October 11, 2021
Mrs. Parkinson, words are powerless to express our gratitude for your time and dedication in making Run For Education hugely successful for Alamo!
October 11-15 Conference Week -Minimum Days, Dismissal K 10:30 AM, GR1-5 12:00 PM, No Homework Club
October 13 Run Club begins (see PTA below)
October 13 Town Hall with Superintendent Dr. Malloy (see PTA below)
October 13 Dine and Donate with Tomatina Restaurant (see Ed Fund below)
October 15 Last day to order Music Shirts
October 17 Culture in the Community (see PTA below)
October 19 School Picture Retake Day
October 21 Parenting Workshop (see PTA below)
October 28 PTA Moms Mix and Mingle
October 28 4th Grade Walk Thru California
October 29 Halloween Parade 8:15 AM (time updated), Class Parties
November 1 School Recess No School
November 2 Teacher Work Day - No School
November 11 Veteran's Day - No School
November 12 Teacher Work Day - No School
November 22-26 Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
November 28 Alamo Rotary Tree Lighting Family Event, 4:30-6:30 PM, Oak Tree Plaza, Alamo
Dine and Donate with Tomatina Restaurant: Make your conference week a bit less hectic and order lunch or dinner from Tomatina! All day on Wednesday, October 13th, Tomatina Restaurant in Walnut Creek will donate 15% of food and beverage sales to the Alamo Ed Fund. This applies to dine-in and pick-up take-out orders, no credit is given for Doordash. Show the flyer to your server, or when you come to pick up your take-out order.
Ed Fund News: We are excited to announce that at our September Board meeting we approved a motion to fund additional paraeducator hours! We are in the process of posting for these hours and hope to have additional personnel on campus soon to help teachers and students in the classroom. Mrs. Berkowitz, creator of the Alamo art program and current instructor, will be stepping away from this role to help care for her newborn grandson. We wish her the best and send our congratulations to her family! We are now in search of a new art teacher, so please email Alamo.email@example.com if you or someone you know may be interested.
Music Shirts: Last call! Music shirts are required for all chorus, band and chimes performances. Visit this link to place your order by Friday, October 15th.
Sponsorship: We offer year-long advertising opportunities for businesses as well as unique one-time sponsorships (such as sponsoring a FUNd Party). To review all of our marketing opportunities for corporate sponsors, please visit this website where you can review levels of sponsorship, view costs and place your order online.
Retail spotlight: Have you checked out Flipgive? Click “Shop online” to begin your online purchase or click “Join” and use code YLP5ZX to create an account connected to the Alamo School Education Fund team. Start your online shopping trip through Flipgive and your everyday purchases will earn cash back! You can also earn a % back on gift card purchases just in time for the holiday season! Many retailers are represented, including GAP, The Home Depot, Macy’s, Michael’s, Sephora, Anthropologie and Bed Bath and Beyond! Every little bit helps-thank you for your commitment to the Ed Fund!
See all “Free Money” retail opportunities here.
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Ed Fund President
Run Club Returns!!
Calling all runners! Run club is back up, starting on Wednesday October 13th. All grades are welcome. Meet us starting at 7:15 am at the bottom black-top to get your heart pumping before school starts. You can walk, jog, or run until the bell rings. More details to come next week. Kudos to Lisa Taylor, parent volunteer for bringing this fun program back to Alamo School!
This year, the Alamo School PTA is proud to fund the Homework Club for grades 1st-5th. We want to provide students with a calm environment to complete their homework and access extra support, books, and computers. Our amazing paraeducator Mrs. Linda Henderson will supervise and assist students. She has an abundance of knowledge of our curriculum and experience in teaching as a classroom paraeducator.
Homework Club meets Monday-Wednesday in the library, after school:
You can turn in payment and fill out a Homework Club form in the office. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Save the Dates:
Wednesday, October 13, 5:00pm: Town Hall with Superintendent Dr. Malloy and his executive staff. Please join Dr. Malloy and his executive staff for a Town Hall meeting to answer the question: What are your questions, concerns, insights, and suggestions about the school year so far? Join this meeting by visiting the SRVUSD YouTube Channel
Responses to the prompt can be submitted in advance so that Dr. Malloy and staff are sure to address all input. Follow-up questions, based on staff responses to the original prompts, will be taken live during the Town Hall meetings.
Sunday, October 17 from 10-2 is the Culture in the Community Celebration. Join the festivities for the 4th annual Culture in the Community Celebration! More details here https://app.peachjar.com/flyers/2118116/schools/53764
Thursday, October 21: Parenting Workshop: Improving Understanding and Communication Between Parents and Teens sponsored by the San Ramon Valley Council of PTA’s. Register in advance for this zoom presentation HERE
Thursday, October 28: Moms Mix and Mingle. Look for an Evite coming soon- The PTA hopes to see you there!
The Hoedown has been moved to Friday, April 22.
We are looking for 1 parent volunteer for makeup picture day on October 19 from 8am - 1pm in the MPR. Please email Gayle Hughey, front office manager, email@example.com if you are able to volunteer.
We continue to need volunteers for lunch recess. This is a great opportunity to support your kids at school!
Volunteers must be cleared only through Level 1 at Be A Mentor. Please check the menu for each day. Picky eaters or those with restricted diets may want to pack a lunch option for their child for the first few weeks while the District works out its kinks. Visit https://www.srvusd.net/childnutrition for more information about the school lunch program and thank you in advance for volunteering!
Volunteer Requirement Update:
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a new public health order (found here: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Order-of-the-State-Public-Health-Officer-Vaccine-Verification-for-Workers-in-Schools.aspx) requiring WORKERS AND ON-SITE VOLUNTEERS in TK-12 public and private schools to verify vaccination status and if not fully vaccinated to undergo at least weekly COVID-19 testing. The order is part of the state's efforts to protect Californians from the Delta variant of COVID-19.
Schools must be in full compliance of this policy by October 15, 2021. As with all state and county public health mandates, the SRVUSD and Alamo Elementary School will fully comply with this health order. You can submit a copy of your vaccination status to beamentor.org/login. You will be asked to fill out a form and then upload your proof of vaccination using the Upload Document. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our school safe!
Kudos to all parent volunteers who support their kids during school hours, especially our lunch volunteers. Special kudos to Lisa Taylor for bringing back the Run Club, to Ajitpal Pannu for yearbook coordination, and to Michelle Parkinson for all her work on Run For Education and the first-ever Alamo Turkey Trot! Alamo parents rock!!!
Be up to date and in the know!!! Follow us on Facebook @Parents of Alamo Elementary School and on Instagram @alamo.school THANK YOU Doris Tam for keeping us in the social media mix!
Michelle Petersen and Nicole Rocca, PTA Presidents
Yearbooks are on sale now!!!
Alamo Elementary School yearbooks are back! See flyer for details. Special thanks to Ajitpal Pannu for making this special Alamo tradition happen this year. Questions? Email Nicole Rocca firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATTENTION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS! 2021/22 Poster Contest
October is National Walk/Bike Month, and Street Smarts is having a Poster Contest!
You’re invited to enter this year’s “Walk and Roll with Street Smarts” Poster Contest!
Please visit Poster Contest Guidelines and Requirements for all entry information.
The last day to enter is Thursday, November 4, 2021, by 4 p.m.
The two top winning posters in each grade level (K-2nd) (3rd-5th) will be displayed on Street Smarts Banners throughout the community and marking materials.