We Are The Champions, My Friends

Wow! Girls Volleyball takes Oakland Unified School District Middle School Volleyball Championship, enjoying an UNDEFEATED SEASON. They never lost a game within any match this entire season. The team was led by a talented group of 8th grade players. On Thursday, December 13, we had our own individual awards gathering. The following students were awarded… Read more »

Girls Soccer Tryouts

Stephanie Barnes and her daughter, Makayla, a Knight alum and now a sophomore at Holy Names, will be back coaching the girls. They will hold tryouts on Thursday Dec. 20 with Friday Dec. 21 at Bushrod Park from 4-5:30. Read more »

Boys Soccer Tryouts

Boys Soccer Tryouts Monday Dec. 17 and Tuesday Dec. 18. Interested students should listen to announcements for place and time. Read more »

Holiday Gift Fund For Our Amazing CMS Teachers & Staff!

Now is the time to contribute to our 2018 Claremont Middle School Holiday Gift Fund! All contributions – big or small – are welcome. We will use the gift fund contributions to purchase Trader Joe’s gift cards for all the amazing people who work at Claremont: teachers, custodians, administrative staff and all the others who… Read more »

Girls Volleyball Update

Our CMS volleyball team won their playoff game last weekend 25-5, 25-19. So clear off your Saturday morning schedules (December 8th), and head over to CCPA to watch Claremont take on Montera at 11:30am. Amazing job, team… we’ll all be rooting for you! Read more »

Claremont Adopt-a-Family Drive

As we approach the holiday season, we are seeking gift items to make the holidays a little bit brighter for several of our students and their families. Please also consider donating the following items: Gift Cards (Target, Walmart, etc) Bike Helmets Bike Locks Barbie Dolls Sports equipment: basketballs, footballs, soccer balls Card & board games… Read more »

Girls Volleyball Update

Our girls volleyball team made it to the playoffs and will play this weekend (Saturday, December 1) at McClymonds High School. They will play their first game at 11:30. Read more »

Thank You Claremont Community – Auction Success!

Thanks to Claremont’s community for a great auction and fundraiser. There are a few parties run by parents with slots open. Check it out here and sign up to have fun, make new friends and support Claremont!The Claremont PTA is a 501(3)(c) organization; all donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Thank you… Read more »

Claremont’s Auction

Don’t miss it –Our auction weekend has arrived. It’s this Saturday (Nov. 3) from 6 p.m. to 10 p .m. at the Piedmont Veteran’s Hall. Proceeds provide critical support for programs including our library, student field trips, teaching assistants in classrooms, math & science night, and many other school activities. BUY TICKETS HERE   Read more »

Got A Party Idea for the Auction? Sign Up Here!

Consider hosting a party for the auction! We have ready made parties that just need a host, we have people that want to co-host, and we have lots of party ideas. We just need you! Please contact laurajburnett@yahoo.com, or amgolden@yahoo.com, or mickilmika@gmail.com as soon as possible. Deadline for party submission is next Wednesday, 10/17th. It’s a fun way to… Read more »

Tell the Staff What You Thought of Back to School Night

One of our goals this year is to create a culture of improvement here at Claremont. We are seeking to cultivate a growth mindset for students, faculty, and administration. To that end, we invite you to provide feedback on your Back to School Night experience. Your feedback will help us to improve future events of… Read more »

Back to School Night – This Thursday at 5:30

Please join Claremont this Thursday, Sept. 13, for Back to School Night. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the gym. Parents will follow their student’s schedule and visit classes. Parents should pick up schedules on the blacktop by the gym. This is a great opportunity to get to know your student’s teachers and get a… Read more »

Thank You Ride for a Reason – $19,200!

Josh Polston, Claremont parent and Ride for a Reason organizer, delivered a giant check for $19,200 at the PTA meeting on Thursday night. In April, more than 250 people pedaled to Sacramento as part of Ride for a Reason and raised money that is then divided equally among eight Oakland public schools, including Claremont. Ride for… Read more »

NEW: Prospective Families – Tours Announced

Claremont Open House: Families interested in attending Claremont in the 2019-20 school year are invited to attend the Prospective Family Open House at Claremont on Saturday Oct. 20, from 2 p.m. to 4:30. Tours of Claremont for 5th Graders and their Parents / Guardians Fifth graders and their parents/guardians are invited to tour Claremont on… Read more »

Welcome from Principal Mayer

Hello Claremont Families!   We are very excited for the 2018-19 School year. Once again, it is an honor to have the opportunity to be the instructional leader of such a great school and community.  I never take this opportunity for granted and I really appreciate everyone’s continued support! This is going to be a fantastic… Read more »

School Supply List for 2018-19

Please see below to find the school supply list for each grade. 6th Grade School Supply List 6th Grade Students will need 7 pencils (mechanical or wood are okay) 2-3 pens of different colors (such as black, blue, red &/or green for class notes) 1 handheld  pencil sharpener (that holds shavings) 2-3 highlighters (any color is… Read more »

Registration Dates: August 6 and August 7

Please plan on registering your student the week before school starts. Registration Days: Incoming 6th graders register on Monday August 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Incoming 7th and 8th graders register on Tuesday August 7 from 8:30 to 3 p.m. Check back here for forms as they become available. Note: If you are… Read more »

Mr. Lesser Says Goodbye to Students, Parents and Staff

Dear Claremont Students, past Students and Parents, It is with a heavy heart that I am writing to inform you that the 2017 – 2018 school year will be my last as a teacher at Claremont. After eight wonderful years here, I will be moving South to obtain the professional degree of Doctor of Physical… Read more »

2018 Claremont Middle School Play-a-Thon: May 30 at the Rockridge BART Plaza

Mr. Brown and our Claremont student musicians will take over the Rockridge BART Plaza from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30th, to showcase our wonderful school music program, including the Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble at the 2018 Claremont Middle School Play-A-Thon! This annual fundraiser will support our ongoing efforts to make music… Read more »

Our School Library – It Makes a Difference So Please Give Today

It’s a staggering statistic – More than one-fourth of Oakland public school libraries are closed. “The schools that have highly qualified libraries and librarians, those children benefit from the parents that understand how important it is to have a library in their school,” Kari Hatch, the executive director of the nonprofit Friends of the Oakland… Read more »

Raising Money for the Future of Claremont’s Library

The PTA is excited about the impact donations have had at Claremont this year — more classroom aides than ever before, support for after school clubs, sports, art, music, field trips, teacher development, and supplies. Our families have given generously — Thanks to Each and Every One of You! Yet, even with the incredible fundraising… Read more »

Support Oakland Public Libraries – Vote Yes on Measure D

YES on Measure D: You can help keep libraries open!  Have you noticed that for many Claremont kids, the Rockridge Branch of the Oakland Public Library is basically a de facto after school program? This is the same throughout Oakland. But the Oakland Public Library is in trouble. Measure D is a $75 parcel tax… Read more »

Nominations for Claremont PTA Board Seats 2018-19 School Year

The nominating committee is putting forward this slate of candidates for next year’s PTA board. At an upcoming PTA general meeting, there will be an election. President Shona Armstrong Executive Vice President Pam Mullins Secretary Mark Fickes Communications Michelle Quinn-Lisa Fernandez Treasurer Ruth Woodruff Events Elaina Garvin Bryant Nicole Arudea Fundraising Laura Deehan Parliamentarian Amy Golden… Read more »

Key Info on Eighth Grade Events

8th Grade Events! Mark them on your calendar The following 8th grade activities have been calendared!  Information will be coming in the next few weeks in terms of volunteer and donation needs.  Permission slips will also be coming home soon for the overnight field trip. May 31-June 1 is the overnight in Occidental, CA June 6 is… Read more »

Time to tell the PTA about your volunteer time spent this year

Thank you for your support this year. Please tell us about your volunteer time for the 2017-18 school year! Knowing the time you have put in helps us understand what you value and what areas may need more support. As part of the California PTA, reporting our volunteer hours helps maintain our nonprofit status and… Read more »

2018-19 OUSD School Year Calendars Now Available Online

The Oakland Unified School District has published calendars for the 2018-19 school year showing all district holidays and professional development days. Families should take note that the next school year begins one week earlier than usual and ends in May. You can always find downloadable OUSD calendars in the Quick Links section on home page… Read more »

Please Take the California Healthy Kids Survey

All parents & guardians- Have your opinions and voice heard by taking the annual on-line California Healthy Kids Survey.  It is anonymous and  takes only 10-15 minutes.  The results are used to make policy decisions to support our students.    Read more »

Marijuana and Drug Educator to Speak at Feb. 1 PTA Meeting

Ralph Cantor, a long time drug and alcohol educator in the East Bay. will speak at the PTA’s Feb. 1 meeting.  The meeting will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Claremont’s Music Room. With marijuana legal now in California along with the rise of prescription drug abuse nationwide, parents and educators of… Read more »

PTA Goal Surpassed: $69,000 Raised for the Claremont Fund

Dear Claremont Families, The Claremont PTA wishes to extend a big THANK YOU to all of our supporters. Because of your generosity, the we have raised $69,000 for the 2017-18 Claremont Fund, exceeding our fundraising goal of $50,000! The Claremont Fund provides crucial support for our Claremont faculty and staff, the library, outdoor education, sports… Read more »

Give to the Holiday Gift Fund For Our Amazing Teachers & Staff

Now is the time to contribute to our 2017 Claremont Middle School Holiday Gift Fund! All contributions – big or small – are welcome. We will use the gift fund contributions to purchase Trader Joe’s gift cards for everyone (more than 60 people) who works at Claremont: teachers, custodians, administrative staff and all the others… Read more »

Claremont Knights Spirit Week Activities

Spirit Week from Dec. 4 to Dec. 8 will feature a different theme each day, culminating with a pep rally on Friday, Dec. 8. We are also holding a grade level spare change contest. From Monday through Thursday, each grade level will have a container to collect loose change. The grade level that collects the… Read more »