Mustang News

December 6, 2021

Dear Alamo Families,

It is great to be back! The staff did a fantastic job keeping the school operating in my absence:

  • teamwork prevailed to accommodate two classes due to flooding and to implement a new rainy day lunch schedule,
  • Alamo Student Leadership Team launched last month, and
  • the Peacemaker Program is underway.

We have so much more to share. Would you please join our Principal Chat next week for an update on the curriculum, construction, and student groups (Student Leadership, Peacemaker, Ecology Club, Garden Club). We will also address any questions you may have. Please complete this form to submit your question(s). Remember to register below under PTA to receive the meeting link.

The Alamo Student Leadership Team (ASLT) is helping PTA raise funds to support our Warm Meal drive for our sister school. They are asking students to donate at least $2. ASLT suggested that students do extra chores to earn $2. Has your child asked you to help around the house? Would you please encourage them?

We received a check for $7,150 from Run For Education. Thank you so much for your participation and generosity. This amount will cover half of the cost for a new voice amplification in each classroom; we've submitted the order.

Hope to see you at our Principal Chat!


Principal Salazar

Important Dates

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, Virtual

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

December 17 TK & Kindergarten Enrollment Window Closes

December 23-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

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Welcome back, Principal Salazar!!!! We are so thankful you are back at the helm of Alamo School! Thank you to everyone who purchased See’s Candy through the PTA! You helped us raise $500! A huge thank you to Nicole Delatorre for making this happen.

Alamo School's HOLIDAY SHOP is December 9th from 4-6 at Alamo Elementary in the MPR. This is such a fun event for your kids, please make the time to come check it out and support the PTA. We still need volunteers for the night of the event. You can sign up HERE. A huge kudos to Tara Gilad, Lydia Awad, Karen Chin, Hilarie Bako for dedicating their Friday to price tagging for this event and to all parents who dropped off donations. We appreciate you so much!

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.


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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

Square 1 Art: Thank you to everyone who purchased one-of-a-kind items from Square 1 Art - we earned approximately $3,000 from this fundraiser! If you haven’t yet received your shipment, items should be delivered to your home this week. You can order year-round here (orders placed now may not be received by the holidays).

A HUGE shout out to Mrs. Raaum and the Alamo Chorus for being part of the annual Alamo Rotary Tree Lighting Ceremony. What a special holiday tradition for our community. Our chorus program would not be possible without donations from our wonderful families. Thank you!

Retail update: We normally receive $2,000 each year from our retail and restaurant giveback events. This pays for approximately 2 months of our art program, or 1 month for a paraeducator! Every purchase helps us reach our budget goals.

  • Thank you to all who shopped at Sloat Garden Center! We received $50 from our last giveback week to help improve our school gardens. The next Sloat Growing Up Green Week is January 7-16th.

  • Thank you to everyone who shopped at our Kendra Scott giveback event! We will report our earnings when they are finalized.

  • If you haven’t yet purchased holiday cards, don’t forget to use our Minted school code or Shutterfly storefront. 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. Thank you again for giving back to the Ed Fund during this holiday season.

  • Amazon wishlists: The teachers are so grateful for the items received from their Amazon Wish List! This list will be available year-round and items are added as needed. If you have not yet done so, please read the instructions here on how to access and purchase items from their list to be sent directly to the school.

Corporate Match: We recently received funds from CSAA, LinkedIn, Red Hat and PG&E-thank you! Please email if you have any questions about corporate matching.

Thank you to the Ruffin Family for nominating the Ed Fund for a $500 grant from Boston Scientific! We are so thankful!

Your Ed Fund Dollars at Work! We are busy taking photos of many of our staff members who are supported by your donations to the Ed Fund. Since parent access to campus is still quite limited, many of these individuals’ efforts are not as visible as in the past, but they are working harder than ever! This week we are highlighting Mrs. Yee, one of our two reading instructional assistants.

Lauren Cymerys
Ed Fund President

Mrs. Yee

Mrs. Yee works with small groups of first through fifth grade reading intervention students at least three times a week for approximately 45 minutes each. This group was reading phonograms, writing dictated phonograms, and reading and spelling words using the phonograms learned.
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Upcoming Religious Observances

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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

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