Community Workshop -Otis Drive Safety Concerns

The City of Alameda is in the planning stages to address speeding and safety issues on Otis Drive, including addressing student safety concerns going to and from Wood at the intersection of Grand and Otis.  As parents of students who cross this intersection every school day, now is the time to let the City know whether or not you support these changes.  In order for your voice to be heard, the Wood community needs you to step up and do one or more of the following things:


1) Attend and voice your opinion at upcoming meetings

-Attend the Community Workshop this Wednesday, March 20th, 6:30 pm in the Wood MPR

-Attend the Transportation Commission meeting on May 22nd at City Hall


2) Email the City to let them know what you think. The City’s Senior Transportation Coordinator will tally all input for presentation to City Council – your opinion counts! Please email  gpayne@alamedaca.gov

Read the City update here.

Win Disney Tickets!

Get your Wood PTA Spring Raffle tickets this Friday, March 22nd, when you come to the 2nd trimester awards ceremony. We’ll be selling tickets while waiting for students to be seated in the MPR. Tickets are also available from Ms Tamara in the school office. We have great prizes, including multiple chances to win Disney Park Hopper tickets!

6 Great Prize Packages

Disney #1: 4  one-day Disney Park Hopper passes 

Value $796

Disney #2: 3  one-day Disney Park Hopper passes

Value $597

Disney #3: 3  one-day Disney Park Hopper passes

Value $597

Family Fun: Lawrence Hall of Science & High Scores passes

Value $84

Shopping Spree: Gift cards for iTunes, eBay, Oaktown Spice Shop

Value $75

Wood Swag: Sweatshirt, t-shirt, magnet, socks

Value $30

TICKETS ONLY $5 each; 5 tickets = $20; 15 tickets = $50; 40 tickets = $100

Winners will be announced during Multicultural Night, April 12, 6-8 pm. Need not be present to win.

Teen Summer Jobs Fair, March 21

The City of Alameda and the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) are launching a “Summer Jobs Campaign” to encourage more employers to create summer jobs and internships for teens.

The Fifth Annual Alameda Youth Career & Job Fair will take place on Thursday, March 21, 2019, from 2:30 to 4:30 pm, at Encinal High School’s gymnasium, 210 Central Avenue.

“Healing Justice” Screening at Maya Lin

Maya Lin’s Social Justice and Equity Team is hosting a screening and discussion of Healing Justice as part of their parent education nights on Thursday, March 21 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Healing Justice explores the causes and consequences of the current North American justice system and its effect on marginalized communities. The film walks back through the history of violence that has led to our current system, bringing into focus the histories of trauma – on a personal, interpersonal, community, and generational level.

Dinner will be provided and childcare will be available for potty-trained children. You can view the trailer here. Please RSVP to their Eventbrite pageso they can plan accordingly.

Multicultural Night!

Mark your calendar for Wood Middle School’s Multicultural Night, Friday, April 12th, 2019! Multicultural Night is a celebration of our diversity, our families and our foods.  Please join us for a fun evening as we share entertainment, activities, and food from our cultures!  

Please bring a dish to share for 12 and wear your traditional clothing! No time to cook? No problem! $5 gets you an entry wristband to enjoy all the goodies.  PTA will also provide pizza and drinks.

Would you like to share your cultural arts in a performance or demonstration? Sign up here, or contact Blanche at
blanchepta@gmail.com with any questions.