Walk-through Registration

WE’LL SEE EVERYONE STARTING TOMORROW

7125 Donal Ave

El Cerrito

MPR:  Tuesday and Wednesday

GYM:  Thursday

August 7, 8, 9, 2018

DON’T FORGET IMMUNIZATION RECORDS!

If you can’t make the registration dates, don’t worry.  

Come in during the week of August 13th and we will take care of you!

PACKETS ARE IN THE MAIL!

Packets containing registration materials are in the mail.

Here is a link to what is included in the packet.

If you need to print something, print in black and white because these pages are ink-intensive!

Link to Registration Documents

Got a question?  We’ve got an answer!  

Check out our Frequently-asked Question Sheet!

FAQ Sheet

PLEASE RESPECT THE NEIGHBORHOOD 

WHEN VISITING THE CAMPUS!

Parking

To alleviate some neighborhood congestion, please consider parking a few blocks from the school and walk to the campus. 

Except for one or two lonely short-term parking spots, there is no parking on the school side of Donal Avenue. Please park legally on Lawrence, Gladys or Norvell Streets.

Please respect our neighborhood and our neighbors.  Please refrain from blocking any driveways …. even for a minute … and always follow traffic rules and regulations.

HELP WANTED FOR WALK-THROUGH REGISTRATION!

A few helping hands are needed and appreciated for walk-through registration.

Whatever time you can afford is appreciated!

Please sign up in the link!

Volunteers for Walk-through Registration

Contact:  tiffany.jamison@wccusd.net

SAVE THE DATE!

PTSA-SPONSORED

ICE CREAM SOCIAL!

JOIN OUR PTSA!

We are a PTSA….a Parent Teacher STUDENT Association.

That’s right!

Students can join our unit and have an active voice

and vote in determining the direction and actions of our Association.

By becoming a member, you show support for your community middle school, provide funds to the PTSA to pay for valuable programs on campus, and make your voice heard by attending and voting at PTSA meetings.  A large and active PTSA membership generally indicates a high level of parent and community involvement in the school.  We have a GREAT unit!  Last year, we were #1 in membership out of the  30+ schools that make up the Bayside Council of PTAs, and it has grown over 200% over the last five years!

SIGN UP ONLINE!    

Sign up over our website. Go to KorematsuMiddleSchool.org.

Click on the yellow Donate button, which will take you to our PayPal link.

In the “Comments” field, enter “PTSA Membership” and we will do the rest!

MORE HERE! 

VOLUNTEERS WANTED (AND APPRECIATED)!

We’ve got lots of ways for you to be involved in our school.

Read on, and if anything interests you, please contact us at korematsuptsa@gmail.com and we’ll tell you all about it!

Here are a few featured spots…..

Teacher Treat Day Coordinator

This is THE MOST LOVED teacher and staff activity at the school.   

Coordinate the once-monthly teacher and staff luncheon.

The position involves publishing and maintaining a spreadsheet of food donations and volunteers.

It is helpful if you can be there (second Friday of most months), but this is not required.

Donations are plentiful and volunteers always help out.  

We just need someone (or two) to head it up.

FUNDRAISING CHAIR

Head up the PTSA’s fundraising efforts.

Coordinate our Annual Giving campaign,

restaurant nights and assemble our Celebrate Korematsu team.

Have you worked on an auction for one of our elementary schools?

You are perfect!

Other projects can be added as well.

REFLECTIONS CHAIR

Reflections is PTA’s visual and performing arts contest.

The Reflections chair assembles a team to promote the Reflections contest,

communicates rules and due dates, and works to coordinate the arts showcase.

This is a great opportunity to work with students and encourage and showcase their artistic creativity!

INTERESTED IN ANY OF THESE THREE?

Contact us!   korematsuptsa@gmail.com

The Phoenix May 31, 2018

Does your student use the public library?

UnnamedWould they like to start?

Librarians from the Contra Costa County public library system will be at the Korematsu library at lunch on Monday to share information about the public library and the summer reading program.

If students don’t have library cards yet, they should get an application from the library or their English teacher before Monday, and then they can get a card on Monday.

Ask Ms. Bogie if you have any questions.

Jazz+Art+Dance Under the Stars

JazzMonday June 4th, 2018 Amphitheater outside MPR

6 p.m. Art Show opens
6:30 p.m. Dance performance followed by Girls’ Jazz Workshop, Jazz Band & Jazz Ensemble

8TH GRADE PROMOTION CEREMONY

ATTENTION 8TH GRADE STUDENTS AND PARENTS. CONGRATULATIONS 8TH GRADE STUDENTS (and Parents)!

The year is almost over and the Promotion Ceremony is coming up.

Crucial information is contained below; please call (510) 231-1449 if you have questions.

Eighth Grade Picnic
Tuesday June 5th, 2018
12:30 – 2:25 PM

Promotion Rehearsal
Tuesday June 5th, 2018
Period 7 and 1

Promotion Ceremony
Wednesday June 6th, 2018
6:00 PM Sharp

ATTIRE
Dressy attire (e.g. suitable for church/synagogue/mosque) is recommended; however, tuxedos, long gowns, and other formal attire are inappropriate.

Clothing with spaghetti straps or that exposes bare shoulders and/or torsos will NOT be acceptable.

We caution against shoes with tall heels since students will be going up and down stairs.

PRACTICE / TICKETS / LOCATION
Student practice will take place June 5th during periods 7 and 1.

Students will receive two tickets only due to the size of the class.

There will be space for more audience members but we cannot guarantee seating.

There will be standing room. The ceremony will be outside on our upper-yard area.

Parents will be able to sit on the short concrete walls/steps, at the picnic tables and in all the available chairs we can provide, and we are requesting and encouraging parents to bring camp/portable chairs.

The setting is stunning and should provide our students with a great outdoor promotion experience, but you may want to dress warm.

ARRIVAL / STUDENTS
Parents: Drop off students at Korematsu. Students must arrive at 5:30 PM and report to the gym.

This is very important.

Students who are not in their area when they begin lining up will not be allowed to participate in the processional.

Students must be lined up by 5:45PM.

Students should take all personal belongings with them or give them to their parent/guest to hold before reporting to the line-up area.

ARRIVAL / PARENTS
After dropping your student off, parents/guests should present their tickets at the Lawrence street gate above the upper-yard.

We will be accepting tickets from 5:15 – 5:55 PM.

Many areas of the school will be cordoned off.

The Lawrence gate entrance is the only place that parents/ guests should be gathered.

NO one may enter the upper-yard through a different door.

There will be NO parents / guests allowed near the “line-up” area while students are lining up.

Parents/guests must present a ticket to gain admission to the ceremony.

PROCESSIONAL
Parents and guests must be seated when the processional starts (6:00 PM Sharp).

NO one will be allowed to enter once the processional starts.

Please remain within the designated seating areas during the processional and for the remainder of the ceremony.

While students are in line or in their seats, PLEASE DO NOT DISTRACT THEM by calling out names or other cheers until all of the certificates have been given out.

We are all looking forward to the Promotional Ceremony.

We need the cooperation of both Parents and Students for the ceremony to run smoothly.

PARKING
Parking is limited at Korematsu and the upper parking lot will be closed accommodate guests.

Please park along the school and next to the park. Please carpool if possible.

Please exercise the utmost care and respect for our neighbors when visiting.
Please use your best parking and driving behavior, observe all rules and regulations, never block a driveway.

Consider parking a few blocks away and walking to campus.

** STUDENTS ON ACTIVE SUSPENSION ON 6/6/18 ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN SCHOOL ACTIVITIES PER WCCUSD BASIC COMMITMENT- DISCIPLINE POLICY

VOLUNTEER 8TH GRADE PROMOTION CEREMONY

Thank you to all who have already signed up to help at the 8th Grade Promotion Activities. We need a few more volunteers at the Promotion Ceremony. Sign up on the Promotion Ceremony tab. Your help will be greatly appreciated!

CLICK HERE TO HELP!

8th Grade Promotion Activities

Dear Korematsu Families,

8th Grade Promotion to High School is fast approaching, and so are our celebration events! Attached is a flyer that explains the remaining activities.

For those who have already signed up to help, thank you! For those who haven’t, there are still a few open slots that need your assistance. In particular, help is still needed tying ribbons to fake diplomas (we need to make 300 or so “fake” certificates this coming weekend), as well as a few volunteers to help pass out certificates after the ceremony. Contact Jenny Han (jentohan@gmail.com) if you have questions regarding either tasks.

Please note there will be a light reception immediately following the Promotion Ceremony. This will be a great opportunity for students to say farewell and take memorable pictures in a decorated photo area.

Please contact either Rula Craner at rula_craner@yahoo.com OR Negar Souza at thesouzafamily@comcast.net with any questions.

CLICK HERE TO HELP!

Thank you,
Rula & Negar

8th Grade Promotion Activities 2018

The Phoenix May 24, 2018

NO SCHOOL MEMORIAL DAY

Memorial DayWe’ll see everyone Tuesday, May 29th

ARE YOU HEADED TO EL CERRITO HIGH? COME CHECK US OUT!!

ECHS Spring FestEl Cerrito High School’s Leadership Class invites you to…

El Cerrito High School’s SPRING FEST

Thursday, May 24, 2018
3:40 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
El Cerrito High School Quad
540 Ashbury Avenue El Cerrito, CA 94530

Let’s celebrate SPRING!

Join us at this free community-centered event!

Entertainment and Performances by our school’s classes and clubs!

Light food and beverage will be sold. Tickets will be available day of on the Quad.

This is the perfect opportunity to find out what’s happening at your local high school.

We’ll see you there!

Sponsored By ECHS Leadership
Questions? Please contact us at: gaucholeadership@gmail.com, or by phone at (510)-231-1437 ext. 26520 or Pat Jimenez at 510-381-1092

ONE MORE CHANCE TONIGHT TO COME TO THE FIRST ANNUAL KOREMATSU DANCE PERFORMANCE!

Dance
Who: Level Two dance students
When: Wednesday 5/23 & Thursday 5/24
Time: 7:00 pm show (doors open at 6:30)
Where: Korematsu MPR
Tickets: Suggested $4.00 donation at the door

Jazz & Art Under the Stars

Monday June 4th 2018
7:00 p.m.
Korematsu Amphitheater

The Korematsu Girls’ Jazz Workshop, Jazz Band and Jazz Ensemble will play at 7pm on Monday, June 4 in the amphitheater outside the MPR. Korematsu Art Program students will showcase their work as well.

8th Grade Promotion Activities : June 5th & 6th 2018

Unnamed 1Dear Korematsu Families,

8th Grade Promotion to High School is fast approaching, and so are our celebration events!

Promotion Rehearsal
Tuesday June 5, 2018 10 a.m.

8th Grade Picnic at Castro Park
Tuesday June 5, 2018 12:30 – 2:30 p.m

Promotion Ceremony Amphitheater outside Korematsu MPR
Wednesday June 6, 2018 6:00 p.m.

For those who have already signed up to help, thank you!
For those who haven’t, we still need you!
We have included a link to a google doc that you can sign up.

Please note there are 3 tabs on the sign up sheet.

You can contact either Rula Craner at rula_craner@yahoo.com OR Negar Souza at thesouzafamily@comcast.net for more info, clarification or questions.

CLICK HERE TO HELP!

Thank you,
Rula and Negar

All Year- End events are on our calendar

May 2018


Click below to view them, or subscribe!

The Phoenix, October 26, 2017

TUESDAY, OCT. 31, IS MINIMUM DAY

Happy Halloween! Students may wear Halloween costumes to school, but strictly no masks or weapons. Please note that this is a minimum day for K-8 in our district.

TEACHER LUNCHEON

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CONTRIBUTED TO AND HELPED PUT TOGETHER THE TEACHER LUNCHEON. THE TEACHERS APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH!

PTSA ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN

You have 5 days left to make your contribution to the PTSA Annual Giving Campaign. Let’s come together to support our Korematsu students’ education! Please click that button or write that check today to help pay for the many programs that support all our students. Thank you to the over 120 families who have already donated! For more information, please see our flyer. Every donation is gratefully appreciated, so donate now!

Help Raise $1000 for Korematsu at Golden Gate Fields Racetrack November 12

Korematsu’s PTSA and Band Programs have a great fundraising opportunity from Golden Gate Fields. We provide volunteers for hot dog, beer and mimosa sales at the horse races and we get $1000 and tips in exchange. The PTSA and Band will jointly recruit volunteers and will split the proceeds 50/50.

Our date is Sun, November 12th and we need to fill 20 volunteer slots. If you can work one/both shifts that day
(10 am -1 pm or 1 pm – 4 pm), just click here to sign up:
KMS Golden Gate Fields Fundraiser Nov 12

Golden Gate Fields Fundraiser — Sun., Nov 12
Sheet1 Golden Gate Fields Fundraiser to benefit Korematsu PTSA& Band Sunday, Nov 12, 2017 No experience nece…

It’s really a lot of fun and an easy way to make some money to support programs at Korematsu!

PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS OPPORTUNITY AWAITS! APPLY!

Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals seeks students in grades 5-12 to apply for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Two students from California will be selected as the Top Youth Volunteers of 2018 and received $1,000, a medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. Prudential will award two students that have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service within the past 12 months. Applications and more details are available here, and the Tuesday, October 31st 2:30 p.m.

ANNOUNCING COOKIE DOUGH SALES JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

This is a tradition at Korematsu and an amazing way to earn funds to support our enrichment programs!

This cookie dough is one of the best out there AND it lasts 1 year in the freezer! Just in time for the holidays!

Your student SHOULD be bringing a packet home for you to order. IF it did not make it home,
PLEASE SEE THE FORMS ATTACHED BELOW!

NEW! HRF Brochure.pdf
​​
Korematsu Middle School.pdf
​​
Korematsu Middle School Order Form.pdf

Orders CAN NOT be placed online and MUST be returned TO THE OFFICE with ALL MONEY ENCLOSED (checks made payable to KOREMATSU PTSA) NO LATER THAN THURSDAY OCTBER 26th.

ALL ITEMS WILL BE READY FOR FAMILIES TO PICK UP NOVEMBER 9THAFTERSCHOOL IN THE PTA ROOM!!

For any questions OR to help volunteer for this event please contact Negar Souza thesouzafamily@comcast.net

Thank you AND happy selling!
P.S. Please see you earn free cookie dough if you sell 10 items or more!

MOVIE NIGHT – BOOK OF LIFE

Korematsu Staff, Students and Families:
The Hispanic and Chicano Committee will be hosting our
SECOND Movie Night on Thursday, November 2, 2017 @ 6:15pm in the Multipurpose Room.
We will watch
The Book Of Life.

We will have traditional Latin American snacks & drinks Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and pillows. Pajamas are acceptable.

VOLUNTEER FINGERPRINTING

Flyer

The Phoenix October 19, 2017

TEACHER LUNCHEON!

THEME: CROCK POT MEALS!
TOMORROW FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20th!!!
SIGN UP!

The last teacher luncheon was a hit! Let’s do it again! This month it will be tomorrow, Friday, October 20th. It’s time for a crock pot extravaganza. If you don’t have a crock pot, no problem! Your favorite stew or salad will be appreciated as well. As always, vegan and vegetarian options are also appreciated. Any questions email: Astrid Broberg liissaUSA@aol.com

Please sign up: Oct. 20th Teacher Luncheon

KOREMATSU PTSA ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN

Let’s come together to support our Korematsu students’ education! If you have been meaning to donate all semester but simply have not gotten around to it, now is the time to click that button or write that check. Your contribution will help pay for many programs that support all our students. Thank you to the over 100 families who have already donated! For more information, please see our flyer. Every donation is gratefully appreciated, so donate now!

JOIN US SATURDAY!!!

Dear WCCUSD Families,​

You are cordially invited to the 12th Annual Parents as Partners and Leaders Conference, Saturday, October 21, 2017!

This conference draws hundreds of parents every year and provides parents with information through interactive, engaging workshops that will help them support their child’s academic career.

This conference will provide training and resources to help you become a partner in your child’s education. Over 15 workshops and a Community Resource Fair will be provided! We look forward to accommodating and meeting your needs!

Check out the program for this Saturday!

Reserve your space by registering online. You may also RSVP by calling the Community Engagement Department at
510-307-4526 to RSVP!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!

Childcare, Translation, Breakfast, and Snacks will be provided!

Estimadas Familias de WCCUSD,

Ustedes están invitados a la 12ª Conferencia Anual de Padres como Líderes y Socios en la Educación, el sábado, 21 de octubre, 2017!

Esta conferencia reúne a cientos de padres cada octubre y ofrece entrenamiento a padres a través de talleres interactivos que ayudan a apoyar la carrera académica de sus hijos.

Esta conferencia proporcionará instrucción y recursos para ayudarle a convertirse en un participante activo en la educación de su hijo. Se proporcionarán más de 15 talleres y una feria sobre recursos para la comunidad. Esperamos la oportunidad de servirles y satisfacer sus necesidades.

Nombre de Talleres que se han ofrecido en el pasado:

Haga el favor de completar la registración para reservar su lugar por la internet. Usted también puede llamar a la Oficina de Enlace Comunitario al teléfono 510-307-4590 para confirmar su asistencia.

¡HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA REGISTRARSE HOY!

¡Se proporcionará cuidado de niños, traducción, desayuno y aperitivos!

Link to Online Registration-ENGLISH
Link to Online Registration-ESPANOL
WCCUSD Highlights
Join the WCCUSD Mailing List
Click on link to see a video about Parent University HERE

SUPPORT ECHS BANDS!

Saturday October 21, 2017

The El Cerrito High School Band Program will present a 12-hour music marathon aimed to raise $10,000 for new instruments, equipment, and support various musical activities that include band festivals, clinics, and travel opportunities. Here’s the link to make a donation. All are welcome to JAZZ CONCERT IN THE QUAD at 12pm and CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT at 6pm. You can get more information HERE .

El Cerrito Arts Day — Celebrating the City’s History Through Music!

This year’s Arts Day celebration will honor El Cerrito’s many musical heritages. The event is at the EC Community Center, 2:00-5:00pm, on Saturday, October 21. Free! All ages are welcome.

The event’s program will include songs, dances, and stories of Ohlone Indians, Spanish colonists and Mexican ranchers, the Issei generation of Japanese Americans, and the thousands of war industry workers who came here during World War II.

For more information, go to: http://www.el-cerrito.org/751/Arts-Day

ANNOUNCING COOKIE DOUGH SALES JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

This is a tradition at Korematsu and an amazing way to earn funds to support our enrichment programs!

This cookie dough is one of the best out there AND it lasts 1 year in the freezer! Just in time for the holidays!

Your student SHOULD be bringing a packet home for you to order. IF it did not make it home,
PLEASE SEE THE FORMS ATTACHED BELOW!

NEW! HRF Brochure.pdf
​​
Korematsu Middle School.pdf
​​
Korematsu Middle School Order Form.pdf

Orders CAN NOT be placed online and MUST be returned TO THE OFFICE with ALL MONEY ENCLOSED (checks made payable to KOREMATSU PTSA) NO LATER THAN THURSDAY OCTBER 26th.

ALL ITEMS WILL BE READY FOR FAMILIES TO PICK UP NOVEMBER 9THAFTERSCHOOL IN THE PTA ROOM!!

For any questions OR to help volunteer for this event please contact Negar Souza thesouzafamily@comcast.net

Thank you AND happy selling!
P.S. Please see you earn free cookie dough if you sell 10 items or more!

MOVIE NIGHT

Korematsu Staff, Students and Families:
The Hispanic and Chicano Committee will be hosting our
SECOND Movie Night on Thursday, November 2, 2017 @ 6:15pm in the Multipurpose Room.
We will watch
The Book Of Life.

We will have traditional Latin American snacks & drinks Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and pillows. Pajamas are acceptable.

The Phoenix October 12, 2017

WCCUSD SCHOOLS CLOSED TODAY THURSDAY OCTOBER 12TH

Here’s the link to read the email from Matthew Duffy WCCUSD Superintendent.

GIVING CAMPAIGN

We only have 14 days left to meet our goal. Please donate to enable our school to offer the best possible programs for our students. We offer our sincerest thanks to those families who have already contributed.

Donations of any amount are gratefully accepted, and donations of $100 or more will receive a Korematsu car magnet. Please give now to help us reach our goal! Also, please consider copying this message into an email to friends and family members. Or, share our flyer with others. Every donation helps!

KOREMMATSU SCHOOL’S 2017 GARAGE SALE

Your gently used items can make a difference for our kids!!!!! How?

Korematsu School’s 2017 Garage Sale
This Saturday Oct. 14, 9am – 3pm
(EC citywide garage sale)

How can you help?
Donate your gently used, sellable goods to our school! Ask your family and neighbors too!

When and Where?
Bring your donations to the Parents Room, just inside the orange gates, at Korematsu on: October 13 Friday, 5pm – 9pm

Volunteers needed for Friday Oct. 13, 5-9pm & Saturday during the sale, contact:  Cindy Spade 415 596 1851 email verunicafashion@gmail.com

ANNOUNCING COOKIE DOUGH SALES JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

This is a tradition at Korematsu and an amazing way to earn funds to support our enrichment programs!

This cookie dough is one of the best out there AND it lasts 1 year in the freezer! Just in time for the holidays!

Your student SHOULD be bringing a packet home for you to order. IF it did not make it home, Orders CAN NOT be placed online and MUST be returned TO THE OFFICE with ALL MONEY ENCLOSED (checks made payable to KOREMATSU PTSA) NO LATER THAN THURSDAY OCTBER 26th.

ALL ITEMS WILL BE READY FOR FAMILIES TO PICK UP NOVEMBER 9TH AFTERSCHOOL IN THE PTA ROOM!!

For any questions OR to help volunteer for this event please contact Negar Souza thesouzafamily@comcast.net

Thank you AND happy selling!
P.S. Please see you earn free cookie dough if you sell 10 items or more!

TEACHER LUNCHEON!

THEME: CROCK POT MEALS!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20th!!!
SIGN UP!

The last teacher luncheon was a hit! Let’s do it again! This month it will be on October 20th. It’s time for a crock pot extravaganza. If no crock pot, no problem! Your favorite stew or salad will be appreciated as well. As always, vegan and vegetarian options are also appreciated. Any questions email: Astrid Broberg liissaUSA@aol.com

Please sign up by clicking on the link below:

Oct. 20th Teacher Luncheon

Saturday October 21, 2017 SUPPORT ECHS BANDS!


The El Cerrito High School Band Program will present a 12-hour music marathon aimed to raise $10,000 for new instruments, equipment, and support various musical activities that include band festivals, clinics, and travel opportunities. Here’s the link to make a donation. All are welcome to JAZZ CONCERT IN THE QUAD at 12pm and CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT at 6pm. You can get more information HERE

El Cerrito Arts Day — Celebrating the City’s History Through Music!

This year’s Arts Day celebration will honor El Cerrito’s many musical heritages. The event is at the EC Community Center, 2:00-5:00pm, on Saturday, October 21. Free! All ages are welcome.

The event’s program will include songs, dances, and stories of Ohlone Indians, Spanish colonists and Mexican ranchers, the Issei generation of Japanese Americans, and the thousands of war industry workers who came here during World War II.

For more information, go to: http://www.el-cerrito.org/751/Arts-Day

THE HISPANIC AND CHICANO COMMITTEE 2ND MOVIE NIGHT

Korematsu Staff, Students and Families:
The Hispanic and Chicano Committee will be hosting our
2nd Movie Night on Thursday, November 2, 2017 @ 6:15pm in the Multipurpose Room.
We will watch
The Book Of Life.
We will have traditional Latin American snacks & drinks Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and pillows. Pajamas are acceptable!