Events ☆ Activities ☆ Dolphin Café

Happy April! Hope you got a chance to enjoy some of the incredible food, creative flags and inspired costumes for our very first International Day. Well done Short Avenue Famlies! Thank you to everyone who helped make it such a success.

We have many exciting events and opportunities for fun coming up! Next week our awesome Science Mania kicks off. And on Friday, April 11, you are invited to the Dolphin Café at 7:15am to benefit Mrs. Robertson’s kindergarten class so they can get a new rug. Then join us for morning assembly at 8:00am where we find out who are science mania champs are.  And be sure to come on out for our monthly Food Truck Fiesta Wednesday, April 16, during spring break (4/14-18).

Our biggest fundraiser of the year takes place after spring break on Tuesday, April 22 with the In-N-Out Burger Truck and Silent Auction, preceded by Open House. Tickets will be going on sale soon. Classroom baskets are due April 11, before spring break.

We round out the month with a double duty Goodwill fundraiser on Saturday, April 26 from 10am – 4pm. Pre-collection begins Friday April 11, so start your spring cleaning now!

Common Core Standards • 5pm
FoSA Meeting • 6pm
April 2 • Auditorium

Science Mania
April 7-11

Walk & Talk Prospective Parents Tour
April 9

Dolphin Café
Morning Assembly
Picture Day
April 11

Spring Break / No School
April 14-18

Food Truck Fiesta
April 16 (Yep! Still having it!)

Open House
In N Out Truck / Silent Auction
April 22

Goodwill Donation Drive
pre-collection going on NOW!
April 26

Morning Assembly
Chipotle Restaurant 50% Fundraiser
May 2

Teacher Appreciation
May 5-9

FoSA Elections Meeting
May 7

Scholastic Book Fair
May 12-16

Art on the Lawn
May 14

Food Truck Fiesta
May 21

May 23

Memorial Day / No School
May 26

Food Truck Fiesta March 19

Join us for our third Food Truck Fiesta fundraiser on the front lawn of Short Avenue Elementary! This March we are proud to be hosting Peaches’ Smokehouse & Southern KitchenJoe’s Pizza TruckSon Of A Bun & Sweet E’s “the mini bake shop”! 5-8pm. Let’s celebrate the extra hour of sun and  picnic outside with classmates, neighbors and friends.  Why not bring a blanket, some lawn chairs and a big appetite?


Tree of Love & Tree of Gratitude Grace our Campus

Our Green Angels have been hard at work on a new recycled art project What is love?  Look for the hearts, made from recycled wood, hanging on our Tree of Love in the kinder courtyard.  Not only are the sweet messages displayed captivating works of art in themselves, they extend their lessons, reminding and motivating students and staff not yet actively involved with Green Angels, to become engaged in the larger context of environmentalism and sustainability.

The Green Angels are a group of caring parents, grand-parents, community friends and students dedicated to giving special time to Short Avenue Elementary school by beautifying, recycling, creating, socializing, sharing and learning about earth.  Thank you to our wonderful Green Angels Founder and Director, Sandrine Klein, for her beautiful vision and special gifts in spreading love throughout our campus.

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Fun! Fun! Fun! 3-in-1 starts Friday 2/21

Pajama Story time 5-8pm
Book Fair all weekend
13400 Maxella Avenue
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

  • Art show
  • Story time with teachers and more…
  • Childrens’ book author, Cassandra Black, will read Twinkle- The Only Firefly Who Couldn’t Light Up. She will also do a special visit to our school on Friday (reading in the library during recess and lunch), and then reading/signing at B&N around 6:15pm at the book fair!
  • Teacher reading lineup:
    -5pm – Ms Hohman
    -5:10 – Ms. Martinez
    -5:20 – Ms. Trapnell
    -5:30 – Mr. Fast
    -5:40 – Mrs. Burris
    -5:50 – Ms. Francis
    -6:00 – Mr. Schieneman

During this time (and through the weekend), Barnes & Noble will donate a portion of all purchases – both in-store and online – back to our school. All purchases should reference the following unique code 11282563. (Download FunFunFun Flyer here and share with your family and friends.)

All weekend long
you can also enjoy shaved ice at the new Snow Flower Ice.  Be sure to present your flyer and 10% of your purchase will be donated to Short Avenue!

All day Friday a portion or your Panda Express purchase will be donated to Short Avenue when you show your printed flyer or your smartphone flyer.