Direct Donations

This year marks one of positive change for our school. The Roy Cloud School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is looking forward to working with the incoming administration, Principal, Ms. Diane Prystas and Assistant Principal, Ms. Kristy Jackson. Roy Cloud School is committed to providing excellent public education for our students and we are excited to work with our parents to make this year another success!

Our important enrichment programs are much loved by our children and will not exist without continued parent donations. Many people may think they are supported by the school district but they are not.

These programs depend on your financial support. We are asking each family to contribute their fair share of $650 per student to the annual Direct Donation Campaign. These important donations are a large part of what sets Roy Cloud apart from other schools and allows us to expose our children to a variety of subjects beyond just the core curriculum.  This a donation that goes directly back to supporting your child’s education.

Want to give more?  Join the Lighting Circle with your generous donation of $1000 per student or $2000 for 2 or more students.  You’ll receive special recognition on the Annual Donor List and will be invited to a cocktail party in October thanking you for your above and beyond support.

Each year we have increasing participation from our community of wonderful families. This year, our goal is to have every family contribute and achieve our goal of $175,000.

Our school relies on the engagement, generosity and direct support from our Roy Cloud families to enhance our children’s education.

Thank you again!

PTO Direct Donations Committee

Chair – Jolie Kalvaria

Committee – Tanya Bachniak, Alice Harkey, Julie Hamilton, Katie Machemer, and Leanna Staben

Click the button below to learn if your company will match your donation or volunteer time at school! It’s a great way to double your donation to Roy Cloud!


How to Give:

  • Online: Click the blue button!
  • In Person or by Mail: Fill out the form below and mail or hand-deliver to the school office (address below).
  • Recurring Donation: Monthly recurring donation options are available using the form below or online using the link at
  • Make a Pledge: If you prefer to donate in 2019, please make a pledge prior to October 31, 2018. Using our online donation platform click the link at, select “deferred payment” under the payment methods pull-down menu.
  • Donation of Securities: Roy Cloud can now accept securities donations. This may provide significant tax advantages. More information is available at
  • Corporate Gift Matching: Don’t forget Corporate Gift Matching! Please email Stephanie Chen at if you plan to submit your donation for matching.


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.

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, 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.

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 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 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)


The PTO is committed to continuing to provide opportunities for students and teachers to utilize this technology and has funded a 1:1 device/student ratio in grades 3-8.

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

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