Mustang News

November 8, 2021

Important Dates

November 11 Veteran's Day - No School

November 12 Teacher Work Day - No School

November 12 Scouting for Food - Last day for CCC Food Bank

November 12 Last Day for Sister School Coat Drive

November 12 Unclaimed Lost and Found donated to Sister School Coat Drive

November 14 Last Day for 5 Little Monkeys Toy Store Giveback

November 16 PTA Family Reading Night

November 16 School Site Council Meeting, 2:45 PM

November 17 Square 1 Art Due

November 22-26 Thanksgiving Holiday - No School

November 28 Alamo Rotary Tree Lighting Family Event, 4:30-6:30 PM, Oak Tree Plaza, Alamo

December 9 Holiday Shop, MPR, 4:00-6:00 PM

2021-22 SRVUSD Instructional Calendar

2021-22 Bell Schedules

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Winter is Coming and Alamo PTA's sister school program is keeping the tradition of spreading warmth as the weather turns cold. We are collecting new or gently worn clean coats, jackets, rain boots and winter attire for our fellow students and families of Dover Elementary School in San Pablo. The student population of Dover Elementary is 655 and the school serves K-6. This is our second year working with Dover Elementary and they are so appreciative of the support we provide. Collection Bins will be placed in the front alcove near the Alamo School office starting Wednesday, November 3rd and will be there through Friday, November 12th. Questions? Email Sister School Ambassador Bar Mizne at Thank you for helping the PTA support students and families in need!

LOST & FOUND CLEAN OUT!!! Please take a look in the lost & found near the office and pick up your child’s clothing. Water bottles and lunch bags. Any jackets or sweatshirts in good shape will be donated to our sister school coat drive by Friday, November 12th.

Scouting for Food- The Boys and Girl Scouts of Alamo School annual food drive supports the food bank of Contra Costa County. Bins are in front of the school and in the Livorna Heights and Stonegate neighborhoods until November 12.

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, 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, 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 or with any questions.

Alamo School's HOLIDAY SHOP is coming on December 9th from 4-6 at Alamo Elementary in the MPR.

We need our help to pull this off! We need:

  • Holiday Shop Chairperson! If you are interested in learning how to throw this event, you can learn from us this year and next year you can be in charge of Holiday Shop! If you are interested, please reach out to We really need someone next year so we can continue this incredible event.

  • Gift donations! Anything from wrapping paper to jewelry, sports items, barbecue stuff, handmade products, candles, books, puzzles, beauty products, games, toys…you name it, we need it! If you can get your company to make any donations whether it’s products or money so that we can purchase items, we need it! Go through your house and see what you might already have. Drop all donations to the office.

  • Volunteers! We still help decorating, clean up, and gift wrapping help the night of the event. Please view the sign up genius and volunteer here:

  • Mark your calendar! December 9th from 4-6 at Alamo Elementary. Kids love this event because they get to purchase gifts for their loved ones…so mark your calendars and bring your kids, wife’s and husbands, grandparents, aunts and uncles, friends, etc…Most gifts are under $10. There will be shopping for everyone!

  • Kid Vendors! In addition to the Holiday Shop, we will have a separate area for kids to set up a table as a vendor and showcase their homemade products. They can set their price point and all proceeds go directly to them. All we ask is that they donate one item to the holiday shop. Vendor tables will be limited, so please don't hesitate to reach out as soon as possible to reserve your spot. The vendor table are for kids 18 and under. Reserve your table at .


Our next Family Reading Night is Tuesday, November 16. Zoom details as we get closer. This month's theme is Gratitude.


We continue to need volunteers for lunch recess. This is a great opportunity to support your kids at school!

Volunteers must be cleared only through Level 1 at Be A Mentor. Please check the menu for each day. Picky eaters or those with restricted diets may want to pack a lunch option for their child for the first few weeks while the District works out its kinks. Visit for more information about the school lunch program and thank you in advance for volunteering!

Be up to date and in the know!!! Follow us on Facebook @Parents of Alamo Elementary School and on Instagram THANK YOU Doris Tam for keeping us in the social media mix!

Michelle Petersen and Nicole Rocca, PTA Presidents

Education Fund

Square 1 art: Art catalogs are here! See your little artist’s masterpiece on all sorts of products and keepsakes. Purchase one-of-a-kind gifts for the whole family and raise funds for our school. You can even upload art for another child or add/replace current artwork pieces to choose from. Check out the Square 1 website for all available items to personalize, or scan the QR code on your catalog. Order due date has been extended to November 17th, and items will be delivered in early December.

Dine and Donate events: Thank you to all of our families and supporters who ordered the delicious food from our Dine and Donate restaurants. We earned $222 from Tomatina and $140 from Hazy BBQ! We are planning our next restaurant give back night for January and hope to increase participation to help our school.

Corporate Match: We recently received funds from Chevron, Robert Half International, Sephora, Twitter and PG&E! Who is next? If you need help or have questions, simply email

5 Little Monkeys toy store giveback: One week left! Shop November 1-14 and Five Little Monkeys will donate 15% of the pre-tax total back to the Ed Fund. Use code ALAMOHOLIDAY21 for in-store or online purchases. We must have a minimum of 3 shoppers or $200 in sales to qualify. They have 6 Bay Area stores, so share the code with any local family members or friends! See here for details.

Reserved parking spots: Please note, there are two personalized parking spaces in the upper lot with reserved signs specifically for live auction donors. They are to be used only by those families during school hours and events. Please do not park in these spots for any length of time so they are available for those families to use. Thank you!

Ed Fund dollars at work: To view information about current funds raised and spent by the Ed Fund (as of Oct 27, 2021) click here.

Are you going to buy holiday cards or photo books with Shutterfly, Tinyprints or Minted? See our promo codes here so you save money and/or part of your purchase comes back to the Ed Fund at no extra cost to you!

*Don’t forget to sign up for Amazon Smile and designate “Alamo Elementary SRVED Fund” as your charitable organization.

Lauren Cymerys
Ed Fund President



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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

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