Come See Our Spring Play + New Prop Appeal!!

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Come see Fiddler on the Roof Jr.!
May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
7pm in the Korematsu MPR

Over 50 Korematsu drama students have been working hard to bring you our spring musical, Fiddler on the Roof Jr. Bring the whole family!

Fiddler on the Roof Jr.
May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
7pm in the Korematsu MPR

Tickets are a recommended donation of $4 at the door.

Note from Ms. La Due:

THANK YOU to everyone who offered to help us pick up the cart for Fiddler: we were able to get it and it is perfect! Thanks to Mr. Gonzalez who got it and dropped it off. You’re awesome!

We now have just a few outstanding items that we are looking for — please let Ms. La Due know if you have any of these items that you can loan us for the show!
– A white or off-white sheet (will be attached to rods and used as a canopy)
– A lace tablecloth, preferably white or off-white
– Challah bread (we need a few loaves of this… this will not be returned to you, sorry!)
– A wooden bench that seats about 2 people
– Large pieces of fabric that could be used to create “bundles” (we’ll wrap them around clothing items, etc.)
– Several long black coats/trenchcoats

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide! Hope to see you at the show!

CONTACT: sarah.ladue@wccusd.net

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The Phoenix, Thursday, April 18, 2019

SBAC Testing Starts Monday, April 22, 2019

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The SBAC testing season is upon us. While the SBAC is not the only measure of student success, it is an important indicator for our students, our school and our school district. We encourage all to take it seriously.

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Here are some important reminders:

  • Please have students bring their tablets and chargers with tablets fully charged. The test is taken on the tablet.
  • If, for some reason, students are not routinely bringing tablets to school, please have them bring the tablets because tablets might need software updates, and the updates can only be done at school.
  • Please have students bring headphones if they have them.
  • Students should bring home SBAC brochures, where they recorded the testing targets they hope to reach. Ask your student about it, and review it together.
  • Please schedule all non-emergency appointments (Dr. dentist, etc.) after school hours so that all students can test.
  • Please make an extra effort to have students show up on time.
  • Students should eat a good breakfast prior to the test and get a good night’s sleep.
  • These efforts will help to make the testing period smooth and orderly.
  • Thank you for your help!

Practice Tests can be found here: https://sat170.cloud1.tds.airast.org/student/V728/Pages/LoginShell.aspx

SPRING (PRIMAVERA) DANCE!

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
1:30- 3:00 p.m.
Parent Volunteers/Contributions Requested!

The dance committee is planning a Primavera Dance with primarily Spanish language music for Wednesday, May 15th. We would like to get parent volunteers and food donations. We will need 3 volunteers for set up during 7th period (12:45-1:25 pm), 4 during the dance (1:30-3 pm), and 3 volunteers to cleanup (3 pm-3:30). Food for about 70 students can include cupcakes, rice crispy treats, fruit snacks, cookies, fruit, lemonade, orange juice, Capri Sun or anything else parents want to donate.

SIGN UP TO DONATE OR VOLUNTEER HERE!

Contact: mariela.alcocerruiz@wccusd.net

Only a Few Yearbooks Left!

We have nearly sold out of all our yearbooks. Online sales are now closed, but a very small number of yearbooks are still available for sale in the Korematsu office. Yearbooks will be distributed at the end of May.

Thank you to everyone who purchased books. And thank you to all of the people who helped with this year’s book, and without whom it would not have been possible: to the students from the DECA yearbook club (and beyond), who helped with the theme, cover art, and gathering of photos; to the parents who submitted photos; to the PTSA, who have sent out emails and spread the word about photos; to the KMS office staff, who have taken orders, helped with photos, and fielded questions throughout the year; and to Jackson Lee, who was the faculty advisor this year, and who provided so much support to the students. Thanks to a great team!

CHINA INFORMATION SESSION AT DEANZA!

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Monday, April 22, 2019
DeAnza High School LIBRARY
5:00 – 6:00 PM
5000 Valley View Rd, Richmond, CA 94803

Habra Traducciones al Espanol
Flier Here
China! This Summer!

This summer, the WCCUSD will once again offer to District students the China Global Ambassador Program!

Program highlights:
The main program dates are July 12 – 27. The program for all groups will be approximately 16 days including travel.

The program fee per student is only $690 ($800 for applications received after May 3). Fee includes flight, lodging, food, and activities. Passport, if needed, and a China visa are additional. (Passport approximately $145; Visa $140 + processing fees. Your costs may vary. Please check).

High school & middle school students will again be able to earn 3 semester units of college credit which translates to approximately 10 high school credits.

At least 100 total students from District high schools and middle schools (for middle school applicants, 8th graders will be given preference). Each high school and middle school are allotted a minimum number of spaces in the program.

Student Ambassadors will engage in cultural exchange activities with Chinese students at a school or university campus and do sightseeing to key Chinese cultural sites (Great Wall, Forbidden Palace, etc.)

While there is no firm GPA requirement, PCC will look to select students that have the academic and social-emotional skills necessary to represent our District well as student ambassadors. Principals must also approve the application.

The online application will be available in mid-April at https://www.pccedu.org/ambassadorprogram, and the priority due date is May 3. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by May 15, 2019.

There is an in-person information sessions Monday, April 15, 2019 El Cerrito High School Cafeteria, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., 540 Ashbury Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530. Be there!

Habra traducciones professionales al Espanol!
Questions?: info@pccedu.org

SAVE THE DATE RESTAURANT NIGHT

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Monday, May 6th
El Cerrito’s Los Moles
Cino de Mayo Mas Uno
(Cinco de Mayo Plus One)

Come and join us at this popular, delicious and local favorite!
You eat, we profit!!

Los Moles Flyer.pdf

AFTER HIGH SCHOOL

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EIGTH GRADE FAMILIES WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND

The Path to College
for 8th, 9th, 10th Grade Parents, Guardians and Students
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
El Cerrito High School Theater
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Habra Traducciones al Espanol!

The Phoenix, Friday, April 12, 2019

Plea from Ms. La Due:

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We are now in our final month of rehearsals for Fiddler on the Roof Jr., and we are in dire need of help with something: there is a “cart” we need to pick up and rent from Hayward. The shop is only open weekdays from 10am-3pm, so obviously that is a difficult (impossible, unless I get a sub) time for me to pick it up. Is there anyone who has the ability to go get it for us? I’ve attached a picture so you can see the size. Thank you in advance — if I don’t find someone to get it for us, I will probably have to take a sick day in order to drive and get it myself, which is not great for me or my students!

If you can help with this, please e-mail me at sarah.ladue@wccusd.net and I will give you all of the necessary information! Thank you!

CHINA GLOBAL AMBASSADOR TRIP INFORMATION SESSION

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There will be an in-person Information Session

Monday, April 15, 2019
5:00-6:00 p.m.

El CERRITO HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA
540 Ashbury Ave, El Cerrito, CA
OPEN TO ALL!

The WCCUSD is pleased to offer the China Global Ambassador Program again this summer.

  • The main program dates will be July 12 to 27. The program for all groups will be approximately 16 days including travel.
  • The program fee per student is only $690 ($800 for applications received after May 3). Fee includes flight, lodging, food, and activities. Passport, if needed, and a China visa are additional.
  • The fee for chaperones is $275 (teachers preferred).
  • Applicants will be notified of acceptance by May 15, 2019.
  • High school & middle school students will again be able to earn 3 semester units of college credit which translates to approximately 10 high school credits.
  • We will be taking at least 100 total students from District high schools and middle schools (for middle school applicants, 8th graders will be given preference). Each high school and middle school are allotted a minimum number of spaces in the program.
  • We plan to take at least 20 chaperones.
  • Student Ambassadors will engaged in cultural exchange activities with Chinese students at a school or university campus
  • The groups will also do sightseeing to key Chinese cultural sites in the Beijing Area (Great Wall, Forbidden Palace, etc.). For the sightseeing portion of the trip, we are planning to be based in the same hotel as last year in the Beijing suburb of Langfang.
  • This year, our main China location will change to the city of Anshan. We also will have a group of students/chaperones return to the same school in the city of Linfen where a group went last year.
  • We will use an online application this year. PCC Education will make the final selection of applicants, but students will need the principal to sign off on them to be considered.
  • While there is no firm GPA requirement, PCC will be looking to select students that have the academic and social-emotional skills necessary to represent our District well as student ambassadors.
  • The online application will be available in mid-April at https://www.pccedu.org/ambassadorprogram. The application due date for priority consideration is May 3.
  • Students are encouraged to fund raise to pay for the program fees. Scholarships are also available for qualified applicants based on financial need (there is also an option on the online application to donate to support scholarships).

Any questions that students or parents have about trip details should be directed to the contact email on the flyer: info@pccedu.org.

SAVE THE DATE RESTAURANT NIGHT

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Monday, May 6th
El Cerrito’s Los Moles
Cino de Mayo Mas Uno
(Cinco de Mayo Plus One)

Come and join us at this popular, delicious and local favorite!
You eat, we profit!!

AFTER HIGH SCHOOL

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EIGTH GRADE FAMILIES WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND

The Path to College
for 8th, 9th, 10th Grade Parents, Guardians and Students
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
El Cerrito High School Theater
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Habra Traducciones al Espanol!

A Few Reminders!!

TEACHER LUNCHEON

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Friday April 12, 2019

DROP OFF IN THE TEACHER LOUNGE BY 10:30 a.m.
Please volunteer to donate food or your time.

WE ARE CELEBRATING SPRING!
Bring your best Spring ideas! Quiche, Frittata, Salads, ham, asparagus….whatever you fancy!

Sign up in this Link!

Plea from Ms. La Due

20190208 122825 resizedWe are now in our final month of rehearsals for Fiddler on the Roof Jr., and we are in dire need of help with something: there is a “cart” we need to pick up and rent from Hayward. The shop is only open weekdays from 10am-3pm, so obviously that is a difficult (impossible, unless I get a sub) time for me to pick it up. Is there anyone who has the ability to go get it for us? I’ve attached a picture so you can see the size. Thank you in advance — if I don’t find someone to get it for us, I will probably have to take a sick day in order to drive and get it myself, which is not great for me or my students!

If you can help with this, please e-mail me at sarah.ladue@wccusd.net and I will give you all of the necessary information! Thank you!

CHINA GLOBAL AMBASSADOR TRIP INFORMATION SESSION

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There will be an in-person Information Session

Monday, April 15, 2019
5:00-6:00 p.m.

El CERRITO HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA
540 Ashbury Ave, El Cerrito, CA
OPEN TO ALL!

The WCCUSD is pleased to offer the China Global Ambassador Program again this summer.

  • The main program dates will be July 12 to 27. The program for all groups will be approximately 16 days including travel.
  • The program fee per student is only $690 ($800 for applications received after May 3). Fee includes flight, lodging, food, and activities. Passport, if needed, and a China visa are additional.
  • The fee for chaperones is $275 (teachers preferred).
  • Applicants will be notified of acceptance by May 15, 2019.
  • High school & middle school students will again be able to earn 3 semester units of college credit which translates to approximately 10 high school credits.
  • We will be taking at least 100 total students from District high schools and middle schools (for middle school applicants, 8th graders will be given preference). Each high school and middle school are allotted a minimum number of spaces in the program.
  • We plan to take at least 20 chaperones.
  • Student Ambassadors will engaged in cultural exchange activities with Chinese students at a school or university campus
  • The groups will also do sightseeing to key Chinese cultural sites in the Beijing Area (Great Wall, Forbidden Palace, etc.). For the sightseeing portion of the trip, we are planning to be based in the same hotel as last year in the Beijing suburb of Langfang.
  • This year, our main China location will change to the city of Anshan. We also will have a group of students/chaperones return to the same school in the city of Linfen where a group went last year.
  • We will use an online application this year. PCC Education will make the final selection of applicants, but students will need the principal to sign off on them to be considered.
  • While there is no firm GPA requirement, PCC will be looking to select students that have the academic and social-emotional skills necessary to represent our District well as student ambassadors.
  • The online application will be available in mid-April at https://www.pccedu.org/ambassadorprogram. The application due date for priority consideration is May 3.
  • Students are encouraged to fund raise to pay for the program fees. Scholarships are also available for qualified applicants based on financial need (there is also an option on the online application to donate to support scholarships).

Any questions that students or parents have about trip details should be directed to the contact email on the flyer: info@pccedu.org.

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The Phoenix, Friday, April 5, 2019

TEACHER LUNCHEON

Friday April 12, 2019

DROP OFF IN THE TEACHER LOUNGE BY 10:30 a.m.

Please volunteer to donate food or your time.

WE ARE CELEBRATING SPRING!

Bring your best Spring ideas! Quiche, Frittata, Salads, ham, asparagus….whatever you fancy!

Sign up in this Link!

Korematsu wins big at District and SF Bay Area Science Fairs

State championship in Los Angeles NEXT!

From psychology to computer programming, biology to physics, or math to engineering, each year with the coming of spring students across the country tackle science projects.

From the District Fair

The science fair has a long tradition in the West Contra Costa Schools, and Korematsu sent a large contingent of winners from our school fair onward this year. Held at El Cerrito High, the annual WCC Science/STEM Fair had 141 students from eight middle and high schools attending. We did very well again in 2019, snagging 28 of the 75 ribbons, plus several Special Awards. Korematsu notably won half of all the first place prizes at this year’s District ceremony!

In 7th Grade at the District fair, First place awards went to Korematsu students: Meah Bauer, Eghosa Otokiti, and Sam Schweitzer. Second place winners included Taran Johnson, Amy Pebler, and Emilia Walker, with 3rd place prizes going to Drake Fillingim, Alma Hasley, Haroon Mishal, Gilbert Bade, Ana Lucia Elices , Matthew Parra, and Maeve Urban. And in 8th Grade, taking first place at the District were Rika Adam, Eleanor Addison, and Tess Roorda. Second place, prizes went to Grace Maguire, Deidre Miller, Cooper Matthews, Benjamin Pilling, Amelia Wardle Stacey, and Nora Thompson. Third place awards went to Theo Boyrs, Johan Phan, Sangye Richen, and Henry Warmerdam, while 4th place went to Liliana Arias Purcell and Mira Steinberg. Seventh graders Sam Schweitzer and Eghosa Otokiti, and eighth graders Tess Roorda and Rika Adam also received special prizes from Bio-Rad and $50 each, while Eleanor Addison received $75 and the Norm Seraphin Award, given in honor of a long-time El Cerrito science teacher.

To the Bay Area Fair

From almost 50,000 student projects at public and private middle and high schools spanning 9 Northern California counties, including San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Alameda, West Contra Costa and Mendocino, the top 300 Bay Area projects are picked annually to compete in the SF Bay Area Science Fair. Our 1st through 3rd place winners above at the District fair thus moved on to the Golden Gate STEM Fair (SF Bay Area Science Fair). At a packed awards ceremony on Saturday March 23rd at the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Bay Model in Sausalito, Korematsu had a strong presence. Competing against winners from across the bay region, 13 of our students took home prize ribbons:

1st (8th grade Biological) Eleanor Addison’s Sunscreen: Protection or Poison?
2nd (8th grade Biological) Nora Thompson’s Lights of the Sea
3rd (7th grade Physical) Meah Bauer’s How do animals keep warm in cold regions?
3rd (7th grade Engin/CS) Eghosa Otokiti’s Can you hear me now
3rd (8th grade Physical) Cooper Matthews’ Testing Bernoulli’s Principles of Water…
4th (7th grade Behavioral) Alma Hasley’s Do You Eat With Your Eyes?
4th (7th grade Physical) Amy Pebler’s Parachute for the Pool
4th (8th grade Biological) Rika Adam’s Hot, Cold, or Room Temperature
4th (8th grade Biological) Benjamin Pilling’s Flicker Fusion: LED Lighting and Age
4th (8th grade Engin/CS) Johan Phan’s Chess: Characteristics of random play
4th (8th grade Behavioral) Tess Roorda’s Does Facial Appearance Affect Perceived Traits?
4th (8th grade Biological) Amelia Wardle Stacey’s Plant Growth and Magnets

Eleanor and Nora also received special awards from NASA and NOAA respectively.

And on to the State

For the second year in a row, Korematsu will move on to compete with the top young scientists from 22 regional fairs across the state for over $75,000 in prizes. With support from the District our two top finishers, Eleanor Addison and Nora Thompson, along with one other student from West Contra Costa, travel to the 68th Annual California Science & Engineering Fair on Monday, April 29 and Tuesday, April 30 at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

Congratulations to all our hard-working young scientists!

3 steps to Prepare for Korematsu 2019-2020 School Year (New Students)

1. Verify CURRENT address with your Elementary Secretary before June 7th.
2. To receive parent/ student updates + info, subscribe to PTSA korematsuptsa@gmail.com
3. Follow us on our website for info about Orientation- Korematsumiddleschool.org
a. Aug. 6th 9am-12pm 7th Grade
b. Aug. 7th 9am-12pm 8th Grade
c. Aug. 8th 9am-12pm Make-up Day

School Calendar 2019_20_rev_9_10_18.pdf
School Calendar 2019_2020_Spanish rev_9_10_18.pdf

CHINA. THIS SUMMER!

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(8TH GRADERS GIVEN PREFERENCE)

The WCCUSD is pleased to offer the China Global Ambassador Program again this summer.

  • The main program dates will be July 12 to 27. The program for all groups will be approximately 16 days including travel.
  • The program fee per student is only $690 ($800 for applications received after May 3). Fee includes flight, lodging, food, and activities. Passport, if needed, and a China visa are additional.
  • The fee for chaperones is $275 (teachers preferred).
  • Applicants will be notified of acceptance by May 15, 2019.
  • High school & middle school students will again be able to earn 3 semester units of college credit which translates to approximately 10 high school credits.
  • We will be taking at least 100 total students from District high schools and middle schools (for middle school applicants, 8th graders will be given preference). Each high school and middle school are allotted a minimum number of spaces in the program.
  • We plan to take at least 20 chaperones.
  • Student Ambassadors will engaged in cultural exchange activities with Chinese students at a school or university campus
  • The groups will also do sightseeing to key Chinese cultural sites in the Beijing Area (Great Wall, Forbidden Palace, etc.). For the sightseeing portion of the trip, we are planning to be based in the same hotel as last year in the Beijing suburb of Langfang.
  • This year, our main China location will change to the city of Anshan. We also will have a group of students/chaperones return to the same school in the city of Linfen where a group went last year.
  • We will use an online application this year. PCC Education will make the final selection of applicants, but students will need the principal to sign off on them to be considered.
  • While there is no firm GPA requirement, PCC will be looking to select students that have the academic and social-emotional skills necessary to represent our District well as student ambassadors.
  • The online application will be available in mid-April at https://www.pccedu.org/ambassadorprogram. The application due date for priority consideration is May 3.
  • Students are encouraged to fund raise to pay for the program fees. Scholarships are also available for qualified applicants based on financial need (there is also an option on the online application to donate to support scholarships).
  • There will be in-person information sessions during the week of April 15. Please stay tuned for details.

Any questions that students or parents have about trip details should be directed to the contact email on the flyer: info@pccedu.org.
2019 China Student Ambassador Program Flyer.pdf

SAVE THESE DATES! WE ARE TALKING COLLEGE!

Investing in Academic Excellence (IAE) presents:

Do you think know what your child needs during the high school years for success after graduation?

We invite you to hear from a leading expert in the field of college admissions. His insight might surprise you!

The Path to College: For the Parents/Families of Freshmen and Sophomores
(EIGHTH GRADE FAMILIES ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND)

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
6 pm-9 pm
El Cerrito High School Library
Second Floor of the Main Building

En Camino a la Universidad: Para Familias de Alumnos
de los Grados Noveno y Décimo
(Familias de Alumnos de los Grados Octavo Estan Bienvenidos)

Martes, 7 de Mayo de 2019
de 6 pm a 9 pm
Teatro de El Cerrito High School

Sponsored by Investing in Academic Excellence: investinginacademicexcellence@gmail.com

Patrocinado por el Comité de Inversión en la Excelencia Académica. Tendremos materiales en español y simultánea traducción

IAE College Seminars flyer 2019.pdf

Youth Summer Camps for Public Speaking

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THE PRACTICE SPACE!

If you enjoy debating, acting, telling stories, or giving speeches, join our summer camps! We build your confidence through fun activities so you can share your voice with the world. Spaces are limited, so register today at https://www.practice-space.org/event-directory/.

We offer 4 camps:

Young Speakers Camp, Ages 8-11, June 17-21, 8:30am-2:30pm. This one-week camp for elementary students builds confidence through presentation, basic debate, and storytelling, with games imagination and fun. Learn to speak your mind, tell your story, and listen to what others have to share. This camp helps students of all levels, whether they are shy or outgoing.

Middle School Speakers Camp, Ages 11-13, June 24-28, 8:30am-3:30pm. This one-week camp for middle schoolers is for beginning debaters and actors who want to develop confidence and improve their speaking skills. Choose between basic debate or dramatic monologues, so this camp helps you whether you are more argumentative or more creative at heart. This camp is a good option for those who want to try public speaking through a gentle introduction.

Persuasive Debaters Camp, Ages 13-18, July 22-26, 8:30am-3:30pm (optional add-on week: July 29-August 2). This in-depth debate camp builds skills in argumentation, logic, and strategy through parliamentary-style debate. It is helpful for students interested in debate competitions during the year – sign up for 1 week of classes or 2-week option with advanced practice rounds.

Confident Communicators Camp, Ages 11-18, August 5-16, 8:30am-3:30pm. This two-week camp helps middle and high school students express themselves and find their unique voice. Choose to major in persuasion and debate, performance and acting, or podcasting and storytelling. Meet students from all over the Bay Area and receive lots of coaching to improve your skills.

Check out our website for more information!

Or email us at: admin@practice-space.org

Bay Area Book Festival

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The Bay Area Book Festival is celebrating its 5th Anniversary on May 4-5 in downtown Berkeley with more youth and kids programming than ever before. With over 250 authors, there are exciting programs for everyone in the family.

Quick Links:
Young Adult Programs
Children & Family Programs
Young Authors Writing Contest (deadline is April 12)
Full Schedule
Under 18? Programs are FREE (if seats are available, or purchase tickets to the programs you don’t want to miss, here: Tickets and Info)

The festival’s Free Outdoor Fair showcases live literary presentations on four stages geared toward families, children and young adults; independent booksellers and book artists, literary organizations and writing associations, educational institutions, libraries, publishers, and scores of emerging authors from a range of genres; the ever-popular free book giveaway sponsored by Half Price Books; cozy reading lounges; Literary Death Match ─ a thrilling, humor-centric competition between established and emerging authors; and a delicious food court.

Children of all ages will flock to an interactive Family Fun Zone for DIY book and journal making, arts & crafts with found objects, mind games, robot building, and more. Two-time Grammy-nominee for “Best Children’s Album” Alphabet Rockers returns for another inspiring program of hip-hop, craft-making, and community action. Also performing live shows both days of the festival, the beloved Oakland-based group sparks an intergenerational conversation about the world, creating a soundtrack for social justice.

Help spread the word to your students, educator networks, parents, and young friends. Please use our Marketing Toolkit with poster art, graphics, social media copy, and more. We look forward to seeing you at the Bay Area Book Festival!

LAST CALL FOR FINGERPRINTING FOR THIS SCHOOL YEAR!

We are getting close to the end of the school year and our volunteer process will soon close for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Our last day for volunteer applications will be on May 13, 2019.
The last day for fingerprint appointments will be on May 16, 2019.

The district website has also been updated. (Click here to view website)

We will resume the volunteer process in August 2019, day to be determined.

The Phoenix, March 21, 2019

OPEN HOUSE – 03/21/2019

6:15 p.m. Band Concert Outside
6:30p.m. Classrooms Open
7:00 p.m. Dance Showcase in the Gym
7:30 Spring Play Peek! MPR
7:45 p.m. Choir Performance MPR

*RESPECT THE NEIGHBORHOOD!*
*PLEASE park a few blocks away and walk to campus.

DIABLO VALLEY COLLEGE TRIP

Recently, some of our 8th Graders took a college tour to get a taste of
college life.
Enjoy these pictures!
THANK YOU!!
To the PTSA, Stacey Steele, Mr. Vedder, Tanise Smith and all chaperones
and volunteers that made this possible!

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SPRING CONCERT

The ECHS Bands will present their Spring Concert, American Tapestry

Friday, March 23rd at 7:30pm in the Performing Arts Theater.

(Note that Korematsu Band students are admitted free of charge.)

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Reminder! Rubio’s Tonight!

Reminder that we have a Rubio’s fundraiser tonight! See you there – before or after the band concert – and thank you for your support!
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The Phoenix, Thursday, March 14, 2019

SPRING CONCERT

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Multipurpose Room
March 20, 2019
6:30 p.m. Call time; 7:00 p.m. Start
Come on out and hear our fabulous musicians!
All Welcome!

OPEN HOUSE

Hard to believe it is already that time!
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Anyone interested in Korematsu is welcome!
Details will publish shortly

RESTAURANT NIGHT!

March 20, 2019
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Rubios El Cerrito Plaza
You eat and we receive 20 % of the proceeds
Flier here!
We thank you for your support!!

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Supply is Limited! Buy Your Yearbook Before They’re All Gone!

We have less than 50 yearbooks left, so if you haven’t already ordered yours, now is the time to reserve a copy. Buy your copy on our yearbook site for $40 at https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1003883/Fred-T.-Korematsu-Middle-School/

ALSO! If you have been saving photos to add to the yearbook, now is the time to send them. We need photos by next week! Add to them our Dropbox at https://www.dropbox.com/request/dmoKUQUIljZQ2Ov6yVKI

OUR YEARBOOK WITHOUT YOUR PHOTOS!

We have only two weeks left before the book must be turned in.
Photos of sporting events, band events, and other extra curricular activities are especially appreciated!

People can share photo albums with me on Google Photos at timsculptor@gmail.com
or
Use the Dropbox request link: https://www.dropbox.com/request/dmoKUQUIljZQ2Ov6yVKI

PARENT UNIVERSITY

Saturday, March 16, 2019
Breakfast: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 9:00 a.m. – noon
This Week:
Becoming an effective communicator: The importance of

Childcare, Breakfast and Learning!
contact: tanise.smith@wccusd.net

PARENT NIGHT

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E-CIGARETTE RESOURCES

GENERAL ARTICLES
VOX www.vox.com
Many articles and videos. Once on the site, use the “search” function and enter “Vape, Juul, e-cigarette”

NBC News
“Why Juuling has Become a Nightmare for School Administrators”

New York Times
Numerous articles. https://www.nytimes.com
Get on their site and use the “search” function. Search under Juul, vaping and e-cigarettes.

WEBSITES
Data, statistics, education, how to keep teens from starting, how to talk to them if you discover they are vaping, and how to quit ( e-cigarettes not well researched at this time). When you get on these sites, use the “search” function and enter “e-cigarettes, vaping, Juul.”

Stanford Medicine Tobacco PreventionToolkit, Unit 6
American Lung Association
Centers for Disease Control
Mayo Clinic
Surgeon General.gov
Penn State University – Vapingand Juuling
Catch.org
Drug Free.org

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Tonight PTSA and Band Parent Meetings!

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See everyone tonight!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Band Parents 6:00 p.m in the Band Room

PTSA meeting. 7:00 p.m. MPR.

Two presentations:
“Vaping and Juuling – What parents need to know”
“The El Cerrito High School Student Panel”
Thinking about El Cerrito High?

We’ll have students on hand to answer your questions.

Classes, extracurriculars, college and career and everything in between.

See you there!

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