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january 13, 2020

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

Andy Briggs, Principal

Allison Mulliken, Assistant Principal


UPCOMING EVENTS 

January

 

1/20           Martin Luther King Holiday- No School

1/23           PTA Association Meeting 9:30am Staff Lounge

 

February

2/3-2/7      National School Counselors Week

2/3-2/7      Words Matter Week

2/5             Site Council Meeting 2:45pm Library

2/6                  8th Grade Parent Night 7pm MPR

2/6                  Spelling Bee

2/7             Boosters Meeting 8:45am Office Conference Room

2/7             Words Matter Assembly - during the school day

2/8             LCMS Boosters Casino Night

2/13           PTA Executive Board Meeting 9am Staff Lounge

2/17           President’s Day Holiday – No School

2/18           Staff Development Day - No School

2/20           Stress Free Day

2/20           Talent Show Auditions 2:30pm MPR

2/20           8th Grade Panoramic Picture – 8th Grade Lunch

2/27           Talent Show Rehearsal 2:30pm MPR

2/28           Special Olympic Basketball

2/28           PTA Executive Board Meeting 9:00am Staff Lounge

2/29           Polar Plunge - SF

 

 


SCHOOL NEWS

Semester Grades

1st Semester Grades will be viewable on the portal (NOT Schoolloop) by 1/13/20.  Not 12/13/19.  LCMS does not mail paper report card

 

Polar Plunge

 

We will meet every Wednesday after school.  The meeting will be in the MPR.  We will continue working on our shirts and the staff's t-shirts.

 

CJSF Information

 

CJSF Informational meeting - 7th and 8th Graders only

We are having an information meeting in the gym on Thursday, January 30th during Access.  The meeting is open to 7th and 8th Graders only.  If you were in CJSF last semester, you much re-apply if you wan to be in CJSF this semester.  Please sign up for Mrs. Klopstock's access if you would like to attend this meeting.

 

TRRFCC Students of the Week:

 

Los Cerros Staff members have been asked to submit names of students to be considered for TRRFCC Student of the Week.  This determination is based on demonstration of character as it related to our Six Pillars - Trustworthiness, Responsibility, Respect, Fariness, Caring and Citizenship. 

We are proud to announce that the following students have demonstrated Panther Pride by exemplifying the chacteristic of:

Trustworthiness

Justin Ho & Chase Howard - 6th Grade

Caprice Cordle & Matthew Law - 7th Grade

Arjin Bhandari & Sammy Freethy - 8th Grade

Congratulations!!

 

Coffee Pod Recycling

 

Thank you to eveyone that has donated their used K-Cups!  We have collected and recycled over one thousand K-Cups so far and we will continue doing this until June.  Please send them into Room 8 or the Library anytime between now and the end of school.  Thanks again for the donations!

Mrs. Chivers and Ms. Carter

Coffee Pod Recycling Information

 

After School Sports

Badminton (Grades 6-8) - January 14th – February 25th

Team Informational Meeting: Tuesday, January 14th after school in gym

Practices/Games (Tuesdays and Thursdays): January 21st – February 25th

January 16th, 21,23,28,30 February 11,13, 20,25,27

 

 


LOS CERROS BOOSTERS

 
Hello Panther Parents!
 
Unfortunately the format of our annual Casino Night has to change (blame the State). We are only allowed to offer poker, BUT it will be fun with mini “sit and go” tournaments AND we are adding additional games for those who don’t play poker like liar’s dice, corn hole and beer pong. For those who know that they don’t want to play poker, there is now a $50 option for dinner, two drinks and fun.
 
So, to recap: $75 for dinner, 2 drinks and $50 in poker chips $50 for dinner, two drinks and fun $20 for $25 in extra chips $25 for a 5 drink ticket Purchase any of the above here. For those who have already purchased tickets, if you know you won’t be using your chips please let our treasurer know and she will refund you $25, lcboosterstreasurer@gmail.com.
 
Thanks in advance, Nichole Hsu Los Cerros Boosters is a nonprofit organization. Federal Tax ID#68-04-73831 968 Blemer Road, Danville, CA 94526
 

2019-2020 Donations

2019-2020 Booster Donations

Families interested in donating now to support lower class sizes in 2019-20 can now contribute to: FutureFund Store.  Your support early allows the school to better plan classes for next year.

What does Los Cerros Academic Boosters do with your donation?

Working with the principal, we provide funds to purchase extra class sections.  A section is defined as one class taught during one period. 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?

In 2018-19, the Boosters fund provided 9 class sections and LCMS families raised over $185,000, allowing class size to be reduced by an average of 15%. Currently, Boosters has committed to funding 9 class sections again for the 2019-20 school year. We can meet this goal if more families contribute – our goal is 100% participation.  

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!  With your participation now, we can commit to the funding that supports our Distinguished California School.

How can I help?

Please make a tax-deductible donation online via Future Fund.  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.
  • Please remember to check with your employer regarding corporate matching.  You may be able to double your donation!

Matching Funds and Volunteer Grants

Double your Donation with your employers Matching Gifts Program.  Find out more about your employer's program, including information, forms, and contacts. 

Double Your Donation

Have questions? Contact 

Loscerrosmatching@gmail.com

IMPORTANT: Always search for our school using our Tax ID #68-0473831 


LOS CERROS PTA

LCMS Spirit Wear is available through Amazon.  Please click link to order.

 

Shopping online this holiday season?  Support Los Cerros PTA by shopping Amazon Smile!  A portion of every purchase will be donated to LCMS PTA when you use this link.

 

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 PTA & California State PTA

***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

 


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