January 31, 2022
January 31 Our school's 100th Day of School
January 31 Construction Completed
February 1 Chinese New Year
February 1 Hippy Club Meeting during lunch
February 1 Dine & Donate - Gott's in Walnut Creek
February 2 Principal Chat
February 2 Run Club Resumes, 7:25 AM, Bottom Black-Top
February 4-13 Give Back - Sloat Garden Center
February 7-11 Words Matter Week
February 9 Prism Club Meeting during lunch
February 15 Hippy Club Meeting during lunch
February 21 President's Day Holiday - No School
February 22 Staff Development Day - No School
February 23 Prism Club Meeting during lunch
February 28-March 4 Book Fair
March 7-15 Online Silent Auction Opens
May 21 Bocce, Bubbles, and BBQ!
Dear Alamo Families,
It's happening! Our library will open for students soon! We hired our Library Media Coordinator, Mrs. Kuhns, and construction is finished. Our resource and intervention teams will begin moving out of the library back to their classroom on February 2. Science and Art will start moving back to their new classrooms as well.
We look forward to the activities and events in the spring semester. Here are some to name a few: Book Fair, Talent Show, assemblies, field trips, Science Fair, Words Matter Week, Hoedown, and Silent Auction. Thank you for your continued support in making our events successful!
Have a great week, and Happy Lunar New Year!
Library Media Coordinator
Thank you to all parents who attended our General Association meeting on Thursday! It was so great to see so many new names! We are actively looking for volunteers to join the PTA for the 2022-23 school year. We have so many fun things planned for our kids, but we will not be able to do them if we don’t get support. If you want to see the Hoedown, a Science Fair, a book fair, a yearbook, a holiday shop, a run club or any of the other programming PTA brings to our school, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Principal Chat, February 2 @ 6:30 pm via Zoom. We will discuss changing COVID protocols, construction updates, and exciting news for the library. Pre Registration is required HERE. Thank you!
Run Clubbers! Get your sneakers on!!! Run Club returns February 2. Thank you to Lisa Taylor for keeping our kids running!
Yearbooks are on sale now and we need your pics! Any Alamo families wishing to contribute to yearbook picture taking this year can snap pics at every Alamo School event, and share them via HJeshare.com, School Code AlamoYB. Please remember to include event names for our committee to organize them into the yearbook.
If you still need to purchase a 2021/22 Yearbook, you can do so at yearbookordercenter.com, School Code 12361. For 5th grade families, you can purchase a personalized message with pics to your graduating 5th grader for an additional $25. Please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
We are so excited to announce that we are bringing back the TALENT SHOW!!!! Our Alamo School talent show is a time-honored tradition, loved by students and families alike. Save the date for MARCH 24th. See below for more information.
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Alamo School! Fostering a love of reading is one of the very best things you can do for a child. It builds confidence, imagination, and critical life skills. Book sales will run Feb 28-Mar 3. Times to come.
Family Reading Night- Buy 5 books and get the 6th one FREE for your TEACHER!
For one night only, during Family Reading Night, buy 5 books and receive the 6th book FREE FOR YOUR TEACHER. Visit the book fair Tuesday, March 1st from 6:00- 8:00 p.m during Family Reading Night to take advantage of this special way to give back to your teachers! We highly encourage pajamas, pillows, stuffed animals, and of course masks!
Parents and Pastries
All family members are (yes that means you too dads 😉) are invited to come grab a cup of coffee and doughnut while shopping at the book fair with their children on Wednesday, March 2nd from 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
Teacher Wish Lists
We will have the ever-popular “Teacher Wish List” available again. When you visit the book fair, you will see books the teachers would like to receive for their classrooms. Please consider buying a book for teachers in order to help build their classroom libraries.
Volunteer to HELP!
We would love (and need!) your help running the book fair. It’s a fun way to see the kids enjoy shopping for books and there will be many shifts and days available to fit around your schedule. Please be on the lookout for a signup genius coming out very soon!
Movie screening event: Chasing Childhood, January 27 - Feb 3
As the world reopens, there’s never been a better time for us to come together to ask ourselves: What do kids need most to thrive? Chasing Childhood examines how free play and independence have all but disappeared from kids’ lives, supplanted by relentless perfectionism and record-high levels of anxiety and depression. The film spotlights experts and families who are empowering young people to explore their independence, enjoy unstructured time, and be free to thrive. This is a FREE event for you and your family to watch the film. Click HERE for more information.
Michelle Petersen and Nicole Rocca
Alamo Elementary PTA
Dine and Donate: It’s almost here! Our next restaurant giveback is Tuesday, 2/1 at Gott’s in Walnut Creek. No code or flyer needed-just order your food and 10% of the entire day’s sales will be donated to Alamo School.
** New giveback opportunity-Farm Fresh to You: New and existing Farm Fresh to You customers can use promo code ALAMO to send 10% of every delivery back to the Ed Fund! This is a delivery service of organic produce boxes you can tailor to your family’s tastes and needs. Whether you’re a new or existing customer, view this flyer, or check out their website to add in the promo code.
Sloat Garden Center: Mention Alamo School at any Sloat Garden Center from Feb 4-13 and we will receive 10% back to use for our school garden areas and flowerpots. Please see this flyer for additional giveback weeks in 2022.
Auction News: We are reaching out to our small community for new and unused product donations for our Alamo Ed Fund online silent auction, which will be held from March 7 through March 15, 2022. Any and all donations are appreciated!
We also are in need of items for the live auction, to be held at Bocce, Bubbles and BBQ on May 21st. If you can donate or put us in contact with someone who has a vacation rental, tickets to local sporting events, rounds of golf or wine tasting experiences, please email email@example.com. Your business can also offset the cost of our events by becoming a sponsor. See this letter that was sent home for more information and to access links for donations and sponsors. Thanks in advance for your consideration and kindness!
Volunteers needed: Serving on the board is a great way to help the school and your student(s), get a behind-the-scenes look at how decisions are made, and meet other dedicated and involved parents at Alamo! Please email Lauren Cymerys at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like additional information on our open positions and what they entail.
Amazon Wish Lists: Don’t forget to check out our Amazon Wish List for items our teachers would like in their classrooms! 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.
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. Border, one of our classroom paraeducators.
- Follow us on Instagram! @alamoedfund
- School Loop Website for all Ed Fund news and events.
- E-mail: email@example.com
Ed Fund President
Ed Fund Dollars at Work
Mrs. Border has multiple duties on campus, but most adults will recognize her from her morning crosswalk duty where she gives a smile and a wave to each car and student. Additionally, she supervises recess & lunch and is the classroom paraeducator for grades 1 and 2. In her role as para, she assists students individually or in small groups according to what is needed by the teacher in each classroom. By the end of the day, she has typically seen each student on campus! We are so fortunate to have Mrs. Border helping our students and bringing her cheerfulness and expertise to Alamo since 2004!