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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 27, 2019. 

In this issue:

February 2019:

  • 2/27 – 3/01, Monday - Friday Alamo Literacy Week (Dr. Seuss’s birthday – March 2)

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)
  • 3/11, Monday Spellathon Assemblies featuring Happy Birds - 12:30pm - 1:30pm K-2; 1:40pm - 2:40pm 3-5
  • *3/13, Wednesday, 5:30-7:00 pm Annual Community Meeting, (SSC, PTA, & FASF), school auditorium
  • 3/14, Thursday, 8:10 am Walk & Roll to School-(3) Meeting Locations - 8:10 am departure
  • 3/15, Friday, 9:00-10:00 am “Coffee and Conversation”, library
  • 3/15, Friday, 1:30 pm Grandparents & Special Friends Day with Alamo Friendship Chorus performance, auditorium
  • 3/15, Friday, 3:00-5:00 pm Talent Show, Auditorium
  • 3/25-3/28, Monday – Thursday School closed, Spring Break
  • 3/29, Friday School closed, Cesar Chavez Day

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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. The District is reporting that Alamo has an 11% response rate from families so far. WE CAN DO BETTER!!!
● 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/2SzfNZSIf you would like a paper copy to complete at home, please see Ms. Shellie in the office. She has paper versions in Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, Vietnamese and English!

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 EXCEPT for Ceramics, 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


Jumprope for Heart will happen the first week of March. We are trying to raise $500 for the American Heart Society by asking each child to raise $1. Any children who donate this year will receive a Ninja Jax keyring or a handy dandy carabiner.


On Wednesday, March 13th the School community will be coming together for our annual community meeting. In addition to the regular agenda items, which we will keep brief, a state of the school will be presented which will include an update on the school financials as well as a summary of the balance scorecard.


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.


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 are now on sale $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! Click here for tickets!

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.

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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.



Do you love science? Or are you curious about what kids find interesting? Approximately 150 students participate in the science fair each spring. 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! We want to continue this fun event next year, but we need someone to step forward to lead the event. If you might be interested, please reach out to our current chair, Jennifer Erskine-Ogden with questions.

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March Assignments

  • 3/4 - Room 106 (Ms. B. Lee)
  • 3/11 - Room 107 (Ms. Torres)
  • 3/18 - Room 201 (Mr. Chan)



ELIOT SMITH SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMP: Brochures are in the school office or visit their website.

THE LITTLE STUDIO: Summer camps in the Richmond District for K-3rd grade girls. Please visit their website for more information.

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.

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Chinese New Year Parade!


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