Action Alerts: How you can help

PTA Association Meeting with Duane Habecker

Wed, Jan 14th

Mathematics Instructional Coach, Grades TK – 5 – January 14th @ 7:00 in the Library

Have questions about the new Common Core Math standards?  Are you curious about what math instruction looks like in the classroom?  If so, join us at our next association meeting.

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 January Association Meeting

PTA Focus: News from the Alisal Community

>>> 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

>>> Alisal Multicultural Faire

Thu, Jan 22nd

Sign up to share your culture with the Alisal community.

In order to celebrate the diversity of our Alisal School Community, we need your help.  We would like the parents/family members to host a booth that informs students about some of the tourist attractions and places of interest from their origin country.  The booths could showcase tourist attractions, places on interest as well as traditional artifacts, music etc… from the country.

During the evening program, we would like to have traditional foods for sampling. Talk with others you may know who share your culture and host a booth together.  The countries identified below have interested volunteers–and are in need of assistance.  If you are interested in supporting one of the identified countries, please contact Mary.  During the faire we would like to showcase at least 10-12 countries. Please consider sharing your culture with information from your country. Please contact Mary Diligent at with questions and to volunteer.

>>> ” Parents and Homework.” Talk at the Public Library.

Wed, Nov 19th

Part of the Community Education series of talks.

City of Pleasanton/PTownLife Community Education Event presented in partnership with the Pleasanton PTA Council on “Parents and Homework” is being held at the Public Library on the 19th of November from 7 to 8.30 PM.

To register or for more information please view the attached flyer.Parenting and Homework Flyer.

>>> PTA Association Meeting and talk by Parenting Coach

Wed, Nov 12th

Association meeting and talk by parenting coach Rachel Sklar – November 12th 7 PM

Join us for our PTA Meeting  and an insightful talk by parenting coach Rachel Sklar, MSW and PCI Certified Parent Coach and Strategist. “I’m Talking, They’re Not Listening”. Her workshop will begin at the start of the meeting at 7:00 PM in the Library. Visit her webpage www.viaparenting, for more information.

We’ll be reviewing the calendar of events, approving our budget, and discussing news and events in the Alisal community.

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 November Association Agenda

>>> Too much Halloween Candy? Donate it to our Troops

Mon, Nov 3rd

Donate excess candy to our troops.

On Monday, November 3 and Tuesday, November 4, we will be collecting excess Halloween candy for Operation Gratitude, who will pack the candy into holiday care packages for our soldiers. Our soldiers love to get candy, not just for themselves and their families, but to share it with children in the communities that they serve, helping to spread goodwill around the world.

Wrapped candy of any type can be donated. Simply place it in the donation boxes in the front office after Halloween.  Please separate chocolate, gummy bears and other candies that might melt from the hard/sugar candies and place them in the appropriate box. We need these to be sorted before shipping. Please do not go out and buy extra candy for this purpose; we will receive a ton (literally) just from the excess!

Thank You!

You can view the flyer here Candy for the Troops

>>> Book Fair at Alisal

Mon, Oct 6th

Book Fair is online till the 28th of October!

If you couldn’t make it to the book fair or couldn’t find the book you wanted please shop at our online fair, open through October 28th! Just click on the link and go to “Shop Online” and the profits still go to our fair!


>>> Ice-Cream Social.

Thu, Oct 9th

Book Fair and Ice Cream Social

On Thursday, October 9th, there is a FREE PTA sponsored ice cream social from 6:00PM -­7:30 PM. Please join your friends for a treat and visit the book fair on the only night that it will be open!

>>> Laser Dandiya and Garba Night

Fri, Oct 17th

Garba and Bollywood Dance party to support 5th Grade outdoor Ed.

Put on your dancing shoes, bust out your most colorful outfits and join us at the Laser Dandiya and Bollywood dance party. Alisal PTA is hosting the Dandiya dance party and Bake Sale in support of 5th Grade Outdoor Ed. We have the disco lights, a fabulous DJ and even a short Dance Class to start the evening on the right foot!

October 17th 2014, 7-9 PM @the MPR.
Come early for a short dance tutorial from 6.30 – 7 PM.

Top off the evening with pizza and some super sweet bakes and it’s an evening too good to miss.

Look for flyers to reserve your tickets ($10 per person/$5 per child under 11) in your student’s Friday folder. Please contact Vani at or 214-914-4004 or Deepali at or 510-209-1156 for more information on the event. Tickets for the evening are limited, so reserve your place as early as possible.

>>> Free Parent Event “Anxiety, Attention, Learning and Behavioral Challenges.”

on Oct 8 at the Pleasanton Middle School MPR

Don’t miss highly sought after developmental pediatrician Dr. Brad Berman as he discusses these important issues that impact both the home and school life of our children. Brought to you by the Pleasanton PTA Council Special Needs Committee. For more info see the event flyer or click here to register.

The event flyers are attached with this post.

Flyer Berman Flyer Berman Spanish

>>> Reflections Program at Alisal

Wed, Oct 8th

Reflections Entries to be submitted at the library by October 8th.

The Reflections Arts Recognition Program is a national arts recognition and achievement program for students.  Since 1969, 10 million students across the nation have participated.  Let’s show how talented and artistic our Alisal students are!

The excitement and enthusiasm that the program generates for students, parents, schools and communities is unparalleled.  That’s why the Reflections Program provides an excellent opportunity for Alisal Elementary School students:

  • To unleash their creative talents and be inspired 
  • Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork
  • Experience the joy and fun of making art
  • Tap into critical thinking skills to create art inspired by the theme:  The World Would Be a Better Place If …
  • Receive positive recognition for their original works of art

To get involved, students submit an original piece, inspired by the above theme, in any of the following arts areas:  Dance Choreography, Literature, Photography, Film Production, Music Composition and Visual Arts.

Submit your art for a chance to win in your category at the local, state and national competition. We would love to showcase and celebrate Alisal students’ talent while raising awareness of the importance of the arts in education.

You can learn more about the Reflections Program,including criteria for each category. Pick up your entry form at the Library, school office or download an entry form here.

Submissions will be collected in the Library on October 8th.