February 7, 2022
February 1-March 1 Black History Month
February 4-13 Give Back - Sloat Garden Center
February 7-11 Words Matter Week
February 9 Prism Club Meeting during lunch
February 14 Valentine's Day Class Parties
February 15 Hippy Club Meeting during lunch
February 21 President's Day Holiday - No School
February 22 Staff Development Day - No School
February 23 Prism Club Meeting during lunch
February 28-March 4 Book Fair
March 2 Family Reading Night
March 7-15 Online Silent Auction Opens
March 16-18 Conference Days, Minimum Days
March 24 Talent Show
May 21 Bocce, Bubbles, and BBQ!
Dear Alamo Families,
As I mentioned last week, there is so much to look forward to in the spring semester. Your child's class newsletter is a valuable information source. Please read them. You will find:
- Announcement of upcoming events
- Invitations to class activities or events
- Lists of items parents could collect or save for class projects
- Descriptions of study units and suggestions of ways to supplement units at home
- Update on curriculum
- Math tips and resources
- Highlights of community resources
- Children's writing and artwork
- News about classroom celebrations
- And much more!
It is our school-home connection. Contact your child's teacher if you have any questions. They want to keep you informed.
Words Matter Week - Thank you, PTA!
2nd Grade Girl Scouts Troop #30781!
Thank you for all you do!
Thank you to all parents who attended our Principal Chat meeting on Wednesday! It was so great to see so many new names! We are actively looking for volunteers to join the PTA for the 2022-23 school year. We have so many fun things planned for our kids, but we will not be able to do them if we don’t get support. If you want to see the Hoedown, a Science Fair, a book fair, a yearbook, a holiday shop, a run club or any of the other programming PTA brings to our school, then please email email@example.com.
We need your help at lunchtime! Alamo needs your help in making sure our kids are having a fun, friendly, and well-supervised lunch recess. Volunteering for yard duty is a great way for your child to see you helping out at school, and a great way for you to see them in their element. Please consider giving less than an hour of your day by signing up here.
Run Clubbers! Get your sneakers on!!! Run Club meets before school @ 7:25am every Wednesday (except breaks and 5/11) on the lower blacktop. Thank you to Lisa Taylor for keeping our kids running!
Yearbooks are on sale now and we need your pics! Any Alamo families wishing to contribute to yearbook picture taking this year can snap pics at every Alamo School event, and share them via HJeshare.com, School Code AlamoYB. Please remember to include event names for our committee to organize them into the yearbook.
If you still need to purchase a 2021/22 Yearbook, you can do so at yearbookordercenter.com, School Code 12361. For 5th grade families, you can purchase a personalized message with pics to your graduating 5th grader for an additional $25. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with any questions.
We are so excited to announce that we are bringing back the TALENT SHOW!!!! Our Alamo School talent show is a time-honored tradition, loved by students and families alike. Save the date for MARCH 24th! (See below for more info). Fill out your performer’s application here & please don't forget to sign up to volunteer.
Michelle Petersen and Nicole Rocca
Alamo Elementary PTA
Thank you to everyone who ordered food from Gott’s Walnut Creek on Tuesday! We are waiting to hear our final total and will share when it comes through. All of our giveback events, as well as ThinkWorks and upcoming auctions help fund the paraeducators on campus, art and music programs (and more!) that all students benefit from and enjoy. We can’t continue to fund these programs without your support. We hope you will check out the online silent auction next month and join us at our Bocce, Bubbles and BBQ auction fundraiser on May 21st.
Auction News: We are requesting new and unused product donations for our Alamo Ed Fund online silent auction, which will be held from March 7 through March 15, 2022. Any and all donations are appreciated!
We also are in need of items for the live auction, to be held at Bocce, Bubbles and BBQ on May 21st. If you can donate or put us in contact with someone who has a vacation rental, tickets to local sporting events, rounds of golf or wine tasting experiences, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your business can also offset the cost of our events by becoming a sponsor. See this letter that was sent home for more information and to access links for donations and sponsors. Thanks in advance for your consideration and generosity!
** New giveback opportunity-Farm Fresh to You: New and existing Farm Fresh to You customers can use promo code ALAMO to send 10% of every delivery back to the Ed Fund! This is a delivery service of organic produce boxes you can tailor to your family’s tastes and needs. Whether you’re a new or existing customer, view this flyer, or check out their website to add in the promo code.
Sloat Garden Center: Mention Alamo School at any Sloat Garden Center through Sunday, Feb 13th and we will receive 10% back to use for our school garden areas and flowerpots. Please see this flyer for additional giveback weeks in 2022.
Volunteers needed: Serving on the board is a great way to help the school and your student(s), get a behind-the-scenes look at how decisions are made, and meet other dedicated and involved parents at Alamo! Please email Lauren Cymerys at email@example.com if you would like additional information on our open positions and what they entail. There is a lot going on at our little school and we can’t do it all without our volunteers!
Kudos: Thank you to our auction committees led by Dina Warshavsky and Echo Hamilton who are working hard to put these important events together! Big kudos also to Erin Myers for a great ThinkWorks lineup this winter. Our nominating committee is hard at work, and the library committee is making final decisions for this space. We appreciate all you do for Alamo School!
Amazon Wish Lists: Don’t forget to check out our Amazon Wish List for items our teachers would like in their classrooms!
Your Ed Fund Dollars at Work: We are busy taking photos of many of our staff members who are supported by your donations to the Ed Fund. Since parent access to campus is still quite limited, many of these individuals’ efforts are not as visible as in the past, but they are working harder than ever! This week we are highlighting Mrs. Henderson, one of our classroom paraeducators.
- Follow us on Instagram! @alamoedfund
- School Loop Website for all Ed Fund news and events.
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ed Fund President
Ed Fund Dollars at Work
Mrs. Henderson has been at Alamo Elementary since her children first attended in 2000. She started off as a classroom volunteer and served on the PTA and Ed Fund, but stayed on at the school as a paraeducator when her children graduated. This school year she is the paraeducator for Kindergarten and 3rd grade and helps in each classroom with small groups or individually with students. She also works in the science classrooms, supervises on the playground and runs the Homework Club after school. She can be found all over campus and we are so grateful for all she does for our students!