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Cunha PTO

Welcome Cunha Families 

Cunha PTO logoThe 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.

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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

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.

Below 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. 


2018-2019 PTO Budget 

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

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

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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. 

PTO Board 

  • President, Michelle Spencer
  • Vice President, Libby Garcia
  • Secretary, Kelly Rogers 
  • Treasurer, Kris Durham
  • Financial Secretary, Jo Fry
  • Bilingual Liaison, TBA
  • Director of Communications, Marc Higaki