The Weekly Roar
January 17, 2022
This Week's School Closure
Dear CCUSD Community,
Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 positive cases and the ongoing rapid spread of the Omicron variant, CCUSD is canceling school for three days, from Wednesday, January 19th through Friday, January 21st. This cancellation is in effect for all CCUSD programs, including the Office of Child Development, K-12 schools, and Culver City Adult School.
La Ballona will be closed on the following days:
Monday, 1/17- MLK Jr. Holiday
Tuesday, 1/18- Pupil Free Day
Wednesday, 1/19- School Closure
Thursday, 1/20- School Closure
Friday, 1/21- School Closure
*The loss of these 3 instructional days will be made up at a date to be determined later.
Grab-n-Go lunches will be supplied for our students via Curb Side pick-up,
Time: 11:45 am to 1:00 pm at all school sites.
Families: You may pick-up meals for all students at one school site, saving you the time of traveling to different schools, i.e. if you have one student who attends El Marino and another who attends CCMS, please pick-up both lunches at one school site only.
All meals are provided at no cost.
Those Already Registered for Weekly Testing with LFN
The regular weekly testing will be held as a drive-thru event on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (January 18, 19 and 20). See the pdf & flyers below for Drive Through Information.
Should this plan change, we will update the community as soon as possible.
Sign-up information for this drive-thru testing will be going out as soon as it is ready.
Those NOT Registered for Weekly Testing with LFN
In order to return to school on Monday, January 24, students MUST submit negative test results from this at-home test to the appropriate address below:
Registration for regular testing is here:
Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our students and staff safe. We look forward to seeing our Lions back in person on Monday, January 24th!
Dr. Becky Godbey
CCUSD: Covid-19 Isolation and Quarantine Update
The Month of January
Important Dates (New Dates in Bold)
January 17- Martin Luther King Jr. School Holiday
January 18- Teacher Inservice Day. No School for Students
January 19- School Closure, No School
January 20- School Closure, No School
January 21- School Closure, No School
January 25- PTA Board Meeting, 6:30
January 26- Kindergarten Information Night for Incoming Kindergarteners
January 28- $1 Book Sale
February 3- PTA Meeting, 6:30
February 7-100th Day of School (corrected on 1/17)
Last Wednesday's Assembly
We need 2-3 parent volunteers to paint La Ballona's calming/sensory room. All materials provided. Must be done after school or on the weekend. Please contact Liz Vila at email@example.com if you can help. Thank you so much.
Lions' Pride Run (Jogathon)
Hello Families, We are gearing up for our spring fundraiser, the Lion's Pride Run! Students are lacing up those sneakers in preparation, and we need parent support as well. Please reach out to Rocio Alvarez - firstname.lastname@example.org if you're able to help organize this awesome fundraiser.
2022-2023 La Ballona PTA Nomination Committee
As we move into the second half of the school year, our PTA Board is beginning the process of creating a nomination committee for future Board members. If you are a current PTA member, and would like to help shape next year's board, please reach out to Jamie Krute - email@example.com
ANNUAL FUNDRAISING DRIVE
We are currently at $64,000, just a bit over half way to our yearly goal of raising $120,000 (approx $300/child)!
For this year's programs and supplies, we're in need of community support. Every donation pushes us closer to our goal; allowing us to create a platform for our students to access educational opportunities, tools and experiences the school might not otherwise be able to afford.
Ways to donate and help out:
Go to bit.ly/laballona and donate what you can!
By check, make payable to "La Ballona PTA" and return in an envelope to your classroom teacher.
Share this flyer with your friends, family, and local businesses!
Monthly donation option is available at https://laballonapta.org/donate
Ask your company if they offer matching gifts for employees!
Information Night for Incoming Kindergarteners
La Ballona Elementary School
Culver City, CA 90232