Exciting News from the Art Room! Vote for our Clinton Artist.

Posted February 27th, 2013 by PTA

Hi Everyone!

I just got some very exciting news from Artsonia — an online art gallery where I post some of our students’ work. One of our Kindergarten artists has been selected for the Artist of the Week contest!

You can see her snowbirds painting, as well as the other finalists’ artwork in her age group, by clicking here: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/aotw/vote.asp

Under her picture it says “AH119 (Knd) Maplewood, NJ” so you can be sure you are voting for the right person. You can vote daily from all of your devices — cell phones, iPads, laptops, work computers, home computers, you name it! Voting is open until Saturday so please spread the happy news and stop by Artsonia each day to help our little artist win!

Thanks so much for your support!!

Miss Tischio

The Big Read Event is Tomorrow Night!

Posted February 27th, 2013 by PTA

We look forward to seeing you Thursday Feb 28th at Clinton School for The Big Celebration 2013, our culminating event for The Big Read. We will be discussing THE EMPTY POT by Demi and OUT OF MY MIND by Sharon Draper.

Please plan to arrive at Clinton School as early as 6:30pm for sign in, and to secure your spot in a small discussion group. The event will begin on or around 6:45pm and last until around 8pm.

Even if you haven’t finished or started the books, please consider participating. In particular for the K-2 grades, we will be reading the short book, The Empty Pot, in these discussion groups, so that the book is fresh. You can still borrow books from the school or public libraries, or purchase them from Sparkhouse or Words (10% discount)!

The PTA is collecting gently used children’s/Young Adult books at the Big Read sign-in table. Please consider donating your unwanted books.

A Night at the Library Rehearsal and Show Schedule

Posted February 26th, 2013 by PTA

Parents, please note these dates below from Show Producer, Bryan Umiker, for A Night at the Library:

Thursday, March 7th, 7:30pm – Director’s Tech

Tuesday, March 12th, 2:35 to 5:15 – Show Run-Through

Wednesday, March 13th, 2:35 to 5:15 – Tech Rehearsal

Thursday, March 14th, 2:35 to 5:15 – Dress Rehearsal

Friday, March 15th, 6pm Call / 7pm Curtain

Saturday, March 16th, 10am Call / 11am Curtain

Saturday, March 16th, 2pm Call / 3pm Curtain

Upcoming Events for Special Education

Posted February 26th, 2013 by PTA

Here are details about TWO upcoming Special Education events:

1) Conference Call for Parents Regarding Changes to NJ Special Education Code
Hosted by Statewide Parent Advocacy Network, Inc. (SPAN)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 7:00pm to 8:15pm (EST)
Participant Dial-In Number: (866) 749-5268
Conference ID#: 15175543
For more information, see this link:

2) FREE Full Day Workshop for Parents/Guardians/Family Members of Students with Disabilities
Sponsored by NAMI of Hunterdon County
Presented by: Renay Zamloot, Education Advocate

Saturday, March 23, 2013, 9:00am – 3:00pm
Hunterdon County Municipal Complex
314 Route 12, Flemington, NJ 08822
RSVP: (908) 730-0080

Learn tools and strategies you can use immediately to improve your child’s educational experience. Renay’s unique perspective on the IEP process and unconventional communication style will change the way you view your role as an IEP team member.

DON’T MISS this opportunity whether your child has/needs a 504 or an IEP. Lunch will be provided. Ms. Renay Zamloot is not an attorney and her ideas should not be construed as legal advice.

Clinton PTA presents The Science of the Weather

Posted February 26th, 2013 by PTA

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If your student hasn’t mentioned it yet, be sure to ask about last Friday’s science assembly. Your support of the Clinton PTA’s fundraising event makes events like this possible for all of our children. The traveling education programs of the Franklin Institute presented the science behind weather phenomena such as high winds, lightning, and thunder. And be sure to ask about the fire and smoke!

Click to read the assembly article and see more photos.

Want to Experience Columbia High School for a Day?

Posted February 24th, 2013 by PTA

Would you like to experience the wonderful teachers and classrooms of Columbia High School?

Be sure to attend Columbia High School for a Day, sponsored by the Achieve Foundation.

You can choose your own schedule for the day and you won’t be disappointed.

For more information follow click on this link.