Check out the new video made by last year's 4th graders with artist-in-residence Trena Noval and UC Berkeley Mycologist Mia Rose Maltz:
At noon on Friday, March 18, the whole school will be shakin' it! Peralta kids will be part of the global art event Dance Anywhere. The idea is to take five minutes out of the day to move our bodies in a a fun and festive way. At exactly noon, a song with an irresistible beat will blast over the school intercom, and kids, teachers and staff will be on their feet and moving to the music!
We'll need about eight parents to help document this mini school-wide dance party. Please contact Trena Noval by Friday, March 11 if you can help (tnoval AT speakeasy DOT net).
If you can't make it, you can still dance where you are—in your office cubicle, in line at the grocery store—the world is your stage! More info at www.danceanywhere.org.
Once again, Peralta students have worked with Artist-in-Residence Ellen Oppenheimer to create a stunning, one-of-a-kind quilt. Perhaps someone in your extended family, or one of your friends and colleagues, will be the lucky winner of this year's raffle! The drawing will be June, 17 at the Peralta graduation. Peralta kids were involved in making the quilt from start to finish, from designing the pattern, to dying the cloth, and even assembling and sewing. Peralta quilts hang in the U.S. embassy in Moscow as well as at Kaiser Permanente headquarters, Children's Hospital Oakland, and other public venues. They were recently exhibited at the San Francisco Airport.
Students are now selling raffle tickets: $1 each for $5 for six tickets. Each child was given a packet of 30 tickets, but if you sell out, there are plenty more to be had! In the past, some families have set up tables at farmer's markets or grocery stores, and some employers are willing to make matching donations for all tickets sold. If you are out selling tickets, download a copy of this full-color flier to take with you!
Please return all ticket stubs in an envelope with your name on it to Sonia in the library. She can also give you more tickets if you need them.