Alameda Community Corner

Don Grant Alameda Youth Track Club

Boys and girls aged 3-15 are invited to join this nonprofit youth track club to compete in local track meets. Membership is $20 per student. Practices take place at Alameda College on Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm. For more information, contact Coach Ralph Walker via or .

Harvey Milk Day Poster & Poetry Contest

Students in grades 4 through 12 are invited to submit posters and poetry to this year’s Harvey Milk Day Contest. The theme is "Hope Will Never Be Silent" and the suggested reflection is, "If hope is never silent what does it say? What does it look like?" Winners will receive $100 and the Grand Prize poster will be distributed throughout AUSD schools. For questions, please contact Gene Kahane or Olivia Higgins

Autism Support Group

The Alameda Special Education Family Support Group will be hosting an "Autism Support Group Planning Meeting" 6:30pm - 8pm at Franklin Elementary School. The meeting, at which families will share resources and discuss community needs, will include free childcare.

AEF Spring Classes

Begins April 17: Basic Animation [Grades 3-5]
Begins April 17: Quick Start Tennis [Grades K-2 & 3-5]
Begins April 17: Sarah's Science Toyology [Grades K-4]
Begins April 18: Bricks4Kidz Space Adventures [Grades TK-1]
Begins April 20: Chess [Grades 1-5]

Alameda Education Foundation is offering several enrichment classes this spring. There are still many openings in the above classes. Enrollment for each class closes at 11:59 pm 2 days before class starts [except Monday classes close on the Friday before at 11:59 pm]. Late enrollments will be accepted as space allows for an additional $15 fee. For more information about the classes offered and to register, go to AEF Website.

Summer Discover 2017

Summer Discovery at SJND offers athletic and academic enrichment activities for students in grades 3-8. We have sports clinics, cooking, art, engineering, speech and more! We also have Back to School Boot Camp and Middle School Success Academy to prepare elementary and middle school students with core skills needed for academic success. There’s something for everyone at Summer Discovery! For more information, please contact via .

AEF After School Enrichment Programs

AEF after school enrichment class registration has begun! There are a variety of classes being offered this fall, so be sure to take a look. The Maker Faire class that was scheduled at Earhart is cancelled for the Fall session, but AEF'll work on bringing it back for the Winter/Spring session.

Kids Karate Earhart will be in Earhart M/U Room, from March 7 to May 18, on Tuesdays & Thursdays.
Karate I [New, White, Yellow-Black Stripe Belts]: 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Karate II [Yellow & Orange Belts]: 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Karate III [Green Belts & above]: 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Fee: $360 payable to AEF via online registration
Starting: Tuesday, March 7

Got questions about Karate? Please contact Marla Lee via email or phone or Margaret Hosokawa via email.

Register TODAY via AEF website. Got questions? Please contact AEF via email.

EastBay Badminton Spring Camp

3 Weeks, March 27 - April 14, Monday - Friday, 10am - 12pm or 2pm - 4pm
4230 Hubbard Street, Emeryville

Need some Spring Break fun? Would like to learn how to play badminton? Or plan to join Alameda High School Badminton Team in the future? Join EastBay Badminton Spring Camp to get trained by EBA's National & World Champions - Halim Haryanto Ho & Kate Jingyu Hong. It is designed for children of all levels age 19 and under. $125 per week per session. Register today via website or in person.
Got questions? Please contact EBA via phone.


The Bay Farm PTA has set up a showing of the documentary Screenagers and extended an invitation to Earhart families. If you haven’t seen this film I highly encourage you to take this opportunity. Although it is heavy at times it is also extremely informative and educational. It is most appropriate for older children but parents of younger children will also find it insightful.

All-Star Academics Summer Camp

June 12 - August 11
1411 Oak Street, Alameda

All-Star Academics offers summer camps for kids grades Pre-K through 8th with well-balanced learning experience to help build kids' skills in the area of Academics, Creativity & Critical Thinking, and Recreation. Additional benefits include hot lunches, field trips, flexible weekly sessions with early 7:30am drop-off & extended 6:30pm pick-up.

Pre-K - 5th Grades: Full Day $320 per week; Half Day $175 per week
Middle School Students [6th - 8th Grades]: Full day $335 per week; Half Day $185 per week [9am - 1pm]
Registration Fee: $50
Minimum of 4 weeks enrollment required
Early Bird Discounts with Full Payment:
7 - 9 Weeks Full Day Enrollment:
By April 15: $50 Registration Fee Waived + $100 discount
By May 15: $50 Registration Fee Waived + $50 discount
4 - 6 Weeks Full Day Enrollment:
By May 15: $50 Registration Fee Waived
20% Siblings Discount for 2nd child [Can not be combined with other discounts]

Got questions or schedule a personal tour? Please contact via email, drop by, or call 510.769.8172

2017 Alameda High School Summer Basketbal Camp

Alameda High School
2201 Encinal Ave, Alameda

Monday - Thursday, June 26 - 29

This four day session is for boys of all skill levels going into Grades 3 - 9. Campers will have the opportunity to develop their basketball skills, work on their game, and have lots of fun! One Camper of the Week from each division will each receive 2 tickets to a Golden State Warriors game for the 2017-2018 season and opportunity to sit on the floor to watch players warm up.

Prepaid lunches are available for purchase. We will also be selling beverages and snacks at lunch. For more camp information and registration details, please contact via email or contact Varsity Basketball Coach, Cameron Quick via . Early Bird Registration deadline is March 31 to take advantage of the lowest price of $175/week. Registration is also available through EventBrite: Alameda High School Summer Boys Basketball Camp-2017 [June 26-29].

Free National Park Admission for 4th Graders

Hey fourth graders! See America’s natural wonders and historic sites for free. As a part of a new federal initiative 4th grade students are able to visit our national parks for free. Please see the Kid In a Park website for more information.

Youth League Tennis

Youth League Tennis provides non-profit community league play for ALL LEVEL players ages 5-14 on Saturday afternoons at Alameda High. Kids are grouped in 5 levels from beginners though advanced.
YLT is registering for Spring and Summer sessions now and offers league play throughout the year. Scholarships are offered to disadvantaged families.

Got questions? Please contact Laura
To register or learn more, please visit YLT website.

Papalote Spanish After School Program

Harbor Bay Community Center
3195 Mecartney Road, Alameda

Kindergarten - Grade 2: Tuesdays, 3:10pm - 4pm
Beginner Grades 3 - 5: Thursdays, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Intermediate Grades 3 - 5: Wednesdays, 2:10pm - 3:30pm

Papalote Spanish Group is offering three sessions of Spanish After School Programs at $70 per month, per program, per child. Students will learn Spanish songs, music, storytelling, story plays, arts & crafts, cooking [once a week], and interactive games. Kids ages 5+ are all welcome! Siblings discount available. Maximum 8 students per session. Bring a healthy snack.

For more details, please see flyer.
For enrollment, please contact Martha Téllez Petersen.

Home Depot's Free Kids Workshops

On the first Saturday of each month, Home Depot's FREE Kids Workshops offer fun & useful projects like building toolboxes, fire trucks & mail organizers, birdhouses, Mother's Day gifts, or any number of other cool projects. The workshops are great for kids 5 to 12 year old, & they teach children do-it-yourself skills & tool safety & they help to instill a sense of accomplishment.

Please REGISTER ahead of time online to make sure there will be enough kits & aprons for the participants. However, registration is not mandatory. The workshop will make a space at the work table for anyone who shows up, so don't be shy!

: First Saturday of each month
: 9am - noon
: Home Depot Store

Build a Bunny Basket
1 April 2017
Register & Information