Road Work on Douglass Street
Unfortunately there will be road work for the next few weeks on Douglass Street, with no parking on Douglass between 23rd and Alvarado Streets. AVOID DOUGLASS between 22nd and 23rd Streets. Please approach the 22nd St. drop off area from the west (Hoffman Ave. or Worth St.) or Douglass St. from the north. DO NOT drop off children anywhere other than the safe, authorized 22nd St. space outside the cafeteria. DO NOT block neighbors’ driveways.
Final PTA Meeting
Please join us for the last PTA General Assembly of the school year next Tuesday, May 21, in the cafeteria. Dinner is at 5:30pm, meeting begins at 6pm. We will ratify checks and vote to pass next year’s budget and slate of officers, as well as vote to approve funds for new classroom chairs. Childcare and interpretation will be provided.
Final Bike and Walk to School Day
Join us Wednesday, May 22, as we bike, walk, scooter or otherwise green commute to school! If you would like to join a Walking School Bus or Bike Train to walk to school together, please meet or drop your students off with parent and teacher volunteers at one of the following locations:
1) Walking School Bus at 23rd and Castro St, leaving at 7:30 a.m. (caravan will proceed west on 23rd and enter on Eureka St entrance)
2) Bike Train at 23rd and Church St, leaving at 7:30 a.m. (caravan will proceed west on 23rd and enter on Eureka St entrance)
Please note: For the Bike Trains, your child should already know how to ride a bike.
3) Walking School Bus at 25th and Diamond St, leaving at 7:30 a.m. (caravan will proceed north on Diamond and enter on Eureka St entrance)
Students who walk or roll should enter through the gate to the lower yard to be tallied. Plan to join us as we reduce traffic, air pollution, and build community at Alvarado!
A Toast to Tequila
Thanks y’all! Hardly Strictly Tequila raised over $22,000 this year – a new record! Every sip counts, and we want to raise our glasses to folks like The Little Chihuahua who donated the entire taco bar, Eric Cripe, who supplied top-notch tequilas at a discount and his time and tequila expertise for free, Val Desuyo (Savoro Tapas & Paella) for his delicious work-of-art paella and the many other civic-minded businesses that helped in some way or another. Please patronize these Friends of Alvarado and let them know you appreciate their contribution to Hardly Strictly Tequila. For a complete list and links, visit the Tequila Reprise.
Education Outside Feedback
Have you heard that Alvarado has a full-time Outdoor Educator, Brooke McClelland? Does your child share about work in the school garden? Have you volunteered to help out in the Outdoor Classroom with Brooke? If so, please fill out the Education Outside end-of-the-year parent survey here.
No Bully Survey
The Healthy Kids Committee is evaluating the effectiveness of Alvarado’s No Bully Program, implemented in the 2011-12 school year. We need to hear directly from parents on their children’s experience at Alvarado. Please take a few minutes to complete this anonymous survey. Results are confidential and will be used to help build on the No Bully program in the 2013-2014 school year, which may include teacher training, recess staff training and No Bully awareness events for students and parents. Click here to take the survey now. You can also pick up a paper copy at the front desk and return it to the Healthy Kids mailbox. If you have questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prevención de Intimidació
En el año escolar 2011-2012 Alvarado estableció un programa “No Bully”. El comité de Niños Saludables está evaluando la eficacia del programa y quisiéramos escuchar directamente de los padres sobre la experiencia de sus hijos en Alvarado en este sentido. Por favor tómese unos minutos para completar esta importante encuesta anónima. Los resultados son confidenciales y vamos a utilizarlos para ayudar a construir el programa “No Bully” del año escolar 2013-2014, que puede incluir la formación del profesorado, la formación del personal receso, y la concienciació n para estudiantes y padres de familia sobre la campaña de erradicación de intimidación escolar.
Haga clic aquí para llenar la encuesta ahora. Usted también puede recoger una copia en papel en la oficina y devolverla al buzón de correo del comité de Niños Saludables (Healthy Kids). Si usted tiene alguna pregunta por favor póngase en contacto con healthy_kids@ alvaradoschool. net.
We need pants and underpants in larger sizes (up to size 10) for children who have accidents at school and need to change. Please donate to the office.