The Phoenix, March 30, 2017

SPRING BREAK

School will be closed from April 3 to 7. Enjoy the Spring Break and see everyone again on Monday, April 7!

 

EL CERRITO HIGH SCHOOL INFO NIGHT : THURSDAY, MARCH 30, ECHS THEATER, 6 PM

Learn more about A-G requirements, the block system, and life at ECHS at the ECHS info night tonight. It’s held in the ECHS Performing Arts Theater.

ECHS also hosts parent tours every third Thursday of the month. 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.

“OUTSPOKEN” AT KOREMATSU: FRIDAY, MARCH 31

Korematsu students will enjoy a special assembly this Friday. YouthAware, a program by San Francisco-based New Conservatory Theater Center, will perform “OUTSPOKEN,” a youth-centered play on identity and diversity. Here’s a description of the play: “OUTSPOKEN,” by Prince Gomolvilas, builds on San Francisco Unified School District diversity curricula to help start productive, solution-focused conversations on the identity and diversity issues facing most schools. In fast-paced scenes and monologues, engaging characters present varied perspectives to help teens examine stereotypes, labels, self-esteem, peer pressure, identity, and respect for differences in their own peer groups. More info here: http://www.nctcsf.org/youthaware/plays/Outspoken

SBAC TESTING

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) testing will begin on April 18. All students have received a testing brochure that has their test scores from the past two years. The school has asked students to set goals and share those with their parents.

Testing will be a school-wide and community wide effort with all students testing at the same time each day.

CHAPERONES NEEDED

Mr. Kunz is seeking a couple chaperones for a field trip to Cal Academy of Sciences May 2. This is for students who won at the science fair.

 

SPRING-INSPIRED LUNCH FOR TEACHERS

Do you have a favorite dish for Easter or spring time? Let’s share it with our teachers. For more information, please contact Friday Treat Day coordinator Astrid Broberg liissaUSA@aol.com

To contribute food, please sign up here

JOIN US!

We are still actively recruiting our next generation of leaders. Please consider taking on a leadership position in the PTSA. We urgently need folks to fill key positions of president and treasurer; without these positions filled by mid-May, we cannot have a PTSA next year.

To look at all the other positions that we have to fill, please click here.

May is a pivotal month when we hold elections, so please get in touch with our Nominating Committee Head Eowyn Mader as soon as you can. Her email is eowyn.mader@gmail.com .

EIGHTH GRADE PROMOTION ACTIVITIES

The committee is looking for volunteers for promotion activities planned for our 8th graders from June 2 to 7. Please click HERE to sign up to volunteer for activities. If you have any questions regarding the jobs, please email committee chair Kerry Radcliffe at kradcliffe@mac.com .

THANKS TO OUR GOLDEN GATE FIELDS TEAM

Heartfelt thanks to Jody Lengyel for coordinating the Dollar Day fundraiser at Golden Gate Fields last Sunday. Kudos also to the following people who volunteered their time and energy at the event: Steffi Kaiser, Adam Willett, Larry Madden, Kathryn Tomaeno, Tiffany Carrico, Rosa Leon, Nathan Clark, Kyoko Bischof, Leandra Johnson, Tigran Johnson, Terri Lynn Sullivan, Carrie Schulze, Gina Golledge, Karen Thompson, and Christian Thompson.

PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF

Please make sure students are not dropped off in front of the school or in the parking lots. Students should be picked up and dropped off on Lawrence or Norvell and always travel around the school in a clockwise direction.

 

KOREMATSU AT THE 52ND WCCUSD ART SHOW

MARCH 21 TO APRIL 23

RICHMOND ART CENTER

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

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, from 5 to ­7 PM, there will be a reception celebrating the show. It is free and open to the public.

THIRD ANNUAL SPEECH AND DEBATE SHOWCASE
THURSDAY, APRIL 13, ECHS PERFORMING ARTS THEATER, 7 PM

Please join the El Cerrito Speech & Debate Team for an evening extravaganza! Debate will be demonstrating their talents, while Speech will provide laughter, heartache, and unbridled energy as team members perform their award-winning monologues and dialogues, concentrating classic and contemporary literature and plays to just a few minutes each. This will be our 3rdAnnual Speech Showcase, and the only public performance of these pieces!

For further information, please contact showcase@leonardoslab.net. Please find flyer attached.​ Speech&DebateShowcase2017_Flyer_d.pdf

PLANNING FOR SUMMER?

Now is the time to start exploring options for your student for this summer. Here are some programs to think about:

El Cerrito Swim Center Spring Break Junior Lifeguard Camp for students ages 13-14 (by June 12th). Students who complete the camp can apply to volunteer at the Swim Center during the Summer. Scholarships are available for the camp. Please see: Junior Lifeguard Spring Break Camp

UC BERKELEY GIRLS IN ENGINEERING SUMMER CAMP OPPORTUNITY

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. They’ve also extended the deadline for scholarship applicants (full scholarships!).

Families are automatically awarded full scholarships if they demonstrate financial need (by qualifying for free or reduced price lunch, CalFresh, or Medi-Cal). All girls need to complete the normal camp application, but no additional scholarship application is required.

In the summer of 2017 there will be four camp sessions:

  • June 19–23
  • June 26–30
  • July 10–14
  • July 17–21

Program schedule: 8:30am – 4:30pm daily

More information about the program, and a link to the online application, is available on: http://girlsinengineering.berkeley.edu/

FREE IMMIGRATION CLINIC

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

Jubilee Immigration Advocates is hosting a Free Immigration Clinic & Know-Your Rights presentations on Saturday, March 25th, 9am-1pm in partnership with New Hope Covenant Church and Harbor House Ministries. The clinic will be held at the Youth Employment Partnership at 2300 International Blvd. in Oakland. We are encouraging folks who want an attorney consultation to pre-register.

Jubilee Immigration Advocates, Tel: 415.813.1958

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