November 30, 2018 Issue

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In this issue:

  • PTA Meeting: Wed. 12/12 at 8:45am
  • Library Committee Mtg: This Mon. 12/3 at 8:40am
  • Auction Committee Mtg: Fri. 12/7 at 8:30am
  • Creative Writing Spa Day: Tus. 12/11 at 8:40am
  • JumpRope Workshop: Fri. 12/21
  • CEC D2 Panel on Proposed Changes to Specialized HS Admissions
  • Announcements & Reminders
  • Important Dates

PTA Meeting: Wed. Dec. 12 at 8:45am in the Cafeteria

Please join us for our December PTA meeting. As always, enjoy free coffee, bagels and yogurt shots! 

Amazing new 75M merchandise on sale – only while supplies last!

Final chance to check lost & found before it’s all donated (details below)!

Our agenda this month includes: a special presentation by a subject area teacher of Jacqui's choosing; updates on JumpRope, Out-Lunch, our Annual Auction & Fundraising Appeal; a report from Jacqui on the state of the school; and much, much more!

Come gather with fellow parents & guardians, catch up on what's been going on at school, and get your day off to a healthy start! (Did we mention the yogurt shots?)

Library Committee: First meeting, THIS Mon. Dec. 3, 8:40am in Library

Love books? Drop your kid off this Monday Dec 3 and join us at 8:40am in the gorgeous Library (4th floor). We are calling ALL library lovers including everyone who signed up to be on the Library committee. Why? Because we need *lots* of parent help to get this library open for the kids! No experience necessary — we will train! If you can’t make the meeting, but still want to make the library awesome, please email Jessica Goldberg (jgpollack@me.com) to let her know. Above is your view if you attend Monday’s meeting... books and sky!

Auction Committee: First Meeting Fri. Dec. 7, 8:30am in the Library

Our 2019 Auction planning is underway!!! Please join us at our kick-off meeting on Friday, Dec. 7 at 8:30am in the Library (4th floor). There are so many opportunities to help – from our online auction to the party to soliciting for donations. This is an incredibly important fundraiser for our school. So many of you signed up for Team Auction. Now is your chance (whether you signed up or not)! We hope to see you next Friday!

And please Save-the-Date for our Auction Party on the evening of Sat., April 13 in our very own gymatorium! Details to follow...

Writers' Group meets Tues. Dec. 11, 8:40am in the Library 

Need to re-awaken your creative side? M. M. De Voe (a/k/a Milda or mom of Zina) is hosting the next CREATIVE WRITING SPA DAY in the Library on Tues., Dec. 11 from 8:40 - 10am. Come with a writer’s notebook and something to write with! Old school writing implements only please! No experience needed – just an open mind, a pen, and a scrap of paper.

JumpRope Workshop with Jacqui, Katie, Ilene: Fri. Dec. 21

Jacqui promised. And she delivers. Before we disperse for the holiday, come to a workshop on Mastery-based Grading and JumpRope online grading platform. All your questions and concerns will be addressed!  Friday, Dec. 21 in the Cafeteria:

7th grade: 8:45-9:30am

6th grade: 9:30-10:15am

Bring an inquisitive mind and a can-do attitude!

Panel on Proposed Changes to Specialized HS Admissions: Mon. Dec. 3, 6:30pm at Clinton

Please consider attending a panel hosted by the School Board (CEC D2) and Community Board 2, at which the DoE will present the Mayor's Proposal for changes to Specialized High School admissions. This may impact your student's application to high schools. RSVP HERE if you would like to attend.

Monday, Dec. 3 at 6:30pm

The Clinton School

10 East 15th Street

Childcare provided

Download the FLYER HERE (includes translations to Spanish and Chinese).

Announcements & Reminders

  • Last Chance for Lost & Found. Final days to FIND IT or LOSE IT in the Lost & Found. All unclaimed items will be donated to a Holiday Clothing Drive in Sunset Park, Brooklyn following the last PTA meeting of the year on Dec. 12. Be sure to check out the many coats, hats, gloves, water bottles, lunch bags, folders and notebooks!
  • Immunization Form Deadline Dec. 12. If you received a notice in your student's backpack folder that their immunization record is incomplete, you have until Wed. Dec. 12 to submit updated information. Please send in to school office by that date!

Important Dates

Consider subscribing to our Google Calendar! Just CLICK HERE for our website calendar page, then click on the "Add to Google Calendar" icon at bottom right. 

  • Mon. 12/3 at 8:40am (Library) - Library Committee Mtg. 
  • Mon., 12/3, 6:30pm (Clinton) - CEC D2 Panel on High School Admissions
  • Fri. 12/7 at 8:30am (Library) - Auction Committee Mtg.
  • Tues. 12/11 at 8:40am (Library) - Creative Writing Spa Day
  • Wed. 12/12 at 8:45am (Cafeteria) - General PTA Mtg.
  • Fri. 12/21 at 8:45am (Cafeteria) - JumpRope Workshop with Jacqui et. al.
  • Mon. 12/24 - Tues. 1/1 - SCHOOL CLOSED - Winter Recess

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