Principal's Message

For an elementary school principal, his/her 6th year at a school is a very special year.  For an elementary school principal, his/her 6th year at a school is a very special year.  It represents the year when students who were in kindergarten when he/she arrived are now 5th graders and about to leave the school.  2015-2016 is my 6th year at Alamo School! It has been an amazing experience to watch this group of students over the years.  I have been able to watch them grow and change, and yet stay remarkably the same. Not only have I gotten to know them, but also their parents and siblings – both younger and older.  It is an experience that ranks as one of the highlights of my 37-year career in education.   I feel blessed to be reaching this milestone.

2015-2016 promises to be a BIG year in many other ways at Alamo School.  For starters, during registration we reached an enrollment of 381 students.  This is an increase of 50 students from the 331 students who started school at Alamo in 2014-2015.  We are excited to be welcoming so many new families to our community, and they come from all around the world! 

One of the BIGGEST changes this year will involve one of our all-time favorite traditions…the Hoedown!  This year the PTA is moving the Hoedown from its traditional date in May to September 20th (mark your calendars/save-the-date).  This year’s event will combine the games and food from the Hoedown with the crafts and garden activities from the Day On The Green – which has been our traditional fall festival for the past several years. In addition to the games, crafts and food, we will be having a special ceremony and music to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Alamo School (1965-2015).   Everyone is welcome to join us! 

In the spring we held a 50th Anniversary celebration during the school day for our current students and staff, but on September 20th we are inviting everyone who has ever attended, worked or volunteered at Alamo School to join us for one final salute to this milestone.  We will have performances by the Alamo School chorus and band, guest principals and teachers from the past, a time capsule and a birthday cake!  The activities will begin around Noon in the amphitheater at Alamo School.  Please spread the word to family, friends and neighbors.

Stan Hitomi

Principal – Alamo School