Come celebrate at the annual Diversity Dinner on Saturday, November 3 from 4:30-8:00 PM!
Things to bring:
- a dish to share
- non-perishable food donations for the Food Bank barrels
- offerings for the altar (pictures of ancestors, mementos, flowers, etc)
- family and friends
- your dancing shoes
The Walkathon is a mighty little fundraiser, and distinct because it is the only fundraiser of the year that directly involves kids and depends on their efforts. Last year, Peralta students raised $25,000 just by walking and having a great afternoon together!
Click here to find more information, and spread the word about online pledging!
Each September we ask Peralta families to contribute to the PERALTA FUND that supports a variety of core programs for our kids, paid for by the Peralta Parent Teacher Group (PPTG). Every donation matters, every child benefits! Can we count on your help?
All incoming families are encouraged to come to an informal get-together at Peralta on Saturday, August 25 from 3-5pm. In addition to incoming Kindergartners, we welcome upper grade students joining the Peralta family! Here’s a chance to see the school, meet future classmates and get your questions answered. The event will be held at school: 460 63rd Street. See you there!
Thursday, May 17th 6:30-8:00 PM
Peralta Students have been participating in mindfulness instruction this year during Second Step lessons, and their response to the lessons has been overwhelmingly positive. Please Join Peralta Second Step Instructor, Susan Killebrew, for a discussion of how practicing Mindfulness can help children be happier, manage strong emotions, and maintain more positive social interactions. The evening will include an overview of several of the mindfulness practices that Peralta students have learned this year. Please note that dinner is not provided at this event.
At Oakland elementary school, environmental science meets art
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 of choice for an educational pop-up book — the mason bee, the sweat bee, the digger bee and yes, even the head-bonker bee.
Read full article in the Contra Costa Times
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.
It is very important that children arrive ON TIME and we ask that any medical appointments get scheduled in the afternoon. Students arriving late will not be permitted to enter the classrooms. During testing, we will ask everyone to bring in a box of crackers or some low salt, low sugar munchies for the classrooms. Thanks for your support.
Of course we remind the children how great they are and we want them to do their best, as always. All classes learn test taking strategies and we have little reminders to keep all of us engaged. We come up with phrases such as “stay on it” while we acknowledge the resilience needed to handle these standardized assessments. The draft testing schedule is:
Tuesday, 5/1 from 9:00-10:30 AM
Wednesday, 5/2 from 9:00-10:30 AM
Thursday, 5/3 from 9:00-10:30 AM
Tuesday, 5/8 from 9:00-10:30 AM
Wednesday, 5/9 from 9:00-10:30 AM
Thursday, 5/10 from 9:00-10:30 AM
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 raffle is our oldest fundraiser, now in its 15th year. Peralta quilts have been displayed around the world, including at the American embassey in Moscow, and featured in an exhibit at the San Francisco Airport.
Now it’s time for you to start selling tickets! Together, we can raise thousands of dollars for Peralta’s art and enrichment programs.
Check your child’s backpack for a green information sheet and 30 raffle tickets for your family to sell. Olders students may be able to sell tickets themselves—younger students will need a little help. At $1 each or 6 tickets for $5, they are easy to sell to friends, neighbors, family and co-workers. If you need more tickets, please see Sonia in the library.
Tickets and stubs are due back to the library by Friday, May 11. The drawing will be May 12 at Peralta in Bloom.
If you aren’t able to sell your tickets, please return them to the library so someone else can sell them. We have some kids who are champion ticket sellers, and like to sell hundreds of tickets.
Questions? Contact Laura Counts at laura DOT counts AT gmail DOT com.
Lower Rockridge Parents Group’s 11th ANNUAL COMMUNITY YARD SALE, a benefit for Peralta Elementary & Claremont Middle Schools, will be held Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 9am-1pm on the Peralta Playground.
Please consider volunteering for this wonderful COMMUNITY event! Here’s a short list how:
- Be a “pricer” who comes to one or more drop off events to put preliminary price tags on the yard sale donations (dates will be announced via PeraltaCommunity Yahoo Group)
- Post fliers
- Use your truck or van to transport items the morning of the event, 7am-9am
- Volunteer the day of to set up, collect money, clean up and deliver remaining items afterwards
Email Heather Grillmeyer at grillmeyer AT sbcglobal DOT net to sign up for this event!