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Panther Press

October, 15 2018


PANTHER PRESS 
LOS CERROS MIDDLE SCHOOL 
2015 California Gold Ribbon School
968 Blemer Rd   Danville CA 94526   925-855-6800  
         

 

Evan Powell, Principal     Allison Mulliken, Assistant Principal

 

 


UPCOMING EVENTS 
 

 

October

 

10/15          PTA Reflections submissions due to Mrs. Charley

10/18          Picture Make-up during PE Classes

10/24-11/5  Basket Brigade Food Drive

10/25          PTA Executive Board Meeting 9:00am Staff Lounge

10/26          Fall Dance – 6th grade 3:30-5;  7 & 8th – 6-8

10/31          Minimum Day - Dismissal 11:10am

 

 

 

 

SCHOOL NEWS
 

 

Basket Brigade 2018

 


 

Leadership News

 

  • Picture Retakes are this Thursday, October 18th during PE Classes in the MPR.  Students if you need to take retakes, please let your PE teacher know and they will let you go to the MPR.
  • CJSF meeting tomorrow, October 16th during Access in the Gym.  Please make sure you are in CJSF before you attend the meeting.  Sign up for Mrs. Klopstock's Access on Tuesday.
  • Pajama Day is this Friday, October 19th.
  • After school Volleyball starts October 22nd, See Mr. Briemle for more information.
  • Our next Polar Plunge meeting will be on Wednesday, October 17th from 2:4o-3:40pm.  The meeting will be in the MPR.  We will be brainstorming ideas for our T-Shirt design for this year.
  • Calling all Book Fair Crew members and future members!  Do you want to have a hand in creating our LCMS Book Fair?  Need community service hours and would like to help your school?  Join the Book Fair Crew!  The Fair will need to be set up at Lunch this Friday, October 19th.
  • The Book Fair will be at LCMS all Next week!  We will be open before, during and after school and all students will have the opportunity to come in with their Core Class and win Prizes!

 

The LCMS Scholastic Book Fair is coming!

 

Next week, October 22nd-26th the LCMS library will host Scholastic Books to bring books, fun, and more to our students! We will be open before school, during, lunch and after school. Students will also come in with their core classes throughout the week! This is a great time to get a jump on your holiday shopping and support the LCMS library! Our students have a huge hand in creating this amazing fair, so come support our students in their efforts and SHOP!! 

Thank you for your continued love for your LCMS library!

 


 

After School Sports

 

Interested in participating in Volleyball after school?  Please come the informational meeting in the gym on Monday October 22nd right after school.  We will hold the buses a few mins for students attending the meeting. 

Volleyball (Grades 6-8)

October 22 – December 6

Team Informational Meeting: Monday, October 21 (Right after school in the gym)

Practices: October 23,25,30, November 1,6,8,13,15,27, December 4

Games: Nov: 29 Dec: 6


 

Questions? Contact Mr. Briemle.

 

Polar Plunge Club Informational Meeting

 

Our next meeting will be Wed., Oct. 17th in the MPR.  The meeting will be from 2:40-3:10.  We will be brainstorming ideas for our t-shirt design for this year.  

 

CJSF

 

There is a CJSF member’s list posted in the gym and in the MPR.  If you applied for CJSF, please make sure your name is on the list before our next meeting.  Our next meeting is on Tuesday, Oct. 16th in the gym.  If you are a CJSF member, please sign up for Mrs. Klopstock’s access class on Oct. 16th.
 

Donors Choose

 

Have you heard of the SRVEF Teacher Grant Program or Chevron Fuel Your School?  These grant programs are run through DonorsChoose.org and, if funded, directly impact the schools, students & staff within SRVUSD.  Your Los Cerros teachers have been working hard to create projects that will support the learning experience of our LC students.  Check out all the ideas we are hoping to have funded,  https://www.donorschoose.org/donors/search.html?includeNearbyLocations=true&school=4254 .   LCMS teachers are always thinking up great classroom projects to promote excellence at Los Cerros!!

 

The entire 7th grade will be participating in a natural/renewable resources project for the next few weeks in the library with Ms. Carter. We are excited to have a guest speaker from PG&E for students on 10/2!

 

The 2018-19 PTA Reflections Art contest

The theme is "Heroes Around Me." PTA welcomes students to submit original artwork in one of 6 areas: dance choreography, literature, photography, film production, music composition, and visual arts. Submissions are due by October 15. Learn more at: www.pta.org/reflections

 


 

8th Grade Yearbook Dedications

 


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 2nd, and $60 from November 3rd-November 16th .  The FINAL DUE DATE is November 16th.   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 16th, 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!

 

 

Grateful Gathering - Saturday, October 20th

 

Dear Los Cerros Community,

 

 

Our Grateful Gathering is on Saturday and we are off to a fantastic start!  Once again, I find our communities' generosity overwhelming!  There are a few more items we still need though, so please take a moment to see if you can help out this very deserving mother and her 6 year old son.  Remember to bring your donated items to Los Cerros on Saturday between 8:30am-10am. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at kneeland2white@yahoo.com or Christy at christywatson29@gmail.com.  Thank you for your support!

 

Items still needed

 

Donations for mattresses

Food for Volunteers on Saturday 

Bike for Mom

Desk Drawer Organizers (3)

Kitchen Floor Mat

Kitchen Garbage Can with Liners 

Laundry Hamper with Liner (2)

Behind Door Mirror (2)

Pillows (new)

Table Lamps (bedroom and living room)

Flat Screen TV

Gas Gift Card

Safeway Gift Card

Kitchen Drawer Organizer

Wall Clock

Pantry Shelves

Messy Mat

Small Patio Set

Boys Clothes (size 7-8)

Women Clothes (size 2-4)

 

Sign-up below if you contribute any of the above items.

 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044ba9ad2ea7f49-danville1

 

 

Gratefully,

 

Kristine and Christy

 

BOOSTERS

 

2018 - 2019 Donations

Los Cerros Middle School Boosters are a non-profit organization dedicated to raising donations to fund additional class sections.   The more classes we offer, the more scheduling options there are for students, thereby reducing average class sizes in Core, Math, and Science course offerings at Los Cerros.

 

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. 

 

Booster Board

 

Los Cerros Academic Boosters 2018-19

 

Board of Directors

President*                                Liz Ball                         

Vice President*                        Maha Shawwa               

Treasurer *                               Jill Engen

Principal                                   Evan Powell  

Financial Secretary                  Jackie Brown

Secretary                                 Julie Takano-Peters     

Parliamentarian                       Christy Watson

Marketing                                 Sara Hepner     

SRVEF Representative           Jeanne Kalin            

 

*board officers         

  

Committee Positions:

Fundraising/eScrip                   Open 

PTA Liaison                              Jennifer Bobroff

 

Interested in joining the Boosters Board?  Contact Liz Ball

 

PTA

 

We are excited to partner with Melos Pizza and Pasta on October 23 from 4-9 pm.  

They will be donating 20% of their proceeds from 4-9 p.m. to Los Cerros PTA.  

 

This is a great opportunity to stop by with your family and friends to have dinner and support Los Cerros.  

You can also order and take out for a nice easy meal at home after a long day of after school activities.

 

Thanks for your support

 

Los Cerros PTA

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming PTA Events

 

October 22-26: Red Ribbon Week

October 24 - November 5: Basket Brigade Food Drive

November 12-15: Basket Brigade Pumpkin Bread Drop-off

November 14: Basket Brigade Produce Bagging

November 15: Basket Brigade Basket Assembly

November 15: Reflections Showcase

November 16: Basket Brigade Basket Delivery

 

PTA Member Benefits

As a member of California State PTA, you advocate for children, promote parent and family involvement in schools, and improve the lives of all children and families. Here are a few extra perks of membership available exclusively to PTA members like you!  

 

Thank you for your donation to the Los Cerros Middle School PTA! You are helping improve the lives of our children and our community. If the PTA receives more funds than are needed for a particular project or event, or if there is an area of greater need, the PTA may reallocate donations to provide the best support and care to our children, parents, and teachers. Thank you for your support!

 


 

Full benefit details are available at  www.pta.org & www.capta.org

 

***Member Cards are available in the Los Cerros Office

 

PTA Social Media

LCMS PTA is on social media!  Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay in touch.

  • Facebook: Los Cerros Middle School PTA
  • Instagram: @lcms_pta
  • Twitter: @LCMS_PTA

 

DISTRICT NEWS
 


 

Imagineering Classes for Middle Schoolers:

SRVEF Imagineering will be running seven STEAM classes this October! Check out our newest topics!  For more information about class topics, locations, dates, and times, visit www.bit.ly/srvef_imagineering !

 

Bionics @ SRVHS (Class Dates: Oct 15, 22, 29 & Nov 5)

Physical Computing with Raspberry PI @ CHS (Class Dates: Oct 15, 22, 29 & Nov 5)

Game Design with Roblox @ IHMS (Class Dates: Oct 16, 23, 30 & Nov 6)

Physical Computing with Raspberry Pi @ LCMS (Class Dates: Oct 16, 23, 30 & Nov 6)

Cosmetic Chemistry @ SRVHS (Class Dates: Oct 18, 25, Nov 1, & 8)

Game Design with Unity @ MVHS (Class Dates: Oct 18, 25, Nov 1, & 8)

Culinary Science @ DVHS (Class Dates: Oct 23, 30, Nov 6 & 13)

 

Monte Vista High

 

The Dads on Campus group at MVHS would like to extend an invitation to LC parents to attend an upcoming Parent Night "Earning the Right to be Heard", presented by Teen Esteem. 

Dads on Campus 10/17 at 7pm in Library

Teen Esteem's Linda Turnbull is presenting "Earning the Right to be Heard".  Come to Dads on Campus to discover the current trends among teens and gain effective communication tools to build a stronger, healthier relationship with your kids.  Ask your friends and plan on an informative evening!  7-8:30pm in the Workday Student Center Library  www.teenesteem.org

 

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS 

 

 

These activities are not sponsored by SRVUSD.

 

COMMUNITY SPORTS 

These activities are not sponsored by SRVUSD.

 

 

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