The Phoenix, December 29, 2016

SCHOOL WILL RESUME ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2017

Wishing everyone all good things on this new year!

KOREMATSU PTSA MEETING

KOREMATSU PTSA MEETING (7PM) + BAND PARENTS MEETING (6PM)

TUESDAY, JANUARY 10

The PTSA will meet at 7 PM in the Multipurpose Room. After covering PTSA business, we will hold a special session:

“A YEAR LATER: AFTER ACTION REVIEW – THE NEW KOREMATSU BUILDING”

This session is devoted to giving comment on the building process, communications, the move and the after! How did it go? What do we love about our new building? What would we do differently? For about 30 minutes we will open the floor to your comments.

We will have WCCUSD District Engineering Officer, Luis Freese and consultants from EIP2 in attendance.

ALL ARE WELCOME. TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS TOO!

Agenda is attached here:  January 10 Meeting – Google Docs.pdf

Preceding the PTSA meeting is the Band Parents meeting in the band room, starting at 6 PM.

 

screen-shot-2016-12-14-at-9-50-02-pmCHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER

TUESDAY, JANUARY 10

4:30 PM TO 8 PM

Come in to the Chipotle at 9901 San Pablo Avenue in El Cerrito on Tuesday, January 10th between 4:30pm and 8:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Korematsu Middle School.

Details

screen-shot-2016-12-14-at-9-57-41-pmWCCUSD LOCAL CONTROL ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN (LCAP) TOWN HALL MEETING

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11 – 6:30 TO 8 PM

PINOLE MIDDLE SCHOOL
1575 Mann Dr.
Pinole, 94564

WCCUSD welcomes students, families, staff, and community members to learn more about the 2016-17 LCAP and provide feedback on each goal and its actions and services.

Korematsu needs at least 3 parents to represent the school. If you are interested in attending the event, please contact Principal Burnham at mburnham@wccusd.net . Thank you!

NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR RIGHTS+RESPECT WEEK

JANUARY 30 TO FEBRUARY 3
The PTSA is planning a series of activities for a Rights and Respect Week around Korematsu Day, which is on January 30. If you are interested in the topic and would like to volunteer your time to either co-organize or support this important event, please email us at KorematsuPTSA@gmail.com . Thank you for your consideration.

AFFORDABLE HOME INTERNET SERVICE

If you have a child who qualifies for the lunch program, your family may qualify for low-cost ($10 and under) internet service under one of the following options:

AT&T Access https://www.att.com/shop/internet/access/ and phone: 1-855-220-5211

Basic Internet https://basic-internet.com/ and phone: 1-855-270-3725

Comcast Internet Essentials https://internetessentials.com and phone 1-855-846-8376

Please review the pros and cons of each offer when you explore the choices.

wccusd-logoOPEN ENROLLMENT INTRA-DISTRICT TRANSFER

JANUARY 31 TO FEBRUARY 4, 2017

If you wish for your child to be considered for a transfer to a school that is not your resident school, please read the guidelines stated in the attached flyer, complete the Open Enrollment Transfer Application form, and provide one current utility bill as address verification.

Transfer applications may be obtained starting on January 31st through February 14th, 2017 from the office of any school, the Transfer Office, or the district’s website at wccusd.net. Transfer Office hours during the Open Enrollment Transfer Period is Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Applications can be submitted in the following ways:

• Mail or in person: 1108 Bissell Ave, Room 108. Richmond, CA 94801

• Fax: (510) 620-2085 – received applications by fax will not be confirmed

• Email: transferoffice@wccusd.net
Open Enrollment Flyer 2017-2018.pdf

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS:

WRITER COACHES NEEDED FOR SPRING SEMESTER
Looking for a volunteer opportunity to be more involved in the ECHS community? WriterCoach Connection (WCC) is a rewarding experience working one-on-one with students at every level of writing ability on their English writing assignments. In partnership with teachers, trained writer coaches help students strengthen their writing and critical thinking skills by giving them constructive feedback, challenging them to think more deeply, and building their confidence as writers. The time commitment is only one class period, two to three times per month. All coaching takes place during the school day.

You don’t need to be a writer or teacher — WCC coaches are parents, guardians, college students, working and retired people of all backgrounds, ethnicities, and ages. Our in-depth training will give you strategies and practice to work effectively with students, including your own. If you are unable to coach right now, please tell a friend or neighbor who might be interested.

Upcoming nearby trainings are offered at the following times:

Fridays 1/6 & 1/13 9:30 – Noon
Thursdays 1/12 & 1/19 Noon – 3:00

Upcoming trainings located in Berkeley are offered at the following times:

Tuesdays 1/10 & 1/17 6:30 – 9:30 PM
Fridays 1/20 & 1/27 9:30 – 12:30
Mondays 1/23 & 1/30 12:00 – 3:00
You are welcome to attend any training. To register for a training or for more information, go to www.writercoachconnection.org (click on “Volunteer”) or contact ECHS site coordinator – Lynda Frank (lyndafrankwcc@gmail.com).

MAGICAL NATHANIEL AT ECHS
ECHS THEATER
JANUARY 13, 6 TO 7:30 PM

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Come see Magical Nathaniel’s return show at El Cerrito High School! Direct from graduating from UC Berkeley and performing for more than 30,000 people at the commencement ceremony, Magical Nathaniel returns to his high school to put on another incredible magic performance. This mind boggling show will include circus skills and never before seen original illusions that are sure to leave you speechless! Don’t miss this incredible magic experience!

Pre-sale at ECHS Cashier’s office:
Children under 5: free
Children K-12: $4
Students/Seniors: $5
Adult: $7
Brown Paper Tickets ($0.99 + 3.5% service charge)
Child/student: $6.17
Brown Paper Tickets Link: echsmagic.brownpapertickets.com
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2730029
Adult: $8.24
At the door:
Children under 5: free
Children K-12: $5

COMMUNITY EVENT:

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. TOTAL HEALTH DAY OF SERVICE

FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS GRADES 6-9

JANUARY 16, 2017, 8 AM TO 2 PM

WATERFRONT HOTEL, OAKLAND

Kaiser Permanente is pleased to host an inaugural Martin Luther King, Jr. Total Health Day of Service event that will offer interesting and educational workshops to parents and students in grades 6-9. Experts in Financial Literacy, Academia, Mental and Physical Health will lead interactive workshops. Kaiser Permanente leaders also will share insights on Kaiser Permanente’s mission and why we are committed to total health in the communities we serve.

Who: Parents and students grades 6-9 (Please forward or share the flyer with your organization)
Date & Time: January 16, 2017, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Location: Waterfront Hotel in Oakland, California
How to sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kp-mlk-total-health-day-of-service-general-tickets-30045736607 or email the event coordinators at KP-MLK-Event@kp.org
Agenda:
8:00 am – 8:30 am – Check-in & Breakfast
8:30 am – 9:30 am – Opening Comments
9:45 am – 12:30 pm – Breakout Sessions for Parents and Students
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm – Lunch
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm – Closing Comments
Break Out Sessions:
Parents:
Financial Health / Financial Literacy
Physical Health
Mental Health
Students:
Academic Health
Financial Health / Financial Literacy
Physical Health
Sign-up Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kp-mlk-total-health-day-of-service-general-tickets-30045736607
Or go to http://www.EventBrite.com and search for “KP MLK Total Health Day of Service”.
If you have any questions, please email KP-MLK-Event@kp.org.

 

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