Dolphin Newsletter

5.14.21

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Hello Clifford Families,


What an amazing week it has been to see our staff so celebrated by our Clifford families and community! There has been no shortage of cards, flowers, coffee cart treats and love this week towards all the Clifford staff. Your children have been so excited to share their thoughts and beautiful creations with their teachers as we have welcomed them onto campus this week. We had several parents reach out and to make sure that all our wonderful staff were shown the love! We are genuinely so blessed to be a part of this warm and inclusive community. Thank you for taking the time to show our staff the love and appreciation they deserve.


Thanks for hanging on with us as we screech to the end of this school year. We have lots of updates in the coming weeks, so make sure to read through the newsletter as it will answer many questions you might have.


With much gratitude,

Jude Noyes-Principal

Tiffany Parrish- Assistant Principal

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Upcoming...

5/17 @ 8:30: Principal’s Coffee

5/19 @ 7:00: Regular Board Meeting (passcode: rcsdbot)

5/20 @ 6:00: PTO Meeting

5/24 @ 5:00 SSC (meeting link)

5/26 @ Move-a-thon

5/31 No School (Memorial Day)

6/9 @ 10:00 am: 8th Grade Graduation

6/10: Last Day of School

6/10: Chromebook turn in (in person students)

6/11: Chromebook turn in (distance learning students)

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Please Vote for SSC Parent Reps!

A School Site Council (SSC) is group of teachers, parents, administrators, and interested community members who work together to develop and monitor a school's improvement plan. It is a legally required decision-making body for any school receiving federal funds.


Vote for 3 out of the 4!


Please Vote here!

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Chromebook/iPad Return/Technology

At the end of the school year, each student will be returning their Chromebook or iPad. On the last day of school, Thursday June 10th, students who are learning on campus will need to bring their district-assigned device, and charger, to be left in their classroom with their teacher. Students who have remained in distance learning will need to come to the office at Clifford on Friday, June 11th, and drop off their device. More information will be sent out by our technology department in the next few weeks.
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8th Grade Graduation June 9, 2021 @ 10:00

We are very much looking forward to celebrating with our families, staff, and students an in person graduation ceremony on June 9, 2021 at 10:00 AM on the lower blacktop! We will have caps and gowns for your students! We also plan on a small gift for each graduate. We are currently accepting registration for the event via an online Google form located here. Please register in advance as this is your "ticket" into the event. (staff do not need to register). Families of graduates can register 2 people per household (not including the graduate) to the event. Students who reside in more than 1 household may register 2 additional guests. Infants under two do not need a ticket and do not need to be registered. We look forward to this exciting celebration!
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Advanced Math Placement Testing 5th Grade!

On June 1-4 our 5th grade students will be taking the advanced math placement test. Please see the attached letter with information about what to expect and an explanation about our pathway. Additionally, there is an opt out letter attached if you do not wish for your child to take the assessment. For our distance students, there will be a google form sent to you to let us know if you want to have your student take the test on site. We will need to schedule with you to arrange for testing.
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RCEF and Bravemaker Present La Familia, La Comunidad

Please join the Redwood City Education Foundation (RCEF) for the premiere of mini-documentary La Familia, La Comunidad on May 26th at 6:00 PM to raise funds for three full-time mental health counselors at RCSD's most underserved schools. RCEF and Bravemaker present this film to highlight the resilience of Redwood City families during the pandemic.
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20-21 Yearbook!

You now have the opportunity to purchase our Clifford 20-21 yearbook! Our student leadership team has worked so collaboratively and creatively to make a wonderful TK-8 yearbook!


Purchase by clicking the link below!

https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1013445510592750


Or enter the purchase code: 1013445510592750 on https://tr5.treering.com/validate


Have questions? Email our student leadership teachers: mterrito@rcsdk8.net or jtanti@rcsdk8.net


Happy yearbook buying!

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SEPTAR "My Dream School Project" meeting on May 20th

You are invited to attend the next SEPTAR meeting, My Dream School Project, on May 20th at 7:00 pm. Learn why school districts across the country are moving to full inclusion models and why it is important to understand what it means to be in a Least Restrictive Environment.


View the short film, My Dream School Project, in which current special education students from the Redwood City School District answer questions and draw pictures of their dream schools. All music heard in the film is performed by RCSD Special Education students. One of our Clifford students will be featured in the film!


Thursday, May 20th, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Register by May 19th: https://septardreamschool.eventbrite.com

Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.


This meeting is open to the entire Clifford community, not just the special education students and staff. Flyer is attached below.

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Bee Box at Clifford

Thanks to the coordination of UC Berkeley Environmental Science student Taylor Rein with the Redwood City Arts Commission, we have a new addition to our school learning quad! This decommissioned bee box was painted by local artist, Elise Dimik, and got delivered to our school about 2 weeks ago! Taylor and his group worked with our and 4th grade students and Mrs. Katie Bair and the students learned all about pollinators! Thank you Taylor, Elise, and RWC Arts Commission, and Katie Bair!
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Registration Open for Redwood City Summer Camps

Redwood City Parks, Recreation & Community Services has released its Summer 2021 Activity Guide and opened registration for its lineup of summer camps. Priority registration is currently available for Redwood City residents! View the guide and register for camps!

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Celebrate our Healthy Cities Tutors!!!

You're invited to the annual Healthy Cities Tutoring Volunteer Recognition Reception (virtual event via zoom), 05/26, 4:30pm - 5pm. This heartwarming event recognizes our tutors for their amazing contributions over the years and those who have tutored this past year. Hear from tutors, students, and community members and meet some of our high school scholarship winners.

This is a short, fun event that is completely virtual (via zoom) and celebrates our volunteer tutors and their dedication to the students in our community.


Email info@healthycitiestutoring.org to RSVP and learn more.

Event date: Wednesday, May 26, 4:30pm - 5pm.
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MOVE-A-THON

Be a part of our Move-a-Thon! Our goal is to raise $7500 for the Clifford PTO General Fund which supports PE+, teacher stipends, Art in Action and Project Cornerstone.


Also, here are a few things to know about this important fundraiser:

• All families can support our school by either donating or sharing on funrun.com.

• All students get to participate in the Event day, regardless of financial participation


We are working hard to make this fundraiser safe, fun, and successful for everyone!


Key dates to remember:

Donating Started – 5/4

Register on FUNRUN.COM, SHARE, & GIVE!

Event Day – 5/26
SAVE THE DATE! You’re Invited!

Thank you for working with us to make our school stronger. We are grateful for your support!

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Woodside Performing Arts students creating musical theater!

Streaming May 7-16, Get your tickets today! Through the magic of technology, you will be impressed by and enjoy, in the comfort of your own homes, the amazing talents of our students, staff, and volunteers. Sing along to songs from some of your favorite Broadway shows: Phantom of the Opera, Dear Evan Hansen, Les Mis, Aladdin, Oliver, Spamalot, Addams Family, Waitress, and more.


COVID has changed many things for us, but one thing you can count on is seeing the magic of Woodside Performing Arts students creating musical theater! Under the direction of Bary Woodruff & musical director Juliet Green, 31 Woodside students have been working hard to create "A Musical Revue, Waitin’ for the Light."