March 15, 2021
Dear Alamo Families,
Your donations make a difference.
Mrs. Angle's instrumental music, Mrs. Berkowitz's art classes, and Mrs. Raaum's classroom music enrich our curriculum and positively affect the students' well-being, making them feel happier and more confident, so much needed in this pandemic.
Another immense impact of your donations is the paraeducators it affords. The assistance from classroom paraeducators allows small groups facilitated by either the para or teacher. Small groups provide flexible learning where needed, and that includes working with students at all levels: below, at, or above grade level. Small groups inspire confidence as the informal atmosphere can often support students in the conversation, encouraging them to participate from instant feedback on ideas as students contribute more to discussions.
Please help us reach our online silent auction goal! We are beyond grateful for your generosity.
online SILENT AUCTION CLOSES March 16 AT 9:00 PM!
Alamo Education Fund
Online Silent Auction Update: BID, BID, BID!
As of this afternoon, we are at 62% of our goal! We hope to raise $12,500! The Time is Now! Auction closes at 9 PM on Tuesday, March 16th!
Proceeds fund our school’s enrichment teachers.
Bid today at: https://alamoedfund.schoolauction.net/auction2021/catalog (copy & paste in browser)
*Time to get that last bid in on your favorite items. Choose from over 150 great auction items that are available to win.
*Time to bid on open spots that NO ONE HAS BID ON YET. Some with minimum bids of just $5.
Still not sure about what to bid on? Consider a direct donation.
Bidding is available to Moms, Dads, Grandmas, Grandpas, Aunts, Uncles, Best Friends, Neighbors, anyone! All you have to do is sign up! Such a great way to support the teachers, students and the Alamo School Ed Fund! Visit: https://alamoedfund.schoolauction.net/auction2021/catalog
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Erin Adams, Ed Fund President
Teachers, thank you for all you do!
Comparing and Contrasting Habitats in Mrs. Abramowitz's 2nd Grade Class
Narrative Non-Fiction Story Elements in Ms. Pavon's 3rd Grade Class
Our GENERAL ASSOCIATION MEETING is Thursday, March 25 at 4:00pm. Please join us and special guest Joe Inora, Support Counselor for SRVUSD, for a brief introduction to conflict resolution for parents and kids. Registration required - Register HERE After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
YEARBOOK Special thanks to Liz Lopez for her hard work in making a yearbook happen this year! Given that this year is a year like no other, it is history and important to remember. If you haven’t purchased a yearbook yet, please consider doing so. Yearbooks are only $20 and can be ordered online today. Buy online now at: YEARBOOKORDERCENTER.COM School Code: 12361
Calling all Artists!!! Starting now, and continuing through Saturday, March 20, the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation will be accepting submissions of a logo for the 38th Annual Run for Education. The winning design will be highlighted on T-shirts and the winning student will receive $100 in gift cards. Information HERE
SAVE THE DATES
Friday, March 19, 6pm- Thirty Second District PTA March Association Meeting and Elections with Special Guests Lynn Mackey (Superintendent Contra Costa County) and Chris Farintano (Health Officer- Contra Costa County) and Paul Leung (Contra Costa County Public Health) Register to attend HERE
Saturday, March 20 at 10:30AM: DR. ERAN MAGEN on HELPING YOUR CHILD LEARN GOOD HABITS. Good habits are quite possibly the most valuable asset a child can have. But how can you help your child build good habits, without nagging or preaching, in a way that keeps you relaxed and strengthens your relationship? In this interactive session, we will go over setting effective and realistic goals, ensuring motivation and self-efficacy, and making the entire process pleasant for both you and your child.
Our guest speaker, Dr. Eran Magen, Ph.D. teaches clinicians, educators, and parents how to form stronger, more supportive relationships in their professional and personal lives. Eran received his Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University and served as the research director for the department of Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Pennsylvania. Learn more at ParentingForHumans.com. For questions, contact us at FamilyEngagement@srvcouncilpta.org. Advanced Registration is Required. Learn more and register here: https://www.srvcouncilpta.org/events/2021/3/20/building-your-childs-good-habits (or you can use the short URL www.srvcouncilpta.org and they can click from there.
Sunday, March 21, 4:00pm Join the Nahama Foundation for the Arts Women’s History Month “Stove Top Tales” - information about the event and how to participate HERE
Tuesday, March 23, 6:30-8:30pm on Zoom “Stories Build Bridges" Speaker Series Event #2
Featuring Irma Herrera, in honor of Women's History Month Learn More and Register Parents, staff, and students are invited to hear Irma's inspiring story about identity and advocacy. There will be a Q&A session and informal conversation facilitated by some of our very own SRVUSD high school students.
Advocacy Day for Education 2021: Moving Forward with Resiliency
Please join the San Ramon Valley Council, Pleasanton Council and Las Trampas Council for Advocacy Day 2021: Moving Forward with Resiliency. The first Advocacy Day took place in 1980, prompted by the passage of Proposition 13 and its anticipated negative impact on education. Today, Advocacy Day serves as a vehicle to both influence our legislators and inform our PTA volunteers and community members. Four decades of advocacy have focused on issues of finance, education reform, class size, standardized testing, special needs and children’s health issues. This year is different.
Undeniably, the pandemic has greatly impacted the schools and the health of our families and communities. For exactly one year we have faced uncertainty on a daily basis and the challenge of not knowing what the future holds for our students and schools. This year Advocacy Day will focus on “Moving Forward with Resiliency.” We will have the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of our school superintendents and state legislators. A panel of highly respected frontline medical and mental health experts will share the most current information and recommendations. The equity issues at play will be addressed by both educators and corporate professionals.
Together we will advocate directly to our legislators for the education of all our children. More information and registration will be published in the coming weeks at SRVCouncilPTA.org.
Thanks all- have a great week! Michelle Petersen
Thank you, Mr. Ruffin!
alamo pride students
ATTENDANCE - picking your child up early
Access to COVID Testing for Students and Families-
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District has partnered with PMH Laboratories to arrange opportunities for students and families to have access to COVID testing. Testing will take place at the SRVUSD Education Center. Please visit the testing information page on our website to make an appointment and for more information.
Upcoming Religious Observances
March 17 Spirit Day - Wear Green
March 23 Minimum Day, Monday Schedule (Professional Development)
March 25 PTA General Meeting, 4:00 PM
March 24 SVMS Principal White Chat with Hybrid 5th Grade
March 26 SVMS Principal White Chat with Remote 5th Grade
March 29 Monday Assembly - EcoHero
March 31 School Site Council Meeting
April 2 No School - Teacher Work Day
Mar 17 - Wear Green/Rainbows/Etc for St. Patrick's Day
March 26 -Mustang Spirit Day (school colors/gear)
April 16 - College Spirit Day
April 23 - Mustang Spirit Day (school colors/gear)
April 30 - Rainbow Day (5th Grade Red, 4th Orange, 3rd Yellow, 2nd Green, 1st Blue, K Purple)
May 7 - Dress Like Your Teacher Day
May 14 - Match Your Class Day
May 21 - Mustang Spirit Day (school colors/gear)
May 28 - Red, White, and Blue Day
June 3rd (Last Day) - Aloha Day (Hawaiian Gear)