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.

Cost: $15 per person (all tickets must be pre-paid).

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).
  • 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.

Flyer and sign-up sheets will be sent out in early April!

Venue information: 

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

See you there, Dolphin Mothers and Dolphin Sons!

Son(s) Name
Mother (or chaperone) Name

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Father-Daughter Dance: Friday, 4/10


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

This is one of many designs you'll find among the Clifford School merchandise offerings!

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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Meeting this Thursday, Feb 19

Hi Clifford families, teachers & staff,

Come on down to the Clifford campus for our February meeting this Thursday.

  • Date: Feb 19, 2015
  • Time: 7PM
  • Location: Library

A light meal will be served upon your arrival, and children are welcome to come along and sit quietly in the Library (on-site childcare is not available).

Hear about all the great things that are happening at our great school: the Read-a-thon, for example, along with other events that have happened–including The Little Mermaid school musical and Rio 2 Movie Night! And so much more.

See you there.




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Space Still Available: NEW After-School Program!

Dance_artStudents, are you ready to hit the dance floor after the final school bell?!

Well, a new performing arts enrichment program has begun for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders on Wednesdays (started Feb 11). And 4th & 5th graders  have a class on Mondays (started Feb 23).

Spots are available in both classes–and if your student is starting late, the fee is pro-rated.

The dance program’s teacher is Danny G, a wonderful choreographer, well-known in the community for his work with Adelante, John Gill, Roosevelt, Hawes, along with other schools in the Bay Area. Danny has also choreographed many San Carlos Children’s Theater productions––and he has taught at SCCT camps.

1st, 2nd & 3rd Graders

  • Once a week on Wednesday
  • 2:45PM to 3:45PM in the MUB
  • From 2/11 through 4/15
  • Maximum is 25 students total
  • The final class will have a performance for families (last half-hour)!
  • $160 fee (or pro-rated, depending on start date)

4th & 5th Graders

  • Once a week on Monday
  • 2:45PM to 3:45PM in the MUB
  • From 2/23 through 5/4
  • Maximum is 25 students total
  • The final class will have a performance for families (last half-hour)!
  • $160 fee (or pro-rated, depending on start date)


To sign up your student

View Danny G’s flier for 1st-3rd graders here, and the flier for 4th-5th graders here.

Dance attire
Have your student wear sneakers along with loose clothing — leggings or shorts and comfortable t-shirts / tops!

Performance clips
Ready for some Kool & The Gang action?! Check out this fun YouTube video where Danny G’s John Gill students move and groove to “Celebration!”

For some 1950s moves, see more John Gill students dancing to Mr. Sandman by The Chordettes on this YouTube segment.

And lastly, a nod to Mary Poppins: See these super dancers perform the Penguin Dance  — and then they dance to “Party Rock” by LMFAO. This group of students won 1st Place in the downtown parade, too!


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Cupcakes ‘R’ Us: Clifford Parent Party, Feb 11

Keep Calm And Cupcake On!

Right before President’s Day weekend, come join us for cupcake decorating and a fun evening with Clifford parents. Light snacks and beverages will be provided, and you can play some games, too!

Take home a box of your own personalized gourmet cupcakes at the end of the evening.

Adults only, please.


  • Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2015.
  • Time: 7PM to 9PM.
  • Location: 303 Warwick Street, Redwood City.
  • FREE!

This event is sponsored by the PTO.

See you there!

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Clifford Family Movie Night: Friday, 1/30


Greetings Clifford families,

You are all invited to this Friday’s movie night at the MUB at 6PM, to help raise funds for 5th Graders’ Outdoor Ed (in February). Rio 2 — the top pick voted by 5th Graders — will be showing!

A $5-per-family donation is suggested.

Pizza, drinks, popcorn & snacks will be on sale.

Bring blankies and pillows, and make yourselves cosy! A kiddie corner will be available, too.

See you there!

  • When: 1/30/2015
  • What: Rio 2
  • Time: 6PM
  • Where: MUB





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New Clifford Student Artwork: Library Exhibit


We have updated Clifford School’s Art in Action exhibit in Redwood City downtown library in the children’s section. The 3rd graders’ “Starry Night” paintings inspired by Van Gogh are on display.

If you haven’t seen the Art in Action library exhibit yet, we encourage you to visit!  Selby Lane, Orion, Redeemer, Roy Cloud, Clifford & Adelante elementary schools are participating, and each school displays and updates their students’ artwork monthly.

Please come and check out fellow-students’ artwork!

–Kay Rim and Rachel Winmill


If you are interested in teaching or assisting in Art in Action lessons, please contact:

  • Kay at
  • Rachel at

Thank you.


Related links:

Winter Family Night: Fun Times

Clifford Students’ Masterpieces on Display Downtown!

Clifford Students’ Artwork on Show at Peet’s

Art in Action: Your Students are Ready for Action

Clifford Flower Power at Peet’s!

Spring Artwork at Peet’s by Clifford Painters!

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