Creating art helps children process their world and deal with emotions in safe ways. Art can be fun while also providing healing and solace during times of stress.
Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) has recently garnered support to purchase art kits for Alameda low-income students and distributed the first batch of 320 kits. As one parent said, the kits are “a blessing.”
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The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) realizes that most parents and guardians have not been trained as teachers; many may not be comfortable using online tools. Others may be trying to figure out how to also fulfill their own professional responsibilities at a time when most workers are being asked to telecommute.
Julian Chea, a seventh-grader at Lincoln Middle School, took fourth place in the Alameda County Junior High Spelling Bee on March 7. The Alameda speller who progressed the furthest this year didn’t qualify for state competition, but he did take home an impressive trophy.
Chea came in third at the Alameda Spelling Bee held at Otis Elementary School on Feb. 1.
Akhil Mummidi, a fifth-grader at Earhart Elementary School, came in 10th place in the Elementary School Bee.
Most high school seniors headed for college will soon be receiving financial aid award letters. Seniors and their parents should read those letters carefully, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Association (KHEAA).
The letter will usually show the total cost of attendance for one year, including tuition, fees, room, meals, books, supplies, transportation and personal expenses.
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.