Autism Awareness Month
April 19, 2021
April 19-30 PTA Virtual Book Fair (LINK)
April 21 National Administrative Professionals Day
April 21 PTA Board Meeting
April 22 Ed Fund Water Coloring Night
April 27 PTA Family Reading Night
May 3 CogAT for 2nd Grade
May 3-7 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 5 Principal Chat
May 14 Ed Fund Board Meeting
May 24 NASA Monday Assembly
Mrs. Bohannan's kindergarten students know sentence structure, capitalization, and punctuation.
Mrs. Mayer's 1st Graders Review Language - Practice Makes Permanent
Alamo Education Fund
On Friday, April 16th, the Ed Fund Board approved the new officers for the 2021-2022 school year. Please join me in welcoming our new board members, who will begin their term July 1, 2021. Thank you so much to all of our volunteers. Together, we truly can make a difference!
Erin Adams, Ed Fund President
Thank you, Ed Fund!
The Scholastic Virtual Book Fair is happening now!!!! This is a great opportunity to stock up on summer reading for your kids and to support the Alamo PTA! We hope you enjoy our virtual book fair and huge kudos to Tara Gilad for making this happen!!!!
What is a Virtual Book Fair?
You and your kids get to go online and choose from thousands of books and 25% of sales go back to Alamo school!! Our goal is to sell 600 books! Supporting your school has never been easier!!!! You can purchase books here: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/alamomustangs.
Teacher Wish Lists
We will have the ever popular “Teacher Wish List” available again. All the teachers will be helping your kids make their wish list so they can share it with you. You can share it with Grandparents, friends, and other family members. Books make great gifts and even great donations to other kids during the holidays. Please also consider buying a book for a teacher in order to help build their classroom libraries- check in with your teacher for their book needs.
DID YOU KNOW???? People who volunteer are 42% more likely than people who don’t to say they are VERY HAPPY!!!! So get very happy and join the PTA!!! We have many positions to fill for the 2021-22 School year. Are you good with numbers? We need a Treasurer! Are you a natural leader who wants to be involved in decision-making for your child's elementary experience? We need a Co-President! Please email Nicole Rocca firstname.lastname@example.org or Michelle Petersen email@example.com for interest, questions or comments!
Save the Dates!
Saturday, April 24 at 10:30am: San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs is pleased to present a virtual Family Engagement opportunity featuring speakers from C.O.P.E. (Counseling Options and Parent Education). The presentation will focus on the pros and cons of video games for children. Video games do have their positive attributes, but for many parents, it’s a struggle addressing screen-time, safety, potential dependency, violence, etc. This has been a larger struggle for parents during the pandemic with kids at home every day doing school remotely. Whatever the family "rules" or norms were pre-pandemic, kids are spending more time gaming, which for many has been a primary form of entertainment, stimulation and social interaction during shelter-in-place. This lively interactive presentation will discuss:
The pros and cons of video gaming;
Gaming provides social interaction safely during quarantine;
Dependency/addiction to gaming;
Gender norms of video games;
Sleep hygiene/how gaming can interrupt sleep patterns;
Effects on youth from violent video games; and
Students, family members and educators are invited to attend and participate in the discussion. There will be breakout groups for students, parents and educators to discuss topics and share their perspectives and experiences with others. Advanced registration is required. Zoom links will be sent out by Friday, April 23, at 5pm.
Monday, April 27 @ 6:30pm: Stories Build Bridges Speaker Series #3 With over a decade of experience as a political operative and civil engagement advocate, Jones will be sharing about her various leadership roles and her passion for diversity and inclusion. She has been featured in Vogue, the New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, and most recently, was the national organizing director at Rock the Vote for the 2020 election. Register HERE After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about your Zoom link to join the meeting. Questions? Email Angie Corritone: firstname.lastname@example.org, SRVHS PTSA IDEC Co-Chair
Virtual Family Reading Night, Tuesday, April 27, 6:30pm
Come join in this year’s final Family Reading Night! Alamo families are welcome to connect over Zoom to hear stories read by parents, teachers, and staff. This is a casual event - relaxing and pajamas are welcome. Book theme will be Family Favorites (the ones your kids want to hear over and over!). Please contact Bridget Williams at email@example.com if you would like to read. Zoom details HERE
Michelle Petersen, PTA President
Monday Virtual Assemblies
Upcoming Monday Assemblies:
May 24 NASA Ames Exploration Encounter (AEE) Virtual Expedition - The AEE is a one-hour unique educational program. It is designed for 1st through 6th grade students to experience science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in action.
Wildlife Learning Center - Conservation Assembly
April 23 - Mustang Spirit Day (school colors/gear)
April 30 - Rainbow Day (5th Grade Red, 4th Orange, 3rd Yellow, 2nd Green, 1st Blue, K Purple)
May 7 - Dress Like Your Teacher Day
May 14 - Match Your Class Day
May 21 - Mustang Spirit Day (school colors/gear)
May 28 - Red, White, and Blue Day
June 3rd (Last Day) - Aloha Day (Hawaiian Gear)