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 – we don’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

Parent Meeting Wednesday Morning

Good Morning Coffee MeetingJoin Team FoSA and friends this WEDNESDAY at 8:15am in the library.  Among our topics  for discussion will be Ms. Paulos’ explanation of the School Report Cards, filling the secretarial position and the Silent Auction.

FoSA family meetings are open to everyone! Any parent or guardian of a Short Avenue student is a member of the Friends of Short Avenue booster club.  We welcome you to join us and learn what is happening in our school and how you can be a part of it.

Coffee With the Principal

Enjoy morning coffee in the kinder courtyard and chat with Ms. Paulos on Thursday, January 29 at 8:30am. Her door is always open.

Welcoming parents and community members, this casual meeting provides a forum for dialogue about current events on campus.2014-15TwoUpFlyers.indd