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.
  • 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.

Los Angeles Ballet’s “Modern Moves” Saturday Performance

Short Avenue Elementary is the fortunate recipient of tickets for the Los Angeles Ballet’s Modern Moves, a series of three powerful choreographic interpretations from master choreographers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Our evening performance is this Saturday, October 13, in Royce Hall at UCLA.

You must RSVP in the front office if you are certain you can attend. Starting Tuesday, there will be a sign-up sheet that Hector Garcia (310.397.4234) is managing. You must coordinate with our Royce Hall point person* and pick up tickets 1/2 hour before the performance starts. 50 tickets are available. Priority will be given to families who have not yet attended.

*One person from our school must commit to being the point person for Short Avenue. Please reply to this email if you can be the designated person to disseminate the tickets. The tickets are at Will Call under Alicia Casilli. NOTE: There have been issues with “no shows” and Short Avenue will not be offered this privilege if we have no shows.

Arrive by 7:00pm at Royce Hall and locate our Short Avenue point person near Will Call (a folding table) to get your tickets. The performance starts precisely at 7:30pm.

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.

Please contact Alicia with any questions.

We are grateful for our partnership with the Los Angeles Ballet and for sponsoring these tickets so generously.

LA Clippers Read to Achieve Kicks-off October 1 📚

LA Clippers Read to Achieve LogoShort Avenue Elementary School is thrilled to participate in the LA Clippers Read to Achieve program.  From October 1 through November 9 students will track the number of minutes read during this six-week period and they can win awesome prizes.

📚 All  (TK-5) students who read 1000+ minutes and middle school students (6-8) who read 1500 minutes will receive special prizes + a certificate of completion.
📚 The top student in the overall program as well as the top student in each grade level who logs the most minutes will be drafted into the Clippers Student All-Star Reading Team and will be invited (+one guest) to attend a Clippers home game and participate in an on-court presentation prior to the game + t-shirt + goody bag with books & school supplies!
📚 The elementary school with the most minutes logged will receive a Reading Time Out visit for 100 students from a member of the Clippers Read to Achieve Squad, + books, +t-shirt + school supplies.
Encourage children to read every day and track their progress. Teachers may need help tracking student progress. Ms. Casilli, our school librarian is the program coordinator. Please see her with any questions.
If you need extra forms to track your progress, download reading logs here.
LA Clippers Read to Achieve
All schools registered for the program will be entered into a drawing to receive a Book bundle and/or school supplies courtesy of the Read to Achieve program.
Let’s go dolphins!
LA App Challenge

LA App Challenge 2018 📱 is Here!

Latino Heritage App hallengeDo you have an IDEA how to improve the lives of people living in LA?  

Short Avenue Elementary K- 6 students are challenged to create an idea for a brand new mobile app that improves the lives of Los Angeles residents. It gives students the opportunity to identify a problem in their community and create a solution using technology. This challenge engages students in STEM principles, encouraging them to delve into the world of innovative technology.

Consider the following questions to help you find the best challenge solution:
1. What issue is your app addressing?
2. Why is the issue important to you and the lives of residents in Los Angeles?
3. How will your app address the issue?
4. How does your app celebrate your talent and history?

Student applications may include sketches, demos, screenshots, and/or videos, though not necessary.

This challenge is open to all California students in grades K-12. There will be three categories of submission: Elementary, Middle School, and High School. Each category will be judged separately. A First, Second and Third place winner will be selected from each category.

First place winners will  be awarded a savings bond.  Submit your idea(s) before the deadline on October 31.

Students are encouraged students to discuss their ideas with their families. Ms. Casilli, our librarian, will help students with online submissions.LA App Challenge Flyer 2018