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.

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.

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

I want to donate now!

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

Learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYsGnMqIeSo

GivingTuesday Support our Neighborhood School

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Giving Thanks

 Thanksgiving thankfull gratefulAs we share gratitude with family and friends this Thanksgiving, we want to take a moment and say THANK YOU to our most wonderful Short Avenue families!  We are honored by and grateful for all your support in making a positive impact in the quality of our children’s school life.

We also want to remind you of easy ways to contribute to Short at absolutely no cost to you!  You feel amazing when your purchasing power gives twice as much. Shop for  Short fundraisers continue to give all year long.

We invite you to share this post with family and friends across the country to help strengthen our support. Avoid Black Friday crowds and shop from the comfort and convenience of home. Each Shop for Short programs (and more) are important funding sources for our school.

Every time you shop at our Short Avenue Amazon reward link, a percentage of your purchase comes to us! Start your holiday shopping with the links below.

Happy Thanksgiving from our families to yours!

Read to Achieve Ends Friday

The LA Clippers Read to Achieve program ends Friday, November 9. We are counting on you to help Short Avenue finish strong!  It is crucial to continue helping to log your child’s reading time program.

Remember to include ALL reading time:

  • all free time at school (during recess in the library, after school) +
  • all time parents/grandparents read +
  • all student reading time
Just like the LA Clippers team plays to win, Short Avenue needs to pull together as a super reading team to help our school win! If you need extra logs to track your progress, download reading logs here.
SHORT AVENUE SPECIAL PRIZES
  • Top Short Avenue readers who submit completed reading logs on time will be entered into a drawing to win a ticket to LEGOLAND!
  • Top readers who have submitted completed reading logs will win a book!
🏀 Final Reading Logs for NOVEMBER must be turned in TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13.
Many thanks to all the students for reading their hearts out, and to all the parents for their help logging the time.
Election Day Bake Sale | Vote + Food

Election Day Bake Sale

The Short Avenue fab Election Day Bake Sale is Tuesday, November 6th from 7am – 6pm (or until food runs out).

This is a community outreach bake sale for voters at our school! Get to know new friends in our neighborhood and spread good cheer about our amazing Short Avenue Elementary School!

Help make our Election Day Bake Sale tasty and profitable! Signup here to donate food, beverages or your time.

Election Day Bake Sale Fundraiser

doughnuts, donuts

6th Grade is Hosting the Dolphin Café

Join us for a scrumptious Dolphin Café hosted by Ms. Guisewite’s 6th Grade class. We will be offering fresh and healthy homemade smoothies, breakfast burritos, bagels & cream cheese, plus delicious donuts and colorful cereal necklaces. Round out your selection with warm cocoa or good, strong hot coffee! All proceeds to to supporting programs at Short Avenue Elementary.

The Café stops promptly at 8:00 for the First Fridays school award assembly. The Café may resume after the assembly ends.

Dolphin Cafe Bake Sale 6th Grade Fundraiser