The Phoenix, Thursday, January 16, 2020

NO SCHOOL – Friday, January 17

Friday, January 17, 2020
Teacher Work Day

NO SCHOOL – Monday, January 20

Monday, January 20, 2020
Martin Luther King Day

WE’LL SEE EVERYONE
TUESDAY, January 21, 2020

SCIENCE FAIR JUDGING

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STILL TIME TO SIGN UP
YES, WE ARE JUDGING EVEN THOUGH SCHOOL IS CLOSED (TEACHER WORK DAY)

SIGN UP TO JUDGE HERE!

SCHOOL TOURS

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Please share!
SIGN UP IN THIS LINK!

FAMILY SCIENCE NIGHT

Thursday, February 6, 2020
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
MPR
Korematsu Science Evening & Science Fair Awards

All students and families invited for an exciting evening of live experiments and explosions plus science fair awards.

CELEBRATE KOREMATSU!!

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Saturday, February 8, 2020
5:30- 9:30 p.m.
CELEBRATE KOREMATSU!!

Celebrate Korematsu is our community-building, fundraising event. Our band students provide the entertainment, we have dinner, a live and silent auction, and spend some time together.
You do not have to have students in the band program to attend!
All families are warmly welcome, and this is a family-friendly event. Siblings are invited!

BUY A TICKET HERE!

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER

AUCTION!!

Thanks to all of your that have donated to the auction!

There’s still time! Do you own a business and have a service to contribute?

Can you host a party?

Would you like to coordinate a
Dessert-of-the-Month?
Flower Bouquet-of-the- Month?

Do you have Warriors Tickets?
Theater Tickets?
Football Tickets?

We are also still collecting for our “Stock the Bar” item

Contact us! korematsuptsa@gmail.com

AUCTION PREVIEW….

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Marble Servers for Cheese and More

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Beautiful Art!

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Comfy Furniture!

The Phoenix, January 9, 2020

Jo Boaler

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FREE CHILDCARE
EL CERRITO HIGH SCHOOL
PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 p.m.

TEACHER TREAT DAY FRIDAY

Sign up to bring something
or volunteer your time
in the link!
SIGN UP IN THIS LINK!

SPRING PLAY! AUDITIONS!

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No Shakespeare knowledge needed—you will learn at auditions.

Fri 1/10 Info meeting—3pm

Come Monday OR Tuesday from 3 – 5pm to audition
Mon 1/13: Audition/Class: no preparation necessary
Tues 1/14 Audition/Class: no preparation necessary
Wed 1/15: Callbacks (if needed)

Rehearsals start: Wed 1/22
Wed 1/22 first rehearsal
Performances Th/F/S March 12 – 14

Chipotle Fundraiser

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Saturday, January 11, 2020
5:00-9:00 p.m.
9901 San Pablo Ave
El Cerrito
Don’t forget this Flier!
Thanks for you support!

SCIENCE FAIR PROJECT JUDGES NEEDED

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SIGN UP TO JUDGE HERE!

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Saturday, February 8, 2020
5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church
1 Lawson Road
Kensington CA 94708

CELEBRATE KOREMATSU IS AROUND THE CORNER!

THIS EVENT SELLS OUT EVERY YEAR.
BUY TICKETS NOW!!
Celebrate Korematsu is our annual community- building event.
Our kids provide the entertainment (bands), we have dinner and a live and silent auction.

Please join us for this family-friendly event! Younger siblings are welcome, and they get to see the musical progression of their siblings and neighbors!

This is a totally fun event!

You don’t need to be a “band parent” to attend. The event is open to all!

Mr. Vedder is the auctioneer. Returning is Ms. Tiffany Jamison, Former Office Manager to help!

WE ALSO HAVE A SPECIAL GUEST THAT EVERYONE WILL WANT SEE!

BUY CELEBRATE KOREMATSU TICKETS HERE!

DONATIONS TO CELEBRATE KOREMATSU

Do you have something to donate to the auction?

Warriors Tickets?

Pixar Tour?

Donate an Epic Party?

A Great Bottle of Wine that you’ll Never Drink??

A Service…. Web Design, Donate a Dinner, A skill?
Let us know! We’d love to talk!

Contact us!

korematsuptsa@gmail.com

STOCK THE BAR

We intend to auction off a stocked home bar.
Have something to donate to it? Contact us. We’ll can arrange pick-up and drop-off!

korematsuptsa@gmail.com

WELCOME BACK REMINDERS!

WELCOME BACK

School is Open!!
Monday, January 6, 2020

Teacher Luncheon

Friday, January 10, 2020
Please drop by 10:30 a.m.
in the Teacher Lounge
Happy New Year and thank you to all who contributed last year!
And it is time again. Let’s start the year with a bang and a great first teacher luncheon!
Bring your favorite healthy or maybe not New Year’s dish.
Bring what you can or what your heart desires.
No time to cook? No problem!
Pick something up, drop something off.

SIGN UP IN THIS LINK!

JO BOALER

THURSDAY, January 9, 2020
El Cerrito High School
Performing Arts Theater
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Presentation at 7:00 p.m.

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We are super excited to partner with our neighboring PTAs to bring Jo Boaler to speak!

Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford, promotes mathematics education reform and equitable mathematics classrooms. She is the co-founder and faculty director of youcubed, which provides mathematics education resources to teacher, students and parents. At this event, she’ll talk about mindset and how at any age we are capable of growth and rewiring. Please save the date and come on out. Bonus Points if you bring a math teacher with you!

Chipotle Fundraiser!

Saturday January 11, 2019
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Chipotle El Cerrito
9901 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530
Present the flier below and we receive 33% of the proceeds!

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Celebrate Korematsu

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An evening of Music, Community, Food, Live and Silent Auction

Saturday, February 8, 2020
Unitarian Universalist Church
1 Lawson Rd
Kensington CA 94707

Auctioneer: Mr. Vedder, 8th Grade English Teacher

SPECIAL GUESTS!

CALL FOR DONATIONS

We plan to a give away a “Stock the Bar” for Celebrate Korematsu
Can you donate a bottle of….
Gin
Tequila
Bourbon
Scotch or Whiskey – Rye, Irish or other (or both)
Brandy
Light Rum
Dark Rum
Vodka
Beer
Wine – Red, White, Rose, Sparkling, Champagne
Mixers – Tonics, Club Sodas
Bitters Kit
Simple Syrup
Other?

Contact us! korematsuptsa@gmail.com

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The Phoenix, Thursday, January 19, 2019

WINTER BREAK

Friday, December 20, 2019
Minimum Day 1:25 Dismissal

NO SCHOOL Monday December 23 – Friday, January 3, 2020

Classes Resume Monday, January 6, 2020

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!!

2020 Preview – Rest Up Because 2020 is going to be BIG!

Census 2020
Schools and Communities First Campaign Ballot Measure
Yes on R Bond Measure to Rebuild our Schools
“Fund Education Now” Awareness Week February 3-7, 2020
WCCUSD Budget
Jo Boaler, January 9, 2020
Science Fair Judging and Science Fair

YEARBOOK

== Buy Your Yearbook Before the Winter Break! ==

With the holidays fast approaching, now is a great time to reserve a yearbook for your child. Until Jan 31, you can get a Korematsu Yearbook for $35, after which the price rises to $40! So order your yearbook TODAY to get the lower price. https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1003883/Fred-T.-Korematsu-Middle-School/

=== Send Us Your Photos ===

We greatly need your help! So far, we have very few photos from the Korematsu community, and we could use many, many more! Our yearbook staff would love to include your photos in this year’s book! Share your pix with us ASAP. The easiest way to send photos is using the Dropbox we have set up. Just upload photos to:
http://bit.ly/yearbookKMS

=== Add Special Recognition for Your Student! ===

Want to add a personal message to your student in the yearbook? This year we are including special recognition ads, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the DECA club. These ads will appear in the back of each yearbook, letting you recognize the accomplishments of your child.

Visit the Korematsu store page on Jostens’ site to place your order. https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1003883/Fred-T.-Korematsu-Middle-School/

Note, too, that you can use the store link to order your yearbook.

Reserve Your Yearbook! Order Today!!

KITCHEN SUPPLIES NEEDED

Our new MMSN (NSH) teacher, Ms. Sibitz Smith and co-teacher, Michelle Williams, are looking for kitchen supplies to use with students. If you have extra of the items below, that you no longer need, please Drop off in office, room C206, or A201

bowls
mixing spoons
measuring cups
measuring spoons
baking sheets
whisks
pots
pans
serving utensils
induction burner
oven mitts
electric mixers
electric choppers
knives (to be kept locked up by Ms. Woods or myself)
spatulas
waffle maker
panini press
electric griddle
gift cards to Safeway
etc.

SAVE THE DATE! Celebrate Korematusu

An evening of Music, Community, Food, Live and Silent Auction

Saturday, February 8, 2020
Unitarian Universalist Church
1 Lawson Rd
Kensington CA 94707

Auctioneer: Mr. Vedder, 8th Grade English Teacher

SPECIAL GUESTS!

DISTRICT BUDGET TOWN HALL UPDATE

If you were unable to view the budget town hall, it has been recorded.

VIEW THE TOWN HALL TAPES HERE
View the Town Hall Here – English
View the Town Hall Here in Spanish

VIEW BUDGET TOWN HALL SLIDES
Budget Town Hall Slides – English
Budget Town Hall Slides – Spanish

TAKE THE BUDGET SURVEY
Spanish Survey
English Survey

DISTRICT’S LINK TO ALL BUDGET DOCUMENTS

SAVE THE DATE !

Thursday, January 9 2019
7:00 p.m.
El Cerrito High School
Jo Boaler coming!
Opening Remarks by Superintendent Matthew Duffy
Free! Open to All!

We are super excited to partner with our neighboring PTAs to bring Jo Boaler to speak!

Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford, promotes mathematics education reform and equitable mathematics classrooms. She is the co-founder and faculty director of youcubed, which provides mathematics education resources to teacher, students and parents. At this event, she’ll talk about mindset and how at any age we are capable of growth and rewiring. Please save the date and come on out. Bonus Points if you bring a math teacher with you!

SCIENCE FAIR JUDGES NEEDED

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SIGN UP TO JUDGE HERE!

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The Phoenix, Thursday, December 12, 2019

TEACHER TREAT DAY

Friday December 13, 2019

Last Teacher luncheon of the year. Save the date! Friday, Dec.13th !! We will make treat bags for the staff as well so please bring extra cookies!! Any favorite food or Holiday food is appreciated. Salads are always welcome, and sides like baguette, sourdough or any other yummy bread. Please contribute to make this event a success again. If no time to cook, no problem. Bring what you can. Questions to liissaUSA@aol.com. Thank you.

SIGN UP IN THIS LINK!

Korematsu Winter Concert

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
MPR
Doors Open 6:30 p.m.
Concert at 7:00 p.m.
Come support our musicians!

Jo Boaler coming!

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Thursday, January 9 2019
7:00 p.m.
El Cerrito High School

Opening Remarks by Superintendent Matthew Duffy

Free! Open to All!

We are super excited to partner with our neighboring PTAs to bring Jo Boaler to speak!

Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford, promotes mathematics education reform and equitable mathematics classrooms. She is the co-founder and faculty director of youcubed, which provides mathematics education resources to teacher, students and parents. At this event, she’ll talk about mindset and how at any age we are capable of growth and rewiring. Please save the date and come on out. Bonus Points if you bring a math teacher with you!

DISTRICT BUDGET TOWN HALL UPDATE

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If you were unable to view the budget town hall, it has been recorded.

VIEW THE TOWN HALL TAPES HERE
View the Town Hall Here – English
View the Town Hall Here in Spanish

VIEW BUDGET TOWN HALL SLIDES
Budget Town Hall Slides – English
Budget Town Hall Slides – Spanish

TAKE THE BUDGET SURVEY
Spanish Survey
English Survey

DISTRICT’S LINK TO ALL BUDGET DOCUMENTS
https://www.wccusd.net/budget

HIGH SCHOOL EVENTS! GREAT VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS PERFORMANCE PERFECT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

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SUPERINTENDENT DUFFY’S DECEMBER MESSAGE

Superintendent Duffy’s December Message

The Phoenix, Thursday, December 3, 2019

TEACHER TREAT DAY

Friday December 13, 2019

Last Teacher luncheon of the year. Save the date! Friday, Dec.13th !! We will make treat bags for the staff as well so please bring extra cookies!! Any favorite food or Holiday food is appreciated. Salads are always welcome, and sides like baguette, sourdough or any other yummy bread. Please contribute to make this event a success again. If no time to cook, no problem. Bring what you can. Questions to liissaUSA@aol.com. Thank you.

Sign up to Volunteer and Donate in this Link!

EMPTY GALLON MILK CARTONS NEEDED PENNY WARS FUNDRAISER

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The school is planing a Penny Wars fundraiser and is looking for clean and empty gallon milk jugs to collect the donations. We plan to start after winter break. Turn into the Main Office labeled for Katherine Davis. Thank you!

DISTRICT BUDGET FORUM

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The District Budget Forum is taking place on Monday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will be held at DeJean Middle School and broadcast to six satellite locations where members of the district staff will be on hand to transmit questions to the presenters.

The satellite locations will be:

Hercules Middle/High Schools Library, 1900 Refugio Valley Road, Hercules, CA
Pinole Valley High School Library, 2900 Pinole Valley Road, Pinole, CA
De Anza High School Library, 5000 Valley View Road, Richmond, CA
Richmond High School Library, 1250 – 23rd Street, Richmond, CA
Kennedy High School Library, 4300 Cutting Blvd., Richmond, CA
El Cerrito High School Cafeteria, 540 Ashbury Ave., El Cerrito, CA
Babysitting and translation services will be available at all locations.

More in this link

Buy Your Yearbook Before the Price Goes Up!

Until Jan 31, you can get a Korematsu Yearbook for $35. But the price goes up next month! So order your yearbook TODAY to get the lower price. https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1003883/Fred-T.-Korematsu-Middle-School/
After Feb 1, yearbooks will cost $40.

=== Send Us Your Photos ===

It’s 2019 and the yearbook is well underway. But we greatly need your help! So far, we have very few photos from the Korematsu community, and we could use many, many more! We’d love to have at least 100 photos by Dec 12, and we’re currently still far short of that goal.

Our yearbook staff would love to include your photos in this year’s book! Share your pix with us. The easiest way to send photos is using the Dropbox we have set up. Just upload photos to:
http://bit.ly/yearbookKMS

We’ll consider any photos of students or events sent to us. We especially need photos of sports teams and after school activities! Photos received before Dec 12 can be considered for the first half of the yearbook, which is due prior to Winter Break.

=== Add Special Recognition for Your Student! ===

Want to add a personal message to your student in the yearbook? This year we are including special recognition ads, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the DECA club. These ads will appear in the back of each yearbook, letting you recognize the accomplishments of your child.

Visit the Korematsu store page on Jostens’ site to place your order. https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1003883/Fred-T.-Korematsu-Middle-School/

Note, too, that you can use the store link to order your yearbook.

Reserve Your Yearbook! Order Today!!

Elemental Volleyball Academy – 2019 Winter Chill
(6th Annual)!

Registration Now Open!

Location: El Cerrito High (3 Beautiful Courts)
Led by Scott Bishop – 30 year veteran coach and other experienced and awesome staff.
2 Clinics offered – – Grades 4th – 12th Girls Only.

Sunday, December 22 – Clinic #1
9 am – 11 am – Session #1
11am – 12 pm – Lunch Break (Bring your own)
12:00 – 2:00 pm – Session # 2

Sunday, December 29 – Clinic #2
9 am – 11 am – Session #1
11am – 12 pm – Lunch Break (Bring your own)
12:00 – 2:00 pm – Session # 2

The 4-6th graders will use volley-lites (the light weight 12 and under ball) and playing on a lower net (7′).

The 7-12th graders using regulation balls (Molten and Spalding) and playing on the standard height net (7’4 1/8″).

Players will be trained in multiple skills, game play and fun.
Players will also be using the AirCat and Accu-Spike machines (see videos to the right).

Every prepaid player will receive a Molten Mini-Volleyball!

SNAP THE GAP

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WINTER BAND / ORCHESTRA / CHOIR / THEATER / DANCE FESTIVAL

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The Phoenix, Thursday, November 14, 2019

8TH GRADE NIGHT

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7th Grade families are welcome as well!
It is never too early to think about college and career! Join us!

Peace, Love and Unicorn Update

🕊 💕 🦄

To bring you up to speed, students were awarded “Burnham Bucks” for good deeds and actions on campus.
They, in turn, used those “bucks” to pick two teacher to wear the unicorn outfits for a day.

And the winners of this year’s Unicorn Contest are….

Returning Champ, Tiffany Carrico, and Mr. U!!

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HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Friday, November 22,2019
IS A MINIMUM DAY

November 25 – 29
NO SCHOOL