Annual Hoedown on Our Blacktop
December 14, 2020
Dear Alamo Families,
Remembering who we are can give us the patience to persevere when we become overwhelmed or frustrated. It can provide us with the courage to work through the most daunting challenges.
Remembering what makes our Alamo School very special:
- Supportive Parent Community
- Generous Parent Community that helps those in need.
- Tireless and Dedicated PTA Board
- Tireless and Dedicated Ed Fund Board
- Parent Volunteers
- Committed and Dedicated Teachers and Staff
- Passionate and Loyal Paras
- Respectful, Caring, Trustworthy, and Responsible Students: Alamo Pride Students
- Fun Student Activities: Halloween Thriller Dance, Winter Sing-a-Long, Mustang Broadcast, Spirit Days
- Engaging Educational Activities: Harvest of the Month Thinkworks, Art by Mrs. Berkowitz, Music by Mrs. Raaum, GATE Program, Student Leadership Team
- Traditions and Programs that will return when it is safe: Annual Ed Fund Gala, Fall Hoedown, Grandparents Day, Winter Band and Strings Performance, 4th & 5th Grade Plays
I know the list is much longer. Our community strives to provide the utmost for our students no matter the adversity, including a pandemic.
Enjoy and cherish every moment with your loved ones. Let's look forward to the new year with hope and joy. Happy Holidays!
December 18 Winter Sing-Along 10:30-11:00 AM
December 18 Spirit Day - Winter Wear Day
December 21 Principal Chat, 6:30 PM
December 21-January 1 Winter Break
January 4 No School - Teacher Workday
January 5 Spring Semester Begins
January 8 Monday Schedule due to No School on Monday, January 4
January 15 1st Semester Report Cards Posted via Portal
January 18 No School - Martin Luther King Holiday
Principal Chat - December 21, 2020
Last night, at the SRVUSD Board of Education meeting, the Board voted to approve staff's recommendation to postpone the January 5, 2021 start of in-person instruction until Contra Costa County moves back into the red tier.
Beginning on January 5, 2021, all SRVUSD students will remain remote (and follow the remote bell schedule), but will do so with their new class assignments so that as soon as it is safe to open to in-person instruction, we are prepared to make the change.
Join PTA's Principal Chat to ask questions and share concerns. Enter your questions/concerns for the Principal Chat on this FORM.
Time: Dec 21, 2020, 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 886 1967 5892
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This week's broadcast. Great job, Lyla (5th) and Owen (4th)!
Alamo Education Fund
Happy Holidays from the Ed Fund Board. Wishing all of our families a wonderful winter break. Thank you again for all of your generosity and support. “See” you in 2021!
Your Ed Fund Donations Are Hard At Work: Thank you to our Alamo School community for your generous donations. Here's a breakdown of how much we have raised and what the Ed Fund is funding for the 2020-2021 school year.
Net Funds for 2020-2021: As of December 15, 2020
Annual Giving Campaign + Music Donations: $101,778
Corporate Match: $13,580
ThinkWorks Enrichment (Net): $3,292
Art Materials Donation: $3,000
Square 1 Art: $2,100
Amazon Smile Giveback: $467
Chipotle Giveback: $398.72
Minted Giveback: $207.63
Total current net funds raised: $124,823
We are awaiting additional giveback funds from our Kendra Scott night, Shutterfly and Amazon Smile with a projected combined revenue of approximately $800.
What We are Funding for the 2020-2021 School Year:
San Ramon Valley Unified School District Bills (Classified Salaries and Benefits (when applicable) for Music Teacher, Instrumental Music Teacher, Art Teacher, 3 Paraprofessionals/Teacher Aides, Rainbow Room Socio-Emotional Specialist, Instructional Reading Specialist): $165,217
Refunds Related to COVID-19: $3,225
Copy machines: $2,857
Administrative/bank fees & charges: $1,500
Platform for family donations and bidding: $1,000
Tax Accountant: $800
SRVEF Affiliate Dues: $750
Computer Monitors: $303
Total projected expenses: $177,352
*Numbers may change due to additional or declined payments, credit card processing fees, staff changes, or additional expenses to projections
We will have a few fundraisers in the spring to further fund the gap...ONLINE AUCTION coming in SPRING 2021!
Free money to the school when you shop for the holidays:
When ordering holiday cards or photo gifts considering using Minted.com or Shutterfly!
*Minted: Shop holiday cards and gifts on http://www.minted.com/ and use our program code FUNDRAISEALAMO to earn 15% back to our school and 20% off your entire minted order. Now through 12/31/20.
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
Being President of the PTA is a challenging role, but what makes it worth it for me is the community we live in. We may not all know each other, we may come from different backgrounds and hold different viewpoints, but we definitely support each other. The outpouring of support our community has shown the Myers family is a case in point. Our community has raised over $26,000 to support Alex and his battle with cancer, and the outpouring of support has been such a source of comfort for his family. Another case in point- the generous donations collected for the Warm Meal and Toy drive benefiting our sister school, Dover Elementary. Together we raised $1895 to provide 132 warm meals to struggling families and $350 for them to purchase toys via Walmart gift cards. Additionally, we collected over a car load of toys to deliver to needy families that will bring smiles to the faces of these less fortunate kids. So thank you Alamo School Community!!!! I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday break- enjoy your family and all we have to be thankful for.
Michelle Petersen, PTA President