2018 Roy Cloud Jogathon and Color Run

Your donation goes a long way!!! The PTO spent $660 in the 2016/2017 school year for each and every student year for various programs - see on the graph where each and every dollar goes.


We are hoping for your support so we can continue to fund these programs for the next school year also. The money goes directly back to your student!!



find below a description of each of these programs







Art Classes by Arts4Schools

The PTO has brought in a visual arts program to be taught by professional arts instructors as part of the school day.  These programs will provide quality arts education to our K-8 students through sequential lessons using a variety of mediums  encouraging creativity. The art lessons also coordinate with students' classroom curriculum to become an integral, enriching part of each child’s education.


Spanish Language Instruction

The PTO sponsors a Spanish teacher for our 7th and 8th grade students. Students receive instruction twice a week which will serve as a foundation for high school language classes.


School Counselors

The PTO contracts with part-time, onsite counseling programs to support the elementary and middle school students. School counseling needs are provided by StarVista’s School Based Counseling Services, which supports students in improving aspects of their lives that may lead to enhanced school performance and increased engagement in learning. The program includes qualified mental health clinicians onsite providing services, including assessment, crisis intervention, individual and group therapy, family therapy, psycho-education, classroom presentations, as well as extensive consultation and training with teachers, parents, administration, and other school support staff.


Investigative Learning

Mini-grants for teachers desiring additional classroom materials specific to Investigative Learning are provided by the PTO. A combination of inquiry-based and project-based learning, encourages students to wonder, question, explore, research, and evaluate using collaboration and dynamic problem solving.


Physical Education

Every kid deserves the benefits of a fun and engaging physical education program! Through a partnership with Sequoia Healthcare District, the PTO funds bi-weekly PE classes K-5 by Legarza.  Trained coaches deliver comprehensive, standards-based PE curriculum for our students.  They place the child and his/her personal development ahead of the game. Positive encouragement and measured improvement are trademarks of their program, as well as players learning to work together in a team setting. They also facilitate the recess activities for our students. The middle school PE is funded by the school district.


Reading Support

The PTO partially funds a dedicated Reading Support Specialist who supports all students that require extra reading assistance.   


Science Workshops

The PTO contracts with Science from Scientists, Curiodyssey, Marine Science institute and others to provide hands on science lessons for K-5 students. These interactive, multi-sensory experiences stimulate curiosity and are much loved.


Music Enrichment

Music sessions with percussionist, James Henry, are highly anticipated by K-1 classes. He provides a wonderful foundation for music participation and appreciation. All 2nd-5th graders receive music education through Music for Minors funded by Redwood City Education Foundation (RCEF)



This year, due to the support of PTO parents, two additional Chromebook carts were purchased.  This will allow grades 3-8 to be at a 1:1 device/student ratio!  The PTO is committed to continuing to provide opportunities for students and teachers to utilize this technology.


Theater Arts

The PTO partners with local youth theater production companies to coordinate the production of musical theater with our students at Roy Cloud.  Our spring play will be produced by the San Carlos Children’s Theater and is a volunteer-led, non-profit organization committed to educating youth in all aspects of theater production while nurturing creative expression, self-confidence, teamwork, and an appreciation for the arts.


After School Enrichment Programs

The PTO organizes on-site after school, optional programs to enhance learning among the student body that vary throughout the year. Possible programs this year may include coding classes, art programs, chess class, and STEM tech classes.



Teacher Stipends for Classroom Materials

Field Trip Funding

School Beautification

Roy Cloud Community Building Events such as Hot Rod Nightz

Staff Appreciation Events

Middle School Elective Program Funding

Student Scholarships and Assistance


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