Important Updates and Flyers

Posted January 17th, 2014 by PTA

The schools will be closed on Monday in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Please join the PTA’s on Monday for a community event honoring Dr. King. Click HERE for additional information.

Important Upcoming Events:

– 11th annual Tricky Tray & Auction on 2/8. Did you make your reservations? Click HERE to download the form. More info to follow!
– “Father to Fatherless” a documentary viewing with Mr. Mason at Tuscan School on 1/23. Click HERE for additional information.
– Adoptive Parents Support Group meeting on 1/28. Click HERE for additional information.
– ADD/ADHD Parent Support Group meeting on 1/29. Click HERE for additional information.
– Town Hall Meeting with Superintendent of Schools, Brian Osborne, Ed. D., on 2/5 at 7:30pm at Marshall. Click HERE for additional information.

Achieve Grants, Kindergarten Open House, & Dance Party for SOMS

Posted January 16th, 2014 by PTA

A fun night of music and dancing for ADULTS will be held on Feb 1st to benefit the 8th grade students at South Orange Middle School. Dance along to DJ Jeremy Moss, a Clinton & SOMS parent, or come to hear the rocking sounds of Mood Ring, comprised of current and former Clinton parents. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

Achieve’s Direct Grant Funding Campaign, which seeks to find additional moneys for teachers’ grant requests, is underway through January 31st. As of now, we have received over $5,000! Of the original 27 grants eligible, five are now fully funded and two are 50% funded. Please see the attached document to find out how you can help teachers in our district meet their goal. Contact Buena Chilstrom at the Achieve Foundation buenabob@gmail.com or 973-762-8274 prior to making a donation, or if there are any questions.

An open house for incoming kindergarten families will be held on Saturday, February 1st. The format will be similar to last winter’s very successful program, with a brief overview from administrators, followed by an open forum where parents can ask questions of building administrators and PTA representatives. The event will take place at Seth Boyden School. Please see the attached flyer and pass it along to your neighbors.

January 2014 Courier Online

Posted January 13th, 2014 by PTA

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Check it out! Be the first to see the Roving Reporters student newsletter inside the Courier newsletter!

MLK Day Celebration & Reminders

Posted January 9th, 2014 by PTA

MLK Day event

You’re invited to attend a district-wide event celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 20th, 10am – 12noon at the South Orange Middle School. Tickets are $7 per person and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Families are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to our area food pantries. Look for the event flyer with additional details in your child’s backpack. Or, for more information, please contact Rosanna McCrear or Mauri Solages. Please join us at this great community event.

Tonight is the SEPAC meeting with Dr. Furnari, the district Assistant Superintendant for Curriculum and Instruction. 7:30 pm at 525 Academy Street.

Tomorrow night at 7:30pm is the Ruby Ribbon event with 20% of sales donated to Clinton School PTA. Please contact Holly Pappas for additional information.

Donors Choose – Clinton Library

Posted January 8th, 2014 by PTA

Our wonderful librarian, Mrs. Latimer, has created a project at DonorsChoose.org that would support the Clinton School library. The project can be found at the link below.

You can click on Project Requests and get a full description of the seating. Also, this week any donors who enter the code DISNEY, get matching funds up to $100. Please consider a donation to Mrs. Latimer’s project.

Thank you in advance.

http://www.donorschoose.org/jlatimer

Holiday Re-Gift, Class Baskets, Prizes & PS4 Raffle

Posted January 8th, 2014 by PTA

We’re counting down to Tricky Tray!
Last year, we raised over $31,000.00 thanks to generous donations from local businesses and PARENTS like you! So far, we have some amazing prizes:
– Meadowbrook Country Day Camp 4-week session worth $4,000.00 (See attached flyer for details and info about an Open House on 1/26 w/ Clinton parents.)
– Rock of Ages tickets, One Direction concert tickets, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, VIP tickets to Nets, Yankees, & more!
– Time share at Disneyworld & more!
– Gourmet dinners delivered to your door, Mixology, Downton Abbey Night, & more!

Do you have holiday gifts that you won’t use, didn’t fit, or are duplicates, and you don’t know what to do with them? We will take it! Holiday Re-Gift Collection will be tomorrow morning at drop-off, and again at dismissal. Thursday, 8:00 am and 2pm at the front lawn/ street. Look for the car with the sign and bring your unwanted new items. (Another collection date is scheduled for Tuesday, January 14th at drop-off and dismissal.)

While you’re at the Re-Gift collection, enter for a chance to win the new PS4 bundled gaming system! The Tricky Tray team will be selling raffle tickets for you to win! Each chance is just $10 for a prize worth over $600! Drawing will be held at the Tricky Tray on Feb 8th (winner need not be at the event).

It’s not too late to donate a prize or service! Please contact Jung for details.

Do you love to host themed dinners or just love to cook? It’s a GREAT way to meet others and get social! Contact Mauri if you want to host a dinner or party.

All donations must be in-hand by January 24th so that prizes can be cataloged and wrapped in time for the event. Don’t forget to reserve your seat at the table! Gather a group of 8-10 people or meet new friends and choose to be seated at the Grade Tables. The Tricky Tray reservation form is attached. We’re so very excited to see you there!