Viking Voice

Week of April 20, 2020

Grade Level Zoom and Chat with the Principal

Grade level Principal/Parent Zoom sessions (Online version of Coffee and Chat)

TK/Kinder- Monday April 20th 3:45pm-

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Meeting ID: 943 9100 5958

Password: 4a1hrh

1st- Tuesday April 21st- 2:45pm-

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Meeting ID: 962 0078 0368

Password: 5UBdYZ

2nd- Wednesday April 22nd- 3:45pm

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Meeting ID: 972 2696 0268

Password: 2nvMr5

3rd- Tuesday April 21st- 3:30pm

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Meeting ID: 930 5993 4041

Password: 2SGt8k

4th- Tuesday April 21st- 2:00pm

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Meeting ID: 999 0221 5042

Password: 8S2zB2

5th- Monday April 20th- 3:00pm

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Meeting ID: 959 3727 5258

Password: 5AXwwU

Open for all grades Tuesday April 21st- 5:00pm

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Meeting ID: 922 3334 5045

Password: 1TgYZ3

50th Anniversary of Earth Day Activities

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This provides one document with links to resources that families may need to access during this time. This document is posted on the home page of our school site website.



**Returning Parents: UPDATE your child's teacher/class or it'll go to last year's class**

Unfortunately, no cash/check payments will be taken while school is shut down. We are aiming to distribute them the last week of school in some way. Very limited extras will be available at a price increase.

Quote of the Week

What if??? ❤️❤️❤️

If they cancel the rest of the school year, students would miss 2.5 months of education. Many people are concerned about students falling behind because of this. Yes, they may fall behind when it comes to classroom education...

But what if...❤️❤️❤️

What if instead of falling “behind", this group of kids are ADVANCED because of this? Hear me out...❤️❤️❤️

What if they have more empathy, they enjoy family connection, they can be more creative and entertain themselves, they love to read, they love to express themselves in writing. ❤️❤️❤️

What if they enjoy the simple things, like their own backyard and sitting near a window in the quiet. ❤️❤️❤️

What if they notice the birds and the dates the different flowers emerge, and the calming renewal of a gentle rain shower? ❤️❤️❤️

What if this generation are the ones to learn to cook, organize their space, do their laundry, and keep a well run home? ❤️❤️❤️

What if they learn to stretch a dollar and to live with less? ❤️❤️❤️

What if they learn to plan shopping trips and meals at home. ❤️❤️❤️

What if they learn the value of eating together as a family and finding the good to share in the small delights of the everyday? ❤️❤️❤️

What if they are the ones to place great value on our teachers and educational professionals, librarians, public servants and the previously invisible essential support workers like truck drivers, grocers, cashiers, custodians, logistics, and health care workers and their supporting staff, just to name a few of the millions taking care of us right now while we are sheltered in place? ❤️❤️❤️

What if among these children, a great leader emerges who had the benefit of a slower pace and a simpler life to truly learn what really matters in this life?❤️❤️

What if they are AHEAD? ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Viking Pride!!

Autism Awareness Month

Dear Lin Howe Families,

During this time of distance learning, we still encourage VIKING PRIDE! April is Autism Awareness Month. Below are links and resources to help communicate with our students about Autism.

Video- Animated Explanation of Autism-

Books- 14 Books to Read during national Autism Awareness Month-

What's up with Nick?

Distance Learning

  • April 20 - June 12: Distance Learning - Full Implementation
      • Learning will focus on maintaining progress made to date, as well as introduce new academic content, with an emphasis on the identified essential standards necessary for that grade level

      • Student work will be submitted, marked for completion, and graded to identify areas for further academic support

      • Administrators and staff will work to identify and support teachers and students needing additional assistance

****NEW**** Parent Survey- Distance Learning Needs

School Counseling Information

Mrs. Nelson's School Counseling Website

You can find Mrs. Nelson's contact info (Counselor Contact page) and a number of resources that address:

  • Coronavirus
  • Social Distancing
  • School Closures
  • Parent Tips
  • Social-Emotional Learning and Daily SEL activities
  • Calming Tools/Mindfulness
  • Journaling
  • College and Career Exploration
  • Second Step program

CCUSD Distance Learning Plan for Students and Parents

Grab and Go Meals Starting April 6th

Starting Monday, April 6, Food Services will be distributing Grab-and-Go lunches to any child from 1 to 18 years of age as long as they are present from 10:30 am to 12 noon every day. Please access the food from the front gate at Culver City High School.

Culver City High School cafeteria

10:30am to 12 noon

La Ballona Elementary School

10:30am to 12 noon

Office of Child Development parking lot

9am to 12 noon

2020 Census Information, Please Visit

Dear Lin Howe Families,:

I am writing to share very important information about an event that will take place in Spring 2020: the U.S. Census. The census is a count of all people living in the U.S. and takes place every 10 years. It is simple and confidential to complete. For the first time, you can respond online. You will receive a unique identifying number in the mail, which will allow you to fill out the online form beginning in March 2020. It will ask questions about your household such as how many people reside in your home, date of birth, race, and sex. Here are some things you should know:

Your identity remains anonymous. Any personal information you provide on the census form is protected by law and cannot be shared with anyone or any other federal agency. Regardless of your immigration status, the information cannot be used against you or to invade the privacy of you or any members of your family.

The Census is important. The Census is important because it helps to decide how much federal money our schools will get over the next ten years, and how much money our state will get for our parks, neighborhood improvements, public health, transportation, and many other programs and services.

The Census is safe. All the data collected through the census is protected under Title 13 of the

U.S. Code. Records are confidential for 72 years by law. All U.S. Census Bureau employees swear a lifetime oath to protect respondent information. The U.S. Census will never share a respondent’s personal information with other government agencies. Data is only released in summary tables; no individual records are released. The penalty for wrongful disclosure is up to 5 years imprisonment and/or a fine of $250,000.

What do you need to do? Complete the short and easy form online. If you don’t have a computer at home, you can use one at a library or at a location in your community clearly identified Census Questionnaire Assistance Center.

Your kids count, so make sure to count them when you fill out the census form in Spring 2020!


Mr. Chabola