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!

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

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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

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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!

Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks Restaurant Logo

Islands Restaurant Night

Join us for Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks Restaurant Night this Wednesday, November 14 from 4pm til close. It’s sure to be a great time with family and friends, plus a portion of your purchase goes directly to supporting programs for our students! It’s a win-win.

Bon appetit! ¡Buen provecho! 食飯!  Velbekomme! Guten Appetit! Kainan na! Smacznego! Buon appetito! 잘 먹었습니다  भोजनं स्वादिष्टमस्तु  עס געזונטערהײט

Islands Fine Burgers and Drinks Fundraiser

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

Mrs. Nelson's Book Fair Books

Mrs. Nelson’s Book Fair is Coming

Mrs. Nelson's Book Fair logo blueMrs. 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!

SCHEDULE
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.

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. 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.
Mrs. Nelson's Book Fair Books 2018
Mrs. Nelson's Book Fair Books

Book Fair Opens Friday, 9/29

Book Fair Wild WestOur AMAZING Scholastic Book Fair launches Friday morning September 29. 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. 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 20 winners!

SCHEDULE
The Book Fair runs from Friday, September 29 through Friday, October 6. Students and teachers will preview the Fair on Thursday, September 28. We are open during recess, lunch and after school daily, plus Wednesday morning after the FoSA meeting October 4 and after the Dolphin Cafe and assembly on Friday, October 6.

Morning browsing may also be available after Coffee with the Principal on Thursday, September 28.

ONLINE NOW
You can also shop our Book Fair online any time between now and October 6. 

FINDScholastic Mobile App THE RIGHT BOOK IN A SNAP
Get the Book Fair app and shop the online fair directly from your device. You can also view book details, including age, grade and reading levels. Learn more.

Download it now:

WANNA HELP?
Volunteer NowDo you have a spare hour to help us?  We could really use your assistance with our Scholastic Book Fair. Please contact us for more information or to volunteer.
DID YOU KNOW…
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!
This is a school-run Book Fair.

 

Neighborhood Food Truck Celebration 😋🌭 🍔🍟

Kicking off a brand new school year, Short Avenue is hosting three fabulous food trucks + a live concert featuring the Del Rey Community Jazz Band on Wednesday, August 16 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), and newcomers, soon-to-be favorites, Mandoline Grill (offering fresh, crisp vegan and carnivore-friendly bánh mì sandwiches, and mother’s famous bún thịt nướng noodle bowls) and Churro Stix, tantalizing you with gourmet churros. Churro Stix is revolutionizing the art of churro-making and will be the next go-to dessert place.

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. That’s Short Avenue’s Food Truck Fiesta, the third Wednesday of the month during day light savings times.Neighborhood Food Truck Fiesta

Rockin Luau 🌺 Spring Dance 🌴

You are invited to our family fun Rockin Luau 🌴 Dance Party with live DJ on Friday, June 2 from 5:30-8pm.  Get your tickets in the office now! Prices go up at the event.