PTA Focus: News from the Alisal Community

>>> Parenting Workshop & Association Meeting Tuesday January 5 at 7pm

Tue, Jan 5th

Alisal Library

Parenting expert Rachel Sklar will be speaking on Tuesday January 5 at 7pm in the Alisal Library. Topics include motivating your child from the inside-out, tips on raising a self-driven adult and tricks for raising your child’s confidence in any circumstance. Free childcare will be provide for age 3 and up.

The regular association meeting will commence after the workshop. See attached agenda for topics to be covered in the meeting.

January Association Meeting 2016

>>> Upcoming Association Meeting November 3

Tue, Nov 3rd

Alisal Rm 29

The next PTA meeting will be held Tuesday November 3 at 7pm at Alisal in Rm 29.  The agenda is attached and hope to see you there!


November Association Agenda

>>> Coming Soon…Alisal Fall Book Fair! Nov 2-6

Mon, Nov 2nd

Alisal Library

Mark your calendars for the first book fair of the year!  Students will have the opportunity to visit the book fair with their classes during their scheduled library time. In addition, families can visit the book fair after school on Wednesday or during the Ice Cream Social on Thursday, November 5th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  

For a complete schedule, as well as a preview of this year’s books, visit our Alisal Book Fair Homepage here:

Our goal is to sell two books per student.  If we reach our goal, Mrs. Johnson has promised a Pajama Day for the whole school, with a dance party at lunch/recess!  We appreciate your help to reach our goal!

If you’re interested in volunteering for the book fair, please sign up here: 

>>> Fall Carnival is Almost Here!

Fri, Oct 23rd

Alisal Playground

Alisal’s Fall Carnival will be on Friday, October 23rd from 5pm – 8pm on Alisal’s playground. Please plan to join us at this fun event. This is a wonderful family event that would not be possible without the help of volunteers! Below are two sign-up sheets – one to volunteer time the night of the carnival and one to donate cakes/treats for the cake walk.  Thank you for all of your help!

Details of the carnival are in the attached flyer. Hope to see you all there!



Attached files


>>> Get Ready to Run! Jog-a-Thon is October 14

Wed, Oct 14th

Alisal Fields

The annual Jog-A-Thon will be October 14th.

Collection envelopes went home last week. All students will be asked to return the envelope (with the neon sneakers on top…you can’t miss it!) on race day. Please return it even if you have not finished collecting the money from your sponsors. We will return the envelope to you, with the number of laps marked on the form. (That way, if you have a sponsor that offers a dollar-amount per lap, you know how much to collect!) ;)

Please return all Jog-A-Thon money to the school by Oct. 23rd. You can send in your child’s envelope to his/her teacher, or you can drop it off in the front office—there will be a jog-a-thon collection box (covered in polka dots! You can’t miss it!)

Interested in volunteering? Check with your child’s teacher as there are several volunteer positions available to help for this fun event!

>>> Clean Closets AND Money for Alisal Elementary!

Mon, Sep 28th

Drop off in Front of School

Next week (September 28 – October 2) Alisal will be holding a Schoola clothing drive. How does it work? You simply fill garbage bags from home with good condition Women’s, Children’s and Baby clothing and drop them off at the sign out in front of the office. Schoola places these clothes online and 40% of what sells goes back to Alisal! To date we have earned more than $2700 for our school. Below is our Schoola link. You can also request a bag from the site and send in clothes yourself postage free!

Look for the flyer going home in packets this week! Happy cleaning!…/alisal-elementary-pleasanton-ca



>>> Box Tops for Education Details


Welcome back to school, parents! My name is Cristina Moidel and I’m thrilled to be the Box Tops for Education™ and Labels for Education® Coordinator for Alisal Elementary School. Clipping Box Tops and Labels for Education from product packaging is a really easy way for you to help our school earn cash. Last school year we earned approximately $1,600, and I’m confident we can do it again this year.
How? Get the kids involved! It can be their job to cut them out and turn them into the office collection basket. Each month there will be raffle prizes for students who submit Box Tops and Labels for Education. Tip: Keep a Ziploc bag or envelope in the kitchen so they are easy to find and ready to go. Be sure to include your child’s name and room number so I know where to deliver the prizes if they win!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me via our Facebook Page ( visit or for more information. I’m here to make our school’s Box Tops for Education and Labels for Education programs a huge success this year. Thanks for your help!

Cristina Moidel Box Tops/Labels for Education Coordinator

>>> PTA Membership Sweepstakes Winner Announced


Congratulations to Sarah Coulter/Jeff Dormer on winning our first Membership Sweepstakes!  The Coulter/Dormer family have won a $50 gift card from Amazon for joining PTA at Alisal.  Thanks to everyone who joined PTA early this year.  It is parent participation that makes funding fun and educational events at Alisal possible.  We will be running another membership drive for anyone who hasn’t yet joined PTA and will offer another opportunity to win a $50 Amazon gift card to all those who join then. Stay tuned!

>>> Family Movie Night

Fri, Sep 18th

Alisal MP Room

Please join us for a showing of HOME in the MP room on Friday September 18 from 6pm -8 pm. Admission is free! Be sure to pre-order pizza to support Outdoor Ed. HOME is a PG movie and all children need to be accompanied by an adult. Hope to see you there!

>>> Let’s Do Lunch! It’s Bring your Parent (or other awesome adult) to Lunch Day 9/11

Fri, Sep 11th

Multipurpose Room

On Friday, September 11, Alisal will be hosting it’s first ever Bring Your Parent to Lunch Day.  Details will be coming home in your child’s folder.  Please RSVP if you plan to attend so that we can make sure to have plenty of space and food available. Hope to see you here!