Incoming Families

What's Happening from now to the start of school

Welcome 2012-13 New Families!

Here you will find information about the next few months before school starts.

Click each section header below for more information.

Important Dates and Events:   We encourage all new families to get involved and start meeting other new and current families throughout the spring and summer. There is also an important chance for your student to meet his or her teacher on August 11th.  Our families are at the heart of Yu Ming and are excited to welcome you into our community.

Required Forms: There are a number of forms that parents and guardians are required to complete by the beginning of the school year.  You can download some of these forms now.  Please complete and mail to:

Yu Ming Charter School
321 10th Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Attn:  Lina Huang

Getting Ready for School:  We are updating information about the 2012-13 school programs, schedule and logistics.  You can read the 2011-12 information on our At and Around School page.  We will let you know as new information is posted, including:

Family Directory and Carpooling:  Our Parent Action Group is compiling a family directly and list for carpooling. If you are interested in being included in our family directory and/or would like to connect with families in your neighborhood about carpooling, please complete this online form by July 6th.   The PAG will send the directory and carpool information in mid-July.   The school will also add registered families to our parent listserv as we get closer to the start of school.

Important Dates and Events

Dates and locations subject to change.  More details will be provided closer to each event.

Date Time Activity / Event Location
Saturday, June 16(FOR NEW FAMILIES ONLY) 9:30 – 11:30am Welcome Picnic for New Families: Meet other incoming families and sign up for bulk uniform order, carpooling, volunteer committees, etc. North end of Temescal Park, 6500 Broadway (not the Broadway Terrace entrance). There is a large parking lot ($5 or park on Broadway and walk in).  We will be somewhere on large grass area next to parking lot, look for red and orange balloons.  Please bring blankets, balls, games and a snack to share.  For more information, contact Melissa Lee at
Sunday, June 24(ALL YU MING FAMILIES) 12 – 4pm Beach Picnic for all current and new Yu Ming families, including potluck picnic lunch, games, kites, beach fun and a uniform swap Alameda BeachFor more information contact Dennis Dornan at
Sunday, July 29 TBD Day Out at Berkeley Kite Festival Berkeley Marina
August 4 & 5 Saturday afternoon to Sunday morning(or join for potluck only) Family Camping: Current and newly registered families invited

  • Saturday afternoon – set up and field games
  • Saturday evening – potluck dinner for camping families and any other family wishing to come over for the evening
  • Sunday morning – potluck breakfast
  • Sunday – more field games
Chabot ParkFor more information, contact Dennis Dornan at
Saturday August 11(FOR NEW FAMILIES ONLY) 11 am  – 1 pm Meet Your Teacher and Classmates
Bring your child to Lincoln Park in Chinatown to meet their kindergarten teacher and play some games. Please bring along a dish for potluck lunch, which will take place in the park immediately after, at 12pm.
Lincoln Park10th Street and Harrison
**Monday, August 20 **NEW START DATE   SCHOOL OPENS!  Family coffee after start of school At School
Early September Evening Back to School Night At School
September To be scheduled Yu Ming Off the Grid Berkeley
Saturday, November 10 6 – 9pm Yu Ming Annual Fundraising Gala Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Chinatown

Required Forms