Clinton Elementary School
The Bear Facts!
December 11, 2020
Dear Clinton Families,
Thank you to all the families who picked up materials, including math textbooks, last week. We had a few amazing volunteers, as well, braving the cold to assist and keeping it fun! It was nice to see so many of our parents' faces, even behind masks. As we continue to plan for our return to school in January, please see advice from Nurse Harrigan in this newsletter. Also included in this newsletter is a Word Cloud created by Mr. Mack of all the motto suggestions that have been submitted!
Happy Hanukkah to all our families who celebrate. We know holidays may look a little different this year. Remember to reach out to us if you need any support!
Please stay well.
Until we all return to the physical building, we remain #Clintonstrong2020!
Fondly, Jennifer Connors, Principal & Zoila Correa, Assistant Principal
A Message from the School Nurse
Hello Clinton families. As we head into the holiday season, I hope you are all healthy and well. The holiday season is often a difficult time for many and this year I am sure even more of us are feeling a bit overwhelmed and missing our normal holiday routines and celebrations. We spend a lot of focusing on our physical health and well being, but it is important to focus on our emotional well being also.I have read many articles and listened to several webinars over these past months and a couple of common themes stood out. I thought it might be helpful to share them.
-This will not last forever. Progress is being made, this difficult time is just that, it is time that will pass.
-Don’t be so hard on yourself. Some days feel like nothing is going right, but take a moment to focus on all that has gone well or some of the unexpected happy outcomes you have experienced. I have spoken to many families and love hearing about how they are spending all of this “extra” family time. From movie nights and dance parties, to long walks or car rides, baking together, puzzles...the list goes on and on. This time spent together is priceless and perhaps the greatest gift of all.
-Spend time thinking about what is good.
I wish you all a very happy, healthy and peaceful holiday season. I look forward to seeing you in 2021, but until then I am just an email, text or call away.
Be safe and be well. Practice wearing masks for longer periods to develop endurance, practice hand hygiene and social distancing.
New Digital Books in MackinVIA
We just received a new order of 98 digital books in MackinVIA and I wanted to highlight some of them as they will support our readers. We now have Dragon Masters, I Survived e-books in addition to audiobooks, Amulet and Raina Telmegeier graphic novels, One and Only Ivan, Nate the Great, Geronimo Stilton and more. I also continued to diversify our collection with exciting new titles that tackle social issues. Remember that you can access them through Canvas, from http://somsd.mackinvia.com/ or the MackinVIA app.
- Mrs. Latimer