Welcome to the September 12, 2014 edition of the Peralta Broadcast!

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The Peralta Fund is in full swing! Click the image above to donate. As of Wednesday night's PPTG meeting, here are the class participation rates:

Mr. Davis - 61% Ms. Rogers - 60% Ms. Lucker - 59% Ms. Arbogast - 56% Ms. Stewart - 52% Ms. Larson - 48% Ms. Cassie - 48% Ms. Kemp - 47% Ms. Killebrew - 45% Ms. Bandy - 42% Ms. Thomas - 39% Ms. Calquhoun - 39%

Remember: If the whole school overall hits 80%, the kids get to celebrate!

Librarian Sonia Spindt Sharing a love of books with our kids is librarian Sonia Spindt. Sonia is proud of Peralta’s library. “It provides a place for students to have access to a large number of books, and it’s a comfortable place to read,” she says. “The library supports reading and literacy, and it emphasizes that we love books.”

Many classrooms visit the library each week, and students can check out books. Additionally, Sonia keeps the library open at lunch, as an alternative to the playground.

Like many staff members at Peralta, Sonia fills many roles. She also works on the Title I and program, runs the math Olympics, and oversees the book fairs.

“This is just a remarkable, wonderful school,” says Sonia. She should know – her 3 sons graduated from Peralta, although that was a while ago. (Her oldest is now 35 years old!) She says Peralta gave them a strong educational foundation, which helped as one is now a law professor, another a researcher, and the third an attorney.

Sonia’s work in the library is one of the many programs made possible by donations to the Peralta Fund!

How to donate:

Many families choose to donate online (http://peraltaschool.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7c1e8ec8a4cc5f87a6964cac9&id=c233d58a06&e=453c95996e) , where you can set up automatic monthly payments or do a one-time donation.

Or bring your check (payable to ‘PPTG’) to the office at Peralta. There's a box for the Peralta Fund above the teacher mailboxes.


Email Katherine Day (mailto:kjlday@gmail.com?subject=I%20Want%20To%20Donate!) , Peralta Fund 2014! coordinator, and mom to Thomas (3rd, Stewart) and Theo (1st, Lucker)


The gardens are a source of pride and beauty for Peralta, but the number of people showing up for Garden Workdays has been declining. Please consider coming to the next Garden Workday, Saturday 9/13 9am-1pm. We would also love to know how to make it easier for you to participate. Please email Leah Rivers (mailto:riversleah@gmail.com) with any ideas or thoughts you might have.


Schedule those haircuts and shine those shoes - it's nearly school picture time.




Didn't make it to the auction, and missed the signup for this fab party? Well, fear not! You can still get tickets.

Sunday Oct 12th Starry Plough 3-7pm $10 donation for adults kids free!

The Grateful Dads and BOPMTHYTBN (Band of Peralta Moms That Has Yet to Be Named) will be playing your favorite tunes.

There will be food and beer for purchase. Contact Darryl (mailto:beckercobb@comcast.net) with any questions.


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


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-manage2.com/track/click?u=7c1e8ec8a4cc5f87a6964cac9&id=ae53c49eec&e=453c95996e)



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CREEK TO BAY DAY - Sat. 9/20

9am - noon 876 46th St

Please join the Longfellow Community Association on Creek to Bay Day as we team up with the city of Oakland for a neighborhood wide litter clean-up and seed-bombing! We will start off at the Temescal Community Garden which sits near the culverted Temescal Creek. We will have coffee and pastries at the meet-up. Kids welcome!! More Information HERE (http://peraltaschool.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7c1e8ec8a4cc5f87a6964cac9&id=b80709f462&e=453c95996e) .

OAKLAVIA - Sunday, Sept 14

WOBO is queuing up some of Oakland’s finest local bands, activities hosts and local merchants to line 3 miles of the Oaklavia - Love Our Lake Day route. They are going to bring some surprises to the line-up this year, even shake up the route a bit (http://peraltaschool.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7c1e8ec8a4cc5f87a6964cac9&id=14bc1957fe&e=453c95996e) . Stay tuned with the latest updates on facebook @oaklavia (http://peraltaschool.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7c1e8ec8a4cc5f87a6964cac9&id=42d84d39c1&e=453c95996e) .

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The Oakland World Percussion Festival touts itself as “Northern California’s largest one-day percussion event.” The lineup includes five-time Grammy nominated and Oakland’s ownJohn Santos (http://peraltaschool.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7c1e8ec8a4cc5f87a6964cac9&id=2da057775e&e=453c95996e) , as well as West African drummer Ben Isaacs, and Afro-Cuban and Salsa teacher Edgardo Cambon, as well as many more. There will be music from Guinea, Mali, Haiti, Brazil, the Congo, Latin America, and more.

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From Jamie Parks, AICP

It has been a few months since I've sent an update on the Telegraph Avenue Complete Street Implementation Plan, but City staff have been working hard to take all the feedback we heard and develop a single set of recommendations. The City will share our DRAFT recommendations for Telegraph Avenue at two public open houses in September:

· Saturday, September 13, 10am-12pm; Gogi Time Banquet Room (2600 Telegraph)

The purpose of these meetings will be to (1) show draft concepts and plans to make Telegraph Avenue a safer street for travel by all roadway users and (2) solicit feedback and comments that can be incorporated into the final plan. Both meetings will cover the same material, so hopefully at least one of the times works for you.

The draft plan is currently in final review, and will be posted to the project website (www.oaklandnet.com/TelegraphAvenue) in the next couple weeks in advance of the open houses. I will send another announcement when additional materials are posted.

In the meantime, we will begin distributing flyers and otherwise raising awareness for the events. Please help by forwarding this announcement to your friends and colleagues as appropriate. As always, please contact me if you have any questions the project, and thank you for your continued interest in a better Telegraph!

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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