Dolphin Weekly

9.20.19

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Upcoming Events...

Monday, September 23- School Wide Spirit Week!


Monday- Sports Day

Tuesday- Cartoon Day

Wednesday- Wear all Black Day

Thursday- Wear your clothes inside out

Friday- Twin Day


Tuesday, September 24 - School Site Council (SSC) Meeting in Room 16 @ 3:00 P.M.


Picture Day/Re Takes/Class Pictures- September 27th


Friday, September 27th - 8:30 AM -9:30 AM- Donuts with Deputies- Room 16 (for all interested families to attend. Will be a monthly event!


Monday, September 30- 5:30-6:30 ELAC Meeting in room 16 (translation provided)


Thursday, October 3- Super Minimum Day, students released at 11:45 A.M.




Clifford School 2019-2020 Events Schedule


9/27- 8:30 AM -9:30 AM- Donuts with Deputies- Room 16


10/3, 2/6, 6/5 Super Minimum Days all classes end at 11:45


10/14- No school


10/21-10/25 Scholastic Book Fair


10/21-10/25 Reading Challenge Fundraiser


11/9 Clifford PTO Auction (more info to come)


11/11 No School Veterans Day


11/13/19 End of 1st Trimester


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


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


11/25-11/29 Thanksgiving Week No School


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


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


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


3/27/20- Family Dance


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

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Coffee & Conversation with the Superintendent 11/19/19

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!

Clifford School Site Council

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. Our first meeting will occur on September 24th at 3:00 PM, location is in room 16. We hope to see a lot of parents at our first meeting later this month!
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Donuts & Coffee with the Deputies at Clifford! 9/27 @ 8:30 in room 16!

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! 8:30-9:30 on 9/27!
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Clifford ELAC Meeting

We will have our first ELAC meeting of the year on 9/30/19 at 5:30 PM in room 16


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.


Please join us!
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Project Cornerstone Read a Book - Change a Life

Project Cornerstone’s Asset Building Champions (ABCs) are caring adults who read books, lead discussions and facilitate activities with students in class. Through the messages of select stories, we help build a school-wide language for handling social-emotional and relationship matters and empower students to make good choices. ABC readers connect with students and make a difference in their lives all year long. To learn more, please visit www.projectcornerstone.org.


We are recruiting caring adult volunteers who would like to engage with students once a month in class. Become an ABC volunteer (reader/docent) for Clifford School! Training for this role, called ABC Assets 101, may be in-person or online.


For more information or to sign up, please contact Shabnam Moon at shabnam.moon@gmail.com.
What is Project Cornerstone?

Common Sense Media- For Parents

As a parent, I am always surprised at the things my children know by perusing sites online. Trying to keep my children away from sites like Pinterest and Youtube is hard enough, and then there are popular social networks like Instagram and Snapchat!


If your child has a phone and/or uses social media accounts, please have frank conversations with them about what they may be posting or viewing online-- as parents, it might be awkward to have this conversation (and your child might resist talking to you about this) but is very important that they are aware of what content might be inappropriate, if they are to see it. They also must know that they can share their concerns about inappropriate content with a trusted adult.


For tips on how to speak to your child about safe internet use, please look at the website https://www.commonsensemedia.org/. And thanks for speaking with your kids about this-- We are in this together!

SEPTAR - Back to School Meet and Greet

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Announcement from the Community

Clifford PTO is proud to Endorse Measure H!


Measure H will be on the November ballot. Measure H is a parcel tax that will potentially bring $3.4 million annually into Redwood City for the next 12 years. For measure H to pass, it will take 66% of the voters to approve. We need your help to make this happen for our kids and teachers.


Action Items:
Like: Please like our Facebook page. The RWC Yes-on-H Facebook page here: Redwood City Yes on H
Endorse: Please formally endorse the campaign! You can endorse using YES! I endorse Measure H for better Redwood City schools!
Yard Sign: Please use the link below to sign up for a yard sign. Yes! I'll Display a Yes on H Lawn Sign
Volunteer: This is an immediate need! Calling and Walking: Please use this link to sign up for phone banking and precinct walks. This measure will not pass unless we put in the Volunteer time. Redwood City Community for Better Schools - Yes on H: Yes on Measure H Volunteer Sign Up
Send the above links to your contacts through email, Facebook, and text.
Donate: Please donate *any* amount helps. Donate now using this link. Yes on H Donation Form
For more information, please visit the website.

Measure H for Redwood City Schools - Yes on H!

Spirit Week at Clifford!

Have some fun and enjoy Clifford's first spirit week of the year. Our student government has decided on the themes for each day! Participation is encouraged but not required. :)
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Message from the Principal

Happy Friday Dolphin Families,


It has been a busy and productive week here at Clifford. I enjoyed meeting many new families at our PTO meeting last night. There was a lot of great food and great conversation. Our PTO works so hard and I am honored to have such a dynamic and creative PTO for our teachers and students.


The students are the heart of our work at Clifford. Thank you to parents, staff, and community members for your partnerships.


I will be sending out information about the possibility of advanced math at Clifford for 20-21 next week. I am currently working with our teachers and the district math leadership to begin planning for this possibility. Stay tuned...


In Community,

Jude Noyes

Principal


Student Learning at Home


We have several online learning apps that students use at school, which may also be used at home. Here is some information on how to use the learning apps at home.


You child has a google login and password and is able to log in to their student Clever account at home. Here is the step-by-step way to log in at home. If your child doesn't remember how to log in, please ask their teacher for their sign on information. Practicing at home is a great way for them to work on their reading and math skills! Thank you!


Student home login guide



This year, our school district is using Clever as an easy way for your child to access all the learning applications they use at school. They can access some of the resources they use at school in one location, using a single username and password.


I'd love for you to help us increase education engagement at home by helping your child access their online learning applications.


How can I help my child log in?

  1. Go to our district website (https://www.rcsdk8.net):

  2. Scroll down and click on the District Link to the Clever Student Learning Portal

  3. Log in using either your child’s Clever Badge (QR Code) or their school issued Google Account.


Student Google username hint: flast@kids.rcsdk8.net (first letter of first name and first 4 letters of last name)
Student password hint: 55555500 (eight digits)


Helpful resources


Need some help? Contact your teacher if you have any questions or problems logging in at home.


Clever Privacy Policy Visit clever.com/about/privacy-policy to see how Clever protects your child’s data.

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Clifford School

Principal: Jude Noyes

Vice Principal: Tiffany Parrish

Office Manager: Mayra Guerra

Office Assistant: Maria Stockton