The Phoenix December 7, 2017

TEACHER LUNCHEON

The last teacher luncheon for this year is tomorrow, Friday December 8th. 
The theme is food that makes you happy. Bring whatever dish puts a smile on your face, makes your tummy jump and makes you feel good. To sign up here.

MAGIC IS IN THE AIR

It’s the holidays. And a great time to order a yearbook. Place your order online by December 15, 2017 for a chance to win some holiday help with a $250 Best Buy gift card.

Click here to Order Yearbook

 *NO PURCHASE NECESSARY | SEE RULES

 

CELEBRATE KOREMATSU

SAVE THE DATE CK  final

 

DESSERT OF THE MONTH

Dessert of the Month.  Got a sweet tooth?  
We’ve got the auction item for you!  For a WHOLE YEAR, you’ll get one dessert each month prepared by a Korematsu family and delivered to your door.  From a fruit tart in May 2015 to a red velvet cake for Valentine’s Day 2016, you’ll get a wide variety of homemade sweets. Come to Celebrate Korematsu to bid!

 

NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM 

 The City of El Cerrito Recreation Department has been asked to conduct a needs assessment to determine if the families of Korematsu Middle School would benefit from the addition of more program options after school.  Please fill out this survey to help us ascertain the level of need for more programs and the types of programs that would be most utilized.  

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r /3BQBYFF

KOREMATSU SPIRIT WEAR

Order your Korematsu Spirit wear ​​
Details: ​Korematsu spiritwear

WARRIORS

The Ed Fund & WCCUSD Invites you to see the Warriors!!!

You are invited to support the Ed Fund in collaboration with the West Contra Costa Unified School District to go see the Warriors play on February 22, 2018 @ 7:30pm at the Oracle Arena. The deadline to buy tickets is December 15, 2017.
The proceeds will go to support the Ed Fund and our mission to serve as a resource that aligns with the efforts of our partners to ensure that all our students succeed in college, career, & life. Recently, we awarded $20,000 in Bradley Arts grant to support 22 schools around the district to help fund their project.
Click on the link below for details: Warriors Poster

ECHS Winter Jazz Concert

Featuring Jazz Workshop, Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo
Fri, Dec 8th at 7:30pm in the ECHS Performing Arts Theater
$8 adults, $5 students (Korematsu band students, free)
Free reception following the event

ECHS Winter Symphonic Concert

Featuring Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble
Thurs, Dec 14th at 7:30pm in the ECHS Performing Arts Theater
$8 adults, $5 students (Korematsu band students, free)
Free reception following the event

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The Phoenix November 30th 2017

KOREMATSU’S FALL PLAY – NO BODY TO MURDER

TONIGHT Thursday, November 30th at 7pm in the Korematsu MPR.

Under the direction of Ms. La Due, we have a brand new after school drama program this year, and thirty 7th & 8th graders are working onstage and off to put this production together. They’d love to share it with you! Tickets are a suggested donation of $3.

 

NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

The City of El Cerrito Recreation Department has been asked to conduct a needs assessment to determine if the families of Korematsu Middle School would benefit from the addition of more program options after school. Please fill out this survey
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3BQBYFF

to help us ascertain the level of need for more programs and the types of programs that would be most utilized.

2017-2018 YEARBOOK — ORDER NOW!

Now is the time to order your 2017-2018 Yearbook! 64+ colored pages! The basic book is $30 until Feb. 9, 2018. Order today! The price goes up to $40 between Feb 10, 2018 and mid-April, when sales end.

We are currently accepting online orders only. Please go to http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1003883/Fred-T.-Korematsu-Middle-School/ then click on “2018 Yearbook”. Many customizations are available for additional fees, including your student’s name.

Orders can be placed via cash/check and order form in the school office after January 16th.

CHIPOTLE RESTAURANT NIGHT TUESDAY DECEMBER 5th 4pm – 8:30pm

 

 

SCHOOL TOURS

December 12th , January 30th
9:00-10:00 a.m.
Meet in Main Office

Orientation Night in February

 

TEACHER LUNCHEON

December 8th is the last teacher luncheon for this year. The theme is food that makes you happy. Bring whatever dish puts a smile on your face, makes your tummy jump and makes you feel good. To sign up please click HERE .

KOREMATSU SPIRIT WEAR

Order your Korematsu Spirit wear ​​
Details: ​Korematsu spiritwear

KOREMATSU CHOIR

WARRIORS

The Ed Fund & WCCUSD Invites you to see the Warriors!!!

You are invited to support the Ed Fund in collaboration with the West Contra Costa Unified School District to go see the Warriors play on February 22, 2018 @ 7:30pm at the Oracle Arena. The deadline to buy tickets is December 15, 2017.
The proceeds will go to support the Ed Fund and our mission to serve as a resource that aligns with the efforts of our partners to ensure that all our students succeed in college, career, & life. Recently, we awarded $20,000 in Bradley Arts grant to support 22 schools around the district to help fund their project.
Click on the link below for details: Warriors Poster

The Phoenix November 24, 2017

2016-2017 YEARBOOK — ORDER NOW!

Now is the time to order your 2017-2018 Yearbook! 64+ colored pages! The basic book is $30 until Feb. 9, 2018. Order today! The price goes up to $40 between Feb 10, 2018 and mid-April, when sales end.

We are currently accepting online orders only. Please go to http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1003883/Fred-T.-Korematsu-Middle-School/ then click on “2018 Yearbook”. Many customizations are available for additional fees, including adding a student’s name.

Orders can be placed via cash/check and order form in the school office after January 16th.

CHIPOLTE RESTAURANT NIGHT

 

SUPPORT US WITH AMAZON SMILE

Support us when you shop on Black Friday. Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/94-6173241 and Amazon donates to Fred T. Korematsu Middle School.
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Support us when you shop this holiday season

SAVE THE DATE – SCHOOL TOURS

School Tours
November 28th, December 12th , January 30th
9:00-10:00 a.m.
Meet in Main Office

Orientation Night in February

 

“No Body to Murder”

 
Wednesday and Thursday
November 29 and 30, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Korematsu Middle School
MPR

Come see Korematsu’s first fall play, “No Body to Murder” by Edith Weiss! In this show, a zany group of characters comes together for a stay at the Come On Inn. Before long, they’re dealing with thunderstorms, escaped convicts, and the realization that one of them might be… a murderer!

Come see this fun one-act show and support the talented students that have been working so hard, both onstage and off!

Tickets are a suggested donation of $3! Donations to our drama department will be happily accepted, but no one will be turned away!

The Phoenix, November 16, 2017

TEACHER LUNCHEON: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, A 220

Thanksgiving will soon be upon us, and in the spirit of gratitude and appreciation for our staff’s dedication, the PTSA would like to offer a November luncheon that’s Thanksgiving-themed. Please consider contributing any Thanksgiving favorites or Fall comfort food to the luncheon. Please sign up here.

We also need helping hands to set up, re-stock, and break down. Scroll down the sign up sheet to sign up to volunteer on the day of the luncheon. Please email our Teacher Luncheon Coordinator Astrid Broberg at liissaUSA@aol.com if you have any questions.

 

SHOP AT JENNY K & SUPPORT KOREMATSU MIDDLE SCHOOL

THIS WEEK: NOVEMBER 12 TO 18

Get an early start on the holidays by shopping at Jenny K! And Jenny K will donate 20% of your purchase total toward Korematsu PTSA, which provides funds for math intervention, enrichment, and tutoring; extended library hours; teacher grants; and more.

Jenny K will be supporting multiple schools during this time. At the point of sale, ballots will be available for you to indicate your school preference to receive the 20% donation.

Support Korematsu Middle School, and local business, too!

PLEASE DONATE

CAN WE TALK?

Korematsu Middle School was recently featured in a great article titled “Can we talk? Schools try to wrest cell phones from students’ hands” on Edsource.org. Click on the link to read it.

NO SCHOOL ON THURSDAY, NOV. 23 AND 24

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, EVERYONE!!!

The Phoenix, November 9, 2017

NO SCHOOL FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10

IN OBSERVANCE OF VETERANS DAY NOV. 11th

COOKIE DOUGH ORDERS ARE READY TO BE PICKED UP!

ALL ORDERS NEED TO BE PICKED UP BY AN ADULT OR STUDENT TODAY
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 9th

AT THE PTSA PARENT ROOM LOCATED IN BUILDING A FIRST FLOOR (across from the main office)
ORDERS CAN BE PICKED UP BETWEEN 2pm to 2:45PM!

We DO NOT have freezers and cookie dough will get ruined if not picked up.

We could also use some volunteers to help sort the cookie dough. Volunteers can contact thesouzafamily@comcast.net for the time and needs!!!

Please please please arrive to pick up your merchandise. If you have an issue and can not please text 510-543-7016 to make arrangements.

Thank you!
~Negar Souza

CONGRATULATIONS KOREMATSU CROSS COUNTRY TEAM

SHOP AT JENNY K & SUPPORT KOREMATSU MIDDLE SCHOOL NOVEMBER 12 TO 18

Get an early start on the holidays by shopping at Jenny K! And Jenny K will donate 20% of your purchase total toward Korematsu PTSA, which provides funds for math intervention, enrichment, and tutoring; extended library hours; teacher grants; and more.

Support Korematsu Middle School, and local business, too!

 

TRAFFIC REMINDERS FOR EVERYONE’S SAFETY

Please drive around the school in a clockwise direction, so that you are already on the school side of the road when you get there. This traffic direction is assigned by the city. If driving down Donal, proceed around the corner to Norvell.

Please drop and pick up students in the white pick up/drop off zones on the sides of the school on Norvell and Lawrence. Pull all the wayforward to relieve congestion in the intersections.

TEACHER LUNCHEON: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, A 220

Thanksgiving will soon be upon us, and in the spirit of gratitude and appreciation for our staff’s dedication, the PTSA would like to offer a November luncheon that’s Thanksgiving-themed. Please consider contributing any Thanksgiving favorites or Fall comfort food to the luncheon. Please sign up here.

We also need helping hands to set up, re-stock, and break down. Scroll down the sign up sheet to sign up to volunteer on the day of the luncheon. Please email our Teacher Luncheon Coordinator Astrid Broberg at liissaUSA@aol.com if you have any questions.

The Phoenix, November 2, 2017

2017 PTSA Giving Campaign

Movie Night

JOIN US TONIGHT!!!
The Hispanic and Chicano Committee will be hosting our
Second Movie Night TONIGHT on
Thursday, November 2, 2017 @ 6:15 pm in the Multipurpose Room.
We will watch
The Book Of Life.

We will have traditional Latin American snacks & drinks Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and pillows. Pajamas are acceptable.

 

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED SATURDAY

Ms. La Due is looking for parent volunteers THIS SATURDAY, November 4th who are available to help build the set for Korematsu’s fall play, No Body to Murder. Students are welcome, but must be accompanied by a parent. Please e-mail sarah.ladue@wccusd.net if you are available to help!

We are also looking for assistance from someone who has a truck to help transport a few furniture items that will be used in the set. Please reach out to Ms. La Due if you are available to help make our fall play a success!

 

PTSA ASSOCIATION MEETING

YOU ARE ALL INVITED TO OUR NEXT
PTSA ASSOCIATION MEETING 7 PM

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7

KOREMATSU MULTIPURPOSE ROOM

YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A MEMBER TO JOIN US AT THE MEETING….ONLY TO VOTE!

After covering PTSA business, we will hear from Pietro Maida.

Sensei Maida teaches a Teen Ki-Aikido class though El Cerrito Recreation Center. In addition to teaching Aikido techniques, his purpose is to provide young people with tools to navigate challenges they may face in Middle School. He addresses how to handle peer pressure and bullying and he teaches how to increase relaxation and how to handle stress.

This will be a good meeting to bring your students to.

Here is the link to the Meeting Agenda:​

General Association Meeting Agenda

Preceding this, is the Band Parents’ meeting in the Band room, at 6 PM.

PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

8th grade English teacher Mr. Vedder wants to celebrate his 8th grade students who make it at least halfway on their reading goals this year, by taking them on a fun and relaxing end-of-the-year field trip. This is a huge undertaking and he cannot make it happen without the help of awesome parent volunteers. He wants as many students as possible on this field trip, so he’ll need around 30 volunteers, who have their WCCUSD volunteer badges. If you do not have one yet, there is an additional WCCUSD Fingerprinting Party this Saturday, see flyer for details.​

Flyer
​Here’s the link to the sign up sheet if you will be able to volunteer for this. It will be in May, and Mr. Vedder is tentatively planning to take them to Kennedy Grove Park. Before he firms up the details, we’d like to see if there is enough interest in volunteering for this, so please sign up, if you will be able to go.

VOLUNTEERS FOR MR. VEDDER’S 2017/18 END OF YEAR…

For more details you can email him at brian.vedder@wccusd.net

 

JENNY K FUNDRAISER

JENNY K FUNDRAISER WILL BE FROM NOVEMBER 12TH – 18TH.

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS FUNDRAISER

Help Raise $1000 for Korematsu at
Golden Gate Fields Racetrack
November 12

Korematsu’s PTSA and Band Programs have a great fundraising opportunity from Golden Gate Fields. We provide volunteers for hot dog, beer and mimosa sales at the horse races and we get $1000 and tips in exchange. ThePTSA and Band will jointly recruit volunteers and will split the proceeds 50/50.

Our date is Sun, November 12th and we only need to fill 4 volunteer slots. If you can work one/both shifts that day
(10 am -1 pm or 1 pm – 4 pm), just click here to sign up:
KMS Golden Gate Fields Fundraiser Nov 12

Golden Gate Fields Fundraiser — Sun., Nov 12
Sheet1 Golden Gate Fields Fundraiser to benefit Korematsu PTSA& Band Sunday, Nov 12, 2017 No experience nece…

It’s really a lot of fun and an easy way to make some money to support programs at Korematsu!

The Phoenix, October 26, 2017

TUESDAY, OCT. 31, IS MINIMUM DAY

Happy Halloween! Students may wear Halloween costumes to school, but strictly no masks or weapons. Please note that this is a minimum day for K-8 in our district.

TEACHER LUNCHEON

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CONTRIBUTED TO AND HELPED PUT TOGETHER THE TEACHER LUNCHEON. THE TEACHERS APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH!

PTSA ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN

You have 5 days left to make your contribution to the PTSA Annual Giving Campaign. Let’s come together to support our Korematsu students’ education! Please click that button or write that check today to help pay for the many programs that support all our students. Thank you to the over 120 families who have already donated! For more information, please see our flyer. Every donation is gratefully appreciated, so donate now!

Help Raise $1000 for Korematsu at Golden Gate Fields Racetrack November 12

Korematsu’s PTSA and Band Programs have a great fundraising opportunity from Golden Gate Fields. We provide volunteers for hot dog, beer and mimosa sales at the horse races and we get $1000 and tips in exchange. The PTSA and Band will jointly recruit volunteers and will split the proceeds 50/50.

Our date is Sun, November 12th and we need to fill 20 volunteer slots. If you can work one/both shifts that day
(10 am -1 pm or 1 pm – 4 pm), just click here to sign up:
KMS Golden Gate Fields Fundraiser Nov 12

Golden Gate Fields Fundraiser — Sun., Nov 12
Sheet1 Golden Gate Fields Fundraiser to benefit Korematsu PTSA& Band Sunday, Nov 12, 2017 No experience nece…

It’s really a lot of fun and an easy way to make some money to support programs at Korematsu!

PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS OPPORTUNITY AWAITS! APPLY!

Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals seeks students in grades 5-12 to apply for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Two students from California will be selected as the Top Youth Volunteers of 2018 and received $1,000, a medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. Prudential will award two students that have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service within the past 12 months. Applications and more details are available here, and the Tuesday, October 31st 2:30 p.m.

ANNOUNCING COOKIE DOUGH SALES JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

This is a tradition at Korematsu and an amazing way to earn funds to support our enrichment programs!

This cookie dough is one of the best out there AND it lasts 1 year in the freezer! Just in time for the holidays!

Your student SHOULD be bringing a packet home for you to order. IF it did not make it home,
PLEASE SEE THE FORMS ATTACHED BELOW!

NEW! HRF Brochure.pdf
​​
Korematsu Middle School.pdf
​​
Korematsu Middle School Order Form.pdf

Orders CAN NOT be placed online and MUST be returned TO THE OFFICE with ALL MONEY ENCLOSED (checks made payable to KOREMATSU PTSA) NO LATER THAN THURSDAY OCTBER 26th.

ALL ITEMS WILL BE READY FOR FAMILIES TO PICK UP NOVEMBER 9THAFTERSCHOOL IN THE PTA ROOM!!

For any questions OR to help volunteer for this event please contact Negar Souza thesouzafamily@comcast.net

Thank you AND happy selling!
P.S. Please see you earn free cookie dough if you sell 10 items or more!

MOVIE NIGHT – BOOK OF LIFE

Korematsu Staff, Students and Families:
The Hispanic and Chicano Committee will be hosting our
SECOND Movie Night on Thursday, November 2, 2017 @ 6:15pm in the Multipurpose Room.
We will watch
The Book Of Life.

We will have traditional Latin American snacks & drinks Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and pillows. Pajamas are acceptable.

VOLUNTEER FINGERPRINTING

Flyer

The Phoenix October 19, 2017

TEACHER LUNCHEON!

THEME: CROCK POT MEALS!
TOMORROW FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20th!!!
SIGN UP!

The last teacher luncheon was a hit! Let’s do it again! This month it will be tomorrow, Friday, October 20th. It’s time for a crock pot extravaganza. If you don’t have a crock pot, no problem! Your favorite stew or salad will be appreciated as well. As always, vegan and vegetarian options are also appreciated. Any questions email: Astrid Broberg liissaUSA@aol.com

Please sign up: Oct. 20th Teacher Luncheon

KOREMATSU PTSA ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN

Let’s come together to support our Korematsu students’ education! If you have been meaning to donate all semester but simply have not gotten around to it, now is the time to click that button or write that check. Your contribution will help pay for many programs that support all our students. Thank you to the over 100 families who have already donated! For more information, please see our flyer. Every donation is gratefully appreciated, so donate now!

JOIN US SATURDAY!!!

Dear WCCUSD Families,​

You are cordially invited to the 12th Annual Parents as Partners and Leaders Conference, Saturday, October 21, 2017!

This conference draws hundreds of parents every year and provides parents with information through interactive, engaging workshops that will help them support their child’s academic career.

This conference will provide training and resources to help you become a partner in your child’s education. Over 15 workshops and a Community Resource Fair will be provided! We look forward to accommodating and meeting your needs!

Check out the program for this Saturday!

Reserve your space by registering online. You may also RSVP by calling the Community Engagement Department at
510-307-4526 to RSVP!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!

Childcare, Translation, Breakfast, and Snacks will be provided!

Estimadas Familias de WCCUSD,

Ustedes están invitados a la 12ª Conferencia Anual de Padres como Líderes y Socios en la Educación, el sábado, 21 de octubre, 2017!

Esta conferencia reúne a cientos de padres cada octubre y ofrece entrenamiento a padres a través de talleres interactivos que ayudan a apoyar la carrera académica de sus hijos.

Esta conferencia proporcionará instrucción y recursos para ayudarle a convertirse en un participante activo en la educación de su hijo. Se proporcionarán más de 15 talleres y una feria sobre recursos para la comunidad. Esperamos la oportunidad de servirles y satisfacer sus necesidades.

Nombre de Talleres que se han ofrecido en el pasado:

Haga el favor de completar la registración para reservar su lugar por la internet. Usted también puede llamar a la Oficina de Enlace Comunitario al teléfono 510-307-4590 para confirmar su asistencia.

¡HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA REGISTRARSE HOY!

¡Se proporcionará cuidado de niños, traducción, desayuno y aperitivos!

Link to Online Registration-ENGLISH
Link to Online Registration-ESPANOL
WCCUSD Highlights
Join the WCCUSD Mailing List
Click on link to see a video about Parent University HERE

SUPPORT ECHS BANDS!

Saturday October 21, 2017

The El Cerrito High School Band Program will present a 12-hour music marathon aimed to raise $10,000 for new instruments, equipment, and support various musical activities that include band festivals, clinics, and travel opportunities. Here’s the link to make a donation. All are welcome to JAZZ CONCERT IN THE QUAD at 12pm and CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT at 6pm. You can get more information HERE .

El Cerrito Arts Day — Celebrating the City’s History Through Music!

This year’s Arts Day celebration will honor El Cerrito’s many musical heritages. The event is at the EC Community Center, 2:00-5:00pm, on Saturday, October 21. Free! All ages are welcome.

The event’s program will include songs, dances, and stories of Ohlone Indians, Spanish colonists and Mexican ranchers, the Issei generation of Japanese Americans, and the thousands of war industry workers who came here during World War II.

For more information, go to: http://www.el-cerrito.org/751/Arts-Day

ANNOUNCING COOKIE DOUGH SALES JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

This is a tradition at Korematsu and an amazing way to earn funds to support our enrichment programs!

This cookie dough is one of the best out there AND it lasts 1 year in the freezer! Just in time for the holidays!

Your student SHOULD be bringing a packet home for you to order. IF it did not make it home,
PLEASE SEE THE FORMS ATTACHED BELOW!

NEW! HRF Brochure.pdf
​​
Korematsu Middle School.pdf
​​
Korematsu Middle School Order Form.pdf

Orders CAN NOT be placed online and MUST be returned TO THE OFFICE with ALL MONEY ENCLOSED (checks made payable to KOREMATSU PTSA) NO LATER THAN THURSDAY OCTBER 26th.

ALL ITEMS WILL BE READY FOR FAMILIES TO PICK UP NOVEMBER 9THAFTERSCHOOL IN THE PTA ROOM!!

For any questions OR to help volunteer for this event please contact Negar Souza thesouzafamily@comcast.net

Thank you AND happy selling!
P.S. Please see you earn free cookie dough if you sell 10 items or more!

MOVIE NIGHT

Korematsu Staff, Students and Families:
The Hispanic and Chicano Committee will be hosting our
SECOND Movie Night on Thursday, November 2, 2017 @ 6:15pm in the Multipurpose Room.
We will watch
The Book Of Life.

We will have traditional Latin American snacks & drinks Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and pillows. Pajamas are acceptable.