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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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  • Newsletter 10-23-2014

    Posted by Dana Hardester at 10/23/2014

    Roy Cloud Weekly Cloud Burst

    Cloud Burst

    Thursday, October 23rd , 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

    10/24 - Cancer Awareness - wear pink / "Hair for Hope" day

    10/24 - Principal's Coffee

    10/30 - Halloween Parade at 8:30

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

    11/24-11/25 - Parent / Teacher Conferences

    Message from the Principal

    Dear Parents, As you know, there is no school for students on October 31st this year. We will be having our Halloween parade on Thursday, October 30th at 8:30.

    -Dana Hardester, Principal

    School Announcements

    Halloween Parade

    As you know, there is no school for students on October 31st this year. We will be having our Halloween parade on Thursday, October 30th.

    Kindergarten:

    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.

    Grades 1-5:

    Students will come 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.

    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* that day, as long as it is not distracting.

    *Please remember that costumes that are worn at school should meet dress code. If your costume does not meet dress code, in most cases the easy fix is to wear a t-shirt or leggings under the costume.


    Help with Middle School Halloween Party:

    Grades 6-8 will be having their own Halloween party on Thursday, Oct. 30th from 12:00-12:45 in the middle school quad. Please look at our "needs" list on SignUp Genius at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054ea5ab28a31-middle and
    let us know how you can help out with this fun event! Even if you can't be there the day of the party to help, there are other ways to contribute. We are accepting donations of treats and tricks and will also gladly accept monetary donations to be used for purchasing items for the party. Please direct any questions to Alicia Truby
    atruby12@yahoo.com or Nancy Mein nancymein@yahoo.com.

    Principal's Coffee

    We will have a Principal's Coffee on Friday in the Library after drop off. We will be discussing the future plans for the Roy Cloud campus that were shared at the Town Hall Meeting.

    Lunch Drop Off

    We understand that students forget their lunches. In order to minimize classroom interruptions, we are going try a strategy that has been successful at other schools. We will be starting a lunch cart in the office. If your student forgets their lunch, you can leave it on the cart in the office. Students will be allowed to walk through the office and pick it up at lunch or recess. 

    PTO News

    Be a Hero for Halloween Not sure what to be for Halloween? Be a superhero for your school! Click here to make your donation and to get your superhero powers. Donation forms and remittance envelopes are also located in the school office. Questions about Direct Donations? Contact Amy Truesdale or Sarah Orton.

    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/

    Art in Action Corner

    Did you know that Roy Cloud is participating in the Art in Action Monthly Library Show? Come and appreciate 17 of our 1st grade art pieces which are now on display in the children section of the Redwood City Main Library (Downtown) - 1044 Middlefield Road. Our first grade works of art are inspired by the Russian-French artist Marc Chagall - the Village and I. These pieces will be on display until Nov 17th.

    After School Sports

    Roy Cloud 6th-8th Grade Flag Football Team:

    Congrats to the team for going undefeated so far and winning their last game 20-14 vs Redeemer. Next game is Monday 6pm at Hawes. Thank you to our volunteer coaches: John Montalbano, Steve Hotovec, Rodney Amirsehhi, and Mark Botto.


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  • Newsletter 10-16-2014

    Posted by Dana Hardester at 10/16/2014

    Roy Cloud Weekly Cloud Burst

    Cloud Burst

    Thursday, October 16th, 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 document of the October 16th Weekly Cloud Burst

    Dates to Remember

    10/17 - Roy Cloud Talent Show

    10/20-10/24 - Cancer Awareness Week

    10/21 - Strategies for Fostering Resiliency

    10/24 - Principal's Coffee

    10/30 - Halloween Parade at 8:30

    11/4 - Kindergarten registration 9am-1pm, Roy Cloud office

    11/24-11/25 - Parent / Teacher Conferences

    Message from the Principal

    Dear Parents,

    Did you know that the Redwood City School District has schools that are over 100 years old? Did you know that Roy Cloud School was built in the 1950's? Last week we had a Town Hall Meeting where members of our community were able to see the plans to bring our school into the 21st Century. If you were and able to make the meeting and would like to see the plans, here are a few options. We will have a Principal's Coffee on Friday, October 24 after drop-off in the Library. Plans will also be shared at the School Site Council Meeting at 3:15 on Monday, October 27th. If neither of these options works for you, the plans are on display in the office. Please come by, take a look, and give us your feedback.

    -Dana Hardester

    School Announcements

    Halloween Parade

    As you know, there is no school for students on October 31st this year. We will be having our Halloween parade on Thursday, October 30th.

    Kindergarten:

    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.

    Grades 1-5:

    Students will come 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.

    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* that day, as long as it is not distracting.

    *Please remember that costumes that are worn at school should meet dress code. If your costume does not meet dress code, in most cases the easy fix is to wear a t-shirt or leggings under the costume.

    6th Grade Living History Day

    Last week all the 6th graders participated in the first living history day of the school year. The focus of this living history day was Early Hominids. Students rotated through a variety of activities, including basket weaving, cave painting, and learning about glaciers. And extra credit for kids who dressed the part. A fun day full of learning!

    Cancer Awareness Week - Oct 20th-24th

    • Monday: Skin Cancer/Melanoma - wear black clothing and/or ribbons

    • Tuesday: Brain Cancer - wear grey clothing and/or ribbons

    • Wednesday: Leukemia (Blood Cancer) - wear orange clothing and/or ribbons

    • Thursday: Childhood Cancer - wear gold clothing and/or ribbons

    • Friday: Breast Cancer - wear pink clothing and/or ribbons

    Click here for how you can volunteer or bring items next week.

    PTO News

    Be a Hero for Halloween

    Not sure what to be for Halloween? Be a superhero for your school! Click here to make your donation and to get your superhero powers. Donation forms and remittance envelopes are also located in the school office. Questions about Direct Donations? Contact Amy Truesdale or Sarah Orton.



    Roy Cloud Talent Show

    This Friday, October 17, 7pm in the MUB. $5.00 General Admission

    Bring neighbors, friends, grandma/grandpa! Tickets are on sale after school at the flagpole, as well as at the door UNTIL we reach capacity! Come support the 50+ students getting ready to entertain you!

    Roy Cloud Parent Education Night:

    Strategies for Fostering Resiliency in Our Children - October 21st 6:30-7:30 pm, Roy Cloud Library. Please join Juli Stringfied (Roy Cloud Counselor), Amy Hublou (Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist) and Julie Croteau (Stanford Prevention Research Center) for an open -discussion on resiliency - or what is now referred to as grit. How do we help our kids to be more resilient? Is there more to preparing our child for the future than focusing solely on academics? With the help of Dr. Robert Brooks and Dr. Sam Goldstein's book, Raising Resilient Children, we will share some of the strategies and benefits of fostering resiliency and giving our kids more grit!

    Have you signed up for (eScrip logo) here 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.

    Afterschool Sports

    Attention all 4th/5th and 6th Grade Hoopsters.....It's time to register for BASKETBALL! Registration forms are available in the office and also available online Redwood City Parks and Recreation - Online Registration. Please sign-up early to guarantee a spot! The deadline for 4th/5th and 6th Grade Boys & Girls teams is Thursday, October 16th. If you're interested in coaching, or have any questions, please contact Danielle Ryan at danitryan@yahoo.com. GO BOLTS!

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  • Newsletter 10-9-2014

    Posted by Dana Hardester at 10/9/2014

    Roy Cloud Weekly Cloud Burst

    Cloud Burst

    Thursday, October 9th, 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 October 9th Weekly Cloud Burst

    Dates to Remember

    10/9 - Roy Cloud Octoberfest

    10/9 - Town Hall Meeting at MIT

    10/17 - Roy Cloud Talent Show

    10/21 - Strategies for Fostering Resiliency

    10/30 - Halloween Parade at 8:40

    11/24-11/25 - Parent / Teacher Conferences

    Message from the Principal

    Dear Parents, International Walk to School Day was huge a success! Several of the Walking School Bus route leaders said their routes had doubled! The Kiddie Valets were eager to help students, but it was easy to see that the number of cars were way down. The blacktop was a sea of students and families walking laps!

    Thank you to everyone that walked today. Thank you to Mrs. Gaston, Mrs. Estrella, and the Student Leadership class for all the help with posters, decorations, and handing out prizes. Thank you to all the Walking School Bus Route Leaders. And, a special thank you to Rebecca Ratcliff, for all of her spearheading and sharing of her passion.

    ~Dana Hardester, Principal

    School Announcements

    Roy Cloud Oktoberfest

    First Annual Octoberfest on Oct 9th @ 5-8pm - please come support the 8th grade class of 2015 as we fundraise for our graduation activities. Click here for the flier.

    • Food by Flamin Dogs: Bratwurst, hot dogs, sausages,hamburger, side salads and all the fixings (Vegetarian options will be available)

    • We will also have a pretzel stand, a bake sale and a make-your-own Sundae bar.

    • Activities for the kids: Face painting, Halloween Tattoo station, Glow-in-the-dark bracelets, coloring stations for the little ones, and more.

    • Tickets: Pre-sale tickets will be sold before and after school at the flagpole in the Red Oak parking lot, starting Monday, September 22nd till Friday, Oct 3rd. They are $7 each or $25 for a family pack (4-5pp). (Tickets are strongly encouraged in advance, but walk-ins are welcome the night of the event.)

    Parents Needed

    Are you interested in finding out the plan for future construction on Roy Cloud's campus? There is a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 9th at 7:00pm at MIT. If you are interested on expressing your view for Roy Cloud's plans, please email at dhardester@rcsdk8.net.


    Roy Cloud After School Sports!

    Attention all 4th/5th and 6th Grade Hoopsters. It's time to register for BASKETBALL! Registration forms are available in the office and also available online Redwood City Parks and Recreation - Online Registration. Please sign-up early to guarantee a spot! The deadline for 4th/5th and 6th Grade Boys & Girls teams is Thursday, October 16th. If you're interested in coaching, or have any questions, please contact Danielle Ryan at danitryan@yahoo.com. GO BOLTS!


    Halloween Parade

    As you know, there is no school for students on October 31st this year. We will be having our Halloween parade on Thursday, October 30th in the morning, shortly after drop off. Because we have moved the parade to the beginning of the school day, we are asking that students come in their costumes this year. We will be sending out more details as next week. If you have specific questions about classroom activities, please ask your teachers.


    PTO News

    Have you seen me?

    2014-2015 Supporter Car Magnets are here! After you make your donation of any amount, we will be mailing you a magnet for your car, along with your thank you letter. Go ahead, be a hero and display your Roy Cloud magnet! It brings good karma and special superhero powers. :)

    You can donate via credit card or by check here. There is also a donation drop box and remittance envelopes in the school office. Our goal is 100% participation so that we can keep all of our wonderful programs at Roy Cloud. Not sure where your donation dollars go? Click here for more information. Still have more questions? Contact Amy Truesdale or Sarah Orton.

    Roy Cloud Talent Show

    Friday, October 17, 7pm in the MUB

    $5.00 General Admission

    Bring neighbors, friends, grandma/grandpa!

    Tickets go on sale Friday 10/10 after school at the flagpole. Tickets will be available each day after school at the flagpole and during the middle school recess.Tickets available at the door UNTIL we reach capacity! Come support the 50+ students getting ready to entertain you!

    Roy Cloud Parent Education Night:

    Strategies for Fostering Resiliency in Our Children -October 21st 6:30-7:30 pm, Roy Cloud Library. Please join Juli Stringfied (Roy Cloud Counselor), Amy Hublou (Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist) and Julie Croteau (Stanford Prevention Research Center) for an open discussion on resiliency - or what is now referred to as grit. How do we help our kids to be more resilient? Is there more to preparing our child for the future than focusing solely on academics? With the help of Dr. Robert Brooks and Dr. Sam Goldstein's book, Raising Resilient Children, we will share some of the strategies and benefits of fostering resiliency and giving our kids more grit!

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