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Welcome, New Families!

Newly assigned to Alvarado? Please visit our Welcome Page for how to register and connect to your new community.

Afterschool Program Update

Applications for the 2014-15 Alvarado Afterschool Program are now available in the school office. Read an update from BACR/GLO here y aquí.

Marque la fecha de la Fiesta Latina/
Save the Date for Fiesta Latina

Prepare sus zapatos para bailar y disfrutar con sus familiares y amigos de buena música y comida en nuestra FIESTA LATINA que será este próximo sábado 26 de Abril del 2014 de 4 a 9 p.m. en la cafetería de la escuela. Entrada $1 adultos y niños entran GRATIS. Las puertas se abrirán desde las 4:00 y la comida se comenzara a vender desde las 5:00. Tendremos ricas pupusas vegetarianas y por petición popular las famosas pupusas revueltas, arroz, frijoles, chip, salsa y aguas naturales. Plato de adulto $7 plato de niño $5. Bebidas $1. Tendremos rifas de piñatas y Joyería hecha a mano, valor del ticket $2.

Break out your dancing shoes and come enjoy music, food and friends at Fiesta Latina Saturday, April 26, from 4 to 9 p.m. in the cafeteria. Admission costs $1 for adults, kids free. Starting at 5 p.m., Alvarado’s famous papusas (vegetarian or meat) will be served, along with beans, rice, chips and salsa. Adult plate costs $7, kid’s costs $5. Water and agua fresca will also be served. Buy $2 raffle tickets for a chance to win handmade jewelry and piñatas.

Presentacion de presupuesto en la reunion de la PTA/Budget Presented at PTA Meeting

Excursiones para ver arte? experimentos para llevarse a su casa? ayuda con las matemáticas? venga a escuchar las propuestas para el presupuesto del próximo año en la reunion de la PTA este Lunes 28 de abril a las 8am o Martes 29 de abril a las 6pm. Esta es su oportunidad para hacer preguntas acerca de cómo se gastará el presupuesto (su oportunidad de votar es en Mayo). Interpretación (simultánea con auriculares), comida, bebida y cuidado de niños sera proveido. También vamos a actualizar la información acerca de la búsqueda de nuestro nuevo director. Para mas informacion mande un correo electronico al presidente de la PTA a: presidente@alvaradoschool.net o deje una nota en Español o Inglés en el buzón del presidente afuera de su oficina.

Art field trips? Take-home science experiments? Math support? See whats proposed for next year’s budget at the PTA meeting Monday, April 28, at 8am or Tuesday, April 29, at 6pm. This is your chance to ask questions about where fundraised money is spent. (Your chance to vote is in May.) Interpretation (simultaneous with headsets), food, drink and childcare provided. We will also update the principal search. For more information, email president@alvaradoschool.net or leave a note (Spanish or Engish) in the PTA President’s mailbox by the office.

Drink Tequila to Benefit Alvarado

This year’s Hardly Strictly Tequila happens Saturday, May 3. Your $150 donation is the ticket for an evening of old and new friends, a taco bar, paella, margaritas, agua fresco, plus a Tequila Bar with a local master serving a variety of tequilas. 100% of the proceeds go directly to Alvarado. Learn more and buy your tickets here.

¡Reserva la fecha para el carnaval/Save the date for the Alvarado Carnaval!

Sábado 17 de mayo, de 12 a 4 pm.

Este evento es sumamente divertido y totalmente diseñado para la diversión total de nuestros niños. Es fácil, creativo y divertido a organizar. ¿Usted consideraría tirarse al esfuerzo?

Hay muchas maneras grandes y pequeños que nos puede echar la mano.

Contacte Jen para más información a como Usted puede involucrarse: carnaval@alvaradoschool.net

Mientras tanto… siempre podemos utilizar las donaciones para los premios (regalos no usados, materiales de arte, libros usados a la ligera, pelotas de fútbol y kickball, pelotas de brincar, ¡todas las cosas que alienta los niños a moverse, a crear y a pensar!) Hay una caja en la oficina principal para dejar a sus donaciones.

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Saturday May 17 (12 pm – 4 pm)

This event is fun, fun, fun and designed exclusively for the enjoyment of our kids. It’s easy, creative and a blast to organize. Won’t you jump in? There are many ways big and small to give a hand.

Contact Jen for more information on how you can get involved: carnaval@alvaradoschool.net

Meanwhile, we can always use donations for prizes (unused gifts, art supplies, lightly used books, soccer balls, kick balls, bouncy balls, things that get kids moving, creating and thinking!). There is a box in the main office to drop donations.

Buy Alvarado Gear

Get your Cougar Pride gear here or buy it Fridays after morning circle (at the north picnic tables).

Science Sacks Are Here!

The Alvarado Science Committee is excited to announce the Take-Home Science Sack Program. First-grade students now bring home a different Sack each Friday, thanks to the hard work of more than 24 volunteers. Families share the simple but interesting hands-on scientific investigations over the weekend. (See one here.) Seeking kindergarten parents willing to help the program next year. Please contact science teacher Carolyn Gencarella carolyngencarella@gmail.com or leave a note in the PTA President mailbox.

Receive Emergency Alerts by Text

You can now receive emergency alerts from the school via text message. We highly recommend you subscribe to receive these, as this will be used in the case of an emergency.

There is no cost for you to subscribe to these updates (note: your cellphone carrier may charge you for sending and receiving text messages). Don’t forget to add this number to your contacts list so you know that it is Alvarado texting you.

HOW TO SUBSCRIBE
Step 1: Text the word ALVARADO to 415-813-1708 (our school text number)
Step 2: You will receive a message asking you to confirm that you wish to receive these updates
Step 3: Reply Y to that message to confirm. You are done!

SchoolPages

School Pages is our school-wide directory and communications system. It is secure and private to our school only. It can be organized by class, and it allows you to communicate with your fellow parents directly. To register, first email the coordinator at SchoolPages@alvaradoschool.net, and your email will be entered into the system. Next, click on the SchoolPages link on the menu bar and register. Once registered, you can update your own information, sign up for volunteer activities, communicate with parents in your child’s grade and more.

We encourage suggestions on how to make using SchoolPages even better. Questions? Comments? Please email the coordinator at SchoolPages@alvaradoschool.net.