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Transitional K and Kindergarten Roundup for the 2016-17 School Year

Will your child be turning 5 soon? Check out the AUSD timeline for enrollment into the Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten programs. Please note, the birthdate cutoffs outlined in California ...more

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Today: 7/30/16

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Common Core Resources

Looking for information about the Common Core tests your students took last spring? AUSD’s  "Common Core Assessments" web page offers a wealth of information on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), also known as the "Common Core Test" or "Smarter, Balanced Test." Please visit the page to find an FAQ about CAASPP, links to layperson-friendly websites about the assessment, and updates on when the results from last spring's test will be released. Families will also be receiving information about understanding the test results in the mail when the individual student reports are sent out in September.


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We hope you're having an excellent summer! Class assignments will be available at the annual Ice Cream Social on Friday, August 19th after 5pm. Please join us then!


Sports, Camps and Activities...

Alameda Arts Summer Camp

Alameda Arts once again brings you and your kids our wonderful summer camps full of excitement, Art Exploration and other activities, including weekly visits to the beach. Hours 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Extended care is available: A.M. starts at 7:30am. P.M. goes until 5:30 pm. See more at: http://alamedaarts.com/summer-camp/


Play-Well Engineering, Gaming, & Robotics using LEGO Summer Camps
Play-Well TEKnologies teaches kids ages 5-13 the concepts of engineering, physics, architecture, and robotics through building and playing with LEGO. Learn about fundamental STEM principles in both core (i.e. Pre-Engineering, Engineering FUNdamentals) and themed (i.e. Jedi Engineering, Mine Craft Build, Mindstorms Robotics) week long, half-day camps.  These camps are offered throughout the summer with the City of Alameda and beyond.  Price varies by location and camp curriculum.  Visitwww.play-well.org for dates and additional details! PlayWell Summer 2016


Think summer. Think SJND.
Summer Discovery at Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School offers summer fun, athletic and academic enrichment activities for K-8 students. We have sports clinics, cooking, art, engineering, speech and more! We also have Back to School Boot Camp and Middle School Success Academy to prepare elementary and middle school students with core skills needed for academic success. There’s something for everyone at Summer Discovery! Early bird priority registration is due April 29. Register online today at SJND.org. Questions? Visit sjnd.org and click on Summer Discovery or contact Kathryn Hill at khill@sjnd.org.    SD 2016 Brochure


Bike Safety Camp for Alameda Boys and Girls going into 6th-9th Grades   Easy Street Cycling is offering one week bike camps designed to give kids hands-on practice to master everything they need to know to ride bikes in the road on their own.  Campers will learn to ride visibly and predictably allowing them  to ride more confidently.  Parents will get peace-of-mind knowing their kids understand the rules of the road and how to interact safely with other road users.  Easy Street Cycling Bike Campers will become experts on how to properly lock their bikes, use their gears, change a flat tire, safely navigate intersections and best of all have fun! For more information, please contact Bonnie Wehmann at (510) 504-4351. www.easystreetcycling.com     EasyStreetCyclingBikeCamp


Bladium Kids Camps
When school's out, camp's in! Kids discover who they are and what they can achieve at Bladium Kids Camps. Our activities cultivate values, develop skills and nurture relationships. We challenge children to grow in imagination, creativity, self-directed initiative, and leadership.  Camps are for children ages 5-14. Camps run from 9 am to 4 pm with optional extended care from June 20th – August 26th. Please emailalamedacamps@bladium.com or call (510) 814-4999 for more information.


CAMP EDMO is a high-quality enrichment camp that builds 21st Century life skills through our award-winning arts & science, maker and technology programs for Pre-K-8th grade kids. Financial aid is available:  

Camp EDMO-Sliding Scale 2016        Camp EDMO-Ayuda Financiera 2016


Registration Now Open for Bay Star Tennis Camp!

Bay Star Tennis summer camp introduces and enhances the fun and skill sport of tennis to kids ages 5-16 years old. Our staff is well-trained to teach the skills and movement on the tennis court. For seven years, we have helped many junior players around the Alameda area enjoy the game of tennis. The summer camp program runs for 8 weeks, June 27– August 19. To register or if you have questions regarding the camp, please email Kevin Gee at kevgee5@yahoo.com        2016 Bay Star Tennis Summer Camp


Girls Inc. Summer Camp 2016 Registration Open NOW!

Summer Camp 2016, beginning June 27-Aug 5 for girls entering 1st-6th grade (at least 6 years old). Girls Inc. offers week-long, all-day camps with varying themes and topics, some of which include sports, science, cooking, drama, arts and culture, and much more! Each week also includes an exciting field trip. Mail in registration begins Monday, February 29th. For more information please visit our website, www.girlsincislandcity.orgor call the main office at 510-521-1743.  Girls Inc. Summer Camp Flyer 2016



The Alameda High School Women’s Basketball coaching staff and players are hosting our 17th annual summer camp and clinics.The 4-day camp (open to player of all skills levels) – June 21-24 runs from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Our 3-day advanced clinics will be held throughout July. Get the Early Bird price by registering before 5/1. Our campers always have a lot of fun learning the game of basketball. Don’t Miss Out!!  Enroll today. To locate our brochure visit www.Hornetboosters.org – scroll down the main page to Special Features and look for the link to Summer Sports Camps. For more information contact Brad Thomas - bthomas@alameda.k12.ca.us.

Application 3-day Basketball Skills Camps 2016     

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Art Yowza Summer Camp Registration Now Open!

During the summer, Art Yowza offers innovative theme camps. We’ll be making wild inventions, fun sculptures and magical paintings related to the theme camp. The emphasis is on fun and creativity. Art Yowza was established in 2004 and offers an exciting visual arts program that supports the development of new creative skills. We empower kids to think and use their imaginations. The nurturing environment encourages unique self-expression and self-esteem. The small class size, individualized attention, stimulating environment, and beautiful setting make it possible for every learner to blossom.  

We value high quality art, friendship and fun! Please contact Art Yowza Director Rebecca Stees for more information at: fun@artyowza.com   To register online please go to: http://www.artyowza.org/       Art Yowza Summer Camp 2016 Flyer


Ms. Y.'s Summer Art Camp 2016 is Open for Enrollment!

Each week, students meet Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 4:00pm at Redux Studios & Gallery. Students ages 5-12 participate in a mix of creative activities like painting, printing, collage, and crafts along with mini field trips and free play time. Snacks provided; please bring a lunch. Conveniently located across the street from the Alameda Free Library. $300 per student per week, materials included. Each camp includes a very special art show for family and friends! Extended hours are available on certain weeks. Visitwww.joanneyada.com for dates, registration, and additional details, or email joanneyada@gmail.com or call/text 510-205-0253.


Registration Open NOW for 2016 Vacation Bible School!

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is an English speaking student program for students entering grades 1 to 8 in Fall 2016 which offers young people safe and fun summer activities. Our sessions include Bible-centered teaching time, recreation, puppet shows, arts and crafts, and refreshments. Join us for these fun-filled mornings! Sessions will be held: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm - Monday, July 25 - Friday, August 5, 2016. Download the registration forms from our website at www.bacbc.org Questions? Call (510)385-0574, or e-mail vbs@bacbc.org

Paden After School Options

After-school options for Paden students are Alameda Arts, the Boys and Girls Club amd RAP. You can find more info on their websites:

Alameda Arts: http://alamedaarts.com/,

Boys and Girls Club: http://www.alamedabgc.org/contact/  

RAP: http://www.cityofalamedaca.gov/Recreation/Kindergarten-5th-Grades.

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TRUSTWORTHINESS--to act in a manner that makes one worthy of trust and confidence.

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Volunteers sign-ups ONLINE!

You can use the computers in the Media Center and/or access the link from home through FB and/or the Paden PTA page on this website. We need your help to make our school great! Please click on the link for Volunteer Sign-Ups.

Supporting Paden

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops offers 3 easy ways to earn cash for our school through everyday activities such as buying groceries, shopping online and purchasing books. Clip Box Tops from qualifying items and put them in the marked container in the Paden office!

eScrip - shop on line and a percentage of your purchase goes directly to Paden

Paden Apparel  look for Paden apparel for sale on the yard on Fridays before morning ceremony!

Alameda Education Foundation  

Adopt a Classrom at Paden! The AEF Adopt A Classroom program makes it easy for members of the community to support teachers and students. We direct 100% of your donation to the teacher who uses the funds to purchase critical resources and materials, transforming the classroom into a vibrant center for learning.  

SchoolPool Carpooling

SchoolPool is a great, simple online resource to help families connect to reduce traffic and share the responsibility of getting their children to school. Families can get more information and sign up at https://www.schoolpool.511.org/