The Phoenix, November 3, 2016

COOKIE DOUGH UPDATE: POSSIBLE PICK UP THIS FRIDAY
If you ordered cookie dough BE PREPARED to pick up after school Friday from the office. No cookie dough can be stored! Thank you for supporting this delectable fundraiser!

screenshot-2016-09-30-05-07-56WE ARE SUPPORTING MEASURE T! JOIN US!
Korematsu PTSA voted to support Measure T in November! This measure renews support for our schools by contributing $9.8 million dollars a year to athletics, libraries, counselors and more! You can learn more about Measure T here.

prop-55WE ARE SUPPORTING PROP 55! JOIN US!
Korematsu PTSA voted, along with the California State PTA, to support statewide Proposition 55 in November! This measure renews statewide support for our schools by extending income tax increases on high-income taxpayers through 2030!

Want to learn more about the campaign? Check out their website, with scores of endorsements here!

50 IN 50
Please help us reach our goal of $50,000 in 50 school days! All donations will support programs to help our Korematsu students. Every donation is greatly appreciated, so please donate now! To learn more see our flyer.

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screenshot-2016-04-17-08-27-26CALLING PHOTOGRAPHERS, GRAPHIC ARTISTS, WRITERS, AND OTHER CREATIVE FOLKS: YEARBOOK COMMITTEE NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER MEETING DAYS
The Yearbook Committee is still looking for both student and parent members to help document and publish the 2016-17 Korematsu Yearbook. The committee meets on most Fridays at both lunchtimes in Rm. A217, both lunchtimes. However, for November/December, please note:

  • Friday, Nov. 4: No Yearbook meeting
  • Thursday, Nov. 10, instead of Friday, Nov. 11 (no school on Veteran’s Day): Yearbook meeting in Rm. A217
  • Friday, Nov. 18: Yearbook meeting in Rm. A217
  • Thanksgiving Week: No Yearbook Meeting
  • Friday Dec. 2: Yearbook meeting in Rm. A217

Any questions, please email Cecie Mendoza, who is the Korematsu Yearbook Advisor for the third year running at cecie_mendoza@yahoo.com .

Also, if you have any photos of school-related events, please email to korematsuyearbookphotos@gmail.com . Thank you!

elevation66SAVE THE DATE: ELEVATION 66 FUNDRAISER, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15
Dine at Elevation 66 in El Cerrito on November 15, mention Korematsu Middle School, and a percentage of your bill will go to Korematsu. Elevation 66, at 10082 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, is a local neighborhood nook offering seasonal, gourmet sandwiches, & mains, as well as house & local brews.

jenny-k-fundraising-flyerSHOP AT JENNY K & SUPPORT KOREMATSU MIDDLE SCHOOL: NOVEMBER 13 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.

WHEN: ALL WEEK from Sunday, November 13th (9am to 4pm) through Friday, November 18th (9am to 9pm)

WHERE: Jenny K, 6921 Stockton Avenue, El Cerrito. http://jennyk.com/ phone: 510-528-5350

This year, Jenny K will support 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.

Not only will you support Korematsu Middle School, but you’ll support local business, too!

Come to the Fundraiser Mixer on Friday evening, November 18th, 6pm to 9pm. Shop at Jenny K and enjoy free finger food and water, and discounted wine and beer at Well Grounded Tea & Coffee Bar next door.

Meet other parents from our local schools: share your experiences at Korematsu with them.

See you there!!

Korematsu PTSA thanks you, Jenny K!!!

screenshot-2015-10-22-07-14-53KOREMATSU INFO NIGHT: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, MULTIPURPOSE ROOM, 6:30 PM
Please spread the word that Korematsu will hold an info night for new/prospective families on Thursday, November 17.

Prospective students and their parents will learn about course offerings, after school program, PTSA events and programs, as well as hear one of the school bands play.

Want to help welcome new/prospective families to KMS? Please consider donating items for refreshments at KMS Info Night on 11/17. You can find a sign up sheet here. If you will not be attending Info Night, you can leave contributions in the staff lounge on the shelf marked “Info Night”, or contact me and I’ll pick it up from you (alonnilan@gmail.com). Thanks for considering donating to the next generation of Korematsu families!

TEACHER LUNCHEON: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, A220
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.

national-historyFIRST-EVER HISTORY COMPETITION AT KOREMATSU: DECEMBER 12-16
The Korematsu History Department is making history! This year, for the very first time, Korematsu will join the National History Day Competition. The theme narrative is “Taking a Stand in History.” Korematsu students are invited to participate in the competition, which will be held school-wide from December 12 to 16. Projects can be turned in under the following formats:

  • Paper — individual effort
  • Documentary — individual or group effort (up to 5 students)
  • Website (Using Weebly) — individual or group effort (up to 5 students)
  • Performance — individual or group effort (up to 5 students)
  • Display Board— individual or group effort (up to 5 students)

Specific rules apply to each entry category. For more information on contest rules: http://www.nhdca.org/contest-rules . Here are examples of a scorecard: http://media.wix.com/ugd/189c6c_d7f533eeb77145a99f49693f6ba06f6b.pdf

A total of 10 projects, five from each grade level, will be selected to enter the county competition, to be held on February 25. Winning projects from the county level will then proceed to state and national competitions.

WCCUSD COMMUNITY GATHERINGS: PARENTS WELCOME
Our district is holding WCCUSD Community Gatherings: A Series of Critical Conversations About Our Students and Schools over the next few months, starting November 15th. Details on time and place to be announced shortly. If you are interested in attending, please email Korematsu Community Worker Tanise Smith at tanise.smith@wccusd.net

Date: November 15, 2016
Topic: African American Student Achievement: Discussion, Data, and Current Program

Date: November 29, 2016
Topic: LCAP Townhall Meeting (English/Spanish)

Date: December 14, 2016
Topic: English Learners, LTELs, Discussion, Data, and Current Programs

Date: January 11, 2017
Topic: LCAP Townhall Meeting
(English\Spanish)

Date: February 28, 2017
Topic: Personalized Learning: Our Current Status and Where We Want to Go!

SAVE THE DATE

  • ENGLISH NIGHT, NOVEMBER 30, 2016

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