Schools

Otis Elementary School, 3010 Fillmore St., will play host to the sixth annual Alameda Bike Festival & Rodeo set for Sunday, May 19, from noon to 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to this family friendly event with the goal to inspire, educate and encourage bicycle riding.

The Alameda Bike Festival & Rodeo is a project by Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools and the Alameda Safe Routes to School Task Force in partnership with Alameda Unified School District, Alameda Recreation and Parks Department, the City of Alameda, Kiwanis Club of Alameda and the Alameda Elks Lodge.

In a 5-0 vote at its April 23 public meeting, the Board of Education for Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) approved changing the name “Haight Elementary School” to “Love Elementary School.”

The vote concluded a months-long process implemented by the Haight Renaming Committee to generate criteria for a new name, take name submissions, hold a primary election to narrow the list, conduct a general election between “Love” and “Haight,” and then submit the name to Superintendent Sean McPhetridge.

Eman Khatri, a member of Girls Inc. of the Island City (GIIC) and a student at Alameda High School, has been selected as a 2019 Girls Inc. National Scholar. As a National Scholar, Khatri receives the Girls Inc. Lucile Miller Wright $20,000 scholarship. She is one of 23 Girls Inc. National Scholars selected to receive this award in 2019 from across the United States and Canada.

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.

The Alameda Boys & Girls Club (ABGC) will host its annual “Sunrise Club” Summer Day Camp for youth ages 6 to 12, Monday, June 10 through Friday, Aug. 16.

At 1900 Third St. in Alameda, ABGC will provide kids with unique activities inspired by fun weekly themes and provide daily breakfast and lunch to all campers. Themes include “Around the World,” “Decade Week” and “All Things Local.” Four field trips will occur including a trip to the Oakland Zoo, Chabot Space & Science Center, California Academy of Sciences and California’s Great America.

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