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FRIDAY (5/31)
El Rincon Talent Show Auditions
3:30pm @ El Rincon Cafeteria

CCMS Spring Parent Workshop (Spanish)

AVPA Take 10 Film Festival
7pm @ Robert Frost Auditorium

CCMS Improv Shows
12pm / 3pm / 7pm @ Robert Frost Auditorium
More Information Below

Cirque du LinHowe
5pm @ Linwood E. Howe
More Information Below

CCHS Senior Prom
7pm @ Skirball Center, Taper Courtyard

SUNDAY (6/2)
CCMS Improv Shows
2pm / 5pm @ Robert Frost Auditorium
More Information Below

MONDAY (6/3)
CCMS Eighth-Grade Exit Interviews
(Continues Through Thursday)

La Ballona Volunteer Breakfast
8:45am @ La Ballona Soccer Field Tables

El Rincon Family Restaurant Night
5-8pm @ Shakey's Pizza, 5604 Sepulveda Blvd., in Culver City

CCMS Pride Awards (Seventh Grade)

CCUSD Board of Education Workshop
"Facilities Master Plan Progress Update"
6:30pm @ Board Room, CCUSD District Office, 4034 Irving Place

Farragut Sports Day

CCMS Panther Showcase Concert

CCMS Pride Awards (Eighth Grade)

FRIDAY (6/7)
La Ballona International Show
5pm @ La Ballona Cafetorium

AVPA Open House Workshop and Java Gala XI
12:30pm @ Robert Frost Auditorium
More Information Below

SUNDAY (6/9)
AVPA Graduation
11am @ Robert Frost Auditorium

  For a Complete List of Events at Your Child's School, Please Visit Our DISTRICT CALENDAR and Filter for Your Desired Campus.

Middle Schoolers: Try AVPA on for Size
What’s your art form? Dance, film-making, band, ceramics? Do you like to be on stage or behind the scenes? Do you prefer to create on a canvas or a computer? If you have any interest in any art form, then don’t miss AVPA’s inaugural Open House Workshop, on Saturday, June 8. Culver City High School’s AVPA (Academy of Visual and Performing Arts) invites Culver City Middle School   students and any students interested in exploring CCHS’s award-winning arts education offerings to attend.
Offered for the first time this year, middle school students will work with high school students and AVPA teachers in every one of AVPA’s five disciplines in AVPA: Visual Art, Dance, Film, Music, and Theatre. The half-day workshop is in conjunction with JAVA GALA XI, AVPA’s annual benefit fundraiser that showcases the incredible work of AVPA students. This annual fundraising benefit and showcase closes out AVPA’s inaugural season in the newly remodeled Robert Frost Auditorium. Students from Visual Art, Dance, Film, Music, and Theatre will present highlights of the year and perform newly created works.
Workshop participants are invited to perform in the opening act of the spectacular Java Gala!
CCHS’s AVPA program offers an innovative and challenging arts education program that empowers students and inspires a compassionate, creative community. The entire faculty and staff are teachers who are also working professionals, thus students gain valuable insight about their chosen field, as well as access to connections beyond the walls of the Academy. For more information, watch THIS IS AVPA .
Details for the Saturday, June 8 workshop are :
12:30pm – Arrive at the Robert Frost Auditorium to check in
1:00-4:00pm – 5 Sessions (Students will be divided between the 5 programs and rotate to another department every 30 minutes. A break with snacks and water will take place at 2:30pm.)
Students who perform in the show will  return to rehearse the opening from 6 – 6:30 pm at the Robert Frost Auditorium. They can then enjoy the reception before the show begins at 7pm.
Each student who participates in the workshop will receive a t-shirt and a ticket to the show. A donation of $25 per student is requested to participate in the workshop and attend the show.
Tickets for the Java Gala show are regularly $25 for adults and $15 for students. 
As an added bonus, parents/guardians of students who participate in the workshop are offered Java Gala tickets for $15.
For more information and to register, visit https://avpa.org/avpaworkshop/
CCUSD Ready to Kick Off
FREE Summer Lunch Program
Because our kids need to remain healthy, connected, safe and “whole” during the summer months, CCUSD has created a free lunch program complete with a variety of daily activities for students under 18! The program, a first come/first served lunch program begins June 17 and includes, not only free lunch, but also a great line-up of activities, games and more – all for free!
What :  Seventh Annual Free Summer Lunch and More (the “more” is the real fun part – books, board games, special guests, arts and crafts, physical activities, etc.)
Where : La Ballona Elementary School
When : Monday – Friday, June 17 – August 2
11:15 am – 12:30 pm Lunch
11:30 am – 1 pm Activities, etc.
                            NOTE: NO PROGRAM ON JULY 4
Who :   Anyone under the age of 18 (no forms to fill out, no eligibility exercises, etc.)
Why :   It has been proven that some students not only miss out on meaningful growth opportunities in the summer, but actually regress and lose academic, social and behavioral skills. This opportunity to eat a free healthy meal becomes even more impactful with the opportunities for students to learn, play games, connect with peers, connect with caring adults, participate in a summer reading program, learn a new skills, etc.
Lunch will be served from 11 am to 12:30 pm in the school Cafeteria. Special events and activities are planned daily from 11:30 am to 1 pm and will be posted at the site. Activities will include events such as visits from CCPD’s K9 Unit, CCFD. and the California Dairy Council along with daily arts and crafts activities and access to the school play ground from 11:30 am to 1 pm. The site is OPEN to all teens and children, 18 and under, and is FREE of charge. All food must be eaten on-site. Parents are more than welcome to stay and partake in interactive activities while their children eat and play. The site will be open to the public daily at 11 am and closed at 1 pm, at which time all students must clear the school site.
For more information, please call (310) 849-1731.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form , (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html , and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1)       mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2)       fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3)      email: program.intake@usda.gov.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Congratulations to this month's American Citizenship Award winners honored at Tuesday's Board of Education meeting. Pictured with the Board members are, from left, Lilybet Downey, Farragut; Debbie Flores, La Ballona; Sophia Wicks, Linwood E. Howe; Jalen Jasper, El Rincon; Andrew Guzman, El Marino; and Anna Payton, CCHS. Not pictured: Faith Ridley, CCMS; Yesenia de la Torre, CPHS.
Important Parking Reminder
When Attending Events at The Frost
When attending events at The Robert Frost Auditorium, please park only in the designated FREE CCUSD parking lots that surround the facility (shown above).

• Corner of Elenda and Farragut - South of the Robert Frost Auditorium. Between the Culver City Middle School and Farragut Elementary

• Huron - From Elenda, head west on Braddock. Entrance is on the south of Braddock.

• Harter - From Elenda, head west on Braddock. Pass Huron and go south on Harter. Parking is on your left.

• Overflow parking is located at Culver Blvd. and Elenda St.

Please respect the residents and do not park in the neighborhood.
Earn Your Principal A Massage – Take the Walk 'n Rollers Parent Travel Survey!
The Culver City Walk 'n Rollers Parent Travel Survey is out. The initial numbers show everything is trending the right way, but the sampling is small. We need more parents to take the survey here:  http://www.ccwalkandroll.com/surveypledge

We will draw a winner each week from the respondents.

Remember, the school with the most responses will earn the principal a free massage! 

Current leader board (percentages of total):
El Marino Language School: 27.3
Farragut Elementary School: 27.3
Linwood Howe Elementary School: 18.2
Culver City Middle School: 9.1
Culver City High School: 6.1
El Rincon Elementary School:  6.1
La Ballona Elementary School:  6.1
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