The Dolphin


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Dear Dolphin families,

I hope that those who enjoy some trick-or-treating had a safe and fun evening on Saturday night! My family enjoyed some backyard games and a spooky haunted area of the yard that my teenagers made! We had a lot of fun! It seems that the year is moving so quickly and it's hard to believe that it is already November 1st!

I hope you all have a wonderful week!


Important dates!

Next Week:


  • Tues, Nov 10 – Asynchronous Day for Students
  • Tues, Nov 10, 6:00 pm- SSC Meeting | Link to Meeting
  • Wed, Nov 11 – No School, Veteran's Day
  • Fri, Nov 13 – End of First Trimester
  • Wed, Nov 18 -- Library Book Pick Up (Deadline to reserve 11/16 12:00 PM)
  • Fri, Nov 20-- Minimum day- Students released at 1:30
  • Mon-Tues, Nov 23-24– No School, Parent Teacher Virtual Conferences
  • Wed-Fri, Nov 25-27 – No School, Thanksgiving Holiday Break
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Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is back! While the Fair will be exclusively held online this year, we still plan on making it a fun and joyous experience for our kids.

Features include: Clifford School’s own online store, with a large selection of titles, at the right price points. Browse titles by grade, meet popular authors and discover the comfort and joy of our Fair. Every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!)

Save these dates and view our school’s Fair site:

Fair Dates: November 2-15

Online Store:

The store goes live on the 2nd!

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Direct Donation! Help support Clifford's Programs!

Hello Clifford Families,

My name is Jennifer Erskine and I have the privilege to be leading our amazing Clifford PTO this year. No one could have imagined that when we went home in March that our upcoming school year of 2020-2021 would be like this. As we all have struggled with these changes, we have also become closer within our Clifford Community. I am honored and so proud of the positivity our community has during these difficult times. We all have had to adapt and change how we have been doing things in the past. One the items that PTO has struggled with, is how do we raise enough funds this year during a pandemic when we cannot put on our biggest fundraiser, the PTO Auction?

Clifford PTO has committed to support and provide the following services this year:

•We are covering half of the salary of our wonderful Middle School PE Teacher, Mr. Dan Rogers. Dan is not only doing PE for our Middle School students but also running Study Hall on Wednesdays.

•Healthy Cities Tutoring – We support Healthy Cities that provides tutoring for our students. •Reimbursement of school supplies for Staff.

•Art in Action

•Project Cornerstone

•Marine Science

•Support for Staff participating in SEAL Training

•Books for the Library

•Staff Appreciation Through the summer, PTO met many times to review other ways we can fundraise and be successful with our endeavors.

As such, we respectfully request a donation from you, our Clifford family. Your support is critically important to enabling us to continue to support these valuable programs and services. We appreciate your investment in our school and children. This year, we raised our goal for Direct Donations to $100,000. While this is a large number, Clifford PTO usually raises roughly $150,000 with more than half coming from the Auction. We will have some smaller fundraisers throughout the year but through Direct donation, we believe that we can be the most successful. Any amount we help! You can also sign up on our website to support Clifford monthly in lieu of one flat amount. We appreciate your support. Please remember we are in this together.

Jennifer Erskine (PTO President)

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Payment Options

1. Pay lump sum donation by check. Your check can be dropped off at the school office or mailed to Clifford PTO Treasurer, Leslie Street, at 320 Oakdale Street, Redwood City, CA 94062. Please include the completed Direct Donation Form with your payment.
2. Pay lump sum donation of any amount online via the button below.
3. Sign up for monthly donations for any duration via the button below.

Thank you for your support!

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Using RCSD Zoom Accounts

If you weren't already aware, our district now offers Zoom accounts for our teachers and students! There are a couple of extra steps to join a Zoom meeting, and we hope this video will help families with a smooth transition.

Info for Redwood City Families

Each week, new opportunities are shared within our community to support and engage Redwood City families.

Redwood City School District Support & Info

Be sure to stay up to date on the latest news shared by the Redwood City School District in support of all students and families. Here are a few important links: