The PTO is looking ahead to a successful 2019-20 school year, but we need your help!  We are only able to offer wonderful programs and events at Roy Cloud because of parent participation. Please sign up for the areas you would like to volunteer below. 

Below is a more detailed list of events we run throughout the year to help you decide where you would like to spend your time and grow our community!

Roy Cloud Auction – February 22, 2020

This is the PTO’s largest volunteer need right now! The Roy Cloud dinner/dance is a critical fundraiser for Roy Cloud School. The event venue, Domenico Winery in San Carlos, has been booked and so has the auctioneer. A large number of volunteers are needed, and planning is starting now. Help is needed with everything from data entry, event planning, soliciting donations, processing payments, decorating, and more. Please sign up on the form above or contact Yvonne Sarles.

Volunteering in the Classroom

There may also be opportunities to help in your child’s classroom with things like art, garden, science, and library visits. Sign-ups are typically in your classroom at back to school night. Or, ask your child’s teacher how you can help. Thank you for your support!

Middle School Halloween Social – October 31, 2019

Held in the MUB at the end of the school day for all middle school students. Help organize food, games, and music. 

Scholastic Book Fair –  December 9-11, 2019

The Scholastic book fair is a partnership with Scholastic to sell books. The multi-day event is held in the MUB/Library every fall and includes an evening sale for families. We need assistance in set-up, sales, collections and much more. Planning begins in September. Questions? Please contact Alexandra Dendy.

Family Dance – March 6, 2020

An evening dance for families in the MUB. Decor and food planning, set up, clean up, facilitate games. Please sign up on the form above or contact Kristin Atkins and Yvonne Gumbrecht.

Art Show – April 23, 2020

The Art Show is held in the Roy Cloud MUB on the same night as Open House. Artwork will be on display from every Roy Cloud student. Help is needed mounting art at home prior to the art show, setting up, hanging art, and breaking down the show. Questions? Contact Alison Oldford.

Jog A Thon – May 15, 2020

Students collect donations for the number of laps jogged around the school. This is a one-time event and will be held on a Friday in May during the school day. Many volunteers are needed including lap counters, T-shirt sales, advertising, middle school color run, set up and breakdown, hospitality, and much more! Questions? Please contact Julia Swenson.

Used Book Sale – May 27-29, 2020

The multi-day spring sale happens during school hours in the school library. In weeks leading up to the sale, parents drop off used books. Help is needed sorting, set up, selling books, and breakdown. Questions? Please contact Alexandra Dendy.

8th Grade Graduation Committee

Join the team that plans all 8th grade graduation activities including fundraising event(s), pool party at the Elks Lodge, pre-graduation breakfast, graduation dance or grad night event, and graduation ceremony. Lots of parent help is needed planning and volunteering at these events! Questions? Please contact Alicia Truby.

After School Enrichment

Assistance is needed with walking students from their classrooms to the classroom where the after school enrichment class is taking place. You would help at a regular time slot that works for you. Questions? Please contact Mary Redner.

School Beautification

Landscaping maintenance such as watering, weeding and planting, as well as maintaining and making improvements to our beautiful campus! Questions? Please contact Lisa Furtado.


The PTO needs volunteers to take pictures at school events for use on this website and other media. If you can help, please email Amy Truesdale.

Dads’ Club

The Roy Cloud Dads’ Club is a parent volunteer group dedicated to improving the school by supporting programs, staff, parents, and students. The club creates and sponsors its own educational and social events during the school year.  Questions? Please contact Abe Fong and Craig “Ginge” Smith.

Staff Appreciation & Hospitality

General assistance is needed at school events such as staff appreciation. Help is needed with setting up, clean up and bringing and serving food. Questions? Please contact Victoria Melamed.

Walking School Bus

This healthy-way-to-start-your-day program recently received a grant to make safe walking routes to our school. Questions? Please contact Heidi Von Briel.

Drama Production

Parents will be asked to complete a certain number of hours for each child’s participation, but we also need parents to lead the drama production, which occurs every spring, to make it successful and fun for the students. This year, the PTO, in partnership with San Carlos Children’s Theater, will produce Alice In Wonderland, Jr. Questions? Please contact Jen Clark.

Room Parents

Each classroom needs a point person to help the teacher coordinate activities and communicate with classroom parents throughout the year. This includes distributing information from both the teacher and the PTO as needed. Room parents are identified each fall, and volunteer sign-ups happen at Maze Day. Questions? Please contact Jolie Kalvaria.

The Learning Garden

Maintaining class schedules, upkeep of all garden necessities including plant life and equipment. Questions? Contact Allison Benjamin.

General Volunteer Questions? Contact Yvonne Sarles.