Worn-jeans drive a success!

Posted June 24th, 2009 by PTA

We just wanted to let you know that our denim drive was a huge success. 200 pieces of denim were collected (100 more than we’d hoped)!

The denim will be recycled into environmentally friendly cotton insulation and donated to Habit for Humanity affiliates to build houses in places that have been damaged by hurricanes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters. We’ve collected enough denim to insulate half of a house.

We have also brought National Geographic Kids one step closer to breaking the record they were shooting for:

Read more at http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/Stories/MoreStories/Guinness-clothes

Thanks to Elizabeth King and Sophie for sponsoring this wonderful green initiative, to all of you for donating the denim, and to our soon-to-be-middle-schoolers Sophie, Aly, Lexie, Patty,and Allie for decorating the box and helping transport the denim to the car.

Elementors Volunteer Needed for September

Posted June 18th, 2009 by PTA

Clinton School has benefited tremendously from the Parenting Center’s wonderful Elementors Program. This program brings Columbia High School students to Clinton (once a week for 3 4-week sessions throughout the
year) to mentor our 5th graders. Each session has a different theme and this year we had soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, and games. The high school students are amazing with our students and our students love every minute of their Elementors time.

In order to participate in this program we need one parent volunteer (or two can share the job) to accompany the Elementors to Clinton School once a week (for those 3 4-week sessions). Many, many thanks to Emni Audet who did a wonderful job this year with our Elementors.

Our volunteer meets the students at the high school, rides the school bus with them to Clinton, gives them pizza, loosely facilitates the time the Elementors spend with our students (i.e. being sure equipment is ready and available, that space is free, etc.), and then rides the bus back to the high school. This all happens during 5th grade recess time and we usually have our Elementors sessions on Mondays.

We can only continue this program with the help of volunteers and it is extremely beneficial to our 5th graders. Volunteers always find this experience very rewarding and it’s a perfect chance to get a glimpse of the great, great students our high school produces.

Can you help? Would you like to hear more about it? Please contact Cecelia at ccancellaro at verizo dot net .

Also, many thanks to Olivera Bevanda for volunteering her time this year to help with our 2nd Grade Reading Buddies Program (this program is also brought to us from the Parenting Center and it brings 8th graders to Clinton to read with 2nd graders).

Reading Lists are posted

Posted June 16th, 2009 by PTA

Check out K-2, 3-5, and Choices for grade 6-8. Happy reading!

LocoMania big success!

Posted June 12th, 2009 by PTA

Thanks to everyone for making LocoMania such a wonderful event. The Clinton kids danced, skipped, and walked their way around the Underhill Field Track, and had a blast!

Thanks to Mr. Lehman and Ms. Freede for taking charge of the day. It’s easy to see why they are so popular with our kids. Their energy, enthusiasm, and sense of fun are much appreciated.

Thanks to Jeremy Moss for his excellent DJing and his willingness to be a part of all things Clinton.

Thanks to all the parent volunteers who helped organize the day, hand out water, and cheer on our kids.

Thanks to Steven Davenport for coming in that day to take our second annual Rainbow Photo (which will be available as a poster very soon).

And thanks to Leah Gomberg for spearheading the whole project and seeing it through from start to finish and to Liz Salituri for keeping the paperwork and payments organized.

We raised close to $2000 and the money will be spent to benefit our physical education program. One of the items that will be purchased is a sound system for the gymnasium which will be a huge help for general P.E classes (the gym acoustics are awful) and also for special events and physical education activities that require sound/music.

Yearbooks and Clinton Kids Connection hot off the press…

Posted June 11th, 2009 by PTA

Yearbooks and the second issue of the Clinton Kids Connection have been sent home. Happy reading!

All library books are due

Posted June 9th, 2009 by PTA

Please return any outstanding books to the Clinton School Library as soon as possible. There are still approximately 70 books that haven’t been returned, so please check backpacks, bedrooms, etc. and have your child bring the books to Mrs. Edelberg.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange to pay for any lost books, please contact Mrs. Edelberg.

Thank you!