With the change in our school calendar, the start of August means that we are just two weeks from the start of school on August 15th. As someone who has been accustomed to the start of school in late August or early September for my entire life, the change is taking some getting used to. Thank goodness for our wonderful Alamo School community of volunteers who have been on top of things and have been making preparations for the 2016-2017 school year even before end of the previous year!
Anyone who is familiar with “how schools work” knows that during the summer a small army of volunteers are organizing activities, recruiting volunteers, updating forms and working on web pages. The PTA and Ed Fund at Alamo School work closely with Gayle Hughey (office manager) to make certain we are ready for the return of our families for registration on either August 4th (4-7 PM) or 8th (9:00 AM – Noon). Families that are new to Alamo School are invited to attend a new Family Orientation on August 2nd (6:30 – 7:30 PM) that will include an overview of the registration process, as well as school policies, procedures and a welcome by the PTA and Ed Fund.
This year the Alamo PTA will be introducing their new Alamo PTA Online Store. Christina Heil and Nancy Ng worked endless hours in creating the store where families can purchase Yearbooks, donate to the school garden, purchase birthday books, buy a PTA membership and find information about other PTA activities. The Alamo School Ed Fund held a strategy meeting on August 17th to brainstorm and organize activities related to their 2016-17 fundraising campaign. We are so fortunate to have both of these remarkable organizations at work for our students and staff.
Principal – Alamo School