Alamo Halftime Report

Alamo Elementary - February 10, 2023

Important Dates


  • 20 - Welcome back!
  • 21 - Mileage Club
  • 22 - Delayed Start, school starts @ 10:00 a.m.
  • 24 - Mileage Club
  • 25 - Father Daughter Dance


  • 6: 5th Grade to Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra
  • 7: 1/2 Day
  • 8: 1/2 Day - Conferences
  • 9: 1/2 Day - Conferences
  • 10 - No School


P - Positive Attitude

  • Ben Harrington
  • Easton Kirkpatrick
  • Jayden Steenholdt
  • Gideon Mortimore
R - Responsible Actions
  • Elliott Jager
  • Mykenzie Crocker
  • Alivia Laupp
  • Riley Veldt
I - Integrity Within
  • Colton Bates
  • Harper Higgins
  • Stella VanderWoude
  • Samantha Rentfrow
D - Determination to Succeed
  • Leonardo Cruz
  • Jaylynn Pintarelli
  • Hudson Rudolph
  • Grady Garrett

E - Expect Excellence

  • Logan Chaivre
  • Matthew McLain
  • Oakley Allen
  • Aubrey Nobel
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Nominations Sought for Outstanding People for Education

It's award season again! We are now taking nominations for the Outstanding People for Education awards!

This award is given to 3 people from each of AAESA's districts. This was an award developed 13 years ago by the Allegan County School Boards Association; winners can be anyone who works or volunteers with the school/district.

The deadline to submit a nomination is March 1st.

Kid Heart Challenge is HERE!

Alamo Families, Kids Heart Challenge has officially kicked off!

It’s as easy as 1,2,3…

  1. Start by downloading the Kids Heart Challenge app or visiting our schools link below
  2. Help your child to select a personal challenge: Be Kind or Move More.
  3. Become a Heart Hero by sending emails/e-cards on the website or texts via the app to invite friends and family to support.

Why not have some extra fun with the family and have your own kickoff party at home?! Watch the official kick off video here AND our Online Guide will show you all the thank you gifts your students can earn.

CKH Character Words Dec _ Jan

Capturing Kids Hearts - CKH

This month, students were given a "Kindness Challenge". Ask your child about the kind things they are doing at school and home.

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WatchD.O.G.S. Program

Our WatchD.O.G.S. program will officially begin for the 2022-23 school year in October. “Dads” (or dad-like figures) who are interested in signing up to volunteer for a full or half day should contact Natalie Trumley ( or Nicole Knight-Lucas ( via email to schedule a date.

When you volunteer, you will receive a schedule for the day that allows you to help out in different classrooms doing a wide range of activities (reading a story, working with a child 1:1 on work, playing a game with a small group). You will also have scheduled time on the playground and lunchroom to interact with students and be a positive role model for them. We need a current background check on file before you are able to volunteer. Checks are good for 2 years. If you need updating, please contact the office if you need a form.

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Mileage Club

We are excited to enter another year of Mileage Club! You are welcome to join us any Tuesday or Friday (weather permitting). Please make sure your child wears tennis shoes these days.

Here are the recess times for each grade level.

  • K @ 11:35 a.m.
  • 1st @ 11:45 a.m.
  • 2nd @ 12:05 p.m.
  • 4th @12:15 p.m.
  • 3rd @ 12:35 p.m.
  • 5th @ 12:45 p.m.

Get Involved, Make a Difference

Alamo PTO needs you! The PTO (Parent-Teacher Organization) is a wonderful way to become involved in your child's education and to get to know other parents and teachers. The PTO has many activities throughout the school year that you can help with by volunteering. The PTO meets once a month at 4:00 p.m. in the Alamo Media Center. Please join us on Monday, January 9th. We will plan our PTO Valentine's Day Festivities, Teacher Appreciation Week, and our annual Fun Run!

Listed below are the remaining dates for this year's meetings. We would love for you to attend!

Meeting Dates

February 6th

March 6th

April 10th

May 1st

June 5th

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If your child is absent and the absence is unexcused, you will receive an automated phone call reminding you to report the absence. Please remember to report your child’s absence, before 9am, by calling our attendance line at (269) 694-7680.

Alamo Parents Facebook

Are you interested in being part of a place where parents of Alamo Elementary students can find details about school, share information with each other and keep up with current happenings? The Alamo PTO has a Facebook page for you! All we ask is that you be kind and courteous, no hate speech or bullying, no promotions or spam and that you respect everyone's right to privacy. This is a private page for members only. Alamo families are welcome to become part of the Alamo Parents Facebook page by requesting membership please visit ALAMO PARENTS on Facebook.


Otsego Public Schools is using an electronic service to distribute fliers to our families. Parents not only receive an email with the flier, there will be a button on each website where parents can go later and look at all of the fliers that have been posted for that school. No more weeding through emails, this can be a quick way to see that information. There will also be a Peachjar icon on our app. It is important that all parents have an email address in Infinite Campus as this is how we will create the email lists for schools. Please be sure to update your email in Infinite Campus.

Remind for Alamo Parents

Join Alamo Parents REMIND

Would you like to receive text updates on important dates and activities taking place here at Alamo Elementary? REMIND is a safe and efficient communication app designed for teachers/schools to communicate important classroom/school information. If you are interested in receiving updates from Alamo Elementary via text, text this message @alamopare to the number 81010 or click on the link below.


Otsego Public Schools thrives in part because of our many volunteers. Volunteer opportunities include classroom helpers, chaperones for field trips, boosters, and other volunteer groups. In order to volunteer, you must have an updated background check on file. Otsego will now require all individuals who volunteer to complete a background check each year; therefore, any volunteer with a background check dated prior to June 2022, will need to fill out a new form. If you are unsure if a new background check is required for you, please reach out to your child's school building or contact LeAnne Perkowski in our Administration Office ( or 269-694-7902).

Emergency Contact

It is extremely important to have up-to-date contact information available for each student. When emergencies arise, we need to be able to contact parents/guardians. This is also the contact information that is used for school closures and district updates.

Please log in to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal to check that your contact information is current and to make any necessary changes. New families will receive a letter with parent login information and instructions from the technology department soon. If you need assistance or login information for the Parent Portal, please contact the Alamo Elementary Office. Thank You!

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