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What does the Roy Cloud School PTO fund?
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 will be sponsoring a Spanish teacher for our seventh and eighth grade students this school year. Students will receive instruction twice a week which will serve as a foundation for high school language classes.
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, friendship counseling 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.
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.
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.
The PTO partially funds a dedicated Reading Support Specialist who supports all students that require extra reading assistance.
The PTO contracts with Lawrence Hall of Science to provide hands on science lessons for K-5 students. These interactive, multi-sensory experiences stimulate curiosity and are much loved.
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.
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.
ADDITIONAL FUNDING SUPPORTS THESE VALUED ACTIVITIES
Teacher Stipends for Classroom Materials
Field Trip Funding
Roy Cloud Community Building Events such as Hot Rod Nightz
Staff Appreciation Events
Middle School Elective Program Funding
Student Scholarships and Assistance
Gifts to the Roy Cloud PTO are Tax Deductible
Tax ID 25-4393209
Roy Cloud School Parents Club (PTO)
3790 Red Oak Way
Redwood City, California 94061