Thursday, August 31, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Dear ALA Friends and Families,
  We are teaming up with the San Antonio Food Bank, which is in response mode to support local and statewide needs to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. See the list below for needed items. All donations can be dropped off at the 4th/5th Commons area of our school. We will take donations until Thursday, September 7th.
Together we can make a difference!

Nonperishable Foods    Baby Food
Water Diapers
Flashlights Batteries
New or packaged clothing Hygiene Products
Cleaning Supplies

Meet Mr. Foster


My name is Dalton Foster and I will be a second teacher in your child’s classroom. I will be assisting Ms. Schattel in fostering a classroom of learning, both for our students as well as myself. As a student in Trinity’s Master of Arts in Teaching, I am sure that I have just as much to gain from the experience as the children do. I am incredibly excited for what this year holds and look forward to meeting you at Parent Orientation on September 7th!

A little about myself; I was born in San Antonio, but grew up in a small, rural south Texas town. I attended Trinity University for my undergraduate studies and received my degree in psychology. I fell in love with childhood development throughout my psychology studies and, while exploring undergraduate education courses, found that I was very passionate about helping children discover their potential. Many of my placements were within SAISD so I am happy to find myself here again! I have worked across elementary age groups, ranging from a pre-school alternative program to an exploration of science in the 5th grade. I was a part of Poetry Club for 4th graders and I assisted 3rd graders with their math studies.

Know that my job is to serve the needs of your child. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, comments or concerns. My email is I am fortunate to have this opportunity and my hope is that you and I can work together to provide these students with a year of growth, success and fun!

Kind Regards,

Dalton Foster

Monday, August 28, 2017

Parent Orientation Night

Please join us!

Thursday, Sept. 7th
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Begin in your student's Home Group classroom

If you bring your student, drop him/her off in the library.

20 Book Challenge

The 20 Book Challenge is here!  Students are expected to read 30 minutes a night, and all 4th and 5th grade students are required to complete the 20 Book Challenge this year.  Students are bringing home more information this evening, but important documents are also available at the links below.

Specific questions regarding requirements can be answered by your child's humanities teacher: Ms. Sanuye, Ms. Valdez, or Mrs. Delgado.

Important Documents:
20 Book Challenge
This document contains the introduction letter and 20 Book Challenge checklist.  Please help your student to keep up to date with this list to ensure he/she completes all of the genre requirements.

Book Review
Each child needs to complete a book review upon the completion of each book.  Paper copies of these forms are available from your child's teacher.  To print your own, print page 2 or page 3 of the book review document (which one depends on if the book is fiction or non-fiction).  Book review form courtesy of IronTeacher in Training.

Awesome Opportunities from the Public Library

We would like to remind you that the San Pedro branch of the public library is hosting Minecraft Mondays and Lego Club on Wednesdays, both from 4 to 5 PM.  The San Pedro branch of the public library is located at 1315 San Pedro Avenue in San Pedro Park, just a few minutes north of ALA.  Clubs are free to attend.

Sunday, August 27, 2017