Note from the Nurse & Enrichment Schedule

Posted October 30th, 2013 by PTA

“Boo” to you Clinton Families,

As you know we are planning a very “spooktacular” Halloween. Along with our annual parade we will be “Trunk or treating”. This should prove to be a fun day for all. Please keep in mind while shopping for treats to be distributed that we have many students with severe food allergies. Please avoid treats that contain peanuts, tree nuts..all nuts. Examples of tree nuts are: almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, pecans, pistachios.. there are many more but these seem to be the most common. The children will not be eating their treats in school, but rather taking them home to enjoy. Thank you so much for your anticipated cooperation. We want everyone to have a safe, fun day.

Joann Harrigan
School Nurse
973-378-7686 ext 5003

Important Note about the “Beyond the Bell” Afterschool Enrichment Schedule:

There will be NO Enrichment this Thursday following Halloween Alley. Please enjoy a safe and ghoulish afternoon.
Enrichment returns for one day in November on the 21st (due to school closure, half days, and Thanskgiving).
Enrichment resumes in December on the following days: 5th, 12th, and 19th.

Mark your Calendar: JAZZ at Clinton & Movie Day

Posted October 30th, 2013 by PTA

This Saturday, Clinton School proudly host WBGO 88.3 FM’s Kids Jazz Concert Series!

You won’t want to miss Victor Jones Orchestrio’s hour-long interactive performance: Jazz on an American Instrument. This is a FREE event for the whole family, with Q&A session, door prizes, and small gifts. Please see the flyer for more details.

November 2nd, 12:30-1:30pm. Doors open at noon.

Clinton Goes to the MOVIES:
On Thursday, Nov 7th, we will have a private screening of Disney Pixar’s Toy Story at SOPAC’s movie theater. Doors open at 9:30 and the $10 entrance fee per person includes drink and popcorn. There’s no school that day, so join us for this great family event! Please see the flyer for additional information.

Halloween Alley at Clinton School

Posted October 29th, 2013 by PTA

Dear Parents,

Come see your children parade to “Halloween Alley” on Thursday! Approximate parade times are as follows:

Kindergarten – 1st and preschool: 1:30
2nd – 3rd and Multiage Korellis: 1:50
4th – 5th and Multiage Ferrara: 2:10

Students will exit the building for the parade from the door by Mrs. Cutrufello’s room (first doors before the playground). They will parade along the front sidewalk closest to the building then enter “Halloween Alley” (parking lot area). The students will get their treats then walk back into the building to their classrooms until dismissal.

Parents are encouraged to dress up and enjoy the spooky festivities!

Kids Classes, Softball Clinic, & CHSSF

Posted October 28th, 2013 by PTA

The Columbia High School Scholarship Fund (CHSSF) is a non-profit which has been providing need-based scholarships to our local students for over 90 years. The CHSSF provided $103K in scholarships last June and hopes to provide the same, if not more, this coming June. Please consider donating to this wonderful organization, and please ask your employer if they would match your donation.
Additional information is attached in the flyer. Thank you for your support!

The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School is offering Kids Classes this Fall. Some classes are still open for registration. Please see the attached flyer for class descriptions or visit

Softball players can get a Taste for Pitching and Hitting at the one day clinic on Nov 8th. Pre-registration is highly recommended. Please download the registration flyer and submit by Nov 4th.

Important Evening Events: Speaker, ADD/ADHD Group, & BOE Candidates Debate

Posted October 28th, 2013 by PTA

The Parenting Center and the Elementary PTA’s present Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman, author of “Ungifted- IntelligenceRedefined: The Truth About Talent, Practice, Creativity and the Many Paths to Greatness”.
Please join the presentation on Tuesday night at 7:30 pm in the South Mountain School cafeteria. Download the attached flyer for additional information.

Wednesday night at 7:30pm is the first of a series of meetings for the ADD/ADHD Parent Support Group. Led by Alison Steiner, LCSW and sponsored by the Parenting Center, the meetings will offer parents opportunity to share information, concerns, and solutions. Please see the flyer for details.

Wednesday night is also the last public debate for the Board of Education Candidates. Four candidates are running for three open seats on the BOE. Topics of discussion are listed on the attached flyer. Sponsored by The Community Coalition on Race, the debate will be held at Marshall School at 7:00 pm on October 30th. Please join us there!
The most recent debate, sponsored by the League of Women Votes and Presidents’ Council, is now on Youtube. Please watch the video by clicking HERE.
The BOE elections are on Election Day, Tuesday, November 5th. Please VOTE.

Display My Art orders due

Posted October 24th, 2013 by PTA

The Display My Art order forms are due tomorrow!

Display My Art items are not only wonderful keepsakes, they make GREAT holiday gifts for grandparents, aunts & uncles! Items will be delivered in time to bring holiday cheer.

Paper orders should have checks written to “Clinton PTA”. Orders can also be placed online. Check the order form for details.

Contact Janet if you have any questions.