Mustang News

Autism Awareness Month

April 26, 2021

Important Dates

April 19-30 PTA Virtual Book Fair (LINK)

May 3 CogAT for 2nd Grade

May 4 Staff Appreciation Day

May 6 Principal Chat

May 7-14 6th Grade Math Placement

May 10 Families may request Summer School

May 14 Ed Fund Board Meeting

May 17 Volunteer Appreciation Celebration

May 18 PTA Board Meeting

May 24 NASA Monday Assembly

May 31 Memorial Day Holiday - No School

June 1 5th Grade Promotion (details TBD)

June 3 Step Up Ceremony

June 3 Drive-Thru School Parade

June 3 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - MINIMUM DAY


Alamo School Calendar


2020-21 Instructional Calendar Board REVISED due to COVID (Posted 08/04/2020) (PDF)

Thanks a Million!

Principal Salazar, the teachers, and the staff are grateful for all the LOVE received on Distribution Day. The special cards, drawings, and gifts brightened our day. We appreciate you, Alamo Mustangs!

Math in Mr. Crotti's Class

Plotting Points

Mr. Crotti's class is plotting points and analyzing slopes. Plotting points helps the students to interpret graphs and graph lines using a table of values. In our increasingly data-rich information age, students need the ability to read and construct meaning from numerical information critically. This ability to interpret numbers, make judgments from data, and make arguments based on numerical evidence is needed in the 21st Century.


Students take turns teaching the class. Peer learning can lead to a more personalized, engaging, and collaborative learning experience. For peer teachers, the experience can deepen their understanding of the subject. Excellent job, Mr. Crotti and students!

Spring State Testing in the SRVUSD

Due to the unique circumstances this school year, the US Department of Education approved the California Department of Education’s request to provide flexibility to fulfill mandated testing requirements.


Therefore the SRVUSD Board of Education approved the following plan for testing this year:

  • Instead of the SBAC exam from grades 3-8 and 11, continue to use Fastbridge from grades 3-8 and 11 and implement the spring assessment in ELA and math.

    • This means SRVUSD will have fall, winter, and spring student data in math and ELA.

SUMMER SCHOOL

SRVUSD Summer School 2021


Plans for SRVUSD Summer School 2021 are complete. Summer school this year will focus on intervention and remediation, and all students are welcome to attend.


Students in grades 1-8 who were not recommended for summer school may request summer school for their student through a school site application process (TBD).


District Summer School Website


Complete Information on Summer School

Shout-Out!

Huge SHOUT-OUT to Bridget Williams for bringing us together this school year through Family Reading Nights. We appreciate you so much!!!!

Alamo Pride Students!

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Mustang Broadcast

This week's broadcast. Great job, Jessica and Isabela!
Mustang Broadcast April 26, 2021

Alamo Education Fund

Your support means so much to the Ed Fund:

Thank you to all of the families who participated in our virtual FUNd parties including Trivia Night and our two I Heart art events.


An extra shout out to our parent volunteers: Alicia Allyn, Dina Warshavsky, Lauren Cymerys, Kelly Bowes, and Erin Myers for coordinating events that not only raised funds for our school but also brought our community together for a little virtual fun!


Thank you:

Thank you to all of the students and families who dropped off notes to the staff last week. These small yet special tokens of appreciation brought so much joy to our Alamo Elementary Staff.


Thank you to parent volunteer, Dana Snyder, for organizing this thoughtful activity!


Thank you!

Erin Adams, Ed Fund President

PTA

So apparently, April is stress awareness month. I think we are all aware of stress right now, but these little tidbits will help you be aware of stress and its impact on your kids! How can we explain stress and how it affects us to our kids? This helpful video made by the BBC is a great resource to explain stress and how to reduce it. How can we help our kids cope with stress and calm down? See this helpful poster with tips from the NCPMI (National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations).


Speaking of stress: 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. We have so many exciting things planned for the 2021-22 school year! Hoedown, Holiday Shop, Grandparents Day!!!! They are all coming back but we can’t do these things for your kids without volunteers! You can view a list of all positions HERE. Please email any board members, Nicole Rocca nicolerocca@gmail.com or Michelle Petersen michesinnott@gmail.com for interest, questions or comments!


The Scholastic Virtual Book Fair ends Friday!!!! 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!!!! Our goal is to sell 600 books so please, 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.


Save the Dates!


Staff Appreciation Day is next Tuesday, May 4. Please send your teacher an email shout-out with some love!!!! Your donations at work: the PTA is taking care of ALL Alamo School Staff with special treats for the day.


The next PTA Principal Chat is Thursday, May 6 @ 6:30pm. Register HERE


Advocacy Day for Education 2021: Moving Forward with Resiliency

APRIL 29 & 30: Please join the San Ramon Valley Council, Pleasanton Council and Las Trampas Council for Advocacy Day 2021: Moving Forward with Resiliency. The first Advocacy Day took place in 1980, prompted by the passage of Proposition 13 and its anticipated negative impact on education. Today, Advocacy Day serves as a vehicle to both influence our legislators and inform our PTA volunteers and community members. Four decades of advocacy have focused on issues of finance, education reform, class size, standardized testing, special needs and children’s health issues. This year is different.


Undeniably, the pandemic has greatly impacted the schools and the health of our families and communities. For exactly one year we have faced uncertainty on a daily basis and the challenge of not knowing what the future holds for our students and schools. This year Advocacy Day will focus on “Moving Forward with Resiliency.” We will have the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of our school superintendents and state legislators. A panel of highly respected frontline medical and mental health experts will share the most current information and recommendations. The equity issues at play will be addressed by both educators and corporate professionals.


Together we will advocate directly to our legislators for the education of all our children. More information and registration will be published in the coming weeks at SRVCouncilPTA.org.


The SRVUSD is forming a task force on Strategic Planning: The SRVUSD Board of Education is in the process of developing a long-term strategic plan for the organization that will set goals and strategic priorities for our entire organization. To help inform this plan, the Board of Education wants to hear the thoughts and ideas of our local parents and business community. To be involved with the SRVUSD Strategic Plan Stakeholder Engagement, Respond HERE by May 5th


Thank you!

Michelle Petersen, PTA President

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Stone Valley PTA

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After an unprecedented year+, and with a little luck, PTA is looking forward to welcoming back our entire Stone Valley community in August!


Please help us in engaging with and empowering our students for the 2021-22 school year by joining Stone Valley's PTA Board or numerous other committees!


In addition to helping our students, PTA is a great way to meet other parents, make new friends, and get to know some of the other adults in your kiddos' lives. There's something for everyone: Rule follower? Parliamentarian; Secret CPA? Treasurer and/or Auditor; Social justice warrior? Inclusion and Diversity; Pinterest/TikTok Pro? Teacher and staff appreciation luncheon organizers needed; Compassionate Heart? Sister School organizers wanted!


These middle school years fly by and PTA is there for your kids, so please email with your interests and questions.

stonevalleypta2021@gmail.com


We look forward to your help on this journey!

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.

SPIRIT DAYS

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)

Upcoming Religious Observances

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SRVUSD Child Nutrition Services

Lunch is available to any student. FREE for everyone. No sign-up is necessary. Students let their teachers know in class during Morning Meeting.


APRIL LUNCH MENU


Child Nutrition Information

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ATTENDANCE - picking your child up early

If you need to pick your child up early, please email AlamoAttendance@srvusd.net, along with your teacher, to let us know. Once you arrive on campus, please stop by the office to sign your student out, and we will call the teacher to send him/her to meet you at the office. Thank you.

SRVUSD Board Of Education

Board meetings are typically held twice each month on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are held at the SRVUSD Education Center located at 699 Old Orchard Drive in Danville. All meetings are open to the public. Board Meetings are live-streamed on the District's YouTube channel: SRVUSD Board


Board Meetings (Agendas, Minutes, Audio & Video)

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