The Phoenix, August 10, 2017

UP NEXT…SOCIALS!

CATCH UP WITH OLD FRIENDS AND MEET NEW!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Dive into school life and culture at Korematsu!

We have lined up two fun community events where you can meet and mingle with new and returning students and their families, staff and Principal Burnham.

Parents, guardians, students, and their siblings are all welcome!

Ice Cream Social

Saturday, August 19, 3 to 5 PM
Castro Clubhouse & Park (next to Korematsu Campus)
1420 Norvell Street, El Cerrito

Free Event
For a more fun way to meet people, try volunteering at the event.

Please sign up to volunteer for Ice Cream Social here.

Back to School Pizza Picnic

Thursday, August 25, 5 to 7 PM
Korematsu Amphitheater
(outside the Multipurpose Room)
$5 per person (pizza, salad, drinks & dessert)
The event could use your energy.

Please sign up to volunteer for Pizza Picnic here.

KOREMATSU MATH CLUB

LOVE TO SING?

FABULOUS! FREE! MUSIC! OPEN TO ALL! FREE CONCERT BY ECHS BAND – SUNDAY, AUGUST 13

Dear Band Families,

I would like to extend an invitation to all of you to attended my graduate conducting recital on Sunday, August 13th at 2pm in the ECHS Theater. This summer I will be completing my coursework for a master’s degree in music and in keeping with my instrumental conducting focus, my culminating project is graduate conducting recital. The event is FREE and in right in our backyard!

The programming is intended to show the versatility of music written for the wind ensemble. It includes the “Allegro” from Mozart’s Serenade No. 12 in C Minor, K338 (woodwind octet); Gabrieli’s Sonata Pian’e Forte (for two brass choirs); movements I and IV of Gounod’s Petite Symphonie in B flat (for nine wind instruments); and Sousa’s Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (for full wind ensemble). The program is short (around 35-45 minutes) and will be featuring current and former ECHS band students, which makes the recital even more special for me!

There will be a reception immediately following the recital sponsored by the Friends of El Cerrito Music. It would mean a lot to have you all in attendance and hope you’ll consider being there. If you plan on attending please let me know by responding to this email (to help with planning of the reception).

Thanks and hope you can make it!

Keith Johnson, Director of Bands, El Cerrito High School
keith@echsbands.com

FREE SOCCER REFEREE COURSE

The Alameda-Contra Costa Youth Soccer League (ACCYSL) is offering its only referee training course of the summer on August 25-27 at the Blue Barn (4th St. and Harrison) in Berkeley. The class is free to all members of ACCYSL soccer clubs (Mavericks, Mersey, Richmond United, San Pablo United).

Participants in the class need to be 13 years-old or older.

For more information on how to enroll in the course, go to: http://www.accysl.org/referees/referee-classes/

TEAM FACTORY ATHLETICS: 2017 FALL BASEBALL TRYOUTS

The Phoenix, August 3, 2017

REGISTRATION IS NEXT WEEK!

Registration packets should have arrived now. They include information about the on-site registration that takes place during the second week of August. The information covers textbooks, student ID, after school program, lunch, PE, and more.

Tuesday, August 8 — 7th graders
Wednesday, August 9 — 8th graders
Thursday, August 10 — Anyone who could not make the first two days.

If you cannot make it during our official registration days, please come to the Main Office the week following 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

For all 3 days, the schedule is as follows:

9 a.m.: Last names starting with A-H
10 a.m.: Last names starting with I-Q
11a.m.: Last names starting with R-Z

IMMUNIZATION RECORD REMINDER

ALL STUDENTS must bring updated immunization records to registration.

7th ….. 8th ….. Transfers …. EVERYONE.

California laws have changed in recent years around the requirements for 7th grade, personal exemptions and Tdap!

Helpful website here, but

CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR TO BE 100%
SURE YOU ARE UP TO DATE!

https://cchealth.org/immunization/school-requirements.php

GET A JUMP-START ON REGISTRATION #1 POWERSCHOOL 101!

Powerschool is the District's grade, attendance and assignment management system. Both students and parents will eventually establish Powerschool accounts. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with Powerschool now.

Two video links are included below.

NOTE: THE DISTRICT'S POWERSCHOOL IS ON SUMMER BREAK AT THIS TIME.
YOU CANNOT LOG IN AND ESTABLISH ACCOUNTS JUST YET.
THE VIDEO LINKS BELOW ARE INFORMATIONAL AND ARE PROVIDED ONLY AS FAMILIARIZATION TOOLS.

POWERSCHOOL OVERVIEW
http://tinyurl.com/korematsu18

WCCUSD Login
http://tinyurl.com/korematsu17

GET A JUMP-START ON REGISTRATION #2! PARENT CONTACT FORM

How do you want to receive information?
Please take a moment to fill in your contact preferences here!

http://tinyurl.com/parent-contact-pref

GET A JUMP-START ON REGISTRATION #3! CONSIDER JOINING THE SCHOOL DIRECTORY!

Missing homework?
Don't understand the assignment?
Want to hang out with friends?

1. Enter your information here!

2. Access the directory on our website!
* www.korematsumiddleschool.org.
* On the right hand side find "KMS LINKS"
* Click on "ACCESS SCHOOL DIRECTORY HERE"

This directory is accessible only to Korematsu families that have entered their information.
Your email address must be in the directory before access is granted.

GET A JUMP-START ON REGISTRATION #4! JOIN PTSA!

By becoming a member, you show support for your community middle school, provide funds to the PTSA to pay for valuable programs on campus, and make your voice heard by attending and voting at PTSA meetings.

You don’t need to be a PTSA member in order to make donations or volunteer your skills. However, a large and active PTSA membership helps significantly when we apply for grants and other outside support and generally indicates a high level of parent and community involvement in the school.

We have a GREAT unit! Routinely, our membership ranks in the top five of the 31 schools that make up the Bayside Council of PTAs, our parent organization, and it has grown about 25% over the last three years!

Click to find out more! Four ways to join are listed in the link!
Everything you ever wanted to know about our PTSA!

ICE CREAM SOCIAL!

The Korematsu Annual Ice Cream Social will be held on August 19th from 3:00 – 5:00, in front of the Castro Clubhouse 1420 Norvell Street, El Cerrito, CA, right around the corner from Korematsu.

This free, fun event is open to all incoming and returning students and their families and siblings. It is a great opportunity to catch up with classmates and meet new friends before school starts the following week.

We are also in need of parent volunteers for the event for set up, scooping and clean up.

Please contact stacey.steele@logolabpromo.com to volunteer.

ALL SCHOOL – BACK TO SCHOOL PIZZA DINNER

Evening of Thursday, August 24th

Family and Siblings invited!
Nominal cost!
Catch up with old friends and meet new!
Details Coming!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – HELP PTSA AT REGISTRATION!

We are looking for parents to volunteer on August 8th, 9th and 10th to cover the PTSA table. You'll collect money and checks for membership and help people sign up for the etree.

We need 2-3 parents for each of the 3 slots on those days. Hours are 9:00 am- 12:00 PM.

Please note the times for your child to register to make sure your volunteer times don’t clash with your registration times:
August 8th- 7th Grade
August 9th- 8th Grade
August 10th- All who missed the first two days

9 a.m.: Last name
s starting with A-H
10 a.m.: Last names starting with I-Q
11a.m.: Last names starting with R-Z

Necesitamos padres que hablan Espanol para traducciones.

Please contact stacey.steele@logolabpromo.com to volunteer.

NEW AFTER-SCHOOL DRAMA PROGRAM

Korematsu will have a new after-school drama program this year! Ms. La Due is looking for interested parent volunteers to help, especially with costumes and sets. To start things off, she is looking for parents who are available to come in and help sort through and organize old costumes and props on Wednesday, August 16th at 10am. If you are not available on that day but would still like to be involved this year, please e-mail Ms. La Due at sarah.ladue@wccusd.net and let her know how you'd like to volunteer!

Headed to El Cerrito High?

Still on our Mailing List?
El Cerrito High School

2017/2018 Walk-Through Registration

Large Gym

See dates below to determine when you should attend and see below for forms for the 2017-2018 year.

Forms will also be available on the El Cerrito High School Website and in the school office on August 1, 2017. Completed forms can be brought to the walk-through registration.

If you are unable to attend the walk-through registration, please complete forms and turn into the school office. Class schedules, for students not participating in walk-through registration, will be available starting August 14, 2017*.

*Please note: students who have incomplete paperwork or unpaid fines will not receive a schedule.

Mandatory Paperwork:

  1. Registration Schedule
  2. Registration Checklist
  3. Registration Map
  4. Emergency Card
  5. Student Agreement for Use of Electronics
  6. Student Acceptable Use Policies
  7. General Release
  8. Student Code of Conduct Agreement
  9. Purchase Form for Cashier

Optional Information and Paperwork:

  1. Online Free/Reduced Lunch Application Information
  2. Bus Ticket Application
  3. Sports Offerings and Coach Contact Information
  4. WriterCoach Connection
  5. Student Activities Fund (SAF)
  6. James Morehouse Project-Health Clinic

Resources:

  1. School Map
  2. Bell Schedule
  3. Academic Calendar.

Please contact the school office at 510-231-1437 with any questions.

Liz Smith

Office Manager

El Cerrito High School

540 Ashbury Avenue

El Cerrito, Ca. 94530

510-231-1437 x 26401

Source: ECHS E Tree

RICHMOND MUSEUM OF HISTORY

Family Free Day, Saturday, September 2

The Richmond Museum of History is hosting a FAMILY FREE DAY on Saturday, September 2, 2017 in honor of Back to School season! Visit the Museum, located at 400 Nevin Ave. in Richmond, for free from 1-4 PM, enjoy facilitated educational activities, including weave a basket and make a shell bead necklace! A special lecture will take place at 2:30 about Richmond's first people, the Ohlone Indians.

Don't miss this exciting chance to visit your community history museum!

FABULOUS! FREE! MUSIC! OPEN TO ALL!  FREE CONCERT BY ECHS BAND

SUNDAY, AUGUST 13

Dear Band Families,

I would like to extend an invitation to all of you to attended my graduate conducting recital on Sunday, August 13th at 2pm in the ECHS Theater. This summer I will be completing my coursework for a master’s degree in music and in keeping with my instrumental conducting focus, my culminating project is graduate conducting recital. The event is FREE and in right in our backyard!

The programming is intended to show the versatility of music written for the wind ensemble. It includes the “Allegro” from Mozart’s Serenade No. 12 in C Minor, K338 (woodwind octet); Gabrieli’s Sonata Pian’e Forte (for two brass choirs); movements I and IV of Gounod’s Petite Symphonie in B flat (for nine wind instruments); and Sousa’s Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (for full wind ensemble). The program is short (around 35-45 minutes) and will be featuring current and former ECHS band students, which makes the recital even more special for me! 

There will be a reception immediately following the recital sponsored by the Friends of El Cerrito Music. It would mean a lot to have you all in attendance and hope you’ll consider being there. If you plan on attending please let me know by responding to this email (to help with planning of the reception).

Thanks and hope you can make it!

Keith Johnson, Director of Bands, El Cerrito High School
keith@echsbands.com

FREE SOCCER REFEREE COURSE

The Alameda-Contra Costa Youth Soccer League (ACCYSL) is offering its only referee training course of the summer on August 25-27 at the Blue Barn (4th St. and Harrison) in Berkeley.  The class is free to all members of ACCYSL soccer clubs (Mavericks, Mersey, Richmond United, San Pablo United).
Participants in the class need to be 13 years-old or older.
For more information on how to enroll in the course, go to: http://www.accysl.org/referees/referee-classes/

The Phoenix, July 27, 2017

REGISTRATION REMINDER!

Registration packets are arriving at homes now and include information about the on-site registration that takes place during the second week of August. The information covers textbooks, student ID, after school program, lunch, PE, and more.

Tuesday, August 8 — 7th graders
Wednesday, August 9 — 8th graders
Thursday, August 10 — Anyone who could not make the first two days.

If you cannot make it during our official registration days, please come to the Main Office the week following 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

For all 3 days, the schedule is as follows:

9 a.m.: Last names starting with A-H
10 a.m.: Last names starting with I-Q
11a.m.: Last names starting with R-Z

GET A JUMP-START ON REGISTRATION #1

POWERSCHOOL 101!

Powerschool is the District’s grade, attendance and assignment management system. Both students and parents will eventually establish Powerschool accounts. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with Powerschool now.

Two video links are included below.

NOTE: THE DISTRICT’S POWERSCHOOL IS ON SUMMER BREAK AT THIS TIME.
YOU CANNOT LOG IN AND ESTABLISH ACCOUNTS JUST YET.
THE VIDEO LINKS BELOW ARE INFORMATIONAL AND ARE PROVIDED ONLY AS FAMILIARIZATION TOOLS.

POWERSCHOOL OVERVIEW
http://tinyurl.com/korematsu18

WCCUSD Login
http://tinyurl.com/korematsu17

GET A JUMP-START ON REGISTRATION #2!


PARENT CONTACT FORM
How do you want to receive information?
Please take a moment to fill in your contact preferences here!

http://tinyurl.com/parent-contact-pref

GET A JUMP-START ON REGISTRATION #3!

CONSIDER JOINING THE SCHOOL DIRECTORY!

Missing homework?
Don’t understand the assignment?
Want to hang out with friends?

1. Enter your information here!

2. Access the directory on our website!
* www.korematsumiddleschool.org.
* On the right hand side find “KMS LINKS”
* Click on “ACCESS SCHOOL DIRECTORY HERE”

This directory is accessible only to Korematsu families that have entered their information.
Your email address must be in the directory before access is granted.

GET A JUMP-START ON REGISTRATION #4!

JOIN PTSA!

By becoming a member, you show support for your community middle school, provide funds to the PTSA to pay for valuable programs on campus, and make your voice heard by attending and voting at PTSA meetings.

You don’t need to be a PTSA member in order to make donations or volunteer your skills. However, a large and active PTSA membership helps significantly when we apply for grants and other outside support and generally indicates a high level of parent and community involvement in the school.

We have a GREAT unit! Routinely, our membership ranks in the top five of the 31 schools that make up the Bayside Council of PTAs, our parent organization, and it has grown about 25% over the last three years!

Click to find out more! Four ways to join are listed in the link!
Everything you ever wanted to know about our PTSA!​

IMMUNIZATION RECORDS NEEDED

ALL STUDENTS must bring updated immunization records to registration.

7th …..  8th …..  Transfers ….  EVERYONE.

California laws have changed in recent years around the requirements for 7th grade, personal exemptions and Tdap!

Helpful website here, but CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR TO BE 100%
SURE YOU ARE UP TO DATE!

https://cchealth.org/immunization/school- requirements.php

ICE CREAM SOCIAL!

The Korematsu Annual Ice Cream Social will be held on August 19th from 3:00 – 5:00, in front of the Castro Clubhouse 1420 Norvell Street, El Cerrito, CA, right around the corner from Korematsu.

This free, fun event is open to all incoming and returning students and their families and siblings. It is a great opportunity to catch up with classmates and meet new friends before school starts the following week.

We are also in need of parent volunteers for the event for set up, scooping and clean up.

Please contact stacey.steele@logolabpromo.com to volunteer.

All School Back to School Pizza Dinner


Evening of Thursday, August 24th
Family and Siblings invited!
Nominal cost!
Catch up with old friends and meet new!
Details Coming!

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY HELP PTSA AT REGISTRATION!

We are looking for parents to volunteer on August 8th, 9th and 10th to cover the PTSA table. You’ll collect money and checks for membership and help people sign up for the etree.

We need 2-3 parents for each of the 3 slots on those days. Hours are 9:00 am- 12:00 PM.

Please note the times for your child to register to make sure your volunteer times don’t clash with your registration times:
August 8th- 7th Grade
August 9th- 8th Grade
August 10th- All who missed the first two days

9 a.m.: Last name
s starting with A-H
10 a.m.: Last names starting with I-Q
11a.m.: Last names starting with R-Z

Necesitamos padres que hablan Espanol para traducciones.

Please contact stacey.steele@logolabpromo.com to volunteer.

Headed to El Cerrito High?

Still on our Mailing List?
El Cerrito High School

2017/2018 Walk-Through Registration

Large Gym

All forms needed for registration will be supplied at the walk-through. See dates below to determine when you should attend.

Forms will also be available on the El Cerrito High School Website and in the school office on August 1, 2017. Completed forms can be brought to the walk-through registration.

If you are unable to attend the walk-through registration, please complete forms and turn into the school office. Class schedules, for students not participating in walk-through registration, will be available starting August 14, 2017*.

*Please note: students who have incomplete paperwork or unpaid fines will not receive a schedule.

Liz Smith

Office Manager

El Cerrito High School

540 Ashbury Avenue

El Cerrito, Ca. 94530

510-231-1437 x 26401

Source: ECHS E Tree

 

WANT INFORMATION ON EL CERRITO HIGH SCHOOL?

GET ON EL CERRITO HIGH SCHOOL’S E TREE

email echsetree@gmail.com and ask to be added to the e tree!

 

FREE DEBATE CAMP

JULY 31 TO AUGUST 4, LANEY COLLEGE

My name is Mya Whitaker and I am the program director for the Bay Area Urban Debate League. Last year BAUDL expanded to serve WCCUSD, starting policy debate teams at Richmond and Kennedy High School. With the success of these teams, Richmond winning the entire Novice division for 2017, we would like to invite more of Richmond to our annual debate camp. This is year 10 of us hosting the Julia Burke Debate Camp.

Julia Burke Debate camp is hosted July 31st- August 4th at Laney College from 9am-4pm. Camp is free for WCCUSD youth ages 6th-12th grade. We provide FREE breakfast and lunch, as well as reimburse students for their travels.At debate camp we teach students the foundation of debate, as well as help them prepare for the upcoming season with us. We would like to come to any events your office is hosting this summer to bring more awareness to your community.

https://goo.gl/forms/dFnb9tAwwhWn3PRJ3

Mya K.Whitaker

Program Director, Bay Area Urban Debate League
(c) 510. 798.1417
(e) mwhitaker@baudl.org

Voted League of the year 2016

National Urban Debate League Champions 2017

Source: ECHS E Tree

STILL ON OUR MAILING LIST?

RICHMOND RESIDENT? HIGH SCHOOLER?
READ ON!

AFRICAN AMERICAN ACCOMPLISHMENTS CLASS

STARTING THIS FALL

High school aged students who live in Richmond are eligible to participate in the classes.

For more information, or to sign up, contact Justice Alford at info@4richmond.org or 510-260-0290.

MORE INFO IN THE LINK!

http://4richmond.org/african-american-accomplishments-clas…/

SOURCE: 4Richmond Newsletter

 

JOIN THE CONGRESSIONAL APP CHALLENGE!

Are you a young programmer? Do you live in the 11th Congressional District? Read on from Rep. Mark DeSaulnier!

The challenge will run from July 26, 2017 to November 1, 2017. All eligible high school students who live or attend school in California’s 11th Congressional District are invited to design, create, and submit their own software application for any platform (mobile, web, desktop, etc.).

Below is a summary of the Congressional App Challenge Rules:
Students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four.
Submissions must be original, and created within one calendar year of the closing of the submission period.
Students entering the competition must submit a short video demonstration explaining their app and a completed questionnaire online by 12:00 p.m. EST on November 1, 2017.
Submissions will be judged by a panel of local judges who work within the academic, software, and entrepreneurial fields. The winning app will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol exhibit and featured on the U.S. House of Representatives’ website.
Established in 2013 by Members of Congress, this competition is intended to engage students’ creativity and encourage participation in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. By recognizing our nation’s young programming talent, we hope to highlight the growing importance of these skills to the future of our country.
I hope that you or someone you know will consider participating in this exciting challenge. To join the competition or for more information, please click here. Should you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact my district office at 925-933-2660.
http://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/

SOURCE: DeSaulnier Newsletter