More Help Needed for Honeybees Assembly

Posted March 30th, 2011 by PTA

We still need help for the following time slots for tomorrow’s Honeybees assembly.

Please contact Jackie Lahey at jaclahey@aol.com if you can come during one of these times:

Thursday, March 31

9:45 – 10:30 2nd Grade Workshop

12:45 – 1:30 Kindergarten Workshop

Friday, April 1

9:45 – 10:30 5th Grade Workshop

10:35 – 11:20 4th Grade Workshop

URGENT/Parent Volunteers Needed for 3/31 and 4/1 for Honeybees Assembly

Posted March 30th, 2011 by PTA

Parent Volunteers Needed for Dancin’ With the Honeybees

THIS AMAZING ASSEMBLY REQUIRES MANY PARENT VOLUNTEERS AND WE STILL DON’T HAVE ENOUGH. PLEASE SEE THE SCHEDULE BELOW AND LET US KNOW IF YOU CAN HELP OUT DURING ONE OF THE SLOTS BY EMAILING JACKIE LAHEY AT jaclahey@aol.com

The Clinton PTA is excited to present Cliff Sunflower’s assembly and workshop program, Dancin’ with the Honeybees, on Thursday, March 31,
and Friday, April 1. Using honeybees as his focus, Cliff reaches
all levels of students and adults with concepts, facts, and ideas about the ecology of the natural world. Dancin’ with the Honeybees uses storytelling, poetry, prose, puppetry, music, dance, and participatory theatre. The follow-up “Bee Touch Me Museum” lab program reinforces the science concepts presented in the main assembly. Every participant makes a beeswax candle to take home.

In order to make the follow-up lab program work smoothly, we need at least six parents from each grade to volunteer to help at the museum stations, which will be set up in the gym. We ask that you attend the morning parent orientation, and then help during your child’s workshop. (If you are coming only to the afternoon workshop, Cliff can do a 10-minute orientation for you beforehand.)

The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, March 31

8:15 – 9:15 Assembly, Grades K-2

9:15 – 9:45 Parent Orientation

9:45 – 10:30 2nd Grade Workshop

10:35 – 11:20 1st Grade Workshop

12:45 – 1:30 Kindergarten Workshop

Friday, April 1

8:15 – 9:15 Assembly, Grades 3-5

9:15 – 9:45 Parent Orientation

9:45 – 10:30 5th Grade Workshop

10:35 – 11:20 4th Grade Workshop

12:45 – 1:30 3rd Grade Workshop

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Jackie Lahey at jaclahey@aol.com, or 973-313-9757. Please give your name, your workshop time, your email address, and your phone number.

Thank you very much!

10th Annual International Dinner Information

Posted March 29th, 2011 by PTA

Get your appetites ready for our 10th Annual International Dinner…”A Taste of Clinton” on Thursday, April 14th!

Flyers will be coming home in backbacks this week with more details about making your reservation, donating a dish and volunteering. For your convenience, the flyer is also attached here.

For those who signed up to volunteer for this event at the PTA coffee on the first day of school, you will be contacted by one of the co-chairs, Deidra McLaughlin or Sharon Hargrove.

We are looking forward to another delicious and fun family event celebrating all of us in the Clinton community…sharing our strenghts, celebrating our differences!

A Night at the Movies featured on The Patch

Posted March 29th, 2011 by PTA

Great coverage of a great show! Check out this piece from Maplewood
Patch:

“A Night at the Movies”: Important Fundraising Efforts

Posted March 24th, 2011 by PTA

For the Friday and Saturday performances, we will be selling flowers, Clinton School shirts and NEW bumper magnets for just $5.

After each of the Saturday shows, the PTA and local Japanese families will be fundraising to aid the relief efforts in Japan. Based on the ancient story, which states that anyone who makes 1000 origami paper cranes will be granted their wish, Maplewood parent, Mihori Tada has been folding paper cranes on behalf of Clinton and our wish for the people of Japan.

On Saturday, for just $1, you can write your name on a paper crane.
The cranes will be displayed at Clinton School in May for Asian Heritage Month, then they will be sent to an elementary school in Japan.

Paper cranes, as well as water bottles, juice boxes and baked treats will be available after each of the Saturday performances, with 100% of the proceeds going towards earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan.

Thank you for supporting Clinton School.

One More Note About A Night at the Movies/Dre​ss Rehearsal Viewing

Posted March 23rd, 2011 by PTA

If you can’t make it to the actual show, or you have family and
friends who weren’t able to get reservations, or younger siblings who
might have trouble sitting through the actual performances, Thursday
afternoon’s dress rehearsal will have an audience and you should feel
free to come and watch that day.

Plan on arriving around 2:45 if you’d like to watch the dress
rehearsal. The performers will be in their green rooms during the
dress rehearsal so there will be many open seats in the auditorium.