Clinton Elementary School

The Bear Facts!

December 18, 2020

Dear Clinton Families,

I hope that everyone enjoyed the Snow Day yesterday! I loved seeing all the pictures on the Clinton Family Facebook page!

SOMSD has shared its Reopening Plan! If you have not watched the recording from the 12-17-2020 Return to School Town Hall, please take the time to watch or at least listen. I have included the link below. In addition, Dr. Taylor will be hosting a live (virtual) Q & A on Monday, December 21st at 7:30 PM. It is a lot of information to digest, and some, while interesting, is not specific to Clinton and the decision that you have to make on hybrid versus virtual. The date to have that decision in by is January 4th. Ms. Correa and I will be having Virtual Principal Office Hours on December 29th at 4:00 pm to answer any questions you may have specific to Clinton and our reopening. The important thing to remember is that the only right answer is the answer that is best for your family. The link for the Virtual Principal Office Hours will be sent before the meeting.

On behalf of all of us at Clinton, we wish you and your family a wonderful Holiday Season.

Please stay well.

Until we are together in person again, we remain #Clintonstrong2020!

Fondly, Jennifer Connors, Principal & Zoila Correa, Assistant Principal

SOMSD Pre-Recorded Return to School Town Hall Video

Leader in Me Clinton Motto

Check out this Word Cloud (below) that Mr. Mack created of all of the over 100 suggestions submitted for our Leader in Me Clinton Motto! Stay tuned for which motto is chosen!
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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.

Your Nurse,

Joann Harrigan

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 or the MackinVIA app.

- Mrs. Latimer

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