The Paw Print

Vol 7. Week of September 27, 2021

Join Us For Back to School Night!

This year, we will host a virtual Back to School Night. Parents/guardians will rotate through their child's schedule and visit all classes inthe order they would attend class. Zoom links will be made available in the next Paw Print. More details on the pre-sessions is also forthcoming.


5-6 pm: Pre-Sessions

  • Welcome
  • Parent Bootcamp 2.0
  • SOS Curriculum Preview
  • PTSA Welcome


6-8 pm: Classroom Visits (12 minute visits, 5 minute transitions)

  • Period 0 >> 6:00 pm - 6:12 pm

  • Period 1 >> 6:17 pm - 6:29 pm

  • Period 2 >> 6:34 pm - 6:46 pm

  • Period 3 >> 6:51 pm - 7:03 pm

  • Period 4 >> 7:08 pm - 7:20 pm

  • Period 5 >> 7:25 pm - 7:37 pm

  • Period 6 >> 7:42 pm - 7:54 pm

Nominate an Amazing CCMS Staff Member!

Every week, we will recognize a student doing great things during the Panther Press Room. We're extending that opportunity to our adult Panthers. If there is a staff member that you would like to recognize for the amazing work they did this week, please fill our the nomination form below!

September 15 - October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month

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Celebrate Latino Heritage Month With These Reads, Movies, Recipes, Experiences, and More!

News from CCUSD Sustainability Committee - Green Tip of the Week!

Student Teams: Register here for Grades of Green Projects For This School Year!

The ESC is partnering again with Grades of Green to offer environmental education and coaching for CCUSD Students. There are two types of (FREE) programs available, one with shorter projects, and one school year long program, what will you choose? Parents helping student teams receive a stipend!

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CC Exchange Club Hosting Movie Under the Stars Event - 10/1

Please join the Culver City Exchange Club in a fun family drive in under the stars featuring Speed Racer and show cars on display. This event will help support our youth in Culver City.
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CC Backpack Program Hosting a Costume Drive!

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International Walk to School day is October 6!

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Annual Giving Campaign Update


So far, we have raised nearly $32,000! If you haven’t donated yet, here’s another reason why YOU should donate right now…


Why You Should Donate To The CCMS 100 Campaign –

Over the next few weeks, we will focus on where your donated money is used. First – Special Programs, Committees and Parent Education

“Panther Partners and PTSA are so proud to work hand-in-hand with CCMS to provide great experience for all our students both inside the classroom and beyond. This year, PTSA we continue to support all Panthers through programs such as WEB leaders, AVID, music and eight grade commencement celebrations. Furthermore, we’re excited for our Diversity and Equity and Special Needs Committees to present parent education and appreciation events throughout the school year. We are so grateful for our awesome community of caregivers and parents. Your support makes everything we do for our students possible. Please help us by contributing any amount you can to our 100 Campaign.

Thank you!!” - Lauren Jagnow, PTSA President


Make a difference in your family’s experience at CCMS by clicking here (Donate 21-22) to donate today to help us get to 100%. You can give once or spread out your donation over the year by giving on a recurring, monthly basis. A public education is free but a great one takes all of our support. All contributions, of any amount, are greatly appreciated and tax deductible! Don’t forget to see if your employer matches your donation as well!


P.S. Don’t forget that if you donate by 11/11, you reserve your very own Panther Drinkware Set!


P.P.S. For those that have already donated, the drinkware sets are in and will be sent home with your student in the next few weeks. Keep an eye out on your email for when to look for it! If you haven’t donated yet, you still have time to make a donation and reserve your set!

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Continuing Education Available to ALL PTSA Members

Did you know that California State PTA offers several continuing education scholarships for members, as well as program grants for PTAs?


The deadline to apply for either is October 15, 2021 so get ahead of the curve and start now!

Continuing Education Scholarships
To help school professionals and volunteers continue to learn and improve their skills, California State PTA is proud to offer two categories of scholarships: a $500 award for credentialed teachers, counselors, and school nurses, and a $500 award for PTA volunteers.

All scholarship applications require two references and an application form that can be completed online. Applicants must be a current member of California State PTA in good standing. So if you aren't already a member, join today!

Learn more and apply at https://capta.org/programs-events/scholarships/continuing-education/.

Program Grants
Available to unit, council and district PTAs in good standing, these unique annual grants are geared toward four areas of major interest to our children, schools and members:

  • Parent education
  • Cultural arts
  • Outreach translation
  • Healthy lifestyles

Learn more and apply at https://capta.org/pta-leaders/programs/grants-awards/.


All applications for continuing education scholarships and program grants are due by October 15, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Tickets to CCEF's SIP event are on sale now!

Tickets are on sale now for SIP for our Schools, Culver City Education Foundation's virtual fundraising event on October 16, 2021. Pick up a specially-curated whiskey tasting package in person at the beautiful courtyard of Culver City's Wende Museum, and meet us online that evening for a live streamed event. In addition to the blind whiskey tasting led by Bourbon & Banter, SIP for our Schools features video highlights from programs benefitting all CCUSD students, visits from special celebrity guests, a silent auction, and much more! Guests can also tune in to watch local mixologists demonstrate exciting cocktail recipes to enhance your whiskey tasting experience.


This event helps CCEF raise critical funds to sustain the vital arts and STEM education programs benefiting every student at every CCUSD school. We can't wait to SIP with you!

Purchase tickets today on our website: www.ccef4schools.org/attend-an-event

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PREVIOUSLY POSTED

Pre-Order your Yearbook Now, Before Prices Increase!

You can now buy the yearbook online for the SALE PRICE of $32.99. Prices will go up to $35 on November 1st so buy soon! Go to https://yearbookforever.com/ and type in Culver City Middle School or Scan the QR code below to take you directly to the sales page.


NOTE - some people have reported difficulties with the QR code so definitely try the website first. Please email Ms Gable if you have any questions: hollygable@ccusd.org

Regular Weekly Bell Schedule

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COVID Testing Begins This Week

Dear CCUSD Families,


Starting this Monday, September 20, we will be offering COVID testing for ALL CCUSD students on the weekly schedule below.


Everyone registering will need to provide insurance information if they have it - the company will bill insurance where available, but will not deny testing to those without insurance. To be very clear - no family will be charged at any time and every student will be able to get tested regardless of insurance coverage. The driver's license is required during registration to authorize parent consent and insurance billing.


These first testing windows will only be for CCMS students is:

  • Wednesday, Sep 20, during PE classes


You can register your students at any time. You will only have to register this one time and you do not have to schedule the appointment - the schools will manage getting the students to the mobile testers at the appropriate times.


Also attached here:

  • FAQ document regarding student COVID testing that should answer most of your initial questions about the registration and testing process
  • COVID Testing Consent Form
  • New informational document from the LA County Department of Health


Thank you all for your cooperation and patience as we continue to implement the necessary systems to keep our students and staff as safe as possible.

September Wellness information from 33rd District PTA

Consult the newsletter below for important updates and information from the PTA.

It's Not Too Late to Join the PTSA!

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Click Here to Join the CCMS PTSA

Please consider joining the PTSA! It's only $8/member for an annual membership, and any family member can join!

The CCMS Student Store Needs Volunteers!

The CCMS Student Store is open after school for students to purchase snacks and drinks (and PE clothes, once we resume sales). The student store is one of the PTSA's biggest volunteer opportunities! In order to open the store each day, we must have two parents willing to help out - don't worry we will train you!

Sign up to volunteer here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050848aca62fa4fb6-student1

If you have any questions, please contact Stephany Olson stephanyo@ca.rr.com

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

Atheltic Clearance Information

  1. Students must have a physical before they can participate in any school sports including practices and games. No student will be able to participate without the approval of a physician. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you are unable to obtain a physical from your physician call the Health Center to schedule an appointment at (310) 392-8636.
  2. Obtain written permission from a parent/guardian to compete.
  3. Maintain a 2.0 GPA (cannot have 2 or more N's and no more than 1U) or you will be ineligible to participate in the program.
  4. A student may be declared ineligible for disciplinary reasons by administrative action.
  5. All Students must complete an Athletic Clearance Packet before trying out or competing for any sport.


For more information regarding the Athletic Clearing process, please visit this link:

Athletic Clearance Information


Here are more options for obtaining a physical exam:


Health Center on Campus

Hours: Mon & Wed from 8:00 - Noon

(310) 392-8636

  • Cost: $25

  • Must have a signed parental consent form at time of appointment from the health center.

  • Must schedule appointment in advance.


Wellness Mart

12200 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90025

(310) 820-2150

Email: wla@wellnessmart.com

  • $40 walk-in welcome


Minute Clinic @ CVS Drug Store

Hours: M-F: 10a-6:30p / Sat & Sun: 9a-5:30p

Closed for lunch M-F: 2p-3p; Sat & Sun: 1p-2p

Address: 13171 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

(310) 821-8908

  • Last appointment: 15 minutes before closing

  • Cost: $49


COST OF CCMS SPORTS

This past year has been full of difficulties, inlcuding challenges to our CCMS sports program. Due to not be able to offer sports last year, we are severly lacking in enough funds to grow our programs. Now, more than ever, it's important that we collect as many donations as we can to keep our program afloat (especially to offer "no cut" teams).


We request a $100 donation per athlete per sport so that we may provide quality coaches, uniforms,equipment, league fees, certificates to each player at the end of the season, and so that we can continue to offer a wide and deep athletic program. If you are unable to contribute the full amount please donate an amount that is affordable. You may also choose not to donate by clicking on the appropriate button on the registration website (lnk below).


All clearances and donations for CCMS sports programs are to be entered here: Athletichttps://www.pantherpartners.com/athletics.html .

Culver City Backpacks Program

Culver City Unified School District (CCUSD) believes that no child in our community should go hungry or have food insecurities, especially on weekends when students don’t have access to school-sponsored breakfast and lunch. The Culver City Council PTA, in conjunction with CCUSD, provides students in need with a backpack filled with non-perishable food and snacks each week to ensure that every child can eat on the weekends.

There is no cost to participate and enrollment is 100% confidential. Each week, filled backpacks will be available in the school’s main office. You or your child, simply pick up the backpack and take it home. Backpacks will not be returned each week; your student will receive a new backpack each week. Enrollment is ongoing so any child in need can sign up for the program at any time throughout the school year.


If you would like your student to receive a weekly backpack, sign up here: https://forms.gle/Afdf5QqgppsuYGQf7 or complete a form in your school office.

https://www.ccbackpacksforkids.com/

Cafeteria Information

During the 2021-22 school year, ALL students will receive free meals from the cafeteria.

  • Students need only to show their student ID for scanning.
  • Pins will no longer be used.
  • If students wish to purchase additional snack not included in the regular school meal, they may do so out of the funds in their student meal account.
  • Cash will no longer be accepted.
  • To load money on your student's meal account, go to: https://family.titank12.com/PGQP3K
  • To complete a meal application, click here: www.culvercafe.org
2021-2022 CCUSD School Calendar

Access the calendar for the 2021-2022 school year here!

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