February 1, 2019
In This Issue
  • Mills College Joins Alameda Promise Program
  • Encinal Educator Leads SFMOMA Workshop
  • Send a Valentine to Planet Earth!
  • Reminders
  • Upcoming Events
Mills College Now Part of Alameda Promise Program

The "Alameda Promise" program, through which Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) graduates are eligible for a free year of tuition at College of Alameda (COA), has now expanded to include scholarship opportunities at Mills College, a nationally renowned independent liberal arts college for women.

You can read more about this exciting partnership here.
Encinal Teacher Leads SFMOMA Workshop
Kudos to Paul Igaz, a Career Technical Education (CTE) teacher at Encinal Jr. & Sr. High School, who was selected to teach a workshop at SFMOMA's Teacher Institute last weekend! 
For the past two years, Igaz, who teaches Digital Film at EJSHS, has participated in professional development workshops designed to help teachers learn to incorporate art into their curriculum.  He was invited to conduct a workshop last Saturday (January 26) for educators who attended the museum's "Teaching with SFMOMA's Collection" training. Igaz taught a workshop entitled "Three-Shot Cinema: Introducing the Grammar of Motion Pictures." 
"Museums are just such a groovy premise in general; big ol' buildings to showcase the weirdest stuff people have made in pursuit of their dreams and passions," Igaz says. "I love incorporating art into my educational practice, and the professional development opportunities at SFMOMA have been mind-opening and career-defining."
Special thank you to Nancy Read, a CTE teacher at Alameda High School, who attended Igaz's workshop and took this photo.

Send a Valentine to Mother Earth

An AUSD mom and advocate for the environment is organizing a #ValentinesforMotherEarth project that she'd like to see go viral! Click here for the full story on how your students (or friends or family members) can participate in this super-sweet project this month.


Comment welcome on the proposed name for Haight Elementary School
The Board of Education is now taking public comment on the proposed new name for Haight Elementary School. You can learn about the process and how to participate here.
Last call for the Spelling Bee!  
Today is the last day to register for the Alameda Spelling Bee, which will be held tomorrow, February 2, from 9:30 am-12 pm at Otis Elementary School. The contest is open to students in grades 4 through 9 who live or attend school in Alameda.  For additional information - including rules, practice lists, and the registration link - please visit http://alamedaspellingbee.org. 

Upcoming Events
February 2, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm 
Otis Elementary School
February 6, 5:15 pm
AUSD Offices (2060 Challenger Drive)
February 7, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
AUSD Parent University 
Paden Elementary School  
February 11, 4 pm 
AUSD District Office 
February 12, 6:30 pm
City Hall

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