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.

 Who We Are

Executive Board
President Roy Dorling
Vice President Katherine Schembri
Co-Treasurers Jackie Smith & Josée St-Onge
Clifford School Principal Joshua Swerdlow
Secretary Carol Donnelly
VP, Fundraising Trina Licht
VP, Communications Ann Richards
Direct Donation Campaign Roy Dorling
Volunteer Coordinator Shabnam Moon
Events (co-chairs) Susan Leathers & Julie Ulrich
Enrichment Gail Blomstrom
Middle School Liaison Leana Litchfield
Teacher/Classified Representative Maria Stockton, Maria Orozco & Shannon Cody
Hospitality Anjanette Lundell
Auditor Heather Maire
Box Tops Need a parent volunteer!
Read-A-Thon Leana Litchfield
E-Scrip Missy Damon
Grant Writing Roy Dorling
Lap-A-Thon Kathryn Snow
“2-in-1” Need a parent volunteer!
Ink Recycling Need a parent volunteer!
Art in Action Rachel Winmill, Aoife McEvoy and Kay Rim.
After-School Enrichment Gail Blomstrom
School Play Producers Need a parent volunteer!
8th Grade Graduation Need a parent volunteer!
Middle School Assemblies Martha Dikun
Staff Appreciation Liz Dyer
Marine Science Maria Martin
Yearbook Nicole Sbragia
Traffic Safety Bunnie Morrow
Father-Daughter Dance Karin Sargis
Multicultural Festival Bunnie Morrow, Lisa Adasiewicz & Veronica Salto
May Flower Parade & Neighborhood Relations Need a parent volunteer!
Support Activities
Room Rep Coordinator Katherine Schembri
RCEF Liaison and ELAC Representative (two separate positions) Josée St-Onge and Cecelia Fernandez
Site Council Shannon Cody
Email Blast Derek Evans
Clifford School Sign Paul Haas
Graphics and Logo Wear Laura Bauer
School Directory Need a parent volunteer!
Webmaster Derek Evans
Display Case Need a parent volunteer!

When We Meet

The PTO Board will meet on Thursdays at 7PM during the school year. Everybody is welcome, your kids included, and you can expect a light home-cooked dinner at the meeting! We typically meet in the library (or the multi-use bulding/MUB). Location will be advertised in advance!

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

Scheduled Meetings

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

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 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.

 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 electronic 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.

2014 – 2015 School Year: Archived PTO Minutes

Thursday, September 11, 2014 (Library) — Meeting Minutes
Thursday, October 9, 2014 (Library) — Meeting Minutes
Thursday, November 13, 2014 (Library) — Meeting Minutes
Thursday, January 8, 2015 (Library) — Meeting Minutes
Thursday, February 19, 2015 (Library) — Meeting Minutes
Thursday, March 12, 2015 (Library) — Meeting Minutes
Thursday, April 9, 2015 (Library) — Meeting Minutes
Thursday, May 21, 2015 (Library)

2013 – 2014 School Year: Archived PTO Minutes

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) — Meeting Minutes

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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