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New Families Meet & Greet - February 9, 2021

The Welcome Committee is hosting an event for new families on Tuesday, February 9, from 6:30-7:30pm. During the event, we will go over some information about school (attendance, checking out library books, year book, volunteering, etc.) and Pleasanton in general. We will answer any questions you may have. The first half will be geared towards parents and we will play some fun games with everyone at the end. If you are interested in attending this event, please click on the link above to fill out and submit a form and we will send you a zoom invite.

Lunch Bunch

Please join us for some fun lunch bunch activities on Thursdays from 11:30-12:00, hosted by Mrs. Martinez (school counselor) and Ms. Veera (school psychology intern). Each week we have a different fun activity planned for the group, and it gives students time to have fun and socialize. Please click on the link above to see the attached schedule for zoom links, dates and activities. If you have any questions please email Mrs. Martinez at djacobus@pleasantonusd.net

2021 Virtual Race for Education: April 11-18

Registration is now open for our 9th Annual Run for Education. Run, walk, bike and more with your friends, schools and the entire community AROUND THE WORLD! Register now for Early Bird Discounts on VERY low prices, Fun Covid-era Tech-shirt, Discounts at selected local businesses for everyone who wears the shirt, Group competitions (and easy tracking from your phone), Suggested routes around town - with updates as we Race around the world, Great gifts bags, and more! Early bird registration ends March 15. Click on the link above to register!

2nd Annual School District Lunch - Jan. 27 at 1pm

State of the School District Lunch (note date has been changed) - Click on the link above to register to hear the annual address by Superintendent Haglund about the status and future of our schools as well as a presentation of the PUSD Annual Report. We will also hear a presentation by newly elected Mayor Karla Brown who will highlight plans for enhance city-school relations. AND we will issue our annual Pillars of Pleasanton awards to leading local businesses that support our schools with funding, volunteerism and more. We look forward to seeing you there!

PPIE Wellness Series

Click on the link above to watch a recording of the "Reset, Recharge and ReConnect" parent webinar that was held last month.

2020-2021 Mini-Grants for Teachers

PPIE is excite to announce the totals for the Inspire App Mini-Grant: Remote Learning Support! We were able to fund $8275 to cover 74 new applications in 47 PUSD classrooms. These programs will reach a total of 3211 students. We are thrilled to be able to support our students and teachers in this way and to add to technology that is helpful in remote learning.

Let Porky's do the cooking!

Porky's in Pleasanton has generously offered to give Alisal 20% back on all food sales on the first Tuesday of every month! Simply mention "Alisal Fundraiser" or type it into the notes section online and then enjoy supporting a local family owned business while also helping our school!  Thank you, Porky's and thank you Alisal Families!

Returning To Campus

As you have hopefully heard by now, PUSD preschool through fifth grade students whose families are comfortable with their doing so will be returning to campus starting in January. At Alisal, we have had more than 60% of our students share that they will be coming back to campus and we are thrilled to be welcoming them! Although we don't have all of the details worked out yet, we would like to start sharing with you the things we do know. In order to accommodate the many different instructional models at each grade levels, all students will be following an AM/PM bell schedule. Bell schedules for TK/K will be 8:15-10:45 for the morning group and 12:30-3:00 for the afternoon group. Bell schedules for 1st-5th grade will be 8:15-11:00 for the morning group and 12:30-3:15 for the afternoon group. Parents will be notified of their child's schedule the week of December 7th and we will be ensuring that siblings are placed on the same schedule. The first day that students will report to campus will be January 7th. January 4th, 5th and 6th will be days the teachers use for getting ready to welcome students back on campus. Please note this is a CHANGE from the original date first shared. As we head into this exciting time together, please do everything you can to stay safe as a family. As Dr. Haglund shared in his message to us all last week, we will only be able to return to campus if we are all continuing to make responsible choices. More information to come about health and safety procedures, parents coming on campus, and more! Stay safe and have a wonderful Thanksgiving break! Karen Johnson, principal

Parent University #3: Supporting Your Anxious Child

Please join us on November 5th at 9:00 for our third parent university. At this session, administrators Karen Johnson and Lisa Padway and counselor Dulcie Martinez will share with you some tips and tricks for supporting your anxious child.

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