The Phoenix September 14 2017

TODAY, THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14, IS A MINIMUM DAY.

School is out at 1:25 PM.

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 6:30-8 PM

Note from Principal Burnham:

Dear Parents and Guardians,

You are cordially invited to “Back-to-School Night,” an orientation for parents. You will follow an abbreviated daily schedule, meet your child’s teachers, become familiar with the scope and sequence of standards-based curricula, and see classrooms and displays. Students should not come to this event.

It is essential that you bring your child’s schedule with you so that you know where to go. Please take a few minutes to write the schedule on the paper below (LETTER ATTACHED). Your visit in each class will be ten minutes in length and there will be a few minutes in between each period (passing period).

Physical education classes will convene in the gymnasium or dance studio. During your student’s lunch period, please take the opportunity to walk around the campus or visit the Korematsu Library in Room B220. Come see the library space, find out what we have to offer and meet Ms. Bogie.

We are looking forward to a spectacular evening. See you there!

Matt Burnham, Principal

ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN 2017

California K-12 public schools are still underfunded. At our school, your contribution will help pay for much-needed extras such as a math tutor for enrichment, remedial, and after school homework help, classroom grants for our teachers, library books, paper, assemblies, and more. Please give to our Annual Giving Campaign 2017! For 50 days, from now to October 31, our goal is to raise $50,000. Every little bit counts. 55 cents a day would amount to almost $100 over the course of our school year. If every family donates $100 or more, we would surpass our fundraising goal. Please contribute what you can! For more details, see our flyer, and donate now!

THE CENTENNIAL “BIG BASH WEEKEND” IS THIS WEEKEND!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 – FAMILY NIGHT AT CERRITO VISTA PARK

Bring a picnic dinner and your own blanket or low-back chairs and enjoy a free screening of Pixar’s TOY STORY followed by the 1917 Charlie Chaplin film, THE IMMIGRANT. Movie starts at dusk at Cerrito Vista Park (950 Pomona Ave). Snacks will be available for purchase.Co-sponsored by Soroptimist International of El Cerrito

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 – EL CERRITO SHOWCASE PARADE

Watch one of El Cerrito’s largest parades featuring outstanding citizens, businesses, clubs, organizations, schools, city representatives, pioneer families and more! Great viewing opportunities along Richmond Avenue or in Cerrito Vista Park.
Parade starts at the Safeway/PetFood Express parking lot at 10am, travels along Hill Street > Elm Street > Richmond Street > Moeser Lane and into Cerrito Vista Park.
After the parade, stay and enjoy free entertainment from noon to 3pm including live music, bounce houses and chalk art for the kids, free sandwiches and cupcakes for the first 1,000 people, as well as food for sale by:

  • Plaza Girabaldi – offering nachos, tacos, burritos, quesadillas
  • Fillmore West Vineyards – serving Pinot and Pinot Rose
  • Kiane’s Shaved Ice – with a rainbow of topping choices!

We are looking for students and families who want to walk with the Korematsu community in the El Cerrito Centennial Parade on Saturday. We will meet Saturday morning about 9:40 am in the Safeway parking lot with the other parade participants. We hope to have a loud and cheerful group as we walk in the parade from 10 am – 12:30 pm on Saturday. Come out and support our school and the City of El Cerrito!

Thanks,
Matt Burnham, Principal
Fred T. Korematsu Middle School

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 – EL CERRITO’S YOUTH DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY

Middle school students (grades 6–8) are invited to an all-school mixer at the Community Center for games and dancing from 6 to 9 pm. Free admission, but pre-registration is required. Register to Attend Now!

KOREMATSU SITE COUNCIL

If you would like to serve on Korematsu’s School Site Council click on the link below for more information.
Korematsu 2017 SSC Declaration To Run Form.pdf
OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS: KOREMATSU LIBRARY

Students are welcome to come any day of the week during class with a pass from teacher; during lunch, after checking in with the security guard; and after school until 2:55 PM on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (may be closed on some days without advance notice).

All students must have their ID to come to the library. They will need to scan their IDs so that the library can record library usage and keep track of room capacity at lunch. Students may check up to 4 books, and loan period is 3 weeks with renewals available. Library catalog is at WCCUSD.follettdestiny.com, then choose “Korematsu.”

LIBRARY RATS RETURNS SEPTEMBER 19!

Ms. Bogie’s LibraryRATS Club is coming back! Library RATS starts Tuesday, September 19, from 2:30 to 3:30 PM. In that hour, club members will play games and work on book projects, as well as technology and engineering-related projects (e.g. building circuits). The club is open to ALL students. Interested students must register with Ms. Bogie at the library.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN SCHOOLS: BECOME A WRITERCOACH CONNECTION VOLUNTEER

WriterCoach Connection brings teams of trained volunteers to help students one-on-one with their classroom writing assignments. Coaching is a low time commitment (only once or twice a month for 1-2 hours) but very fun and rewarding. Watch a two-minute video intro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxewKjDID60

We provide all the training you’ll need to be a terrific coach! Register for a free training at http://www.writercoachconnection.org.

SEND SHIVERS DOWN SPINE: “FRIGHT WRITE” ART AND WRITING CONTEST STARTS SOON

“Fright Write,” an annual story and art contest open to ALL Korematsu students will start next week and end on Thursday, October 5. Details will be sent out soon.

We need volunteers to review the submissions. Please sign up to serve as judge for the contest! You can do this work at home on your own time. Your only requirement is a healthy interest in reading. Email korematsuptsa@gmail.com, if you are interested.

CALLING FOR FRIGHT EXPERTS!!!

Is Halloween your favorite holiday? Consider becoming the Fright Fest facilitator! It involves coordinating Halloween-related activities such as mummy-wrapping contest and pumpkin weight guessing. Please email korematsuptsa@gmail.com if you are interested.

SAVE THE DATE: KOREMATSU YARD SALE, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 9 AM – 4 PM

We need donations of gently-used household items, toys, sports gear and equipment, small furniture, etc. Many volunteers are needed to sort out items on Friday, Oct. 13, 5-9 PM & on Saturday during the sale itself.

Speakers Series  – Richard Rothstein

Monday, September 25,
7:00 pm
El Cerrito High School Auditorium
540 Ashbury Ave

West Contra Costa Unified School District and the El Cerrito Family of Schools presents Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.

Join us for a great discussion with Richard Rothstein, author and Research Associate at the Economic Policy Institute. Rothstein will offer insights into how residential segregation in America—the incessant kind that continues to dog our major cities and has contributed to so much ongoing social strife—is the intended result of racially explicit government policies at the local, state, and federal levels.

This event is free to all.

COLLINS ELEMENTARY SATURDAY!

WCCUSD welcomes and encourages your volunteer work at school sites! But, get screened first!
Two steps to the process: First, follow the link and instructions for the BeAMentor process.
https://www.wccusd.net/domain/93
Next, come out to any site for free fingerprinting!

  • Saturday Sept 16 Collins
  • Saturday Sept 23 Lupine
  • Saturday Sept 30 DeJean

FLIER HERE!

The Phoenix, September 7, 2017

THANK OUR TEACHERS: LUNCH TOMORROW FRIDAY SEPT. 8th IS ON US!

Let’s thank our teachers and staff for all the hard work they’ve put in to get school ready for our kids. Teacher Luncheons take place on the second Friday in most months in the Teacher’s Lounge (Room A220). Families participate by contributing dishes to the luncheon.

The first Teacher Luncheon, themed “Back-to-School! Easy-peasy, favorite go-to dishes,”is on Friday, September 8th. Bring your salads or stews. If it is pizza or sandwiches, bring it on!  While there’s a theme, it’s always flexible, and you should contribute dishes that suit your schedule and budget.

We need 5 more Main Dishes. 

To contribute dishes, please sign up here

Please email our Teacher Luncheon Coordinator Astrid Broberg at:  liissaUSA@aol.com if you have any questions.

JOIN US FOR SCREENAGERS

We are thrilled to present SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age

Presented By Fred T. Korematsu Middle School PTSA, El Cerrito

When: Monday, Sept. 11, 7-8:15 p.m. followed by a discussion with special guest, Lisa Tabb, co-executive producer of the film.

Where: Korematsu Middle School multipurpose room, 7125 Donal Ave., El Cerrito

Tickets: $10 adults/$5 students and those with financial need

Purchase here:  Presented By Fred T. Korematsu Middle School PTSA, El Cerrito

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 6:30 to 8 PM

Note from Principal Burnham:

Dear Parents and Guardians,

You are cordially invited to “Back-to-School Night,” an orientation for parents. You will follow an abbreviated daily schedule, meet your child’s teachers, become familiar with the scope and sequence of standards-based curricula, and see fabulous classrooms and displays. Students should not come to this event.

It is essential that you bring your child’s schedule with you so that you know where to go. Your visit to each class will be ten minutes in length and there will be a few minutes in between each period (passing period) to get to the next class.  Physical education classes will convene in the gym.

You are also invited to visit the Korematsu Library. Come see the library space, find out what we have to offer, and meet Ms. Bogie.

We are looking forward to a spectacular evening.  See you there!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: LIBRARY RATS (READING AND TECHNOLOGY STARS)

Ms. Bogie’s LibraryRATS Club is coming back! Starts Tuesday, September 19, from 2:30 to 3:30 PM. In that hour, club members will play games and work on book projects, as well as technology and engineering-related projects (e.g. building circuits). The club is open to ALL students. Interested students must register with Ms. Bogie at the library.

The library will also have after-school hours, starting Monday, Sept. 11.

Here are the “closing times”

  • Monday: 3:45
  • Tuesday: Library Reading &Tech Stars (RATS) only, 2:30-3:30
  • Wednesday (and any minimum day, such as Back to School Night on 9/14): 3 pm
  • Thursday: 3:45
  • Friday: 3:00

DONATE TO DIRECT APPEAL

California  K-12 public schools are still underfunded. When compared to other states, California ranks about 42 in per pupil spending.

At Korematsu, your support helps us pay for much-needed extras such as a math tutor, math pull-outs for enrichment and remedial, classroom grants for teachers, books, assemblies, field trips and more.

Direct donations, AmazonSmile, and eScrip are just three of the many ways you can help raise money for our programs. For a full list of how to help, go to this link

WISH LIST!

Please consider buying something on English teacher Mr. Vedder’s Amazon Wish List for his classroom. It would be a great help towards getting his classes off on the right foot with both materials and book selections.

El CERRITO IS TURNING 100!

JOIN US IN CELEBRATION!

The “Big Bash” Celebration Weekend is mid September with many events and activities for families.

Centennial Celebration Weekend

  • Thursday, September 14 – Centennial Celebration at the Rialto Cinemas, Cerrito Theater
  • Friday, September 15 – Pixar’s “Toy Story” – Cinema in the Park (Cerrito Vista)
  • Saturday, September 16 – El Cerrito Showcase Parade
  • Saturday, September 16 – Youth Dance the Night Away (grades 6-8)
  • Sunday, September 17 – Centennial Gala Dinner

El Cerrito’s Youth Dance the Night Away

Middle School Dance

El Cerrito Community Center
7007 Moeser Lane
El Cerrito, CA

Saturday, September 16, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Middle school students (grades 6–8) are invited to an all-school mixer at the Community Center for games and dancing from 6 to 9 pm.

DJ Kevin is dropping the beats!

Free admission. Pizza, Drinks and Snacks.

Opportunity Prize to one lucky attendant!

SIGN UP HERE!

PRE-FILLED SUPER SOAKERS WANTED!

Sunday, September 10, Noon-2:00 p.m.
FREE EVENT

The El Cerrito Police and Fire Department will host its first annual “Super Soaker Water Battle” event.

The purpose of this event is to bring the community together while trying to stay cool in this summer heat. This will be a fun and safe environment for kids and families to play water games while interacting with local public safety employees.

The event will be held next Sunday, September 10th, from 12 -2pm @ Arlington Park in El Cerrito. We will have snow cones, hot dogs and a dunk booth!

The event is free, but please pre-register! Contact: Sarah Perez

WCCUSD FINGERPRINTING EVENTS

WCCUSD FREE Fingerprinting Dates Announced!

WCCUSD welcomes and encourages your volunteer work at school sites! But, get screened first!

Two steps to the process: First, follow the link and instructions for the BeAMentor process.

https://www.wccusd.net/domain/93

Next, come out to any site for free fingerprinting!

  • Saturday, Sept 9 Harding
  • Saturday Sept 16 Collings
  • Saturday Sept 23 Lupine
  • Saturday Sept 30 DeJean

FULL SCHEDULE

SUPERINTENDENT DUFFY’S

SEPTEMBER MESSAGE.

Phoenix August 31st 2017

NO SCHOOL MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2016

School is closed for LABOR DAY. Classes resume Tuesday, September 5, at 8:05 a.m.

PICTURE DAY IS FRIDAY!!!

Picture Day is Friday, Sept. 1, during PE classes. Students will check in at their PE class and then be led by their PE teacher to the A building lobby where the pictures will be taken.

IMPORTANT SCHOOL OFFICE REMINDERS

> Reminder to students: walk on the right side of the hall; throw trash in the trash cans; eating outside the MPR is not allowed.

> Reminder to parents: please drop off your students by the first bell. Students more than 5 minutes late must report to the main office and will receive detention.

> Schedule changes – We are still balancing classes and students may have their schedules changed.

> ID’s – If students have not obtained an ID yet they can stop by the office at lunch time to get one. The school will start to enforce the ID rule soon so students must make sure they have one.

FIRST PTSA and KOREMATSU MUSIC PARENTS MEETING OF THE YEAR!

TUESDAY, September 5, 2017

Korematsu Music Parents Association
Meets 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Band Room

PTSA
Meets 7:00
Multipurpose Room

INTERESTED IN THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS AND DIRECTIONS AT KOREMATSU?

Everyone is invited to come out and hear the “State of the School” address by Principal Matthew Burnham. You can review the agenda here!.

If you are a band parent, the KOREMATSU MUSIC PARENTS ASSOCIATION (BAND PARENTS) MEETING will be held from 6 PM to 7 PM in the Band Room on the same evening.

These meetings as OPEN TO ALL. You do not need to be a member to come, but you’ll need to be a member to vote!. Check us out! See what we do!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: LIBRARY RATS (READING AND TECHNOLOGY STARS)

Ms. Bogie’s LibraryRATS Club is coming back! Starts Tuesday, September 19, from 2:30 to 3:30 PM. In that hour, club members will play games and work on book projects, as well as technology and engineering-related projects (e.g. building circuits). The club is open to ALL students. Interested students must register with Ms. Bogie at the library.

The library will also have after-school hours, starting Monday, Sept. 11.

Here are the “closing times”

Monday: 3:45
Tuesday: Library Reading &Tech Stars (RATS) only, 2:30-3:30
Wednesday (and any minimum day, such as Back to School Night on 9/14): 3 pm
Thursday: 3:45
Friday: 3:00

FREE ON-CAMPUS AFTER SCHOOL MATH TUTORING IS HAPPENING NOW

The sessions for all grades will take place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, in Room A201. Hours: Mon 2:30-3:30 Tues 2:30-3:30 Thurs 2:30-3:30. Wednesday and other minimum days 1:30-2:30. Come with math questions and math tutor Brad will help your student figure them out! Students are expected to abide by regular classroom behavior expectations or will be asked to leave. Sponsored and funded by the Korematsu PTSA.

THANK OUR TEACHERS: LUNCH ON FRIDAY SEPT. 8th IS ON US!

Let’s thank our teachers and staff for all the hard work they’ve put in to get school ready for our kids. Teacher Luncheons take place on the second Friday in most months in the Teacher’s Lounge (Room A220). Families participate by contributing dishes to the luncheon.

The first Teacher Luncheon, themed “Back-to-School! Easy-peasy, favorite go-to dishes,” is on Friday, September 8th. Bring your salads or stews. If it is pizza or sandwiches, bring it on! .. While there’s a theme, it’s always loose, and you should contribute dishes that suit your schedule and budget.

To contribute dishes, 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.

LOVE TO SING??

Want to be part of a fun & supportive community with other students who also love to sing? Up for the challenge of learning to sing in two and three-part harmony? Are you excited about performance opportunities?

If this sounds like you, come join Korematsu’s inaugural choir with Ms. Wu, a professionally trained music & voice teacher.

$150 Fall 2017 Session
15 Wednesday classes starting Sept. 6th
1:35-2:35pm in the band room

** Scholarships available, please ask! **
Questions? Reach out to parent coordinators Georgina & Mary at korematsusings@gmail.com

KOREMATSU PTSA GIVING CAMPAIGN

California K-12 public schools are still underfunded. When compared to other states, California ranks about 42 in per pupil spending. At Korematsu, your support helps us pay for much-needed extras such as a math tutor, math pull-outs for enrichment and remedial, classroom grants for teachers, books, assemblies, field trips and more.

Direct donations, AmazonSmile, and eScrip are just three of the many ways you can help raise money for our programs. For a full list of how to help, go to this link: https://korematsumiddleschool.org/fundraising-and-donations/

 

Mr. Vedder’s Amazon Wish List

Please consider buying something on English teacher Mr. Vedder’s Amazon Wish List (http://a.co/9yTCCns) for his classroom. It would be a great help towards getting his classes off on the right foot with both materials and book selections.

 

El Cerrito’s celebrating turning 100th!

The “Big Bash” Celebration Weekend is mid September with many events and activities for families.

Centennial Celebration Weekend
http://www.el-cerrito.org/2017events

  • Thursday, September 14 – Centennial Celebration at the Rialto Cinemas, Cerrito Theater
  • Friday, September 15 – Pixar’s “Toy Story” – Cinema in the Park (Cerrito Vista)
  • Saturday, September 16 – El Cerrito Showcase Parade &
  • Saturday, September 16 – Youth Dance the Night Away (grades 6-8)
  • Sunday, September 17 – Centennial Gala Dinner

EL CERRITO’S CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION!

Save the Date!
El Cerrito’s Youth Dance the Night Away
Middle School Dance
El Cerrito Community Center
7007 Moeser Lane
El Cerrito, CA
Saturday, September 16, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Middle school students (grades 6–8) are invited to an all-school mixer at the Community Center for games and dancing from 6 to 9 pm.
DJ Kevin is dropping the beats!

Free admission. Pizza, Drinks and Snacks.
Opportunity Prize to one lucky attendant!

 

PARENT CHECKLIST

Now that we are in the second week of school, let’s be sure that you have not missed any important information.

SIGN IN! BADGES!

Becoming actively involved in your child’s education can influence the direction and quality of learning for all students. Any time you are on campus, please come to the main office and sign in prior to starting your assignment.

If you plan to spend regular time in the classroom or assist in an activity on a routine basis, you are required to sign in go through the fingerprinting process. Usually, the WCCUSD hosts free fingerprinting sessions. While we are checking on the timing of those and will post them when more information is available. If you are in a rush to get started, visit www.Beamentor.org/now

HAVE YOU JOINED THE PTSA?

Sign up over our website. Go to www.KorematsuMiddleSchool.org. Click on the yellow Donate button, which will take you to our PayPal link. In the “Comments” field, enter “PTSA Membership” and we will do the rest! For more information, go to https://korematsumiddleschool.org/join/

HAVE YOU SUBSCRIBED TO THE GOOGLE CALENDAR?

How to subscribe:

1. Go to our Google Calendar. Click on this link. http://korematsumiddleschool.org/calendar/

2. *Click on the “+GoogleCalendar” button in the lower right hand corner.

3. Follow the Google prompts and the Korematsu events will now populate your calendar!

 HAVE YOU SUBSCRIBED TO THE E TREE?

The e tree is the main way news and information is distributed on campus. You will receive mail every Thursday when school is in session, and occasionally, reminders. To subscribe, email korematsuptsa@gmail.com

HAVE YOU LIKED THE KOREMATSU FACEBOOK PAGE? TWITTER?

Join the online conversation on issues affecting our children’s lives! Post. Like. Share. Comment.Tag. Korematsu on Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PortolaMiddleSchool . Twitter: @GoKorematsu

SCREENAGERS

Sponsored by the Korematsu PTSA; screenagers.com

When: Monday, Sept. 11th, 7-8:15pm, followed by discussion with co-executive producer, Lisa Tabb

Where: Korematsu Middle School Multipurpose room

Tickets: $10; $5 for students and those with financial need

For more information or to purchase tickets: https://impactflow.com/event/presented-by-fred-t-korematsu-middle-school-ptsa-4687

Questions? Email jentreuting@yahoo.com

The Phoenix August 24 2017

BACK TO SCHOOL PIZZA PICNIC!

TONIGHT!
WHAT’S FOR DINNER?….PIZZA!
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25th 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Korematsu Amphitheater (outside the Multipurpose Room)

Meet new families and reconnect with old, eat pizza, and learn more about school life at Korematsu. $5 per person (pizza, salad, drinks & dessert).

There are still a few more spots available where you can volunteer your time. Please sign up by clicking on this link

IT’S STILL NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN THE PTSA MEMBERSHIP OR MAKE DIRECT DONATIONS!

Sign up over our website. Go to KorematsuMiddleSchool.org. Click on the yellow “Donate” button, which will take you to our PayPal link. In the “Comments” field, enter “PTSA Membership” and we will do the rest!

FIRST PTSA and KOREMATSU MUSIC PARENTS MEETING OF THE YEAR!

TUESDAY, September 5, 2017

Korematsu Music Parents Association
Meets 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Band Room

PTSA
Meets 7:00
Multipurpose Room

INTERESTED IN THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS AND DIRECTIONS AT KOREMATSU?

Everyone is invited to come out and hear the “State of the School” address by Principal Matthew Burnham. You can review the agenda here!.

If you are a band parent, the KOREMATSU MUSIC PARENTS ASSOCIATION (BAND PARENTS) MEETING will be held from 6 PM to 7 PM in the Band Room on the same evening.

These meetings as OPEN TO ALL. You do not need to be a member to come, but you’ll need to be a member to vote!. Check us out! See what we do!

ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN 2017

California K-12 public schools are still woefully underfunded. California ranks about #42 in per pupil spending.

At our school, your contribution helps to pay for much-needed extras such as:
A math tutor for enrichment, remedial, and after school homework help. This tutor is available to parents and guardians too!
Classroom grants for our teachers ( Read here….Not uncommon for teachers to pay for their own supplies! )
Library books, paper, assemblies, and more.

Please give to our Annual Giving Campaign 2017! For 50 days, from now to October 31, our goal is to raise $50,000. Every little bit counts. 55 cents a day would amount to almost $100 over the course of our school year. If every family donates $100 or more, we would surpass our fundraising goal. Please contribute what you can! For more details, See our Flyer and donate now!

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

FIRST DAY!

School begins Monday, August 21st
First Bell rings at 8:10 a.m. It is a Minimum Day. School ends at 1:25 p.m.

SCHEDULES & ID’s

Schedules given out at orientation were draft schedules. There could be changes. There will be lists posted around the school and also adults standing around campus holdings lists, directing students to their first period class. Once they are in their first period class, they will get a copy of their official schedule. If a student was unable to come and get their ID picture taken prior to the first day of school, they need to go to class and we will make an announcement letting them know when they can come to get their ID. This will NOT be done on the first day.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

  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. You do not change for P.E. on the first day.

DROP OFFS AND PICK UPS

Drop off and pick up students at the marked, designated areas on Norvell and Lawrence. Drive around the school in a clockwise direction. For student safety, and to improve traffic flow, drop students on the school side of the street. Please do not drop off 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

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 do not park in front of and block driveways …. even for a minute … and always follow traffic rules and regulations.

The Phoenix, August 17, 2017

AND AWAY WE GO!! WELCOME AND WELCOME BACK!

Another school year is round the corner. The Korematsu PTSA is here to help you navigate middle school. We also work closely with school administration to organize programs and events that support student success.

FIRST DAY!

School begins Monday, August 21st

First Bell rings at 8:10 a.m. It is a Minimum Day. School ends at 1:25 p.m.

SCHEDULES & ID’s

Schedules given out at orientation were draft schedules. There could be changes. There will be lists posted around the school and also adults standing around campus holdings lists, directing students to their first period class. Once they are in their first period class, they will get a copy of their official schedule. If a student was unable to come and get their ID picture taken prior to the first day of school, they need to go to class and we will make an announcement letting them know when they can come to get their ID. This will NOT be done on the first day.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

  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. You do not change for P.E. on the first day.

DROP OFFS AND PICK UPS

Drop off and pick up students at the marked, designated areas on Norvell and Lawrence. Drive around the school in a clockwise direction. For student safety, and to improve traffic flow, drop students on the school side of the street. Please do not drop off 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

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 do not park in front of and block 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. Find routes here! 667 668 675

HOW TO STAY INFORMED AND INVOLVED

SUBSCRIBE TO THE ETREE. Email us at korematsuptsa@gmail.com to be added. We publish The Phoenix,every Thursday (and occasional reminders when needed).

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR GOOGLE CALENDAR, which lists events at Korematsu.

How to subscribe:
1. Go to our Google Calendar.
2. Click on the “+GoogleCalendar” button in the lower right hand corner.
3. Follow the Google prompts and the Korematsu events will now populate your calendar!

“LIKE” US ON FACEBOOK – THE ONLINE CONVERSATION ON KEY ISSUES AFFECTING OUR CHILDREN’S LIVES

Post. Like. Share. Comment. Tag. Korematsu on Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PortolaMiddleSchool

PARTICIPATE IN OUR COMMUNITY EVENTS and meet new and returning students and their families, staff, and Principal Burnham!

Ice Cream Social: Free Event

Saturday, August 19, 3 to 5 PM
Castro Park (next to Korematsu Campus).

For a more fun way to meet people, try volunteering at the event. Please sign up for the Ice Cream Social

Back to School Pizza Picnic

Thursday, August 24, 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 for the Pizza Picnic here:

MATH CLUB

Math Club is a lunchtime activity where students get help with homework, play games and solve puzzles, and earn extra credit and have fun with math!

Parent volunteers are warmly welcome and are needed to provide support (NO MATH KNOWLEDGE NECESSARY)! Contact: korematsuptsa@gmail.com and we will send you on to the proper people. Sponsored and paid for by your PTSA.

AFTER SCHOOL MATH TUTORING

Start Date TBD
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
Hours: Mon 2:30-3:30 Tues 2:30-3:30 Thurs 2:30-3:30. Wednesday and other minimum days 1:30-2:30.

This after school hour is open to anyone in our community that needs help with math. Parents and guardians of Korematsu students are welcome to attend too! Just bring any math work you need help with or any math questions you might have. No appointment necessary, but students are expected to abide by regular classroom behavior expectations or they will be asked to leave. Room A201.

WriterCoach Connection

Become a WriterCoach Connection volunteer at Korematsu Middle School; get an inside look into middle school and feel good about strengthening public education in El Cerrito. KMS is on the upswing thanks to wonderful parents, community support, dedicated principals and teachers, a state-of-the art new campus and being a pilot program for many new innovative and exclusive programs.

WriterCoach Connection brings teams of trained volunteers to help students one-on-one with their classroom writing assignments. We provide all the training you’ll need to be a terrific coach. To reach our goal of one-one-one coaching (where the magic happens) we need 10 more coaches to start training. Please check out this two minute compelling video!

and please click below to sign up to learn more at one of our upcoming orientations.

http://www.writercoachconnection.org/volunteer-orientation.html

Coaching is a low time commitment (typically only once or twice a month for 1-2 hours, 9-11am) but very fun and rewarding.

Thank you!

Join PTA

NEED MORE INFO ON PTSA MEMBERSHIP AND DIRECT DONATIONS?
Sign up over our website. Go to KorematsuMiddleSchool.org. Click on the yellow Donate button, which will take you to our PayPal link. In the “Comments”field, enter “PTSA Membership” and we will do the rest!

El Cerrito’s celebrating turning 100!

The “Big Bash” Celebration Weekend is mid September with many events and activities for families.

Centennial Celebration Weekend

http://www.el-cerrito.org/2017events

  • Thursday, September 14 – Centennial Celebration at the Rialto Cinemas, Cerrito Theater
  • Friday, September 15 – Pixar’s “Toy Story” – Cinema in the Park (Cerrito Vista)
  •  Saturday, September 16 – El Cerrito Showcase Parade 
  • Saturday, September 16 – Youth Dance the Night Away (grades 6-8)
  • Sunday, September 17 – Centennial Gala Dinner

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