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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!

Whoop whoop! Peralta wins National Blue Ribbon School Award

Our wonderful school has been recognized for its brilliance by the US Dept. of Education! We have been awarded a National Blue Ribbon School Award. Kudos to Rosette and the amazing teachers and staff. Also to the entire school community for doing such a wonderful job of creating and maintaing a successful, thriving school . . . → Read More: Whoop whoop! Peralta wins National Blue Ribbon School Award

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

An Outpouring of Generosity

A post from Christopher Waters, a former Peralta parent who organized the memorial fund campaign for Adam Williams’ family:

With your generosity, our campaign in support of Adam’s family has crossed the $10,000 mark. With 203 (and counting) contributors (including some students who raided their piggy banks) giving what they could — as little . . . → Read More: An Outpouring of Generosity

Check out Peralta Talent May 7 at “Imagination for the Imagined Nation”

A few weeks ago, Peralta hosted tryouts for the 11th Annual All Oakland Youth Talent Showcase.

The results are in and four acts made it into the show! Three students will perform solo—singing, playing the flute, and performing tongue twisters—and Ana Thomas’ class will show a remake of their fabulous Trash Elimination Video.

It . . . → Read More: Check out Peralta Talent May 7 at “Imagination for the Imagined Nation”

Adam’s March for Peace

On Thursday afternoon, Peralta’s 300 students demonstrated their love for Adam Williams and showed messages of peace and caring to the community as they marched up Alcatraz to College Avenue and back to school. They chanted “Adam, Adam, Adam!” and “We want peace!,” waving signs they had made during the day. They were . . . → Read More: Adam’s March for Peace

A Senseless Loss

The entire Peralta Community is in mourning over the tragic death of Adam Williams in a random shooting early Monday morning.

Peralta children looked forward to playing with Mr. Adam every day in our P.E.A.C.E. after-school program, where he patiently threw football passes, taught them basketball skills, helped with gardening and made sure homework . . . → Read More: A Senseless Loss

Welcome Back!

Over spring break, Peralta’s phone lines were upgraded.

Please note that there is a new number for the main office: 654-7365.

Peralta Fund: We Did It!

THANK YOU PERALTA FAMILIES! As of today, 192 families representing 258 Peralta students have pledged or contributed to the Peralta Fund!

That’s a record-breaking 82% of families participating! Schoolwide Ice Cream Party, here we come! With donations still trickling in, this year’s Peralta Fund Campaign broke a new record! This was a community effort. Thanks . . . → Read More: Peralta Fund: We Did It!

Calling All Incoming Kindergartners

Meet other incoming Kindergarten kids and their families at informal playdates throughout the summer.

Come to Colby Park ( on 61st Street between Colby and Canning) at 9:30am on any/all of the following dates:

Saturday, May 29 Sunday, June 13 Saturday, June 26 Sunday, July 11 Saturday, July 24 Sunday, August 8 Saturday, August . . . → Read More: Calling All Incoming Kindergartners