April 1, 2021
April 2 No School - Teacher Work Day
April 5-9 No School - Spring Break
April 12 Virtual Academy Informational Night (see below for details)
April 14 Principal Chat, 6:30 PM
April 19 Monday Assembly - Conservation
April 19-30 Virtual Book Fair
Dear Alamo Families,
I want to thank our remote students, teachers, and families for their strength in staying the course as we launched the in-person learning. We are planning ways to have ALL students participate in activities during the day. Possibilities include lunchtime karaoke on Fridays in the MPR. Our remote friends will stream live on the big screen as in-person peers perform on stage. Please help us brainstorm more ideas to bring all students together safely; send me an email.
I hope that you can take the time to relax and be with family and friends during this spring break. Once we return, we will be in the home stretch, making that final push to the end of the school year.
So proud of our Alamo Mustangs! science olympiad and district choral festival
Alamo had two teams compete in the San Ramon Valley Science Olympiad for two weeks in March. These teams have been studying and building since December 2019 to prepare!
The Mousepads, coached by parent Dina Warshavsky: Amy Ryer, Aria Brahmarouthu, Calista Ruan, Kaitlyn Wong, Lillian Myers, and Miriam Warshavsky
The Alamo Masterminds, coached by parent Stacey Blackman: Vince Armstrong, Lexi Blackman, Evan Feldman, John Heneman, Jackson Lopez, Dean Walsh
We are proud of both teams for a job well done! Congratulations to the Alamo Masterminds, who came in 8th place overall out of 49 teams in the school district!
- Amy Ryer for placing 2nd in the Egg Drop build event,
- Jackson Lopez for placing 4th in the How Does Your Garden Grow build event,
- Lexi Blackman for placing 7th in the Water Rockets build event,
- Dean Walsh for placing 5th and Calista Ruan for placing 9th in the Propeller Propulsion build event
- The Mastermind Team for placing 6th in the team Instant Challenge.
Thanks to all families involved for their support!
Alamo Chorus in the District Choral Festival
Beautiful voices led by a talented director!
Choral Director: NANCY RAAUM
Alamo Education Fund
The Ed Fund wishes all of our families a wonderful spring break. Thank you for all of your continued support.
Thank you to all of our trivia night participants! A special shout out to our teachers: Mrs. Angeletopoulos, Mr. Crotti, and Mrs. O’Toole! Congratulations to the winning team, Second Grade Group (Kat Rudd, the Hamiltons, the Hansons, Anne Lee and the Miznes) for winning trivia bragging rights in “Battle of the Grades”. From SNL actresses, to state quarters to Dale Chihuly, our questions covered a wide range of topics. There were multiple giveaways and the winning team members received a bottle of 3 Steves wine. To take the lead, the winning team correctly answered that the ancient city of Lutetia was located in the area that is now Paris! Way to go!
Board Position Weekly Spotlight: Corporate Sponsorship Director
Do you like volunteering within our Alamo/Danville community? Do you like project organization, sales or marketing? Are you interested in a volunteer position that is super flexible? Corporate Sponsorship Director is a perfect volunteering fit for you. Creatively and strategically volunteer with local business by coordinating corporate sponsorship opportunities with our Alamo Ed Fund. All from the ease of your home and on your schedule. To learn more, fill in the Ed Fund Interest Form or email Christina Heil at email@example.com
Alamo Ed Fund 2021-22 Board Update: Thank you to the incredible current and incoming volunteers for creating the proposed slate for this next year's board! For a list of the Proposed Member Slate to be voted on in April, visit the section at:
Interested in joining? Email Ed Fund Parliamentarian Christina Heil at firstname.lastname@example.org to hear about open positions, what sounds fun, and a great fit for you.
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 email@example.com
Erin Adams, Ed Fund President
Our GENERAL ASSOCIATION MEETING is Thursday, April 15th at 6:30pm. Please join us and special guest Joe Inora, Support Counselor for SRVUSD, for an introduction to conflict resolution for parents and kids. Also in this meeting we will get an update from our Principal and be providing information regarding volunteer opportunities for the PTA. Hope to “see” you there! Registration required - Register HERE After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The next Scholastic Virtual Book Fair for Alamo School will kicks off April 19! Thank you to Tara Gilad for making this happen!!!!
The next Principal Chat is scheduled for April 17. Zoom details soon.
I wanted to thank our amazing Harvest of the Month volunteers - this is the last month they will present and the food is salad greens. If you have not checked out this amazing program, you can do so here: https://www.alamoharvest.com/ Thank you Karrie Henneman and all the parent volunteers who helped make this program a success during this pandemic school year!!!!!
Advocacy Day for Education 2021: Moving Forward with Resiliency
Please join the San Ramon Valley Council, Pleasanton Council and Las Trampas Council for Advocacy Day 2021: Moving Forward with Resiliency. The first Advocacy Day took place in 1980, prompted by the passage of Proposition 13 and its anticipated negative impact on education. Today, Advocacy Day serves as a vehicle to both influence our legislators and inform our PTA volunteers and community members. Four decades of advocacy have focused on issues of finance, education reform, class size, standardized testing, special needs and children’s health issues. This year is different.
Undeniably, the pandemic has greatly impacted the schools and the health of our families and communities. For exactly one year we have faced uncertainty on a daily basis and the challenge of not knowing what the future holds for our students and schools. This year Advocacy Day will focus on “Moving Forward with Resiliency.” We will have the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of our school superintendents and state legislators. A panel of highly respected frontline medical and mental health experts will share the most current information and recommendations. The equity issues at play will be addressed by both educators and corporate professionals.
Together we will advocate directly to our legislators for the education of all our children. More information and registration will be published in the coming weeks at SRVCouncilPTA.org.
And lastly…. SEEKING DONATIONS!
What: a BOOK DRIVE benefiting
Who: The Children’s Book Project
When: NOW -THURSDAY 4/15
Where: Alamo Elementary (look for the marked bin in the entryway outside the office door)
How: collecting ‘like new’ or ‘gently used’ children’s books for economically disadvantaged children across the Bay Area
Brought to you by: 5th grade community service leaders hoping to make a difference!
Thanks all- have a great spring break!
Michelle Petersen, PTA President
Monday Assembly - EcoHero
Our second Monday Assembly was the EcoHero Show. Students had fun learning how to take care of the planet.
Upcoming Monday Assemblies:
April 19 WLC Conservation - Students will learn about the different aspects of how we can conserve wildlife, why we want to conserve wildlife, and how we can use education to understand the importance of conservation better.
May 24 NASA Ames Exploration Encounter (AEE) Virtual Expedition - The AEE is a one-hour unique educational program. It is designed for 1st through 6th grade students to experience science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in action.
St. Patrick's Day
April 16 - College Spirit Day
April 23 - Mustang Spirit Day (school colors/gear)
April 30 - Rainbow Day (5th Grade Red, 4th Orange, 3rd Yellow, 2nd Green, 1st Blue, K Purple)
May 7 - Dress Like Your Teacher Day
May 14 - Match Your Class Day
May 21 - Mustang Spirit Day (school colors/gear)
May 28 - Red, White, and Blue Day
June 3rd (Last Day) - Aloha Day (Hawaiian Gear)