Kids Stuff

Peralta Colleges move spring break in response to virus

At an emergency meeting on March 11, the Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees  (PCCD) voted to approve changes to its academic calendar. Spring break, originally scheduled for the week of April 13, has been moved to this week. The changes, made with support of the Peralta Federation of Teachers, are a response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) intended to increase social distancing and better protect our community.  

Three Alameda Boys & Girls Club teens: Fatimah Grant, Siyah Youngblood and Camilo Gazino-Obrera attended the world premiere of Disney Pixar’s newest film, Onward, after being selected to design a T-shirt in partnership with Old Navy. Old Navy is celebrating the launch of Onward with a line of special edition tees designed by talented Boys & Girls Club kids. Through the retailer’s community platform, serendipitously also entitled “Onward!,” Old Navy helps create a better tomorrow for future generations.

Jackie Lim, left, of Girl Scout Troop 31417 of Alameda, received her Gold Award on Jan 5 — the highest award that can be earned in Girl Scouts. At present, about 6 percent of all Girl Scouts earn a Gold Award. Lim worked on her “Cooking with Kids” project over many weeks during the summer of 2019 for Alameda Point Collaborative residents. She hosted a series of interactive cooking classes to help encourage healthy eating. Each cooking class featured one or more recipes she created that used ingredients available at the Food Bank and the Farm2Market.

Sixth- through 12th-graders looking for summer jobs, internships or volunteer positions, but don’t know how to go about getting one are invited to attend the fourth annual “Get a Job” workshop next Monday, March 9, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Just for teens and tweens, “Get a Job” is hosted by Alameda Free Library and Alameda Recreation and Park Department (ARPD). Admission is free.

The City of Alameda has taken charge of the presentation of the world’s-longest Fourth of July Parade, which will celebrating its 44th consecutive year in 2020. People wishing to participate in the parade, sponsors, volunteers and runners for the annual 5k run and walk prior to the parade are invited to sign up now.

To host a float, bicycle troupe, marching band or other walking group, a signup form can be found at the official parade website: