly Bulletin – Nov. 30, 2023

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District Calendar

Sports Schedule Updates

Principal’s Message

A few general reminders: 

  • With winter weather upon us, please make sure our K – 5 students have boots, hats, gloves, snow pants, and winter jacket for recess. (If there is a financial need for any of these items please either send a note in with your child or email mkeaney@sharonsprings.org).
  • If your child reaches out to you during the school day reporting that they are sick, please instruct them to go to Nurse Betsy.
  • As you know, we are making a school-wide effort to ensure everyone at SSCS feels welcomed, supported and affirmed in becoming the best version of themselves. With that said, please support this effort in encouraging your child(ren) to be as kind as they can as often as they can to everyone.

    Student Focus

    This week our school community focused on the character strength of kindness. Kindness means you are generous to others and you are never too busy to help out. You enjoy doing good deeds for other people without expecting anything for yourself.

    Kindness is grounded in the belief of a common humanity in which others are worthy of care, attention, affection, and compassion. Kind people think about the needs and feelings of other people, and then act to help those people. Kind people are selfless. That is why a true act of kindness is distinct from helping another person in order to simply gain something for yourself. An individual with the strength of kindness helps others because it’s’ the right thing to do, not because they expect any reciprocal treatment or gain in reputation.

    In addition to empathy and sympathy, the character strength of kindness is indicative of an individual’s moral reasoning capacity and level of social responsibility. That means people who develop kindness possess a strong personal ethical responsibility to care for other people. And, their acts of kindness towards others lead to additional acts of kindness by those who have been helped.

    To encourage the character strength of kindness with your child, please share with them the acts of kindness you’ve experienced. Thank you for your continued kindness in supporting SSCS.

    Have a wonderful weekend!


    Playground Access While School Programs Are In Session

    For the safety of our students, the School Playground is closed to the public during school hours 7:30AM-5:00PM Monday through Friday when school is in session. Visitor passes are available at the Front Desk upon administrative approval.


    Winter Recess Preparedness

    Now that our weather is colder, a reminder to K-5 parents and students to make sure they are prepared for outdoor recess time. (Snow boots, snow pants, hats, gloves/mittens and warm coats.) Please make sure your K-5 child has warm weather attire each day to go outside so they can participate in recess.


    Sharon Springs Sharing and Caring Program

    The Sharing and Caring Program sponsored by Sharon Springs Central School Faculty and Staff is once again providing assistance to those households in need for the Holiday Season. This year the program will be providing food baskets to families in need. Additionally, the program is offering to provide essential clothing to eligible children residing in the household ages Birth-19 years old. If your family has a need and meets the requirements, please fill out the Printable Form and return to the Main Office no later than December 7th, 2023. Questions? Contact Michelle Keaney at (518) 284-2267 x 106 or email mkeaney@sharonsprings.org.


    Chicken and Biscuits Dinner and
    ALS/Doin’ It for Dodi/Liz Handy Travel Fund – Basket Raffle

    Come join in the fun and festive atmosphere at the dinner and basket raffle!

    Thursday, December 7th, 2023 (snow date: 12/8)
    SSCS Cafeteria
    4:30 – 6:30pm
    Raffle Drawings start at 6:30 pm

    Price: $10-Adult; $8-Student/Senior Citizen; $35-Family of 4; Dine-in or Take-out available!

    Any individuals or businesses who would like to donate raffle items are asked to contact:

    Mrs. Keaney: mkeaney@sharonsprings.org
    Mrs. Handy: bhandy@sharonsprings.org
    Mrs. Allen: aallen@sharonsprings.org

    Raffle items can be dropped off to the school between now and Tuesday, December 5th!


    Computers Available

    If your household qualifies for free or reduced school lunch and you would like a computer for your household, please contact Tom Reynolds at treynolds@sharonsprings.org or 518-284-2266.




    Community FocusA Service to the Sharon Springs Community

    Schoharie County Christmas for Kids
    Eligible families are invited to apply for the SCC for Kids Program to receive holiday gifts and/or gift cards for their children. Once application is accepted, you will receive an e-email, or phone call informing you of where and when you can pick up your gifts. Applications are available at joshuaschoharie.org and click on Programs and Services then Schoharie County Christmas for Kids, Sign up Gifts. Application deadline is December 5th – no exceptions. Questions – contact The Joshua Project at joshuafoundation1@gmail.com or 518-937-2422. This program is not affiliated with SSCS.


    Weekly Bulletin Submissions

    SSCS will continue to produce this document each week as a service to the SSCS community. Similar to last year, classified ads, such as advertisements for the sale of items, help wanted ads, etc., will no longer be accepted.  Advertisements will only be accepted if it relates to a potential educational benefit for our students or it has the potential to benefit the Sharon Springs community. SSCS reserves the right to edit any submission. For consideration, please email by 3 p.m. on Tuesdays to weeklybulletin@sharonsprings.org.