Salute to Education Honors School Programs, Volunteers Friday, May 3

Photo courtesy AEF    A group of Wood Middle School teachers, staff and volunteers received recognition at 2018’s Salute to Education event.

The Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) announced recently that its 36th “Salute to Education” event will take place on Friday, May 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2315 Blanding Ave. The Salute to Education provides the opportunity for each Alameda public school to showcase a school program and recognize a volunteer. Examples of programs being highlighted include “Second Grade Activism,” a newly formed “Student Center,” a “Wellness Center” and “Lunch Bunch.” Each school will be featured in a keepsake program and on wall posters; and receive verbal recognition at the event.

“We are so pleased to be able to give our hardworking teachers, staff and volunteers the recognition they deserve at this event,” said Salute to Education co-chair Kelly Scott. “It truly is a time of celebration for our many unsung heroes.”

The event is open to the public. Advance tickets cost $30 and may be purchased online at www.alamedaeducation.org. Tickets at the door cost $40. Tickets include a beverage and gourmet hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants.

In conjunction with this event, AEF is selling raffle tickets to raise funds to support AEF programs including middle school sports, robotics, after school and summer enrichment classes and camps, college prep programs and an annual school supply drive. The raffle features more than $5,000 in prizes including $1,500 total cash prizes. Raffle tickets cost $10 each or 6 for $50 and may be purchased from an AEF board member or from the AEF office. Email info@alamedaeducation .org for more information.