What does the Roy Cloud School PTO fund?
NEW! Garden Science: Science education and environmental literacy in our beautiful outdoor garden, provided through Education Outside. (K-3)
NEW! Technology Integration Coach (TIC): Funded by the PTO along with site funds, the TIC is a certified teacher who supports the strategic implementation of instructional programs and provides staff development and coaching on integrating technology into instruction for literacy, mathematics, and other content areas. This improves and expands classroom-teaching strategies for all teachers. Included in this process, the TIC will help Roy Cloud best incorporate all equipment that PTO has funded over the past several years.
Physical Education: The PTO funds PE for K-5 through Legarza Sports. (Our middle school PE Teacher is funded separately by Measure W.)
School Counselors: Through at partnership with the Sequoia Healthcare District, the PTO contracts with Star Vista to provide the equivalent of a full-time school counselor. The counselors support our students in all aspects of their lives that may lead to enhanced school performance and increased engagement in learning. Our counselors will also provide social-emotional classroom lessons for K-5.
Art Classes: Visual arts program taught by professional art instructors through Arts4All. (K-8)
STEM Enrichment: Monthly hands-on lessons through Science from Scientists. (4-5)
Musical Theatre: The PTO partners with local youth theater production companies to coordinate the production of musical theater with our students at Roy Cloud.
Science Workshops: Vendors such as Marine Science Institute and Lawrence Hall of Science transform the classroom for hands-on science workshops. (K-5)
Investigative Learning: Mini-grants for our teachers desiring additional classroom materials specific to Investigative Learning.
Music: Sessions with percussionist, James Henry, are highly anticipated by K-1 classes. He provides a superb foundation for music participation and appreciation. All 2nd-5th graders receive music education through Music for Minors funded by Redwood City Education Foundation. The school district offers instrumental music for 6-8.
Technology: The PTO will continue to enhance the classroom experience through technology. This year, chromebooks and the computer lab will be upgraded and a projection system will be installed in the MUB.
NEW! Health and Wellness: Funded through the Fund-a-Need at the 2018 school auction, this initiative includes lunch recess coaches through Legarza, a new hydration station (will be installed soon), and new or redesigned play areas (in design review). Stay tuned!
And Much More! Field trips, teacher stipends for classroom supplies, staff appreciation events, school beautification, student scholarships and assistance, teacher training, support for 7th grade Yosemite trip
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