Fall Festival – Friday 10/25

Join us for our 1st Annual Fall Festival!

We’ll have a Haunted House, Live DJ, Festival Games, Craft Tables, Food, Drinks and Baked Goods!

Open to the community! ENTRANCE IS FREE! Wear your costume!

Wristbands are available for pre-sale in the office and after school. Wristbands include unlimited Haunted House viewing, all games and a one-time visit to the craft table! Food and drinks will be sold separately. Presale wristbands are $15. Adults wristbands for unlimited viewing of the Haunted House are $3 each or 2 for $5.

Payments for wristbands can be made with Zelle and Venmo! Zelle: friendsofshortavenue@gmail.com or Venmo (310) 245-9436


Join us for a Night of Family Fun!

Enjoy the interactive activities by the lunch benches, observe STEAM projects in the auditorium, and dine with us on the lawn! FoSA will be selling pizza, hot dogs, drinks and desserts, and Sharky’s will be selling food too!

Food Truck Fiesta – September 18

Come join us for a picnic dinner on the lawn Wednesday from 5pm-8pm!

With Musical Guests: The Del Rey Community Jazz Band


Canvas Food Truck , Oaxaca On Wheels, and Tot Pot’s Cookies N Creamery

Don’t forget to bring lawn chairs, blankets, a jackets!

***A portion of this night’s sales will come back to the school!***

1st Dolphin Cafe of the Year!

Join us for a scrumptious Dolphin Café hosted by Friends of Short Avenue. We will be offering fresh and healthy smoothies made on site, delicious donuts, Nutella filled croissants, colorful cereal necklaces and more! Round out your selection with warm cocoa or good, strong hot coffee! All proceeds go to supporting programs at Short Avenue Elementary.

The Café stops promptly at 8:00am for the first Friday school assembly. The Café may resume after the assembly ends.

Happy Birthday marquee

Happy Birthday Marquee!

Wish your child “Happy Birthday” on the Marquee! 

Happy Birthday marquee

What a treat to make your child’s birthday even more special to see their name and birthday wishes floating in lights across the Short Avenue marquee!

Please complete the marquee birthday form located in the front office and submit $20 cash or check (payable to FoSA). Allow at least one week prior to event. We recommend submitting your information two-four weeks prior to the birthday. Our birthday marquee coordinator is Na’ama Levy.


Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! As many of you know, the Annual Giving Drive is by far our largest fundraiser for the entire school year.

What’s the Annual Giving Drive goal?

This year, our Annual Giving Drive goal is to raise $50,000 with 100% participation from our Short Avenue community. Whether you can give $5 or $5,000, we want our families to know we are in this together. We are a Title 1 School, so giving what you can for those who cannot is important, gracious and appreciated beyond words. It benefits ALL our children, and your donation is 100% tax deductible.

Where does the money go?

These are just a few of the programs funded by FoSA. By contributing any dollar amount you can, you are helping to make a difference in our children’s future.

Planet Bravo – $28,500 Teacher Aides – $24,000
Spanish Music Program – $20,000 Two Field trip buses per grade – $7,000

How much should I give?

Below are the suggested dollar amounts that the nearby schools are requesting per child: Coeur d’Alene – $1,250; Walgrove – $1,200; Mar Vista – $1,200; Beethoven – $1500

We are asking each family to consider a donation of $750 per child + $250 for each sibling; however, any amount is welcomed.

Thank you for your support and your involvement! Here’s to a wonderful year!

** We would like to note that FoSA incurs a fee for credit card donations (4.1% for AMEX; 2.8% for all others). Please consider using a check or Zelle so all of your money goes to our school. To use Zelle, log in to your bank website and transfer money to friendsofshortavenue@gmail.com.**

Back To School Potluck Picnic

You are invited to join us for Short Avenue Elementary’s Back-to-School  Potluck Picnic Sunday, August 18 from 10:00 til 1:00pm at Culver Alexander West Park off Moore Street. Come hang out with your friends and meet some new ones as we kick off the start of the new school year!

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 look forward to seeing you all then!

Happy Summer!

We hope everyone is having a relaxing and fun-filled summer break!

Have you been checking out all the fun our Short Avenue staff has been having on the Short Avenue Facebook and Instagram pages? If not, go take a look! You’ll also see some awesome mosaic pieces students have been able to make at Westminster in preparation for our own mosaic next year! Here are some pictures:

Our Back to School Potluck Picnic will take place on Sunday, August 18th from 10am – 1pm at Culver West Park. Flyer to be posted soon!

The first day of school is Tuesday, August 20th.

Booster Club Elections ✽ May 1✽

Friends of Short Avenue Annual Elections May

We need you! Are you passionate about helping students at Short Avenue?  All Friends of Short Avenue (FoSA) board positions are open.

FoSA elections are May 1. It is time to pass the baton. Coordinating activities and events for our school is rewarding and fun and we want to ensure that a new team is ready to take the reins and guide our school’s fundraising efforts.

Do you like seeing kids smile? Do you have a special skill—organizing, coordinating, note taking, designing, negotiating, marketing, bi-lingual, etc. or are you passionate about our school?  WE NEED YOU!

Current board members will mentor and train new members. 
Nominations may be emailed or dropped off at the front office. Questions?

ELECTIONS MAY 1 at 6:00pm


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!!!