The Phoenix, Thursday, February 28, 2019

MIDDLE COLLEGE INFO NIGHT

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Thursday, February 28, 2019
5:50 -6:30 p.m.
GE 225

Hear from staff members
Hear from current students
Take a tour of our campus
Get your questions answered
Get valuable information to help you decide if our program is right for you

Link to Flier Here!

IN-CLASS VOLUNTEERS WANTED

Ms. Pulley is looking for a couple of extra set of hands in her classes, particularly after lunch.
If you are available, and are interested in assisting in class, please reach out to her directly.
adriana.pulley@wccusd.net

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2019 WCCUSD STEM FAIR WINNERS!

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Click on this link for a great article + videos on the fair!

WCCUSD STEM FAIR

Take the Youth Truth Family Survey

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This is an opportunity to provide honest feedback to improve your school.

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS……TAKE THE SURVEY!

This survey should take no more than 15 minutes. The questions ask you to indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with statements on a scale of 1 to 5. There will also be an opportunity for you to share any open-ended comments.

If you write any comments, please don’t include your name or anything else that might identify you. Your responses are anonymous, and they will be combined with the responses of other parents and guardians before being shared with school and district leadership.

Take the Youth Truth Family Survey Here!

WE CAN’T RECOMMEND PARENT UNIVERSITY MORE!

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Saturday, March 2, 2019

TOPIC: Understanding the Education System/The structure of California Schools/Academic Standards/Funding.

Breakfast starting 8:15-8:30 a.m.

Class: 9:00 a.m. – Noon

Breakfast and Childcare provided

contact: tanise.smith@wccusd.net

Sign Up Here: https://tinyurl.com/Korematsu-PU

Parents and guardians, please join Tanise Smith for our Parent University classes. The curriculum is based upon the California State PTA’s wildly popular and research and data-driven “School Smarts.” This is an opportunity for you to learn how the school system works, and how you can best support your child. Even those of you that think you know will come away with new knowledge. And knowledge empowers us!

PTSA SEARCH

It’s that time of the year. We’re looking for new officers for next year.
We have plenty of opportunities to participate.

You’ll meet your child’s classmate and
make a real difference here on campus.

Please consider….:
President
Executive Vice President
Financial Secretary
Vice President Fundraising
– Yard Sale Chair
– Annual Giving Co-chairs
– Restaurant Fundraisers Coordinator
– Golden Gate Fields Coordinator
-Jenny K Fundraiser Coordinator
Volunteer Chair
Membership Chair
Teacher Luncheon Day Chair
Band Parents Association Chair
Fairmont Elem Comm Liaison
Kensington Elem Comm Liaison
Madera Elem Comm Liaison
Stege Elem Comm Liaison
ELAC Parent Liaison

Interested? Contact us!
korematsuptsa@gmail.com

THE ULTIMATE CRAB FEED!!!

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El Cerrito High School/Korematsu Middle School Ultimate Frisbee Club presents its

Fourth Annual Ultimate Crab Feed!!

WHEN: Saturday, March 2nd, 5:30-9:30 pm

WHERE: El Cerrito Community Center

Unlimited crab with salad, pasta and bread, and fantastic raffle prizes!

$50/person

For tickets: ultimatecrabfeed2019.eventbrite.com

For information: ultimatecrabfeed@gmail.com

Crab Feed Flyer 2019.pdf

JAZZGIRLS DAY 2019

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The 8th Annual Berkeley JazzGirls Day is on Saturday, March 2, 2019,
1-5 p.m. (registration opens at 12:30 p.m.) at Berkeley High’s
Community Theatre. Elementary and middle school girl musicians ages
10-14 who play or sing jazz—or are thinking about trying it out—are
invited to join professional female jazz musicians and educators for
the afternoon. Activities include master classes, and jam sessions.
Female high school jazzistas from the Berkeley High jazz program serve
as mentors and volunteers.

Berkeley JazzGirls Day is FREE and open to ALL girls who sing or play
an instrument. No pre-registration is required. Just come with your
instrument! (JazzGirls do not need to be enrolled in Berkeley
schools.)

http://www.bhsjazz.org/jazzgirls-day-2/

The Phoenix, Thursday, February 7, 2019

THANK YOU

It really does take a village!

Thank you to all that played a role in Celebrate Korematsu. Whether you set up, broke down, cooked, cleaned, donated an item, solicited an item, transported equipment, watched kids in between sets, sold tickets, listened to the kids while they practiced, and more, we thank you deeply. This truly is a community effort, and we deeply appreciate your efforts.
Right now, unofficial results put us at $20,000 gross. We’ll report again when we have it all accounted for. THANK YOU AGAIN!!

Take our Celebrate Korematsu Survey

Just a few quick questions will help us plan next year!
https://goo.gl/forms/P5f7KraKMTfrzkZ03

CELEBRATE KOREMATSU ITEM PICK-UP

The next pick up date for items is Friday, February 8th from 2:30-4:30pm at Korematsu Middle School in the Parent Room across from the office (Building A, First Floor). Walk through the orange gates and turn left.

PARENT UNIVERSITY

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WE CAN’T RECOMMEND PARENT UNIVERSITY MORE!

First Class Saturday, February 9, 2019

Breakfast starting 8:15-8:30 a.m.

Class: 9:00 a.m. – Noon

Breakfast and Childcare provided

GRIDDLE OR WAFFLE MAKER REQUESTED AS WELL…..

contact: tanise.smith@wccusd.net

Sign Up Here: https://tinyurl.com/Korematsu-PU

Parents and guardians, please join Tanise Smith for our Parent University classes. The curriculum is based upon the California State PTA’s wildly popular and research and data-driven “School Smarts.” This is an opportunity for you to learn how the school system works, and how you can best support your child. Even those of you that think you know will come away with new knowledge. And knowledge empowers us!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SCIENCE FAIR WINNERS!

Special Congratulations to those of you moving on to the WCCUSD Science Fair.
WCCUSD SCIENCE FAIR AT EL CERRITO
Judging February 12th
Awards February 14th, El Cerrito High

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SCIENCE FAIR THANK YOU’S

Thanks to our science fair chairs Marit Oieroset and Crystal Nie and all the volunteers that collected, judged, set and cleaned up. But wait, there’s more! We now move on to the WCCUSD SCIENCE FAIR AT EL CERRITO HIGH. Judging February 12th and Awards February 14th. Good luck to our students moving on.

THANK YOU TO ACS!

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Thanks to ACS and all from Chevron and CAL that came out to host our Science Night.
It was an amazing event, and we hope its the beginning of a collaborative partnership! Check out the pictures on our Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/KorematsuMiddleSchoolPTSA/

KOREMATSU TEACHER LUNCHEON

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All you need is love… and food.

Friday, February 8th Korematsu Teacher Luncheon

Show your appreciation for our teachers by sharing the food you love.

Bring your favorite foods: main courses, salads, sides, non-alcoholic drinks, desserts, and more all welcome. Homemade, store bought, take-out, hot or cold, omnivore/herbivore/locavore… ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING is gratefully received.

Cash or check made out to Korematsu PTSA (comment line for “Teacher Lunch”) at the front desk.

Drop food off in the front office or in teacher staff room (Bldg A annex), no later than 10am Friday, February 8. Be sure to pick up dishes/containers at the end of the day.

Want to volunteer? Click the sign-up link below:

SIGN UP FOR TEACHER TREAT DAY IN THIS LINK

Questions? Elaine Addison, (510)-612-5673 misspoppyuk@aol.com

A big thank you to all who volunteered food, funds, and time for our luncheon last month— our staff and teachers truly appreciate all the wonderful cooking!

ATTENDING ECHS?

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TWO IMPORTANT LINKS
IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND ECHS
Please check these out!!

2019-2020 ECHS Scheduling Information
2019-2020 ECHS Registration Information

PIZZA TIME!!

The Deca Club will be selling Pizza every Wednesday in the month of February to fundraise for Cancer Awareness Month?
The sale will be from 1:25 to 1:45 every Wednesday in the month of February.

UC BERKELEY’S GIRL ENGINEERING SUMMER CAMPS

Girls from Korematsu are invited to apply to UC Berkeley’s Girls in Engineering summer camps! All Bay Area girls who are currently in 5th, 6th, or 7th grade can apply to our camps. (Flyer is attached.) For more information, please visit our website: http://girlsinengineering.berkeley.edu/

While there is a fee for our camps, camp is free for families who demonstrate financial need (by qualifying for free or reduced price lunch, CalFresh, or Medi-Cal). No scholarship application is required.

Contact: Lizzie Hager-Barnard, Ph.D.
Program Director, Girls in Engineering
University of California, Berkeley
510-643-0694

LINK

CREATING A PEACEFUL SCHOOL

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The Phoenix, Thursday, January 31, 2019

CELEBRATE KOREMATSU

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Just a few tickets left!
https://www.auctria.com/auction/CelebrateKorematsu2019

TEACHER LUNCHEON

Screen Shot 2019 01 30 at 8 23 59 PMFriday, February 8th Korematsu Teacher Luncheon

Show your appreciation for our teachers by sharing the food you love.

Bring your favorite foods: main courses, salads, sides, non-alcoholic drinks, desserts, and more all welcome. Homemade, store bought, take-out, hot or cold, omnivore/herbivore/locavore… ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING is gratefully received.

Cash or check made out to Korematsu PTSA (comment line for “Teacher Lunch”) at the front desk.

Drop food off in the front office or in teacher staff room (Bldg A annex), no later than 10am Friday, February 8. Be sure to pick up dishes/containers at the end of the day.

Want to volunteer? Click the sign-up link below:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ohOhsTq7X3PIqbgiSJf4tuWaRghP4fs8d6rPZUca9zE/edit?usp=sharing

Questions? Elaine Addison, (510)-612-5673 misspoppyuk@aol.com

A big thank you to all who volunteered food, funds, and time for our luncheon last month— our staff and teachers truly appreciate all the wonderful cooking!

Korematsu Science Fair

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Featuring the American Chemical Society

February 5, 2019
6:30 p.m.
Korematsu MPR

Come see the work of our students at our annual science fair.
This is a family-friendly event, where younger students can see more advanced projects. It’s fun for them to see.

We are pleased to announce special guests…..The American Chemical Society will be on hand with a science show and hands-on demonstrations! Don’t Miss it!

The tentative schedule for the evening is…..

6:30pm: Arrival, Korematsu science fair project viewing and hands-on activities.
7:00pm: Chemistry show on stage.
7:30-8:00 p.m. More hands-on demonstrations, talk to the scientists, and viewing of projects.
8:00pm: Wrap up

Final Days to Buy Yearbook Before the Price Goes Up!

Right now, you can get a Korematsu Yearbook for $30. But the price goes up next month to $40!
So order your yearbook TODAY to get the lower price. https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1003883/Fred-T.-Korematsu-Middle-School/

ALSO! Personalizations must be added by Feb 8. So if you want to add a name or other feature to your yearbook, be sure to order now.

AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3
Spread your payments over time with our three-payment installment plan.*

GET STARTED

*Credit card installment plan available on orders of $30 or more.

Reserve Your Yearbook! Order Today!!

THE YOUNG WOMEN OF COLOR COLLECTIVE 1st ANNUAL MOVIE NIGHT

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SOFTBALL COACH WANTED

Contact Mr. Burnham
mburnham@wccusd.net

KOREMATSU MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER BAND CAMP

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CAMP RAVENCLIFF

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Join us for our 19th summer in beautiful Humboldt County along the Eel River. Campers will enjoy the great outdoors among redwood trees and participate in activities that include canoeing, sports, arts and crafts, performing arts, and so much more. In partnership with the YMCA of the East Bay, El Cerrito is offering three sessions of camp for summer 2019. The first session, Mini Camp will be a shorter, 5-day/4-night session, session for campers entering 3-9th grades. This is a great option for campers who want to give camp a try or campers who already love it but need to be back for the weekend. The second session, Traditional Camp is for campers entering 3-9th grades and is a full week session that features an overnighter in the backwoods. The third session, “Teen Week”, will round us out for the summer and is available for campers entering 8-12th grades. CIT’s and TILT’s will have the option to select either the first or second session and are welcome to join us for Teen Week!

We will also be holding an “Information/Meet & Greet” on Thursday February 28, 2019 at 6:30PM at the El Cerrito Midtown Activity Center.

Official Site: http://www.el-cerrito.org/1316/El-Cerrito-Camp-Ravencliff

Session 1 “Mini Camp” Monday July 15 – Friday July 19 (5 days, 4 nights)
For ages 8 – 14; Teen Leadership Program for ages 15 – 17

Session 2 “Traditional Camp” Sunday July 21 – Saturday July 27 (7 days, 6 nights)
For ages 8 – 14; Teen Leadership Program for ages 15 – 17

Session 3 “Teen Week” Saturday July 27 – Friday August 2 (7 days, 6 nights)
For ages 13-17

The Phoenix, January 24, 2019

The Celebrate Korematsu online auction is NOW OPEN!

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As most of you know, Celebrate Korematsu is our ONLY large fundraiser of the year. We invite you to register and bid on one of the 200 auction items, including amazing restaurant gift certificates, incredible furniture, beautiful jewelry and much more! The auction will close on Thursday, January 31st at 11:59pm, so start bidding NOW before it’s too late!

To begin bidding click here: https://www.auctria.com/auction/CelebrateKorematsu2019

If you’ve already purchased your Celebrate Korematsu tickets, log in to your account, click catalog and then begin bidding.

If you have not bought tickets, please register (of course buy tickets if you plan to come to the event) and then click catalog and begin bidding.

If you don’t plan to join us at the event, but don’t want to miss these fabulous items, click on “buy tickets”, then scroll to the bottom of the page and click “skip” (not next). This will take you to a page where you can register as a bidder only. Then go to the catalog and begin bidding.

The catalog will be updated as new items are received, so please check back frequently. We will also be previewing live auction items throughout the week – another great reason to visit the site.

Thanks for supporting Korematsu Middle School!

CELEBRATE KOREMATSU NEEDS YOU

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SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER HERE:
https://tinyurl.com/CK-volunteers

BUY TICKETS HERE:
https://www.auctria.com/auction/CelebrateKorematsu2019

CONTACT:
celebratekorematsu@gmail.com

ANYONE GOING TO NORTH PETALUMA

ANYTIME BETWEEN
January 28th and Feb 1st
9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
We’ve got an auction pick up!
Contact us if you can help! korematsuptsa@gmail.com
Thank you!!

CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER

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DATE CHANGE
PLEASE REVISE YOUR CALENDAR!
Tuesday, January 29
4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Buy Your Yearbook Before the Price Goes Up!

Until Jan 31, you can get a Korematsu Yearbook for $30. But the price goes up next month! So order your yearbook TODAY to get the lower price. https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1003883/Fred-T.-Korematsu-Middle-School/
After Feb 1, yearbooks will cost $40.

It’s 2019 and the yearbook is well underway. But we greatly need your help! So far, we have very few photos from the Korematsu community, and we could use many, many more!

Please send any photos of students or events to us using one of the methods below. We’d love to have at least 100 photos by the end of January, and we’re currently far, far short of that goal.

AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3
Spread your payments over time with our three-payment installment plan.*

GET STARTED
*Credit card installment plan available on orders of $30 or more.

Send Us Your Photos

Our yearbook staff would love to include your photos in this year’s book! Share your pix with us.

Method #1 – Dropbox: The easiest way to send photos is using the Dropbox we have set up. Just upload photos to: https://www.dropbox.com/request/dmoKUQUIljZQ2Ov6yVKI

Method #2 – ReplayIt: Another easy way to send photos is to use Jostens’ mobile app called ReplayIt! Just download the app to your phone or tablet, select Korematsu as your school, then add photos. https://www.replayit.com/#/home

A cool thing about ReplayIt is that your photos (once approved by Jostens) will appear on the web site. You can also use this link to upload photos from your computer. Plus, you can add photos whenever and wherever you have internet access, so it’s a great option for photos at events.

Reserve Your Yearbook! Order Today!!

Just in case: Link for “Get Started” is http://click.e.jostens.com/?qs=4aeb30b999ba6f08c1ec6cabf03ae1db758cc50b23be91eedfd946fe3b1a9de8d679bb0b82b9312bcc12571340041c1d5bc8c1af69db2bd1

THE YOUNG WOMEN OF COLOR COLLECTIVE 1st ANNUAL MOVIE NIGHT

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PARENT ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM

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Girls & Boys Basketball Scores – Jan 17th

The 7th grade boys lost an exciting, well-contested game versus Martinez Junior High by a score of 42-43. The 8th grade boys, after going scoreless in the first quarter, came back to win 40-35 versus Martinez. The girls lost at home to King as they prepare for postseason tournament beginning next week. Thank you to our volunteer scorekeepers: Grace and Sam

BERKELEY ENGINEERING

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https://engineering.berkeley.edu/admissions/pathways-college

The UC Berkeley BESSA’s annual A Stand For Education event was postponed last November due to health concerns about the air quality from smoke. The new revised date is January 26, 2019.

We wish for you to distribute the following information to students who may be interested in STEM.

BESSA, the Black Engineering and Science Student Association, is the University of California, Berkeley chapter of our parent organization, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). Our mission as a National Organization is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers and scientists who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.

A Stand For Education steps as one of the events which help our organization achieve its mission. The purpose of “A Stand for Education” is to expose African American students to higher education and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) related careers. This one-day program includes workshops and experiments for students K-12, and will occur on January 26, 2019 from 9am to 3pm.

Sign Up Link on Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-a-stand-for-education-tickets-51113143789

WCCUSD NEWSLETTER

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The Phoenix, January 10, 2019

CELEBRATE KOREMATSU

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Saturday February 2, 2019
Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley
1 Lawson Road
Kensington, CA

It is time! Please join us for Celebrate Korematsu, our annual community-building and fundraising event! Our music students provide the entertainment, we have dinner, and raise money for our PTSA and Band programs through live and silent auctions. This is a family-friendly event. Siblings are welcome. Buy tickets as soon as possible. This event always sells out!
BUY TICKETS HERE!

CELEBRATE KOREMATSU VOLUNTEERING

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PLEASE SIGN UP HERE
https://tinyurl.com/CK-Volunteers
Please contact us if you have some time to spare!
celebratekorematsu@gmail.com

TEACHER TREAT DAY

Friday, January 18, 2019

January’s theme is “Comfort Foods.”
We’re thinking mac and cheese, soups, stews, anything that keeps you warm and cozy.

Volunteer to cook something, volunteer to serve, or donate some funds.
Sign up in the link!!!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iHK5C7JLFxYQ7oIP0LDwvrMpTXCrfajG6u33WshuY38/edit#gid=0

SCIENCE PROJECT JUDGES REQUESTED

NO SPECIAL SKILL REQUIRED
You do not need to be a scientist to participate in judging.
We’ll teach you everything you need to know.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22

Do you have a background in engineering, science or science education? If so, Korematsu’s Science Fair needs you! Please consider volunteering some of your time to judge the efforts of our young scientists!

Judging hours: 8:30 am – 8:00 pm on Tuesday, January 22 (Please allow a total of 3-4 hours to judge.)

If you can volunteer to judge, please email Marit Oieroset at moieroset@yahoo.com
Please help grow our science fair tradition! Any one of these projects have the potential to continue onto the WCCUSD district fair, the SF Bay Area fair, CA state fair, and ultimately the Intel ISEF.

Korematsu Science Fair

February 5, 2019
6:30 p.m.

Come see the work of our students at our annual science fair.
This is a family-friendly event, where younger students can see more advanced projects. It’s fun for them to see.

We may have a few other surprises as well! Stay tuned for details!

KOREMATSU GLEE

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Singers are welcome to consider/join in up until enrollment closes on January 23rd.

To secure your student’s spot for the Spring Session, submit $160 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 MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENT TOURS

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Please sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/yacl153hn

DOWNLOAD THE SCHEDULE: KMS School tours 18-19.pdf

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YEARBOOKS!

Thanks to Korematsu’s DECA club for helping guide the 2018-2019 yearbook. These students have contributed ideas and photographs, made key decisions, and added energy and enthusiasm. But we still need your help! The more photos the Korematsu community provides, the better our yearbook! If you have photos of students or events please send them to us using one of the methods below. We need lots of photos soon to make our first Jostens deadline next week, so don’t delay, send them in today!

YEARBOOKS!
TWO WAYS TO SEND IN PHOTOS!

One easy way to send photos is to use Jostens’ mobile app called ReplayIt! Just download the app to your phone or tablet, select Korematsu as your school, then add photos. https://www.replayit.com/#/home
A cool thing about ReplayIt is that your photos (once approved by Jostens) will appear on the web site. You can also use this link to upload photos from your computer.

An alternate method of submitting photos is to use the Dropbox we have set up. Just upload photos to: https://www.dropbox.com/request/dmoKUQUIljZQ2Ov6yVKI

BOYS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE!

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Printable Schedule here: korematsu-boys-basketball-2019.pdf

Full schedule of Boys and Girls Basketball here: https://goo.gl/3F1uEk

ECHS SCHOOL TOURS

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REMIND

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Parents can join via this link, https://www.remind.com/join/ecgauchos
Text this message ecgauchos to 81010
Or add @ECGauchos if you are already registered on Remind
This Remind account is or general school events/information.

PARENT ED JuuL

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ARTICLES

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/5/1/17286638/juul-vaping-e-cigarette

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/12/18/18144951/juul-vaping-e-cigarettes

https://www.vox.com/2018/12/20/18150202/juul-altria-deal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFOpoKBUyok

EXECUTIVE FUNCTION BOOTCAMP FOR FAMILIES

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Free workshop:

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TOPIC: Prepping for final exams
DATE/TIME: Thursday, January 10th; 7-8pm
LOCATION: Classroom Matters, 2436 Sacramento Street, Berkeley, CA (nearest intersection is Sacramento & Dwight)
INSTRUCTOR: Rosalind Diaz
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All materials will be provided. Students are welcome to bring healthy snacks and a reusable water bottle.

Please note this workshop is for students only. We will be sending home some materials for you to review with them. We suggest arriving a few minutes early in order to find parking and to check-in.

Also, please note that Classroom Matters provides academic tutoring and homework support in all subject areas with an emphasis on study skills and organization. If you think that your student(s) might benefit from some additional academic support and reinforcement of the workshop material, please do not hesitate to contact us to learn more about our program.

RSVP: Teresa@classroommatters.com

FLYER

EDUCATION FAIR

Check it out!

The Phoenix, December 6, 2018

TONIGHT!!

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FRIDAY – ECHS SCHOOL TOURS

Screen Shot 2018 12 05 at 9 40 33 AMEl Cerrito High School tours for incoming 9th grade students and their guardians are held on the first Friday of each month. The parent/guardian must sign up at the front desk at ECHS ahead of time. School Phone Number: 510- 231-1437

FOOD DRIVE

Screen Shot 2018 12 05 at 10 21 07 AMOur students are participating in a food drive for the Food Bank of Contra Costa County. The preferred list of donations are:

Natural Peanut Butter
Whole Grain Cereals
Hearty, Low-Sodium Soups
Beans and Lentils (Dried and Canned)
Canned Tuna and Chicken in Water
Canned Fruit in Juice
Non-perishable, low-sodium ready-to-eat meals (Chili, Ravioli, etc.)
Low-sodium Canned Vegetables
Brown Rice
Whole Wheat/Grain Pasta
Canned Tomato Products

Please, no food in glass.

Thank you so much for your support!

SIGN UP! DECEMBER 14th TEACHER LUNCHEON

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Sign up to Bring Food in this Link!

Korematsu Holiday Teacher Luncheon.pdf

CALL FOR VOLUNTEER JUDGES: SCIENCE FAIR TUESDAY, JANUARY 22

Do you have a background in engineering, science or science education? If so, Korematsu’s Science Fair needs you! Please consider volunteering some of your time to judge the efforts of our young scientists!

Judging hours: 8:30 am – 8:00 pm on Tuesday, January 22 (Please allow a total of 3-4 hours to judge.)

If you can volunteer to judge, please email Marit Oieroset at moieroset@yahoo.com
Please help grow our science fair tradition! Any one of these projects have the potential to continue onto the WCCUSD district fair, the SF Bay Area fair, CA state fair, and ultimately the Intel ISEF.

KOREMATSU PARENT TOURS

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Please sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/yacl153hn

DOWNLOAD THE SCHEDULE HERE
KMS School tours 18-19.pdf

The Phoenix, November 29, 2018

TONIGHT! Come see our Fall Play!

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“A Lighter Shade of Noir”

MPR

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Performance at 7:00 p.m.

Suggested Donation of $3.00

BAKE SALE TO AID PARADISE FIRE VICTIMS

The recent Camp Fire destroyed over 10,000 homes and displaced more than 50,000 people. Come support our Bake Sale after school on Friday, November 30. Proceeds will to go to help Paradise families as they try to find housing and replace their belongings.

What can you do to help?

Donate baked goods (only store bought items, per school regulations)
Help staff the table (students or parents)
Send your kids to school with cash so they can shop!
Contact Nerissa Wu (nerissw@gmail.com) for more information or to donate.

7TH GRADE BOYS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS

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7th grade Boys:
5-7pm on Tue – Dec 04
5-7pm on Wed – Dec 05
5-7pm on Thu – Dec 06

Korematsu Fundraising Day at Zachary’s

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WE ARE NUMBER ONE!

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364 members! This is a 21+% increase in memberships over last year (300). We are number one in the Bayside Council of PTAs (30+ schools).
It is not too late to join. You can do so in this link!

Click on this link to join our PTSA

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! GOLDEN GATE FIELDS FUNDRAISER

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Two Shifts….Morning and Afternoon
We’ve secured a Dollar Day at Golden Gate Fields.
If you’ve never done this before, it really is a lot of fun. We hand out drinks and hot dogs.
No special skill is required.
In exchange, we earn $1,000 check and usually $100-200 in tips.

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER IN THIS LINK!

TAKE THE SURVEY!

WCCUSD is exploring new communications tools and services.
In order to best identify the needs of our community, please take a few minutes to complete this survey. The results will help improve and enhance communication with our families and community members. You can take the survey in English at http://ow.ly/ZL0F30myVrF and in Spanish at http://ow.ly/UOuX30myVrG

HELP WANTED!

This message comes from your WCCUSD Food Services department. Are you looking for a part time job? Work while your kids are in school? Weekends off? Have holidays off? Pick up additional hours when you can? Join our team.

WCCUSD Food Services Department is hiring for part time Substitute Food Service positions. NO SERVE SAFE REQUIRED. Permanent positions also available. Starting pay is $14.65 an hour with opportunities for advancement.

Please call our Food Service office at 510-307-4580 and prompt “0” for help applying online or drop by in person at 750 Bissell Avenue, Richmond.

WCCUSD NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

WCCUSD NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER IN THIS LINK!

The Phoenix, November 15, 2018

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Schools are Closed
Monday, November 19 – Friday, November 23

FRIDAY IS A MINIMUM DAY
But, if your kids take the bus, it will depart at the regular time,
so they’ll be home regular time!

We’ll see you Monday, November 26th!

TONIGHT – Korematsu’s FALL PLAY!

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“A Lighter Shade of Noir”
Thursday, November 15, 2018

TAKE THE WCCUSD’S COMMUNICATION SURVEY!

Please take a moment and fill out the District’s communication survey, and send it out to your school community so that they may fill it out.

The West Contra Costa Unified School District is exploring new communications tools and to best identify which tools best meet the needs of our community, we are asking that you take a few minutes to complete this survey. The results will help improve and enhance communication with our families and community members. You can take our survey at https://goo.gl/forms/2dyQfNbZmkkIvEoF2. Please share with your colleagues and networks.

Estimados miembros de la comunidad,

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de West Contra Costa está explorando nuevas herramientas de comunicación. Para identificar mejor qué herramientas satisfacen mejor las necesidades de nuestra comunidad, puede tomar unos minutos para completar este sondeo. Los resultados ayudarán a mejorar y realzar la comunicación con nuestras familias y miembros de la comunidad. Lo invitamos a participar en nuestra encuesta visitando https://goo.gl/forms/44KrQ2yfF0W46Jki2. Por favor comparte esta encuesta con sus colegas.

English QR Code Flyer.pdf

Spanish QR Code Flyer.pdf

COMMUNITY SUPPORTING COMMUNITY!

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Shop Jenny K, Fairmont parent and a strong supporter of our schools! We’ve been chosen for this year’s “El Cerrito Rocks” campaign. Shop Jenny K
Monday November 12 – Saturday November 17

The Phoenix, November 8, 2018

TODAY IS MAKE UP PICTURE DAY!!!!!

PICTURES WILL BE TAKEN AT LUNCH!!!

Teacher Treat Day!!

Teacher Treat Day
Still time to contribute to Teacher Treat Day!!

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO SIGN UP

NO SCHOOL MONDAY

Veterans DaySee you Tuesday, November 13, 2018

ELAC/ELD MEETING REUNION DEL ELAC/ELD

The next meeting is Tuesday 11/13 @ 3:30 pm in Ms. Soto’s room. A221

La proxima reunion de ELAC/ELD son
Martes
13 de Novlembre 3:30 p.m.
En el Sala de Ms.Soto A221

The meeting agenda is here
La agenda de la reunion esta aqui

Details

TUESDAY November 13th COOKIE DOUGH PICK UP

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Stay tuned for Details!

Next PTA Meeting

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
7:00 p.m. MPR
6:00 p.m. Band Parents Meet in the Band Room

Maya Deshe Drori
“How to Speak Teen”

How to Speak Teen, is a talk meant to support parents and other care givers raising teens of all ages. The talk starts with a short presentation, in which psycho-educational information is forming Maya’s perspective on the major challenges in adolescence and how they relate to communication. The second part and bigger component of the talk, is dedicated to an open discussion – in Q&A format – in which parents are welcome to ask questions and share their own perspectives about the content offered in the presentation, or anything else that was evoked by it.

About the presenter:
Maya Deshe Drori is a licensed marriage and family therapist (MA, CA MFT #86035), who was a special education teacher. She practices therapy in Albany.
Throughout the years, she has worked with adults, adolescents, children, and families in various settings.Maya offers from her experience and unique perspectives both in talks for teens, parents and other adults, as well as on her blog, Musing Maya. https://www.mayadrori.com/musing-maya—blog

CLICK ON THIS LIKE TO VIEW THE AGENDA

SPIRIT NIGHT AT EL MONO

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SAVE THE DATES!! FALL PLAY!

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November 14 and 15
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
MPR

JOIN US! COMMUNITY SUPPORTING COMMUNITY!!

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Shop Jenny K, Fairmont parent and a strong supporter of our schools! We’ve been chosen for this year’s “El Cerrito Rocks” campaign. Shop Jenny K
Monday November 12 0

The Phoenix, November 1 ,2018

THANK YOU!!

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A special thanks to Mr. Lee and Ms. Alcocer for organizing!
A tremendous time was had by all!

MOVIE NIGHT

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Friday, November 2, 2018
COCO!!
Printable Flier Here!

Harmoney Resources Cookie Dough Fundraiser is starting!

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COOKIE DOUGH ORDERS DUE DUE DUE!

DROP DEAD DUE DATE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2nd!!

Really, this is good stuff! Makes a great gift.

YUM ALERT!

Harmoney Resources Cookie Dough Fundraiser
is starting!

Tomorrow, Friday November 2nd is the absolute last day.
DROP in the Main Office.
The order forms were delivered to students yesterday during 7th period. but here is a link to the online catalog. so that you can review the offerings.

Here is a link to the order form and cover letter:Harmoney Resources.pdf
Below are the important dates:
Make Checks Payable to: Korematsu PTSA.
Checks can be dropped in the office.

Delivery – Tuesday, November 13

BASKETBALL TRYOUTS

GIRLS UP NEXT!
Combined 7/8th grade GIRLS:
3:30-5:30pm on Mon – Nov 5
3:30-5:30pm on Wed – Nov 7
3:30-5:30pm on Mon – Nov 12

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

Chuck Harris
510-323-4933

MAKE UP PICTURE DAY POSTPONED

Apologies, due to a last-minute cancellation….
The NEW Make-up picture Day is
Thursday, November 8, 2018
DURING LUNCH

SPIRIT NIGHT AT EL MONO

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SHOP NOW!

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AmazonSmile will host a special promotion with added bonuses October 29 – November 2.
That means we’ll get a larger portion of the proceeds.

More on AmazonSmile here in the middle of the page.

Next PTA Meeting

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Band Parents Meet at 6:00 p.m. in the band room.
PTA meeting 7:00 p.m. MPR
Special Guest:
Maya Deshe Drori is going to teach us “How to Speak Teen”

SAVE THE DATES!! FALL PLAY!

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November 14 and 15
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
MPR