Sea Dragons' Diary

Week of August 29th

Calling all Lin Howe Volunteers

We will be having a Volunteer Orientation on Wednesday, September 14th at 9:00am.

  1. Volunteers must be cleared by CCUSD process- Link to Volunteer paperwork/process

Volunteers will be asked to participate in an orientation before going into classrooms.

The presentation will be made available for volunteers to be able to access if they are not able to attend on the 14th.

Meet and Greet Highlights from August 24th

Highlights from Meet and Greet- August 24, 2022 9:00-9:45am in Lin Howe Cafeteria

Led by Mr. Chabola and Mr. Raber

  1. Discuss Lin Howe’s Secure Campus Guidelines

    1. Lin Howe is a Secure Campus, NOT a closed campus

    2. Family members will be required to sign in upon arrival

      1. Volunteers must be cleared by CCUSD process- Link to Volunteer paperwork/process

      2. Raptor system for non cleared volunteers

  2. Three types of Emergency Drills- How each is explained to the different grade levels

    1. Earthquake

    2. Fire

    3. Shelter in Place

  3. Community Building

    1. Events will be taking place on campus

    2. Classroom Representatives or Grade Level Representatives can help set up events to bring families together in addition to any of the school sponsored events

  4. New Slats

    1. Mr. Chabola met with CCPD and CCFD to discuss how it provides a barrier

    2. Slats removed from Kinder yard due to “line of sight” from vehicles exiting the alley.

      1. Mr. Chabola will work with district to find another way to help provide a barrier

  5. First Point of Contact with the classroom teacher

    1. A student’s classroom teacher should be the first point of contact from a family with a concern, unless it’s an egregious issue

    2. Mr. Chabola and Mr. Raber are available to sit in/participate in any meeting with a staff member

  6. PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support) System

    1. P.R.I.D.E Expectations

      1. Perseverance

      2. Respect

      3. Inclusion

      4. Determination

      5. Empathy

  7. School Song with P.R.I.D.E. (see pictures)

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Message from Mr. Raber

Hello Families of Lin Howe!

As we roll into the new year, we are so excited to continue finding new ways to show our P.R.I.D.E. on campus. The letters in P.R.I.D.E help represent and remind students and staff about our school-wide expectations of Perseverance, Respect, Inclusion, Determination, and Empathy. This week, I had the fortunate opportunity to visit a variety of classrooms from TK-5th as well as meet with Parents at our Coffee & Chat, introducing and reintroducing these expectations using the power of music! With the ukulele in hand and two newly written songs, students, staff, and families built community by reading new lyrics, singing melodies, and using motions to show our P.R.I.D.E.

Moving forward this year with our Positive Behavior Intervention Systems (PBIS), we'll continue to utilize a multi-tiered approach that supports the social-emotional and academic needs of all students. Below are some pics and videos of a few of the classrooms that participated in our sing-along highlighting just one of many PBIS strategies.

I look forward to getting into all our classrooms next week, using these songs as a launching point to dive deeper into our five P.R.I.D.E expectations throughout the year!

With Love,

Mr. Raber

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Lin Howe PTA Announcements

First PTA Meeting
Thursday, September 8th at 6pm in person at Lin Howe! Watch the Dragon Diaries for reminders and more information.

School Picture Day

Pictures will be taken on Tuesday, September 6th at Lin Howe. More information will be sent home. The Make Up Day will be Tuesday, September 27th

Lin Howe Spirit Wear

A PTA Membership and Spirit Wear sale will happen during the Back to School Mornings - look for our tables and purchase Lin Howe Spirit Wear and join the PTA!

Adults are asked to wear masks at our Back to School Events

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Lin Howe Choir Sign Ups for 3-5th graders

The Lin Howe Choir is looking for singers! Do you like to sing? Are you in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade? Then Choir is for you! The Lin Howe Choir meets on Thursday mornings before school, from 8:00-8:35 am in the cafeteria. Choir rehearsals start on Thursday, September 8th. We will have many opportunities to perform throughout the school year. Choir is free, and no experience is necessary. If you would like to sign up for choir, please register here. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Koplinka-Loehr, at: We look forward to singing with you this year!

2) Here is a google form for parents to sign up this year

Backpack for Kids Information

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 for pickup. 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: or complete a form in your school office.

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Culver City (CCUSD) cree que ningún niño en nuestro comunidad debe pasar hambre o tener inseguridades alimentarias, especialmente los fines de semana cuando los estudiantes no tienen acceso a desayunos y almuerzos patrocinados por la escuela. La PTA del Consejo de Culver City, en conjunto con CCUSD, ofrece a los estudiantes necesitados una mochila llena de alimentos y bocadillos no perecederos cada semana para garantizar que todos los niños puedan comer los fines de semana.

No hay ningún costo para participar y la inscripción es 100% confidencial. Cada semana, las mochilas llenas están disponibles para recoger. Usted, o su hijo, simplemente recogen la mochila de comida y se lo lleva a casa. Las mochilas no se devolverán cada semana; su estudiante recibirá una mochila nueva cada semana. La inscripción está en curso, por lo que cualquier niño que lo necesite puede inscribirse en programa en cualquier momento durante el año escolar.

Si desea que su estudiante reciba una mochila semanal, inscríbese aquí: o complete un formulario en la oficina de su escuela.

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EARLY DISMISSALS: September 29,30, December 5,6,8,9,12,13 and 16, March 27, April 27-28,

June 9, 2022



September 5, 2022 Labor Day- School Closed

September 29 & 30, 2022 Target Parent Teacher Conferences – Early Dismissal

November 11, 2022 Veteran’s Day – School Closed

November 21-25, 2022 Thanksgiving Holiday – School Closed

December 5-6, 8-9, 12-13 2022 Parent Teacher Conferences - Early Dismissal

December 16, 2022 Early Dismissal (for winter break)