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August 24, 2020

Dear Alamo Families,

Thank you so much for supporting our school through the Education Fund. Our music, art, and technology lessons and para-educators for the classrooms benefit all students because of your generous donation.


Teachers continue to assess your children to provide real-time student performance data needed to direct lessons effectively. We have two district-wide assessments this year: Educational Software for Guiding Instruction (ESGI) and FastBridge. They are pre-assessments, one of the multiple measures teachers employ to evaluate students' strengths, weaknesses, knowledge, and skills to inform instruction.


ESGI is administered to all kindergarten students, one-on-one, to assess beginning foundational skills. FastBridge is for grades 1st-5th. Its Math and English Language Arts (ELA) tests are administered as a blend of one-on-one and whole-class online for primary grades and whole-class online for upper grades. Please do not assist your child during the assessment. It's essential to produce scores that closely reflect your child's current skills to ensure proper small group placement and curriculum intervention. Please encourage your child to do their best. These tests are administered three times in the school year to monitor student progress: fall, winter, and spring.


YMCA on campus is opening soon! Please see the information below.


Stay safe and healthy, Alamo Mustangs! Wear your face covering and practice social distancing when required.



Warm regards,

Mrs. Salazar

msalazar@srvusd.net

Important Dates

Aug 27 New Family/Kindergarten Virtual Meeting, 7:00 PM

Sep 7 Labor Day Holiday - No School

Sep 8 YMCA Opens On Campus


Alamo School Calendar


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

Shout-Out!

Ms. Erin Adams (Ed Fund President) and Ms. Michelle Petersen (PTA President) for leading our community organizations!

New Family/Kindergarten Welcome Meeting

Welcome to Alamo School!


Please join Principal Salazar, Erin Adams (Ed Fund President), and Michelle Petersen (PTA President) to learn all about Alamo School.


When: Thursday, August 27, 2020

Time: 7pm – 8pm


Join with Google Meet

meet.google.com/xpb-roun-anw


Join by phone


(US) +1 812-329-4017 (PIN: 437816480)

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Education Fund


Thank you to Erin Myers (Thinkworks Chair) for organizing our summer Thinkworks program. We raised $1770 for the Ed Fund! For new families: Thinkworks is our before and after school enrichment program for students. We are currently trying to plan how we can implement Thinkworks classes in this time of distance learning. Stay tuned!


ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN. We are now at 64% of our goal for this fundraising drive. To date, we have raised $97,340. Our Annual Giving Campaign target is $153,000. You can donate any time online at: https://aes.futurefund.com/store Thank you to everyone who has participated in our Annual Giving Campaign. Your donations are already hard at work!


  • Shopping Amazon? Don’t forget to shop smile.amazon.com and find group: Alamo Elementary SRVED FUND. Every little bit helps the Alamo Education Fund!

  • 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

PTA

Run for Education is going virtual this year with 70% of funds raised through pledges going directly to our School. You can register here https://rfe.srvef.org/ More details coming soon!!!!!

Unfortunately, Kidshub will no longer be a method of communication for our school this year. However, thanks to our amazing parent volunteer Bar Minze, an email platform for our school will be up and running soon! If you have not registered through the school site, please do so soon so we can get this service going! https://aes.futurefund.com/


Spiritwear is coming to Alamo School- the store will open August 31st! New additions like flannel pants and facemasks will be available! Special thanks to Jenn Hoffman for making this happen.


Stay up to date and in the know- through our Parents of Alamo Elementary School Facebook page and through the Alamo School Loop PTA page https://aes-srvusd-ca.schoolloop.com/pta

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The Run for Education September 12 - October 11

What is a Virtual Run?

A virtual run is a race where you can run, jog, walk or roll for the distance of your choosing. Whether on the road, trail, treadmill, or track, you pick the finish line. Complete a virtual 1K (Friendship or Mini Run), 5K, 10K, or create one of your own. Should you choose to time yourself, you can upload the results and even print a certificate of completion!

Why a Virtual Run?

Revenue sharing! In an effort to help schools fill-in the budget shortfalls we are all faced with this year, the Run for Education will share revenue with schools in two ways:


● Registration fees ($25): schools earn 40% of the net registration fees from every participant that chooses your school

● Fundraising pages: automatically created for every registrant, the school receives 70% of the funds raised!

How can you help? REGISTER NOW!


We are excited about the possibilities this new format offers to the schools and the Foundation. The ability to promote a healthy, family activity while still observing proper physical distancing is a fantastic opportunity for all of us.


Questions? PTA, Michelle Parkinson, michelleparky@gmail.com

Alamo's Electronic Marquee Coming Soon - Thank you, PTA!

Alamo is getting an electronic marquee. Its location is to be determined. We are grateful to Mr. Hitomi for leading this project.

Art in the Classroom - Thank you, Alamo Ed Fund!

Art in the Classroom

California State PTA supports Proposition 15, the California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act.

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO GET THIS INITIATIVE PASSED. VOTE YES ON 15!


MORE MONEY FOR SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES

Proposition 15 will raise up to $12 billion in most years, depending on the strength of real estate markets. This money would be allocated to schools (40%) and other local governments (60%).


This initiative will change how commercial and industrial property is taxed and will increase funding for K-12 public schools, community colleges and local governments by requiring that commercial and industrial real property be taxed based on current market value.


It protects all homeowners and renters by maintaining tax protections for ALL residential property.


https://capta.org/focus-areas/advocacy/state-ballot-measures/split-roll-initiative/

TECHNOLOGY OR DEVICE HELP

Parents if you need a device and/or a hotspot for your student(s) or are having problems with a device that was issued to you, please visit the Parent IT Help Site. They will be able to help you, or you can request a device. Anyone student can request a device and/or a hotspot throughout the year.


If you child does not remember their password, please email your request to

ALpassword@srvusd.net.


REMOTE LEARNING RESOURCES

OFFICE INFORMATION

ATTENDANCE


REPORTING AN ABSENCE OR TARDY

Notify the school office if your child will be absent or tardy. Email AlamoAttendance@srvusd.net.


Please leave your student’s name, teacher, grade, and reason for absence. Thank you.

OFFICE HOURS: 7:30 - 4:00 PM (925) 855-4800

SCHOOL PHOTOS are on hold until we return to in-person learning.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION

YMCA Childcare - Opening at Alamo on Tuesday, September 8

Please register if you committed to using the service. We need a minimum of 20 children to open on September 8. As of today, only 8 students have registered.


Registration: Email Kristen Martinez at kmartinez@ymcaeastbay.org.

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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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