Superintendent Search Forum, March 27

AUSD is hosting two New Superintendent Search Open Forums for all community members on Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30 pm at Island High School (500 Pacific Avenue), and at Otis Elementary (3010 Fillmore Street).  There is also an online survey for those who cannot attend the meetingswhich the Board encourages everyone to complete. The survey will be open from March 21 through March 27 and will be available on the District’s Superintendent Search web page, or here.

Rally for Public Education Funding!

The Bay Area Coalition for Public Education Funding’s “Rally for Public Education Funding” will take place on April 3 on the steps of the Capitol in Sacramento. Here are the details: 

Where: South Steps of Capitol building (N & 11th Streets) in Sacramento

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from noon – 1:30pm

What: An outdoor rally + indoor appointments with elected officials pressing them to increase State funding for public education. The ask is to close the loophole in Prop 13, fully fund SPED, make sure educators can have a decent wage. NOTE: school districts can’t use public funds to lobby for specific legislation. But parents can!

Need: Parents to come and wave signs, make noise and put pressure on the folks who hold the purse strings to move California up out of 41st in the nation!

Here’s the flier.

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 with any questions.

Win Disney Tickets!

Get your Wood PTA Spring Raffle tickets for a chance to win great prizes, including multiple chances to win Disney Park Hopper tickets! Tickets are available from Ms Tamara in the school office.

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.

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

Read the City update here.