• Garden Work Day - Saturday, Aug 13
    • Need lots of families to come help put out wood chips and do general sprucing to get ready for start of school.
    • We are in process of hiring a new garden manager.  (Ms. Gabby will still work with the PEACE program in the garden)
  • Incoming Family Playdates – Colby Park -Aug 6, 7, 13 – open to all incoming families
  • Incoming Families Orientation- Saturday, August 20, 3:00-5:00p.m.
  • First Day of School – August 22
  • Minimum Days Week - August 22-26 - 1:30 pick up
  • Back to School Night - Thursday, Sept 1
    • Limited Childcare at Back to School Night: Please make other arrangements
    • 6:30-7:45 – a great way to get to know your kid’s class schedule and teacher
  • No School Monday Sept 5th - Labor Day
  • Next PPTG Meeting - Wed., Sept 7 - Come out and learn more about volunteer needs for the upcoming year


Personnel Changes – New Teachers

We have four new teachers – 2nd, 3rd and both 5th grade classes.  Rosette is very excited about the new staff members.

Classes for this year will be two per grade, with the exception of a 1st/2nd split class.

Mr. Davis has moved into Ms. Arbogast’s old room to allow 2nd grades to be co-located

PEACE Changes – Early Care

This was an EBAC decision because we didn’t meet required minimum of 7 committed families each month.

8:20 is when yard is supervised, so please do not drop children off before then

Budget Report

We ended last year with a $45K surplus – owing primarily  to increased Peralta Fund giving and corporate matching.

New budget items - $15K for copier maintenance, $15K to set up new classrooms for new teachers.   Loss of Title 1 funding means we get less money from OUSD so Rosette asked PPTG to pick up copier maintenance so she can use her funds for other things.

Mentors were given a raise this year.

Spent $0 in earthquake supplies last year, but have funds in budget to replace items that expire (food, etc)

Peralta Fund

Peralta Fund starts up at the beginning of school.  Ryann will need a speaker per classroom to talk about the fund at Back to School night.

Volunteer Needs

Major needs:

  • Peralta Pride – t-shirt sales plus program expansion of how we show pride in our school
  • Auction co-chairs
  • Yahoo group moderator

Incoming Families Parties

Parties will be Aug 27, 28; Sept 10-11 – inc oming families can sign up at the Orientation or by emailing Emma.  

We could use a few ‘rising’ 1st grade families to help with the parties (all hosts are secured)


AuthorSteve Mundro