THANK OUR TEACHERS: LUNCH TOMORROW FRIDAY SEPT. 8th IS ON US!
Let’s thank our teachers and staff for all the hard work they’ve put in to get school ready for our kids. Teacher Luncheons take place on the second Friday in most months in the Teacher’s Lounge (Room A220). Families participate by contributing dishes to the luncheon.
The first Teacher Luncheon, themed “Back-to-School! Easy-peasy, favorite go-to dishes,”is on Friday, September 8th. Bring your salads or stews. If it is pizza or sandwiches, bring it on! While there’s a theme, it’s always flexible, and you should contribute dishes that suit your schedule and budget.
We need 5 more Main Dishes.
To contribute dishes, please sign up here
Please email our Teacher Luncheon Coordinator Astrid Broberg at: liissaUSA@aol.com if you have any questions.
JOIN US FOR SCREENAGERS
We are thrilled to present SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age
Presented By Fred T. Korematsu Middle School PTSA, El Cerrito
When: Monday, Sept. 11, 7-8:15 p.m. followed by a discussion with special guest, Lisa Tabb, co-executive producer of the film.
Where: Korematsu Middle School multipurpose room, 7125 Donal Ave., El Cerrito
Tickets: $10 adults/$5 students and those with financial need
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 6:30 to 8 PM
Note from Principal Burnham:
Dear Parents and Guardians,
You are cordially invited to “Back-to-School Night,” an orientation for parents. You will follow an abbreviated daily schedule, meet your child’s teachers, become familiar with the scope and sequence of standards-based curricula, and see fabulous classrooms and displays. Students should not come to this event.
It is essential that you bring your child’s schedule with you so that you know where to go. Your visit to each class will be ten minutes in length and there will be a few minutes in between each period (passing period) to get to the next class. Physical education classes will convene in the gym.
You are also invited to visit the Korematsu Library. Come see the library space, find out what we have to offer, and meet Ms. Bogie.
We are looking forward to a spectacular evening. See you there!
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: LIBRARY RATS (READING AND TECHNOLOGY STARS)
Ms. Bogie’s LibraryRATS Club is coming back! Starts Tuesday, September 19, from 2:30 to 3:30 PM. In that hour, club members will play games and work on book projects, as well as technology and engineering-related projects (e.g. building circuits). The club is open to ALL students. Interested students must register with Ms. Bogie at the library.
The library will also have after-school hours, starting Monday, Sept. 11.
Here are the “closing times”
- Monday: 3:45
- Tuesday: Library Reading &Tech Stars (RATS) only, 2:30-3:30
- Wednesday (and any minimum day, such as Back to School Night on 9/14): 3 pm
- Thursday: 3:45
- Friday: 3:00
DONATE TO DIRECT APPEAL
California K-12 public schools are still underfunded. When compared to other states, California ranks about 42 in per pupil spending.
At Korematsu, your support helps us pay for much-needed extras such as a math tutor, math pull-outs for enrichment and remedial, classroom grants for teachers, books, assemblies, field trips and more.
Direct donations, AmazonSmile, and eScrip are just three of the many ways you can help raise money for our programs. For a full list of how to help, go to this link
Please consider buying something on English teacher Mr. Vedder’s Amazon Wish List for his classroom. It would be a great help towards getting his classes off on the right foot with both materials and book selections.
El CERRITO IS TURNING 100!
JOIN US IN CELEBRATION!
The “Big Bash” Celebration Weekend is mid September with many events and activities for families.
- Thursday, September 14 – Centennial Celebration at the Rialto Cinemas, Cerrito Theater
- Friday, September 15 – Pixar’s “Toy Story” – Cinema in the Park (Cerrito Vista)
- Saturday, September 16 – El Cerrito Showcase Parade
- Saturday, September 16 – Youth Dance the Night Away (grades 6-8)
- Sunday, September 17 – Centennial Gala Dinner
El Cerrito’s Youth Dance the Night Away
Middle School Dance
El Cerrito Community Center
7007 Moeser Lane
El Cerrito, CA
Saturday, September 16, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Middle school students (grades 6–8) are invited to an all-school mixer at the Community Center for games and dancing from 6 to 9 pm.
DJ Kevin is dropping the beats!
Free admission. Pizza, Drinks and Snacks.
Opportunity Prize to one lucky attendant!
PRE-FILLED SUPER SOAKERS WANTED!
Sunday, September 10, Noon-2:00 p.m.
The El Cerrito Police and Fire Department will host its first annual “Super Soaker Water Battle” event.
The purpose of this event is to bring the community together while trying to stay cool in this summer heat. This will be a fun and safe environment for kids and families to play water games while interacting with local public safety employees.
The event will be held next Sunday, September 10th, from 12 -2pm @ Arlington Park in El Cerrito. We will have snow cones, hot dogs and a dunk booth!
The event is free, but please pre-register! Contact: Sarah Perez
WCCUSD FINGERPRINTING EVENTS
WCCUSD FREE Fingerprinting Dates Announced!
WCCUSD welcomes and encourages your volunteer work at school sites! But, get screened first!
Two steps to the process: First, follow the link and instructions for the BeAMentor process.
Next, come out to any site for free fingerprinting!
- Saturday, Sept 9 Harding
- Saturday Sept 16 Collings
- Saturday Sept 23 Lupine
- Saturday Sept 30 DeJean