A Note about Enrichment Dismissal

Posted March 29th, 2013 by PTA

We would like to thank all of you who were at pick up for the PTA After School Enrichment Program yesterday for your patience and understanding. As with implementation of any new procedure, we have identified areas in need of improvement. An email will be sent before next Thursday’s session outlining any changes that have been made.

Again thank you for your consideration and watch for an email updating the changes.

Robotics Festival/March 30th

Posted March 29th, 2013 by PTA

1st Annual Spring Fling Robotics Festival

Saturday, March 30th, 12-3pm

South Orange Middle School is hosting the Spring Fling Robotics Festival in the cafeteria.

Find out about a wide range of robotics competitions that your child can participate in from 2nd grade all the way through high school.

Watch competitions, drive robots, even try your hand at programming!

Programs featured will be:

FTC (First Tech Challenge) Columbia High School and Livingston High School will have their robots on display. (9th-12th grade)

VEX Try your hand at driving a robot and scoring sacks! (6th-12th grade)

FLL (First Lego League) See last year’s challenge and robots running the course (4th – 8th grade)

Jr FLL (Junior First Lego League) 2nd and 3rd graders present their projects. (2nd and 3rd grade)

Information about all these programs and how kids can participate will be available at the event!

Spring After School Enrichment

Posted March 26th, 2013 by PTA

Just a reminder that The PTA After School Enrichment Program starts this Thursday, March 28 directly after school. Confirmation letters were put in the teacher’s mailboxes this morning. If you do not receive a confirmation for your child by Wednesday, March 27, please contact Erica Dussman.

Please also note that there are new dismissal procedures and all children will be picked up and signed out at one of the two front doors of the school at 3:45. Your child’s door assignment is listed in the information in her/his confirmation letter.

Thanks and we look forward to a great spring session!

Artsonia Artist of the Week Winner – Abigail

Posted March 22nd, 2013 by PTA

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Congratulations to Clinton kindergartner Abigail H, who won the artist of the week contest on Artsonia and thanks to all the Clinton friends and family who voted for her. Abigail won a $50 gift card to Blick Art Materials and she won a $100 gift card for Clinton School! We wonder what great art projects we’ll see from Ms. Tischio with the new supplies…..

Clinton Amazon picks for March

Posted March 22nd, 2013 by PTA

It’s March “Mad for Clinton” Madness!
Shopping at Amazon supports Clinton School PTA by having a percentage of your purchases come back to the school!

This month, you might be shopping for…

NCAA Tournament gear
College Basketball Jerseys
Basketballs

Gifts for Readers
Kindle Fire

Just click on the highlighted words above or go directly to Amazon’s Clinton page, http://is.gd/clintonamazon, to shop items for upcoming holidays!

(Psst! Passover starts March 25th and Easter is March 31st.)

Thank you for supporting Clinton School!

Fun Math Events from MoMath

Posted March 21st, 2013 by PTA

Dear MoMath friends,

MoMath is pleased to announce a number of exciting upcoming events:

Family Fridays: Can You KenKen?
Friday, March 15, 7:00 pm

Join John Chaneski, NPR puzzle guru, as he presents “Can You KenKen?” a family-friendly exploration of number puzzles. Adults and children ages 8 and up are welcome. For further information and to register, visit familyfridaymarch.momath.org.

Math Encounters: Laundry Math
Wednesday, April 3, 7:00 pm

Join MoMath at 7 pm on April 3 as Jim Tanton presents an inside-out view of the world. For further information and to register, visit mathencounters.org.

Game Night with the Pros
Friday, April 5, 7:00 pm

Experience an evening of champions and challenges on many levels—literally. This adult-only night includes the opportunity to play poker, Scrabble, backgammon, and chess with the pros (including WSOP bracelet winner Annie Duke, three time National Scrabble champ Joe Edley, “Giant of Backgammon” Phil Simborg, and chess Grandmaster Alex Lenderman), each on a different floor of a lovely NYC brownstone. For further information and to sign up for a chance to participate, visit pros.momath.org.

Backgammon Night
Saturday, April 6, 7:00 pm

Join MoMath for an evening of backgammon! Representatives of the US Backgammon Federation will be on hand to help you improve your moves while gaining a keen insight into the math behind the game. This event is a rare opportunity to learn from, and play with, some of the best players in the world. For further information and to register, visit backgammon.momath.org.

Family Fridays: Crackers, Oranges, and Pringles
Friday, April 26, 7:00 pm

Join a hands-on exploration of surfaces with different curvature with Cornell professor Dr. Daina Taimina. Adults and children ages 7 and up are welcome. For further information and to register, visit familyfridayapril.momath.org.

Movie Night: Top Secret Rosies
Saturday, May 11, 6:00 pm

In 1942, when computers were human and women’s abilities were underestimated, a group of female mathematicians helped win a war and usher in the modern computer age. Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII, shares the little-known story of a group of female mathematicians who did secret research for the US Army during WWII, a handful of whom went on to serve as the programmers of ENIAC, the first electronic computer. Join MoMath for a special screening of this movie, followed by a conversation with Producer/Director LeAnn Erickson. Due to the mature subject matter of the film, this program is not recommended for children below the age of 13. For further information and to register, visit rosies.momath.org.

MOVES conference
August 4-6, NYC

Join the National Museum of Mathematics for its first-ever conference on recreational mathematics. Explore America’s only museum of math in a night open exclusively to conference attendees, then participate in two days of sessions on the mathematics of games and puzzles. Bring your family along; we’ll have a special family track to entertain. For more information and to register, visit moves.momath.org.

Events, Birthday Parties, and More
Looking to host a one-of-a-kind event where your guests can interact with over two dozen engaging exhibits? Enter a world of mathematical intrigue but don’t worry, amongst all the activity there is plenty of space for gala-worthy dinners, over the top birthday bashes, and mitzvahs. Who knew math could be this much fun?

Watch MoMath on CBS News!
Math may not be as easy as pi, but it’s not square, either, as Mo Rocca discovers at NYC’s Museum of Mathematics
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3445_162-57572198/a-new-museum-devoted-to-math/

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