March 2019


In this issue:

Dear Alamo Friends and Families,

Thank you to ALL the parents, staff and alumni students who marched with our two groups of students in the Chinese New Year parade last weekend. Thank you also to the parents who assisted with preparing dinner after the parade for 60 students and their parents! We could not have done it without you! What fun that both groups also made it on the television broadcast this year!

A few reminders: March 4-8 is our Parent/Teacher Conference Week, with an EARLY DISMISSAL at 1:40 pm.  All on-site after school care programs will begin at 1:45 pm. There will be no after school enrichment classes, except for Ceramics. 

Please remember to SPRING FORWARD your clocks next weekend as Daylight Savings Time begins on March 10.

Lastly, have a safe and restful spring week, March 25-29.

Calendar on Apple iOS 11.3  March 2019:

  • 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, 6:00-8:00 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

* Change in normal day


Please join us on Wednesday, March 13 at 6:00 pm in the auditorium for our annual community meeting to discuss the proposed budget for 2019-2020. This is a great opportunity to ask questions or provide feedback.


Alamo extends a special welcome to grandparents, favorite relatives and grown-up special friends to come and visit from 1:30 to 2:30pm, Friday, March 15th, 2019.  The afternoon events begin with a performance by the Alamo Friendship Chorus at 1:30, followed by classroom visits at 2:00.  Everyone is then invited to stay on and enjoy our annual AlamoSchool Talent Show at 3pm!


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 THIS Monday March 4th. For questions please contact Michelle Sintov.


Every year, we look forward to our auction gala as a fun, adult-only community event which will be held at the Salesforce Tower East ( located at 350 Mission St.- 30th floor) on Friday, April 26th. Join us for a night of eating, drinking, socializing, and raising money for our children’s education! The Friends of Alamo Foundation ( FASF) raises at least $300/student to provide outdoor education, chorus music, literacy specialists, art, ceramics and more, and our main fundraiser is our Spring online and Live Auction Gala. Buy your tickets here!

We need your assistance to make this a successful event. Please click on the link and complete the form no later than March 8th. If you have any questions about the form, please feel free to reach out to Tejal, Tatyana or Tasia.

Here are some ideas where you, another family member, friend or neighbor can help!

1) DONATE or SECURE “EXPERIENCE” ITEMS. Experiences consistently bring in our highest auction bids at the gala.  Do you or a friend own a destination home or work in an interesting field? Last year a parent and local wine bar owner donated a sommelier-led wine tasting experience for 12 that raised $1,500! Other popular experiences have included a private ice cream shop tour, tickets to the Giants with a visit to the dugout, brewery and wine country tours, an exclusive city hall tour from Supervisor Sandra Fewer, and even a tour of the Sony recording studio.  Contact Tatyana Boone 

2) FIND FINANCIAL SPONSORS. Every year, a number of local and corporate businesses support our event financially.  These sponsors are prominently promoted in our event materials and reach a whole community of potential new customers.  Contact Tasia Neeve

3) OBTAIN DONATIONS.  Drop off the Ask letter and form with the businesses you frequent, including restaurants, salons, children activity providers, shops, etc.  Contact Tejal Patel or drop off your donations (addressed for the spring auction) at the front desk with Ms. Shellie.


Tuesday, February 26, Alamo celebrated Read Across America and welcomed 23 community members to read to our classrooms. We had parents, musicians, SFUSD staff, our district Supervisor Fewer, our Richmond library librarian, Presidio middle school principal, our local precinct police officers, and even a few from children's publishing houses. Thank you to all our readers for sharing their love of reading with the kids!


Thank you to all of our Spell-a-thon participants this year! This fundraiser was an enormous success, earning over 32k for our school. Very proud to see that every class got 100% participation. Below are pictures of our top earners who went above and beyond!



March Assignments

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

Alamo Elementary
250 23rd Ave
San Francisco, CA 94121 - USA


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