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Alameda Aquatics is holding a free swim team open house and clinic on Sunday March, 11, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The event, which will include demonstrations, swim skill assessment, and a question and answer session, will be held at the Encinal Swim Center at 230 Central Avenue. Children aged 5-14 and their parents are welcome. For more information, please contact membership@alamedaislanders.org.Ages

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Posted by: Kitrena Swanson
Published: 2/15/18




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Through a partnership with AUSD and Alameda Education Foundation, the Alameda Free Library is again offering valuable, free Homework Help for all K-5 students! Homework Help is ideal for a student who:

  • needs help reading aloud
  • needs help with math homework (or any subject)
  • needs help understanding the directions to an assignment

Help is provided by trained local high school students at the Alameda Free Library (all branches) from 3:30-5:00 from now until May 4, 2018.  Families may check with each branch for their schedule.

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Posted by: Kitrena Swanson
Published: 11/3/17




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Join us for a Family Fun Night in the MPR! Wear a costume and be ready to have some fun!

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Posted by: Kitrena Swanson
Published: 10/27/17




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The Alameda Education Foundation’s After School Enrichment classes @ Paden are starting SOON! What’s being offered I hear you say??

Mondays:

Rock Band for Grades 2-5

(instruments provided - no playing experience necessary)

Time:  3:00-4:00pm.  

Dates: Oct 16 - Dec 18 (no class: Nov 20 & 27)

Cost: $195 

 

Tuesdays:

GameON for Grades 3-5

Make your own video game with Scratch 

Time:  3:00-4:00pm. 

Dates: Oct 17 - Dec 19 (No class: Nov 21 & 28)

Cost: $185 

 

Thursdays:

Crazy Chemworks for Grades K-2

Chemistry experiments

Time:  3:00-4:00pm.  

Dates: Oct 19 - Dec 21 (no class: Nov 23 & 30)

Cost:  $185

 

For a full description of the classes please go to: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jSHOcTXOwhj014mu3YNu2I_lqjp9Ev0ES78u5UJkhGg/edit#gid=0

 

To register go to www.AlamedaEducation.org and click on the Blue Enrichment button.

 

Questions? Please email Angela Osterberger (parent volunteer) @  Paden@AlamedaEducation.org

 

Scholarships Available, please email Paden@AlamedaEducation.org

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Posted by: Kitrena Swanson
Published: 10/9/17




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Alameda Island Aquatics will offer a 3 week Fall Novice Program for 6-11 year olds for a flat fee of $75.  Practices will be held at the Encinal Swim Center. Prospective swimmers should know backstroke, freestyle, and torpedo. The program will begin Monday, October 30th and run through Friday, November 17th. There will be two classes: 4:30 - 5:15 pm, and 5:15 - 6:30 pm. For more information, contact Lisa Cuenca at membership@alameda.org.

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Posted by: Kitrena Swanson
Published: 10/8/17




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The Emergency Bags went home today. Please read the enclosed note for directions on what to put inside. We would like these back at school by next Friday, September 29th.

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Posted by: Kitrena Swanson
Published: 9/20/17




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Come run the Island at the Alameda Running Festival and support AEF!  The Alameda Running Festival is Sept. 16-17 at Alameda Point. There will be a Family Fun Run, 5k, 10k, and Half Marathon for everyone to enjoy. This 2-day festival is for all ages and features kids activities, great food, free local beer for participants, and most of all, enjoyment with one of the best running communities in the country.  

The Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) is a beneficiary of the Saturday 5K Run/Walk and Fun Run/Walk events! These are great events to introduce younger students to the fun of running or to run together as a family. Register at runalameda.com. Just for AEF friends:  Use this code and receive a 15% discount on entry fees:  AEFRUNFEST17

Not a runner?  Then enjoy the festivities while you volunteer.  High schoolers and adults are encouraged to volunteer and AEF will receive a donation for each registered volunteer that designates AEF as their beneficiary.  High school students may use this towards their community service requirements. Register to volunteer at runalameda.com/volunteer/ and be sure to enter AEF in the section for the nonprofit/club/team that your volunteering hours should benefit.

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Posted by: Kitrena Swanson
Published: 9/10/17




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6:00pm Classroom meetings for parents of TK, K, 1st, and 2nd grades

6:55pm All school meeting in the Multipurpose center

7:15pm Classroom meetings for parents  of 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades

Childcare will be available for school aged children.  Classroom meetings are for parents and guardians to have an adult conversation with their students' teacher.

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Posted by: Kitrena Swanson
Published: 8/28/17




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What an exciting first week of school! You should have received a packet with information and forms that need to be filled out and returned. Thank you for taking care of this as soon as possible!

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Posted by: Kitrena Swanson
Published: 8/22/17




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Please join us on Thursday, June 15 6:30-7:30 at Paden in the media center. We look forward to meeting you, hearing your questions and showing you our school.

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Posted by: Kitrena Swanson
Published: 6/12/17




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At its public meeting last night, AUSD’s Board of Education approved the hire of a new principal for Paden Elementary School and a new Director of Special Education. You can learn more about these hires in the attached press release, which is also pasted below and available on the AUSD website.

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Posted by: Kitrena Swanson
Published: 5/10/17




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Please take a moment to complete AUSDs Parent/Guardian Survey. As part of our work to improve our educational services, we're asking AUSD families to take a brief survey about their experiences with our schools.  The deadline to submit your feedback 5/26/17.

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Posted by: Kitrena Swanson
Published: 5/8/17




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Adults and children alike can learn street riding skills, play bicycle games, help make smoothies in a bike-powered blender, and win free raffle prizes at the Alameda Bike Festival & Rodeo on May 13 from 12 pm to 4 pm at Edison Elementary School. Visit alamedabikes.com for more information and class pre-registration.

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Posted by: Kitrena Swanson
Published: 5/8/17




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The new date for Open House is Thursday, May 18th from 6:30-7:30pm. This is the chance to visit next year's grade, meet some of the teachers and ask questions.

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Posted by: Kitrena Swanson
Published: 5/8/17




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Friday, May 26th, 12:30pm--Early Dismissal

Monday, May 29th, Memorial Day--No School

 

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Posted by: Kitrena Swanson
Published: 5/1/17




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Salute to Education, Alameda's premier event celebrating our public schools, is Friday, April 21, 2017 from 6 - 9 at Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave, Alameda. Meet teachers, staff and parents whose innovation and hard work can be felt in every classroom. Dine on gourmet food from Alameda restaurants and lift a glass of wine (or craft beer) as you network with educators, local officials and community leaders. Salute to Education is a fun, elegant evening at Alameda’s wonderful Rhythmix.  Advance tickets are just $30 and available at www.AlamedaEducation.org Tickets on the day of the event are $40 at the door.  And check out AEF’s raffles, including four 1-Day Park Hoppers for Disneyland and California Adventure, a premium wine collection, a portable poker table and much more.

 

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Posted by: Kitrena Swanson
Published: 4/14/17




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Please wear your Walkathon colors tomorrow for the yearbook cover photo: TK/K--yellow, 1--green, 2--red, 3--orange, 4--white, 5--blue.

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Posted by: Kitrena Swanson
Published: 3/22/17




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Students in grades 4 through 12 are invited to submit posters and poetry to this year’s Harvey Milk Day Contest. The theme is “Hope Will Never Be Silent” and the suggested reflection is, “If hope is never silent what does it say? What does it look like?” Winners will receive $100 and the Grand Prize poster will be distributed throughout AUSD schools. For questions, please contact Gene Kahane (gkahane@alameda.k12.ca.us ) or Olivia Higgins (Olivia@queerlyelementary.com).

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Posted by: Kitrena Swanson
Published: 3/17/17




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The Alameda Special Education Family Support Group will be hosting an “Austism Support Group Planning Meeting” 6:30-8:00 pm at Franklin Elementary School.  The meeting, at which families will share resources and discuss community needs, will include free childcare.

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Posted by: Kitrena Swanson
Published: 3/17/17




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Free Concert! On April 2, at 3:00 pm,  Donna Stoering, an award-winning recording artist, concert pianist, and TEDx speaker who has served as Artistic Ambassador for both the UK and USA to countries worldwide, performs the rarely-heard 2nd Sonata of Rachmaninov, which uses the piano to tell Faust’s story.  Donations will benefit the Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay. For more information, call 510-540-8136 or visit Notes for Nourishment, either on Facebook or at NotesForNourishment.org.  

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Posted by: Kitrena Swanson
Published: 3/17/17




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AUSD Teachers, Parents/Guardians, and Students-

Following community interest in reviewing district homework policies and practices, AUSD is convening a homework workgroup.  This workgroup will meet monthly beginning in April 2017 (no meetings will be held during the months of July/August) and will bring together representatives from multiple stakeholder groups including teachers, parents/guardians, students, and other district personnel.  This process will continue into the 2017-18 academic school year.

The workgroup will focus on the following activities:

1.       Gather data and conduct analysis of the homework experience in AUSD

a.       Survey teachers, students, and families to examine their views and experiences with homework

b.      Review site homework policies to assess alignment across sites, consistency within sites, and adherence to stated district and site policies

c.       Review research summaries and examples of policies from other districts

2.      Develop policy recommendations to be presented to the Superintendent.

 

If you are interested in participating in the Homework Workgroup, the application can be found in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and Tagalog at the following link: Homework Workgroup Applications

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Posted by: Kitrena Swanson
Published: 3/13/17




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Hours are before school: Wed-Fri, 8-8:20am and after school during conferences: Wed, 11:30am-3:30pm (earlier for TK dismissal) and Thurs-Fri, 12:30-3:30pm.

Or Online http://www.scholastic.com/bf/padenschool

March 10 - March 20 – books ship for free to school!

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Posted by: Kitrena Swanson
Published: 3/8/17




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AUSD is currently reviewing new materials for K-5 English Language Arts (ELA) and English Language Development (ELD) instruction. AUSD will pilot three different programs in elementary classrooms across the district this spring. The pilot committee - which includes general and special education teachers, principals, ELD coaches, and literacy specialists - will consider feedback from all stakeholders and recommend a program for adoption in April. Parents and guardians who wish to review the materials can see them in the District Office, Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.

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Posted by: Kitrena Swanson
Published: 1/30/17