2/28: Final Friday Coffee, 8-9am in the garden
2/29: Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser — get your tickets online or at the door!
3/12: Pi / STEAM Night — we need volunteers!
3/17: Taste of Temescal
3/25: 7th Grade Bowling Field Trip
3/27: In lieu of Cesar Chavez Day / No school
3/30 – 4/3: Spring Break / No school
From the office
YOUR CLAREMONT PANCAKE BREAKFAST NEWS: TWO SEATINGS ALMOST SOLD OUT!
The Claremont Pancake Breakfast is just days away (this Saturday 2/29). The 8am and 9:15am seatings are almost sold out. There are still tickets for the 10:30am seating. Please go here to buy tickets to the breakfast and also to pick up a couple Raffle tickets. Just click on the blue button that says "Buy Tickets."
About the raffle: We have great prizes thanks to our amazing donors - gift certificates to Southie, Wood Tavern and Crepevine. Beats headphones. Three sets of tickets to the Oakland A's (thank you Councilmember Dan Kalb). Tickets to the San Jose Earthquakes. Claremont T-shirts and hoodies. Gift certificates for Pegasus and Tip Top Bike Shop.
You can buy raffle tickets online or at the door. We will give you your raffle ticket stubs when you arrive. The raffle will be drawn throughout the three seatings - No need to be present to win.
The breakfast menu: Pancakes, egg souffle, sausages, bacon, orange slices, coffee.
Questions? Please contact Kai Drekmeier email@example.com. See you there!
FINAL FRIDAY (OF THE MONTH) COFFEE
Please join teachers and other parents for a cup of coffee (generously donated by Pete’s), muffins, and some good conversation tomorrow between 8-9am in the garden. Hope to see you there!
WATER IS LIFE CONTEST
Six 6th graders participated in a district wide sticker contest. While their designs were not selected, we are extremely proud of their efforts. Posters of their designs will be hanging around campus for the remainder of the school year.
PI NIGHT NEEDS YOU! EASY AND IMPORTANT PARENT VOLUNTEER JOBS FOR PI NIGHT
Our fabulous science teachers are planning another awesome evening on Thursday, March 12th where students and families can celebrate all things science. The parent lead, Chien Wang, is looking for parents who can help prep, serve, and clean up on pizza and pie teams!
If you can help, please contact parent Chien Wang or sign up here. And bonus: kids who attend will get a homework pass! So sign up to volunteer!
GOT A BABY PHOTO OF YOUR 8TH GRADER?
If your Knight would like to be part of a CMS yearbook tradition, please submit a baby picture or two to firstname.lastname@example.org and add the student's name in the email or drop the photo off in the front office and attach the student's name to the back.
MAKE SCHOOL ATTENDANCE A PRIORITY
• Talk about the importance of showing up to school everyday, make that the expectation.
• Help your child maintain daily routines, such as finishing homework and getting a good night’s sleep.
• Try not to schedule dental and medical appointments during the school day.
• Don’t let your child stay home unless truly sick. Complaints of headaches or stomach aches may be signs of anxiety.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL ANNOUNCED
The first day of school for the 2020-21 School Year is August 10, 2020. Yes, you read that right! OUSD will release the full school year calendar as soon as it is finalized and approved by the Board.
CALIFORNIA HEALTHY KIDS SURVEY
It’s that time of year again when we ask all of our families to give input on how well our school is serving your children through the California Health Kids Survey! This important tool gives schools throughout California data about how our kids and families are experiencing school. This data is tied to important funding sources as well. Please take a few moments to complete this by clicking on the Claremont parent survey.
OEA is conducting community outreach to families, educators, and young people to tell school board candidates what the community wants. If you want to fill out the survey, click here.
From the PTA
THE CLAREMONT PTA NEEDS YOU!
Looking to get more involved with Claremont? Want to support the activities of the PTA? Due to families graduating or terms coming to an end, there are many key positions open for the 2020-2021 Executive Board. We are looking for...
• President - runs board and general meetings, prepares agendas, works closely with the principal to support the school.
• Vice President - attends board and general meetings, runs meetings when President absent.
• Treasurer - oversees the management of PTA finances and acts as fiscal sponsor for Ride for A Reason.
• VP of Fundraising - leads the Claremont fund campaign, assists the auction leads, and recruits leaders for the pancake breakfast.
• VP of Events -helps find leads for events like Rockridge Out & About, Pi / STEAM Night and more. This role can be shared by two people and attending the events is not necessary.
All positions provide great opportunities to get to know other parents at Claremont, help build our Claremont community and build your resume while you are at it (leadership skills!). Please contact Amy Golden, Miho Kubota, Eleanor Katari or Kira Don to learn more!
CLAREMONT GIRLS SOCCER
Claremont Girls Soccer team shut out Lionel Wilson in a 8-0 game played at Castlemont High School on Saturday. Natalia Levy scored 2, Olivia Pernice scored 4, Ava Sally scored 1 and Irina Tudose scored 1. Tara Henry and Melisa Solin were goalies. Claremont will play Edna Brewer this coming Saturday in what promises to be a challenging game. But we got this. Go Knights! Photo credit: Jill Bergman
CLAREMONT 7th GRADE BASKETBALL
Claremont 7th grade boys basketball won the game against West Lake Middle School with an impressive lead last weekend. They are entering into the playoffs this weekend tied for 1st place with Edna Brewers and Montera Middle Schools. Go Knights!
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Don't forget, Zumba Fridays at 6pm. Join us in the gym. Everyone welcome. Questions: Contact Sara
APARTMENT FOR RENT
Family of a sixth grader looking for tenants for our condo unit in Upper Rockridge. It's a lovely 1150 sq ft two bedroom and two full bath home with a balcony and fireplace. Secure garage parking space in a great small building with only 16 units. Residents are mostly professionals and retirees who own their units. Perfect for a couple, family with a small child, or seniors looking to downsize. 13-minute walk to the Rockridge Bart and casual carpool. CB Transbay bus that takes you to the city is right across the street. Walking distance to the vibrant College Ave for shops and restaurants. This neighborhood schools are some of the most sought after public schools in Oakland: Chabot Elementary, Claremont Middle and Oakland Tech High. 3 miles to UC Berkeley and California College of the Arts is down the street. Rent is $3700. Please contact Lina and XinFeng at firstname.lastname@example.org
11th ANNUAL TASTE OF TEMESCAL IS COMING UP ON 3/17
Come help us celebrate the 11th Annual Taste of Temescal culinary crawl, on Tuesday, March 17th, from 6 - 8:30pm! A great way to spend an evening while supporting local schools and non profits! Each of our 25 participating restaurants offers a bite or small plate to each ticket holder. Enjoy an evening of food, drink, live music and fabulous prizes (including gift certificates to your favorite local eatery), along Telegraph Avenue from 40th to 51st Streets, Temescal Alley, and Claremont Ave. Buy tickets and learn more here!
INNOVATE THIS SUMMER AND SUPPORT CLAREMONT
Camp Galileo is hosting camp at Chabot School in Oakland this summer! From March 2nd through April 12th, Galileo will donate $25 to Claremont for every family that enrolls at Galileo Camps. Galileo engages every kid with the perfect mix of hands-on learning and big summer fun. Supported by the boundless energy of the best staff around, campers from pre-K through 10th grade unlock their inner innovator, learning to creatively solve problems, fearlessly try new things and persist in the face of challenges—all at your neighborhood school. New Families will also get $50 off camp with code 2020SCHOOLREWARDS. Be sure to enter Claremont as the school during checkout (in the camper info section). Scholarships available as well. Learn more at galileo-camps.com or 800-854-3684.
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