Sea Dragons' Diary

Week of September 19th

Morning Drop Off Information

Reminder that we close and lock the gates at 8:45 each morning.

It's important that we close the gates at that time to allow our staff that monitor the gates can get to their daily assignments of working with our students.

If you arrive and the gates are locked, students can enter into the school through the glass doors by the front office.

Thank you for your understanding!

Thank you for everyone that attended our first PTA Special Education Committee Meet Up!

Thank you for those that attended last night's PTA Special Education Committee Meet Up!

If you missed it and are still interested please email us at to find out about upcoming events and to connect with other parents.

Thank you for participating in the "STEPS TO THE STEPS" Community Building This Morning!!

Thank you for our family members that participated in our first "Steps to the Steps" community building get together this morning!

Thank you to Mr. Raber for conducting a community circle to be able to explain how we build community in our classrooms, on our campus, and with our Lin Howe families!

We will be making this a more regular meet up for all our Lin Howe families. Stay tuned for more information.

What Does PBIS Look Like at Recess?

What Does PBIS Look Like at Recess?

Recess is one of the most important parts of the day for our Sea Dragons! It’s an opportunity for students to independently choose a game of interest all while building relationships and staying active. As part of our PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Program) Team, we are always looking for ways to support high-interest games in order to leverage our school wide P.R.I.D.E expectations. Of the many activities available for students to play, soccer continues to be at the top of the list as one of the most popular recess games.

Utilizing the lens of PBIS, support staff collaborated with administrators, teachers, and students to develop a system of rules and agreements that reinforce our P.R.I.D.E expectations for any students interested in playing soccer. The rules and agreements were geared toward inclusion, fairness, and safety to promote the importance of team building and collaboration through sport.

In our first full week of play, students in grades 1st-5th did an amazing job honoring our agreements, showing great perseverance and determination on the field! Below is a short video that helps highlight the roll-out of this PBIS strategy, which includes our rules, live play, photos, and student interviews.

We look forward to the possibility of including Parent Volunteers during lunch recess to further support our P.R.I.D.E expectations for all our Sea Dragons!

Let’s Goooooooo!!!!

Mr. Raber

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Booster Club Meeting

First Boosters Meeting of the 2022-2023 School Year

Join us for our first Boosters Meeting of the school year on Tuesday, September 20 at 8pm via Zoom. Reach out to with questions!

Meeting ID: 805 198 1420
Passcode: 8xZaiR

Targeted Conferences Coming September 29th and 30th

Targeted Parent Conferences will be held on Thursday and Friday, September 29th and 30th.

School Dismissal Time will be at 1:45pm

Targeted Parent Conferences provide an opportunity for the teacher to meet with parents of selected students to discuss a variety of issues that might affect a student’s progress.

Please note that not all students will be contacted by the teacher for a conference.

CCUSD Hispanic Heritage Month Events

CCUSD Hispanic Heritage Month Events

September 15 - October 15 2022

Calling all CCUSD & Parent Community Volunteers – CCUSD DEI is in need of volunteers to help create/manage events and donate items for Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 through October 15th. Be a part of CCUSD’s rich dynamic culture, and help our community feel engaged with proper representation.

Sign-Up link →

Hispanic Heritage Month with Hand-Picked Podcasts from Common Sense Media

Below is a list of podcasts—and specific episodes—to broaden kids' understanding of Hispanic Heritage Month and the diverse contributions of Latino and Hispanic people and culture.
  • Circle Round (2+): Little ones can listen to a variety of folktales from the Spanish-speaking world—including a touching Paraguayan tale—through music-filled episodes with characters voiced by some of their favorite actors. Check out: "The Uncommon Offering," " The Horse of a Different Color," "Lookalike Falls," "Of Beans and Bunnies."
  • The Music Box (6+): This educational music podcast has a great episode that highlights and celebrates music and artists from Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela, and more: "Composers and Musicians of Latin America!"
  • Who, When, Wow! (7+): This fun history show from the creators of Wow in the World features two great episodes that will expose kids to Latino athletes who defied the odds and paved the way for Latinos to shine in spaces where they were once hidden. " Alicia Alonso: Ballerina" tells the story of the partially blind Cuban ballerina who founded the Ballet Nacional de Cuba. And "Roberto Clemente" celebrates the first Latino baseball player to reach 3,000 career hits.
  • The Ten News (8+): A great way to kick off HHM is with their episode "Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month," which gives the historical background of the holiday and also dives into the distinction between the terms Latino and Hispanic to ensure they're used correctly.
  • The Mayan Crystal (8+): This is a fictional story with roots in Mayan culture and tradition, and a brave female protagonist.
  • Timestorm (8+): This epic audio adventure highlights Puerto Rican culture, traditions, and history in a fun and unique way: through time travel. What's great about this podcast is that it shares the perspective of Latin American kids who may feel somewhat disconnected from their culture because they were never fully immersed in it.
  • Cultureverse (8+): A great podcast with diverse folktales for older kids. Two episodes highlight Latin American folktales: "Cholito de la Suerte" (Mexico) and " The Wise Fool" (Puerto Rico).
  • Mija Podcast (8+): Tells stories of the immigrant experience, from triumphs to tribulations. Season one focuses on a Colombian family's experience, and the upcoming miniseries—set to launch September 14—will focus on community and growth in northern Mexico. Episodes are offered in English and Spanish.
  • Duolingo Spanish Podcast (10+): From the creators of the well-known language learning app, this podcast doesn't just teach the Spanish language, it immerses listeners in Hispanic culture around the world. Episodes are bilingual and best for those with intermediate to advanced Spanish language skills.
  • Tres Cuentos Literary Podcast (11+): This literary podcast celebrates Latino and Hispanic authors, stories, and experiences from Cuba, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, and many more. Each episode is recorded in both English and Spanish. Great for older middle school students and high schoolers as well.
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Farm Fresh to You

Farm Fresh to You

Would you like organic California Grown Fruit and Vegetables delivered to your door? Consider subscribing to Farm Fresh to You! Subscribers can choose how often to receive a delivery and can customize boxes based off what is in season. There are also options for adding on staples like eggs or rice! Enter the promo code seadragons and Lin Howe will receive 10% of proceeds. This is an incredibly generous deal! If you are already an existing subscriber, you can also add the seadragons code to your accounts page.

Lastly, existing subscribers can save $15 off their next order by entering the promo code SEPT22PERK4 (just make sure you’ve already entered the seadragons code first--you can use both). If you have any questions, please email Bronwyn at

Lost and Found

Please label ALL items you send with your child to school with both their NAME and ROOM number.

This will help get items returned to their owner.

International Walk to School Day: October 12

International Walk to School Day: October 12

Start planning activities now!

Join thousands of schools and millions of kids around the world in this international celebration of active transportation. Walk to School Days are the perfect time to launch a safe routes to school campaign and we can help. Visit our Planning a Walk to School page for more information.




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

June 9, 2022



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)