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 28, 2018. 

In this issue:

December 2018:

  • Early December Square 1 Art products arrive
  • 12/04, Tuesday, 6:30 pm PTA meeting, school library
  • 12/06, Thursday, 6-8 pm Family Coding Night
  • 12/13, Thursday, 8:10 am Walk & Roll to School-(3) Meeting Locations - 8:10 am departure
  • 12/14, Friday, 9:00-10:00 am “Coffee and Conversation”, library
  • 12/19, Wednesday, 1:30 pm Holiday Performance: 2nd Grade & Alamo Friendship Chorus, auditorium
  • 12/21, Friday, 9:30 am – Holiday Singing Program: Kindergarten and 1st Grade, auditorium
  • 12/21, Friday Last Day of Fall Semester
  • 12/24/2018 - 1/4/2019 School closed, Winter Break

January 2019:

  • 1/07, Monday School resumes
  • 1/08, Tuesday, 5:30 pm SSC Meeting, school library
  • 1/08, Tuesday, 6:00 pm PTA meeting, auditorium

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


PTA MEETING REMINDER

Please join us for the November PTA general meeting next TuesdayDecember 4, Childcare and a light supper will be provided beginning at 6 pm. Meeting to start at 6:30 pm. Our meeting will be in the Alamo Library (ring doorbell and enter through front door on 23rd Ave)


FAMILY CODE NIGHT REGISTRATION

Celebrate Computer Science week with Family Code Night next Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 6-8 pm at Alamo! Many of the sessions in the first time slot are almost full! Click on the Link below to sign your child up for three different sessions and/or to volunteer to help with the family fun event!

Contact Alamo's Computer Science Teacher, Owen Peery Click HERE for the volunteer form OR sign up here: [Signups_Text_Link]


 ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE 

The SF- Marin Food Bank barrels are starting to fill up, but some are only half full! Canned tuna (or chicken), soup, Cheerios, dried pasta and nut butters are some ideas. Click HERE for additional suggestions. Remember no glass, no perishables, no frozen food. Barrels will be on the first floor hallways until next Friday, 12/6. 


GOOD EGGS FUNDRAISER

This is the FINAL week of the Alamo fundraiser (it ends this FRIDAY, Nov. 30!)! We still need 6 NEW families to place an order to earn the bonus $500! The other great thing is you’ll get entered to win a date night to Chez Panisse! If you’re new to the fundraiser, it’s not too late to join. Just visit schools.goodeggs.com, enter the code ALAMOSF18, and place an order. You can get produce, meat and fish, baked goods, easy dinner kits, and more delivered same-day. No subscription required and delivery is free any time you spend $60. 

Get entered to win a date night to Chez Panisse by shopping on Good Eggs!

A little bit about this promotion (download the PDF here!):

  • Both new and returning customers will be entered to win this prize if they place an order between Monday November 26, and Friday November 30.
  • There will be one winner across all schools. 
  • Good Eggs will contact the winner directly the week of December 3. 
  • And remember, the fundraiser ends on a Friday (instead of on a Sunday), so families will need to place their order before the fundraiser ends to be entered to win.  
  • The winning family will win a gift card to Chez Panisse, flowers, childcare, a Good Eggs dinner kit for the kids to eat at home.

New customers get $15 off with our ALAMOSF18 code.


SPORTS BASEMENT FUNDRAISER

Here's another opportunity fo get some holiday shopping done at a discount! Alamo Elementary's 20% off days are: December 6-8, 2018.

All 10 Sports Basement stores participate in the event, or you can also shop online (Use the code 2050008423958 at checkout.)

Only Sports Basement Basementeers that have selected Alamo Elementary as their beneficiary will be raising money while they shop 


 BOX TOPS for EDUCATION

Since August, your Box Tops contributions have earned Alamo $220! Please keep dropping Box Tops off in the office. Thanks!!


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PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
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


2019-2020 KINDERGARTEN AND 6TH GRADE ENROLLMENT UPDATE

The final day to drop off SFUSD applications for incoming Kindergarten siblings and rising 6th Graders is Friday, January 11 - right after we return from Winter Break. Ms. Shellie reports about 1/2 the 5th Grade has brought in their applications.


INVEST IN ALAMO ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN

We've raised $20,000 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!


Vertical Traffic Light on Apple iOS 11.3STOP DROP AND GO

  • 12/3 - Room 214 (Mr. Siedman)
  • 12/10 - Room 215 (Ms. Formalejo)
  • 12/17 - Room 209 (Mr. Han)

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Telling the Story Behind the Numbers: Making Sense of SFUSD Plans

Join SFUSD staff and the school community for an interactive public forum to see how our students are doing, ways that SFUSD supports their success, and how you can participate in the process! 

Wednesday, December 5, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Middle School
350 Girard St. @ Bacon St.
Parking in the schoolyard – enter from Bacon St.
Light dinner, interpretation, and childcare provided! Click HERE to RSVP and/or to sign up for childcare.

Here is some background reading from Ed100 to help you get prepared to participate:


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Soccer Ball on Apple iOS 12.1 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

Musical Notes on Apple iOS 12.1 SF BOYS CHORUS AUDITIONS: still accepting Fall Enrollments. Visit their site, or click HERE for more information.


BALBOA JINGLE: Saturday, December 1, 11 am - 5 pm, 3595 Balboa St. Free family event hosted by one of our Auction sponsors, Sequoia Real Estate. For more information or to reserve your Santa picture time, click HERE

Baseball on Apple iOS 12.1 SAN FRANCISCO LITTLE LEAGUE: Registration now open. For more information, click HERE or visit their site.


We like to showcase school activities!

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

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