Some of you will remember the fire in 2007 at Peralta. We had to finish out the year at another location. The courtyard was destroyed as was the library. We received many many book donations to re-establish the library from families at several neighboring schools. I recently learned that Sankofa, a neighboring school, does not have a library. A community organization, Good Cents for Schools, is working to build their library and get funding to support a part-time librarian.

Let's help Sankofa out! Please donate lightly used or new books. Suggestions for books include: Judy Moody, Ivy and Bean, Frog and Toad, Geronimo Stilton, Magic Tree House, A to Z Mysteries, Goosebumps. Easy reader books, DK Eyewitness books.

Please contact Irene Yen, ihyen AT earthlink DOT net, if you'd like to donate!

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rideforreason
rideforreason

Challenge yourself this spring! Join a mass bike ride from Claremont Middle School to the steps of the Capitol in Sacramento. May 7 is this year’s Ride for a Reason, a charity/political bike ride to raise funds for the PTAs of Claremont Middle School and Oakland Technical High School. You heard the stories and promised yourself you’d go this year!To ride or donate visit their site. Contact Paul Vetter or Kenton Lee.

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Even if all of Governor Brown’s proposals make it onto the June special election ballot and are approved by California voters, K-12 schools will still lose $19/student under current funding formulas. You can see the presentation made to the School Board last week at 2011-2012 Budget Development. Now more than ever it is critical for the K-12 education community to speak loudly and united!

Join Assemblymember Nancy Skinner and School Board Member Jody London at the California Budget Challenge, a hands-on activity that lets you decide how to balance the state budget. This interactive presentation allows you to choose how much to spend on schools, health services, prisons, the environment, and other state programs—and how to pay for them. Participants vote on policy options that affect the budget in real-time with instant response clickers.

Give Assemblymember Nancy Skinner the budget feedback that she needs to take back to Sacramento.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Claremont Middle School

5750 College Ave, Oakland

For more information or to RSVP, call (510) 286-1400

www.assembly.ca.gov/skinner

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AuthorSteve Mundro