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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…

Peralta in Bloom!

Peralta will throw open its doors on Saturday May 17th for a colorful celebration of spring, fun, and community! All are welcome to attend: Neighbors, alumni, friends, family. Spread the word!

Join the fun at our wildly popular cakewalk, near-famous barbecue, old-fashioned carnival games and live entertainment. This event is all about providing a fantastic day for our community.

More information here.

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There are still a few opportunities to join in on the fun if you missed your chance to sign up at the auction.  There is a list of the available Pay to Plays HERE.

If you’d like to sign up for any of them, please go to THIS FORM and let us know what you are interested in.

Thanks again for supporting Peralta!


The ONLINE AUCTION has officially started!  Click on the Round Up logo to the left to head on over to the online auction, or copy/paste this link into your browser:

While there, why not also purchase tickets to The Peralta Round Up! You can also purchase childcare., or sponsor one of our fabulous teachers!

For all the information on all things Round Up, including how to donate – it’s NOT TOO LATE! – please go to this webpage.

OUSD Open Enrollment Deadline is Jan 17th!

If you have child entering kindergarten, or applying to middle or high school, the OUSD Open Enrollment closes this Friday, Jan 17th.

Please turn in your Options Form along with address verification, age verification, parent/guardian’s ID, and immunization records at any school or at the OUSD Student Assignment Office (746 Grand Avenue) by Friday.

If you have any questions about this process, or about Peralta Elementary, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thanks and happy enrollment,

Juliana Van Cleve

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Signup for PEACE Winter Programming and a Celebration Potluck!


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!!!

When: 12/20/2013
Where: Multi-purpose Room
Time: 3:00pm-5:30pm
Note: Program ends at 5:30pm on 12/20/2013.

Sign up will be available in portable A


Sherice Tyler-Brown

(510)775-3583 or

Interested in Peralta for 2014/15? Mark Your Calendar for Nov 14th

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.

Diversity Dinner for All

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!

Diversity Dinner 2013 Flyer picture

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

Watch the Not In Our School campaign kickstart!

Bikers from the Bay Area Coastside Armada Harley Club rev’d their engines to kickstart a Not In Our School anti-bullying campaign at Peralta Elementary School at 9 a.m today.

The Coastside Armada teamed up with national nonprofit Not In Our School to launch Peralta’s anti-bullying program today. The Not In Our School campaign takes a proactive stance to bullying by nurturing a safe and accepting culture among the diverse student body, according to Peralta principal Rosette Costello.

Watch the video and hear the enthusiasm!

Ready, Set, Walkathon!

The annual Peralta Walkathon is nearly here!

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 with any questions.

Click here to pledge a Peralta walker!

Time for a new school year!

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.

Happy 2013/14!