The Paw Print

Vol 2. Week of August 23, 2021

Regular Bell Schedule - Zero Period Begins this Week!

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Missed Parent Bootcamp?

Access the CCMS Parent Bootcamp presentations here.

Interested in the CCMS Theater Program?

Join an informational meeting for students this week to learn more about the options right for you!
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CCMS Welcome Back Dance for 7th & 8th Graders

This event is strictly outdoors and all attendees will be required to wear masks when not sitting down eating.
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Click Here for the Welcome Back Dance Permission Slip

Permission Slip is required for all attendees.

CCMS Improv Returns!

Read the flyer below for more information.

CCMS Sports Updates and Reminders

Anyone who is interested in playing these fall sports should attend the dates and times below. Please wear athletic clothes and shoes, and be ready to play!

Cross Country Aug 24th at 2:30 on the practice field

Flag Football Aug 25th at 4 pm on the practice field

Girls tennis Aug 25th at 1:45 on the tennis courts

Water Polo Aug 25th at 2:30 on the practice field (Please note change--NOT at CC Plunge)

6th Grade Girls volleyball Aug 25th at 3:30 in theback gym

7th and 8th-grade Girls volleyball tryouts Aug 25th 2:30

and Aug 31st 3:30 in the front gym

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PE Clothes Sales Update

For the time being, we are pausing the sales of PE clothes before and after school. Due to the shortage of elastic and ink, our supplier has not been able to fulfill our PE clothes order. As soon as new clothes come in, we will announce via the Paw Print.

Sales will resume as soon as we get the shipment in so we can offer all sizes of items to all students. We will also resume accepting vouchers once the clothes are in stock!

Please be assured that the students will not be required to dress for PE until they have had the opportunity to pick up PE uniforms.

The CCMS Student Store is Re-Opening!

Beginning Monday, 8/23, the student store will be open after school for students to purchase snacks and drinks (and PE clothes, once we resume sales). The student store is one of the PTSA's biggest volunteer opportunities! In order to open the store each day, we must have two parents willing to help out - don't worry we will train you!

Sign up to volunteer here:

If you have any questions, please contact Stephany Olson

1st PTSA Association Meeting of the Year - Save the Date!

Calling all CCMS PTSA Association members! Mark your calendars for the first Association meeting on Wednesday, September 8 at 7:00pm via Zoom. Find out what programs and events your donations are funding, vote on Association business items, hear from Administrators, and meet some fellow parents. We hope you can attend!

Meeting Link will be sent out in the Paw Print the week of the meeting!

2 Big Announcements from CCMS PTSA & Panther Partners

We hope the first week of school has gone smoothly. As our students get settled in to school, it’s time for us to support them and their teachers to thrive this year.

These are the 2 big asks we have for parents:

1) Invest in our students and donate to the CCMS 100 Campaign today!

We are back to school in person! After being at home for a whole year, our students, teachers and school need our support more than ever. CCMS PTSA and Panther Partners (booster club) are launching the third annual CCMS 100 CAMPAIGN. The Campaign's goal is to raise $100,000 in 100 days with 100% participation from CCMS families. We need your help! We are asking each CCMS family to make a donation - and help us reach all three goals! We ask each family to give meaningfully - all contributions, of any amount, are great appreciated.

Funds donated will help ensure teachers have the tools to do distance learning effectively and build community remotely along with helping students in need. This year the PTSA will not run any other fundraisers and will rely solely on your contributions to fund our programs. In order to provide quality experiences for our 1,700 students, we must raise $100,000. Please give generously today - donate at: PTSA & Panther Partners Annual Giving Campaign Thank you!

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Additionally - families who donate $250 or more will receive a free drinkware set with the CCMS Panther and the #CULVERPRIDE logos. A perfect set for a pair of Panthers! You can donate once or make recurring monthly contributions - click here to donate now Donate 21-22.

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Click Here to Join the CCMS PTSA

Please consider joining the PTSA! It's only $8/member for an annual membership, and any family member can join!


Camp Panther Was a Succes!

Our outdoor-only Camp Panther sessions were a great success! Students took campus tours, met other friendly Panthers, and played games to get to know the school, personnel and each other. Check out some pics from the two days.

CCMS Welcomes New Teachers to the Panther Family!

Did You Miss Registration?

Check out the revised Registration Newsletter to find out when and where you can take care of:

  • Required Registration Forms
  • Textbooks and Chromebooks
  • PE Uniforms
  • Student ID and Yearbook Pictures
  • Student Schedule of Classes

Also in the newsletter is information on pre-ordering your CCMS Yearbook, getting a free Culver CityBus Tap card, loading your cafeteria acount in preparation of a cashless year and getting your CCMS gear to be reay for Spirit Day Fridays!

Culver City Backpacks Program

Culver City Unified School District (CCUSD) believes that no child in our community should go hungry or have food insecurities, especially on weekends when students don’t have access to school-sponsored breakfast and lunch. The Culver City Council PTA, in conjunction with CCUSD, provides students in need with a backpack filled with non-perishable food and snacks each week to ensure that every child can eat on the weekends.

There is no cost to participate and enrollment is 100% confidential. Each week, filled backpacks will be available in the school’s main office. You or your child, simply pick up the backpack and take it home. Backpacks will not be returned each week; your student will receive a new backpack each week. Enrollment is ongoing so any child in need can sign up for the program at any time throughout the school year.

If you would like your student to receive a weekly backpack, sign up here: or complete a form in your school office.

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Information Regarding CCMS Sports for All 6th, 7th, & 8th Graders

We are excited to announce that sports will be returning to CCMS for the 2021-2022 school year!

Sports will be "no cut" for all 6th graders, as has been past practice at CCMS. We are exploring options to allow additional students to play in 7th and 8th grade. At this time, we are having difficulties due to limited facitlies and coaches that are shared with CCHS. Additionally, not all coaching spots are currently filled. We are hard at work seeking ways to incorporate more students. Updates will be provided in upcoming issues of THE PAW PRINT.

To find out more about CCMS FALL Sports, please attend a FALL SPORTS Parent Meeting, on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 6:30 PM, in the CCMS Multipurpose Room (MPR).

Below are the dates and times for all approaching CCMS FALL SPORTS tryouts, as well as practice schedules and games where possible. Further information will be shared as it becomes available to us.

CCMS 7th and 8th grade Girls Volleyball

WHO: All 7th and 8th graders interested in playing Girls Volleyball

WHAT: Tryouts for the team

WHEN: On Wednesday, August 25, from 2:30--4:00 PM, and on Tuesday, August 31, 2:30--4:00 PM. *****Please attend BOTH dates.


**The practice schedule for the season start on Tuesday, September 7, and will continue on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2:30--4:00 PM.

JV will practice in the CCMS Back Gym.

Varsity will practice in the CCMS Front Gym.

CCMS 6th Grade Girls Volleyball

WHO: All 6th grade girls interested in playing volleyball

WHAT: Sign up meeting

WHEN: Wednesday, August 25 at 3:30 PM


**Practice schedule for all Three 6th grade teams will start the week of September 9th.

Blue Team: Mondays 3:30-4:45 PM, Back Gym; Wednesdays, 4:00-4:45 PM, Back Gym.

Games on Mondays beginning in late September.

Silver Team: Mondays 4:45-6:00 PM, Back Gym; Wednesdays 4:45-5:30 PM, Back Gym

Games on Mondays beginning in late September.

Red Team: Tuesdays 4:30--5:45 PM, Back Gym; Thursdays 2:30-3:45 PM, Back Gym.

Games on Tuesdays beginning in late September.

CCMS Cross Country

WHO: All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders

WHAT: Sign up meeting

WHEN: Tuesday, August 24 at 2:30 PM

WHERE: The CCMS grass practice field

** The practice schedule for the season starts on Tuesday, September 7, and it will continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30--3:30 PM on the CCMS grass practice field.

Tue and Thur 2:30-3:30 grass practice field.

CCMS Water Polo

WHO: Sign up meeting

WHAT: All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys and girls

WHEN: Wednesday, August 25, at 3:00 PM.

WHERE: Culver City Plunge at 4175 Overland Ave, Culver City 90230

**Practice schedule starts on Wednesday, September 8 and will run every Monday and Wednesday through Wednesday, November 10, from 3:15-5:00 PM at the Culver Plunge.

Students will meet the coach at 2:55 in front of the middle school to walk together to the pool.

CCMS Flag Football

WHO: All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders

WHAT: Sign up meeting

WHEN: On Wednesday, August 25 at 4:00 PM

WHERE: On the CCMS grass practice field.

**Varsity practice schedule will be every Wednesday and Thursday from 4:00-5:30 PM, starting on Monday Sept 8th. Games will be on Thursdays, and games will start on Sept 23rd.

CCMS Girls Tennis

WHO: All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls

WHAT: Sign up day

WHEN: Wednesday, August 25th at 2:00 PM

WHERE: CCMS/CCHS shared tennis courts

**Practice schedule will be determined soon.


1. Students must have a physical before they can participate in any school sports including practices and games. No student will be able to participate without the approval of a physician. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you are unable to obtain a physical from your physician call the Health Center to schedule an appointment at (310) 392-8636.

2. Obtain written permission from a parent/guardian to compete.

3. Maintain a 2.0 GPA (cannot have 2 or more N's and no more than 1U) or you will be ineligible to participate in the program.

4. A student may be declared ineligible for disciplinary reasons by administrative action.

5. All Students must complete an Athletic Clearance Packet before trying out or competing for any sport.

For more information regarding the Athletic Clearing process, please visit this link:

Athletic Clearance Information

Here are more options for obtaining a physical exam:

Health Center on Campus

Hours: Mon & Wed from 8:00 - Noon

(310) 392-8636

  • Cost: $25

  • Must have a signed parental consent form at time of appointment from the health center.

  • Must schedule appointment in advance.

Wellness Mart

12200 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90025

(310) 820-2150


  • $40 walk-in welcome

Minute Clinic @ CVS Drug Store

Hours: M-F: 10a-6:30p / Sat & Sun: 9a-5:30p

Closed for lunch M-F: 2p-3p; Sat & Sun: 1p-2p

Address: 13171 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

(310) 821-8908

  • Last appointment: 15 minutes before closing

  • Cost: $49


This past year has been full of difficulties, inlcuding challenges to our CCMS sports program. Due to not be able to offer sports last year, we are severly lacking in enough funds to grow our programs. Now, more than ever, it's important that we collect as many donations as we can to keep our program afloat (especially to offer "no cut" teams).

We request a $100 donation per athlete per sport so that we may provide quality coaches, uniforms,equipment, league fees, certificates to each player at the end of the season, and so that we can continue to offer a wide and deep athletic program. If you are unable to contribute the full amount please donate an amount that is affordable. You may also choose not to donate by clicking on the appropriate button on the registration website (lnk below).

All clearances and donations for CCMS sports programs are to be entered here: Athletic .


Cafeteria Information

During the 2021-22 school year, ALL students will receive free meals from the cafeteria.

  • Students need only to show their student ID for scanning.
  • Pins will no longer be used.
  • If students wish to purchase additional snack not included in the regular school meal, they may do so out of the funds in their student meal account.
  • Cash will no longer be accepted.
  • To load money on your student's meal account, go to:
  • To complete a meal application, click here:
2021-2022 CCUSD School Calendar

Access the calendar for the 2021-2022 school year here!

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