Paden Elementary

 

Alameda Arts works with the Alameda Unified School District to bring its programs to the city’s public school community. The program that caters to working families runs from the first day of school to the last, Monday through Friday following the school calendar.

Hazel Seiden and Kate Meade bill themselves as “fun-loving moms” on their website. They teamed up to form Alameda Arts as an after-school arts enrichment program where they can share their love of art and passion for crafts.

Paden Elementary School teacher Marcia Gill, far left, joined Principal Katherine Barr, second from left, and fellow teachers Alison Cheren, Jenny Zippin and Kitrena Swanson in modeling the life skill of courage when they put their dance moves, including the Whip and the Nae Nae, on display in front of the entire student body. The performance was a reward for the students who raised $17,000 in their school’s annual walkathon fundraiser on Oct. 28. In return for pledges of money both students and teachers walked on the school’s lower yard for almost two hours.