Thanks for backing Adopt A Classroom
Thanks to our community's generous support of public education, I am happy to announce that the Alameda Education Foundation made 38 Adopt A Classroom presentations in September. Each Adopt A Classroom provides a teacher with a $500 grant from the community to be used to enrich classroom learning experiences for students.
I would like to thank our September Adopt A Classroom donors, including: Alex & Penny Stevens, Grandparents of Alexandra Gunning; Alex & Penny Stevens, Grandparents of Cooper Gunning; Annabel Long/the Cramer Family; Anne DeBardeleben/Harbor Bay Realty, in gratitude of Sarah & Tony Olaes; Anonymous; Bev & Bob Behnerkemp; Captain & Mrs. Mark Manes, the parents of Heidi Manes; D'Orazi & Hoy Families; Douglas and Lisa Herman; Erin & Colin Smith; Grandma & Grandpa Kelly/Student Cruz Kelly; Grandma & Grandpa Kelly/Student Luc Kelly; Grandma & Grandpa Kelly/Student William Kelly; Janine Boehm; John & Maggie Maiers; Perforce Foundation on behalf of employee Gunnar Ostergren; Perforce Foundation on behalf of employee Sylvia Kahn; the Dolqueist/Benjamine Family; the Family of Malcolm Fooks; the Forder Family; the Goddard Family; the Hayes/Kubiszewski Family; the Spellman and Christensen Family; the Stoddard Family; the Tamaoki Family; the Yeh Family; and Tom & Luzanne Engh.
Adoptions were made at the following schools: Earhart, Edison, Franklin, Haight, Lum, Maya Lin, Paden and Ruby Bridges elementary schools; Academy of Alameda, Lincoln and Wood middle schools; and Alameda and Encinal high schools.
The foundation has set a goal for 150 "adoptions" this year, and we especially encourage open donations that we may direct to teachers most in need. For more information and to make an adoption, please visit www.AlamedaEducation.org.
Kathleen C. Woulfe
Adopt A Classroom chair Alameda Education Foundation
About that bike offer after the collision ...
On Sept. 10 around 11 a.m., I was hit by a dark blue SUV at the intersection of San Antonio Avenue and Hawthorne Street while riding my bike home from College of Alameda.
While riding in the right lane on San Antonio Avenue, I noticed a dark blue SUV at the stop sign on Hawthorne. Because I didn't have a stop sign, I cautiously continued on, when out of the corner of my eye, I saw movement of the SUV. Before I knew it, the car collided with the right side of my bike and I landed on the other side of the street, leaving my mangled bicycle in the middle of the road in irreparable condition.
The female driver asked if I was alright and when she saw the severe condition of my bicycle, offered to take me to Stone's to replace it. As I was in shock at the time, I declined her offer and she drove away before we could exchange information. The witness at the scene indicated that it was a dark blue Toyota SUV, very new model, and gave a basic description of the driver.
As my bike is my only form of transportation, I would be extremely grateful if the driver would contact me to follow through on her offer to replace my bicycle that was destroyed in the accident. Also, if anyone has information related to this accident and can help us to get in touch, I would appreciate it.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for making parks event a success
The Alameda Friends of the Parks Foundation held its inaugural annual "Play for the Parks" golf tournament on Sept. 25 at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex. Close to 90 players participated, with 130 people attending the post-tournament dinner.
The daylong event included a dinner at the Harrison Center at Lincoln Park, prepared and cooked by Don Ratto, of Alameda. The after-dinner activities included a silent auction with items including an Alameda Movie Theater gift pack; dinners at Angel Fish, Asena and La Penca Azul; an autographed Raiders football; a duck hunting weekend: a watercolor painting of Franklin Park from Alameda artist Justin Pastore; golf clubs and rounds of golf from Greenway Golf; and many other items.
Each item was sold and combined with the golf fees and other donations, the foundation made just under $12,000 for the day. The foundation would like to thank Greenway Golf, the Alameda Recreation & Park Department, Encinal Hardware, Harbor Bay Realty, Lola Brown, Stacy and Kyle Thomas, Don Ratto and his team, John Vest and all of the volunteers that helped make this event a success. You are all truly Friends of our cherished parks.
Friends of the Parks is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to promote, protect and support recreation and park activities and community wellness in Alameda. You can visit us at www.alamedaparks.org.
president Alameda Friends of the Parks Foundation