Clinton Cougar Newsletter

November 2022

Dear Clinton Families,

We are very excited to be celebrating the 100 year anniversary of Clinton Elementary on November 17th. We will be hosting an open house for all Clinton Elementary students and their families. Clinton Elementary alumni, and community members are also encouraged to attend. It will be a fun event that showcases our past and our future!

Here is a little bit of history about Clinton Elementary:

Did you know that Clinton Elementary turns 100 years old this year? That’s right; there has been a school at this location since 1922. There has been a school in the city of Clinton since 1885. At that time it was called Summit School.

In 1922 the school had just eight classrooms, a furnace room and hallway with a coat room. After about 10 years, a basement kitchen was added. In 1960, the kitchen was condemned and moved upstairs into one of the classrooms.

In 1952, the eight room school building was remodeled. Two new classrooms were added. At that time, students from Sunset and South Weber also attended the school. In 1953, there were about three hundred students attending the school. In 1965, four more classrooms were added as well as a modern multipurpose room and kitchen area. The kitchen and multipurpose room are still here.

Clinton Elementary School had the same principal, Henry D. Call from 1925 to 1959, that’s 34 years! The principal after Mr. Call was Eldren Butler. He was the principal for 19 years. Neal Smith was the next principal and was here 9 years. The following principals were Craig Poll, Les Broadhead, Charles Johnson, Kathy Scott, Grace Larsen, Chris Laypath, Jake Heidrich, and Julie Lundell.

In June of 1982 the school was expanded and changed into a one-story school. This was when the patio was created. The east side of the patio is part of the 1965 addition.

We can't wait for everyone to come and walk down memory lane with us, at the open house on November 17th.


Julie Lundell

Principal Clinton Elementary

Grow, Achieve, Succeed!

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November Calendar

Nov. 7th Report Cards available on your MyDSD account

Nov. 8th Election Day- we encourage everyone to vote

Nov. 8th PTA Meeting 4:00

Nov. 17th 100 Year Anniversary Celebration 5:30-7:00 PM community invited

Nov. 23-25 Thanksgiving Holiday- no school

Smart Watches and Cell Phones at School

Our school policy is that student cell phones need to be turned off and put away in a backpack during the school day. Increasingly students are wearing smart watches, and parents may wonder how the policy applies to these.

Smart watches may be worn during the school day, if they are only being used as a watch. Students should not be texting or calling on their watches during school. This is highly distracting to teaching and learning for students. Teachers and office staff can help students call a parent during the school day from a school phone, should the need arise. If a smart watch is being used to text or call during the school day, then our school phone policy applies, and staff may ask the student to put the device in a backpack, or may hold the device until a parent can pick it up.

Thank you for helping us keep our students' attention on learning throughout the day!

PTA Events

Thanks PTA for sponsoring Red Ribbon Week!

Counselor's Corner

We have finished up with Flipping the Gratitude Switch lessons. Please ask your students to teach it to you. Also, for the November Parent Series, the message is how parents can help stop bullying. The class is held Nov. 9, 2022 6:30-7:30 PM via Zoom. .

This session covers the following:

  • What bullying is and isn’t
  • Who bullies and who gets bullied?
  • Stopping the bullying cycle
  • Bullying in social media
  • Bullying in school
  • Bullying in sports
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Friday School Spirit Day!

Our classes are having a school spirit competition each Friday to see who can show the most school spirit. Students should wear a school shirt, blue shirt, or grey shirt in order to be counted towards the class total for the most amazing school spirit. The winning class gets to display the spirit wreath for the following week.

Fieldtrip Chaperones and Volunteers

If you are interested in being a volunteer or fieldtrip chaperone, then you need to complete a Davis School District background check. These can take some time to get an appointment, and have completed, so earlier is better. There is a one time cost of $28. Please let Mrs. Lundell know if you need help with the fee.

You must call for an appointment with the Davis Human Resource Department for a background check. 801-402-5722

First Floor

45 East State Street

Farmington, Utah 84025-0588

Bring valid ID

Once a volunteer has successfully completed the background check, it is valid indefinitely, according to current state law. The background check will allow you to volunteer for any of your children for as long as they are in the Davis School District.

Waterford for Pre-Kindergarten

If you have a child that will be entering Kindergarten this year or if you have a 4-year old who will be entering kindergarten in 2023, we would like to invite you to participate in Waterford Upstart. Waterford Upstart provides four-year-old children access to the highest form of academic support in their early education at no cost to participants: The average Waterford Upstart graduate enters kindergarten reading at nearly a first-grade level and maintains their gains for years to come.

Register Here