News and Announcements

Virtual Spring Book Fair and Ice Cream Social are Coming!

Alisal will be hosting a virtual Scholastic Book Fair March 26 - April 4. Purchases will be delivered directly to your home. Look for a flyer coming home with your student in the coming weeks. The flyer will include a token to Meadowlark Diary for your child to enjoy an ice cream cone. Questions? Contact Lisa Kama at lisakama@gmail.com

**Notice of PTA Association Meeting **

March 16th, 2021
7:00pm
LOCATION: Zoom Meeting (Click the link above for more information!)
The Alisal PTA is hosting its open meeting for the Association membership.
All are welcome to attend the meeting, but only members can vote.
If you are interested in becoming a member, please email Molly Yarnevich.
If you are just curious about PTA- we would love to see you at the meeting!
Looking forward to seeing you,
Rosalind Rondash, Alisal PTA president

Important Dates for Reopening

MARCH 1 @9am & MARCH 2 @5pm: Alisal 3rd-5th Parent Info Meeting
MARCH 1-3: Asynchronous Learning (FOR TK-2)
MARCH 3-5: Asynchronous Learning (FOR 3-5)
MARCH 4: TK-2 In-Person students return
MARCH 8: 3-5 In-Person students return

News from the Health Office

Hello! We have been preparing and are excited to have the kids back on campus as soon as we get the green light. If you have a student who will have medication at school, please make sure that we have the correct consent form for the current school year. This applies to Prescribed and Over the Counter Medication. Please make sure that all of these guidelines have been met before bringing in medication:
*Students name must be on the box or bottle (keep label attached for prescription meds)
*Medication must match exactly to what the doctor’s orders say
*Consent form must be signed and stamped by the doctor, and signed by the parent/guardian
For links to all of our medical forms including Prescription or Over the Counter Medication Consent Form, Contract to Carry Life-Sustaining Medication at School Form, Seizure Action Plan and Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan, click on the link above. Please feel free to email Heather Brillhart at hbrillhart@pleasantonusd.net if you have any questions.

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!

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
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