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Upcoming Events...

Clifford School 2019-2020 Events Schedule

This Week

Next Week

  • Flag Salute @ Blacktop 8:15 AM
  • PBIS Dolphin Tickets Begin!
  • 10/21-10/25 Scholastic Book Fair (Before School & After School)
  • 10/21-10/25 Reading Challenge Fundraiser
  • 10/24 Picture Retakes
  • 10/22/19 School Site Council 3:00-4:20 Room 16

Looking Ahead

10/28 Parent Ed Night @ Roosevelt 6-7:30 (Cafeteria , Spanish /Library, EnglishLGBTQ Topics: Gender and sexuality, Identity formation--focus on coming out, How parents can show affirming and non-affirming behaviors.

ELAC Meeting 10/30 @ 5-6:30 Child Care will be provided and we will have snacks! Room 16

11/9 Clifford PTO Auction 90s Theme!! 6:00pm-10:00pm

Buy tickets here

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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Earthquake Drill

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake. As we do every year, we mark this anniversary with an earthquake drill. Your children participated in the Great ShakeOut drill on 10/17 at 10:17 A.M. They did such a great job with a full evacuation drill! The children were so calm and participated with full attention. I am so proud of them. I am also proud of the staff and how seamlessly they implemented our safety response protocol.
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Attention Parents of 8th Grade Students

From Sequoia Union High School District: Open enrollment transfers are available to incoming 9th grade students who wish to attend a school other than their home school.

Click Here for More Information.

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Turn In Your Box Tops for Education

Box Tops is changing to an all-digital format. You no longer need scissors and can scan your receipts instead. Download the Box Tops app from the App Store or Google Play and scan your receipts when you purchase products from General Mills, Annie’s, Reynolds, Ziploc, Pillsbury, Lysol, Betty Crocker, Yoplait, Paper Mate, and other participating brands.

But don’t worry! They are still accepting classic Box Tops. Please drop off any Box Tops you have to your teacher or the front office so they can be submitted by the Nov 1st deadline.

Here's the link to sign up for the mobile app!

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Parent Education Opportunity

Parent Education Opportunity

No Such Thing as a Bad Kid: Using a Positive, Strength-Based Approach for Effective Parenting

Charlie Appelstein, MSW, Author and Youth Care Expert

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Menlo-Atherton High School, M-A Performing Arts Center

555 Middlefield Road, Atherton CA 94027

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Halloween Parade & Carnival Updates...

TK-K students: will come to school in costume (if they choose) and will participate in a parade at 11:45 A.M. around the campus with their teachers. Parents are welcome to come and witness this magical fun!

1-5th Grade Students: Will come to school and change at school into their costumes. It is recommended that students come to school with clothes that they can put a costume over to make changing into the costume much easier. 1-5th grade parade begins at 1:00 on the blacktop! Parents are welcome to come enjoy the parade with us!

6-8th Grade Students: Middle school students can come to school in costume. 6-8th students will participate in a Halloween Carnival on the upper field. If you can volunteer please contact and let her know! Carnival will begin soon after lunch and last until the end of the day.

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PBIS at Clifford

We are starting to implement a new PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports PBIS) system at Clifford. PBIS is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success. Starting next week, you may see your student come home with a Dolphin Creed ticket. These tickets will be awarded to students by teachers and administrators for showing one of our Dolphin Creed traits which are character, respect, empathy, eager and dreamer. Students can use these tickets to purchase small prizes at the student store, which we are slowly building and would like to have open on Thursdays afterschool. We have consulted with our middle school students and even have prizes that they would like to see in the store! This is the beginning of our efforts to reward all of the positive behavior we see happening at Clifford! Go Dolphins!

What is PBIS:

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Clifford School Halloween Costume Guidelines!

  • 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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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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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!


We are going to be adding bike racks very soon! hopefully this will alleviate the crowded bike area! Thank you to the parents for advocating for this! I appreciate the partnership and support!

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School Site Council (SSC) Parent Vote!

October 18, 2019

Dear Clifford Parents,

We currently have two openings for parents on our Clifford School Site Council. The two openings are for two years.

Listed below is the name and attached is a brief statement from the parents who have shown interest in serving. We ask that you mark Yes to approve or No to not approve by completing the information below and returning it to school in your child’s folder by Friday, October 25, 2019

Thank you.

Jude Noyes

Principal, Clifford

Download the attachment below and print and return to Clifford to submit your vote!


Fraser Street

I am interested to have my name placed on the ballot for election to the Clifford School Site Council. My daughter Emma is in her second year at Clifford (K, now 1st grade). Given the funding challenges and the district restructuring that has occurred over the last year, I am ready to do what I can to help the Clifford administration work with the district to ensure the best possible school experience for our kids at Clifford. For full disclosure, my wife Leslie is the Treasurer of the Clifford PTO. I work full time for a network software company in Santa Clara, and we live in the Clifford district of Redwood City.

I approve Fraser Street for Clifford School Site Council.

____Yes ____No


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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.

The unexpected benefit of celebrating failure | Astro Teller

Message from the Principal

Hello Dolphin Families,

I am so happy to be here with your children everyday. I am a fortunate to be in such an important role and be in the lives of so many amazing people.

In Community,

Jude Noyes


Clifford School

Principal: Jude Noyes

Vice Principal: Tiffany Parrish

Office Manager: Mayra Guerra

Office Assistant: Maria Stockton