The Phoenix, Thursday, January 16, 2020

NO SCHOOL – Friday, January 17

Friday, January 17, 2020
Teacher Work Day

NO SCHOOL – Monday, January 20

Monday, January 20, 2020
Martin Luther King Day

WE’LL SEE EVERYONE
TUESDAY, January 21, 2020

SCIENCE FAIR JUDGING

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STILL TIME TO SIGN UP
YES, WE ARE JUDGING EVEN THOUGH SCHOOL IS CLOSED (TEACHER WORK DAY)

SIGN UP TO JUDGE HERE!

SCHOOL TOURS

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Please share!
SIGN UP IN THIS LINK!

FAMILY SCIENCE NIGHT

Thursday, February 6, 2020
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
MPR
Korematsu Science Evening & Science Fair Awards

All students and families invited for an exciting evening of live experiments and explosions plus science fair awards.

CELEBRATE KOREMATSU!!

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Saturday, February 8, 2020
5:30- 9:30 p.m.
CELEBRATE KOREMATSU!!

Celebrate Korematsu is our community-building, fundraising event. Our band students provide the entertainment, we have dinner, a live and silent auction, and spend some time together.
You do not have to have students in the band program to attend!
All families are warmly welcome, and this is a family-friendly event. Siblings are invited!

BUY A TICKET HERE!

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER

AUCTION!!

Thanks to all of your that have donated to the auction!

There’s still time! Do you own a business and have a service to contribute?

Can you host a party?

Would you like to coordinate a
Dessert-of-the-Month?
Flower Bouquet-of-the- Month?

Do you have Warriors Tickets?
Theater Tickets?
Football Tickets?

We are also still collecting for our “Stock the Bar” item

Contact us! korematsuptsa@gmail.com

AUCTION PREVIEW….

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Marble Servers for Cheese and More

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Beautiful Art!

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Comfy Furniture!

The Phoenix, January 9, 2020

Jo Boaler

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FREE CHILDCARE
EL CERRITO HIGH SCHOOL
PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 p.m.

TEACHER TREAT DAY FRIDAY

Sign up to bring something
or volunteer your time
in the link!
SIGN UP IN THIS LINK!

SPRING PLAY! AUDITIONS!

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No Shakespeare knowledge needed—you will learn at auditions.

Fri 1/10 Info meeting—3pm

Come Monday OR Tuesday from 3 – 5pm to audition
Mon 1/13: Audition/Class: no preparation necessary
Tues 1/14 Audition/Class: no preparation necessary
Wed 1/15: Callbacks (if needed)

Rehearsals start: Wed 1/22
Wed 1/22 first rehearsal
Performances Th/F/S March 12 – 14

Chipotle Fundraiser

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Saturday, January 11, 2020
5:00-9:00 p.m.
9901 San Pablo Ave
El Cerrito
Don’t forget this Flier!
Thanks for you support!

SCIENCE FAIR PROJECT JUDGES NEEDED

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SIGN UP TO JUDGE HERE!

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Saturday, February 8, 2020
5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church
1 Lawson Road
Kensington CA 94708

CELEBRATE KOREMATSU IS AROUND THE CORNER!

THIS EVENT SELLS OUT EVERY YEAR.
BUY TICKETS NOW!!
Celebrate Korematsu is our annual community- building event.
Our kids provide the entertainment (bands), we have dinner and a live and silent auction.

Please join us for this family-friendly event! Younger siblings are welcome, and they get to see the musical progression of their siblings and neighbors!

This is a totally fun event!

You don’t need to be a “band parent” to attend. The event is open to all!

Mr. Vedder is the auctioneer. Returning is Ms. Tiffany Jamison, Former Office Manager to help!

WE ALSO HAVE A SPECIAL GUEST THAT EVERYONE WILL WANT SEE!

BUY CELEBRATE KOREMATSU TICKETS HERE!

DONATIONS TO CELEBRATE KOREMATSU

Do you have something to donate to the auction?

Warriors Tickets?

Pixar Tour?

Donate an Epic Party?

A Great Bottle of Wine that you’ll Never Drink??

A Service…. Web Design, Donate a Dinner, A skill?
Let us know! We’d love to talk!

Contact us!

korematsuptsa@gmail.com

STOCK THE BAR

We intend to auction off a stocked home bar.
Have something to donate to it? Contact us. We’ll can arrange pick-up and drop-off!

korematsuptsa@gmail.com

The Phoenix, Thursday, December 12, 2019

TEACHER TREAT DAY

Friday December 13, 2019

Last Teacher luncheon of the year. Save the date! Friday, Dec.13th !! We will make treat bags for the staff as well so please bring extra cookies!! Any favorite food or Holiday food is appreciated. Salads are always welcome, and sides like baguette, sourdough or any other yummy bread. Please contribute to make this event a success again. If no time to cook, no problem. Bring what you can. Questions to liissaUSA@aol.com. Thank you.

SIGN UP IN THIS LINK!

Korematsu Winter Concert

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
MPR
Doors Open 6:30 p.m.
Concert at 7:00 p.m.
Come support our musicians!

Jo Boaler coming!

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Thursday, January 9 2019
7:00 p.m.
El Cerrito High School

Opening Remarks by Superintendent Matthew Duffy

Free! Open to All!

We are super excited to partner with our neighboring PTAs to bring Jo Boaler to speak!

Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford, promotes mathematics education reform and equitable mathematics classrooms. She is the co-founder and faculty director of youcubed, which provides mathematics education resources to teacher, students and parents. At this event, she’ll talk about mindset and how at any age we are capable of growth and rewiring. Please save the date and come on out. Bonus Points if you bring a math teacher with you!

DISTRICT BUDGET TOWN HALL UPDATE

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If you were unable to view the budget town hall, it has been recorded.

VIEW THE TOWN HALL TAPES HERE
View the Town Hall Here – English
View the Town Hall Here in Spanish

VIEW BUDGET TOWN HALL SLIDES
Budget Town Hall Slides – English
Budget Town Hall Slides – Spanish

TAKE THE BUDGET SURVEY
Spanish Survey
English Survey

DISTRICT’S LINK TO ALL BUDGET DOCUMENTS
https://www.wccusd.net/budget

HIGH SCHOOL EVENTS! GREAT VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS PERFORMANCE PERFECT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

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SUPERINTENDENT DUFFY’S DECEMBER MESSAGE

Superintendent Duffy’s December Message

The Phoenix, Thursday, December 3, 2019

TEACHER TREAT DAY

Friday December 13, 2019

Last Teacher luncheon of the year. Save the date! Friday, Dec.13th !! We will make treat bags for the staff as well so please bring extra cookies!! Any favorite food or Holiday food is appreciated. Salads are always welcome, and sides like baguette, sourdough or any other yummy bread. Please contribute to make this event a success again. If no time to cook, no problem. Bring what you can. Questions to liissaUSA@aol.com. Thank you.

Sign up to Volunteer and Donate in this Link!

EMPTY GALLON MILK CARTONS NEEDED PENNY WARS FUNDRAISER

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The school is planing a Penny Wars fundraiser and is looking for clean and empty gallon milk jugs to collect the donations. We plan to start after winter break. Turn into the Main Office labeled for Katherine Davis. Thank you!

DISTRICT BUDGET FORUM

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The District Budget Forum is taking place on Monday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will be held at DeJean Middle School and broadcast to six satellite locations where members of the district staff will be on hand to transmit questions to the presenters.

The satellite locations will be:

Hercules Middle/High Schools Library, 1900 Refugio Valley Road, Hercules, CA
Pinole Valley High School Library, 2900 Pinole Valley Road, Pinole, CA
De Anza High School Library, 5000 Valley View Road, Richmond, CA
Richmond High School Library, 1250 – 23rd Street, Richmond, CA
Kennedy High School Library, 4300 Cutting Blvd., Richmond, CA
El Cerrito High School Cafeteria, 540 Ashbury Ave., El Cerrito, CA
Babysitting and translation services will be available at all locations.

More in this link

Buy Your Yearbook Before the Price Goes Up!

Until Jan 31, you can get a Korematsu Yearbook for $35. But the price goes up next month! So order your yearbook TODAY to get the lower price. https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1003883/Fred-T.-Korematsu-Middle-School/
After Feb 1, yearbooks will cost $40.

=== Send Us Your Photos ===

It’s 2019 and the yearbook is well underway. But we greatly need your help! So far, we have very few photos from the Korematsu community, and we could use many, many more! We’d love to have at least 100 photos by Dec 12, and we’re currently still far short of that goal.

Our yearbook staff would love to include your photos in this year’s book! Share your pix with us. The easiest way to send photos is using the Dropbox we have set up. Just upload photos to:
http://bit.ly/yearbookKMS

We’ll consider any photos of students or events sent to us. We especially need photos of sports teams and after school activities! Photos received before Dec 12 can be considered for the first half of the yearbook, which is due prior to Winter Break.

=== Add Special Recognition for Your Student! ===

Want to add a personal message to your student in the yearbook? This year we are including special recognition ads, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the DECA club. These ads will appear in the back of each yearbook, letting you recognize the accomplishments of your child.

Visit the Korematsu store page on Jostens’ site to place your order. https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1003883/Fred-T.-Korematsu-Middle-School/

Note, too, that you can use the store link to order your yearbook.

Reserve Your Yearbook! Order Today!!

Elemental Volleyball Academy – 2019 Winter Chill
(6th Annual)!

Registration Now Open!

Location: El Cerrito High (3 Beautiful Courts)
Led by Scott Bishop – 30 year veteran coach and other experienced and awesome staff.
2 Clinics offered – – Grades 4th – 12th Girls Only.

Sunday, December 22 – Clinic #1
9 am – 11 am – Session #1
11am – 12 pm – Lunch Break (Bring your own)
12:00 – 2:00 pm – Session # 2

Sunday, December 29 – Clinic #2
9 am – 11 am – Session #1
11am – 12 pm – Lunch Break (Bring your own)
12:00 – 2:00 pm – Session # 2

The 4-6th graders will use volley-lites (the light weight 12 and under ball) and playing on a lower net (7′).

The 7-12th graders using regulation balls (Molten and Spalding) and playing on the standard height net (7’4 1/8″).

Players will be trained in multiple skills, game play and fun.
Players will also be using the AirCat and Accu-Spike machines (see videos to the right).

Every prepaid player will receive a Molten Mini-Volleyball!

SNAP THE GAP

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WINTER BAND / ORCHESTRA / CHOIR / THEATER / DANCE FESTIVAL

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The Phoenix, Thursday, November 14, 2019

8TH GRADE NIGHT

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7th Grade families are welcome as well!
It is never too early to think about college and career! Join us!

Peace, Love and Unicorn Update

🕊 💕 🦄

To bring you up to speed, students were awarded “Burnham Bucks” for good deeds and actions on campus.
They, in turn, used those “bucks” to pick two teacher to wear the unicorn outfits for a day.

And the winners of this year’s Unicorn Contest are….

Returning Champ, Tiffany Carrico, and Mr. U!!

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HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Friday, November 22,2019
IS A MINIMUM DAY

November 25 – 29
NO SCHOOL

The Phoenix, Thursday, October 31, 2019

10/31 IS A MINIMUM DAY

School dismisses at 1:25 p.m.

TEACHER TREAT DAY IS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH!

Friday, November 8, 2019
Drop by 10:30 a.m. in the Teacher Lounge
Teacher luncheon time is here! This is staff’s favorite Friday of the month. It is Thanksgiving soon. So let’s give thanks to our wonderful teachers and staff. Bring your favorite Thanksgiving dish for them to try. Salads are always welcome, and sides like baguette, sourdough or any other yummy bread. Please contribute to make this event a success again.If no time to cook?no problem. Bring what you can.

Questions to: liissaUSA@aol.com. Thank you .

SIGN UP TO DONATE IN THIS LINK!

BOYS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS!

BOYS Grade 7:
Monday, Nov 4 @ 2:30pm
Wednesday, Nov 6 @ 1:30pm

BOYS Grade 8:
Tuesday, Nov 5 @ 4:30pm
Thursday, Nov 7 @ 4:30pm

Contact: Chuck Harris charrisjr@gmail.com
Thank you!

GIRLS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

Please share the following schedule for Girls Basketball:

Nov 12 @ 5:00pm
Nov 18 @ 4:00pm
Nov 22 @ 5:30pm
Dec 05 @ 5:00pm

Please come out to support girls basketball at Korematsu.

Here is the team calendar link:
http://bit.ly/2WqT3eo

GIFT GIVING IDEA….. YEARBOOKS!

Buy Your Yearbook Today! Only $35

Don’t wait till it’s too late or until after the price goes up. Right now you can purchase the 2019-2020 yearbook for just $35. Just go to https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1003883/Fred-T.-Korematsu-Middle-School/

While you’re there, consider adding your student’s name or other personalizations. They cost a little bit more, but add a lot to make the book your own. If you’re even thinking about personalizations, act now — the deadline for these falls several months before the end of school, making it very easy to miss!

Add Your Photos! The yearbook cannot happen without the contributions of everyone in the Korematsu community. We rely on photos submitted by parents, students, and staff. The easiest way to help is to visit our Dropbox and add your photos. http://bit.ly/yearbookKMS

Thank you for supporting the Yearbook!

KOREMATSU SPIRIT WEEK

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PENNY DRIVE COMING

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We’re looking for about 17 of these. Got one?
Drop in the main office.

THANK YOU!!

SUNDAR SHADI’S GIFTS

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JENNY K

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BASKETBALL CAMP

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The Phoenix, Thursday, October 24, 2019

TEACHER TREAT DAY COMING UP!!!

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Friday, November 8, 2019
Drop by 10:30 a.m. in the Teacher Lounge
Teacher luncheon time is here! This is staff’s favorite Friday of the month. It is Thanksgiving soon. So let’s give thanks to our wonderful teachers and staff. Bring your favorite Thanksgiving dish for them to try. Salads are always welcome, and sides like baguette, sourdough or any other yummy bread. Please contribute to make this event a success again.If no time to cook?no problem. Bring what you can.

Questions to: liissaUSA@aol.com. Thank you .

SIGN UP TO DONATE IN THIS LINK!

BOYS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS AROUND THE CORNER!!

Basketball

BOYS Grade 7:
Monday, Nov 4 @ 2:30pm
Wednesday, Nov 6 @ 1:30pm

BOYS Grade 8:
Tuesday, Nov 5 @ 4:30pm
Thursday, Nov 7 @ 4:30pm

Contact: Chuck Harris charrisjr@gmail.com
Thank you!

GIFT GIVING IDEA….. YEARBOOKS!

Buy Your Yearbook Today! Only $35

Don’t wait till it’s too late or until after the price goes up. Right now you can purchase the 2019-2020 yearbook for just $35. Just go to https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1003883/Fred-T.-Korematsu-Middle-School/

While you’re there, consider adding your student’s name or other personalizations. They cost a little bit more, but add a lot to make the book your own. If you’re even thinking about personalizations, act now — the deadline for these falls several months before the end of school, making it very easy to miss!

Add Your Photos! The yearbook cannot happen without the contributions of everyone in the Korematsu community. We rely on photos submitted by parents, students, and staff. The easiest way to help is to visit our Dropbox and add your photos. http://bit.ly/yearbookKMS

Thank you for supporting the Yearbook!

FIRST BAND CONCERT OF THE YEAR

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Come on our and support our musicians at the first band concert of the year!
FUN FOR THE LITTLER KIDS!
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
7:00 p.m.
Beginning Band, Orchestra, Concert Band and Symphonic Band will be performing. Call time/doors open at 6:30 p.m. Come in a Halloween costume or a Halloween-themed hat!

3RD ANNUAL HAUNTED HOUSE

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BASKETBALL CAMP

Basketball

The Phoenix, Wednesday, October 9, 2019

SCHOOL IS OPEN

Check official WCCUSD channels for school news and information:

WCCUSD Website: https://www.wccusd.net/
WCCUSD Facebook West Contra Costa Schools
WCCUSD Twitter: https://twitter.com/WCCUSD
WCCUSD will Robocall to home:

We will forward anything we hear from official channels:

Follow us:
Korematsu website: www.korematsumiddleschool.org
Korematsu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KorematsuMiddleSchoolPTSA/
Korematsu Twitter: https://twitter.com/KorematsuPTSA/followers
Not on our e tree? email us and ask to be added! korematsuptsa@gmail.com

TEACHER TREAT DAY FRIDAY

Friday, October 11, 2019
Teacher luncheon time is here! Colder weather starts to draw in.
Let’s treat the teachers to some warming soups and stews. Also salad works well with that. And sides like baguette, sourdough or any other yummy bread.
Please contribute to make this event a success again.
If no time to cook ,no problem.
Bring what you can.
Questions to: liissaUSA@aol.com. Thank you .

SIGN UP IN THIS LINK!

REFLECTIONS!

Reflections 2019CALL FOR ENTRIES
Are you an artist?
A photographer?
Do you like to write music?
Enter your work in the National PTA Reflections Program!
2019-2020
National PTA Reflections® Theme
LOOK WITHIN

Deadline for entries: October 15, 2019
Entries from all grades and all abilities welcome.

To download entry forms visit https://tinyurl.com/kms2019reflections.
Entry forms also available in the front office in English and Spanish.

To contact the Reflections® chair, email korematsu.reflections@gmail.com

SPRING-HEELED JACK

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HARDING CARNIVAL

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SAVE THE DATE!!!
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!!

Harding Carnival

GIRLS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS

Girls Basketball Tryouts to be held on the following dates/times in the Korematsu gym:

Thursday, October 17: 2:30 – 4:30pm
Tuesday, October 22: 2:30 – 4:30pm

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

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

6th Grade Band

BASKETBALL CAMP

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PLAY-A-THON

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El Cerrito High School Play-a-Thon
Saturday, October 19, 7am-7pm

Presented by the Friends of El Cerrito Music

All events are FREE to the public and everyone is welcome!

Join us for a 12-hour music marathon aimed to raise $15,000. This event will provide funds for new instruments, equipment, and support various musical activities that include band festivals, clinics, coaches, and travel opportunities.

The Play-a-thon will include ongoing musical performances and activities featuring the El Cerrito High School Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Workshop, and Gaucho Band.

Highlights include the Gaucho Band’s 1pm outdoor Pops Concert in the quad (where lunch from Koja Kitchen and smoothies from Jamba Juice will be available for purchase beginning at 12:30pm) and a 6pm concert by the EC Wind Ensemble with special guests, the Diablo Valley College Symphonic Band

To make a pledge, come to the lobby of the ECHS Performing Arts Theater on the day of the event or go to echsbands.com/play-a-thon/

The Phoenix, Thursday, October 3, 2019

TWO DROP DAYS/TIMES LEFT

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Got stuff for the sale? You can drop it
DROP-OFFS
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Friday, October 4, 2019

In front of the school (7125 Donal)
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
PLEASE DO NOT DROP BEFORE THE SCHOOL BELL RINGS.
THERE ARE NUMEROUS BUSES THAT NEED TO DROP STUDENTS AND THE FRONT OF THE SCHOOL NEEDS TO BE CLEAR
After the bell rings, we will have volunteers that will help to unload and move goods.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Do you have some time on Saturday to help with the sale?
Please contact us! Any amount of time that you have on Saturday is appreciate. The morning is the time we need volunteer most. 7:00-10:00 a.m.
Please contact us!

Email: palgb@yahoo.com
cell #: 510-706-5436

Korematsu Ultimate Frisbee

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Come join KORE, the Korematsu ultimate frisbee team! The team is super welcoming to players who have never played before. Our awesome coaches love teaching the game to complete beginners.

Boys and girls play together in a great team environment. Come on out to one of our practices (no commitment!) to see if you like it.

Practices at El Cerrito High School:
Wednesdays 5:30 – 7pm
Saturdays 10am – 12pm

If you have questions, contact Julie Barr at juliefinnbarr@gmail.com or Jon Mires at jonmires@gmail.com.

PICTURE DAY IS FRIDAY!!

Friday October 5th!

Pictures will be taken in P.E. Class.

PLAY-A-THON IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!

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El Cerrito High School Play-a-Thon Community Event
Saturday, October 19

On October 19, 2019 the El Cerrito High School Bands will participate in a 12-hour music marathon aimed to raise $15,000. Presented by the Friends of El Cerrito Music, the Play-a-thon will provide funds for new instruments, equipment, and support various musical activities that include band festivals, clinics, coaches, and travel opportunities. The Play-a-thon will include ongoing musical performances and activities featuring the ECHS Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Workshop, and Gaucho Band. Highlights include sessions for elementary and middle school band students, an outdoor pops concert, and an evening concert in the Performing Arts Theater. All activities are FREE! COME CHECK IT OUT!!

Elementary & Middle School Session Registration

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
7:00am: Jazz Standards w/ Jazz Workshop
8:30am: Open Rehearsal w/ Concert Band
10:00am: Sight-reading Session w/ Wind Ensemble
11:30am: Elementary School Band Session w/ Symphonic Band
1:00pm: Concert: Pops in the Quad!
2:30pm: Middle School Band Session ww Wind Ensemble
4:00pm: Concert: Arnie Co Nonet
6:00pm: Fall Concert w/ Special Guests DVC Symphonic Band

Make a pledge by clicking HERE!

MORE HERE

WCCUSD NEWS

SEPTEMBER MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT DUFFY

SUPERINTENDENT’S BLOG, TALK SUPE

MESSAGE ABOUT INCIDENT FOLLOWING DEANZA-PINOLE FOOTBALL GAME

OCTOBER AT THE EL CERRITO LIBRARY

El Cerrito Library invites the Teens and Tweens to our programs for high school students in October.
Everything is free, open to the public, and some programs even include snacks! Just come to:
El Cerrito Library
6510 Stockton Ave
El Cerrito, CA
(510) 526-7512

Check out our online calendar for even more events for people of all ages.

Book Bingo: All Month Long
For the month of October, we are challenging T(w)eens aged 10-18 to take part in our Reading Bingo Challenge! Pick up a game board from the teen corner of the library, and read read read! Get bingo vertically, horizontally, or diagonally by connecting three boxes. Once you have bingo, return your card any time in October to receive your prize, OR, fill in the whole sheet and be entered to win the Grand Prize!

Teen Advisory Group Wednesday, October 2nd, 4-5 pm
Get community service hours, help plan library programs, design displays, hang out with friends, and eat snacks!!!

Dogs for Teens Monday, October 7th, 4-5 pm
Need to decompress? Teens ages 10-18 are invited to cuddle, hang out with, or read to the beloved doggies from Therapy Pets during this special library program. Invite your (human) friends

Litquake at the Library Saturday, October 12th, 2-4 pm
San Francisco’s Litquake comes to El Cerrito, in honor of the event’s 20th anniversary!
Join host and former El Cerrito Poet Laureate Maw Shein Win for 20-in-20: an afternoon of readings by local poets laureate, including:
Dani Gabriel, El Cerrito Poet Laureate | Rebecca Black, Albany Poet Laureate | Aileen Casinetto, San Mateo County Poet Laureate | Lisa Rosenberg, San Mateo County Former Poet Laureate | Ciera-Jevae Gordon, Richmond Poet Laureate

El Cerrito Trail Trekkers Trek to El Cerrito Library Monday, October 21st, 5-6 pm
El Cerrito Trail Trekkers are on a mission to “build, maintain, publicize and use the little known urban trails of El Cerrito.” Join us to learn about how YOU can become a Trail Trekker too. Everyone will get to preview – and take home – their new map of El Cerrito Trails, and meet Eddie Dunbar (aka Eddie the Bug Guy) of the Insect Sciences Museum, who will share photos and bug tales from local parks, including some from right here in El Cerrito!

College Budgeting 101 Monday, October 21st, 6:15-7:15 pm
Parents and high school students are invited to a presentation hosted by local independent college counselor, Barbara Harris, to learn about the basics of funding their college experience. Learn the fundamentals of financial aid, budgeting, and choosing a college based on realistic financial expectations. This presentation builds off of a previous College Admissions presentation by Harris College Advising at El Cerrito Library. Reserve a seat by pre-registering, or drop in on the night of the presentation.

Spooky Stories Writing Workshop for Teens & Tweens, Wednesday October 23rd, 3:30-4:30 pm
Do spooky, scary, suspenseful tales enchant and excite? Would you like to create some of your own? Then this is the workshop for you! Come fill the page with tales of ghosts, haunted houses, witches, goblins, zombies, and other supernatural phenomena and “curious incidents.” Thrills and chills will inspire our creative journey!
For teens and tweens ages 10-18. Registration recommended. This free program is brought to you by the Friends of the El Cerrito Library.

Teen Movie Matinee Wednesday, October 30th, 3-5 pm
Teens, come to the library for an afternoon movie matinee! This month’s theme is Halloween! Vote for your favorite movie (Halloweentown, Hocus Pocus, or The Addams Family) in the teen section of the library, and come by on Wednesday the 25th to see the winner. All movies rated PG-13 or under. For special accommodations, please contact the library with 72 hours notice.

Celebrate TeenTober!
TeenTober is a new, nationwide celebration hosted by libraries every October and aims to celebrate teens, promote year-round teen services and the innovative ways teen services helps teens learn new skills, and fuel their passions in and outside the library. (http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teentober)

TeenTober – Get Your Game On! Thursday, October 3rd, 3-4:30 pm
T(w)eens, come by the library for an afternoon of gaming. We have board games and card games on hand but you are also welcome to bring your own games and handheld devices (Switch, 3DS, etc.). Just make sure to have your own headphones too if you plan to have the sound on! No sign up is required but we do ask that participants be ages 10-18 years old.

TeenTober – Mask Making Tuesday, October 15th, 3-4:30 pm
Make a mask or pair of ears for Halloween or just for fun! For t(w)eens aged 10-18. Supplies generously provided by the Friends of the El Cerrito Library.

TeenTober – Code a Bot Wednesday, October 16th, 3-4 pm
Learn how to use basic programming skills to control the actions of our adorable Cue Bots! Whether you’re using block-based coding or writing your own Javascript, you’ll have a blast. T(w)eens 10-18. This program is brought to you along-side our Wednesday Wonderings series. Kids younger than 10 are welcome to come and play with our Bee Bots. Robots for everyone!

TeenTober – Bath Bombs Thursday, October 24th, 3-4:30 pm
Learn how to make scented bath bombs to use for yourself or give as gifts!
For ages 10-18. Supplies generously provided by the Friends of the El Cerrito Library.

Please note the library will be closed October 14th for a Staff Training Day.

K a t y B u d e r
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LIBRARY ASSISTANT • CONTRA COSTA COUNTY LIBRARY
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