Fri, Dec 4 – Walk and Roll to School
Fri, Dec 11 – 8:15am-9am Brewing Community
Tues-Wed, Dec 8-9 – Mrs Meyer Bookstore
Collecting donations (need stuff for dads)
Sat, Dec 12 – 9am-1pm Garden Work Day
Hosted by the 1st Grade Class- Bring the kids to play. Bring your gloves.
Dec 14-18 – Minimum Days
Dec 21-Jan 1 – NO SCHOOL Winter Break
PEACE will be open Dec 21, 22, 28, 29 (no food provided, pack in lunch/snacks)
Jan 6 – PPTG Meeting, Dinner at 6pm, Meeting at 6:30pm
Tues Dec 13- Next volunteer meeting
If you would like to ask a local favorite business to donate, contact
Fri, Dec 6-9 Art Hop
Lots of fun activities on Telegraph
@ It’s Your Move: Comedy $5 byob ever 1st and 3rd Saturday (not kid friendly)
11am-6pm Telegraph Crafts Fair
Street closed down, lots of fun for the kids, Santa visits
Dec 13-Safety Patrol Movie Night
Looking for volunteers, drop off kids at 7am at school
Sun, Dec 13 – Peraltapalooza
Grateful Dads (and mom) performing at the Starry Plough
4th Grade Teachers//Ms Ana
Ms Ana thanks the parents for all of their help and she is excited to announce that she just received a grant for $5,000 from Donors Choose to create a microscope lab connected to the class Chrome Books, buy Boogie Boards (note taking boards) and handheld tablets (research tools and documentations), head-phones/conference microphones/sound systems. (Grant was written to address different needs and learning styles among students and funded by Google.)
Buddy Bench: Held a meeting for all of the classes to brainstorm about the buddy bench. Lots of student participation about choosing bench placement and creating a winning system for use.
Edible School Yard Grant//Bryce
$10,000 goes to personnel (mostly Gaby, but also for Teacher planning time (curriculum tie-ins)
$10,000 to materials: fruit trees, more edible plants in amphitheater, fruit trees on North Street, take sod out on Dana St and replace with sod, kid-sized gardening tools. May implement an additional garden work day in January. Irrigation is included in the plan!! Ellen is involved in choosing plants and planning.
The grant includes union trades-people to help with the large-scale projects but the labor MUST be matched by parent hours.
1997 MPR/KPod mural was rotting, the rot has been fixed, and coming this spring, PEACE kids will work with the original artist to create a new mural with pieces from the original murals. More info coming forward.
Question: Is there a lock-down plan regarding safety?
Rosette: Yes! There is a district plan and school site plan
Cyber-bullying: please talk to your kids about it. Ms Monroe is discussing the topic with our kids, but please know that this is becoming an issue on our campus and needs to be addressed by parents at home.
Another case of chicken pox, notes going home tomorrow.
There are still dishes left over, so if you are missing anything, please contact Eleanor.
We still have the 2 bins from the Alameda Food Bank and we would love to fill them up before they get picked up.
Small Break-out Groups to discuss meeting topics
Parent Ed Components/Learning More About the School/Meeting Fellow Parents?
Common Core Math, Cyber Bullying?
Factual Observations about current state:
-Lots of announcement
-Putting faces to the volunteers
-Good food/teacher rep.s have helped bring in more faces
-Sometimes meetings are hard to follow for new parents
-Do we need to meet once a month? Are the benefits of the fellowship worth the effort of the meeting? (Ease of scheduling? Community building? Cost? Can the meeting be shorter when there aren’t as many topics?)
-change of scheduling to include new faces with different schedules?
-could teachers not give homework on the PPTG nights?
-please include more experts (drug education, puberty ed, community issues)
-more information on announcements?
“What is the ONE THING you would like to see at the meetings?”