Hello [First_Name],

Following are some of the latest news and information from Alamo, SFUSD, PTA and Friends of Alamo School Foundation for the week of October 10, 2018. 

In this issue:

October 2018:

  • 10/13, Saturday 2nd Annual Alamo Golf Tourney, Presidio Golf Course
  • 10/13, Saturday, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm SFUSD Enrollment Fair, John O’Connell High School
  • 10/18, Thursday, 10:18 am The Great California Shakeout Earthquake Drill
  • 10/19, Friday, 9:00-10:00 am “Coffee and Conversation”, lobby outside auditorium
  • 10/21, Sunday, 1-3 pm- “Popsicles on the Playground” for K-1st grades, Alamo schoolyard
  • 10/26, Friday, 1:40-4:30 pm Halloween Carnival, PTA Store open
  • 10/31, Wednesday, 9:15 -10:00 am Nagata Dance Kindergarten performance, auditorium

Learn how to add Alamo's Calendar to your Apple device HERE.


Kindergarten and 1st grade families were given hard copies last week. The District provides an electronic copy for everyone else. Everyone should sign page 134, acknowledging receiving the handbook; page 135, authorizing technology use by your child; and page 139 which grants permission to the District to use your child's photograph/image/schoolwork in any of their publications, materials or websites.


Place a Good Eggs order this week to be entered to win a yearlong family membership to the Exploratorium.

5% on all orders goes back to our school this fall!!

  1. Visit schools.goodeggs.com.
  2. Enter the code ALAMOSF18 –– click "Shop Now."

New customers get $15 off with this code and if 20 new customers join the fundraiser, our school gets a $500 fundraising bonus!!


Let's keep used markers out of the landfill!

Our secretary, Ms. Shellie, has signed up Alamo ES as a partner in the Crayola marker recycling program. Bring any kind of used markers to school and place them in the box on the counter. (You can send them with your child, or bring them in yourself.) When the box is full, Ms. Shellie will send them to Crayola, where they will be re-purposed. More info on the program here.


Our Lost and Found is piling up and we want you to be aware of our general policy. Periodically, unlabeled clothing that has been left unclaimed for several weeks will be donated either to Schoola.com or to local charities. The next donation date will be the end of October. Please take the time to 1) Label your children's jackets and sweatshirts, 2) stop by the lost and found and look through the pile to be donated on the right hand side (folded) as well as newer items on the rack. If you have any questions, contact Miki at sffogcity@gmail.com. 

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HALLOWEEN COSTUME EXCHANGE: New this year, we would like to offer a free Halloween costume exchange. For every clean, gently used costume you bring to the exchange, you can pick out a new costume in return. Final details are still being worked out. If you would like to help with this project, please email Sharon Ohlson by this Friday, October 12.

USED TOYS & BOOKS: Please start sorting through your gently used toys and books to be donated for the Halloween Carnival. The children love shopping with their Halloween tickets. Please drop off goods on the auditorium stage during the week leading up to the carnival, October 22-25. We are also looking for NEW small toys to be used as prizes for games.

COSTUME RULES: Please click HERE for costume guidelines.

INVEST IN ALAMO 2018 Annual Giving Campaign (IIA): Our annual campaign blasted off to a great start TOWARD OUR $60,000 goal this year! Funds raised support Alamo's Education Outside STEM program, literacy, music and art and more! We appreciate all contributions - no amount is too small!  Thank you to all who have already contributed. And don't forget about your company's match to double the impact of your donation. One-time or monthly online donations can be made at http://www.friendsofalamo.org/invest. Let's invest in our children's education; let's Invest in Alamo!

 Multi-Purpose Family Income Form - REMEMBER - IT'S NOT 'JUST for LUNCH'

Yay, Alamo Community!!!  We are now at a family response rate of 61.2% but Alamo can do even better! Alamo's site budget increases when more families submit their forms regardless of eligibility or interest.

If you do not know your student's ID number, Ms. Shellie will be happy to provide it to you via phone, email or in person. Remember, you can complete either a paper form from Student Nutrition Services (Ms. Shellie has them) or the Multipurpose Family Income Form online through SchoolCafe.com. For more information, click here for English中文Español  

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October Assignments:

  • 10/15 - Room 204 (Ms. Witt)
  • 10/22 - Room 205 (Ms. Gustafsson)
  • 10/29 - Room 206 (Mr. Savant)


Save your BoxTops and bring them into the school office! Please bring any BoxTops that have an 11/01/2018 expiration date by Friday, October 26, 2018. Thank you! Jen Brightman

Know Your Candidates! Attend a Board of Education Candidate Forum

Did you know there are three open Board of Education seats on November’s ballot? There is still plenty of time to learn more about the nearly 20 candidates (including Alamo parent, Li Miao Lovett!) running to serve four-year terms beginning in 2019.

The Board of Education is responsible for establishing educational goals and standards; approving curriculum; setting the district budget, which is independent of the city's budget; confirming appointment of all personnel; and approving purchases of equipment, supplies, services, leases, renovation, construction, and union contracts. In order to manage the day-to-day administration of the district, the Board of Education appoints a superintendent of schools.

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None this week

None this week

We like to showcase school activities!

Please send school photos to: communication@friendsofalamo.org​

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