Today, April 22, 2021, is the 41st annual Earth Day. Created in 1970, Earth Day is the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement. Before the first Earth Day, people in the United States were killing their environment with energy inefficient cars and unregulated industry. The worst part is they were totally unaware of the harm these actions caused. So, in 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson, Congressman Pete McCloskey, and an activist Denis Hayes started planning activities for the very first Earth Day to educate the public. They were very successful and brought together all sorts of diverse people and causes in support of protecting the environment. Due to the success of Earth Day, the United States created the Environmental Protection Agency and passed many innovative environmental laws by the end of 1970. Today, there are many people, animals, and plants who have been protected thanks to environmental activists and the first Earth Day!
“Good morning. Today is Earth Day, a day where we celebrate the earth and say thank you for giving us a good home.
When we want to say thank you to the earth, we try to keep it clean, safe, and healthy. We can take care of the earth by picking up our trash, using our own water bottles instead of plastic ones, and by not wasting things like paper, food, and water. Don’t leave water running when you aren’t using it, and don’t throw away blank papers that you could use for scrap papers. We don’t want to take more than our share of these things, and we want there to be enough food and water for everyone on the earth. The earth is our home and it takes care of us every day, so make sure you say thank you by taking care of the earth today.
Bulldog Pride Awards
We tried to get back to basics as much as possible for this video. The students who were recognized for their achievements this quarter were brought to the auditorium to receive their certificates. The awards were presented in order by grade level. There are no breaks in this video. We tried to make it look a bit like it used to when we were able to do this "live". Many hands helped make his possible. Thank you to those people. There is a short video at the end of "behind the scenes" pictures. Congratulations to all the award winners.
Mayor For a Day
The Village of Chateaugay NY is pleased to announce that its 5th annual "Mayor For A Day" winners honoring two local 8th grade Chateaugay Central School students, Kaylee Whalen & Dylan Bashaw, were chosen from their wonderful essays.
Local 8th grade Chateaugay Central School students in Mrs. Breault’s & Mrs. Jarvis’s classes were asked the question “What you would do as mayor to make our village the best place to live.” Both Kaylee and Dylan were the Village Boards top choices for essay winners. Kaylee’s essay focused on a community garden, while Dylan’s focused on more community effort to keep our parks and streets clean from litter. Their suggestions are being looked at by the board to be implemented in future planning. Kaylee and Dylan have been invited by Chateaugay Village Mayor Mathew Clarke, to visit his office and join him as “Mayor for the Day.” They will be able to see firsthand what the job entails.
The Chateaugay Village Board strongly encourages involvement of the entire community and especially the youth. Our vision is a village where all youth participate in shaping a vibrant community. The board firmly believes that young people who experience involvement at an early age will grow up with an enduring sense of responsibility. We believe that the youth should be challenged to do more and need to be included in all aspects of community life. With this in mind The Village Board plans to continue this as an annual event.
Alice Hyde Medical Center Vaccination- call 518-481-2700 to register for a vaccination! Or register through the POD COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
Franklin County Public Health Department announces a vaccination POD (point of dispensing) will be held in Malone on Friday, April 16th, at Holy Family School, located at 12 Homestead Park in Malone, NY. This POD is open for all New York State residents 18 and older. It is by appointment only. if you are eligible for the vaccine you can sign up using this link.
Vaccination sites will vaccinate individuals 16 and older or 18 and older based on the vaccine they are administering:
Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) and Moderna vaccine are approved for those 18 and older.
Pfizer is approved for those 16 and older.
Currently, Pfizer is administered at state-run sites which means those 16 and 17 years of age must be vaccinated there. The closest state-run sites are in Plattsburgh and Potsdam.
New York State is conducting COVID-19 vaccine clinics 7 days a week for eligible New Yorkers. Locally, two sites are available at SUNY Potsdam and Plattsburgh International Airport. If you are eligible for the vaccine you can sign up at https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/.
Notice Of Annual Meeting, Budget Vote And Election
Chateaugay Central School District
Towns Of Clinton, Ellenburg, Clinton County And Bellmont, Burke, Chateaugay, Franklin County, New York
NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN, that the Annual District Meeting of the qualified voters of the Chateaugay Central School District will be held at the Annex Building (Old Bus Garage) in said District on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 commencing upon the opening of the polls at 1:00 o’clock p.m., prevailing time, at which time the following will be voted upon - FULL DOCUMENT
CHATEAUGAY CENTRAL SCHOOL PRE-KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
Every day on our Facebook page we have been posting some CCS memories. The pictures were found in a few dusty old boxes when some remodeling work was being completed in the high school wing of the building. The album linked here contains all the pictures that have been shared so far. We hope you like these little trips down memory lane.
This is a confidential, anonymous and free resource to help us all cope with our current situation.
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: - VIRTUAL (ONLINE/PHONE) FOCUS GROUP WITH FAMILIES/YOUTH
Are you a family member of a child/youth in Franklin County who has received mental health services or who may be interested in receiving services in the future? Are you a youth in Franklin County? Franklin County Community Services would love to hear from you.
We are inviting youth and family members to attend a virtual focus group, which can be joined by phone or computer (to be scheduled in December/January). The focus group will last approximately one hour. To show appreciation for your time, we will provide gift cards as a small incentive.
As background, Franklin County Community Services is interested in hearing from family members and youth about mental health services and to learn about how we can better partner with youth and families. This feedback will be used to strengthen behavioral health services. Franklin County is planning to apply for a federal “system of care” grant, which would provide funding to strengthen services for youth and families in the county.
If you are interested in participating in this focus group, please contact Lauren Polvere, a consultant working with Franklin County, at 914.213.5075 or by email at email@example.com.