May 16, 2022
Open House, THURSDAY, MAY 19
Join students, families, and teachers for Open House on Thursday, May 19, 6:00-7:00 PM. Visit the classrooms and see all of the fantastic student work! All are welcome--kids, siblings, parents, grandparents--come one, come all!
Remember to stop by the MPR to see your child's artwork!
BOCCE, BUBBLES & BBQ, SATURDAY, MAY 21!
May 16-20 CogAT Administered, Gr 2
May 17 Alamo Instrumental Music Concert, 6:30 PM, MPR
May 19 Open House, 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
May 20 Gr 1-2 Music Concert, 12:50 PM
May 26 Gr 3-5 Music Concert for Families, 12:15 PM, MPR
May 30 Memorial Day, NO SCHOOL
June 1 Field Day, 8:15-9:30 AM
June 2 Step Up Ceremony, 8:15 AM, Amphitheater
June 2 Last Day of School, Minimum Day Dismissal K 10:30, 1-5 12:00
June 15-July 13 District Summer School (no school 6/20 & 7/4)
August 10 First Day of School
It’s another busy week at Alamo School with end of year activities including Open House/KCA, Spring concerts and class plays, plus Bocce, Bubbles and BBQ on Saturday! ***Spring music concerts are only possible because of YOUR generous donations to the Ed Fund. We are so lucky to have Mrs. Raaum, Mrs. Angle and the music program at our school!***
Kids Create Art: All Alamo student masterpieces will be displayed in the MPR between 5:30-7:30 PM this Thursday, May 19th. Please note that Open House in the classrooms is from 6:00-7:00 PM, so plan your time accordingly. These keepsakes will be on sale for a suggested donation of $40/each to benefit the art program funded by the Ed Fund. For express check out, please consider pre-purchasing your student's artwork here and we will have it ready for you to pick up. If you are unable to attend, we will arrange pick up at another time. SEE FLYER BELOW.
Happy Bocce Week, Alamo Families! We are looking forward to our largest in-person Ed Fund event on Saturday! We realize some families are unable to attend due to other commitments, however, you can still contribute to our fundraising efforts. Pledge an amount towards our Fund-a-Need for technology equipment updates or science lab materials here and contribute towards a teacher ticket here. For those of you who will attend, we are so excited to see your smiling faces on Saturday! If you would like to purchase a ONE-WAY ticket back from Blackhawk, those are available here.
We are still in need of a few volunteers to help with set-up and various tasks. Take a look at this signup genius and sign up where you can. Any and all help is appreciated. Huge kudos go out to Echo Hamilton and her team: Brooke Gardner, Kristine Worthley, Kelly Bowes, Joann Yang, and Nina Voss for their time and efforts planning this fundraiser!
Dine and Donate-MYO Frozen Yogurt: The final restaurant giveback of the year will be held at MYO Frozen Yogurt in Alamo this Thursday, May 19th. Treat your student(s) before or after Open House with a frozen yogurt to celebrate this school year. Be sure to show the flyer or just mention Alamo School to the cashier so 20% of your purchase will benefit the Ed Fund. MYO is located in Alamo next to ACE Hardware and is open daily from noon-9 pm. Thank you to Sara Welch for coordinating our restaurant giveback events this year! SEE FLYER BELOW
Amazon Wish Lists: Looking for the perfect end of the year gift? Don’t forget to check out our Amazon Wish List for items our teachers would like in their classrooms.
Corporate sponsor corner: Whitecastle Tours ensures their guests get elite treatment, every time. They have the utmost commitment to their travelers' safety and strive to make every journey better than the last. As the area’s leading, family-owned and operated bus charter company, they are dedicated to the unquestionable safety and exceptional comfort of their clients. The Whitecastle approach to service has helped them become the preferred private charter and group transportation company in the Bay Area. Thank you, Whitecastle Tours for providing bus transportation to our event and for your sponsorship!
- Follow us on Instagram! @alamoedfund
- School Loop Website for all Ed Fund news and events.
- E-mail: email@example.com
Ed Fund President
Thank you, Bridget Williams, volunteer readers and the families who attended our last family reading night for the year!
If you ordered a lawn sign for your 5th grader, we are expecting them soon. Please contact Nicole Rocca for any questions - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Run Club returns this week. There are just two more left for the school year on May 18th and 25th. Many thanks to Lisa Taylor for making this happen for the kids this year!
Kudos to all room parents who are planning end of year parties for our kids. Please take a moment to read any communications sent regarding end of year events. Thank you!
A reminder that Field Day is June 1st. You should have received a signup genius from your teachers to support this fun event for our kids. Please check your email and sign up to volunteer!!!
Action Required!!!! Our district is pushing for a significant change in funding structure for our schools. If you have not yet taken action to address this, please read the flyer below and do so ASAP! See RAISE THE BASE flyer below.
Have a great week!
Michelle Petersen and Nicole Rocca
Alamo Elementary PTA
RAISE THE BASE!
California Healthy Kids Survey Results - Administered to last year's 5th grade students.
The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is an anonymous, confidential survey of school climate and safety, student wellness, and youth resiliency. It is administered to students at grades five, seven, nine, and eleven. It enables schools and communities to collect and analyze data regarding local youth health risks and behaviors, school connectedness, school climate, protective factors, and school violence. The CHKS is part of a comprehensive data-driven decision-making process on improving school climate and student learning environment for overall school improvements. Results are published the following year school year.
Please view Ms. Campbell's presentation of the results. Ms. Campbell is our MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports) Liaison. She leads the work with teachers in data analysis of student assessments in academics and social-emotional learning to guide our teaching and interventions.
SRVUSD Access to Excellence
San Ramon Valley Unified School District is excited to announce the launch of its new “Access to Excellence” Community Engagement initiative.
The initiative is focused on reconnecting our schools with the San Ramon Valley community after two challenging years in education. The purpose of the initiative is to re-engage with the community and reconnect with the sense of pride we all have in our schools. Our tagline for this initiative is “Success Reimagined,” which to us, means that both now and in the future, our students will:
- achieve in academics and gain social and emotional health;
- engage in opportunities to think, create, and solve real-life problems, and understand who they are and the importance of giving back
- be curious, confident and independent;
- appreciate being part of a community and understand the importance of relationships, empathy and compassion;
- set and achieve goals, possess a sense of purpose and service, and love the process of learning, becoming leaders who positively influence the world around them; and
- have access to the best education and brightest future possible.
Access to Excellence is about celebrating what our schools mean to our community, as well as providing opportunities for members of our community to support and partner with us.
The initiative includes visuals that will be seen on street banners, school banners, posters, social media posts, as well as a promotional video. The image above is an example of what our community will see around the San Ramon Valley as a reminder of what we are about, how the entire community benefits from great schools, and that “success reimagined” happens when communities are actively engaged.
To learn more about this initiative, visit www.srvusd.net/a2e or send an email to email@example.com.
Communications Systems Manager
SRV Council of PTAs