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 14, 2019

NO SCHOOL NEXT WEEK

We’re Closed
Monday February 18 – Friday, February 22.
We’ll see you Monday, February 25.
Enjoy your week off!

WE CAN’T RECOMMEND PARENT UNIVERSITY MORE!

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TOPIC: Preparing for a lifetime of learning/How children learn and the basics of college readiness.

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!

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

SCIENCE FAIR ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

A big thank you goes to the Korematsu Science Fair judges for the many hours they spent evaluating projects: Amanda Ackerman, Lon Addison, Xavier Bryant, Michael Duncan, Ricardo Gonzalez, Jessica Jones, Jan Lovell, Steve Morioka, Ram Narayanamurthy, Jeff Rosenfeld, Sri Srinivasan, Faith Tanner, and Nick Umemoto.

Many thanks to Elaine Addison for recruiting several of the volunteer judges, including 5 scientists and engineers from the Contra Costa Health Services, Hazardous Materials Programs. We owe a special thank you to Mr. Kunz for running the fair every year, for providing his room and for much sound advice.
Finally, thank you to Mr. Burnham for his support of the Science Fair, including the logistics of Science Fair Night. We are looking for someone to be the PTSA Science Fair chair next year. If you are interested or have questions about this task, please email Marit at: moieroset@yahoo.com.

Crystal Nie and Marit Oieroset
Korematsu Science Fair co-chairs

TAKE THE YOUTH TRUTH FAMILY SURVEY

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK!

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http://bit.ly/YouthTruthWCC

ECHS SCHEDULING AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION!

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

MIDDLE COLLEGE INFO NIGHT

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

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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

MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH NIGHT AT UC BERKELEY

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Sign up in this Link

JAZZGIRLS DAY 2019

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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/
JGD.pdf

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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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SCIENCE FAIR TONIGHT!

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6:30-8:00 p.m.
MPR

Do You Eat With Your Eyes? Does the Five Second Rule Exist? What about the effectiveness of different forms of hand sanitizers? Let’s find out together!

Join us on Tuesday at our family-friendly science fair and science night! Tuesday, February 5, 2019 Korematsu Middle School MPR. 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Free!

Come see our projects, and we’ll have real scientists from the American Chemical Society on hand for hands-on demonstrations, activities and science show!

Bring the kids!

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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 17, 2019

TEACHER TREAT DAY

TOMORROW, 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!!!

NO SCHOOL – MONDAY and TUESDAY – January 21 and 22

January 21 school is closed to honor Dr. Martin Luther King.
January 22 is a teacher work day. Teachers will be on campus, but no classes for students.
See you Wednesday, January 23rd
(unless you are judging science projects)

CHIPOLTE

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CELEBRATE KOREMATSU

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YOU ARE INVITED!!!!!
CELEBRATE KOREMATSU
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!

CELEBRATE KOREMATSU AUCTION ITEMS

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This Gorgeous Sofa Can Be Yours!

This vintage-inspired sofa is upholstered in 100% polyester fabric featuring an exclusive print for a look that’s equally bohemian and elevated. In a classic rolled arm silhouette, its frame is crafted of eucalyptus wood with four dark brown rounded rubberwood feet and a center leg for added support.
Specifications
Eucalyptus wood frame, rubberwood feet with dark brown espresso finish and 100% polyester upholster
Dry clean only
World Market exclusive
Assembly required
Overall: 80″W x 35″D x 28″H, 87 lbs.
Seat: 60″W x 22″D
Floor to bottom of seat: 8″H
Floor to top of seat: 18.5″H
Floor to top of arms: 28″H
Top of seat to top of back: 12″H

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These Gorgeous Chairs Can be yours!

Upholstered in soft, distressed, bi-cast leather that gives you an authentic look at an appealing price, it has a cozy, lived-in feel. Featuring birch legs with metal foot cups, nailhead details and subtle tufting, our sophisticated chair will take pride of place in your living room.
Specifications
Crafted of bi-cast leather and manmade materials with distressed finish, wood frame, birch wood legs, and metal foot cups with antique bronze finish
Nailhead details and tufting
Overall: 28.34″W x 28.74″D x 31.49″H, 24 lbs.
Seat: 25.19″W x 22.04″D
Floor to bottom of seat: 12.99″H
Floor to top of seat: 18.11″H
Top of seat to top of back: 22″H

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CELEBRATE KOREMATSU VOLUNTEERING

Both Band and PTSA have some volunteer spots available for various positions.
PLEASE SIGN UP HERE

Please contact us if you have some time to spare!
celebratekorematsu@gmail.com

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!

SAN JOSE

WILL ANYONE BE IN SAN JOSE PRIOR TO FEBRUARY 2, 2019?
CAN YOU PICK SOMETHING UP FOR US ON SOUTH FIRST STREET?
email: korematsuptsa@gmail.com
IF YOU CAN HELP!
Thanks!

KOREMATSU GLEE

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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

Help Make the Yearbook Great

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.

Two Ways to Send in Photos

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.

Order Your Yearbook Today Before the Price Goes Up
Right now, 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.

Add Special Recognition for Your Student
Want to add a personal message to your student in the yearbook? This year we are including special recognition ads, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the DECA club. These ads will appear in the back of each yearbook, letting you recognize the accomplishments of your child.

Visit the Korematsu store page on Jostens’ site to place your order. https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1003883/Fred-T.-Korematsu-Middle-School/

Note, too, that you can use the store link to order your yearbook.

Reserve Your Yearbook! Order Today!!

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The Phoenix, January 10, 2019

CELEBRATE KOREMATSU

Unnamed 1YOU ARE INVITED!!!!!

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

Unnamed 2Both Band and PTSA have some volunteer spots available for various positions.
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

Unnamed 5El 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

REMIND

Unnamed 6EL CERRITO HIGH SCHOOL REMIND ACCOUNT
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

Unnamed 7At this week’s PTA meeting, it became clear that parents need a crash course on JuuL. Juul is the #1 e-cigarette/vaping brand, and JUUL use among teens is on an astronomical rise. Parents may not even know what to look for, and if they find vaping devices, what to do. Juul, is the most popular vape product by far among teens. Parents and their teens may not realize that e-cigarettes deliver nicotine, sometimes an extremely hefty dose. A typical Juul cartridge, or ‘pod,’ contains about as much nicotine as a pack of 20 regular cigarettes. More easily hidden, these products can be used more with less detection, and leave less traces of use, and are looking to be extremely addictive. Further, at this time, there are zero research-driven data solutions on how to stop. We are putting together a presentation on vaping and certain social media hot topics. In the meantime, here are some links so that you can get caught up.

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!

AFTER SCHOOL GLEE (Singers)!

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Spring 2019 Glee’s first class/rehearsal (“trial class”)
is Wed. January 9th 2019
1:35-2:35pm in room A201

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

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