Welcome (and welcome back) to all 2015-16 students and families!  The first day of school is a big day for everyone and the first step in a great school year for all students, staff, and faculty.

Please remember that the first week is all Minimum Days, children will be let out of class at 1:25pm!

P.E.A.C.E. after care will be open all week from the time that school lets out.  Visit the P.E.A.C.E. information page to get 2015-16 forms.

Help us get a great start to this year's Peralta Fund Drive, click over to Network For Good to set up a one-time or recurring donation to the Fund.  This is the primary source of funds for supporting programs throughout the school, and every donation counts.  Please check with your employer about charitable donation matching, you may be able to double or even triple your support of the school!

To see where your Peralta Fund donations go, check out the PPTG Budget page.

Have a great school year everyone!


AuthorSteve Mundro

Ever wonder how the PPTG budget is broken down?  Wonder no more!  Here's is a beautiful graphic that helps explain how all the money the PPTG raises helps support Peralta.

AuthorCatherine Kelly

Peralta Teachers could use our support in their current contract negotiations with OUSD. 

We know that no amount of money can actually repay them for the hard work, love and dedication they pour out in their classrooms every day. Our teachers are priceless!!!

Being able to pay rent, though, would be a nice bonus. 

Sign the petition (written by parents at Chabot) HERE.

And yes, please show up (wearing green!) at the school board meeting next Wednesday January 28th, if you can make it.

AuthorCatherine Kelly

The Diversity Dinner is a participatory potluck where Peralta families come together to share the abundance of their culinary origins. From banh mi to bi bim bap, quesadillas to kugel, this is our chance to appreciate the patchwork heritage that makes our school so vibrant. Everyone is invited and no fundraising is involved. Start thinking NOW about your favorite recipe.  The Diversity Dinner is brought to you by the Diversity-Unity Committee.

We still have plenty of volunteer slots available (though none left at the dessert table - sorry, folks! 

Please take a look at the SIGN-UP SHEET, and sign up to help out if you can. 

We do need your help to make this fun, family-friendly event happen. 

AuthorCatherine Kelly

Come one come all to the PPTG Meeting on Wednesday night, September 11th! One of the things that makes our school so amazing is the parents—you are the PPTG! Please come out!


Potluck at 6 pm, Meeting at 6:30


Ellen and the kids will be cooking dinner, it will be delicious!


On the agenda:

Marc Tafallo will talk about ballot Measure N.
VOLUNTEER FAIR! Come find out what spot fits you best to volunteer in :-)

AuthorCatherine Kelly

REMINDER: Please come out to the Back to School Night TONIGHT (Thursday, September 4th)!

This is a great opportunity for you to meet your child's teacher, see the classroom, and meet the other parents in your class!

Childcare is extremely limited, so please try to make other arrangements for your kids if you can.

Meet at 6:30 in the MPR for a quick word from Ms. Costello, then you will adjourn to your children's classrooms.

AuthorCatherine Kelly