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COMING UP THIS WEEK IN CULVER CITY SCHOOLS...

Fiesta La Ballona
Our City's Biggest Party! See More Info Below ...

Fiesta La Ballona

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!
Welcome Back CCUSD!

Congresswoman Bass Recognizes CCUSD for Green Ribbon Honors, 6:30-8:30pm @ Culver City Senior Center
Congresswoman Karen Bass Will Recognize CCUSD for Its National
Green Ribbon Honors as Part of Her Congressional Conversation

CCHS Girls Tennis @ University High School
CCHS Volleyball (Varsity, JV, Frosh) vs Crossroads
Time for Centaur Athletics to Get Rolling. Be Sure to Cheer on All
of Our Student-Athletes Throughout the Year!

El Rincon Kindergarten Roundup @ 12:45-1:45pm
An Opportunity for Our Youngest Rockets to Get to Know El Rincon!

Register for CCMS Improv Program
Professional Improvisers Jennifer Flack and Eric Price Teach Students to Practice and Perform Improv in One of CCMS's Most Hilarious Programs. Register Here by September 1!

Culver City High School Football vs West Torrance @ 7pm
Come Out to See the Centaurs Take on the Warriors in Their First Game
at Jerry Chabola Stadium and Root CCHS on to Victory!

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

Important Parking Notice
Hello Culver Pride Families!

As we continue to finish the demolition of the Natatorium, access to the parking lot located in front of the Natatorium will be limited or blocked. We strongly encourage you to allow yourself additional time in the morning to drop off your children.

If you are bringing your student to the High School, please drop them off at either the Harter gate (at the back of the school) or the Huron gate (at the side of the school). If you need to drop off in front of the school, please use the inlet area between Robert Frost and the administration office. If you are dropping off your student near the Harter gate, please make sure you are not blocking access to the Harter gate or impeding pedestrian traffic.

If you are bringing your student to the Middle School, we suggest that you use the bridge access on Ocean Drive (off Overland Ave). Your student can walk across the bridge and head directly into the Middle School. You can also use the inlet area between Robert Frost and the High School administration building on Elenda.

If you are bringing your student to Farragut, please use either the area at Coombs Park, the parking lot at the Culver City Public Library or the Adult School parking lot. Each of these lots has a pedestrian gate that gives access to the Farragut playground.

This is also a great time to take the “3 block walking challenge” by parking and walking from either Overland and Farragut or Overland and Franklin!

The parking lot located at the back of the High School will be accessible to employees only. Employees will need to make sure that their parking permit placard is clearly displayed on their rear view mirror.

We appreciate your patience as we continue to work on these awesome Bond Facilities projects!


Check Out Our New #CulverPride Video ...
We will be spotlighting each of our schools in a series of Culver Pride videos that have been created, filmed and edited by Holly Gable and Dan O’Brien. Students Ginger Port and Bailey Holliver also contributed to this first video. We thank them all for their hard work and the time they dedicated to creating such a beautiful testament to our outstanding schools. These videos will live on the website of each school after their CulverPride debut. We hope you enjoy!
District Statement on Charlottesville
The following statement from CCUSD was read by Board of Education President Kathy Paspalis at Tuesday's Board of Education meeting:

Like many people around the world, we were shocked by the acts of violence and hatred we witnessed recently in Charlottesville. As educators, it’s our responsibility not only to condemn such racial and ethnic prejudice and to talk with our students about these issues but also to embrace diversity within our community. We are proud of our reputation as a district that supports and celebrates its diversity.

As we prepare for the new school year, we want to reaffirm our commitment to unity within our schools and serving as positive role models. We revel in our ranking as the nation’s fourth most-diverse district and stand firmly against racism, violence or bullying on our campuses.

Moreover, we are working every day to improve our schools and ensure that each and every student has a respectful, safe and positive experience every time they set foot on a CCUSD campus.

We encourage you to stand with us and join educators across the nation in denouncing racism. Culver Pride is about more than just being proud of our academic, artistic and athletic accomplishments. Culver Pride is about standing up to intolerance wherever we see it and knowing that our collective efforts will make a positive difference in the lives of the students and families we serve.
What Does Your "Back to School" Look Like?
From new backpacks and school supplies to new teachers and new campuses, everyone experiences Back to School in their own way. Share with us your "Back to School" shots. Whether it's the first day of kindergarten or reunions with friends you haven't seen all summer, post your photos on the social media platform of your choice and tag them with #CCBacktoSchool and #CulverPride ... we want to see what your "Back to School" looks like!
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Thank You to Our Senior Volunteers
Thank you to our incredible Senior Center volunteers, who, for the third consecutive year, have partnered with Culver City Middle School to help assemble binders for the incoming sixth-graders at Culver City Middle School. The program is part of the Linwood Howe Sailing to Success Program and sponsored by CCEF. It is this kind of community partnership that makes Culver City so special and makes us beam with #CulverPride!
Fiesta La Ballona, Culver City’s “Party In The Park” will be held August 25-27, 2017 at Veterans Park located at 4117 Overland Avenue. The popular Culver City event features carnival rides and games, live performances, over 100 booths spotlighting local organizations as well as featuring artisan wares and other vendors, a petting zoo and pony rides, a beer and wine garden, food trucks and a food court, and other special events. Fiesta La Ballona is bicycle-friendly and strives to be a zero waste event. Admission is free to this spectacular end-of-summer festival. Fiesta La Ballona is part of the City of Culver City’s centennial celebration this year.

Last year, Fiesta attracted more than 30,000 visitors over the course of the weekend. Fiesta La Ballona began as a weeklong celebration of the region’s early settlers and has evolved into a three-day festival that kicks off the afternoon of Friday, August 25 and closes down Sunday night, August 27.  Fiesta hours are 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. (carnival rides start at 6 p.m.) on Friday, August 25; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, August 26; and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, August 27.

TAKE HOME A PIECE OF STUDENT ART: This year, to celebrate the Centennial of Culver City, some of our city's best student artists lent their talents to banners that were displayed throughout the city. During the Fiesta, you will have the opportunity to purchase this one-of-a-kind artwork. Be sure to check out the Centennial banners and even take one home to support our student artists!

For more information about this year's Fiesta, please click here.