A PUBLICATION OF THE PTA AND FRIENDS OF ALAMO FOUNDATION
September 2018


In this issue:


Dear Parents/Guardians,

I want to welcome you to the start of the 2018-2019 school year! Thank you to all the teachers and staff for their preparations to ensure a smooth start for all our students and families! Please come to the first PTA meeting this Tuesday evening, 9/4, to learn about the exciting things the parent group has planned for the year.

Back to School Night will take place on Thursday, September 13, from 6 - 7 pm. This is an opportunity to for the teacher to share information about the coming year with parents and guardians as a group. Take this opportunity to visit your child's classroom and meet the other families. The yard will be open for parking and there will be childcare (5-11 years of age) from 6 - 7 pm.

Have a safe and restful Labor Day! --Principal Fong

Calendar on Apple iOS 11.3 September 2018

  • 9/03, Monday - School closed, Labor Day

  • 9/04, Tuesday, 5:30 pm - School Site Council (SSC) meeting, school library

  • 9/04, Tuesday, 6:30 pm - PTA meeting

  • 9/5, Wednesday, 8 am - Alamo Friendship Chorus Kick-Off Meeting, auditorium

  • 9/13, Thursday - Back-to-School Night, PTA Store open 

  • 9/14, Friday, 8-9am - 5th Grade Graduation committee meeting, school library

  • 9/21, Friday, 9-10am - Coffee and Conversation (Alamo families get together), lobby

  • 9/28, Friday, 8 am - Halloween Carnival Kick-off Meeting, school library

  • 9/28-9/30, Friday to Sunday - Alamo PTA sponsored campout at the KOA 


Welcome to our New Staff Members

   

from left to right:
Mr. Austin Chan - 2nd Grade Teacher
Ms. Lauren Torres - 1st Grade Teacher 
Ms. Meredith Witt - 2nd Grade Teacher
Mr. Owen Peery - Tech Teacher

 


SCHOOL SAFETY

The district has a comprehensive crisis plan in the event of a city-wide emergency, and district administrators coordinate closely with city emergency management officials and law enforcement representatives to monitor and update school site specific plans on an annual basis.

If an emergency does occur at a school, we will notify parents as quickly as possible using a variety of means including text, email and phone call. In order to receive messages, your child’s school must have your current contact information. To receive text messages you must opt-in to receive them (by law we cannot text you more than once without your permission). Once your mobile number is in the student information system, you will receive a message from SchoolMessenger. You can respond with a “YES.” If you already received a message from SchoolMessenger and did not opt-in, the system cannot message you again but it’s not too late to take steps to opt-in.  To receive emergency text notifications, text “YES” to 67587 from your mobile phone. Please note, this will only work if your mobile number is entered correctly in the district’s system already. 

Click HERE for more information about SFUSD’s safety and emergency plans.

Stop Sign on Apple iOS 11.3 EMERGENCY CARDS must be turned in to your child's teacher as soon as possible. If you need another copy, stop in the office and ask Ms. Shellie, or print a copy off our website.

 


PTA MEETING

All are welcome to our first PTA meeting on Tuesday, 9/4. The PTA meets the first Tuesday of each month. Come to hear school updates from the principal and our PTA board, and discuss school events and our annual budget. A light dinner will be served at 6, with the meeting starting at 6:30 pm in the auditorium. 

Join the Alamo PTA!


AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT

Online Registration opened up today. For class descriptions, schedules and the link to register, please go to: http://www.friendsofalamo.org/about/enrichment-classes/ Questions? email Leena and Judelle

Thank you, Robin Thompson, for being our awesome After School Enrichment Coordinator for the past 8 YEARS!  We hope to carry on your great work.  - Leena & Judelle


Help raise money for Alamo while you do your shopping! Meet the new Program Managers:

 

Thank you to JEN BRIGHTMAN (kinder parent) who will be taking charge of our BoxTops collection. Thanks to all of you for saving your BoxTops over the summer and turning them into the can in the office.  Please keep clipping away - that's 10 cents per top!   

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Thank you to ULA POPOV (new 1st grade parent) who will heading our fundraising efforts with the Amazon Affiliates program AND Sports Basement.  Please use the special Alamo Amazon LINK so all your purchases send a little $ to our school. 

Please email shopforalamo@gmail.com if you have any ideas or would like to support our programs.  http://www.friendsofalamo.org/fundraising/shop-to-earn-programs/


                 ⛳️ALAMO GOLF TOURNAMENT

Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual Alamo Golf Tournament, Saturday, October 13th! For more details, go to our website. If you would like to help with solicitation for sponsorships and prizes for the event, please contact Jason or Johnny at AlamoGatorsGolf@gmail.com.

This tournament is open to all skill levels. DEADLINE to sign up is 10/1 - hope to see you on the links!!


K2C

The San Francisco Kindergarten to College (K2C) Program is a college savings program by the City and County of San Francisco in partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). A K2C college savings account is automatic ally opened for each SFUSD student entering kindergarten, or a participating program year. The City and County of San Francisco starts each account with $50, and families have the opportunity to earn additional incentives. For more information, visit their site.


GATOR GEAR is a great way to support the school and show your school spirit. We have T-shirts and hoodies of all sizes for kids and adults featuring our Alamo Gators logo. Kids hoodies are pullovers; adult hoodies are zip-up. Order through [Store_Button] or at Back to School Night.

Wear your Gator Gear for Spirit Day every Friday! 

 


Alamo Elementary
250 23rd Ave
San Francisco, CA 94121 - USA

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