The fifth annual Alameda Bike Festival & Rodeo will take place Saturday, May 12, at Ruby Bridges Elementary School. The event will hold free pre-festival bicycle-education classes to teach children how to ride a bicycle and the importance of being active. The “family cycling” workshop will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at noon. The “learn to ride” class will take place from 10 a.m. to noon. The main festival will be held from noon to 4 p.m.
In a time of political unrest and sanctuary uncertainty, the City hosted a Know Your Rights workshop on May 31 at Ruby Bridges Elementary School. The gathering served as an informative, albeit brief, respite for anxious immigrant families and concerned neighbors who showed up to get some answers.
Jim Franz, the Community Development and Resiliency Coordinator, organized the workshop. Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer addressed the audience. As a Latina, Spencer said that she stands in solidarity with the Hispanic community and those in fear of deportation.
The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) will continue to serve free breakfast and lunch to all children and young adults 18 years and younger during summer vacation. The district will serve breakfast through tomorrow from 8 to 9 a.m. at Alameda High School, 2201 Central Ave., and Ruby Bridges Elementary School, 351 Jack London Ave.
Breakfast will be served through Friday, Aug. 19, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., at the Boys and Girls Club, 1900 Third St., and from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Alameda Point Collaborative (APC), 677 West Ranger Ave.
Two students at Alameda’s Ruby Bridges Elementary School, Tuesday and Shannon Bakker have been named finalists in the Paradigm Challenge, one of the largest youth innovation competitions in the world. The competition challenges students ages 7 to 18 to use their technical skills plus kindness, creativity and collaboration to generate new ideas to prevent injuries and fatalities from home fires.
Mandie Cline was named Alameda Unified Schools District’s (AUSD) 2015-2016 teacher of the year Wednesday, May 11.
Cline is a kindergarten teacher at Ruby Bridges Elementary School. She has been at the school since 2006. According to the district, she was chosen for her passion for arts education, her dedication to community building and her deep support of her students as “whole children.”