From the office

IMPORTANT DATES

4/04 – PTA meeting 6-8pm TONIGHT, please come so we have quorum to elect next
year's board

4/12 – Minimum day, end of marking period
5/23 8th grade overnight trip, more info to come
5/29 8th grade dinner dance, more info to come
5/30 8th grade promotion, see info below

SBAC Testing: 
4/29 – 5/3 – 8th grade Science
5/6 – 5/10 – 6th, 7th, and 8th grade English and Math

 

8TH GRADE PROMOTION ON 5/30

Details on location and time to come. Heads up that we have 150 8th grade students so each student will receive 5 tickets (= 750 tickets). Everyone will need a ticket, including small children as we have to have an accurate count of people in the building.

Additional tickets can be requested through email to the office but is not guaranteed. Please note that 750 is the max we can have so there is a strong possibility additional tickets will NOT be given. Other than that, should be a great night for our graduates and their families. ;)


HAVE A STUDENT GOING TO TECH NEXT YEAR?

This year's Oakland Tech Pre-Registration Night for incoming students and families will be held on Tuesday, April 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Oakland Tech Auditorium. Students and families will need to bring a copy of their transcript and immunization record. Students or parents can request transcripts from Ms. Gonzalez in the front office.

For more information students and families can visit here

REGISTRATION FOR RETURNING FAMILIES

Current Claremont 6th & 7th grade families, please log into your Schoolmint account and complete your registration packet for next school year no later than April 12.

If you are not planning on your child returning, please log into your Schoolmint account and select "not returning".

Also, please be on the lookout for a Welcome and Policy packet in the mail. The packet will include:

1. Supply list of materials that need to be purchased that each student needs on the first day of school (or as soon as possible).

2. Policies and procedures that need to be signed by parent and student and brought to orientation. Date and time will be sent in a robocall and/or future email.

3. PE clothes purchase form.

Registration deadline is April 12

If you are unable to log in, have any issues, please contact the student welcome center 510.879.4600. The Claremont does not have access to your account information as it is personalized with your email and password.


8TH GRADE PARENT VOLUNTEERS, WE NEED YOU!

The 8th Grade Team still needs parent volunteers to chaperone for the 8th grade overnight trip on Thursday, May 24th! Please email Ms. Riley for more info.


Sports Corner

DONATE TODAY TO CLAREMONT SPORTS! 

Please join the race and contribute to Claremont's crowdfund campaign to raise $15,000 for Claremont sports. Every contribution helps. In three days, we are almost one-third of the way to our goal! Go Knights! As important, please share the link of the campaign with your friends, neighbors, family and coworkers. The idea is that we ask the community to help us reach our goal. 

As part of our campaign, we honor our great, hardworking coaches including David Doubley. He is the school's restorative justice coordinator and coach of 8th grade boys basketball team and the girls basketball team. He comes from a family of coaches. Here's what he says about sports and youth at Claremont: 

"The good thing about Claremont is that we field teams in every single sport and full teams."

"The same lessons you need in sports are the lessons you need in life — competition, hard work, team work. My goal is to set students up for their future. I like teaching them habits and hope they can take these things into the future and it becomes a lifestyle, a routine of taking care of their bodies." 

Donate today!


Upcoming Events

SCREENAGERS AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY SHOWING AT CMS

Thursday, April 25 at 6 p.m. in the Music Room

Are your kids addicted to their devices? So are mine! But we're not going to just give up and let our kids scroll through life, with rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span.

The award-winning documentary SCREENAGERS addresses the biggest parenting issue of our time head on — how teens struggle with social media, video games and internet addiction. The film empowers kids to better navigate the digital world and provides practical resources to help them do it.

Tickets are $5 suggested donation and can be purchased here. Pizza at 6 pm, film starts at 6:30, short discussion after the film.

 


DON'T MISS OUT ON MAHJONG!

You don't have to be crazy rich (or Asian) to enjoy an evening of socializing with CMS parents and mahjong on Saturday, April 6, at 6pm. We will be playing Chinese mahjong with 17 tiles. No mahjong experience is required! We will start with a tutorial before we play! If you are interested in joining us for a super fun evening of mahjong and Asia-inspired food and drink, please purchase tickets ($60 pp) here. Note: For anyone who wants to invite friends who want to purchase tickets without logging in to the auction site, please have them RSVP to ayersleslie72@gmail.com. We are happy to take their cash or check made out to Claremont PTA at the door!

Special thanks to Claremont parent Rosie Papazian of Abio Properties for letting us hold the party in their fabulous collective workspace at 4200 Broadway!


TIKI PARTY AT TOOTSIES ON COLLEGE AVE 

Dreaming of warmer weather? Join us for an evening of Tiki drinks and Pu Pu platters to inspire shopping for new spring and summer styles in footwear! Tootsie's owner Liz Taylor will generously donate 20% of sales from both Tootsies & Crush to Claremont, so don your finest tropical wear or muumuu and get ready to Luau. Mahalo! 

Event time and date: Thursday, April 11, 2019, 7:00-9:00pm
Hosted by: Kerri Hurtado, Sheafali Patel and Ruth Woodruff
Tickets still available here.


ZUMBA FRIDAYS ARE BACK ON! 

Come dance with us Friday at 6:30 in the gym. All ages welcome (with an adult). 


FREE ONE DAY BASKETBALL CAMP FOR OAKLAND YOUTH 

FREE one-day basketball clinic for kids in grades 5–8
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Location: SOLDIERTOWN, 31 4TH Street, Oakland, CA
To register, please go here


ENROLL IN SUMMER CAMP, RAISE MONEY FOR CLAREMONT

Camp Galileo is launching a new School Rewards program for the month of April to raise a $1,000 or more for Claremont Middle School. For every Claremont family that enrolls at Camp Galileo (pre-K - 5th grades) or Galileo Summer Quest (5th - 8th grades) by April 30th, Camp Galileo will donate $25 to the PTA. That roughly means if 25-30 families enroll in 1-2 weeks of camp, we can raise $1,000. And to make this offer sweeter for families, Camp Galileo will also give families a $50 discount off their camp purchase.


THE 2019 RIDE 4 A REASON IS ALMOST HERE!

Register for R4R 2019 today!  Registration and fundraising for our 11th annual event is going strong. So far, we have over 190 riders registered and more than $40,000 raised to support our 10 participating schools! Register here.

Volunteer Sign-Ups.  R4R could not happen without an amazing support crew.  If a bike ride to Sacramento is not in the cards for you this year, check out other ways you can participate in the event by volunteering here.

R4R training rides! Gather your friends and family for an upcoming training ride. The next Easy Rider ride is on March 9th if no rain. MOTR (Middle of the Road) rides happen each Saturday until the main event on April 27th! Check out the R4R calendar for more info!

Sponsor a student rider. We have a record number of students who want to participate in the 45-mile course this year but need your help! You can support a student from one of our partner schools for $75, which covers their registration and bus ticket. Click here to sponsor a student cyclist today!  Thank you!


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