ISO pta webmaster

Posted April 30th, 2010 by PTA

We’re looking for a volunteer to manage this site for the coming school year. Some experience with web publishing/blogging/WordPress would be great, but not necessary because we’ll train you. It’s a relatively easy commitment as you can do it from home or work or on the train, but there is a little to do each day to keep it current. And new ideas to improve this site are always welcome. If you think you might be interested or want more information, please contact Colleen at Thanks!

Spring Fair Volunteers Needed

Posted April 30th, 2010 by PTA

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Hear ye! Hear ye!
The much loved Clinton School Fair is coming on Saturday May 15th from 11 – 3! Once again it will have a Renaissance theme. We need lots of volunteers to make the day the best it can be.There are many ways to help with the fair. Here are some specific areas we need help with:

On the day of the fair we need:

  • Face painters (1 hour shifts)
  • Jugglers
  • Magicians
  • Security team ( willing to take a 1/2 hour shift each to keep kids (usually older kids) out of school building during the fair, team will have walkie-talkies to communicate with each other)

Other 1- hour day of the fair volunteer positions that need to be filled:

  • Craft area
  • Games area
  • Food area
  • Prize area
  • Ticket takers
  • Set-up (8 am)
  • Clean-up (3-4pm)

Items we’d like to borrow for the day:

  • Tents (for shade)

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May community flyers

Posted April 30th, 2010 by PTA

The Digital Backpack has been posted for May.


Posted April 27th, 2010 by PTA

Teacher Luncheon
On Tuesday, May 4th at 2:40 pm, during Teacher Appreciation Week (May 3-7), the PTA will host our annual Teacher Appreciation Luncheon in the Clinton School Library. Would you be willing to help by preparing a dish or donating money for supplies?

All kinds of dishes are welcome, from appetizers to desserts to beverages.
Monetary donations can be sent to school in care of the PTA.
Please mark “for teacher luncheon.”

General PTA meeting
Don’t miss our May General PTA Meeting on Thursday May 20th at 7:15 pm in the Clinton School cafeteria.

South Orange Middle School Principal Kirk Smith will discuss the transition from 5th grade to middle school, so if you have a 5th grader, you’ll be especially interested.
An SOMS HSA representative and student representative will also be on hand.

Yearbooks on sale
Order your Clinton School yearbook by May 7th. And we are still in need of yearbook photos for all grades.

Memorial Day parade float
For the second year, we are building a float for the Memorial Day Parade.
The theme is “Clinton Elementary School Celebrates Diversity,” and it’s going to be wonderful!

There are several ways to help.

If you subscribe to the Star Ledger, or shop at ShopRite, please save and donate your yellow bags.
You can drop them off inside the school entrance or at 3R Living on Maplewood Avenue.

Second, please help build the float! We will be working at the following times:

Saturday, May 22, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 29, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday, May 30, 10:00 AM -?

There will be tasks for both children and adults.
Come for an hour or come for a day.
All are welcome!

Third, please plan to march in the parade, Monday, May 31.
We will assemble at the Columbia High School Student Parking Lot at 8:15 AM.

Every child must be accompanied by an adult.
One adult can take responsibility for more than one child, but children may NOT be dropped off alone at the point of assembly.
Every child is encouraged to march a Clinton School shirt, or a red shirt.

Clinton’s Earth Day parade

Posted April 22nd, 2010 by PTA

Kids made hats and had a parade. Covered
by Patch.

Roundtable Discussion with BofE members about District Goals

Posted April 22nd, 2010 by PTA

As the Board of Education prepares to approve District Goals for 2010-11, the Board invites parents, teachers, staff, and members of the community to share their thoughts and ideas.

Come to A Roundtable Discussion with Members of the B of E about District Goals

Monday, May 10, 2010
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Columbia HIgh School Library