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El Rincon’s Kindness Tree Needs Community for Fruits and Branches

El Rincon’s Kindness Tree Needs Community for Fruits and Branches

This year, for the second time, the school will participate in Random Acts of Kindness Week with school-wide activities to celebrate the week. All students will be encouraged to conduct Random Acts of Kindness at home, in the community and at school. Additionally, the students will be creating Valenkind Cards, which will be delivered to senior citizens in the community (including residents at [...]

Lin Howe Sailing to Success – LeShon Rayford

Lin Howe Sailing to Success – LeShon Rayford

Sailing requires the courage to Explore, Dream and Discover. The students of Linwood E. Howe Elementary School are doing just that! As the strong winds propel their ship to move forward, the Vikings are adjusting their sails, leaving the harbor and navigating toward a new destination … The Linwood E. Howe Sailing to Success College and Career Program. “The program is designed to expose and [...]

La Ballona Creates Mentoring Program with Big Brothers/Big Sisters

La Ballona Creates Mentoring Program with Big Brothers/Big Sisters

La Ballona Elementary School is the first school in the district to launch a school-based mentoring program in conjunction with Big Brothers/Big Sisters. The program, which could soon be replicated at other CCUSD schools, provides consistent, individualized time and attention to at-risk kids in public elementary and middle schools throughout L.A. County. Volunteers make a one-year commitment and [...]

Friends of the Sandy Segal Youth Health Center to Celebrate 25 Years

Friends of the Sandy Segal Youth Health Center to Celebrate 25 Years

The Friends of the Sandy Segal Youth Health Center is proud to announce the 25th anniversary of their founding. The group serves as the fundraising arm of the Health Center which provides free mental and physical health care to Culver City students. The celebration will be held as part of the group’s annual major fundraiser on Saturday, February 21st at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Culver City. [...]

CCUSD Launches App – Get Connnected

CCUSD Launches App – Get Connnected

The Culver City Unified School District has launched a new mobile app for Apple and Android products designed to keep users connected with all that is happening in Culver City schools. The app, now available on iTunes or Google Play, enables users to receive push notifications about the latest news and updates from the District as well as access to school phone numbers, lunch menus, sports [...]

The Willows to Offer Panel on the ‘Maker Movement’ Jan. 15

The Willows to Offer Panel on the ‘Maker Movement’  Jan. 15

The Willows, since its founding in 1994, The Willows has been a proponent of the integration of hands-on, experiential learning, and Maker philosophy within our curriculum. Now, the Maker Movement, the technology influenced DIY community inventing, designing, and promoting hands-on learning, has gathered momentum in our 21st century society and educational programming. In a continuing dedication [...]

AVPA Offers “The Big Show” – Dec. 18 @ Robert Frost

AVPA Offers “The Big Show” – Dec. 18 @ Robert Frost

Culver City High School’s Academy of Visual and Performing Arts is undertaking one of its largest productions ever: The Big Show. For the first time in AVPA’s 19-year history, students will join forces across all five departments in a site-specific celebration of their artistic home, the Robert Frost Auditorium. Installations and performances will take place throughout the building, from [...]

PTSA Adds Value for CCHS

PTSA Adds Value for CCHS

The Culver City High School PTSA is proud to announce a number of funding awards to vital school and community resources. $400 to the CCUSD Backpacks for Kids Program (in addition to our food drive for individual oatmeal or cold cereal packets) $250 to the CCHS Nurse’s Office for supplies $300 to provide hand sanitizer throughout the school $1,500 to the Sandy Segal Youth Health Center [...]

La Ballona To Launch Reading Club – Claudia Benitez

La Ballona To Launch Reading Club – Claudia Benitez

After a year of preparation and joint collaboration with Margot Reyes and Lorena Lopez at La Ballona; generous El Marino Parent Coordinators, Adriana Poblano and Eugenia Sanchez; and the indefatigable Booster and PTA leadership, Joy Kecken, Catalina Pop and Heather Moses, La Ballona Elementary School is thrilled to launch its first parent-run Reading Club/Club Lectura group for English Learner [...]

State PTA Honors Lin Howe Volunteer

State PTA Honors Lin Howe Volunteer

Huge congratulations to Linwood E. Howe PTA volunteer mom, Michelle (Mish) Eagle, who was just awarded a California State PTA Continuing Education Scholarship for Volunteers in the amount of $500. Mish, mom of 4th grader Chloe, is on the PTA Executive Board as Fundraising Chair, chaired the Fall Festival for the last four years, and is present and working at almost every other PTA event since [...]

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