March 14, 2022
March 1-15 5 Little Monkeys Toy Store Giveback
March 7-15 ONLINE AUCTION OPEN
March 14 New Masking Protocol Begins
March 15 Hippy Club Meeting
March 16 Monte Vista Feeder Area Band Festival, Los Cerros 5:30PM
March 16-18 Conference Days, Minimum Days
March 18-27 Sloat Garden Center Give Back
March 23 PRISM Club Meeting
March 24 PTA Talent Show, MPR 5PM
March 29 Hippy Club Meeting
March 30 PTA Parent Ed Night - A Discussion on Implicit Biases, Virtual 6:30PM
March 31 Alamo Student Leadership Meeting
April 4-8 Spring Break
April 12 Street Smarts Assembly
April 22 PTA Hoedown, 5-8:30PM
April 27 PTA General Association Meeting, Virtual 6:30PM
May 19 Open House, 6-7PM
May 21 Bocce, Bubbles, and BBQ!
June 2 Last Day of School, Minimum Day
June 15-July 13 District Summer School (no school 6/20 & 7/4)
SILENT AUCTION - BID!
Last chance to bid in the silent auction!: Bidding closes March 15th at 9 PM. This is one of the Ed Fund’s biggest fundraisers of the year which we depend upon to fund essential programs at Alamo School. Check your email for instructions on creating your account and take a look at some of the amazing items up for auction. You can also make a direct donation which is corporate match eligible.
Camps, wine tasting, rounds of golf, dance and enrichment opportunities, jewelry and local attractions!
Alamo VIP Parking - reserve a spot for some of the school year’s busiest days
Teacher for a Day - give your child(ren) the opportunity to run class for a day (or PE, science, and library!
NEW - 5th grade tour of Stone Valley with Principal White!
Thank you in advance for your support of the auction and the Alamo Ed Fund.
TALENT SHOW IS COMING!
TALENT SHOW PRACTICE
We will see you all this week during the minimum days for rehearsals!
Wednesday, March 16th 12:10pm - 3pm - Practice for Act One (MPR)
Thursday, March 17th 12:10pm - 3pm - Practice for Act Two (MPR)
*5th grade act, please arrive on the 17th & be prepared to practice on stage.
Reminders: Every participant requires a parent/caregiver/neighbor to sign up for a job. We cannot run this large event on our own. Job sign up:: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050548AEAD2AA02-talent
Donations: $15 can be paid through Venmo to the PTA treasurer @Nicole-DeLaTorre-11 or a check can be put in the PTA folder in the office too. Any general questions email email@example.com. Thank you!
Talent Show Committee
Michelle Parkinson, Hilarie Bako, Jennifer Lucchese, and Nicole Delatorre
After School Pick-Up Protocol
- Drive slowly.
- Do not pass the car in front of you, please wait until the traffic moves forward.
- Cell phone use is prohibited.
- Park at the bottom lot if your child is not at carpool. We will send your child there.
- As the line permits, advance toward the MPR doors.
- Be sure to have your student's nameplate (last name and grade) visible on the right side of your vehicle's dashboard.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!
Wine Drive: Donate a bottle (or more) of wine valued at $30+! We will be selling this wine at our May live auction event "Bocce, Bubbles & BBQ." Volunteers will be stationed along the front of the school and Dapplegray to collect out your car window Thursday, March 17th, during drop off between 7:45-8am and pick up between 11:30-12:15. Alternatively, you can drop off at the Hamilton’s: 350 David Dr in Alamo (any time Thursday 3/17 between 8am - 7pm).
*If you would like a receipt for your donation, please put a post it/sticker with your name on the wine OR email Echo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer opportunities: The nominating committee is looking to fill open Ed Fund Board positions for the 2022-2023 school year. If you are interested or just want to learn more, please fill out this Google form and we will be in touch!
Sloat Garden Center: This is the final “Growing up Green” week of the school year! Mention Alamo Elementary School at any Sloat Garden Center from March 18-27 and we will receive 10% back to use for our school garden areas and flowerpots. Last month we earned a $25 gift card to use on school beautification projects.
Farm Fresh to You: We currently have 5 supporters using our promo code who have earned almost $40 so far this quarter. Imagine what a few more participants could earn! Use promo code ALAMO to send 10% of every delivery back to the Ed Fund! Anyone in their delivery area (most of CA) can use the code, so share with family and friends. View this flyer, or check out their website to add in the promo code. New and existing members can also apply the promo code MAR22PERK2 to their accounts to get an extra $15 off their next order (valid only in March).
Your Ed Fund Dollars at Work: We are busy taking photos of many of our staff members who are supported by your donations to the Ed Fund. Since parent access to campus is still quite limited, many of these individuals’ efforts are not as visible as in the past, but they are working harder than ever! This week we are highlighting Mrs. Negherbon, one of our newest paraeducators!.
In a Fall survey that polled our teachers’ greatest needs this year, paraprofessional help was far and away the #1 request. The Ed Fund was thrilled to be able to fund two additional paraprofessional positions this year, and both new staff started in January.
- Follow us on Instagram! @alamoedfund
- School Loop Website for all Ed Fund news and events.
- E-mail: email@example.com
Ed Fund President
ED FUND DOLLARS AT WORK
Meet Michelle Negherbon. Mrs. Negherbon supports 4 classrooms on Mondays (K, 1, 3, science) 5 classrooms Tuesdays (K, 1, 2, 3, 4) as well as yard duty both days. She jumps in wherever she’s most needed, supporting teachers and students alike. Mrs. Negherbon works at Alamo 9.5 hours each week.
Welcome, Mrs. Negherbon, we’re so glad you’re here!
The SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR WAS A HUGE SUCCESS! We sold over $10,700 in books and supplies, and we profited over $4,700 to go towards growing our brand new library, as well as fulfilling all of the teacher’s wishlists for their classrooms. The kids loved being able to buy books during their lunch hour and after school. Thank you to all the parents who volunteered during the week and a HUGE kudos to Priscilla Khuns, our school librarian! And a special Shout out to our Student Leadership Team for coordinating a Book Drive for our Sister School, Dover Elementary!
This month is our last Harvest of the Month for the school year. The kids are learning about Spinach. We are looking for a volunteer to run this program next year. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Volunteer Opportunity: We need your help at lunchtime! Alamo needs your help in making sure our kids are having a fun, friendly, and well-supervised lunch recess. Volunteering for yard duty is a great way for your child to see you helping out at school and a great way for you to see them in their element. Please consider giving less than an hour of your day by signing up here.
Yearbooks are on sale now and we need your pics! Any Alamo families wishing to contribute to yearbook picture taking this year can snap pics at every Alamo School event, and share them via HJeshare.com, School Code AlamoYB. Please remember to include event names for our committee to organize them into the yearbook.
If you still need to purchase a 2021/22 Yearbook, you can do so at yearbookordercenter.com, School Code 12361. For 5th grade families, you can purchase a personalized message with pics to your graduating 5th grader for an additional $25. Please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
We are actively looking for volunteers to join the PTA for the 2022-23 school year. With school normalizing, we have so many fun things planned for our school but we will not be able to do them without volunteer support. Please email email@example.com if interested. Moms, Dads and all Caregivers welcome!
March 24th Alamo School MPR: Talent Show
March 30, 6:30pm via zoom: Alamo School Parent Education Event- A Discussion on Bias featuring Hong Nyguen, Director of Equity SRVUSD. Register in advance for this meeting HERE
April 27, 6:30pm via Zoom: PTA General Association meeting. Zoom details to come
Michelle Petersen and Nicole Rocca
Alamo Elementary PTA