Short Avenue Celebrates Black History Month

Short Avenue 5th grade celebrates MLK DayShort Avenue students are celebrating  African American History all this month. Our 5th Graders chose to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s powerful sentiment about equality and character by creating representations of their hands decorated with vibrant colors.

I look to a day when people will be not judged by the color of their skin , but by the content of their character.  –Martin Luther King, Jr.

Congratulations Short Avenue Robotics Team

Congratulations to the Short Avenue Robotics Team for winning the Judges Award on Monday, January 28 at the Robotics Team Championship Competition organized by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation at Mark Twain Middle School. Teams competed in four sessions with robot inspections. In the Championship round, teams shared their engineering notebooks. Robots were inspected and then entered into Skills Challenge Matches and Robot Design Judging, followed by Finals Matches and Awards.

Short Avenue Robotics Team Wins Judges Award
Short Avenue Robotics Team Wins Judges Award

The VEX IQ Challenge, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, provides students ages 8 through 14 with exciting, open-ended robotics engineering and research challenges that engage students and enhance their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills through hands-on, student centered learning.

The Robotics Education & Competition Foundation connects students, mentors, and schools to a variety of successful engaging technology-based programs. The goal is to provide programs with services, solutions that allows them to flourish by fostering the technical and interpersonal skills necessary for students to succeed in the 21st Century.

Walk and Talk Tour is Wednesday, 2/13

Join our first Walk & Talk this Wednesday, February 13, and learn firsthand about what makes Short Avenue Elementary so special. We can’t wait to meet you!

Short Avenue Elementary School Walk and Talk Prospective Parent Tour

LAUSD Guide | How to Prepare for a Teacher Strike and Talk to Kids

LA Unified created this Family Resource Guide to help parents prepare for the possibility of a teacher walkout.

The guide, also available in Spanish, addresses what will happen at schools and how to talk with your children about a strike. It also outlines how the contract negotiations with the teachers union reached this point, and includes contact information for schools and other LA Unified offices.

LAUSD Family Resource Guide Preparing for a Potential Strike

Ugly Sweaters are Here!

Ugly Holiday Sweaters, a 5th grade math project, made their Short Avenue debut this year. On display in the library this week for close-up and personal viewing. Which sweater do you think is the best ugliest sweater? There are quite a few interesting choices!

Giving Tuesday was a Success!

Thanks to generous donors and passionate supporters spreading the word online, the Friends of Short Avenue booster club set an inaugural record. On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, FoSA raised more than $1,100! We raised $710 in direct donations and we hope to get $425 matched for a total of $1,135. See if your company will match and we could triple the donation.

If you missed the chance to give to Short Avenue on #GivingTuesday or you are still inspired to support our mission of helping students lead full and productive elementary school educational experiences by providing enrichment opportunities that strengthen and support academic growth, inspire creative understanding and integrate technology in cultivating the whole child, please make a donation today. When you donate through the PayPal Giving Fund, there are no processing fees – plus PayPal will match 1% of gifts made through December 31, 2018. That means 101% of your gift will go to the our school!

Thank you for your support on #GivingTuesday and your continued support throughout the year!

Short Avenue Elementary Ballet

Free Tickets for The Nutcracker Ballet

We are thrilled to be the recipients of tickets for the Los Angeles Ballet’s The Nutcracker this year.  Our matinee performance is Sunday, December 23, in Royce Hall at UCLA. You must RSVP in the front office if you are certain you can attend. There is a sign-up sheet that Hector Garcia (310.397.4234) is managing. Sign-ups close Friday, November 31 at 1pm. You must coordinate with our Royce Hall point person, and pick up tickets 1/2 hour before the performance starts. 75 tickets are available. Priority given to families who have not yet attended.

PICKING UP YOUR TICKETS
Arrive by 12:30pm at Royce Hall and locate our point person near Will Call (a folding table) to get your tickets. The performance starts precisely at 1pm.

Royce Hall is located at 340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095.  Remember to allow at least 15 additional minutes to park. Parking costs $12. Find directions to Royce Hall here. Review parking carefully as construction may change structure location.

Please contact Alicia Casilli with questions. NOTE: There have been issues with “no shows” and Short Avenue will not be offered this privilege if we have no shows. RSVPs close Friday, November 31 at 1pm.
We are grateful our partnership with the Los Angeles Ballet’s Power of Performance (POP!) for sponsoring these tickets so generously.

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday November 2018

On November 27, we’re joining a global day of  generosity, #GivingTuesday. It’s a day when you can make a big impact on the lives of students we serve.

We ask that you please consider us on #GivingTuesday | Friends of Short Avenue.

Help ensure that our children continue to receive outstanding enrichment programs and resources that are directly funded through your generous donations. Programs and resources like

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Please share this page with family and friends and let’s make this the best #GivingTuesday yet!

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