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Alamo Elementary Weekly Newsletter - November 5, 2018
Nov. 6 - Mileage Club
Nov. 7 - Delayed Start
Nov. 7 - Stars Practice
Nov. 7 - School Store
Nov. 8 - School Store
Nov. 9 - Mileage Club
Nov. 9 - Veteran's Day Brunch @ 7:30 a.m.
Nov. 12 - PTO meeting @ 4:00 p.m.
Nov. 12 - Board of Education meeting @ 7:00 p.m. Dix Street Elementary Media Center
Nov. 13 - Picture Retake Day
Fall Parent Teacher Conferences
Mrs. Cramer - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0945A4AB2CA5FA7-fall3
Mrs. Gallup - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A094BAEAB2AA4FF2-fall
Mrs. Jewett (1st grade) - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0945A4AB2CAAFB6-fall1
Mrs. Jewett - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0945A4AB2CAAFE3-fall1
Mrs. Trumley - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E4AABA62CAAF94-fall2
Mrs. Bierenga - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B4AA4A722AAFE3-fall1
Mrs. Randall - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E45ACAE2DA7F49-fall1
Mrs. Breese - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E44A8AB2AA0FF2-fall
Thank you Alamo PTO!
Destination Imagination Needs Your Support
Alamo's Destination Imagination is looking for a company sponsor to help support their journey. The team will be holding monthly fundraisers throughout the year and is looking for a company that would be willing to match the amount raised per fundraiser. Sponsoring companies will have their name/logo printed on the team's shirts and acknowledged in the school newsletter. If you are interested in helping out the Alamo Destination Imagination team or know of a business that would be, please contact Terry Webber at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 269-694-7600.
Updated Pick-Up Procedure
It is of upmost priority to us to keep your child safe while he/she is at school. With the addition of our new entrance we ask that parents wait outside to pick up their child at the end of the day. We have recently made a few adjustments to our end of the day procedures.
- Pick Up Students - All parents who are picking up their child will need to wait outside the building near the cafeteria exit. Parents need to pick up their child from the classroom teacher. Kindergarten students will exit out the west side of the building near the bus loop. 1st-5th grade pick up students will exit out the cafeteria doors.
- Bus Riders - Bus students will exit out the main doors.
We LOVE interacting with our students' families and welcome you into the building after dismissal is complete. If you need to pick your child up early or need to speak with the office you are welcome to enter the office prior to the end of the day.
National School Safety Week & OK2Say Presentations
Otsego Public Schools launched OK2SAY during National School Safety Week, as a new tool in our school safety plan. While we believe Otsego Public Schools are safe, we are not immune from potential threats or dangers to our students or learning environment. We know that someone is usually aware of an activity before it happens; we want to empower students to speak up. That’s why we are joining forces with OK2SAY, a student safety initiative in Michigan that enables students to confidentially report potential harm or criminal activity aimed at students, teachers, staff or other school employees. Alamo students participated in OK2Say presentations on Friday where they learned about rude, mean & bully behavior, internet safety & cyber bullying.
The staff and parents at Alamo Elementary believe in providing a safe quality educational environment for our kids. WATCH D.O.G.S. is a one of a kind, school-based father involvement program that supports education and safety.
If you are interested in being a Watch DOG or would like to make a financial donation to assist in supporting this program please contact Nicole M. Knight-Lucas (email@example.com) or Natalie Trumley (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Register to be a WatchDOG and sign up by clicking on the link at VolunteerSpot: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/1998773/false#/invitation
To purchase a shirt (and other great WatchDOGS gear) please visit http://www.fathers.com/watchdogs/ and click on “Dogstore”.
To learn more about WatchD.O.G.S. click on the video link below.
Alamo Mileage Club
- Motivate K-5 children to exercise
- Helps students control body weight
- Helps students burn off excess energy
- Improves school performance
- Builds self-esteem
Expectation for grades 3-5
- 2 feet completed by end of May to participate in all school field day
- Kids can go at their own pace to achieve this.
- if students averaged 4 punches per recess their goal would be completed by November/December
Expectation for K-2 grade
- Students are encouraged to participate and can earn prizes for participation
The Alamo Mileage Club will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays at lunch recess. The program is designed to increase physical activity among the students and promote exercise. Parents are welcome and encouraged to come and walk every Tuesday and Friday. Be sure to register in the office.
Lunch Recess Times
K - 11:55-12:15
1st - 11:55-12:15
2nd - 12:05-12:25
3rd - 12:25-12:45
4th - 12:35-12:55
5th - 12:15-12:35
Thank you Fun Run Sponsors
An enormous thank you goes out to all of our company sponsors for this year’s Fun Run. Please help support them just as they have supported us.
Real Wood Floors
Vlietstra Fertilizing Services
National Storage Company
Esper Electric, LTD
Warner Memorial Camp
Preferred Plumbing and Heating
Steensma Lawn and Power Equipment
Butler, Toweson and Payseno, PLLC
USG Otsego Paper
Dress Code Review
As we begin to ride the temperature rollercoaster that is the norm here in West Michigan, it is a good time to review the recess dress code.
All students must wear snow pants, coat, and boots to go off the paved areas of the playground when there is snow on the ground or if it is muddy. Also as the weather and temperature fluctuates our policy for outdoor gear is as
50’s – Jackets are suggested, but optional
40’s – Jackets, coat, sweatshirt, or sweater
30’s – Coat, hat, gloves, boots, & snow pants
We use the wind chill temperature to determine the dress requirements. The office will inform the students when the temperature is questionable.
Get Involved, Make a Difference
November 12th @ 4:00 p.m.
No December meeting
January 7th @ 6:30 p.m.
February 11th @ 4:00 p.m.
March 4th @ 6:30 p.m.
April 8th @ 4:00 p.m.
May 6th @ 6:30 p.m.