Student Government Candygrams

Posted February 12th, 2013 by PTA

Just a reminder that today is the deadline for our student government candygram fundraiser. If you’d like to buy candygrams for classmates or teachers, drop off the form with payment and they will be delivered on Valentine’s Day.

The student government is raising money to donate to Heifer International.

Thanks!

Charter School Reform Petition

Posted October 7th, 2011 by PTA

Subject: Presidents’ Council Update on Charter Schools and Petition for Local Control Over New Charter School Approvals

Dear Families,

As we communicated last week, the two charter schools proposed that would have drawn students from the South Orange Maplewood School District were not approved by the NJ State Department of Education.

However, until communities have a say in whether charters open within their areas, we will face this issue year after year.

There are charter reform bills working their way through our state government and we need to show our strong support for them. The bills have passed the Assembly but they are yet to be passed in the Senate.

There is a Senate Education Committee meeting on October 13th and Save Our Schools has generated a petition that they feel will have an impact on that meeting. A link to the petition is below.

Your signature generates letters to your State Senator, NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney, and members of the NJ Senate Education Committee, letting them know that you want local control over the creation of new charter schools in your community.

The petition asks for your name and address in order to determine which Senator represents your district. If you do not want your name displayed publicly, simply uncheck the box under your address.

To read and sign the petition, click here.

Thank you for all you are doing! It is having a big impact.

Cecelia Cancellaro, Co-President ccancellaro@verizon.net
Suzanne Turner, Co-President

Clinton in the News

Posted November 3rd, 2010 by PTA

Read about Clinton’s own Election day here .

Also, South Orange Patch has covered the Clinton School Food Bank.

Thanks for your help supporting our food bank. Please keep the generous donations coming.

School District Satisfaction Survey

Posted May 26th, 2010 by PTA

REMINDER: the School District of South Orange and Maplewood is conducting a survey to determine how satisfied you are with the quality of education the district provides to your students.

Please take a moment to share your thoughts by answering the following questions. Your responses will be anonymous and help us direct our efforts by letting us know what you think our strengths are and what you suggest we improve upon.

Please complete one survey for each school your children attend.

Please complete the survey by Friday, May 28, 2010.

Please click on the link to participate.

Some people have inquired as to the meaning of ELA in Question 3.
Those three letters stand for English Language Arts. Sorry for the confusion.

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Bike Rack Installed!

Posted June 2nd, 2009 by PTA

On Thursday, May 28th, Clinton School held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony for their brand new 5th grade bike rack. It was a very special moment for the school since the bike rack purchase was the direct result of the Clinton School Student Government’s efforts, over the course of the last two school years, to change the district policy on riding bikes to school. Previously, 5th graders were not legally allowed to ride and park their bikes at elementary school buildings. Thanks to the rigorous efforts of Hannah Gibbons (Clinton’s 2008-09 Student Government President) and Madison Byrne (this year’s President), petitions were signed, letters were read to the Board of Education, and supporters were rallied.

The district policy was officially changed in May and now Clinton 5th graders will benefit from the physical activity of riding a bike to and from school and our earth will benefit from several less car drop-offs each day.

Although rain prevented the ceremony from being held outside, Hannah Gibbons, SOMS student and former Clinton School Student Government President and Clinton principal, Patricia O'Neill cut a red ribbon to celebrate Clinton's new 5th grade bike rack.

Although rain prevented the ceremony from being held outside, Hannah Gibbons, SOMS student and former Clinton School Student Government President and Clinton principal, Patricia O'Neill cut a red ribbon to celebrate Clinton's new 5th grade bike rack.