PTA Focus: News from the Alisal Community

>>> Discount Fair Tickets to Support Outdoor Ed

Orders Due June 6th

Support next year’s Outdoor Education program and save money at the Fair!  To help raise funds for next year’s 5th grade class, discount tickets to the Alameda County Fair are now on sale.  A copy of the order form is attached.

>>> Outdoor Education Fundraiser at The Vine Cinema

Tue, Jun 3rd

7pm, Vine Cinema, Livermore

Come join us on Tuesday, June 3 for ​”​How to Train Your Dragon​”​ and a raffle!​ ​ Doors open at 6:30​ p.m.​ ​, film at 7​ ​p​.​m. Run time ​is ​90 minutes​.

The Vine Cinema in Livermore serves food from Zephyr Grill and local wines and beers. ​  Pre-​order ticket forms will go home in backpacks next week, and a copy of the order form is attached.​  Tickets ​also will be sold after school May 28 – 30 and sold at the door the night of the event. Adults $10, children $8.

>>> Destination Imagination Event

Thu, May 29th

6-8pm, Alisal MP

Congratulations to all the students who participated in Destination Imagination (DI) this year!  And many thanks to the Alisal PTA which supported our teams’ participation in the Regional and State tournaments, and parent volunteers who made it all possible.

What’s DI all about?  It’s a fun, hands-on way for kids to engage in creative problem solving as part of a team.  To give you an idea, this year’s teams:

  • Conceived of a device using electrolysis to enable humans to adapt to climate change;
  • Used pneumatics, hydraulics, magnets and more to detect and transport hidden objects;
  • Built a structure to withstand multidirectional tension, bearing a huge multiple of its weight;
  • Created and performed a 3-ring circus set in outer space;
  • Tickled their imaginations with innumerable “instant challenges;” and
  • Made some great friends while developing essential life skills ranging from communication, negotiation, initiative and responsibility to project management.

Want to check it out?  Come try your hand at some instant challenges.  Thursday, May 29, 6:00-8:00 in the multipurpose room.  Please RSVP to to allow for resource planning.

For more information on DI, go to  Teams are forming now for the 2014-2105 season.

>>> Volunteer Appreciation Coffee

Thu, May 22nd

9:00a-10:30a, Alisal Multi-Purpose Room

To show thanks to all our hard-working volunteers who assist throughout the school year,  we invite you to a Volunteer Appreciation Coffee featuring coffee drinks and a yogurt bar on Thursday morning.  Your thoughtfulness and dedication make a huge difference in the lives of our students and faculty.  Thanks!

>>> Excellence in Education Awards

Mon, May 19th

4pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, 1225 Hopyard Road

The annual Excellence in Education Awards, presented by the Pleasanton PTA Council, will be awarded this Monday, May 19th, and two Alisal teachers are among this year’s award recipients!  Please join us in congratulating Ms. Crawford and Ms. Fitzsimmons as they are honored this week.  A copy of the press release announcing the awards is attached.

>>> Thanks for a successful Spring Fundraiser!

We exceeded our goals!

We want to thank everyone who contributed to the Alisal PTA Spring Fundraiser through class contributions, direct donations, participation in our on-line auction or coming to the amazing Parent’s Night Out at Barone’s on Saturday. While we are finalizing the results, we know that we exceeded our original goals in the number of people participating, number of donations and most importantly the final amount of money raised. Once we finish reconciling, we will share the amount raised…so stay tuned! Thank you again!

>>> Alisal Parent’s Night Out at Barone’s Tomorrow Night!

6pm, 475 St. John St. Pleasanton

Take a sneak peak at ALL of the amazing items that will be going up for bidding at the Alisal Parents Night Out at Barone’s tomorrow!  A copy of the Auction Catalog is attached below. See you there!

More information is online at  Please note: This is an adults-only event.

>>> Wine Raffle Tickets on Sale After School

Curbside at Pickup

Tickets for the 2014 Wine Raffle, part of our Alisal PTA Spring Fundraiser, are on sale!  Only 100 tickets will be sold!

Volunteers will be selling raffle tickets after school this week.

Each ticket costs $25, and the raffle winner will receive 30 bottles of wine worth over $600!

The winning ticket will be chosen during the Parent’s Night Out at Barone’s on Saturday, May 17th.  The winner does not need to be present to win.

>>> PTA General Meeting

Wed, May 14th

7pm, Alisal Library

Join us for our last Alisal PTA General Meeting as we review recent events, prepare for the Spring Fundraiser this Saturday, and look ahead to next year.  A draft of the meeting agenda is attached below.

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May Assoc

>>> Spring Fundraiser – A Parents’ Night Out at Barone’s

Sat, May 17th

6pm at Barone’s Restaurant, 475 St. John St. Pleasanton

Purchase tickets now to join us on May 17th at Barone’s Restaurant in Pleasanton.

Join us for cocktails, appetizers and dancing as well as a fantastic silent, live auction, games and more. Take advantage of a Parent’s Night Out while supporting Alisal!

This exclusive event at Barone’s back patio is open, so please invite friends and family for a fun night.

There will be an online auction prior to the event, and a silent auction at the event.  Don’t miss out on the chance to spend time with friends and support our AMAZING school! Tickets go on sale beginning Monday, April 21st.  Please note, this is an adults-only event.  To purchase tickets or learn more about the event, please visit the 2014 Spring Fundraiser Website.  Thanks!

UPDATE:  The Auction Catalog is now available!  Download a copy now: 2014 Spring Fundraiser Catalog_v1