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April 15, 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 

 

April

 

4/22-4/26  ELA CAASPP Testing in Core     

4/24           Spring Drama Performance 7pm - MPR

4/25           Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night 6:00pm – MPR

4/25           PTA Executive Board Meeting 9:00am Staff Lounge

4/26           Career Fair

4/29-5/2    Math CAASPP Testing

 

May

 

5/2             Star Wars Day – 2:30pm-3:30pm and 6:30pm-7:30pm Tech Pod

5/2             PTA Association Meeting 9:30am Staff Lounge

5/2             Site Council Meeting 2:45pm Library

5/3             MVHS Jazz showcase – MVHS

5/7                  PTA Fundraiser - Mendocino Farms

5/8             District string festival – SRVHS

5/9             Open House 6-7:30pm

5/10           Booster Annual Meeting 8:45am – Conference Room

5/10           CJSF Six Flags Trip

5/10           Incoming 6th Grade tour – 9:30am – 10:30am

5/13-5/17  CAST Testing

5/16            Spring Concert 7:00pm – MPR

5/16            PTA Executive Board Meeting 9:30am Staff Lounge

5/17            8th Grade Promotion Party 6-9pm – Los Cerros

5/17            CJSF Honors Luncheon

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

 


SCHOOL NEWS

 

Leadership News

  • It's National Poetry Month!  Come to the library to create your own blackout poem either to display or take home!
  • Need CJSF hours?  See.  Ms. Carter to join the Book Fair Crew!
  • 7TH GRADE ONLY - interested in going on the DC/New York trip next year as an 8th grader?  Have your parent attend an informational meeting May 9th @5pm before Open House!
  • If you need CJSF/Leadership hours we are having a campus renewal project on April 19th from 3:00-5:00pm
  • If the shoe fits school play on 4/24.

 

Yearbooks For Sale!

 

If you are not sure if you have ordered a yearbook, please email Tami at tcastelluccio@srvusd.net.  We still have yearbooks for sale.  If you would like to purchase a yearbook, please purchase at Future Fund Store

 

CJSF

 

Permission slips are due on Friday, April 19th - NO EXCEPTIONS!

Volunteer Sheets - due Monday, April 29th

Towels for ARF - Due Monday, April 29th

Next Meeting - Thursday, May 9th during Access

Field Trip - Friday, May 10th

8th Grade CJSF Honors Luncheon (invite only) - Friday, May 17th

 

LCMS Spring Book Fair

 

It is almost that time of year again!  The Scholastic Book Fair will be at the Los Cerros Library from May 6th - May 10th.  It will be open before school, during lunch, and after school.  We will also be open during OPEN HOUSE on May 9th!  All core classes will have an opportunity to come through during the week as well!  This is a wonderful opportunity to stock up on the latest summertime reads AND support the Los Cerros Library!

 

Book Fair 20 days away

 

Traffix Bus Logo

NEW!  219-2020 TRAFFIX Bus Pass Sale Schedule UPDATE

The 2019-2020 TRAFFIX bus pass schedule has changed!

TRAFFIX bus passes for the 2019-2020 school year will now go on sale on the TRAFFIX website as follows:

  • Routes MV19 and MV 19A - Monday, April 22nd (10:00am).  You must live within the County Service Area Transportation - District 1 (CSA_T1) to purchase a pass for these rountes during this time.
  • Routes MV10, MV 18, MV20 & MV 25 - Thursday, April 25th (10:00am)
  • ALL OTHER ROUTES - Monday, April 29th (10:00am)

 

Math Information

 

Math Information – learn about the middle school math course pathways by clicking:

 

Career Fair

Friday, 4/26/19

LCMS Career Fair

8th Grade Promotion Party

8th Grade Promotion

To sign up use Future Fund

 

After School Sports

Interested in participating in Track after school?  Please come the informational meeting Room 6 on Monday, April 15 right after school.  We will hold the buses a few mins for students attending the meeting. 

Track (Grades 6-8)

April 15-May 7

Team Informational Meeting: Monday, April 15 right after school in Room 6

Practices Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:45-3:30: Apr: 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, May: 2

Meet at Diablo Vista May 7 from 3:30-4:30 

 

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 on our LCMS Donors Choose Page.  LCMS teachers are always thinking up great classroom projects to promote excellence at Los Cerros!!

 


LOS CERROS BOOSTERS

 

LCMS Academic Boosters are looking for a new President!  The President works closely with the experienced board and principal to help raise funds to support lower class sizes.  Due to term lengths, our current President cannot serve in the role, but she will stay on as VP to assist.  Interested in learning more?  Contact Liz Ball at lballsd@yahoo.com

 

LCMS Academic Boosters
 
Casino Night is Saturday, April 27 and tickets are selling fast!  Get yours for the only LCMS parents party of the year and enjoy a fun and casual night of poker, blackjack, dinner, and a few surprises!  The tournament prizes are bigger and better, new shopping booths, and buy into a 50/50 raffle.  Then move on to the after party at McGah's with 10% of your tab supporting the school.
 
The online auction opens Saturday April 20th.  Get your tickets and bids in
 
The Spring Campaign for the Boosters is now open to contribute to the 2019-20 school year.  Early donations help the school plan classes and class sizes over the summer.  Donations can be made across three payment installments.  Please go the the Future Fund Store
 
See you on April 27 at Casino Night!

 

LCMS Casino Night

 

Double Your Donation!  Employee Matching Programs

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the LCMS Boosters Fund this year!  We are on track to meet our goal and fund classrooms.  If you have donated, remember to check with your employer for donation or volunteer matching grant programs.  Companies like Workday, Chevron, Kaiser, Wells Fargo, Salesforce, and many others will match your donations -- but submit this year!  You can find direct links to your employer by visiting srvef.org.

The Boosters are also preparing for Casino Night in the spring.  Want to be part of the group that plans this fun fundraiser night and online auction?   The next meeting is on Friday, January 11 at 8:45 at Los Cerros -- join us!  Interested in joining the Boosters Board?  Contact Liz Ball

 


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  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

SRVEF – Tech Meet Up for Middle and High School Students

**Jam, Program, and Share** All skill levels welcome!!

 

On March 1st, 2019, the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Imagineering Program is hosting a Raspberry Pi Birthday Jam at Monte Vista High School!  Join us in celebrating the 7th birthday of the Raspberry Pi Micro-Computer!  This technology meet-up is a fun opportunity for our SRVUSD middle & high school students to learn more about these affordable devices and connect with like-minded people in a friendly environment. Cake and pizza will be served!!  Register Today 

 

SRVEF Imagineering Classes

SRVEF News for Los Cerros Students:

Spring Imagineering Classes Are Here!!

Join us and explore something new in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math)! Visit our Registration Page.

**Classes for 4th-8th Graders**

April/May:

Physical Computing w/ Raspberry Pi at California High School  – Class Dates: April 15, 22, 29 & May 6 (Mondays)

Physical Computing w/ Arduino at Los Cerros Middle School – Class Dates: April 16, 23, 30 & May 7 (Tuesdays)

Game Design w/ Roblox Studio at Iron Horse Middle School Class Dates: April 16, 23, 30 & May 7 (Tuesdays)

 


COMMUNITY NEWS 

CALLING ALL 7TH GRADE PARENTS

Are you or your student interested in being a part of one of the most memorable trips of the year?! Well, Ms. Carter is working with World Strides to deliver an educational and inspiring travel experience for your student's 2019-2020 school year! There will be an informational meeting before Open House on May 9th @ 5pm in the LIBRARY.  There are early bird specials to sign up, which will be addressed at the meeting! Questions? Just as Ms. Carter!

 

MV Dads on Campus May 7, 7pm in Library

 

Dad, CEO, Author and Speaker Jason Reid will tell his son Ryan's story.  Thee suicide of his 14-year old son in March 2018 and what are the signs?  What is the impact of social media?  What are the changes you see in your kids?  What are the signs to look for?  Are you vulnerable with your kids?  Check out the TEDx talk, plan on learning about this important subject at the next Dads on Campus.

 

DVHS Robotics is hosting a summer camp for rising 6th to 9th graders. We are looking for opportunities to reach out to students interested in STEM.

Please join Girl Scout Troop 31192 for our "Kids Against Hunger" packing event.

 

Information:  When April 13th 12pm-1:30pm  Where: 1258 Quarry Lane #H Pleasanton, CA 94566

$20 Donation Per Person to participate

 


**These activities are not sponsored by SRVUSD.

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