I'm so thankful, grateful, and blessed. -Principal Salazar
THANK YOU, ALAMO STUDENTS AND FAMILIES!
November 16, 2020
Dear Alamo Families,
November is the time to be thankful, a time to remember and embrace those who enrich our lives. We gather to give thanks for loved ones, friends, and our unique Alamo community. Please enjoy a quiet, restful Thanksgiving holiday. Stay safe and healthy.
THANK YOU to all donors!
Mrs. Werhley's project is fully funded! Our gratitude flows endlessly. Our library adds to its collection many culturally responsive read-aloud picture books for grades K-5. The books help us understand different perspectives, appreciate others' strengths, and build empathy.
November 18 Picture retake/makeup day - 2:10-4:00 PM - MPR
November 20 Spirit Day - PJ with Stuff Animal Cozy Day
November 23-27 Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL
December 9 Principal Chat 6:30 PM
December 18 Winter Sing-Along 10:30-11:00 AM
December 18 Spirit Day - Winter Wear Day
December 21-January 1 Winter Break
January 4 No School - Teacher Workday
This week's broadcast. Great job Juliette (5th), Savanna (3rd), Emma (3rd), and Adrian (2nd)!
Alamo Education Fund
A huge shout out to all of the families who supported our SQUARE 1 ART fundraiser. We will post what we raised as soon as we have the final details. If you are still interested in purchasing art, you can still make your purchase at https://shop.square1art.com/Shop/upload?rkc=101459 (orders placed late may not be received by the holidays). Thank you again!
Silent Auction Fundraiser and we need your child’s art!
We are very excited to announce a unique item that will be available on the Alamo Ed Fund's online auction in the spring - a quilt from each grade featuring artwork from the students. Students are encouraged to participate in this project by decorating a square in marker for their grade's quilt. This is a reminder that the deadline to participate in your grade’s class quilt is in three days.
Parents are not obligated to buy this quilt. Only ONE quilt per grade will be up for auction.
Please click here to go directly to the quilt patch art template:
https://aes-srvusd-ca.schoolloop.com/file/1542443343217/1566630888901/7665871837762065590.pdf (copy and paste into the browser)
And a huge thank you Quiltlove for bringing these quilts to life for us!!
In order to participate, please send a pic of the quilt square art template to the Alamo Ed Fund's supporting partner at Quiltlove at email@example.com by Friday, November 20th with YOUR TEACHER NAME AND GRADE LEVEL in the subject line.
If you would like to see a few quilt examples, please visit https://givequiltlove.com/our-quilts/
Thank you for supporting the Alamo School Education Fund!
It’s not too late to Corporate Match!
Double your donation with corporate match! Don’t forget to submit to your employer before the end of the year. It’s free money for Alamo School! Contact Alicia Allyn with questions firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE MONEY TO THE SCHOOL WHEN YOU SHOP FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
When ordering holiday cards or photo gifts considering using Minted.com or Shutterfly!
*Minted: Shop holiday cards and gifts on http://www.minted.com/ and use our program code FUNDRAISEALAMO to earn 15% back to our school and 20% off your entire minted order. Now through 12/31/20.
*Sloat Nursery: From November 27-December 6th Sloat Garden will give back 10% to our school in the form of a gift card to be used for our school’s beautification project. Just mention Alamo School to the cashier.
*Kendra Scott Event: Shop Kendra Scott from December 4th-5th to donate 20% of your purchase back to the Alamo Education Fund. You can also use the online code: GIVEBACK-0CWB at checkout! Shopping in person? Mention Alamo Elementary at checkout. *Free shipping on online and phone orders. Call 925-357-9651
Stay up to date with Ed Fund News by visiting us on Instagram @alamoedfund
For all Ed Fund news and events: https://aes-srvusd-ca.schoolloop.com/edfund
Questions: Email email@example.com
It is with a heavy heart that I share that one of Alamo School’s own, Alex Meyers, is battling Metastatic Rhabdomyosarcoma. Hearing the words “your son has cancer” is something no parent should ever hear. Krista and Bryan Myers heard these words and are devastated, shocked and heartbroken. Alex was diagnosed with on 11/10/20 and started chemotherapy that evening. While the road ahead will be long and hard, Alex is a strong determined little boy who has an amazing support system of people who love him.
The Myers family have been an integral part of the Alamo School community for over 6 years. Alex is a 5th grader at Alamo Elementary School who loves football, baseball, and hanging out with his friends. Bryan has coached Alex's SRVLL baseball team for 6 years, and also plays basketball with other Alamo School dads. Krista has volunteered at Alamo school events, and also donated to our Alamo School auction for several years. The outpouring of support from friends and family have touched them beyond words. Let's continue to support the Myers family as Alex undergoes 42 weeks of frontline chemo. Please consider donating to the gofundme campaign set up for the Meyers family to help with medical bills and other expenses: https://gf.me/u/y86g57
Let this serve as a reminder to all of us to live each day with gratitude, to appreciate your family, to hug your children. While we are all struggling during this pandemic, the knowledge that life can change so quickly should remind all of us to be thankful for all that we are blessed with- “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things” ~ Robert Brault
Reminder! Scouting for Food ends tomorrow, Wednesday November 18. If you have not already, please consider donating non-perishable food items to support Alamo Cubscout Pack 53 and the Food Bank of Contra Costa. Barrels will be at the school until NOVEMBER 18 and THANK YOU for giving the gift of food to needy families!
From the Yearbook Team:
Thank you to everyone that is sending in photos, keep them coming!!
Here is this week's photo ideas:
Art - Send us pictures of students participating in art class activities. Can't wait to see those thinkers!
School From Home Space - Send us pictures of your students in their space. Let's see all those work space photos!!
Photos can be uploaded via the HJeShare app or at www.hjeshare.com. Our School Code is alamoyb (all lowercase)
Please note: Unlike years past, inclusion of your student outside of the school picture day photos will be based on whether you have submitted photos and are voluntary. Don't wait to order your student's copy of the Alamo Elementary yearbook! Yearbooks are only $20 and can be ordered online today!
Buy online now at: YEARBOOKORDERCENTER.COM School Code: 12361
Thank you in advance for your participation in making this a special yearbook for our kiddos this year! Please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Virtual Family & Community Engagement (FACE) Webinar: TUPE is excited to host their second Parent Education Webinar: Attending to the Needs of Oneself and Others on November 19. This live webinar will focus on social-emotional learning, signs of stress and stress management and coping, how TUPE services support young people, and resources:
Date: Thursday, November 19, 5:30-6:30 PM with optional Q&A from 6:30-7:00 PM Parents/guardians and other adults and family are welcome. The event will be in English, with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish. There is no cost to attend, although pre-registration is required.