Welcome to the October 22, 2014 edition of the Peralta Broadcast!

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The Walkathon (http://peraltaschool.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7c1e8ec8a4cc5f87a6964cac9&id=c11c64ff4f&e=453c95996e) is the only 100% kid-powered fundraiser at Peralta – and one of the mightiest fundraisers of them all! Over the past five years, the Walkathon has raised more than $140,000 for arts, sports, field trips and classroom supports at Peralta. Last year, we raised an unprecedented $34,000!

Between now and October26th, canvas your neighborhood and comb your email contacts to reach out to friends and family and collect pledges for the Walkathon. On October 26th students will walk laps along the sidewalks surrounding the school (63rd Street, Telegraph Ave., Alcatraz Ave., and Dana Street).

Pledge money can be turned in on the day of the Walkathon or given to Ms. Sonia Spindt (in the library or in her box in the office) up to two weeks after the event.

Checks should be made out to the PPTG (Peralta Parent Teacher Group, tax ID number 94-2831259).

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The pumpkins are coming early this year! We need volunteers to help out at 7:30am in order to unload the pumpkins. Email HERE (mailto:volunteer@peraltaschool.org) to volunteer or fins out more information.

MINIMUM DAYS NEXT WEEK Remember - Peralta has THREE minimum days next week - Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

HALLOWEEN PARADE - FRI 10/31 Parade is at 12:55. Please DO NOT send your child to school in costume - pack it in a bag for them.


All members of community are welcome and invited. Come if you are interested in a leadership role, or if you would just like to learn more the PPTG. Email pptgchair@peraltaschool.org (mailto:pptgchair@peraltaschool.org) for location


Once your kids have burned off a bunch of calories at the Walkathon, they can look forward to gaining them all back at the Peralta community's awesome annual Diversity Dinner, taking place this year on Saturday, November 8, from 4:30 to 8pm. Please save the date on your calendar now!

The Diversity Dinner celebrates all the people--kids, siblings, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, teachers and staff, care-givers of all sorts--who make up the Peralta community. The theme this year is "Our River of Stories," and there will be all sorts of fun activities focused on sharing stories of food and family. And it's NOT A FUNDRAISER!! All you need to do is come on by, bring the family, and bring a dish to share that expresses your family's heritage or traditions, whatever that means to you. You're also invited to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Alameda County Food Bank. More calorie-burning opportunities will be available via the all-ages dance party featuring DJ Delica Tess'n.

More details to follow in days to come. Dust off your favorite recipe and your dancing shoes--we can't wait to see you there!


If you have a Target Red card you can enroll your account in a 1% cash back program for Peralta. You enroll your card online via your account. More info here! (http://peraltaschool.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7c1e8ec8a4cc5f87a6964cac9&id=6ff7afa421&e=453c95996e)



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School Board Director Jody London invites you to a North Oakland COMMUNITY MEETING

Superintendent Antwan Wilson

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Chabot Elementary School 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. 6686 Chabot Road, Oakland, California

Meet our new Superintendent!

Learn about Oakland’s education priorities

Provide your ideas

Compare notes with other public school supporters

Childcare available

Please contact the Chabot Office at 510‐654‐4884 to reserve a spot for your child

For more information and to RSVP, email HERE (mailto:Jody.London@ousd.k12.ca.us) .


As our children’s use of technology increases, so do our concerns about its implications. Of particular interest is “cyberbullying,” which can range from mean text messages or emails to embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles. Left unaddressed cyberbullying can have serious negative consequences for our children, including skipping school, low-self-esteem and poor grades.

To help us better understand how we can teach our kids to be good people in the digital age and avoid things like cyberbullying is award-winning author and parent educator Annie Fox. Annie will help parents develop guidelines for how to structure their children’s media use and to respond meaningfully if cyberbullying occurs. She will also share her recommendations about how we can foster a community of compassion and respect to reduce cyberbullying. Copies of her latest best-selling book, Teaching Kids to be Good People will also be available.

Thursday, November 20th Multipurpose Room 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Chabot Campus 6686 Chabot Rd Oakland, CA 94618


Family Halloween Story Time for 3-7 year olds at North Berkeley library (http://peraltaschool.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7c1e8ec8a4cc5f87a6964cac9&id=512441025f&e=453c95996e) on Wednesday, October 22 from 3.30 to 4 pm.

Haunted House in Alameda at the South Shore Center put on by Alameda Teens for kids 5+ on October 24. Details (http://peraltaschool.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7c1e8ec8a4cc5f87a6964cac9&id=c56c76e9ed&e=453c95996e) .

Grandparent/Grandchild Gretel Candy Houses Workshops at Habitot on Friday, October 24 • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Grandparents and grandchildren will build and decorate a Hansel & Gretel-style Halloween house. Costumes welcome! This event is FREE to Grandparent Circle Charter Members. $29/Child for other grandparent circle members. Registration required at habitotreservations@lmi.net (mailto:habitotreservations@lmi.net) or call 510-647-1111 ×14.

Halloween Cookie Decorating – In this free Junior Chef class at William Sonoma at Bay Street, kids will be decorating delicious Halloween cookies with spooky and fun designs. Suitable for ages 5-13, kids are welcome to preview their costume! 9.30 am on Saturday, October 25.

Parent’s Night Out Halloween Party at Bay Island Gymnastics from 5 to 8:30 PM. $40 for gym members; $45 for non-members. $5 sibling discount. Call 510.533.3939 to reserve a spot. Dinner for kids is provided.

Barnes and Noble, El Cerrito and Bay Street: 11 am Halloween-themed story time on Saturday the 25th will include treats and a reading of Click, Clack, Boo! A Tricky Treat.

Boo at the Zoo is when the Oakland Zoo invites you to trick or treat on October 25th and October 26th. Kids in costumes get free train rides.

Halloween activities at Lawrence Hall of Science: Meet scaly, slimy animals during regular museum hours all weekend (Oct 25 + 26) and design a robot that can drop things into a witches cauldron from 11 to 3 on Saturday the 25th.

Piedmont Pumpkin Festival with Piedmont Avenue parade into Mountain View Cemetery onSaturday October 25 at noon (http://peraltaschool.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7c1e8ec8a4cc5f87a6964cac9&id=e2db60e314&e=453c95996e) .

Skeletonfest at the Richmond Art Center (http://peraltaschool.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7c1e8ec8a4cc5f87a6964cac9&id=73557a3fc2&e=453c95996e) invites kids to participate in all kinds of arts and crafts with skeleton and Day of the Dead themes on Saturday the 25th.

Jack O’Lantern Jamboree at Oakland’s Children’s Fairyland on Saturday and Sunday (http://peraltaschool.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7c1e8ec8a4cc5f87a6964cac9&id=3148e28db3&e=453c95996e) invites costumed kids to pick up treats and partake in parades while they visit the park. Price is $10 for non-members and $5 for members.

Pumpkin Patch Dash Race on Sunday, October 26th in the morning location coming soon – in past years this event has been at MLK Track or Grove Park. Kids can win prizes from Berkeley Rec. Face painting and other amusements will be on hand. Click through for race times for each age group (http://peraltaschool.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7c1e8ec8a4cc5f87a6964cac9&id=11b811586a&e=453c95996e) .

Rock out to a costumed kids’ band at Ashkenaz in Berkeley as part of their Silly Sundays concert series on Sunday the 27th (http://peraltaschool.us1.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=7c1e8ec8a4cc5f87a6964cac9&id=511bb85b9e&e=453c95996e) .

Halloween and Dia de los Muertos craft session at the South Branch of the Berkeley public library will take place after school on October 29th (http://peraltaschool.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7c1e8ec8a4cc5f87a6964cac9&id=4f3963e5cc&e=453c95996e) for kids 6+


Peralta’s own vocal K-3 Music Teacher invites you to join her at La Peña Cultural Center:

Harvest of Song Family Sing-Along Concert with BONNIE LOCKHART

Saturday Morning October 25 10:30 AM LA PEÑA CULTURAL CENTER 3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley $5. children, $6. adults

The Peralta Broadcast attempts to go out weekly during the school year. If you have any school or class announcements, or interesting community events you'd like to share with the Peralta family, please email or forward the information to Catherine Kelly at this address (mailto:peraltabroadcast@peraltaschool.org?subject=Peralta%20Broadcast) .


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