Mustang News

February 21, 2022

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Important Dates

February 1-March 1 Black History Month

February 23 Prism Club Meeting during lunch

February 28-March 4 Book Fair

March 1 Hippy Club Meeting during lunch

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 16-18 Conference Days, Minimum Days

March 24 Talent Show

May 21 Bocce, Bubbles, and BBQ!

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

2021-22 Bell Schedules

Celebrating Black History in the Classroom

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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!

Key features:

  • 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.

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.

Donate Books

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!

Priscilla Kuhns

Scholastic Book Fair Coordinator

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Online Silent Auction: The annual online auction will start on Monday, March 7 at 8 PM. We have many great items for you to bid on, including golf and fitness for adults, camps and enrichment for the kids, and much more. More great news: Alamo VIP parking and Teacher for a Day are back! Don't miss your chance to snag one of these limited spots. And 5th grade parents, we have some special items just for you! Keep an eye on your inbox for instructions on signing up and using the auction site.

Ed Fund/PTA

Education Fund

5th Grade BINGO night: Tickets are on sale now for all 5th-grade students to attend BINGO on Friday, March 4th, from 5:30-7:30 in the MPR. Visit this link to purchase through the 26th.

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 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!

5 Little Monkeys toy store giveback: Support a local business and the Ed Fund! 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.

GrowFit Camps: GrowFit Multi-Sports Day Camp at East Bay Sports will donate 10% of every Spring or Summer camp purchase when you use the discount code ALAMO2022 at checkout. 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.

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. Angle, our Instrumental Music and Chimes Director.

Lauren Cymerys
Ed Fund President

Ed Fund Dollars at Work

Mrs. Angle

Mrs. Angle is the Instrumental Music Director at Alamo School. Students in fourth and fifth grade can learn to play the flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, percussion (5th) or violin. Mrs. Angle also teaches two groups of chimers in grades 3 through 5. The chimers play in 3 to 4 concerts annually, and this year are learning to compose.

Mrs. Angle is passionate about students learning to work together to play in bands and orchestras. "It is such a wonderful opportunity for them and it is so much fun." She works at Alamo school approximately 6 hours a week, and has taught music to our students for 13 years. This year the Education Fund funds the chimes program that Mrs. Angle runs.

Thank you, Mrs. Angle!

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We hope everyone enjoyed their 4 day weekend!

As a reminder, 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 continue to do them if we don’t get volunteer support. Please email if you want to continue to see the fun events the PTA brings to our school. See the Nominating Committee section below for descriptions of open positions.

The Scholastic Bookfair returns 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. Thank you to the volunteers who have signed up to help! We still need volunteers in order to hold book fair hours. Please sign up here to help.


If you have a student performing on the night of the talent show, either solo/group or 5th grade act/emcee, please make sure you have done the following:

Tryouts are this week in the MPR: Please refer to the Talent Show email to see which day your student is trying out. Come directly after school. February 23rd 1-3 PM; February 24th 3-5.

Sign up for a job: every participant requires a parent/caregiver/neighbor to sign up for a job. We cannot run this large event on our own. We are assigning jobs to those of you who haven't. Thank you!

Application: double check you have submitted an electronic application to or in the folder in the office. This is the only way to make sure your child is in the talent show.

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 as well. Thank you.

Music was DUE Thursday, February 17th. Please send your cuts ASAP to Jenny Lucchese; if you haven't already done so.

Any general questions - email; Thank you!

Other Volunteer Opportunities:

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.

The Hoedown is coming April 22 to Alamo!!! This is THE family favorite for our school! We need Hoedown event committee volunteers. Email or for more information!

Thank you,

Michelle Petersen and Nicole Rocca
Alamo Elementary PTA

PTA Nominating Committee Needs Your Help!

Open Positions

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).

Alamo Student Leadership Team

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Upcoming Religious Observances

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SRVUSD Board Of Education

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