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WEAR ORANGE ON UNITY DAY!

October 19, 2020

Important Dates

October 19-23 Digital Citizenship Week

October 21 Unity Day

October 22 GATE Parent Meeting

October 22 Alamo School Leadership Team Meeting

October 26-30 Red Ribbon Week

October 27 SRVUSD Board Meeting

October 28 Chipotle Give Back Night (details below)

October 30 Halloween Distribution Day

October 31 Halloween

November 1 Daylight Saving Time ends

November 2 School Recess - NO SCHOOL

November 3 Election Day

November 10 All School Distribution Day

November 11 Veterans Day - NO SCHOOL

November 18 Picture retake/makeup day - more info to follow


Alamo School Calendar


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

Mustang News Broadcast

This week's broadcast. Great job Grace (5th)!

Mustang Broadcast October 19, 2020

BRAVO to our Alamo School Leadership Team (ASLT)!


We are so proud of ALL of the student submissions for ASLT. The applications, and videos were amazing. We could tell just how much hard work they put into them. All of the voting was SUPER close in each and every class making this even harder! The selections were based on a combination of student votes, application, and teacher recommendations.


Here are this year's ASLT representatives (listed by class)!


Mrs. Flores - Alicia, Sofia., Ella

Ms. Pavon - Adelyn, Musa, Savanna

Ms. Hegarty - Elania, Amy, Alex, Miriam

Mrs. Inkabi - Owen, Ava, Avery M., Giulia

Mrs. Angeletopoulos - Karis, Kate, Juliette

Mr. Crotti - Hazel, Grace, Niki, Henry


Congratulations to everyone!


Warmly,

Miss Fetting and Mrs. Inkabi

Alamo Education Fund

Square 1 Art Fundraiser - Time to Upload Art!

This is a chance to see your kiddos’ incredible artwork on all sorts of products and keepsakes. You may have seen some of their recent masterpieces from Art class with Mrs. Berkowitz - don’t miss a chance to memorialize these childhood memories with special keepsakes for you and family!


1. Child chooses 1 of their 3 pieces of art to use for the fundraiser.

2. Go to https://shop.square1art.com/Shop/upload?rkc=101459

3. Take a screenshot of the art with a smartphone or iPad.

4. Upload by October 30th


*You can also submit artwork by your other children, as long as it is on the same size paper as the special art paper that was sent home. Orders are due Nov. 13. Keepsakes will be mailed directly to families to arrive approximately Dec. 9th. More information, upload, and order here:

https://shop.square1art.com/Shop/customer/myart


Call for Silent Auction Donations! We are looking for new product donations from your businesses, closets, cabinets, garages and hearts!

Please make a difference and donate to Alamo’s Online Silent Auction, which will be held March 8 -16, 2021! Donations accepted through Feb. 18, 2021. We will not have a gala this year, so this is a very important source of fundraising. Our other main sources of fundraising this year are Annual Giving (You can still donate at aes.futurefund.com), Corporate Match (if you have questions, please contact alamoschooleducationfund@gmail.com.), and Square 1 Art. For questions, email Alamo School Online Auction at alamoschoolonlineauction@gmail.com.

Or donations can be entered at:

https://alamoedfund.schoolauction.net/auction2021/donate_items/new



Stay Connected


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 alamoschooleducationfund@gmail.com

Ed Fund - Restaurant Give Back Night: Wednesday, October 28th 4:00pm-8:00pm

Calling all burrito lovers! Foil your dinner plans and stop by the Chipotle at 33 Railroad Ave in Danville for our fundraiser on Wednesday, October 28th from 4:00pm - 8:00pm. We are raising money to support Alamo Elementary School, so just download a flyer from the link below or mention the fundraiser at checkout and they'll donate 33% of the proceeds to the cause! Click here for more details. Can't wait to see you!

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PTA

Hello Alamo Families!


Thank you to all who donated a coat to our Warm Coat Drive for Dover Elementary! Your kindness and generosity are so appreciated- together we collected 160 coats for the coat drive!!!! Thank you, Bar Mintze, for organizing this drive, and please, help us give the gift of warmth! #Alamokindness


PURCHASE YOUR YEARBOOKS NOW!

The Alamo PTA is doing a yearbook, but unlike past years, yearbooks were not purchased at registration. Unless you have separately signed up, you will not receive a yearbook, so make sure not to miss your chance! Thank you, Liz Lopez, for spearheading this effort and providing the opportunity for a yearbook this crazy school year! Click here to purchase a yearbook. Price, $20.


Wednesday, October 21, is Unity Day. Please wear orange to promote kindness and inclusion and discourage bullying!


Register here for the Thirty Second District of PTA’s October Virtual Meeting- October 22, 2020, at 6 pm. There will be an important discussion with Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools, Lynn Mackey, and Contra Costa County Health Officer, Dr. Chris Farintano. Don’t miss out!!!


Kudos to Karrie Henneman and Kristi Fox for making Harvest of the Month (HOM) happen! Such amazing parent volunteers! Kids love HOM, and it is so wonderful we are able to keep this tradition going, even through virtual learning. This month the kids are learning about Apples and Pumpkins.


Election Day is November 3. PTA members should also know that the California State PTA has taken positions on the following November 2020 Ballot Measures:

  • SUPPORT - Proposition 15: California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act - This initiative would require that commercial and industrial real estate property worth $3 million or more be taxed on current market value, raising as much as $11.5 billion in additional funding for schools and other local governments. It protects all homeowners and renters by maintaining tax protections for ALL residential property. This money would be allocated to schools (40%) and other local governments (60%). Click here for detailed information about this ballot measure.

  • SUPPORT- Proposition 16: Repeal Proposition 209 – Restore Affirmative Action. This constitutional amendment, placed on the November 2020 statewide ballot by the legislature, asks the voters of California to vote on permitting the use of race, gender, and ethnic diversity as factors (but not decisive factors) in education, including college admissions, government hiring, and government contracting. Click here for detailed information about this ballot measure.

  • NEUTRAL - Proposition 19: Changes Certain Property Tax Rules. California State PTA has taken a neutral position on Prop 19, a legislative constitutional amendment that changes certain Property Tax Rules. See the California State PTA Study Committee Report here.


PTA encourages its members to stay informed and to research issues and candidates before voting. Questions? Contact Kim Hauskens, our PTA Legislative Lead, Kim Hauskens (KimHauskens@chevron.com), for additional non-partisan resources.


Cub Scouts is happening! Need something for your kids to do doing Covid? Scouting is a safe way for kids to stay active! Below is a list of what is happening for Alamo Pack 53. If you are interested in joining, contact Packmaster Will Hailey williammhaley@aol.com and/or Derek Jue dwitz64@gmail.com for more information on how to join!


  • Virtual Minecraft Group Gaming, October 24, 3-5pm

  • Pumpkin Carving October 30

  • Scouting For Food early November

  • Diablo Foothills Hike November 14

PTA Teen Esteem

SAVE THE DATE!!!! Wednesday, October 28th, from 7-8pm. Alamo PTA is pleased to partner with Teen Esteem for an important virtual Parent Education opportunity, Survival Tips for Pandemic Parenting. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82719401586.
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PTA Halloween Distribution Day - October 30, 2020

Halloween is approaching, and Alamo School PTA is excited to announce our first ever drive through Halloween Distribution Day on Friday, October 30, from 1:30- 2:30 pm. Get your kids in their costume and drive up to receive a goodie bag from the PTA! Consider making a $5 donation to help cover the expenses. Venmo @michelle-sinnott-1. Thank you!


Come see Principal Salazar, the teachers, and the staff in their costumes.


Drive-Thru Scheduled (by your child's last name). Decorate your car!

A - I 1:30-2:00

J - Z 2:00-2:30

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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



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

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7:00-7:45 PM Session

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Join by phone

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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)

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