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Welcome!  

The Parent Association (PA) of the Clinton School is an integral part of the school. Throughout the year, the PA sponsors community-building activities and raises funds to provide enrichment and to supplement the education of our students. The PA also strives to promote good communication between students, families, staff, and faculty. All parents and guardians are automatically members of the PA when their children attend our school.

If you would like to volunteer, we have a wide range of opportunities – some of which can be accomplished from home.  Please click HERE for volunteer information.

Our community relies on the involvement and generous support of all families, and we appreciate your time, resources, ideas, and financial contributions.

To read the Parent Association Bylaws, click HERE. If you have an idea, or a special talent, skill or interest you’d like to share, please contact the PA.

 

 

 

 

Donate Directly to Our School’s Biggest Fundraiser

Questions? Contact the Treasurer at treasurer@theclintonschool.net

The success of Clinton depends on direct contributions from our families to support our school, and we need 100% participation to ensure that the arts-based, rigorously academic culture of our gem of a school remains strong.

Donations are strictly voluntary, but we hope you’ll give according to your family’s means in order to show your community involvement. We ask that every family consider giving a suggested donation of $500 per child. Give a little, give a lot: It all adds up to help pay for upgrades in technology, ongoing arts enrichment and community arts partnerships, teacher development, participation in the International Baccalaureate Program, and so much more.  

The Clinton PA is a registered 501 c 3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible!

It’s so easy! Make a one-time contribution, or have your donation broken up into recurring monthly installments—the choice is yours.

Contribute by making a donation directly online by clicking the DONATE button on the home page.  Or download the form HERE and mail your check, made out to The Clinton PA, to:

The Clinton School
Attn: PA Treasurer
Clinton PA
10 East 15th St.
New York, NY 10003

Or you can simply drop off your envelope in the safe in the the PA room or hand it to a PA Member at one of the Friday PA Meetings. 

Don’t forget to double your money with minimal effort: If your employer has a matching funds program, the HR office can provide you with the forms you need to have your tax-deductible donation to Clinton MATCHED!

Here are some other fun ways to support Clinton:
Buy Clinton clothing items at the School Store (New Styles!).

Solicit and/or Donate items to the annual Clinton Auction.

Sign up for online consignment store Schoola, and mail in your gently used clothing: Clinton gets $2 of every $5 earned, and you get to de-clutter your closets and drawers.

Amazon Smile: http://smile.amazon.com

Thank you!

Come meet and greet fellow Clinton families!

Our first general PA meeting is Friday, September 15, at 8:15am. Coffee and donuts will be served.

The Clinton Parent Association General Meetings are held in the library, in the mornings at 8:15 am. Please join us! Coffee and donuts will be served and an update will be given by Principal Levin and the PA every month. Please join us!

2017-2018 Parents Association Meeting Schedule* 

Friday, September 15
Friday, October 20
Friday, November 17
Friday, December 15 (in cafeteria, not library)
Friday, January 19
Friday, February 9
Friday, March 16
Friday, April 20
Friday, May 11
Thursday, June 14

*meetings begin at 8:15am and take place in the school library on the first floor. Typically meetings are scheduled on the third Friday of the month. Some meetings are adjusted to accommodate school holidays.  All meetings are subject to change.

 

 

The Clinton PA Executive Board is a group of parent volunteers, elected yearly in the Spring, who govern the PA according to its accepted bylaws. The PA Executive Board works with the Clinton community to support the vision of the school through fundraising and the implementation of programs and initiatives. The PA Executive Board meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 8:15am in the PA Office. Questions? Contact us at clintonpa@theclintonschool.net .

2017-2018 Executive Board:

Co-Presidents 
Joon Choi-Song and Lynn Cohen

Vice President 
Ann Doyle and Jana Ross

Co- Secretaries 
Michelle Lipkin and Adrienne Saccone

Co- Treasurers
Tracy Kahley and Iris Schaer


Have a question about PA finances or taxes? Donations? Confidentiality? Contribution receipts and the PA's tax status? Please contact the Treasurers

Members at Large 
Laura Galen
Sarah Johnson
Mala Mosher
Liz Scheff

 

 

Volunteer, Community Building & Fundraising

With the help of the Clinton community, the PA coordinates events to raise funds to support academic and arts enrichment.

A sampling of the activities and initiatives that are supported by our fundraising efforts are: (subject to change).  

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
Ballroom dance for the 8th grade
Theatre for a New Audience for the 7th grade
Middle and Upper Grades Musicals
Middle and Upper Grades Plays
Winter Festival
School supplies
Scholarships for class trips
Books and supplies for visual and performing arts
Music program
Teacher support and professional development
8th grade stepping-up ceremony
Technology Hardware
Teacher Appreciation
and more!

The PA also coordinates community-building, social events, at no cost, for both students and parents/guardians such as potlucks and dances, parent-teacher forums, guest speakers, parent education, and idea sharing.

Currently, the PA raises funds by:
The Clinton Family Fund
Online Auction
Raffles
Schoola
Amazonsmile
School Store
Tickets (suggested donations) to social events

Volunteer help is always needed and appreciated! Can you help in any/all of the below?  If so, Contact Us!  (or for any questions or additional details about a committee)

Parent Association Executive Board 
Audit committee
General data entry
General office help
Fundraising/Events Committee 
Auction Team
Hospitality Committee (help coordinate coffee, snacks, etc. for meetings; Reach out to local businesses for donations)
Clinton Family Fund
Technology/Website/Communication
Chaperone Class Trips
Solicit Donations for Events
Organize School Dances
Grant-Writing
Merchandising/School Store
PA Meeting Speaker Ideas and Coordination

Do you have experience in any of the following areas? Contact us!
Website help
Graphic Design
Set Design
Photography
Grant Writing
Costume Design
Green Initiatives

Can you donate or provide services or supplies to the school? Contact us.
Food/Beverages for Events
Art Supplies
Printing of Materials
Apparel for ClintonWear (T-shirts/Sweatshirts/hats...)
Musical Instruments
Own a car/minivan (for transporting goods/equipment)

Other: Do you have any contacts at a corporation or foundation that may be able to help Clinton? Please contact us.

We currently support visual and performing arts and writing. Do you have any special skills or contacts that might be helpful in any of these areas? Please contact us!

Is there anything else you'd like to tell us? Please contact us!

Below is a sampling of Clinton events held throughout the year.  These are all community- building events. Additional academic, classroom events are shared with parents/guardians throughout the year, as well as PA and school-sponsored parent/guardian seminars:

Winter Festival – An evening talent show 
Dances – Valentine’s and Halloween
Poetry Slam – A school-day poetry reading. Parents are invited.
Musical for middle and upper grades
Play for middle and upper grades
Sporting events – Volleyball, soccer, basketball, table tennis, and more
The Clinton Games – our field day/Run For Reason – A school-day run and fund-raiser Movember – During the month of November, male teachers grow mustaches, and the students vote with dollar for the best mustache. The money raised goes to a charity
Clinton Ski Trip—Saturday ski trip open to middle and upper grades
Gallery Night – All students may submit artwork for an evening art gallery
Online Auction and Gala

 

We welcome new ideas and your support! If you’re interested in learning more, joining a committee or helping with any event, or if you have a question or suggestion, please contact clintonpa@theclintonschool.net. Team up with other parents and join the fun!

Remember to donate to the Family Fund by clicking the DONATE button on the home page.