Yearbooks Are Sold Out

All the yearbooks ordered by the PTO have been sold; however, if you still would like to purchase a copy you can do so via the Treering website.  Clifford’s passcode is 1013445510592750.

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Minimum Days Last Week of School

Aquí está nuestro calendario de despedida para los siguientes días:

2 de junio (día regular, horario de liberación normal)

Del 5 al 8 de junio

TK- 8:30-12:30

Kinder- 8:15-12:30

1-8-8:15-1:30

9 de junio, último día de escuela (día súper mínimo)

8:15-11:30 (No habra autobús de Sams Trans)

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Here is our release schedule for the following days:

June 2 (Regular day, normal release schedule)

June 5-8

TK- 8:30-12:30

Kinder- 8:15-12:30

1-8 8:15-1:30

June 9, Last day of school (super minimum day)

8:15-11:30 (No Sams Trans bus)

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Yearbook Sales Helpers Needed!

Yearbooks will be available for sale on campus from Tuesday-Friday this week.  If you can help by taking a short shift before or after school, please sign up on the Yearbook Sales signup page.  Thanks!

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Yearbooks Coming Soon!

Yearbooks that were pre-ordered will be delivered to classrooms beginning Tuesday, June 6th.

8th Graders will get theirs for the Tuesday swim party. Katherine Schembri will also bring extra yearbooks for 8th graders to buy at the party.

The remaining yearbooks will be on sale before and after school the week of June 5th, as supplies last.

Cost: $30 soft cover, $40 hard cover
Payment: cash or check payable to “Clifford PTO”

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Clifford 2nd Grade Artists Featured at Downtown Library

Head downtown to the Redwood City Library and see the the wonderful artwork of our Clifford 2nd graders! Art will be on display in the Children’s section through the summer.

¡Vaya a la biblioteca central de Redwood City y vea el arte maravilloso de los estudiantes de segundo grado de Clifford! El arte será mostrado en la sección de los niños por el verano.

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Lost & Found

Is your child coming home from school missing a jacket, hat, lunchbox etc? If so, please stop by the Lost and Found bin located in the front of the school next to the PTO office, just under where the large banners are hung.  We will be donating unclaimed items at the end of the school year.
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Lego Night Thank You

Dear Clifford community,

Thank you all for making the Lego night so great! I am very grateful to the PTO, and especially Katherine Schembri and Trina Licht who were so supportive of the initial idea. Trina, Lisa Silberman, and Dr. Tsai provided unconditional assistance and support with the planning and logistics. I also wanted to thank Clifford staff for helping with the many aspects of  the logistics, Clifford volunteers who made the Lego night run so smoothly while keeping it on a very tiny budget. Last but not least, I want to thank the parents and more especially the students who came in big numbers and made this event so lively and fun!

It was absolutely priceless to see the children so absorbed and passionate whether it was building a racing car, their dream house, or finishing the spear of a building that shoots out of a Lego wall. I would like to invite you to see some pictures of the event that are posted on www.masterbuildersdojo.com.

Among the winners, though, there was one missing contestant that we haven’t been able to retrace, and I would like to ask your assistance to help me find the First Prize Winner of the Lego derby, Krista (or Krysta), who raced her car to a record-breaking 33 feet. I only have her first name, and she doesn’t seem to be registered at Clifford. Is she a sibling? A cousin? I would appreciate your assistance in elucidating this mystery. Her prize is waiting for her.

Speaking of prize winners, here is the complete list of our very own Clifford Master Builders:

Lego Derby:

33 feet: Krista (first place)

31 feet: Omar L. (second place)

30.5 feet: Horacio S. (third place)

30 feet: Malea W. (honorable mention)

Free build contest (theme: your dream house):

23 votes: Justin, Jack, Omar, Nick, James and Topher (1st place)

9 votes: Jason & Kaitlyn (2nd/3rd place tie)

9 votes: Elizabeth (2nd/3rd place tie)

Guessing the bricks in the Lego Jar:

332 bricks: Kaitlyn S.

Actual number of bricks: 327

Congratulations to all of you!

We are very excited to return to Clifford next year with new ideas. To help us crank up the excitement for the next Lego Night, I would really appreciate if you can answer this shorter-than-one-minute survey, which gives us invaluable feedback: https://tinyurl.com/clifford-lego-night-feedback

Thank you all, and I’m looking forward to coming back for the next academic year!

Warmly,

Nicolas Chaumont

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Staff Appreciation Week May 22-26

🍎One of our favorite times of the school year is here: Staff Appreciation Week!🍎

  

Please help us pamper our teachers and staff members! Sign up here:http://signupahead.com/signup/r98mayeb

 

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Early Bird Tickets Available for Fall Auction – September 23rd, 2017!

Early Bird Tickets are now available for the Clifford Fall 2017 Auction!

Event Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017
What: DJ, Drinks, Dancing, Auction
Theme: Miami Vice
Why: Raise money for Clifford AND have a good time!


2017 Clifford Miami Vice Auction



Clifford Otoño Subasta 2017: Miami Vice
Marca tu calendario: sábado, 23 de septiembre de 2017

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PTO Meeting – Thursday, May 18th

Our next PTO meeting will be on Thursday, May 18th at 7pm in the Library.  At the meeting we will be voting on the following items:

        • Executive Board (Officers & Standing Committee Chairs) for next year
            Here are the current nominees for the following positions:

            • Officers: President – Sarah La Torra; VP – OPEN, Co-Treasurer – Jackie Smith & Roy Dorling, Secretary – Lisa Silberman
            • Standing Chairpersons: Fundraising – Trina Licht, Direct Donation Campaign – Hannah Walbridge , Communications – Ann Richards, Events Coordinator – Melisse Long, Hospitality – Anjanette Lundell, Volunteer Coordinator – OPEN, Enrichment – Katie McNally, Middle School Liaison – Katherine Schembri, Auditor – OPEN, Room Rep Coordinator – OPEN.

            The Executive Board will also include Principal Crane, a teacher representative and a classified representative.

        • PTO Budget for 2017/18 The Exec Board approved a budget that forecasts revenue of $125,000 versus $138,000 projected for this year. Expenses will be $152,000 versus $167,000 forecasted for this year. Net Income will be -$27,000 resulting in an ending reserve of $115,000.
        • Top Ten Budget Items ($126,950 or 84% of budget):
          • TK-5 PE, Rhythm & Moves $ 65,700
          • Middle School Programs $ 7,000
          • Chrome books & cart $ 12,000
          • Healthy Cities Tutoring $ 5,000
          • Science from Scientists $ 10,000
          • Library books & supplies $ 5,000
          • Classroom Programs (MSI & other) $ 7,000
          • Middle School Copier $ 4,250
          • Teacher Supplies $ 7,000
          • Outdoor Ed (5th & 7th) $ 4,000
        • Unbudgeted item for this year $10,000 for iPads & and iPad cart
        • By Law changes The PTO will vote on two by law changes. 1) Make the Room Rep Coordinator position a standing chair (Exec Board position) and 2) include two officers as a requirement for a quorum at PTO meetings.

      The PTO also has exciting volunteer opportunities for next year, including: Classroom programs coordinator (Marine Sciences), ELAC rep, Spanish translator, PTO coffee host. Please contact Katherine Schembri (kathandnora@aol.com) for more information.

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