The Clinton PTA welcomes author Kelly Yang

 Award-winning author Kelly Yang will be visiting Clinton Elementary School virtually to support her latest book New From Here. Kelly is the New York Times bestselling author of Front Desk, winner of the 2019 Asian Pacific American Award for Children’s Literature, Parachutes, and Three KeysFront Desk also won the Parents’ Choice Gold Medal, was the 2019 Global Read Aloud, and has earned numerous other honors including being named the best book of the year by Amazon, The Washington PostKirkus ReviewsSchool Library JournalPublishers Weekly, and NPR. 

 New From Here is a poignant middle-grade novel about courage, hope, and resilience as an Asian American boy fights to keep his family together and stand up to racism during the initial outbreak of the coronavirus.

To order Kelly’s book online use this link: (HERE).   

Questions? Contact Mrs. Latimer

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Clinton Equity & Inclusion Committee Kickoff Meeting

Hello Clinton Parents!

We are starting an Equity & Inclusion committee of parents for our school community. And our first general interest kickoff meeting will be:

Wednesday Feb. 2nd at 7:30pm via Google Meet.

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 910-745-6730‬ PIN: ‪962 295 562‬#

Because the work on building community and prioritizing equity is ongoing, the goal is to make this committee a regular space to bring up, discuss and work on equity and inclusion in our school and celebrate the diversity of our community.

All parents are welcome, and parents of color are specifically encouraged to attend. We will:

ASK QUESTIONS -  What are your thoughts on diversity and equity in our school community - families, teachers, staff, curriculum? What's working and what could we work on?

CREATE A SPACE - This will be a parent-led space for equity and inclusion conversations, and a chance to offer your input and talent outside of our general PTA meetings.

BUILD COMMUNITY - Let's get to know each other. The pandemic has made it tough to gather with other Clinton families. We're hoping to offer regular meetings and foster a welcoming community of parents.

Hope you will join!
Clinton PTA Equity & Inclusion

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Recess & Lunch Volunteer Sign-Up: January 2022



We are reaching out to our amazing Clinton community to continue with volunteering efforts during recess and lunch time for our students. Please note that shifts are now separated into two times, 11-12 and 12-1. Two volunteers are needed daily for each shift, and depending on need, you will be asked to help with lunch or recess. We also cannot promise that you will be volunteering with your child/ren, but your presence is greatly appreciated where coverage is needed. It takes a village! 

Sign Up To Volunteer Here: HERE
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New Clinton Spirit Wear Store!

Our new Clinton Spiritwear shop is up and running!
Order online at Mod Studio and select "Clinton Spiritwear" at Delivery. Orders will be delivered by the PTA in January.
Happy Shopping!





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The Clinton Show is Back!

The Clinton Show has become an institution over the last decade, but sadly, the last two seasons were canceled due to Covid.....but we are back!


Performance is scheduled for May 2022 and we need Parent Directors to help make it a success!


No prior experience needed.


Find out more info here

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Picture Retake Day

Clinton School Picture Make Up/Retake Day
Hi Clinton Families!
Picture Make Up/ Retake Day is scheduled for Friday, November 19th. Any student that was absent during Picture Day or would like a retake can have their photo taken on 11/19. If you’d like your student to have their photos taken on the 19th, please send an email by Wednesday, November 17th to with your student’s name and teacher information. Only those that send an email by November 17th will be allowed a retake/absent photo, to ensure that we can give the school an accurate count. All photos are taken outside. 
For those that were absent on Photo Day, a card will be sent home with your student on instructions to view the proof. For retakes, it will be the same login information as the initial photo.
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Picture Day!

Tomorrow’s (10/26) Picture Day has been rescheduled to Friday, 10/29, due to the upcoming rain!


Clinton School Picture Days will be Tuesday, October 26th and Wednesday, October 27th. (Rain date is Friday!). Pictures will be taken outside during the school day, by class. Your child's teacher will let you know which day the class is being photographed.

After Picture Day you will receive more information about ordering your portraits online!

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Pumpkin Patch Pre-Order Deadline Has been extended to October 12th

The Clinton Pumpkin Patch returns on October 23!
We will have live music, pumpkins, crafts, cider, donuts, and more.
We are currently taking pre-orders of Pumpkins & Flowering Kales. If you were planning to purchase, please review this weekend and order your pumpkins in advance. PRE-ORDER DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 12th. 
Pumpkins will also be available to purchase on-site on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last.
Also, this wouldn't happen without your help. Please volunteer here for the day of the event.
* Masks are required. Please be mindful of keeping a distance while enjoying your cider & donut.
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Week of Respect 2021

October 4 - 8 is the 2021 Week of Respect! Please see the schedule of daily activities below.

Monday 10/04 - “We Can’t Mask Respect” Students are encouraged to wear their favorite mask.

Tuesday 10/05 - “Turn your back on Bullying” Students are encouraged to wear their shirt inside out.

Wednesday 10/06 - “Let’s keep the PEACE” Students are encouraged to wear tie-dye or peace inspired clothing.

Thursday 10/07 - “Being a Friend is no Sweat” Students are encouraged to wear their favorite sweatshirt and/or sweats.

Friday 10/08 - “CLINTON Red” Students are encouraged to wear RED for School Spirit.

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