All Dreamers Are Welcome Here!
August 16, 2021
Dear Alamo Families,
Thank you so much for supporting our school through the Education Fund. Our music, art, and paraeducators for the classrooms benefit all students because of your generous donation.
Teachers continue to assess our students to provide real-time student performance data needed to direct lessons effectively. We have two district-wide assessments: Educational Software for Guiding Instruction (ESGI) and FastBridge. They are screeners, one of the multiple measures teachers use 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. Math and English Language Arts (ELA) assessments are administered as a blend of one-on-one and whole-class online for primary grades and whole-class online for upper grades. These tests are administered three times in the school year to monitor student progress: fall, winter, and spring.
Back-To-School-Night is Tuesday, 8/17. Please see the calendar below for times.
Stay safe and healthy, Alamo Mustangs! Wear your face covering when required and practice social distancing when possible.
August 17 Gr 1-5 Back to School Night:
5:00-6:00 PM Gr 1-2 Classrooms
6:00-6:30 PM Gr 4-5 Instrumental Music Information MPR
6:30-7:30 PM Gr 3-5 Classrooms
August 26 PTA Cup of Coffee
August 31 Family Reading Night
ATTENDANCE PROCEDURE AND TARDY POLICY
If your child is going to be absent, please email AlamoAttendance@srvusd.net , giving your child's name, and the reason for the absence, as soon as you are aware he/she won't be in school. Additionally, if you know your child is going to be late for school, please follow the same procedure. Please copy your child's teacher on these emails.
Rationale - Tardiness is unacceptable because:
- Tardiness reduces the instructional time of the student who is late.
- A student's tardiness interrupts the class he or she is coming into, resulting in a loss of instructional quality and time for all students.
- Punctuality is a practice valued by business and society; students should be trained in this practice while in school.
With the above as a rationale, the following is our policy:
- Tardiness is defined as arriving after 8:00.
- The student must go to the main office for a tardy pass before going to class.
OFFICE HOURS: 7:30 - 4:00 PM (925) 855-4800
FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE
Welcome to another school year! We are glad to be back in person!
Please remember that we are still in the middle of a pandemic. All students and staff must wear masks indoors at all times.
All student absences should be reported to the AL attendance line which can be reached by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that any student absences will need to be cleared by a physician's note and/or a Covid test (home tests are not allowed at this time). This includes absences due to non-illness.
Please refer to the updated Covid guidance that is posted on the district website: Updated Covid Policy 2021-2022
Thank you so much for your attention in this very important matter. We appreciate your cooperation to keep all our school community safe and healthy.
What an amazing first week of school! It felt so good to be back on campus with everyone instead of meeting over the computer screen. I enjoyed meeting many of you at walk-through registration as well.
We are grateful for the outpouring of support for our Annual Giving Campaign. We are now at 83% of our goal for this fundraising drive! To date, we have raised $116,475. Our Annual Giving Campaign target is $141,050 and we hope to raise $278,250 overall this school year to continue to provide excellent programs for our students. You can donate anytime online at: https://aes.futurefund.com/store See where your donation goes here. Thank you Alamo Mustangs!
Another big thank you to Bar Mizne for all her work behind the scenes on our registration website and to Kelly Bowes for leading our Annual Giving Campaign.
Corporate Match: Don’t forget to take advantage of any corporate match program offered by your employer. Many require submissions within 30-60 days of donation. Check here to see if your company matches.
Looking to Volunteer?: We still have some positions open for this year and would love to have new volunteers! One urgent request is for 2-3 individuals who would be able to take charge and plan the Live Auction/Gala on February 26th, 2022. Contact email@example.com if you are interested in any role, large or small.
Shopping Amazon? Don’t forget to shop smile.amazon.com and select group: Alamo Elementary SRVED FUND. Every little bit helps the Alamo Education Fund! More ways to give back to Alamo on your normal shopping trips can be found here
Stay up to date with Ed Fund News by visiting us on Instagram @alamoedfund
NEW E-mail this year: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Facebook search for “Parents of Alamo Elem. Sch.”
I’m looking forward to a great year as your Alamo Ed Fund President.
Ed Fund President
Hello Alamo Families! How great does it be to be back at school? I hope all of you are feeling the love of our little community and how special a place it is for our school. It was great to see so many new faces at walk-through registration and at the ice cream social!!! Thank you to all of you who purchased a PTA membership and made donations to support our programs. If you have not yet purchased a membership, you still can! Remember, your $30 purchase gets you access to the school directory. You won’t have access without it! Click HERE to purchase.
Calling all room parents!
Please join us for an informational meeting on August 20th at 8:00 am in the amphitheater. We are still looking for room parents in the following classes: Miss Fettig, Mrs. Abramowitz, Ms. Pavon, Mrs. Angeletopoulos and Miss Barfod. A sign up sheet will be available at Back To School Night in each of these classes. Please let your teacher know you want to be a volunteer and reach out to Tara Gilad (email@example.com) if you have any questions. All volunteers must be registered with the Be A Mentor program
General Association Meeting
Please join us for a Second Cup of Coffee, Thursday, August 26th in the amphitheater after drop-off (8:00 am). This will be a general meeting for the PTA and an opportunity to connect with other parents. Open discussion for any questions or answers you may have! For working parents, we will be having a social night in September. Stay tuned!
Get your Mustang Spirit Wear orders in while our flash sale is on! We have shirts, masks, and everything you need to feel the Mustang Spirit. Order online HERE
Lunch Recess and Lunch Menu
We are looking for 2 parent volunteers at lunch each day to help with lunch recess: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d45a8ab28a6f94-lunch. Volunteers must be cleared through the Be A Mentor program Parents please have patience with the school lunch process as the lunch school staff is very understaffed. Please check the menu for each day. Picky eaters or those with restricted diets may want to pack a lunch option for their child for the first few weeks while the District works out its kinks. Thank you!
Huge kudos to Anji Kobayashi, Bar Mizne, and Erin Brooks for all their work on registration, online and in-person, and to all the parent volunteers who helped with walk-through registration. It takes a village- thank you!!!!
Michelle Petersen & Nicole Rocca