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Following are some of the latest news and information from Alamo, SFUSD, PTA and Friends of Alamo School Foundation for the week of February 6, 2019. 

In this issue:

February 2019:

  • *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
  • 2/09, Saturday, Painting & Pizza, garden mural workday, 10 am - 2 pm, Alamo Garden
  • 2/11, Monday, 9:00 am Lion Dance Performance, school yard
  • 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

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


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.


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The kids did a fantastic job on their Spellathon tests again this year! Thank you to all the teachers and parents for helping your students study! Your student should have received their corrected test on Thursday. Please collect your pledges (we accept, cash, checks made to Alamo PTA and online donationssee below for details and answers to questions) , place them in an envelope and return to your teacher no later than February 8, 2019. The reward assembly (for classes with 100% participation) featuring Happy Birds will take place March 11. Top earners will get their choice of movie tickets or Alamo gear.

We are aiming for 100% participation - any donation amount counts!

For online donations

  1. Click on the store button [Store_Button] to make a donation OR email this personalized link to your friends and family. (do not copy the address of the page it takes you to as this will not be work) 
  2. Select the child to whom you wish to make a donation.
  3. Ask friends and relatives to include their name in the note section so you know who gave. 
  4. To see who made a donation for your child, log into your MSA account, click on Store and the click on Your Purchased (note that this does not work on the mobile site).


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



Thank you for everyone who has come out to help outline, paint, and/or touch-up the Ohlone mural! If you want to get involved, or can't get enough, come out to the garden on Saturday 2/9 from 10 am - 2 pm for a painting and pizza workday, WEATHER PERMITTING. Ms. Bekkah and volunteers will continue touching-up the mural, install more student-made plant signs, and more. There will be kid-friendly jobs as well.

Ms. Bekkah needs to know how much pizza ingredients to buy, so if you're planning to attend, please sign up at this Eventbrite link so she knows how many people to expect. If you have questions, please let Ms. Bekkah know!


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, FridayApril 26th! Look for more information on how you can help now, in the Jan/February issue of Alamo Matters.


The students of Bungalow A and Bungalow B will represent Alamo in the Special Olympics - Basketball Skills day on Tuesday, March 12th, at Lowell High School.

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

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February Assignments

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


CAMP EDMO: For locations and pricing for their summer camps, please visit their website, or click HERE. 


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.

We like to showcase school activities!

Artwork from the halls of Alamo!

Please send school photos to: communication@friendsofalamo.org

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