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September 14, 2020

Important Dates

Sep 21-Oct 4 Virtual Book Fair

Sep 22 Virtual Family Reading Night 7:00 PM

Sep 22. Townhall with Superintendent John Malloy, 7:00 PM, at SRVHS

Sep 30 School Site Council Meeting

Oct 8 School PIctures, 12:00-4:30

Oct 11 Run for Education



Alamo School Calendar


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

Virtual Family Reading Night - September 22, 7:00 PM

Come join us for this year’s first Family Reading Night! Alamo families are welcome to connect over Zoom to hear stories read by Principal Salazar, parents, teachers, and staff. This is a casual event - relaxing and pajamas are welcome. The book theme will be PERSEVERANCE in the face of challenges. Please contact Bridget Williams at bridgetwilliams4@icloud.com if you would like to read.


Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/93215561929?pwd=WGo3MGZsS1hDYkkyRG9QL0JlS1FUQT09


Meeting ID: 932 1556 1929

Passcode: 525625

VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR September 21-October 4

This is a favorite event for our students! Look at the interactive flyer with your child. Thank you for helping us encourage kids to read!


Book Fair Goal - 625 Books

The Run for Education - October 11


RUN FOR ED @ ALAMO SCHOOL has never been more fun and easy to fundraise for.


Check out what's new this year...


1. More MONEY

2. Exclusive (yet FREE) workouts offered by some incredibly talented workout leaders in our community all for you to enjoy...only available to Alamo School families.

3. Our very own "chalk walk/run/bike/skate/scooter/blade" Run for Ed 5K

4. Principal incentive challenge accepted for a 75% registration.


More money.... for every registration $25, 40% of that goes directly to our school and 70% of donations made on behalf of your participant(s) (i.e. grandma/grandpa, aunts, uncles, neighbors, bosses, etc) will go straight to our school too. This is a huge year for Alamo School to be able to capture and claim real money that our parents and friends/family donate. Let's show our school support and register your entire family and send your participant's link out for donations, just make sure you and your family select ALAMO Elementary for the school to support!!!!


Don't put it off another day....register today! Please, https://rfe.srvef.org/

Once you register, you have unlocked 6 FREE and FUN Alamo exclusive workouts to take advantage of and have fun. Book with friends now, make it happen.


Secure your spots on these signup geniuses...


Mixed Cardio Session with fitness and lifestyle coach Tim Rudd on Zoom from the comforts of your home. Offering two free classes to choose from,

Sept 24th @ 5 PM and Sept 26th at 9 AM.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050548AEAD2AA02-mixed


Mountain Biking with a former professional mountain bike racer, Michelle Peterson, in the hills of Mt. Diablo on Sept 27th @ 9 AM.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050548AEAD2AA02-alamo





Cardio Kickboxing with Annika Ensrud, socially distanced, outside, high energy/cardio group exercise class outside, location TBD. Sept 29th @ 6 PM.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050548AEAD2AA02-cardio


Cycle classes at JustRide Studio. Coach Mark will lead a Flashback Friday ride on October 9th @ 6 PM, followed by a Dance Party ride with Mercedes on October 10th @ 9:30 AM.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050548AEAD2AA02-justride


On Sunday, October 11th come out with your sneakers on and ready to walk, run, bike, skate, scooter, blade through a chalked off 5K with your family that starts in the Alamo School parking lot and winds through Livorna Estates neighborhood. Complete it any time between 9 AM - 6 PM that day and have fun moving with your family.


*Every participant must be registered with Run for Ed to do this or any of the 6 free workout classes due to waiver policies. Thank you for your understanding.


Principal Salazar (along with several teachers) has agreed to learn and perform a popular Tik Tok dance for all the kids to giggle and enjoy but this can only happen with a 75% registration achievement. Everyone needs a laugh right now, thank you staff for rising to the occasion. We have a long way to go so please just register now. https://rfe.srvef.org/



***Please contact Michelle Parkinson at michelleparky@gmail.com for additional questions. You can also find these signup genius links on our FB group page ~ Parents of Alamo Elementary School which I encourage you to join.

Alamo Education Fund

It’s time to get creative! Thanks to your generous donations, art classes are starting! We hope all of you received your child’s art kit at supply pickup last week. A huge shout out to Mrs. Berkowitz for putting together all of the kits. Thank you, Mrs. Berkowitz!!

Reminders:

  • Keep art items in a handy spot so students can easily access the items when needed.

  • Encourage children to only use art kits when instructed by Mrs. Berkowitz.

  • Students will need other basic supplies ready for art class: scissors, pencils, eraser, glue, and ruler *Markers and colored pencils optional.

Square 1 Art Fundraiser: Over the next month, art class will be focused on making artwork for our Square 1 Art fundraiser. Please make sure your child doesn’t damage the special Square 1 Art paper included in the art kit. Mrs. Berkowitz will direct them on when and how this will be used. This great fundraiser will be ready just in time for the holidays. Your child will be able to turn his/her art into exciting items such as notepads, bags, keychains, etc. Check out the following website for more information: square1art.com.

Band, Music, Chorus, OH MY!: Does your child love music, chorus, and/or band? If you haven’t donated to these wonderful programs, please visit https://aes.futurefund.com/store. Your generous donations make these programs possible. Thank you for your support!

2020 Annual Giving Campaign: We are now at 67% of our goal for this fundraising drive. To date, we have raised $101,940. Our Annual Giving Campaign target is $153,000. You can donate any time online at https://aes.futurefund.com/store Thank you to everyone who has participated in our Annual Giving Campaign.

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!



PTA

This year will be one for the books, our yearbook that is! We think it is safe to say, there won’t be another year quite like this. Distance learning, quarantines, and crazy weather and we’ll be working hard to capture these unprecedented times in your student’s yearbook to remember for years to come. Because of our current limitations, we expect the yearbook to be smaller and simpler this year. We hope to make something memorable to mark the year and to keep this Alamo Elementary tradition alive! Don’t wait to order your student’s copy of the Alamo Elementary yearbook! Yearbooks are only $20 and can be ordered online today!

Buy online now at YEARBOOKORDERCENTER.COM School Code: 12361.

Special Thanks to Stacey Blackman and Kelly Bowes for all their work coordinating Birthday Books. If you haven't purchased a birthday book for your child you can do so here


You asked and we listened!!!! Spirit Wear is here! Get your Alamo Mustang apparel! Don’t wait- the store is only open for one more week. Click here for the store! Special thanks to Jenn Hoffman for putting this together.


Our virtual Book Fair starts on September 21st! Click here for more information!!


The Online Student Directory is now available! https://aes.futurefund.com/directory Special thanks to Bar Minze for all of her hard work and data entry in making this happen.


Family Reading Night is September 22. Get your kids in their jammies and cuddle up for storytime! Use this link to participate.


PLEASE register for the San Ramon Valley Run for Education is going virtual with funds raised going directly to school sites. You can register and pledge here. Check out our Parents of Alamo School Facebook page for updates and contact Michelle Parkinson michelleparky@gmail.com for Alamo School specifics.

The League of Women Voters is hosting a panel discussion on Prop 15. Join in on Wednesday, September 16th from 7:00-8:30 pm. Each panelist will discuss why Prop 15 is so needed, its projected impact, and each leader's own reason for support. Please educate yourselves about this important initiative that will fund millions to our District.

If you have questions, please submit them in advance here. Please register in advance, space is limited to 100 people. Click HERE for registration.


Please join the San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs for a Board of EducationVirtual Candidate Forum, September 23rd, 6:00-8:00 pm This is the first Board of Education Trustee election after last year's redistricting, and while the voting areas are new, the work is the same - represent and support all children in our Unified School District. If COVID has taught us anything, it is that these candidates are important! They make decisions for our schools! Please Register HERE to participate.


Alamo Spirit Wear - Limited Time

Order yours today at SPIRIT HERO! Ends September 21.


This is a group order. You will receive your order about 3-4 weeks from the day AFTER the flash sale ends and NOT from the day you placed your order. Your order will be shipped to your preferred address. Please be sure to look at the size guide on each item before completing your purchase. All sales are final.

YMCA Childcare

There is space available if you need childcare.


Registration: Email Kristen Martinez at kmartinez@ymcaeastbay.org.

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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


Board Meetings (Agendas, Minutes, Audio & Video)

OFFICE INFORMATION

ATTENDANCE


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

SCHOOL PHOTOS are on hold until we return to in-person learning.

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 student can request a device and/or a hotspot throughout the year.


If you child does not remember their password, please email your request to

ALpassword@srvusd.net.


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