The Phoenix, November 16, 2017

TEACHER LUNCHEON: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, A 220

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

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

 

SHOP AT JENNY K & SUPPORT KOREMATSU MIDDLE SCHOOL

THIS WEEK: NOVEMBER 12 TO 18

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

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

Support Korematsu Middle School, and local business, too!

PLEASE DONATE

CAN WE TALK?

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

NO SCHOOL ON THURSDAY, NOV. 23 AND 24

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, EVERYONE!!!

The Phoenix, November 9, 2017

NO SCHOOL FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10

IN OBSERVANCE OF VETERANS DAY NOV. 11th

COOKIE DOUGH ORDERS ARE READY TO BE PICKED UP!

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you!
~Negar Souza

CONGRATULATIONS KOREMATSU CROSS COUNTRY TEAM

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

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

Support Korematsu Middle School, and local business, too!

 

TRAFFIC REMINDERS FOR EVERYONE’S SAFETY

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

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

TEACHER LUNCHEON: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, A 220

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

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

The Phoenix, November 2, 2017

2017 PTSA Giving Campaign

Movie Night

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

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

 

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED SATURDAY

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

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

 

PTSA ASSOCIATION MEETING

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

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7

KOREMATSU MULTIPURPOSE ROOM

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

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

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

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

Here is the link to the Meeting Agenda:​

General Association Meeting Agenda

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

PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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

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

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

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

 

JENNY K FUNDRAISER

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

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS FUNDRAISER

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

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

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

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

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