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!
ALL POSITIONS ARE OPEN
Current board members will mentor and train new members. Nominations may be emailed or dropped off at the front office. Questions?
Our 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!
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.
FIND 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.
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WANNA HELP? Do 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 week a dedicated group of enthusiastic volunteers converged in a quiet classroom at Short Avenue Elementary to begin the work of creating a unique transitional kindergarten (TK) learning oasis. Amidst drilling, painting, building, sanding, sewing, sawing, hammering, repainting, staging, organizing, designing, hanging, cleaning, styling and perfecting the details, emerged a warm, inviting, creative play and work space for the littlest students.
Thoughtfully hand-selected educational resources were carefully integrated into this enchanting environment, creating pockets of experiential learning and discovery from a kinetic magnet ball run wall, to the eco-friendly meditative painting station and zen garden to the Montessori sandpaper letters and squishy sand. The charm of the room is captured in delightful details like a row of perfectly spaced beautiful cobalt blue glass bottles atop a cabinet with swag of playful elephant pennants.
We are showcasing the new culture of TK at Short Avenue on Friday, June 23 from 9-11am for incoming TK children and families. Stop by and let us know your favorite part. See what the buzz is all about.
Many thanks to the Pedagogical Institute, a non-profit organization supporting children by mentoring teachers, who selected Short Avenue to receive this momentous award.
Our Scholastic Book Fair launches Wednesday morning on September 21. Money earned from this Book Fair will go directly to the school Friends and Family library. Look for the Book Fair flyer in your child’s homework folder.
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. They must deposit the ticket into the collection container when they visit the Book Fair. Additionally, If students purchase books, they will get another golden ticket entry to win a book or poster. You may enter daily. There will be 20 winners!
The Book Fair runs from Wednesday, September 21 through Friday, September 30. Students and teachers will preview the Fair on Tuesday, September 20. We are open during recess, lunch and after school daily, plus Wednesday evening September 21 during Food Truck Fiesta from 5:30-6:30.
Morning shopping will be available during Coffee with the Principal at the Book Fair + tasty treats (8:15- 9:30am) on Thursday, September 22.
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