Dolphin Cafe: Friday Dec 2nd, 7:15-8:15am

The next Dolphin Cafe is this Friday 12/2 from 7:30-8:15. If you can volunteer, we’d love the help. Please use the Sign-Up Genius so we can plan accordingly.

* 2022/2023 * Annual Giving * GOAL: $100K *


Friends of Short Avenue, or FoSA is the booster club that fundraises all year to support our school community. Every dollar raised goes into supporting our students and teachers. We understand everyone’s circumstance is different, so donate what works for your family.


This year’s goal is to raise $100,000 with 100% participation from all our families!

The suggested donation amount is $1,000 per family.

Donate what works for your family. From $5-50,000, everything helps to get us to our goal.

We accept checks, cash, credit cards, & Zelle

Automatic recurring monthly payments can be made through FreshSchools

Families donating $1000 either in full or in 10 recurrent payments of $100, will receive the

Dolphin Bundle: Mug, Yearbook, Dolphin Cafe Punch Card

We are a Title 1 school so giving what you can for those who cannot is important, gracious, & appreciated beyond words. It benefits ALL our children & your donation is 100% tax deductible.

Checks & Zelle: Friends of Short Avenue

FoSA Tax ID: 95-4192036

Would you like to sponsor an event?

Can you volunteer your time?

Does your company do gift matching?

Do you have a fundraising idea?

We welcome any support!

Congrats to all the students! You raised over $34k at this event!!! This was record-breaking!

Annual Dolphin Derby! May 20th- a FUNdraiser RUNdraiser!

FoSA’s 2022 Silent Auction raised over $21,000! Our biggest year yet! Thank you so much to our auction donors & sponsors:

Tickets are $50 per person and include unlimited food, beer & wine. There will also be a live DJ + lots of fun! TO PURCHASE TICKETS CLICK HERE!

Or use this QR Code:Screen Shot 2022-03-01 at 12.10.43 PM

Check back often as we’ll be updating this page. Reach out to for any questions. 

Thank you so much to our Auction Donors:

1010 Wines

Adamant Law Group

Amazing Lash Studio

Angel Maid Bakery

Aquarium of the Pacific


Bacari PDR

Baila Baila Spanish Through Music And Movement

Beauty Secrets Skin Care, Facials & Threading Studio

Cafe Ruisseau Play Vista/Santa Monica

Cali Camp

California Yacht Club

Capri Gelato & Coffee Bar

Constellation Beer


Dayanara Para-Private Pilates Instructor

Del Rey Deli

Dharma Health Institute

Educational Insights

Encore Paint

Farm Fresh to You

Fig and Star Beauty

Flow Water

Flowermaid Florist

Flowers by Felicia

Fresh Brothers

Gilded Hearth

Ginger’s Ice Cream

Good Inside (Dr.Becky)

Got Game

Grandma Sweet Leaf

Hana Nails

Hatchet Hall

Hathi Jewelry

Healthy Spot

Home Depot- Marina Del Rey

Homestate Playa Vista

Hotcakes Bakes

House of Merci

Ijeoma Njaka/SoFi Stadium/RAMS TIX

Island Packers

Jeni’s Ice Cream

Jon Peri Salon – Cameron

Jon Peri Salon – Johny

Jon Peri Salon – Lani

Jon Peri Salon – Richard

La Gourmandise Cooking School

Laser Away

Laurie Resnick- Pet Portraits

Legendary Entertainment



Malibu Wine

Marina Martial Arts

Marina Pet Spa


Maxi Cosi Rodifix Car Seat

Meri Cherry Art Studio

Michael’s Craft Store

Micro Scooter

MiDiCi Pizza

NongLA Restaurant

On the List Presents…

Pacific Park @ Santa Monica Pier

Panda Socks

Panera Bread

Peter Thomas Roth

Pitfire Pizza

Rainbow Acres

Rediscover Center

Ritz Carlton

Sachi LA Coffee

Santa Barbara Zoo

Sara the Wine Bar

Sender City

Sinners & Saints Bakery

So Fly Kids

Spa Nail Del Rey

Speedzone / Boomers


Sunnie Kids Lunches

Suzie & Mitchell Glaser- AirBnB

Taqueria Sanchez

Tar & Roses

Tavia Trepte

Tender Greens

The Bar Method

The Broad Museum

Tocaya Modern Mexican Playa Vista

Toyota Ice Skating

Tumbleweed Summer Camp

Universal Studios

Wheel of Fortune Tickets

Wilson Sporting Goods

Zooga Yoga Culver City

Silent Auction & Gala * Sat 3/19/22 * 6-9pm * Private Home in Ladera Heights * Adults Only *

If you have items or skills to donate, please fill out this google form as soon as possible, or here it is in fillable PDF format: FoSA Silent Auction Donation Form

Deadline for donation is Friday, March 11, 2022.  FoSA is a non-profit organization, tax id # 95-4192036. Attached is our Copy of Silent Auction Donation Request Letter 2022.docx

If you would like to BE AN EVENT SPONSOR or if you know someone who would like to BE AN EVENT SPONSOR, please download this Visual Aid with Sponsorship Tiers: Silent Auction & Banner Sponsorship Levels


Please take a moment to think about what services YOU can provide to other people; let us know your price and we’ll put you up on the auction block! This is a great way to promote yourself and/or just help out the school in general. 

HERE ARE SOME IDEAS: cleaning services, personal organizer, handyman/woman/nb services, landscaping/gardening services, interior design services, art lessons, language lessons, surf lessons, cooking lessons, yoga lessons, music lessons, themed gift baskets, etc! 

We are also soliciting service/business gift certificates or merchandise that we can include in our Silent Auction: anything from sporting/concert/amusement park or show tickets, pottery lessons, a free haircut, ski passes, restaurant gift certificates or a local brewery/winery.

***Are you or do you know any local business owners?***

If you have contacts you can solicit for donations, please email for a donation request letter. Many places need advance notice.

Restaurant Night- Thurs 1/27 (Lunch or Dinner)

**Mention Short Ave (or bring in flyer) for proceeds to be donated to the school**

Restaurant Night at MidiCi – Jan 27th – Lunch or Dinner!

(424) 289-8485 – 13488 Maxella Ave – Ste 100 – MARINA DEL REY

Eat in or take out!

Live Music from 5:30-8:30pm

Friday 12/17/21: Teachers’ Holiday Cookie Exchange!

If you haven’t signed up yet, CLICK HERE!!

Please drop off homemade (or store-bought) cookies, boxes of teas or bags of ground coffee for the Teachers and Staff to enjoy at their Holiday Party. (Please drop off in the main office Friday.)

Thank you so much to those of you who have already signed up to bring sweet treats!! There are some really yummy things! But we need more!

Short Ave’s WINTER BAZAAR! Sun Dec 12, 2021

Sun Dec 12 from 12-3pm at Short Avenue Elementary

There will be local vendors, arts & crafts, jazzy holiday tunes, photo booth, face painting, and more! We still need volunteers- please go to our Volunteer Sign Up Genius (click for link).


IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A VENDOR: $50 is required at confirmation to set up your booth spot. This is a school fundraiser so we do ask 15-20% of proceeds to be donated to FoSA (Friends of Short Ave), this is at the Vendor’s discretion, the more you sell, the more we hope you would consider donating! Last date to submit Sat, Nov 27th. For more info, contact:  or 310-948-2666

Vendor Application FormDownload