The Phoenix, Thursday, August 29, 2019

NO SCHOOL MONDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 2019

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See you Tuesday, September 3, 2019

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS SIGN UP!

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WE’VE GOT SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR VOLUNTEERS!
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS

TWO DATES

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Sunday, September 22, 2019

We’ve been awarded two Golden Gate Fields Days. We go down to the racetrack and hand out beer and hot dogs. In return we receive a $1,000 check and usually $100+ in tips. This is a very fun day.

We are looking for 3 1/2 hour commitments. Sign up in the link and thank you for your support!

SIGN UP IN THIS LINK

PLEASE!! JOIN PTA!!

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WE ARE LOOKING BETTER, BUT ARE STILL WAY BEHIND!

Please join our PTSA. We now have about 135 members. THANK YOU!!! Last year, we had more than 300 members. Please join our association and donate to our organization if you can. We do amazing work on campus, and we really do support the school. We are your forum for school concerns and communications, we organize all the school volunteers, and we raise and spend $40,000 per year on programs that the school and district cannot afford. Our suggested donation is $100. We humbly and gratefully accept donations at any level. PTSA Memberships are $15.00 each.

It is Easy to Join:

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

Cash or Check:
Drop a check or cash off in the office. Checks can me made out to the Korematsu PTSA.

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO FIND OUR MEMBERSHIP FORM

FIRST TEACHER LUNCHEON OF THE YEAR

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2019
DROP IN THE OFFICE NO LATER THAN 10:00 a.m.

Once a month, parents host a luncheon for teachers and staff. These luncheons are a much-loved event. We usually have a theme, but all types of food and beverage are always welcomed and appreciated. You can drop your food donation in the office and someone will take it up to the teacher lounge.

This month’s theme is “back-to-school dinners.” Anything you love that is quick and easy to make when you are short on time is it!

Sign up to donate food, beverage or help to serve or clear.
Check it out in the link!

SIGN UP IN THIS LINK!

PICTURE DAY RESCHEDULED!

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Picture Day- Friday, 10/4/19

Make Up Day- Friday, 11/8/19

FREE VOLUNTEER FINGERPRINTING

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OPPORTUNITIES!!! FROM EL CERRITO YOUTH SPORTS AND PROGRAMS!

Volunteering Opportunities (for community service hours) including Halloween Haunted House building the week of 10/21 or day-off (Sat. 10/26) carnival/face painting/etc.

Environmental Art & Essay Showcase including some awesome prizes like $50 Visa Gift Cards, Museum Passes, Whale Watching Tours and more!

Teen Sports Programs including Girl’s Club Volleyball, Karate, and Swim Team

We are also looking for program suggestions from students and parents. They can submit their ideas online.

Or if they would like to be an Independent Contractor with us and teach a class, workshop, etc. they can learn more HERE as well as submit a Course Proposal.

Jenya Jawad
Youth Sports & Programs Coordinator
City of El Cerrito Recreation Department
7007 Moeser Lane El Cerrito CA 94530
Main Office: (510) 559-7000
http://www.el-cerrito.org/recreation

Back-to School Night

Thursday, September 12, 2019

First PTSA Meeting of the Year

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Phoenix, Thursday, August 22, 2019

DRAMA MEETING FOR PARENTS!

Meeting is in the MPR
Thursday Aug 22, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

PICTURE DAY HAS BEEN POSTPONED

It will be rescheduled shortly.

RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, RESILIENT, BE AN ALLY

You’ll be hearing more shortly!
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GOLDEN GATE FIELDS SIGN UP!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS

TWO DATES
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Sunday, September 22, 2019

We’ve been awarded two Golden Gate Fields Days. We go down to the racetrack and hand out beer and hot dogs. In return we receive a $1,000 check and usually $100+ in tips. This is a very fun day.

We are looking for 3 1/2 hour commitments. Sign up in the link and thank you for your support!

SIGN UP IN THIS LINK

THANKS TO ALL OF OUR ICE CREAM SOCIAL VOLUNTEERS!

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PLEASE!! JOIN PTA!! WE ARE WAY BEHIND!

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It is Easy to Join

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

Cash or Check:
Drop a check or cash off in the office. Checks can me made out to the Korematsu PTSA.
CLICK ON THIS LINK TO FIND OUR MEMBERSHIP FORM

DONATE TO SUPPORT PROGRAMS

We make a real difference in the programs and services that can be offered at Korematsu. We spend more than $40,000 per year on many campus extras. We’ve employed a math tutor, we’ve paid for the track, cross country and drama programs. We’ve paid for field trips. Every teacher at Korematsu gets $400 to spend on classroom supplies. If every family gave $100, we’d have more than enough to provide for our needs. You can set up monthly donations using the Paypal link on our website: http://www.korematsumiddleschool.org

SUPERINTENDENT DUFFY’S WELCOME BACK LETTER

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO READ!

VOLUNTEER FINGERPRINTING

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6th -12th Grade Families……

The East Bay Consortium is hosting their 42nd Annual College Information Day, a FREE college and career event for middle and high school students and their families. More than 50 public and private colleges and universities will be represented, including those within the UC system, California State University, in-state and out-of-state Private Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Community Colleges.

College Information Day

Saturday, October 12th
8:30 am-1:00 pm
Dwinelle Hall – UC Berkeley

Register here!

Workshops on admission requirements, financial aid and scholarships for documented and undocumented students, and requirements to be a transfer student, will be offered in English and Spanish. A Cash for College workshop to help seniors complete the financial aid applications, FAFSA or CA Dream Act, will take place throughout the event.

For more information, please contact Althea Jardeleza at althea@eastbayconsortium.org or (510) 872-1586.

The Phoenix, Thursday, August 15, 2019

KOREMATSU OFFICE HOURS

Monday, August 12 – Friday, August 16,

OFFICE HRS: 8AM-4PM
(LUNCH BREAK 12-1PM)

REGISTRATION HRS: 9AM-12PM
If you have any questions, please call 510-231-1449

If you didn’t see us last week, please try to come in Monday – Friday, August 12-16, between 9 am – Noon.

Please bring your student so that we can get ID pictures taken.

7th GRADE FAMILIES – BRING PRINTED IMMUNIZATION RECORDS

7th Grade Families, please bring printed immunization records.

Returning 8th grade families do not need to bring printed copies. Thank you.

WE HAVE A WEB STORE!

Do you need PE clothes? You can order online and pick up in the Main Office.

https://KMS.myschoolcentral.com

If you are taking dance, please wait for teacher instructions!

GOT QUESTIONS ABOUT KOREMATSU? WE’VE GOT ANSWERS!

Check out our FAQ page here!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ALL-SCHOOL ICE CREAM SOCIAL!

Saturday, August 17, 2019, 2:00- 4:00 p.m.
Castro Park, 1420 Norvell St, El Cerrito, CA 94530.
Join us for the all-school ice cream social!
Catch up with old friends and meet new!
The whole family is invited!
We look forward to seeing you there! FREE!

JOIN PTA!!

Please join our PTSA. We came out of registration light with less than 100 members. Last year, we had more than 300 members. Please join our association and donate to our organization if you can. We do amazing work on campus, and we really do support the school. We are your forum for school concerns and communications, we organize all the school volunteers, and we raise and spend $40,000 per year on programs that the school and district cannot afford. Our suggested donation is $100. We humbly and gratefully accept donations at any level. PTSA Memberships are $15.00 each.

Three Ways to Join:
Online: www.korematsumiddleschool.org
Click on the yellow DONATE button. In the COMMENTS field, please tell us the names of the members.

Cash or Check:
Drop a check or cash off in the office. Checks can me made out to the Korematsu PTSA.

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO FIND OUR MEMBERSHIP FORM

DONATE TO SUPPORT PROGRAMS

We make a real difference in the programs and services that can be offered at Korematsu. We spend more than $40,000 per year on many campus extras. We’ve employed a math tutor, we’ve paid for the track, cross country and drama programs. We’ve paid for field trips. Every teacher at Korematsu gets $400 to spend on classroom supplies. If every family gave $100, we’d have more than enough to provide for our needs. You can set up monthly donations using the Paypal link on our website: www.korematsumiddleschool.org

FALL PLAY AUDITIONS!

Information Meeting

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in the MPR

STAY TUNED…NIGHT MEETING FOR PARENTS AND GUARDIANS BEING SCHEDULED!

Scripts will be available for check-out during the first week of school. Stop by the library and pick one up!

If you have any questions, please email Erin Merritt at erinmerritt1@gmail.com

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – GOLDEN GATE FIELDS

TWO DATES

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Sunday, September 22, 2019

We’ve been awarded two Golden Gate Fields Days. We go down to the racetrack and hand out beer and hot dogs. In return we receive a $1,000 check and usually $100+ in tips. This is a very fun day.

We are looking for 3 1/2 hour commitments. Sign up in the link and thank you for your support!

SIGN UP IN THIS LINK

PICTURE DAY!

Friday, August 23, 2019

See the ordering information on the flier attached!

PICTURE DAY ORDER FORM

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

If you are interested in getting on the wait list for the after school program, the form is included in the link below.

Completed forms can be dropped off in the Korematsu office or emailed to: miranda.taylor@bacr.org

Click on this link to view and print the after school waitlist form

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first day of school is
Monday, Aug. 19th, 2019

FIRST BELL 8:10 a.m. – 1:25 pm Dismissal (Minimum Day)

WHAT TO BRING ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

  1. School ID on lanyard.
  2. Class schedule and map of campus.
  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. P.E. Meets in the Gym. You do not change for P.E. on the first day.
  9. Please be patient. There could be schedule changes as we settle into the year and balance classes.

The Phoenix, Thursday, August 7, 2019

LAST ORIENTATION/REGISTRATION DAY

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TODAY, Thursday, August 8, 2019
9:00 a.m. – Noon
MPR

Pick up schedules, get ID’s PE clothes, PowerSchool. etc.

7th GRADE FAMILIES….

BRING PRINTED IMMUNIZATION RECORDS

7th Grade Families, please bring printed immunization records. Returning 8th grade families do not need to bring printed copies. Thank you.

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THANK YOU!

Screenshot 2015 12 07 19 46 23Well, that was fun! Thank you everyone for smooth registration/orientation days! We appreciate your patience as we worked through a few new systems!

If you did not come in during Registration Days, please come to the office next week beginning on Monday, August 12th. Students will pick up ID’s, schedule, get PE uniforms, get information on the after school program, etc. Our goal is to have as many students as possible in class on the first day. If they have a schedule, ID, etc. you help to make that possible. Thanks for your support!

VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED

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We think we need some volunteers to help out in the office next week Monday-Friday, August 12-16. If you have some hours to spare, please email the Korematsu PTSA with your availability. Please indicate your name, the day you are available and the time block. We’ll check in with the office and publish a schedule. This will be general office support…. papers, filing, helping parents, etc. Thank you for your support!

Contact us: Korematsuptsa@gmail.com

PTSA-SPONSORED ICE CREAM SOCIAL

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Saturday, August 17, 2019, 2:00- 4:00 p.m.
Castro Park, 1420 Norvell St, El Cerrito, CA 94530.
Join us for the all-school ice cream social!
Catch up with old friends and meet new!
The whole family is invited!
We look forward to seeing you there! FREE!

JOIN PTA

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Please join our PTSA. We came out of registration light with less than 100 members. Last year, we had more than 300 members. Please join our association and donate to our organization if you can. We do amazing work on campus, and we really do support the school. We are your forum for school concerns and communications, we organize all the school volunteers, and we raise and spend $40,000 per year on programs that the school and district cannot afford. Our suggested donation is $100. We humbly and gratefully accept donations at any level. PTSA Memberships are $15.00 each.

Three Ways to Join:
Online:
www.korematsumiddleschool.org
Click on the yellow DONATE button. In the COMMENTS field, please tell us the names of the members.

Cash or Check:
Drop a check or cash off in the office. Checks can me made out to the Korematsu PTSA.
CLICK ON THIS LINK TO FIND OUR MEMBERSHIP FORM

SCAN THE QR CODE WITH YOUR PHONE’S CAMERA:
You’ll be taken the the online site where you can register.
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DONATE TO SUPPORT PROGRAMS

We make a real difference in the programs and services that can be offered at Korematsu. We spend more than $40,000 per year on many campus extras. We’ve employed a math tutor, we’ve paid for the track, cross country and drama programs. We’ve paid for field trips. Every teacher at Korematsu gets $400 to spend on classroom supplies. If every family gave $100, we’d have more than enough to provide for our needs. You can set up monthly donations using the Paypal link on our website: www.korematsumiddleschool.org

SAVE THE DATES…. FALL PLAY AUDITIONS!

Information Meeting
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
3:00 p.m.
MPR

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Audition Flyer

The Phoenix, Thursday, August 1, 2019

REGISTRATION/ORIENTATION

YES….REGISTRATION DAYS ARE NEXT WEEK!!!!!

We are looking forward to seeing everyone next week August 6,7,8 for registration/orientation. We’ll be in the GYMNASIUM.

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We’ve got more than you need to know up on our website.
Check it out all the links here!

If you are unable to navigate PowerSchool, do not worry. We’ll have people on hand to help.

REGISTRATION DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Tiffany Jamison, Office Manager Extraordinaire, and our hard-working office staff is hoping some of you can lend your helping hands for Registration Days. Please sign up in the link below and help out if you are available.

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO VOLUNTEER

JOIN OUR PTSA

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We are your forum for community advocacy and volunteer participation. We are extremely proud of our PTSA, and have over 300 members. We were #1 in membership last year in the Bayside Council (30+ units). You may notice that we are a PTSA. We encourage student participation in our unit. Each membership is $15.00. There are three ways to join:

Phone: Take a picture of this QR code with your phone’s camera and it will take you to you to the online site where you can finish the transaction.

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Website: https://jointotem.com/ca/el-cerrito/korematsu-middle-school-ptsa/join.
Checks or Cash: Drop off a check or cash at registration or in the main office. The membership form is on the reverse side of this letter. Make checks payable to “Fred T. Korematsu PTSA.”

DONATE TO SUPPORT PROGRAMS

We make a real difference in the programs and services that can be offered at Korematsu. We spend more than $40,000 per year on many campus extras. We’ve employed a math tutor, we’ve paid for the track, cross country and drama programs. We’ve paid for field trips. Every teacher at Korematsu gets $400 to spend on classroom supplies. If every family gave $100, we’d have more than enough to provide for our needs. You can set up monthly donations using the Paypal link on our website: www.korematsumiddleschool.org

Come Visit our table at registration where you can find out what we do and volunteer. We welcome you!!!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT THE PTSA TABLE!

PTSA can use some helpful hands at our table too.

Sign up for An Hour or Two in this Link!

Or contact us! korematsuptsa@gmail.com

PTSA – SPONSORED ALL-SCHOOL ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Join us for our all-school ice cream social Saturday, August 17, 2019, 2:00- 4:00 p.m. Castro Park, 1420 Norvell St, El Cerrito, CA 94530. The whole family – parents, guardians, siblings and students are invited to meet new friends and catch up with old. We look forward to seeing you there!

NO LONGER ATTENDING KOREMATSU?

WANT TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM OUR ETREE?

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to korematsu-ptsa-news+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com. We’ll miss you!

The Phoenix, June 6, 2019

It’s a WRAP!

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THANK YOU to all of our volunteers, our outgoing 8th grade parents, the boards of our PTSA and Korematsu’s Music Parents Association. We couldn’t have done it without you. Whether you volunteered in classrooms, volunteered for an extracurricular, worked for the WriterCoach Connection, went on a field trip, contributed to Teacher Treat Day, worked on the yearbook, volunteered for one of our band programs, coached sports, or helped your child with homework, you made (and make) our school a better place. We can never say enough good things about this kind, caring and generous community. We are very lucky!

Good luck to our 8th graders as you move on to high school. We are expecting great things from you, and know you will change your communities and the world for the better!!

Oh yeah…. the first day of school is Monday, August 19, 2019! It is a minimum day.

We will publish registration and incoming 7th grade information very shortly. We do publish over the summer.

GOODBYE TO MS. La Due

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Deepest thanks and best regards to English teacher Sarah La Due. From the day you set foot on the campus, you changed it for the better, and served as a role model for all of us. You leave a better school behind. We thank you for your inspiration and the way you’ve touched us all. Your new school is lucky to have you. We wish you well. Stay in touch!

TONIGHT PROMOTION CEREMONY

Students need to report to the gymnasium no later than 5:30 p.m. Dress appropriate for church, mosque, synagogue is appropriate for this event. Make sure they dress warmly. Dresses with spaghetti straps, bare torsos, long gowns, high heels, tuxedos are inappropriate for this event.

DRESS WARMLY. YOU MIGHT WANT TO BRING THIS

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Enter through the Lawrence Street gate. Please be prompt. The gate will close at 6:00 p.m. so that we can all enjoy the ceremony.
Please respect the neighborhood when visiting. Please carpool to campus, and please park multiple blocks away and walk to campus so that we alleviate both traffic and parking congestion in the neighborhood. Our neighbors thank you!

Promotion Ceremony Letter

JOIN CHEER AT EL CERRITO HIGH

This message is for current 8th graders: Anyone interested in tryouts for El Cerrito High School Cheer Team for next year, please send your name and contact info to:
rmclachlan@wccusd.net.

I’ll put you on the list to be contacted in summer when tryout dates are finalized. Thanks.

76’ers Trip to Washington, DC

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A FEW SPACES ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE
76’ers Trip to Washington, DC
FOR RISING 7th GRADERS – WILL BE IN 8th GRADE

There are some spaces available for the 76’ers trip to Washington DC, Presidents’ Week break, February, 2020.
Please contact Tim Shaw for more information. timj.shaw@yahoo.com

ALL-SCHOOL ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Save the date!

Our all-school ice cream social is August 17th at Castro Park. The whole family is welcome. Catch up with old friends and meet new. Details to publish shortly.

HEADED TO EL CERRITO HIGH?

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1. Sign up for the etree. This is the main form of communication on campus. Email echsetree@gmail.com. Subject: SUBSCRIBE.
2. El Cerrito High School Website
3. ECHS Registration Information:
4. Walk through Registration Dates:

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2. Other Social Media (not an exhaustive list):
El Cerrito High School Twitter
El Cerrito High School PTSA Facebook
El Cerrito High School PTSA Twitter
El Cerrito High School Instagram
or Text @ecgauchos to 81010 Or add @ECGauchos if you are already registered on Remind

SUMMER READING

Lots of ideas about how to keep up with summer reading here.
Read from a phone, a table, a computer….all summer! Free! Here!
https://www.smore.com/dg78f-wccusd-library-services

Big Changes to Box Tops

Box tops is going digital. Over time, you’ll be taking pictures of receipts with your phone and submitting them with an App. The change is starting now. There’s a video that explains the changes. Please share!

https://www.boxtops4education.com/coordinator

The Phoenix, May 16, 2019

KOREMATSU SPRING DANCE PERFORMANCE

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May 22 and 23, 2019
7:00 p.m.
MPR

Did you know Korematsu has a thriving Dance program? Are you coming to Korematsu next year? Are you already enrolled?

Join us and support our students as they perform their work. This is the perfect performance for elementary school students!
Suggested contribution: $4.00. We’ll be in the MPR.
Hope to see you there!

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WE NEED YOU!

Both the Korematsu PTSA and Korematsu Music Parents Association are in need of board leadership and volunteers for the 2019-2020 school year. These are important positions, because we really do support the school with additional funds, programs and opportunities for students and teachers. Your involvement is really important. We really do make a better school!

Please look over these opportunities and seriously consider giving some of your time. These are not overwhelming time commitments. You make of it what you will. The community is wonderful. You will enjoy yourself, meet people and leave enriched. We promise!

As a reminder, if we do not have a PTSA President, both the music program and the programs PTA funds are in jeopardy. We’d be able to ride for a while, but it will catch up with us. This will mean no math tutoring, no teacher classroom grants, no etree, no funding for drama program, no money for sports and sports equipment, no money for field trips, no funding for 8th grade Field Day, No Celebrate Korematsu, and finally, no organized parent forum for community-building and information exchange. We’d also lose our insurance, as PTA provides insurance for all of our events. Please contact us! We’d love to talk to you. Contact: korematsuptsa@gmail.com

Here’s just a sampling of the opportunities available.

Korematsu PTSA President
Coordinate and oversee the unit’s activities. Plan the year’s calendar, approve the budget and along with the EVP, run five meetings a year.

Korematsu PTSA Vice President
Ideally be a 7th grade parent ready to be the president in 20/21. Along with the president, coordinate the unit’s activities – mainly Celebrate Korematsu. Plan the year’s calendar, approve the budget and along with the President, run five meetings a year.

Korematsu PTSA Membership Chair
Process PTSA memberships. Most of the work occurs in August and September. The work is largely online, and can be done from home.

Korematsu Teacher Treat Day Coordinator(s) – Coordinates monthly teacher luncheon. Use email to solicit donations of food and volunteers. Set up staffing schedule.

Celebrate Korematsu Chair – Head up a team that collects and processes donations for the Celebrate Korematsu auction. The majority of the work is December/January.

Incoming School Mixer/Ice Cream Social Chair – Welcome new and returning families to Korematsu by chairing the August Ice Cream Social. Ensure we have treats on hand, promote the event through the e tree.

Back-to-School Picnic – Welcome new and returning families to Korematsu by chairing the Back-to-School picnic. Order food, gather volunteers, promote the event through the e tree.

Korematsu Volunteer Coordinator – Find volunteers to staff events.

Korematsu E Tree Editor – Do you like to write? Work to write this weekly newsletter.

Golden Gate Fields Coordinator – Contact Golden Gate Fields to secure at Dollar Days Date, promote event to ensure enough volunteers are on hand, attend event and assure its smooth running.

Cookie Dough Coordinator – Run Fall Cookie Dough Fundraising Campaign. Contact Vendor, pass out and collect forms, organize the distribution of product when it arrives.

Restaurant Night Coordinator – Contact area restaurants and arrange “Restaurant Night” events. Promoted the events through the etree.

Science Fair Coordinators – Work with the science teachers to grade science projects and plan Korematsu’s science night. Order awards if necessary. Assist when projects move to District, County and State science fairs.

Yearbook – Work with Korematsu staff and teachers to produce the yearbook. Advertise various deadlines to the school community.

2019-2020 KMPA Open Board Positions

We are in need of 4 volunteers to fill the following band positions for the upcoming school year. Please consider volunteering your time to the KMPA Band Board. It doesn’t take a lot of time and most of the work can be done in the evenings from home. The following positions need to be filled:

Chair
Treasurer
Financial Secretary
Jazz Ensemble E-Tree

Now is a great time to shadow the current volunteer! If you know of an incoming 7th grade family that would be interested in volunteering, please send them my way. We cannot continue with the amazing work that we do without volunteers! Please contact nancykawase@hotmail.com for more information.

Korematsu Scientists – Place in Statewide Championship!

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For the first time in many years, WCCUSD won medals in the California Science and Engineering Fair. Korematsu’s Eleanor Addison and Nora Thompson took home 3rd and 4th place medals respectively, competing against the top 800 student finalists from regional fairs across the state. Held at the California Science Center in Los Angeles on April 29-30th, the event opened with an inspiring lecture by the 2018 Nobel Laureate, Dr. Frances Arnold. The following morning our young scientists stood for 5 hours of grueling interviews by roving teams of judges.

Congratulations to our winners — we hope this inspires a new generation of Korematsu students to enter next year’s science fair.

END-OF-YEAR EVENTS

There is a lot going on!
The Calendar:
ONLINE HERE!

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

  • Dance Performance 5/22 – 23 @ 7:00 MPR
  • Faculty Vs Student Volleyball 5/24 1:00 PM
  • Memorial Day Holiday 5/27
  • End of year band concert 5/29 @ 7:00 MPR
  • Testing Pie-in-the-face Event May 22, 2019, 7th last period of the day – Gym
  • Awards Night 5/30 @ 7:00 MPR
  • Study Trip (Ms. Davis) “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” 5/31
  • Art and Jazz Festival 6/3 @ 6:00PM Courtyard
  • Promotion Rehearsal 6/5 Morning
  • 8th grade Picnic and Softball game 6/5 Lunch – dismissal
  • Promotion Ceremony 6/6 @ 6 Courtyard
  • LDOS 6/7 – Noon Dismissal
  • August 6,7,8 Registration

It is time to plan 8th grade activities!

In this link, you will find three tabs:

  • Picnic
  • Promotion Rehearsal
  • Promotion Ceremony

Please sign up to volunteer if you are able!

We do ask that 7th Grade parents help with 8th grade rehearsal and promotion so that the 8th grade families can enjoy the events!

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER INN

NEW TECHNOLOGY COMING!

This summer, the District is purchasing and/or refurbishing all student tablets. In August students will return to newer, faster and more secure devices! YAY!

In order to accomplish this, all student tablets will be collected before the last day of school on June 7th. (Your principal or school administration team will communicate the specific collection plan for your particular school.)

Remind your student to prepare for collection with this one step:

● If there are files stored on the tablet’s hard drive or their H:\ drive, please remind your student to move those files to Google Drive before tablet collection, so that they can be accessed from the new device. Once tablets are collected, anything stored on the hard drive of the computer will not be retrievable. Some computers will be retired and some will be completely refurbished. Your student will not get the same machine back.

Also know:

● Students will take a tablet home if they have an IEP that specifically calls for a tablet.
● Summer schools will have devices. Seniors doing independent study will be able to take them home.

Thanks for your support in the transition!

¡YA VIENE LA NUEVA TECNOLOGÍA!

Este verano, el Distrito comprará y/o renovará todas las computadoras portátiles (tabletas) para estudiantes. ¡En agosto, los estudiantes contarán con dispositivos más nuevos, más rápidos y más seguros! ¡HURRA!

Para lograr esto, todas las computadoras (tabletas) de los estudiantes se recogerán antes del último día de clases el viernes 7 de junio; (el director o el personal de administración de su escuela le comunicarán el plan de recolección específico para su escuela en particular).

Recuérdele a su hijo/a que se prepare para la recolección haciendo lo siguiente:
● Si hay archivos almacenados en la memoria de la computadora o en su unidad H: /, recuérdele a su hijo/a que transfiera esos archivos a la Unidad Google antes de la colección de las computadoras, para que pueda tener acceso a estos archivos desde el nuevo dispositivo. Una vez que se recojan las tabletas, cualquier cosa almacenada en la memoria de la computadora no se podrá recuperar. Algunas computadoras serán retiradas y otras serán completamente renovadas. Su hijo/a no obtendrá la misma computadora de vuelta.

Además debe saber lo siguiente:
● Los estudiantes llevarán una computadora (tableta) a casa si tienen un Programa Individualizado de Educación (IEP) que específicamente requiere del uso de una tableta.

● Las escuelas en las cuales se realizará el programa de verano tendrán dispositivos. Los estudiantes de doceavo grado que realicen estudios independientes podrán llevar las computadoras a casa.

The Phoenix, May 2, 2019

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JR.

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TONIGHT AND FRIDAY!
Come see Fiddler on the Roof Jr.!
May 2nd, and 3rd
7:00 p.m. in the Korematsu MPR

Over 50 Korematsu drama students have been working hard to bring you our spring musical, Fiddler on the Roof Jr. Bring the whole family!

Fiddler on the Roof Jr.
May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
7pm in the Korematsu MPR

Tickets are a recommended donation of $4 at the door.

CHINA APPLICATION IS NOW AVAILABLE!

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PRIORITY DEADLINE MAY 3

The online application is available at https://www.pccedu.org/ambassadorprogram

The application due date for priority consideration is May 3.

SPRING (PRIMAVERA) DANCE! CANCELED

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Due to scheduling conflicts, the Spring Dance is Canceled.

Thanks to all that volunteered!

SAVE THE DATE RESTAURANT NIGHT

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Monday, May 6th
El Cerrito’s Los Moles
Cino de Mayo Mas Uno
(Cinco de Mayo Plus One)

Come and join us at this popular, delicious and local favorite!
You eat, we profit!!

Los Moles Flyer.pdf

Annual Speech and Debate Showcase

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019
7:00 p.m.
El Cerrito High School Performing Arts Theater

Coming to El Cerrito High?

Interested in joining our award-winning Speech and Debate team? Come check us out!

You’ll see the best performances from this year’s students, and get a chance to meet team members and learn about the program.

No prior speech or debate experience is necessary.

See you there!

AFTER HIGH SCHOOL

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EIGTH GRADE FAMILIES WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND

EL CERRITO HIGH SCHOOL
PERFORMING ARTS THEATER
NEW START TIME
7:00 p.m.

KOREMATSU PTSA NEEDS YOU!

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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! korematsuptsa@gmail.com

MULTICULTURAL NIGHT

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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
7:00 PTSA business

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

SPRING BAND / ORCHESTRA / CHOIR / THEATER / DANCE FESTIVALS

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HILLSIDE FEST 2019

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El Cerrito’s 6th Annual Hillside Festival, May 3-5, features a wide variety of activities for young and old throughout the 100-acre natural area: hikes and walks about geology, native plants, birds, insects, wildflowers, history, poetry-geocaching, wildland fire prevention, and more. There’s even meditation in nature, and Dog Scouts!

Hikes range from strenuous to easy. Download the full schedule and map to events at www.ectrailtrekkers.org.

Sponsored by El Cerrito Trail Trekkers and El Cerrito’s Environmental Quality Committee. FREE

The Phoenix, Thursday, April 18, 2019

SBAC Testing Starts Monday, April 22, 2019

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The SBAC testing season is upon us. While the SBAC is not the only measure of student success, it is an important indicator for our students, our school and our school district. We encourage all to take it seriously.

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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: https://sat170.cloud1.tds.airast.org/student/V728/Pages/LoginShell.aspx

SPRING (PRIMAVERA) DANCE!

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
1:30- 3:00 p.m.
Parent Volunteers/Contributions Requested!

The dance committee is planning a Primavera Dance with primarily Spanish language music for Wednesday, May 15th. We would like to get parent volunteers and food donations. We will need 3 volunteers for set up during 7th period (12:45-1:25 pm), 4 during the dance (1:30-3 pm), and 3 volunteers to cleanup (3 pm-3:30). Food for about 70 students can include cupcakes, rice crispy treats, fruit snacks, cookies, fruit, lemonade, orange juice, Capri Sun or anything else parents want to donate.

SIGN UP TO DONATE OR VOLUNTEER HERE!

Contact: mariela.alcocerruiz@wccusd.net

Only a Few Yearbooks Left!

We have nearly sold out of all our yearbooks. Online sales are now closed, but a very small number of yearbooks are still available for sale in the Korematsu office. Yearbooks will be distributed at the end of May.

Thank you to everyone who purchased books. And thank you to all of the people who helped with this year’s book, and without whom it would not have been possible: to the students from the DECA yearbook club (and beyond), who helped with the theme, cover art, and gathering of photos; to the parents who submitted photos; to the PTSA, who have sent out emails and spread the word about photos; to the KMS office staff, who have taken orders, helped with photos, and fielded questions throughout the year; and to Jackson Lee, who was the faculty advisor this year, and who provided so much support to the students. Thanks to a great team!

CHINA INFORMATION SESSION AT DEANZA!

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Monday, April 22, 2019
DeAnza High School LIBRARY
5:00 – 6:00 PM
5000 Valley View Rd, Richmond, CA 94803

Habra Traducciones al Espanol
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China! This Summer!

This summer, the WCCUSD will once again offer to District students the China Global Ambassador Program!

Program highlights:
The main program dates are July 12 – 27. The program for all groups will be approximately 16 days including travel.

The program fee per student is only $690 ($800 for applications received after May 3). Fee includes flight, lodging, food, and activities. Passport, if needed, and a China visa are additional. (Passport approximately $145; Visa $140 + processing fees. Your costs may vary. Please check).

High school & middle school students will again be able to earn 3 semester units of college credit which translates to approximately 10 high school credits.

At least 100 total students from District high schools and middle schools (for middle school applicants, 8th graders will be given preference). Each high school and middle school are allotted a minimum number of spaces in the program.

Student Ambassadors will engage in cultural exchange activities with Chinese students at a school or university campus and do sightseeing to key Chinese cultural sites (Great Wall, Forbidden Palace, etc.)

While there is no firm GPA requirement, PCC will look to select students that have the academic and social-emotional skills necessary to represent our District well as student ambassadors. Principals must also approve the application.

The online application will be available in mid-April at https://www.pccedu.org/ambassadorprogram, and the priority due date is May 3. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by May 15, 2019.

There is an in-person information sessions Monday, April 15, 2019 El Cerrito High School Cafeteria, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., 540 Ashbury Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530. Be there!

Habra traducciones professionales al Espanol!
Questions?: info@pccedu.org

SAVE THE DATE RESTAURANT NIGHT

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Monday, May 6th
El Cerrito’s Los Moles
Cino de Mayo Mas Uno
(Cinco de Mayo Plus One)

Come and join us at this popular, delicious and local favorite!
You eat, we profit!!

Los Moles Flyer.pdf

AFTER HIGH SCHOOL

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EIGTH GRADE FAMILIES WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND

The Path to College
for 8th, 9th, 10th Grade Parents, Guardians and Students
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
El Cerrito High School Theater
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Habra Traducciones al Espanol!

The Phoenix, Friday, April 12, 2019

Plea from Ms. La Due:

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We are now in our final month of rehearsals for Fiddler on the Roof Jr., and we are in dire need of help with something: there is a “cart” we need to pick up and rent from Hayward. The shop is only open weekdays from 10am-3pm, so obviously that is a difficult (impossible, unless I get a sub) time for me to pick it up. Is there anyone who has the ability to go get it for us? I’ve attached a picture so you can see the size. Thank you in advance — if I don’t find someone to get it for us, I will probably have to take a sick day in order to drive and get it myself, which is not great for me or my students!

If you can help with this, please e-mail me at sarah.ladue@wccusd.net and I will give you all of the necessary information! Thank you!

CHINA GLOBAL AMBASSADOR TRIP INFORMATION SESSION

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There will be an in-person Information Session

Monday, April 15, 2019
5:00-6:00 p.m.

El CERRITO HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA
540 Ashbury Ave, El Cerrito, CA
OPEN TO ALL!

The WCCUSD is pleased to offer the China Global Ambassador Program again this summer.

  • The main program dates will be July 12 to 27. The program for all groups will be approximately 16 days including travel.
  • The program fee per student is only $690 ($800 for applications received after May 3). Fee includes flight, lodging, food, and activities. Passport, if needed, and a China visa are additional.
  • The fee for chaperones is $275 (teachers preferred).
  • Applicants will be notified of acceptance by May 15, 2019.
  • High school & middle school students will again be able to earn 3 semester units of college credit which translates to approximately 10 high school credits.
  • We will be taking at least 100 total students from District high schools and middle schools (for middle school applicants, 8th graders will be given preference). Each high school and middle school are allotted a minimum number of spaces in the program.
  • We plan to take at least 20 chaperones.
  • Student Ambassadors will engaged in cultural exchange activities with Chinese students at a school or university campus
  • The groups will also do sightseeing to key Chinese cultural sites in the Beijing Area (Great Wall, Forbidden Palace, etc.). For the sightseeing portion of the trip, we are planning to be based in the same hotel as last year in the Beijing suburb of Langfang.
  • This year, our main China location will change to the city of Anshan. We also will have a group of students/chaperones return to the same school in the city of Linfen where a group went last year.
  • We will use an online application this year. PCC Education will make the final selection of applicants, but students will need the principal to sign off on them to be considered.
  • While there is no firm GPA requirement, PCC will be looking to select students that have the academic and social-emotional skills necessary to represent our District well as student ambassadors.
  • The online application will be available in mid-April at https://www.pccedu.org/ambassadorprogram. The application due date for priority consideration is May 3.
  • Students are encouraged to fund raise to pay for the program fees. Scholarships are also available for qualified applicants based on financial need (there is also an option on the online application to donate to support scholarships).

Any questions that students or parents have about trip details should be directed to the contact email on the flyer: info@pccedu.org.

SAVE THE DATE RESTAURANT NIGHT

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Monday, May 6th
El Cerrito’s Los Moles
Cino de Mayo Mas Uno
(Cinco de Mayo Plus One)

Come and join us at this popular, delicious and local favorite!
You eat, we profit!!

AFTER HIGH SCHOOL

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EIGTH GRADE FAMILIES WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND

The Path to College
for 8th, 9th, 10th Grade Parents, Guardians and Students
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
El Cerrito High School Theater
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Habra Traducciones al Espanol!