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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

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

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.

Helping the Lost Become Found

There is a new lost and found rack that will hopefully control the clutter and chaos that has threatened to take over the hallway outside the library. Please take frequent looks through the clothing and help the items find their homes. And in the interest of having the children be responsible for their own . . . → Read More: Helping the Lost Become Found

Open House for Prospective Families, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday

All families interested in Peralta for the 2010-11 school year are invited to an open house hosted by the Peralta Parent Teacher Group on Thursday, Dec. 3.

This is an informational evening for prospective families of incoming kindergartners or transfer students to hear details on Peralta’s programs. Parents, several teachers, and Principal Rosette Costello . . . → Read More: Open House for Prospective Families, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday

Kindergarten Tours Now Underway

The 2010-11 OUSD options process has begun, and Peralta is offering twice-weekly tours for prospective families. These tours are being given by current Peralta parents, and include the chance to peek into classrooms, hear about our programs, and get your questions answered.

Prospective parents are also encouraged to attend our Kindergarten Open House, on . . . → Read More: Kindergarten Tours Now Underway

Give What You Can. Perhaps a Can?

HEY Folks! There is still time to share. The Community Food Bank donation barrels will be picked up sometime this week, however exactly when is not known. Don’t wait until the last minute. Please consider dropping in a can of beans or a box of pasta – or other non-perishable items. When all give . . . → Read More: Give What You Can. Perhaps a Can?

Peralta School Tours and Open House Info

Peralta tours have begun. Tours offer prospective families a unique opportunity to learn more about the school, get questions answered by current parents, and to visit classrooms. OUSD’s registration period for the 2010-2001 school year will run from December 7 though January 15.

Peralta Tours will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. . . . → Read More: Peralta School Tours and Open House Info

OUSD Information for H1N1 Vaccinations

News of H1N1 (swine) flu can be unsettling for many parents. According to health officials and pediatricians, parents should be aware and concerned, but not panicked.

The Alameda County Public Health Department is providing no-cost H1N1 vaccinations to uninsured residents who are at highest risk of complications from exposure to the H1N1 virus.

For . . . → Read More: OUSD Information for H1N1 Vaccinations

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