Attendance

  • Adults: 27
  • Children: 15

3rd Grade and cooking class helped with today’s awesome food!

Announcements

  • Shoo the flu went well
  • Walk to school went well; put sticker on chart which is sent for counting on how many walked; biked
  • Garden day – this Saturday 10/7: pumpkin snacks!
  • No school on 13th
  • Middle School Info night – Thursday Oct 19th
  • Brewing community this Friday at drop off alternating between 63rd street and Dana street entrances
  • Walkathon on Oct 22nd Sunday
    • Kids walk around the block
    • Tons of fun things to do
    • Live music
    • Snow cones
    • Big fundraiser - $34k
    • Encourage everyone to participate
    • Start fundraising – collect money directly or use Crowdrise website
    • Need a lot of volunteers
    • On the Peralta website is link to Walkathon page which has link to google spreadsheet for volunteer needs
    • Collecting books next door house at Scotia’s house
    • Need bake sale donations
    • If anyone wants to donate gifts for walkathon please let us know (Scotia Miller/ Kelly Holland)
  • Halloween Pumpkin Patch – Tuesday Oct. 24
    • We get donation of pumpkins
    • Need parent volunteers to offload pumpkins
    • Kids get to pick a pumpkin
  • Halloween Parade – Tuesday Oct 31
    • Do not send your child in costume
    • Costume should be in the bag
    • If you can, come a little early to help with costumes. Great opportunity to take photos!
  • November PPTG meeting
    • Peralta Racial Justice Study Group will be planning something for this meeting
  • BloomHomes School Fund – Stephen Bloom, Realtor
    • We donate to Peralta when you buy your new home with us
  • Peralta fund
    • We hit 81%!!!!!!!
    • Goal was $140K; And we hit $148K
  • Breaking News!
    • New copiers that we paid $20k for should be arriving tomorrow!

Diversity Dinner/Welcoming Dinner

  • Ashley - Envisioning a new vision for DD
  • Bring the whole community to this event
  • Lynn – attended dinner last year but participation did not look diverse
  • PRJSG is also working towards the goal of increasing diversity in school
  • A new vision for DD – want to call it “Welcoming Dinner”
    • Welcoming all families including the new ones
  • Visualize having an ongoing set of events that would work towards inclusion
  • Actively get as many families as possible to the Welcoming Dinner event
  • Plan to invite everyone personally by calling the families
  • A photographer at the school who will take a photo of every family
  • Allison – this is one event that is not about fundraising
  • It’s about welcoming people so they can come and just be who they are!
  • From a K parent – can we tie Peralta Directory with welcoming dinner? Peralta directory is super helpful!

3rd grade teachers (Ms. Vollmer; Ms. Ashby; Ms. Bandy)

  • Multiplication
  • Language arts (Japanese: SUMI BRUSH WORK)
  • Japanese pickle making
  • Science (Cray fish life cycle)
  • Social studies (stories in a time capsule)
  • Found a time capsule in Peralta from 25 years ago!!
  • Team games
    • Mind them on collaboration
    • Collaborative art
  • At Peralta, we give teachers a lot of autonomy

Sara Stone – Network 2 Superintendent

  • Peralta, Chabot and a bunch of other schools in Network 2
  • Sara:
    • Giselle principal requested her to come and introduce herself
    • 2nd year as Network Superintendent
    • An educator over 20 years
    • Grew up in Oakland
    • Worked, teaching career mostly in Redwood City
    • Data coach
    • Moved to Boston for a few years – worked as a principal there
    • Moved back to Oakland and worked as Principal in Redwood Heights
    • Last year I had 10 schools and this year 16 under the network
    • My job: main work is to support the schools
    • Work mainly with the principals
    • Main goal is to be a service leader and serve schools
    • Some examples: little things like facilitating fixing building things in school or big things like legal issues
    • What is happening with consolidations at school site? What is CONSOLIDATION: re-counting of student enrollment after school starts. This may lead some teachers to be pulled out from school sites that are under-enrolled, after the school year has already started.
    • Lynn - can Peralta help other schools in your network?
    • Eleanor – Prop 13! Please support reforming it. And can we not have teacher consolidation in OUSD, and try to make cuts at the central office, instead of taking a teacher awayat the school sites?
    • Blueprint meetings – take the survey.

Auction Update

  • We didn’t have chair at the beginning of the year
  • We send out an ask – and we got responses!
  • Solid procurement team
  • We have catering happening
  • We don’t have a party planner yet. There is a team but no lead yet.
  • If we don’t find a party planner then we may do have a silent auction
  • We had 4 or 5 people who stepped up to be bar leaders
  • We may still need a point person to connect all this
  • So the auction may likely happen! 😊

School Entrance – Doorbell / School buzzer

  • Gates are kept closed from 8:45 to a little before end of school
  • We have a doorbell
  • People in the office get up and open the door for you
  • It is onerous to have to get up and open the door
  • We have an ambassador (part-time person) from the district who is currently placed here to help open the front door when the doorbell rings, so the office staff don't have to do it. But we don’t know how long we will have her
  • Giselle wants to consider getting a buzzer. When the person rings the buzzer, someone from inside the office can press a button without getting up and the door would open. But at this point we don’t have the budget to do the electronics and the camera. This may be a future possibility if the school site budget can fund it. It is around $3700.
  • Feedback: If gates are locked when they are not supposed to be locked, please email Giselle.
  • If kids go out the gate at after school to pick their bikes up they can be locked out. This happened where a girl got locked out and when she was ringing the bell, no one was there to open the door.
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AuthorSteve Mundro