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THIS WEEK IN CULVER CITY SCHOOLS...
SATURDAY (9/15)
Linwood E. Howe Family Fun Night
"Let The Adventure Games Begin"
5pm @ Linwood E. Howe     

MONDAY (9/17)
CCUSD Elementary Music Parent Night
6:15pm @ La Ballona
More Info Here

TUESDAY (9/18)
CCHS Girls Volleyball vs El Segundo
3:15pm @ CCHS Gym

WEDNESDAY (9/19)
NO SCHOOL – YOM KIPPUR
G'mar Hatima Tova to Our Jewish Families

THURSDAY (9/20)
El Marino Picture Day

El Rincon Family Restaurant Night
@ Yalla Mediterranean Restaurant Culver City
Click Here for Flyer

CCMS Spring Break Trip to Washington, D.C. Info Meeting
6:30pm @ CCMS Multipurpose Room

FRIDAY (9/21)
El Rincon Picture Day

Farragut Family Game Night
6pm @ Farragut
(food trucks arrive at 5:30pm)

CCHS Girls Tennis vs Dorsey
7pm @ CCHS

CCHS Football vs Dorsey
7pm @ Helms Field

LOOKING AHEAD ...
September 29
Grand Re-Opening of Robert Frost Auditorium!
See details below

September 27
Equity Advisory Council
3:45pm - 5:15pm @ CCUSD Annex

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Backpacks for Kids Seeks Families to Help
In conjunction with CCUSD and Council PTA, "Backpacks for Kids" runs a weekly backpack program to ensure that every child can eat on the weekends. Each week, plain backpacks are filled with non-perishable food and snacks for needy children to take home anonymously over the weekend.

There is no cost to participate and enrollment is 100% confidential. If you would like your child to receive a backpack, please leave this form with the School Secretary in the front office of your school.
El Rincon's Cassandra Ziskind
Featured on VoyageLA
Be sure to check out this great profile of Dr. Cassandra Ziskind, principal of El Rincon Elementary School on www.VoyageLA.com.

It's a great profile that touches on Dr. Ziskind's time growing up and the challenges she has faced as an African-American educator.
School Zones Getting Safer Thanks to New Regulations and "Go Human" Signage
As you may have seen or heard, last week, Culver City took a big step to make our school zones safer by implementing new speed limit regulations around the schools. CA AB321 is a state law that allows cities to expand school zones to 1,000 feet and reduce speeds within 500 feet to 15 mph. (formerly, the school zone was 500 feet and the speed limits were set at 25 mph)
 
Why is this important? At 20 mph, pedestrian survival rate in car crashes is 90%. At 30 mph, it's 50% and at 40 mph it's only 10%. So, by reducing speeds near a school from 35 mph to 25 mph and from 25 to 15, the risk of a fatality in a car crash decreases significantly. 
 
Three different signs have been installed around all the schools.
 
25 mph signs alert drivers they are entering a school zone and should slow down, 15 mph signs mark the 500-foot proximity to the school and the last sign lets drivers know they are leaving the school zone and the prevailing speed limit applies. 
 
The best way to prevent car-pedestrian collisions is to not drive in the school zone in the first place. 25 mph signs are placed at roughly 3 blocks from the school, conveniently highlighting the 3 Block Challenge. So when parents see this sign, we recommend they park close to that point and walk to school whenever possible. Carpooling and transit of course are great options as well.
Robert Frost Auditorium Grand Re-Opening Gala Set for September 29
The transformed Robert Frost Auditorium is ready for its close-up. CCEF invites you to the Grand Re-Opening on September 29 for dinner by Akasha, a short documentary film about the making of the Frost, and a spectacular show featuring CCUSD students and some special guests. All proceeds benefit arts for all CCUSD students.

Become a fan of the Frost and get your  tickets  today.
Students Eligible for K-12 TAP Cards
For just $0.75 a ride for K-12 students, it's a no-brainer to get your student a Transit Access Pass (TAP) card and have it filled with a few bucks at all times.

Not only convenient, riding the bus is safe, cuts down on traffic and is an alternative to walking alone, particularly late at night or in the early morning.

To complete student applications for a TAP card, please visit http://media.metro.net/riding_metro/riders_guide/images/tap_k12_application.pdf

Completed applications can be dropped off in the Culver CityBus office at 4343 Duquesne Avenue (at Jefferson Boulevard).
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
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We Had A Great Arts in Education Week!