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Clifford School 2019-2020 Events Schedule

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

10/9 7th Grade Outdoor Ed Family Info Night 6:00 P.M. Room 16

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

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 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 @ 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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7th Grade Outdoor Education Parent Information Night @ Clifford! 10/9/19 @ 6pm

An informational meeting for the 7th grade Yosemite trip will be held on 10/9 at 6:00 PM in room 16. Come get all the information you'll need to prepare your 7th grader for the trip scheduled for Feb. 24-28. Find out what your student needs to bring, program information, and much more! Hope to see you there!
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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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Clifford School Halloween Costume Guidelines!

Students may bring Halloween costumes to school on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Students can change into costumes at lunch for students who choose to dress up. 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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Clifford PTO Auction 2019- I love the 90s!!

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!

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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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Bike Racks @ Clifford!

I am working with the facilities department to add more bike racks as we have so many bike riders to our school now! I love seeing the kids being active and riding their bikes/scooters to school! I met with the head of facilities today and we are trying to determine a central location for our new bike racks! Thanks to the families who have advocated for this! More to come!
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School Site Council - 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 10/18/19. 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.

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 18.







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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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Message from the Principal

Dear Dolphin Families,

I want to wish all a safe, relaxing, and rejuvenating weekend. Enjoy your children and the special moments that are irreplaceable.

In Community,

Jude Noyes


Clifford School

Principal: Jude Noyes

Vice Principal: Tiffany Parrish

Office Manager: Mayra Guerra

Office Assistant: Maria Stockton