April 16, 2019
In This Issue
  • Bay Farm 2nd Graders Display Art
  • Every Pronoun Belongs Here Contest
  • Communication Survey
  • Negotiations Update
  • Reminders
  • Upcoming Events
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Bay Farm Second Graders Find Art in Recylables

Second graders at Bay Farm School got to display their artwork at Rhythmix Cultural Works' free "Love our Island Art Walk" at the Harbor Bay Landing shopping center last Friday night. The event, dubbed "Radical Beauty Part 7," featured art installations and performances by local artists, dancers, and musicians, with an emphasis on environmentalist themes, including works created from recycled and found objects. The full story is here.
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Everyone Pronoun Belongs Here 
Poem and Poetry Contest

The LGBTQ Round Table's 7th annual poem and poetry contest is now open! The theme: Through your original art and writing show that whether you use she, he, they, ze, or hir  pronouns, you are part of our community, a citizen, and we accept all citizens.

The contest is open to all AUSD students in grades 4 through 12. Contestants can write a poem, design a poster, or both. Awards will be given to winners grades 4-8 and 9-12. The overall winning poster will be displayed in AUSD schools and offices.

Submissions due by 5 pm at April 30th can be delivered or emailed to Susan Davis at the AUSD District Office (sdavis@alamedaunified,org or to Gene Kahane at Books, Inc. on Park St (genekahane@gmail.com). All entries must include: name, school, teacher, email, and phone number.

Communication Survey!

Reminder: We have a new communications survey to help us learn which tools our stakeholders are using and which they would like us to adopt. The survey is open to students, employees, families, and community members. Please take a few minutes to fill it out! 

Negotiations Update

Last Thursday, April 11, the AUSD and AEA negotiations teams met for their third session. The parties continued their discussion about establishing later school start times for secondary schools and signed their first Tentative Agreement (which concerned counting prior service in placing Adult School teachers on the salary schedule). AEA also   presented their salary proposal. The two teams will meet for their next negotiating session on April 24.  

poster for Salute to Education

April 12-April 20
Addams Family (EHS Musical)
Encinal High School gym
April 16, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Encinal High School 

April 23, 6:30 pm
City Hall

May 3, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Salute to Education
Rhythmix Cultural Works

May 27 - June 7
Addams family poster
All are invited to attend - regardless of viewpoint!
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