The Phoenix, Thursday, August 22, 2019

DRAMA MEETING FOR PARENTS!

Meeting is in the MPR
Thursday Aug 22, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

PICTURE DAY HAS BEEN POSTPONED

It will be rescheduled shortly.

RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, RESILIENT, BE AN ALLY

You’ll be hearing more shortly!
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GOLDEN GATE FIELDS SIGN UP!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS

TWO DATES
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Sunday, September 22, 2019

We’ve been awarded two Golden Gate Fields Days. We go down to the racetrack and hand out beer and hot dogs. In return we receive a $1,000 check and usually $100+ in tips. This is a very fun day.

We are looking for 3 1/2 hour commitments. Sign up in the link and thank you for your support!

SIGN UP IN THIS LINK

THANKS TO ALL OF OUR ICE CREAM SOCIAL VOLUNTEERS!

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PLEASE!! JOIN PTA!! WE ARE WAY BEHIND!

UnnamedPlease join our PTSA. We came out of registration very light with less than 100 members. Last year, we had more than 300 members. Please join our association and donate to our organization if you can. We do amazing work on campus, and we really do support the school. We are your forum for school concerns and communications, we organize all the school volunteers, and we raise and spend $40,000 per year on programs that the school and district cannot afford. Our suggested donation is $100. We humbly and gratefully accept donations at any level. PTSA Memberships are $15.00 each.

It is Easy to Join

Online:
https://jointotem.com/ca/el-cerrito/korematsu-middle-school-ptsa

Cash or Check:
Drop a check or cash off in the office. Checks can me made out to the Korematsu PTSA.
CLICK ON THIS LINK TO FIND OUR MEMBERSHIP FORM

DONATE TO SUPPORT PROGRAMS

We make a real difference in the programs and services that can be offered at Korematsu. We spend more than $40,000 per year on many campus extras. We’ve employed a math tutor, we’ve paid for the track, cross country and drama programs. We’ve paid for field trips. Every teacher at Korematsu gets $400 to spend on classroom supplies. If every family gave $100, we’d have more than enough to provide for our needs. You can set up monthly donations using the Paypal link on our website: http://www.korematsumiddleschool.org

SUPERINTENDENT DUFFY’S WELCOME BACK LETTER

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO READ!

VOLUNTEER FINGERPRINTING

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6th -12th Grade Families……

The East Bay Consortium is hosting their 42nd Annual College Information Day, a FREE college and career event for middle and high school students and their families. More than 50 public and private colleges and universities will be represented, including those within the UC system, California State University, in-state and out-of-state Private Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Community Colleges.

College Information Day

Saturday, October 12th
8:30 am-1:00 pm
Dwinelle Hall – UC Berkeley

Register here!

Workshops on admission requirements, financial aid and scholarships for documented and undocumented students, and requirements to be a transfer student, will be offered in English and Spanish. A Cash for College workshop to help seniors complete the financial aid applications, FAFSA or CA Dream Act, will take place throughout the event.

For more information, please contact Althea Jardeleza at althea@eastbayconsortium.org or (510) 872-1586.

School Starts Monday, August 19, 2019!

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

First Day of School is Tomorrow, Monday August 19, 2019
First Bell Rings 8:05 p.m.
Must Be in Class 8:10 a.m.
5 minutes “passing period”
MONDAY IS A MINIMUM DAY
SCHOOL IS OVER AT 1:25 p.m.

BELL SCHEDULE

CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR THE BELL SCHEDULE

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Here is Mr. Burnham’s weekend Robocall

Hello Korematsu parents and guardians and of course students,

This is Principal Matthew Burnham calling to welcome you to a new school year. Our staff has been working hard in preparation for what promises to be a great year. Let’s kick off the school year with a renewed determination to create the most positive and challenging learning environment for our students. Monday the 19th is the first day of school. Please make sure students arrive early enough to find their first period class. Classes begin at 8:10 AM with the first bell ringing at 8:05 AM.

Many schedules have changed since registration in an ongoing effort to balance classes. Posted throughout the school are lists in alphabetical order of students. Next to each name is their first period teacher and room number. Students need to find their name, make note of the teacher and room and head to the classroom. Students will receive their updated schedule. Other documents will also be handed out.

Unless there is a glaring error on a schedule (such as missing periods) we will not make class changes until Friday at the earliest. Our enrollment has increased once again and our ability to adjust schedules is limited. This year we expect to provide students with lockers by the end of the first week of school. But keep in mind we do not have enough lockers for all our students. We will once again be asking some students to share with a trusted friend.

When dropping off your student please be sure to drop along Lawrence street at the top of campus, or Norvell St. at the bottom of campus. Be sure to drop your student on the right hand side of the street so they do not need to cross the street. The key here is that cars travel in a clockwise direction. Donal Ave. is reserved for AC transit and Yellow school busses and not for regular vehicle traffic. And please remember we are located in a residential neighborhood so please do not block driveways.

I look forward to seeing all our wonderful students focused and ready to learn. Students First! Thank you!

Matt Burnham, Principal
Fred T. Korematsu Middle School

DRIVING, DROP-OFF’s, PARKING, AC TRANSIT

Drive around the school in a clockwise direction. Drop and pick up students at the marked, designated areas on Norvell and Lawrence. For student safety, and to improve traffic flow, drop students only on the school side of the street. Please refrain from dropping students directly in front of the school on Donal Avenue. In the mornings and afternoons, Donal Avenue is used by AC Transit and other buses, therefore, it must be kept clear so that the buses can make their stops.

Parking

Except for one or two lonely short-term parking spots, there is no parking on the school side of Donal Avenue. The school side of Donal Avenue must be kept clear for AC Transit and other bus use. Please park legally on Lawrence, Gladys or Norvell Streets.

Please respect our neighborhood and our neighbors. Please refrain from blocking any driveways …. even for a minute … and always follow traffic rules and regulations.

AC Transit

AC Transit runs dedicated routes to and from Richmond. These routes run only on school days Monday to Friday and the schedules are timed to match the hours of local schools and operate only when schools are in session. Even though these buses are specific to school schedules, they are open to all passengers at regular fare. Visit AC Transit Supplementary Service Calendar for complete information.

Routes

click on the bus links for specific routes, stops and times

667 North Richmond (Market Avenue and Third), Richmond (Seventh Street; MacDonald Avenue), El Cerrito (San Pablo Avenue), El Cerrito High, Korematsu Middle School.

668 Richmond BART, Richmond (Cutting Boulevard; Harbor Way South), El Cerrito (San Pablo Avenue), El Cerrito High School, Korematsu Middle School.

675 Richmond BART, Richmond (Cutting Boulevard; Harbor Way South) Richmond (Potrero Avenue, Hartnett Avenue) El Cerrito (Carlson Boulevard, San Pablo Avenue) El Cerrito Hight School, Korematsu Middle School.

SCHOOL MAP

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YOU CAN PRINT THE SCHOOL MAP FROM HERE

Classrooms that are 100 = First Floor
Classrooms that are 200 = Second Floor
Classrooms that are 300 = Third Floor

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

  • School ID on lanyard.
  • Class schedule and map of campus. There will be lots of adults around to help students find their way.
  • Sharpened pencils and erasers (mistakes OK!!).
  • Lunch or meal card or cash to purchase.
  • Binder with paper inside.
  • Backpack to hold it all!
  • Some returning students report they used a composition book for each class. You may need a 5-tab binder with pockets to hold handouts. Teachers will tell students what is required for class. If you buy ahead, save the receipt in case a teacher changes it up.
  • P.E. Meets in the Gym. You do not change for P.E. on the first day.
  • Please be patient. There could be schedule changes as we settle into the year and balance classes.

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(Example of Composition Book and Three Ring Binder with Sleeves)

PICTURE DAY IS POSTPONED

Picture day is no longer Friday, August 23.
We’ll announce the rescheduling.

KOREMATSU Fall Play

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Student Information Meeting: After School THIS WEDNESDAY, August 21 3:00 p.m. in the MPR.
Parent Information Meeting: THIS THURSDAY, August 22, 6:30pm in the MPR.
Meeting Announcement Flyer.pdf

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The Phoenix, Thursday, August 15, 2019

KOREMATSU OFFICE HOURS

Monday, August 12 – Friday, August 16,

OFFICE HRS: 8AM-4PM
(LUNCH BREAK 12-1PM)

REGISTRATION HRS: 9AM-12PM
If you have any questions, please call 510-231-1449

If you didn’t see us last week, please try to come in Monday – Friday, August 12-16, between 9 am – Noon.

Please bring your student so that we can get ID pictures taken.

7th GRADE FAMILIES – BRING PRINTED IMMUNIZATION RECORDS

7th Grade Families, please bring printed immunization records.

Returning 8th grade families do not need to bring printed copies. Thank you.

WE HAVE A WEB STORE!

Do you need PE clothes? You can order online and pick up in the Main Office.

https://KMS.myschoolcentral.com

If you are taking dance, please wait for teacher instructions!

GOT QUESTIONS ABOUT KOREMATSU? WE’VE GOT ANSWERS!

Check out our FAQ page here!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ALL-SCHOOL ICE CREAM SOCIAL!

Saturday, August 17, 2019, 2:00- 4:00 p.m.
Castro Park, 1420 Norvell St, El Cerrito, CA 94530.
Join us for the all-school ice cream social!
Catch up with old friends and meet new!
The whole family is invited!
We look forward to seeing you there! FREE!

JOIN PTA!!

Please join our PTSA. We came out of registration light with less than 100 members. Last year, we had more than 300 members. Please join our association and donate to our organization if you can. We do amazing work on campus, and we really do support the school. We are your forum for school concerns and communications, we organize all the school volunteers, and we raise and spend $40,000 per year on programs that the school and district cannot afford. Our suggested donation is $100. We humbly and gratefully accept donations at any level. PTSA Memberships are $15.00 each.

Three Ways to Join:
Online: www.korematsumiddleschool.org
Click on the yellow DONATE button. In the COMMENTS field, please tell us the names of the members.

Cash or Check:
Drop a check or cash off in the office. Checks can me made out to the Korematsu PTSA.

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO FIND OUR MEMBERSHIP FORM

DONATE TO SUPPORT PROGRAMS

We make a real difference in the programs and services that can be offered at Korematsu. We spend more than $40,000 per year on many campus extras. We’ve employed a math tutor, we’ve paid for the track, cross country and drama programs. We’ve paid for field trips. Every teacher at Korematsu gets $400 to spend on classroom supplies. If every family gave $100, we’d have more than enough to provide for our needs. You can set up monthly donations using the Paypal link on our website: www.korematsumiddleschool.org

FALL PLAY AUDITIONS!

Information Meeting

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in the MPR

STAY TUNED…NIGHT MEETING FOR PARENTS AND GUARDIANS BEING SCHEDULED!

Scripts will be available for check-out during the first week of school. Stop by the library and pick one up!

If you have any questions, please email Erin Merritt at erinmerritt1@gmail.com

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – GOLDEN GATE FIELDS

TWO DATES

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Sunday, September 22, 2019

We’ve been awarded two Golden Gate Fields Days. We go down to the racetrack and hand out beer and hot dogs. In return we receive a $1,000 check and usually $100+ in tips. This is a very fun day.

We are looking for 3 1/2 hour commitments. Sign up in the link and thank you for your support!

SIGN UP IN THIS LINK

PICTURE DAY!

Friday, August 23, 2019

See the ordering information on the flier attached!

PICTURE DAY ORDER FORM

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

If you are interested in getting on the wait list for the after school program, the form is included in the link below.

Completed forms can be dropped off in the Korematsu office or emailed to: miranda.taylor@bacr.org

Click on this link to view and print the after school waitlist form

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first day of school is
Monday, Aug. 19th, 2019

FIRST BELL 8:10 a.m. – 1:25 pm Dismissal (Minimum Day)

WHAT TO BRING ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

  1. School ID on lanyard.
  2. Class schedule and map of campus.
  3. Sharpened pencils and erasers (mistakes OK!!).
  4. Lunch or meal card or cash to purchase.
  5. Binder with paper inside.
  6. Backpack to hold it all!
  7. Some returning students report they used a composition book for each class. You may need a 5-tab binder with pockets to hold handouts. Teachers will tell students what is required for class. If you buy ahead, save the receipt in case a teacher changes it up.
  8. P.E. Meets in the Gym. You do not change for P.E. on the first day.
  9. Please be patient. There could be schedule changes as we settle into the year and balance classes.

Lots of Reminders and Updates!

KOREMATSU OFFICE HOURS

Monday, August 12 – Friday, August 16,

OFFICE HRS: 8AM-4PM
( LUNCH BREAK 12-1PM )

REGISTRATION HRS: 9AM-12PM
If you have any questions, please call 510-231-1449

If you didn’t see us last week, please try to come in Monday – Friday, August 12-16, between 9 am – Noon.
Please bring your student so that we can get ID pictures taken.

7th GRADE FAMILIES……

BRING PRINTED IMMUNIZATION RECORDS

7th Grade Families, please bring printed immunization records.

Returning 8th grade families do not need to bring printed copies. Thank you.

GOT QUESTIONS ABOUT KOREMATSU?

WE’VE GOT ANSWERS!

Check out our FAQ page here!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

JOIN PTA

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Please join our PTSA. We came out of registration light with less than 100 members. Last year, we had more than 300 members. Please join our association and donate to our organization if you can. We do amazing work on campus, and we really do support the school. We are your forum for school concerns and communications, we organize all the school volunteers, and we raise and spend $40,000 per year on programs that the school and district cannot afford. Our suggested donation is $100. We humbly and gratefully accept donations at any level. PTSA Memberships are $15.00 each.

Three Ways to Join:
Online:
www.korematsumiddleschool.org
Click on the yellow DONATE button. In the COMMENTS field, please tell us the names of the members.

Cash or Check:
Drop a check or cash off in the office. Checks can me made out to the Korematsu PTSA.
CLICK ON THIS LINK TO FIND OUR MEMBERSHIP FORM

SCAN THE QR CODE WITH YOUR PHONE’S CAMERA:
You’ll be taken the the online site where you can register.
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DONATE TO SUPPORT PROGRAMS

We make a real difference in the programs and services that can be offered at Korematsu. We spend more than $40,000 per year on many campus extras. We’ve employed a math tutor, we’ve paid for the track, cross country and drama programs. We’ve paid for field trips. Every teacher at Korematsu gets $400 to spend on classroom supplies. If every family gave $100, we’d have more than enough to provide for our needs. You can set up monthly donations using the Paypal link on our website: www.korematsumiddleschool.org

SAVE THE DATES…. FALL PLAY AUDITIONS!

Information Meeting
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
3:00 p.m.
MPR

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Audition Flyer

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS
TWO DATES
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Sunday, September 22, 2019

We’ve been awarded two Golden Gate Fields Days. We go down to the racetrack and hand out beer and hot dogs. In return we receive a $1,000 check and usually $100+ in tips. This is a very fun day.
We are looking for 3 1/2 hour commitments. Sign up in the link and thank you for your support!

SIGN UP IN THIS LINK

PICTURE DAY!

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Ordering information on the flier!

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

If you are interested in getting on the wait list for the after school program, the form is included in the link below.
Completed forms can be dropped off in the Korematsu office or emailed to:
miranda.taylor@bacr.org

Click on this link to view and print the after school waitlist form

ALL-SCHOOL ICE CREAM SOCIAL!

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Saturday, August 17, 2019, 2:00- 4:00 p.m.
Castro Park, 1420 Norvell St, El Cerrito, CA 94530.
Join us for the all-school ice cream social!
Catch up with old friends and meet new!
The whole family is invited!
We look forward to seeing you there! FREE!

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first day of school is
Monday, Aug. 19th, 2019

FIRST BELL 8:10 a.m. – 1:25 pm Dismissal (Minimum Day)

WHAT TO BRING ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

  1. School ID on lanyard.
  2. Class schedule and map of campus.
  3. Sharpened pencils and erasers (mistakes OK!!).
  4. Lunch or meal card or cash to purchase.
  5. Binder with paper inside.
  6. Backpack to hold it all!
  7. Some returning students report they used a composition book for each class. You may need a 5-tab binder with pockets to hold handouts. Teachers will tell students what is required for class. If you buy ahead, save the receipt in case a teacher changes it up.
  8. P.E. Meets in the Gym. You do not change for P.E. on the first day.
  9. Please be patient. There could be schedule changes as we settle into the year and balance classes.
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The Phoenix, Thursday, August 7, 2019

LAST ORIENTATION/REGISTRATION DAY

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TODAY, Thursday, August 8, 2019
9:00 a.m. – Noon
MPR

Pick up schedules, get ID’s PE clothes, PowerSchool. etc.

7th GRADE FAMILIES….

BRING PRINTED IMMUNIZATION RECORDS

7th Grade Families, please bring printed immunization records. Returning 8th grade families do not need to bring printed copies. Thank you.

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THANK YOU!

Screenshot 2015 12 07 19 46 23Well, that was fun! Thank you everyone for smooth registration/orientation days! We appreciate your patience as we worked through a few new systems!

If you did not come in during Registration Days, please come to the office next week beginning on Monday, August 12th. Students will pick up ID’s, schedule, get PE uniforms, get information on the after school program, etc. Our goal is to have as many students as possible in class on the first day. If they have a schedule, ID, etc. you help to make that possible. Thanks for your support!

VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED

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We think we need some volunteers to help out in the office next week Monday-Friday, August 12-16. If you have some hours to spare, please email the Korematsu PTSA with your availability. Please indicate your name, the day you are available and the time block. We’ll check in with the office and publish a schedule. This will be general office support…. papers, filing, helping parents, etc. Thank you for your support!

Contact us: Korematsuptsa@gmail.com

PTSA-SPONSORED ICE CREAM SOCIAL

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Saturday, August 17, 2019, 2:00- 4:00 p.m.
Castro Park, 1420 Norvell St, El Cerrito, CA 94530.
Join us for the all-school ice cream social!
Catch up with old friends and meet new!
The whole family is invited!
We look forward to seeing you there! FREE!

JOIN PTA

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Please join our PTSA. We came out of registration light with less than 100 members. Last year, we had more than 300 members. Please join our association and donate to our organization if you can. We do amazing work on campus, and we really do support the school. We are your forum for school concerns and communications, we organize all the school volunteers, and we raise and spend $40,000 per year on programs that the school and district cannot afford. Our suggested donation is $100. We humbly and gratefully accept donations at any level. PTSA Memberships are $15.00 each.

Three Ways to Join:
Online:
www.korematsumiddleschool.org
Click on the yellow DONATE button. In the COMMENTS field, please tell us the names of the members.

Cash or Check:
Drop a check or cash off in the office. Checks can me made out to the Korematsu PTSA.
CLICK ON THIS LINK TO FIND OUR MEMBERSHIP FORM

SCAN THE QR CODE WITH YOUR PHONE’S CAMERA:
You’ll be taken the the online site where you can register.
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DONATE TO SUPPORT PROGRAMS

We make a real difference in the programs and services that can be offered at Korematsu. We spend more than $40,000 per year on many campus extras. We’ve employed a math tutor, we’ve paid for the track, cross country and drama programs. We’ve paid for field trips. Every teacher at Korematsu gets $400 to spend on classroom supplies. If every family gave $100, we’d have more than enough to provide for our needs. You can set up monthly donations using the Paypal link on our website: www.korematsumiddleschool.org

SAVE THE DATES…. FALL PLAY AUDITIONS!

Information Meeting
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
3:00 p.m.
MPR

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Audition Flyer

7th Grade Families…..Bring Printed Immunization Records!

Message from District Health Aide!

Attention all 7th Grade students: Upon your arrival on Aug. 6th, please have all immunizations printed and ready to be received. (Immunizations including the updated TDAP and Varicella #2.)

You may have uploaded them through the online system. Please bring printed copies are well.

THANK YOU!

Dear Korematsu Parents,

Please note that because it’s the first year our District is transferring all info required for Registration/Orientation from paper to online, there will be a few bumps along the road. Please remain patient with us as we strive for efficient service.

Thank you,
Korematsu Middle School Office Staff

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Registration / Orientation Starts Tomorrow! AUGUST 6TH!

REGISTRATION/ORIENTATION SEE YOU STARTING TOMORROW!

We are looking forward to seeing everyone next week August 6,7,8 for registration/orientation. We’ll be in the MPR.

We’ve got more than you need to know up on our website.
Check it out all the links here! https://korematsumiddleschool.org/?page_id=3132

If you are unable to navigate PowerSchool, do not worry. We’ll have people on hand to help.

It is certainly our preference to have you come in August 6,7,8. However, if you are unable to attend these events, please come into the office beginning Monday, August 12, and we’ll get you taken care of.

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REGISTRATION DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Tiffany Jamison, Office Manager Extraordinaire, and our hard-working office staff is hoping some of you can lend your helping hands for Registration Days. Please sign up in the link below and help out if you are available.

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO VOLUNTEER

JOIN OUR PTSA

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We are your forum for community advocacy and volunteer participation. We are extremely proud of our PTSA, and have over 300 members. We were #1 in membership last year in the Bayside Council (30+ units). You may notice that we are a PTSA. We encourage student participation in our unit. Each membership is $15.00. There are three ways to join:

Phone: Take a picture of this QR code with your phone’s camera and it will take you to you to the online site where you can finish the transaction.

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Website: https://jointotem.com/ca/el-cerrito/korematsu-middle-school-ptsa/join.
Checks or Cash: Drop off a check or cash at registration or in the main office. The membership form is on the reverse side of this letter. Make checks payable to “Fred T. Korematsu PTSA.”

DONATE TO SUPPORT PROGRAMS

We make a real difference in the programs and services that can be offered at Korematsu. We spend more than $40,000 per year on many campus extras. We’ve employed a math tutor, we’ve paid for the track, cross country and drama programs. We’ve paid for field trips. Every teacher at Korematsu gets $400 to spend on classroom supplies. If every family gave $100, we’d have more than enough to provide for our needs. You can set up monthly donations using the Paypal link on our website: www.korematsumiddleschool.org

Come Visit our table at registration where you can find out what we do and volunteer. We welcome you!!!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT THE PTSA TABLE!

PTSA can use some helpful hands at our table too.

Sign up for An Hour or Two in this Link!

Or contact us! korematsuptsa@gmail.com

PTSA – SPONSORED ALL-SCHOOL ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Join us for our all-school ice cream social Saturday, August 17, 2019, 2:00- 4:00 p.m. Castro Park, 1420 Norvell St, El Cerrito, CA 94530. The whole family – parents, guardians, siblings and students are invited to meet new friends and catch up with old. We look forward to seeing you there!

NO LONGER ATTENDING KOREMATSU?

WANT TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM OUR ETREE?

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to korematsu-ptsa-news+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com. We’ll miss you!

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The Phoenix, Thursday, August 1, 2019

REGISTRATION/ORIENTATION

YES….REGISTRATION DAYS ARE NEXT WEEK!!!!!

We are looking forward to seeing everyone next week August 6,7,8 for registration/orientation. We’ll be in the GYMNASIUM.

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We’ve got more than you need to know up on our website.
Check it out all the links here!

If you are unable to navigate PowerSchool, do not worry. We’ll have people on hand to help.

REGISTRATION DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Tiffany Jamison, Office Manager Extraordinaire, and our hard-working office staff is hoping some of you can lend your helping hands for Registration Days. Please sign up in the link below and help out if you are available.

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO VOLUNTEER

JOIN OUR PTSA

Unnamed

We are your forum for community advocacy and volunteer participation. We are extremely proud of our PTSA, and have over 300 members. We were #1 in membership last year in the Bayside Council (30+ units). You may notice that we are a PTSA. We encourage student participation in our unit. Each membership is $15.00. There are three ways to join:

Phone: Take a picture of this QR code with your phone’s camera and it will take you to you to the online site where you can finish the transaction.

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Website: https://jointotem.com/ca/el-cerrito/korematsu-middle-school-ptsa/join.
Checks or Cash: Drop off a check or cash at registration or in the main office. The membership form is on the reverse side of this letter. Make checks payable to “Fred T. Korematsu PTSA.”

DONATE TO SUPPORT PROGRAMS

We make a real difference in the programs and services that can be offered at Korematsu. We spend more than $40,000 per year on many campus extras. We’ve employed a math tutor, we’ve paid for the track, cross country and drama programs. We’ve paid for field trips. Every teacher at Korematsu gets $400 to spend on classroom supplies. If every family gave $100, we’d have more than enough to provide for our needs. You can set up monthly donations using the Paypal link on our website: www.korematsumiddleschool.org

Come Visit our table at registration where you can find out what we do and volunteer. We welcome you!!!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT THE PTSA TABLE!

PTSA can use some helpful hands at our table too.

Sign up for An Hour or Two in this Link!

Or contact us! korematsuptsa@gmail.com

PTSA – SPONSORED ALL-SCHOOL ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Join us for our all-school ice cream social Saturday, August 17, 2019, 2:00- 4:00 p.m. Castro Park, 1420 Norvell St, El Cerrito, CA 94530. The whole family – parents, guardians, siblings and students are invited to meet new friends and catch up with old. We look forward to seeing you there!

NO LONGER ATTENDING KOREMATSU?

WANT TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM OUR ETREE?

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to korematsu-ptsa-news+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com. We’ll miss you!

The Phoenix, June 6, 2019

It’s a WRAP!

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THANK YOU to all of our volunteers, our outgoing 8th grade parents, the boards of our PTSA and Korematsu’s Music Parents Association. We couldn’t have done it without you. Whether you volunteered in classrooms, volunteered for an extracurricular, worked for the WriterCoach Connection, went on a field trip, contributed to Teacher Treat Day, worked on the yearbook, volunteered for one of our band programs, coached sports, or helped your child with homework, you made (and make) our school a better place. We can never say enough good things about this kind, caring and generous community. We are very lucky!

Good luck to our 8th graders as you move on to high school. We are expecting great things from you, and know you will change your communities and the world for the better!!

Oh yeah…. the first day of school is Monday, August 19, 2019! It is a minimum day.

We will publish registration and incoming 7th grade information very shortly. We do publish over the summer.

GOODBYE TO MS. La Due

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Deepest thanks and best regards to English teacher Sarah La Due. From the day you set foot on the campus, you changed it for the better, and served as a role model for all of us. You leave a better school behind. We thank you for your inspiration and the way you’ve touched us all. Your new school is lucky to have you. We wish you well. Stay in touch!

TONIGHT PROMOTION CEREMONY

Students need to report to the gymnasium no later than 5:30 p.m. Dress appropriate for church, mosque, synagogue is appropriate for this event. Make sure they dress warmly. Dresses with spaghetti straps, bare torsos, long gowns, high heels, tuxedos are inappropriate for this event.

DRESS WARMLY. YOU MIGHT WANT TO BRING THIS

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Enter through the Lawrence Street gate. Please be prompt. The gate will close at 6:00 p.m. so that we can all enjoy the ceremony.
Please respect the neighborhood when visiting. Please carpool to campus, and please park multiple blocks away and walk to campus so that we alleviate both traffic and parking congestion in the neighborhood. Our neighbors thank you!

Promotion Ceremony Letter

JOIN CHEER AT EL CERRITO HIGH

This message is for current 8th graders: Anyone interested in tryouts for El Cerrito High School Cheer Team for next year, please send your name and contact info to:
rmclachlan@wccusd.net.

I’ll put you on the list to be contacted in summer when tryout dates are finalized. Thanks.

76’ers Trip to Washington, DC

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A FEW SPACES ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE
76’ers Trip to Washington, DC
FOR RISING 7th GRADERS – WILL BE IN 8th GRADE

There are some spaces available for the 76’ers trip to Washington DC, Presidents’ Week break, February, 2020.
Please contact Tim Shaw for more information. timj.shaw@yahoo.com

ALL-SCHOOL ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Save the date!

Our all-school ice cream social is August 17th at Castro Park. The whole family is welcome. Catch up with old friends and meet new. Details to publish shortly.

HEADED TO EL CERRITO HIGH?

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1. Sign up for the etree. This is the main form of communication on campus. Email echsetree@gmail.com. Subject: SUBSCRIBE.
2. El Cerrito High School Website
3. ECHS Registration Information:
4. Walk through Registration Dates:

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2. Other Social Media (not an exhaustive list):
El Cerrito High School Twitter
El Cerrito High School PTSA Facebook
El Cerrito High School PTSA Twitter
El Cerrito High School Instagram
or Text @ecgauchos to 81010 Or add @ECGauchos if you are already registered on Remind

SUMMER READING

Lots of ideas about how to keep up with summer reading here.
Read from a phone, a table, a computer….all summer! Free! Here!
https://www.smore.com/dg78f-wccusd-library-services

Big Changes to Box Tops

Box tops is going digital. Over time, you’ll be taking pictures of receipts with your phone and submitting them with an App. The change is starting now. There’s a video that explains the changes. Please share!

https://www.boxtops4education.com/coordinator