Sea Dragon's Diary

Week of October 4th-8th

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October is Disability Awareness and Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Here's a link for Disability Awareness Resources:

As part of Disability Awareness Month we invite family members to read a book and lead a discussion in our classrooms. Below is a sign up sheet that teachers have indicated a day and time for the reading to occur. Family members would choose a book from an Epic book list and then Zoom into the classroom for the activity.

Here is the sign up sheet:

Once you have signed up either Gaby Zadra or Sheila Iverson will reach out with more information.

NO Testing Monday, October 4th

Dear CCUSD Families:

In light of the continuing problems with both registration and the actual COVID testing from our current provider, we have made the decision to stop their service as of this week. Friday 10/1 will be the last day using this system. After we finish everything with them, we will ensure that they delete all information about our staff and students.

We have a new provider lined up and ready to go, with the expectation that both registration and the testing logistics (including saliva tests instead of nasal swabs) will be much improved. We are preparing detailed instructions for the registration process to share with everyone ahead of launch this time; that should be coming by early next week. Weekly testing will begin after that as everyone gets registered. This provider does follow the same billing procedure, so you will have to resubmit insurance information but again, you will never be billed for any costs. If insurance does not cover the test, the provider will bill the federal grant program.

The “Qualtrics” vaccination status survey is separate from all this; please submit that information if you have not already done so. If you have already submitted your vaccine card through the Qualtrics system but get a reminder email, you can ignore that reminder - it takes time to manually verify each submission, at which time you will not get the reminder anymore.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.


I already uploaded my / my child’s vaccination card. Why did I still get a reminder email?

You can ignore the reminder email. Each submission must be manually verified by a limited number of approved health services/human resources staff. As soon as your vaccination status is cleared, you will not receive the reminder again.

Why are we switching testing providers? Two reasons: the registration process and the actual COVID testing program at each site. Even if you were able to get your child registered for testing, the providers did not bring enough staffing to test all students and staff in the time allotted. The new testing provider has a proven track record of testing students and staff at a greater capacity.

What will happen to the information we already gave to the testing provider?

UDL will delete all information associated with CCUSD.

What will the registration process look like with the new provider?

CCUSD is working with the provider to ensure a smoother process and will send out detailed instructions the week of October 4th. As before, the company will ask for insurance information but you will not be billed for testing. The provider works with insurance companies and the Federal Grant Program for individuals whose insurance does not cover its costs. They will never charge CCUSD or individual families.

Wednesday, Oct. 6th—Dance-Walk to School Day!

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:

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October 12th- Fire Station Visit Permission Slip/Boleta de permiso de visita a la estación de bomberos

As a community outreach for Fire Prevention Week, Lin Howe students will be walking to the fire station on Tuesday, October 12th, to hear about fire safety. Students would go to 3-4 information stations, one would be the paramedic ambulance, one for the fire engine, one for tools and equipment and the last for some quick fire safety tips.

Please fill out the following permission slip-

Como un alcance comunitario para la Semana de Prevención de Incendios, los estudiantes de Lin Howe caminarán a la estación de bomberosel martes 12 de octubre para escuchar sobre la seguridad contra incendios. Los estudiantes irían a 3-4 estaciones de información, una sería la ambulancia paramédica, una para el camión de bomberos, una para herramientas y equipos y la última para algunos consejos rápidos de seguridad contra incendios.

Por favor, rellene la siguiente hoja de permiso-

Dragon Wagon Information

Dragon Wagon Information

Please fill out this permission slip to join:

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!

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:

Diverse Books for our youngest readers

Lin Howe Families,


We are half way there on our GoFundMe Page. Please donate anything that you can.

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!!

October 14th PTA Meeting

Topic: October PTA Meeting

Time: Oct 14, 2021 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 869 7024 1087

Passcode: 218500

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.

Elementary Vocal Music Update

TK/K/1/2 Vocal Music

Vocal music at Lin Howe has started off wonderfully this year! If your student is in TK, Kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade, they have weekly (TK/Kinder) or every-other-week (1st and 2nd grade) vocal music with Ms. Koplinka-Loehr on Thursdays at Lin Howe. We have been having so much fun singing, dancing, and moving to music together!

If you are in TK or Kindergarten, please ask your student for their "Ask Me" sheet that was handed out to them in music class last week, and ask them to sing "Hickety Pickety Bumblebee" and "Oh My, No More Pie" for you! You can also ask them to sing "Hop, Ol' Squirrel," and ask them to change the way the squirrel moves in the song!

If your student is in 1st grade, please ask your student to sing "Up Above My Head," and "Circle Round the Zero" for you (and encourage them to do the dance with you, as well!)

If your student is in 2nd grade, please ask them to sing "Up Above My Head," and "Penny You Must Wander," (and they can play the penny passing game with you, as well!)

Please also check your student's vocal music Seesaw account, where optional singing activities and games have been posted for you to practice and respond to if you would like to participate. If you have any questions about the vocal music program, feel free to reach out directly to Ms. Koplinka-Loehr at:

Danielle Koplinka-Loehr:

We hope you are having fun listening to your students' wonderful singing voices!

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.

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

Still time to SIP with CCEF!

A limited supply of tasting kits are still available for Culver City Education Foundation’s SIP for our Schools virtual fundraising event on October 16! Tickets include a specially-curated whiskey tasting live streamed to your home, a silent auction, and surprise guests!

While this year's event remains virtual, guests are welcome to join us in-person at the Wende Museum that day for a little socializing and a sneak peak of the fun to come that evening. Pick up your tasting kit between 11am-2pm on the 16th and enjoy live music by CCHS students, preview the incredible artwork for auction, and participate in a group art mural. The museum will be open for CCEF guests to tour the exhibitions with their staff. We can't wait to see you there!

Purchase tickets today on the CCEF website:

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