Cheers to an awesome first day of school!
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Mark Your Calendars
Labor Day – No School
PTO Meeting @7pm
Back to School Night @5:30-8:00pm
We hope you had a great summer and are looking forward to school starting on Monday, August 22. Here are a few dates to put on your calendar:
Tuesday, August 16th Maze Day, Clifford MUB @ 9-11 AM and 5-8 PM
Saturday, August 20th Play Date for Incoming Kindergartners, Clifford’s K playground @ 10:30-12:30
Monday, August 22nd First Day of School!
Thursday, September 15th PTO Meeting, Clifford Library @ 7PM
Maze Day, Tuesday, Aug. 16th
Come find out your children’s classroom placement, finalize any unfinished registration items and learn more about our PTO sponsored programs and events. There are two times that you can come by: 9-11AM or 5-8PM.
If you can’t make it to Maze day, please call the Clifford office after Tuesday.
Lucky gives DOUBLE EARNINGS in August!
Start today by making sure you earn when you shop at Lucky, by confirming your participation in the Shares program:
Opt In Now!
Clifford School can get DOUBLE earnings from Lucky through the whole month of August! Go to Lucky and look for the shelf tag with the eScrip Shares logo on it, puchase qualifying Back-to-School items, and get up to 6% back! Lucky’s new savings book is also available – extra savings on your favorite brands + extra earnings in August…Yay, Lucky!
Remember, to earn at Lucky (or Save Mart, or Food Maxx), you must first “opt-in” with your phone number or Lucky You Rewards card number at escrip.com/lucky.
Posted in Fundraising
We lost a beloved member of the Clifford community. Per the family’s wishes, in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Aoife McEvoy Murman to support Clifford’s art programs.
“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.” ~Auguste Rodin
Aoife was passionate about bringing art into the school. She touched many, many lives at Clifford teaching Art in Action lessons, setting up art shows at school and in the community, and helping organize parent volunteers. Her enthusiasm inspired many to step out of their comfort zone and get involved bringing art to the children she loved so dearly.
To honor Aoife Murman’s memory please direct my donation to Clifford PTO’s Art Program.
Thank you to all the parents and community members who helped make our Clifford teachers and staff feel loved! Our stars were showered with treats and gifts all week.
Special thank you to the PTO for organizing the Staff Appreciation Week by coordinating with classroom parents and making each day fun with gifts (including plants donated by Home Depot in San Carlos, cards from the kids, coffee bar, concession cart full of snacks, lunch, Jamba Juice, and more).
Teachers and Staff, thank you for helping our children bloom!
The Annual Clifford Lap-a-Thon is fast approaching! Help us raise money for our PTO which is fully funding our K-5 PE teacher Mr.W and supporting our middle school program with teacher Lena. We extend our tremendous thanks to our sponsors Canyon Inn Restaurant and the Peninsula Community Center!
Read on for more information, including the day’s schedule and student prizes!
Fun for the Clifford Community
Students, get ready to wear your sports gear, exercise clothes, or dress as your favorite athlete as you run laps to raise money for the school. If you run more laps than your teacher, Mr. Swerdlow or Mr. Noyes they will wear a funny headpiece at the start of the day Monday, April 25th!
Parents, come join your student if you can on Friday, April 22. Volunteer opportunities are available via Sign Up Genius or you can contact Kathryn Snow at email@example.com or Melisse Long at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Raise Funds for Our School
Ask loved ones and friends to donate money for each lap your student runs or give a flat donation. Pledges are due one week after the lap-a-thon, on Thursday, April 28, in order to be counted toward the rewards. Pledges can be made in cash or check, turned in to your teacher or donated online here via PayPal . If pledges are turned in after the due date please turn them in to the black PTO box in the office.
Hey Kids! Win Fun, Exciting Prizes
Earn extra recess time for the class at each grade level that earns the most money. A Jamba Juice party will be hosted for the highest earner from both K-5 and from middle school. The highest earner in the whole school wins a GoPro!
2016 Sports Day Lap-A-Thon Timeline
8:30 – 9:00am – 1st & 8th grade (Part 1)
9:10 – 9:40am – 1st & 8th grade (Part 2)
9:50 – 10:10am – Kindergarten / TK / Pre K
10:20 – 10:50 – 7th & 2nd Grade
11:00 – 11:30 –7th & 2nd Grade
11:40-12:10 – 6th Grade
12:20-12:50 – 3rd Grade
1:00-1:30 – 4th Grade
1:40-2:10 – 5th Grade