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Backpack Program Feeds Hungry Students – Donations Needed

Backpack Program Feeds Hungry Students – Donations Needed

Did you know that more than 45% of CCUSD students receive free or reduced price lunches at their schools every day? For many students, this vital resource includes free breakfast. In some circumstances, healthy, reliable meals on the weekends are not a guarantee. Since 2013, the CCUSD Backpacks for Kids program has been serving students at all CCUSD school sites, serving more than 10,000 meals [...]

Farragut Fall Festival This Saturday – Oct. 18

Farragut Fall Festival This Saturday – Oct. 18

Farragut Elementary School's eagerly anticipated Ninth Annual Fall Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 18 on the school's athletic field, just off the main parking lot behind the school. Parking is free. All families are invited to come and enjoy a day of Halloween fun. Take advantage of discounted pre-sales ticket pricing before and after school by the front main [...]

CCEF/Front and Center Theater Partner 24th Street’s “Enter Stage Right” Wins Major Grant

CCEF/Front and Center Theater Partner 24th Street’s “Enter Stage Right” Wins Major Grant

24th STreet Theatre has received a $300,000 grant over three years from the Rosenthal Family Foundation to expand its Enter Stage Right school field trip program and develop a touring version. 24th Street Theatre is a partner in the Culver City Education Fund's Front and Center Theatre Collaborative, and a portion of these funds will go to support Enter Stage Right Field trips for Culver City [...]

AVPA to Present a Haunted Musical Evening – Oct. 29

AVPA to Present a Haunted Musical Evening – Oct. 29

As Halloween approaches, it's time add some fun to the calendar, and a free, family-friendly event promises a bewitching evening of music, with the bonus of treats for costumed young concert-goers!  Haunted attractions and Hogwarts will be among the musical references at the first-ever Fall Concert presented by the AVPA Music Department at Culver City High School. Highlights of the [...]

Turning Point to Host Anti-Bullying Author Bazelon

Turning Point to Host Anti-Bullying Author Bazelon

Culver City's Turning Point School is pleased to welcome Emily Bazelon as a guest speak on Wednesday, October 8  from 8:30 - 10:00 am. Ms. Bazelon is the author of the national bestseller, Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. She also is a Senior Editor at Slate, and a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine. She [...]

Sip for Our Schools – Tickets on Sale

Sip for Our Schools – Tickets on Sale

If having fun for a good cause is your idea of a great time, there's a Saturday night coming soon that will fill the bill. Join the Culver City Education Foundation from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, October 11 for a casual and engaging evening of friendship, music, beer and wine tasting, along with savory and sweet bites, while supporting our schools. Music will be provided by the awesome Culver [...]

El Marino Wins PTA Membership Contest

El Marino Wins PTA Membership Contest

Last winter and spring, the National PTA held a membership contest called 14 in 14. For every 14 new members to join a PTA unit between February and June of 2014, the unit was entered in a raffle. Only 14 winners were chosen out of the tens of thousands of PTA units across the country. Culver City's own El Marino Language School was randomly selected as one of the winners! The prize was [...]

Save the Date(s) for Back to School Night

Save the Date(s) for Back to School Night

Schools throughout the Culver City Unified School District will welcome back parents with Back to School Nights. These are a great opportunity to meet teachers, administrators and staff, while getting an early glimpse at a variety of student work. Be sure to stop by your child's school and see what's in store for the 2014-2015 school year: Farragut Elementary School - 6:30 p.m., September [...]

Bagel Bytes Bring Home Gold in Rayethon Engineering Games

Bagel Bytes Bring Home Gold in Rayethon Engineering Games

Partnering with the Milken High School Robotics Team, Culver City High School's 702 Bagel Bytes brought home the gold trophy, winning first place in the 2014 Raytheon Engineering Games. Raytheon in El Segundo hosted its 13th annual Engineer Games competition in which high school students were asked to solve a problem created and posed by Raytheon engineers. The project they were given to solve [...]

UPCC – Beyond the Bond

UPCC – Beyond the Bond

On June 3rd, 2014, Culver City voters passed Measure CC by 76%. This landslide vote was the second highest level of approval among the 40 school bonds on California ballots on election day. Our community now has a large pool of resources available to improve our schools. Culver City made the right choice. United Parents of Culver City (UPCC) believes that these bond funds should be used to [...]

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