Reminder! Thursday is 7th Grade Night. Order Pizza for the Back-to-School Picnic!

7th GRADE NIGHT

Thursday, August 30, 2018
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Korematsu MPR

Students, parent and guardians are invited for an evening of snacks, activities and important information about how to be successful in middle school. Parents will learn some new tools for helping their kids have a smooth transition to middle school!

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

BACK-TO-SCHOOL PIZZA PICNIC

PizzaThursday, August 30, 2018
5:30-6:30 p.m.
OUTSIDE THE MPR IN THE AMPHITHEATER

Join us just before “7th Grade Night” for Pizza and Salad. $5.00 per person all-you-can eat.
Teachers and Staff eat for free!

We’ll need to get an idea of how much food to buy. Please fill out this brief survey so that we know how much to have on hand!

The pizza is from Pizza Roma.
Choose from:

Margherita/Cheese
Pepperoni
Veggie Combo
Gluten-Free

SALADS
Caesar
Mixed Greens

Order Food Here!
https://goo.gl/forms/azP1MRPuwDnxYs3J3

Questions? korematsuptsa@gmail.com

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The Phoenix, August 23, 2018

CROSS COUNTRY INFORMATIONAL SESSION

Our team from 2012
TODAY AFTER SCHOOL

Mr. Uriostegue’s Room

Have your kids stop by!

Practice Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
2:45 p.m. – 4:00/4:15 p.m.-ish
Meet Schedule: TBD

7th GRADE NIGHT

Thursday, August 30, 2018
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Korematsu MPR

Students, parent and guardians are invited for an evening of snacks, activities and important information about how to be successful in middle school. Parents will learn some new tools for helping their kids have a smooth transition to middle school!

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

BACK-TO-SCHOOL PIZZA PICNIC

PizzaThursday, August 30, 2018
5:30-6:30 p.m.
OUTSIDE THE MPR IN THE AMPHITHEATER

Join us just before “7th Grade Night” for Pizza and Salad. $5.00 per person all-you-can eat.
Teachers and Staff eat for free!

We’ll need to get an idea of how much food to buy. Please fill out this brief survey so that we know how much to have on hand!

The pizza is from Pizza Roma.
Choose from:

Margherita/Cheese
Pepperoni
Veggie Combo
Gluten-Free

SALADS
Caesar
Mixed Greens

Order Food Here!
https://goo.gl/forms/azP1MRPuwDnxYs3J3

Questions? korematsuptsa@gmail.com

CALL OUT FOR 7th GRADER IMMUNIZATION RECORDS!

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If you haven’t handed them in, please ensure they make it to the main office as soon as possible.

CLIPPER CARD APPLICATIONS DUE TOMORROW FRIDAY

Clipper card applications are due Tomorrow, Friday August 24th. Please ensure they make it to the main office first thing!

PICTURE DAY IS FRIDAY, AUGUST 31st

Look sharp!

Pictures for the yearbook will be taken on Friday, August 31st!

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Wednesdays and Fridays after school.

Interested in learning more?

cantdigme@gmail.com

Yipee! Glee Club (choir) is starting !

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Singers & Families, please help spread the word (info. flyer).

Fall 2018 Glee Club (Choir) first class/rehearsal (“trial class”) happens Wednesday, August 29th, 1:35-2:25pm in Korematsu’s band room. [Thanks Ms. Carrico, band and music program director, for welcoming choir back for the Fall.]

Sign-ups are welcome up until enrollment closes on September 12th. By the 12th, we’ll finalize the roster and provide it to the BACR after school Program Site Director because, for safety, the program tracks which students are on campus during the after school hours (even those not registered with BACR). FYI also BACR would gladly include your student in their supper/meal program after school (working with BACR on this aspect).

So that Ms. Wu can focus her talents on teaching vocal music, Mary and I have stepped up for administrative and operational details. For Fall 2018, we’re looking for a couple of parents that can lend a hand, for example, we give Ms. Wu a lift from Madera every week so she can make it on time for class.

To secure your student’s spot for the Fall Session, submit $150 payment (15 class sessions) soonest (latest by 9/12) OR let us know your student will be on scholarship (or need a payment plan). With some families contributing to a scholarship fund, our goal is to cover whatever scholarships are needed, hopefully in full!

If you’re able to contribute towards a scholarship fund, whatever amount, please do.

Payment options:
* Paypal korematsusings@gmail.com
* or Check payable to: Georgina Edwards [ Have student bring to class or mail to 6620 Cutting Boulevard, El Cerrito, CA 94530 ]

Best,

Georgina 510-710-5962 & Mary
Korematsu Vocal Music Reps
korematsusings@gmail.com

Preview attachment KMS Glee Club Fall 2018.pdf

ENRICHMENT CLASSES FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS

The El Cerrito Recreation Department is excited to offer Enrichment Classes for Middle Schoolers!

This fall, professional instructors will lead classes in Martial Arts, Public Speaking, Cooking and Athletics for middle school students. Classes will be held conveniently at Castro Clubhouse right next to Korematsu Middle School, and take place shortly after the bell rings. Enrichment Classes provide a safe place for your student to go after school, and helps them to discover and develop new passions and interests.

Please see the attached flyer for class descriptions, fees and schedules. To register, stop by the El Cerrito Community Center at 7007 Moeser Lane or visit www.el-cerrito.org/onlinereg. Registration is now open!

With enough enrollments and support, we hope to grow this program with new classes over the year. If you or someone you know might be interested in teaching a class for middle schoolers, please feel free to refer them to the Recreation Department. You can also contact us with any questions regarding these classes.

Kindly,

Taylor Melton
Acting Community Services 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

Middle School Programs Fall 2018 Flyer.pdf

WELCOME BACK LETTER FROM SUPERINTENDENT DUFFY!

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Welcome Back Letter from Superintendent Duffy in this Link!

We’ll See Everyone Tomorrow, Monday!

WELCOME AND WELCOME BACK!

Screen Shot 2018 08 16 at 8 24 52 AMThe first day of school is
Monday, August 20, 2018
First Bell: 8:10 a.m.
It is a Minimum Day. School Ends at 1:25 p.m.

HOW TO DROP OFF AND PICK UP

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Drive around the school in a clockwise direction.
Drop in the designated areas on Lawrence and on Norvell.

It is very helpful to have your student seated on the PASSENGER side
of the vehicle for a safer and more efficient drop off.
Do not drop or pick up in front of the school.
The front is reserved for busses only.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Screen Shot 2018 08 19 at 9 55 24 AMWe are located in a residential neighborhood.
Please exercise the utmost care when visiting.
Please observe all traffic rules and regulations.
Please refrain from illegal U-turns double-parking, never block a driveway…..even for a minute…
Please, if you can, park your car a few blocks away and walk in to the campus.
It helps to alleviate some of the congestion.
Our neighbors thank you!

BUS? AC TRANSIT SCHEDULES HERE!

Screen Shot 2018 08 19 at 9 40 56 AMAC Transit runs dedicated routes to and from Richmond. These routes run only on school days Monday to Friday and the schedules are timed to match the hours of local schools and operate only when schools are in session. Even though these buses are specific to school schedules, they are open to all passengers at regular fare.

Routes

click on the bus links for specific routes, stops and times

667 North Richmond (Market Avenue and Third), Richmond (Seventh Street; MacDonald Avenue), El Cerrito (San Pablo Avenue), El Cerrito High, Korematsu Middle School.

668 Richmond BART, Richmond (Cutting Boulevard; Harbor Way South), El Cerrito (San Pablo Avenue), El Cerrito High School, Korematsu Middle School.

675 Richmond BART, Richmond (Cutting Boulevard; Harbor Way South) Richmond (Potrero Avenue, Hartnett Avenue) El Cerrito (Carlson Boulevard, San Pablo Avenue) El Cerrito Hight School, Korematsu Middle School.

FIRST DAY….WHAT TO BRING:

1. Your schedule. NOTE: THERE COULD BE SCHEDULE CHANGES. Adults will be on campus to direct students, and first period classes will be posted on campus. Check before you proceed to your first class.
2. ID on Lanyard.
3. Lunch or meal card or cash to purchase.
4. Pencils, some paper. Eraser. Teachers will tell students what they need. Some former students have reported that they used a composition notebook for each class, and one five pocket binder to hold the papers. If you are buying ahead, save the receipts in the event a teacher changes it up.
5. Backpack to hold it all.
6. P.E. meets in the gym. You do not change for P.E. on the first day.

AFTER SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES

KOREMATSU VOLLEYBALL!!

Korematsu is starting a girls volleyball team!

If you are interested in trying out please email Scott at cantdigme@gmail.com asap.

No experience required!

Practices will be 2 days a week with some weekly scrimmages as well.

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

SPONSORED BY EL CERRITO REC!
CHECK IT OUT!!!
NEW & fun after school activities for middle schoolers, organized by El Cerrito Recreation. Online registration and payment of course fees can be completed at www.el-cerrito.org/onlinereg or submitted directly to the El Cerrito Community Center. To see what other programs are available for middle schoolers check out the REC guide at http://www.el-cerrito.org/656/Recreation-Brochure

Middle School Programs Fall 2018 Flyer.pdf

Questions?

Taylor Melton
Acting Community Services Supervisor
TMelton@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us
City of El Cerrito Recreation Department
Direct Line: (510) 559-7004

AFTER SCHOOL CHOIR!

Korematsu Choir Fall 2018  Image

Fall 2018 Choir’s first class/rehearsal (“trial class”) is Wed. August 29th 1:35-2:25pm in the Band Room.

Singers are welcome to consider/join in up until enrollment closes on September 12th. To secure your student’s spot for the Fall Session, submit $150 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

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The Phoenix, August 18, 2018 *BACK TO SCHOOL EDITION!!*

WE’LL SEE EVERYONE ON MONDAY

UnnamedTHE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS…
MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2018
FIRST BELL: 8:10 a.m.
IT IS A MINIMUM DAY.
SCHOOL ENDS AT 1:25 P.M.

MISSED WALK-THRU REGISTRATION?

PLEASE COME IN RIGHT AWAY SO THAT WE CAN GET YOU SET.

MAIN OFFICE
7125 Donal Avenue
El Cerrito

When visiting our campus respect our neighborhood.
Observe all traffic rules and regulations, and consider parking a couple of blocks away and walking to the campus.
Our neighbors thank you!

ALL SCHOOL ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Catch up with old friends and meet new!
Parents, Guardians and Siblings Welcome!

Ice Cream Social

WHAT DO I NEED ON THE FIRST DAY?? WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

  1. School ID on lanyard.
  2. Map of campus and Bell Schedule.
  3. Sharpened pencils and erasers (mistakes OK!!).
  4. Lunch or meal card or cash to purchase.
  5. Binder with paper inside.
  6. Backpack to hold it all!
  7. Some returning students report they used a composition book for each class. You may need a 5-tab binder with pockets to hold handouts. Teachers will tell students what is required for class. If you buy ahead, save the receipt in case a teacher changes it up.
  8. You do not change for P.E. on the first day.
  9. There may be schedule changes as we balance classes and firm things up.

DROP OFFS AND PICK UPS

Drive around the school in a clockwise direction. Drop and pick up students at the marked, designated areas on Norvell and Lawrence. For student safety, and to improve traffic flow, drop students on the school side of the street. Please refrain from dropping students directly in front of the school on Donal Avenue. In the mornings and afternoons, Donal Avenue is used by AC Transit and other buses, therefore, it must be kept clear so that the buses can make their stops.

Parking
Except for 1 or 2 lonely short-term spaces, there is no parking on the school side of Donal Avenue. The school side of Donal Avenue must be kept clear for AC Transit and other bus use. Please park legally on Lawrence, Gladys or Norvell Streets. PLEASE consider parking a few blocks away and walking to the school. It helps to balance the neighborhood congestion.

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

AC Transit
AC Transit runs dedicated routes to and from Richmond. These routes run only on school days Monday to Friday and the schedules are timed to match the hours of local schools and operate only when schools are in session. Even though these buses are specific to school schedules, they are open to all passengers at regular fare. Find routes here! 667 668 675

HOW TO STAY INFORMED AND INVOLVED

SUBSCRIBE TO THE ETREE. Email us at koremastuptsa@gmail.com to be added. We publish The Phoenix, every Thursday (and occasional reminders when needed)

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR GOOGLE CALENDAR, which lists events at Korematsu.

How to subscribe:

  • Go to our Google Calendar.
  • Click on the “+GoogleCalendar” button in the lower right hand corner.
  • Follow the Google prompts and the Korematsu events will now populate your calendar!

“LIKE” US ON FACEBOOK

Post. Like. Share. Comment. Tag. Korematsu on Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/KorematsuMiddleSchoolPTSA/

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

SPONSORED BY EL CERRITO REC!
CHECK IT OUT!!!

NEW & fun after school activities for middle schoolers, organized by El Cerrito Recreation. Online registration and payment of course fees can be completed at www.el-cerrito.org/onlinereg or submitted directly to the El Cerrito Community Center. To see what other programs are available for middle schoolers check out the REC guide at http://www.el-cerrito.org/656/Recreation-Brochure

Questions?

Taylor Melton
Acting Community Services Supervisor
TMelton@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us
City of El Cerrito Recreation Department
Direct Line: (510) 559-7004

AFTER SCHOOL CHOIR!

After School Choir
Fall 2018 Choir’s first class/rehearsal (“trial class”) is Wed. August 29th 1:35-2:25pm in the Band Room.

Singers are welcome to consider/join in up until enrollment closes on September 12th. To secure your student’s spot for the Fall Session, submit $150 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 Choir Fall 2018 Info. Flyer.pdf

JOIN OUR PTSA

Unnamed 3 What do we do? All in the link below!

https://korematsumiddleschool.org/?page_id=1029

Join using our new online system here!

https://jointotem.com/ca/el-cerrito/korematsu-middle-school-ptsa/join

The Phoenix, Aug 9, 2018

MISSED WALK-THRU REGISTRATION?

NO WORRIES!

Do come and see us in the office starting on Monday, August 13th and we will take care of you!

7125 Donal Avenue

El Cerrito

When visiting our campus respect our neighborhood. Observe all traffic rules and regulations, and consider parking a couple of blocks away and walking to the campus.  Our neighbors thank you!

NEXT UP… ALL SCHOOL ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Catch up with old friends and meet new!

Parents, Guardians and Siblings Welcome!

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

SPONSORED BY EL CERRITO REC!

CHECK IT OUT!!!

NEW & fun after school activities for middle schoolers, organized by El Cerrito Recreation.  Online registration and payment of course fees can be completed at www.el-cerrito.org/onlinereg  or submitted directly to the El Cerrito Community Center.  To see what other programs are available for middle schoolers check out the rEC guide at http://www.el-cerrito.org/656/Recreation-Brochure

Questions?

Taylor Melton

Acting Community Services Supervisor

TMelton@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us

City of El Cerrito Recreation Department

Direct Line: (510) 559-7004

AFTER SCHOOL CHOIR!

Fall 2018 Choir’s first class/rehearsal (“trial class”) is Wed. August 29th  1:35-2:25pm in the Band Room.

Singers are welcome to consider/join in up until enrollment closes on September 12th.    To secure your student’s spot for the Fall Session, submit $150 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

JOIN OUR PTSA

What do we do?  All in the link below!

https://korematsumiddleschool.org/?page_id=1029

Join using our new online system here!

https://jointotem.com/ca/el-cerrito/korematsu-middle-school-ptsa/join

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, August 2, 2018

WE’LL SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!

We’ll see you next week for Registration!

7125 Donal Ave

El Cerrito

MPR:  Tuesday and Wednesday

GYM:  Thursday

August 7, 8, 9, 2018

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

CALENDAR!

We are already populating the calendar!

We are already populating the Korematsu calendar.

The calendar is available in this link.

https://korematsumiddleschool.org/?page_id=13

NEVER MISS AN EVENT!

You can subscribe to the calendar by clicking on the “+Google Calendar” button at the bottom of the calendar.

Korematsu events will automatically be added to your personal Google calendar.

RECRUITING HOST FAMILIES FOR A TEACHER INTERN

West County Mandarin School (WCCUSD’s new Mandarin immersion school) is recruiting host families for a teacher intern coming from Taiwan this coming school year. Hosting an intern is a wonderful opportunity to create Mandarin learning at home! The host period is very flexible. You can choose eight weeks, half a year, or the whole school year!  So if you are interested in hosting this teacher intern, have any questions, or if you know another family who would love to have a Mandarin-speaking young person stay with them, please email Dr. Eric Peterson, Principal at West County Mandarin School at epeterson@wccusd.net.

The Phoenix. June 21, 2018

Registration for the 2018-2019 School Year

Save the DateNote: You must be zoned for Korematsu or be pre-approved through the transfer process

August 7, 8, 9
9:00 a.m. – Noon

August 7th = 7th graders
August 8th = 8th graders
August 9th = Transfers and anyone not able to make it the first two days.

If these dates don’t work for you, don’t worry.

Come in the following week.
No one is penalized or shut out of classes if they are unavailable to attend.

Registration Packet

Registration Packets
Registration Packets mail home in July.
Look for them!
Documents will also be available online.

INCOMING STUDENTS IMMUNIZATION RECORDS NEEDED!

Immunization RecordsPlease bring immunization records to registration

There are new-ish (a few years old) requirements for incoming 7th graders,
Check with your physician to be sure.
Most likely, they will need immunizations before entering 7th grade.

Click here for more info

ALL-SCHOOL ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Ice Cream SocialSAVE THE DATE!

PTSA – SPONSORED

Meet new friends and catch up with old

Saturday, August 18, 2018

3:00 -5:00 p.m.
Castro Clubhouse
1420 Norvell St, El Cerrito, CA 94530

Around the corner from Korematsu Middle School. Click on the address above for a map.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED (AND APPRECIATED)!

Help WantedWe’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

CALENDAR!

We are already populating the calendar!

We are already populating the Korematsu calendar.
The calendar is available here

NEVER MISS AN EVENT!
You can subscribe to the calendar by clicking on the “+Google Calendar” button at the bottom of the calendar.

+ Google CalendarKorematsu events will automatically be added to your personal Google calendar.

KOREMATSU MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER BAND CAMP

KOREMATSU MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER BAND CAMP

MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT DUFFY LEADERSHIP CHANGE EL CERRITO HIGH SCHOOL

June 19, 2018

Dear ECHS Community,

I hope you are enjoying your summer break. I am writing to let you know that next year, there will be a new principal at El Cerrito High School. Edith Jordan-McCormick will be working in a different leadership position in the district. We will immediately undertake the process to select a new principal and I look forward to your participation in that process.

Meetings with parents, students and staff are scheduled for Monday, June 25th at ECHS. The staff meeting will take place at 4:30 pm in the library and a wider community meeting at 6 pm in the auditorium. If enough students are present, we will also make special time for them toward the end of the meeting.

These meetings will be specifically tailored around input regarding skills and competencies the community would be looking for in their next leader. The position will be posted on Wednesday and interviews will be planned for July 9 and July 10. The interview process will be community based,meaning that a few teachers, parents and community will be invited to participate in the process via stakeholder groups. Details of that process will be shared during the meetings and by email following the meeting.

Next year, El Cerrito High School will be supervised by two executive directors, Julio Franco and Anne Shin, as part of a shift to a Secondary Schools office to better support middle and high schools. Both of them are experienced principals and leaders in the District. You will have an opportunity to meet them later this summer.

The school is also hiring an additional vice principal. We will be interviewing for that position in the coming weeks.

Thank you for your continued support and patience during these changes. I look forward to the continued success of the students and staff at El Cerrito High School.

In partnership,

Matthew Duffy
Superintendent

MENSAJE DE SUPERINTENDENT DUFFY CAMBIAR DE DIRECTOR DE ESCUELA EL CERRITO HIGH SCHOOL

Estimada Comunidad de ECHS,

Espero que estén disfrutando de sus vacaciones de verano. Les escribo para informarles que el próximo año, habrá un nuevo director(a) en El Cerrito High School. Edith Jordan-McCormick estará trabajando en una posición de liderazgo diferente en el distrito. Inmediatamente comenzaremos el proceso para seleccionar un nuevo director y espero su participación en ese proceso.

Las reuniones con los padres y el personal docente están programadas para el lunes, 25 de junio en ECHS. La reunión del personal docente tendrá lugar a las 4:30 p.m. en la biblioteca y una reunión más amplia de la comunidad a las 6 p.m. en el auditorio. Esta reunión se enfocará específicamente sobre las habilidades y competencias que la comunidad quiere en su próximo líder. El puesto se publicará el miércoles y las entrevistas se planificarán para el 9 de julio y el 10 de julio. El proceso de entrevista será comunitario, lo que significa que algunos maestros, padres y miembros de la comunidad serán invitados a participar en el proceso. Los detalles de ese proceso se compartirán durante las reuniones y por correo electrónico después de la reunión.

El próximo año, la escuela secundaria El Cerrito será supervisada por dos directores ejecutivos, Julio Franco y AnneShin, como parte de un cambio a una oficina central de Escuelas Secundarias para apoyar mejor a las escuelas intermedias y secundarias. Ambos son directores con experiencia y líderes en el Distrito. Tendrán la oportunidad de conocerlos más adelante este verano.

La escuela también está contratando un subdirector adicional. Estaremos entrevistando para ese puesto en las próximas semanas.

Gracias por su continuo apoyo y paciencia durante estos cambios. Espero con interés el éxito continuo de los estudiantes y el personal de El Cerrito High School.

En asociación,

Matthew Duffy
Superintendente

EL CERRITO HIGH SCHOOL ETREE

Headed to El Cerrito High School?

Get on the e tree!

EMAIL: ECHSETREE@gmail.com
and ask to be added to the e tree.

NOTE: Email from the high school can be quite voluminous.
Consider opening up a separate email account to receive that communication stream.

The Phoenix June 7, 2018

NOON DISMISSAL TODAY

Last Day of SchoolSchool reconvenes August 20, 2018.
Have a great summer break!

PROMOTION THANK YOU

Thank YouA big thank you to the Korematsu Middle School community for coming together
and working to make the 8th grade Promotion activities and ceremony yesterday a success.

VOLUNTEER THANK YOU

Thank you VolunteersAnd Thank You to all of our Volunteers!!
Whether you…..
Drove on field trips
Helped with band performances
Donated to the yard sale
Helped with yearbook
Lent your IT skills
Helped out with promotion activities
Contributed to Teacher Treat Day
Sat on a committee or the SSC
Helped with sports and homework
Helped with Celebrate Korematsu
Supported us financially
…..and the other million ways
you all supported our school community and our kids,
we deeply Thank You!
It took all of us to raise the standard of this school,
and it takes all of us to continue to improve it!

We have volunteer opportunities available for 2018-2019.
Watch for our posts.
We’d love to have you!

Registration for the 2018-2019 School Year

Note: You must be zoned for Korematsu or be pre-approved through the transfer process

August 7, 8, 9
9:00 a.m. – Noon

August 7th = 7th graders
August 8th = 8th graders
August 9th = Transfers and anyone not able to make it the first two days.

If these dates don’t work for you, don’t worry.
Come in the following week.
No one is penalized or shut out of classes.

Information about Registration will publish over the summer.

Information about Registration will publish over the summer.
Registration Packets mail home in July.

INCOMING STUDENTS IMMUNIZATION RECORDS NEEDED!

Please bring immunization records to registration

There are new-ish (a few years old) requirements for incoming 7th graders,
Check with your physician to be sure.
Most likely, they will need immunizations before entering 7th grade.

Click here for more info

KOREMATSU MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER BAND CAMP

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EL CERRITO HIGH SCHOOL SPEECH & DEBATE TEAM

Unnamed 38th graders:
Thinking about joining the debate team at ECHS next year?

You can get a head start, and have fun, by attending a local debate camp this summer.

The Practice Space in El Cerrito is offering several debate camps taught by current and former ECHS coaches, including a debate intensive for two weeks in July, 8:30-3:30, Mon-Fri, from July 16-27, 2018.

More information is available here:
https://www.practice-space.org/events/competitive-debate-intensive/

The camp will be divided into newcomers and more experienced debaters.

If the dates don’t work for you, or you’re looking for a different experience, you can sign up for the general summer camps at the Practice Space, which will also cover basic debate skills.

https://www.practice-space.org/events/

Thanks!
Joel Jacobs
ECHS Debate Coach

Nature & Environment Day Camp

July 30 – August 3, 2018
9:00am – 3:00pm @ Camp Herms
1100 James Place, El Cerrito CA

Open to all students ages 12-17 years. — This event is not restricted to Scouts, but Scouts can earn merit badges at this camp.

Event Cost: $325 per participant

This day camp gives small groups of participants the opportunity to learn to think and work like a naturalist to fully appreciate a portion of our natural environment and the role of wise practices of land management, conservation, and restoration in securing a sustainable ecosystem for the future.

The day camp is centered at Camp Herms and nearby East Bay Regional Park lands. Participants will investigate the Wildcat Creek watershed and see for themselves how biotic and abiotic forces shape and change the watershed’s ecology.

This is an in-depth and hands-on way to learn from expert University of California instructors how to critically observe and scientifically study our natural environment. Participants will study insects, birds, plants, animals, water courses, micro-climates, and so much more.

Participants will be responsible for their own meals.

For applications and more information, go to:

http://www.mdscbsa.org/events/nature-environment-day-camp/

Applications will be accepted first-come, first-served. Application deadline July 1, 2018.

Dr. Len Bjeldanes, Ph.D Program Director lbjeldanes@gmail.com
Dr. Betsy Mitchell, Ph.D. Program Coordinator betsyjm@berkeley.edu

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Jazz+Art+Dance Under the Stars Monday June 4th 6:30pm

Dear Korematsu Parents and Guardians:

Our school’s Visual and Performing Arts Program is coming together during Jazz Under the Stars. The event will take place in our school’s amphitheater in front of the multipurpose room this coming Monday, June 4th starting at 6:30pm. Our jazz band will hold a concert, dance students will perform, and art students will exhibit artwork.

At the end of the show we plan to have a potluck. You are welcome to bring food to share.

Please bring your family and friends in support of our school’s VAPA program!

Sincerely,
Korematsu VAPA teachers

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