Peralta’s 2014 Talent showcase is June 6, 2014 from 6:00pm-7:45pm in the Multi-Purpose room. Our acts have been finalized! Please come and see the show if you can. If your child brought home a paper approving their act, please don’t forget to e-mail Sherice to confirm their participation in the show. Any questions or concerns, contact Sherice.
Monday-Thursday of the last week of school are all minimum days. And there is no school on the Friday of the last week of school, Friday May 13.

Plus Wednesdays. But you knew that.

Mrs. Meyer’s Bookstore will be open for business on May 29th and 30th.  This is a much beloved event for the kids because they get to use their hard earned book-dollars (by reading or doing book reports) to purchase items for themselves and/or their families.

We also need three or four people to help organize the store as well as 5 to 6 wrappers for the days of May 29th and 30th.  The shifts will be two hours long.  Please email Keely if you can help. 

The 'buy one, get one free"  spring scholastic book fair happening in the library!  The fair is taking place from May 22nd-May 29th.

Sonia will have the book fair open to students during lunch recess and after school until 3:15 daily.   During lunch recess students are free to browse and buy without parents, but during the afternoon hours, students must have a parent with them in order to come into the library.  

If you would like to send a check with your child so he/she can shop at recess, the check should be made out to the PPTG.  You may also send cash with your child, or give it to Sonia in advance.  After school Sonia can take check, cash or credit cards from adults.

We need volunteers to hep!  If you are available during lunch or after school, please contact Sonia at school or via email.


Come to the PPTG meeting and learn more about our budget - this is important! Plus auction talk for next year. Come!

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!


Did you know? That if you shop at Amazon using our PPTG affiliate link that we can earn up to 10% on all of your purchases!

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The PPTG sells $100 Berkeley Bowl gift cards to support school programs. Berkeley Bowl donates $4 per card to the PPTG.  If you shop at the Berkeley Bowl, this is a great way to support Peralta.  Cards are available for purchase by check or cash at Peralta on Friday mornings at the round tables near the 2/3 classrooms.  You also can contact Caryn Doherty to arrange another time to purchase scrip.  Thanks!


Librarian Erica Siskind, from our local Rockridge Library, is looking for volunteers ages 11 and up to help at the library this summer. Stop by, phone, or email to get more information. Volunteers come in for between 9 hours and 45 hours over the entire summer - 3 days total or 3 days a week, we will work out a schedule together. 

Summer Reading Programs are for all ages!  People can join the program for children, for teens, or for adults, and get prizes for reading or for participating in a variety of activities. Sign up & get your Reading Log (for children ages 0-15), your Passport (for teens ages 12-18), or your Activity Card (adults 18 & up) anytime on or after Saturday, June 14th, to pick up prizes up to August 9th.

Special Events for kids:  We've got magic shows, puppet shows, and many more events, on most of the Tuesday nights this summer. On Thursday afternoons, we'll be doing family crafts. All ages welcome!

Special Events for teens: Teens are invited to volunteer, and to participate in our craft programs - it all counts toward getting prizes, too.

Info on more events for babies, toddlers, teens, and adults.

And Hey! Take a look at the Oakland Public Library blog on Children's Services.


Play the Summer Reading Game, Paws to Read!

Who: Kids ages 0-13!
When: Signups begin Friday, June 13th. Finish on or before Saturday, August 16th.
How: Read 10 books or read 1,000 pages or read for 10 hours PLUS collect 3 library visit stamps. Visit stamps and prizes must be collected in person by the player. Play the game once per summer.

Each player who completes the game will win his or her choice of one of the following:

    A gift certificate to a bookstore (Pegasus Books or Friends of Berkeley Public Library Store)
    A brand new paperback book or board book
    A free game of bowling at Albany Bowl
    An orange “READ” flying disc
    A free round trip ferry ride for the winner and an adult
    A pass for 5 to the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito

Volunteer to be a Student Friend!
Kids entering grades 6 - 8 are invited to be a library volunteer for a
total of four hours for the summer. Sign ups begin June 23rd!

Because of the construction of the new Safeway on College, there will be "parking closures" on both College and Claremont on various days:

Phase 2 Claremont Ave 5-26-14 thru 5-30-14
Phase 3 Claremont Ave 6-02-14 thru 6-06-14
Phase 4 Claremont Ave 6-09-14 thru 6-13-14
Hours: 7:00AM - 4:00PM

Eleven Western Builders Inc (EWB) will be bringing in new power, gas and sewer lines. This requires utility trenching using; excavating equipment, compaction equipment & dump truck for spoils removal. City Sidewalks will remain OPEN.


Last month of school-year reminders about this! But be careful on June 9 and June 10!

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.

AuthorSteve Mundro