Lap-A-Thon Time: “Fun in the Sun” on May 8

HappySunMark your calendars for this year’s LAP-A-THON fundraiser: it’s the FUN IN THE SUN RUN, and it’s happening during the school day on Friday, May 8, 2015.

Fitness, prizes, and fun await!


Our students run laps on Clifford’s upper track and they invite family members, friends, neighbors (and so on) to give $$ pledges for every lap they complete.

One class from Kindergarten through 5th grade — and one Middle School homeroom class — with the highest rate of participation will win an ice cream party! Top fundraisers will also be eligible for fantastic prizes, including gift cards at some of your favorite local spots (see list below).

Parents, we need your participation to make the Lap-a-thon a success! Sign up to volunteer on May 8th — or in the weeks leading up to our wonderful fundraising event. To volunteer for one or more different slots, go to the signup page.


  • Rockin’ Jump
  • Jamba Juice
  • Pizza My Heart
  • Sakura 2
  • Peninsula Beauty

If you have questions or need additional information, contact Clifford parent Kathryn Snow using this form on the signup page.

Note: All the money raised goes directly into our PTO-sponsored PE program, which would not be possible without these funds.


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Mark Your Calendars: Fall Auction, Saturday, 10/3, 2015


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Free Dance Performance: Monday, May 4

Dance_artYou are all welcome to watch Danny G’s dance students perform in the MUB on May 4 — and they will show you all the amazing things they have learned during this (new-to-Clifford) performing arts program.

As one of Clifford’s after-school enrichment programs, Danny G has been teaching twice a week, for 10 weeks, and the students are excited to dance for you. 

4th & 5th grade dancers:

Monday, May 4 

3:15 — 3:45PM (MUB)


No RSVP needed. Just show up — and enjoy!

P.S. We had the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders perform on Wednesday, April 15. The show was outstanding. Bravo.


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PTO Meeting, Thursday, April 9

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Come on down Clifford families, teachers & staff:

April’s PTO meeting is happening on Thursday evening, April 9 in the library at 7PM.

A light dinner will be served, and your students are welcome to come with you and hang quietly in the library.

For last month’s minutes — and additional archives — view the PDFs here (scroll down the page until you see the heading Scheduled Meetings).

See you on Thursday!


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Free Demo Class, 4/9: Intro to Game Development


Digital Monkey School presents a 30-minute free demo class this Thursday: Intro to Game Development. This class will be part of the after-school enrichment programs.

This trial class is for 4th through 8th graders only. Come to the computer lab to learn how to create a computer game.

  • What: Demo class by Digital Monkey
  • When: Thursday, April 9
  • Time: 1:35 pm – 2:05 pm.
  • Where: Computer lab (accessible via Clifford Library)
  • Who: 4th – 8th graders only

The after-school enrichment session starts on April 30 – May 28. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn 3D modeling and animation.

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NEW: Mother & Son Event, May 9


We’re inviting Clifford moms and sons to our very first Mother & Son Sports Night.

It’s all happening Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:30PM at Sports House in Redwood City.

You do not have to be a sports enthusiast to attend this fun event.

The deadline has been extended to May 1st for purchasing!

Cost: $15 per person (all tickets must be pre-paid). So, for example, if you are bringing your two sons, you will pay $45 — and you need to update the quantity when you check out to “3″ tickets.

There are two ways to buy tickets:

  • You can pay using your credit card via the link below (you don’t have to have a PayPal account to pay online). Again, please remember to update the quantity in the PayPal screen, depending on the number of people going.
  • Write a check made payable to Clifford School PTO, and leave your check in the PTO lockbox in the school office — look for a black box labeled Parents’ Club.

Venue information: 

3151 Edison Way,
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 362-4100

Note: You need to complete a waiver to participate. Print out and fill in the form here or complete the waiver at check-in.

See you there, Dolphin Mothers and Dolphin Sons!

Son(s) Name
Mother (or chaperone) Name

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Father-Daughter Dance: April 10


Shall we dance?

Fathers and daughters, dance and party the night away at the Clifford PTO’s Annual Father-Daughter Dance. It’s all about music, photos, raffle prizes, crafts & light food.

Please join us on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM in the Clifford MUB/gym.

Tickets are $15 per person: You can buy at the door on the night of the Dance — or you can buy online (see below) using your credit card. You do not need a PayPal account to purchase tickets.

See you there, Dolphin Dads and Dolphin Daughters!

Girl(s) Name
Father (or chaperone) Name

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March’s PTO Meeting: Thursday, March 12

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You are all welcome to attend March’s PTO meeting on Thursday evening, 3/12 at 7PM in the library.

You can enjoy a light meal while hearing all about the great happenings at our great school.

Your children can accompany you, and hang out quietly in the library (child care is not available, however).

We hope to see you there.

  • What: PTO meeting for families, teachers & staff
  • Date: Thursday, March 12
  • When: 7PM
  • Where: Library
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Happy Chinese New Year!

Sticks1We have updated Peet’s Coffee’s Art in Action exhibition with Chinese calligraphy-style paintings, inspired by Li’ Tang.

Please swing by and check out our 2nd graders’ beautiful artwork!

–Kay Rim and Rachel Winmill




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Reminder: Read-A-Thon Forms & Money Due!

Dolphin_Splash_logoParents of TK through 5th graders:

Please give your kids a final push to read!

This year’s Read-a-Thon ends Friday, Feb 20th. Help your readers earn well-deserved money for their classroom teacher; 50 percent of the fundraising profits will go directly to our kids’ teachers to buy school supplies.

Help your kids fill out their pledge forms and collect their dollars!

Another reminder: The Stanford book marks are also due on Feb 20th. If students read 10 books, they earn a free ticket to a Stanford basketball game on Sunday, March 1st.

Thank you for your support!

Happy reading!

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