The Phoenix, April 20, 2017

SBAC CONTINUES

Students will continue sitting for the SBAC tests. Please remind students to work hard and do their best. It’s also very important for students to try to get enough sleep and eat a healthy breakfast.

The PTSA is proud to sponsor snacks and water for all students during the testing period. Many thanks to Clif Bar for also helping to support Korematsu students.

EARTH DAY FUNDRAISER AT FLOWERLAND: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, APRIL 22 & 23

In honor of Earth Day, Flowerland, a garden center located at 1330 Solano Ave, Albany, has generously offered 10% of their proceeds back to local schools! This means ALL weekend any purchase made in honor of OUR school will earn us money!! All you have to do is MENTION OUR SCHOOL name PRIOR TO CHECK OUT so we get credit.

Flowerland is a locally-owned business so not only do you support a community member, you also support your child’s school!

The coffee cart located their has also offered a donation of their proceeds as well! So again, you must mention our school at check out.

Go enjoy a cup of coffee, shop for incredible plants and gifts and support your child’s education!! Win-win!

TIKI PARTY FUNDRAISER (A CELEBRATE KOREMATSU AUCTION ITEM)

SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 6-9:30 PM

Come enjoy yummy tiki inspired tasties and some tropical libations at the “Schulze’s Tiki Lounge” right here in El Cerrito. More tickets are available — so if you know people you would like to party with and who might also enjoy supporting Korematsu, please contact Carrie at cafabfam@gmail.com . $25 per person, $50 per couple. Adults only.

Host families: Souza, Craner, Veitch, Johnson, Treuting/Sokolowski, Dunn and Schulze.

STILL LOOKING FOR NEXT YEAR’S LEADERS

We are recruiting chairs for: Fright Write, College + Career Week, and Rights + Respect Week

If you like writing, consider chairing the Fright Write writing contest next year. It’s Korematsu’s tradition to hold a creative writing and art contest with a Halloween theme every October. As chair, you coordinate a team of volunteer judges who will read and review original stories written by our students.

It’s never too early to open our students’ eyes to what lies beyond middle school and high school. Try coordinating the College + Career Week, usually held in October, which includes a series of lunchtime career talks.

As coordinator of Rights + Respect Week, usually held in February, you will organize events that allow students to ponder and discuss the breakthroughs and setbacks in the progression of civil rights in this country, as well as contemplate respect as a cultural value.

If you are interested, please get in touch with our Nominating Committee Head Eowyn Mader as soon as you can. Her email is eowyn.mader@gmail.com .

ALL-DISTRICT JAZZ FESTIVAL: THURSDAY, APRIL 20, ECHS THEATER, 7 PM

This event showcases the growing number of middle and high school jazz groups around the district. Korematsu’s Jazz Ensemble will perform, as will the ECHS Jazz Ensemble and a number of other area groups. Come support our Jazz Ensemble!

 

4TH ANNUAL BEST PRACTICES CONFERENCE: APRIL 25

The West Contra Costa Unified School District will host the 4th annual Best Practices Conference on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at Dejean Middle School. Parents, teachers, administrators and community members will discuss issues affecting classrooms, and share best practices. Click here to see the flyer for more information.

YOU’RE INVITED TO MADERA’S 60TH ANNUAL AUCTION: MAY 6, 5:30 PM

See the flier!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MADERA!



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