Clinton Street Junior Public School (GR. JK-06) Be kind, be safe, and watch out for each other. Clinton has character! Clinton Public School is located west of Bathurst, south of Harbord and north of College Street. One of Toronto's oldest schools, it dates back to 1888. The present school was built in 1966 and serves over 400 students. Clinton Public School offers a strong academic program from Kindergarten to Grade 6. The school is also home to Grade 4-6 Gifted programs, K-6 Developmental Disability programs, a 4-6 Learning Disability program and before and after school daycare. Clinton is proud of its inclusive character and wide-range of learners.
Elementary Alternative Schools Online Application
TDSB has a wide range of elementary alternative schools available to students. Families are encouraged to research schools and programs to learn about the educational philosophy and distinct pedagogy. Students may apply for up to two elementary alternative schools. The online application for admission for September 2023 will be open from Monday, January 16 at 4 p.m. to Thursday, February 16, 2023, at 4 p.m.
To learn more about the application process, please attend an Elementary Alternative Schools webinar. Registration is required.
Wednesday, January 18 at 7 p.m. Registration link: https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DPnKsAXWTTuIbQf5Hfw7fg
If you missed the webinar, a recording will be made available afterwards and posted on the Elementary Alternative Schools webpage.
Parents/guardians/caregivers are asked not to contact schools directly for selection results. They will be notified by email in accordance with the timelines.
Clinton Street School Council Community Skate Night -- Tues. Dec. 13 -- 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. @ Christie Pits
We hope you will be able to join us for an hour of skating at Christie Pits from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13. On City of Toronto rinks, children 6 years old and younger are requried to wear a CSA approved helmet that covers the back and sides of the head. People 7 years old and older are encouraged to wear a CSA approved hockey helmet. We are going to be skating during the hour of leisure skating scheduled at Christie Pits. The ice will not be exclusive to the Clinton community which is perfect because we are an inclusive school. Feel free to bring other friends and family. There is no charge for the skating time.
Clinton Street Hosting the Junior Girls' Basketball Tournament on Dec. 15
Please click here for information regarding the junior girls basketball tournament at Clinton Street PS on December 15.
TDSB Code of Conduct and Progressive Discipline and Promoting Positive Student Behaviour Policies
When concerns arise regarding issues of behaviour, the two main TDSB polices / procedures that direct our actions are the Code of Conduct, https://ppf.tdsb.on.ca/uploads/files/live/98/1714.pdf , and Progressive Discipline and Promoting Positive Student Behaviour https://ppf.tdsb.on.ca/uploads/files/live/98/1801.pdf . The Code of Conduct applies to everyone who accesses the school and its grounds (staff, students, families, guests, community members) whereas the Progressive Discipline procedure is student specific.
Clinton Clothing Store Open Until Monday, November 7
Many of our families have been asking about the possibility of purchasing Clinton Street Cougars spirit wear prior to the winter break. We are pleased to announce that the on-line store is now open and will remain so until Monday, November 7. We expect completed orders to be sent to the school prior to December. We will not be re-opening the store again until the spring so this will be the last chance to get items prior to the winter break. The spirit wear sales are a fund-rasier for the school with all proceeds going towards the purchase of new school team jerseys. Our school's football and soccer teams rocked their new jerseys during our fall season and new school hockey jerseys will be next. As you will see, along wth the materials we offered before, we have also created a few new items to honour the 100th anniversary of our 1923 championship hockey team. The link for the store is:
Junior Boys' Volleyball Team
Pleae click here for the permission package for our junior boys' volleyball team.
Junior Girls' Basketball Team
Please click here for the information pacakge if you would like your child to participate in the Clinton Cougar Junior Girls' Basketball Team. Practices will be on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 - 4:30. If your child relies on TDSB transportation to get to and from Clinton Street PS, the family will be responsible for making arrangments for picking up their child at the end of the practice and for any tournaments. We thank Ms. Harding and Mr. K for volunteering to coach the team.
TDSB French Immersion Application Process
The application to the Early French Immersion program will remain an online process managed by the Central French Department and applications must be completed online between October 31 and November 25, 2022. An offer of placement in the program (not a specific school) is guaranteed to all on-time applicants. Families with an older sibling currently in an Early French Immersion program are still required to complete an online application for the new student.
Please click here for an information poster about the TDSB FI application process.
Visit the TDSB website for more information about Early French Immersion, Virtual & In-Person Information Sessions or the Application Process.
A Letter from The Clinton Street PS School Council
Please click here for a letter from the Clinton Street School Council.
A Letter from Artsmart
Please click here for a letter from Artsmart.
Permission Forms for Clinton Cougar Fall Sports teams
We are pleased to be offering four school athletics teams this fall. Please click on the name of the sport if you need a parent permission form and would like to print it from home. The cross country team is open to all Cougars from grades 2 to 6. All other teams are for grades 4 to 6.
Cross Country --- 1st meet on Oct. 11
Girls Soccer -- 1st tournament on Oct. 17
Boys Soccer- -- first tournament for Grade 5/6 on Oct. 4, first tournament for Grade 4 on Oct. 14
Boys and Girls Football -- Boys tournament on Oct. 20
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Clinton Clothing Store is Open Until Friday, September 23
Many of our families have been asking about the possibility of purchasing Clinton Street Cougars spirit wear like we did last year. We are pleased to announce that the on-line store is now open and will remain so until Friday, September 23. We expect completed orders to be sent to the school prior to Thanksgiving weekend.The spirit wear sales are a fund-rasier for the school with all proceeds going towards the purchase of new school team jerseys. We are ordering a new set of jerseys that can be used by our soccer, football and volleyball teams and the money made from last year's sales have covered roughly half the cost. For returning Clinton families, you will see that all items available from last year are still included, and we have added some new head ware (bucket hat and toques), along with some fleece items in adult sizes. The link for the store is:
Clinton Street Terry Fox Run -- Monday, September 19, 2022
Clinton Street's Terry Fox Run will take place on the Clinton Street PS field during the morning of Monday, September 19.
If you would like to donate, please go to:
Clinton Street PS' Orange Shirt Day on Friday, September 30
Clinton Street Ps will be recognizing Orange Shirt Day on Friday, September 30. More specific details about how we will be honouring the day will be shared with the community shortly. If you would like more information about Orange Shirt Day, please go to https://www.orangeshirtday.org/ .
Clinton Street PS Photo Day -- Monday, October 3/22
The Clinton Street Photo Day will take place on Monday, October 3. A more specific schedule as to when your child (ren)'s photo will occur will be shared with you as the date approaches.
Clinton Street PS Curriulum Night and First School Council Meeting -- Thursday, October 6/22
The Clinton Curriculum Night will be held on:
Thursday, Oct. 6 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
The first Clinton Street School Council meeting will take place on the same night:
Thursday, Oct. 6 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Both events will take place at the school.
Welcome to the 2022 - 2023 School Year
Please click here for the welcome back letter to the Clinton Street community from Principal Taylor.
Our School Hours
First bell: 8:50 a.m.
Classes start: 8:55 a.m.
Lunch: 11:25 - 12:40
Dismissal: 3:15 p.m.
Grade 1 - 6
First bell: 8:50 a.m.
Classes start: 8:55 a.m.
Lunch: 11:40 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
Dismissal: 3:30 p.m.
Many of the students at Clinton Street PS use TDSB Transportation Services to get to and from school. The school bus drop-off and pick-up area is right in front of our front doors on Manning Street so we ask that any parents driving their chidren to school to please respect our designated bus area.
The beginning of the school year is the busiest time of year for the TDSB Transportation department as they are finlizing bus routes and responding to new applications as quickly as possible. Please know that it is the TDSB Transportation Department and not Clinton Street PS that establishes the schedule and the routes. A representative from the transportatoin department should be in contact with your family once the bus route is established for your child.
If you have any questions about TDSB tranportation, we encourage you to access the following section of the TDSB website and follow the prompts.
Of course, you may contact the school if you have any further questions.
TDSB Elementary School Calendar for the 2022/23 Year
Please click here for the TDSB's Elementary School Calendar for the 2022/23 school year.