Applications for District Advisory Committee Available

 Community members interested in analyzing the best use of five AUSD properties can now apply to be on the District Advisory Committee being convened this fall. The five properties are:
  • Bachelor Officer’s Quarters (Alameda Point)
  • Food Services Warehouse
  • Lum Elementary School
  • Maintenance Yard
  • Thompson Field
To learn more and find a link to the application, please see our press release.
Applications are due October 13 in the district office.

DAC to be discussed at September 12 Board of Ed meeting

At the September 12 Board of Education meeting, AUSD General Counsel Chad Pimentel will make a presentation on the District Advisory Committee formation process.  In May, the BoE instructed the district to form a DAC to provide input on the future use of the Lum site.  The full agenda and presentation can be viewed at the AUSD website.  The meeting will be held at City Hall Council Chambers on Tuesday September 12 at 6:30 pm.  Info presented at the meeting will be posted here on the website as well as at the Lum PTA Facebook page.  Feel free to email me with any questions/concerns

Back-to-School Events around Alameda

Check out all the fabulous Back-to-School events hosted by these terrific PTAs!! Don’t forget to visit the school/PTA websites/FB pages to get more info.  Feel free to contact me with any questions/concerns/suggestions —

+ Haight – “New Haight Family Play Date” on August 13th from 2-4pm at McKinley Park, 2165 Buena Vista Ave. Veteran parents will come to meet Lum families and any other new families. K and TK playdates for all new students are planned.

+ Paden – Sat 8/12 Playdate on the Bay, Paden Yard: 2 pm incoming Kinder families; 3 pm incoming 1st-2nd-3rd grade families; Fri 8/18, 6:30 pm Ice Cream Social for all Paden families

+ Maya Lin- School Picnic (all students) August 6th, Crab Cove, 1-4pm;Kindergarten Welcome Potluck, August 11th, Washington Park, 5-6:30 and Ice Cream Social on August 18th, 5-6:30pm. Welcome ambassadors and signs for Lum at the picnic and social.

+ Franklin – buddy system for new Lum families created. Back to School BBQ on Sunday, 8/20 at 4pm, Welcome Back Coffee/Tea for Parents on August 21, after drop off at 8:20am and activities for new K families planned

+ Wood – Aug 18, 4-6 pm: Ice Cream Social (visit classrooms, chat with teachers, learn about PTA); Wood PTA 4th/5th grade liaison Kelly Scott to help out with transition; Sep 1, 8:30 am: Coffee with Cammie, Wood Principal

+ Otis – Aug 5 & 12, 10 am: Kinder Playdates at Krusi Park; Aug 6, 10 am: 1st grade Playdate at Krusi Park; Aug 18, 2 pm: Kinder Ice Cream Social in Kinder Yard; Aug 18, 3 pm: 1st grade Ice Cream Social at Tetherball Courts; Aug 18, 5:30 pm: Back-to-School Picnic on blacktop; Lum families encouraged to request buddy families to support transition at Otis!

+ Edison – Aug 13, 2-4 pm: Playdate for all new families at school; Aug 15, 4-6:30 pm: Packet Pick-Up

+ Bay Farm – August 13, 3 pm @ Kindergarten playground
Great opportunity to meet other incoming K families!

Information Nights for Lum families

The schools to which Lum students are being relocated for the 2017-18 school year are hosting information nights on Thursday, June 15, 6:30-7:30pm for incoming Lum parents/guardians.  These events will be adult gatherings meant to provide an overview of the schools, and to give parents/guardians an opportunity to ask questions.  This will also be a great opportunity to learn of any back to school events at these schools so you and your students can become acquainted with the school communities.
1.  Paden, Haight, Otis, Edison, Wood  –  all hosted at the individual school sites
2.  Maya Lin – hosted in the Marina Room at the District Office (due to construction at the school site)
3.  Franklin & Bay Farm – informal information gatherings hosted at the school sites

For more information, please contact Wendy Garner, AUSD Coordinator of Student Services at 510.337.7098 or

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any concerns/suggestions/questions.  I may not have the answers but I will help you find them!

Big bear hugs, Kelly Scott, Lum PTA president

Where our Lum Bears will go next

Lum PTA has created a Google survey to help us keep in touch next year.  Many of us would like to know where our friends and classmates will be next year. The purpose of this survey is to gather that information to share just within our Lum community. This is a voluntary survey put out by parents, not by the school or the district. Please respond to these questions if you are willing to share your family’s plans with one another.

We are only gathering information about current Lum students. If you have other children who do not attend Lum this year, please do not include them in your responses here.


Lum PTA Happenings 5/28/2017

PTA Happenings for 5/28/2017


  • Tuesday May 30:  Student Meet & Greet with School Relocation Principals 10 am; Field Day 12:45-2:30 pm
  • Wednesday May 31:  Awards Assembly 8:30 am; Music Concert (grades 3-5 perform) 9:40 am
  • Thursday June 1:  Celebrate Lum BBQ 6-8 pm; Wood Dine & Donate at Yogurtland 5:30-8:30 pm

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Wood Middle School PTA Dine & Donate – Yogurtland – June 1, 2017 from 5:30-8:30pm

Yogurtland in Alameda Landing will host Wood PTA’s last Dine & Donate on June 1, 2017 from 5:30-8:30pm!

For this fundraiser,  please show the attached flyer. The flyer can also be displayed as a picture or email on a mobile phone!

*If we exceed $500 in sales, Yogurtland will donate 30% of the proceeds to Wood!

Date: Thursday, June 1st
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Location: Yogurtland Alameda 2640 5th St Suite B Alameda, CA


Lum Enrollment Survey

On May 23rd the AUSD Board will vote on whether or not to close Lum. Before that vote, the district decided to survey our Lum community to find out where families would like their children to go IF the Board votes to close Lum. The purpose of the survey, that was sent out to all Lum families, is to give parents a voice in the relocation plan, IF one is necessary.
In the event of Lum closure, we have the option of setting up a new 4th and 5th grade program in the Wood Annex (the space that was used by ACLC until a few years ago). This would be separate from the middle school, with a separate lunch and bell schedule, and would let the 4th and 5th graders stay together, with fewer transitions, former Principal Cammie Harris, and the continued option to walk to school. Once the 4th and 5th graders graduate, (in 2 years) Wood would return to a middle school 6-8 again. 
Please vote for this option if it appeals to you.
If you do not vote for it, it’s very likely that the WOOD OPTION WILL NOT HAPPEN.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me. 
Kelly Scott
Lum PTA president