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 January 30, 2019. 

In this issue:

February 2019:

  • 2/05, Tuesday School closed, start of Lunar New Year (Year of the Boar)
  • *2/07, Thursday, 5:15 pm SSC meeting, library
  • *2/07, Thursday, 6:00 pm PTA meeting, Special guest: District 1 Supervisor, Sandra Fewer, auditorium
  • 2/08, Friday Spell-a-Thon pledges are due
  • 2/14, Thursday, 8:10 am Walk & Roll to School-(3) Meeting Locations - 8:10 am departure
  • 2/15, Friday, 9:00-10:00 am “Coffee and Conversation”, library
  • 2/18, Monday School closed, Presidents’ Day
  • 2/23, Saturday evening Chinese New Year Parade, (2) Alamo delegations participate
  • 2/25 – 3/01, Monday - Friday Alamo Literacy Week (Dr. Seuss’s birthday – March 2)
  • 2/27, Wednesday Time TBD Black History Month Assembly, auditorium
  • TBD Lion Dance Performance, school yard

* Change in normal day

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


The City's Budget Committee and Mayor Breed have both drafted budgets for the ERAF windfall, but it only includes the minimum legal requirement of $35 million for SFUSD - not nearly enough to cover even one year of the salary increases and support services. 

We are asking the City Supervisors to amend the proposed budgets to include an additional $60 million (a total of $90 million) to cover the teacher salaries and vital school support services for two years, until we know whether we can keep the money from Prop G, which is currently being held in escrow during the lawsuit. With that said, your District Supervisor needs to hear from more families, parents, and students BEFORE next WEDNESDAY's Budget & Finance Committee meeting. It is especially important to personally reach out to Supervisor Sandra Fewer in District 1, who chairs the City's Budget and Finance Committee, Supervisor Catherine Stefani  in District 2, and Rafael Mandelman in District 8 who are the other members of the committee, to ask them to amend their proposed budget. Supervisors listed at https://sfbos.org/roster-members. Click HERE for a sample email you can send your Supervisor.

Here is more information. ERAF Info  ERAF Informacion Español  ERAF Info.中文

Showing our support now demonstrates public support for future allocations to SFUSD from possible future windfalls.


Jennifer Erskine-Ogden has lead the Science Fair for seven years! As her younger daughter completes her last semester at Alamo, she is looking to hand the science fair over to a new chair. Approximately 150 students participate each spring and it's open to all students. It's a great opportunity for children to explore their interests in science and do something fun with their friends and/or family. All classes visit the science fair so even if a child does not participate, they get to see what other students have done and be inspired! Please reach out to Jennifer you'd like to chair/co-chair.


Line up your babysitters and save the date, Friday, April 26th! Look for more information on how you can help now, in the upcoming issue of Alamo Matters.

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Please bring in your pledge sheet and money by Friday, Februaury 8.

If you have lost your envelope and sponsor sheet, that is ok. You can use any envelope or paper from home, just be sure your child's name, room and the word 'spell-a-thon' are visible.

Remember, classrooms with 100% participation will earn a reward assembly, put on by Happy Birds, featuring exotic birds. Top earners will get their choice of Alamo gear or movie tickets. If you would like to make your donation online, you can use the personalized link below and provide it to your friends and family.


Link to pledge sheet - https://www.friendsofalamo.org/fundraising/spell-a-thon/

Thank you so much for your help!! Danielle Willms, Spellathon Chair


The Feb. PTA general meeting with be held on a special night, Thursday, Feb. 7 with a special guest, District 1 Supervisor Sandra Fewer!

This is a unique opportunity for us to hear directly from her and share information about our community. 

Reception with pizza and other light dinner items to begin at 6 pm, with formal meeting and Supervisor Fewer attending at 6:30 pm.  

Remember to support our PTA by becoming a member (if you have not done so already) and help us reach our goal of 300 members. Click the button below to join or drop a membership envelope (on the bulletin board) with dues payment in the drop box in the office.


ACADEMIC CHESS: Register for the new session, which starts on Tuesday, February 12. Click HERE for the form.

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February Assignments

  • 2/4 - Room 113 (Ms. Y. Lee)
  • 2/11 - Room 114 (Ms. Revitz)
  • 2/19 - Room 102 (Ms. Korp)
  • 2/25 - Room 104 (Ms. Won)


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CAMP EDMO: For locations and pricing for their summer camps, please visit their website, or click HERE. Enroll by January 31, SAVE $40/week MORE


Encourage your 3rd, 4th or 5th grader to become a girl on the run and to join the SF Community Team. For more information, click HERE or visit their website.

SAN FRANCISCO CHILDREN'S MUSIC THEATER AUDITIONS: Saturday, February 2, 10:30 am - noon. For more information, visit their website.

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!

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Celebrating the New Year

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

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