Welcome to the October 23, 2015 edition of the Peralta Broadcast!
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Peralta Families Give P.E.A.C.E. A Chance
The Peralta Enriching And Creative Environment, or PEACE as you may know it, is designed to give kids a safe and enriching environment in which to spend those delicate hours after school and before the work day ends. Assuming you aren't in bed promoting peace like one famous Beatle (which sounds really great actually), time and finances play a critical role in making an after-school decision for most families. PEACE is guided by these considerations.
Sherice Tyler is the coordinator for PEACE and for the last eight years a guiding mission of serving Peralta children has led her to working closely with the community.
"Peralta reminds me a lot of my own elementary school. It is very colorful and I love the families. Everyone sees people for who they are. We strive to have PEACE reflect this community feeling," said Sherice.
Four years ago, Peralta dropped below 50 percent of students qualifying for free and reduced lunches. This drop meant PEACE lost approximately $75,000 in funding. Since then Sherice has worked creatively through her vast network of Bay Area children's programs to find enriching classes for students. PEACE looks to provide far more than child watching though truly enriching classes.
Some of the most popular classes have been karate, dancing, cooking, orega mi and leisure club, which allows overwhelmed students to read books, do homework or work on an art project.
"I always have my eye out for new ideas. A lot of times parent's have new ideas that turn into big hits," says Sherice.
A few things to know about PEACE:
- PEACE is Peralta mom powered. Sherice, mother of Peralta 2nd grader Jayla, is one of two moms running PEACE.
- Supporting PEACE supports the greater community by providing all children the opportunity for enrichment classes.
- Kid's enjoy and remember PEACE. Sherice has high school students return to visit with her.
The Peralta Walk-A-Thon Ready, Set, Walk! Peralta has raised over $15K online. Get your dose of adorable, kids start walking on Sunday at 12:30 (registration starts at 12 noon) with their lap counting T-Shirts.
Walking 10, 15, or 20 laps can make for hungry kids. Organizer are still recruiting volunteers. Sign up here (http://peraltaschool.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=7c1e8ec8a4cc5f87a6964cac9&id=08ab455575&e=453c95996e) .
Get ready for the Peralta Pumpkin Patch this Monday, Oct. 26th. Parents are needed to help unload 350 pumpkins before school, starting at approximately 7:30AM. Each student will get to take home one special pumpkin.
Don't let the picture above happen to you! What to do with pumpkins after Halloween? Here are some ideas: * Give it a proper burial…Pumpkins are, of course, all-natural, so composting them or even just burying them in the ground is good for everyone — they add zinc, phosphorus and iron to the soil. * Give it a second chance… If you haven’t carved it, your pumpkin could find new life as part of your Thanksgiving decorations.Use it as part of your fall table or porch deco rations, or take a tip from Martha Stewart and turn it into an incense burner that smells like pie. * Try a pie…or pumpkin bread, or cookies or pancakes. Uncarved pumpkins should still be fresh inside, which makes them perfect for your favorite recipes. * Put it in the compost bin and take a nap.
The Ghouls Are Coming
The Peralta Halloween Parade will haunt the hood next Friday - but there is more to do for spooky spirits this week: * The annual Peralta Pumpkin Patch will take place on Mon. Oct. 26th * Rockridge branch library hosts Not Too Spooky Night Halloween Stories and Treats Tues, Oct. 27th at 7pm. Kids come dressed in costume - best for ages 3-9 * The Peralta Halloween Parade will take place on Friday, Oct. 30th at 12:55PM. (Teachers will be distributing trick-or-treat for UNICEF boxes.) * Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 31st
The Claremont and Oakland Tech School News Roundup Claremont MIX and MINGLE Fri, Oct 23, 2015 6:15-9pm, 5664 Oak Grove Ave., home of Chabot/Claremont parents, Shona Armstrong and Zac Unger Meet prospective families and families of current Claremont students. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided. Due to constraints of the location, this event is for caretakers, not kids, but it’s Kids’ Night Out at Chabot.
Claremont FUTURE FAMILIES OPEN HOUSE Sat, Oct 24, 2015, 2pm-5pm at Claremont, begins in Gymnasium Bring your future middle school student to meet the administration, teachers, parents, and students, and learn about academics and life at Claremont. For more information, contact former Chabot/Claremont/Tech parent, Lyn Hikida at firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com) or M’noa Moore Lawrence at mm2010L@gmail.com (mailto:mm2010L@gmail.com) . All are welcome. Registration is not required, though it will help plan for materials and refreshments. Visit http://peraltaschool.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=7c1e8ec8a4cc5f87a6964cac9&id=24c7d5c97a&e=453c95996e (http://peraltaschool.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=7c1e8ec8a4cc5f87a6964cac9&id=0e68b78237&e=453c95996e) to RSVP in advance.
The Oakland Tech Sports Booster Club 4th Annual Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday, Oct. 31 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the OT Cafeteria. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. (Children under 5 are free.) The fundraiser benefits all Oakland Tech sports teams. Check out this flyer for details (http://peraltaschool.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=7c1e8ec8a4cc5f87a6964cac9&id=cc25c2269a&e=453c95996e) . (http://peraltaschool.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=7c1e8ec8a4cc5f87a6964cac9&id=b07a05645a&e=453c95996e) For questions, contact Catie Cariaga Nakamura at firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com?subject=Pancake%20Breakfast) or 510-701-4891.
Shop with Heart at Ashby Lumber - October 24th
Before the rains hit - we hope - you may be planning some projects. Now is a good time to buy supplies, Ashby Lumber will give five percent of all sales at the Berkeley location to Peralta on Saturday, October 24th.
Spooky Space - October 24th Saturday, October 24, 11 AM - 4 PM It's Trick or treat at Chabot. Dress as your favorite extraterrestrial or character and receive a treat! Drink some spooky punch and participate in hands-on sinister science activities. Enjoy guest appearances by special costumed friends. There will be Discovery Lab activities for tots with costumes, spooky read-a-longs and much more. Free with admission.
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