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Polar Plunge is Saturday, March 3rd at Aquatic Park in San Francisco.  We will start working on our t-shirts on Wed. Jan. 31st.  For more information, contact Mrs. Klopstock.

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Dodgeball practices will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school from 2:30-3:15!

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January 11, 2018

 

Dear Los Cerros Families,

 

Welcome to the Second Semester! I hope everyone had a restful and joyous winter vacation. It has been great to see everyone back these last couple of days. I have heard some great stories from family vacations to staying home and resting. This semester will go by very fast, especially the month of January. We have a three-day school week next week and a minimum day the following week. Please check the calendar and note the minimum days this semester.

 

In September, I sent home the updated district Cell Phone policy. Students have been much better since then regarding cell phone usage at school, however, we have seen and heard about students using social media, texting parents or friends, or playing games throughout the school day. Los Cerros staff discussed with students today that cell phones are to only be used with teacher approval for academic reasons. Phones will be taken for parent pick up if a student has it out, using it inappropriately or without permission. Should you need to reach your student, please contact the office or wait until the school day is over. We will be taking this very seriously and appreciate your support. Also, this is a great time for you to monitor and check in with your student regarding appropriate use of the cell phone, including language being written to peers, applications (SnapChat) and how they are being used, and what pictures or videos are being taken. I am asking for your help by talking to your student(s) regarding the use of cell phones on campus and how they can be a distraction for many students when not used appropriately for school.

 

The weather has turned and I would like to remind families of some of the safety tips around campus. First, students should always walk between classes and to lunch. Second, remind your students to be aware of puddles and use caution when opening doors. Also, for parents, when dropping or picking students up, please stay out of the bus lanes 10-15 minutes before school and up to 10 minutes after school. The bus lane consists of the curb from the trash area all the way to the bike rack.

 

Students will be participating in the Interim Assessments throughout the spring semester. The Interim Assessments will help students see and understand the CAASPP questions, provide valuable feedback to teachers about where our students are with curriculum and help guide our instruction through the end of the school year. We look forward to continued improvement and success on CAASPP. Our new school report card can be seen through the California Dashboard. You can visit the Dashboard by going to www.caschooldashboard.org and type in Los Cerros. Students and Faculty have worked very hard the last few years giving Los Cerros significant gains in scores.

 

Lastly, Student Homework Requests (3 days absent/yellow sheets of paper) will no longer be available – effective immediately. We have seen a large increase in these requests, in which teachers put together packets, never to be picked up, returned and work continues to be incomplete or missing. In assessing this procedure, I realized we already have great systems in place. If a student is absent, they should refer to their teacher’s absent procedure (Google Classroom, School Loop Calendar/Locker, file folder of handouts in the classroom when they return) and/or email their teacher on School Loop to receive any work. When a student has an excused absence, they are given 1 day per 1 day missed to turn in any work. We appreciate your support in helping your student with a quick turnaround of classwork or homework as it is very important. I would like to leave you with this statement regarding absences; Students miss at least one concept per day when they are absent. We want our students on campus, learning, collaborating and engaging in the rich curriculum. We appreciate you keeping your student(s) on campus for the length of the school day, everyday, unless of course they are really sick.

 

 

 

What’s Happening Around Campus

 

6th grade Science:

We are currently working on answering the question, "What Causes Weather?" by studying water, humidity, wind, air pressure, and temperature.  Students are completing various labs and activities to help investigate this topic and will finish the unit making their own weather forecasts with a weather map, symbols, newscast, and an extended outlook of the weather.  We will also be looking at some unique weather phenomena, by learning more about El Nino and La Nina weather patterns with the help of our librarian, Ms. Carter.

 

7th grade Science:

Students are continuing their introduction to Chemistry through a number of activities designed to familiarize them with the periodic table. Through songs, games and diagrams, students are learning about atoms and subatomic particles. Later in the quarter, we will start a series of experiments so that students can explore different types of chemical reactions, and determine why they happen.

 

Core 6:

Sixth grade continues to take practice CAASPP Tests. We are wrapping up Egypt by taking a trip down the Nile on a Felucca. Students are reading core literature novels that link to Ancient Egypt. 

 

Core 8:

Students have wrapped up reading The Outsiders and writing their argumentative essays to raise awareness about an issue that teens face today. We are heading into a new reading unit, beginning with an overview of literary genres. Throughout the rest of the unit, students will be using The Outsiders as a mentor text as they learn and practice strategies and skills to better understand the characters in the book they have chosen with their reading partner. In U.S. History, students are learning about the creation of American government, including the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. To better understand the development of our government, students making connections to ideas/events from the previous unit on the American Revolution to determine the reasons for decisions made by the Founding Fathers when creating the Constitution & Bill of Rights. The unit is accompanied by an on-going project, in which students are using a storyboard to creatively explain & describe the founding of our country. 

 

Counseling:

Counseling, along with Lauren Brown from the Town of Danville, will be presenting 2nd digital citizenship lesson of the year to 8th grade next week and 7th grade in February. For more information on the lessons please visit the Digital Citizenship link under the counseling tab on the LC homepage. 

 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Evan Powell

Principal

Los Cerros Middle School

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Published: 1/17/18




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SAVE THE DATE! The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation is proud to offer it's first ever Imagineering Hackathon. The event will be hosted at California High School on January 27th. Registration for the event is free and will open on Wednesday, January 10 at 6 p.m. Only 60 spots will be available, so register quick. This event is open to all middle and high school SRVUSD students. All coding levels welcome. Prizes for winning Hacks!!

Registration page – www.bit.ly/srvef_imagineering

#SRVEFHACK

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December 14, 2017

 

Dear Los Cerros Families,

 

I would like to say Thank You for a wonderful first semester. Students have engaged in wonderful curriculum across all subjects and really shown high quality work. I have really been impressed with the politeness and communication between students and staff this semester. One of the hardest challenges for students is to talk to adults; our students are showing they can ask questions, hold quality conversations and engage in depth curricular discussions. Through all of your donations (class sections, general donations or Donor’s Choose), students are benefiting with the technology tools, new and always-changing curriculum and really able to put their personal touch on their education within their writing or work.

 

I would like to remind everyone that next week Monte Vista High School has finals. MVHS starts school at 8:00 am, which means getting to Los Cerros will be very difficult. If you drive your student, I recommend getting to school before 7:40 am. If your student walks or rides their bike, please remind them to pay attention and not wear earphones. If students take the bus, please make sure everyone is on time to the bus stop so the buses can get here as quickly as possible. PLEASE USE CAUTION, TAKE YOUR TIME AND BE PATIENT ON ALL STREETS.

 

Around campus, students are beaming with joy because of all the great student performances and activities around campus. We had a wonderful Geography Bee over the last few weeks and a strong final competition yesterday. Last week, our Choir and Band had an amazing performance that left the standing room only audience stunned and tonight our Drama performance will show even more talents of our students in Snow White and Friends. Students will have dress up days next week (Monday – Holiday Socks, Tuesday – Ugly Sweater, Wednesday – Holiday Hats, Thursday – Pajama Day).

 

A few words of advice as we transition to second semester are:

  1. Student expectations will increase in classes – the responsibility of completing work on time is important and credit will be lost if not done
  2. Student organization and after school scheduling should be a topic of discussion at home to make sure there is a healthy balance and everything is in order
  3. Academic work needs to be supported at home in order to ensure mastery in subjects – this can be done by reviewing assignments, reading on your own, and/or studying or reviewing concepts daily
  4. Student behaviors to one another need to promote positive social interactions, refrain from vulgar or negative speech and we (staff and parents) need to show how niceness can increase happiness

 

As we move through winter, students will be taking the interim assessments for CAASPP, the State Assessment. Our goal is for each student to take at least three practice blocks. This will provide our staff data that supports classroom instruction.

 

In November, I sent out a survey to incoming 5th, 6th and 7th grade families to discuss a flexible start and end time as a bell schedule (essentially adding an 8th period at the end of the day). The result came back that 75% of families wanted to keep the schedule as it is with many comments regarding traffic congestion at 3:15 pm and no TRAFFIX buses for transport. For the 2018/2019  school year, Los Cerros will keep the bell schedule as it is in regards to Start and End times.

 

I wish everyone a joyous holiday season and restful winter break.

 

Sincerely,

 

Evan Powell

Principal

Los Cerros Middle School

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Published: 12/14/17




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San Ramon Valley Community Against Substance Abuse and Castro Valley Community Action Network are very excited to announce the opening of registration for the 24th Annual Youth to Youth Middle School Conference taking place on March 24, 2018  The Youth to Youth High School leaders from San Ramon Valley and Castro Valley are anxious to inspire your 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students and help them discover the power of their voice.  This is an amazing day and an opportunity for young teens to spend with high school leaders who believe in the strength of being drug, alcohol and tobacco free.  But this conference is about so much more than drug and alcohol prevention.  It’s about leadership, self-confidence and empowering young people to make positive choices that impact their future.  

 

SRV-CASA & CV-CAN, along with SRVUSD and CVUSD are so very proud of the wonderful partnership that has developed between our two communities.  This conference has been jointly sponsored for five years and for the last four years the sold out conferences have been held at California High School, Monte Vista High School and Dougherty Valley High School.  This year we are thrilled to be presenting the 2018 SRV/CV Youth to Youth Conference at Castro Valley High School, 19400 Santa Maria Ave, Castro Valley, CA

 

 

Registration Link:  https://tinyurl.com/Y2Y2018

What:  24th Annual Youth to Youth Middle School Conference 

When:  March 24,2018

Where:  Castro Valley High School, 19400 Santa Maria Ave., Castro Valley

Time:  7:45 PM. – 10:00 P.M.

Cost:  $45 before February 24; $55 after February 24

Questions??  Kim Gallagher, Y2Y Conference Facilitator,  925-487-7560

 

If you take a look at the blueprint for the Youth to Youth program in the San Ramon Valley that was started in 1995 and you will see thousands of successful young people who have been the foundation.  Y2Y is a place for teens and the adults who value them.  This amazing positive peer prevention program gives young people leadership now, to impact their world tomorrow, by giving life to their ideas through sharing, learning and laughing together.  Because of a Youth to Youth conference experience, change occurs both within young people and by them, making teens ready for life!  

 

The Y2Y program was one of the pioneers in youth driven, “no-use” message, drug prevention programming.  Since 1982, three U.S. Presidents, most recently U.S. President George W. Bush, have recognized the program for outstanding efforts in youth development.  Today, the program and conferences are presented in 36 states and more than 13 countries worldwide.  Youth to Youth provides year round programming that develops and supports young people in making positive decisions for themselves, their school and their community.  Teens are seen as assets, not the problem when addressing alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention.  Youth to Youth creates opportunities for teens to support each other in decisions to be drug free and focuses on topics that youth face today, while empowering their peers to make choices that impact their future.  

 

Youth to Youth’s principles are simple:  

·        the program is youth driven, 

·        every teen is given the opportunity to take on leadership roles and 

·        each young person is guided in developing assets within themselves.  

·        The Youth to Youth model creates opportunities for teens to support each other in decisions to be drug free.  One of the strongest predictors of adolescent drug use is association with drug using peers.  The youth staff simply says that Youth to Youth is about kids helping other kids stay drug free.  The conference is an entire day where youth get together, have fun and talk about some really important issues. 

 

Putting high school students on the front line of drug and alcohol prevention is vital to the program.  Teens with Youth to Youth training, representing San Ramon Valley & Castro Valley prepare for the event for several months.  Joining them in their efforts are school administrators, community and service organizations and law enforcement agencies.  

 

More than 100 high school students will work at the conference, guiding their middle school peers through skits, games, panel discussions and small-group activities.  More than 20 workshops will be offered throughout the day.  Some of the topics to be covered include building self-esteem, stress reduction, drug and alcohol abuse, positive body image, dating and relationship troubles, self-defense, jazz dancing, art, and communication skills.  True stories of teens and substance abuse will be a key element of the conference.  There will also be small group discussions, a motivational speaker and a dance at the end of the conference.  

 

The learning and fun continues from morning till night during a Y2Y conference.   The day is very interactive, high energy and youth are kept moving from activity to activity.  

If your students’  like hanging out with their friends, meeting new friends, having fun, dancing and good food – then this is the conference for them.   More than just an “event”, the Youth to Youth Middle School Conference is a way to see the best in teens and their leadership skills. 

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Published: 12/12/17




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2nd Annual Casino Night

April 28th, 2018


Interested in Donating for the Online Auction?

Contact Liz Ball @ lballsd@yahoo.com

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Published: 12/1/17




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CJSF

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, December 5th during Access.  The meeting will be in the MPR.  Your CJSF volunteer hours are due on Friday, December 1st.

 

Polar Plunge

Our next Polar Plunge meeting will be on Tuesday, December 12th in the MPR.  The meeting will be after school.  We need to decide on our t-shirt design for this year.  Please bring any ideas for our t-shirt design to our meeting.  We will also show you how to sign up for our Polar Plunge team on the Polar Plunge website.  

 

For more information, contact Mrs. Klopstock.

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Published: 11/29/17




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Thank you so much for your generous donations to the Basket Brigade Food Drive.  Now it’s time to bake the pumpkin bread!  Each of our 300 Thanksgiving baskets will include a homemade loaf of pumpkin bread.  This is a very special addition - the families that receive the baskets love this unique and personal touch.

 

No sign up needed for baking.  Pumpkin bread drop-off will be next week Monday, November 13 through Thursday November 16 every morning before school. 

 

Here is our Pumpkin Bread Recipe or use your own favorite recipe or if you prefer, use a pumpkin bread baking mix.  Your house will smell wonderful!

 

Please help!  We need at least 15 more basket delivery drivers.  If you can take 10 baskets to a location in Concord, Martinez or Livermore on Friday morning, November 17, please sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094da4a622a31-basket5

 

For more information, please see the Basket Brigade web page.

 

Thank you for your support of this 23 year LCMS tradition!

 

The Basket Brigade Committee

Blythe Soria, soria@pacbell.net

Sharon Menard, sharmenard@aol.com

Sara Hepner, sara_hepner@yahoo.com

Renee Temple, reneectemple629@gmail.com

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Published: 11/14/17




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November 6, 2017

 

Dear Los Cerros Families,

 

It is hard to believe that there is less than six weeks until the end of the first semester. When I walk through classrooms, I see student engaging in the curriculum, experiencing success through trial an error, being hands on in their learning and most importantly, showing academic competency. Our teachers have spent over 15 hours this year working on connecting their lessons to the State’s college and career readiness Blueprints. Through collaboration and research, students will directly see engaging and relevant lessons the focus on inquiry, research, and higher depth of knowledge.

 

Los Cerros has also been focusing on school connectedness and school pride. Our climate committee has shared some desires for our campus to bring our school together. One thing in particular when it comes to school pride is that we don’t show off our Panther spirit. Because our students did so well with the Magazine and Cookie Dough fundraiser and knowing that our students want school pride, I ordered every student and staff member a school pride Panther t-shirt. These shirts are being handed out today. I hope everyone enjoys them, wears them on Fridays and really makes the connection of being a Panther and what is means to go to Los Cerros. Parents, I ask that you remind you student that regardless of wearing the shirt, being a Panther means being respectful, showing academic success through hard work and being a model citizen.

 

Math support has begun at Los Cerros on Wednesday mornings. Students needing help in Math should come to Room 1 on Wednesdays starting at 8:00 am. Peer Tutoring is also underway on Monday’s after school. If you are interested, please go to the counseling office to sign up.

 

The Basket Brigade is here and we are celebrating our 23rd year of raising donations for 300 families in our community. We thank you for all of your support and donations in making this event our largest community event on campus. If you are available, the assembly of the baskets will take place on Thursday, November 16 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm in the MPR.

 

 

What’s Happening on Campus?

 

 

Library – Students in7th grade core are working on an immigration/refugees literature circle unit. Students will begin to explore patterns, trends and themes across different books on the topic as well as engage in meaningful, small group discussions drawing connections to current patterns, trends, and themes around the world.

 

7/8 Physical Education – Students are playing touch football and have really showed an interest in the game.

 

6th Grade Science - Students have been busy in science learning about different approaches to problem solving in science.  We have solved some problems using the Scientific Method, the Question Formulation Technique, CER (Claim, Evidence, Reasoning) and Think Like an Engineer.  While learning these methods, we have been able to do some fun labs using the Bunsen burners, poppers, rubber bands, Miracle Fish, and dental floss!  Next up for 6th graders is learning about heat and heat transfer.

 

7th Grade Science - Students just finished a fun week of lab activities illustrating Weathering, Erosion and Deposition. We have started studying Wegener’s Theory of Continental drift and will continue to investigate the evidence that he used when proposing his theory. In the upcoming weeks we will examine mantle convection and seafloor spreading, as well as other processes that eventually proved Wegener’s theory correct. The Plate Tectonics unit will wrap up with a test right before Thanksgiving Break.

 

Spanish 1A - Seventh graders are learning how to talk about personality traits, and how to describe themselves and each other (using ser + adjectives).  They are also learning how to say what they like to do in their free time (using Me gusta + verb).   Also in this unit, we will examine different cultural perspectives on friendship.  

 

Spanish 1B - Eighth graders have completed the unit on places around town, activities outside of school, and extending invitations to friends.   They are just beginning the unit on families and celebrations.  We will also compare and contrast cultural perspectives on families and celebrations here with those in Spanish-speaking countries.

 

English 8 - We have been writing position papers on the topic of simulated violence. We have utilized organizational strategies to improve the structures of introductory, body, and concluding paragraphs, researched to find evidence that supports our claims, and lifted the level of our writing by using sophisticated transitions and thoughtfully elaborating upon our evidence. We will be moving into a second position paper, choosing a teen issue to focus on as we refine the writing skills we’ve learned and use argument as a way to raise awareness and promote justice.

 

History 8 - We have been studying the American Revolution, focusing on the reasons for the Revolution, the concept of natural rights, and the legacies of the Revolution. To better understand the content, we have been trying out various note-taking strategies such as Cornell, sketch noting, outline, and structures, to determine which style(s) fit us best as learners. We have also been learning how to source documents to gain a better understanding of the author and context and improve our analysis of documents.

 

Sincerely,

 

Evan Powell

Principal

Los Cerros Middle School

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Published: 11/6/17




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Parent and Community Education on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 7:00 in the California High School Theatre

 

Suicide Prevention Presentation

by Contra Costa Crisis Center 

 

The mental health of our students is a top priority in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. According to the California Department of Education, 20 percent of the State’s kindergarten through 12th grade students struggle with mental health issues that impact their relationships at home, in school and in the community. Sometimes these feelings lead to students silently contemplating suicide.

 

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District has been a leader in providing suicide prevention education in our schools. These efforts have been reinforced with the passage of  Assembly Bill 2246: Pupil Suicide Prevention Policies. 

 

As part of the District’s education on mental health, there will be a Suicide Prevention Presentation on Monday, October 23 at 7 p.m. in the California High School Theater. The presentation is a general overview and introduction to suicide prevention where participants explore the issue of suicide, learn current suicide related statistics, how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, and how to get help.

 

For more information, contact our school counselor, Nancy Mahoney or visit the Contra Costa Crisis Center website.

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Published: 10/18/17




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Attention all LC students:  we will be having an informational Polar Plunge meeting Tuesday, October 17th in the MPR. You do not need an Access Pass to attend this meeting.  Come learn about our Polar Plunge club and the Special Olympic volunteer opportunities.  If you are unable to attend our meeting, please see Mrs. Klopstock for more information.

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Published: 10/10/17




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Dear Families,

 

This is just a reminder that we will have Conference Week Minimum Days the week of 10/9-10/13.  Please see below Bell Schedule so your students know what classes to attend on which days.

 

 

 

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October

10/17: Melo’s Fundraiser from 4-9pm.  20% of the proceeds will be donated to LCMS PTA.

10/20: Reflections deadline

10/23 - 27: Red Ribbon Week

10/23 - 11/3: Basket Brigade Food Drive and Packet Assembly

 

November

11/2: Executive PTA meeting at 9:00am

11/2: Chipotle Fundraiser from 4-8pm.  Eat in store or take out from Chipotle in Danville and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to LCMS PTA.

11/7: General PTA meeting at 7:00pm with guest speaker Jeff Miller, College Funding Coach

11/13 - 16: Basket Brigade Pumpkin Bread Drop-off, Produce Bagging, and Basket Assembly

11/17: Basket Brigade Delivery

 

December

12/7: Executive PTA meeting at 9:00am

12/7: Reflections Showcase at Charlotte Wood

12/9: Kendra Scott Fundraiser from 1-4pm.  Join us at Kendra Scott in Walnut Creek for sips, sweets, and jewels!  20% of the proceeds will be donated to LCMS PTA.

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Published: 9/28/17




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Los Cerros is proud to be partnering with the SRVEF Imagineering Program.  Our goal in working with the Foundation is to bring more STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) Enrichment classes to our students and ignite a passion for these fields of study. We will host four new Imagineering Class this October, and, for the first time, a more advanced biotechnology class called Contagion-Solving Biomedical Mysteries for 6th-8th graders.  To register, visit the Imagineering Eventbrite page, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/srvef-imagineering-contagion-solving-biomedical-mysteries-lcms-tickets-38065838949 .  If you would like to request other STEAM Courses, please complete this survey, https://goo.gl/forms/eA2WllF1eGQ7YPAe2.

 

For a complete listing of Imagineering Classes being offered in our district, visit https://www.srvef.org/Imagineering/Imagineering-Classes .

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Published: 9/21/17




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Dear 8th Grade Parents,

 

The 8th Grade Yearbook Dedication is a very special way to honor your child. Every year when the yearbooks are distributed, the 8th graders flip to the back of the book to see the picture and message their parents made for them. Although they might not express how much they like this, we get to see their immediate reaction and I have to tell you, it is really special.

 

If you have not submitted a dedication for your 8th grader, please consider it. The price is $45 until November 3rd, and $60 from November 4th-November 17th .  The FINAL DUE DATE is November 17th.   Eighth grade dedications will be accepted on a space available basis.  When space runs out, or we reach our plant deadline, we can no longer accept dedications, so make sure to get your dedication in early!  Every year, I have parents emailing me and calling frantically from December - June to ask if they can still submit a dedication. After November 18th, I will be unable to help you! These pages are due to the printing plant so they can start printing this portion of the yearbook.

 

Please follow the directions below to submit a dedication. You can also open the attachment for more detailed directions. It's all done online now - you can type your message, upload your photo, and pay for it all in one place. The dedications are in FULL COLOR and they look fabulous! If you need ideas or just want to see examples, look in your child's book from last year.


If you have any questions, feel free to email me and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you!

 

Mariko Klopstock

Yearbook Adviser
 

 

DIRECTIONS:

Log on to www.yearbookordercenter.com  

Enter order #6326

Click on Create an Ad and follow the directions to create and purchase your message online. (DO NOT click on Upload Photos.)

Your dedication is not complete until you add it to your cart, check out and pay for it. Choosing the layout and entering your message is only possible after the ad is paid in full.

OPEN THE ATTACHMENT FOR MORE DETAILED DIRECTIONS or TO ACCESS the HOW TO VIDEO! THANK YOU!

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Published: 9/13/17




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August 31, 2017

 

Dear Los Cerros Families,

 

We are three weeks into the school year and everything is going great! Students are engaging in their curriculum and really showing strong communicative skills in class and around campus. I am really impressed by our students and their willingness to say, “Hello” and smile to each other and adults around campus. I thanked our students during our Back to School Assembly for how awesome they were in listening and being respectful. I am very proud of our students and they have begun the 2017-2018 school year.

 

The Run for Education is on Sunday, October 1st. We have a fun competition against Stone Valley Middle School to see who can have the most sign ups! Today is a deadline in which we need a few more sign-ups in which we qualify for $1000 that comes back to the school. The principal at Stone Valley and I are competing to put a pie in each other’s face and have to wear the opposing school gear to work one day. Help Los Cerros out, sign up for the Run for the Education! https://www.srvef.org/The-Run-For-Education/Race-Information

 

Don’t forget, the magazine drive has its second turn in next week! I saw a lot of students receiving some really cool prizes on Wednesday and hopefully students will continue to earn those prizes.

 

Our Superintendent, Rick Schmitt, will be hosting a Fall Parent Meeting in our MPR on Monday, September 25th at 9 am for parents in our community. We invite you to come to campus and listen to him speak and engage in conversations with him.

 

I would like to thank everyone for being cautious and taking time during drop off and pick up and staying out of the bus lane before and after school. Also, if a student is riding their bike, skateboard or scooter, please be sure to remind them wear a helmet; walk in the crosswalks and to use a lock in the bike racks. If you are planning to pick your student up during lunch, please come at the beginning of lunch. We are finding there might be a little wait until the student comes to the office once students leave the MPR after the first ten minutes of lunch.

 

I know birthdays are fun for our students, however meals brought for more than just the birthday student is not allowed. Please refrain from bringing large orders of food or treats for students at lunch; it causes a lot of problems with more students than expected wanting the food and taking food that isn’t theirs. Also, please remind your students to throw away their trash and not leave it on the tables, benches or the ground. Lastly, please have your students adhere to the dress code. The two biggest concerns with dress code are shorts being way too short and graphic t-shirts with inappropriate images or sayings.

 

Each month you will get an insight to what is happening on campus from our teachers. I hope you enjoy this section.

 

 

 

What’s Happening on Campus?

 

6th Grade Science has been busy working on getting "tools" for our "science tool belt".  We just completed the science safety portion of our unit and are now working on graphing.  Graphing is a huge part of our data analysis in science and we want 6th graders to be able to make, read, and interpret a graph. Our next "tool" will be measuring in the metric system.  Keep up the great work 6th graders!

 

 

In Science 7 we have done a quick review of safety procedures in the lab. Now we have started reinforcing important concepts in scientific inquiry, good experimental procedures, proper graphing, and the different ways that scientists respond and support their data and experimental results, i.e. lab reports; claim/evidence/reasoning; etc. In a couple of weeks, we will begin learning about earth science, starting with the geologic time scale and the rock cycle.

 

In 8th grade science we enjoyed being scientists during the eclipse including observing/recording evidence of temperature changes, brightness changes and animal behavior changes. Our research and data was shared with other scientists, students and teachers around the world (including California Academy of Sciences and the Exploratorium) in order to contribute to several ongoing research projects. Currently, we are exploring earth’s movement through the solar system by modeling earth’s rotation and revolution. Together we are trying to understand why we have seasons and why the moon changes phases as well as studying gaining an understanding of why we have seasons and why the moon looks different throughout the month.

 

Core 6 is continuing to go over procedures and expectations as students become acclimated to middle school. In History we are reviewing geography and will begin our unit on Early Man soon. Language Arts is beginning strategies for writing ideas which lead into Personal Narratives. In Reading, students are reviewing basic elements of stories and choosing independent reading books. Students will be doing a 9/11 mini unit in which students conduct interviews with adults about this day and will go through a lot of info and promote tolerance and human kindness.

 

Core 8 is jumping into History & English with introductory lessons to discuss why these are valuable subjects and what academic skills we'll be focusing on throughout the year. We'll continue in English with a mini Reading Unit to learn how to find purposeful quotes within a text and discuss their meaning/importance. We'll continue in History by learning strategies to read non-fiction texts and how to take notes as we study the colonization of the U.S. while considering the perspectives of all groups involved. Also, this past Monday all 8th grade students logged into their Membean accounts and will be practicing two weeks per month to build up their vocabulary skills.

 

Counseling is offering “Stressbusters” during ACCESS for 5 Tuesdays starting 9/12 and will be conducting the SMART Goals lessons for 6th graders in science & 7th graders in core during the week of 9/18. Lastly, the famous PIRATES test taking strategy lesson will be given in 6th grade core on 9/25.

 

In Spanish 1A students are learning their numbers, months, dates, how to say their birthday, greetings, and goodbyes. After this intro, we will start learning classroom objects, "I have" and "I need," class subjects, telling time and how to talk about their schedules. They are an enthusiastic bunch and I think they will learn quickly! 

 

In Spanish 1B, we are wrapping up review of the weather, dates, class objects, greetings and goodbyes. After this we will get back into the book, chapter 4. Students will be able to talk about their activities outside of school, what they like or dislike, places around town and what one can do there (e.g. I'm going to the Post Office to buy stamps). We will concentrate on the verb "ir" (to go) and of course other verbs that have to do with what they like to do or have to do. Speaking points start today!!  Students have two weeks to see me and speak one-on-one, either during access or during lunch. ¡Hasta pronto!

 

The library will have had the whole school in for a refresher and orientation by the end of the third week of school! We are currently running I Mustache You What You Read contest where students fill out a book survey and enter to win prizes, which include I Mustache You a Question t-shirt! Upcoming events for September include Banned Books Week and Constitution Day. 

 

Mr. Briemle's Physical Education class has started our soccer unit and will explore various cross fit equipment starting next week.

 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Evan Powell

Principal

Los Cerros Middle School

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Posted by: Cecilia Brear
Published: 8/31/17




Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07 and Grade 08

Magazine Drive

The last turn in date for Magazine sales in Wednesday, September 6th in front of school.  Packets are available in the office if your students need one.  For Limo to lunch students will only need to get 15 orders to qualify.  Please support LCMS and go out and sell magazines.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Please see below flyer.  Want to order online:  Click Here
 

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Posted by: Tami Castelluccio
Published: 8/31/17




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Los Cerros is proud to host SRVEF Imagineering Classes this September. Check out the new classes being offered this fall.  More classes, more curriculum, and more for younger students!  

 

2ND - 3RD GRADE

Coding & Robotics with Spheros - Los Cerros Middle School, September 7, 14, 21, & 28

 

3RD - 5TH GRADE

A-Mazing Bot Adventures - Los Cerros Middle School, September 11, 18, 25, & October 2

 

4TH - 6TH GRADE

Fashion and Design with 3D Printing - Los Cerros Middle School, September 5, 12, 19, & 26

 

5TH - 7TH GRADE

Intro to Biotechnology - Los Cerros Middle School, September 5, 12, 19 & 26

 

For a complete list of classes, visit SRVEF.org.

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Posted by: Cecilia Brear
Published: 8/29/17




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CJSF Meeting-

 

Our first CJSF meeting will be on Tuesday, September 5th during our Access period.  The meeting will be in the MPR.  This meeting in an informational meeting and is only open to eighth grade students.  You do not need an Access pass to attend this meeting.

 

**CJSF is only open to eighth grade students for the Fall semester.  However, both eighth and seventh graders can apply for the Spring semester.  Our meetings will be once a month during the Access period.  All meetings will be held in the gym. Our first meeting will be an informational meeting, and we will hand out applications at the end of our meeting for those students interested in applying for membership.  We will take attendance at all meetings.

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Posted by: Cecilia Brear
Published: 8/28/17




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This fall, San Ramon Valley Unified School District Superintendent Rick Schmitt invites parents to join him in a conversation about District priorities and future initiatives. Eight meetings will be held throughout the District between September 25 and October 26, 2017. The discussions will focus on expanding opportunities and flexibility for students, families and staff, improving student wellness, enhancing staff working conditions and ensuring that each student, employee and family feels safe and respected.

 

The meetings will be held at middle schools on the dates and times below. These meetings are designed for elementary, middle and high school parents. Parents from all grade levels are encouraged to attend the meeting that is most convenient.

 

Mr. Schmitt will be at Los Cerros on September 25th at 9am.

 

To learn more about these meetings, visit the district website http://www.srvusd.net/fallmeetings.

 


 

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Posted by: Cecilia Brear
Published: 8/28/17




Audience: Homepage

August 14, 2017

 

Dear Panther Families,

 

The first day of school was a success! It was great to see all of the excitement and listen to the stories from summer. I would like to share some tips for success:

  1. Please make sure your student does their assignments every night and uses their planner
  2. Students need to be kind, polite and respectful on campus and in the community
  3. If a student needs help, please have them ask a teacher or you start the conversation with the teacher and then engage your student
  4. Use class time and access time wisely; all work needs to be completed in all classes

I would like to thank everyone for such a smooth drop-off and pick-up. Our students used the crosswalks and parents took their time driving around the campus. Student safety is number one and your awareness to the school zone is very much appreciated. Remember that buses have priority from the trash dumpsters until the stop sign at the end of the parking lot 15 minutes before school starts and 30 minutes before school gets out. Students should always use crosswalks and bikes/scooters/skateboards should be walked on campus and in the crosswalk.

As you have probably heard, there will be a Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21st. We have purchased the special viewing glasses for everyone in the school. I have encouraged staff to bring their students outside for the Solar Eclipse. I do ask that you remind your student that when the Solar Eclipse is taking place, the glasses must be worn appropriately. We will review the safety guidelines in every class as well.

Below are some reminders for the next few weeks. The magazine drive helps raise money for our student body. Events and expenses such as Field Day, lunch activities, after school sports and rallies are covered from the proceeds of the magazine drive.

Some reminders for the upcoming week are:

  1. Students will be receiving their textbooks in their classes.
  2. There is a Back to School Assembly for students on Friday morning. We will present information about the Access Period and Character education.
  3. Students report to their Access period on Tuesdays and Thursdays only.

In the coming weeks, we have the following events taking place:

  1. Back to School Assembly for students – 8/18 – 8:00 am
  2. Solar Eclipse – 8/21
  3. Magazine Drive Assembly – 8/23
  4. Make-up pictures – 8/24
  5. Back to School Night – 8/24 – 6:00 pm
  6. Danville Teen Center opens – 8/28

Thank you for all of your support whether it is through donations, volunteering or supporting your student with academics. I believe everyone is looking forward to a great 2017/2018 school year.

 

Sincerely,

 

Evan Powell

Principal

Los Cerros Middle School

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Posted by: Cecilia Brear
Published: 8/14/17




Audience: Homepage

Los Cerros Cross Country goes from Aug 29 to Sept. 26! Practices are  Aug 31, Sept 5, 7,12, 14, 21 from 2:45-3:30 & meets are Sept 19 and 26 at Osage (tentative dates) 

 

If you are interested in participating, please complete this short survey

 

About After School Sports:

 

After school sports at Los Cerros is supported by donations and parent volunteer drivers that have registered with the district.  Parents need to register using the following link:   http://www.srvusd.net/parents/volunteers  Your registration must be approved by the district before you can drive students other than you own to games.

 

All participants must complete the Student Code of Conduct! 

 

Please email the assistant principal, Stephanie Sawyer, if you have any questions about the after school sports program.

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Posted by: Cecilia Brear
Published: 8/14/17




Audience: Homepage

Starting with the 2017-2018 school year, SRVUSD will switch its meal payment system from MyMealtime to SchoolCafé. The current MealTime payment system will shut down after June 23, 2017.

 

Each parent or guardian will need to create a new account in SchoolCafe on or after July 25, 2017. Please register here. Once your account has been created, any remaining balances will be carried forward and will be reflected in your SchoolCafe account.

 

View the Parent Guide for instructions on how to Register, Make a Payment, Set Automatic Payments, Set Low Balance Alerts and more.

 

The 2017-18 Free and Reduced Price Meals Application will be available within the parent portal of Infinite Campus beginning on July 25.

 

If you have questions regarding your account, please contact Belinda McDaniel at (925) 824-1808 or bmcdaniel@srvusd.net.

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Posted by: Cecilia Brear
Published: 8/3/17




Audience: Homepage

Los Cerros Middle School 

2017-2018 Online Registration is Available now.

 

Dear Los Cerros Families,

 

We are using a new online registration system this year.  The LCMS registration website is now live.  The registration website is lcms.futurefundapp.com

 

LCMS Online Registration - We are using Future Fund as our online registration system.  It should take 20 to 40 minutes to complete online registration.  Since this is the first time registering for this new system then you will enter your email address and create a password.  (Your identity may be verified via Facebook for Google).  The email address you enter will receive 3 VERY IMPORTANT EMAILS.

 

REGISTRATION - Confirmation you have begun registration and your entered a valid email address       

   

ORDER RECEIPT - This email contains confirmation of your registration and receipt for any donations or purchases that    you have made.  LCMS Store invitation:  This email contains an invitation for you to create a new account at the Los Cerros Store.  Although you can create a new store account at any time, using the link in this email will LINK your registration order to your store account.  This account is used to access the STORE, ONLINE DIRECTORY, and ONLINE ORDERS.

 

Attend PANTHER CAMP incoming 6th graders and new students from outside the district.  Panther Camp is Wednesday, August 9th from 9:00am - 10:30am.  The incoming 6th graders and new students will hear a guest speaker, get a tour of campus, meet their fellow peers and get their schedules.  At 10:30am, all 6th graders and new students that attended Panther Camp will head to the gym to have their school pictures taken, receive their student id cards as well as pick their planners.  PTA and Booster representatives will be available to greet you.

 

Walk through Registration for 7th and 8th Graders will also be held on Wednesday, August 9th from 2:00pm - 6:00pm.  During that time the 7th and 8th Graders will also have their school pictures takes, receive their id cards and pick up their planners.

 

If you have any problems or questions with the registration website and future fund, please email Tami Castelluccio at tcastelluccio@srvusd.net

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone on August 9th for Panther Camp and walk through registraton.

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Posted by: Cecilia Brear
Published: 7/11/17




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Save the Date!

October 1, 2017

Registration Now


 

srvef.org

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Posted by: Cecilia Brear
Published: 7/10/17




Audience: Homepage

Dear Los Cerros Family,

 

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year!   The Los Cerros Academic Boosters is looking forward to another great year, and we need your help to reduce class sizes.

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What does Los Cerros Academic Boosters do with your donation?

Your donations go directly to funding additional class sections!   The more classes we offer, the more scheduling options there are for students, thereby reducing average class sizes in all classes at Los Cerros.  Mr. Powell strategically engineers the schedule so that class size is reduced most in our academic subjects, including Core, Math, and Science.

 

How much do we need to raise?

Each class section costs approximately $17,500.  This year, Boosters funded 9 class sections for a total of $157,500.  Unfortunately, donations have been low and we will not be able to fund as many class sections next year.  Currently, Boosters has committed to funding only 7 class sections for the 2017-18 school year.  This means that the average class size for Core, Math, and Science classes will increase by 2 to 4 students in order to provide a balance of course offerings.

 

It’s not too late to add class sections for next year!  If we raise enough money, we can still commit to adding more classes. The more money we raise, the more class sections we can fund, and the more we reduce our average class size.  It’s that simple!

 

How can I help?

Please make your tax-deductible donation online via Future Fund (https://lcms.futurefundapp.com/store).  You can also donate via check payable to The Los Cerros Academic Boosters, Tax ID #68-0473831.  Please mail your check along with the enclosed form to Los Cerros, 968 Blemer Road, Danville 94526.

  • We suggest $525 per student or $950 per family.  Our goal is 100% participation by our families at any monetary level.  Any donation is appreciated and welcomed!
  • Please become a Super Booster!  Donate $625 per student or $1050 per family, and you will be invited to attend a special thank you evening with Mr. Powell in the fall, hosted by Boosters.
  • Help us reach our goal before the new school year begins!  There will be a special incentive for families who commit to the full requested donation before August 11, 2017.  More details to follow!

Please remember to check with your employer regarding corporate matching.  You may be able to double your donation!

Thank you for your consideration and generous donation!

Respectfully,

 

The Los Cerros Academic Boosters Board

 

Liz Ball, Co-President

Bridgit Pelley, Co-President

Maha Shawwa, Vice President

Jennifer Bobroff, Treasurer

Jackie Brown, Financial Secretary

Julie Peters, Secretary

Jennifer Devlin, Marketing

Eon Newquist, Marketing & eScrip

Tina O’Hara, Marketing

Jeanne Kalin, SRVEF Rep.


 

 

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Posted by: Cecilia Brear
Published: 4/23/17




Audience: Homepage

7th Grade Positive Prevention Sexual Health Curriculum

Last month, all 7th grade parents should have received this letter from the District Office explaining the newly mandated State of California comprehensive sexual health and HIV prevention education curriculum.  The curriculum binders are available for review in our school’s office as well as at the District’s Educational Services office at 699 Old Orchard Drive.  If you do not want your child to participate in this required curriculum, please complete this Google Form no later than 3:00 pm on Friday, April 28. The instruction will occur over several days in May.

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Posted by: Cecilia Brear
Published: 4/19/17




Audience: Homepage

The end of year 8th Grade packets were handed out to the 8th graders during lunch on Wednesday, March 15th.  Included in the packet was Promotion Party Information with permission slip, Great America information with permission slip, Name for Promotion Certificate form, and the Promotion cover art contest information. 

 

All paperwork in due back to the front office no later than 4/12/17. 

 

If you student did not received the packet, please send them to the office to pick one up.  Don't miss out on all the fun!!!!

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Posted by: Cecilia Brear
Published: 4/12/17




Audience: Homepage

Update:

Our PTA Executive Board has been filled!  We have several open support positions.  If you can help, please email Jen Devlin.

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There are a number of positions available for the 2017-2018 PTA Executive Board.  The positions include President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Parliamentarian. 

 

The following positions are needed to support our PTA sponsored events:   Registration, Communication, Fundraising, Health & Wellness, Membership, Parent Education, Promotion Party, Run for Education, Red Ribbon Week, and Reflections Art Program.

 

We also are in need of someone to audit our first semester books.  Please contact Evan Powell if you are available to audit the PTA budget.

 

Please contact Evan Powell if you have questions or would like to volunteer for one of these positions.

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Posted by: Cecilia Brear
Published: 4/12/17




Audience: Homepage

Please fill out the short from below if you are interested in doing after school Track and Field. You must also complete the paperwork prior to playing, the paperwork can be found at the Los Cerros home page under the enrichment tab and then click on after school sports.

 

Track and Field Survey

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Posted by: Cecilia Brear
Published: 4/12/17




Audience: Homepage

Los Cerros Staff Appreciation week is May 1 - May 5.

 

Schedule of events

 

  • Monday: Starbucks gift cards (Please donate before April 26th in the front office)
  • Tuesday: Letters from the heart (Have your child write a nice note to their teachers and the LCMS staff that support them everyday)
  • Wednesday: Staff Breakfast  
  • Thursday: Afternoon Snack Break
  • Friday: Catered Cinco De Mayo Lunch from the PTA

 

Please sign up to help support this fun week.

 

Sign up link: 

Los Cerros Staff Appreciation Week

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Posted by: Cecilia Brear
Published: 4/12/17




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Posted by: Cecilia Brear
Published: 3/28/17




Audience: Homepage

Here are some important dates for CJSF:

 

April 14: Volunteer sheet due. Students must complete 2 school volunteer hours, 2 community volunteer hours, and the 5th hour is students' choice. 

 

March 31: All CJSF members must bring two clean towels to Mrs. Klopstock (GYM). Students do not need to bring new towel, just clean, without holes. When towels are brought in, please mark your name off the list in Mrs. Klopstock's office. 

 

March 31: Permission slip and Check to CJSF ($50.00) due due in Gym for Six Flags field trip. 

 

Thank you!

 

Ms. Dowd and Mrs. Klopstock

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Posted by: Cecilia Brear
Published: 3/20/17




Audience: Homepage

 

For more information on Fall Scheduling, visit our counseling page!

 

Fall Scheduling Information

 

 

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Posted by: Cecilia Brear
Published: 2/27/17




Audience: Homepage

Come celebrate pi on March 14 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the Los Cerros Multipurpose room by participating in a parent/student robotics challenge. You and your student will work together to program a linkbot to complete a variety of circular problems!  A ten dollar donation to the Applied Technology program is requested.  Please sign up here.  Space is limited.

 

If you have questions, please contact Rae Anne Crandall  rcrandall@srvusd.net.

 

Thank you, and I hope to see you and your student on 3.14!

 

Rae Anne Crandall

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Posted by: Cecilia Brear
Published: 2/27/17




Audience: Homepage

Polar Plunge Information


Where:  Little Marina Green
When:  Feb. 18, 2017
What to bring: 

  1. Towel
  2. Dry set of clothes to change into after the plunge
  3. Flip flops to wear on the beach?
  4. A snack?
  5. Your waiver, signed by a parent


Agenda:

10:00am                         Check in 
 

Your parent must sign a waiver giving you permission to plunge.  The waiver is on the Polar Plunge website. I will also have waivers at our next meeting.  You must bring this signed waiver to the Plunge.
 
10:00 am                       VIP Party for those who raised $600 or more
            
12:00pm                        PLUNGE!
 

12:30pm                        Awards
 
12:30 pm                       Lunch for those who raised $100 or more


 
***Mrs. Klopstock will be there at 10:00.  Please plan on arriving at 11:00 at the latest.  This will allow you enough time to check in and find us.  Look for blue and yellow balloons! 
 
 
Other Important Dates


Mandatory Meeting- Special Olympics Basketball 
When: Wednesday, Feb.  22nd   
Where: MPR
Why:  We will be meeting to discuss the different volunteer positions and training 
 
 
Special Olympics Basketball Event
When:  Thursday, March 2nd 
Where:  Los Cerros Middle School     

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Posted by: Cecilia Brear
Published: 2/14/17




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Posted by: Cecilia Brear
Published: 2/9/17




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The 2017-2018 SRVUSD Course Advancement Program is open!  There have been a few changes to the program this year so be sure to check out the updated High School Advancement page on our District Website for details.  Please pay particular attention to the listed deadlines

 

A note about 8th graders who want to Advance...

8th grade students who are currently enrolled in Accelerated Algebra 1 or Geometry can begin taking courses in the spring of their 8th grade year. 

It is important to note that 8th graders who are currently enrolled in California State Standards 8 math CANNOT advance through Biology over the summer as Algebra 1 is a prerequisite for any kind of Chemistry class (college prep or Honors) and they will not have met that requirement. Additionally, Algebra 1 must be taken at an SRVUSD school and cannot be taken via a summer course. 

Sixth and Seventh grade students cannot advance via the summer advancement program. If you have questions, please contact the counselor at your student's school.

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Posted by: Cecilia Brear
Published: 2/9/17




Audience: Homepage

To register, visit SRVEF.org!


 

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Posted by: Cecilia Brear
Published: 1/19/17




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CJSF will be open to 7th and 8th graders this semester. For more information, please visit the CJSF webpage on the school website (http://www.lcms.srvusd.net/CJSF). 

 

1/24 CJSF meeting during Access period

 

2/10 CJSF applications due with $15.00 (cash or check)

 

2/17 Last day to turn in CJSF applications with $20.00 (cash or check)

 

2/28 CJSF meeting during Access period 

 

4/11 CJSF meeting during Access period 

 

4/14 CJSF volunteer hours due 

 

4/21 CJSF Six Flags permission slips due 

 

5/9 CJSF meeting during Access period 

 

5/12 CJSF Six Flags field trip 

 

5/19 CJSF Honors Lunch (during 7th/8th grade lunch--8th graders only)

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Posted by: Cecilia Brear
Published: 1/19/17




Audience: Homepage

Los Cerros Badminton begins January 31st.  

 

If you are interested in participating, please complete this short survey. (SIGN UP

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Posted by: Cecilia Brear
Published: 1/17/17




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23rd Annual YOUTH TO YOUTH Middle School Conference 

About the Conference

Where else would you want your son or daughter to be but at the 23rd Annual Y2Y Conference held at Castro Valley High School in Castro Valley?

On March 4, 2017 more than 80 high school leaders from San Ramon Valley and Castro Valley will be engaging and helping 350 middle school youth to have fun and believe in themselves without drugs or alcohol being part of the plan. 

For the past several months these high school students have been working enthusiastically planning drug prevention programs, participating in leadership activities and having a whole lot of fun while planning this conference for your 6th, 7th or 8th grader. 

High school leaders will guide their younger peers through skits, panel discussions, team building challenges, and small group activities.  More than 20 workshops will be offered throughout the day.  The conference will end with an exciting dance geared towards middle school students.  More than just an event, the Youth to Youth Middle Conference is a way to see the best in teens and their leadership skills.   If your kids like hanging out with their friends, meeting new friends, having fun, dancing and good food ~ then this is the conference for them.

 

Registration Link:  http://conta.cc/2hdFSuv

What:  23rd Annual Youth to Youth Middle School Conference 

When:  March 4, 2017 

Where:  Castro Valley High School, 19400 Santa Maria Ave., Castro Valley

Time:  8:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.

Cost: $45 before February 18; $55 after February 18

Questions??  Kim Gallagher, Y2Y Conference Facilitator,  925-487-7560

OR Tori Karlson, Student Workshop Coordinator,  925-786-0376

 

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Posted by: Cecilia Brear
Published: 12/19/16




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There is still time to make a tax-deductible donation to the Los Cerros Middle School Boosters!

 

We know that you have many options when it comes to end-of-year giving. Why not choose Los Cerros Middle School Boosters? Your tax-deductible donation to theBoosters will be used to help our  kids.

 

Did you know?

 

  •  Boosters raises funds to purchase extra class sections for our school.
  • These extra class sections reduced class size averages by approximately 4 students per class for the 2016-2017 school year.
  • Extra teaching sections means more elective opportunities for our students along with smaller academic classes.
  • Each class section costs approximately $17,500 and we are committed to funding 9 class sections this year.

             Approximately 65% of Los Cerros families have not donated to the Boosters this year.

 

We still need to raise an additional $43,000 to meet our commitment for this school year!

 

Please Donate Today!

 

We suggest a donation of $525 per student or $950 per family. Most importantly, our target is 100% participation by our families, at any monetary level. Any donation amount is welcomed and appreciated! Employer Matching is also a great way to help.

 

Go to http://tinyurl.com/LCMSBoosters to donate or drop a check at the school office made payable to Los Cerros Middle School Boosters.

 

Thank you for your consideration and support!

Federal Tax ID #68-04-73831

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Posted by: Cecilia Brear
Published: 12/14/16