The Weekly Roar

May 7, 2022

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It's Survey Season!

Each year, La Ballona staff and parents work with administration to reflect on the year and determine the best ways to improve our school. This is why we'd like all families to complete our annual survey. Your opinion matters! The survey closes on Wednesday, May 11.


We'd like all families to complete this La Ballona Survey. Here is the Link:

English Survey: https://tinyurl.com/k4zjt54r

  • You may also use this QR Codes to access the Survey.
  • After you complete the anonymous survey, there is an option to sign up for a raffle to win a gift card. The survey only takes 20 minutes.

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Nos gustaría que todas las familias completaran esta Encuesta de La Ballona. Aqui esta el link:

Encuesta española: https://tinyurl.com/yck76zkf

  • También puede usar este Código QR para acceder a la Encuesta.
  • Después de completar la encuesta anónima, hay una opción para inscribirse en una rifa para ganar una tarjeta de regalo. La encuesta solo toma 20 minutos.



In this newsletter:


  1. This Week at La Ballona
  2. How Can I Support My Child at School
  3. Around the School
  4. Covid News
  5. Information for 5th Grade Families
  6. Community Support Needed
  7. Green Tip of the Week
  8. Important Dates



Stay PAWSitive!

Dr. Becky Godbey

Principal

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1. This Week at La Ballona

Monday, May 9th

SSC Council Meeting , 3:30

Coping Skill- Meditation Monday


Tuesday, May 10th

Covid Testing

CCUSD Board Meeting, 6pm

Coping Skill- Treat Yourself Tuesday


Wednesday, May 11th

1:45 Dismissal

Open House (See flyer below)

Coping Skill- Write it out Wednesday


Thursday, May 12th

Coping Skill- Thankful Thursday


Friday, May 13th

Coping Skill- Free to Be Me Friday

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2. How Can I Support My Child in School?

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Our Updated Website

Our Teachers on Special Assignment have revived our school website. Please take a look at it! It has been greatly improved! This is just another way that the Instructional Coach and MTSS Coordinator help our school!

LB PTA May Cultural Calendar

Click on the picture below.
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3. Around the School

From the Desk of Counselor Serrano: May Counseling Resources (Repeated)

May is Mental Health Month!

  • 2022 Mental Health America Tool Kit

  • Mental Health Awareness Month Google Folder (here)


Counseling Resources for parents, teachers, and staff:

  • Resources for parents and teachers (here)

  • Resources for teachers (here)

  • Mindful Monday and Wellness Wednesday resources (here)


Growth Mindset and College and Career Counseling Lesson:

  • TK, Kindergarten, 1st grade: here

  • 2nd and 3rd grade: here

  • 4th and 5th grade: here

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Attention 4th Grade Parents- Math Pathway

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Wednesday Principal Assembly

School Site Council Meeting, Thursday, May 9 at 3:30 p.m.

School Site Council is the school governance body, which reviews school-wide data, develops a school plan, and allocates supplemental school funds in ways that further the goals articulated in the plan. The governance body consists of the site principal, school staff members, and parents/community members.


Our next School Site Council Meeting is set for Thursday, May 9 at 3:30 p.m. As a reminder, School Site Council meetings are open to the public, and any member of the public may address the council or committee during the meeting on any item within the subject matter jurisdiction of the council or committee. The agenda and Zoom Link is below.

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4. Covid Related News

Covid Isolation and Quarantine Update April 28

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5. Information for 5th Grade Families

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Slide Decks from Pantherpalooza

Attached are the slide decks from Pantherpalooza!


Sports Station

How to Get Involved Station

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6. Community Support Needed

Restaurant Fundraiser!

Our next restaurant fundraiser is coming up on May 16 & 17 at Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen. More details in the flyer below

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CCEF RUBY GALA

A limited number of tickets are still available for Culver City Education Foundation's Ruby Gala, their 40th-anniversary fundraising event on Saturday, May 14 from 6-10pm at Playa Studios. Please join us in supporting all of our Culver City schools with an evening featuring delicious food and beverages from our diverse restaurant scene including Chicas Tacos, Allegra California Café, Hatchet Hall, George Petrelli Steak House, Mayura Indian Restaurant, Lonzo’s Restaurant, Hotcakes Bakes, Harajuku Taproom, and Nankai Shochu. Additional gala highlights include student performances, a DJ and dancing. All event proceeds benefit the dynamic arts & STEM programs across the district. Visit the CCEF website to RSVP.

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La Ballona Cultural Celebration-June 3rd

Do you have a food truck, restaurant, or food business to offer food for sale at the event? Do You have a special recipe that you can make and donate for our "snack around the world: food stand? Do you know a dance from your culture that you would like to teach in partnership with our dance instructor? Please email dianaserrano@ccusd.org OR tracyandrew@gmail.com to help out and be a part of this amazon upcoming event at La Ballona.

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7. Green Tip of the Week

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8. Important Dates (New Dates in Bold)

  • May 30- Memorial Holiday, No School
  • June 3- La Ballona Cultural Celebration, 6pm (School-wide Event)
  • June 9- 5th Grade Promotion, 9:30am
  • June 10- Kinder Celebration, 9:00am
  • June 10- Field Day, 1st-5th grades
  • June 10- Last Day of school, Early Dismissal
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