At Alamo, community partnerships are very important. Each year, Alamo School logs tens of thousands of volunteer hours. There are countless opportunities for parents to volunteer in classrooms, become involved in numerous schoolwide activities and serve on the School Site Council, Friends of Alamo School Foundation, and PTA.


PTA Membership Form
The National PTA (National Congress of Parents and Teachers) is a volunteer educational organization, founded in Washington, D.C., in 1897. The California State PTA (California Congress of Parents, Teachers, and Students, Inc.) is a branch of the National PTA, serving as a connecting link between the national organization and its membership within the state. The PTA works with parents to advocate for proper funding, leadership, and instruction for all schools and school districts.

The Alamo Parent Teacher Association (PTA) provides support for Alamo in a number of ways, including funding a classroom-size reduction teacher, field trips, science programs, hosting community events, count-me-in events, and coffee & conversation. The funding priorities are determined by the PTA membership. Please support the PTA by becoming a member for $10.

Friends of Alamo School Foundation

The Friends of Alamo School Foundation (FASF), was established in 1996 to support and enhance the educational opportunities of all the students of Alamo Elementary School. Its formation as the first independent public school foundation in San Francisco marked a new era in our city’s public school system.

FASF holds fundraisers (Fall Invest in Alamo Campaign together with the PTA,  Spring Auction & Raffle) that raise money for enrichment programs including choral music and physical education.

For more information please visit the FASF page:

School Site Council

The Alamo School Site Council is a peer-elected group that represents the members of the Alamo community, including the principal, the teaching and support staff, the parent-body, and the local community. The San Francisco School District requires each public school to have a School Site Council and for it to focus primarily on providing constructive input into the School planning process. That means that the Site Council considers Alamo’s goals and monitors them throughout the year. The Site Council contributes to Alamo’s Balanced Scorecard, which states the school’s mission and specific goals within a template established by the district. The SSC approves the budget each year, which does not currently provide for much discretionary spending beyond staff salaries.

Private Online Community

Alamo is launching a new service called School-Pages. This will be
Alamo’s internal website for our school community – an effort to
improve communication among parents. This private site will allow
parents to easily sign up to volunteer for specific events, sign up
for Stop, Drop & Go, keep informed about specific school actvities,
share photos etc. You can join the community by signing up to receive your own unique user name and password.

Volunteer Opportunities

From room parents to cookie makers, it takes a lot of hands to make Alamo the community it is. If you are interested in getting involved in the school, please check out the volunteer needs page.

Stop, Drop & Go

Alamo’s Stop, Drop & Go program runs from 8:25 – 8:45 am every morning. In order to keep the program running smoothly, parents of each class are asked to help. We need 4-6 parents each morning to volunteer 20 minutes of their time. You can bring your children to school early on the day you volunteer. Based on the number of classes at Alamo, you will only be asked to volunteer two times per classroom per year.

Volunteering is easy. You will direct traffic, help children out of the car and supervise them as they enter the school grounds. It’s only 20 minutes of your day but you, and other parents, will have peace of mind knowing that your children will not have to cross busy streets, walk into traffic or otherwise be placed in danger on their way to school. It’s a great way to start your morning greeting happy children and parents!

Pickup Policy

Dr. Packer and the teachers have put in place a new safety policy as of Oct. 3, 2011. The yard gates will be locked until 2:30 PM.  Also, the 23rd Ave. door closest to the auditorium will be locked at 3:00 PM.  Families should use the 23rd Ave. front door or the 22nd Ave. yard side to pick their children up after 3:00 PM.  Thank you for your cooperation.

School Store

The Alamo store is open for business! Funds raised from the store will support the PTA. We are proud to announce that we will have new and fun merchandise throughout the school year with periodic sales throughout the year. Order form to be posted shortly.

Green Schoolyard

The mission of the Green School Yard committee is to enhance and green our outdoor areas, providing choices for all students to play, reflect, discover, and investigate their environment.

The Green Schoolyard meetings take place on the 1st and 3rd
Mondays of the month from 6:30-8:30 pm in the school library during the SFUSD school year.  (When there is a Monday holiday, meetings are held on Tuesday).

Family-friendly work days are held the 2nd Saturday of every month, from 10 AM to 1 PM, excluding summer holidays.

No gardening knowledge is required.  Join in and be a friend to make Alamo a greener place!

Our mission:  to enhance and green our outdoor areas and to provide
choices for all students to play, reflect, discover, and investigate
their environment.