March 21, 2022
Dear Alamo Famlies,
We were confident of catching leprechauns on St. Patrick's Day with the students' creative and inviting traps. Please see the picture below!
Last week, third graders trekked to the one-room schoolhouse for our first in-person field trip for the year! No matter the weather, the second group had a bit of rain, the students learned about the one-room Tassajara Schoolhouse in Danville. Through role-playing, the One-room Schoolhouse Program aims to help students compare and contrast today's classroom with a one-room school, including understanding and respecting our rural school heritage. Please see the pictures below!
We are grateful to field trip chaperones. Because of you, we could extend student learning beyond the classroom. Our students love the experiences in-person field trips offer. As we return to chaperoning after a long hiatus, here are reminders to keep everyone safe:
- Put the cell phone away unless needed for field trip purposes.
- Help keep the group together and account for the students under your supervision.
- Avoid overly chatting with other parent chaperones.
- Stop disruptive student behavior or let the teacher know.
- There are no detours to and from school to pick up a snack for the students in your car.
- Have fun and participate!
Our deepest thanks for your generous donations; we beat our goal of $12,500 for our Online Silent Auction. When you donate to a school, you can see your investment at work with expanding programs, watching students gain access to higher learning and broader opportunities.
We are proud to be Alamo Mustangs!
March 18-27 Sloat Garden Center Give Back
March 22 Professional Development - Minimum Day, Dismissal at 12:00
March 23 Pick up Online Silent Auction Items, 12:50PM, Room 301
March 23 PRISM Club Meeting
March 24 PTA Talent Show, MPR 5PM
March 29 School Site Council Virtual Meeting, 3PM - AGENDA
March 29 Hippy Club Meeting
March 30 Recycling School Assembly
March 30 PTA Parent Ed Night - A Discussion on Implicit Biases, Virtual 6:30PM
March 31 Alamo Student Leadership Meeting
April 4-8 Spring Break
April 12 Street Smarts Assembly
April 16 Last Day to Purchase Yearbooks
April 22 PTA Hoedown, 5-8:30PM
April 24 Alamo School Earth Day Clean Up
April 26 School Site Council Virtual Meeting, 3PM - AGENDA
April 27 PTA General Association Meeting, Virtual 6:30PM
May 19 Open House, 6-7PM
May 21 Bocce, Bubbles, and BBQ!
June 2 Last Day of School, Minimum Day
June 15-July 13 District Summer School (no school 6/20 & 7/4)
August 10 First Day of School (date changed)
Ed Fund Rocks!
Successful Silent Auction! THANK YOU TO OUR ED FUND COMMITTEE!
Team: Nayela Keen, Bar Mizne, and Daniel Kopelovich.
Marketing: Rachel Miegel, Kelly Bowes, Nina Voss, Bar Mizne, and Bridget Williams
Kudos to our teacher rep, Andrea Fettig for helping to organize and schedule Teacher for a Day.
The TALENT SHOW is this week on Thursday, 4/24 at 5 PM. We encourage everyone from the school to come and enjoy this FUN and FREE event hosted by the PTA. There are dancing acts, singing acts, instrumental acts, a surprise act, even a comedian. 5th graders will be doing a special performance and the emcees are sure to make you chuckle. There will be food trucks and treats to buy too, bring cash or Venmo. Come be amazed at the MPR transformation by our decoration crew. Every student, actor or not, will be invited to the stage at the end of the evening to join in the fun and sing our school song "This little light of mine". Don't sit on the sidelines, come one come all and let our Alamo entertainers WOW you with their talent...watch out you might just be STARSTRUCK!!!!
*This event is entirely run by participant parent volunteers and SVMS students.
ATTENTION ALL ALAMO PARENTS - please inform your children that the MPR and hallway leading into it will have decorations starting Wednesday evening. We kindly ask you to inform your children to please not touch the decorations on Thursday during school as they can break or tear and we don't have extras. Thank you for your support.
Didn't get to say farewell to Mrs. Border??? Come to the talent show and see DJ Border mixing up some wicked tunes.
MANDATORY DRESS REHEARSAL, Wednesday at 1 PM, please remember all props and outfits.
TALENT SHOW, Thursday at 5 PM, please arrive no later than 4:15 if in act 1. Report to the Green Room after striking a pose by the paparazzi.
THE TALENT SHOW COMMITTEE
Yearbooks are on sale now and we need your pics! Any Alamo families wishing to contribute to yearbook picture taking this year can snap pics at every Alamo School event, and share them via HJeshare.com, School Code AlamoYB. Please remember to include event names and a brief description so our yearbook chair can organize them appropriately. The last day to purchase yearbooks is April 16. If you still need to purchase a 2021/22 Yearbook, you can do so at yearbookordercenter.com, School Code 12361.
For 5th grade families, you can purchase a personalized message with pics to your graduating 5th grader for an additional $25. Please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
We need your help at lunchtime! Alamo needs your help in making sure our kids are having a fun, friendly, and well-supervised lunch recess. Volunteering for yard duty is a great way for your child to see you helping out at school, and a great way for you to see them in their element. Please consider giving less than an hour of your day by signing up here.
Join the Alamo School PTA!! We are actively looking for volunteers for the 2022-23 school year. With school normalizing, we have so many fun things planned for our school but we will not be able to do them without volunteer support. Please email email@example.com if interested. Moms, Dads and all Caregivers welcome!
April 22 - Hoedown Volunteers Needed! We need your help for this Alamo favorite!!! Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080D49AEA92EABF49-hoedown
March 24th Alamo School MPR: Talent Show
March 30, 6:30pm via zoom: Alamo School Parent Education Event- A Discussion on Bias featuring Hong Nyguen, Director of Equity SRVUSD. Register in advance for this meeting HERE
April 24, 9am - 12noon: Alamo School Earth Day Clean Up
April 27, 6:30pm via Zoom: PTA General Association meeting. Zoom details to come
Michelle Petersen and Nicole Rocca
Alamo Elementary PTA
Silent Auction Thank You: A huge amount of appreciation to our amazing parent and staff volunteers who worked so hard to prepare the online silent auction! Please join me in thanking our Online Silent Auction Chair: Dina Warshavsky, and her team Nayela Keen, Bar Mizne, and Daniel Kopelovich. Thank you also to our parent volunteers who run our marketing campaigns: Rachel Miegel, Kelly Bowes, Nina Voss, Bar Mizne and Bridget Williams! Kudos to our teacher rep, Andrea Fettig for helping to organize and schedule Teacher for a Day, and of course, all of our staff members offering these priceless opportunities for our students.
We are proud to report that, together, we exceeded our goal of $12,500!. All funds raised will go toward maintaining the Alamo Education Fund’s critical programs: music, art, paraeducators, reading instructional assistants, and social-emotional learning. We couldn’t have done this without our extraordinarily engaged community of parents, family members, teachers, administration, alumni, neighbors, volunteers and local businesses.
*Be sure to come to room 301 after school 12:50-1:30 on Wednesday, March 23rd to pick up any items won from the silent auction!
If you missed out on the online silent auction and would like to make a direct donation, click here, or keep a lookout for our opportunities to donate and bid at “Bocce, Bubbles and BBQ” on May 21st! Tickets will go on sale when we return from Spring Break.
Thinkworks Spring Session: Registration opens Wednesday, March 23rd, for our final ThinkWorks session of this school year! We will be offering multiple classes that are new to Alamo students. Keep an eye on your email for calendar and registration information.
Restaurant Giveback: Our next Dine and Donate event is Tuesday, March 30th, at California Pizza Kitchen in Walnut Creek. CPK will donate 20% of food and beverage sales to Alamo School. Show the flyer or mention Alamo Elementary Education Fund. Purchases include dine-in, take-out, catering, and online orders at CPK.com when you enter BACK20% at checkout. The offer is not valid for 3rd party delivery orders such as Doordash, Grubhub or UberEats.
Did you miss the Wine Drive? If you didn't get a chance to donate a bottle (or two!) of wine to the live auction fundraiser, please bring it to room 301 on Wednesday, March 23rd, from 12:50-1:30 or drop it by the Hamilton’s house, 350 David Drive in Alamo. If you need to make other arrangements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer opportunities: The nominating committee is looking to fill open Ed Fund Board positions for the 2022-2023 school year. There's a position with times and tasks that are convenient for anyone who has a heart for helping to provide the best for our kids. If you are interested or just want to learn more, please fill out this Google form and we will be in touch!
Sloat Garden Center: This is the final “Growing up Green” week of the school year! Mention Alamo Elementary School at any Sloat Garden Center from March 18-27 and we will receive 10% back to use for our school garden areas and flowerpots. Last month we earned a $25 gift card to use on school beautification projects.
Good Eggs Promo Code: We appreciate our Alamo families who alerted us to another retail opportunity! Good Eggs delivers absurdly fresh groceries straight to your door and will offer Alamo 5% back on orders using code goodeggsforalamo! Check out their website and have fun grocery shopping!
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Ed Fund President