The Phoenix, February 23, 2017

PRESIDENTS’ WEEK RECESS

Hope you are enjoying your break! Classes will resume on Monday, February 27th.

2016-17 YEARBOOK PRICE WILL INCREASE AFTER FEB. 24

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The memories are forever. This low price is not. Purchase by Friday, February 24, 2017 to make sure you get a yearbook for just $30.00.

Order a yearbook for your student today here: BUY A YEARBOOK

 

NOODLES FRESH RESTAURANT FUNDRAISER
TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 4:30 – 9 PM

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Treat your friends and family to this local noodle spot on Feb. 28, mention Korematsu, and 50% of the proceeds will go to our school (DINE IN ONLY, PLEASE).

Noodles Fresh is located at 10042 San Pablo Ave, across from Pastime Hardware. Tel: 898-1710.

 

PTSA MEETING FEATURING SPECIAL SESSION “LOOKING AHEAD: WHAT TO EXPECT AT ECHS” AND BAND PARENTS MEETING

TUESDAY, MARCH 14

The PTSA will meet at 7 PM in the Multipurpose Room. After covering PTSA business, we will hold a session on ECHS, along the lines of “what to expect,” which is specially designed to help 8th graders and their families navigate their way through the first few months of high school. This year, ECHS Principal Edith Jordan-McCormick and Assistant Principal Jay Eirvin will be on hand to talk about academic and administrative matters, as well as extra curricular programs at the high school.

Learn also about what it’s like to be a Gaucho from our panel of student speakers.

So come with questions and get your answers.

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

See you there!

 

SAVE THE DATES: EL CERRITO HIGH SCHOOL INFO TOURS EVERY THIRD THURSDAY OF MARCH AND APRIL 9 TO 11 AM

El Cerrito High School will host parent tours every third Thursday of the month the next two months. The tours will be from 9 to 11 AM. The tour will start with a question and answer period with Principal McCormick and end with classroom visits lead by Leadership students. Please check in at the main office. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school at 510-231-1437.

 

CALIFORNIA HEALTHY KIDS SURVEY – TAKE THE SURVEY NOW THROUGH MARCH 15

Survey Link:

Access Code: VM32PN

Message from CHKS:

Share your thoughts about your child’s school in the California School Parent Survey. Results are anonymous and will help guide school planning for the upcoming years. Please select your school to begin. This online survey will stay open until March 15, 2017.

The purpose of this survey is to obtain parent perceptions of student behavior and attitudes, school programs and policies, and the overall school climate as they relate to student well-being and learning. It deals with such issues as truancy, safety, harassment, substance use, school connectedness, and learning supports. The survey is a companion to the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS), and the California School Climate Survey (CSCS) for staff.

Your participation is voluntary. It is also very important. The information you provide will help guide district and school efforts to promote safety, enhance learning supports, improve student achievement, and reduce health risks that stand as barriers to learning.

This is an anonymous survey. It is designed so that no one can be identified from the data. You do not have to respond to any questions that you feel could be used to identify you. Simply skip any such questions.

All questions apply to this school only.

The results are for the use of your district. CDE/CHKS will preserve data confidentiality and refer any data requests to the district.

Instructions for Accessing the Survey:

If you have more than one child at this school, please complete one survey for each child. Each school has a unique url and access code.

Access the login page for the survey using the following URL. Enter the following school code and click the Take Survey button:

Survey Link: http://surveys.wested.org/csps/EG974GW?lang=en

Access Code: VM32PN

 

SAVE THE DATE: GOLDEN GATE FIELDS ON MARCH 26

screen-shot-2017-02-22-at-10-12-14-pmThe PTSA and band have been given another date to work a Dollar Day at the Golden Gate Fields. Please consider volunteering at this fun-raiser! We serve hot dogs and beer, (and sneak off to place a few bets). Your PTSA AND the band program will earn $1,000 + tips.

Sign up for a few hours here

KOREMATSU SUMMER BAND CAMP

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At this summer camp, Korematsu band director Tiffany Carrico offers young musicians the opportunity to develop their music skills while making new friends. For more information on times and prices, please click on the flyer below:

Korematsu summer band camp flyer 2017.pdf

If you would like to reserve a spot for your child, or have any questions about the camp, please contact Ms. Carrico at scrappyslap@hotmail.com or on 510-717-0718.

 

UC BERKELEY GIRLS IN ENGINEERING SUMMER CAMPS

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All Bay Area girls who are currently in 5th, 6th, or 7th grade are invited to apply to the UC Berkeley Girls in Engineering Summer Camps. For more information, please visit : http://girlsinengineering.berkeley.edu/

Applications are due on March 1, 2017. However, applications may close earlier if there is a strong demand.

While there is a fee for the camps, camp is free for families who demonstrate financial need (by qualifying for free or reduced price lunch, CalFresh, or Medi-Cal). No scholarship application is required.
MEET STAN YOGI AND LAURA ATKINS, CO-AUTHORS OF “FRED KOREMATSU SPEAKS UP”

screen-shot-2017-01-04-at-11-06-17-pmOakland Asian Cultural Center in Oakland, California

Saturday, March 18, 2017, 12 PM

Another opportunity to hear Stan Yogi and Laura Atkins talk about their book at Center for Asian American Media Festival (CAAMFEST). Watch, listen, and learn.

SAVE THE DATE: EL CERRITO HIGH SCHOOL SWING DANCE
EL CERRITO COMMUNITY CENTER
MARCH 18, 2017

The El Cerrito High School Band Program will be hosting their annual Swing Dance is taking place on Saturday, March 18, at the El Cerrito Community Center. This popular event features live music to dance (provided by the program’s Jazz Ensemble and Workshop), among others.

 

SAVE THE DATE: LUNAFEST EAST BAY

lunafestECHS PERFORMING ARTS THEATER

SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 7:30 PM

It’s our 10th anniversary season of LUNAFEST East Bay and we hope you’ll join us for another inspiring evening featuring nine new short films by, for and about women! LUNAFEST comes to El Cerrito High’s Performing Arts Theater on Saturday, March 18th, 2017 at 7:30pm.

Tickets are available online or by cash/check now. Visit us at http://www.lunafest.org/elcerrito0318 for more information. $20 General ($25 at door), $10 Seniors 65+/Handicapped, $5 Teachers & Students w/ID, $60 VIP Reception + Films. 100% of net proceeds from the event benefit EC High’s IT Academy, the EC Community Foundation and the Breast Cancer Fund.

The evening will kick off with our signature Filmmaker Panel with local author Patty Enrado who will chat with two of this season’s talented filmmakers in a brief onstage interview before the films.

ECHS graduate and 2016 Lunafest filmmaker, Anna Schumacher, will be the evening’s MC.

Desserts from Braxton’s Boxes and coffee from Well Grounded will be available during intermission. A raffle with amazing prizes from local vendors will round out the evening.

A VIP Pre-Reception with catered hors d’oeuvres, fine wines and refreshing beers at a private residence just minutes from the theater. Please join us in celebrating our 10th anniversary!

Please note: While LUNAFEST films are not formally rated, we recommend that attendees be age 16+.

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