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  • Newsletter 1-22-2015

    Posted by Dana Hardester at 1/22/2015

    Roy Cloud Weekly Cloud Burst

    Cloud Burst

    Thursday, January 22nd , 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 January 22nd Weekly Cloud Burst

    Dates to Remember

    1/23 - Code Red Drill

    1/23 - Middle School Dance

    1/26 - School Site Council 3:15pm


    Message from the Principal

    Dear Parents, Roy Cloud's Phone Number has changed! Last year Roy Cloud School got re-wired. During that process, our school phone number was changed. Our number is (650) 482-2414. If you call the old 369 number, you will get a busy signal. Please update your contacts in your phones with this change! ~Dana Hardester, Principal

    School Announcements

     Electronics Recycling

    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 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. This online referral includes a permission slip to test: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1487672/RCSD-GATE-Referral-Form-for-GATE-Testing-for-Parents-2015

    PTO News

    Night of Heroes Tickets - last day for early bird pricing!

    Our Night of Heroes dinner dance is coming up on February 21st. This annual event is not only a fun night for our parent community, but also an important fundraiser for our school. Please join us this year! Today is the last day for early bird pricing - after tomorrow the ticket price goes up. Purchase your tickets online here. Or if you prefer, there are registration forms and a check drop box in the school office. Not sure what the dinner dance is all about??Click here for a short video with photos from last year's event:

    Night of Heroes



    The Book Fair was a Success!

    Thank you to everyone who supported the Scholastic book fair held in December. We were able to net approximately $9000!! These credits from Scholastic will be used to purchase needed books and other materials for the school library for all grades to use. Special thanks to Linda Brobeck and Steffani Lera for leading the effort for this event. In addition, thanks to the over 30 parent volunteers who helped at the book fair! Wow, it takes a village!

    Jog-a-thon 2015

    On May 15, 2015, Roy Cloud students and teachers will be facing the circular obstacle know as... the Jog-A-Thon! On May 6, 2015, Roy Cloud PARENTS and GRANDPARENTS will be facing their own challenge... the Family Jog-A-Thon! Yes, that's right - are you faster than your 3rd grader? This is a great way to commit to your New Year's Resolution and be a great role model for your Roy Cloud student! The suspense is already building! Which group of adults can run farther? The dads? The moms? Can the parents of the lower grades outrun the parents of the upper grades? Can the parents outrun the kids? Will more moms or dads lace-up their sneakers? Sign up for the Parent Jog-A-Thon here. For more information, or to help with the Jog-A-Thon, check out our website: https://sites.google.com/a/sjsu.edu/2015-jog-a-thon/

    After School Sports

    Congratulations to all Roy Cloud Thunderbolt Basketball for a tremendous season!

    Basketball into Hoop  

    Please come out and cheer for your fellow classmates during the playoffs and championship rounds. Here are some highlights from the season:

    • 6th Grade Girls finished their season undefeated 8-0 and play their Championship game on Thursday 1/22 at 6pm at McKinley.

    • 4/5th Girls/Gold finished their season undefeated 8-0 and play in the Championship game on Thursday 1/22 at 5pm at McKinley.

    • 4/5th Girls/Black finished their season tied for first place.

    • 6th Grade Boys finished their season with 6 wins and 2 losses. Their Playoff game is scheduled for Monday 1/26 at 5pm at Kennedy.

    • 4/5th Boys/Gold Team finished their season 4-5. Their Playoff game is scheduled for Friday 1/23 at 4pm at Red Morton.

    • 4/5th Boys/White had an awesome season as well!

    Thank you to all our volunteer coaches: Sean Truesdale, Lety Maldonado, Sam Gomez, Sid Newcomb, Jeff Vairora, John Polati, Erick Boswell and Brian Rhen.

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  • Newsletter 1-15-2015

    Posted by Dana Hardester at 1/15/2015

    Roy Cloud Weekly Cloud Burst

    Cloud Burst

    Thursday, January 15th, 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 Weekly Cloud Burst

    Dates to Remember

    1/16 - Fire Drill

    1/19 - No School

    1/21 - PTO Meeting 6:30pm

    1/23 - Code Red Drill

    1/23 - Middle School Dance

    1/26 - School Site Council 3:15pm

    Message from the Principal

    Dear Parents, Your participation is needed! This week the district began analyzing the return rate from the parent surveys that were conducted in November. They discovered that there was a low participation rate, so they decided to keep the survey open and give it another push to see if we can increase participation. Panorama will be sending a reminder email. If you have not taken the survey, we are hoping that you will be able to spare some time to be able to complete it. If you have already completed the survey, thank you! ~Dana Hardester

    School Announcements

    Volunteer Photocopiers Needed: Thanks to all who have helped with photocopying in the school office. It has been a huge help to our teachers/staff and we thank you for your efforts. As we return to school, there will be an ongoing need for photocopying helpers. Please try to volunteer even just an hour or 30 minutes. Please see the signup genius link below. The timing is completely flexible. If I have a time listed and you prefer to photocopy later in the day or earlier in the day, please just sign up for the day and photocopy at your preferred time. Photocopying is done in the office so school office hours are the only limitation. Thanks and have a Happy New Year. For questions, contact Kathy Smith at kathydnp@sbcglobal.net

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a48afae229-roycloud

    PTO News

    The Roy Cloud Dinner Dance is February 21st!

    Only 5 days left to purchase your early bird price Dinner Dance tickets! After January 19th, the ticket price goes up. Click here to purchase your tickets and submit your seating request. For more information about the event, please see the Dinner Dance page, or contact Dorith Dooley at roycloudauction@gmail.com


    Party Donations due Jan 20th

    Want to raise money for your child's school and have a lot fun while doing so?Why not sign up to host a party to be auctioned off at Roy Cloud's annual Dinner-Dance on February 21st, 2015. It's a fun way to get your friends together, meet new people AND help your child's education! Auctioned parties contribute significantly to the funds raised at the auction.

    Ideas for parties: Cocktail parties, Wine Tasting parties, Back to School cocktail party, Mom's night out, Dad's night out, cooking parties, etc. Questions, or not sure what type of party to donate? Contact Yvonne Sarles at (650) 773-1919 or yvonnesarles@gmail.com.

    Calling All Roy Cloud Actors!!!

    Announcing Registration for Disney's Peter Pan Jr.:

    April 10th-12th, 2015

    • Grades 3-8th Main Cast may register ($100 fee), to audition in January. All Registrants will be accepted. Rehearsals Wed/Thurs beginning Feb. 4th. Audition dates (choose one): Jan. 13 from 3:30-5:30 or Jan. 15 from 3:30-5:30. Dance Auction Jan. 16 from 3-5 - all must attend.

    • Grades K-2nd Ensemble may register ($50 fee) to perform in the Ensemble. No auditions required and all registrants will be accepted. Rehearsals beginning Thursday Feb. 5th, 1:30-2:30

    Click here for more information: http://www.scctkids.com/peter-pan-jr-roy-cloud-school-production/ Or email kayisabel2@icloud.com with questions.

    2014 Tax Receipts

    We have sent all tax receipts for your 2014 tax deductible donations, but if you did not receive yours or require additional assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us:

    2013-2014 Direct Donation - Valerie Peoples

    2014 Auction - Amy Truesdale / Sarah Orton

    2014 Fall Direct Donation - Amy Truesdale

    Roy Cloud Parents Club is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our Federal Tax ID is 26-4393209.

    Art in Action

    Beginning today through Feb 11th, you will find our 3rd grade artwork on display Downtown Main Library's children section. Students sketched and painted Expressionist landscapes inspired by French Artist, Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night, by using expressive lines and impasto paint and analogous colors. Please stop by and see these wonderful projects!

    After School Sports

    REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS:

    Beginning Golf *Thursday, 1/22

    Indoor Soccer *Thursday, 1/22

    4th/5th Boys & Girls Soccer *Thursday, 1/29

    *Registration Deadline*

    Right Click Here For the Registration Forms OR https://apm.activecommunities.com/rwcpark There are also registration forms available in the Roy Cloud office. Please contact Danielle Ryan at danityran@yahoo.com with any questions! Thank you!

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  • Newsletter 1-8-2015

    Posted by Dana Hardester at 1/8/2015

    Roy Cloud Weekly Cloud Burst

    Cloud Burst

    Thursday, January 8th, 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 January 8th Weekly Cloud Burstt

    Dates to Remember

    1/16 - Fire Drill

    1/19 - No School

    1/21 - PTO Meeting 6:30pm

    1/23 - Code Red Drill

    1/23 - Middle School Dance

    1/26 - School Site Council 3:15pm

    Message from the Principal

    Dear Parents, Accelerated Reader Update: 78 students in grades 3rd-5th reached their points goal for the first trimester! On December 18th, they were rewarded with a celebration in the Library during their lunch recess. We would like to congratulate all the students that reached their goals, and thank the PTO for funding the celebration! We would also like to thank Mrs. Lera for planning the celebration and Mrs. Montgomery for assisting!

    -Dana Hardester

    School Announcements

    Volunteer Photocopiers Needed:

    Thanks to all who have helped with photocopying in the school office. It has been a huge help to our teachers/staff and we thank you for your efforts. As we return to school, there will be an ongoing need for photocopying helpers. Please try to volunteer even just an hour or 30 minutes. Please see the signup genius link below. The timing is completely flexible. If I have a time listed and you prefer to photocopy later in the day or earlier in the day, please just sign up for the day and photocopy at your preferred time. Photocopying is done in the office so school office hours are the only limitation. Thanks and have a Happy New Year. For questions, contact Kathy Smith at kathydnp@sbcglobal.net.

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a48afae229-roycloud

    Looking for Parents

    We are assembling a panel of parents that would be willing to share their experience about making their decision between staying at Cloud or attending North Star. We are looking putting a question/answer night together in January. If you are willing to share your experience with other families, please email Dana Hardester at dhardester@rcsdk8.net.

    Ugly Sweater Day

    Roy Cloud Student Council planned Ugly Sweater day on Friday, December 19th. Here are a few students sporting their ugly sweaters!

       

    PTO News

    The Roy Cloud Dinner Dance is February 21st!

    You probably already received an email with a link to purchase your tickets to our Roy Cloud Dinner Dance. If not, click here. This year's event promises to be another very fun event for Roy Cloud families and staff - you will not want to miss it! Purchase your tickets by January 19th, and take advantage of the early bird pricing. After the 19th, the ticket price goes up. For more information about the event, please see the Dinner Dance page, or contact Dorith Dooley at roycloudauction@gmail.com

    Calling All Roy Cloud Actors!!!

    Announcing Registration for Disney's Peter Pan Jr.:

    April 10th-12th, 2015

    Fly away to Neverland with Peter and the Darling children in Disney's adaptation of their beloved animated film. Filled with adventure, music and a beloved hero, Disney's Peter Pan JR.is a magical story any young performer will love. Disney's Peter Pan JR.is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn't grow up (no flying required!).

    • Grades 3-8th Main Cast may register ($100 fee), to audition in January. All Registrants will be accepted. Rehearsals Wed/Thurs beginning Feb. 4th. Audition dates (choose one): Jan. 13 from 3:30-5:30 or Jan. 15 from 3:30-5:30. Dance Auction Jan. 16 from 3-5 - all must attend.

    • Grades K-2nd Ensemble may register ($50 fee) to perform in the Ensemble. No auditions required and all registrants will be accepted. Rehearsals beginning Thursday Feb. 5th, 1:30-2:30

    Click here for more information: http://www.scctkids.com/peter-pan-jr-roy-cloud-school-production/ Or email kayisabel2@icloud.com with questions.

    Art in Action

    Currently sixteen of our Kindergarteners' artwork are up in display in Downtown Main Library's children section. The display will be up until Jan 14th, and includes the colorful cut-paper masks inspired by the Native American, Zuni: Kachina Doll and also the Seasonal Tree Screens inspired by the Japanese artist Okajuma Toyohiro: Four Accomplishments, No.2. Beginning Jan 15th through Feb 11th, you will find 3rd grade artwork on display. Students sketched and painted Expressionist landscapes inspired by French Artist, Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night, by using expressive lines and impasto paint and analogous colors. Please stop by and see these wonderful displays!

    Thank you to all of our Superhero Donors!

    This fall we raised $140,000 for our school! We truly appreciate all of the families, community members, and staff who participated in our Direction Donations campaign. And congratulations to our kindergarten families/students who had the largest percentage of participation of donations! The kids will be getting a pizza party later in the month. Way to go!!

    Click here for a list of our 2014-2015 Superheroes



    After School Sports

    Multisport Clipart

    REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS:

    Beginning Golf *Thursday, 1/22

    Indoor Soccer *Thursday, 1/22

    4th/5th Boys & Girls Soccer *Thursday, 1/29

    *Registration Deadline*

    Right Click Here For the Registration Forms

    OR

    https://apm.activecommunities.com/rwcpark

    There are also registration forms available in the Roy Cloud office. Please contact Danielle Ryan at danityran@yahoo.com with any questions! Thank you!

    Sequoia Union High School District Updates

    ICAP & IB Program

    Is your 8th grader attending Sequoia High School next year? Do you want to learn more about Sequoia's honors ICAP and IB Program? Please attend Sequoia's 8th Grade IB Info Meeting on January 14th from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Sequoia High School in Carrington Hall. This meeting will be held in English.

    Si su estudiante del octavo grado asistirá a Sequoia High School el próximo año ¿Quiere que sea exitoso en la preparatoria y que asista a la universidad? Para que su estudiante sea exitoso en la preparatoria y aprenda sobre el programa de honores de IB, por favor asista a la eunión del Octava Grado sobre Información del programa IB el miércoles 14 de enero 2015 en la biblioteca de la escuela Sequoia a las 7.00 pm. Esta reunión es muy importante para usted y sera ofrecida en español. LOS ESPERAMOS.

    Special Education Event

    Save the Date! Everything you ever wanted to know about special education services in high school.

    Date: January 22, 2015

    Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Place: Menlo Atherton High School (PAC Building) 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton, CA 94027

    ** Representatives from each comprehensive site (Menlo Atherton, Carlmont, Woodside and Sequoia) will be available to answer questions

    Resources for the evening:

    Childcare

    Translation

    Light Supper

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  • Newsletter 12-18-2014

    Posted by Dana Hardester at 12/18/2014

    Roy Cloud Weekly Cloud Burst

    Cloud Burst

    Thursday, December 18th , 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 December 18th Weekly Cloud Burst

    Dates to Remember

    12/18 - Minimum Day

    12/19 - Minimum Day

    12/22-1/5 - Winter break

    1/6 - School Resumes

    Message from the Principal

    Dear Parents,

    This year we had more than 400 of our students participate in the Hour of Code. The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anyone can learn basics. It is strongly believed that everyone should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.

    -Dana Hardester

    School Announcements

    December 18th & 19th

    December 18th & 19th are both early release days. School is over at 1:30. Please plan accordingly!

    Looking for Parents

    We are assembling a panel of parents that would be willing to share their experience about making their decision between staying at Cloud or attending North Star. We are looking putting a question/answer night together in January. If you are willing  to share your experience with other families, please email Dana Hardester at dhardester@rcsdk8.net.

    Pictures of Former Roy Cloud Students

    As the holiday season gears up, students will be coming home from college. When you are taking family photos, please consider taking a picture of your Roy Cloud graduates. We would love to display it on are wall in the office! Please email your picture with your name, what year you graduated from Roy Cloud (Class of 20??), and what your major is/was to Dana Hardester at dhardester@rcsdk8.net.

    PTO News

    Last week for Direct Donations!

    While this is the last week before winter break, we will officially end our campaign on December 31st. If you have been too busy with holiday shopping, you can always submit your donation online. ANY contribution you can make, however small or large, helps us reach our goal of 100% participation and continue PTO sponsored programs for all our our kids.

    • How to donate: Click here to donate online, or drop a check off in the office tomorrow.

    • Prefer to wait and donate next year? No problem! Please make a pledge prior to December 31st, using the online site. Select "check" as your payment method, and simply submit your check later in the school year.

    • Want to make your donation with monthly or weekly payments?You can easily set this up with your donation site.

    • Does your company provide matching? Awesome! Any questions or needs related to company matching should be directed to Stephanie Chen at goodnius@gmail.com.

    Thank you to our Roy Cloud Superheroes!

    We truly appreciate all of the families who have already submitted their donation. When we all pitch in, we can accomplish a lot! Click here for a list of our 2014-2015 Roy Cloud Superheroes.


    Do you shop at Amazon?


    Sign-up for Amazon Smile to earn $$ for Roy Cloud. Make your holiday shopping count by registering with Amazon Smile today! It's easy & free! AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Roy Cloud School every time you shop at Amazon, at no cost to you. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to:
    http://smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. For more information contact: Kay Cadei Newby,kayisabel2@icloud.com.

    Calling All Roy Cloud Actors!!!

    Announcing Registration for Disney's Peter Pan Jr.: April 10th-12th, 2015

    Fly away to Neverland with Peter and the Darling children in Disney's adaptation of their beloved animated film. Filled with adventure, music and a beloved hero, Disney's Peter Pan JR. is a magical story any young performer will love. Disney's Peter Pan JR. is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn't grow up (no flying required!).

    • Grades 3-8th Main Cast may register ($100 fee), to audition in January. All Registrants will be accepted. Rehearsals Wed/Thurs beginning Feb. 4th. Audition dates (choose one): Jan. 13 from 3:30-5:30 or Jan. 15 from 3:30-5:30. Dance Auction Jan. 16 from 3-5 - all must attend.

    • Grades K-2nd Ensemble may register ($50 fee) to perform in the Ensemble. No auditions required and all registrants will be accepted. Rehearsals beginning Thursday Feb. 5th, 1:30-2:30

    Click here for more information: http://www.scctkids.com/peter-pan-jr-roy-cloud-school-production/ Or email kayisabel2@icloud.com with questions.

    Happy Holidays!

    The PTO would like to wish everyone a Happy Holidays! We are so fortunate to be part of a wonderful and supportive school community. Enjoys your holidays with family and friends. See you in 2015!

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  • Newsletter 12-11-2014

    Posted by Dana Hardester at 12/11/2014

    Roy Cloud Weekly Cloud Burst

    Cloud Burst

    Thursday, December 11, 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 December 11th Weekly Cloud Burst

    Dates to Remember

    12/8-12/14 - Hour of Code

    12/15 - School Site Council, 3:15pm

    12/16 - Fire Drill

    12/17 - PTO meeting, 6:30pm

    12/19 - Minimum Day

    12/22-1/5 - Winter break

    1/6 - School Resumes

    Message from the Principal

    Dear Parents, Last Thursday night we had amazing performances from students in Mr. Bone-Rundle's music class, and from James Henry! It was wonderful to see how many families attended the event, and all the students were enjoying themselves. Thank you to all the families that stopped by and supported the Book Fair. I would like to thank Linda Brobeck, Tammy Cattarin, and Dina Borg for organizing such a wonderful evening!

    -Dana Hardester


    School Announcements

    December 18th & 19th

    December 18th & 19th are both early release days. School is over at 1:30. Please plan accordingly!

    Hour of Code

    We have many classrooms that will be participating in the Hour of Code program that is taking place December 8th - December 14th. Please check with your teachers to see if your class will be participating.

    PTO News

    Direct Donation campaign ends December 31st!

    • Haven't made a donation yet?  You still have time to be a superhero! ANY contribution you can make, however small or large, helps us reach our goal of 100% participation and continue PTO sponsored programs for all our our kids.

    • Can't donate this month? Did you know that you can PLEDGE now, and then donate later in the school year? Just go online and select pay by check, and turn in your check when you can. Or email us and let us know your plans.

    • Don't forget you also have the option of setting up small donations monthly or weekly via a credit or debit card.

    • Donate at any amount and we will send you a Roy Cloud Supporter magnet!

    AND The grade level with the most participation wins a POWER PACKED PIZZA PARTY.   Currently in the lead is Kindergarten....2nd place is 2nd Grade, and 3rd place is 5th grade (by 1 donor). And 6th grade is just 1 donor behind 5th grade. The race is on!

    Do you shop at Amazon?


    Sign-up for Amazon Smile to earn $$ for Roy Cloud. Make your holiday shopping count by registering with Amazon Smile today! It's easy & free! AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Roy Cloud School every time you shop at Amazon, at no cost to you. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to:

    http://smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select Roy Cloud School (as your charitable organization) to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping.  For more information contact: Kay Cadei Newby,kayisabel2@icloud.com or go to: http://smile.amazon.com

    Art in Action in display at the Library

    Come and enjoy the Roy Cloud Art in Action display at the Redwood City Downtown Library! Currently 19 of our 2nd grader's art pieces are on display in the library children's section. Pieces will be on display until Dec 17th.

    Roy Cloud Dinner Dance coming soon!

    Calling All Roy Cloud Actors!!!

    Announcing Registration forDisney's Peter Pan Jr.: April 10th-12th, 2015 Fly away to Neverland with Peter and the Darling children in Disney's adaptation of their beloved animated film. Filled with adventure, music and a beloved hero, Disney's Peter Pan JR. is a magical story any young performer will love. Disney's Peter Pan JR. is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn't grow up (no flying required!).

    • Grades 3-8th Main Cast may register ($100 fee), to audition in January. All Registrants will be accepted. Rehearsals Wed/Thurs beginning Feb. 4th. Audition dates (choose one): Jan. 13 from 3:30-5:30 or Jan. 15 from 3:30-5:30. Dance Auction Jan. 16 from 3-5 - all must attend.

    • Grades K-2nd Ensemble may register ($50 fee) to perform in the Ensemble. No auditions required and all registrants will be accepted. Rehearsals beginning Thursday Feb. 5th, 1:30-2:30

    Click here for more information: http://www.scctkids.com/peter-pan-jr-roy-cloud-school-production/ Or email kayisabel2@icloud.com with questions.

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  • Newsletter 12-4-2014

    Posted by Dana Hardester at 12/4/2014

    Roy Cloud Weekly Cloud Burst

    Cloud Burst

    Thursday, December 4th , 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 December 4th Weekly Cloud Burst

    Dates to Remember

    12/4 - Hot Chocolate & Cookies for eScrip supporters - after school

    12/4 - Book fair Night 6-8pm

    12/15 - School Site Council, 3:15pm

    12/17 - PTO meeting, 6:30pm

    12/19 - Minimum Day

    12/22-1/5 - Winter break

    Message from the Principal

    Dear ParentsOur beloved music teacher for 1st grade and Kindergarten students, James Henry, will be performing tonight in our MUB at 6pm. Also, middle school music students that have been working with Mr. Bone-Rundle will performing as well. We hope that you will be able to join us. After the performance, please come check the Book Fair in the Library! See you there!

    -Dana Hardester

    School Announcements

    December 18th & 19th - December 18th & 19th are both early release days. School is over at 1:30. Please plan accordingly!

    Hour of Code - We have many classrooms that will be participating in the Hour of Code program that is taking place December 8th - December 14th. Please check with your teachers to see if your class will be participating.

    Parents of 8th Grade Students - It is not too late to sign up for our 8th grade 2015 Washington DC trip! Flyers were given out to students this week. Don't let your child miss out on this trip of a lifetime. If you need additional information, contact Mrs. Ondricek.

    PTO News

    eScrip "Hot Chocolate & Cookies on Thursday Dec 4th!" Participating families, that register for eScrip by Wed 12/3, receive Hot Chocolate & a Cookie* at dismissal on Thursday, Dec 4th in front of MUB *alternatives available for food sensitivities To see if you are signed up, go to the PTO Escrip web page: http://roycloudinfo.com/fundraising/escrip/ Or come and sign up today after school - we will have some computers available to sign up!

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Jar and Cookies  

    Don't forget to come to tonight's Book Fair Knight of Music and Merriment - 6-8pm

    A night of family, fun and friends, a Knight of Music and Merriment...James Henry and Mr. Bone-Rundle's enrichment class will delight us with singing, dancing, percussion and ukuleles. In the MUB, Thursday December 4th from 6:00-8:00. Sponsored by the PTO, free entertainment and free refreshments. The book fair will be open during this time in the library for Holiday Shopping!

    Direct Donation Campaign Ends December 31st!

    The thermometer is filling, but we still need YOU! Any contribution you can make, however small or large, helps us reach our goal of 100% participation and continue PTO sponsored programs for all our our kids. Can't do a big donation now? Even $50 will help! Let's all join together and support our kids. To donate, print out this form or donate online.

    The grade level with the most participation wins a POWER PACKED PIZZA PARTY. Currently in the lead is Kindergarten....2nd place is 5th Grade, and 3rd place is 2nd grade.

    Thank you to those who donated on Giving Tuesday! Our superhero valets were so excited to collect donations to the PTO.

    Do you shop at Amazon?


    Sign-up for Amazon Smile to earn $$ for Roy Cloud. Make your holiday shopping count by registering with Amazon Smile today! It's easy & free! AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Roy Cloud School every time you shop at Amazon, at no cost to you. Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to:
    http://smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select Roy Cloud School (as your charitable organization) to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. For more information contact: Kay Cadei Newby,kayisabel2@icloud.com or go to: http://smile.amazon.com

    Art in Action in display at the Library

    Come and enjoy the Roy Cloud Art in Action display at the Redwood City Downtown Library! Currently 19 of our 2nd grader's art pieces are on display in the library children's section. Pieces will be on display until Dec 17th. Students learned about the Prehistoric Artists: Lascaux Cave Paintings in Southern France. They analyzed a painting of a horse (mammal) done by the prehistoric cave artists on cave walls. They talked about how the animals were painted with natural materials. Students sketched animal(s), using basic shapes. They drew the contours of the prehistoric animals on a rough paper "cave wall." They painted and shaded animals in the style of the cave artists, using powdered pigments. Enjoy and stay tuned for the Holiday display in December!

    After School Sports

    BASKETBALL: Registration is open for 7th & 8th Grade Basketball! Sign up online today or register in person at Red Morton Center. For more information, please visit www.teamsideline.com/redwoodcity. Space is limited, so sign up now - DEADLINE is Thursday, December 4th!

    MulitSport Clip Art

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  • Newsletter 11-20-2014

    Posted by Dana Hardester at 11/20/2014

    Roy Cloud Weekly Cloud Burst

    Cloud Burst

    Thursday, November 20th, 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 November 20th Weekly Cloudly Burst

    Dates to Remember

    11/21 - Minimum Day

    11/24-11/25 - Parent / Teacher Conferences (No School)

    11/26-11/28 - Thanksgiving break

    Message from the Principal

    Dear Parents,

    Last Thursday we had an unfortunate event happen in our Jefferson parking lot. A student was walking in the yellow lined footpath, and a car drove into this area and bumped into the student. The student was not physically hurt but was very shaken up. The car continued to drive through the footpath, parked in the fire zone, and then left their car to pick up another student.

    We are working with the school district facilities department to come up with a way to keep cars from driving in the footpath. In the meantime, cones have been placed along the footpath edge to help remind cars to keep out of this area. Please do not move these cones. These cones are a temporary solution that will be used while we are working toward a permanent one.  Thank you for your support in keeping our parking lot safe.

    -Dana Hardester

    School Announcements

    Parents of 8th Grade Students

    It is not too late to sign up for our 8th grade 2015 Washington DC trip! Flyers were given out to students this week. Don't let your child miss out on this trip of a lifetime. If you need additional information, contact Mrs. Ondricek.

    Washington DC 2015 Cookie Dough Sales

    Cookie Dough will be sold from November 19 to December 1. All students signed up for the DC trip were given order forms and information. If you would like to buy some cookie dough, see Mrs. Ondricek in room 24 or find an 8th grade student who is selling. Cookie dough will be delivered the week before Winter Break.

    2014-2015 Yearbook

    Roy Cloud's 2014/15 Yearbook is now on sale! Just go to www.Balfour.com and follow a few simple steps to ensure your copy of the coolest book around.  There is a limited supply of books, so the only way to guarantee yours is to pre-order your book online. Plus, if you order by 12/31/14, not only will you get the best price available, but you will also be able to have your book personalized/engraved with your name, quotes, and/or icons. Personalization is not available after 2014, and the price will go up as well, so go to www.Balfour.com today to pre-order your book today!

    PTO News

    Direct Donations Participation Grade Level Competition

    Only 16 more school days until the Direct Donations Campaign ends on December 31st! We need your help! Our goal is for everyone to participate. Any donation you can make, however small or large, helps us reach our goal and continue PTO sponsored programs for all of our kids.  Please consider making your tax-deductible donation soon.  You can donate in the office or online here.

    The grade level with the most participation wins a POWER PACKED PIZZA PARTY. Currently in the lead is Kindergarten....2nd grade is only 5 donors behind..... followed closely by 5th grade! And did you see these new banners on campus this week?

    Do you recognize any of these superheroes?? Watch to these banners to see which grade level is in the lead - it can change any time!

    Knight of Music and Merriment - Dec 4th, 6-8pm

    A night of family, fun and friends, a Knight of Music and Merriment...James Henry and the 6th Graders will delight us with singing, dancing, percussion and ukuleles. In the MUB, Thursday December 4th from 6:00-8:00.  Sponsored by the PTO, free entertainment and free refreshments. The book fair will be open during this time in the library for Holiday Shopping!"  The book fair will be open Dec 2nd-9th, before and after school. To VOLUNTEER at the Book Fair, contact Book Fair chairperson at Linda.Brobeck@comcast.net or 650-867-4263 (call or text). Sign up directly at:

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4fadad2aa64-2014

    eScrip

    Great News! We've extended the registration deadline - sign-up for eScrip in time for Thanksgiving shopping & earn $$ for Roy Cloud while you do it!!! All you have to do is shop to make a difference. By registering your Safeway card and debt/credit cards, Roy Cloud receives money from all of your regular purchases.

    "Hot Chocolate & Cookies on Thursday Dec 4th"

    Participating families, that register for eScrip by Wed 12/3, receive Hot Chocolate & a Gingerbread Cookie* at dismissal on Thursday, Dec 4th. To see if you are signed up, go to the PTO Escrip webpage to download our current list: http://roycloudinfo.com/fundraising/escrip/

    Save the Date for the Roy Cloud Dinner Dance:

    Do you want to have fun with other Roy Cloud families?

    Do you want to meet new families and make new friends?

    Do you want to support your children's school and its programs?

    Then get ready and save the date for the Roy Cloud fundraiser event! February 21st is our annual Roy Cloud Dinner-Dance. It will be at the Bayview Room at the College of San Mateo from 6:00pm to 11:00pm. The event will feature a wonderful silent auction with sign-up parties/events, teacher outings, and class art projects, as well as a fabulous live auction. Book your babysitters now!

    Thank You

    As we quickly approach the Thanksgiving holiday, on behalf of the PTO, I would like to thank all of our Roy Cloud volunteers, from those serving on the Board to our fundraising committee chairs to all those helping in the classroom- THANK YOU!!! Roy Cloud would not be the school it is without you!!

    After School Sports

    BASKETBALL: Registration is now open for 7th & 8th Grade Basketball! Sign up online today or register in person at Red Morton Center. For more information, please visit us at www.teamsideline.com/redwoodcity. Space is limited, so sign up now!

    WRESTLING: Registration is also open for Pride Rock Youth Wrestling (K-8th). Registration deadline is November 26th. https://apm.activecommunities.com/rwcpark

    FLAG FOOTBALL: It was an amazing championship game, and a nail-biter to the end, last Monday between Roy Cloud and Redeemer. Roy Cloud finished 2nd but it was an great game and great accomplishment for our team. Congrats to the 6th-8th team and its coaches!

     
    Multisport Clip Art  
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  • Newsletter 11-13-2014

    Posted by Dana Hardester at 11/13/2014

    Roy Cloud Weekly Cloud Burst

    Weekly Cloud Burst

    Thursday, November 13 th, 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 November 13th Weekly Cloud Burst

    Dates to Remember

    11/17 - School Site Council, 3:15pm

    11/19 - PTO Meeting, 6:30pm

    11/21 - Minimum Day

    11/24-11/25 - Parent / Teacher Conferences (No School)

    11/26-11/28 - Thanksgiving break

    Message from the Principal

    Dear Parents, Have you ever wondered if that movie you were thinking about seeing would be good for a family outing? What apps would be good for your children? One place that could help you make those decisions is http://www.commonsensemedia.org. Common Sense Media is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that will give you the scoop on the latest entertainment and technology. If you have never checked out this website, it is well worth it!

    -Dana Hardester

    School Announcements

    5th Graders Walk Through the American Revolution

    All of our 5th grade recently participated in an "in school field trip" called Walk Through the American Revolution. Over the last few weeks, the students prepared for their characters and / or became "experts" on certain subjects related to the American Revolution so that they could actively participate in a lively retelling of our nation's beginnings. The day included costumes, games, famous events, battle scenes, and more. History came alive! Thank you 5th grade teachers and to the PTO for bringing in this program for our 5th graders.


    2014-2015 Yearbook

    Roy Cloud's 2014/15 Yearbook is now on sale! Just go to www.Balfour.com and follow a few simple steps to ensure your copy of the coolest book around. There is a limited supply of books, so the only way to guarantee yours is to pre-order your book online. Plus, if you order by 12/31/14, not only will you get the best price available, but you will also be able to have your book personalized/engraved with your name, quotes, and/or icons. Personalization is not available after 2014, and the price will go up as well, so go to www.Balfour.com today to pre-order your book today!

    PTO News

    The Scholastic Book Fair is coming and we need volunteers!

    Did you know that for every dollar in sales the Roy Cloud Library gains over fifty cents to purchase new books and equipment? We need your help in making this year's book fair a success - set up, running a cash register, helping the students locate books and count their money, helping with the flow during busy times and finally for breakdown at the end. Whether you can contribute a whole day, or an hour of your time, it will be greatly appreciated. Volunteers need during the day Dec. 1st - Dec. 9th and in the evening on December 4th. To VOLUNTEER contact Book Fair chairperson at Linda.Brobeck@comcast.net or 650-867-4263 (call or text).

    Sign up directly at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4fadad2aa64-2014

    Direct Donations Participation Grade Level Competition

    Only 21 more school days until the Direct Donations Campaign ends on December 31st! We need your help! Our goal is for everyone to participate. Any donation you can make, however small or large, helps us reach our goals and continue PTO sponsored programs for all of our kids. Please consider making your tax-deductible donation soon. You can donate in the office or online at http://www.roycloudinfo.com .The grade level with the most participation wins a POWER PACKED PIZZA PARTY. Currently in the lead is Kindergarten....2nd grade is only 5 donors behind..... followed closely by 5th grade!

    Have you seen me?

    2014-2015 Supporter Car Magnets are on the streets! All families who donate (at any amount) receive this magnet! Go ahead, be a hero and display your Roy Cloud magnet! It brings good karma and special superhero powers:)

    Have you signed up for eScrip yet?

    You should! Here's why...

    • This is a no-cost fundraiser for Roy Cloud!

    • Earn $$ for Roy Cloud while shopping.

    • All you have to do is shop to make a difference!

    • By registering your Safeway card and debt/credit cards, Roy Cloud receives money from your regular purchases.

    Back by popular demand..."Popsicle Friday"!

    Students from families that have registered for eScrip by Nov 18th, receive a free popsicle after lunch on Friday, Nov 21st! Go to the PTO Escrip web page for more information:

    http://roycloudinfo.com/fundraising/escrip/ Click here for the eScrip flier.

    After School Sports

    BASKETBALL: Registration is now open for 7th & 8th Grade Basketball! Sign up online today or register in person at Red Morton Center. For more information, please visit us at www.teamsideline.com/redwoodcity. Space is limited, so sign up now!

    WRESTLING: Registration is also open for Pride Rock Youth Wrestling (K-8th). Registration deadline is November 26th. https://apm.activecommunities.com/rwcpark

    FLAG FOOTBALL: Our 6th-8th grade Flag Football team advanced in the playoffs! Come support your fellow Roy Cloud Thunderbolts and show some school spirit at the championship game on Monday, November 17th at 5pm at Hawes field.

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  • Newsletter 11-6-2014

    Posted by Dana Hardester at 11/6/2014

    Roy Cloud Weekly Cloud Burst

    Cloud Burst

    Thursday, November 6th, 2014

    Dana Hardester, Principal,

    Sara Shackel, Assistant Principal

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

    Dates to Remember

    11/8 - Kindergarten registration 9am-1pm, Roy Cloud office

    11/11 - No School - Veterans Day

    11/17 - School Site Council, 3:15pm

    11/19 - PTO Meeting, 6:30pm

    11/21 - Minimum Day

    11/24-11/25 - Parent / Teacher Conferences (No School)

    11/26-11/28 - Thanksgiving break

    Message from the Principal

    Dear Parents, Conferences are almost here! Are you ready to meet with your teacher(s)? I have been doing some research, and I have some questions that you might want to think about asking:

    • What are my child's strengths and weaknesses?

    • How does my child get along with classmates?

    • Is my child working up to their ability? Where could they use improvement?

    • What can we do at home to support what you are doing in the classroom?

    Remember that your child's education is just as important to us as it is to you. It is truly a partnership between home and school. We are all in this together.

    -Dana Hardester

    School Announcements

    Veteran's Day

    Just wanted to let you know that Veteran's Day is on Tuesday, Nov. 11th. There will be no school that day. There will be school on Monday, Nov. 10th and Wednesday, Nov. 12th.

    2014-2015 Yearbook

    Roy Cloud's 2014/15 Yearbook is now on sale! Just go to www.Balfour.com and follow a few simple steps to ensure your copy of the coolest book around. There is a limited supply of books, so the only way to guarantee yours is to pre-order your book online. Plus, if you order by 12/31/14, not only will you get the best price available, but you will also be able to have your book personalized/engraved with your name, quotes, and/or icons. Personalization is not available after 2014, and the price will go up as well, so go to www.Balfour.comtoday to pre-order your book today!

    PTO News

    The Scholastic Book Fair is coming and we need volunteers!

    Did you know that for every dollar in sales the Roy Cloud Library gains over fifty cents to purchase new books and equipment? We need your help in making this year's book fair a success - set up, running a cash register, helping the students locate books and count their money, helping with the flow during busy times and finally for breakdown at the end. Whether you can contribute a whole day, or an hour of your time, it will be greatly appreciated. Volunteers need during the day Dec. 1st - Dec. 9th and in the evening on December 4th. To VOLUNTEER contact Book Fair chairperson at Linda.Brobeck@comcast.net or 650-867-4263 (call or text). Sign up directly at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4fadad2aa64-2014

    Have you signed up for eScrip yet?

    You should! Here's why...

    • This is a no-cost fundraiser for Roy Cloud!

    • Earn $$ for Roy Cloud while shopping.

    • All you have to do is shop to make a difference!

    • By registering your Safeway card and debt/credit cards, Roy Cloud receives money from your regular purchases.

    Back by popular demand..."Popsicle Friday"! Students from families that have registered for eScrip by Nov 18th, receive a free popsicle after lunch on Friday, Nov 21st! Go to the PTO Escrip web page for more information: http://roycloudinfo.com/fundraising/escrip/

    Click here for the eScrip flier.


    Do you shop at Amazon?

    Sign-up for Amazon Smile to earn $$ for Roy Cloud. Make your holiday shopping count by registering with Amazon Smile today! It's easy & free! AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Roy Cloud School every time you shop at Amazon, at no cost to you. Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations.

    To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to: http://smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device.On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select Roy Cloud School (as your charitable organization) to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping.

    Notes:

    - Add a bookmark to AmazonSmile to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

    - Currently Amazon Smile does not work on the Amazon App - only when you go through your web browser.

    - For more information contact: Kay Cadei Newby, kayisabel2@icloud.com or go to: http://smile.amazon.com.

    After School Sports

    BASKETBALL: Registration is now open for 7th & 8th Grade Basketball! Sign up online today or register in person at Red Morton Center. For more information, please visit us at www.teamsideline.com/redwoodcity. Space is limited, so sign up now!

    WRESTLING: Registration is also open for Pride Rock Youth Wrestling (K-8th). Registration deadline is November 26th. https://apm.activecommunities.com/rwcpark

    FLAG FOOTBALL: Come support your fellow Roy Cloud Thunderbolts and show some school spirit as we move into the playoff and championship rounds for our Fall Flag Football league. Playoffs are scheduled for November 12th at Hawes Field.  Visit www.teamsideline.com/redwoodcity for all specific team scheduling and standings information.

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  • Newsletter 10-30-2014

    Posted by Dana Hardester at 10/30/2014

    Roy Cloud Weekly Cloud Burst

    Cloud Burst

    Thursday, October 30th, 2014

    Dana Hardester, Principal,

    Sara Shackel, Assistant Principal

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

    Developing a community of students empowered

    Dates to Remember

    10/30 - Halloween Parade at 8:30

    10/31 - No School - Teacher Professional Development day

    11/5 - Picture Make-up Day

    11/8 - Kindergarten registration 9am-1pm, Roy Cloud office

    11/11 - No School - Veterans Day

    11/17 - School Site Council, 3:15pm

    11/19 - PTO Meeting, 6:30pm

    11/21 - Minimum Day

    11/24-11/25 - Parent / Teacher Conferences (No School)

    11/26-11/28 - Thanksgiving break

    Message from the Principal

    Dear Parents, Former Roy Cloud Students: We would like to know where you are! If you are currently in college, or a graduate, we would love to know where you went. Please take a picture of yourself in your college sweatshirt or by your college sign. If you are a high school senior, we would love to know where you have decided to go. Please take a picture in your college sweatshirt or by your college sign. Please email your picture with your name, what year you graduated from Roy Cloud (Class of 20??), and what your major is/was to Dana Hardester at dhardester@rcsdk8.net We have a display in the office, and we would love to add you to it!

    -Dana Hardester, Principal

    School Announcements

    Halloween Parade Today!

    K-5 students:

    Students come dressed in costume. Students will report to their classrooms for attendance and to put away their things. Halloween parade will begin, out on blacktop, at 8:30. Kindergarten classes will leave the parade and go back to their classrooms as soon as they are finished walking in the parade.

    Middle School:

    Middle school will have an activity about 45 minutes before lunch. Students can decide whether or not they would like to wear a costume to school, as long as it is not distracting.

    Thank You Mondi Hair Salon

    Mondi Hair Salon

    Last week Mondi Hair Salon came out and supported our Cancer Awareness Week by providing haircuts for the people that made hair donations. This is the second year that Mondi has provided this service for us! Thank you so much for coming out!

    Veteran's Day

    Veteran's Day is on Tuesday, Nov. 11th. There will be no school that day. There will be school on Monday, Nov. 10th and Wednesday, Nov. 12th.

    PTO News

    Be a Hero and PARTICIPATE in our Direct Donation

    Campaign: Any donation amount is welcome! So far the top grade levels with the most participation in the Direct Donations are:

    First Place: Kindergarten & 2nd Grade (tie)

    Third Place: 5th Grade

    Stay tuned for more leader board reports and the prize for the winning grade level! Deadline for the contest: December 31st.


    Have you signed up for eScrip yet?

    You should! Here's why...

    • This is a no-cost fundraiser for Roy Cloud!

    • Earn $$ for Roy Cloud while shopping.

    • All you have to do is shop to make a difference!

    • By registering your Safeway card and debt/credit cards, Roy Cloud receives money from your regular purchases.

    Back by popular demand..."Popsicle Friday"!

    Students from families that have registered for eScrip by Nov 18th, receive a free popsicle after lunch on Friday, Nov 21st! Go to the PTO Escrip web page for more information:

    http://roycloudinfo.com/fundraising/escrip/

    Click here for the eScrip flier.

    Do you shop at Amazon?

    Sign-up for Amazon Smile to earn $$ for Roy Cloud. Make your holiday shopping count by registering with Amazon Smile today! It's easy & free! AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Roy Cloud School every time you shop at Amazon, at no cost to you. Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations.

    To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to: http://smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select Roy Cloud School (as your charitable organization) to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping.

    Notes:

    - Add a bookmark to AmazonSmile to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

    - Currently Amazon Smile does not work on the Amazon App - only when you go through your web browser.

    - For more information contact: Kay Cadei Newby, kayisabel2@icloud.com or go to: http://smile.amazon.com.

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