Weekly Thunderbolt
January 10, 2019
Calendar
Tomorrow:
  • Fri, Jan 11 - Incoming Kindergarten Registration Begins Online, 9am

Next Week:
  • Mon, Jan 14 - 8th Grade Articulation Assembly, 8:15am
  • Tue, Jan 15 - PTO Meeting, 6:30pm, Library (Agenda)
  • Tue, Jan 15 - Vision Screening (K-2 and 5-8)
  • Mon, Jan 21 - No School / Martin Luther King Holiday
  • Thur, Jan 24 - 5th Grade Field Trip to Levi Stadium

Upcoming:
  • Mon, Jan 28 - Site Council Meeting, 3:30pm, Library
  • Thur, Jan 31 - Bolt Buck Assembly, 8:15am
  • Thur, Jan 31 - Principal's Meetup, 8:30am
  • Thur, Jan 31 - ASB Class Rep Mtg, 1:35-1:50, Room 41
School News
Meet Mrs. Anna, Our New Office Manager!
Please stop by the office and welcome Mrs. Anna Solorio, our new office manager! Mrs. Anna joined Roy Cloud after 17 years with RCSD, most recently as office manager at MIT. She has a son and a daughter who both attended RCSD schools. In her free time, she loves to bake and decorate cakes.

"I love my job because every day I learn something new working at the office. I have the opportunity to support students and their families, our principals, teachers, and staff. I'm very excited to be here at Roy Cloud and I can't wait to meet all the students and community members." -Mrs. Anna
RCSD Seeks Members to Serve on 7/11 Committee
RCSD seeks community members to serve on a committee to determine use of vacant school campuses. This includes Adelante, Fair Oaks, Hawes, and Orion school sites, as well as the District Office at 750 Bradford Street. California law requires that the District form a District Advisory Committee, also referred to as a 7/11 Committee, to advise the Board of Trustees in the use of the property no longer needed for school purposes. The Committee will have an initial organizing meeting in early March 2019, and will then meet about 1-2 times per month for about 3-6 months, or until the business of the committee is completed.
Additional Date for Incoming Kinder Tours
An additional tour date option has been added. Please call the school office at (650) 482-2414 to sign up.

Thursday, January 10th, 8:30-9:30am
Friday, January 11th, 10:00-11:00am
Monday, January 28th, 9:45-10:45am (new)
Safety and Security Fencing at Roy Cloud
At Tuesday's PTO meeting, Don Dias and Tyler Specht from the district office will be presenting the district's upcoming plans for safety and security fencing on the Roy Cloud School Campus. This work is funded through the Measure T bond.
PTO News
Auction Tickets Coming Soon!
Join us under the big top for the “The Greatest School” Circus - this year’s Roy Cloud Dinner Auction at Domenico Winery on Saturday, February 23, 6-11pm. 

Vintage circus attire is encouraged but not required!
 
Ticket sales begin at 9am on January 17 and end at 9pm on January 31 or when tickets run out, which they always do! The standard ticket price is $100, which includes a three-ring circus of wine and beer, a lovely meal and entertainment a-plenty. 
 
Early Bird Alert:  The first 50 tickets may be purchased at the discounted rate of $90 per ticket starting on January 17 at 9am Pacific Time. All remaining tickets may be purchased for $100 per ticket. Hurry for this special discounted rate - 50 tickets will go FAST!
 
Sponsor a Teacher/Staff Member:  Sponsor a teacher/staff ticket (even if you don't plan to attend the auction) at a cost of $90 per ticket. While you cannot specify a teacher/staff member, your generous contribution will be recognized and appreciated by all teachers and staff!
 
Sponsor a Ringside Table:  Consider an upgrade to your auction experience. There are a limited number of Roy Cloud Ringside Tables available this year. For $2500 you can reserve an entire table of seats (10 seats total) for you and your friends. All of your guests will receive complimentary raffle tickets and bubbly. In addition to ensuring a bit of extra showmanship for your evening, you will enjoy a tax deduction of $1500!
 
All ticket and sponsorship purchases will be available online starting January 17th.

Questions? Contact  roycloudauction@gmail.com .
Last Call..... Registration for Winter After School Enrichment
Click the link below for class descriptions and registration info. If you have any questions, email  Mary Redner  or   Tiffany Gonzales .
Registration for Thunderbolts 4th/5th Grade Soccer ends on January 17.  Sign up today!

Ways to Register:
  • Online: Click here and search Roy Cloud
  • In person: completed registration forms should be dropped off at the Red Morton front desk. Forms are available here, at Red Morton, or at the school office.
Did you know we have a fairy keeper at Roy Cloud? One of our fantastic parent volunteers, Nancy Mein, is doing the cutest little fairy garden in the planter near the library. Some of our primary grade students LOVE this garden and often write about it in their journals. Stop by and check it out! Thank you Nancy, you make us #RoyCloudProud!
Community News
Coastal Art & Poetry Contest
California students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to submit artwork or poetry with a California coastal or marine theme to the Coastal Art & Poetry Contest, presented by the California Coastal Commission.
 
Entries must be postmarked by  January 31, 2019  to be eligible for the upcoming contest. For rules and entry form (and helpful links for teachers and students),  visit our website  or email  Annie.Frankel@coastal.ca.gov . You can also download a contest flyer in  English  or  Spanish . (If you need the flyer emailed or postal mailed instead, please let me know.)
 
Up to ten winners will be selected to win $100 gift certificates to an art supply store (for artists, courtesy of  Blick Art Materials ) or book store (for poets). Each winner's sponsoring teacher will receive a $50 gift certificate for educational supplies, courtesy of  Acorn Naturalists . All winners, winners’ teachers, and honorable mentions will receive tickets to visit the  Aquarium of the Pacific , courtesy of the Aquarium, and  Seymour Marine Discovery Center , courtesy of the Discovery Center. Students may have their work featured on Commission web pages and materials, and winners and honorable mentions will be exhibited throughout the state.
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