Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug FREE! - RED RIBBON WEEK
October 26, 2020
October 26-30 Red Ribbon Week
October 27 SRVUSD Board Meeting
October 28 Chipotle Give Back Night (details below)
October 30 Halloween Distribution Day
November 1 Daylight Saving Time ends
November 2 School Recess - NO SCHOOL
November 3 Election Day
November 4 Principal Chat
November 4-17 Food Drive
November 10 School-Wide Distribution Day
November 11 Veterans Day - NO SCHOOL
November 12 Square Art Upload Due
November 17 Family Reading Night
November 18 Picture retake/makeup day - more info to follow
November 23-27 Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL
Dear Alamo Families,
This year, the volunteers deliver their lessons through pre-recorded videos or join the class in virtual meetings. The learning continues, and we look forward to tasting samples in the classroom when it is safe to do so again. Thank you to all the parent volunteers!
October – Apples
November – Pumpkins and Squash
January – Oranges
February – Sweet Potatoes
March – Salad Greens
Please join me at my next Principal Chat on November 4 at 6:30 PM. We will discuss contact tracing (definition of isolation, quarantine, contact/exposure, contact of contact), and protocols when a student or a staff member is sick or tested positive for COVID.
Mustang News Broadcast
This week's broadcast. Great job Ella (5th), Ashley (4th), and Carter (2nd)!
Alamo Education Fund
Time to Upload Art!-Square 1 Art Fundraiser (see video below)
This is a chance to see your kiddos’ incredible artwork on all sorts of products and keepsakes. You may have seen some of their recent masterpieces from Art class with Mrs. Berkowitz - don’t miss a chance to memorialize these childhood memories with special keepsakes for you and family!
1. Child chooses 1 of their 3 pieces of art to use for the fundraiser.
3. Take a screenshot of the art with a smartphone or iPad.
4. Upload by November 12th (DATE HAS BEEN EXTENDED!)
*You can also submit artwork by your other children, as long as it is on the same size paper as the special art paper that was sent home. Orders are due Nov. 13. Keepsakes will be mailed directly to families to arrive approximately Dec. 9th. More information, upload, and order here:
Call for Silent Auction Donations!
We are looking for new product donations from your businesses, closets, cabinets, garages and hearts! Please make a difference and donate to Alamo’s Online Silent Auction, which will be held March 8 -16, 2021! Donations accepted through Feb. 18, 2021. We will not have a gala this year, so this is a very important source of fundraising. Our other main sources of fundraising this year are Annual Giving (You can still donate at aes.futurefund.com), Corporate Match (if you have questions, please contact email@example.com.), and Square 1 Art. For questions, email Alamo School Online Auction at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or donations can be entered at:
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
Square 1 Art
Ed Fund - Restaurant Give Back Night: Wednesday, October 28th 4:00pm-8:00pm
Calling all burrito lovers! Foil your dinner plans and stop by the Chipotle at 33 Railroad Ave in Danville for our fundraiser on Wednesday, October 28th from 4:00pm - 8:00pm. We are raising money to support Alamo Elementary School, so just download the flyer or mention the fundraiser at checkout and they'll donate 33% of the proceeds to the cause!
*We recommend online ordering! A few other schools doing this same fundraiser mentioned Chipotle had technology issues with walk-in orders. We are hoping for a smooth-running evening!
PURCHASE YOUR YEARBOOKS AND SUBMIT PHOTOS!
The Alamo PTA is doing a yearbook but unlike past years, yearbooks were not purchased at registration. Unless you have separately signed up, you will not receive a yearbook, so make sure not to miss your chance! Thank you Liz Lopez for spearheading this effort and providing the opportunity for a yearbook this crazy school year! Click here to purchase a yearbook. Price, $20. Questions on how to submit photos? Contact Liz Lopez firstname.lastname@example.org and KUDOS to Liz for making this happen!!!!
Reminder!!!! The next BOE (Board of Education meeting) is Tuesday, November 29. Watch on the SRVUSD Youtube Board Channel HERE
DON’T MISS the 32nd District PTA Meeting Wednesday, October 28 @ 6:00pm: This is a special Q&A with Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools, Lynn Mackey and Contra Costa Health Officer, Dr. Chris Faintano Click HERE to register.
Another DON”T MISS on Wednesday October 28 @ 7pm is a presentation on Pandemic Parenting. Don’t miss this educational event hosted by Teen Esteem. Register HERE
DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!!!! Election Day is November 3. PTA members should also know that the California State PTA has taken positions on the following November 2020 Ballot Measures:
SUPPORT - Proposition 15: California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act - This initiative would require that commercial and industrial real estate property worth $3 million or more be taxed on current market value, raising as much as $11.5 billion in additional funding for schools and other local governments. It protects all homeowners and renters by maintaining tax protections for ALL residential property. This money would be allocated to schools (40%) and other local governments (60%). Click here for detailed information about this ballot measure.
SUPPORT- Proposition 16: Repeal Proposition 209 – Restore Affirmative Action. This constitutional amendment, placed on the November 2020 statewide ballot by the legislature, asks the voters of California to vote on permitting the use of race, gender, and ethnic diversity as factors (but not decisive factors) in education including college admissions, government hiring, and government contracting. Click here for detailed information about this ballot measure.
NEUTRAL - Proposition 19: Changes Certain Property Tax Rules. California State PTA has taken a neutral position on Prop 19, a legislative constitutional amendment that changes certain Property Tax Rules. See the California State PTA Study Committee Report here
PTA encourages its members to stay informed and to research issues and candidates before voting. Questions? Contact Kim Hauskens, our PTA Legislative Lead, Kim Hauskens (KimHauskens@chevron.com) for additional non-partisan resources.
Alamo School PTA SAVE THE DATES!!!!
November 4 -17 Help support the Contra Costa Food Bank and Alamo Cubscout Pack 53 in our Annual Food Drive. Barrels will be in front of the school as well as on Bolla and Trotter Avenues in Alamo. The Food Bank is desperate for the following:
Whole Grain Cereals
Beans and Lentils (dried or canned)
Canned Tuna and Chicken
Canned Fruit in Juice
Canned Chili and Ravioli
Whole Wheat/ Grain Pasta
Canned Tomato Products
Principal Chat is November 4 @ 6:30pm. Zoom details will be in our next Mustang News and on Facebook - Parents of Alamo School Facebook page!
Family Reading Night is November 17 @ 6:30pm. Check Facebook and upcoming Mustang News for Zoom Details.
PTA Teen Esteem
PTA Halloween Distribution Day - October 30, 2020
Get ready for Halloween with the Halloween PTA Distribution Day October 30th!!!! Get your kids in their costumes and drive up to receive a goodie bag from the PTA! Come see Principal Salazar, the teachers, and the staff in their costumes. Can’t wait to see all the costumes!
Consider making a $5 donation to help cover expenses: Venmo @michelle-sinnott-1.
Thank you to Jean Skaling, Hilarie Bako, and Tara Gilad for helping prep goodie bags!!!!
Drive-Thru Scheduled (by your child's last name). Decorate your car!
A - I 1:30-2:00
J - Z 2:00-2:30