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Week of January 20, 2020

NO School Monday, 1/20, or Tuesday 1/21

Reminder that school will be closed on Monday, 1/20, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Tuesday, 1/21, Pupil Free Day.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day- The California African American Museum is hosting a special celebration on Monday, January 20th, to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (CAAM is just a few steps away from The Science Center in Exposition Park and admission is FREE). There are several activities geared toward children during the day. Here is the link with more information:

We look forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday, 1/22, with a regular dismissal time of 1:45pm.

"All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them" -Magic Johnson


  • Reminder- After morning assembly, students and teachers walk off the yard. If parents need to stay on campus, please go through the front office and sign in. This helps keep our students safe by knowing who's on campus.
  • Early Dismissal (1:45) Wednesday, 1/22
  • Choir Wednesday, 1/22, 1:55-2:40
  • Parents, please remember to check in at the front office when picking students up early or visiting a classroom.
  • Gates are locked immediately after morning assembly. Our custodian, Ralph, does a sweep of gates to make sure they are properly locked by 9 a.m.
  • I've requested a better way to secure the push gate near the teacher's parking lot.

Science & Engineering Fair- Video links below and Information Flyers Attached Below

Science & Engineering Fair- We will have a table set up every Monday before school at the front entrance gates to the yard. The Science and Engineering Chair, Bonnie Kopf, will be available before school on January 13, January 27, February 3, and February 10 to help Lin Howe students come up with ideas for our fair. Projects are due on Tuesday, February 18th, for judging. Then on Wednesday, February 19th, the projects will be on display for Open House.

First 2-minute video announcement for the science fair

Video #2- Scientific Method video


Free Art Day February 1st- Sign up to volunteer

Free Art Day- Lin Howe will be hosting a Free Art Day on Saturday, February 1, from 1-4pm

Please sign up to volunteer:!/showSignUp/30e0845a4ab2aa1f85-free

UCLA Research Recruitment through CCUSD- See Flyers Attached Below

Tracking Health in Kids (THinK) is designed to learn about how specific health and life events can affect the behavior and mood of children. We are conducting this study with both typically developing children and children with autism spectrum disorder between the ages of 2-7. Over the course of three months, parents will be asked to complete a series of questions 3 times per week about their child’s mood and behavior via a smartphone application. They will also be asked to complete an intake and exit interview at UCLA. Overall, families can earn $400 in Amazon gift cards.

Project Play is designed to help us learn more about how we can detect changes in children’s social communication over a brief period of time using the Brief Observation of Social Communication Change (BOSCC) assessment. The BOSCC is a play-based interaction between an examiner and child involving toys, games, and other fun activities. We will be doing this assessment when families first enroll, and then again a few months later in order to measure how children’s social communication has changed over time. The child will also be asked to complete brief cognitive assessments, and parents will be asked to complete a short interview regarding the child’s skills. We are recruiting children with autism spectrum disorder between the ages of 2 to 18 with the ability to speak in phrases and/or full sentences. Overall, families can earn $50 in Amazon gift cards.

Deanna Dow, PhD

(310) 794-0420

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Calendar updates

  • No School Monday, January 20th- Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Pupil Free Day Tuesday, January 21st
  • Jump Rope for Heart Kickoff, January 22nd
  • Kinder Information Night, January 22nd, 5-8pm Robert Frost Auditorium
  • Lunar New Year Celebration, January 23rd, at morning assembly
  • Student Council, January 24th, at 8:10am in room 7
  • Hiking Vikings Friday, January 24th
  • CCUSD Board Meeting Tuesday, January 28th, 7:00pm City Hall
  • 4/5th Grade Spelling Bee- January 30th, 1:45pm
  • PTA Special Needs Committee Meeting Thursday, January 30th, 6:00pm
  • Lin Howe's Got Talent Friday, January 31st, 6:30pm
  • 1st-3rd Grade Student Recognition Assembly Wednesday, February 5th
  • PTA Meeting Thursday, February 6th
  • Open House Wednesday, February 19th, 6-7pm
  • District Wide Spelling Bee Thursday, February 20th- Robert Frost Auditorium

Local Control Accountability Planning Committee- Flyer attached below

Upload Your Photos for the Yearbook!

If you've got great photos of students and/or staff in the classroom, around school, on field trips, and school events, please upload them. We have a couple of awesome parent photographers who take photos at school events, but we'll need more to capture the heart of Lin Howe. We've got 600 students to represent!

  1. Go to: (If it does not automatically log you in, enter username: 415003690)
  2. Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload. Please make sure photos are high resolution [at least 1500px wide] and that they are showing as many faces as possible. Again, we've got 600 students to represent!
  3. Enter information about the photo(s) [ie. grade, event, field trip...] and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.
  4. Click "Save Details".

The last day to submit photos is 04/09/2020.
If you have any questions, contact Caroline Tse .

Only the Yearbook Staff will be able to see all the uploaded photos. We will review all photos and determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions will be used in the yearbook.