Equity is the only acceptable goal. -Paul Farmer
August 17, 2020
Dear Alamo Families,
We did it! We reopened the new school year together with a collaborative effort by parents, students, and staff. Thank you for your patience; waiting for updates was most challenging. Thank you to the teachers and staff who worked countless hours to prepare for the reopening. However, the work has just begun. Please continue to share your feedback on your child(ren) 's experience with remote learning to guide our decisions in navigating distance learning. Our partnership strengthens our resolve to meet every student's needs.
I want to welcome our new families! Please join us next week at a virtual meeting to learn more about Alamo. As soon as it is safe for mass gathering, our PTA has several fun activities planned for this year that will provide parents the opportunity to meet other parents and children. I encourage every parent to become a member of our PTA. Furthermore, parents are essential to the success of their children. They are the first to know whether their child is enjoying school, whether their child needs special attention in a specific subject. Please don't hesitate to share any concerns you have with your child's teacher. Our commitment to your child is genuine, and the teachers' interaction with you is essential to your child's education.
Stay safe and healthy!
Aug 18 Back To Schoo Night K-2, 5:00-7:30 PM
Aug 19 Back To School Night 3-5, 5:00-7:30 PM
Aug 19 Back To School Night Instrumental Music Info, 5:00-5:30 PM
Aug 21 Ed Fund Board Meeting, 2:00 PM
Aug 25 PTA Board Meeting, 7:00 PM
Aug 27 New Family/Kindergarten Virtual Meeting, 7:00 PM
A SPECIAL THANKS to the volunteers who made our online registration site possible: Christina Heil, Crissi Armstrong, Dina Warchavsky, Bar Mizne, Michelle Petersen and Kelly Bowes.
ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN. Thank you to all Alamo families who have donated to the Annual Giving Campaign! We are now at 62% of our goal for this fundraising drive. We will be posting updates regarding our goal on Instagram and Facebook so check out our social media pages to stay informed about where we are in reaching our Annual Giving Campaign goal. Remember - you can donate any time online at: https://aes.futurefund.com/registration Thank you to everyone who has participated in our Annual Giving Campaign. Your donations are already hard at work! Thank you, Alamo Nation!!
CHORUS/INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC/ Chorus is open to grades 3rd-5th and instrumental music (band) is open to grades 4th-5th These wonderful enrichment classes are still enrolling. Please sign up through our online registration site. https://aes.futurefund.com/registration
Shopping Amazon? Don’t forget to shop smile.amazon.com and find group: Alamo Elementary SRVED FUND. Every little bit helps the Alamo Education Fund!
Interested in joining the ED FUND Board? Email email@example.com for more information! For those of you who submitted interest for the Board through Future Fund, we will be contacting you this week!
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
Thank you to all parents and our teacher rep, Gio Crotti, for your participation in our Q&A Sessions with our Principal, Monina Salazar. If you were unable to attend, a copy of the presentation is on our Facebook Page, Parents of Alamo Elementary School. Not on Facebook? No problem! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a copy.
A special thank you to Jenn Hoffman and Lobi Powell for the Alamo Staff Appreciation and Welcome Back to School bags!
Stay connected to the Alamo School PTA through our Facebook Page, Friends of Alamo Elementary School and through the PTA Page on Alamo Elementary School Website https://aes-srvusd-ca.schoolloop.com/pta Special thanks to Crissi Armstrong for updating our page!
TECHNOLOGY OR DEVICE HELP
Parents if you need a device and/or a hotspot for your student(s) or are having problems with a device that was issued to you, please visit the Parent IT Help Site. They will be able to help you, or you can request a device. Anyone can request a device and/or a hotspot throughout the year.
If you child does not remember their password, please email your request to
Music in the Classroom
K-5th Musical theory introduction to/continuation of reading rhythms and notes. Singing and movement, to name a few.
K-2nd Make musical instruments, play musical games, sing books.
3rd Ukulele continuation from where we left off in 2nd grade (recorders begin in January).
4th Recorders continuation from where we left off in 3rd grade. Intro to early American/European vs Native American and African American traditional music.
5th Recorder review and continuation, Roots of Jazz study, "Character Matters" mini-musical Play.
Instrumental music is about to begin at Alamo Elementary, and virtual classes will be held twice a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Each class will be divided into similar instruments and will be 30 minutes long. The first class will start on Monday, August 31. Please make sure that your child has his/her instrument and assigned music book. Music students are expected to participate for the entire year and are required to practice an average of 15 minutes daily.
If you do not already have an instrument, you can buy or rent a violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet or trombone. Please go to a local music store to arrange a rental. They will guide you in acquiring a quality instrument so that your child will have the best chance at success.
Please make sure that you have the following music book that corresponds to the instrument your child will play. Again, the local music stores can help you make sure you have the proper book.
Beginning Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Violin, Viola, and Cello
Essential Elements 2000 – Book 1
Advanced Band and Strings
Essential Elements 2000 – Book 2
If you have any questions feel free to contact Mrs. Angle at email@example.com
It will be an outstanding year of music-making, even in distance learning!
To learn more about the program, join Mrs. Angle at Back To School Night on August 19, 5:00-5:30 PM.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 227 526 7370
REPORTING AN ABSENCE OR TARDY
Notify the school office if your child will be absent or tardy. Email AlamoAttendance@srvusd.net.
Please leave your student’s name, teacher, grade, and reason for absence. Thank you.
OFFICE HOURS: 7:30 - 4:00 PM (925) 855-4800