Welcome to the September 4, 2015 edition of the Peralta Broadcast!

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Black Belt Wrestles with Kid Fitness at Peralta

There is a new face on the Peralta playground. Coach Reese, a black belt in Judo, is on a mission to engage children in healthy habits, and that includes physical fitness.

Coach Reese is new to Peralta but he isn’t new to motivating children to healthy lives. “Kids don’t get as much exercise as they used to – nowadays you have to push harder to keep kids active,” said Reese.

As a veteran of playing and coaching youth sports in the Bay Area, Reese doesn’t just talk, he walks… or rather bikes. Growing up in Berkeley and attending public school he played competitive soccer throughout his teens and later earned a black belt in Judo. From his Oakland home, where he bikes to school each day, he and his wife tend a vegetable garden.

Sports and physical fitness have changed over the years and Reece considers this in his programs. “My mother just pushed us out the door and we played sports all day long. It is a lot different from when I was kid. Today there is more indoor time. I try to keep kids interested and engaged. The focus now is less on competition and more on cooperative play. We want to see all the kids having fun and moving.”

Some of the favorite sports you will see at Peralta are basketball – now with an additional shorter hoop for the younger grades, kick ball, soccer, four square, wall ball and the big one dodgeball. Yep, you heard that right – dodgeball. Peralta kids are crazy for dodgeball.

“Dodgeball isn’t allowed at some OUSD schools but here Ms. Costello has approved of the recent acquisition of new softer balls that take the danger out of the traditional dodge ball.”

Peralta isn’t Coach Reese’s first Oakland elementary school, so what are his impressions? “This school is great because we have equipment.” According to Reece other schools don’t have equipment – at Peralta equipment is provided by the PPTG fund via your donations (http://peraltaschool.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7c1e8ec8a4cc5f87a6964cac9&id=78e28c87d4&e=453c95996e) .

Coach Reese’s position is entirely supported by PPTG donations. On the first day of school he remarked at how many parents were dropping their kids off and getting involved, “Peralta is great. Everyone is welcoming and supportive of their children.”

Sports are one part of a well-rounded experience for kids. Just ask Coach Reese who, in addition to being a fitness and health enthusiast, can tout a career as a music producer and is currently pursuing his teaching credential.

Tips from Coach on getting your kids moving: 1. Don’t be afraid to take their devices away 2. Find a safe area and play with your kids, take them to the park 3. Check in with Coach Reese for ideas on new games to play at home

Peralta Fund - Late Breaking Numbers

The Peralta Fund has set a goal of 80 percent participation. As of press time we are at 48 percent - just over the half mark, with a few weeks to go. Here is the class breakdown: * Calica 29% - Need 12 families * Behrsin 42% - Need 9 families * Arbogast 38% - Need 7 families * Davis 54% - Need 6 familles * Lucker 50% - Need 7 families * Larson 68% - Need 3 families * Calquhoun 56% - Need 7 families * Stewart 50% - Need 7 families * Bandy 48% - Need 7 families * Killebrew 42% - Need 10 families * Ana Thomas 46% - Need 9 families * Kemp 50% - Need 9 families * Rogers 50% - Need 9 families

Principal's Report at First Peralta Parent Teacher Group Meeting

Ms. Costello will be delivering the Principal’s Report on Wednesday night, September 9th at 6:30PM. This will also be the first Peralta Parent Teacher Group meeting of 2015-2016. A Volunteer Fair will also be held this evening where you can learn how to support the school in more ways than a cash donation. A meal and free childcare will be provided!

School is out for Labor Day

No school on Monday and no P.E.A.C.E. Enjoy the holiday!

Peralta Kids Set to Play Awesome Music

As a parent you are likely to attend many - many youth concerts, some will feature good music and all of them will no doubt be adorable. Have you ever thought about what John Mayer’s high school band sounded like? What about Taylor Swift, Tom Petty or Adam Duritz at 14? Want to see some talented, hard working pre-teen musicians that are Peralta alumni? Check out this clip – that will certainly cause you to put at event on your calendar: http://peraltaschool.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7c1e8ec8a4cc5f87a6964cac9&id=70b40912e9&e=453c95996e http://peraltaschool.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=7c1e8ec8a4cc5f87a6964cac9&id=37b8d74269&e=453c95996e Did you click it? Go click it – I’m serious. OK awesome! Here are the details: Two bands composed (mostly) of alumni from Peralta Elementary School will be performing on Sunday September 6^th at the Starry Plough at 3101 Shattuck Ave. (Including this one in the clip you just watched.) Background Noise plays cool jazz at 4pm - then Lyla, Gus & Kevin turn the heat up a notch with alternative/rock/punk! Starry Plough is an all-ages pub with juicy burgers, pizza and frosty beers. This is a free event: Peralta will get a small percentage of bar sales, and additional donations will be accepted.

4 pm - 4:30: "Background Noise" A jazz combo featuring Peralta Alums Zack Skinner, Nick Reeves, Railey Stern Yen, Nathan Nakadegawa-Lee, Claremont band mate Nathan Lee and Gus Hurteau sitting in on drums.

4:35-5:50: "Lyla, Gus & Kevin" Peralta Alums Lyla Neely and Gus Hurteau with OSA band mate Kevin Xu: Rock/alternative rock/ punk and some original songs by Lyla Neely.

Rockridge Kitchen Tour 9/20

Love design and want a peek inside Rockridge's best kitchens? Then don’t miss the Rockridge Kitchen Tour on Sunday, Sept 20 from 12:30-5:30 pm. Enjoy a self-guided walking tour of eight beautifully renovated kitchens and tour the landmark Morse House! Extra 2015 events: Kitchen Expo and Berkeley Mills Seminar. This biennial fundraiser benefits the Rockridge Community Planning Council (RCPC), with proceeds used for Rockridge community enhancements. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: http://peraltaschool.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=7c1e8ec8a4cc5f87a6964cac9&id=6bfb11ee02&e=453c95996e (http://peraltaschool.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7c1e8ec8a4cc5f87a6964cac9&id=e3ccbc3a0f&e=453c95996e) . $40 advance standard tickets and Berkeley Mills Seminar costs an additional $25. $45 day of event tickets. Please come out and join us!

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