January 11, 2021
Dear Alamo Families,
This month, we honor Martin Luther King Jr's life by bringing his words and dream to life. We aim to teach our students to remember that Dr. King's main message was to do things in a right and peaceful manner and that we judge people by the content of their character.
Our Mustang Broadcast this week focuses on student character strengths we recognize in our Alamo Pride program: citizenship, caring, fairness, respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness. You will hear Aria say, "We want you to learn that character is more than a person's behavior. It's a combination of thoughts, feelings, and actions recognized and encouraged every day."
January 12 Materials Distribution Day
January 14 Transitional Kindergarten Information Webinar (see below)
January 14 Tri-Valley Dyslexia Support Group (see below)
January 15 1st Semester Report Cards Posted
January 18 No School - Martin Luther King Holiday
January 21 Kindergarten Readiness Informational Webinar (see below)
January 26 Minimum Day
January 28 TCRWP Free Parent and Caregiver Workshop (see below)
MATERIALS DISTRIBUTION DAY
TUESDAY - JANUARY 12
GR K - 2, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
GR 3 - 5, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Science materials will be distributed for grades 1 - 5.
Art materials will be distributed for K - 5.
SCIENCE - RETURN MATERIALS ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 12
RETURN IN THE GALLON ZIP LOCK BAGGIE
1 baggie of plastic animals
3 material samples
2 empty containers
1 magnifying glass
1 petri dish
1 empty plastic container (please clean)
2 empty small ziplock baggies (no need to return sand or rocks)
1 plastic cup
1 petri dish lid
1 pencil (optional)
1 pin (optional)
1 bag of rocks
1 magnifying glass
1 cylinder with lid
Thanks to you all!
Report Cards - Available January 15 at 2:30 PM
Parents can access the Elementary Report Card by logging into the Illuminate System. To access the Illuminate System:
Go to: srvusd.illuminatehc.com
Enter Username: Username is student email without the <@students.srvusd.net> (e.g., GL.JSmith)
Enter Password: Password is - ID#studentid (e.g., ID#123456)
Student email and ID# can be found by logging into Infinite Campus.
Click <More> on the left navigation bar.
Click <Family Information>
In Illuminate Click <Continue to Portal>
Select <Report Cards> on the left Navigation Bar
Alamo Education Fund
Thank you to all of our families who shopped organizations which support Alamo Ed Fund over the holidays. The Square 1 Art fundraiser raised approximately $2100. We raised $269.86 in Minted sales and $31.38 from Shutterfly sales. Every little bit counts! Thank you for making a difference.
We are all doing a lot of online shopping these days. Please do not forget that you can support the Alamo Ed Fund with every Amazon purchase. You can shop AmazonSmile on your computer (https://smile.amazon.com) or through your phone app (under program features-AmazonSmile). Just remember to add (supporting: Alamo Elementary SRVED FUND).
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
Erin Adams, Ed Fund President
The PTA is looking for people interested in serving on the Board for the next school year. Please email Nicole Rocca for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org
The San Ramon Council of PTA’s invites you to attend the free Parent Education event, Navigating Emotionally Intense Conversations with your Child on January 30th at 10:30am. Register HERE for this event.
The following is an interesting article is about Covid Vaccinations and Schools: https://www.edweek.org/leadership/covid-19-vaccines-and-schools-yoI
I wanted to begin by thanking the 171 families who participated in the Alamo Spring School Survey. You can look at survey results HERE. It offers some insight into the Alamo School community as to the thought processes that went behind your declarations and where we stand as a school community in terms of the decisions made. Thank you again to Erin Brooks, Leah Accolah and Hilarie Bako for working on this over the holiday break. If you have any questions about the survey or the results, email email@example.com
A huge SHOUT OUT goes to Karrie Henneman, Kristi Fox, Renee Feldman and the Harvest of the Month team who continue to educate our kids by providing healthy choices and education about the food they eat. The focus for January is sweet potatoes with oranges being discussed in February and salad greens in March. The program will end in March of this year to allow the teachers time for testing. The website information is available at alamoharvest.com Log in using the username Alamo and the password alamoharvestofthemonth. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this great program.
Lastly, Monday, January 18 is Martin Luther King Day. Please visit this page for information about ways to engage about MLK and this holiday with your child: https://www.srvcouncilpta.org/events/2021/1/18/martin-luther-king-jr-holiday
Thank you all, be safe, and stay well!
Michelle Petersen, PTA President
TK and Kindergarten Informational Webinars
Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP)
Learn more about Readers and Writers Workshop
Click the link below to register.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Tri-Valley Dyslexia Support Group
They are a group of parents and educators coming together once a month to offer support, share ideas and resources, and empower each other as we experience the successes and challenges of raising a child with dyslexia.
This group is intended to be a safe place to regularly share what we are going through with others who understand or may have overcome a similar challenge and can offer insight or experience.
This group is parent-moderated, free, and hosted in partnership with the San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs’ Special Needs Committee. We ask that you RSVP for meetings so we can ensure enough chairs and materials.
2nd Thursday evening of the month, 7:00-8:30 pm, September – May, unless otherwise noted.
Click HERE for more information.
SRVUSD Child Nutrition Services
Grab and Go Meal Update: Our next Grab N Go Meal curbside service is Friday, January 8th between 10am-1pm at all 16 current site locations. Next week, meal service resumes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10am- 1pm at all site locations. Please remind your families to visit the Child Nutrition Website Grab N Go page often for all the latest program updates. The jpeg below can be used in conjunction with your announcement to promote our Free Grab N Go program.