To celebrate the Bike Safety Classes the 6th and 7th graders are completing in PE classes, all students are encouraged to bike to school on Wednesday January 29. From 9:00-9:25 am on the yard, Mr. Redmond and parents will be giving out some swag. Thanks to our wonderful community, PTA was able to help fund the bike training for our students.
Support Wood PTA and eat at Tomatina on Tuesday January 28th all day! Tomatina will generously donate 15% of your purchase to Wood. All day, eat in or take out, simply present your paper flyer when paying. Extra flyers available in office or print at home https://adobe.ly/2RihXMi
Don’t miss a chance to chat with Principal Harris at the next Coffee with Cammie, Friday January 17 at 8:20 am in the Media Center. Help is needed with refreshments and set-up/clean-up. Sign-up at http://bit.ly/2NgVYln
The City wants your feedback on how a new City Aquatic Center should be designed to meet the entire community’s needs. Meetings will be held on Wednesdays 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the O’Club (641 Redline Avenue) on January 15th, January 29th and February 12th. The content of each meeting will build on the information gathered at the previous meetings. You’re welcome to attend all, some or one meeting. Child care is available onsite. Questions? Contact Amy Wooldridge, Recreation & Parks Director, , (510) 747-7570
Volunteers are needed to help with the Measure A campaign, the local ballot initiative to increase teacher compensation in Alameda. Alameda’s teachers and staff are the second-lowest paid in the entire county. Every year, AUSD loses nearly 20% of its teachers and staff to other school districts, largely because our neighbors offer higher compensation. Our kids deserve highly qualified, experienced teachers– and strong schools are what makes Alameda a great place to live.
There is strong community-wide support for this Measure but we need 66 percent voting “yes” (!) to pass and personal connections make all the difference in getting people to vote. Will you help us?
Details: 1) You can choose to walk your own “block” or select a different block if that is more comfortable for you. We will provide literature, background information and a super handy app that will make it all simple and easy.
2) The first wave of canvassing kicks off on Saturday, January 11th and goes through through February 3, the day mail-in ballots go out. This includes 4 weekends. The number one goal of the door knocking is data collection and not persuasion (you are only knocking on doors of likely supporters). We will ask Block Captains to return at the end of February/beginning of March, only to the YES houses to remind them to get out to vote. The campaign consultant has said that you can probably finish the first wave in 4-7 hours of knocking.
3) The campaign will be offering a training on how to canvas and how to use the mobile app next TUESDAY, January 7th at 7pm at First Congregational Church of Alameda, 1912 Central Ave, 94501.
4) Your kids can get community service credit for walking with you or helping the campaign in other ways!
For more information, email Wood’s Measure A Street Captain Heather Clapp Padgette at