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CCMS Panther Partners Meeting
6:30pm @ CCMS Library
Panther Partners, the booster club for CCMS, provides
support for Athletics, Classroom Enrichment, Field Trips,
Camp Panther, and much more.
Visit pantherpartners.com for more info.

CCMS Sixth-Grade Pride Awards
12:15pm @ Panther Plaza

CCUSD Board of Education Meeting
7pm @ CCUSD District Office, 4034 Irving Place
Agenda will be available here

CCHS, CCMS, CPHS Students Walkout Demonstration
10am @ Helms Field
See Info Below

AVPA Spring Musical – "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"
Opening Night! 7pm @ Veterans Memorial Building
Performances continue through Saturday 3/17
See Info Below

CCHS Talent Show, 5:00 @ CCHS Quad
CCHS has talent - come check it out!

La Ballona Family Fun Night, 6:30pm

CCHS Varsity Baseball vs. Peninsula, 11am

  For A Complete List Of Events At Your Child's School, Please Visit Our DISTRICT CALENDAR And Filter For Your Desired Campus.

Culver City High School Students Plan
Walk Out on March 14
On March 14, students from Culver City High School, Culver Park High School and Culver City Middle School will participate in a nationwide walkout to voice their opinions about gun violence and honor the victims of the Parkland shooting. At 10 a.m., students will congregate on the CCHS football field to rally and deliver speeches expressing their views on the issue. The demonstration will end promptly at 11 a.m., and students will return to class. 
Inspired by the protests organized by the survivors of the Parkland shooting, CCHS seniors Carolyn Dodenhoff and Cecilia Ribordy are leading the local movement and are working closely with CCHS/CPHS/CCMS staff and students, Culver City Council, and Culver City Police Department to make the event possible. The students aim to bring awareness to the issue of gun violence and to support the students in Parkland. “The idea of going to school should not elicit my fight or flight reaction,” Dodenhoff said. “Unfortunately, it does right now. But we’re fighting this time.”
As a California Democracy School, CCHS actively promotes and engages students to be more civically minded through the five steps of a civic inquiry and investigation process: 1) Framing a civic inquiry around an issue that is relevant to students, 2) Conducting in-depth research on the multiple perspectives and solutions surrounding the issue, 3) Engaging in civil dialogue to reveal different points of view and perspectives, 4) Communicating a conclusion that is well-researched and, 5) Taking informed action by reaching out to policymakers for effective, appropriate solutions. 
“The future of our democracy depends on a citizenry that is well informed and has the capacity to be thoughtful, engaged critical thinkers and problem solvers,” said Dr. Lisa Cooper, CCHS Principal. “Rather than stifle these students as they try to express their civic activism, we are working closely with them to encourage them to express their opinions on this important issue without adversely impacting the learning environment on campus.”
For more information on this event, please contact Dr. Carlos Valverde, Director of Activities, at carlosvalverde@ccusd.org .
Video of CCUSD and CCPD School Safety Workshop Now Available On-Line
On March 6, CCUSD and the Culver City Police Department presented a workshop on School Safety: Awareness and Preparedness. Parents and community members had the opportunity to hear how CCUSD and CCPD staff work collaboratively to ensure our students’ safety. For those who missed the event in person, the video is now available by clicking here .
AVPA to Present Spring Musical
AVPA’s Blurred Vision Theatre Company will present its performance of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at 7 p.m. on March 14, 15, 16 and 17 at Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 Overland Avenue.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee centers on a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School. Six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally quirky grown-ups.

The AVPA Blurred Vision Theatre Company’s production is filled with funny characters, catchy songs, and special surprises for the audience!

Come out with your family and friends and enjoy “the Bee!”

Ticket prices are $15 for General Admission; $10 for seniors / CCUSD faculty and staff / high school students; $5 - students with ASB / children middle school-age and younger; and AVPA Season Pass holders will be admitted free.

Advanced tickets can be purchased by clicking here . Pre-purchased tickets can be printed and used to bypass the Will Call and Sales table in the lobby of the auditorium.

 AVPA is also offering a special deal. Discount tickets of $10/person will be available to any AVPA alumni who attend the Thursday, March 15 show.
Community Invited to Participate
in CCUSD Arts Education Planning
Please join the CCUSD Board of Education, Superintendent Leslie Lockhart, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services Tracy Pumilia, and K-12 District Arts Coordinator Heather Moses for an in-depth workshop on arts education and the integration of the arts into the CCUSD curriculum.
CCUSD Board Workshop on Arts Education
March 20, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
In the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) at
Culver City Middle School (CCMS)
4601 Elenda St, Culver City CA 90230
At this workshop, district leadership will provide an update on the current strategic arts planning efforts. Then the public will be invited to ask questions, contribute ideas, help set priorities, and learn about opportunities to get involved in CCUSD’s arts education programming. All members of the Culver City community are welcome, including students, residents, business people and members of nonprofit organizations. For more information, contact Heather Moses, heathermoses@ccusd.org , (310) 842-4220, ext. 4230.
Project Prom Helps Students Get Ready for Their Big Night
Five years ago at Culver City High School, a special space was created called the "Culver Closet." Students are referred by counselors, teachers, and staff for new and gently used items such as clothing, shoes, toiletries, and school supplies. Four years ago, we started "Project Prom."
Project Prom targets the district's lower income students with a day of free services to get ready for their special night, which is on May 19 this year. Project Prom served 63 students last year, and this will be the group's fifth annual event! Special occasions like High School Prom should be accessible to all students who wish to enjoy them, and not just for those with enough resources. So many students, for a range of reasons, simply cannot afford to attend such special events. Project Prom is seeking professional hair and make-up artists to volunteer their time. The group will have music, decorations, and food for the event as well. If you choose to donate or provide services, your generous donation will enable someone in need to enjoy one of these magical milestones!
Project Prom is accepting, tuxedos, jewelry, and accessories through May 4 and is looking for local restaurants or donors to help with refreshments for the students and volunteers. The group is also seeking sponsors for prom tickets or tuxedo rentals. During the event, there is a raffle as a way to add excitement to the festivities. Project Prom is accepting gift cards from places such as local eateries, coffee shops, movie theaters etc. Donations are tax deductible.
If you are interested in making a donation or providing services, please contact Adrienne Madrid at 310-842-4200 ext. 3313. Arrangements can be made to pick up donated items. Donor names will appear in local newspapers, social media, and in the CCUSD Newsletter.    

Please visit www.culvercloset.com for more information about what Project Prom does and pictures of last year’s Project Prom. Should you require more information, please don’t hesitate to contact Adrienne Madrid 310-842-4200 x 3313 or adriennemadrid@ccusd.org . CCUSD students and staff thank you in advance for your consideration!
JPL Collaborates With CCHS Science Teachers
Culver City High School science teachers, below, recently visited the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology as part of their on-going collaboration with JPL scientists. Special thanks to CCUSD School Board member Dr. Steve Levin for coordinating the visit!
CCUSD to Hold Two Special Education
Workshops This Spring
Culver City Unified School District is pleased to announce two upcoming parent workshops from our Special Education Department.

The first workshop, "IEP Process and Supporting Special Needs Students Through Preschool, Elementary, Middle, and High School Transitions," will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21 at the CCUSD District Office Board Room at 4034 Irving Place.

This workshop will provide an overview of the IEP process with a specific focus on transition junctures in your child's educational program -Preschool to Kindergarten, Elementary to Middle school, Middle to High school, and High school to Post secondary.

The workshop will be facilitated by Jo-Anne Cooper, Christine Cole, and Sheila Grant, and a Q&A session with Culver City Middle & High School staff will be held following the presentation.

The District's Special Education Department will also hold a workshop entitled, "Techniques for Improving Reading and Math Skill Development at Home" from 6 to 7pm on Tuesday, April 17 at the CCUSD District Office Board Room at 4034 Irving Place.

This workshop will provide an overview of strategies to support reading and math skills at home. Participants will take away instructional practices and resources they can use at home to support their child’s academic development in reading decoding, reading comprehension, number sense, and math problem solving.

To register for one or both workshops, please click here .

For additional questions about workshop topics or logistics, please contact the Special Education department at (310) 842-4220 ext. 4249.

Stay tuned for updates and announcements on parent workshop offerings in fall 2018!
CCHS Sets Cheerleading, Dance, Flag Football and Basketball Clinics
Sign-ups are now available for Culver City High School's Cheerleading, Dance, Flag Football and Basketball Clinics.

Come join Culver City High School Sports Camp. The CCHS sports teams are back to
share their love of sports with your child. Our coaches are highly qualified and have
many years of experience coaching children of all ages. Coaches and athletes from cheer and football will be working on skills and techniques with campers.

Cheer and Dance :
All participants will be learning cheers, sidelines, stunts, beginning tumbling and dances. Time will be spent developing individual skills and learning correct technique. Each day, participants will work one-on one with CCHS cheerleaders, work as part of a team and perform with and for other campers. On Friday, participants will hold a special performance at 2:30pm to show off all they have learned.

Football and Basketball :
Campers will have a choice or flag football or basketball. We will be working on ball
handling, passing, throwing, dribbling, agility, flexibility, and speed drills.

The one-week clinics will be held from 9am to 3pm on March 26-30 and April 2-6. Before care will be available starting at 7:30am, and after-care will be available until 5:30pm. The clinics will all take place at Culver City High School (check in in the cafeteria) and are open to students from kindergarten through sixth grade. Cost is $160 per week or $35 per day. There are $20 discounts available for siblings and for registering for both weeks.

Lunch ranges from $4-$5. Monday lunch will be $4 for pizza, chips and drink. The lunch menu for the remainder of the week will be posted each Monday. Snacks and drinks will also be available for purchase.

For more information, please contact CulverCityCheerandDance@gmail.com (cheer) or CCHSsports2@gmail.com (football/basketball).
Learn More About the Inglewood Oil Field Specific Plan and How You Can Comment
The City of Culver City has released an important brochure with information about the proposed Inglewood Oil Field Specific Plan and the associated Environmental Impact Report. We believe this is an important issue for all CCUSD parents.

To review or download the brochure, please click here .

Para la información en español, HAGA CLIC AQUI
Get Ready for the Fourth Annual Culver City Healthy Family 5K Run/Walk
The Culver-Palms Family YMCA will old its Fourth Annual Culver City Healthy Family 5K Run/Walk & Kiddie Run at 9 a.m. on Sunday, April 8, West Los Angeles College. The focus of the event will be on strengthening community by encouraging families and youth to get moving, to adopt physical exercise and other healthy habits like right eating, being kind to others, being of service, and more.

For more information, please click here .
CCHS ASB Ramping Up Culver for a Cause Run
On April 14, CCHS Associated Student Body will be hosting the Culver for a Cause Charity Run for the City of Culver City on the CCHS campus. Proceeds will be directed towards the CCUSD Culver Closet, which helps provide clothing and toiletry items to CCUSD families in need. Some proceeds will also be donated to help Peruvian women gain an access to education because we believe that it is important for our community members, who are lucky enough to have easy access to education, to support those in developing areas who cannot afford to attend school.

The Run will begin and finish at the Culver City High School track, and will also run through CCMS and Farragut Elementary School. The event will begin at 10am on April 14.
There will be entertainment, food, T-shirts, and medals. If you are a part of an organization or business and are interested in becoming a vendor or sponsor, this event will be a great opportunity for public advertisement.

For registration and more information please visit www.culverforacause.com
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