June 2018 Newsletter

Mrs. Hoffman’s Message

Warm weather, longer days, class trips, final projects, graduation plans – these are just a few of the signs that our school year is coming to a close. Special events are possible due to the hard work and dedication of staff and volunteers.

After school tutoring has ended for the year. Thank you to the parents who made arrangements for their children to stay, and thank you to the students who worked hard towards their goals. Thank you to the teachers for going the extra mile to pinpoint learning needs. Thank you to all of the staff, community and student volunteers for working one on one with our students every week.

Thank you, parents, for preparing your children for their end-of-year trips. Although our routines are disrupted, trips are school highlights for our students. Thank you to parents who volunteer to assist in supervision during these out-of-classroom learning experiences. Finally, thank you to all parents who have taken part in our pizza fundraiser throughout the year; these monies were used to cover all costs for our year-end trips.

As we look to our 2018-2019 school year, staff is meeting about the most effective groupings for students (class placements). Administrators and staff consider a range of factors, including but not limited to, the academic, emotional, and potential social benefits or concerns when placing a child in a given class. Class placements are announced on the first day of school. Next year’s classroom organization, as well as staffing changes, will be announced in our final end-of-June newsletter.

Good luck to staff and students who will be persevering in their work and studies until the end of the month. As always, please feel free to call, email, or stop in the office with questions or concerns.

Character Attribute Of The Month – Integrity

In June we will be focusing on the character attribute Integrity. “Doing what is right and honourable”

Integrity is standing up for what you believe is right, living by your highest values. It is being honest and sincere with others and yourself. We ensure consistency between what we believe, and say and how we behave.

Grade Eight Graduation

Our Grade Eight graduation will be held on Monday, June 25, 2018 at Clinton Public School. Adanac Images will be here at 7:30 p.m. to take the class graduation picture. The ceremony will begin at 8 p.m.

Track And Field Day – June 4, 2018

Clinton P.S. Track and Field day for grades 4 through 8 will be held on Monday, June 4. Rain date is June 6, 2018. We plan on holding the events at Central Huron Secondary School. Students will leave CPS and walk as a group following morning announcements and will be supervised by staff. Remember students should bring running shoes, sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses and water bottles.

Thank You Parents

Thank you for supporting the Clinton PS milk and pizza fundraiser throughout the school year. Your generous support has helped to raise the monies to support the following items/events for the 2017-2018 school year. Thank You!

  • All Year End Class trips!
  • Bussing and entry fees to all sporting events and all class trips
  • Christmas Concert
  • Remembrance Day Wreath
  • Eat and Learn Program
  • Kindergarten Registration
  • Grade 8 Graduation
  • CPS Photo Gallery
  • Lego Club
  • Chess Club
  • Dance Showcase
  • Ice Cream Party for student helpers

Thank you as well, for supporting the Clinton PS School Council fundraisers throughout the school year. Monies raised supported the Band Club and class field trips as well as completely covering the costs of new soccer posts, which will be a two year fundraising initiative.

Jump Rope for Heart

Thanks to our community and families for your generous support of our Jump Rope for Heart Fundraising Event. Not only did our students enjoy skipping and fitness activities, but together we were able to raise $765 to support a worthy cause in our community.

News from the CPS Band

The CPS Band represented our school very well at “Loud and Proud 4,” a mass band event in Stratford, involving close to 500 elementary students. Band members are now busy rehearsing for their final performance of the year, at Canada’s Wonderland on June 15. The band and Mrs. Erb are thankful for the continued support of parents, C.P.S. staff, School Council and community members. A special thank you to the Huron Happy Hearts Square Dancing Group and to the Clinton Wheel ‘n Dealers Dancing Group for each donating $100 to our Band Club.

News from the Library

Thursday, June 14th will be the last day to check books out of the library. Notices for outstanding books and fines will be sent home the following week. Over the remaining weeks of the school year, all library books must be returned or paid for. Fines paid for books that are later found and returned, will be refunded.

Thanks to all who supported another successful Book Fair. Our library will benefit from this Book Fair with over $1300 worth of new books to be added to our collection. The winner of the book fair draw for 25 dollars worth of free books was a student from our Grade 1/2 classroom. Her teacher, Mrs. Koene also received 25 dollars worth of product for the classroom.

Kay Johns –TRA

TD Summer Reading Club

At all Huron County libraries throughout the summer, the TD Summer Reading Program, is offered to children between the ages of 4 and 12. The program runs from Tuesday, July 3th to Friday, August 24th with our goal being to increase the level of interest in reading with children over the summer break. By playing games, making crafts, winning prizes, and reading together children are making social connections and are engaging with reading! To get more information and to register, contact or visit your local Huron County library branch. More information about the program can be found online at the TD Summer Reading Club website.

A summer of exploration and fun awaits you at the Huron County Library!

Let’s Talk Tech and Math

The AMDSB Parent Involvement Committee invites you to its next event:

Let’s Talk Tech and Math Evening
June 6, 2018
Seaforth Public School gymnasium
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

– An interactive evening showing parents how technology intersects with math in the classroom
– Giving parents hands-on opportunities to use technology
– Homework help demonstration

A variety of stations will be set up that will focus on the four grade segments of learning; Primary K-3, Junior 4-6, Intermediate 7-10 and Senior 11-12.
Parents can drop in throughout the evening similar to an Open House. Children are welcome too.

Safety Bike Rodeo

The Clinton Optimist Club is sponsoring a Safety Bike Rodeo at the Clinton Legion on Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 11 am to 2 pm. Participants will get a chance to win one of 2 new bicycles!

How Well Can Your Child See?

Let Eye See…Eye Learn® help you find the answer.

Has your child had a comprehensive eye exam by an optometrist? Your child’s classroom is visually demanding. As much as 80% of their learning is done through their eyes. Don’t assume you will notice something is wrong with your child’s vision as many conditions are not visible to an untrained eye. As many as 1 in 4 children has a vision problem. Young children often have no form of comparison to know what vision should look like. Children assume everyone sees the world like they do. Children’s eye exams and follow ups are covered by your child’s Ontario Health Card so there is no out of pocket cost. Junior Kindergarten children can also participate in Eye See…Eye Learn® and receive a complimentary pair of glasses if they are needed. To find a local optometrist or learn more about Eye See…Eye Learn, visit  the Eye See Eye Learn website. or call 1-855-424-ESEL.

Give us 30 seconds: Take a look at the Eye See…Eye Learn PSA video on You Tube at how Ian struggles every day to see his world.

Protect Your Head, Wear a Helmet

Head injuries are the No.1 cause of serious injury and death to kids on bicycles. A properly fitted and correctly worn helmet can make a dramatic difference, cutting the risk of serious head injury by up to 80%. Parents can help by setting an example and using a helmet when they ride.

Keep yourself safe when biking:
•Ensure bikes are adjusted to rider requirements
•Get trained in bicycle safety
Use designated areas for riding when available
•Be sure your bike has reflectors and lights

Use Sunsense
Get outdoors and be sun safe.

1 – Wear a hat!
2 – Play in the shade
3 – Put on sunscreen
4 – Cover up
5 – Wear sunglasses

Outdoor play and learning are essential to children’s health and development. Appropriate sun safety habits maximize health and enjoyment in the outdoors and prevent skin cancer from exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR).

Schools, families and communities can work together to play a significant role in reducing exposure to UVR and changing behaviour through policy, education and role modeling.