Spring Fling Gala 2019!!!


It was a tremendous night!!! Thank you to Team FoSA, and especially Jessica Trockey and Jacki Neflas!! Nancy and David Manpearl for their beautiful home, Boa and Michael Neflas for the incredible food, Chillbachi for the yummy rolled ice cream, Gretchen and Andrew Fowler of LA Ale Works for fantastic beer, Richard Shaikewitz for the delicious Domaine Jasminka wine, Andy Shigekawa, Leanne Wright, Curtis Casey and the rest of the musicians who entertained, everyone who donated and came to support Short Avenue!!!

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

Fun Contest to Earn $$ for Short

Halton Pardee Realtors, one of our major Banner Sponsors, is offering $250 to the school of each child (up to the first 20 kids) who can memorize and recite the poem below at the new Mar Vista office. Our own Lily Neflas has already earned our school $250!!!! Thanks Lily!!!!

CONTEST RULES From Halton Pardee:
Join our Happy Dad’s Day contest and your child can win $250 for their school!

To enter, schedule a time to have your child visit our new Mar Vista | Culver City office and recite the poem below. The first 20 children to memorize and recite the poem “Somebody Said It Couldn’t Be Done” will win $250.00 for their school. We’ve been doing this contest for 4 years now as we enjoy seeing everyone that participates and hope we can start a new tradition in your family. Good luck and we look forward to meeting you!

Somebody Said It Couldn’t Be Done

By Edgar Albert Guest

Somebody said that it couldn’t be done
But she* with a chuckle replied
That “maybe it couldn’t,” but she would be one
Who wouldn’t say so till she’d tried.
So she buckled right in with the trace of a grin
On her face. If she worried she hid it.
She started to sing as she tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and she did it!
Somebody scoffed: “Oh, you’ll never do that;
At least no one ever has done it;”
But she took off her coat and she took off her hat
And the first thing we knew she’d begun it.
With a lift of her chin and a bit of a grin,
Without any doubting or quiddit,
She started to sing as she tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and she did it.
There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
There are thousands to prophesy failure,
There are thousands to point out to you one by one,
The dangers that wait to assail you.
But just buckle in with a bit of a grin,
Just take off your coat and go to it;
Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing
That “cannot be done,” and you’ll do it. 

Ginger’s Ice Cream Creation Winners!


The Winning Ice Cream Flavors are now on sale at Ginger’s Divine Ice Cream until Monday April 30th. They are delicious!! And 25% of sales from these flavors (Strawberry Blueberry Pie, Caramel Pretzel Chip, and Butterscotch Fudge Cookies and Oreo) come back to our school!! This might be the sweetest fundraiser of all!! Thanks to Alan, Margaret and Justin Schniderman!!

Ginger’s is located at 12550 W. Washington Blvd, 90066