Weekly Thunderbolt
January 3, 2019

School Resumes Wednesday, January 9th
Principal’s Message

Dear Roy Cloud Families,

Welcome Back and Happy New Year, 2019!

New beginnings and fresh starts. I shared in August how much I love them!

Here we have another opportunity to come back refreshed and with a new perspective. Let’s start this year off strong, in good standing with one another and in partnership, focusing on our likenesses and common goals of creating a caring community for our kids.

Creating this in 2019 will depend on our hearts, our children’s hearts and what is held on the inside to be true. What is in your child’s heart about kindness and caring for others? What is in your heart? We acknowledge positive behaviors and kind hearts. We establish interventions and support, even consequences for cruel behavior. But laws and rules and guidelines can’t change what’s on the inside. To affect change, there must be a change on the inside that prompts us to follow the laws, and rules and guidelines.

We may try to change ourselves with outside influences. Through routines, restrictions, disciplines, we might try to change our actions. But, this does not work. Rules can’t change hearts. Something has to happen within us, to will to change on the outside.

The staff and I are committed to working with your children to foster kindness and caring, empathy and compassion from the heart. As we continue with our “Tool Kit” for Social and Emotional Learning and introduce conversations of kindness and respect, we ask that you partner with us through your own modeling and help reinforce what we are introducing at school with the goal of affecting change from the inside out.

Together we can accomplish the phenomenal!

Diane Prystas
Roy Cloud Principal
Next Week:
  • Tue, Jan 8 - District Wide Professional Development at MIT (No School)
  • Wed, Jan 9 - School Resumes - Happy New Year 2019!
  • Fri, Jan 11 - Incoming Kindergarten Registration Begins Online, 9am

  • Mon, Jan 14 - 8th Grade Articulation Assembly, 8:15am
  • Tue, Jan 15 - PTO Meeting, 6:30pm, Library
  • Tue, Jan 15 - Vision Screening (K-2 and 5-8)
  • Mon, Jan 21 - No School / Martin Luther King Holiday
  • Thur, Jan 24 - 4th Grade Field Trip to Levi Stadium
  • 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
Incoming Kindergarten Tour & Registration
Winter Kindergarten Tour for Incoming Families
Thursday, January 10th
Friday, January 11th
To sign up, please call the school office at (650) 482-2414

Online Kindergarten Registration
On Friday, January 11, 2019, at 9am, families can register their student into their neighborhood school by doing so online. Please note: A school staff member may contact families at a later date for additional required documents.
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.
Our Vibrant Community
Roy Cloud students participated in Know Your Classmates Day this fall, where students engaged in activities around increasing acceptance and building strong community. This mural represents students' work getting to know one another on a deeper level.
January Lunch Menu
Click here for the January lunch menu. You can regularly find the lunch menus on the district website (rcsdk8.net: Departments, Child Nutrition Services, School Menus).
PTO News
Come One, Come All!
The big reveal for the 2019 Auction theme and attire will be announced January 9th. Tickets will go on sale next month so be ready, because it is sure to sell out fast. 
Community News
Woodside High School Prospective Family and Student Open House
Woodside High School will hold its annual Open House on  Saturday, January 26, 2019, 9 AM to 12 Noon. Student led one-hour tours will showcase our fabulous campus and answer many prospective students’ questions about attending Woodside High School. Begin at the PAC for student-led 40-minute campus tour and end at MUR where academic and athletic staff are available to answer questions. Tours leave every 10 minutes. You must pre-register to guarantee your tour spot. 
Please  click on this link  to sign up for the time slot you want.
Sequoia High School IB Program Info Meeting
Is your 8th grader attending Sequoia High School next year? Do you want to learn more about Sequoia's honors IB Program? Please attend Sequoia's 8th Grade IB Info Meeting on  January 15th at 6:00 pm at Sequoia High School in Carrington Hall. This meeting will be held in English.  Click here  for more information on the Sequoia HS IB Program.
2019-20 Summit Public Schools Intent to Enroll Forms Now Available
Are you interested in having your child attend a small, diverse, personalized, college preparatory high school? We are proud to report that 100% of Summit Prep graduates were accepted into a 4-year college last year, continuing a long tradition of excellence. Please come learn more at our  Open House on  January 19th at 10:00 am at Summit Prep (890 Broadway, Redwood City). 

Additionally, the application for next school year is now live! If you have a current 8th grader who would like to apply to attend Summit Prep for the 2019-20 school year, please visit the " Enroll" page of our  summitprep.summitps.org website.

Application deadline is January 25, 2019 at 3PM

Random Selection Lottery will be held February 1, 2019

For more information please contact Summit Prep Charter HS in Redwood City Principal, Caitlin Reilly at  creilly@summitps.org
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