The Phoenix, March 9, 2017

OPPORTUNITY TO GO ON STEM FIELD TRIP TO GREAT AMERICA
STUDENTS MUST APPLY AND ATTEND AN INFO MEETING ON
March 9th, 7:45 – 8:05 AM OR March 10th, 2:25 – 2:45 PM in Rm. C 310

KOREMATSU YEARBOOK: LAST CALL ON PHOTO ENTRIES

MARCH 13TH DEADLINE

From Korematsu Middle School Yearbook Staff:

Hi Everyone! If you have photos from any of the events below, PLEASE SEND ASAP!!!

 

  • Sports
    • Volleyball
    • Basketball
    • Flag Football
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Mountain Bike Team
    • Soccer
    • Softball
  • Band Events
  • Celebrate Korematsu
  • Science Fair
  • Assemblies/Rallies
  • Field Trips
  • Classroom Photos/Candids
  • Spirit Week
  • Halloween
  • Dances
  • Clubs
  • National Junior Honor Society
  • Writing Workshops
  • Etc…

Tips on proper photo submission:

  • Screen shots do not work!
  • Hi-res quality
  • Please include a narrative/description, date of event, names, and grades
  • Photos including nudity, profanity, copyright violations, etc will immediately be discarded and reported

Email photos to: korematsuyearbookphotos@gmail.com

 

FOOD CONTRIBUTIONS STILL NEEDED FOR TEACHER TREAT DAY

FRIDAY, MARCH 10

Spring weather calls for a salad-and-pizza buffet luncheon for our staff and teachers. Let’s fill up the buffet table with starters, salads, breads, and pizza, using fresh in-season fruit, vegetables, and herbs. To contribute dishes, please sign up here: salad+buffet luncheon.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: GOLDEN GATE FIELDS ON MARCH 26

The 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

 

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

TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 7 PM, MULTI PURPOSE ROOM

How does the block system work? What electives, sports, and club activities are offered? How will the high school prepare my child for college? What kind of academic support is available at the school?

These are just some of the questions that will be answered in the special session on ECHS at the next PTSA meeting on Tuesday, March 14. After covering PTSA business briefly, we will invite ECHS Principal Edith Jordan-McCormick and Assistant Principal Jay Eirvin to talk about academic and administrative matters, as well as extra curricular programs at the high school. The session is organized 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.

Learn also about what it’s like to be a Gaucho from our panel of student speakers coming from freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior classes.

ALL, INCLUDING STUDENTS, ARE WELCOME!

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

See you there!!!

Agenda attached here​

 

KOREMATSU SHINES AGAIN AT DISTRICT SCIENCE FAIR

Congratulations to Korematsu students for their great performance this year’s District Science Fair. We had five 1st Place winners who received $50 as well as an engraved medal (the engraving was done in the district Fab Lab!) with their names, and an impressive list of 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place winners. Special mention to Josephine F. for receiving the Hal Magarian Special Award for her project titled “Breaking Down Protein with Fruit.”

Nine judges reviewed each poster using the following criteria: purpose of the experiment; quality of science (experimental design, data collection, and discussion of results); and presentation.

List of Winners

Biological Category:

  • Jacqueline D., 3rd Place, 7th grade
  • Sydney G., 3rd Place, 7th grade
  • William D., 4th Place, 7th grade
  • Josephine F., 1st Place, 8th grade
  • Genevieve S., 3rd Place, 8th grade
  • Milla N., 3rd Place, 8th grade
  • Riley D.W., 3rd Place, 8th grade
  • Brinda A., 4th Place, 8th grade
  • Caden C-B., 4th Place, 8th grade
  • Eric D., 4th Place, 8th grade

Engineering, Math, Technology Category:

  • Eamon O., 2nd Place, 7th grade
  • Samuel W., 2nd Place, 8th grade

Physical Category:

  • Vivian H., 1st Place, 7th grade
  • Davis L., 2nd Place, 7th grade
  • Jenna W., 2nd Place, 7th grade
  • Katherine H., 3rd Place, 7th grade
  • Will F., 3rd Place, 7th grade
  • Joshua M., 4th Place, 7th grade
  • Cassie C., 4th Place, 7th grade
  • Ryan T., 4th Place, 7th grade
  • Ella B., 1st Place, 8th grade
  • Ryan G., 2nd Place, 8th grade
  • Luke T., 2nd Place, 8th grade
  • Vivien W., 2nd Place, 8th grade

Social & Behavioral Category:

  • Kai S., 1st Place, 7th grade
  • Ayaz E., 2nd Place, 7th grade
  • Malorie D., 3rd Place, 7th grade
  • Catherine F., 4th Place, 7th grade
  • Piper G., 4th Place, 7th grade
  • Genevieve Q., 1st Place, 8th grade
  • Nicole M., 3rd Place, 8th grade
  • Olivia R., 3rd Place, 8th grade

KUDOS, EVERYONE!

 

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.

SAVE THE DATE: KOREMATSU AT THE 52ND WCCUSD ART SHOW MARCH 21 TO APRIL 23

RICHMOND ART CENTER

Catch the works of seven student artists from Korematsu Middle School at the 52nd WCCUSD Art Show. The show will be taking place at Richmond Art Center, located at 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA, and is open from 11 AM to 5 PM from Tuesday to Saturday.

 

EXTENDED OFFER: ORDER 2016-17 YEARBOOK BEFORE MARCH 31

The memories are forever. This low price is not. Purchase ONLINE by March 31, 2017 to make sure you get a yearbook for just $30.00. After this date, the price increases to $40.

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

 

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: EIGHTH GRADE PROMOTION ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE

With 8th grade promotion only three months away, it’s time to plan the promotion activities this year. While supported by the PTSA, promotion activities will only happen if 8th grade parents step forward. If you would like to lead the committee or be actively involved in the planning of promotion activities, please email korematsuptsa@gmail.com and we will help you set a committee up.

 

ECHS SIXTH ANNUAL SWING DANCE SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 6:30 PM, EC COMMUNITY CENTER

Everyone’s welcome to participate in the Sixth Annual Swing Dance, which is a fundraiser for the band program. The evening includes great appetizers, a group dance lesson, and live swing-era music performed by ECHS Jazz Ensemble and Workshop.

Tickets are $25 and are available at http://echsbands.com/swing-dance/

Poster:​
2017 Swing Dance Poster.pdf

KOREMATSU SUMMER BAND CAMP

June 19-23 & June 26-30

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.​

 

MEET STAN YOGI AND LAURA ATKINS, CO-AUTHORS OF “FRED KOREMATSU SPEAKS UP”

Oakland 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: LUNAFEST EAST BAY ECHS 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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