Open House ✯ In-N-Out ✯ Silent Auction

Excitement is building in anticipation for one of our biggest fundraisers of the year, on St. Patrick’s Day.  Tuesday, March 17 begins with Open House from 3:30-5:00. Our Silent Auction goes from 4:30 – 6:00 and lastly, the In-N-Out truck will serve burgers, chips and soda from 5:30-7:00.

We will have lots of great items for you to win, so bring your check book and get ready to take home some super gift certificates, baskets and merchandise.  Check out our Silent Auction Catalog this weekend so you know just what to get. It is updated frequently.  And don’t forget that all your purchases go directly to supporting our students, so be generous in your bidding.

We have some really fun and fabulous items, like Principal for a Day, Librarian for a Day, plus some very special teacher activity donations.  What kid wouldn’t want those honors?

Silent Auction, Open House, In-N-Out Burger Truck

Coffee & Chatting with Ms. Paulos

Want to get more insight about what is happening at school?  Have an interesting idea to share or a burning question?  Stop by for morning coffee in the kinder courtyard and chat with Ms. Paulos on Thursday, March 5 at 8:15am. Her door is always open.

Ms. Paulos welcomes the opportunity to get to know parents and community members better and learn what is working, what needs work and what is important to you.

Coffee Principal March 2015

Dancing Classroom Competition!

Let’ s cheer on 12 of our 5th Graders as they dance their way through the Colors of the Rainbow Competition on Wednesday, February 25.

Short Avenue is so happy to have Dancing Classrooms in our school! Dancing Classrooms uses social dance as a vehicle to transform the lives of students who participate in the program.  A curriculum-based teaching approach utilizes the vocabulary of dance to break down social barriers, eliminate bias, teach students to honor and respect each other, and promote self-confidence, communication, and cooperation.

Dancing classroom competition 2015

Best of luck to our 5th Graders! We are so proud of you!

Let’s Raise Some Dough!

Join us at PizzaRev Saturday, February 28 from 11am to 10pm to raise money for Short Avenue students! Make sure to mention Short Avenue so we get credit.

Pizza Rev

You pick out your dough, sauce, cheese and toppings and PizzaRev “pizza crafters” work with you to make your own pizza right before your eyes!
Here are the options: Choose your Crust: Original or gluten-free dough? Each one pressed into a thin canvas from a plump, homemade dough ball. Sauce it Up: Savory organic marinara, a creamy white alfredo, spicy-sweet BBQ or olive oil – or get crazy, mix ‘em up.
Top it Off: 30+ artisanal cheeses and fresh ingredients – keep it traditional with pepperoni and ground beef or get fancy with sweet fennel sausage, Kalamata olives, and fresh-picked basil and arugula. Pick as many pizza toppings as you’d like – PizzaRev doesn’t charge by the topping – when you’re done crafting you’ll have your own personal pizza masterpiece!

Student Artwork

Enjoy some inspired creativity from Short Avenue student artwork.

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LMU Art Exhibit and Student Awards Program

You are invited to the 15th Annual LMU Family of Schools Art Exhibit and Student Awards Program, taking place this Sunday at LMU. This is the first year that Short Avenue has been invited to participate, and art teacher Sandrine Klein did an amazing job guiding all of our 3rd graders and 5-5/6 grade students to create art to submit to the exhibit inspired by the theme The Resilience of the Human Spirit.

Our students’ beautiful work is on display at the William H. Hannon Library at LMU through Friday February 20. The library is open to the public 11am through 8 pm Saturday and Sunday, 8am-10pm on Monday and Tuesday next week, and then 8am-5pm next Wednesday through Friday.  Parking is free on the weekends.
The art class lesson for this project was based on the resilience of the Huichol who survived through the sacred spirit of the amazing Artwork they have been creating. Ojo de Dios by the children of Short Elementary school is in honor of all the Huichol artists! It is a unique form of mandala weaving that originated from both Huicholi natives of Mexico and Tibetan lamas.
LMUFOS Art Exhibit 2015

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