2/21: End of Marking Period
2/29: Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser — get your tickets!
3/12: Pi / STEAM Night — we need volunteers!
3/17: Taste of Temescal
3/27: In lieu of Cesar Chavez Day / No school
3/30 – 4/3: Spring Break / No school
8/10 – First day of the school year (just published by OUSD)
From the office
NO ONE EATS ALONE
On Friday, 2/14, during lunch, students participated in a campaign to end social isolation. They decorated cookies, competed in relay races, and took pledges on what they would do to end social isolation. Be sure to encourage your students to practice kindness by inviting someone who may be alone to sit with them, or just being a good friend to someone. A little kindness goes a long way!
WE HAVE A $100 WINNER
Congratulations to 7th grader Nick who was recognized by one of our community partners for his on-time daily attendance. He was presented with a certificate, and $100 just for coming to school on time everyday. All students, throughout OUSD, are eligible to be randomly selected for this attendance campaign. Be sure to encourage your students to be on time to each class every, because Every Day Counts!
WATCH THE HBO OAKLAND MLK ORATORICAL DOCUMENTARY
The amazing "WE ARE THE DREAM: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical" documentary aired on Tuesday night on HBO, and now the network has released the link for everyone to watch it regardless of HBO subscription. Just enter your email to view it for free.
Is your family facing a food insecurity? Enroll in the Knight'sCare Backpack Program, which provides students and their families with a 6-9 pound bag of non-perishable food every two weeks. Students and families may enroll anytime throughout the school year. If you would like to be added to the list of students to receive assistance please contact Edana Anderson, your Community Schools Manager, at 510-654-7337 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALIFORNIA HEALTHY PARENT 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.
ATTENTION 8TH GRADE STUDENTS AND FAMILIES
Two important dates to remember:
• 3/12 - High School placement offers available on SchoolMint (for 8th Grade only)
• 3/26 - Deadline to accept HS placement offers on SchoolMint (for 8th Grade only)
From the PTA
BUY YOUR PANCAKE BREAKFAST + RAFFLE TICKETS!
The great Claremont Pancake breakfast, brought to you by the Rockridge Masons, is less than two weeks away at the Rockridge Masonic Hall, 5449 College Avenue. Now is the time to buy your tickets.
NEW: We are delighted to announce that it's also time to buy Raffle tickets! Prizes: We have some great raffle prizes: Beats Headphones, 4 tickets to the June 29 San Jose Earthquakes Annual Clasico Game against LA Galaxy (this exciting event held at Stanford typically has a 4th of July theme, a patriotic opening including a sky diver, and ends with fireworks), gift certificates to local restaurants and gift certificates for College Ave. merchants, Claremont swag and more. Buy Raffle tickets today at the same link where you bought your tickets - just click on the BUY TICKETS blue button, then page down and pick as many raffle tickets as you'd like. We will give you your ticket stubs the morning you arrive.
Pancake Breakfast help needed: And even though the Masons do almost everything, we still need 2-3 people each seating to help sell tickets at the door. Come do a stint and then eat, or eat and do a stint at the front desk. Please contact Kai Drekmeier today and we'll save a heart-shaped pancake for you. :)
THE CLAREMONT PTA NEEDS YOU!
Due to families graduating out or terms coming to an end, there are many key positions open for the 2020-2021 Executive Board. We are looking for...
• President - runs meetings, prepares agendas, works closely with the principal to support the school.
• Vice President - attends board a 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. Please contact Amy Golden, Miho Kubota, Eleanor Katari or Kira Don to learn more!
CLAREMONT BOYS SOCCER
The Claremont boys soccer team started the long weekend with a win over La Escuelita 4-1 off of one goal by Chris Rodriguez and three goals by Walker Blake. In the previous two weeks, the team won 1-0 against Westlake (Francisco Ho-Herrera scored) and lost 0-3 to AIMS.
CLAREMONT GIRLS SOCCER
The Claremont Girls Soccer team lost Friday to Edna Brewer 3-4 in a friendly scrimmage at Edna Brewer's field. Lily Seiberlich scored the first goal for Claremont. Natalia Levy scored goals two and three. Sofia Mendelson-Reyes was the goalie. Thank you parents for driving girls to Edna Brewer! The team plays Lionel Wilson next Saturday. Go Knights!
CLAREMONT 6th GRADE BASKETBALL
This past weekend the 6th grade boys lost in a sudden death overtime game against to EBIA 33-32. The final regular season game is this Saturday at 9AM at Oakland Tech.
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Don't forget, Zumba Fridays at 6pm. Join us in the gym. Everyone welcome. Questions: Contact Sara
OAKLAND TECH ONLINE AUCTION IS NOW LIVE
The Oakland Tech Online auction has begun! There are more than 200 items for bidding, including gift certificates from local restaurants, grocery stores, retail business and much more. We also have a terrific line-up of parent-hosted parties: Oakland Tech Auction 2020 Catalog
Also, tickets are now on sale for the Oakland Tech Gala on February 29th. Get your tickets here!
COLLEGE PREPARATORY SCHOOL USED BOOK SALE THIS WEEKEND
The 26th annual College Preparatory School Used Book Sale will be held on February 22, from 10-4, and Sunday February 23 from 10-2, with a bargain $5/bag sale starting at 12 PM on Sunday. Thousands of books for all ages (and some media) are offered at terrific bargain prices. Most books are $1-2, a few slightly higher, mysteries and some children’s books lower. A large children’s section includes works for toddlers to teens. The quality is high, the selection wide – there is truly something for everyone. The sale is held in Buttner Auditorium on the College Prep campus, 6100 Broadway. Free parking, pay with cash or check. email: 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!
GIRLS IN ENGINEERING CAMP, APPLICATIONS DUE BY 3/1
The Girls in Engineering program offers four week-long sessions where students learn firsthand what it means to be an engineer. Taught by Cal faculty, staff, and students, campers will gain exposure to engineering, design thinking, and real-world problem solving through hands-on activities and projects. No prior experience required! Learn more here.
Scholarships offered! We are committed to making the program accessible to students of all backgrounds. To further this goal, we offer financial aid to families who demonstrate financial need. Find out more here.
MERRITT COLLEGE CYBER BOOT CAMP 2020
Merritt College is hosting a two-week long summer CyberCamp for 6th - 12th grade students, which features 10 day of NO COST introductory cybersecurity training. For more info, go here and here.
GALILEO CAMP THIS SUMMER
At Galileo, we mix day camp fun with hands-on projects in fields from science and engineering to the visual and culinary arts. Supported by the best staff around, kids grow from Camp Galileo (pre-K – 5th grades) through Galileo Summer Quest (entering 5th – 8th grades), emerging as confident creators ready to turn their ideas into reality.
Sign up by March 2 to save $20 per week! Conveniently located at Chabot Elementary School in Oakland from June 8th-July 24th, we also have 80+ locations around the Bay Area, So-Cal and Chicago!
Optional extended care and healthy lunch. Learn more here, email Camp Director Kristin Fletcher, or call 800-854-3684.
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