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September 28, 2020

Mustang Broadcast

This week's broadcast. Great job Alice (4th) and Whitney (1st)

Mustang News Broadcast Sep. 28, 2020

SHOUTOUT!

A big shoutout to our teachers! They spend countless hours developing and preparing lessons and are now planning for parent conferences. We appreciate them!

Important Dates

Sep 21-Oct 4 Virtual Book Fair

Sep 30 School Site Council Meeting, 2:45-3:45 PM

Oct 1 Chat with Principal, 6:30 PM (see PTA below for details)

Oct 2 NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day

Oct 5-9 Conference Week, Minimum Days

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

Oct 8-16 PTA Warm Coat Drive for Sister School

Oct 11 Run for Education

Oct 13 Science Whole-School Materials Pick Up Day


Alamo School Calendar


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

GO MUSTANGS! Run for Education

Alamo School is 2nd in registration at 13.68% (up from 11.4% last week). 42 runners have registered. Our goal is 50% registration of our enrolled students - 153 runners.


PLEASE HELP OUR SCHOOL. REGISTER TODAY!

The Run for Education - October 11

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


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 50% 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 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; make sure you and your family select ALAMO Elementary for the school to support!!!!


Please don't put it off another day. Register today! 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,

September 24 @ 5 PM and September 26 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 September 27 @ 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 9 @ 6 PM, followed by a Dance Party ride with Mercedes on October 10 @ 9:30 AM.

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


On Sunday, October 11, 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 the 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 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 50% 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 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.

Special Education Distance Learning Parent Resources

Special Education Distance Learning Resources by our SRVUSD Liaison, Christine Koehne. Parent google hangout meetings every Monday from 12:00- 12:45 PM and then again from 7:00-7:45 PM that same evening.


Christine Koehne

Special Needs Liaison

ckoehne@srvusd.net

(925) 552-5072


September 28 - “Strategies to Help Increase Communication Skills in Remote Learning Environments” by Brianna Flood, Speech Pathologist

12:00-12:45 PM Session

Join with Google Meet

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Join by phone

(US) +1 413-623-4714 PIN: 409 550 237#

7:00-7:45 PM Session

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Join by phone

(US) +1 218-301-8507 PIN: 715 299 961#


October 5 - “The Importance of Sensory Breaks” by Andree Sehrt, Occupational Therapist

12:00-12:45 PM Session

Join with Google Meet

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Join by phone

(US) +1 424-262-7215 PIN: 575 253 835#

7:00-7:45 PM Session

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Join by phone

(US) +1 575-468-0570 PIN: 629 384 473#


October 12 - “How to Encourage Distanced Social Interaction with Peers”

by Rhonda Taft, SDC Teacher at California High School

12:00-12:45 PM Session

Join with Google Meet

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Join by phone

(US) +1 636-373-8075 PIN: 413 300 494#

7:00-7:45 PM Session

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Join by phone

(US) +1 301-882-5238 PIN: 625 247 483#


October 19 - “Physical Movement Breaks” by Jeff Teach, APE Teacher

12:00-12:45 PM Session

Join with Google Meet

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Join by phone

(US) +1 786-477-5921 PIN: 324 522 065#

7:00-7:45 PM Session

Join with Google Meet

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Join by phone

(US) +1 954-998-5282 PIN: 251 975 138#


October 26 - “How to Build a Visual Schedule” by Kara Teach, Inclusion Specialist

12:00-12:45 PM Session

Join with Google Meet

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Join by phone

(US) +1 971-232-0615 PIN: 231 337 965#

7:00-7:45 PM Session

Join with Google Meet

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Join by phone

(US) +1 484-416-2333 PIN: 290 381 516#

Picture Day - October 8, 2020

To order log on to mylifetouch.com.

Picture Day ID: EVTMRBG2H


Please come during your drive through time:

A - C

12:00-12:45


D - I

12:45-1:30


J - M

1:30-2:15


N - Z

2:15-4:00


Purchasing photos is optional, but we do ask that you have your child's photo taken for our school database.

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Alamo Education Fund

Shoutout to our amazing paraprofessionals who are working behind the scenes! You can find these Alamo rockstars...

  • Supporting all grade levels

    • Prepping materials for distribution, grading, reviewing student work

  • Leading small groups (in certain grade levels)

  • (soon to be) Supporting math intervention

Thanks to your generous donations this extra support for our children is possible!


Corporate Match...How to double your donation: Family and Music donations made during the Annual Giving Campaign are eligible for corporate matching programs. Corporate match can double your donation and help meet our fundraising goals faster! Simply email alamocorporatematching@gmail.com. We can check if your employer matches your donation, and help you through the process! Thank you so much to our Corporate Match Chair, Alicia Allyn!


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

PLEASE if you have not already check out our Virtual Book Fair!!!!! Buy your kids a book and help the PTA! Get your books here!


PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE register for the San Ramon Valley Run for Education!!!! Register your whole family- grandparents, aunts, uncles… all you need to do is register and go for a walk or run. Alamo School receives 40% of every $25 registration fee AND 70% of all pledge pages. Thank you to Michelle Parkinson for all her hard work on making this a fun event. Register HERE now!!!!


Don’t forget the Board of Education Special Session Meeting September 29 @ 7pm Watch here


Please join us for a Question and Answer session with Principal Salazar on October 1st @ 6:30pm. Zoom details here


We will be holding a Warm Coat Drive for our Sister School, Dover Elementary. Please drop off your new or CLEAN gently used coats in bins at Alamo School starting October 8 (picture day) through October 16. We would love to receive 200 coats so please contribute!!!!! Thank you Bar Minze for organizing this special donation drive and helping those in need.


You can access the Alamo School Directory here: https://aes.futurefund.com/directory Special thanks to Bar Minze for all of her hard work and data entry in making this happen.


Be up to date and in the know by joining our Parents of Alamo School Facebook Page!


PTA Sister School Program

Alamo's Sister School is Dover Elementary School.


Principal Piezas at Dover and Principal Salazar are at the early stages of planning an activity for the students to do together, an opportunity to connect.


The Sister School philanthropic program benefits the students of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) by fostering civic responsibility, enhancing community engagement, promoting volunteerism, and by teaching the joy of helping others. This goal is accomplished by partnering each school in the SRVUSD with a partner school in a neighboring disadvantaged area of the East Bay. Through collaborative determination of need, schools in the SRVUSD conduct a minimum of two drives and/or fundraisers per year for items that benefit the children of their sister schools.

The Sister School Program is a district-wide, PTA-sponsored program that began in 1994 as "The Cross County Partner School Program" (also known as "Cross County Books/Clothes"). A majority of SRVUSD schools participate in the Program.



Sister School Program: https://www.srvcouncilpta.org/sisterschool

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

Science Materials Pick Up Day - October 13

Grades 1-3 1:00-3:00 PM

Grades 4-5. 3:00-5:00 PM

DONATIONS NEEDED

We need durable bags for materials pick up days. Please consider donating new, 10-gallon garbage bags with a drawstring. Drop off the bags at the main office.


Thank you in advance!

Upcoming Religious Observances

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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

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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