National Blue Ribbon School, 2011/2012
California Distinguished School and Title I Achievement School, 2009/2010
We’re a small, diverse, arts demonstration school within the Oakland Unified School District. We work to create a welcoming environment where every child develops the confidence to succeed. More…
Winter Break Programming
Sign up for winter break programming! There needs to be 20 students signed up for program to operate. Signup sheet will be in portable A.
- Please remember, P.E.A.C.E. does not provide any meals for students on these days. Please provide your students with lunch and snacks.
- Please feel free to call or e-mail me with any questions or concerns.
P.E.A.C.E Program Winter Celebration Potluck!
Celebrate with P.E.A.C.E before the winter break. Come see all of the talent and great activities your children are involved in, or just hang out with the P.E.A.C.E students and staff!
Bring a dish or a snack for the potluck if you can!!!
Where: Multi-purpose Room
Note: Program ends at 5:30pm on 12/20/2013.
Sign up will be available in portable A
(510)775-3583 or firstname.lastname@example.org
All prospective families are invited to our Open House, from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov 14th. This information night is a great chance to learn about Peralta’s programs, meet our principal Rosette Costello and the kindergarten teachers, and ask questions. Families with incoming kindergartners, as well as upper-grade transfer students, are welcome to attend.
You can also schedule a tour to get a deeper look at our school. Parent volunteers will give weekly tours on Tuesday and Weds from Nov 12 - Jan 8th. Click here for more details.
Are you ready to have some fun? Take a break from fundraising? Well, you’re in luck! The annual Peralta Diversity Dinner is just around the corner!
When and what is this?
- Saturday, Nov. 2nd, 4:30-8 p.m. in the Peralta Multi-Purpose Room
- All are welcome to this free, family-friendly event!
- Bountiful potluck buffet! Live performances! DJ dance party!
What’s it all about?
The Diversity Dinner is a chance to celebrate what makes each individual and family in our community unique, and what binds us together. What better way to do that than to gather around the communal table and, if you are so inclined, on the dance floor! If you’ve been before, you know it’s a blast. If you haven’t, you’re in for a treat.
What should I bring?
You are invited to bring a dish to share that reflects your family’s heritage(s), traditions, or favorite meal. There will also be a collection barrel for the Alameda County Community Food Bank.
Can I help? Share some suggestions?
Volunteers to help plan and put on this event are very, very welcome! Contact coordinator Nancy Kaufman-Cohen at email@example.com.
On Sunday, Oct. 20, Peralta students will strut their stuff, walking for miles around the school to raise money for our gardens, sports program, library, music, and more. The Walkathon is our only student-powered fundraiser, where students get the satisfaction of contributing financially to their school.
We need you to:
It’s easy for out-of-town family and friends to donate. Just click on the Walkathon banner below and you’ll be directed to a secure donation site. Just make sure to enter the name of the student you are donating to, so he or she can get credit!
Please contact us at Walkathon@PeraltaSchool.org with any questions.
The new school year starts on Monday, August 26th. Please note that the first week of school is a Minimum Week. Also, school now lets out at 2:50 M, W, Th, F, and 1:30 on Wednesdays and minimum days.
It’s time for the Peralta Fund! Each September, we ask all families to give what they can to support a broad range of programs at Peralta, ranging from art to our PE coach, from Spanish to music classes, and much more. We want all families to participate. Every class that has 80% participation gets an ice cream party. If the whole school hits 80%, all kids get ice cream!
KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES: Please consider donating at least JUST ONE MORE MONTH of what you paid for preschool or childcare before Peralta – and you can spread that amount out over the whole year with automatic, monthly payments. Every donation counts toward participation, so give what you can and be proud because you gave!
And all donations to the Peralta fund are tax deductible!
Be sure to reference IRC 501(c)(3) Organization Federal Tax ID Number: 94-2831259 on your check and in your records for tax purposes.
Peralta’s Enriching And Creative Environment
The new PEACE session is open the first week of school, starting immediately at 1:30 after the school day ends. Your child is welcome to attend this week. Please make sure you fill out the PEACE information that went home in your child’s backpack on the first day of school (Monday Aug 26th). Be sure to include your child’s important info, as well as your desired entrichment classes. Keep in mind you may not get your first choice as classes fill up quickly, but rest assured all of the PEACE programs are fun and offer great learning and social experiences!
Questions and concerns should be directed to Sherice Tyler.
You may download the enrollment materials here.
At Oakland elementary school, environmental science meets art
OAKLAND — At Peralta Elementary School, the line between art and science is as fuzzy as the native bees children are studying this year.
In Ana Thomas’s fourth-grade classroom this week, students would eventually split into teams to sketch their species of choice for an educational pop-up book — the mason bee, the sweat bee, the digger bee and yes, even the head-bonker bee.
Read full article in the Contra Costa Times
Why do these 3rd graders look so happy?
Because they helped create this stunning quilt!
Artist-in-residence Ellen Oppenheimer and dozens of Peralta students have put many hours into this unique work of art, which will be raffled off at the Peralta in Bloom Festival on May 12.
Quilts are a Peralta tradition, and the raffle is our oldest fundraiser, now in its 15th year. Peralta quilts have been displayed around the world, including at the American embassey in Moscow, and featured in an exhibit at the San Francisco Airport.
Now it’s time for you to start selling tickets! Together, we can raise thousands of dollars for Peralta’s art and enrichment programs.
Check your child’s backpack for a green information sheet and 30 raffle tickets for your family to sell. Olders students may be able to sell tickets themselves—younger students will need a little help. At $1 each or 6 tickets for $5, they are easy to sell to friends, neighbors, family and co-workers. If you need more tickets, please see Sonia in the library.
Tickets and stubs are due back to the library by Friday, May 11. The drawing will be May 12 at Peralta in Bloom.
If you aren’t able to sell your tickets, please return them to the library so someone else can sell them. We have some kids who are champion ticket sellers, and like to sell hundreds of tickets.
Questions? Contact Laura Counts at laura DOT counts AT gmail DOT com.