Book Buzz #7 and Reserve Your Seats for “Night at the Library” Show

Posted February 24th, 2013 by PTA

The Big Read:

Please join us on Thursday, February 28 at 6:45pm 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.

Even if you haven’t finished or started the books, you can participate. You can still borrow books from the school or public libraries, or purchase them from Sparkhouse or Words (10% discount). Please RSVP to Donna Herley if you plan to attend. Upon RSVPing we will send you some discussion questions to think about with your child, ahead of time.

“A Night at the Library” Seat Reservations:

Seat reservation forms for this year’s Clinton Student Theatre presentation “A Night at the Library” were sent home this week in your child’s backpack. The form is attached again, in case you did not receive it. Please read it carefully, and follow the instructions. Remember — seating in the auditorium is limited and the shows tend to fill up quickly, so make your reservations as early as you can!

Please contact Christy McElynn with any questions.

School Budget for 2013-14

Posted February 24th, 2013 by PTA

Here is a link to the proposed school budget for 2013-14, which has been revised based on comments from the Board of Education at this week’s budget workshop.

The budget cycle goes very quickly so now is the time to familiarize yourself with what is being proposed for next year.

Below is a grid of important dates:

Clinton School Food Pantry Needs Food

Posted February 24th, 2013 by PTA

The Clinton School Food Pantry needs donations of non perishable food items including rice, pasta, sauce, cereal, canned goods etc.

Please leave food donations in the box outside Assistant Principal Ann Bodnar’s office door.

Many thanks.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS: Amazon Fundraiser Link, cookie dough deadline, and Program Ad deadline

Posted February 20th, 2013 by PTA


Please use (and BOOKMARK) the direct link to the Clinton PTA account for Amazon INSTEAD of going to Amazon directly! We get a percentage of sales. It doesn’t cost you anything more than using THIS link to make Clinton some easy money!!! Please, remember to send this link to your significant others and any friends and family you think might use Amazon:

David’s cookie dough order deadline is Tuesday, February 26th!

Any questions on either fundraiser email Sharon Geraghty or call at 973-761-4120. Thank you!!!


If you would like to place an ad in the Night At The Library keepsake program, the submission deadline is THIS Friday, February 22nd! This is your chance to congratulate your favorite performer/crew member. See the attached flyer for more information.

Do you have brightly colored can of paint to donate to the set designers? We are in search of latex paint in bright colors to make the scenes and backdrops for the upcoming show. Please email Bryan Umiker to schedule a driveway pick-up.

Cultural Arts Assembly News

Posted February 20th, 2013 by PTA

Cultural Arts Assembly to Explore the Weather — Feb. 22

Given the erratic weather patterns lately, many are left wondering why. Clinton School students will have an opportunity to learn more about the science behind weather patterns and the factors that make it a sunny day or a blustery one at a Cultural Arts assembly on February 22.

The Franklin Institute’s Traveling Science Program will present a dynamic show that reveals the science of weather. Students will discover what makes a cloud, explore thunder and lightning, and even create snow.

Parents and younger siblings are welcome to attend the assembly and sit in the balcony. The K-2 assembly will take place in the auditorium at 12:15pm; and 3-5 assembly at 1:30pm.

State of Clinton School Address 2012-13

Posted February 20th, 2013 by PTA

Attached you will find Principal Patty O’Neill’s State of Clinton School Address, which went home in backpacks yesterday.