February 22, 2021
Thank you parents and guardians for all you do!
-With appreciation, The Alamo Teachers and Staff
Grades K ArrivalCOHORT A 8:05
COHORT B 11:35
Grades K Dismissal
COHORT A 10:30-10:40
COHORT B 2:00-2:10
Grades 1-5 Arrival
COHORT A 7:50
COHORT B 11:35
Grades 1-5 Dismissal
COHORT A 10:45-10:55
COHORT B 2:30-2:40
WATER BOTTLES are important. All of our drinking fountains have been turned off for safety reasons. Please remember to pack water for your child(ren).
February 22 Distribution Day for Remote Students
February 24 School Site Council Meeting
February 25 SRVEF Celebrate Innovation in Education
February 26 Crazy Hat Day
March 2 Family Reading Night
March 2 National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day)
March 3 Principal Chat
March 5 NO SCHOOL, Teacher Work Day
March 9-12 LEGCON 2021 Live
March 10-12 Conference Days, Monday Schedule
Access to COVID Testing for Students and Families-
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District has partnered with PMH Laboratories to arrange opportunities for students and families to have access to COVID testing. Testing will take place at the SRVUSD Education Center. Please visit the testing information page on our website to make an appointment and for more information.
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR we honor Black civic engagement and celebrate Black literature in the classroom.
Alamo Education Fund
Every year, the Alamo Education Fund typically hosts an in person gala to raise critical funds for our children. The funds we raise support valuable programs at our school such as paraprofessionals, an intervention teacher, an instructional reading assistant, an art teacher, a music and chorus teacher and a band teacher. Due to COVID-19, we had to cancel our in person auction but this doesn’t mean we have to cancel the critical funds we raise! Volunteers on our silent auction committee have been busy for months collecting incredible items for our online auction and we hope to raise $12,500! This year’s Online Silent Auction will run March 8th-March 16th. Keep your eyes peeled for a CampusMessenger email on Monday, March 8th with a link to the below fabulous offerings, and more, and shop the auction because every little bid supports our kids! Together, we can reach our goal!
Here’s a sneak peek of just a few items:
*Explore Kids Athletics: Swim from Splash Swim School, Soccer from Bulldog Soccer, Dance from Ace and The Dancer's Institute, Horse riding from Horizons East Show Stables, and semi private or private tennis lessons with PE Teacher Mr Cherry!
*Add an autographed MLB baseball of SF Giants Mike Yastrzemski or former Oakland A's Khris Davies to your collection!
*Stock up on Grocery Gift Cards: Safeway, Sprouts, Lunardi's, Costco, Lucky's, and more!
*Enjoy Winery & Distillery Tours and Golf Outings!
*Pamper yourself with beauty products from Rodan+Fields or jewelry from Kendra Scott!
*Quilts Featuring the Artwork of Our Alamo School Students: Have a peek at these adorable quilts that will be available on our Online Silent Auction! They feature custom artwork by the kids in each grade from Alamo School! One quilt per grade will be auctioned off for anyone to bid on. Check them out at https://aes-srvusd-ca.schoolloop.com/silentauctionquilts! (copy and paste into browser)
Special thanks to the AMAZING QuiltLove (https://givequiltlove.com/), based in Moraga, for their talents in creating these fabulous quilts!
*For a full list of the incredible Alamo School Silent Auction donors, please visit: https://aes-srvusd-ca.schoolloop.com/onlinethankyou (copy and paste into browser)
Call for 2021-22 Ed Fund Board Volunteers - Join the Team!
Marketing Communications Director: Coordinate email correspondences and banners about fundraising campaigns (templates provided)
Retail Chair: Partner with local restaurants and stores for giveback programs
Corporate Sponsorship Director: Organize and implement sponsorship offerings for companies
Online Silent Auction Team: Email donation letters to past and new donors (templates provided)
Annual Giving Deputy Chair: Assist Annual Giving Chair with administration of the fall campaign.
Contact Ed Fund Parliamentarian Christina Heil at email@example.com for more information or fill in The Alamo Ed Fund Board Interest Form here: https://forms.gle/WAgmPcGY6EntBVL98 (please cut and paste in browser).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Erin Adams, Ed Fund President
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation (SRVEF) Celebrate Innovation In Education
The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Major Gifts and Endowment Fund will host its first Virtual "Celebrate Innovation in Education" event on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 6pm. Proceeds from this event support our Major Gifts and Endowment Fund for long-term innovative, educational programs.
Every year at this event, SRVEF honors a community leader or organization for their outstanding service and support of education in SRVUSD. This year's honoree is Michael Barnard, owner of Rakestraw Books in Danville. Michael is a community champion for reading in the San Ramon Valley and beyond. His iconic independent bookstore serves as a beacon for readers and authors who regularly come to share their writing experiences and new ideas. The Rakestraw newsletter is a valuable resource for all the community providing diverse voices of authors and readers.
Please join us in celebrating Michael on February 25th!
I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday weekend. I wanted to remind you that the PTA is looking for people to join us! There is a misconception out there that PTA parents aren’t working parents and that we have tons of extra time on our hands. We don’t! Most of us work, and obviously we are all doing some SERIOUS multi-tasking as we continue to support Remote and Hybrid learning for our own kids! We volunteer for the PTA because we care about our kids, we care about the school they attend and the community, and we support the people who educate them. If you would like to learn more about our PTA, the people who volunteer for it and what we do for Alamo School, please join us for our General Association Meeting- March 25, 4:00pm. You can also contact Nicole Rocca, mom of 3, Pediatric Nurse AND PTA Board Parliamentarian for more information: email@example.com We hope to be fully back in school in the Fall and have so many fun things to make up for and to plan for!
A special thank you to Jenn Hoffman for staff appreciation magic and to all staff for their hard work and dedication throughout this tumultuous year. We appreciate all of you and all you do.
This year is a year like no other, and although most of us never want to repeat it, it is history and important to remember. If you haven’t purchased a yearbook yet, please consider doing so. Yearbooks are only $20 and can be ordered online today. Buy online now at: YEARBOOKORDERCENTER.COM School Code: 12361 March 5th is the last day to submit photos for your child’s yearbook. If you have already purchased a yearbook, submit your photos here: Photos can be uploaded via the HJeShare app or at www.hfeshare.com Our School Code is alamoyb (all lowercase). Special thanks to Liz Lopez for her hard work in making a yearbook happen this year!
Public Call for Art Submissions “Breathing Free Together” By San Ramon Social Justice Collective:
All San Ramon Valley community members are invited to submit artwork. There will be a separate category for children under 13 years. This Public Art Exhibit will consist of ten vinyl banners. Each banner will measure approximately 4’ x 2.5’. An Art Selection Committee made up of representatives from the Project’s Stakeholders will select artwork in two categories. See more details regarding Submission Guidelines and Instructions. San Ramon Social Justice Collective (SRSJC) is a volunteer group that has grown out of a desire to continue the momentum for change inspired by the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. The deadline for submissions is March 7th by 5:00pm to firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can be found on Facebook: SanRamonSJC or email email@example.com.
The San Ramon Valley Council of PTA’s (SRVCPTA) formed a work study group to investigate the recall petition of current Board of Education members. The purpose of this study is to provide the facts and information to community members to evaluate for themselves whether or not to sign the recall petition. You can View the Complete Report at www.srvcouncilpta.org/2021-study
Thank you and Have a great week! Michelle Petersen
-SAVE THE DATES -
Read Across America Day Family Reading Night, Tuesday March 2, 6:30pm
Come join us for our next 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. In honor of Read Across America Day, which is celebrated annually on Dr. Suess’s birthday, our theme will be Dr. Suess books or any poetic / rhythmic stories. Please contact Bridget Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to read.
Topic: Read Across America Day Family Reading Night
Time: Mar 2, 2021 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 883 0359 1160
Principal Chat - March 3, 6:30pm. Principal Salazar will go over the Social-Emotional survey results; give an update on Remote and Hybrid learning and will discuss an exciting new addition to Alamo School! Zoom details will be shared in next week's Mustang News. If you have any specific concerns or questions you would like to see addressed in the meeting, please email email@example.com
Friday, March 19, 6pm- Thirty Second District PTA March Association Meeting and Elections with Special Guests Lynn Mackey (Superintendent Contra Costa County) and Chris Farintano (Health Officer- Contra Costa County) and Paul Leung (Contra Costa County Public Health) Register to attend HERE
EXCITING NEWS - BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! DR. ERAN MAGEN Saturday, March 20 at 10:30am.
San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs is pleased to announce that due to popular demand, Dr. Magen has graciously agreed to present at our next community-wide virtual family engagement meeting, next month. Registration details as the event gets closer.
Alamo School PTA General Association Meeting- March 25, 4:00pm Zoom details as we get closer to the event date.
Thanks all and have a great week!
Michelle Petersen, PTA President
Danville-San Ramon KidsReads goes online!
This KidsReads 2021 flyer lists all the upcoming activities.
Students can participate in our Young Writer's Challenge and drop off their essays at the Danville Library through March 18.
On Saturday, February 27 at 11:00 a.m., Tiny Tails to You will be on Zoom to present their animals who like being a bit different! And all day on February 27, families can walk around the Town Green in front of the Danville Library and read A Normal Pig as a StoryWalk.
On Saturday, March 27, at 1:00 p.m., author and illustrator K-Fai Steele will talk about her books, writing, and illustrating. And a few student essays will be shared!
Each week, families can enter a drawing to win a free copy of A Normal Pig. (One entry per family per week.) We will have book-related crafts and activities available at our Front Door Service.
Please encourage your students to participate! Thanks!