Equity, Diversity, Inclusion are fundamental values.
Sep 21-Oct 4 Virtual Book Fair
Sep 30 School Site Council Meeting, 2:45-3:45 PM
Oct 5-9 Conference Week, Minimum Days
Oct 8 School PIctures, 12:00-4:30
Oct 11 Run for Education
September 21, 2020
Dear Alamo Families,
Thank you for your partnership in our important work to make remote learning the best that it can be while planning for a future return to in-person learning for those who choose that option. I know you have many unanswered questions as we wait for more news to guide your choice between fully remote and hybrid, in-person learning should Contra Costa move to the Substantial (red) tier.
Current information about our reopening plan is available in the SRVUSD Guide to Reopening posted on our website. This document will be updated regularly as new information becomes available.
Remember that we have information pertinent to the current planning phase for a projected return to in-person learning: Parent Survey Remote Learning. Although the survey requires your child's name and student ID, it is not your final decision. Your response to this survey will help inform the Board to determine the next steps at their meeting on September 29. We need to know your preference for your child: return to in-person hybrid learning as soon as possible; learn remotely for the remainder of the school year; either remote or in-person as long as your child keeps the same teacher; or still unsure. Additionally, do you prefer to attend all day, 2-3 times per week (cohort A/B model), or attend half-day, AM/PM, 4-5 days per week? Please complete the survey as soon as possible. If you want to modify your submission, email COMMUNICATIONS@SRVUSD.NET with your changes. Staff will also be surveyed for their preference on the same items (replace child with students).
Answers to your questions about when might in-person learning begin, details about the hybrid schedule, details about the health and safety strategies, and possible teacher assignment changes will be decided in the appropriate timeline points: Board Decision, Parent Declarations, Teacher Declarations, 2 Weeks After County Moves to "RED" Status.
As Dr. Malloy requested in his video message to the community, please contact me and not the district office with any questions you may have to provide a timely reply.
We're all in it together!
Our first Mustang Broadcast aired on Monday, September 21. Great job Alice (4th)!
The broadcast will be weekly to inform students of school events and community news, and we may have special guests. K-5 students are invited to participate. Primary-grade students will partner with upper-grade students. Students can sign up anytime by letting their teacher know.
51 students have signed up. We may have to air twice a week!
If you want to find out more, please Zoom with us on Friday, 4:30-5:30 PM.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 836 3126 7095
I am pleased to report that Alamo School is 2nd in registration for the Run for Education at 11.4%. Please consider joining the Virtual Run on October 11. Enjoy a special video for you - REGISTER TODAY!
The Run for Education - October 11
RUN FOR ED @ ALAMO SCHOOL has never been more fun and easy to fundraise for.
Check out what's new this year...
1. More MONEY
2. Exclusive (yet FREE) workouts offered by some incredibly talented workout leaders in our community all for you to enjoy...only available to Alamo School families.
3. Our very own "chalk walk/run/bike/skate/scooter/blade" Run for Ed 5K
4. Principal incentive challenge accepted for a 75% registration.
More money.... for every registration $25, 40% of that goes directly to our school and 70% of donations made on behalf of your participant(s) (i.e. grandma/grandpa, aunts, uncles, neighbors, bosses, etc) will go straight to our school too. This is a huge year for Alamo School to be able to capture and claim real money that our parents and friends/family donate. Let's show our school support and register your entire family and send your participant's link out for donations, just make sure you and your family select ALAMO Elementary for the school to support!!!!
Don't put it off another day....register today! Please, https://rfe.srvef.org/
Once you register, you have unlocked 6 FREE and FUN Alamo exclusive workouts to take advantage of and have fun. Book with friends now, make it happen.
Secure your spots on these signup geniuses...
Mixed Cardio Session with fitness and lifestyle coach Tim Rudd on Zoom from the comforts of your home. Offering two free classes to choose from,
Sept 24th @ 5 PM and Sept 26th at 9 AM.
Mountain Biking with a former professional mountain bike racer, Michelle Peterson, in the hills of Mt. Diablo on Sept 27th @ 9 AM.
Cardio Kickboxing with Annika Ensrud, socially distanced, outside, high energy/cardio group exercise class outside, location TBD. Sept 29th @ 6 PM.
Cycle classes at JustRide Studio. Coach Mark will lead a Flashback Friday ride on October 9th @ 6 PM, followed by a Dance Party ride with Mercedes on October 10th @ 9:30 AM.
On Sunday, October 11th come out with your sneakers on and ready to walk, run, bike, skate, scooter, blade through a chalked off 5K with your family that starts in the Alamo School parking lot and winds through Livorna Estates neighborhood. Complete it any time between 9 AM - 6 PM that day and have fun moving with your family.
*Every participant must be registered with Run for Ed to do this or any of the 6 free workout classes due to waiver policies. Thank you for your understanding.
Principal Salazar (along with several teachers) has agreed to learn and perform a popular Tik Tok dance for all the kids to giggle and enjoy but this can only happen with a 75% registration achievement. Everyone needs a laugh right now, thank you staff for rising to the occasion. We have a long way to go so please just register now. https://rfe.srvef.org/
***Please contact Michelle Parkinson at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional questions. You can also find these signup genius links on our FB group page ~ Parents of Alamo Elementary School which I encourage you to join.
2020-2021 School Site Council's membership is complete!
Parents: Erin Brooks, Renee Feldman, Tracie Kenyon, Clayton Ladere, Ling-Chih Liang
Teachers: Ava Angeletopoulos, Michelle Beem, Amber Pavon
Staff: Martha Hansen
Principal: Monina Salazar
Alamo Education Fund
Shout out to our Annual Giving Chair, Kelly Bowes who has worked hard to organize and promote our Annual Giving Campaign! Another shout out to Christina Heil our Parliamentarian who has been busy recruiting new volunteers and transitioning new board members into their roles. We appreciate our volunteers!
What your donations have funded:
3 paraeducators (teacher aides)-(Mrs. Border, Mrs. Hascall, and Mrs. Henderson)
Music (Mrs. Raaum), Choir (Mrs.Raaum), and Instrumental (Mrs. Angle) teachers
Art teacher (Mrs. Berkowitz) and art kits for every student
Rainbow Room “Socio-Emotional Learning Coordinator” (Mrs. Bennett)
Instructional Reading Specialist (Mrs. Boomer)
2 Computer Monitors (for teacher instruction)
Admin items: School Auction platform (for online/silent auction), Insurance, Taxes, SRVEF Dues, copy machine
We have achieved 51% of our fundraising goal for the entire year. (We hit 67% of our goal for the Annual Giving Drive).
Shopping Amazon? Don’t forget to shop smile.amazon.com and find group: Alamo Elementary SRVED FUND. Every little bit helps the Alamo Education Fund!
Our virtual Book Fair is live!!!!! Get your book on here!
PLEASE register for the San Ramon Valley Run for Education!!!! Our school site will get 40% of every $25 registration fee AND 70% of all pledge pages. Thank you to Michelle Parkinson for all her hard work on making this a fun event. Register HERE now!!!!
This year will be one for the books, our yearbook that is! We think it is safe to say, there won’t be another year quite like this. Distance learning, quarantines, and crazy weather and we’ll be working hard to capture these unprecedented times in your student’s yearbook to remember for years to come. Because of our current limitations, we expect the yearbook to be smaller and simpler this year. We hope to make something memorable to mark the year and to keep this Alamo Elementary tradition alive! Don’t wait to order your student’s copy of the Alamo Elementary yearbook! Yearbooks are only $20 and can be ordered online today!
Buy online now at YEARBOOKORDERCENTER.COM School Code: 12361.
Special Thanks to Stacey Blackman and Kelly Bowes for all their work coordinating Birthday Books. If you haven't purchased a birthday book for your child you can do so here
The Online Student Directory is now available! https://aes.futurefund.com/directory Special thanks to Bar Minze for all of her hard work and data entry in making this happen.
Thank you to all parents who purchased Spirit Wear! The store is now closed and you can expect your order in the next 3-4 weeks!
VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR September 21-October 4
Book Fair Goal - 625 Books
SRVUSD Board Of Education
REPORTING AN ABSENCE OR TARDY
Notify the school office if your child will be absent or tardy. Email AlamoAttendance@srvusd.net.
Please leave your student’s name, teacher, grade, and reason for absence. Thank you.
OFFICE HOURS: 7:30 - 4:00 PM (925) 855-4800
TECHNOLOGY OR DEVICE HELP
Parents if you need a device and/or a hotspot for your student(s) or are having problems with a device that was issued to you, please visit the Parent IT Help Site. They will be able to help you, or you can request a device. Anyone student can request a device and/or a hotspot throughout the year.
If you child does not remember their password, please email your request to