February 13, 2019
In This Issue
  • Superintendent's February Letter
  • Board Approves AEA Salary Increase
  • Wood Students Design Projects for Land Plot
  • AUSD Participates in Season for Nonviolence
  • Reminders
  • Upcoming Events
Superintendent's Letter

In his February Letter to the Community, Superintendent McPhetridge discusses the district's  upcoming Strategic Plan process and asks for the community's help in revising AUSD's vision and mission statements.

" As Board and staff aim to engage families and students we serve and include AUSD staff in this process, it is clear we need to hear more from our stakeholders about what they think the district should focus on going forward," he writes. 

You can read the full letter here.

Board Approves Salary Increase for AEA

At its February 12 public meeting, AUSD's Board of Education approved an increase to the salary schedule for members of the Alameda Education Association. Details on the agreement are available here .
WMS Students Propose Uses for Plot of Land

Sixth graders at Wood Middle School undertook a novel assignment in their math classes earlier this month: imagining a beneficial use for a 900 square foot plot of land in our town and then building a model to scale of their idea. Learn more about this creative (and very mathematical!) project here.
photo of MLK in thought
AUSD Launches Season of Nonviolence Activities

Every year, AUSD participates in the Season for Nonviolence, a 64-day event that seeks to raise awareness of the philosophy and potential of attaining peace through nonviolent action. Our article on this inspiring season includes information about the upcoming student speech contest, as well as a few examples of how schools around the district incorporate these life lessons into their classrooms.
The Board of Education is still taking public comment on the proposed new name for Haight Elementary School. You can learn about the Haight Renaming Committee, the process so far,  and how to participate here.

All schools are closed next week (February 18 to 22) for President's Week. The District Office will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, but will be open to the public Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Upcoming Events
February 13, 4:00 pm 
City/School Subcommittee Meeting
City Hall 

February 13, 6:30 pm
An Evening with AUSD Occupational Therapists
Maya Lin School

February 18-22
President's Week (no school)

February 26, 6:30 pm
Board of Education Meeting
City Hall

March 1-March 16
"Mama Mia" The Musical
Frederick Chacon Little Theater

Mama Mia Poster for AHS
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