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THIS WEEK IN CULVER CITY SCHOOLS...
FRIDAY (2/22)
Linwood E. Howe Family Movie Night
"The Greatest Showman"
6pm – food and snacks
6:30pm – movie begins
Bring your own blankets, pillows, cushions, and low beach chairs.
Pre-order a pizza dinner: bit.ly/movienightpizza

SATURDAY (2/23)
Heidi Duckler Dance Ebb & Flow: Culver City 2019
11am to 7pm @ Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

Celebrating Black Leadership in Culver City
2pm @ Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum, 4130 Overland Ave.
More information below

CCHS Baseball vs Torrance
3pm @ CCHS

SUNDAY (2/24)
Heidi Duckler Dance Ebb & Flow: Culver City 2019
11am to 7pm @ Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook
CCHS AVPA Students Perform at 3:30pm
More information below

MONDAY (2/25)
Farragut Science Fair Week
(continues all week)

CCHS Boys Tennis vs. El Segundo
2:30pm @ CCHS

TUESDAY (2/26)
CCHS Girls Soccer
State Playoffs
Time and Location TBD

CCHS Softball vs. Palisades
3:15pm @ CCHS

CCHS Boys Lacrosse vs. Notre Dame/Sherman Oaks
4pm @ CCHS

CCHS Girls Lacrosse vs. Mira Costa
7pm @ CCHS

WEDNESDAY (2/27)
El Marino Talent Show Auditions
2pm @ El Marino Cafetorium

CCHS Softball vs. Notre Dame Academy
3:15pm @ CCHS

CCHS Parent Night for Class of 2023
5:30pm @ Robert Frost Auditorium
More information below

THURSDAY (2/28)
CCHS Boys Tennis vs. North Torrance
2:30pm @ CCHS

CCHS Boys Swimming/Diving vs. Birmingham
3pm @ The Plunge

CCUSD Equity Advisory Council Meeting
3:45pm @ CCUSD Board Room, 4034 Irving Place
More information below

CCHS Boys Lacrosse vs. Hamilton
4pm @ CCHS

Farragut Science Night
6pm @ Farragut Cafetorium

CCHS Girls Lacrosse vs. Hamilton
7pm @ CCHS

FRIDAY (3/1)
CCHS Baseball vs Hamilton
3pm @ CCHS

SATURDAY (3/2)
16th Annual Culver City Track and Field Invitational
10am @ Balkman Track / Helms Field

Read Across America
NEA's Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading
on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.
For more information on Read Across America, visit www.nea.org/readacross .

SUNDAY (3/3)
CicLAvia
Kickoff at 8:30 a.m. in Downtown Culver City
Sign up here and get a free t-shirt to show off that #CulverPride
More information below

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What Do A Fish, A Culver City Bus and AVPA Dance Students Have in Common?
 
The Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook …
Earlier this week, AVPA dance students partnered with Culver CityBus to shuttle up to the Baldwin Hills Overlook for rehearsals with professional dance company Heidi Duckler Dance (HDD). The CCHS students will perform at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 24 as part of HDD’s Ebb & Flow: Culver City 2019.
 
Culver CityBus donated student TAP cards to each student so they could ride the 3 and 4 bus lines to and from the Overlook for free.
 
Ebb & Flow: Culver City is a free, site-specific community festival of local artists which integrates dance, visual arts, music and technology to explore climate change and its impact on the environment and, consequently, our health. The day will begin with free public dance workshops for all ages and abilities, booths from local artists, and opportunities to engage in environmental and wellness activities from Culver City health and wellness organizations. The festival will take place all weekend from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. In addition to CCHS, there will be student performances by St. Mary’s Academy and A Place Called Home throughout the day.
 
Choreographers featured in the event will present their new works on HDD’s fish sculpture. HDD collaborated with architect Alex Ward to design and build a 15-foot steel fish sculpture that acts as an interactive public art piece. The sculpture has moved throughout the Los Angeles area, from Downtown L.A.’s Pershing Square to San Pedro’s Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and more. Choreographers include Comfort Fedoke, Raymond Ejiofor and Jacob “Kujo” Lyons. Headlining the festival will be a new work created by Duckler in collaboration with composer/performer, Drum & Lace, exploring issues of climate change.
 
“Dancing on the fish is a really cool experience,” said AVPA dane student Kaira, who will dance on Sunday with her CCHS classmates, “because we get to make up our own moves, which is different than our regular dance classes where we are told what to do. I've never danced on a big structure before! It's really fun!”
 
This project is supported by the California Arts Council. These performances are made possible in part by the City of Culver City, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Performing Arts Grant Program, with support from Sony Pictures Entertainment.
PTA Honorary Service Award
Nominations Now Open
In our busy and hectic world, time is a precious gift. And it’s a gift that you, our awesome
parent volunteers, community members, businesses and staff members, give in abundance to support Culver City schools. Our students are doing great things because of the time and effort these people and organizations pour into them. And that’s EXTRAORDINARY.

So we encourage you to think about an extraordinary parent, community member, business or staff member you know. Someone who really goes above and beyond, who doesn’t stop at one event, one program, or one school. Someone who doesn’t punch out when it’s time to punch out, someone who gives more time than they have. Someone who sees the best in all of our children.

Fill out the nomination form and return it to Kelly McNair at kellymcnair@gmail.com by Friday, March 1, so that the Culver City Council PTA can choose this year’s recipients of the Honorary Service Award, Continuing Service Award, Very Special Person Award, Golden Oak Award, and the Outstanding Teacher or Administrator Awards.

  • Very Special Person (VSP) – recognition for assistance to children.
  • Honorary Service Award (HSA) – special recognition for outstanding service to children.
  • Continuing Service Award (CSA) – special recognition for ongoing or longtime service to children.
  • Golden Oak Service Award (GOSA) – the most prestigious PTA award in California. This award may be given to an individual or organization that has made significant contributions over time to the welfare of children and youth.
CCUSD Equity Advisory Council
Announces Upcoming Meetings
Over the past three years the Culver City Unified School District has worked with the school community to ensure that students, staff, and families feel physically, emotionally, and psychologically safe at all times. Initially known as the Inclusion, Respect and Diversity Task Force , the group now meets monthly as the Equity Advisory Council and works collaboratively to address equity issues that impact student learning.

For the remainder of this year, the Council has chosen to divide into working subcommittees to address the following three focus areas:

  • District Ethos: actively engaging in anti-bias work across the district
  • Discipline and Safety: examining data to ensure equity in all discipline referrals;
  • Student Empowerment: gathering student feedback to gain insight into the student experience

In order to ensure diversity of representation from all sites and student groups, the Council is seeking additional participants to help us in our work in the areas of District Ethos, Discipline and Safety, and Student Empowerment.

Members of the school community are invited to join us at our next meeting on February 28 from 3:45pm - 5:15pm in the CCUSD Board Room, 4034 Irving Place. Subsequent meetings are scheduled for April 25 and May 23. Please click on the following survey link to sign up: EAC Interest Survey2019
Measure K Parcel Tax Exemption
Forms Now Available
The Measure K Parcel Tax Exemption forms (for seniors, SSI and SSDI/low income) are now available on the CCUSD website and are due to the Parcel Tax Administrator by June 30, 2019.

Instructions for submitting the forms and eligibility requirements are on each form. Printed forms are also available at the District Office (4034 Irving Place) and at the Culver City Senior Center (4095 Overland Avenue).
Today is Final Day to Nominate A Teacher or Classified Employee of the Year!
Nominations close today for the 2018-2019 Sony Pictures Entertainment Teacher of the Year and the 2018-2019 CCUSD Classified Employee of the Year.

Teacher of the Year nominees must be fully credentialed teachers currently employed to teach any pre-kindergarten through grade 12 curriculum to children or adults. The nomination must be specific in describing the outstanding work of the nominee. Keep in mind that the Teacher of the Year is chosen based solely on the nominee's qualifications, as described in the application.

To download and complete a Teacher of the Year nomination form, please click here .

To download and complete a Classified Employee of the Year nomination form, please click here .

Please submit all nominations no later than Friday, February 22, 2019 .
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