The Phoenix, October 11, 2018

COACHES WANTED

BasketballWe need girls and boys basketball coaches for the upcoming season.

A few details…

Season:
The girls basketball season lasts approximately 3 months (Oct – Jan)
The boys basketball season last approximately 3 months (Jan – Mar)

Practice Schedule:
4 – 6 hrs per week; days TBA

Games:
10 -12 games regular season + postseason tournament

Paperwork required:
WCCUSD volunteer badge (background check)

Please contact Chuck Harris (charrisjr@gmail.com | 510-323-4933) as soon as possible if interested.

A Slow Cookin’ luncheon for our Teachers & Staff!

Friday, October 12, 2018

For this month’s celebration of our teachers, please help by bringing your favorite slow cooker recipe for our CrockPot feast for the teachers on Friday, October 12th. Salads, drinks, desserts, sides, etc. are also appreciated. Cash donations for us to buy something on your behalf are welcome too. Sign up below.

Many thanks to all who volunteered food, funds and time for our first luncheon last month – our staff and teacher’s truly appreciated it down to the last crumb!

What: Bring your favorite crockpot meal, or salads, non-alcoholic drinks, cookies, pies, desserts and more. Homemade, store-bought, take out, hot or cold, omnivore/herbivore/locavore, … ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING is gratefully received.

When: Drop food off in the office or Teacher Staff Room (Bldg A annex), no later than 10 am Friday 12 October. Food should be labeled (so we know what it contains) and wrapped or in containers. Be sure to pick up any crockpots/dishes at the end of the day.

Donations: Cash or check made out to Korematsu PTA (with comment line for “Teacher Lunch”) at the front desk. Be sure to put it in an envelope for Elaine Addison, PTA Teacher’s Lunch with your name on it and we will buy food on your behalf.

Want to help setup, serve and clean up? Click the link below to add your name to volunteer at this month’s lunch.

Please click this link: October 12th Teacher Lunch Signup to let us know how you can help / what you can bring:

Questions? Just ask Elaine Addison, 510-612-5673 misspoppyuk@aol.com or Ros Wyatt, 510-356-8582 roswyatt@sbcglobal.net

SPIRIT WEEK IS COMING!!!

October 29- November 2nd.

Spirit week 2018

KOREMATSU’S ANNUALHALLOWEEN DANCE IS COMING

Halloween dance 2018
PARENTS SIGN UP!

Korematsu’s Halloween Dance will take place after school Wednesday, October 31st from 1:30-3:00 pm.
Dance permission slips will be available form the main office and Mr. Lee’s (History) classroom C211.

We would very much appreciate parental assistance with the following:

-Setting up during 7th period at 12:45- 1:30 pm. 3 Volunteers
-Supervising from 1:30-3:00 pm. 3 Volunteers
-Cleaning up from 3:00-3:30 pm. 3 Volunteers
-Donations/borrowing of a fog machine, string lights, and two extension outlet surge protectors
-Slightly Health Food donations including a vegetable party tray, a fruit party tray, chips and salsa, water, and caramel apples.

You can sign up in the link below! Contact: mariela.alcocerruiz@wccusd.net and the Dance Committee

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER OR DONATE FOOD, STRING LIGHTS AND MORE BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK.

School Board Candidate Forum

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There are eleven candidates running for three seats.

Come hear what they have to say!

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Monday, October 22, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Korematsu Middle School
Multipurpose Room (MPR)
7125 Donal Avenue
El Cerrito, CA 94530

Moderator:
Heidi Hernandez Gatty
Vice President, Legislation
32nd District PTA

Questions for the candidates are appreciated ahead of time
Email: Baysidepta@gmail.com

We’ll also take questions from the audience at the event.

🚗🚗🚗🚗🚗 TRAFFIC REMINDER!

Korematsu Middle School is located in a residential neighborhood. Please observe all traffic rules and regulations. To alleviate car congestion, consider parking a few blocks away and walking to the campus.

Our Neighbors Thank You!

MAKE UP PICTURE DAY

October 16th!

Starting this Month! Youth Sports: Drills & Skills at Korematsu

Youth Sports Drills and Skills

Beginning October 16, the El Cerrito Recreation Department will offer volleyball and basketball practices and scrimmages for grades 6-8.

“Drills and Skills” practices are great way for beginners & more advanced players alike to improve skills and get ready for league play in basketball and volleyball. Play will take place at the Korematsu gym lead by local coaches from Skyhawks Sports and the El Cerrito Recreation Department.

Participants can attend all five weeks of the Drills and Skills program, or drop in at their convenience.

More information can be found at:www.el-cerrito.org/youthsports

Flier in this link.

Taylor Melton
Recreation Supervisor
City of El Cerrito Recreation Department

7007 Moeser Lane
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Direct Line: (510) 559-7004
Main Office: (510) 559-7000
Fax: (510) 528-9413
http://www.el-cerrito.org/recreation
ParksMakeLifeBetter!

THE CITY OF EL CERRITO HOSTS RESTAURANT WEEK!

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Try something new, or, visit an old favorite!

Participating restaurants and their special offers are available in the link.

Click on this link for restaurant specials!

AMAZON SMILE

Amazon smileLooking to buy something on Amazon?

Can you wait until October 29th!

PLEASE DO!

AmazonSmile will host a special promotion with added bonuses October 29 – November 2.

That means we’ll get a larger portion of the proceeds.

More on AmazonSmile here in the middle of the page.
https://korematsumiddleschool.org/?page_id=361

Room Change for Tonight’s Event!

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LOCATION CHANGE!!
We have a location change for tonight’s Movie Night. We will show the movie in the Art Room A211. Families and friends may enter through the door that leads to the upper yard. See you there!

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The Phoenix, October 4, 2018

FRIDAY!!!! VIERNES!!!

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HOT SPOTS FOR WCCUSD FAMILIES HOME INTERNET ACCESS!

The 1 million project foundationIn the past week, we have given out 116 hot spots, and still have hot spots available for WCCUSD families who do not have internet at home.
One hotspot per family. Parent/guardian consent form in English and Spanish. Turn forms in to Ms. Tanise (C315) or the front office.

A Slow Cookin’ luncheon for our Teachers & Staff!

Friday, October 12, 2018

For this month’s celebration of our teachers, please help by bringing your favorite slow cooker recipe for our CrockPot feast for the teachers on Friday, October 12th. Salads, drinks, desserts, sides, etc. are also appreciated. Cash donations for us to buy something on your behalf are welcome too. Sign up below.

Many thanks to all who volunteered food, funds and time for our first luncheon last month – our staff and teacher’s truly appreciated it down to the last crumb!

What: Bring your favorite crockpot meal, or salads, non-alcoholic drinks, cookies, pies, desserts and more. Homemade, store-bought, take out, hot or cold, omnivore/herbivore/locavore, … ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING is gratefully received.

When: Drop food off in the office or Teacher Staff Room (Bldg A annex), no later than 10 am Friday 12 October. Food should be labeled (so we know what it contains) and wrapped or in containers. Be sure to pick up any crockpots/dishes at the end of the day.

Donations: Cash or check made out to Korematsu PTA (with comment line for “Teacher Lunch”) at the front desk. Be sure to put it in an envelope for Elaine Addison, PTA Teacher’s Lunch with your name on it and we will buy food on your behalf.

Want to help setup, serve and clean up? Click the link below to add your name to volunteer at this month’s lunch.

Please click this link: October 12th Teacher Lunch Signup to let us know how you can help / what you can bring:

Questions? Just ask Elaine Addison, 510-612-5673 misspoppyuk@aol.com or Ros Wyatt, 510-356-8582 roswyatt@sbcglobal.net

STUDENTS! Here’s a great opportunity to tell us about your hero!

Heroes around me
Enter PTA’s Reflections Art Program!
2018-19 THEME: “Heroes Around Me”

That’s the theme for the 2018-2019 Reflections Art Program which has been bringing the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. And California State PTA and its members, families and kids are on the forefront of this amazing program, which increases community awareness of the importance of arts in education.

You can enter in any one of SIX CATEGORIES!
Dance, literature, photography, film production, music composition, visual arts.

Here is a link to the student entry form. Make sure this form accompanies your entry!
Reflections Art Program Student Participant Forms | California State PTA

SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE to Korematsu PTSA OCTOBER 19th 2018.

Drop your submissions in the Korematsu Main Office.

REFLECTIONS SHOWCASE will be OCTOBER 26th in the MPR.

Any questions, want to learn more, contact korematsuptsa@gmail.com

More information in this link!

CORRECTION TO MAKE UP PICTURE DAY!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Is the Correct Date!

KOREMATSU’S FREE 5th/6th GRADE BAND CLASS

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BAND WEAR FOR ALL!

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You can go online (link below) and order band wear for the whole family. There are t-shirts and pullover hoodies in adult sizes. Online orders are due by Monday, October 15th. We would prefer that families use the online store to order, but if necessary there is a paper order form and more information linked below. Paper forms are due back to Ms. Carrico with payment by Friday, October 12th. If you have questions please contact Abby at abbysue@pacbell.net

Order Online Here!
https://stores.inksoft.com/

Drop off a check to Tiffany with this form:
Band Wear Order Form/Flyer

Early Bird Special on Yearbooks!

JostensGet your Korematsu yearbook at the year’s lowest price — only $30.00! PLUS! Add up to four free icons of your choice FREE with purchase of a name (or other qualifying customizations) on the cover. Free offer ends September 28, 2018.

Order Today!

KOREMATSU PHOENIX BASEBALL

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College Field Trip!!!!

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Details include:

Organizing the day trip with Cal State East Bay
Working with the teacher / sponsors to plan the day
Help find parent chaperons for the day

IF you are interested, please contact stacey.steele@logolabpromo.com. Additionally, if you work at Cal State East Bay, but can’t volunteer for the position, we could use some help navigating the school. Thanks!

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION!

Box topsYes we do collect box tops, and there is a deadline coming up at the end of October. If you’ve been collecting, we’d love to have them. You can hand them in at the Main Office. We have have a collection box, and we thank you for your support. More information here!

ECHS Play-a-Thon

PLAY-A-THON
Community Event
Saturday, October 20, 2018

If you’ve never been to this event, stop by.
It is amazing!

On Saturday, October 20, 2018 the ECHS Band program is hosting its 12-hour Play-a-Thon. Events on the schedule are all FREE to the public. See full schedule below, but highlights include:
Lunchtime Jazz Concert in the Quad at 12 noon. Jamba Juice will be there selling smoothies and there will be delicious lunch options as well.
Special Chamber Music Concert in the Performing Arts Theater at 6pm, featuring small ensemble performances by members of the high school Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble.

All activities and performances are FREE. If you’d like more info or want to make a donation to this fundraiser, just go to http://echsbands.com/play-a-thon/.

GOOGLE SCIENCE FAIR

Google Science FairGreat opportunity from Google in this link!
Check it out!
https://www.googlesciencefair.com/

The Phoenix, September 27, 2018

**NEW** HOT SPOTS FOR WCCUSD FAMILIES HOME INTERNET ACCESS!

The 1 million project foundation
In the past week, we have given out 116 hot spots, and still have hot spots available for WCCUSD families who do not have internet at home.
One hotspot per family. Parent/guardian consent form in English and Spanish. Turn forms in to Ms. Tanise (C315) or the front office.

STUDENTS…..WHO’S YOU HERO? ENTER PTA’s REFLECTION’S ART CONTEST AND LET US KNOW!

Heroes around me2018-19 THEME: “Heroes Around Me”
That’s the theme for the 2018-2019 Reflections Art Program which has been bringing the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. And California State PTA and its members, families and kids are on the forefront of this amazing program, which increases community awareness of the importance of arts in education.

You can enter in any one of SIX CATEGORIES!
Dance, literature, photography, film production, music composition, visual arts.

Here is a link to the student entry form. Make sure this form accompanies your entry!
Reflections Art Program Student Participant Forms | California State PTA

SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE to Korematsu PTSA OCTOBER 19th 2018.

Drop your submissions in the Korematsu Main Office.

REFLECTIONS SHOWCASE will be OCTOBER 26th in the MPR.

Any questions, want to learn more, contact korematsuptsa@gmail.com

More information in this link!

Early Bird Special on Yearbooks!

Get your Korematsu yearbook at the year’s lowest price — only $30.00! PLUS! Add up to four free icons of your choice FREE with purchase of a name (or other qualifying customizations) on the cover. Free offer ends September 28, 2018.

Order Today!

KOREMATSU PHOENIX BASEBALL

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College Field Trip!!!!

Unnamed 1We are planning a day trip to Cal State East Bay for approximately 50 kids to get excited about college. We are looking for a Parent or small team of parents to spearhead the trip.

Details include:

  • Organizing the day trip with Cal State East Bay
  • Working with the teacher / sponsors to plan the day
  • Help find parent chaperons for the day

If you are interested, please contact stacey.steele@logolabpromo.com. Additionally, if you work at Cal State East Bay, but can’t volunteer for the position, we could use some help navigating the school. Thanks!

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION!

Box topsYes we do collect box tops, and there is a deadline coming up at the end of October. If you’ve been collecting, we’d love to have them. You can hand them in at the Main Office. We have have a collection box, and we thank you for your support. More information here!

KOREMATSU’S FREE 5th/6th GRADE BAND CLASS

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HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

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Please Join Us!

The Hispanic and Chicano Committee is planing lunchtime activities for students during Hispanic Heritage Month as well as a Movie Night for students and their families.

Contact: Mariela AlcocerRuiz mariela.alcocerruiz@wccusd.net

CORRECTION TO MAKE UP PICTURE DAY!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Is the Correct Date!

FIELD TRIP CHAPERONES WANTED

Mr. Lee is looking for field trip chaperones for a trip to the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.

The dates are February 12 and 13, 2019

You must be badged. For more information,

Contact: jackson.lee@wccusd.net

EASY MONEY WITH ESCRIP

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Do you shop at Lucky, FoodMaxx or Save Mart?
This particular eScrip program delivers several hundred dollars to us, and is easy to use. Text to 52236 to get started!

Instructions here!

The Special Education Conference for Parents and Caregivers of Children with Special Needs

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

8:30 a.m. to 12 noon at Pupil Services

2465 Dolan Way, San Pablo, CA

This is a free conference. Childcare is provided.

Register soon to reserve a seat in your favorite workshops.

Door Prizes ~ you could win tickets to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Oakland Zoo

View conference details and register by clicking on this link!

The Phoenix, Thursday, September 20, 2018

WHAT’S HAPPENING AFTER SCHOOL?

Cross Country, Pop Choreography, Library, GSA Math Tutoring.

Also, request a library book! More in the attachment!

After School

GOT JUNK? WE WANT IT!

One woman’s trash is another one’s treasure….

Korematsu’s PTSA will participate in the

El Cerrito Citywide Garage Sale
Saturday, October 13, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Please start saving you gently used discards for us.
Please only save and donate what you yourself would buy.

We’ll have drop off dates soon, but for now, start gathering your unwanted items.

SELENA

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Please Join Us!
The Hispanic and Chicano Committee is planing lunchtime activities for students during Hispanic Heritage Month as well as a Movie Night for students and their families.

Contact: Mariela AlcocerRuiz mariela.alcocerruiz@wccusd.net

CORRECTION TO MAKE UP PICTURE DAY!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Is the Correct Date!

FIELD TRIP CHAPERONES WANTED

Mr. Lee is looking for field trip chaperones for a trip to the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.

The dates are February 12 and 13, 2019

You must be badged. For more information,

Contact: jackson.lee@wccusd.net

EASY MONEY WITH ESCRIP

Screen Shot 2018 09 20 at 8 27 23 AMDo you shop at Lucky, FoodMaxx or Save Mart?
This particular eScrip program delivers several hundred dollars to us, and is easy to use. Text to 52236 to get started!

Instructions here! Lucky Food Max Save Mart Shares.pdf

ALLEGIANCE

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Special Performance Pay-What-You-Can for Students and Educators
Sunday, Sept. 23, 7pm * Pay at the door (cash-only)
box office opens one hour before curtain

We’d love for school staff, teachers, students and their families to experience ALLEGIANCE at CCCT. Please share this email and extend this opportunity to your school community.

A new musical inspired by a true story, Allegiance follows the Kimura family, whose lives are upended after Pearl Harbor when they and 120,000 other Japanese-Americans are forced to abandon their homes and settle in war relocation camps. An uplifting testament to the power of the human spirit, the Kimuras fight between duty and defiance, and as long-lost memories are unlocked, they find it is never too late to recognize the redemptive power of love.

To reserve seats (maximum 4, while supplies last), email georgina@ccct.org (indicate school you’re affiliated with and # of tickets and whether adult and/or youth). Contact soonest as it’s looking like our run of ALLEGIANCE will sell out.

If you are unable to join us on Sunday 9/23, we invite you usher for a performance which allows you to see the show for free. You can sign up for an ushering slot by clicking here.

Warmly,
Georgina Edwards
Managing Director, CCCT

The Special Education Conference for Parents and Caregivers of Children with Special Needs

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8:30 a.m. to 12 noon at Pupil Services

2465 Dolan Way, San Pablo, CA

This is a free conference. Childcare is provided.

Register soon to reserve a seat in your favorite workshops.

Door Prizes ~ you could win tickets to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Oakland Zoo

View conference details and register by clicking on this link!

Superintendent Duffy’s September Message!

Supt DuffyIn this Link!

SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL AWARENESS EVENT

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The Phoenix, September 13, 2018

TONIGHT! BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT TODAY IS NOT A MINIMUM DAY

Thursday, September 13, 2018
6:30 p.m.

This is a Parent Only Event. Kids, please stay at home.
Follow your child’sschedule
There are two ways to obtain your child’s schedule:
Ask your child, or, download your child’s schedule from PowerSchool.

https://wccusd.powerschool.com/public/

PE meets in the Gym. Dance meets in the dance studio.
During Lunch, please sign in at the library and enjoy the beautiful campus.

See you later!

PLEASE RESPECT THE NEIGHBORHOOD

There will be a lot of people tonight.
Follow all traffic rules and regulations.
Please carpool with neighbors.
Park a few blocks away and walk to campus.
OUR NEIGHBORS THANK YOU!!!

FIRST TEACHER TREAT DAY!!!

TOMORROW FRIDAY September 14, 2018

This is our most-loved staff event.
Please contribute. We could use a few more main dishes and some helpers.
Please drop no later that 10:15 a.m.
You may drop in the office, or in the Teacher Break room
Building A Annex

Image1  1Friday is a Minimum Day, so this is more like Brunch!

Click on this Link to Sign Up

MINIMUM DAY

FRIDAY
September 14, 2018
IS A MINIMUM DAY!
Please make a note of it.

CORRECTION TO MAKE UP PICTURE DAY!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Is the Correct Date!

Hispanic and Chicano Committee Lunchtime Activities! Movie! And More!

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The Hispanic and Chicano Committee is planing lunchtime activities for students during Hispanic Heritage Month as well as a Movie Night for students and their families.

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Contact: Mariela AlcocerRuiz mariela.alcocerruiz@wccusd.net

TEACHERS!!!! MONEY!!!!! APPLY!!!!

More in the link!
https://edfundwest.org/our-work/grants/

PTSA Meeting Tonight! Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Band Parent Meeting

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Come learn about our tremendous music program and find out how you can support it!

First PTSA Meeting of the Year

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Special Guest: Principal Matthew Burnham will give us a “State of the School”
And, we’ll approve the year’s budget, calendar and all that fun stuff!

Back to School Night

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Thursday, September 13th at 6:30 p.m.

You will follow your child’s Powerschool schedule

Teacher Treat Day

Friday, September 14, 2018

Sign up to bring something or volunteer here!

Sign up to bring something or to volunteer by clicking on this link!

Did you attend 7th Grade Night?

What did you think?
Take the survey here!

https://goo.gl/forms/KaZ9vwUWgnkVIBCz2

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Did you Attend 7th Grade Night? Take the Survey!!

Dear Families who attended 7th Grade Night,

We want to thank each and every one who made it to our inaugural 7th Grade Night. Middle School is an important transition time for our students and it takes families, teachers, school staff, and students to create a community that supports one another.

In order to best serve our students, we are asking for families who attended 7th grade night to take this survey:

https://goo.gl/forms/KaZ9vwUWgnkVIBCz2.

The data will be used to inform our practice and methods of supporting students and families moving forward.

Again we thank you for attending this important event for our 7th graders!

-Korematsu Middle School Staff

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The Phoenix, Thursday, September 6, 2018

BAND PARENT MEETING

First band parent meeting of the year!
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Band Room
Come find out about our amazing band program and how you can help out!

Followed by…..

FIRST PTSA MEETING OF THE YEAR!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
7:00 p.m.
MPR

JOIN US. FREE. FUN. INFORMATIVE. OPEN TO ALL.

Special Guest: Principal Matthew Burnham
Mr. Burnham will give us his annual
“State of the School”
Plus, we’ll discuss and pass a yearly budget and catch up on all sorts of news and events.

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT!!

Thursday, September 13, 2018
6:30-8:00 p.m.

Thursday is a Minimum Day. Dismissal at 1:25 p.m.
You’ll follow your child’s Powerschool schedule.
More information coming.

OUR FIRST TEACHER TREAT DAY!!!

Friday, September 14th

For those that are new to Korematsu: For many years, our PTSA has honored our teachers and staff with a monthly luncheon.

This is the most-loved staff event that happens at the school.

PLEASE HELP SUPPORT OUR WONDERFUL SCHOOL BY CONTRIBUTING FOOD, FUNDS, OR TIME TO MAKE OUR LUNCHEONS A SUCCESS!

First Luncheon: Friday September 14th

What can you contribute?
Your favorite lunch item: Pizza, meat or veggie dishes, noodles, curries or casseroles, sushi, sandwiches, salads, vegetables, bread, cheese, desserts, cookies, pies, cake, fruit, nonalcoholic beverages, and more. Homemade, store-bought, take out, hot or cold, omnivore/herbivore/locavore, … ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING is gratefully received. Let us know on the signup sheet below.

You’d like to help but you can’t deliver food?

Drop cash or a check made out to Korematsu PTA at the front desk (in an envelope for PTA Teacher’s Lunch with your name on it)–or to the parents below–and we will buy food on your behalf.

Where/when should I drop it off?
Leave your contribution at the front desk in the morning when you drop your child off, or to the faculty lunch room before 11am. Food should be labeled (so we know what it contains) and wrapped or in containers. Be sure to pick up any dishes at the end of the day.

Want to help setup, serve and clean up?
Just click the link below to add your name to volunteer at this month’s lunch.

Please click this link to let us know what you can bring:

Sept 14th Teacher Lunch Signup

Questions? Just ask Elaine Addison 510-612-5673 misspoppyuk@aol.com or Ros Wyatt 510-356-8582 roswyatt@sbcglobal.net

Missed Picture Day?

You’ll have another chance!

Friday, October 16th

Save the Date!

JOIN OUR PTSA ONLINE!

It is never too late to join.
We support school, staff and students
with programs and events.
Your membership matters and makes a difference!
Thank you for your support!!

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

REGISTRATION STILL OPEN FOR AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT CLASSES EL CERRITO RECREATION DEPARTMENT

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The El Cerrito Recreation Department is still accepting registrations for After School Enrichment Classes at Castro Clubhouse. Intro to Weightlifting, Aikido, and Cooking are all being offered right next door to Korematsu at 1420 Norvell Ave. Classes provide a safe place for your middle schooler to be after the bell rings, and allows them to discover and develop new interests! For more details on the classes, visit http://el-cerrito.org/DocumentCenter/View/10389/Middle-School-Programs-Fall-2018-Flyer. Registration is easy! Visit http://www.el-cerrito.org/onlinereg or simply email recreation@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us. For more information call the El Cerrito Community Center at (510) 559-7000.

KOREMATSU SINGS

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Singers welcome until the 2nd class on Sept. 12th

Meet @ 1:35 outside the Band Room

To secure your student’s spot for the Fall Session, submit $150 payment (15 class sessions) soonest (latest by 9/12) OR let us know your student will be on scholarship (or need a payment plan). With some families contributing to a scholarship fund, our goal is to cover whatever scholarships are needed, hopefully in full!

MIDDLE SCHOOL AGED GIRLS….. CHECK OUT SWE++

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Applications due September 10th at 11:59 PST.

SWE++, is a free 10 week program that will focus on introducing middle school girls to the world of computer science. Our applications are now LIVE at this link. If you have a middle schooler or know anyone who would be interested, please encourage them to apply!

We are looking for students who are passionate, dedicated, and ready to learn, and can commit to coming to class every Saturday morning from 10am-12pm at the UC Berkeley campus starting September 15th. We have an awesome curriculum set up and are super excited for our first batch of students, and we are looking forward to being part of our journey to close the gender gap in computer science.

We are looking forward to reading your students’ applications, which are due September 10th at 11:59 PST.

SWE++ aims to teach computer science concepts to middle school girls. The ratio of men to women in the technology space is very large, and we need more women in tech. Many girls, including ourselves, haven’t been exposed to computer science until much later in life, or we were actively discouraged to not pursue this field. We are here to make some changes and introduce your students to computer science at a younger age in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere.

Maitri, Rebecca, and I are very passionate about introducing more women into technology fields and reducing the gender gap. We’d like to introduce our curriculum to middle school girls so they can get a head start to what the world of computing looks like. This upcoming fall semester, we are going to be hosting around 30 middle schoolers at UC Berkeley. Ever Saturday morning from 10am-12pm (starting September 15-November 17) we will be teaching computer science concepts and working on projects. Our goal is to introduce the girls to CS, but also a community of other girls and mentors that your students can work with and learn from. Throughout the semester, we will have guest speakers and fun events as well. The very last session will be a “Code Day” which will consist of guest speakers, workshops on different areas of CS, and more! We are really looking forward to this upcoming semester!

Middle School Programs Fall 2018 Flyer REV.pdf

The Phoenix, Thursday, August 30, 2018

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

WE COULD USE TWO MORE VOLUNTEERS
FOR TONIGHT’S PIZZA PICNIC
TO OVERSEE THE FOOD LINE.
5:30 p.m – 6:30 p.m.
EMAIL: korematsuptsa@gmail.com
IF YOU CAN HELP

TRAFFIC AND PARKING REMINDER!!!
RESPECT THE NEIGHBORHOOD!

There will be a lot of people tonight!
Our school is located in a residential neighborhood.

Please, let’s all be as respectful and courteous as we can be.
Take cars off the street. Carpool with others.
Alleviate congestion. Park a few blocks away and walk in to campus.
Please follow all traffic rules and regulations.
Park neatly. Don’t block driveways. No illegal U-turns and the like.
OUR NEIGHBORS THANK YOU!

TONIGHT! 7th GRADE NIGHT

Thursday, August 30, 2018
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Korematsu MPR

Students, parent and guardians are invited for an evening of snacks, activities and important information about how to be successful in middle school. Parents will learn some new tools for helping their kids have a smooth transition to middle school!

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

BACK-TO-SCHOOL PIZZA PICNIC

PizzaThursday, August 30, 2018
5:30-6:30 p.m.
OUTSIDE THE MPR IN THE AMPHITHEATER

Join us just before “7th Grade Night” for Pizza and Salad.
$5.00 per person

JOIN THE SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL!

School Site CouncilELECTION SCHEDULE

  • SSC Declaration to Run form is due no later than 9/5/2018.
  • Election ballots will be published on 9/6/2018 and elections will last until 9/14/2018.
  • Election results will be published on 9/19/2018.

OPEN POSITIONS
Parents or Community Members 2
Teachers 2
Classified Staff 1
Students 2
A School Site Council is required by law, and is a very important volunteer position on campus. The School Site Council annually reviews and updates the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) including proposed expenditure of funds allocated to the school through the Consolidated Application. The SSC must approve the plan, recommend it to the local governing board for approval, monitor its implementation, and evaluate the effectiveness of the planned activities at least annually.

The School Site Council (SSC) is composed of a group that represents all segments of the school community for the common goal of supporting student success. The group is composed of the principal, teacher representatives, other staff representatives, parents/other community representatives, and student representatives at the secondary level, with each group selected by their peers.

Elections take place at the start of the school year. Since we have student representatives, our School Site Council tries to meet directly after school.

Click on this link for the ballot

PDF here: KMS SSC DTRF 2018.pdf

CROSS COUNTRY INFORMATIONAL MEETING FOR PARENTS

Our team from 2012
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
6:00 p.m.
C212

Parents, if your student has expressed interest in Cross Country, I invite you to an informational meeting being held on Tuesday, September 4th. The meeting will take place in room C212 at 6 PM.
The agenda for the informational night is as follows:
Schedule
Race day
Parent Drivers
Uniforms
Practice days/times
Expectations
Parent Email List

Please join me in this informational meeting to support your student in their running endeavor! Should you have any questions contact me via email, pedro.uriostegue@wccusd.net

FREE FINGERPRINTING IS BACK!
Thank you for volunteering! A fingerprinting/background check is required prior to taking on any volunteer assignments! All sessions are free of charge, and you may attend any session in the district.

Please complete the online application prior to the fingerprinting event.

www.beamentor.org/now

If you already have a badge, you do not need to re-apply. Schedule Below!

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INFORMATIONAL MEETING – EL CERRITO JUNIOR MOUNTAIN BIKE TEAM

Unnamed 3The El Cerrito Junior Mountain Bike Team has an information meeting coming up on Sunday, September 30, 5-6pm @ Kensington Park off the Arlington. Please bring your rider and parent; no bikes needed for the information meeting.

The co-ed team accepts riders of all levels (new or experienced) in grades 6-8. The team is affiliated with the El Cerrito High School team, and all of its volunteer coaches are trained and licensed National Interscholastic Cycling Association coaches. The team offers scholarships and can help riders get loaner bikes if needed. Parent volunteers who are experienced or new to mountain biking are encouraged to also get involved. Please see attached flyer.

For more information, email Head Coach CortisCooper@outlook.com

EL CERRITO JUNIOR MOUNTAIN BIKE TEAM.pdf