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 November 7, 2018. 

In this issue:

November 2018:

  • 11/08, Thursday, 8:10 am departure - Walk & Roll to School-(3) Meeting Locations (see below)
  • 11/09, Friday morning - Picture Day makeup/re-take day, auditorium
  • 11/09, Friday, 1:30 pm for 3-5 Grades; 2 pm for K-2 Grades -“Friendship Friday” Chorus Fall Concert, auditorium
  • 11/12, Monday - School closed, Veterans Day Observed
  • 11/14- Square 1 Art fundraiser online orders are due
  • 11/15, Thursday - Thanksgiving Breakfast for Alamo Teachers, Teachers’ Lounge
  • 11/15, Thursday, 3:00-10:00 pm-Green Apple Fundraising event
  • 11/16, Friday, 9:00-10:00 am - “Coffee and Conversation”, library
  • 11/19-11/23, Monday – Friday - School closed, Thanksgiving Week Recess
  • 11/26-11/30, Monday – Friday - Parents Teacher Conference Week, early dismissal at 1:40 pm

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

Monthly Walk and Roll to School Day Moving to Thursdays 

Walk and Roll to School days will be on Thursdays so our Friendship Chorus families can participate. Meet Alamo families at any of the locations/"bus stops" below (depending on which direction you're coming from) to walk or roll to the schoolyard. Arrive before 8:10 am so the "human buses" depart in time to make the walk to the schoolyard safely. 

From the East: California and 19th Avenue

From the West: Rochambeau Playground (25th b/t Lake and California)

From the South: Fire Station on 26th Avenue, between Geary and Anza 


Camera on Apple iOS 12.1 PHOTO RETAKE/MAKE UP DAY
Friday morning, November 9

Here's your second chance to have your child's photo taken/retaken. If your child will be retaking their photo, please have your child RETURN THE ORIGINAL pictures on Retake day. If the ORIGINAL SET is not returned, you will have to pay again for the second set.


Join us on November 15th from 3pm to 10pm at Green Apple Books (506 Clement @ 6th). Start your holiday shopping or buy and donate books to the school library or classrooms! Mention "ALAMO" at checkout and Green Apple will donate 15% of your purchase price to the school. Tell your friends and family to shop that day too!


Please bring your food donations for the SF- Marin Food Bank. For a suggested list of items, click HERE.  Remember no glass, no perishables, no frozen food. Barrels will be on the first floor hallways from 11/1 - 12/6. 

Monday, November 26 to Friday, November 30 

See forms for more information. Please return form to request preferred conference times. Note that Kindergarten (as well as some teachers in other grades) uses their own form. Grades 1-3 | Grades 4-5


Celebrate Computer Science week with Family Code Night on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 6-8 pm at Alamo! A detailed email with opportunites to volunteer and to sign your child up for an activity session will follow by the end of the week! For a sneak preview, click HERE. Contact Alamo's Computer Science Teacher, Owen Peery 


Online order deadline is Wednesday, November 14 to ensure delivery in time for the holidays! (Hard copy order period is closed.)

Please check your child's backpack for the personalized catalog with your child's private access code.

Invite family and friends to order using your child's access code. 33% of all profits go to Alamo: shop.square1art.com/shop



If you would like to chair this fun campaign next year, please email paltertal@hotmail.com


This week's promotion:

Shop this week to get entered to win a Good Eggs self-guided tour of the Ferry Building! 5 lucky winners across all schools will win this $100 prize.

  • This promotion is open to both new and returning customers. 
  • We have some amazing producers involved in this gift - from Humphry Slocombe, to Urban Remedy, Cowgirl Creamery, and more! 5 winners will receive (10) $10 gift cards to take a self-guided tour of the Ferry Building, visiting some of the amazing producers that we work with and sell on Good Eggs. 
  • Parents need to place an order between Monday, November 5, and Sunday, November 11 to qualify. We will raffle off the gift by mid-week the following week, and will contact the winners directly. 

Remember, 5% on all orders goes back to our school this fall so please continue spreading the word to family and friends!

  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 earns a $500 fundraising bonus!!  We still need 6 more new families to join our fundraiser before November 30th to get $500 more! Spread the word on social media!


Ms. Shellie is accepting applications for Alamo students applying to 6th grade (middle school) and for younger siblings applying for Kindergarten at Alamo.


We've raised a bit over $15,000 so far! Thank you to all who have contributed so far. Remember, these funds support Alamo's school garden program, literacy, music and art and more! We appreciate all contributions - no amount is too small!  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!


Musical Keyboard on Apple iOS 12.1PIANO: started today, See FLYER for registration information. Piano meets in the auditorium on Wednesdays from 2:45 - 3:45

White Chess Rook on Samsung  ACADEMIC CHESS AT ALAMO starts on November 13. See FLYER for registration information. Chess meets on Tuesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 pm.

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Vertical Traffic Light on Apple iOS 11.3STOP DROP AND GO

  • 11/12 - Room 217 (Ms. McLaughlin)
  • 11/26 - Room 212 (Ms. Elliott)
  • 12/3 - Room 214 (Mr. Siedman)
  • 12/10 - Room 215 (Ms. Formalejo)


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  • GIRLS LEADING GIRLS SOCCER: Their programs focus on three main areas: skill development, leadership training and character building. Click HERE for the flyer or visit their SITE for information or to register
  • SF BOYS CHORUS AUDITIONS: still accepting Fall Enrollments. Visit their site, or click HERE for more information.

ST. MONICA's seeking 5th Grade Boys for Basketball: They still need a few 5th grade boys interested in playing on their CYO team. Basketball season begins December 1st with the regular season ending February 15th (post-season play begins immediately after). Practices will begin mid-November at St. Monica School gymnasium. Practices are held twice per week. Team members must make at least 1 practice per week. Games are played on Saturdays at various gyms. Participation fees are $80.00. If your son is interested, please contact Sylvia Arguello, Athletic Director at athletics@stmonicasf.org.

We like to showcase school activities!

   Scenes from Tuesday's PTA Meeting with SFUSD Superintendent, Dr. Vincent Matthews

Fun art from the halls of Alamo:

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

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