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  • Newsletter 4-16-2015

    Posted by Dana Hardester at 4/16/2015

    Roy Cloud Weekly Cloud Burst

    Cloud Burst

    Thursday, April 16 , 2014

    Dana Hardester, Principal,

    Sara Shackel, Assistant Principal

    Developing a community of students empowered with knowledge and skills for the future.”

    Click here for a printable PDF of the April 16th Weekly Cloud Burst

    Dates to Remember

    4/16 - Open House

    4/17 - Early dismissal 1:30

    4/17 - Crazy Hair Day

    4/20-4/24 - Spring Break

    4/27 - School Site Council

    4/27-5/8 - Testing Grades 3, 5, 6

    4/29 - Incoming 6th Grade Parent Info Meeting

    4/29 - PTO Meeting

    5/11-5/21 - Testing Grades 4, 7, 8

    Message from the Principal

    Dear Parents, Incoming 6th Grade Information Night: We will have a meeting for all families that will be attending our middle school next year. Come learn about our schedule and the ins and outs of Cloud's middle school program. This meeting will take place on April 29th in the library from 5:30-6:30. We hope to see you there!- Dana Hardester

    School Announcements

    Message from Middle School Leadership Class

    Earth Day this week on Friday. Walk to school this Friday and get a sweet frozen treat!

    Open House is Tonight

    Open House is tonight, April 16th, from 6-7pm. See you there!

    Attention 6th Grade Parents

    The Tdap vaccine is required for all 7th graders. Please bring proof of your child's Tdap booster to the school office. If your child has not yet received this booster, please schedule an appointment with your doctor and bring a copy of the vaccine record once this has been completed.

    New State Testing

    Roy Cloud will begin state testing the week of April 27th. This is the first day after Spring Break. It is very important that all students are present during their testing sessions. Grades 3, 5, and 6 will be testing during the weeks of 4/27 - 5/8. Grades 4, 7, and 8 will be testing during the weeks of 5/11 - 5/21.

    Earth Day Clean Up Day on April 26th

    It's Earth day on April 22nd and what better way to do our part by cleaning up our school! Bring the entire family on Sunday, April 26th at 1pm for a quick trash pickup around Roy Cloud. We'll have trash bags and plastic gloves available and, you never know, the kid who picks up the most trash just might get a prize. Here are other ways you can do your part on Earth day: http://www.earthday.org/2015?gclid=COv80OG93cQCFUuTfgodYUwAqw

    From our Counselor - Juli Stringfield

    Happy Earth Day 2015! The character trait for the month of April is to be Resourceful. I enjoyed teaching 17 classroom lessons this month and listening to students share ways in which they can be resourceful, in order to protect our Earth. For grades 3-5, we completed an art project and wrote a statement, sharing their promise to the earth. You can see these projects displayed in some of the 3-5th grade classrooms, as well as in the Fifth Grade hallway, or even on my "Counselor's Corner" bulletin board, located in the hallway adjacent to the Staff lounge!!

    PTO News

    Father/Daughter Dance - May 1st

    Don't miss out on attending an "Enchanted Evening Under the Sea", Roy Cloud's annual Father/Daughter Dance being held on Friday, May 1st from 6:30 – 9:30. Buy your tickets now at https://cloudunderthesea.eventbrite.com Tickets will only be sold through this Friday, April 17th. Roy Cloud's Father Daughter Dance is quickly approaching and WE NEED YOUR HELP! Whether you have a daughter or not, this is a great opportunity to get involved with this special evening for our girls. Please access the SignUp Genius link at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4dabab2eab9-under to donate items or volunteer the day/evening of the dance. If you'd like to drop off donations early, there is a box in front of Ms. Miller's room where you can do so. On behalf of the girls at our school, "Thank You!"

    Mother/Son Event - Friday, May 8th

    Calling all Roy Cloud mom's and their son's, come enjoy a fun filled night playing your favorite schoolyard games including dodgeball, capture the flag, and a scavenger hunt/obstacle course. Show off your mad skills and bond with mom while you team up for a friendly game or two. Tickets cost $20 per mom/son(s) team. The first 100 teams to sign up will be able to attend. Click here to purchase tickets If you have any questions, would like to donate drinks or desserts, and/or know of a dad who would like to volunteer the evening of the event, please contact Jenni Adair at jennikadair@yahoo.com. Also, click here to sign up to help or bring items for the event.


    Jog-a-thon - Friday, May 15th

    Start Collecting Pledges Now... All families should have received an email with their child's login information to our online pledging system. If you did not receive this email or have questions, please contact us at:roycloudjogathon@gmail.com. Although your child's pledge page is already set up and ready to send out to family and friends! To find your child's pledge page:

    1. Go to: http://roycloudpto.roycloudjogathon.dojiggy.com

    2. Click on the "Make a Pledge" tab on the left.

    3. Search for your child by their first name. Web links are First name, Last Initial, Classroom room number.

    4. Click on your child's web link. Then just send out this link to family and friends and what your child's thermometer grow! If you want to personalize your child's' page with photos, a message, estimated laps, etc, click on the Login link at the top right. If you need your log-in information, please email us at roycloudjogathon@gmail.com

    *Note: Middle School students are asked to pledge $25 or more to participate in the Color Run. All information about the event, T-shirt sales, pledging, volunteering, and more is online at: http://roycloudpto.roycloudjogathon.dojiggy.com

    PTO Positions for Next Year!

    A huge thank you to our existing PTO board and committees for a fantastic year so far! There have been some wonderful events and fundraisers with more to come. The next couple of months will fly by quickly so we are starting to seek volunteers for our PTO board and committees for next school year. If you are interested in being considered for any of the following positions for 2015/2016, please contact Tammy Cattarin at tammycattarin@gmail.com or Kathy Smith at kathydnp@sbcglobal.net by Friday, April 17th.

    President
    Treasurer
    VP Communications
    VP Fundraising
    VP Programs
    VP Direct Donations
    Secretary
    Parliamentarian
     
    Working on events and fundraisers is a great way to meet other parents at Roy Cloud.  Please let us know if you are interested in chairing or co-chairing with a friend, either of the following for next year:

    Dinner Dance/Auction

    Scholastic Book Fair
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  • Newsletter 4-9-2015

    Posted by Dana Hardester at 4/9/2015

    Roy Cloud Weekly Cloud Burst

    Cloud Burst

    Thursday, April 9, 2015

    Dana Hardester, Principal,

    Sara Shackel, Assistant Principal

    Developing a community of students empowered with knowledge and skills for the future.”

    Click here for a printable PDF of the April 9th Weekly Cloud Burst

    Dates to Remember

    4/16 - Open House

    4/17 - Early dismissal 1:30

    4/20-4/24 - Spring Break

    4/27 - School Site Council

    4/27-5/8 - Testing Grades 3, 5, 6

    4/29 - PTO Meeting

    5/11-5/21 - Testing Grades 4, 7, 8

    Message from the Principal

    Dear Parents, Heart & Lung Day - 5th Grade hosted Heart & Lung Day celebrating the circulatory and respiratory systems in March. While this day was hosted a month ago, the hands-on learning experiences left an everlasting impression that was evident when I spoke with Logan L. and Kylie K. Here are just a few of the things that they learned and activities they participated in:

    • A sheep's heart is one of the most similar animal hearts to a human heart

    • The more that you exercise, the faster your heart beats

    • You can check your heart rate by putting two fingers to the bottom of your right jaw. Count for 6 seconds and then multiply by 10

    • They made artificial lungs out of balloons, straws, plastic bottles, and rubber bands

    • They used a stethoscope to check their heartbeats
      They completed and obstacle course on how their body works

    Thank you to our 5th Grade Team: Mrs. Ortez, Mr. Tsivikas, and Ms. Rivoli for planning an amazing day full of learning opportunities. Thank you to all the parents that volunteered and helped out in the classrooms.

    - Dana Hardester

    School Announcements

    Open House is Coming

    Mark your calendars! Open House will be Thursday, April 16th! See you there!


    Andy Griffiths to Visit Cloud

    We are very excited to have Andy Griffiths, author of The Treehouse series, visiting Cloud on April 15th. He will be sharing stories with our 3rd - 5th grade students.

    Attention 6th Grade Parents

    The Tdap vaccine is required for all 7th graders. Please bring proof of your child's Tdap booster to the school office. If your child has not yet received this booster, please schedule an appointment with your doctor and bring a copy of the vaccine record once this has been completed.

    New State Testing

    Roy Cloud will begin state testing the week of April 27th. This is the first day after Spring Break. It is very important that all students are present during their testing sessions. Grades 3, 5, and 6 will be testing during the weeks of 4/27 - 5/8. Grades 4, 7, and 8 will be testing during the weeks of 5/11 - 5/21.


    Earth Day Clean Up Day on April 26th

    It's Earth day on April 22nd and what better way to do our part by cleaning up our school! Bring the entire family on Sunday, April 26th at 1pm for a quick trash pickup around Roy Cloud. We'll have trash bags and plastic gloves available and, you never know, the kid who picks up the most trash just might get a prize. Here are other ways you can do your part on Earth day: http://www.earthday.org/2015?gclid=COv80OG93cQCFUuTfgodYUwAqw


    Meet RCSD

    Redwood City School District has started to promote our school district with a series of videos on YouTube. One of the videos that was just released features Roy Cloud's own Adia Hoskins! If you would like to check out Adia's videos you can see it with this link: Meet RCSD: Adia Hoskins, Roy Cloud, 7th grader

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP0m2brcjRw

    PTO News

    Roy Cloud School and San Carlos Children's Theater

    Production of Disney Peter Pan JR:

    Peter Pan Flyer  

    A sprinkle of pixie dust is all you will need to fly away to Neverland in Roy Cloud School's production of Peter Pan JR. Show times are Friday and Saturday April 10th and 11th at 7 p.m. and Sunday April 12th at 1 p.m. All performances will be held at McKinley School Auditorium. Tickets are on sale everyday this week at the flagpole after school.

    Ticket prices: $15 reserve/$10 general/$30 family 4-pack
    Tickets go on sale TODAY after school at the flagpole. Or purchase online at roycloudpeterpanjr.eventbrite.com


    Father/Daughter Dance - Friday, May 1st - 6:30-9:30pm

     
    Father Daughter Dance  

    Don't miss out on attending an "Enchanted Evening Under the Sea", Roy Cloud's annual Father/Daughter Dance!  Mark your calendars for Friday, May 1st from 6:30p-9:30p.  Tickets will only be on sale through April 17th.  Buy your tickets online at: https://cloudunderthesea.eventbrite.com  before this night to remember sells out!

     

    Roy Cloud's Father Daughter Dance is quickly approaching and WE NEED YOUR HELP!  Whether you have a daughter or not, this is a great opportunity to get involved with this special evening for our girls.  Please access the SignUp Genius link at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4dabab2eab9-under to donate items or volunteer the day/evening of the dance.  On behalf of the girls at our school, "Thank You!"

    Mother/Son Event - Friday, May 8th – 6 - 8pm

    Calling all Roy Cloud mom's and their son's, come enjoy a fun filled night playing your favorite schoolyard games including dodge ball, capture the flag, and a scavenger hunt/obstacle course. Show off your mad skills and bond with mom while you team up for a friendly game or two. Tickets cost $20 per mom/son(s) team. The first 100 teams to sign up will be able to attend. Click here to purchase tickets If you have any questions, would like to donate drinks or desserts, and/or know of a dad who would like to volunteer the evening of the event, please contact Jenni Adair at jennikadair@yahoo.com. Also, click here to sign up to help or bring items for the event.


    Jog-a-Thon T-Shirt Design Winners -Join us in congratulating our two winners for this years T-shirt design contest. Can't wait to see everyone wearing these designs at this years Jog-A-Thon on May 15!

    2nd grader Danna P. 6th grader Alyssa S.



    Jog-a-thon Information coming soon!

    This year we have made Jog-a-thon pledging and T-shirt purchases even easier! We have set up the site and login information for you. Look for an email coming soon with your child's information. Then just pass on your child's weblink to family and friends and start collecting pledges. Click here for the Jog-a-thon site.


    eBlast Volunteer Needed - Do you like our weekly newsletter? Or have some ideas for improvements? We are currently looking for a volunteer to send out the weekly eblast newsletter to the Roy Cloud community for the 2015/2016 school year. Computer and graphic skills a plus, but training will be provided! Start transitioning at the end of this school year so that you are geared up and ready to go at the beginning of next school year. Eblast information is provided to you by school administration and other involved parents. This is a great way to get involved in the PTO, and the eblasts can be done from home or by parents in the workplace. Please contact Tammy Cattarin at tammycattarin@gmail.com or 650-492-0680 if you can help.

    Special Thank You's

    During the school year, we have had three wonderful volunteers responsible for communicating all school and PTO information to you. A special thank you to Robin Bulanti - Roy Cloud Facebook page, Sarah Orton - PTO web page and weekly eblasts and Robin Klein - Roy Cloud web page. All three of these individuals have done an amazing job for our school this year!!

    PTO Positions for Next Year! - A huge thank you to our existing PTO board and committees for a fantastic year so far! There have been some wonderful events and fundraisers with more to come. The next couple of months will fly by quickly so we are starting to seek volunteers for our PTO board and committees for next school year. If you are interested in being considered for any of the following positions for 2015/2016, please contact Tammy Cattarin at tammycattarin@gmail.com or Kathy Smith at kathydnp@sbcglobal.net.

    President

    Treasurer

    VP Communications

    VP Fundraising

    VP Programs

    VP Direct Donations

    Secretary

    Parliamentarian

    Working on events and fundraisers is a great way to meet other parents at Roy Cloud. Please let us know if you are interested in chairing or co-chairing with a friend, either of the following for next year:

    Dinner Dance/Auction

    Scholastic Book Fair

    After School Sports 

    The 4th/5th Grade Girls Soccer teams have been working hard this season! Playoffs start soon. Thank you to our awesome volunteer Coaches Sam Gomez and Robert Morello! Go Thunderbolts!

    Soccer Team

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  • Newsletter 4-2-2015

    Posted by Dana Hardester at 4/2/2015

    Roy Cloud Weekly Cloud Burst

    Cloud Burst

    Thursday, April 2, 2015

    Dana Hardester, Principal,

    Sara Shackel, Assistant Principal

    Developing a community of students empowered with knowledge and skills for the future.”

    Click here for a printable PDF document of the April 2nd Weekly Cloud Burst

    Dates to Remember

    4/2 - Middle School Dance

    4/3 - No School (holiday)
    4/16 - Open House
    4/17 - Early dismissal 1:30
    4/20 - 4/24 - Spring Break
    4/27 - School Site Council
    4/29 - PTO Meeting

    Message from the Principal

    Dear Parents, Twenty of our leadership students attended the California Association of Student Leaders (CASL) Middle School Conference on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of last week. The students attended sessions to learn new techniques and gain perspectives to bring back to our school to help students feel like they belong to our school. In addition, several of our students presented leadership ideas at the "Meet the Pros" session. Our presenters were: Alex M., Isabella C., Courtney M., Sammie C., Cameron C., Siena T., Sarah R., and Michael D. Some of the ideas they presented included using technology, Crazy Hair Day, and Cancer Awareness. Roy Cloud School received the Outstanding Leadership Program Award at the closing session. This distinguished honor was presented to schools whose student leadership programs are proven spaces where student leaders grow as ethical, responsible, servant-minded change-makers. It was awarded to the top 5% of all middle schools in the state of California. I would like to thank all the parents that helped drive the students to and from the conference. Thank you to Gustavo Cortez for chaperoning. Thank you to all of our student leaders who represented Roy Cloud. Thank you to Mrs. Gaston for coordinating the event, giving her time, and being a wonderful leadership role model for our students.

    - Dana Hardester

    School Announcements

    Middle School Dance

    North Star Academy is hosting the middle school dance on Thursday, April 2nd. Yes, that's right a Thursday night dance. (There is no school on Friday.) The dance will be from 7-9 pm at North Star. Please plan to drop-off and pick-up students at the gate on James Street across from Mount Carmel.

    Jennifer Nielsen Visited Cloud

    Jennifer Nielsen visited Roy Cloud last week. She talked with our middle school students about her creative process and shared where she gets her ideas. Her message was to "stay away from the box where you are safe and predictable. Don't miss the opportunities to expand your horizons. Be creative." Thank you to Hilary at The Reading Bug for arranging this wonderful experience for us.

    Open House is Coming

    Mark your calendars! Open House will be Thursday, April 16th! See you there!


    Attention 6th Grade Parents

    The Tdap vaccine is required for all 7th graders. Please bring proof of your child's Tdap booster to the school office. If your child has not yet received this booster, please schedule an appointment with your doctor and bring a copy of the vaccine record once this has been completed.

    PTO News

    Roy Cloud School and San Carlos Children's Theater Production of Disney Peter Pan JR:

    A sprinkle of pixie dust is all you will need to fly away to Neverland in Roy Cloud School's production of Peter Pan JR. Show times are Friday and Saturday April 10th and 11th at 7 p.m. and Sunday April 12th at 1 p.m. All performances will be held at McKinley School Auditorium. Tickets will be on sale this Thursday at the flagpole after school.
    Ticket prices: $15 reserve/$10 general/$30 family 4-pack
    Tickets go on sale TODAY after school at the flagpole. Or purchase online at roycloudpeterpanjr.eventbrite.com

    6th-8th Grade Tech Crew Needed

    Who wants to be on tech crew or backstage crew for the upcoming Spring school musical, Peter Pan? Now's your chance! Maybe you've wanted to be involved but not able to make the time commitment to be in the show. Well, we need you!!! Please contact Karen Vega @ kvega@realsmartgroup.com


     
     

    Father/Daughter Dance - Friday, May 1st

    Invitations for an "Enchanted Evening Under the Sea", Roy Cloud's annual Father/Daughter Dance, are being sent home in today's Thursday folders. Please mark your calendars for Friday, May 1st from 6:30pm-9:30pm. Tickets on sale through April 17th only. Buy your tickets before this night to remember sells out!

    Mother/Son Event - Friday, May 8th

    Calling all Roy Cloud mom's and their son's, come enjoy a fun filled night playing your favorite schoolyard games including dodgeball, capture the flag, and a treasure hunt/obstacle course. Show off your mad skills and bond with mom while you team up for a friendly game or two. Tickets cost $20 per mom/son(s) team. The first 100 teams to sign up will be able to attend.

    What: Roy Cloud Mother/Son Event

    When: Friday, May 8th from 6pm-8pm (activities will begin at 6:30pm sharp!)
    Where: Roy Cloud blacktop
    Why: Because it's going to be sooo much fun!

    Click here to purchase tickets If you have any questions, would like to donate any of the above drinks or desserts, and/or know of a dad who would like to volunteer the evening of the event, please contact Jenni Adair at jennikadair@yahoo.com.

    eBlast Volunteer Needed

    Do you like our weekly newsletter? Or have some ideas for improvements? We are currently looking for a volunteer to send out the weekly eblast newsletter to the Roy Cloud community for the 2015/2016 school year. Computer and graphic skills a plus, but training will be provided! Start transitioning at the end of this school year so that you are geared up and ready to go at the beginning of next school year. Eblast information is provided to you by school administration and other involved parents. This is a great way to get involved in the PTO, and the eblasts can be done from home or by parents in the workplace. Please contact Tammy Cattarin at tammycattarin@gmail.com or 650-492-0680 if you can help.


    After School Sports

    There is still time to register for the 6th-8th Grade Paddling Program!

    Program Information: Starting in a 6 man Outrigger Canoe, students will learn how to paddle and about water safety. As the class continues, students will advance to 3 man canoes, 2 man and then to single person canoes. Program runs T/Th from 4:30-6pm at BIAC (1450 Maple St.) For more information contact Mike Martinez at mikem@wavchaser.com. Register Online or download the registration forms on www.teamsideline.com/redwoodcity

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  • Newsletter 3-26-2015

    Posted by Dana Hardester at 3/26/2015

    Roy Cloud Weekly Cloud Burst

    Cloud Burst

    Thursday, March 26, 2015

    Dana Hardester, Principal,

    Sara Shackel, Assistant Principal

    Developing a community of students empowered with knowledge and skills for the future.”

    Click here for a printable PDF document of the March 26, 2015 Weekly Cloud Burst

    Dates to Remember

    3/26 - Jennifer Nielsen Visits

    3/30 - School Site Council

    4/2 - Middle School Dance

    4/16 - Open House

    4/20-4/24 - Spring Break

    Message from the Principal

    Dear Parents, Last weekend some of our 8th grade students participated in the IBM IOT (Internet of Things) app-a-thon. Students used IBM's BlueMix platform to build apps that could link IOT devices like smartphones and/or a network used by hospitals, doctors, etc. The students built apps to monitor things like room temperature and humidity, and they built apps to assist people in finding their car when they have forgotten where they parked. Students used their presentation skills to present their work at the end of the event. Thank you to Carolyn Nguyen for letting us know about this opportunity. - Dana Hardester


    School Announcements

    Middle School Dance - Our next dance is quickly approaching! North Star Academy is planning this dance. It will be on Thursday, April 2nd. Yes, that's right a Thursday night dance. (There is no school on Friday.) The dance will be from 7-9 pm at North Star. Tickets will go on sale next week. The theme is Under the Sea.


    Jennifer Nielsen to Visit Cloud

    Jennifer Nielsen of the fantastic Ascendance Trilogy will be visiting our middle school students on Thursday, March 26th. Her latest book is Mark of the Thief and is the start of a new series! Jennifer will talk about her writing process (including conversation about Ancient Roman Times where Mark of the Thief is set) and answer questions about being an author!


    Open House is Coming

    Mark your calendars! Open House will be Thursday, April 16th! See you there!


    PTO News

    Jog-a-thon T-shirt Design Contest

    Do you think you have what it takes to be a Roy Cloud Superhero this spring? If the answer is YES, you need to help us design this year's Jog-a-thon t-shirt! This year we have ALL NEW RULES! We will have 2 winners and 2 different designs. The contest will be held separately for K-5th grade and Middle School students. Plus, this year you are able to include computer graphics as well-just keep the design original! Click here for a pdf of the T-shirt Design form. Please hand in your entry at SuperHero Headquarters (Roy Cloud's school office) NO LATER THAN March 27TH. Roy Cloud is counting on you!

    Art in Action

    Don't miss our 5th grade Art in Action paintings on Colonial Limner, "Young Boy with a Dog" on display at the Redwood City Downtown Library. Students analyzed the piece, "Young Boy with a Dog" and learned about the portraits painted by self-taught colonial Folk artists called Limners. Students sketched figures in proportion, and drew figures in a period setting using one-point perspective. They painted figures with attributes, using muted colors. The display will be in the library until April 8th.

    Roy Cloud School and San Carlos Children's Theater

    Production of Disney Peter Pan JR:

    Friday, April 10 at 7 p.m.

    Saturday, April 11 at 7 p.m.

    Sunday, April 12 at 1 p.m.

    McKinley School Auditorium 400 Duane Street, Redwood City

    Ticket prices: $15 reserve/$10 general/$30 family 4-pack

    Tickets go on sale TODAY after school at the flagpole. Or purchase online at roycloudpeterpanjr.eventbrite.com

    Fly away to Neverland with Peter and the Darling children in Disney's adaptation of their beloved animated film. Based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie's enchanting play, Disney's Peter Pan JR. is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn't grow up with no flying required! The score includes new arrangements of classic Disney songs, such as "Following the Leader," "You Can Fly," "The Second Star to the Right" and "Yo Ho, A Pirate's Life for Me." Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Never Land. Their adventure introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook! Filled with adventure, music and a beloved hero,Disney's Peter Pan JR. is a magical story sure to appeal to those young and old who've always wished they could travel to their own Never Land.

    6th-8th Grade Tech Crew Needed

    Who wants to be on tech crew or backstage crew for the upcoming Spring school musical, Peter Pan? Now's your chance! Maybe you've wanted to be involved but not able to make the time commitment to be in the show. Well, we need you!!! Please contact Karen Vega @ kvega@realsmartgroup.com Here are some of the benefits that come with being on the crew:

    - Free snack and drink at intermission

    - Make great friends and have fun

    - Free training in theater tech

    Positions needed for each show:

    - light board operator / programmer

    - sound board operator

    - sound effects operator / programmer

    - 2 follow spot operators

    - 4 backstage crew


    Save the date for an Enchanted Evening Under the Sea

    Roy Cloud's annual Father/Daughter Dance

    Friday evening May 1, 2015

    6:30 pm-9:30 pm


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  • Newsletter 3-19-2015

    Posted by Dana Hardester at 3/19/2015

    Roy Cloud Weekly Cloud Burst

    Cloud Burst

    Thursday, March 19 , 2015

    Dana Hardester, Principal,

    Sara Shackel, Assistant Principal

    Developing a community of students empowered with knowledge and skills for the future.”

    Click here for a printable PDF of the March 19th, 2015 Weekly Cloud Burst

    Dates to Remember

    3/25 - Yosemite Meeting
    3/25 - PTO Meeting 6:30pm in the Library
    3/26 - Jennifer Nielsen Visits
    3/30 - School Site Council
    4/16 - Open House
    4/20-4/24 - Spring Break

    Message from the Principal

    Dear Parents, The Accelerated Reader Program is alive and well here at Roy Cloud. In trimester two, we had 122 3rd-5th grade students met their reading goals! While we had strong participation in all three grade levels, our 5th grade had the most students that met their goals. Ms. Lera, with the help of our 3rd grade teachers, hosted a celebration last Thursday during lunch. Thank you to Ms. Lera and our 3rd grade teachers for setting up the party. Thank you to the PTO for funding the party. Congratulations to all the students that meet their reading goals! - Dana Hardester


    School Announcements

    Attendance Policy

    I have had several parents call with questions about the attendance policy for the Redwood City School District. I hope that this helps clarify our attendance policy:

    The Redwood City School District has developed attendance policies and procedures in order to comply with California state law. The following is our attendance program protocol:

    Unexcused (Letter 1)

    In accordance with the State of California's Education Code [EC § 48260-48273], when any pupil is absent from school for 3 days or more without a valid excuse, and/or tardy 3 or more times in excess of 30 minutes, we must notify the parent/guardian. Parents will receive a letter signed by me.

    Excused (Excessive Excused Absence Letter 1)

    Parents will receive an attendance letter from the school after 7+ excused absences.

    Unexcused (Letter 2)

    Parents will receive a second letter after 6+ unexcused absences and/or tardies. This letter is signed by the District's Attendance Coordinator and may be followed with a phone call or a request for a group attendance meeting.

    Excused (Excessive Excused Absence Letter 2)

    Parents will receive an attendance letter from the school after 7+ excused absences. Per district policy, upon 14 or more days of excused absences, we require that any further absences for illness be verified by a physician. If verification is not provided, any further absences will be considered unexcused and subject to district truancy policies.

    Unexcused (Letter 3)

    Parents will receive a third letter after 9+ unexcused absences. This letter is also signed my the District's Attendance Coordinator and may be followed up with a Student Attendance Review Board (SARB) hearing wherein the Redwood City Police Department is asked to participate.

    I hope this information has helped you to better understand Redwood City School District's attendance program protocol. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's attendance, please feel free to contact me or Margaret Lavin, Coordinator of Attendance and Student Welfare at 650-423-2277.

    Jennifer Nielsen to Visit Cloud

    Jennifer Nielsen of the fantastic Ascendance Trilogy will be visiting our middle school students on Thursday, March 26th. Her latest book is Mark of the Thief and is the start of a new series! Jennifer will talk about her writing process (including conversation about Ancient Roman Times where Mark of the Thief is set) and answer questions about being an author!

    Open House is Coming

    Mark your calendars! Open House will be Thursday, April 16th! See you there!

    Lost & Found

    We have many students that have lost sweaters, jackets, lunch boxes, etc. The good news is, they have been found! So many items have been found that our Lost & Found is over following. Please visit our Lost & Found, in the main corridor, to reclaim your items. We will be donating any leftover items on Friday, March 27th.

    PTO News

    Jog-a-thon T-shirt Design Contest

    Do you think you have what it takes to be a Roy Cloud Superhero this spring? If the answer is YES, you need to help us design this year's Jog-a-thon t-shirt! This year we have ALL NEW RULES! We will have 2 winners and 2 different designs. The contest will be held separately for K-5th grade and Middle School students. Plus, this year you are able to include computer graphics as well-just keep the design original! Click here for a pdf of the T-shirt Design form. Please hand in your entry at SuperHero Headquarters (Roy Cloud's school office) NO LATER THAN March 27TH. Roy Cloud is counting on you!

    Art in Action

    Don't miss our 5th grade Art in Action paintings on Colonial Limner, "Young Boy with a Dog" on display at the Redwood City Downtown Library. Students analyzed the piece, "Young Boy with a Dog" and learned about the portraits painted by self-taught colonial Folk artists called Limners. Students sketched figures in proportion, and drew figures in a period setting using one-point perspective. They painted figures with attributes, using muted colors. The display will be in the library until April 8th.


    After School Sports

    Multisport Clip Art  

    REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS:
    *Registration Deadlines*

    Ready, Set, Run (Ages 8-14)

    *Thursday, 3/5

    Intro to Track & Field (6th-8th Grade)

    *Thursday, 3/5

    Basics of Wrestling (K-8th)(New Students Only)

    *Thursday, 3/12

    Pride Rock Wrestling (K-8th) Continuing Students

    *Thurs., 3/12

    Junior Dribblers Basketball (2nd/3rd Grade)

    *Thursday, 3/19

    Intro to Tennis (1st-5th Grade)

    *Thursday, 3/26

    Free Intro to Paddling (6th-8th Grade)

    *Thursday, 4/2

    Intro to Paddling Class (6th-8th Grade)

    *Wednesday, 4/8

    Click Here For the Registration Form OR https://apm.activecommunities.com/rwcpark

    Community Events

    Woodside Musical - Woodside High School is presenting "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" , from March 13-21. Many of our Roy Cloud alums would love your support. Come see Cameron, Isa, Stephen, Mollie, Levy and Derek in the light-hearted musical spoof. This classic, laugh-out-loud musical satire of life on the corporate ladder is rated PG and boasting a full orchestra, this sure fire hit provides an irreverent romp through corporate politics, shenanigans, romance and fun. Where else would a window washer rise through the ranks to the executive suite, finding love and success with textbook simplicity? Certain to be a fantastic production, in the tradition of Woodside High musicals. Purchase tickets online: www.whsdramaboosters.com or call the Box Office @ (650) 367-9750 (x43706). Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for staff/students, and $15 for seniors (65+). Performances are 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays (March 13, 14, 20, and 21), with a 2pm matinee on Sunday, March 15.

    Jim Wiltens Beginner Leadership Course

    The Jim Wiltens Beginner Leadership Course for 4th and 5th graders will be held at North Star this spring. The premise of this class is that true leaders first learn to lead themselves. This leadership occurs in 3 character building areas: attitude, goal-setting, and self-esteem.

    Location: North Star Staff Room

    Dates: 4 Tuesdays: Apr 7, Apr 14, Apr 28, May 5 2015

    Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm

    Cost: $140 per Parent/Child team

    Check Payable to: Deer Crossing Press

    Send to: Vince Kapral, 821 Seminole Way, Redwood City, CA 94062

    Questions: vwkapral@yahoo.com

    Web site: http://www.jimwiltens.com/academic/workshops_students.htm


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  • Newsletter 3-12-2015

    Posted by Dana Hardester at 3/12/2015

    Roy Cloud Weekly Cloud Burst

    Cloud Burst

    Thursday, March 12, 2015

    Dana Hardester, Principal,

    Sara Shackel, Assistant Principal

    Developing a community of students empowered with knowledge and skills for the future.”

    Click here for a printable PDF of the March 12 Weekly Cloud Burst

    Dates to Remember

    3/9-3/13 - Parent/Teacher conferences - minimum days all week

    3/13 - Roy Cloud spirit orders due

    3/18 - PTO Meeting 6:30pm in the Library

    Message from the Principal

    Dear Parents,We have been really busy with events here at Roy Cloud:

    On Feb. 26th the Dad's Club hosted another successful Science Night! More than 50 students from 2nd-8th grade participated in great hands-on science activities including making ice cream, hovercrafts, making circuits, and many more! Thank you to the Dad's Club for such a wonderful night, and thank you to all the middle school students that volunteered their time as assistants!

    Science Night  

    On March 5th, our Kindergarten ushered in the Year of the Ram/Sheep. Students learned about customs and traditions that culminated in the annual parade! Thank you to all the parents that came to support and especially our Kindergarten Team of Mrs. Chappelle, Mrs. Macguire, Mrs. Barnes, Mrs. Hoss, and Mrs. May.

    New Year's Parade

    On March 6th, our 3rd Grade students hosted their Chez Café. These groovy students recited poetry. It was wonderful to see how many students participated, and how many parents come out to support them! Thank you to our 3rd grade teachers: Mrs. Mendez, Ms. Granato, Mrs. Montgomery, and Mrs. Shanks. Thank you to all the parents that helped set up Chez Café for the students to enjoy!

    Chez Cafe

    Also on March 6th, our K-2nd grade students met the author and illustrator of the Fancy Nancy books! Students were excited to learn that Jane O'Connor, the author, modeled the character Nancy after herself as a child. Robin Preiss Glasser, the illustrator, shared the doll that she used for inspiration. Robin also showed the students how they could turn an everyday bandana into a tiara! Thank you to Hilary at the Reading Bug for giving our students this opportunity!

    Fancy Nancy

    - Dana Hardester

    School Announcements

    Digital Family Tech Night The Redwood City Teacher's Association, in partnership with the Redwood City School District is hosting a two "Digital Parenting" education evenings on March 17 and April 14. Next Tuesday's even will have community leader Carlos DeVitas, will discuss what to look out for and how to manage your child's access to the digital world. The April 14th session will be facilitated by our district Technology Resource Teachers, Cathy James and Karyn Warner, who will be looking at creative ways to engage with your children through tech. Both events would be appropriate for parents and teachers with students of all ages who interact with technology. Click here for the flier

    Jennifer Nielsen to Visit Cloud - Jennifer Nielsen, of the fantastic Ascendance Trilogy, will be visiting our middle school students on Thursday, March 26th. Her latest book is Mark of the Thief and is the start of a new series! Jennifer will talk about her writing process (including conversation about Ancient Roman Times where Mark of the Thief is set) and answer questions about being an author! If you would like to purchase an autographed copy, flyers can be found on Peachjar or on the "Headline" section of our website. Orders are due this Friday, March 13. You can bring them to the office.

    Gifted and Talented Education Program in RCSD - Parent referrals will be accepted for the RCSD Gifted and Talented Education Program (GATE) until March 16, 2015. To learn more about the program, please pick up a flyer and permission slip in the school office or fill out the referral online at http://www.rcsd.k12.ca.us/Page/5467. 

    PTO News

    The Father Daughter Dance is coming up on May 1st and WE NEED YOU! Whether you have a daughter or not, this is a great opportunity to get involved in planning this special evening for our girls. We are looking for parents to assist and/or manage a small group of volunteers in the following areas:

    • Marketing

    • On-line Ticket Sales

    • Decorations

    • Food & Beverages (simple snacks/desserts only)

    • Entertainment/DJ/Activities

    Our first meeting will be on Thursday, March 12th at 6:30 in the library. Please come out and join us! If you have any questions, please contact Alicia Truby (atruby12@yahoo.com) or Nancy Mein (nancymein@yahoo.com).

    Father Daughter Dance


    After School Sports

    Multisport Clip Art

    REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS:

    Ready, Set, Run (Ages 8-14) *Thursday, 3/5

    Intro to Track & Field (6th-8th Grade) *Thursday, 3/5

    Basics of Wrestling (K-8th)(New Students Only) *Thursday, 3/12

    Pride Rock Wrestling (K-8th) Continuing Students *Thurs., 3/12

    Junior Dribblers Basketball (2nd/3rd Grade) *Thursday, 3/19

    Intro to Tennis (1st-5th Grade) *Thursday, 3/26

    Free Intro to Paddling (6th-8th Grade) *Thursday, 4/2

    Intro to Paddling Class (6th-8th Grade) *Wednesday, 4/8

    *Registration Deadline* Click Here For the Registration Forms OR https://apm.activecommunities.com/rwcpark

    Community Announcements

    Woodside Musical -  Woodside High School is presenting "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" , from March 13-21. Many of our Roy Cloud alums would love your support. Come see Cameron, Isa, Stephen, Mollie, Levy and Derek in the light-hearted musical spoof. This classic, laugh-out-loud musical satire of life on the corporate ladder is rated PG and boasting a full orchestra, this sure fire hit provides an irreverent romp through corporate politics, shenanigans, romance and fun. Where else would a window washer rise through the ranks to the executive suite, finding love and success with textbook simplicity? Certain to be a fantastic production, in the tradition of Woodside High musicals. Purchase tickets online: www.whsdramaboosters.com or call the Box Office @ (650) 367-9750 (x43706). Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for staff/students, and $15 for seniors (65+). Performances are 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays (March 13, 14, 20, and 21), with a 2pm matinee on Sunday, March 15.

    Jim Wiltens Beginner Leadership Course - The Jim Wiltens Beginner Leadership Course for 4th and 5th graders will be held at North Star this spring. The premise of this class is that true leaders first learn to lead themselves. This leadership occurs in 3 character building areas: attitude, goal-setting, and self-esteem.Location: North Star Staff Room

    Dates: 4 Tuesdays: Apr 7, Apr 14, Apr 28, May 5 2015
    Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
    Cost: $140 per Parent/Child team
    Check Payable to: Deer Crossing Press
    Send to: Vince Kapral , 821 Seminole Way, Redwood City, CA 94062
    Questions: vwkapral@yahoo.com
    Web site: http://www.jimwiltens.com/academic/workshops_students.htm


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  • Newsletter 3-5-2015

    Posted by Dana Hardester at 3/5/2015

    Roy Cloud Weekly Cloud Burst

    Cloud Burst

    Thursday, March 5, 2015

    Dana Hardester, Principal,

    Sara Shackel, Assistant Principal

    Developing a community of students empowered with knowledge and skills for the future.”

    Click here for a printable PDF of the March 5, 2015 Weekly Cloud Burst

    Dates to Remember

    3/9-3/13 - Parent/Teacher conferences - minimum days all week

    Message from the Principal

    Dear Parents, We are an amazing community here at Roy Cloud, and it is important for us to remember that the neighbors that live around our school are also apart of our community. We are having issues around parking and traffic happening in Cirrus Court. The neighbors, school staff, and Redwood City PD are working together to try and find a solution. I want to make sure that everyone is aware that RCPD will be increasing patrols in the neighborhood and will be issuing citations starting next week. - Dana Hardester

    School Announcements

    Gifted and Talented Education Program in RCSD

    Parent referrals will be accepted for the RCSD Gifted and Talented Education Program (GATE) until March 16, 2015. To learn more about the program, please pick up a flyer and permission slip in the school office or fill out the referral online at http://www.rcsd.k12.ca.us/Page/5467.

    PTO News

    Night of Heroes a Huge Success! We were able to raise over $140,000 for our school at our Night of Heroes event! That is amazing. Thank you to all of you who attended, donated, supported, or planned for the event - you are Roy Cloud heroes! Click here for a quick video with pictures of the event:

    Night of Heroes Highlights 2015


    Want to see what's this year's Fund-A-Need campaign was all about? Click here for a 5 min video on our technology goals. You won't want to miss this - our own 7th grader Michael Dooley created this video:

    Roy Cloud Fund-A-Need 2015


    Art in Action

    Eighteen 4th grade pieces of art are now on display at the Redwood City Downtown Library until March 11. Children analyzed Georgia O'Keefe's Poppies and the way she enlarged and simplified forms in nature. Children used oil pastels to draw a flower or a shell and they completed the drawing with a watercolor wash. The artwork displays vibrant contrasting colors, emphasis and radial symmetry.


    The Father Daughter Dance is coming up on May 1st and WE NEED YOU! Whether you have a daughter or not, this is a great opportunity to get involved in planning this special evening for our girls.We are looking for parents to assist and/or manage a small group of volunteers in the following areas:

    • Marketing

    • On-line Ticket Sales

    • Decorations

    • Food & Beverages (simple snacks/desserts only)

    • Entertainment/DJ/Activities

    Our first meeting will be on Thursday, March 12th at 6:30 in the library. Please come out and join us! If you have any questions, please contact Alicia Truby (atruby12@yahoo.com) or Nancy Mein (nancymein@yahoo.com).

    After School Sports

    SPORT

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE

    6th-8th Grade Soccer

    (COACHES NEEDED)

    Thursday, Feb. 26th

    Intermediate Golf (Ages 8-14)

    Thursday, Feb. 26th

    Introduction to Track & Field (6th-8th grade)

    (COACHES NEEDED)

    Thursday, March 5th

    Ready, Set, Run-Youth 5 K Training Program

    (Ages 8-14)

    (COACHES NEEDED)

    Thursday, March 5th

    Basics of Wrestling (Beginners)

    Pride Rock Wrestling

    (Continuing Students)

    Thursday, March 12th

    Jr. Dribblers Basketball

    (2nd/3rd Grade)

    (COACHES NEEDED)

    Thursday, March 19th

    Introduction to Tennis

    (1st-5th grade)

    Thursday, March 26th

    Introduction to Paddling-Free Day

    Introduction to Paddling Class

    Thursday, April 2nd

    Wednesday, April 8th

    Golf League/Course Management (Ages 8-14)

    Thursday, April 2nd

    Community Announcements

    Woodside Musical - Woodside High School is presenting "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" , from March 13-21. Many of our Roy Cloud alums would love your support. Come see Cameron, Isa, Stephen, Mollie, Levy and Derek in the light-hearted musical spoof. This classic, laugh-out-loud musical satire of life on the corporate ladder is rated PG and boasting a full orchestra, this sure fire hit provides an irreverent romp through corporate politics, shenanigans, romance and fun. Where else would a window washer rise through the ranks to the executive suite, finding love and success with textbook simplicity? Certain to be a fantastic production, in the tradition of Woodside High musicals. Purchase tickets online: www.whsdramaboosters.com or call the Box Office @ (650) 367-9750 (x43706). Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for staff/students, and $15 for seniors (65+). Performances are 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays (March 13, 14, 20, and 21), with a 2pm matinee on Sunday, March 15.

    Jim Wiltens Beginner Leadership Course

    The Jim Wiltens Beginner Leadership Course for 4th and 5th graders will be held at North Star this spring. The premise of this class is that true leaders first learn to lead themselves. This leadership occurs in 3 character building areas: attitude, goal-setting, and self-esteem.
    Location: North Star Staff RoomDates: 4 Tuesdays: Apr 7, Apr 14, Apr 28, May 5 2015
    Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
    Cost: $140 per Parent/Child team
    Check Payable to: Deer Crossing Press
    Send to: Vince Kapral
    821 Seminole Way
    Redwood City, CA 94062
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  • Newsletter 2-26-2015

    Posted by Dana Hardester at 2/26/2015

    Roy Cloud Weekly Cloud Burst

    Cloud Burst

    Thursday, February 26, 2015

    Dana Hardester, Principal,

    Sara Shackel, Assistant Principal

    Developing a community of students empowered with knowledge and skills for the future.”

     

    Dates to Remember

    2/26 - Dad's Club Science Night

    2/28 - Electronic Recycling

    3/9-3/13 - Parent/Teacher conferences - Minimum days all week

    Message from the Principal

    Dear Parents, I am excited to announce that we will have Jane O'Connor and Robin Glasser, the author and illustrator of the Fancy Nancy books, coming to visit Roy Cloud! They will be coming for all K-2 students on Friday, March 6th. If you would like to order a book to be autographed, you can find an order form on Peachjar. Order forms can be turned into K-2 teachers or the Office. Order forms are due on Friday, February 27th. - Dana Hardester

    School Announcements

    Need an Idea for doing something Kind? Check out the Kindness Tree in the ROY CLOUD MUB... The character trait for the month of February was Kindness. I taught 19 classroom lessons this month in grades K-8, where we either read a story for the younger grades called "Fluffy and Baron", or read actual articles from around the United States of schools taking on the kindness challenge. I proposed this challenge to our students and staff! I asked them to think of something kind to do for others in either our school, home, or community, and to write what they plan to do on a kind heart. You will find approximately 540 ways to show kindness on both our kindness tree located in the MUB and on my School Counselor's Corner Bulletin Board, adjacent to the staff lounge!! Roy Cloud students sure do know how to show kindness!! - Julie Stringfield, Roy Cloud School Counselor

    Recycling Event- Time for our yearly electronic recycling event. Drop off items in the Jefferson parking lot on Saturday, February 28. More details will follow in future newsletters. Please tell your friends and neighbors. Funds raised will go toward the 8th grade trip to Washington DC.

    Town Hall Meeting in October?

    If you attended the Town Hall Meeting in October that was held at McKinley, please email me at dhardester@rcsdk8.net. The district office would like to know the names of all the community members that were present.

    Gifted and Talented Education Program in RCSD

    Parent referrals will be accepted for the RCSD Gifted and Talented Education Program (GATE) until March 16, 2015. To learn more about the program, please pick up a flyer and permission slip in the school office or fill out the referral online at http://www.rcsd.k12.ca.us/Page/5467.

    PTO News

    Night of Heroes Dinner Dance was a HUGE success!

    Thank you to all of our heroes who attended, supported, donated, or volunteered for this event. It was a wonderful evening in support of our school programs. Details of the proceeds earned will be coming soon! If you didn't get your invoice in your email or Thursday folder, please contact us to receive a copy at roycloudauction@gmail.com.

    A very special thank you to Dorith Dooley and her committee for organizing such a wonderful event!

    Last Chance to Purchase Parties from Night of Heroes Event

    There are a few more slots in these fabulous parties.....First come, first served! If you would like to purchase, please email roycloudauction@gmail.com. Be sure to indicate how many slots you would like. If there is still space available, we will reply back with an invoice. Click here for a pdf with the list of parties.

    Art in Action

    Eighteen 4th grade pieces of art are now on display at the Redwood City Downtown Library until March 11. Children analyzed Georgia O'Keefe's Poppies and the way she enlarged and simplified forms in nature. Children used oil pastels to draw a flower or a shell and they completed the drawing with a watercolor wash. The artwork displays vibrant contrasting colors, emphasis and radial symmetry.

    After School Programs

    IT'S NOT TOO LATE! Enroll now in Let's Play Spanish. Click here for the flier Classes start on Wednesday, MARCH 4. Open to K-2 students

    After School Sports

    Multisport Clip Art

    SPORT

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE

    6th-8th Grade Soccer

    (COACHES NEEDED)

    Thursday, Feb. 26th

    Intermediate Golf (Ages 8-14)

    Thursday, Feb. 26th

    Introduction to Track & Field (6th-8th grade)

    (COACHES NEEDED)

    Thursday, March 5th

    Ready, Set, Run-Youth 5 K Training Program

    (Ages 8-14)

    (COACHES NEEDED)

    Thursday, March 5th

    Basics of Wrestling (Beginners)

    Pride Rock Wrestling

    (Continuing Students)

    Thursday, March 12th

    Jr. Dribblers Basketball

    (2nd/3rd Grade)

    (COACHES NEEDED)

    Thursday, March 19th

    Introduction to Tennis

    (1st-5th grade)

    Thursday, March 26th

    Introduction to Paddling-Free Day

    Introduction to Paddling Class

    Thursday, April 2nd

    Wednesday, April 8th

    Golf League/Course Management (Ages 8-14)

    Thursday, April 2nd


    Community Announcements

    Woodside Musical - Woodside High School is presenting "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" , from March 13-21. Many of our Roy Cloud alums would love your support. Come see Cameron, Isa, Stephen, Mollie, Levy and Derek in the light-hearted musical spoof. This classic, laugh-out-loud musical satire of life on the corporate ladder is rated PG and boasting a full orchestra, this sure fire hit provides an irreverent romp through corporate politics, shenanigans, romance and fun. Where else would a window washer rise through the ranks to the executive suite, finding love and success with textbook simplicity? Certain to be a fantastic production, in the tradition of Woodside High musicals. Purchase tickets online: www.whsdramaboosters.com or call the Box Office @ (650) 367-9750 (x43706). Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for staff/students, and $15 for seniors (65+). Performances are 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays (March 13, 14, 20, and 21), with a 2pm matinee on Sunday, March 15. 

    Jim Wiltens Beginner Leadership Course

    The Jim Wiltens Beginner Leadership Course for 4th and 5th graders will be held at North Star this spring. The premise of this class is that true leaders first learn to lead themselves. This leadership occurs in 3 character building areas: attitude, goal-setting, and self-esteem.

    Location: North Star Staff Room
    Dates: 4 Tuesdays: Apr 7, Apr 14, Apr 28, May 5 2015
    Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
     Cost: $140 per Parent/Child team
    Check Payable to: Deer Crossing Press
    Send to: Vince Kapral
    821 Seminole Way
    Redwood City, CA 94062
    Questions: vwkapral@yahoo.com
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  • Newsletter 2-19-2015

    Posted by Dana Hardester at 2/19/2015

    Roy Cloud Weekly Cloud Burst

    Cloud Burst

    Thursday, February 19, 2015

    Dana Hardester, Principal,

    Sara Shackel, Assistant Principal

    Developing a community of students empowered with knowledge and skills for the future.”

     

    Dates to Remember

    2/21 - Night of Heroes

    2/23 - School Site Council

    2/26 - Dad's Club Science Night

    2/28 - Electronic Recycling

    Message from the Principal

    Dear Parents, This week I had the pleasure of talking with Nick in 6th grade about how he felt about working with the chromebooks. He said, "I like them. They are fun to work on. It is boring to just work on paper." Nick also went on to explain that he loves to type, and that when he gets to high school he will need to be able to type a lot. He said, "I don't have a computer at home, so this helps me have an advantage when I get to high school." Nick recalled how they used the chromebooks in science to research topics that are discussed in the books. This helps them get even more information than they would not get if they just read the books. Nick also shared how they made presentations about their results from an experiment that they did in class. - Dana Hardester

    School Announcements

    Recycling Event

    Time for our yearly electronic recycling event. Drop off items in the Jefferson parking lot on Saturday, February 28. More details will follow in future newsletters. Please tell your friends and neighbors. Funds raised will go toward the 8th grade trip to Washington DC.

    Redwood City School District Gifted and Talented Education Program

    The RCSD GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) referral window for students in grades 3, 4, and 5 is now open and will close on March 16. We will be testing at Roy Cloud. Parents MUST fill out permission slip forms for your child to be tested. Please follow the link below to refer your student. Here is the corrected link with the permission slip:

    http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1965444/RCSD-GATE-Referral-Form-for-GATE-Testing-Winter-2015

    PTO News

    Night of Heroes - this Saturday night!

    Check out the awesome items available for bidding Saturday night:

    Click here for a pdf of the catalog

    Other reminders about the evening:

    Date: Saturday, February 21st

    Time: 6pm-11pm. First silent auction table closes at 7:10pm - make sure you arrive in time to bid!

    Location: College of San Mateo - Bayview Room in the College Center Building. Click here for a map


    Roy Cloud Science Night

    Date: February 26th, 2015, 5-8pm

    Place: Roy Cloud MUB

    Fees: $10

    Would you like to make some ice cream? How about witnessing the science behind the super-speed maglev trains? Join your friends at Roy Cloud and be amazed by the list of activities that will spark your imagination. You will see some really cool demonstrations and get to work on experiments in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and a lot more. Only 50 spots available. Register now and be a part of Roy Cloud Science Night. Please drop off your registration fee at the office (there will be a "Science Night" envelope at the PTO corner). Sponsorships are available. Please contact your homeroom teacher if you need assistance to participate. http://www.yolandaraymond.com/madscience2015.html

    Art in Action

    Eighteen 4th grade pieces of art are now on display at the Redwood City Downtown Library until March 11. Children analyzed Georgia O'Keefe's Poppies and the way she enlarged and simplified forms in nature. Children used oil pastels to draw a flower or a shell and they completed the drawing with a watercolor wash. The artwork displays vibrant contrasting colors, emphasis and radial symmetry.

    Box Tops

    It's Box Tops submission time! Our school will be sending in the Box Tops we've collected by February 20th. Our goal this school year is to earn $1,000. You can help us reach that goal and make our earnings check big by sending in your Box Tops this month. If you have Box Tops, please send them to the office as soon as possible. Here are some optional tips that'll make the submission process easier: * Bundle your Box Tops in groups of 10 or 50 using a sealable bag or envelope (do not include any expired Box Tops or any that do not have a visible expiration date) Once we send in all our Box Tops, our school will receive a check from Box Tops for Education™ and can use this cash to buy the things we need. If you have any questions, please email: esthernewhauser@gmail.com. Thanks for your help!

    Jim Wiltens Beginner Leadership Course

    The Jim Wiltens Beginner Leadership Course for 4th and 5th graders will be held at North Star this spring. The premise of this class is that true leaders first learn to lead themselves. This leadership occurs in 3 character building areas: attitude, goal-setting, and self-esteem.

    Location: North Star Staff Room

    Dates: 4 Tuesdays: Apr 7, Apr 14, Apr 28, May 5 2015

    Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm

    Cost: $140 per Parent/Child team

    Check Payable to: Deer Crossing Press

    Send to: Vince Kapral

    821 Seminole Way

    Redwood City, CA 94062

    Questions: vwkapral@yahoo.com

    Web site: http://www.jimwiltens.com/academic/workshops_students.htm

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  • Newsletter 2-12-2015

    Posted by Dana Hardester at 2/12/2015

    Roy Cloud Weekly Cloud Burst

    Cloud Burst

    Thursday, February 12, 2015

    Dana Hardester, Principal,

    Sara Shackel, Assistant Principal

    Developing a community of students empowered with knowledge and skills for the future.”

    Click here for a printable PDF of the February 12th Weekly Cloud Burst

    Dates to Remember

    2/13 & 2/16 - No School

    2/18 - Fire Drill

    2/18 - PTO Meeting

    2/21 - Night of Heroes

    2/23 - School Site Council

    2/26 - Dad's Club Science Night

    2/28 - Electronic Recycling

    Message from the Principal

    Dear Parents, Something New in Mr. T's Class. Mr. Tsivikas' classroom had a new monitor system installed over the weekend. The older projector in his room was really dim and displaying black dots over every image. Instead of replacing it with a similar projector, we wanted to see a if large monitor with airplay technology would be a better option. Since the cost of flatscreen TV/monitors have decreased dramatically in the last few years, they are now similar to the cost of LCD projectors. So far the class thinks it is a great improvement! When I went in to this 5th grade class on Tuesday, I saw one of the student's lessons being projected on the monitor. The student, Anna, was demonstrating how to open her Google Drive and how to turn in assignments with Google Classroom. Anna said that she used screencast to video what she was doing, and spoke into a microphone to tape her voice giving the directions. I asked Anna what she thought about the new system. She said that it was cool because they can see things a lot clearer. They can show their work to everyone from their Chromebooks. The sound is much better, and everyone can see from anywhere in the classroom. Anna remarked that she feels like they are now using technology to help them learn. We hope to continue to replace other failing projectors with a similar set up. If you have interest in this project, please let me know.

    - Dana Hardester

    School Announcements

    Reminder- No School - Reminder, there is no school on Friday, Feb. 13th and Monday, Feb. 16th for President's Day weekend. We hope that you enjoy your nice long weekend. Please remember that school is out at 1:30 on Thursday, Feb. 12th.

    Recycling Event - Time for our yearly electronic recycling event. Drop off items in the Jefferson parking lot on Saturday, February 28. More details will follow in future newsletters. Please tell your friends and neighbors. Funds raised will go toward the 8th grade trip to Washington DC.Electronics Recycling

    Redwood City School District Gifted and Talented Education Program

    The RCSD GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) referral window for students in grades 3, 4, and 5 is now open and will close on March 16. We will be testing at Roy Cloud. Parents MUST fill out permission slip forms for your child to be tested. Please follow the link below to refer your student. Here is the corrected link with the permission slip:

    http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1965444/RCSD-GATE-Referral-Form-for-GATE-Testing-Winter-2015


    PTO News

    Night of Heroes - Feb 21st- Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets to this fabulous - SOLD OUT event! And thank you to all of the parents and staff who have been busy donating and preparing items for this fundraiser. There will beautiful artwork created by our students, amazing outings and items to bid on, and wonderful parties to sign up for. See you on the 21st! For those of you who are attending the event, and electronic catalog with all of the items up for bid is coming soon. We do, however, want to mention 3 fabulous vacation homes that will be part of the live auction:

    8 days in Chamonix, France- This prestigious French chalet features 5 bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms, an indoor sauna, and promises you a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the French Alps. Maximum capacity is 10 people, including children. Non-transferable. Date to be mutually agreeable to fall between May 15 - June 20, 2015, July 31-November 15, 2015, or May 13 - June 17, 2016.

    Donor: Rory & Dorith Dooley
    Value: $5,000+

    Weekend in Carmel Valley - Enjoy a weekend getaway at Sky Ranch, where spectacular views await you! Atop the rolling hills of Carmel Valley, this 4-bedroom, 2-bath villa on 10 acres is the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Relax on the deck, play in the pool or star gaze from the hot tub. 2 consecutive nights. No major holidays. Mutually agreed upon date in 2015. http://www.vrbo.com/563390#

    Donor: Chris Pepe & Julie Croteau
    Value: $1,000

    South Lake Tahoe Vacation Home- Enjoy a 3-night stay in this beautifully remodeled, sprawling tri-level home with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. This lake view home is located in beautiful South Lake Tahoe, just 5 miles past the casinos and downtown.  Maximum capacity of 10 people, including children. Date is upon mutual agreement and excludes major holidays and holiday weekends.  Book early as this home is also rented on VRBO, and the summer/winter months fill quickly.  Before bidding, check availability here: http://www.vrbo.com/411842#

    Donor: Ed & Jenni Adair
    Value: $2,150

    Roy Cloud Science Night

    Date: February 26th, 2015, 5-8pm

    Place: Roy Cloud MUB

    Fees: $10

    Would you like to make some ice cream? How about witnessing the science behind the super-speed maglev trains? Join your friends at Roy Cloud and be amazed by the list of activities that will spark your imagination. You will see some really cool demonstrations and get to work on experiments in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and a lot more. Only 50 spots available. Register now and be a part of Roy Cloud Science Night. Please drop off your registration fee at the office (there will be a "Science Night" envelope at the PTO corner). Sponsorships are available. Please contact your homeroom teacher if you need assistance to participate. http://www.yolandaraymond.com/madscience2015.html

    Box Tops

    It's Box Tops submission time! Our school will be sending in the Box Tops we've collected by February 20th. Our goal this school year is to earn $1,000. You can help us reach that goal and make our earnings check big by sending in your Box Tops this month. If you have Box Tops, please send them to the office as soon as possible. Here are some optional tips that will make the submission process easier: * Bundle your Box Tops in groups of 10 or 50 using a sealable bag or envelope (do not include any expired Box Tops or any that do not have a visible expiration date) Once we send in all our Box Tops, our school will receive a check from Box Tops for Education™ and can use this cash to buy the things we need. If you have any questions, please email: esthernewhauser@gmail.com. Thanks for your help!

    After School Sports

    SPORT

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE

    6th-8th Grade Soccer

    (COACHES NEEDED)

    Thursday, Feb. 26th

    Intermediate Golf (Ages 8-14)

    Thursday, Feb. 26th

    Introduction to Track & Field

    (6th-8th grade)

    (COACHES NEEDED)

    Thursday, March 5th

    Ready, Set, Run-Youth 5 K Training Program (Ages 8-14)

    (COACHES NEEDED)

    Thursday, March 5th

    Basics of Wrestling (Beginners)

    Pride Rock Wrestling

    (Continuing Students)

    Thursday, March 12th

    Jr. Dribblers Basketball

    (2nd/3rd Grade)

    (COACHES NEEDED)

    Thursday, March 19th

    Introduction to Tennis

    (1st-5th grade)

    Thursday, March 26th

    Introduction to Paddling-Free Day

    Introduction to Paddling Class

    Thursday, April 2nd

    Wednesday, April 8th

    Golf League/Course Management (Ages 8-14)

    Thursday, April 2nd


    Multisport ClipArt


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