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Dear Families and Friends of Clinton Elementary:

            September has flown by and our school routine is now in full swing!  It has been wonderful welcoming everyone back to school and getting to know the Kindergarten students as well as new students that have moved into the area.  It has also been a wonderful experience to welcome the Pre-K students as well!  I can tell it’s going to be another AWESOME year!

         Bulldog With Cap.png   I would like to take a minute to talk about our school-wide theme.  As you may already know, we have been using “BARKS” points to talk about how we can Be Accountable, Respectful, Kind and Safe here at Clinton Elementary School.  You might remember that the students earned over 25,000 points last year and for that I sat in a dunk tank for part of our Field Day activities!!  The students have been challenged to break that record this year.  We are keeping the points on display in the lobby from last year as a reminder and this year we will be keeping track on a thermometer that is right outside my office door.  The students are very excited about this and I have no doubt they will be determined to break last year’s record!!    (Thanks to Ms. Giard, the Art teacher, for creating the thermometer!)

            It is always a goal of mine to get to know each and every student here at Clinton Elementary.  This year, along with being in the classrooms, the cafeteria, and outside at recess, I will be eating lunch once a week with a small group of students.  According to the calculations provided by one of our fifth grade teachers, Mr. Herrick, I will be able to eat with every student in the building by the end of the school year.  I want to thank him for putting this schedule together for me.  I am very excited about spending this time with your children. 

            Parent/Teacher conferences are right around the corner, so be sure to sign up for a time to meet with your child’s teacher.  It is important that you sit down and discuss your child’s progress, as everything we do is in the best interest of your child and the home-school connection is critical to ensure their ongoing success.  Finally, please know that my door is always open and I welcome your input as we work together to make this school year a wonderful experience for your child!


                                                                                                Educationally Yours,

                                                                                                Mrs. Gordon  J

Just a few reminders:

  • School begins at 8:10.  Please do not drop your children off prior to this time.  There are no staff members on duty before then, so your children would remain unsupervised.  If your child walks to school, please send them so that they are on time, but not too early.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.  It helps us to keep all of our students safe!
  • The fall weather is upon us, so please be sure to send your child with a sweatshirt and/or jacket.  The morning recess tends to be a bit chilly and we do go outside!  Thanks!!