Greetings Clinton Families!

 

Candice DavenportTo all our new families, a warm welcome to Clinton Elementary School! To our returning families,  a high five and welcome back! 

 

We are so excited to start the 2019-2020 school year with you and your student(s)! The Clinton PTA board has been rolling up their sleeves and hard at work planning some great things for this year.  

"What makes students from Clinton School so great?"

 

When people around the district ask, "What makes students from Clinton School so great?", upon reflection one of those successful pieces is the participation of Clinton parents. Research has supported, time and again, that parent involvement in education is crucial. Here are some things the experts have found over the years: 

  • No matter their income or background, students with involved parents are more likely to have higher grades and test scores, attend school regularly, have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school.
  • Regardless of family income or background, students whose parents are involved in their schooling are more likely to have higher grades and test scores, attend school regularly, have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school.
  • The most accurate predictors of student achievement in school are not family income or social status, but the extent to which the family creates a home environment that encourages learning, communicates high yet reasonable expectations for the child’s achievement, and becomes involved in the child’s education at school.
  • When parents are involved at school, the performance of all the children at school, not just their own, tends to improve. parents who are involved in their child's school


Along with volunteerism and genuine curiosity and interest in your child’s academic, social and holistic development, we encourage you to learn more about the “Leader In Me” program.  The “Leader In Me” program is another innovation that is schoolwide that fosters our school’s culture of raising good people and one of those things that makes Clinton School a great school. We highly encourage you to familiarize yourself with the “Leader in Me” Program, developed by Stephen R. Covey, the bestselling author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  The Parent Guide can be found here:  https://www.leaderinme.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Parents-Guide-English.pdf

 

Lastly, we have a great team of school administration and staff who support our students and families every step of the way. On that note, we want to introduce you to our new school Principal, Jennifer Connors! You'll all have a chance to meet Principal Connors at the first general PTA meeting on October 10th at 7:30 pm in the Clinton Auditorium.  I hope you will join me in giving her a warm Clinton welcome! She is super excited to join the Clinton family and can’t wait to get started and meet everyone. 

 

Should you have any questions, please refer to our newly revamped website, www.clintonelementary.org  On the website you can find all your PTA board members under the ‘Our PTA’ tab. We hope that you will reach out and join a committee! 

 

Sincerely,

 

Candice Davenport, PTA President 2019-2020




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