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THIS WEEK IN CULVER CITY SCHOOLS...
TONIGHT
La Ballona Lion King, Jr. Performance
7pm @ La Ballona Multipurpose Room
- More information below -

SATURDAY (5/19)
Second Annual E=MC 2 Math Counts Competition
8:30am @ CCMS Room 123

El Marino Dolphin Day (formerly Children's Day) @ 11am
For a complete schedule, click here

La Ballona Lion King, Jr. Performance
4pm and 6:30pm @ La Ballona Multipurpose Room
- More information below -

CCHS Prom
"Under the Stars" at CA Science Center!

SUNDAY (5/20)
CCMS Fun Ride
10am @ CCMS Parking Lot
- More information below -

MONDAY (5/21)
CCHS Spring College Fair
10am @ CCHS Front Lawn

CCMS Spring Music Concert
7pm @ Veterans Memorial Auditorium
- Don't miss the amazing performances by CCMS Choir, Band, and Orchestra! -

TUESDAY (5/22)
CCUSD Board Meeting
7pm @ CCUSD Board Room

WEDNESDAY (5/23)
CCMS Soccer Playoffs Begin!
4pm @ CCHS Lacrosse Field

CCHS Athlete of the Year Banquet
6pm @ CCHS Cafeteria

THURSDAY (5/24)
CCMS Color Battle–ANYTHON
Throughout the Day in PE Classes

CCMS ASB/Walk 'n Rollers Skate Party
12:45pm @ CCMS Blacktop

CCHS Primetime Basketball vs. LA High School
3:45pm @ CCHS Gym

Elementary Music Concert
6pm @ Veterans Memorial Building

FRIDAY (5/25)
CCHS Spring Music Concert
7pm @ Veterans Memorial Auditorium
End your week with some great music!

REMINDER: MONDAY (5/28)
MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY
NO SCHOOL

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CCUSD to Kick Off Sixth Annual 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 18 and includes, not only free lunch, but a great line-up of activities, games and more – all for free!
 
  • What:  Sixth Annual Free Summer Lunch and More (the “more” is the fun part – with books, board games, special guests, arts and crafts, physical activities, etc.)
  • Where: La Ballona Elementary School
  • When: Monday – Friday, June 18 – July 27 NOTE: NO PROGRAM ON JULY 4, 2018
  • 11 am – 12:30 pm Lunch
  • 11:30 am – 1:0 pm Activities
  • Who: Anyone under the age of 18 (no forms to fill out)
  • 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, and learn new skills.
 
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.
 
ln 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. lndividuals 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 Proqram Discrimination Comolaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: htto://www.ascr.usda.qov/complaint filinq 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 lndependence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-941 0;
(2) fax:    (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email:  program.intake@usda.gov .
 
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Softball Team Opens CIF Playoffs With Victory
GO CENTAURS!

The Culver City High School softball team defeated Palos Verdes 7-0 in the first round of the CIF Playoffs.

Their next game will be at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22 at Linfield Christian in Temecula.
24 th Street Theatre Puts the Liveliness
Into Live Theatre
Does anyone know why we applaud?

That is first question that 24 th Street Theatre teaching artist Dr. Linda asks CCUSD fifth-graders.
 
“Live theatre is over 2,500 years old,” she tells them. “It used to be in outdoor amphitheatres with dirt floors and was unsanitary. People would eat in the theatre. They’d also blow their noses, and throw hankies into the air to show excitement for the performance. Applauding to show approval was invented to replace the public tossing of gross hankies.”
 
That’s just one of many history lessons that Dr. Linda shares during 24 th Street Theatre’s theatre education program in CCUSD. For three days, every fifth-grader gets immersed in live theatre. Visits to the classrooms by Dr. Linda bookend a field trip to 24 th Street Theatre. During the field trip, students see how a show is made, and learn a lifetime’s worth of history, production and the craft of live theatre – all in about two hours. They also learn about empathy, race relations, language arts and math.
 
The professional theater company 24 th Street Theatre has been offering its Enter Sta g e Right (ESR) school education program to CCUSD for the past six years. ESR is a wildly fun, sophisticated and action-packed program designed to excite students and get them on the edge of their seats, all while using theatre to teach the California Visual and Performing Arts Standards in math, history and language arts.
 
From the ancient history to contemporary multimedia production, ESR brings the magic of theatre to life through improvisation techniques, incorporating production components of sets, sound, lights and live music. From the first moments of the show, when students are welcomed to 24 th Street by the fabulous Jack Black in interactive video segments, to the final multi-layered scene developed by the students themselves, the program immerses students in the full theatre experience from buying a ticket at the box office to the power of the spoken and written word.
 
As one of CCUSD’s Front and Center Theatre Collaborative’s six arts partners, 24 th Street Theatre is a leader in theatre for young audiences, consistently influencing the field to be more adventurous, more sophisticated and more provocative. Its productions bring families together.
In that spirit, 24 th Street Theatre invites all CCUSD families to come and experience the magic of live theatre. It is offering deeply discounted tickets for all CCUSD families to come see its current production, ICE . ICE is a bilingual, humorous journey in search of what it means to be “American.”
 
With a love of baseball, Tia Victoria’s salsa recipe and the help of a talking truck, two cousins work day and night to make their taco truck the “ Uncle Sam ” of mobile restaurants. Will a contest to be “the most American food truck” at Dodger Stadium on the Fourth of July prove to Immigration, Naturalization and Customs that they truly belong? In Spanish & English with supertitles. Appropriate for ages 8+. Show information and tickets available here . Use code CCUSD for the discount. Now through June 24.
 
 
Join the CulverCreates community on Facebook and Instagram , and post your own photos of CCUSD artistic endeavors, tagging #culvercreates.
Get Ready for the CCMS Fun Ride on Sunday
Attention Fifth-Grade Parents: If your kids are even a little curious about biking to Culver City Middle School, please join the Culver City Safe Routes to School Program at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 20, for a series of special rides for incoming and current CCMS students to teach them how to properly, and safely, ride to CCMS. 

  • Learn how to ride your bike safely on the street
  • Discover the best routes to Culver City Middle School
  • See where and how to park your bike properly and securely
  • FREE water bottle and reflective wrist band

Meet in Culver City Middle School parking lot. We will ride to elementary schools and back to demonstrate various routes based on students in attendance.

Please bring a bike in good working order, helmet and water. 

Parents are welcome to join but it is not mandatory. If you are not accompanying us on the ride, please be sure to download the waiver and have your child bring it on May 20.
If you are coming, please note this ride is about the kids and we will ask that you ride two blocks behind us so the students will experience a higher level of independence and better develop their confidence.
 
Parents: Students will need to bring a signed waiver to the class.  Waivers are available HERE 

REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY to help us plan accordingly.

Please register  HERE
Your Bond Dollars at Work
Your Culver City bond dollars are hard at work improving facilities throughout the Culver City Unified School District. Follow the latest updates on Instagram at www.instagram.com/measureccbond/ or @measureccbond on Instagram
Save the Date for Java Gala X
Save the date for the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts 10th Annual Java Gala!

Java Gala X will be held on Saturday, June 2. The event will begin with a reception at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m. at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd. This benefit fundraiser for the AVPA Foundation will feature students from Visual Art, Dance, Film, Music, and Theatre in an evening showcasing the highlights of the past school year.

The lobby will open at 7 p.m. with a reception featuring live music, an art exhibition, refreshments, and silent auction. The show begins at 8 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now - click here for the link! Reserved seats are $45/person and premium reserved seats are available for $60.
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