Short Avenue Girl Scout Troop 5265 is hosting Operation Gratitude Halloween Candy Give-Back November 1 and 2. It is the perfect way to put some of your candy haul to good use and honor our troops. In addition to candy collection, travel-sized toothpaste and dental floss will be collected.
There is also a special need for letters specifically written to New Recruits, Veterans, and First Responders. Learn more about writing a letter.
Drop off your candy, dental floss, travel-sized tooth paste and letters in the main office Thursday and Friday, November 1-2 between 7:30-3pm.
Short Avenue Elementary School is thrilled to participate in the LA Clippers Read to Achieve program. From October 1 through November 9 students will track the number of minutes read during this six-week period and they can win awesome prizes.
📚 All (TK-5) students who read 1000+ minutes and middle school students (6-8) who read 1500 minutes will receive special prizes + a certificate of completion.
📚 The top student in the overall program as well as the top student in each grade level who logs the most minutes will be drafted into the Clippers Student All-Star Reading Team and will be invited (+one guest) to attend a Clippers home game and participate in an on-court presentation prior to the game + t-shirt + goody bag with books & school supplies!
📚 The elementary school with the most minutes logged will receive a Reading Time Out visit for 100 students from a member of the Clippers Read to Achieve Squad, + books, +t-shirt + school supplies.
HOW CAN PARENTS HELP?
Encourage children to read every day and track their progress. Teachers may need help tracking student progress. Ms. Casilli
, our school librarian is the program coordinator. Please see her with any questions.
All schools registered for the program will be entered into a drawing to receive a Book bundle and/or school supplies courtesy of the Read to Achieve program.
Let’s go dolphins!
Do you have an IDEA how to improve the lives of people living in LA?
Short Avenue Elementary K- 6 students are challenged to create an idea for a brand new mobile app that improves the lives of Los Angeles residents. It gives students the opportunity to identify a problem in their community and create a solution using technology. This challenge engages students in STEM principles, encouraging them to delve into the world of innovative technology.
Consider the following questions to help you find the best challenge solution:
1. What issue is your app addressing?
2. Why is the issue important to you and the lives of residents in Los Angeles?
3. How will your app address the issue?
4. How does your app celebrate your talent and history?
Student applications may include sketches, demos, screenshots, and/or videos, though not necessary.
This challenge is open to all California students in grades K-12. There will be three categories of submission: Elementary, Middle School, and High School. Each category will be judged separately. A First, Second and Third place winner will be selected from each category.
First place winners will be awarded a savings bond. Submit your idea(s) before the deadline on October 31.
Students are encouraged students to discuss their ideas with their families. Ms. Casilli, our librarian, will help students with online submissions.
Everyone is invited to the most delicious breakfast of the school year this Friday, September 7 from 7:30-8:00am. Remember to come early for the best selection
Stay for the First Fridays monthly awards assembly (including 25 Golden Ticket Winners) on the yard at 8am.
The Café stops promptly at 8am and may resume after the assembly. All purchases directly support FoSA funded programs (like technology education, teacher’s aides, field trip buses and so much more)
Mrs. Nelson’s Book Fair offers a wonderful selection of diverse reading material for students and their families. The Book Fair kicks off on Friday, August 24. 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 this week.
WIN A BOOK
There will be a golden ticket drawing to win books or posters. Every student will be given the opportunity to win a book and will receive one golden ticket. Students must deposit the ticket into the collection container when they visit the Book Fair. There will be 25 winners!
The Book Fair runs from Friday, August 24 through Thursday, August 30 at 1:00pm. Students and teachers will preview the Fair on Thursday, August 23. We are open during recess (10:20-10:45am) and lunch (12-12:50pm), and after school daily for 1/2 hour, plus Back-to-school night on Tuesday August 28 from 5:00-6:30pm.
Do 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. Set-up is Thursday, August 23, 8-10am.
DID YOU KNOW…
All profits directly benefit every student at Short Avenue while also supporting the library. Our library needs major resources. 68% 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 42% 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.
To kick-off the 2018-2019 school year, Short Avenue is hosting three fabulous food trucks + a live concert featuring the Del Rey Community Jazz Band on Wednesday, August 15 starting at 5pm on the front lawn.
Truck line up offers returning favorite The Greasy Weiner (offering award-winning hand-made hotdogs made from locally source ingredients, sausage, burgers and specialty fries); Tender Grill, authentic gourmet Brazilian cuisine showcasing Picanha (Top cap sirloin butt cap), Brazilian pork sausage, black beans, white rice, farofa (toasted yucca flour), creamy stroganoff, appetizers such as coxinha, pao de queijo (cheese bread), empadas (Brazilian pies), kibe, offering gluten-free and vegan food, and to top it all off the Pudding Truck serving scrumptious home-made puddings with an assortment of toppings
Relax with new and old friends, let the children play, and enjoy a tasty picnic style meal with savory and sweet treats on a warm August evening. Short Avenue’s Food Truck Fiesta is the third Wednesday of the month during day light savings times.
Calling all friends and families! Everyone is invited to Short Avenue Elementary’s Back-to-School Potluck Picnic Saturday, August 11 from 10:00 til 1:00pm at Culver Alexander West Park off Moore Street. Look for the happy families near the blue canopy.
Please bring food/beverages and/or plates/cups/napkins to share as we welcome new and returning families and friends. Remember blankets, sunscreen, hats and lawns toys. We can hardly wait to see you!
Thank you to our wonderful community for supporting our Short Avenue Book Fair! The Fair is open all week long with special hours on Wednesday after the parent meeting and Friday after the Dolphin Cafe and assembly.
All profits directly benefit every student at Short Avenue while also supporting the library. Our library needs major resources. 67% of our library collection is aged (with most books 30-40 years old) and prior to 2014 more than $25,000 in books were lost. We are 52% under the recommended amount of books for elementary school students. Every Book Fair purchase helps our students and our school!
Online shopping is open through midnight, October 6. The last day of the Fair at school is October 6.
This Book Fair is managed through Short Avenue Elementary school and is not a FoSA fundraiser.