The Phoenix, November 17, 2016

JENNY K FUNDRAISER: ALL WEEK UNTIL NOV. 18 (9 AM TO 9 PM); MIXER ON NOV. 18, 6 PM
jenny-k-fundraising-flyerGet 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.

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!!!

 

50 in 50

We are over 30% of the way towards our goal of $50,000 with just 19 days left. Every donation is gratefully appreciated, so donate now! Also, please consider copying this message into an email to friends and family members. Or, share our flyer with others. Every donation helps!

SPIRIT WEAR: SECOND OPPORTUNITY TO ORDER

Owing to popular demand, the PTSA is organizing another opportunity to order this year’s spirit wear items — t-shirts and sweatshirts. Unisex t-shirt – $15; Ladies fitted t-shirt – $20; Hoodie – $30. Ways to order:

1. Drop off completed order form (see ATTACHED below) and check (payable to Korematsu PTSA) at the office.

2. Order Online with a Credit Card at: www.korematsumiddleschool.org Click on the “DONATE” button. In the “NOTES TO SELLER” section, enter the size and the quantity.

All orders and payment must reach us by December 2.

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JOIN THE YEARBOOK COMMITTEE: NEXT MEETING IS FRIDAY, NOV. 18, BOTH LUNCHTIMES, RM. A217

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. 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!

 

SAVE THE DATE: ENGLISH NIGHT, NOV. 30, TIME TBD

Message from English Department:

At the Korematsu English Night, we will briefly cover the Common Core ELA standards and talk about how we are helping our students meet those standards in 7th and 8th grade. We will then turn our attention to a Common Core-aligned writing rubric and take a look at actual (anonymous) student writing samples. Parents will get a chance to practice scoring short essay responses with the rubric. Parents should leave at the end of the evening with a better understanding of how to help their students improve their writing!

 

HISTORY COMPETITION AT KOREMATSU: DEC. 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.

 

THANKSGIVING

NO SCHOOL ON THURSDAY, NOV. 24 AND 25 — HAPPY THANKSGIVING, EVERYONE!!!

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