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Walk, Roll, or Scoot to School on Wednesday, April 6

The sun is out, the mornings are light and Wednesday, April 6 is another Walk/Bike/Roll/Bus/Train/Carpool-to-School Day.

If you drive, consider parking a few blocks from school and walking the rest of the way with your kids. Stop by the prize table on your way in—there will be free goodies!

This is a free event.  In . . . → Read More: Walk, Roll, or Scoot to School on Wednesday, April 6

Walk and Roll to School on Wednesday, Jan. 5

The first Walk/Roll to School event of the new year is Wednesday morning. Let’s start the year strong and make an extra big effort to walk, bike, roll or take public transportation to school. If you drive consider parking a few blocks from school and walking the rest with your kids. A table will . . . → Read More: Walk and Roll to School on Wednesday, Jan. 5

Walk/Roll to School on Wednesday, December 8

Make an extra big effort on Wednesday, December 8, to walk, ride, roll or take public transportation to school. If you drive consider parking a few blocks from school and walking the rest the rest of the way with them—you’ll avoid the traffic around Peralta and get a few minutes of fresh air before . . . → Read More: Walk/Roll to School on Wednesday, December 8

Peralta Kids Will Walk and Roll: Wednesday, Oct. 6

Did you know that in one generation, the number of kids walking and bicycling to school has dropped from 71% to 18%?

And that cars are responsible for 50% of the Bay Area’s greenhouse gas emissions?

Leave your car at home and walk, ride, roll or take public transportation to school for International Walk . . . → Read More: Peralta Kids Will Walk and Roll: Wednesday, Oct. 6

Bike to School Day – Wednesday, May 12

In conjunction with Bay Area Bike to Work Day 2010, Peralta will be celebrating students, teachers and staff who ride their bikes, roll or walk to school on Wednesday morning, May 12.

For those who typically drive, students will also be rewarded for taking alternate forms of transportation like BART, bus or carpooling that . . . → Read More: Bike to School Day – Wednesday, May 12

Walking School Bus Program to Launch – Monday, March 22 | 8am

The Walking School Bus Program for Peralta Elementary is starting. Three parents have signed up to lead routes! Get ready for the Walking School Bus Launch Event on March 22, 2010 at 8:00am. Parents will begin operating their routes on this day.

A Walking School Bus is a group of families living in the . . . → Read More: Walking School Bus Program to Launch – Monday, March 22 | 8am

Walk or Roll to School on Thursday, December 17

Leave your cars behind (or at least a few blocks away) on Walk and Roll to School Day, Dec. 17. This will be a lively event and volunteers will be giving out stickers and prizes to students before school who participate by using an alternate form of transportation!

So arrive early for best selection. . . . → Read More: Walk or Roll to School on Thursday, December 17

Walk and Roll to School – Thursday, December 17

This school year Peralta will hold regular Walk and Roll to School Days. These events are intended to encourage more children to walk or roll to school and to do it regularly.

Mark your calendars for Thursday, December 17, for the the next Walk and Roll to School Day. This will be a . . . → Read More: Walk and Roll to School – Thursday, December 17

Cell Phones, Cell Phones all Around

Did you know that most people have 2-3 old cell phones laying around the home? Most of these end up in the trash and contribute to pollution and chemical leaching. Peralta Parent, Joshua Polston has identified a Cell phone recycler that will take our cell phones for reprocessing and safely dispose of the dangerous . . . → Read More: Cell Phones, Cell Phones all Around

Update on Solar Power at Peralta

PG&E connected our solar panels in 2008. The panels have been operational since that time, generating over 2,000 Wh. The rewiring of the internet at the school over the summer took the monitoring device offline from June 2009 until last week. Now, the real time monitor is once again hooked up to the Internet . . . → Read More: Update on Solar Power at Peralta