High School Acceptance Letters
Letters to 8th grade families went in the mail on 3/10, and should be arriving at your homes no later than Friday 3/14.
The families of children who did not get matched to a high school have been contacted by our school guidance counselor, Davida Hunter. She will assist and inform parents of their next steps for Round 2. Please feel free to reach out to Ms. Hunter directly if you have any questions.
Round 2 High School Fair
The Round 2 High School Fair to learn about your high school options, including new schools opening in 2014:
Saturday, March 15 and Sunday, March 16, 2014
11:00 am – 2:00 pm each day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Campus
122 Amsterdam Avenue (between West 65th and West 66th Streets)
New York, NY 10023
At the fair, you will be able to meet with school representatives and enrollment counselors.
Teacher Raffles are Back!
Buy a chance to win a unique experiencewith your favorite teacher!
Experiences include 'Out lunch' beyond the perimeter, Picnic in the Park, and a Nail Painting Party!
And many other fun and exciting outings!
Tickets are $5 each and will be sold during lunch this Friday, and before each Wizard of Oz show this Thursday, Friday and Saturday! Winners will be announced Saturday night after the last show!
DOE PARENT SURVEY – DUE BY APRIL 11th
PLEASE FILL IN AND RETURN YOUR NYC DOE Parent Surveys! It is important for our administration to know how you feel about your child's experience at Clinton, so please fill out your survey as soon as possible and return it to the Parent Coordinator or take the survey online by April 11th. Clinton students and faculty are also participating in this survey at school.
Directions are included in the packet that was sent home. If you have any questions, please contact Jill Bennett.
Thanks for participating!
Support the Spring Musical!
The Wizard of Oz, Clinton's Spring Musical, will be performed at 7:00 pm Thursday through Saturday, March 13-15, with a 3:00 pm matinee on Saturday as well. Tickets will be sold at the door (no advance purchase) $10 Adults/$5 Kids. Refreshments will also be available.
Please come early and check out the PA's raffle prizes. There will be gift certificates, jewelry and great beauty items perfect for Mother's Day gifts. Buy a ticket for a chance to win one of these great items. Raffle tickets cost $2, $5 or $10 depending on the value of the item.
Clinton is Expanding!
In September 2015, The Clinton School for Writers and Artists will be expanding to a High School! Our new building (see the architect's renderings to the right) is located at
10 East 15th Street, right in the heart of Union Square!
We will be adding a 9th grade in the 2015/2016 school year, and 10th, 11th and 12th grades in each subsequent year.
The April General meeting at 8:30am on April 11th is
a really important one for you to attend for a couple of reasons! Please
put it on your calendar now (and we'd also love to see you for the March
meeting, but we really need you in April)!
The revised by-laws need to be briefly discussed
and voted on by you - Clinton's parents.
following, we will be joined by Michelle Cuilla Lipkin, Executive
Director of the National Association for Media Literacy Education, who will be
discussing how to
MEDIA SAVVY with your kids. She will talk about social media safety, digital
citizenship and cyber-bullying, as it applies
to your kids.
that week, Michelle will be conducting grade-specific assemblies with all
Clinton students and staff, discussing these topics. All parents can benefit
from the information that is being provided to our students, your
The Parents Association needs your support! The PA pays for arts enrichment programs (like
dance and theater), the Spring Musical, classroom and art supplies, and other
expenses that benefit our kids.
also support our talented students by buying an Oz
T-Shirt. It's a unisex cotton
tee in emerald green with yellow lettering that says "There's No Place Like
Clinton." Shirts are $15, available in Youth XL, Adult S, M, L, and XL. Download the order form here, and leave with payment (checks
please) in Ms. Bennett's office. Please contact Debbie Halperin with questions.
The First Annual
Page & Pen Fest
Celebrating Clinton's three publications and the writers and artists who create them! There will be readings, autographings, and artist at work in the gymatorium on March 20th from 5pm - 6:30pm. Refreshments will be served, and everyone will receive the latest editions of all 3 publications.
Clinton is the top-ranked middle or elementary school in New York City, and you can read about that here, here, and here.
To receive weekly e-mail updates, including notes from the Principal, Parent Coordinator and PA, as well as other information, sign-up online.
Give to the Clinton Family Fund!
The Cinton PA depends on direct contributions from our families to support our school. Make a fully tax-deductible contribution to our Family Fund, 100% of which enhances the classroom experiences of our children and teachers. Remember – it is not how much you give but that you give. All gifts are appreciated, regardless of size. Donations are completely voluntary.
You may donate a lump sum or have your donation broken up into recurring monthly installments.–You may also make out a check to the Clinton PA and send it to the school (Attention: Jill Bennett) Be sure to check if your employer has a matching fund program – their HR office can give you the forms you need to have your donation matched.
ANY AMOUNT YOU CAN GIVE MAKES A DIFFERENCE!
All contributions will be kept confidential.
Thanks for doing your part to help support the best middle schools in NYC!