August 24, 2019
In This Issue
  • Superintendent Scuderi's Welcome Letter
  • Applications Available for Two Oversight Committees
  • Fundraising Campaign Pays off Lunch Debts
  • Kudos to...
  • Upcoming Events
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Superintendent's Welcome

In his first letter to the community, Superintendent Pasquale Scuderi speaks of the need for engaging students, creating collaborative relationships, and looking for new and inspiring approaches to education - even as we preserve what is currently working well.  

" If we commit together, as educators and as a community, to the continuous exploration of innovative, relevant, and creative ways to engage our students," he writes, "we can fuel their curiosity, peak their interest, and unleash their imaginations." The full letter is here.

EHS schematic design
Measure I is paying for modernizations and improvements at schools across our district, including Encinal Jr. &  Sr. High School,  Love Elementary School, Lincoln Middle School, Maya Lin School, and Historic Alameda High School.
Applications Available for Measure B1 and Measure I Oversight Committees

The Alameda Unified School District is now accepting applications for both the Measure B1 and Measure I Oversight Committees. Measure B1 is a parcel tax that supports 11 educational categories in AUSD. Measure I is a $179.5 million facilities bond that is funding modernization at AUSD school sites. This is a great opportunity for community members who would like to learn more about public education funding and how AUSD manages its budget.

FNS staff pose with fundraiser organizers
On August 22, the organizers delivered checks to AUSD Food and Nutrition Services staff. From left to right: Wendy Huang, Pat Constantine, Suzanne Vinson, Andrea Assia, Laura Gamble, and James Assia.
Fundraising Effort Helps AUSD Pay off 2018-19 Lunch Balances

We'd like to send an enormous thank you to the kind and generous community members who donated to the recent fundraising efforts to pay off the 2018-19 outstanding meal balances for AUSD families. 
Organizers Laura Gamble and Suzanne Vinson rallied people to donate more than $6000 between July 1 and August 22. We are incredibly grateful!
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Kudos to...

...Three Alameda High School students who designed a new logo for the Alameda Food Bank last spring. The three students (Talia Grumet and Hailey Jiang, who graduated in June, and Janine Barot, now a senior) created the design as part of their coursework in teacher Andrea Szeto's Advanced Multimedia Design class. The Food Bank's Board of Directors has approved the new logo.
Upcoming  Events

August 22 - September 12

August 27, 6:30 pm

September 12, 6:00 pm
Screening of "Like"
Alameda Theatre
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