TK Wait List Opportunity

Short Avenue Elementary engages children in fun, constructivist, project-based learning. There is still time to join our wonderful Transitional Kindergarten.  We are currently creating a dedicated TK class. Call 310.397.4234 for more info or to sign-up.

Short Avenue TK Waitlist Space Available

Welcome Ms. Karen Reynolds to our Short Avenue family!

Karen Reynolds is passionate about education and thrilled to to be the principal at Short Avenue Elementary School. Go dolphins! She has achieved over 30 years teaching in LAUSD. Ms. Reynolds earned a Bachelor of Arts from UCLA and a Masters/Administrative Credential from CSUN. She enjoyed teaching students for 15 years before entering into successful academic administration.

In her spare time, Ms. Reynolds loves to travel, read, and exercise. She has two wonderful children, one alumni and one currently attending UC Santa Cruz. Go Banana Slugs!

Silent Auction Fire Sale

Please send us an email with your best offer to win some more great loot from our Silent Auction.  Remember your donations are tax deductible and support our wonderful school.

ITEM                                                                                      VALUE

Toddler Bed w/mattress & bedding Donated by Leanne Wright $185
Chandelier Donated by Galvao Family $150
Chandelier Donated by Galvao Family $150
Cole Haan Clutch Donated by the Casilli Family $65
Discovery Channel North America DVD 2 disc set and The companion book & The Colossal Collection DVD 225 minutes $95
Marc Jacobs Sunglasses  Donated by anonymous $250
Performing Arts Workshop: Summer Camp $100 Musical Theater Summer Camp Dollars $100
Rita’s Italian Ice Culver City 2 GC Free Any Flavor Regular Size Italian Ice $7
Rita’s Italian Ice Culver City 2 GC Free Any Flavor Regular Size Italian Ice $7
Rita’s Italian Ice Culver City 2 GC Free Any Flavor Regular Size Italian Ice $7
Rita’s Italian Ice Culver City 2 GC Free Any Flavor Regular Size Italian Ice $7
Rita’s Italian Ice Culver City 2 GC Free Any Flavor Regular Size Italian Ice $7
Sheriff Callie’s Wild West Puzzle with Tin Donated by anonymous $16
The Learning Path Gift Certificate for One Month unlimited Tuition in Summer Intensive $500
Tiny Prints Gift Certificate for Invitations, Announcements & Stationery $50
Two Front Row Seats for The Thespian Club Follies Donated by anonymous Short Avenue $10
Wall Clock Donated by the Galvao Family $75
Mirror with silver frame Donated by the Galvao Family $125
Culver – Palms YMCA 3 Month Family Membership $236

Spring Book Fair Opens Friday

Scholastic Book Fair Feeling Groovy

Our spring Scholastic Book Fair launches after the morning awards assembly on Friday, May 6. Money earned from this Book Fair will go directly to the school library.  Look for the Book Fair flyer in your child’s homework folder.

There will be a golden ticket drawing to win books or posters.  If you purchase a book, you will get a golden ticket and be eligible to win a book or poster.  You may enter daily. Last year we had 20 winners!

The Book Fair runs from Friday, May 6 though Friday, May 13. Students and teachers will preview the Fair on Thursday, May 5. We are open during recess, lunch and after school daily (excluding after school May 6–Silent Auction & Spring Carnival).coffee-cream-blue-cup-cookie

Morning shopping will be available Friday after the assembly, and on Tuesday, May 10 when we have Coffee with the Principal at the Book Fair + tasty treats (8:15- 9:30).

You can also shop our Book Fair online any time between now and May 17. 

Volunteer NowDo you have a spare hour to help us?  We could really use your assistance with our Scholastic Book Fair. Please contact us for more information or to volunteer.

Will you S h o p a r o o at the Book Fair too?  We have already earned $175+ simply by snapping pictures of receipts. Snap a picture of your Book Fair register receipt and help us earn twice!

Download the Shoparoo app now and use code SNUV1209 to register and earn an extra cash donation for Short when you submit your first receipt.

Thank you Teachers

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A Great teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heartTeacher Appreciation is this week and it is especially important to thank your child’s teacher and all the staff at the school who help make it better for your child.

I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession. — John Wooden

Dine at El Torito on Thursday

Restaurant Night is THURSDAY at  El Torito’s in Marina del Rey all day long! Bring work buddies for lunch and family and friends for dinner and 20% of your purchase is donated to our school.  Remember to show your flyer and mention Short Avenue.El Torito Restaurant Night Fundrasier

FoSA Elections 2016

Friends of Short Avenue (FoSA) elections are next month. It is time to pass the baton. Coordinating activities and events for our school is rewarding and fun and we want to ensure that a new team can take the reins and guide our school’s fundraising efforts.

Do you like seeing kids smile? Do you have a special skill—organizing, coordinating, note taking, designing, negotiating, marketing, bi-lingual, etc. or are you passionate about our school?  WE NEED YOU!

Current board members will mentor and train new members.
Nominations may be emailed or dropped off at the front office. Questions?

  • Communications
  • Treasurer
  • Room Parents
  • Fundraising 
  • Secretary
  • Multi-cultural Liaison

Science Mania Winners 2016

A truly exciting and special opportunity at Short Avenue Elementary School is Science Mania. In a six-week long project spearheaded by teachers and assisted at home by parents and care givers, kindergartners through sixth graders explore science by selecting an area of interest and hone their understanding of the scientific method as they develop their scientific questions from observations and research, construct an hypothesis and test it analyzing data and forming a conclusion.  The project culminates as students present their experiments and demos to the class and then field questions about their work.

Preparing a science fair project incorporates active learning. There are numerous benefits of science projects involving organizational skills, reading, logical thinking, writing, grammar and spelling, math, statistics and data analysis, computer science, and graphic arts, as well as scientific methodology and enhanced meaningful relationships with families as they assist and help guide the process. Our student also participate in a formal presentation and demo, so they practice public speaking, and learn how to explain and defend their work.  Motivation, self-learning, critical thinking, ethics and self-esteem also may be strengthened as scientific process unfolds.

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