Happy Thanksgiving!



Wednesday, November 25th will be a minimum day (as usual).  There is no school Thursday and Friday in honor of the holiday.  Classes resume Monday, November 30th.

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Yearbook Cover Contest

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Would you like to have your artwork featured as the cover of the second Fred T. Korematsu yearbook of 2015-16?  It’s time to start creating!  We are inviting all Korematsu students to enter their drawings in our Yearbook Cover Contest.  First place winner will be selected to be displayed on the front cover by a panel.  Second place winner will have their artwork cover the back of the yearbook.  Those entries not selected for the covers will be displayed as honorable mention inside the yearbook.

Entries due by Friday, December 4th!  Use this flyer and entry form to get all the details.

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Quarter 1 Newsletter

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Girls’ Basketball is coming!

Girls BasketballKorematsu Girls Basketball will hold an informational meeting on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 2:35 p.m. in Room 8.  Any student interested in playing is highly encouraged to attend this meeting.

Based on the turnout, we will determine if there is need for one or two teams.  I am looking for a volunteer to coach the potential second team.

The season goes from mid-November through January.  We will play other teams in the Bay Area.

If you are unable to make the meeting or have any questions, you can contact Wayne Chin at wayne.chin@sbcglobal.net or 510-813-1379.

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InfoNightWPhoenixFred T. Korematsu Middle School warmly welcomes you to Information Night Thursday, November 12, 2015, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., 1021 Navellier Street, El Cerrito, CA, 94530. Café (#35 on the map). We’ll have presentations from school leadership, teachers and students on academics, electives and after school enrichment. You’ll learn about our incredible music program, our Spanish Dual Immersion program, and the many opportunities available to students. Learn about our active parent community and find out about the many ways you can be involved in our diverse and vibrant school. Finally, we’ll have the latest details on our brand-new state-of-the-art campus and the upcoming move in March 2016! This event is open to all prospective parents and students. Join Us!

For more information: email us at korematsuptsa@gmail.com

We are located on Moeser Lane at Pomona Avenue directly across from Cerrito Vista Park, El Cerrito. Enter campus on Moeser Lane. PARKING: Park on Moeser, on Pomona, or in the El Cerrito Community Center parking lot located just below our campus on Moeser.

Click on this link for the Korematsu Middle School – Map of Temp Campus.

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Spring Break Change!


In order to ensure a safe and orderly transition onto the new campus, the Board of Education has changed the dates of Spring Break for Korematsu to March 21-25, 2016. When students return from the break on Monday, March 28, they will report to the new campus.

This means that Korematsu will have a different Spring Break than other District schools for the 2015-2016 school year.

Please note: A meeting to update the school community on the status of construction and the move will be held on Tuesday, October 20, at 6:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria. District staff and I will be there to answer your questions. If you are unable to attend the meeting or have questions about how the calendar change will affect your individual student, feel free to contact me at (510) 231-1449.                                           -Matthew Burnham, Principal

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After School Activities

Still working out where your middle schooler will be after school?  What will he or she do besides homework?  Here are some possibilities offered through the school!

The official after school program 5 days a week until 6pm: 2015 Afterschool Program_English    Afterschool Program_Spanish

Math Tutoring Mondays 2:30-3:30 and Wednesdays 1:30-3:30 in Room 8. Feel free to drop in.  Parent participation is encouraged!

After School French through EFBA: EFBA 2015 flyer   EFBA 2015_Spanish

Cross Country info meeting Thursday 9/3 2:30pm Room 30.  Practice will be Mon, Tues, Thursday 2:45-4:30 and long runs on Friday. (You don’t have to attend all practices.)  Starts on 9/8.  Meets are on Monday and Thursday 4:00-6:00pm all over the east bay (Schedule not out yet). Parent volunteers need to drive.  There is a small fee for each runner at the end of the season that goes to the league, usually about $5 per runner.  All kids that come out get to run.



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