PTA Focus: News from the Alisal Community

>>> Field Day and Last day of School

Fri, Jun 12th

From 8.15 to 12.30. Early release day.

Field Day

Every year, students look forward  to the fun and excitement of field day.  Without the help and support of parents, we couldn’t make this happen for them.  If you are able to help in any way, please click here to sign up.

Only parents who are cleared to volunteer and have signed up to help out are allowed on campus for Field day.

Last Day of School~June 12 is a minimum day!

Please be sure to make arrangements for picking your students up at 12:30 (or 11:35 if you have a TK/K student) on Friday, June 12th as everyone here will be busily working to get the school all cleaned up and ready for summer school. 


>>> 5th Grade Graduation BBQ and Moving on Ceremony.

Thu, Jun 11th

5th Grade moving on ceremony. 2.15PM

The 5th Grade will have its moving on ceremony on the back field at 2.15 PM on Thursday June the 11th. Parents are invited to participate.


>>> PTA Founder’s Day and Awards Celebration and Volunteer Breakfast.

Wed, Jun 3rd

8.15am, Alisal Multi-Purpose Room

Founder’s Day is an annual celebration that honors the three founding members of the PTA that founded the organization more than a century ago and celebrates present day members who have continued the vision of making a difference in the lives of children, youth and families. This year we will surprise 4 individuals with special awards on Wednesday, June 3rd, at 8:15 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room at Alisal.  These individuals have been selected as they have made significant contributions to the well being of children at families at Alisal Elementary School.  Everyone is welcome to attend the celebration!

>>> Association Meeting

Wed, May 13th

The last meeting of the school year.

Join us at our last association meeting of the school year. All are welcome to attend, and current Alisal PTA members are eligible to vote. If you did not get a chance to join the PTA during walk through registration, you may join the day of the meeting! Membership dues are $15.00/member, and each member receives a PTA card providing discounts at area merchants. The agenda is attached here :May Association Meeting (1)

>>> Bingo Night

Fri, Apr 17th

6.30 to 8.30 PM in the MPR.


Alisal’s Annual BINGO NIGHT is all set for next Friday, April 17th!

A SUPER fun night for kids and families!
Get your Luau Gear on and come out for an exciting night of BINGO, music, and PRIZES!
Heres the flyer for Luau Bingo Flyer 2015 Rev

>>> PTA Association Meeting

Wed, Mar 11th

Meet at the Alisal Library at 7PM

All are welcome to attend, and current Alisal PTA members are eligible to vote. If you did not get a chance to join the PTA during walk through registration, you may join the day of the meeting! Membership dues are $15.00/member, and each member receives a PTA card providing discounts at area merchants.

The agenda for the meeting is attached March Association Meeting

>>> New Alisal PTA Board Slate for 2015-16.

PTA Board Nominations posted.

The following candidates have been nominated for the Alisal PTA Executive Board for the 2015-2016 school year. The election of next year’s board will occur at the PTA meeting to be held Wednesday, March 11th at 7pm in the Alisal library. All current Alisal PTA members are eligible to vote.

President – Lindsay Franco

Secretary – Saralynn Ness

Auditor – Shelly Rios

Historian – Vani Bhargav

Treasurer – Jennifer Zacharias

Executive VP – Marcey Donelly

VP Ways and Means -Debbi Mello

VP Publicity- Lauren Barhite

VP Membership – Kathy Gunn

Fin Secretary – Tracy Gribschaw

Parliamentarian*: ( Position to be appointed by the President)

>>> Calling all Poets!

A poetry contest for Elementary schools.

Pleasanton’s elementary school students, grades 1-5, are invited to take part in the first district-wide Elementary School Poetry Contest. Submissions will be judged and winners selected by the Teen Poet Laureates; each participant will receive a certificate, and one 1st place winner from each school will receive a special prize and have their work displayed in the library.First place winners will be invited to an awards reception at the Firehouse Arts Center on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at 7:00 p.m.

Starting on January 6th, sudents may submit their poem by e-mail to, or turn in their poem at the front desk of their school office in the plastic envelope marked “Pleasanton Elementary Poetry Contest”. Submissions are due by 4:00 pm on Friday, March 6. *Be sure to include student’s name, email, school, grade, and teacher’s name on the document. This information must be included in order to qualify. *Poems will not be returned, so parents, please submit copies if you wish to retain the original!

Sumbissions will be accepted starting January 6th.

Other Important Dates to Remember:

  • Deadline for submissions: 4:00 pm Friday, March 6
  • Notification of winners: Monday, March 16, via e-mail
  • Reception for Poetry Contest Winners: 7:00 pm Thursday, March 26 Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton
  • Winners’ Poetry Display in Library: April 7-May 1, 2015

You can find more information here : poetrycontestflyer

Attached files


>>> Announcing the Box Tops, Labels for education Winner

for Jan 2015!!

Congratulations to Andrew H. and Jeremy S.  for winning January’s free ice cream!  Everyone who turns in Labels for Education or Box Tops is
entered into a monthly.  And don’t forget that the class that turns in the most Labels and Box Tops will win a pizza or popsicle party at the end of the school
year.   Currently, Mrs. Buttafoco’s class is in first place with 451, followed by Digirolamo and Reimer.  Keep those Box Tops and Labels coming – there’s still lots of time to take the lead!
You can help Alisal earn even more points by registering your Safeway Club Card at and  Every time you buy a participating product, Alisal earns even more!
Remember that every little Box Top and LFE adds up and raises money for Alisal.  They can be turned into the office or your teacher in a baggie or on a collection sheet.  Box Tops do expire so don’t forget to turn them in.   Thanks for helping to make Alisal the great school it is!

>>> Self Advocacy for Special Needs — Helping Your Child Help Himself

Harvest Park MPR from 6.30 to 8.30 PM

Free parent event on Jan. 29:  “Self Advocacy for Special Needs – Helping Your Child Help Himself” with Todd Gary. Explore how we can foster self-advocacy in children with special needs. Brought to you by the Pleasanton PTA Council Special Needs Committee.

For details please view the attached flyer :

Flyer TGary Jan English

Flyer TGary Jan Spanish