The Phoenix, Thursday, May 9, 2019





Here are some important reminders:

  • Please have students bring their tablets and chargers with tablets fully charged. The test is taken on the tablet.
  • If, for some reason, students are not routinely bringing tablets to school, please have them bring the tablets because tablets might need software updates, and the updates can only be done at school.
  • Please have students bring headphones if they have them.
  • Students should bring home SBAC brochures, where they recorded the testing targets they hope to reach. Ask your student about it, and review it together.
  • Please schedule all non-emergency appointments (Dr. dentist, etc.) after school hours so that all students can test.
  • Please make an extra effort to have students show up on time.
  • Students should eat a good breakfast prior to the test and get a good night’s sleep.
  • These efforts will help to make the testing period smooth and orderly.
  • Thank you for your help!

Practice Tests can be found here.

Multicultural Night at Korematsu


Tuesday May 14th 2019 is Multicultural Night at Korematsu.

Everyone is invited to join us in the MPR for a multicultural potluck. Bring a dish to share.

6:30 p.m. Dinner – LOTS of yummies!!

7:00 PTSA business and elections

7:30 p.m. Socialize, enjoy student art and projects and learn about all the cultures that make Korematsu amazing!


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Every PTA unit needs a president in order to be a complaint, functioning unit. We need a president.
We have a wonderful unit with over 300 members! We support the school in a lot of really important ways.
We provide very generous classroom grants to teachers, we pay for numerous field trips, the drama program,
we run the teacher luncheons and publish this e tree every week.

We need a leader! The secretary and treasurer positions are filled with competent and reliable people.
We need you to lead the way! Take a chance of leadership! You’ll have fun and we promise a rich and rewarding experience.

The vice president supports, with the objective of becoming a leader the following year.

We are also looking for a membership chair! We have over 300 members and we are very proud of this! We are #1 in membership in the entire Bayside Council of PTAs. The majority of the work occurs in August and September, and has been made much simpler due to new online software! This is a good position for someone who is detail-oriented and doesn’t mind using a computer to enter names and addresses.

Please contact us!



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