The Weekly Roar

January 17, 2022

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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.

Food Services

  • 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

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!

Stay PAWSitive

Dr. Becky Godbey


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CCUSD: Covid-19 Isolation and Quarantine Update

Please review this helpful 2-page document to answer all your isolation and quarantine questions.
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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)

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Last Wednesday's Assembly

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Click: How to go to your Parent Portal on Aeries

Here is how you can view your child's report card

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Painting help

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 if you can help. Thank you so much.

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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 - if you're able to help organize this awesome fundraiser.

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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 -

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Student Store temporarily closed!

The "Student Store" is temporarily closed until Wednesday, January 19th. We will then reopen again for our normal hours.

-Monday 8:50am-9:30am

-Wednesday 1:50pm-2:30pm

-Friday 8:50am-9:30am

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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 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
Ask your company if they offer matching gifts for employees!

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Information Night for Incoming Kindergarteners

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