Sea Dragon's Diary

Week of September 27th- October 1st

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Testing for Monday, September 27th

We have expanded Lin Howe site testing to all grades, please use the links below to register your student or to "ORDER" a test for Monday, September 27th. (if you registered before you still need to "ORDER" a test each week)

Mandatory testing will begin on Monday, October 18th.

Linwood E. Howe Elementary School Registration/Order Link

Please explain:

1) To register your child for COVID testing, click on the link:

2) Click the Red button that reads "Order my test now"

3) For first time users, please select the purple "Register" button on the left.

4) Complete the personal information section and insurance section with the student's information. The remaining sections should be completed with the parent/guardian's information.

Targeted Parent Conferences Thursday, September 30 and Friday, October 1st: School Dismissal Time will be at 1:45pm

Targeted Parent Conferences will be held on Thursday and Friday.

School Dismissal Time will be at 1:45pm

Targeted Parent Conferences provide an opportunity for the teacher to meet with families 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.

Cell Phone Use Reminder

Reminder that student use of cell phones should only be before school and after school.

Phones should remain either in a backpack or ask the teacher to keep it in a safe place during the school day.

Message from Mr. Raber

A Message from Mr. Raber

Hello Lin Howe Families!

Always great to be back with the Sea Dragons after a week off! A few updates from your Assistant Principal...

Our school-wide Positive Behavior Pride Passes continue to be utilized mostly during our Lunch blocks by support staff. Students have been steadily improving each week with our school-wide expectations, earning Pride Passes for their classrooms. Just as a reminder, passes are distributed to individual students, however only their classroom number is written on the ticket. This helps promote more equity so all students can benefit from a classroom incentive. Each classroom is working toward 100 passes with more and more inching towards this goal! We are so excited to see students now saying "We got another Pride Pass," instead of "I."

Also, we'd like to thank parents and students for adjusting to the new line up during arrival at the front gate near the office. This has helped with a safer and smoother walk into school. Please continue to line up along the sidewalk towards the front office. This will provide our families with a safer and more efficient way to start their day!

Intervention Specialists Update to Families

Hello Lin Howe Families!

We hope everyone has had a great start to the new school year. We wanted to share with you that this year Lin Howe has two full time Intervention Teachers, Ms. Ashley Hall and Ms. Diana Hiller. We have been working hard the past month to get to know all of the students here at Lin Howe by going out on the yard during recess, helping out with lunch and going into classrooms. It has been fun building relationships with the kids in this way!

All universal screenings have been completed for students in grades 1-5. Be on the lookout for a welcome letter from one of us that will let you know if we are working with your student to help boost their skills in reading and/or math. If you have any questions, or would like to know more about what intervention is please do not hesitate to send either of us an email, or check out our intervention website that gives you more information about the intervention process.

** Use the camera on your phone to scan the QR code below to take you directly to the website or go to **

Warm regards,

Ms. Hall

Ms. Hiller
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Dragon Wagon Information

The Dragon Wagon (Formerly Hiking Vikings) is Back! Get Ready and Save These Dates!

The Dragon Wagon is Lin Howe’s Walking School Bus. Our goal is to promote walking to school—which is great exercise, reduces traffic, and is better for our environment!

Sunday Oct. 3rd--Information and Sign-Making in Carlson Park! Join us from 3pm-4pm and learn more about our Walking School Bus and make some signs to let all those we pass know who we are!

Wednesday, Oct. 6thDance-Walk to School Day! Wear Your Mask and meet us at City Hall at 8:15am. We’ll celebrate being together again and boogie on to school together. Can you volunteer to help make it happen? Sign up here:

Friday, October 8th (And Every Friday After)—The Dragon Wagon! Meet us at 8:10 in Carlson Park or at 8:20 at Ince/Carson and we’ll walk to school together! You can even join us along our route. Parents/Grandparents are encouraged to join. Please leave your bikes and scooters and excitable dogs at home for this activity.

Please fill out this permission slip to join:

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Diverse Books for our youngest readers

Lin Howe Families,

After doing an Identity/Diversity Audit of our classrooms we have discovered that we are in need of Diverse books for our youngest readers. Below are links to two book collections that we have identified that would be greatly helpful for our classrooms. We are looking to be able to add a minimum of 2 copies of each book for our 9 classrooms (One TK class, Four- Kindergarten Classes, and Four- 1st Grade Classes) for a total of 18 copies of each book.


You can also contribute to this GoFundMe Page that we will use the money to purchase a full set of books

Here are the links to the collections for ordering:

Lee and Low Early Emergent Reader Collection $582.90

Lee and Low Emergent Reader Collection $881.80

You can have them delivered to your house and drop them off, or send them directly to our front office at 4100 Irving Pl. Culver City, CA 90232

Please use this link to add books you are ordering and to view what has already been ordered: (Please enter the Title and the Quantity ordered)

Thank you for your support!!

Congratulation to our New School Site Council Members!

Thank you to all who voted for our School Site Council Members.

Here are our new Parent Representatives:

Kai Tramiel

Jason Spaltro

Kelly Mcnair

Thank you for all that nominated! All of our School Site Council Meetings are open to the public. Please plan to attend to give input into our decisions that affect our Lin Howe Community.

Campus Beautification SAVE the DATE- November 6th

Save the Date

Lin Howe Beautification Day

November 6, 2021


This is a community event where we will be cleaning, weeding, and painting parts of our campus.

Booster Pledge Update

Dear Lin Howe Families,

Our Fall Boosters Pledge Drive has come to a close. We are excited to announce that 133 families made pledges totaling $60,415! These vital funds will help keep our Instructional Aides and enrichment programs funded this year.

We're not quite to our $100,000 goal yet! If you forgot to donate, you can still do so at And stay tuned for more opportunities to contribute later in the year!

Thank you to everyone who pledged and contributed!

Want to get more involved with the Boosters? Join us for our first meeting Thursday, September 30 at 8pm via Zoom. Reach out to with questions!

Meeting ID: 805 198 1420
Passcode: 8xZaiR

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LA County Department of Mental Health for our Spanish-speaking families in CCUSD.

Providers from the LA County Department of Mental Health are excited to begin their mental health workshops for our Spanish-speaking families in CCUSD.

Los itinerantes del Departamento de Salud Mental del Condado de Los Ángeles están entusiasmados de comenzar sus talleres de salud mental para nuestras familias de habla hispana en CCUSD.

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How to become a cleared Volunteer and Lost and Found

Use this link for all information to become a cleared volunteer to be able to participate in field trips and to come on campus once we are able to have volunteers again.

Our lost and found will be located by blue gates next to the front office. We will continue to collect water bottles and clothes as they are left behind. Please be sure to place a name on all items your student brings to school.

Culver City Exchange Club Presents Movie Under the Stars

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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.

SIP for our Schools, Culver City Education Foundation's virtual fundraising event on October 16, 2021

Tickets to CCEF's SIP event are on sale now!

Tickets are on sale now for SIP for our Schools, Culver City Education Foundation's virtual fundraising event on October 16, 2021. Pick up a specially-curated whiskey tasting package in person at the beautiful courtyard of Culver City's Wende Museum, and meet us online that evening for a live streamed event. In addition to the blind whiskey tasting led by Bourbon & Banter, SIP for our Schools features video highlights from programs benefitting all CCUSD students, visits from special celebrity guests, a silent auction, and much more! Guests can also tune in to watch local mixologists demonstrate exciting cocktail recipes to enhance your whiskey tasting experience.

This event helps CCEF raise critical funds to sustain the vital arts and STEM education programs benefiting every student at every CCUSD school. We can't wait to SIP with you!

Purchase tickets today on our website:

Wendy Hamill

Executive Director

Culver City Education Foundation

Every Student. Every School. Every Day.

Mobile number 310-704-7551

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NEW 2 Week Family Challenge

As we continue to work on building relationships in our school community, I challenge each family in Grades TK-5 to participate in our Walking School Bus- "The Dragon Wagon".

See information above.

Let's help build our community!

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

Lin Howe Relationships

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