May 2, 2022
Dear Alamo Families,
Student placement is a thoughtful process involving time and input from parents/guardians, classroom teachers, other school staff, and the principal. The placement team (including the current teacher and potential future teachers, principal, special education team, and school counselor) reviews academic progress, interpersonal relationships, gender, medical needs, and specialized instruction.
Our goal is to build classes that ensure the best learning environment for all students. For this reason, parent requests to place or not place their student with a specific teacher are NOT accepted nor used as criteria for class placement. Please note that we will NOT consider parent recommendations to place specific students together in classes or separate certain students. These decisions are made by school staff only. We work hard to balance classrooms and place students appropriately, knowing their academic and social strengths and other unique characteristics.
If you are interested in participating in this process, please complete this form by Friday, May 6, 2022. Parents who have emailed me with input for next year's placement must complete this form for consideration.
Every teacher works hard to know and understand the children in their classrooms. We work closely with families to support any needs or issues that arise, consistently placing the best interests of our students first.
We appreciate you!
April 30 - May 8 Sports Basement Giveback Week
May 4 District String Festival, SRVHS 7:00 PM
May 4 PRISM Club Meeting at lunch
May 5 Raise the Base Presentation (see PTA below)
May 9, 10, 12, 13 - Assessment Days for Gr 1-3, 1:50 PM Dismissal for these students.
May 10 Hippy Club Meeting at lunch
May 10 Family Reading Night, Library 6:30 PM
May 11 Kindergarten Music Concert, 10:30 AM
May 14 Parenting Workshop, 9:30-11:00 AM, Transitioning from school to summer to school again (see PTA below)
May 16-20 CogAT Administered, Gr 2
May 17 Alamo Instrumental Music Concert, MPR 6:30 PM
May 18 PRISM Club Meeting at lunch
May 19 Open House, 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
May 20 Gr 1-2 Music Concert, 12:50 PM
May 24 Hippy Club Meeting at lunch
May 26 Gr 3-5 Music Concert, Time TBD
May 30 Memorial Day, NO SCHOOL
June 1 Field Day
June 2 Step Up Ceremony
June 2 Last Day of School, Minimum Day Dismissal K 10:30, 1-5 12:00
June 15-July 13 District Summer School (no school 6/20 & 7/4)
August 10 First Day of School (date changed)
Mrs. Raaum, Alamo Chorus, and Parent Volunteers! - Monte Vista HS Choral Festival
May is here and with it, our final fundraisers of the year! Read below for information about Kids Create Art (KCA), retail givebacks and of course, Bocce, Bubbles and BBQ! We appreciate all of your support this year and can’t provide the wonderful programs for our students without your help. If you are interested in volunteering with us next year, please email email@example.com so we can chat about open positions or fill out our Google form to indicate your interest!
Bocce, Bubbles and BBQ: This is the FINAL WEEK to purchase tickets to Bocce, Bubbles and BBQ! Sales end Sunday, May 8th, so don’t delay. You can read more about this event, purchase tickets and also preview the auction catalog here. This casual event is entirely outdoors and you can even wear jeans!
There is important information on this site including the menu, dress code and schedule, so if you have any additional questions, be sure to read the FAQ page. Attending this evening is the only way you can bid on 10 Disney Park hopper tickets, “Getting Glam”, “Keep my Kidz Busy”, “Going Golfing”, and VIP parking for the year in the upper lot, among other amazing items.
Want to play bocce, but don’t yet have a team? Still holding onto that bottle of wine you meant to donate? Email Echo at firstname.lastname@example.org and she can coordinate with you! More questions? View our FAQ page!
Sports Basement: Happening now - Sports Basement giveback week April 30-May 8th! View this flyer for 20% off at Sports Basement, sign up to become a basementeer and give back to the Ed Fund with each purchase - not just this week but the whole year!
Kids Create Art: Kids Create Art or KCA will be back at Open House this year! All Alamo student masterpieces will be displayed in the MPR between 5:30-7:30 PM on Thursday, May 19th. Please note that Open House in the classrooms is from 6-7, so plan your time accordingly. These keepsakes will be on sale for a suggested donation of $40/each to benefit the art program funded by the Ed Fund. For express check out, please consider pre-purchasing your student's artwork. A link will be sent home and a QR code provided at a later date.
A huge thank you to our wonderfully creative art teacher Sara Padash for collaborating with our students on their art masterpieces, as well as our parent volunteers for their assistance with this project.
Dine and Donate-MYO Frozen Yogurt:-the final restaurant giveback of the year will be held at MYO Frozen Yogurt in Alamo on Thursday, May 19th. Treat your student(s) before or after Open House with a frozen yogurt to celebrate this school year. Be sure to show this flyer or just mention Alamo School to the cashier so 20% of your purchase will benefit the Ed Fund. Myo is located in Alamo next to ACE Hardware and is open daily from noon-9 pm.
Many thanks to our corporate sponsors who pledged their support to Alamo’s live auction fundraiser. Over the next several weeks we will be highlighting them in the Mustang News and on our social media channels!
Join me in thanking another corporate sponsor this week Copland Group Realty. They live and work in Alamo, and are a proud supporter of the Ed Fund. With 30+ years of experience, the Copland Group brings a wealth of knowledge, integrity, and professionalism with a truly hands-on approach catered to meet your specific needs. “We love what we do, and we’re excited to find your dream home or help you make a move!”
- Follow us on Instagram! @alamoedfund
- School Loop Website for all Ed Fund news and events.
- E-mail: email@example.com
Ed Fund President
This week is Staff Appreciation Week at Alamo School and we have some fun things planned for our awesome staff. Take a look at the flyer below for all the things we are doing to make the 48 people who work at our school feel special. Please be sure to have your child fill out and return the letter to their teacher that was in all Friday Folders. If you want to do anything else to show staff some love, please do! Thank you to Anji Kobayashi for planning this great week!
Thank you to all parents who joined our General Association Meeting on April 27. We welcomed our new slate for the 2022/23 school year. We also heard from the President of the SRVCPTA and Board of Education member Ken Mintz for a presentation on the funding effort “Raise the Base”. You can learn more about this effort by attending one of the following presentations. We STRONGLY encourage you to get informed as this affects future funding for our district!!! There are two Raise the Base presentations planned for next week that will be virtual over Zoom:
Thursday, May 5
6:30 - 7:30 PM
Zoom Registration Link:
Your voice is needed to advocate for all of our students at this crucial time in our state budget process. Hear directly from SRVUSD Board Members to learn about:
> District funding sources and how it affects our programs
> Prop 98 and the local control funding formula (LCFF)
> SRVUSD 21-22 General Fund information
> How raising the LCFF base amount will help SRVUSD
> Actions you can take!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. See the flyer below.
Wednesday, May 4, 4-6pm The town of Danville will be celebrating all things Star Wars. For more information or to register, call the Danville Community Center 925-314-3400 May the 4th Be with you!
Family Reading Night, Tuesday, May 10, 6:30pm in the library: Come join us for this school year’s final Family Reading Night! We’ll meet in the school library to hear stories read by parents, teachers, and staff. Feel free to get comfy - pajamas & stuffies welcome. Book theme will be: Summer Vacation. Please contact Bridget Williams at email@example.com if you would like to read. Thank you Bridget Williams for coordinating family reading nights for us!
Parenting Workshop, Saturday May 14 9:30-11 am: Transitioning from school to summer to school again - learn best practices on how to support kids over the summer. RSVP to Lisa Roy firstname.lastname@example.org Childcare provided for those who RSVP.
Have a great week!
Michelle Petersen and Nicole Rocca
Alamo Elementary PTA