Diane Prystas, Principal
Kristy Jackson, Assistant Principal
Weekly Thunderbolt
March 28, 2019

Tomorrow is a Minimum Day, All Grades Released at 1:30pm
Next Week is Spring Break, School Resumes April 8th
This Week:
  • Today/Thur, Mar 28 - BOLT Assembly, 8:15am
  • Today/Thur, Mar 28 - ASB Class Rep Meeting, 1:35-1:50pm, Room 41
  • Tomorrow, Fri, Mar 29 - Minimum Day, All grades released at 1:30pm

Next Week:
  • Sun, Mar 31 - Photos Due for 8th Grade Grad Slide Show
  • Mon, Apr 1 - Fri, Apr 5 - Spring Break, No School
  • Mon, Apr 1 - Registration Closes for Spring After-School Enrichment

  • Mon, Apr 8 - Fri, Apr 12 - 7th Grade Yosemite Trip
  • Wed, Apr 10 - 4th Grade Trip to Sacramento
  • Fri, Apr 12 - Superintendent Coffee, 8:30-9:30am, Library (rescheduled date)
  • Sun, Apr 14 - Garden Work Day, 9:00am-12:00pm, Roy Cloud Garden
  • Tue, Apr 16 - PTO Meeting, 6:30pm, Library
  • Fri, Apr 19 - No School, Holiday
  • Mon, Apr 22 - Minimum Day, All grades released at 1:30pm
  • Mon, Apr 22 - Site Council Meeting, 3:15pm, Library
  • Thur, Apr 25 - BOLT Assembly, 8:15am
  • Thur, Apr 25 - ASB Class Rep Meeting, 1:35-1:50pm, Room 41
  • Thur, Apr 25 - Open House (6-7pm), Art Show (5:30-7:30pm), & Food Trucks (5-8pm)
  • Fri, Apr 26 - Be Kind Online Day
  • Fri, Apr 26 - 4th/5th Movie Night, 5:00-7:00pm, MUB
  • Mon, Apr 29 - State Testing Begins
School News
Superintendent Coffee - Rescheduled Date
The coffee with Superintendent Baker has been rescheduled to Friday, April 12th, 8:30-9:30am in the Library.
4th/5th Grade Movie Night - Fundraiser for ASB
Friday, April 26
Drop off event, ASB students and teachers will be chaperoning
Turn in Permission Slip and $20 donation by Tuesday, April 9th
Attn Incoming Kindergarten Families
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Middle School Info Night
Missed middle school info night on Monday? Slides from the evening are loca ted here . Thank you middle school teachers Anna Rivoli and Chelsea Williams for the very informative evening.
Congratulations to Sujatha Mallampati who completed her run to Sacramento this week! 4th grade students have been running around the blacktop during recess and lunch. Now, three students have logged the 128 miles to figuratively run to Sacramento. We are #roycloudproud of you Djuna, Kiara, and Sujatha!
PTO News
Roy Cloud Garden Community Work Day
Sunday, April 14th
Come join us for a day of garden work and spring fun!
Please sign-up you and your family using the link below.
About Our Garden
Our garden is a dynamic outdoor classroom, where our K-3 students have the opportunity for innovative, hands-on science education! Through your donations, PTO funds our garden teacher, Ms. Becca and the curriculum is from Education Outside.

We need parents like you to help make our garden a classroom where learning comes naturally! Get your hands dirty, and join the work day!
Registration Closing For After-School Enrichment Classes
Stay after school with friends, learn something new, continue with a Winter class that was fun! All the Spring classes are updated for a brand new 8 week session. Spaces in classes are limited, and registration closes Monday, April 1st , so register now! 

Click  here   for the Spring Schedule 
Click  here  for Class Descriptions

If you have questions, email Mary Redner.
Spring Cleaning Your Bookshelves?
Please donate to the used book fair by bringing your used books into the library after Spring Break. Books and DVDs for ages 6-16 accepted! Adult best sellers only please.

Coming in May to the library, the used book fair is an opportunity to stock up for summer reading! Students can shop with their class, and the fair will be open after school for family shopping. Details to follow.

Questions? Email Jenn Clark .
Jog-A-Thon T-Shirt Design Winner
We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2019 Jog-a-thon and Color Run t-shirt design contest is 4th grader, Daniel Griffiths! Congratulations Daniel! You can see Daniel's design in the window of the library doors and it will be on all of the Jog-a-thon t-shirts. Pre-orders for t-shirts are available now through this weekend (ending 3/31).

The Jog-a-thon is one of the students’ favorite events of the year. Now that we have a t-shirt design, the students will next collect pledges based on the number of laps they can run on the blacktop in 20 minutes. They reach out to family, friends, and neighbors to support them and our school programs. All K-5 students should have received an email with a link to their personal fundraising page. If you did not receive an email on behalf of your student, please contact us at roycloudjogathon@gmail.com .

Middle school students have an extra event - the Color Run. With parent/guardian permission and a minimum $25 donation/pledges, their running path takes them to the field behind school where they will be doused with festive color powder! Stay tuned for more information.

Questions? Email roycloudjogathon@gmail.com
It Was Magical
San Carlos Children's Theater and Roy Cloud put on a truly supercalifragilisticexpialidocious show! Mary Poppins JR. featured nearly 80 of our young actors and chorus in an unforgettable musical last weekend. Each actor put in more than 100 hours of rehearsal time. Thank you to all of the parents who donated time to costume design, hair, makeup, sets, props and so much more. Thank you to the tech crew, many of them former Roy Cloud actors! Special thank you to Jen Clark, our producer. Thank you to Margaret Marshall, Director, Daniel Giray, Choreographer, Lisa Bock, Vocal Director, and Jim Cole, Technical Director, who put in many, many hours of work with the cast and chorus since early January to bring this classic to the stage. Bravo! 
Last Call to Purchase Auction Items!
Missed the auction? Don’t miss your chance to purchase remaining parties, teacher events, and more. Sales for all but Field of Dreams will close March 31. Visit  this link . Limited availability!
Garden Corner
The kinders last week continued their unit on trees! We talked about all the reasons trees are so important to our earth like shade, oxygen, wood, paper, and being beautiful. The students wrote thank you cards to the trees so they will know how much we appreciate them.

The 2nd graders experimented with soil this week to investigate how well different soil types drain and hold water. We tested gravel, sand, compost, and clay soil. The students engaged in a discussion about what would happen if we planted a seed in each soil type. Would the seed have enough water? Too much water? Would the soil have enough nutrients? We ended the lesson talking about loamy soil and how the idea gardens oil would be a mix of the soil types we tested. 

The 3rd graders are working on creating a garden planting calendar by using the information on various seed packets. We are creating a class master chart to discover what will be best to plant in March/April as a class.
Golden Sneaker Challenge - Final Days
We are almost at the end of our first Golden Sneaker Challenge!!! We hope we will be able to complete the tallies on Friday morning and announce the winner still before spring break. A trophy awaits the winning classroom - and of course tons of bragging rights. Stay strong - continue walking - get fit - and enjoy spring break!
8th Grade Graduation Photos Due 3/31
Please forward any group photos you may have from kindergarten through the present. Ideas might include the following - groups of kids just hanging out in school or outside of school, sports teams of Roy Cloud or groups of Roy Cloud students in other leagues, drama production photos, instrumental music photos, outdoor ed group photos, Yosemite group photos, field trip photos, birthday parties, etc.

Please forward your photos to  rcgrad2019@gmail.com  with the year/grade the photo is from and also the names of the students. 

If we don't hear from you with photos of your child, they may be omitted. Also, if you prefer that your child is not included in photos, please email to let us know.
Administrative Assistant for Teachers Hired
PTO has hired a part-time administrative assistant to support teachers. Teachers can request and get help with things like copying, laminating, classroom boards, and more! Your donations make this possible, thank you!
PTO Annual Report and Audit - Revised Link
Each year, the PTO financial records are audited.  Here is a copy of the fiscal year 2018 annual report, along with the record of independent audit. (Revised link - last week pages were missing.)
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