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 March 20, 2019. 

In this issue:

March 2019:

  • 3/21, Thursday Sprit Day: Crazy Hair Day!!
  • 3/22, Friday Raffle tickets and instructions distributed
  • 3/22, Friday Spirit Day: Movie Day (classes will watch a movie in the afternoon)
  • 3/25-3/28, Monday – Thursday School closed, Spring Break
  • 3/29, Friday School closed, Cesar Chavez Day

April 2019:

  • 4/01, Monday School Resumes
  • 4/01, Monday Raffle Kickoff
  • 4/02, Tuesday, School Site Council (SSC) meeting, CANCELED
  • 4/02, Tuesday, 6:30 pm PTA meeting and elections, auditorium
  • 4/05, Friday Spring School Photo Day (no retakes/make-ups)
  • 4/12, Friday – Last day to buy Alamo Auction Gala tickets
  • 4/12, Friday, 8:20-2:40/5:30-7:00 pm Alamo Science Fair, auditorium
  • 4/18, Thursday, 8:10 am Bike and Roll to School /Walk & Roll to School-(3) Meeting Locations - 8:10 am departure
  • 4/19, Friday, 9:00-10:00 am “Coffee and Conversation”, library
  • 4/24, Wednesday Raffle ticket sale ends, turn in all money and stubs!
  • 4/26, Friday, 5:30-9:00 pm Alamo Annual Gala, Auction & Raffle
  • 4/29, Monday, 6:00 pm New Parents’ Orientation, auditorium

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


Calling all fellas, flappers and wanna-be silent screen stars to Alamo’s Annual Auction Gala at the Salesforce East Tower Ohana Floor (350 Mission Street, 30th floor). 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!


Please plan to join us right after the break for our April meeting and election of officers. We still have a number of key positions we need to fill so if you're curious or have questions about what an officer position entails, please email our PTA President, Ron Rittinger.


Please stop by schoolyard entrance to the school to claim your children's belongings before spring break!

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The Alamo 2019 Raffle is about to kick off! 

Raffle ticket books and instructions are coming home with the students Friday, March 22nd so they can start selling tickets NOW and over Spring Break to family, friends and neighbors! The raffle will officially kick off on Monday, April 1st. The first classroom challenge incentives will be announced soon!

Click for weekly prizes and instructions English/中文español, русский

1 ticket = $7

1 book (5 tickets) = $30

If you have any questions or would like to help us make this even more successful by volunteering a small amount of time during the month of April please contact your raffle Co-chairs  Vanessa Thomas and Lily Wong.

Grand Prize: $1,000・1st Prize: iPad・2nd Prize: Apple Watch・3rd Prize: $100 Sports Basement gift certificate・4th prize $50 Visa gift card
Final prize drawings will be held at the Roaring 20s Alamo Auction Gala event at Salesforce Tower East on Friday, April 26th.


The annual Science Fair takes place on Friday, April 12, 2019. Click HERE for all the detailed information and the registration form if your child wants to prepare a science project! Turn in your form before you leave on break!

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We're still at ONLY 26% family response rate and we are falling in the school standings!

Great News! The end date for electronic survey responses is actually April 26! Only paper surveys must be completed and sent in by THIS FRIDAY, March 22.

But, why wait, log in and complete our school-specific survey: http://bit.ly/2SzfNZS TODAY! 

If you would still like a paper copy to complete at home, please see Ms. Shellie in the office today. She has paper versions in Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, Vietnamese and English!

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April Assignments

  • 4/1 - Room 202 (Ms. Ikeda)
  • 4/8 - Room 203 (Ms. Clark)
  • 4/15 - Room 204 (Ms. Witt)
  • 4/22 - Room 205 (Ms. Gustafsson)


CAMP 4K: Click HERE for more information or visit their website.

DESTINATION SCIENCE: Click HERE for more information or visit their website.

SF PARK & REC: Registration is now open. Click HERE to see what camps or classes are available.

Chess Pawn on Apple iOS 12.1ACADEMIC CHESS SUMMER CAMP: Click HERE for more information.

XIAN YUN SUMMER CAMP: July 8, 2019 - August 2, 2019. Click HERE for more information or visit their website.

MEI JIA MANDARIN SUMMER CAMP: Mei Jia Mandarin Summer camp is a great place for children (K-6th grade) to make new friends, explore, create, and learn lifelong skills all in Mandarin. Click HERE or visit their website

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 or click HERE

Memo on Apple iOS 12.1ADVENTURES IN WRITING CAMP: visit their website or click HERE

Performing Arts on Apple iOS 12.1NEW CONSERVATORY THEATER CENTER: visit their website or click HERE

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

Image result for joe's ice cream san franciscoThe Alamo community has been invited to attend Joe's Ice Cream's 60th anniversary celebration on Saturday, April 13 at 11:30 a.m. More information coming in the April Alamo Matters

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Please send school photos to: communication@friendsofalamo.org

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