ALEX MYERS Alamo's hero.
November 30, 2020
Dear Alamo Families,
I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday. Our teachers return with a busy schedule ahead of them before winter break: semester-end assessments, report cards, professional development, collaborating to plan for the reopening on January 5, to name a few tasks.
This week we begin our traditional Alamo Pride program. Students are recognized when they model the following character strengths: citizenship, caring, fairness, respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness. When students are caught being good, their names will be announced in our weekly Mustang Broadcast to recognize their accomplishments. We want our students to learn that character is more than a person's behavior. It is an aggregate of thoughts, feelings, and actions recognized and encouraged every day.
At my next Principal Chat, I will address all the inquiries about how the Governor's announcement of an impending lockdown affects our January 5 reopening as I should have more information then.
Next week on Tuesday (12/8) and Wednesday (12/9), teachers will attend full-day professional development. Your children will receive asynchronous work for both days; there will be no live instructions.
Please stay safe and well.
School Safety Protocols
Masks/face coverings must be worn by employees and visitors at ALL times unless working in isolation (such as in an office). Masks/face coverings must cover both nose and mouth. Additionally, they must be worn when walking from your car into the school building and when walking from the school building back to your car.
Handwashing and Hand Sanitizing
Remember to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and/or use hand sanitizer frequently when working on district sites. Please do so when you enter your building, when you move between buildings, and before you leave your building at the end of the day.
All staff and visitors must maintain a minimum of 6 ft. of distance between each other at all times to the greatest extent possible.
December 4 Spirit Day - Dress Like an Animal
December 8 Asynchronous Learning Day
December 9 Asynchronous Learning DAy
December 9 Principal Chat 6:30 PM
December 18 Teacher and Hybrid Student Cohort Assignments Announced
December 18 Winter Sing-Along 10:30-11:00 AM
December 18 Spirit Day - Winter Wear Day
December 21-January 1 Winter Break
January 4 No School - Teacher Workday
January 5 In-Person Learning Begins
January 5 2nd Semester Begins
January 15 1st Semester Report Cards Published
This week's broadcast. Great job, Andrew (4th), Alice (4th), and Whitney (1st)!
Alamo Education Fund
Thank You for Your Alamo School Ed Fund Quilt Participation! Thank you to all who participated in the Alamo School Ed Fund quilt projects by grade. We look forward to seeing the final masterpieces! These will surely be a wonderful keepsake. A huge shout out to supporting partner Quiltlove https://givequiltlove.com/ for sewing all the quilt patches together to make a cohesive grade quilt. Each grade's quilt will be auctioned off in the March online silent auction, benefiting the Alamo Ed Fund. None of this would be possible without the incredible accomplishments of Alamo Ed Fund Quilt Chair and Kinder Parent Laura Prentiss. Thank you too to the marketing and silent auction team of Crissi Armstrong, Amy Chang, Lauren Cymerys, Meredith Maffeo, Nina Voss, Dina Warshavsky, and Bridget Williams. Last but never least, thank you to Ed Fund Board Teacher Rep Ms. Fettig, Office Manager Gayle Hughey, and the Alamo School teachers and administration.
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.
*Sloat Nursery: From November 27-December 6th Sloat Garden will give back 10% to our school in the form of a gift card to be used for our school’s beautification project. Just mention Alamo School to the cashier.
*Kendra Scott Event: Shop Kendra Scott from December 4th-5th to donate 20% of your purchase back to the Alamo Education Fund. You can also use the online code: GIVEBACK-0CWB at checkout! Shopping in person? Mention Alamo Elementary at checkout. *Free shipping on online and phone orders. Call 925-357-9651
Stay up to date with Ed Fund News by visiting us on Instagram @alamoedfund
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SAVE THE DATE!!!! Our next Principal Chat is on Wednesday, December 9 @ 6:30pm. Please join us for a presentation on the latest developments on contact tracing within the District, updated Health and Safety information, SPED update and the numbers specific to our school returning to hybrid. Mrs. Salazar will be joined by panel of teachers and time will be allotted for Questions and Answers. Looking forward to “seeing” you soon. Zoom details here.
Alamo Elementary School is working once again with our Sister School- Dover Elementary. There are around 20 families who are either homeless or on the verge of homelessness and we would like to help them receive a warm meal and a gift over the holidays. Thank you Bar Kastershain and Christina Heil for making this drive happen. Please click here if you are able to help, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Finally, as today is Giving Tuesday, I wanted to remind everyone of the GOFUNDME campaign set up for Alamo School’s own, Alex Meyers, and his battle with Metastatic Rhabdomyosarcoma. Alex is currently undergoing aggressive treatment to fight this disease. The Myers family have been an integral part of the Alamo School community for over 6 years. Alex is a 5th grader who loves football, baseball, and hanging out with his friends. Bryan has coached Alex's SRVLL baseball team for 6 years, and also plays basketball with other Alamo School dads. Krista has volunteered at Alamo school events, and also donated to our Alamo School auction for several years. The outpouring of support from friends and family have touched them beyond words. Let's continue to support the Myers family as Alex undergoes 42 weeks of frontline chemo. Please consider donating to the gofundme campaign set up for the Meyers family to help with medical bills and other expenses: https://gf.me/u/y86g57
Thank you everyone, stay safe.