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Upcoming Events...

Clifford School 2019-2020 Events Schedule

2/6, 6/5 Super Minimum Days all classes end at 11:45

10/14- No school

10/17/19 The Great California Shakeout! Earth Quake Drill 10:17 A.M.

10/17/19 PTO Meeting @ 7:00 PM in the Library

10/21-10/25 Scholastic Book Fair

10/21-10/25 Reading Challenge Fundraiser

10/22/19 School Site Council 3:00 Room 16

10/30/19 @ 5:00 ELAC Room 16

10/31/19 Halloween Parade/Middle School Carnival

10/31/19 TK and Kinder parade at 11:45. Kinder students are allowed to wear their costumes to school all day

11/6/19 School Tours Begin 8:30-9:15

11/9 Clifford PTO Auction 90s Theme!!

11/11 No School Veterans Day

11/13/19 End of 1st Trimester

11/19/19 Coffee with the Superintendent @ 8:30 room 16

11/21/19 10:00 A.M. 6-8 Awards Assembly, MUB

11/25 & 11/26 Parent/Teacher Conferences (No School for Students)

11/25-11/29 Thanksgiving Week No School

12/6 Coffee with the Principal @ 8:30 room 16

12/6 Winter Family Night

12/20-1/7- Winter Break No School (Students return on 1/8/20)

1/20/20- No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

2/7/20-2/9/20 Clifford School Play- Legally Blonde Jr.

2/24/20-2/28/20- 7th Grade Yosemite Trip!

3/20/20- Lincoln's Day- No School

3/27/20- Family Dance @ Clifford

3/30-4/3 5th Grade Outdoor Education

4/6-4/10- Spring Break- No School

5/21/20- Open House 6PM

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The RCSD Superintendent, Dr. John Baker will be at Clifford on November 19, 2019 @ 8:30 in room 16 for coffee and conversation. Please join us!
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The Great Shake Out! 10/17/19 @ 10:17 A.M.

On October 17, 2019, our school will participate in the annual Great California ShakeOut, the largest earthquake drill in U.S. History. California is joined by 41 other states and U.S. territories plus several other countries that are also participating in ShakeOut drills on the same day! Everyone will practice how to “drop, cover and hold on,” and teachers will discuss the importance of earthquake preparedness with our students. This is the chance for us all to practice what to do during earthquakes to reduce injuries.

At 10:17 a.m., your child will drop to the ground, take cover under a table or desk, and hold on, at the same time as millions of other Californians.

Earthquake preparedness is a responsibility of all Californians and we encourage you to also discuss earthquake readiness with your child and others at home, to take steps to get prepared, and to participate in the ShakeOut.

On October 17 at 10:17 a.m.:

1. Drop, Cover and Hold On: Drop to the ground, take Cover under a table or desk (or cover your head with your arms), and Hold On to it for at least 60 seconds. Practice now so you will immediately protect yourself during earthquakes!

2. While on the ground, look around and imagine what would happen in a big earthquake, when shaking may last for 1-2 minutes! What would fall on you or others? What would be damaged? What can you do now to reduce losses?

3. Finally, practice what you will do after the shaking stops.

Prepare for earthquakes:

  • Do a “hazard hunt” for items that might fall during earthquakes and secure them.
  • Create a personal or family disaster preparedness plan.
  • Organize or refresh your emergency supply kits. Be sure to store at least one gallon of water per person, per day, for at least 3 days and ideally for 2 weeks.
  • Identify and correct any issues in your home’s structure.
  • Enroll in a local Community Emergency Response team (CERT) training to learn more about how to take care of yourself and your family when you are “on your own” after a disaster.

Earthquake Preparedness Websites

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Clifford PTO Auction November 9, 2019- I love the 90s Theme!!

Saturday, November 9th, 6pm-10pm

Devil’s Canyon Brewery
935 Washington Street, San Carlos

Early Bird Tickets $75 per person $145 per couple
After 10/18: $80 per person, $155 per couple
You can also sponsor a staff member to attend as well.

Live DJ * Food & Drinks * Live & Silent Auction

Buy Tickets Here!

CLIFFORD PTO FUNDRAISER Reading & Listening Challenge 2019

Raise at least $50 for your school for the chance to enter a raffle. 3 chances to win!



Donations are due November 1, 2019 to be counted towards the raffle.

Make sure anyone donating for you online lists your name so that you get credit!

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Our wonderful sheriffs will be joining us monthly and will be available to discuss concerns you may have with the community/safety concerns and or to ask questions of our resource officers! They will be bringing coffee and pastries for each meeting!! The meeting will be in room16! 2:45 on 11/8!
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School Site Council - 2 Parents Needed

The Clifford School Site Council (SSC) discusses various aspects of our school programs, gives input to planning and votes on the school plan and categorical budgets. Council meetings last one hour and are generally held once a month from September to May. The SSC is an interesting and rewarding way for you to participate in the education of your child(ren). No prior experience is necessary and we welcome anyone who has an interest in learning more about the school and being part of decision making at Clifford. If you wish to be considered as a member of the School Site Council please email Jude Noyes at at Clifford School. We hope to see a lot of parents at our meetings!

We are currently looking for two more members on our SSC. If you are interested in serving on the site council for two years, please submit your name for the SSC ballot by 10/25/19. You can submit by email:, or drop by the school office and turn it in.

Yes, I am interested in having my name placed on the ballot for election to the Clifford School

Site Council.

Next Site Council Meeting is on 10/22 at 3 in Room 16

I understand it is my responsibility to submit a brief one-paragraph statement for inclusion on the ballot. This nomination and statement are due by noon, Friday, October 25.






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ELAC Meeting on 10/30 @ 5:00 PM in Room 16

We will be meeting on 10/30 for our ELAC meeting. Childcare will be provided.

The purpose of the ELAC Committee is to advise the principal and school staff on programs and services for English learners and the SSC on the development of the Single School Plan for Student Achievement. Learn about reclassification of students and ELPAC.

Please join us!
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Clifford School Halloween Costume Guidelines!

Students may bring Halloween costumes to school on Thursday, October 31, 2019. 1-5th Students can change into costumes at lunch for students who choose to dress up. 6-8 students can wear their costumes to school. All costumes must adhere to the following conditions:

  • Clifford Dress Code – no bare midriffs or “revealing” clothing, short-shorts, all clothes should completely cover undergarments, appropriate shoes must be worn, etc.

  • You must be able to sit, walk, breathe, see and hear!

  • Costumes cannot promote the use of drugs, alcohol or weapons of any kind. No fake blood or gore.

  • No pretend “prop” weapons such as water pistols, knives or swords.

  • Costumes may not be offensive or inappropriate in any way.

  • Any costume that will disrupt the routine of the day or class, including PE, will not be allowed.

  • The final decision on all costumes will be made by the administration.

Please remember that this is still a full school day. Students are expected to fully participate in each class throughout the day. We are looking forward to everyone following the guidelines, coming up with creative costumes, and having fun!

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Project Cornerstone! Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon...

In October we begin Project Cornerstone. This is our 3rd year having this wonderful program at Clifford. From the PTO website, “Project Cornerstone’s Asset Building Champions (ABCs) are caring adults who read books and lead discussions with students in class. Through select stories, we will help build a school-wide language for handling social-emotional and relationship issues and empower students to make good choices. What’s more, ABC readers will connect with students and make a difference in their lives all year long. You can visit their website We are looking for caring parents and adult volunteers who want to engage with students once a month in class (you don’t have to read every month! Any amount of time that you can contribute will be much appreciated For more information or to sign up, please contact Shabnam Moon at

Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon...

Molly Lou is a unique little girl with big confidence, bolstered by the support of her grandmother. This story illustrates how the support of a caring and loving adult can, along with the recognition of your own personal powers and self-talk, can make one strong and brave to stand up to bullies... and even create change in one's own world.

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School Tours Begin on November 6, 2019!

We will begin holding school tours on Wednesday , November 6, 2019. Please call the main school office to schedule your tour!

Message from the Principal

Dear Dolphin Families!

I hope you enjoy your 3 day weekend! We will see you back at school on Tuesday!

My daughter, Sasha visited Clifford School on Thursday. Sasha is 16 years old and a high school junior. Sasha was earning some volunteer hours for school. Sasha hopes to be a school psychologist when she finishes college.

Sasha enjoyed visiting Clifford and read to a kindergarten class! She helped out Mrs. Overbey with some classroom jobs! Here is a picture below of Sasha reading to the kinder students.

In Community,

Jude Noyes


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Clifford School

Principal: Jude Noyes

Vice Principal: Tiffany Parrish

Office Manager: Mayra Guerra

Office Assistant: Maria Stockton