Earhart 5th Graders Supporting Operation Dignity
This year, 5th graders at Amelia Earhart Elementary School
are supporting Operation Dignity, which helps homeless and formerly homes veterans get emergency, transitional, and permanent housing, support services, nutritious meals, and a strongpeer community-- all with the goal of self-sufficient and stable life. For community service, the 5th graders will be collecting unused small-size hygiene products, including soaps, shampoo, toothpaste, and toothbrushes, throughout the year.
Want to help the effort? You can leave travel-sized products in the school office throughout this year. Be
sure to ask your friends, neighbors, and family members to help as well!
A Note about Board of Education Member Niel Tam
It is with deep sadness that we let our community know of Niel Tam's illness. Niel, who has been a Board of Education member since 2008, was very recently diagnosed with leukemia. He is getting the care he needs, is in good spirits, and has a positive attitude as always.
Niel is a valued and beloved member of our Alameda Unified School District family.
We wish him and his family great strength and deep support in this difficult time.
Niel has been a selfless champion for all people during a career spanning decades in the Alameda Unified School District. He was an excellent teacher, a committed vice principal, an outstanding principal, and an active community organizer. As a board member, Niel has modeled leadership, wisdom, and compassion for all of us, and he has served as a steadfast mentor for many of us.
Indeed, he continues to be a model as he battles his newly diagnosed illness.
We know and care for Niel,
and we are thinking good thoughts for him and his family.
Pools at both Encinal and Alameda High School are open. And we have developed a new web page for the design and construction of the new competition pool at EHS. Take a look here!
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We believe that our diverse community of students, given a rigorous academic program in an inclusive, safe and secure environment, will be prepared to be responsible citizens.
Our five year strategic plan (“AUSD Master Plan”) adopted in 2010 identifies eight core goals and strategies that have shaped the District’s work in recent years. Along with our Board’s guiding principles, that strategic work has produced many accomplishments and great progress that we intend to continue to build on in the future.