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 April 17, 2019. 

In this issue:

April 2019:

  • 4/18, Thursday, 8:10 am Walk and Roll to School - see below for (3) Meeting Locations - 8:10 am departure
  • 4/19, Friday, 9:00-10:00 am “Coffee and Conversation”, library
  • 4/22, Monday, 8:00 pm - Online Auction opens and closes on Sunday 4/28
  • 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, Salesforce Tower;
    no-host After Party until midnight @ Local Edition
  • 4/29, Monday, 6:00 pm New Parents’ Orientation, auditorium

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


Join Alamo families at one of our three designated meeting points this Thursday, April 18 at 8:00 am.

From the East: California and 19th Avenue

From the West: Rochambeau Playground (25th Avenue b/t Lake and California)

From the South: Fire Station #14 on 26th Avenue, between Geary and Anza 


Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) is a public agency. The Smarter Balances Assessment, or SBA, is an online assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Testing began on Monday and concludes on May 14. Please be sure to ensure your child gets enough sleep, eats breakfast every day, and arrives on time. Late children create a distraction for the other students. Recess schedules will also be modified to maximize quiet time during testing.

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We had a great 2nd week of raffle ticket sales! We are halfway to our goal so keep selling those tickets. Congratulations to our Week 2 classroom raffle challenge winners who won the MUSIC AND POPCORN PARTY WITH Ms. Kat!

K/1st: Room 107 - Ms. Torres
2nd/3rd: Room 206 - Mr. Savant
4th/5th: Room 215 - Ms. Formalejo

Next week's classroom challenge will be special Emoji keychains (K/1st), knobby bouncy balls (2nd/3rd) and homework passes for each student (4th/5th) for those who sell the most tickets!

Please continue to sell raffle tickets to support Music, Literacy, Outdoor science, Technology, PE, Art programs and more at Alamo. Without your help and support these programs cannot continue. Please help us reach our $30,000 goal! 

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.


This year we will be opening up bidding for classroom art projects to all parents online. You can check the amazing art pieces at school during our “Preview Days”, starting on April 19 (look for emails for locations and times) and BID HERE once bidding opens next Monday.

The Paddle Raise this year will help to invest in technology that is critical for furthering everyone’s educational experience. If you are not attending the event, you can still contribute by clicking this LINK

Online auction will open on April 22nd at 8 am so get ready to snap up the gift certificates and one of a kind items with the click of a button.

Here is the line up for this year's LIVE auction:

  • A weekend in Tahoe at a beautiful cabin for 12 sipping on a case of Gold Medalists from the 2018 SF International Wine Competition (Charles Ledogar & Susan Shih)
  • Mediterranean feast, featuring fusion cuisine and wine from Turkey, Lebanon, Greece, Italy and Israel for 10 people (Ilanit Bener Shtein)
  • Meet and greet with Mayor London Breed at her office and a tour from the City Hall Historian (Mayor London Breed)
  • 2 awesome seats at the Golden State Warriors game with dinner at Barbara Pinseria & Cocktail Bar (Nay and Tejal Patel, Covucci Family)
  • Four front row seats to the 5th grade graduation.  
  • Principal for a day. 
  • A Friday play date & dinner with Ms. Murphy, Mr. Barisonek & Mr. Siedman. 
  • A paint and sweets afternoon with Mrs. Liu, Mrs. Won, Mrs. Wong. 
  • 4 tickets to Larry Baer's lower box with a pre-game visit to the dug-out. 
  • A handcrafted BBQ meal for 12 delivered for your next gathering (Ash Notaney) 
  • Wine Tasting for 10 people with the sommelier at High Treason Wine Bar.   (Michael Ireland)   

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The District wants to see at least a 60-70% participation rate, and we're still at ONLY 27% family response rate. Let's go Alamo! Here's the link to OUR survey http://bit.ly/2SzfNZS

The deadline for electronic survey is NEXT WEEK, April 26

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April Assignments

  • 4/22 - Room 205 (Ms. Gustafsson)
  • 4/29 - Room 206 (Mr. Savant)

May Assignments

  • 5/6 - Room 213 (Ms. Yee)
  • 5/13 - Room 217 (Ms. McLaughlin)



Public Briefing: SFUSD’s Draft LCAP for 2019-20

Wed, April 24, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Board of Education Conference Room
555 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102


All are invited and encouraged to attend the 33rd Annual SFUSD Arts Festival, showcasing children's visual and performing arts in collaboration with the Asian Art Museum. Events begin on Saturday, April 27 and run through Sunday, May 5. Have a peak at the daily schedule of events and join the fun by signing up to volunteer.

RICHMOND DISTRICT YMCA: For information click HERE or visit their website.

MARITIME SUMMER CAMP: For information click HERE or visit their website.

COASTAL CAMP: Click HERE for full brochure or visit their website.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA MUSIC & ART CULTURE CENTER: Registration now open. For more information click HERE or visit their website.

WAH MEI CAMP: June 10-August 2, three sessions. Visit their website, or click HERE.

THE EDGE CAMP: June 10-July 19, 495 9th Avenue. Click HERE for information.

MS. DEBORAH'S ART CAMP: Nonstop art-making and fun for kids 5 to13. Week-long, half day sessions in sunny Noe Valley are ideal for busy families and younger children - all ages welcome every week, June 17 - August 9. Click HERE for more information.

FIRST CHINESE BAPTIST CHURCH DAY CAMP: For more information and to fill out the application, go to https://www.fcbc-sf.org/ or click HERE.

the CODER SCHOOL: Launching new camps this summer at Clement St & 4th Ave. Sign up now for a FREE Scratch or Python workshop or to find out more about the camps, click HERE

CELSIUS AND BEYOND: Visit their website for details on camp classes or click HERE for more information

KIDS at LINES SUMMER DANCE CAMPS: Alonzo King LINES ballet https://linesballet.org/education/kids-lines/

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. 




On Saturday, April 27, watch an SF Ballet Company class led by one of their ballet masters, on stage at the beautiful War Memorial Opera House (301 Van Ness Avenue). It's free to attend, but make sure you RSVP! Plus, from 10 am-2 pm, Fan Fest returns with family friendly booths where you can try on a tutu, learn about pointe shoes, and learn the history of SF Ballet.

Science Fair!

Please send school photos to: communication@friendsofalamo.org

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