About Us

The Clifford School Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) — formerly the Clifford Parents’ Club — is an organization of parents, teachers, and staff working together to make a difference. Our goal is to help make Clifford one of the finest schools around, and to create a warm, safe, and enriched educational experience for all Clifford students.

La Organización de Padres y Maestros Escuela Clifford (PTO)  es una organización de padres, maestros y personal que trabajan juntos para hacer una diferencia. Nuestro objetivo es de ayudar Clifford a ser una de las mejores escuelas, y para crear un ambiente seguro, y creer una experiencia educativo de cálida para todos los estudiantes.

What We Do / Que hacemos
The Clifford School PTO helps provide enrichment programs, social events, classroom materials, and financial support to the school. Every  year, thanks to parents, staff, and community members’ generous contributions, the PTO is able to pay for — and/or provide — vital programs and services, which would otherwise be unavailable.

Programs & Services We Provide:

Traffic duty: morning and afternoon 8th grade graduation
P.E. for grades K to 4 School directory
Art for grades 1 to 8 Clifford logo wear
Electronic sign for school messages Outdoor Ed scholarships
Computer teacher for grades 7 & 8 Multicultural Festival
Email newsletter for the community Annual Father-Daughter dance
PTO website for the community After-school enrichment classes
Annual school play Room rep program
Yearbook production and sales Teacher Appreciation weeks
Middle school dances Supplemental teacher supply help
Marine Science Institute field trips and in-school program “CARES” program for family & staff emergencies

See our the Clifford School PTO Bylaws (approved) here.

El PTO  ayuda a proveer  a la escuela programas de enriquecimiento, eventos sociales, materiales de clase, y el apoyo financiero. Cada año, gracias a los padres, el personal y generosas contribuciones de los miembros de la comunidad, podemos pagar por los programas y servicios vitales, que de otro modo no sería posible. El PTO paga por la maestra de educación física, la maestra de siencias del mar, Arte en Acción, la producción anual de obra de la escuela, graduación por el grado octavo, y quinto grado de educación de aire libre. El PTO también paga por eventos durante todo el año, incluidos los fundos generales por la subasta, el baile de padres e hijas, el Festival Multicultural, y mucho más.

What We Spend Money On
You can review the current PTO budget for the 2013-2014 school year here.

Our Contact Information
Clifford School PTO
225 Clifford Avenue
Redwood City, CA 94062
501(c)(3) Organization Tax ID #94-2975493

Leave a comment on this blog (scroll down to the end of this page), or send an email to feedback@cliffordschoolpto.org.

When We Meet
The PTO Board will meet on Thursdays at 7PM on the following dates during the 2013-2014 school year. Everybody is welcome, your kids included, and you can expect a light home-cooked dinner at the meeting! We will meet in the multi-use bulding (MUB/gym) or the library; the venue, when known, is indicated below.

El PTO se reunirá los jueves a las 19:00 en los siguientes fechas durante el año escolar 2013-2014. Todo el mundo es bienvenido, los niños incluidos, y se puede esperar una ligera cena. Nos reuniremos en el gimnasio o la biblioteca.

September 19, 2013 (library) – Meeting Minutes
October 10, 2013 (library) – Meeting Minutes
November 14, 2013 (library) — Meeting Minutes
December 12, 2013 (library)Meeting Minutes
January 16, 2014 (library) — Meeting Minutes
March 13, 2014 (library) – Meeting Minutes
April 3, 2014 (library) – Meeting Minutes
May 8, 2014 (library)

      Who We Are

Executive Board
President Christina Sullivan
Vice President Tia Knuedler
Co-Treasurers Barbara Larson and Heather Maire
Clifford School Principal Jammie Behrendt
Secretary Gail Blomstrom
VP, Fundraising (co-chairs) Susan Leathers and Julie Ulrich
VP, Communications Estelle Weyl
Direct Donation Campaign Gaby Milani
Volunteer Coordinator Megan Cullen
Event Coordinator Carol Donnelly
Enrichment Coordinator Stephanie Harrison
Middle School Liaison Christine Silvestri
Teacher/Classified Representative Maria Stockton
Hospitality Amy Stanbery
Auditor Need a parent volunteer!
OTHER PTO POSITIONS
Fundraising
Box Tops Julie Thall
Read-A-Thon Pooja Mehra
PayPal Heather Maire
E-Scrip Susan Alley
Grant Writing Gail Blomstrom
Lap-A-Thon Katherine Schembri and Solly Chin
“2-in-1″ Bunnie Morrow
Ink Recycling Edith Fonseca
Programs
Art in Action Jennifer Fernandez
After-School Enrichment Tricia Riesberg
School Play Producers Jerry and Katherine Schembri
8th Grade Graduation Linda Hanson
Middle School Assemblies Martha Dikun
Staff Appreciation Anjanette Lundell
Marine Science Maria Martin
Yearbook Need a parent volunteer!
CARES Kari Smith
Traffic Safety Bunnie Morrow
Socials
Father-Daughter Dance Crystal Meyer
Come-Out-And-Play Night Ann Berljafa
Multicultural Festival Need co-chairs and volunteers!
May Flower Parade & Neighborhood Relations Need a parent volunteer!
Support Activities
Room Rep Coordinator Katherine Schembri
RCEF Liaison and ELAC Representative (two separate positions) Need parent volunteers!
Site Council Christina Sullivan, Justin Kestelyn, Kathy Goodin, Tara Weissman, Stephanie Fraumeni, and Katherine Schembri
Bylaws Committee Christina Sullivan, Tia Knuedler, and Shannon Cody
Communications
Email Blast Derek Evans
Clifford School Sign Paul Haas
Text Messaging Justin Kestelyn
Graphics and Logo Wear Laura Bauer
School Directory Krissy Haslam
PTO Website Aoife McEvoy
Display Case Need a parent volunteer!

Getting Involved
It is our combined efforts that make the difference between a good school and a great school.  If you’re not yet involved, consider donating some of your time, ideas or money to help us reach our goals.  Please help out in your child’s classroom or volunteer to help with an event.  You’ll be surprised at the fun you have and the great people you meet.

At the very least, stay informed by visiting this blog regularly and/or subscribing to our eblast newsletter.

Nuestro objetivo es hacer la diferencia entre una buena escuela y una gran escuela. Si no estás involucrado, considere donar  su tiempo, sus ideas o su dinero para ayudar a alcanzar nuestras metas. Por favor, ayuda en el clase de su hijos o ser voluntario para ayudar con un evento. Usted se sorprenderá a la buena diversión que tendrá y la buena gente que conocerá.

Mantenerse informado visitando este blog regularmente y / o suscribirse a nuestro boletín electrónico.

2012 – 2013 School Year: Archived PTO Minutes

September 6, 2012 (MUB/gym) - Meeting Minutes
October 11, 2012 (MUB/gym) - Meeting Minutes
November 8, 2012 (MUB/gym) - Meeting Minutes
January 10, 2013 (MUB/gym) - Meeting Minutes
February 7, 2013 (library) - Meeting Minutes
March 14, 2013 (library) - Meeting Minutes
April 11, 2013 (library) - Meeting Minutes
May 9, 2013 (library) - Meeting Minutes
June 6, 2013 (Canyon Inn) Meeting Minutes

2011-2012 School Year: Archived PTO Minutes

September 7 (MUB/gym) – Meeting minutes
October 13 (MUB/gym) - Meeting minutes
November 10 (MUB/gym) – Meeting minutes
January 12 (Library) – Meeting minutes
February 9 (Library) – Meeting minutes
March 8 (Library) – Meeting minutes
April 12 (Library) – Meeting minutes
May 15 (Canyon Inn, 587 Canyon Road, RWC) – Meeting minutes

 

One Response to About Us

  1. Dione Smith says:

    The new website looks awesome! We are so lucky to have wonderful parents like you at Clifford!!!!!!!

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