Short Avenue Elementary Follett Book Fair

The Book Fair is Here!

Follett Book Fair offers a wonderful selection of diverse reading material for students and their families. The Book Fair kicks off on Monday, March 18. Money earned from this Book Fair will go directly to enriching the educational experience of every student while also supporting Short Avenue’s Friends and Family library Media Center. Look for the Book Fair flyer in your child’s homework folder.

SCHEDULE
The Book Fair runs from Monday, March 18 through Friday, March 22 at 3:00pm. Students and teachers will preview the Fair on Friday, March 15. We are open during recess (10:20-10:45am) and after school daily for 1/2 hour, plus STEAM night and Food Truck Fiesta on Wednesday, March 20 from 5:00-6:30pm.

WANNA HELP?
Volunteer NowDo you have a spare hour to help us?  We could really use your assistance with our Book Fair. Please contact us for more information or to volunteer. Break-down is Friday, March 22, 3-4pm.

DID YOU KNOW…
All profits directly benefit every student at Short Avenue while also supporting the library. Our library needs major resources. More than half of our library collection is considered aged (with most books 30-40 years old) and prior to 2014 more than $25,000 in books were lost. We are 38% under the recommended amount of books for elementary school students. Every Book Fair purchase helps our students and our school!

This is a school-run Book Fair.
Popcornoplis Fundraiser

Popcornoplis is Here!

Popcornopolis🍿 🍿 has arrived at Short Avenue.  When friends, family and neighbors buy popcorn from our fundraiser, our school receives a whopping 50% on all purchases. Now that’s a sweet deal!
This fundraiser ends Friday, March 22nd. Delivery will be the week of April 8th.Popcornopolis Brochure

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!