I'm so thankful, grateful, and blessed. -Principal Salazar
THANK YOU ALAMO TEACHERS AND STAFF!
November 9, 2020
Dear Alamo Families,
Thank you for attending our Principal Chat on Monday. A HUGE shout-out to our panel of teachers: Mrs. Angeletopoulos, Mr. Crotti, Mrs. Flores, and Mrs. Inkabi! Most of all, I am grateful for Mrs. Petersen's help in facilitating the meeting.
I hope the evening was informative. Please submit your declarations no later than Friday, November 13. We need 100% submission before placing students for January 5. Don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions.
Click HERE for the slides from the chat.
Please support our school librarian's DonorsChoose Project
Thank you for the donations. Only $514 to go, and we'll have amazing books for our library!
“Through exposure to a variety of cultures and experiences, we can help our kids further develop their empathy and understanding of the world in which we live.
Thank you to our school community, for supporting this project. Our school is so fortunate to have such an active, dedicated parent community, and I can't tell you how grateful I am to be a part of it!" - Mrs. Wehrley
Donations to this project are now being matched, thanks to support from Chevron.
November 12 Square Art Upload Due
November 13 Parent Declaration Due
November 17 PTA Family Reading Night
November 18 Picture retake/makeup day - more info to follow
November 23-27 Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL
This week's broadcast. Great job Evan (5th), Alex (3rd), and Sienna (3rd)!
Alamo Education Fund
Last week to upload artwork for SQUARE 1 ART!
This is a chance to see your kiddos’ incredible artwork on all sorts of products and keepsakes. You may have seen some of their recent masterpieces from Art class with Mrs. Berkowitz - don’t miss a chance to memorialize these childhood memories with special keepsakes for you and family!
1. Child chooses 1 of their 3 pieces of art to use for the fundraiser.
3. Take a screenshot of the art with a smartphone or iPad.
4. Upload by Thursday, November 12th
*You can also submit artwork by your other children, as long as it is on the same size paper as the special art paper that was sent home. Orders are due Thursday, November 12th. Keepsakes will be mailed directly to families to arrive approximately Dec. 9th. More information, upload, and order here:
Alamo School Quilts by Grade:
One unique quilt per grade will be available and auctioned off at this year’s Alamo Ed Fund online silent auction (March 8th-16th), benefiting programs at Alamo School. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3:
Your kids draw and decorate the template by grade theme at home (markers work best). Find the template, themes by grade and more info at:
(copy and paste into the browser)
Snap a pic and email it by November 20th to firstname.lastname@example.org with YOUR TEACHER NAME AND GRADE LEVEL in the subject line.
Quiltlove does the rest to create a custom stitched quilt representing each grade!
Questions? Contact Alamo Ed Fund Quilt Chair Laura Prentiss at email@example.com or Liz Coyle at Quiltlove at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to see a few examples, please visit https://givequiltlove.com/our-quilts/
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 email@example.com
Square 1 Art
Thank you to all parents who attended the Principal Chat Monday night! It was very informative and I hope a lot of you feel more confident in your decision making moving forward. A heartfelt thanks to the teachers on the panel - Mr. Crotti, Mrs. Flores, Mrs. Inkabi and Ms. Angeletopoulos; and to Principal Salazar for the presentation and time that was given to answer all questions.
Happening now! Scouting for Food at Alamo School! Please consider donating non-perishable food items to support Alamo Cubscout Pack 53 and the Food Bank of Contra Costa. Barrels will be at the school and the following neighborhood locations until NOVEMBER 17: 191 Bolla Ave Alamo; 357 Canterbury Ct Alamo; 2687 Bridle Ln Alamo; 2270 Trotter Way Walnut Creek.
Virtual Family Reading Night, Tuesday Nov. 17, 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. Book theme will be Holiday! Zoom details to join the event HERE Please contact Bridget Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be a reader.
Thank you to all who purchased Spiritwear- Spiritwear orders have been fulfilled. If you did receive your order, please contact Matt Everett, email@example.com
Virtual Family & Community Engagement (FACE) Webinar: TUPE is excited to host their second Parent Education Webinar: Attending to the Needs of Oneself and Others on November 19. This live webinar will focus on social-emotional learning, signs of stress and stress management and coping, how TUPE services support young people, and resources:
Date: Thursday, November 19, 5:30-6:30 PM with optional Q&A from 6:30-7:00 PM Parents/guardians and other adults and family are welcome. The event will be in English, with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish. There is no cost to attend, although pre-registration is required.
Supporting Our LGBTQ+ Community- A Note From SRVCPTA’s Inclusion and Diversity Chair, Krista Glaser: I recently spoke at a local PFLAG meeting about my experiences coming out and living as a member of the LGBTQ+ community in our SRVUSD. During a time when LGBTQ+ students may be separated from their support systems and courts are deciding if our families will—or will not—continue to be recognized, organizations like PFLAG are needed more than ever. We are proud to partner with them and offer them this space to share:
PFLAG's vision is to create a world where difference is celebrated, and all people are valued inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Our mission of support, education, and advocacy guides our work on this important goal. PFLAG Danville supports this mission by:
Running on-going support groups for family and friends of LGBTQ+ individuals and providing referrals to resources. Family support and acceptance are critical for the health of our LGBTQ+ children!
Providing education to the community on the issues that are important to our LGBTQ+ children
Advocating for inclusive policies and laws.
We are currently running our monthly support meetings online to give you the support you need during this most challenging time. Whether you are:
A parent or family member on a journey supporting an LGBTQ+ loved one;
A parent or family member who suspects someone you love is LGBTQ+ and aren't sure how to approach the subject, or if you should;
An LGBTQ+ adult (18+) who is newly-or not yet-out to your family;
A teacher, counselor, or school administrator providing online instruction and looking to help support LGBTQ+ students who are out at school but not at home; or
An adult (18+) friend or ally looking to provide support as you shelter in place
PFLAG Danville-San Ramon Valley has you covered. Ready to join us? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 925-338-0215