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Next PTO meeting is June 7 at 5:30 pm in the Cunha Library

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Welcome Cunha Families


Welcome Letter, 2017-18

The Cunha PTO raises funds, through parent donations, to support a variety of activities for every student at Cunha Intermediate School. 100% of all money given to the Annual Giving Drive will go to support Cunha students and staff members. The PTO also organizes the main pool of parent volunteers who allow our school to put on important events such as: School Dances, Health Screenings, Science Fair, and 8th Grade Promotion.


Meetings and Membership

There will be no annual dues and membership to Cunha PTO, membership is automatic for all parents/guardians of students at the school as well as all Cunha teachers/staff. PTO members are welcome to attend and vote at meetings.


PTO meetings will be held at at 5:30 pm in the Cunha school library on the 2nd Thursday each month during the school year. If the second Thursday falls on a school holiday, the meeting will be scheduled on the third Thursday of the month. See school calendar list for all PTO meeting dates. 



2017-2018 PTO Budget |  Funded Activities

The Cunha PTO raises money to finance, in whole or in part, a variety of expenses at Cunha School. Items in Cunha PTO's budget for 2015-17 include: the school librarian’s salary, School Loop, classroom supplies, and a variety of spirit, health, and academic opportunities.


All donations to the Cunha PTO are tax deductible under IRS Tax ID = 71-0909516.

Our main source of income is from direct donations. Parents and their employers can give a one-time or recurring donation to Cunha PTO. All donations to the Cunha PTO are tax deductible. Donations can be made online via Pay Pal, credit or debit card by using the yellow DONATE button to the left. Donations can also be made by check payable to Cunha PTO and turned in/mailed to the Cunha Office at 600 Church Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019.

The Cunha PTO is a 501(C)3 non-profit and all donations to the PTO are tax deductible. All contributions received are distributed for the benefit of the students, staff and programs of Cunha Intermediate School. A tax receipt will be automatically sent to donors for all donations.


Employers may make matching donations or have donation programs

Many employers offer to match donations made by their employees. Click here for more information and a list of NorCal Employers who match employee donations. This may as much as double your gift. Please contact your company’s payroll department to determine if you qualify. Email for any paperwork required by the company.


Here is a list of companies that matched funds for this years' Annual Giving Drive:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Adobe
  • Apple
  • AT&T
  • Baxalta
  • Charles Schwab
  • Dun & Bradstreet
  • Ericsson’s
  • Genetech
  • Google
  • Map
  • Mavericks Coastside Foundation
  • Oracle
  • PG&E
  • Salesforce
  • SAP Software
  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • VMWare


Other Fundraising

Cunha PTO has other fundraisers that earn the school money when supporters make routine purchases. The margin of profit is small for each of these fundraisers so volume is where we hope to make an impact to benefit our students. Please share these opportunities with friends and family. Sales

Start here every time you, your family, and friends shop at to benefit Cunha Intermediate School. Click on the shopping cart logo on this page to access the Cunha portal to and go shopping, all sales made on that visit to amazon will earn Cunha money.

You can access your regular amazon account through the Cunha portal, including amazon Prime, and the school earns 4-7% of all sales. There is no cost to you and no other work is needed on your part!

Want to double Cunha’s benefit? You can make purchases via the school’s portal using amazon gift cards bought through the Cunha Scrip program for double benefit to the school at no cost to you - BONUS!

Parent Volunteer Opportunities

Below is a list of volunteer opportunities for this year. Please find a way to help make the school year successful for our children by helping with school activities.

  • Health Screenings
  • Dance Chaperones and Refreshments
  • Library Book Fair
  • 8th Grade Science Fair
  • Drivers for Elementary School Visits
  • Teacher Appreciation Luncheons
  • 8th Grade Promotion

Please print and fill out the Cunha Parent Volunteer Opportunities Sheets and return to the Cunha front office. These sheets are also distributed during fall registration and are available at the Cunha front office year round. Parents will be contacted by email to volunteer for the events they indicate on the forms but don’t necessarily commit to every volunteer opportunity they list.


Funded Activities

PTO financially supports (in whole or in part)

  • Librarian Salary
  • School Loop
  • Teacher workshop and conferences registration
  • Teacher Supplies for classrooms
  • Teacher Appreciation gifts and meals
  • Lunchtime sports equipment
  • School Spirit events
  • Dances
  • Science Fair
  • 7th Grade Science Dissection
  • AVID and Expanding Horizons transportation to local colleges
  • Recognition Assemblies
  • Angel Fund Scholarships for in-need families
  • End of Year Awards
  • 8th Grade Promotion


Contact Us

PTO Board 

  • President, Michelle Spencer
  • Vice President, Mark Alfaro
  • Secretary, Kelly Rogers 
  • Treasurer, Kris Durham
  • Financial Secretary, Jo Fry
  • Bilingual Liaison, TBA
  • Database Coordinator, Karen Hoffman