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November 12, 2019

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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 

 

November

 

11/1         Staff Development Day - No School

11/7         PTA Executive Bord Meeting - 9am Staff Lounge

11/8         Boosters Meeting - 8:45am Office Conference Room

11/11       Veteran's Day Holiday - No School

11/14       PTA Association Meeting - 9:30am Staff Lounge

11/25 - 11/29     Thanksgiving Break - No School

 

December

 

12/4        Site Council Meeting - 2:45pm Library

12/4        Fall Drama Production - 7pm MPR

12/7         Hackathon - 8:30-3:30pm

12/12      PTA Executive Board Meeting - 9am Staff Lounge

12/12      Winter Concert - 7pm MPR

12/13      CJSF Ice Skating Field Trip

12/14      SRV Invitational Jazz Festival

12/18      Geography Bee

12/20      Minimum Day

12/20      End of First Semester

12/23-1/3     Winter Break


SCHOOL NEWS

Leadership News

 

  • Math Help is now available on Wednesday mornings in room 1 from 8:15am-9.  You can drop in.
  • Pennies for Patients starts this week, so start donating your spare change for this great cause!
  • If you have any leftover Halloween candy, please consider donating it to the army and local fire station!  Please stop by  Mrs. Bovberg's room with the candy
  • If you have any spare wrapping paper, donate it to Leadership for a secret event happening in December.  Stop by Mrs. Bovberg's room to donate (room 2)
  • Polar Plunge meeting after school on Wednesday, 11/6 in the MPR.
  • BASKET BRIGADE NEEDS YOUR HELP.  Pumpkin Bread donations will be accepted 11/18-11/21.
  • CJSF permission slip/money for field trip due on Friday, November 15th.  NO exceptions!

 

After School Sports

 

Volleyball (Grades 6-8) - October 15th – December 12th

Practices/Games (Tuesdays and Thursdays): October 22nd – December 12th

Remaining Practices 12, 14, 19, 21, December 3, 5, 10, 12

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

 

8th Grade Yearbook Dedications

 

8th Grade Dedications for the 2020 Yearbook DUE Jan 10
     

Congratulate your 8th grade student and express your pride and love with a dedication in the yearbook! 

 

8th Grade Dedications are due by January 10, 2020

Early bird pricing = $45 if submitted by Dec. 1, 2019

$60 if submitted 12/2-1/10

 

See the directions on the attached flyer & let Mrs. Charley know if you have any questions! tcharley@srvusd.net

8th Grade Yearbook Dedication Flyer

 

Street Smarts Contest Deadline 12/18/19

 

Annual Street Smarts video contest is here!  
VIDEO CONTEST THEME: “Stay Alert and Don’t Get Hurt!”
Deadline is December 18, 2019
Make your own video, be on TV, and earn great prizes!
For more detailed information, rules, & requirements, visit: CONTEST RULES and GUIDELINES
 
Street Smarts Contest Flyer

 

LCMS Thanksgiving Reading Challenge

 

Students, teachers, staff and parents are welcome to join the LCMS Thanksgiving Reading Challenge!  Click here or search for LCMS Thanksgiving Reading Challenge on GoodReads.  Challenge guidelines and rules are listed in the Goodreads group!  Email Ms. Carter with any questions you may have!  Happy Reading!

CJSF - important dates

 

Permission slip/money for field trip die - Friday, November 15th.  No Exceptions!

Volunteer hour sheets due - Friday, December 6th

Next CJSF meeting - Tuesday, December 10th

Field Trip - Friday, December 13th

 

Polar Plunge

 

IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN OUR POLAR PLUNGE TEAM!  The meeting tomorrow has been cancelled.  Please bring a 100% cotton white t-shirt to Mrs. Klopstock anytime between now and November 15th.  Please write your name with a sharpie on the inside collar of your shirt.

 

6th Grade Science is collecting used Coffee Pods

Coffee Pod Recycling Information

 

Basket Brigade Dates:

The 25th Annual Basket Brigade is here!

Pumpkin Bread Drop-Off   11/18-11/21/19  We will also be collecting fresh-baked pumpkin bread to include in our baskets starting here.

Produce Bagging     11/20/19

Basket Assembly     11/21/19

Basket Delivery        11/11/19

 

Or, you can donate on Future Fund:  Future Fund

 

  • We still need drivers to deliver baskets to various shelters in our area on Friday morning 11/22.Please sign up here.

Los Cerros See's Candy Winter Fundraiser

Mrs. Ferreira's Music Classes Disneyland Trip

Music students who are planning to go to Disneyland this February are raising money for the trip with a See's Candy Fundraiser.  They will be reaching out to friends and family to get pre-orders and the candy will be distributed in December in time for the holidays.  Order forms and money envelopes need to be returned by 11/15, either to the office or to Mrs. Ferreira.  Have fun and help raise money for the Disneyland Trip.

 


LOS CERROS BOOSTERS

 

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.org & 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

 

COMMUNITY NEWS

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