End-of-Year Picnic

Posted June 15th, 2015 by PTA


Clinton End-Of-Year Picnic / Spring Fair
Thursday, June 18th
4:30pm – 7:30pm
In the Back Field

Please see the attached flyer for the exciting details!

It’s going to “Bee” lots of fun as we celebrate the end of the school year and National Pollinator Week. Please “Bee” kind and volunteer using the following link:


For questions contact Leah Gomberg lgomberg@verizon.net or Holly Pappas holly.s.pappas@gmail.com

Book Fair is Coming: Volunteers Needed

Posted April 16th, 2014 by PTA


Volunteers help set up and break down the Book Fair. They also help students find books and fill out wish lists, complete and deliver orders, restock shelves, and keep the fair running smoothly.

We also need volunteers to donate food and drink for the Teacher Preview Luncheon on Wednesday, May 7th – share your culinary talent by bringing your favorite main dish, dessert or drink!

This year we are asking volunteers to sign up using SignUpGenius.com. You can go directly to our Sign Up Genius page using the link below to let us know how you can help:


We’d love for you to join us!

Tricky Tray 2014!

Posted October 23rd, 2013 by PTA

We have begun planning our biggest fundraiser of the year:

The Clinton PTA 11th Annual Tricky Tray and Auction.

This year our Tricky Tray will be held on Saturday evening, February 8th at the hall in St. Joseph’s Church in Maplewood. Please mark your calendar and save the date. You won’t want to miss this incredibly fun event.

Last year we raised almost $31,000 at our Tricky Tray/Auction and this year, of course, we want to do even better! The money raised at this event each year has been responsible for major purchases including playground equipment, a rock climbing wall in our gymnasium, and a complete audio/visual renovation of our auditorium.

This event is a major undertaking and we are the only PTA in our area brave enough to host one every year but, it takes a village and…

If you would like to volunteer to be a part of our committee, please contact Jung Lee Masters as soon as possible. We especially need help soliciting prizes, working a shift the night of the event, and being part of a clean-up committee. We will hold a Committee Kick-Off Meeting on Monday, October 28th at 8:00pm. Please email Jung for details.

We also rely heavily on you to help us collect prizes. Here are some ways you can help:

In recent years Clinton parents have donated items such as a Tiffany bracelet, Broadway tickets, books, tickets to Late Night with David Letterman and the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, electronics, clothes and accessories. Some companies are willing to donate merchandise and others are prepared to offer a sizable discount. If this is the case, please let us know! In the past we have used a Clinton parent’s employee discount at Macy’s to purchase a slew of great prizes. Prizes in the electronics category are always a big hit, so if you have any connections in that area, please let us know. We have a letter that can be used to solicit donations. Let us know if you’d like a copy.

Turn it into a prize! Some ideas: If you’re an accomplished tennis player, offer a one-hour private lesson. If you can bake, a decorated birthday cake would be a fabulous prize, if you are a fabulous cook, you can prepare and deliver a meal for four.

How about throwing a theme party? You pick the date, time, and theme, and we’ll auction off the invitations. Have you always wanted to host a Mystery Dinner? Mystery guests will make it all the more fun! Do you make a mean margarita? How about putting together a Cinco de Mayo party? The possibilities are endless for this prize—and oh so much fun!

Did your child receive two of the same video games for his birthday? Instead of letting one collect dust, donate it to the Tricky Tray. Did someone give you a gift card you’ll never use? Someone can use it.

An autographed script or backstage tour is always a popular prize. A few years ago Clinton parents starring in Broadway productions of Hair, Wicked, and The Little Mermaid offered backstage tours. A
Sopranos script signed by all the featured actors brought in big bucks another year.

Do you have a time-share or vacation home that you can spare for a weekend? Is there a hotel you stay at frequently that might offer a sizable discount? Please let us know!

Would you like to pool your money with some other families and donate a prize? In past years families have gotten together to buy bicycles, e-readers, and American Girl dolls.

The possibilities are endless and no prize is too big or too small. Contact JungLee Masters (973.275.3936) if you have a prize to donate or if you are willing to be part of our Tricky Tray committee.

School Show kick-off meeting

Posted October 21st, 2013 by PTA

The Clinton School Theatre is planning the 6th annual production of the All-School Musical Review!
We are having a kick off meeting this Wednesday at 7:30pm in the school auditorium.

Everyone is welcome! We are looking for directors, stage managers, and set designers.
If you have any questions, please contact Janet.

Donations Needed

Posted October 16th, 2013 by PTA

Dear Clinton Community-

Girl Scouts of Maplewood South Orange is requesting donations for Turning Point Community Services (TPCS), a homeless shelter in Irvington. There is an immediate need for a variety of items. Due to the shutdown of the federal government, women at the shelter are not receiving their WIC checks and, as a result, cannot buy much needed items for their children. Here is what is needed ASAP:

Enfamil Formula (Regular)
Diapers (Anything from newborn to pull-ups)
Non-perishable food (canned food, pasta, etc.)

If you can help out by making a donation of any of these items, the shelter would be most grateful. A collection box will be placed at the school entrance to accept donations. Thank you.

Pumpkin Patch helpers needed & Mr. Potato Head

Posted October 14th, 2013 by PTA

Our annual Pumpkin Patch is this Saturday from 11:00-2:00, and we need your help!

Please sign up to bake a homemade treat to sell or spend a little time meeting fellow Clinton parents by helping at the event. Sign up is online (by clicking here) or… contact Leah Gomberg to volunteer and Eileen Campos to donate baked goods.

Do you have Mr. Potato Head parts or a set hanging around that you are finished with? We are collecting them for the Pumpkin Patch this coming weekend. Send them in to school in a bag with your child (put Pumpkin Patch/Leah Gomberg) on the bag or leave them in the box in the front of school. Thank you for your help and hope to see you at the Pumpkin Patch on Saturday 10/19!