Letter to all parents/guardians regarding the flu

Posted August 28th, 2009 by PTA

Please click here to view the letter sent to all parents/guardians regarding the flu.

Classroom assignment letters

Posted August 26th, 2009 by PTA

All letters informing students of their class assignments will be sent this Friday, 8/28. (All elementary schools will be sending them out on Friday.)

Parenting Center & Elementary PTAs 2009-10’s Speaker Series — Mark Your Calendars

Posted August 25th, 2009 by PTA

October 21
Bully-Proofing Your Child for Life – with Joel Haber, Ph.D.
Psychologist, Speaker and Author –
“The Bully Coach”
@ Clinton School, 7:30 – 9:00 PM
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YMCA Before Care at Clinton School

Posted August 25th, 2009 by PTA

There have been many questions about how the YMCA Before Care Program would be affected be our new school opening time (8 am). You can get in touch directly with the Y staff at the phone number provided below.

Here is the notice from the Y:

The school district is letting the YMCA run their Before School Child Care at the Clinton School starting at 7:15am in the cafeteria. In prior years we were not allowed in to start the program before 7:30 so we were up in the air as to whether we would be able to run the program after the change in time.

We are hoping this earlier start time will help many of the Clinton families make their morning commitments easier!

So, the YMCA is indeed offering morning care starting at 7:15am each school day. For more information or to register please call the Y office at (973) 762-4145 or check out their website: www.smountainymca.org.

Less than a month until school begins!

Posted August 7th, 2009 by PTA

We hope you are all having a wonderful summer.

Here are a few back to school dates for your calendar:

On Wednesday, September 2nd, pre-ordered school supply kits will be available for pick-up in the Clinton School cafeteria from 4-7 pm. We will also be selling Clinton t-shirts, magnets, and rainbow posters.

Please enter school through cafeteria entrance. If you didn’t order a school kit, but want to get a jump on buying supplies, check out the supply lists.

There is no supply list for kindergarten. Very few items are needed and your child’s teacher will give you more information on this during the first few days of school.

Thursday, September 3rd, is the first day of school. Don’t forget our new school hours. Teachers will come out and welcome the children to school when the first bell rings at 8:00 am, second (late) bell rings at 8:05. (Dismissal is at 2:35 pm.) After you drop off your child, please come to the cafeteria for the PTA’s First Day Coffee. You can join the PTA, buy Clinton t-shirts, sign up to be a class parent, meet some new friends and say hello to old ones. PLEASE DON’T ENTER THE SCHOOL WITH YOUR CHILD AND WALK THROUGH TO THE CAFETERIA. IT IS BEST TO WALK OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL AND AROUND TO THE CAFETERIA ENTRANCE IN THE PARKING LOT. THIS WILL MAKE THE HALLWAYS MUCH CALMER AS TEACHERS GREET THE CHILDREN AND GET THEM SETTLED INTO THEIR CLASSROOMS.

Friday, September 4th, is our first School Pride Day. Have your child wear their Clinton t-shirt or any red shirt.

And mark your calendar for Wednesday, September 9th, at 6:30 pm, when we’ll host our Annual Ice Cream Social. Held in the playground on the side of the school, you can buy ice cream that is scooped by Clinton teachers. The kids love this event and it’s a really nice way to welcome new students and their families.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

And if you’re new to Clinton, welcome! We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to Clinton.

The Clinton PTA Executive Board


Posted August 7th, 2009 by PTA

The South Orange Middle School HSA invites incoming 6th graders to attend student-led tours of SOMS.

Monday, August 31st
from 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Meet in the back entrance of SOMS (which is where you will begin your first day of school on September 3rd).