Principal's Weekly Message- February 23, 2024

Special Message from Principal Andrews:

As we continue into the month of February, it is important that we take the time to honor Black History Month, and specifically the contributions of the Black community to our country. While we are honoring this month of celebration in our classrooms, here are other resources that the district has set up for you to continue the conversation at home with your student:

I also wanted to take a moment to acknowledge that this message is coming late in the month and has been a missed opportunity to get information out to our community in a timely manner. For that lack of communication and taking time to acknowledge the importance of this month, I apologize. We continue to strive to work towards our social justice mission as a school.

Campus Updates & Reminders:

The annual intent to return form is now open! All families of students currently enrolled in TK-5th grades are asked to complete this form no later than Friday, March 22, 2024. This return form is imperative to assist us in planning for next year’s classes. To complete this form, log into your DJUSD Parent Portal (htttps://, log into your account, click “annual registration” on the top right corner” and fill out any section that is listed as “incomplete.”

Register here for Korematsu’s Spring '24 Girls on the Run session: Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento 2024 Spring Program Registration | Pinwheel

Girls on the Run (GOTR) is returning for another season at Korematsu Elementary! GOTR is a program for 3rd-5th grade girls which inspires participants of all abilities to recognize their individual strengths while building a sense of connection in a team setting. We have lessons around confidence, kindness and decision-making skills all while preparing for an end of the year 5k run!

GOTR spring 24' season: March 4-May 17 (10-weeks, excluding spring break)

Practice times: Mondays 3:15-4:45pm* (3rd graders can stay w/ a coach after school until practice starts) and Wednesdays 1:45-3:15pm.

5K event: Sunday, May 19, Inderkum High School Natomas (tentative)

Cost: $185, financial assistance is available if needed. 

Cost includes: 20 lessons led by at least two trained coaches 

* Each team will meet two times each week for 90 minutes each practice

* Journal filled with activities, identity card, and goal sheets     

* Official GOTR program T-shirt and water bottle

* Entry for the Girls on the Run 5K event   

* Race bib and finisher's medal  

For more information or questions about the program, please contact GOTR liaison, Patty Hon ([email protected]). 


Yee haw! We are so excited about the auction! Our volunteer page is now up and running! Check out different ways to volunteer and donate here:

PTO Message:

Looking to become more involved with PTO? Planning has already begun for next year’s PTO Board! If you are interested in any of these positions or would like more information, please email Parliamentarian, Kristine Wise, at [email protected]. We will be looking to fill the following positions:

Communications: sends out weekly PTO emails to all Korematsu families; updates the school marquee weekly.

Hospitality Coordinator: coordinates staff celebrations (ex: teacher appreciation week, potlucks, etc.); coordinates donation drives for students.

Secretary: keeps minutes from monthly PTO meetings

Yearbooks are on sale now! You can order at and enter our school code: 718507. Yearbooks are now $30.

Important Dates:

February 27: EL Reclassification Ceremony

February 28: Spring Pictures

March 18-22: Parent Teacher Conference Week

1st-6th graders: dismissed at 1:35pm

TK-K: dismissed operate on normal schedules

March 25-29: Spring Break