Sea Dragon's Diary

Week of September 6th-10th

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2 Week Family Challenge

As we continue to work on building relationships in our school community, I challenge each family to introduce yourself to another family at pick up or drop off.

Let's help build our community!

Look down below to share your experience of making new friends.

PTA Meeting Thursday, September 9th at 6:00pm

Time: Sep 9, 2021 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 813 2804 1672

Passcode: 443168

Picture Day Coming September 9th!!

Picture Day Information


Yearbook photo day is Thursday September 9th during PE.

Photos will be done at a safe social distance .

Photos will be done on a Green Screen- DO NOT SEND STUDENTS TO SCHOOL WEARING GREEN

You will be emailed 48 hours after photo day with a proof.

Orders can be placed online by visiting CFP Studio Photography - Photography - Los Angeles, California ,then selecting online galleries and using your students ID # to gain access.

Class photos will be done composite style.

All orders placed before October 31st will be delivered to school the week of November 16th. If students do not take a photo by October 15th they will not be in their class composite.

All makeup inquiries should be directed directly to CFP Studio via email. Please reference your students first and last name along with grade & teacher in each email.

Makeup day will be for students who have missed the original photo day. All others are welcome to come to the studio before Oct 15th.

If you would like to sign up for an early timeslot before school starts their are limited slots available. Please click on this link to sign up Picture Day Sign Up
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The 2021-2022 Linwood E. Howe Boosters Pledge Drive is underway!

The 2021-2022 Linwood E. Howe Boosters Pledge Drive is underway!

The Boosters is our school’s very own dedicated non-profit, committed to supporting and enhancing the Lin Howe student experience with programs and support staff that CCUSD isn’t able to fund on its own. The Boosters funds Instructional Aides and enrichment programs such as: Green Team, Growing Great, Arts Outreach, Spanish and Math Olympiad. Over the past 13 years, the Boosters have done so much to support and boost our students!

As our kids return to campus, some for the first time in almost a year and a half, now more than ever, we need your help to ensure that ALL Lin Howe students get the support they need. Perhaps most crucially, our four Instructional Aides will be critical as our teachers ensure that all students are where they need to be.

Our goal this year is to raise $100,000! Funding four instructional aides alone will take approximately $92,000 this year. We don't know what the Boosters Spring Auction will look like this year, so your tax-deductible donation during the pledge drive is even more important.

We know these continue to be challenging times for everyone and we don’t take this request for monetary support lightly. If you are in a position to give, we hope you will help us give all our students the boost they need this year. If we all give what we can, ALL our Lin Howe students will have what they need to succeed!

Click HERE to donate or visit

Thank you so much for supporting the Boosters. We're all in this together!

Looking for a way to Volunteer at Lin Howe?

¿Está buscando una manera de ser voluntario en Lin Howe? ¡Necesitamos la ayuda de todos! La PTA está buscando personas para ayudar con cualquiera de las siguientes actividades:

  • Programa de Mochilas - Distribución de comida el fin de semana para estudiantes necesitados

  • Apex Fun Run - ¡Nuestra única recaudación de fondos para la PTA durante el año! Tiene lugar en el otoño y es un evento anual.

  • ¡Ayude con el formato en el Comité del Anuario y obtenga un anuario impreso al final del año!

  • Show de Talentos - Se lleva a cabo en enero. También un compromiso anual.

  • El Vagón del Dragón – Nuestra caminata escolar semanal (anteriormente conocida como Hiking Vikings). Generalmente implica presentarse de 10 a 15 minutos más temprano un viernes a la semana (podría ser menos dependiendo del número de voluntarios). Especialmente necesitamos adultos que vivan al este de Lin Howe.

  • Equipo de traducción-¿Puede hablar y escribir en español? De vez en cuando necesitamos ayuda para traducir documentos para familias de habla hispana. Es un compromiso de tiempo mínimo.

Envíe un correo electrónico a para obtener más información.

Looking for a way to Volunteer at Lin Howe? We need help from everyone! The PTA is seeking folks to help with any of the following:

  • Backpacks Program-Distribution of weekend food for students in need

  • Apex Fun Run-our only PTA fundraiser for the year! Takes place in the fall and is a once-a-year commitment.

  • Yearbook Committee-help format and get that thing printed at the end of the year!

  • Talent Show-Takes Place in January. Also a once-a-year commitment.

  • The Dragon Wagon-our weekly Walking Schoolbus (formerly known as Hiking Vikings). Mostly involves showing up 10-15 minutes early one Friday a week (could be less depending on # of volunteers). We especially are in need of adults who live East of Lin Howe.

  • Translation Team-Can you speak and write in Spanish? Occasionally we need help translating documents for Spanish-speaking families. Minimal time-commitment.

Please email for more information.

Box Tops for Education

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Hi and welcome to the new school year! My name is Beth Lulu and I am the volunteer Box Tops Coordinator for Linwood Howe. The Box Tops program is an easy way to earn money for our school!

In the past, parents and kids alike could clip Box Tops from their favorite products to earn money. However, starting in 2020, the Box Tops Program became completely digital. Here’s the scoop….

How do we go Digital?

1. Download the Box Tops for Education App

2. Create an account and add Linwood E. Howe Elementary as your school

3. Buy Box Tops Products (look for the logo!)

4. Scan your grocery receipt within 14 days of purchase

5. The money automatically goes to our school!

Can we still turn in clipped Box Tops?

No, unfortunately. The physical box tops have been phased out of production and they stopped accepting them on November 1st, 2020.

Any other ways to help?

* Sign Up – Sign up to support our school at, where you can:

• See how much our school is earning with Box Tops.

• Enter online promotions for chances to win eBoxTops and other prizes.

• Print coupons for your favorite Box Tops brands (there are SO many coupons and some are pretty great and worth checking out!)

You can also sign up for Box Tops email newsletters that will keep you updated on the program and provide more opportunities to earn extra box tops. To learn more, visit Thanks for choosing to make a difference for our school with Box Tops!


Beth Lulu

Box Tops Coordinator for Linwood E. Howe Elementary

Environmental Sustainability Committee (ESC) Green Tip of the Week to post in your Newsletters/ Sept 3, 2021

10 Homemade Zero Waste Snacks

Back to school doesn’t mean you have to give up on yummy and healthy homemade meals and snacks. When doing it yourself, using your own containers and utensils, you will create less waste and feed your body with fresh and healthy ingredients. You can even choose organic produce for a healthier choice.

1. A piece of fruit

2. Vegetables and homemade hummus

3. Sourdough crackers

4. Roasted chickpeas, carrots

5. Soft pretzels

6. Granola bars

7. Granola

8. Roasted pumpkin seeds

9. Stove-top popcorn

10. Dehydrated produce

Take a closer at the recipes here. Have fun making these snacks ahead of time, and share the recipe if you liked it!

Welcome back! Join our next CCUSD Environmental Sustainability Committee meeting on Thurs. Sept. 9th, 2021 from 5-6.30pm. Contact: for details. Everyone is welcome!

Drop off and pick up

Please help to keep our community safe by wearing your mask when picking up your students.

Reminder in the morning gates open at 8:30am and close at 8:45am.

In the afternoon we open gate around 3:10pm and close them at 3:25pm

If you are running late we will gather the students in the office for pick up.

Culver City Bus Transportation Information

Welcome aboard!

Culver CityBus has launched a new pilot program for students in Culver City Unified schools to help kids ride transit for free. We are partnering with CCUSD to offer students unlimited rides at no cost on Culver CityBus, LA Metro bus and rail, and LADOT Dash. Additional transit agencies are being added, so visit for the latest updates.

Using the TAP card provided, students can ride for free to and from school, on trips after school and on weekends, now through June 30, 2022. If your student is already part of the TAP K-12 Reduced Fare program, they will need to pick up a new Fareless K-12 card from their school and register it prior to use.

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Lin Howe Relationships

We would love to hear about the new relationships you have been making. Please click on the following link to share: