March 22, 2021
Dear Alamo Families,
We did it! Met our auction goal and then some. We are thankful to our amazing Ed Fund Team for their behind-the-scenes hard work to make our Online Silent Auction a success.
Thank you, Ed Fund President Erin Adams, for your leadership!
We're on a roll, and let's not stop. Please join our Virtual Trivia Night - Battle of the Grades! Win prizes! Click on the link below for more details. Every donation helps to make the next school year more splendid and hopeful for our students.
Online Silent Auction Committee
Virtual Trivia Night is on Friday, March 26, 7:00-8:30 PM
It’s Not Too Late...
Virtual Trivia Night is March 26th from 7-8:30. Last day to register is Wednesday, March 24th! Gather your grade level and get ready to compete against other teams! **The winning team members will receive a prize, donated by 3 Steves Winery, Livermore. Additional prizes include Alamo Elementary gear donated by the Alamo School PTA and priceless memories! Click here to sign up.
Alamo Education Fund
ED FUND SHOUT OUT: A huge thanks to our amazing parent and staff volunteers who worked so hard to prepare the online silent auction! Please join me in thanking the following individuals: Christina Heil, Dina Warshavsky, Laura Prentiss, Amy Chang, Dana Snyder, Alicia Allyn, Nina Voss, Kelly Bowes, Crissi Armstrong, Lauren Cymerys, Erin Myers, Joann Yang, Bridget Williams, Meredith Maffeo, Monina Salazar, Roberto Bonilla, Gayle Hughey and Janice Hildreth.
Thank you to our bidders, donors, partners, sponsors, and direct donation supporters! We are proud to report that, together, we exceeded our goal of $12,500 by 35%. All funds raised will go toward maintaining the Alamo Education Fund’s critical programs: music, art, paraprofessionals (teacher aides), reading and math support, and social-emotional learning. We couldn’t have done this without our extraordinarily engaged community of parents, family members, teachers, administration, alumni, neighbors, volunteers and local businesses. Thank you again to the incredible community of Alamo Nation!
A shout out to our partners and sponsors including Quiltlove and Dr. Cuenin as well as our in-kind donors (click link for complete list): https://aes-srvusd-ca.schoolloop.com/onlinethankyou
If you missed out on the online silent auction and would like to make a direct donation, please visit: https://alamoedfund.schoolauction.net/auction2021/g/
There are still spots available to this year’s Virtual FUNd Parties! Enjoy watercolor or trivia night or both! Click here to sign up.
Proposed 2021-22 Ed Fund Slate & Opportunities to Join the Board:
In the month of April, the Nominating Committee submits the slate of candidates to the Alamo Ed Fund Board to be voted in for the 2021-2022 school year. It takes many hands to continue to raise enough money to support all the great programs we have here at Alamo School.
There's a position with times and tasks that are convenient for anyone who has a heart for helping to provide the best for our kids. For the proposed slate, please see below. Open positions are noted and more information for each is available in the Alamo Ed Fund Interest Form link here:https://forms.gle/MhvvuFsPP4aTRPTr5
To find out more or to join, please fill in the Alamo Ed Fund Interest Form or email Christina Heil, Ed Fund Parliamentarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your consideration!
Alamo Ed Fund Slate 2021-2022:
President: Lauren Cymerys
Vice President: Kelly Bowes
Treasurer: Blake Forrest
Recording Secretary: Jenny Soriano
Assistant Treasurer: Farigol Bineshpour
Corresponding Secretary: Joann Yang
Annual Giving Campaign Director: Kelly Bowes
Deputy Annual Giving Director: OPEN
Parliamentarian: Erin Adams
Auditor: Joel Feldman
Technical Programming & Website Director: Bar Mizne
Corporate Matching Director: Alicia Allyn
Marketing Communications Director: OPEN
Social Chair: OPEN
Gala Committee Team: Nina Voss, Joann Yang, Laura Prentiss, Dana Snyder, Kelly Bowes and JOIN TODAY
Online Silent Auction Chairs: Dina Warshavsky & Christina Heil
Online Silent Auction Team: JOIN TODAY
Graphic Designer/Promotions: Nina Voss
Social Media Director: Bridget Williams
ThinkWorks Director: Erin Myers
SRVEF Affiliate Liaison: Kelly Bowes
Corporate Sponsorship Director: OPEN
Teacher for a Day/Teacher Treats Director: Laura Prentiss
Retail Director: OPEN
Kinder Rep: Dana Snyder
DonorsChoose Director: Dina Warshavsky
Amazon Wish List Director: Sabrina Hansen
Site Council Rep: Tracie Kenyon
Principal: Monina Salazar
Teacher Rep: Andrea Fettig
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
Erin Adams, Ed Fund President
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. Also in this meeting we will be discussing parent advocacy actions for getting kids back in school full time in the fall and providing information regarding volunteer opportunities for the PTA. Hope to “see” you there! Registration required - Register HERE After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
I wanted to thank our amazing Harvest of the Month volunteers - this is the last month they will present and the food is salad greens. If you have not checked out this amazing program, you can do so here: https://www.alamoharvest.com/ Thank you Karrie Henneman and all the parent volunteers who helped make this program a success during this pandemic school year!!!!!
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, there is still time. You have until April 1st to get a book! Yearbooks are only $20 and can be ordered online today. Buy online now at: YEARBOOKORDERCENTER.COM School Code: 12361
In preparation for the end of year, we are looking for any parent family who has the ability to host a webinar streaming service for our virtual step-up ceremony at the end of the year. We need to host around 500 participants and be able to have several presenters during the ceremony. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have this capability.
SAVE THE DATES
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.
Next Scholastic Virtual Book Fair for Alamo School will kick off April 19! Thank you to Tara Gilad for making this happen!!!!
Thank you to all the parents who joined our PTA Principal Chat on Wednesday, March 10. The next chat is scheduled for April 14.
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.
And lastly…. SEEKING DONATIONS!
What: a BOOK DRIVE benefiting
Who: The Children’s Book Project
When: NOW -THURSDAY 4/15
Where: Alamo Elementary (look for the marked bin in the entryway outside the office door)
How: collecting ‘like new’ or ‘gently used’ children’s books for economically disadvantaged children across the Bay Area
Brought to you by: 5th-grade community service leaders hoping to make a difference!
Thanks all- have a great week!
Michelle Petersen, PTA President
Monday's Assemblies - Our First Virtual School Assembly!
Today, we had our first school assembly, and it was so much fun! It was a virtual presentation from the Wildlife Learning Center (WLC) featuring live animals native to California. WLC is a zoological park nestled in an old olive grove in San Fernando Valley, California, where visitors can appreciate and learn about animals worldwide. WLC was founded to provide public education in the life sciences, conservation, and our environment. It is dedicated to providing life-long care to more than 100 displaced, rescued, and zoo-born wild animals who call this shady, natural environment home. Our next school assembly with them is on Monday, April 19, on conservation.
Upcoming Monday's Assemblies:
March 29 EcoHero - Like thousands of others worldwide, the students will have fun while learning how to take care of the planet.
April 19 WLC Conservation - Students will learn about the different aspects of how we can conserve wildlife, why we want to conserve wildlife, and how we can use education to understand the importance of conservation better.
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 23 Minimum Day, Monday's Schedule (Professional Development)
March 24 SVMS Principal White Chat with Hybrid 5th Grade
March 25 PTA General Meeting, 4:00 PM
March 25 Special Board of Education Meeting, 6:00 PM
March 26 SVMS Principal White Chat with Remote 5th Grade
March 29 Monday's Assembly - EcoHero
March 31 School Site Council Meeting
April 2 No School - Teacher Work Day
April 5-9 No School - Spring Break
April 14 Principal Chat, 6:30 PM
April 19 Monday's Assembly - Conservation
April 19-30 Virtual Book Fair
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)