PTA Focus: News from the Alisal Community

>>> 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!

>>> Coffee With the Principal- Wednesday 9/2

Wed, Sep 2nd

Multipurpose Room

Join Mrs. Johnson in the library for coffee and pastries after drop off on Wednesday morning. It’s a great opportunity to get to know other parents on campus.

>>> Association Meeting September 1

Library 7 pm

Please join us in the Library for the first Association meeting of the year.  The meeting will be Tuesday September 1 at 7pm. The agenda is attached and we hope to see you there!September Agenda

>>> PTA Association Meeting

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)