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Optimist $2,500 Essay & Oratorical Scholarship Contest
The Decatur Southside DeKalb Optimist Club has extended the an opportunity for the Clifton Elementary family to participate in the Optimist annual scholarship contests.  Students ages 19 and younger who have not graduated from high school may compete in the contests in their age group. The first contest is an essay on the topic: "Optimism Should be a Priority".  All essays with a completed application must be received at the Clifton Elementary Library by Friday morning, February 6, 2015.   The Optimist Club representative will pick them up from Mrs. Keeton.  The oratorical contest deadline is March 14, 2015.   To win the scholarships, contestants must win at the state level.  Good luck!  Download your application here.  Essay              Oratorical
4th & 5th Grade Tuskegee University Field Trip
The 4th and 5th grade classes will be touring Tuskegee University on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Buses will leave promptly at 7:00 a.m. and return at 7:00 p.m. Parents, please make sure that balances are
paid by Friday, February 27, 2015.
Career Day Thursday, April 2, 2015
Clifton will hold the Annual Career Day on Thursday, April 2, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Volunteers may contact the counselor, Mrs. Shainita Carter, to speak to a class about their career.   Email Mrs. Carter at
Pre-K Lottery Friday, April 17, 2015
Clifton Elementary will hold the Pre-K lottery on Friday, April 17, 2015.  Registration is 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Parents do not need to bring their child to registration.
Parents must bring the following to registration between 8:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.:
1. the child's original birth certificate
2. the parent's photo ID
3. Proof of residence (A telephone bill IS NOT accepted as proof of residence.)  If the parent's name is not on the proof of residence, please bring the required up to date affidavit.
The lottery will begin at 1:15 p.m.  Parents do not need to be present for their child to be selected.  
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