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!

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

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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.
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

Trick or Treat for our Troops🍭Operation Gratitude

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.

Operation Gratitude Halloween Candy Give Back

Fall Ball Friday

Join us for the spectacular Fall Costume Ball on Friday, October 26 from 5:30-8pm.

Presale entrance tickets are available now thru Oct 25th. Tickets are also available after school on the front lawn & the YS/All-Star/Got Game pick up gate.

Presale Prices:   •1 ticket/$4  •4 pack/$12  •Additional tickets $3
Prices increase day of event.

We are also looking for volunteers and donations.