Career Day in West B

West B had their First Annual Career Day on March 8, 2019. The scholars had a very exciting day and engaged in informational sessions touching on a wide variety of careers. Careers that were represented included Doctors, Radio Disc Jockeys, Lawyers, Barbers, Event planners, Film Editors, Finance Managers and State Representatives. These professionals from all over the Delaware Valley gave engaging and informative descriptions of their careers. Multiple CCCS Scholars expressed their gratitude for the day saying it was one of their most favorite days of the school year and they couldn’t wait until career day next year. Click the link below to view more pictures from West B’s First Annual Career Day.

Chester Mayor, Thaddeus Kirkland, read stories to CCCS scholars that help celebrate Black History Month

Chester Mayor, Thaddeus Kirkland, visited Chester Community Charter School’s Curosity Hall today, February 21, 2019, to read aloud to Ms. Janay Winston’s third grade scholars!

The children listened attentively as Mayor Kirkland read from the book, “Little Leaders, Bold Women in Black History”, in honor of Black History Month. The Mayor choose to read stories about:
Mary Mohoney, one of the first Black nurses from the Revolutionary Period.
Marian Anderson, famous opera singer.
& Althea Gibson, groundbreaking tennis star.

CCCS CEO Dr. David Clark introduced the mayor and accompanying city council members to the eager classroom. Following the reading, the young scholars joined the mayor in a lively discussion of black history and education!


Thank you for attending:
Thomas White, Community Outreach Coordinator Department of Public Affairs Office of the Mayor
Fred Green, City of Chester Office of the Mayor and Board Member of Chester Upland School District
Councilor Elizabeth Williams, Director of Parks, Public Property and Recreation

Mark your calendars! CCCS Night of Dreams Celebration is next week, 2/28/19

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The Chester Community Charter School is hosting it's 2019 Night of Dreams Black History program!
We will showcase the last one hundred years of a people whose brilliance, strength and resilience have earned them a place in this world that is second to none. It will highlight segments of our accomplishments from the last ten decades.

Not too late! Strengthening Families Program still has limited spots...

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The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) fosters positive family relationships, reduces family risk for substance abuse in adolescence and builds strategies to counteract aggressive, hostile behavior.

In this workshop series your family’s relationships will improve and strengthen through weekly parent effectiveness training and child skills-building, followed by a family session. Be a part of developing skills of conflict resolution and communication!

Participants engage in activities to increase family cohesiveness and positive involvement of the child(ren) in the family.

FOR INFORMATION OR REGISTRATON EMAIL: SFPCCCS@GMAIL.COM




CCCS Philadelphia Afterschool Program Survey

Attention Philadelphia Families:

Chester Community Charter School is proposing an afterschool program for students and families located in the Southwest and West Philly areas, specifically zip codes including 19143, 19142 and 19153.  If you are located in any of these areas, please fill out the survey to be considered for enrollment in the Philly afterschool program.

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.

We only have room for 200 students, EARLY pre-enrollment is encouraged!

CLICK HERE IF SURVEY DOES NOT APPEAR BELOW

CCCS Still Has School Today

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. 

Cigna's Healthier Kids for Our Future Partners With Chester Community Charter School's Blessings In a Backpack Initiative

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.

CCCS Alumnus Help Organize Food Drive at Archmere Academy

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.

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CCCS donates 700 pairs of socks to the Wesley House Emergency Shelter!


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. 

Awesome Job, East A!