Clifford Winter Family Fun Night, Dec. 1st 6-8pm

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Thursday Dec. 1st, Clifford MUB at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join Clifford Families in celebrating the season of ART:

  • The Art of Cookie Decorating
  • Art In Action Art Show
  • Musical Arts: Singing by Elementary students
  • Musical Arts: Middle School Band Performance

Admission is Free to this Clifford Event. Small fee for Cookie Decorating. We will be selling Food at the event.


Noche invernal de diversión familiar en Clifford, 1 de Dec, 6-8pm

El jueves 1 de diciembre en el MUB de Clifford de 6:00pm a 8:00pm

Únanse a las familias de Clifford para celebrar la temporada del ARTE:

  • El arte de decorar galletas
  • Exposición del arte de “Art In Action”
  • Artes musicales: Canciones cantadas por los estudiantes de la primaria
  • Artes musicales: Actuación de la banda de la escuela intermedia

La admisión a este evento de Clifford es gratis. Un pago pequeño por decorar las galletas. Los estudiantes van a vender bocaditos para una recaudación de fondos.

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Buy Honey Bear Christmas Tree & Earn 15% of Purchase for Clifford

If you, your neighbors, or your family purchase a Christmas tree at any of the two locations for Honey Bear Trees, Honey Bear will donate 15% of the purchase price to Clifford School.

Just mention Clifford School during your purchase, or even better, print out the flyer (links below) and take it with you!

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Come & Get It Gourmet Enchiladas at Clifford

You’re invited to an enchilada lunch. Master cocinero Ricardo Creightón will be on-site with his comal selling hand-rolled, hot, savory enchiladas. Señor Creightón has 40+ years on the “live” food-vending circuit. Don’t miss this special appearance. All proceeds go toward 8th grade graduation activities.

Date: Friday, November 18, 2016 (super-minimum day)

Time: 11:30 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. Clifford MUB

Prices: 1 for $2; 3 for $5


Come & Get It Gourmet Enchiladas de Clifford

Usted está invitado a un almuerzo enchilada. Maestro cocinero Ricardo Creighton estará en el lugar con su comal venta, caliente, enchiladas sabrosos enrollados a mano. Señor Creighton tiene más de 40 años en el circuito expendedoras de alimentos “en vivo”. No se pierda esta presentación especial. Todos los ingresos van hacia las actividades de graduación de 8º grado.

Fecha: Viernes 18 de noviembre de, 2016 (día súper mínimo)

Hora: 11:30 a.m .– 13:00 Clifford MUB

Precios: 1 por $ 2; 3 por $ 5

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Super Minimum Days for 2016-2017

The following days will be 11:30 dismissal days.

Friday, November 18 – Friday before conference days

Thursday, December 22 – Day before Winter Break

Monday, March 13 – Friday, March 17 – Spring Conferences

Friday, April 7 – Day before Spring Break

Thursday, April 27 – Open House

Friday, June 2 – Friday, June 9 – Last six days of school

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PTO Meeting, Thurs. November 10th – Library

pto_coffee_mugJoin us for the November PTO meeting. We will be discussing upcoming events, hear from our principal about what is new and ongoing at our school, and more. Children are welcome to come and read quietly in the back of the library. As always we will provide a light dinner and much socializing. Come and find out more about our wonderful school.  After the meeting we will be heading to Main & Elm in Redwood City to start off the long weekend.


Junta del PTO, jueves, 10 de noviembre en la biblioteca

Acuda a nuestra junta de la PTO de noviembre. Hablaremos de los eventos que se aproximan, escucharemos a nuestro director hablar sobre lo que es nuevo y lo que sigue igual en nuestra escuela y más. Los niños pueden venir y leer en silencio en la parte de atrás de la biblioteca.  Como siempre, proveeremos una cena ligera y socialización. Acudan y aprendan más sobre nuestra escuela maravillosa. Después de la reunión nos dirigiremos a Main & Elm en Redwood City para comenzar el fin de semana largo.

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Clifford Fundraiser Week at Main & Elm

Bring your families and friends to Main & Elm in Redwood City and enjoy a great meal to support Clifford School PTO!

Date: November 7 to 12, 2016

Time: 5:00 to 10:00 PM

Be sure to bring the  flyer that was sent home in your child’s Wednesday folder or tell Main & Elm you are there for the Clifford School PTO Fundraiser and they will donate 25% of the receipts generated to Clifford School PTO!


Semana de recaudación de fondos de Clifford en Main & Elm

¡Traiga a sus familias y amigos a Main & Elm en Redwood City y disfrute de una gran comida para apoyar a Clifford School PTO!

Fecha: 7 al 12 de noviembre de 2016

Tiempo: 5:00 a 10:00 PM

Asegúrese de traer el folleto que fue enviado a casa en la carpeta del miércoles de su hijo o decir a Main & Elm que está allí para la recaudación de fondos PTO de Clifford School y ellos donarán el 25% de los recibos generados a Clifford School PTO!

 

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Box Tops Contest Winners

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Thanks to everyone for sending in your Box Tops! Congratulations to the Winners of the Fall Box Tops Collection Contest: 1st Place Ms. Smith’s Class (876 Box Tops), 2nd Place Ms. Curtis’ Class (435 Box Tops), and 3rd Place Mrs. Overbey’s Class (322 Box Tops)!

Please keep the Box Tops Coming In! You can use the collection sheets at BTFE to help keep track of all your clips. Earn Bonus Box Tops while you Shop with the New Box Tops Bonus App! See how it works at BTFE.

Thank you for your support!

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Measure U Update

It’s coming down to the end of the campaign and a lot of hard work has gone into passing Measure U. But, we need to make a last push to get this critical school funding renewed! Here’s how you can help:

VOTE!!!

Of the approximately 30,000 absentee voters only 6,000 have returned their ballot so far. Send in your ballots! Or if you are voting at the polls on Nov. 8, don’t forget to get to the end of the ballot where Measure U is and vote YES!  Please encourage your friends and family to vote as well.

VOLUNTEER!!!

  • Phone banking We phone banking through Monday, Nov. 7, come and help any night.
  • Precinct Walk SATURDAY, NOV. 5th. We’ll be dropping off door tags to targeted homes. No talking to people, just dropping off a door tag.
  • Precinct Walk Packet Prep FRIDAY morning, Nov. 4th. If you have a spare hour to help out, you can help us prepare for the precinct walk.

To sign up for any of the volunteer opportunities, go to our SignUpGenius page.


Medida U Actualización

Está llegando al final de la campaña y se ha dedicado mucho trabajo a aprobar la Medida U. Pero, ¡necesitamos hacer un último esfuerzo para renovar esta crucial financiación escolar! Así es como puede ayudar:

¡¡¡VOTAR!!!

De los aproximadamente 30.000 votantes ausentes sólo 6.000 han devuelto su boleta hasta ahora. ¡Envíe sus boletas! O si usted está votando en las urnas el 8 de noviembre, no olvide llegar al final de la boleta electoral donde está la Medida U y vote SÍ! Por favor anime a sus amigos y familiares a votar también.

¡¡¡VOLUNTARIO!!!

  • Operaciones bancarias por teléfono Llamamos a la banca hasta el lunes, 7 de noviembre, venga y ayude cualquier noche.
  • Recorrido del distrito SÁBADO, NOV. 5ª. Vamos a dejar las etiquetas de la puerta a las casas de destino. No hablar con la gente, simplemente dejar una etiqueta de la puerta.
  • Precinct Walk Packet Prep Viernes por la mañana, 4 de noviembre. Si usted tiene una hora libre para ayudar, puede ayudarnos a prepararnos para la caminata del recinto.

Para inscribirse en cualquiera de las oportunidades de voluntariado, visite nuestra página de SignUpGenius.

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Casino Night Fundraiser

Get your tickets and come join us for a fabulous night of fun!

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We will have food, drinks, and casino games to raise funds for Clifford School PTO at Sparky’s Hot Rod Garage in San Carlos on Friday, November 4th at 6pm.

Silent and Live auction items includes Police Ride Along (your kid gets a ride to school by police officer!), a trip to Las Vegas with $500 script, a weekend getaway to Sonoma, and many more!

Tickets are $50 in advance and $70 at the door.

Need a babysitter for Casino Night? UrbanSitter is offering a discount!

UrbanSitter is a website and app that helps parents find and book their community’s most trusted babysitters and nannies. Here’s the list of sitters Clifford Elementary parents personally recommend: https://www.urbansitter.com/school/clifford-elementary-redwood-city-ca. Sign up for free and use code VIPOFFER for a $50 credit towards your first booking, good until November 30, 2016.

SPECIAL THANKS

We are excited to announce Canyon Inn will do the catering services for Casino Night 2016! The owners of Canyon Inn, Stephanie and Tim Harrison, are Clifford Parents! The Canyon Inn is a family friendly restaurant in the hills of Redwood City.

Chad Carvey will be our esteemed auctioneer, bringing a lot of fun and great energy to the evening!

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Rim Orthodontics is a Proud Sponsor of Casino Night!  Go Smile Clifford!

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Alice in Wonderland, Jr!

Ensemble Registration Due November 18, 2016!! 

Ensemble (K-2nd grade) Registration for Alice in Wonderland, Jr

All students who register will be in Ensemble cast. No audition necessary for the Ensemble Cast. Kindergarten through 2nd graders are invited to join our Ensemble Cast which will be led by our amazing duo, Mrs. Jennifer Overbey and Niki Kolokithis. The Ensemble rehearsals will begin on Monday,  December 5th. Rehearsals will be on Mondays & Wednesdays from 2:30pm to 3:30pm in Room 7. The Ensemble will be the opening act for the Main cast performance of Alice in Wonderland, Jr. The children will learn 2-3 songs with dance moves for the opening act and perform them, in costume, at McKinley Theater before each show on February 10, 11, and 12th, 2017. The fee for being in the Ensemble is $40. Registration online and fee is due by November 18, 2016. Turn in the fee to the school office. Check made out to Clifford PTO or exact cash accepted for registration fee. For registration, go to http://www.sancarloschildrenstheater.com  Ensemble families are required to work a minimum of 10-15 hours towards the production as well as help with their actor’s costume.  If you have any questions, please contact Trina Licht at cljl06@mac.com.

Alice in Wonderland Jr. – Audition Flyer

Clifford School PTO and San Carlos Children’s Theater proudly present, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr. as our Musical Performance this year.  Join the fun and sign up to be in Alice in Wonderland Jr., Clifford’s All-School Theater Production!

The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit.  Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!

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Music and Lyrics by Sammy Fain and Bob HilliardOliver Wallace and Cy CobanAllie Wrubel and Ray Gilbert, Mack DavidAl Hoffman and Jerry Livingston

Music Adapted and Arranged and Additional Music and Lyrics by Bryan Louiselle

Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by David Simpatico

Based on the 1951 Disney film, Alice in Wonderland, and the novels, “The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” by Lewis Carroll

Director-Melody Cole. Choreographer-Daina Block. Music Director-Theresa Ames,
Ensemble Music Director-Jennifer Overbey & Nikki Kolokithas


Main Cast Auditions & Information (Grades 3-8):

**All students (Grades 3-8) who audition will be cast in the play.**

3rd grade through 8th grade Main cast Auditions for Acting and Singing  will be Monday and Tuesday October 3rd and 4th, with starting time slots at 3pm. All who audition MUST also sign up for a dance audition on Wednesday, October 5th, 3pm or 3:45pm time slot. To sign up for auditions, go to www.sancarloschildrenstheater.com. Once on the site click the “Auditions” tab and then on “Alice in Wonderland Jr. – Clifford School”.  The audition tips on the site are very helpful.

Cost for being in the show is $75 and due at the acting/singing audition. Families are also required to volunteer a minimum of 30-35 hours toward the show. Rehearsals start on Monday, October 24th, and continue up until the performance dates of February 10-12, 2017. Rehearsals will be on Mondays and Wednesdays, with a few Fridays, from 3-6pm on the Clifford Campus. If you have any questions please contact Trina Licht at cljl06@mac.com.

Ensemble Information (Grades K-2):

Students in grades K-2 are invited to join our Ensemble Cast which will be led by our amazing duo, Mrs. Jennifer Overbey and Niki Kolokithis. The Ensemble rehearsals will begin on Monday, December 5. Rehearsals will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30pm to 3:30pm. The cost for being in the Ensemble is $40. Families are also required to volunteer a minimum of 10-15 hours, per child, toward the show.

The Ensemble will be the opening act for the main cast performance of Alice in Wonderland, Jr.  The children will learn 2-3 songs with dance moves for the opening act and perform them, in costume, at McKinley Theater before each show on February 10-12, 2017.

To register, go to http://www.sancarloschildrenstheater.com. No audition necessary. All who register, pay the fee, and come to the first parent meeting on Monday, December 5 at 6pm, will be in the Ensemble. If you have any questions, please contact Trina Licht at cljl06@mac.com.

Key Dates

  • October 3 and 4 – Acting /Singing Auditions (Main Cast, Grades 3-8)
  • October 4- Dancing Auditions (Main Cast, Grades 3-8)
  • October 25- First rehearsal (Main Cast, Grades 3-8)
  • December 5- First rehearsal (Ensemble Cast, Grades K-2)
  • February 10-12- Performances (All Casts)

Alice in Wonderland Jr. – Audition Flyer

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