Mustang News

November 29, 2021

Important Dates

November 30 Giving Tuesday

December 1-10 Sister School Toy Drive

December 2 Holiday Shop Gift Donations Due

December 3 Last Day for See's Candies

December 6,7,9,10 1st - 3rd grade assessment days - Dismissal 1:50 PM THESE GRADES ONLY

December 8 Peacekeepers Training Day for Students 1:00-3:30 PM

December 9 Holiday Shop, MPR, 4:00-6:00 PM

December 15 Principal Chat 6:30 PM

December 17 Alamo School Winter Concert, Amphitheater, 5:00 PM

December 17 Kindergarten Enrollment Window Closes

December 27-January 7 Winter Break NO SCHOOL

January 10 Floating Work Day NO SCHOOL


May 21 Bocce, Bubbles, and BBQ!


2021-22 REVISED BOD Approved 11/16 SRVUSD Instructional Calendar


2021-22 Bell Schedules

BRAVO, MRS. RAAUM AND CHORUS! Alamo Tree Lighting (11/28/21)

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PTA, thank you for the delicious Staff Thankful Lunch! We appreciate your kindness and generosity.

First Annual Turkey on the Table Project

PTA, thank you for purchasing the turkeys and making the feathers!


The picture below shows messages of gratitude from all of our Alamo School students. Turkey on the Table is a book & activity that encourages students to express and display their appreciation. Not only did the students experience the benefits of being thankful, but the purchase of the turkeys will also provide ten meals to someone in need with each Turkey on the Table sold.


Click HERE for more information about the project.

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PTA


We hope all of our Alamo Families enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving break. We have a four-week push till Winter break, so hang in there!


Chocolate for a good cause, what could be sweeter? Buy delicious See's Candies to show your support for Alamo Elementary School PTA! Our virtual storefront offers a wide variety of options for all of your gift-giving needs and will be open until December 3rd. Visit our Yum-Raising shop to purchase your favorites today.


Now go, eat chocolate!


Sister School Warm Meal Drive (see below)


Alamo School's HOLIDAY SHOP is around the corner on December 9th from 4-6 at Alamo Elementary in the MPR. To make this a success for all of our kids, we need your help:


  • We need your Gift donations by December 2nd! Anything from jewelry, sports items, barbecue stuff, handmade products, candles, books, puzzles, beauty products, games, toys…you name it, we need it! If you can get your company to make any donations whether it’s products, gift cards, or money so that we can purchase items, we need it! Go through your house and see what you might already have. Drop all donations to the office no later than December 2nd.


  • Kid Vendors! In addition to the Holiday Shop, we will have a separate area for kids to set up a table as a vendor and showcase their homemade products. They can set their price point and all proceeds go directly to them. All we ask is that they donate one item to the holiday shop. Vendor tables will be limited, so please don't hesitate to reach out as soon as possible to reserve your spot. The vendor tables are for kids 18 and under. Reserve your table at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4EADAD2CA5FE3-holiday .


  • Shopping helpers (Elves)! We need older kids (6th grade and up) to come and help the younger kids shop. We would love if all kids can be in a holiday hat or attire to stand out. Each of them will wait at the door and help the younger kids by bringing them in to help shop for their parents. Need them to arrive by 3:45. Please sign your kids up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4EADAD2CA5FE3-holiday

  • Holiday Shop Chairperson! If you are interested in learning how to throw this event, you can learn from us this year and next year you can be in charge of Holiday Shop! If you are interested, please reach out to taradavina@yahoo.com. We really need someone next year so we can continue this incredible event.


If you have any questions, please contact Tara Gilad at taradavina@yahoo.com. Kudos Tara Gilad!!


Our next Principal Chat is Wednesday, December 15 at 6:30pm. Join us in welcoming Principal Salazar back to school! Register in advance for this meeting HERE. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Thank you-


Michelle Petersen and Nicole Rocca

Alamo Elementary PTA

Sister School Warm Meal and Toy Drive

Alamo Elementary School is working once again with our Sister School- Dover Elementary. There are 15-20 families who are either homeless or in transition to foster care and we would like to help. Special thanks to the Scott Family and Grocery Outlet for providing a discount on gift cards we purchase and to our Sister School Ambassador Bar Minze for her dedication to Dover Elementary Families in need.


Visit our PTA Store to donate.


-PTA

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Chocolate for a good cause, what could be sweeter?

Visit our Yum-Raising shop to purchase your favorites today.
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Education Fund

Giving Tuesday: Tuesday, November 30th is Giving Tuesday. Please consider giving to Alamo in a number of ways. We have an Amazon Wish List set up for classroom items our teachers would love to have! Please read the instructions here on how to access and purchase items from their list to be sent directly to the school. This list will be available year-round and items are added as needed. (*Use Amazon Smile to earn even more funds for our school!*).


You can also donate directly to the Annual Giving Campaign here or write a check to “Alamo Ed Fund” and deliver it to the office at any time. Submit a corporate match form to your employer if applicable.


Holiday Givebacks: Don't forget about our giveback codes and links to use at Shutterfly, Minted and FlipGive. These provide a % of funds back to the Ed Fund at no extra cost to you. View our special holiday giveback flyer for all of the important details! Sign up for Amazon Smile and designate “Alamo Elementary SRVED Fund'' as your charitable organization.


Kendra Scott fundraiser: Our Kendra Scott fundraiser is coming up on December 3rd and 4th. Use promo code GIVEBACK-BAHTW for 20% of your purchase to come back to our school! See all the details here on our special holiday flyer!


Retail review: Thank you to all who purchased items at 5 Little Monkeys! This easy giveback earned us $192.95! We also recently received our Q3 funds from Amazon Smile for $250.73-hooray! Please consider joining one or more of our retail giveback programs. Retail and restaurant giveback events normally net us close to $2,000 each year! Every purchase helps us reach our budget goals.


A reminder that all of your generous donations - whether by direct donation or through our retail and corporate match programs - allow us to continue to fund our classroom paraeducators, art and music programs, reading intervention specialists and more! These individuals truly make Alamo Elementary a special place, help support our teachers and students and provide a well-rounded education for all students. For a visual showing how the Ed Fund uses these funds and who we support on campus, please click here. We are so very thankful for all of our volunteers and supporters, our hardworking faculty and staff and an in-person school year. We hope you had a great Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah!



Lauren Cymerys
Ed Fund President

Kendra Scott Fundraiser - Entering Giveback Code

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COMMUNITY NEWS

STATE PARK FREE PASS FOR 4TH GRADERS

In partnership with the First Partner’s Office and the Natural Resources Agency, the California State Park Adventure Pass provides free entry for fourth graders and their families at 19 amazing state parks throughout the state. Mountains, deserts, forests, rivers … the choice of where to visit is yours. Learn more About the California State Park Adventure Pass.

Upcoming Religious Observances

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DISTRICT COVID TESTING AVAILABLE MONDAY-SATURDAY!

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


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