Families of students presently in grades 3-5 will have some experience with the testing protocol as well as some idea about the content of the CST from reviewing the Released Questions. Since second graders have not taken the test before, parents may find it useful to explore the samples available on the State website.
. . . → Read More: 2012 California Standards Test
Oakland Unified’s 2012-2013 enrollment period runs from December 5, 2011 to January 20, 2012. If you are interested in enrolling your child at Peralta, please attend one of our tours and our Kindergarten Open House, Wednesday, November 30, 2011 from 6:30-8:00PM (new date!). Come meet our principal and Kindergarten teachers, and learn more about . . . → Read More: Kindergarten Open House and Tours
The Oakland Unified School District has amended the previously published 2011-2012 district calendar as follows:
* Monday, Jan. 2, 2012 has been designated as a New Year’s Day Holiday, so following the winter break, classes will resume on Jan. 3, 2012.
* An extra day has been added to the end of the school year, so . . . → Read More: OUSD Calendar Update
There are many opportunities for those of you who are fired up about school budget cuts to learn more, and let your voices be heard.
There are two meetings Saturday, March 26.
The first is a big town hall meeting organized by the Oakland Education Association. Public participation is encouraged.
OEA Town Hall Meeting . . . → Read More: Be Informed/Be Heard on Budget Cuts
See if you are as smart as a 5th grader! Come out and support Peralta, and test your spelling secretly while you watch from the audience. Students from Oakland’s 4th and 5th grades (including a Peralta 5th grader!), as well as middle school (grades 6-8), will compete to be the last person standing in . . . → Read More: OUSD’s Annual Spelling Bee, Thursday, February 3
OUSD’s Quality Community Schools Development group will hold two Parent/Community Engagements as part of its Listening Campaign around Defining Quality Schools.
Join them tonight, January 20, from 6-7:30pm at Studio One Art Center and on Monday, January 24, from 6:30-8pm at Montclair Recreation Center to share your perspective about what makes . . . → Read More: OUSD Meetings: “Defining Quality Schools”
The OUSD options window for the 2011/2012 school year closes this Friday, January 14. Don’t forget to turn in your applications in for new kindergartners, transfer students, and all those 5th graders who are moving on!
See more info on options enrollment from OUSD.
Budget cuts are coming, sure as sure. Oakland Unified must slash 10 percent — about $30 million — from its unrestricted general for the next fiscal year. More cuts will follow: The district is projecting a $100 million downsize over the next three years, in the face of declining enrollment and the state’s fiscal . . . → Read More: Concerned About Cuts? Come Hear School Boardmember Jody London at the PPTG
As it prepares to make potentially drastic budget cuts, the school board has posted an online survey to get feedback on community priorities. The survey takes just a few minutes, and asks for your ideas on how to improve, and how to save money.
Make sure OUSD knows how much you care about our . . . → Read More: Let OUSD Know You Care
Are you a 5th grade family thinking about middle school options?
If the answer is yes, then please join us for a Middle School Information Night on Thursday, November 12, 6-8pm in the Peralta multi-purpose room. The group will discuss Oakland public middle school options. Former Peralta students will be on hand to . . . → Read More: Thinking About Middle School Options?