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May 21, 2019

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

Evan Powell, Principal

Allison Mulliken, Assistant Principal





5/21            Presidential Awards Ceremony by Invitation

                   only - 6pm MPR             

5/23           Awards Night – By Invitation only 6pm - MPR

5/27           Memorial Day – No School

5/28           Field Day – During the school day

5/29           8th Grade Promotion – 5pm MVHS Stadium

5/30           8th Grade Six Flags Trip

5/31           Last Day of School – Minimum Day




LCMS Awards Night

Our annual Awards Night is May 23rd at 6pm.  If your students is receiving an award that evening, you should have received an invitation in the mail for it.  It is a bright red envelope from the school.  Please plan on attending! 

Awards given will be from the following categories, Teacher Awards, Aloha Award, Principal's Award, Heart of Gold Award, Peer Tutors, Student Body Officers, Janis Cristofani Award, 8th Grade CJSF medallions, and district competition winners (Spelling Bee, and Georgraphy Bee, Odyssey of thge Mind, Honor Bands, Choir or Music, Reflections).

A list of students invited is also posted on the window in Room 8.  If you have any questions, please email Katie Chivers at


Have you purchased a yearbook?


We are still selling yearbooks!  If we sell out, we are unable to order more . . . so don't wait!  If you would like to purchase a year book, please order through this link.   Future Fund Store

If you are not sure if you ordered one for you student, please email Tami at and check


Library News


Summer Time Book Checkout

I would also like to share with families that I am allowing students to check out books from our library for the summer!  This is the first time we will have done something like this, so let's experiment together!  On the LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, May 31st, I will allow students to come to the library to check out up to 15 books, which will be due back the first day of the next school year!  Let me, Ms. Carter, know if you have any questions.


2019-2020 TRAFFIX Bus Passes Now on Sale!


Don’t miss your opportunity to purchase a TRAFFIX bus pass at the promotional rate of $355* to ride the TRAFFIX bus for the entire 2019-2020 school year!  That’s less than $2 a day to safely get your student to and from school while helping us reduce traffic congestion.


Students who ride the bus develop independence, responsibility and friendships!  Parents save time and money and we all enjoy a better quality of life with less cars on the road!


Some TRAFFIX bus routes sell out quickly.  To buy your bus pass early and save, go to  Check the website for more information or email us


*Promotional rate is for TRAFFIX elementary and middle schools only through June 15, 2019.

Traffix Bus Logo


Sister School News

I know you're not ready to hear about back to school, especially when we're just struggling to make it through all of the end of the year activities, but we need your help now!  In order to deliver 100+ backpacks to our sister school (Sun Terrace Elementary) by their first day of school, we need your donations now.  Here's how you can help!
Donations will be accepted from now until the last day of school.
  • Donate gift cards to Amazon, Target, Safeway and Staples.  Place them in the Backpack Drive Box in the office.
  • Have any new or gently used backpacks laying around? Drop them off in the Library.
  • Have your student drop off their gently used backpack in the Library the last week of school. Bags will be provided for them to carry their things home in.
As always, your support is greatly appreciated!  Thank you for making a difference in the life a of child!  
Kristine White and Jessica Battaglia
Los Cerros Sister School Representatives



The 2019-20 Spring Campaign is open now for families to support smaller Core, Science, and Math classes.  Your early donations help the school plan classes earlier in the summer.  Donate in FutureFund here
Recommended giving amounts are:
  • $525 for one student at Los Cerros
  • $950 for a family with two or more students at Los Cerros
Please consider donating a Super Booster Amount which gets you an invitation to "Cocktails with Evan".  This is a great party to get to know our wonderful principal, Evan Powell, as well as thank you for your generous donation.
Look for the Boosters Spring Campaign in the top left.
Your donation is 100% tax deductible and also eligible for Corporate Matching by most employer programs.  



Field Day T-Shirts

Please order Field Day T-Shirts for your students!  Pink=8th Grade; Blue=7th Grade; Yellow=6th Grade or white if your student wants to Tie Dye.  The shirts are $23.99.  Don't miss out on the opportunity.  Click this link to order through Amazon. 


Semi-Private Tutoring Classes


Summer 2019

Results Based. Convenient. Affordable

On Track Learning (Alamo)

More Info:


Link to website

(10% of Student Total Fees donated to Los Cerros PTA)


2019-20 LCMS PTA Board & Committee Chairs


Executive Board:

President: Justine Platt

Executive VP: Jen Devlin

Treasurer: Laura Baldwin

Secretary: Mary Peart

VP Membership: Amy Schell

VP Communications: Michelle Erickson

Auditor: Sherry Muniz

Parliamentarian: Melisa Cano

Principal: Evan Powell


Committee Chairs:

Basket Brigade: Sara Hepner, Renee Temple

Career Fair: Nancy Kuta

Diversity & Inclusion: Jyoti Gandhi

Fundraising: Kerry Linn

Health & Wellness: Stephanie Leontini

Hospitality: Nancy Kuta

Legislative Advocacy: Jen Walsh

Parent Education: Kim Lind

Promotion Ceremony: Candice Horton

Promotion Party: Natalie Worth

Red Ribbon Week: Kerry Linn

Reflections: Tammy Ibrahim, Maggie Broglio

Run for Education: Karen Carranza

Sister School: Kristine White

Special Needs: Jen Todino

Staff Appreciation: Janet Weber, Jamie Damaschino, Mary Peart

Teacher Representatives: Michelle Ross, Tara Charley

Amazon Smile

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 &

***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






**These activities are not sponsored by SRVUSD.

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