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WORLD TEACHERS' DAY - OCTOBER 5

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October 5, 2020

Important Dates

Oct 5 World Teachers' Day

Oct 5-9 Conference Week, Minimum Days

Oct 7 Last Day to Reserve Your Library Books (see details below)

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)

Mustang Broadcast

This week's broadcast. Great job Avery (4th), Isabella (2nd), and Jessica (2nd)!

Mustang News Broadcast October 5, 2020

Alamo Education Fund

Let's connect with our hardworking teachers!

At the materials pickup on October 13th, we will give students a chance to connect with their teachers and an opportunity to say thank you. Each classroom, PE, and music (Raaum and Angle), Science teacher will have a black reusable bag where students can leave a thank you card, drawing, craft, or anything else they can imagine. These bags provide students the chance to create something to be given directly to their teachers. Our teachers are working endlessly to make distance learning possible, and we hope our students will use this as a fun way to connect with them.


Fall ThinkWorks Opportunities start this week!

The Alamo School Education Foundation is partnering with Alamo Teachers to bring opportunities for virtual enrichment classes to our Alamo students. Your child can participate in a truly fabulous fall art class with Miss Fettig, or receive small reading group support from the amazing Ms. Mayer. Classes are small, and are filling up quickly. Register here: https://alamoedfund.schoolauction.net/thinkworks2021/homepages/show

Fall Classes include:

*Reading Rock Stars-Small Group Reading Instruction - Kinder/1st (Ms. Mayer)

*Reading Rock Stars-Small Group Reading Instruction - 1st/2nd (Ms. Mayer)

*Fabulous Fall Art with Miss Fettig


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

PTA

Hello Alamo Families! Thank you to everyone who participated in our Q&A event last week. It was a useful conversation and offered perspectives from parents, teachers, and staff on returning to school in a hybrid format. I know there is still a lot of information we need to receive in order to make a decision before we have to declare one way or the other on November 13. I invite you to please mark your calendars for the following, so you can be informed:

  • Tuesday, October 6 @ 7 pm: Board of Education Meeting. Watch here

  • Wednesday, October 7 @ 7 pm: Townhall with Superintendent John Malloy. This Townhall is for the Monte Vista High School feeder pattern, but all are welcome to join. Watch here

  • Tuesday, October 27 @ 7 pm: Board of Education Meeting. Watch here

  • Wednesday, November 4 @ 6:30 pm - PTA Chat with the Principal. Zoom details will be released as we get closer.

  • I also urge you to email Principal Salazar msalazar@srvusd.net and our Board of Education member Ken Mintz kmintz@srvusd.net with questions or concerns. The more the District and the Board hears from us, the more we may be heard!


Alamo School PTA is hosting a Warm Coat Drive for our sister school, Dover Elementary, October 8-16. Bins are in front of the school office in the portico. Our goal is 200 coats!!!! Please help!!!! See the flyer below for details. A huge KUDOS to Bar Mintze for organizing this drive!


Have you registered for the Run for Education? TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!!! I just registered my whole family (including my husband’s parents!. Our school gets 40% or every $25 registration fee. I know times are tight financially, but if you can, please register. Alamo School needs to keep its winning streak going!!!! Register here and kudos to Michelle Parkinson for all her work in promoting the Run for Ed!


Halloween is approaching, and Alamo School PTA is excited to announce our first ever drive through Halloween Parade! This will look a lot like Mr. Hitmo’s retirement parade and provide our kids the opportunity to wear their costumes and get a goodie bag. More details to come but save the date Friday, October 30, from 1:30 - 2:30 pm.


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

GO MUSTANGS! We need your help!

Run for Education


We need science materials for Mrs. O'Toole's class.


PLEASE HELP OUR SCHOOL. REGISTER TODAY!

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ALAMO LIBRARY AVAILABLE AGAIN!!

Everyone at Alamo misses you!! And Alamo students are missing an important part of school this year too – going to the library. Even though you have been hearing books online, we know you want to check some out and have them at home. Since our in-person visits are on hold, we are going to start circulating our wonderful collection and distributing them curbside! In order to do that, students will look at our online catalog and put the books they want to check out on hold. Please see the short video on how to do that here: Intruction video


The books will be pulled, checked out, wrapped with student name and distributed on our next distribution day, OCTOBER 13. These books will be due on our next distribution day, November 10, or they can be returned to the box in front of the office at any time. We will start with fifth and fourth grades holding/checking out two books, third and second grades one book. First and kindergarten will be able to check out later, after we see how this beginning phase goes. You will be notified by email if you have a book to be picked up. Disregard the dates that pop up on the catalog.


If you have overdue books from last year, you won’t be able to check out new books, so get those back!


Put the books you want on hold by October 7 so I will have time to collect them all. If you have questions, contact me at mwehrle@srvusd.net


Thanks!

Mrs. Wehrley

Picture Day - October 8, 2020

ALL STUDENTS MUST WEAR A MASK BEFORE ENTERING THE MPR. Masks stay on until the photographer is ready to take the picture, and social distancing is required. Steps Lifetouch is taking to improve safety on Picture Day.


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 ask that you have your child's photo taken for our school database.

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

by Rhonda Taft, SDC Teacher at California High School

12:00-12:45 PM Session

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7:00-7:45 PM Session

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

12:00-12:45 PM Session

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7:00-7:45 PM Session

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

12:00-12:45 PM Session

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7:00-7:45 PM Session

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Science Materials Pick Up Day - October 13

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

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

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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