The Phoenix, January 10, 2019

CELEBRATE KOREMATSU

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Saturday February 2, 2019
Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley
1 Lawson Road
Kensington, CA

It is time! Please join us for Celebrate Korematsu, our annual community-building and fundraising event! Our music students provide the entertainment, we have dinner, and raise money for our PTSA and Band programs through live and silent auctions. This is a family-friendly event. Siblings are welcome. Buy tickets as soon as possible. This event always sells out!
BUY TICKETS HERE!

CELEBRATE KOREMATSU VOLUNTEERING

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PLEASE SIGN UP HERE
https://tinyurl.com/CK-Volunteers
Please contact us if you have some time to spare!
celebratekorematsu@gmail.com

TEACHER TREAT DAY

Friday, January 18, 2019

January’s theme is “Comfort Foods.”
We’re thinking mac and cheese, soups, stews, anything that keeps you warm and cozy.

Volunteer to cook something, volunteer to serve, or donate some funds.
Sign up in the link!!!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iHK5C7JLFxYQ7oIP0LDwvrMpTXCrfajG6u33WshuY38/edit#gid=0

SCIENCE PROJECT JUDGES REQUESTED

NO SPECIAL SKILL REQUIRED
You do not need to be a scientist to participate in judging.
We’ll teach you everything you need to know.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22

Do you have a background in engineering, science or science education? If so, Korematsu’s Science Fair needs you! Please consider volunteering some of your time to judge the efforts of our young scientists!

Judging hours: 8:30 am – 8:00 pm on Tuesday, January 22 (Please allow a total of 3-4 hours to judge.)

If you can volunteer to judge, please email Marit Oieroset at moieroset@yahoo.com
Please help grow our science fair tradition! Any one of these projects have the potential to continue onto the WCCUSD district fair, the SF Bay Area fair, CA state fair, and ultimately the Intel ISEF.

Korematsu Science Fair

February 5, 2019
6:30 p.m.

Come see the work of our students at our annual science fair.
This is a family-friendly event, where younger students can see more advanced projects. It’s fun for them to see.

We may have a few other surprises as well! Stay tuned for details!

KOREMATSU GLEE

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Singers are welcome to consider/join in up until enrollment closes on January 23rd.

To secure your student’s spot for the Spring Session, submit $160 payment (total payment for the entire session/16 classes) soonest

OR let us know your student will be on scholarship (or payment plan).

For more information (including how to submit payment or about scholarships), contact parent coordinators Georgina & Mary at korematsusings@gmail.com

KOREMATSU MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENT TOURS

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Please sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/yacl153hn

DOWNLOAD THE SCHEDULE: KMS School tours 18-19.pdf

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YEARBOOKS!

Thanks to Korematsu’s DECA club for helping guide the 2018-2019 yearbook. These students have contributed ideas and photographs, made key decisions, and added energy and enthusiasm. But we still need your help! The more photos the Korematsu community provides, the better our yearbook! If you have photos of students or events please send them to us using one of the methods below. We need lots of photos soon to make our first Jostens deadline next week, so don’t delay, send them in today!

YEARBOOKS!
TWO WAYS TO SEND IN PHOTOS!

One easy way to send photos is to use Jostens’ mobile app called ReplayIt! Just download the app to your phone or tablet, select Korematsu as your school, then add photos. https://www.replayit.com/#/home
A cool thing about ReplayIt is that your photos (once approved by Jostens) will appear on the web site. You can also use this link to upload photos from your computer.

An alternate method of submitting photos is to use the Dropbox we have set up. Just upload photos to: https://www.dropbox.com/request/dmoKUQUIljZQ2Ov6yVKI

BOYS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE!

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Printable Schedule here: korematsu-boys-basketball-2019.pdf

Full schedule of Boys and Girls Basketball here: https://goo.gl/3F1uEk

ECHS SCHOOL TOURS

Unnamed 5El Cerrito High School tours for incoming 9th grade students and their guardians are held on the first Friday of each month. The parent/guardian must sign up at the front desk at ECHS ahead of time. School Phone Number: 510- 231-1437

REMIND

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Parents can join via this link, https://www.remind.com/join/ecgauchos
Text this message ecgauchos to 81010
Or add @ECGauchos if you are already registered on Remind
This Remind account is or general school events/information.

PARENT ED JuuL

Unnamed 7At this week’s PTA meeting, it became clear that parents need a crash course on JuuL. Juul is the #1 e-cigarette/vaping brand, and JUUL use among teens is on an astronomical rise. Parents may not even know what to look for, and if they find vaping devices, what to do. Juul, is the most popular vape product by far among teens. Parents and their teens may not realize that e-cigarettes deliver nicotine, sometimes an extremely hefty dose. A typical Juul cartridge, or ‘pod,’ contains about as much nicotine as a pack of 20 regular cigarettes. More easily hidden, these products can be used more with less detection, and leave less traces of use, and are looking to be extremely addictive. Further, at this time, there are zero research-driven data solutions on how to stop. We are putting together a presentation on vaping and certain social media hot topics. In the meantime, here are some links so that you can get caught up.

ARTICLES

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/5/1/17286638/juul-vaping-e-cigarette

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/12/18/18144951/juul-vaping-e-cigarettes

https://www.vox.com/2018/12/20/18150202/juul-altria-deal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFOpoKBUyok

EXECUTIVE FUNCTION BOOTCAMP FOR FAMILIES

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Free workshop:

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TOPIC: Prepping for final exams
DATE/TIME: Thursday, January 10th; 7-8pm
LOCATION: Classroom Matters, 2436 Sacramento Street, Berkeley, CA (nearest intersection is Sacramento & Dwight)
INSTRUCTOR: Rosalind Diaz
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All materials will be provided. Students are welcome to bring healthy snacks and a reusable water bottle.

Please note this workshop is for students only. We will be sending home some materials for you to review with them. We suggest arriving a few minutes early in order to find parking and to check-in.

Also, please note that Classroom Matters provides academic tutoring and homework support in all subject areas with an emphasis on study skills and organization. If you think that your student(s) might benefit from some additional academic support and reinforcement of the workshop material, please do not hesitate to contact us to learn more about our program.

RSVP: Teresa@classroommatters.com

FLYER

EDUCATION FAIR

Check it out!

The Phoenix, December 6, 2018

TONIGHT!!

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FRIDAY – ECHS SCHOOL TOURS

Screen Shot 2018 12 05 at 9 40 33 AMEl Cerrito High School tours for incoming 9th grade students and their guardians are held on the first Friday of each month. The parent/guardian must sign up at the front desk at ECHS ahead of time. School Phone Number: 510- 231-1437

FOOD DRIVE

Screen Shot 2018 12 05 at 10 21 07 AMOur students are participating in a food drive for the Food Bank of Contra Costa County. The preferred list of donations are:

Natural Peanut Butter
Whole Grain Cereals
Hearty, Low-Sodium Soups
Beans and Lentils (Dried and Canned)
Canned Tuna and Chicken in Water
Canned Fruit in Juice
Non-perishable, low-sodium ready-to-eat meals (Chili, Ravioli, etc.)
Low-sodium Canned Vegetables
Brown Rice
Whole Wheat/Grain Pasta
Canned Tomato Products

Please, no food in glass.

Thank you so much for your support!

SIGN UP! DECEMBER 14th TEACHER LUNCHEON

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Sign up to Bring Food in this Link!

Korematsu Holiday Teacher Luncheon.pdf

CALL FOR VOLUNTEER JUDGES: SCIENCE FAIR TUESDAY, JANUARY 22

Do you have a background in engineering, science or science education? If so, Korematsu’s Science Fair needs you! Please consider volunteering some of your time to judge the efforts of our young scientists!

Judging hours: 8:30 am – 8:00 pm on Tuesday, January 22 (Please allow a total of 3-4 hours to judge.)

If you can volunteer to judge, please email Marit Oieroset at moieroset@yahoo.com
Please help grow our science fair tradition! Any one of these projects have the potential to continue onto the WCCUSD district fair, the SF Bay Area fair, CA state fair, and ultimately the Intel ISEF.

KOREMATSU PARENT TOURS

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Please sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/yacl153hn

DOWNLOAD THE SCHEDULE HERE
KMS School tours 18-19.pdf

The Phoenix, November 29, 2018

TONIGHT! Come see our Fall Play!

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“A Lighter Shade of Noir”

MPR

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Performance at 7:00 p.m.

Suggested Donation of $3.00

BAKE SALE TO AID PARADISE FIRE VICTIMS

The recent Camp Fire destroyed over 10,000 homes and displaced more than 50,000 people. Come support our Bake Sale after school on Friday, November 30. Proceeds will to go to help Paradise families as they try to find housing and replace their belongings.

What can you do to help?

Donate baked goods (only store bought items, per school regulations)
Help staff the table (students or parents)
Send your kids to school with cash so they can shop!
Contact Nerissa Wu (nerissw@gmail.com) for more information or to donate.

7TH GRADE BOYS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS

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7th grade Boys:
5-7pm on Tue – Dec 04
5-7pm on Wed – Dec 05
5-7pm on Thu – Dec 06

Korematsu Fundraising Day at Zachary’s

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WE ARE NUMBER ONE!

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364 members! This is a 21+% increase in memberships over last year (300). We are number one in the Bayside Council of PTAs (30+ schools).
It is not too late to join. You can do so in this link!

Click on this link to join our PTSA

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! GOLDEN GATE FIELDS FUNDRAISER

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Two Shifts….Morning and Afternoon
We’ve secured a Dollar Day at Golden Gate Fields.
If you’ve never done this before, it really is a lot of fun. We hand out drinks and hot dogs.
No special skill is required.
In exchange, we earn $1,000 check and usually $100-200 in tips.

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER IN THIS LINK!

TAKE THE SURVEY!

WCCUSD is exploring new communications tools and services.
In order to best identify the needs of our community, please take a few minutes to complete this survey. The results will help improve and enhance communication with our families and community members. You can take the survey in English at http://ow.ly/ZL0F30myVrF and in Spanish at http://ow.ly/UOuX30myVrG

HELP WANTED!

This message comes from your WCCUSD Food Services department. Are you looking for a part time job? Work while your kids are in school? Weekends off? Have holidays off? Pick up additional hours when you can? Join our team.

WCCUSD Food Services Department is hiring for part time Substitute Food Service positions. NO SERVE SAFE REQUIRED. Permanent positions also available. Starting pay is $14.65 an hour with opportunities for advancement.

Please call our Food Service office at 510-307-4580 and prompt “0” for help applying online or drop by in person at 750 Bissell Avenue, Richmond.

WCCUSD NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

WCCUSD NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER IN THIS LINK!

The Phoenix, November 15, 2018

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Schools are Closed
Monday, November 19 – Friday, November 23

FRIDAY IS A MINIMUM DAY
But, if your kids take the bus, it will depart at the regular time,
so they’ll be home regular time!

We’ll see you Monday, November 26th!

TONIGHT – Korematsu’s FALL PLAY!

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“A Lighter Shade of Noir”
Thursday, November 15, 2018

TAKE THE WCCUSD’S COMMUNICATION SURVEY!

Please take a moment and fill out the District’s communication survey, and send it out to your school community so that they may fill it out.

The West Contra Costa Unified School District is exploring new communications tools and to best identify which tools best meet the needs of our community, we are asking that you take a few minutes to complete this survey. The results will help improve and enhance communication with our families and community members. You can take our survey at https://goo.gl/forms/2dyQfNbZmkkIvEoF2. Please share with your colleagues and networks.

Estimados miembros de la comunidad,

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de West Contra Costa está explorando nuevas herramientas de comunicación. Para identificar mejor qué herramientas satisfacen mejor las necesidades de nuestra comunidad, puede tomar unos minutos para completar este sondeo. Los resultados ayudarán a mejorar y realzar la comunicación con nuestras familias y miembros de la comunidad. Lo invitamos a participar en nuestra encuesta visitando https://goo.gl/forms/44KrQ2yfF0W46Jki2. Por favor comparte esta encuesta con sus colegas.

English QR Code Flyer.pdf

Spanish QR Code Flyer.pdf

COMMUNITY SUPPORTING COMMUNITY!

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Shop Jenny K, Fairmont parent and a strong supporter of our schools! We’ve been chosen for this year’s “El Cerrito Rocks” campaign. Shop Jenny K
Monday November 12 – Saturday November 17

The Phoenix, November 8, 2018

TODAY IS MAKE UP PICTURE DAY!!!!!

PICTURES WILL BE TAKEN AT LUNCH!!!

Teacher Treat Day!!

Teacher Treat Day
Still time to contribute to Teacher Treat Day!!

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO SIGN UP

NO SCHOOL MONDAY

Veterans DaySee you Tuesday, November 13, 2018

ELAC/ELD MEETING REUNION DEL ELAC/ELD

The next meeting is Tuesday 11/13 @ 3:30 pm in Ms. Soto’s room. A221

La proxima reunion de ELAC/ELD son
Martes
13 de Novlembre 3:30 p.m.
En el Sala de Ms.Soto A221

The meeting agenda is here
La agenda de la reunion esta aqui

Details

TUESDAY November 13th COOKIE DOUGH PICK UP

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Stay tuned for Details!

Next PTA Meeting

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
7:00 p.m. MPR
6:00 p.m. Band Parents Meet in the Band Room

Maya Deshe Drori
“How to Speak Teen”

How to Speak Teen, is a talk meant to support parents and other care givers raising teens of all ages. The talk starts with a short presentation, in which psycho-educational information is forming Maya’s perspective on the major challenges in adolescence and how they relate to communication. The second part and bigger component of the talk, is dedicated to an open discussion – in Q&A format – in which parents are welcome to ask questions and share their own perspectives about the content offered in the presentation, or anything else that was evoked by it.

About the presenter:
Maya Deshe Drori is a licensed marriage and family therapist (MA, CA MFT #86035), who was a special education teacher. She practices therapy in Albany.
Throughout the years, she has worked with adults, adolescents, children, and families in various settings.Maya offers from her experience and unique perspectives both in talks for teens, parents and other adults, as well as on her blog, Musing Maya. https://www.mayadrori.com/musing-maya—blog

CLICK ON THIS LIKE TO VIEW THE AGENDA

SPIRIT NIGHT AT EL MONO

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SAVE THE DATES!! FALL PLAY!

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November 14 and 15
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
MPR

JOIN US! COMMUNITY SUPPORTING COMMUNITY!!

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Shop Jenny K, Fairmont parent and a strong supporter of our schools! We’ve been chosen for this year’s “El Cerrito Rocks” campaign. Shop Jenny K
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The Phoenix, November 1 ,2018

THANK YOU!!

UnnamedThank you to all of our volunteers that came out to help with our Halloween party!
A special thanks to Mr. Lee and Ms. Alcocer for organizing!
A tremendous time was had by all!

MOVIE NIGHT

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Friday, November 2, 2018
COCO!!
Printable Flier Here!

Harmoney Resources Cookie Dough Fundraiser is starting!

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COOKIE DOUGH ORDERS DUE DUE DUE!

DROP DEAD DUE DATE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2nd!!

Really, this is good stuff! Makes a great gift.

YUM ALERT!

Harmoney Resources Cookie Dough Fundraiser
is starting!

Tomorrow, Friday November 2nd is the absolute last day.
DROP in the Main Office.
The order forms were delivered to students yesterday during 7th period. but here is a link to the online catalog. so that you can review the offerings.

Here is a link to the order form and cover letter:Harmoney Resources.pdf
Below are the important dates:
Make Checks Payable to: Korematsu PTSA.
Checks can be dropped in the office.

Delivery – Tuesday, November 13

BASKETBALL TRYOUTS

GIRLS UP NEXT!
Combined 7/8th grade GIRLS:
3:30-5:30pm on Mon – Nov 5
3:30-5:30pm on Wed – Nov 7
3:30-5:30pm on Mon – Nov 12

Players must attend all three days. Contact Chuck Harris at charrisjr@gmail.com with questions.

Chuck Harris
510-323-4933

MAKE UP PICTURE DAY POSTPONED

Apologies, due to a last-minute cancellation….
The NEW Make-up picture Day is
Thursday, November 8, 2018
DURING LUNCH

SPIRIT NIGHT AT EL MONO

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SHOP NOW!

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AmazonSmile will host a special promotion with added bonuses October 29 – November 2.
That means we’ll get a larger portion of the proceeds.

More on AmazonSmile here in the middle of the page.

Next PTA Meeting

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Band Parents Meet at 6:00 p.m. in the band room.
PTA meeting 7:00 p.m. MPR
Special Guest:
Maya Deshe Drori is going to teach us “How to Speak Teen”

SAVE THE DATES!! FALL PLAY!

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November 14 and 15
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
MPR

The Phoenix, October 11, 2018

COACHES WANTED

BasketballWe need girls and boys basketball coaches for the upcoming season.

A few details…

Season:
The girls basketball season lasts approximately 3 months (Oct – Jan)
The boys basketball season last approximately 3 months (Jan – Mar)

Practice Schedule:
4 – 6 hrs per week; days TBA

Games:
10 -12 games regular season + postseason tournament

Paperwork required:
WCCUSD volunteer badge (background check)

Please contact Chuck Harris (charrisjr@gmail.com | 510-323-4933) as soon as possible if interested.

A Slow Cookin’ luncheon for our Teachers & Staff!

Friday, October 12, 2018

For this month’s celebration of our teachers, please help by bringing your favorite slow cooker recipe for our CrockPot feast for the teachers on Friday, October 12th. Salads, drinks, desserts, sides, etc. are also appreciated. Cash donations for us to buy something on your behalf are welcome too. Sign up below.

Many thanks to all who volunteered food, funds and time for our first luncheon last month – our staff and teacher’s truly appreciated it down to the last crumb!

What: Bring your favorite crockpot meal, or salads, non-alcoholic drinks, cookies, pies, desserts and more. Homemade, store-bought, take out, hot or cold, omnivore/herbivore/locavore, … ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING is gratefully received.

When: Drop food off in the office or Teacher Staff Room (Bldg A annex), no later than 10 am Friday 12 October. Food should be labeled (so we know what it contains) and wrapped or in containers. Be sure to pick up any crockpots/dishes at the end of the day.

Donations: Cash or check made out to Korematsu PTA (with comment line for “Teacher Lunch”) at the front desk. Be sure to put it in an envelope for Elaine Addison, PTA Teacher’s Lunch with your name on it and we will buy food on your behalf.

Want to help setup, serve and clean up? Click the link below to add your name to volunteer at this month’s lunch.

Please click this link: October 12th Teacher Lunch Signup to let us know how you can help / what you can bring:

Questions? Just ask Elaine Addison, 510-612-5673 misspoppyuk@aol.com or Ros Wyatt, 510-356-8582 roswyatt@sbcglobal.net

SPIRIT WEEK IS COMING!!!

October 29- November 2nd.

Spirit week 2018

KOREMATSU’S ANNUALHALLOWEEN DANCE IS COMING

Halloween dance 2018
PARENTS SIGN UP!

Korematsu’s Halloween Dance will take place after school Wednesday, October 31st from 1:30-3:00 pm.
Dance permission slips will be available form the main office and Mr. Lee’s (History) classroom C211.

We would very much appreciate parental assistance with the following:

-Setting up during 7th period at 12:45- 1:30 pm. 3 Volunteers
-Supervising from 1:30-3:00 pm. 3 Volunteers
-Cleaning up from 3:00-3:30 pm. 3 Volunteers
-Donations/borrowing of a fog machine, string lights, and two extension outlet surge protectors
-Slightly Health Food donations including a vegetable party tray, a fruit party tray, chips and salsa, water, and caramel apples.

You can sign up in the link below! Contact: mariela.alcocerruiz@wccusd.net and the Dance Committee

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER OR DONATE FOOD, STRING LIGHTS AND MORE BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK.

School Board Candidate Forum

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There are eleven candidates running for three seats.

Come hear what they have to say!

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Monday, October 22, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Korematsu Middle School
Multipurpose Room (MPR)
7125 Donal Avenue
El Cerrito, CA 94530

Moderator:
Heidi Hernandez Gatty
Vice President, Legislation
32nd District PTA

Questions for the candidates are appreciated ahead of time
Email: Baysidepta@gmail.com

We’ll also take questions from the audience at the event.

🚗🚗🚗🚗🚗 TRAFFIC REMINDER!

Korematsu Middle School is located in a residential neighborhood. Please observe all traffic rules and regulations. To alleviate car congestion, consider parking a few blocks away and walking to the campus.

Our Neighbors Thank You!

MAKE UP PICTURE DAY

October 16th!

Starting this Month! Youth Sports: Drills & Skills at Korematsu

Youth Sports Drills and Skills

Beginning October 16, the El Cerrito Recreation Department will offer volleyball and basketball practices and scrimmages for grades 6-8.

“Drills and Skills” practices are great way for beginners & more advanced players alike to improve skills and get ready for league play in basketball and volleyball. Play will take place at the Korematsu gym lead by local coaches from Skyhawks Sports and the El Cerrito Recreation Department.

Participants can attend all five weeks of the Drills and Skills program, or drop in at their convenience.

More information can be found at:www.el-cerrito.org/youthsports

Flier in this link.

Taylor Melton
Recreation Supervisor
City of El Cerrito Recreation Department

7007 Moeser Lane
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Direct Line: (510) 559-7004
Main Office: (510) 559-7000
Fax: (510) 528-9413
http://www.el-cerrito.org/recreation
ParksMakeLifeBetter!

THE CITY OF EL CERRITO HOSTS RESTAURANT WEEK!

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Try something new, or, visit an old favorite!

Participating restaurants and their special offers are available in the link.

Click on this link for restaurant specials!

AMAZON SMILE

Amazon smileLooking to buy something on Amazon?

Can you wait until October 29th!

PLEASE DO!

AmazonSmile will host a special promotion with added bonuses October 29 – November 2.

That means we’ll get a larger portion of the proceeds.

More on AmazonSmile here in the middle of the page.
https://korematsumiddleschool.org/?page_id=361

The Phoenix, October 4, 2018

FRIDAY!!!! VIERNES!!!

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HOT SPOTS FOR WCCUSD FAMILIES HOME INTERNET ACCESS!

The 1 million project foundationIn the past week, we have given out 116 hot spots, and still have hot spots available for WCCUSD families who do not have internet at home.
One hotspot per family. Parent/guardian consent form in English and Spanish. Turn forms in to Ms. Tanise (C315) or the front office.

A Slow Cookin’ luncheon for our Teachers & Staff!

Friday, October 12, 2018

For this month’s celebration of our teachers, please help by bringing your favorite slow cooker recipe for our CrockPot feast for the teachers on Friday, October 12th. Salads, drinks, desserts, sides, etc. are also appreciated. Cash donations for us to buy something on your behalf are welcome too. Sign up below.

Many thanks to all who volunteered food, funds and time for our first luncheon last month – our staff and teacher’s truly appreciated it down to the last crumb!

What: Bring your favorite crockpot meal, or salads, non-alcoholic drinks, cookies, pies, desserts and more. Homemade, store-bought, take out, hot or cold, omnivore/herbivore/locavore, … ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING is gratefully received.

When: Drop food off in the office or Teacher Staff Room (Bldg A annex), no later than 10 am Friday 12 October. Food should be labeled (so we know what it contains) and wrapped or in containers. Be sure to pick up any crockpots/dishes at the end of the day.

Donations: Cash or check made out to Korematsu PTA (with comment line for “Teacher Lunch”) at the front desk. Be sure to put it in an envelope for Elaine Addison, PTA Teacher’s Lunch with your name on it and we will buy food on your behalf.

Want to help setup, serve and clean up? Click the link below to add your name to volunteer at this month’s lunch.

Please click this link: October 12th Teacher Lunch Signup to let us know how you can help / what you can bring:

Questions? Just ask Elaine Addison, 510-612-5673 misspoppyuk@aol.com or Ros Wyatt, 510-356-8582 roswyatt@sbcglobal.net

STUDENTS! Here’s a great opportunity to tell us about your hero!

Heroes around me
Enter PTA’s Reflections Art Program!
2018-19 THEME: “Heroes Around Me”

That’s the theme for the 2018-2019 Reflections Art Program which has been bringing the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. And California State PTA and its members, families and kids are on the forefront of this amazing program, which increases community awareness of the importance of arts in education.

You can enter in any one of SIX CATEGORIES!
Dance, literature, photography, film production, music composition, visual arts.

Here is a link to the student entry form. Make sure this form accompanies your entry!
Reflections Art Program Student Participant Forms | California State PTA

SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE to Korematsu PTSA OCTOBER 19th 2018.

Drop your submissions in the Korematsu Main Office.

REFLECTIONS SHOWCASE will be OCTOBER 26th in the MPR.

Any questions, want to learn more, contact korematsuptsa@gmail.com

More information in this link!

CORRECTION TO MAKE UP PICTURE DAY!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Is the Correct Date!

KOREMATSU’S FREE 5th/6th GRADE BAND CLASS

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BAND WEAR FOR ALL!

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You can go online (link below) and order band wear for the whole family. There are t-shirts and pullover hoodies in adult sizes. Online orders are due by Monday, October 15th. We would prefer that families use the online store to order, but if necessary there is a paper order form and more information linked below. Paper forms are due back to Ms. Carrico with payment by Friday, October 12th. If you have questions please contact Abby at abbysue@pacbell.net

Order Online Here!
https://stores.inksoft.com/

Drop off a check to Tiffany with this form:
Band Wear Order Form/Flyer

Early Bird Special on Yearbooks!

JostensGet your Korematsu yearbook at the year’s lowest price — only $30.00! PLUS! Add up to four free icons of your choice FREE with purchase of a name (or other qualifying customizations) on the cover. Free offer ends September 28, 2018.

Order Today!

KOREMATSU PHOENIX BASEBALL

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College Field Trip!!!!

Unnamed 1We are planning a day trip to Cal State East Bay for approximately 50 kids to get excited about college. We are looking for a Parent or small team of parents to spearhead the trip.

Details include:

Organizing the day trip with Cal State East Bay
Working with the teacher / sponsors to plan the day
Help find parent chaperons for the day

IF you are interested, please contact stacey.steele@logolabpromo.com. Additionally, if you work at Cal State East Bay, but can’t volunteer for the position, we could use some help navigating the school. Thanks!

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION!

Box topsYes we do collect box tops, and there is a deadline coming up at the end of October. If you’ve been collecting, we’d love to have them. You can hand them in at the Main Office. We have have a collection box, and we thank you for your support. More information here!

ECHS Play-a-Thon

PLAY-A-THON
Community Event
Saturday, October 20, 2018

If you’ve never been to this event, stop by.
It is amazing!

On Saturday, October 20, 2018 the ECHS Band program is hosting its 12-hour Play-a-Thon. Events on the schedule are all FREE to the public. See full schedule below, but highlights include:
Lunchtime Jazz Concert in the Quad at 12 noon. Jamba Juice will be there selling smoothies and there will be delicious lunch options as well.
Special Chamber Music Concert in the Performing Arts Theater at 6pm, featuring small ensemble performances by members of the high school Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble.

All activities and performances are FREE. If you’d like more info or want to make a donation to this fundraiser, just go to http://echsbands.com/play-a-thon/.

GOOGLE SCIENCE FAIR

Google Science FairGreat opportunity from Google in this link!
Check it out!
https://www.googlesciencefair.com/

The Phoenix, September 27, 2018

**NEW** HOT SPOTS FOR WCCUSD FAMILIES HOME INTERNET ACCESS!

The 1 million project foundation
In the past week, we have given out 116 hot spots, and still have hot spots available for WCCUSD families who do not have internet at home.
One hotspot per family. Parent/guardian consent form in English and Spanish. Turn forms in to Ms. Tanise (C315) or the front office.

STUDENTS…..WHO’S YOU HERO? ENTER PTA’s REFLECTION’S ART CONTEST AND LET US KNOW!

Heroes around me2018-19 THEME: “Heroes Around Me”
That’s the theme for the 2018-2019 Reflections Art Program which has been bringing the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. And California State PTA and its members, families and kids are on the forefront of this amazing program, which increases community awareness of the importance of arts in education.

You can enter in any one of SIX CATEGORIES!
Dance, literature, photography, film production, music composition, visual arts.

Here is a link to the student entry form. Make sure this form accompanies your entry!
Reflections Art Program Student Participant Forms | California State PTA

SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE to Korematsu PTSA OCTOBER 19th 2018.

Drop your submissions in the Korematsu Main Office.

REFLECTIONS SHOWCASE will be OCTOBER 26th in the MPR.

Any questions, want to learn more, contact korematsuptsa@gmail.com

More information in this link!

Early Bird Special on Yearbooks!

Get your Korematsu yearbook at the year’s lowest price — only $30.00! PLUS! Add up to four free icons of your choice FREE with purchase of a name (or other qualifying customizations) on the cover. Free offer ends September 28, 2018.

Order Today!

KOREMATSU PHOENIX BASEBALL

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College Field Trip!!!!

Unnamed 1We are planning a day trip to Cal State East Bay for approximately 50 kids to get excited about college. We are looking for a Parent or small team of parents to spearhead the trip.

Details include:

  • Organizing the day trip with Cal State East Bay
  • Working with the teacher / sponsors to plan the day
  • Help find parent chaperons for the day

If you are interested, please contact stacey.steele@logolabpromo.com. Additionally, if you work at Cal State East Bay, but can’t volunteer for the position, we could use some help navigating the school. Thanks!

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION!

Box topsYes we do collect box tops, and there is a deadline coming up at the end of October. If you’ve been collecting, we’d love to have them. You can hand them in at the Main Office. We have have a collection box, and we thank you for your support. More information here!

KOREMATSU’S FREE 5th/6th GRADE BAND CLASS

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HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

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Please Join Us!

The Hispanic and Chicano Committee is planing lunchtime activities for students during Hispanic Heritage Month as well as a Movie Night for students and their families.

Contact: Mariela AlcocerRuiz mariela.alcocerruiz@wccusd.net

CORRECTION TO MAKE UP PICTURE DAY!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Is the Correct Date!

FIELD TRIP CHAPERONES WANTED

Mr. Lee is looking for field trip chaperones for a trip to the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.

The dates are February 12 and 13, 2019

You must be badged. For more information,

Contact: jackson.lee@wccusd.net

EASY MONEY WITH ESCRIP

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Do you shop at Lucky, FoodMaxx or Save Mart?
This particular eScrip program delivers several hundred dollars to us, and is easy to use. Text to 52236 to get started!

Instructions here!

The Special Education Conference for Parents and Caregivers of Children with Special Needs

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

8:30 a.m. to 12 noon at Pupil Services

2465 Dolan Way, San Pablo, CA

This is a free conference. Childcare is provided.

Register soon to reserve a seat in your favorite workshops.

Door Prizes ~ you could win tickets to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Oakland Zoo

View conference details and register by clicking on this link!

The Phoenix, Thursday, September 20, 2018

WHAT’S HAPPENING AFTER SCHOOL?

Cross Country, Pop Choreography, Library, GSA Math Tutoring.

Also, request a library book! More in the attachment!

After School

GOT JUNK? WE WANT IT!

One woman’s trash is another one’s treasure….

Korematsu’s PTSA will participate in the

El Cerrito Citywide Garage Sale
Saturday, October 13, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Please start saving you gently used discards for us.
Please only save and donate what you yourself would buy.

We’ll have drop off dates soon, but for now, start gathering your unwanted items.

SELENA

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Please Join Us!
The Hispanic and Chicano Committee is planing lunchtime activities for students during Hispanic Heritage Month as well as a Movie Night for students and their families.

Contact: Mariela AlcocerRuiz mariela.alcocerruiz@wccusd.net

CORRECTION TO MAKE UP PICTURE DAY!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Is the Correct Date!

FIELD TRIP CHAPERONES WANTED

Mr. Lee is looking for field trip chaperones for a trip to the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.

The dates are February 12 and 13, 2019

You must be badged. For more information,

Contact: jackson.lee@wccusd.net

EASY MONEY WITH ESCRIP

Screen Shot 2018 09 20 at 8 27 23 AMDo you shop at Lucky, FoodMaxx or Save Mart?
This particular eScrip program delivers several hundred dollars to us, and is easy to use. Text to 52236 to get started!

Instructions here! Lucky Food Max Save Mart Shares.pdf

ALLEGIANCE

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Special Performance Pay-What-You-Can for Students and Educators
Sunday, Sept. 23, 7pm * Pay at the door (cash-only)
box office opens one hour before curtain

We’d love for school staff, teachers, students and their families to experience ALLEGIANCE at CCCT. Please share this email and extend this opportunity to your school community.

A new musical inspired by a true story, Allegiance follows the Kimura family, whose lives are upended after Pearl Harbor when they and 120,000 other Japanese-Americans are forced to abandon their homes and settle in war relocation camps. An uplifting testament to the power of the human spirit, the Kimuras fight between duty and defiance, and as long-lost memories are unlocked, they find it is never too late to recognize the redemptive power of love.

To reserve seats (maximum 4, while supplies last), email georgina@ccct.org (indicate school you’re affiliated with and # of tickets and whether adult and/or youth). Contact soonest as it’s looking like our run of ALLEGIANCE will sell out.

If you are unable to join us on Sunday 9/23, we invite you usher for a performance which allows you to see the show for free. You can sign up for an ushering slot by clicking here.

Warmly,
Georgina Edwards
Managing Director, CCCT

The Special Education Conference for Parents and Caregivers of Children with Special Needs

Screen Shot 2018-09-20 at 8.07.39 AM.pngSaturday, September 29, 2018

8:30 a.m. to 12 noon at Pupil Services

2465 Dolan Way, San Pablo, CA

This is a free conference. Childcare is provided.

Register soon to reserve a seat in your favorite workshops.

Door Prizes ~ you could win tickets to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Oakland Zoo

View conference details and register by clicking on this link!

Superintendent Duffy’s September Message!

Supt DuffyIn this Link!

SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL AWARENESS EVENT

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