Cliffwood School Parent Newsletter
Dear Cliffwood School families,
We are halfway through the school year and this is a great time to take stock of how well your child is doing in school so far. The second marking period just ended and report cards will be posted next week. That being said, please do not let your child's report card grades be the sole indicator for how well he/she is doing in school. I encourage all parents/guardians to reach out to their child's teacher(s) regularly to learn about strengths, areas for improvement, and recommendations for how you can help your child at home. These discussions can happen on the phone, via email, or through in-person meetings, and can yield much more information compared to a simple letter grade. Please try your best to stay involved in your child's learning, especially during these elementary years. When the school, its students, and their families all work together, that's when our learners make their greatest strides and we all can be CLIFFWOOD PROUD!
Thanks and take care,
Mark Van Horn, Interim Principal
Congratulations to our Educators of the Year!
Shark Tank comes to Cliffwood!
Recently, students from Cliffwood, Ravine Drive, and Strathmore came together for the first Shark Tank Night at Cliffwood School. Mrs. Bauer's students designed their own inventions to solve real world problems and presented their ideas to the panel of “sharks.” The kids did a great job and were prepared with speeches, displays, and models for their ideas. See the picture below with Cliffwood's participants. The future is definitely bright for these young inventors!
Cliffwood hosts January BOE meeting
Counselor Chronicle newsletter
Each marking period, Ms. Simmonds, creates a helpful newsletter for parents. Please take a few minutes to read this valuable resource for parents. Click the link below to view the latest Counselor Chronicle.
Making a kindness video
Ms. Hickey's students are creating a video to promote kindness in school. Students have worked collaboratively to brainstorm, storyboard, and write a screenplay. The video will be filmed at Cliffwood School by a production company and will follow the story of how one act of kindness can lead to other acts of kindness. See some of these learners working hard in the picture below.
Celebrating our young authors!
Extended day parent survey
The district is trying to determine parent satisfaction with the present before- and after-care programs offered by the district through the YMCA. Please take a moment to complete the survey using the link provided below. Your input is important and appreciated. Thank you!
February Dates to Remember
- National Wear Red Day for Heart Health - Friday, 2/3.
- Title 1 parent meeting @ MAMS - Thursday, 2/9 @ 6:30 p.m.
- Star Student/PTO meeting - Wednesday, 2/15.
- School store during lunches - 2/15 and 2/16.
- ESL parent workshop - Wednesday, 2/15 @ 6:00 p.m. in the library.
- PTO pizza bingo - Thursday, 2/16 @ 6:00 p.m.
- District closed - 2/17 and 2/20.