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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 20, 2019. 

In this issue:


February 2019:

  • 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

March 2019:

  • 3/02, Saturday, 8:45 am-1:00 pm SFUSD School Planning Summit, Everett Middle School
  • 3/04-3/08, Monday – Friday Parent-Teacher Conference Week, early dismissal at 1:40 pm
  • 3/10, Sunday, 2:00 am Daylight Saving Time begins (‘Spring’ forward one hour)
  • *3/13, Wednesday, 5:30-7:00 pm Annual Community Meeting, (SSC, PTA, & FASF), school library

* Change in normal day

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ALAMO NIGHT AT THE CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCE

THIS Friday, February 22, 2019, the Academy is opening its doors to our K-5 families. You must pre-register one of three ways.

1. Visit www.calacademy.org/family-night-feb-22 OR

2. Call 415-379-8493 OR

3. Download and fill out the form, and give it to your teacher by tomorrow morning, Thursday. No paper forms will be accepted after Thursday, February 21.


CHINESE NEW YEAR PARADE LIVESTREAMING

The entire parade will be streamed on Facebook Live from the Review Stand located on Kearney Street/Pacific Avenue. Family and friends living outside of the KTVU/KTSF Television coverage area will be able to watch and cheer our school on in case our kids don't make it on the televised broadcast. Click on this link to be notified when the stream goes live at approximately 5:45 pm this Saturday. 

For a chance to win four (4) tickets in the bleacher seats located on Post Street (between Grant and Kearny), check the official parade's social channel on Facebook/Instagram for details on posting a selfie with a piggy. Winner will be announced Friday morning.


Books on Apple iOS 12.1​​​​​ ​​READ ACROSS AMERICA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Alamo is celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday and National Read Across America Day by inviting readers to come share their voices and their love of books on Tuesday, Feb. 26. 

In the past, we have had people all over our city - police, fire depts, supervisors, librarians, store owners, musicians, parents, and grandparents - read their favorite books or pick from a selection of recently published books. 

It would be 20-30 min commitment anytime between 9am-2:30pm on that Tuesday February 26. 

Please ask your friends and neighbors to come read to our kids.

Contact Judy Lim (415-867-3752) for scheduling and questions. 

www.readacrossamerica.org


FAMILY CULTURE & CLIMATE SURVEY

Every year all our responses to the Annual Culture and Climate Survey help Mrs. Fong and the District develop plans and implement changes that continue to keep Alamo a school with high academic achievement and a warm and welcoming community. The survey is one important way to help us understand how families feel about our school and their child’s learning, and how our school can improve.
● It is very important that we get as many of our families to respond as possible so we have data that truly represents the whole school and not just a few people. Everyone’s voice is important!
● There are no right or wrong answers to any of these questions and will not be used in staff or teacher evaluations. We just want to know everyone’s honest opinion. Here is the link for our school-specific survey: http://bit.ly/2SzfNZS


PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCE WEEK
March 4 through March 8

Parent-Teacher Conferences are an important part of the educational process. These conferences provide parents the opportunity to talk about a student’s specific strengths as well as areas for growth. If you have not yet signed up for a conference with your child's teacher, please reach out today. Interpretation is available - you only have to ask. Please also remember that school dismisses an hour earlier at 1:40pm. There are no enrichment classes that week, however, Chinese School and RDASC will be running their after school programs.
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


TALENT SHOW

Singers, dancers, musicians, magicians and contortionists, it is time to start polishing your act for the Annual Alamo Talent Show on Friday, March 15th, 2019 from 3 to 5 pm in the auditorium. Perhaps you’d like to read a poem, twirl a pirouette, or demonstrate a karate kick! Share that special talent with the Alamo community at this year’s show! Students of all grade levels are welcome to participate, so start planning and practicing. Signup forms are available on the Friends of Alamo website as well as in the office. Completed forms should be returned to the Talent Show Box in the office by no later than Monday March 4th. Please contact Michelle Sintov with any questions.


ROARING ‘20s ALAMO AUCTION GALA

Calling all fellas, flappers and wanna-be silent screen stars to Alamo’s Annual Auction Gala at the Salesforce East Tower Ohana Floor (350 Milssion Street, 30th floor). Get gussied up in your suspenders, fedoras, headpieces and fringe for a night of flowing cocktails, bidding, Alamo community love and spectacular 360 degree views. The event will be on Friday, April 26th from 5:30 to 9 pm with an after party nearby.  

Early-bird tickets go on sale next week for $85, through March 31st.  Don’t wait to grab yours as we are capped at 150 spots and no tickets will be sold at the door! 

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.


SPECIAL OLYMPICS - BASKETBALL SKILLS

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.


PIANO LESSONS: Register for the new session, which starts on Wednesday, February 20. Click HERE for the form.

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SCIENCE FAIR CO-CHAIR NEEDED

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.


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February Assignments

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

March Assignments

  • 3/4 - Room 106 (Ms. B. Lee)
  • 3/11 - Room 107 (Ms. Torres)

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ENGINEERING FOR KIDS: Spring Break and Summer camp information, visit their website of click HERE

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



ONE RICHMOND: One Richmond is an identity developed by residents of the Richmond to unify our community and to cultivate neighborhood pride centered on taking care of one another, taking care of the Richmond, and supporting our local businesses. Click HERE (中文Russianto learn about becoming a One Richmond member and receive discounts at Richmond businesses by committing to the initiative’s four guiding principles.


Tooth on Apple iOS 12.1GIVE KIDS A SMILE: Saturday, March 2, 9 am - 1:30 pm, University of the Pacific Dentistry School, 155 First St. Click HERE (中文Español) for additional information.


GIRLS ON THE RUN

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.


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