To reward students for raising $10,000 more than expected in their Walkathon, Paden Elementary School Principal Drew Sarratore (left) rode his bike to school wearing a pelican suit last Friday morning. After locking his bike and doffing his talons, he visited Office Manager Sue McMahon, who, he says, “rules the world.”
This Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8 and 9, and next Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16, at 7:30 p.m. Encinal Junior-Senior High School students will present Louisa Mae Alcott’s classic Little Women. The school’s fall play tells the story of the four March sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy and their mother, as they struggle to keep their family going while their father is away fighting the Civil War.
After the Alameda Sun went to press Tuesday, parents rallied at City Hall drawing attention to that, according to the group, since the start of the school year on Aug. 19, five children have been hit by cars on their way to school in Alameda. The “Alameda School Zone Safety Rally” was expected to take place just before the City Council meeting Nov. 5.
At its meeting on Oct. 22, the Peralta Community College District board of trustees announced that College of Alameda has received a United States Department of Education Title V Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Grant. HSI grants are awarded competitively each year to eligible colleges and universities. College of Alameda, the first of the four Peralta colleges to earn this award, submitted its application for the HSI grant last spring and is one of 43 recipients out of 223 applications nationwide this year. The award is for nearly $600,000 per year over a five-year period.
The 2004 ASC Islanders honed their soccer skills last June during a once-in-a-lifetime, 10-day soccer tour of France and England. This truly unique soccer experience combined professional training sessions run by highly acclaimed French and English coaches, skills testing against local teams and cheering on their Women Soccer heroes at two Women’s Soccer World Cup matches — USA vs. Chile and Argentina vs. Scotland.