Mustang News

March 1, 2021

TEACHERS, THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!

Directed Drawing in Mrs. Scott's Class

Directed drawings are a step-by-step approach to drawing something. The teacher guides or directs students in the steps to create a drawing. Directed drawings increase the listening skills of students. They must listen and keep up with the teacher as each part is drawn. In addition to listening, the students learn to follow directions. Don’t forget that drawing is FUN, and we want kids to feel successful as they learn. Each drawing is unique. All of these were created following the same directions.

Analyzing and Comparing Perspectives - Reading in Mrs. Inkabi's Class

Learners who can identify different perspectives within a text will gain a deep insight into the possible meanings and levels of meaning. They will achieve a fuller understanding of the text. Also, by analyzing and comparing perspectives, learners can begin to determine their own perspectives on a topic.

Harvest of the Month in Miss Fettig's Class

Parents are teachers, too! Thank you, Mrs. Cymerys, Mrs. Heneman, and Mrs. Miegel. Here’s to a great class of learning about healthy fruit. The parents did an amazing job teaching the students about the health benefits of oranges, the varietals, and more!


(It was Crazy Hat Day on the day of the lesson.)

Mustang Broadcast

This week's broadcast. Great job, Avery, Savana, and Emma!
Mustang Broadcast March 1, 2021 SD 480p

ALAMO PRIDE STUDENTS!

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Alamo Education Fund

Alamo School Online Silent Auction...coming soon!

The silent auction is set to open at 1 PM on March 8th and end at 9 PM on March 16th. Get ready to bid by setting up your silent auction account and liking your favorites! You don’t want to miss this opportunity to place winning bids on great items and give back to Alamo Elementary at the same time!


Below are a few of the many highlights of this year’s online silent auction - to see the full catalog, click here at https://alamoedfund.schoolauction.net/auction2021/catalog


  • Enrichment possibilities: Outschool, C2 Education, Kiwi Co, Hackington Coding, the Coder School, Young Art

  • Golf outings: The Bridges Golf Club, Eagles Vine Club, Franklin Canyon, Sequoia Woods Country Club

  • Artwork from Our Students with Quilts from Quiltlove

  • Virtual Parent Parties with Insta Buys: Watercolor at $40 Per Ticket & Trivia at $30 Per Ticket

  • Plus, an exclusive Virtual Story Time with Principal Salazar!


Your bids help support the Alamo Education Fund, funding the school’s enrichment teachers in reading, social-emotional learning, paraprofessionals, music, band, chorus, and art!


Set Up Your Bidder Account Early, Peruse the Catalog, and Select Your Favorites! It’s as Easy as 1-2-3-4!


Before you can place a bid, you will first need to create an account.

  1. Click Sign Up at the top of the catalog page to get started.

  2. Choose an Online Bidding Name. Please note that your bidding name will be visible to other bidders, so choose something that will keep your identity secret.

  3. Once your account is created, you will receive an email confirmation with your personalized link to use for quick site access. Make sure to check your junk mail folder if you don’t see the email in your inbox.

  4. Browse the catalog and save your favorite items by clicking the heart by the item name. They will be saved on the My Favorites page, found in the My Bids menu option.

Questions? Email alamoschoolonlineauction@gmail.com

2021-22 Open Board Volunteer Spotlight:


Marketing Email Communications Director

Do you like internal and external communications? Do you like writing promotional materials for a good cause? We need you for next year’s Ed Fund board! This position has flexibility, can easily be done from home, and is a great way to familiarize yourself with the mission and the board! Email Alamo Ed Fund Parliamentarian Christina Heil at christinabheil@gmail.com for more details. Email templates are provided too.


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


Thank you!

Erin Adams, Ed Fund President

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PTA

I wanted to remind you that the PTA is looking for people to join us! There is a misconception out there that PTA parents aren’t working parents and that we have tons of extra time on our hands. We don’t! Most of us work, and obviously we are all doing some SERIOUS multi-tasking as we continue to support Remote and Hybrid learning for our own kids! We volunteer for the PTA because we care about our kids, we care about the school they attend and the community, and we support the people who educate them. Take Erin Brooks: PTA Board Chair, mother of 3 and works full time as a Hematology Consultant selling life saving cancer treatment drugs for Multiple Myeloma. If you would like to learn more about our PTA, the people who volunteer for it and what we do for Alamo School, please join us for our General Association Meeting- March 25, 4:00pm. You can also contact Nicole Rocca, mom of 3, Pediatric Nurse AND PTA Board Parliamentarian for more information: nicolerocca@gmail.com We hope to be fully back in school in the Fall and have so many fun things to make up for and to plan for!


YEARBOOK!!!!!

March 5th is the last day to submit photos for your child’s yearbook. If you have already purchased a yearbook, submit your photos here: Photos can be uploaded via the HJeShare app or at www.hfeshare.com Our School Code is alamoyb (all lowercase). Special thanks to Liz Lopez for her hard work in making a yearbook happen this year! And 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


-SAVE THE DATES -


Read Across America Day Family Reading Night, Tuesday March 2, 6:30pm

Come join us for our next Family Reading Night! Alamo families are welcome to connect over Zoom to hear stories read by parents, teachers, and staff. This is a casual event - relaxing and pajamas are welcome. In honor of Read Across America Day, which is celebrated annually on Dr. Suess’s birthday, our theme will be Dr. Suess books or any poetic / rhythmic stories.


Topic: Read Across America Day Family Reading Night

Time: Mar 2, 2021 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88303591160

Meeting ID: 883 0359 1160


Special Board of Education Meeting, Wednesday March 3 @ 4:00pm Click for the agenda and watch on the SRVUSD Board Youtube Channel


MARCH 3 7:00PM PTA ADVOCACY WEBINAR REGISTER HERE


Principal Chat - DATE CHANGED TO MARCH 10, 6:30pm. Principal Salazar will go over the Social-Emotional survey results; give an update on Remote and Hybrid learning and will discuss an exciting new addition to Alamo School! Zoom details will be shared in next week's Mustang News. If you have any specific concerns or questions you would like to see addressed in the meeting, please email michesinnott@gmail.com


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: BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! DR. ERAN MAGEN on HELPING YOUR CHILD LEARN GOOD HABITS. Learn more 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.


RESOURCES FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH IEPs: Next meeting is March 24 at 10am At the last EEC meeting we had guest speakers, Ken Nelson and Joe Ianora. They gave a great presentation with information about accommodations and 504s. I have attached the presentation and the slides. If you have any questions for Ken Nelson, his email address is knelson@srvusd.net.


IEP 101 Part Two Presentation

https://youtu.be/TiL7XVv6Y5Q


Presentation Slides

https://cdn.fbsbx.com/v/t59.2708-21/152243096_436205194152636_1264379094211906476_n.pdf/504-presentation-SRVUSD.pdf?_nc_cat=108&ccb=3&_nc_sid=0cab14&_nc_ohc=9C1ZUviO4poAX-xR8XI&_nc_ht=cdn.fbsbx.com&oh=46d367a5ab594aea9a50385587433940&oe=603ED4B6&dl=1


Parent/Student Rights for 504s

https://srvusd-ca.schoolloop.com/file/1275747793207/1406780923221/295161875742037075.pdf




Thanks all and have a great week!

Michelle Petersen, PTA President

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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.

Staff COVID Testing

Adjusted cases per 100,000 are at 10.4 as of 2/20/21. Per guidance issued by the CA Department of Public Health (CDPH) on January 14, 2021, the recommended frequency/cadence of surveillance (asymptomatic) testing when a county drops below 14 cases per 100,000 population changes from testing once each week to testing once every two weeks. The testing cadence further changes as the Case Rate continues to decline.


All staff who sets foot on campus regardless of frequency are tested.

SRVUSD Child Nutrition Services

Child Nutrition Information: MARCH GRAB N GO MEAL SCHEDULE

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Upcoming Religious Observances

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Important Dates

March 2 Family Reading Night

March 2 National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day)

March 3 Special Board Meeting

March 5 NO SCHOOL, Teacher Work Day

March 9-12 LEGCON 2021 Live

March 10 Principal Chat (rescheduled due to Board meeting)

March 10-12 Conference Days, Monday Schedule

March 23 Minimum Day, Monday Schedule (Professional Development)

March 25 PTA General Meeting, 4:00 PM


Alamo School Calendar


2020-21 Instructional Calendar Board REVISED due to COVID (Posted 08/04/2020) (PDF)

SPIRIT DAYS!

Mar 12 - Sports Day (favorite teams, or gear)

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)

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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