Pending funding, the program will begin this summer and run through the 2019-2020 academic school year, from Monday-Friday 3:45pm-6:15 pm, dinner will be provided.
Dear CCCS Families,
CCCS still has school today on all of our campuses. If your home district of residence cancelled school today, then your bus service is cancelled as well. Currently, families residing in CUSD, UDSD, Ridley SD, and ChiChester SD do not have bus service due to cancellation. If your child misses school today due to bus service cancellation, it will be an excused absence.
On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, Cigna Insurence partnered with Chester Community Charter School's Blessings In a Backpack initiative.
Blessings in a Backpack, "mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry," said Vee Young, Chester Community Charter School's Director of Food Services.
Starting this year, Cigna has dedicated their organization, Healthier Kids for Our Future, to gift $25 million over a five-year global initiative to improve the health and well-being of children. They kicked off this initiative yesterday with our very own Chester Community Charter School.
Ms. Young attended the event yesterday at the Cigna offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where over two hundred employees packed backpacks full of non- perishable food to be given out to the scholars of CCCS.
As Cigna employees volunteered their time filling up the backpacks throughout four different sessions that day, Steve Rech, Senior Director at Cigna, spoke about how happy he was to give back to the Chester community.
"I love Chester, I lived there my entire life, it was where my dad worked and I grew up. This program is so great because it sees a need and is taking action."
Rech and Young both shared stories as they worked of their childhood memories in the community.
Healthier Kids for Our Future is looking to partner with Chester Community Charter School more over their five-year plan to find ways they can use their allotment to help our school community flourish even more.
Please help me congratulate Cymeer Brown who scored 36 points, breaking the high scoring record held by Akeem Watkins of 31 points (which was obtained vs. Penn Christian School in 2007-2008) .CCCS Lions finished with a 64-45 Victory over Toby Farms last evening.
This is the fourth straight year a CCCS Alumnus has helped organize and carry out a Food Drive at Archmere Academy benefiting CCCS students who are in need over the holidays. This year we received over $600 worth of canned and boxed food items. Additionally, we received $350 in Target Gift Cards for families in need over the holiday season.
On Thursday, December 20, 2018, we hosted our Holiday Story Exchange where some VIPs (some Very Important People) dropped by to share in story time with our scholars. Guest readers included Principal Timika Mills of East A, Officer Jose Alvarez (CCCS’ Resource Officer / Chester Police) and various teachers’ loved ones.
On December 21, 2018, Innovation Hall (East A) scholars donated over 700 pairs of socks to the Wesley House Emergency Shelter here in Chester, PA.
Here is the list of the top three donating classes:
· Ms. Jaffe’s Class with 128 pairs of socks
· Ms. Brockington’s Class: 120 pairs of socks
· Ms. Ferguson’s Class: 87 pairs of socks
A group of scholars assisted Principal Kári Hill and Ms. Rushelle Diggs (Building Director) in preparing and packaging the items for our donation delivery.