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Diversity Dinner for All

Diversity Dinner 2013 Flyer picture

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 . . . → Read More: Diversity Dinner for All

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 . . . → Read More: Watch the Not In Our School campaign kickstart!

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… . . . → Read More: Ready, Set, Walkathon!

Peralta’s Arts Curriculum in the News

At Oakland elementary school, environmental science meets art By Katy Murphy Oakland Tribune 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 . . . → Read More: Peralta’s Arts Curriculum in the News

The 2012 Raffle Quilt

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 . . . → Read More: The 2012 Raffle Quilt

Film Festival Success

The three Peralta student films that screened at the Albany Film Festival on Saturday were very well received, and “The Land Beneath Our Feet” was nominated as a finalist for Best Children’s Film!

This was especially exciting because the judges were famous bay area filmmakers: director, editor, and cinematographer Mike Shane, and legendary Bay . . . → Read More: Film Festival Success

Calling All Talented Peralta Students

All dancers, singers, rappers, musicians, poets and musicians: Show your stuff at the Peralta Talent Show!

June 10, 6 to 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room

Auditions:  May 23rd through May 25th,  2:45 to 3:45 p.m. (Multipurpose Room)

Questions? Call Sherice Tyler (510)502-4138

Three Peralta Films to Screen at Festival on Saturday, 12 p.m. May 21st

Peralta students’ art will be showcased at the Albany Film Fest this weekend!

Three short films, all produced by students last year, will be shown in the first hour of the festival. Admission is $5 for adults and just $1 for kids (see location and map below).

Kicking off the festival at noon will . . . → Read More: Three Peralta Films to Screen at Festival on Saturday, 12 p.m. May 21st

The Countdown is Over! Peralta in Bloom is Here!

Gates open at noon for our fabulous spring festival. We’ll see you there!

A few last minute reminders: Programs went home in backpacks today. Check out the full schedule of events. We’ll of course be selling a great new set of shirts with this year’s logo at the event, in all sizes. They . . . → Read More: The Countdown is Over! Peralta in Bloom is Here!

Get Ready for Good Green Fun at Spring Festival

Spring is here and Peralta in Bloom is just around the corner! Don’t forget to invite your friends to the festival on Saturday, May 14 from noon to 4 p.m. It’s guaranteed that they’ll have a blast.

This year’s expanded celebration includes many new wonderful games and events, as well as old favorites like . . . → Read More: Get Ready for Good Green Fun at Spring Festival