February 28, 2022
February 1-March 1 Black History Month
February 28-March 4 Book Fair
March 1 Hippy Club Meeting
March 1-15 5 Little Monkeys Toy Store Giveback
March 2 Parents and Pastries
March 2 Family Reading Night
March 4 5th Grade BINGO Night
March 7-15 Online Silent Auction Opens
March 9 PRISM Club Meeting
March 15 Hippy Club Meeting
March 16-18 Conference Days, Minimum Days
March 23 PRISM Club Meeting
March 24 Talent Show
March 29 Hippy Club Meeting
March 31 Alamo Student Leadership Meeting
May 21 Bocce, Bubbles, and BBQ!
This year we are introducing eWallet, an easy and secure way to shop Book Fair, both in school and online! It features contactless checkout, and eWallet is a safe and convenient alternative to sending students to school with cash. Plus, family and friends can contribute too. Visit our Book Fair website to sign up!
Free and fast eWallet account set up
Funds are immediately available
Great way for students to select their own books
Family Reading Night- Buy
Wednesday, March 2nd from 5:30- 7:00 p.m. in the library! Book fair will open at 5:30 and our reading night at 6:00 p.m. Please join us for our first live Family Reading Night in two years! We highly encourage pajamas, pillows, stuffed animals, and of course masks! The book fair will be open at this time as well.
Parents and Pastries
All family members are invited to come grab a cup of coffee and doughnuts 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.
During the book fair we will collect gently used books for our sister school, Dover Elementary in San Pablo. This is a wonderful way to encourage your children to give back!
As always, our Scholastic Book Fair promises to be a great event to support the Alamo PTA and your family’s love of reading. We hope to see everyone there!
Scholastic Book Fair Coordinator
Volunteers needed: We have an immediate need for a ThinkWorks Director in order to continue to have classes this Spring/Summer! Please email Lauren Cymerys at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like additional information on this position and what it entails. 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!
Our retail giveback programs are free to join and easy to use. We appreciate you supporting us through your regular shopping trips. From Shutterfly to FlipGive, Amazon to produce deliveries and more, there couldn’t be an easier way to support the important programs and personnel we have at Alamo School! See below for a few additional options.
5 Little Monkeys toy store giveback: Shop March 1-15 and Five Little Monkeys will donate 15% of the pre-tax total back to the Ed Fund. Use code ALAMO22 for in-store or online purchases. We must have a minimum of 3 shoppers or $200 in sales to qualify. They have 6 Bay Area stores, so share the code with any local family members or friends! See here for details.
Sports Basement: It’s time for spring skiing and youth sports seasons! If you shop at Sports Basement and join their Basementeer program, you receive 10% off your order and 10% goes back to the charity of your choice. Select “Alamo Elementary-Alamo-SRVEF” to benefit the Alamo Education Fund!
Amazon Wish Lists: Don’t forget to check out our Amazon Wish List for items our teachers would like in their classrooms! There are lots of items listed for Beem/Bohannan, Johnson, Fettig, Mayer and Pavon/3rd grade team.
- Follow us on Instagram! @alamoedfund
- School Loop Website for all Ed Fund news and events.
- E-mail: email@example.com
Ed Fund President
TALENT SHOW IS COMING!
Great Job at Tryouts! We were so impressed with the creativity and talent of all of the students, we were STARSTRUCK @ Alamo! :) Thank you to all of the parents who helped their kids be so brave. We will see you all in two weeks during minimum days.
March 16th (act 1) 12:10 PM MPR
March 17th (act 2) 12:10 PM MPR
*5th grade act, please arrive on 17th & be prepared to practice on stage.
Parents, encourage your students to use these next two weeks to practice and feel super comfortable with their act. Please be on the lookout for your student's act 1 or act 2 assignment in the next few days. Thank you.
Reminders: Job sign ups and donations.
Every participant requires a parent/caregiver/neighbor to sign up for a job. We cannot run this large event on our own. Thank you.
Job sign up:
Donations: $15 can be paid through Venmo to the PTA treasurer @Nicole-DeLaTorre-11 or a check can be put in the PTA folder in the office too. Thank you.
Any general questions - email; firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Talent Show Committee: Michelle Parkinson, Hilarie Bako, Jennifer Lucchese, Nicole DeLaTorre
We need your help at lunchtime! Alamo needs your help in making sure our kids are having a fun, friendly, and well-supervised lunch recess. Volunteering for yard duty is a great way for your child to see you helping out at school and a great way for you to see them in their element. Please consider giving less than an hour of your day by signing up here.
Michelle Petersen and Nicole Rocca
Alamo Elementary PTA
PTA Nominating Committee Needs Your Help!
Co-president (with Michelle Peterson) - Oversees and coordinates the work of an executive board to run a PTA effectively, Presides at PTA board and association meetings, Serves as the official contact, communicator and representative of a PTA, Designated as an authorized signer for PTA checks, contracts and authorizations for payment, Serves as ex-officio member of all committees except the nominating committee, and Works with other PTA leaders to connect families, school and community to support student success.
Legislative - responsible for demonstrating leadership on children’s issues at the local level by educating PTA members, community members and elected officials about PTA’s issues of concern and legislative priorities and goals, California State PTA takes positions on issues/legislation based on position statements in the California State PTA Toolkit, California State PTA resolutions, California State PTA Legislation Platform and National PTA positions and resolutions, The unit, council or district legislative chair provides PTA members with information about PTA positions on current legislation and issues.
Parliamentarian -Assists the president to manage meetings and advises on parliamentary procedure, Chairs Bylaws committee to review unit Bylaws each year and revise Bylaws every three years and Arranges nominating committee’s first meeting, providing information on nomination and election process.
Harvest of the Month Chair - Oversee classroom volunteers providing monthly veggie/fruit and available ways to highlight in the classroom.
Events Committee Chair - oversee parent outreach for events and will have one committee chair and volunteers for each major event (e.g., Hoedown, Holiday Shop, Talent Show, and Run For Ed).