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Let Porky's do the cooking on Tuesday, Dec. 1

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

Alisal's MakeUp Picture Day

Alisal's Makeup Picture Day will be held on Tuesday, December 1st from 12:15-3pm. Students who were unable to attend the initial Picture Day in October will have another opportunity to do so. Photos will be taken "Drive Up Style," outdoors and socially distanced. For more information, please click on the link above.

Alisal Giving Tree

The community of Alisal Elementary School and the Alisal PTA have established a confidential program called "The Giving Tree" to offer assistance to Alisal families during the upcoming holiday season. Parents who are experiencing economic hardship purchasing gifts for their children are encouraged to participate in this program. To participate, please click on the link above (instructions in English and Spanish). You may also talk to your child(ren's) teacher or call the Alisal office for more information or for assistance.

Parent University #3~Navigating Anxiety in Kids

Have you noticed that your child seems more ""on edge"" or anxious than usual? For many of us, our world seems to be spinning so quickly right now, we may not even be noticing how COVID 19 may be impacting our kids. If you suspect your child may be struggling with anxiety, or you just want to hear about some of the warning signs and statistics, join us for our next Parent University on Thursday, November 12th at 9:00.

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.

Donated fabric masks and face shields available in the office

A small reserve of fabric masks and protective shields are available in the office for pick up. Thanks to the many dedicated PLAY leaders and volunteers who have been fundraising by tutoring, teaching, and performing at local musical concerts.

Global Play Day!!

This Wednesday, October 7th, Alisal Elementary School will be celebrating our FIRST of TWO Global Play Days for the year. What IS Global Play Day, you ask? Well, put simply, it is a day when we celebrate and honor the need to unplug and PLAY! When we are on campus, kids roam our halls, choosing different classrooms to visit and different activities to participate in. Since we AREN'T on campus this time, teachers will instead be sharing with you a list of different activities for kids to choose from, again, all things your kids should be able to easily do at home (hopefully with no extra work from you) and all with the idea of unplugging and PLAYING! We will kick off our day with a Flag Salute, have a check in with our teachers just like we do every Wednesday, and for the rest of the day, find ways to be creative and grow our minds with play. We hope you enjoy this day as much as we do and that both you and your kids benefit from a day of fun PLAY!

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