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November 14, 2018


2015 California Gold Ribbon School
968 Blemer Rd   Danville CA 94526   925-855-6800 

Evan Powell, Principal

Allison Mulliken, Assistant Principal





11/13-11/15     Basket Brigade - Pumpkin Bread Drop off

11/15               Basket Brigade Basket Assembly

11/16               Basket Brigade Deliveries

11/19-11/23     Thanksgiving Break - No school

11/29               Fall Dance Performance 7pm MPR

11/29               PTA Executive Board Meeting 9:00am Staff Lounge




Basket Brigade 2018

Our canned food drive is on!  Please be sure to drop off your donations to receive your tickets.  Turn your tickets into your homeroom teacher.  The top two homerooms with the highest number of points win a pizza party. AND All yellow tickets will be entered for a drawing to win a pass to skip largees in PE!

We need canned corn, green beans, cranberries, turkey gravy, fruit cocktail, chicken broth, boxed cornbread mix, boxed stuffing & $10 Safeway Gift Cards.


Basket Brigade Week of Oct 22

Leadership News

  • This week is Red Ribbon Week so show your school spirit by participating in the spirit days happening this week
    • Tomorrow make sure to wear crazy socks
    • On Wednesday, wear orange for Unity Day
    • On Thursday, wear red for Red Ribbon Week
    • And finally on Friday, wear Neon colors for the Dance happening that evening.
  • The Red Ribbon Week Essay topic is: MY DREAMS ARE TOO BIG FOR DRUGS and the essays are due tomorrow in the office.
  • The Dance is this Friday, October 26th.  The 6th Grade dance starts at 3:30 and goes until 5:00pm.  The 7th and 8th Grade starts at 6:00pm and goes until 8:00pm.  Tickets cost $5 for the dance.
  • This week is also the Book Fair, so make sure to bring money!
  • There is also the Scholastic Book Drive, where you can donate books and money to support our sister school.
  • 7th and 8th Graders - Do you like teaching and helping other students?  Do you have 45 minutes every Monday after school?  Be a peer tutor!  You can get Leadership and CJSF Hours too.  Come and get an application from the Counseling Office.
  • The Basket Brigade is happening soon and the canned food drive starts on Wednesday, October 24th and ends Friday, November 9th.  Please donate canned foods and $10 Safeway cards.
  • The Pumpkin bread collection is from November 12-November 15.
  • After school Volleyball starts today.


LCAP Meeting

Parents and Students, Don’t forget about the District LCAP input session at Los Cerros this Wednesday at 8:30 am in the library! This meeting is to seek input from all stakeholders that supports the district goals and state priorities.


Sister School Scholastic Book Fair Book Drive

Consider donating fresh and new titles to our sister school by purchasing books to donate at the LCMS Scholastic Book Fair. Your donation and purchase benefit the students at Sun Terrace Elementary AND the LCMS library! The proceeds from the book fair go directly back to LCMS!


book drive


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 22 (Right after school in the gym)

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

Games: November 29 & December 6

Questions? Contact Mr. Briemle.


Polar Plunge Club Informational Meeting

Our next Polar Plunge meeting will be after school on Wed., Nov.7th.  We need to start working on our t-shirts.  So, please bring Mrs. Klopstock your 100% cotton white t-shirt by Monday, Nov. 5th.  Please use permanent marker to write your name on the inside collar of your shirt, before turning it in to Mrs. Klopstock


Our next meeting will be Nov. 6th during Access.  The meeting will be in the gym.  We will be talking about our field trip and handing out permission slips.  Please sign up for Mrs. Klopstock’s access class if you are in CJSF.
Volunteer hours due  Dec. 7th.


Donors Choose

Have you heard of the SRVEF Teacher Grant Program or Chevron Fuel Your School?  These grant programs are run through 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 on our LCMS Donors Choose Page.  LCMS teachers are always thinking up great classroom projects to promote excellence at Los Cerros!!


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


Log on to Year book Order Center  

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.





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 (  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



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 9: 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!


PTA Member Perks

Full benefit details are available at &


***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





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 !



18-19 DC Trip

**These activities are not sponsored by SRVUSD.

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