Thursday, October 20 Newsletter

LUNCHTIME COLLEGE AND CAREER CHAT SERIES: NOT TO BE MISSED!
Our Lunchtime College and Career Chat Series, in conjunction with College Week, continues today, Thursday, Oct. 20, and tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 21.

Students are welcome to hear the talk during 7th and 8th grade lunchtimes. There will be handouts and posters around the topic of “Think College.” Also, students who sign in at the talk will get a chance to win a surprise raffle prize.

Thursday, Oct. 20

Panel: Turning Your Passion into a Profession. RM. A 210.

Love Animals? Hear how a human dentist and an apprentice turned “dog whisperer” got started as pet dentists.

Love Sports? Hear how a consummate athlete channels her passion for sports into collegiate-level sports coaching.

Friday, Oct. 21

Panel I: Careers in High Tech Industry. ROOM A 210.

Chat with techies from Google, Pixar and elsewhere about careers in the high tech industry. RM. A 210.

Panel II: Career Shifts. ROOM A203.

Love Caring for People? Hear from a former personal trainer who made a mid-career switch to nursing and is loving every moment of it.

Love Working with Controls? Hear from a PG&E Metering Specialist who previously worked for the US Navy supervising the operations and maintenance of a submarine nuclear propulsion plant.

 $50,000 IN 50 SCHOOL DAYS
Please help us reach our goal of $50,000 in 50 school days! Donations of any amount are gratefully accepted. Thank you to everyone who has already donated! We will celebrate with an ice cream party for our students once 50% of our families have contributed, so please donate now! To learn more see our flyer.

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SCORE GREAT DEALS AND DO GOOD: YARD SALE @ KOREMATSU, SATURDAY, OCT. 22, 9-4 PM
DROP OFF TODAY 5-8 p.m.!!!!

We have such a wonderful array of treasures for you to choose from. Come shop this Saturday and help us raise much-needed funds.

Final drop off times for donations are:  Thursday, October 20, 5-8 PM; and Friday, October 21, 5-9 PM at Parent’s Room in Building A, right across the main Korematsu office.

We need volunteers!!! There will be pizza and beverages for volunteers who come to our work party on Friday, Oct. 21, 5-9 PM (pizza at 7:30 PM). We also need volunteers to work shifts on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Please sign up HERE. Any questions, contact Lisa at 510-750-8163 or lmcdbj@gmail.com .

 

COOKIE DOUGH FUNDRAISER IS HAPPENING NOW UNTIL TO MONDAY, OCTOBER 24
Message from VP Fundraising, Negar Souza:

Dear Korematsu families,

We are excited to launch our cookie dough fundraiser! This is a wonderful event because not only does the school make money to support our educational programs but YOU get special treats too!

Your student will get a packet to take home TODAY and it will include the catalog, order form and envelope to return the money. If your student did not get one, please ask for one in the office or email the contact listed at the end of this email.

We ask all families commit to selling 10 or more items. If you sell 10 items you get one free to keep!

ALL order forms & money are due in the office to Miss Christie by October 24 (and NO later!) All goods will be delivered by November 4 ready for you to pick up at school! (FYI- If payment is not received by the October 24 deadline the order will not be placed).

Please mark these dates on your calendar and help us reach our goal! Korematsu is an incredible school but fundraisers like this allow us to fund programs beyond the district’s ability.

Please help, enjoy and have fun! For any questions please contact Negar

Souza at thesouzafamily@comcast.net . Thank you in advance!

 

KOREMATSU HISTORY NIGHT: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25*, MULTIPURPOSE ROOM
NOTE THE DATE CHANGE!!!

The History department would like to invite parents to History Night on October 25, 6 to 7 PM. The department will be going over what they are currently doing and their goals. Some class projects will also be showcased. *Note the change in date.

HALLOWEEN CONCERT: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, MULTIPURPOSE ROOM
The Korematsu Music Program would like to invite you to the Band and Orchestra program’s Halloween Concert, Wed., Oct 26, at 7pm in the MPR. Support the program and enjoy some wonderful music in this first performance of the year! The concert is free; treats are available for purchase.

FRIGHT FEST: THURSDAY, OCT. 27, FRIDAY, OCT. 28 & MONDAY, OCT. 31, RM. A210
Let’s dish out some ghoulish fun this Halloween season. From Thursday, Oct. 27 to Monday, Oct. 31, the PTSA is organizing Halloween-related activities — Haunted House Cookie Decorating, Mummy-Wrapping Race, Costume Fashion Show and maybe more — during both 7th and 8th grade lunchtimes. We need volunteers to make this happen! Please sign up HERE .

HALLOWEEN DANCE: THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2:30-4 PM, MULTIPURPOSE ROOM
Tickets will be on sale at lunchtime from Oct. 24 to Oct. 27. Students must have school ID/lanyard & signed permission slip to purchase ticket.

Grab your tickets ASAP as ticket prices go up each day: Mon, Oct.24 – $2.50; Tuesday, Oct. 25 – $3; Wednesday, Oct. 26 – 3.50; Thursday, Oct. 27 – $4; and $5 at the door if you buy after school the day of the dance.

Parent Chaperones are invited! Please email Ms. Renee at crenee@wccusd.net. From Ms. Renee: “We could use help watching over the backpack pile and dispersing the snacks and beverages. We would love to be able to have contributions of small bottled water, juice bags, store-bought brownies, & Halloween candy.”

SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE FORUM:
MONDAY, OCT. 24, 6:30 PM, MULTIPURPOSE ROOM
The final of the three candidates forum jointly organized by WCCUSD and League of Women Voters will be held on Monday, Oct. 24, in the Korematsu Multipurpose Room at 6:30 PM.

FINAL PTA SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE FORUM
baysideWEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016 8:45 – 10:15 a.m.

HELMS MIDDLE SCHOOL

HABRA TRADUCCION EN ESPANOL!

The final Bayside Council of PTA’s Candidate Forum will be held on Wednesday, October 26th 8:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m at Helms Middle School. Habra traduccion en Espanol! SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION HERE: 4westcounty@gmail.com
PTSA ASSOCIATION MEETING & BAND PARENTS MEETING

ptsaNOV. 1, MULTIPURPOSE ROOM

The PTSA will meet at 7 PM in the Multipurpose Room. After covering PTSA business, academic coach and family therapist Pat LaDouceur, Ph.D, will present a talk on “Parents, Stress, and the Teenage Brain: What Every Mom and Dad Needs to Know to Help Their Student Succeed with Ease in School and in Life.” See agenda here.

Band Parents Meeting will commence at 6 PM in the band room.

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.

MATH CLUB
Every Wednesday, both lunchtimes, in Room A201. 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!

SAVE THE DATE

  • Korematsu Info Night — November 17
  • November Teacher Luncheon — November 18
  • Jenny K Fundraiser — November 12 to 18

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