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!!!


The Silent Auction is April 6th from 6pm-9pm!



-Principal for the day – Starting bid $25

-Lunch with Ms. Reynolds (4 available) – Starting bid $15

-Movie and snacks after school for up to 5 students with Ms. Jun – Starting bid $15

-Shaved Ice Party for you and a friend with Ms. Beals (10 available) – Starting bid $10

-A Walk to Ginger’s Ice Cream with Mr. Schieneman – Starting bid $15

-Your Favorite Six Friends for Pizza and a Movie in Room 18 with Mr. Schieneman – Starting bid $15

-An Afternoon in a Tent with Snacks and Games (in the Kindergarten Courtyard) with Mr. Schieneman – Starting bid $15

-An EXPLOSIVE Lunch with Mrs. Trapnell and Mrs. Sutton (5 available) – Starting bid $15

-A Pizza Party Lunch for up to 4 students with Mrs. Martinez! – Starting bid $15

-An Afternoon Tea with Ms. Guisewite – Starting bid $15

-A Slimy Lunch with Mrs. Hohman. A fun lunch time of fruit, veggies, pizza and slime making for 6 students. – Starting bid $15

-Pizza and Popsicles during lunch with Mrs. Shigekawa – Starting bid $15

-Pizza during lunch with Mr. Fast – Starting bid $15

-Movie extravaganza for you and a friend with Ms. Geuvjehizian and Mrs. Chantarasompoth (2 available) – Starting bid $15

-Lunch date with Ms. Dedeaux for 4 lucky students – Starting bid $15

-Art in the classroom with Toby for 3 students! (2 available) – Starting bid $10

-Art in the classroom followed by movie/pizza for 3 students at Toby’s house (2 available) – Starting bid $15


-RESERVED: 2 front row seats (LEFT) for 6th Grade Culmination – Starting bid $10

-RESERVED: 2 front row seats (RIGHT) for 6th Grade Culmination – Starting bid $10

-RESERVED: 4 front row seats (CENTER) for 6th Grade Culmination – Starting bid $20

-RESERVED: 4 front row seats (CENTER) for 6th Grade Culmination – Starting bid $20

-RESERVED: 4 front row seats (CENTER) aisle for the the Spring Thespian Club Performance of “Giants In The Sky” – Starting bid $15

-RESERVED: 4 front row seats (CENTER) aisle for the the Spring Thespian Club Performance of “Giants In The Sky” – Starting bid $15

-RESERVED: 3 front row seats (CENTER) aisle for the the Spring Thespian Club Performance of “Giants In The Sky” – Starting bid $10

-RESERVED: 2 front row seats (LEFT) for the Spring Thespian Club Performance of “Giants In The Sky” – Starting bid $10

-RESERVED: 2 front row seats (RIGHT) for the Spring Thespian Club Performance of “Giants In The Sky” – Starting bid $10

-RESERVED: 2 front row seats (LEFT) for the Spring Thespian Club Performance of “Journey of the Noble Gnarble” – Starting bid $10

-RESERVED: 2 front row seats (RIGHT) for the Spring Thespian Club Performance of “Journey of the Noble Gnarble” – Starting bid $10

-RESERVED: 4 front row seats (CENTER) aisle for the the Spring Thespian Club Performance of “Journey of the Noble Gnarble” – Starting bid $15

-RESERVED: 4 front row seats (CENTER) aisle for the the Spring Thespian Club Performance of “Journey of the Noble Gnarble” – Starting bid $15

-RESERVED: 3 front row seats (CENTER) aisle for the the Spring Thespian Club Performance of “Journey of the Noble Gnarble” – Starting bid $10


-$250 voucher to The Esme Winterflood Lash Studio – Starting bid $125

-$40 Gift Card to Mindfulnest – Starting bid $25

-1 month of unlimited classes at Cyclerbar (Value $149) – Starting bid $75


-(2) $100 Summer Camp Gift Certificates for the Performing Arts Workshop Camps – Starting bid $50

-REI Gift Card

-$40 Cheesecake Factory Gift Card – Starting bid $25

-(4) $25 Fresh Brothers Gift Cards – Starting bid $10

-$50 Gift Card to Rainbow Acres – Starting bid $30

-$25 Gift Card to Oriental Trading Company – Starting bid $15

-(5) $50 Picaboo Gift Certificates

-Marina Martial Arts Gift Certificate (Value $279) – Starting bid $120

  • Full month of classes and uniform

Marina Martial Arts Gift Certificate (Value $279) – Starting bid $50

  • 2 weeks of Fitness Kickboxing Classes

-One Music Class at Little Mozarts (Value $45) – Starting bid $20

Swim Right Academy Gift Certificate for FOUR lessons (Value $121) – Starting bid $60

-SusieCakes – 1 Dozen Signature Frosting Filled Cupcakes (Value $44) – Starting bid $22

-Sprinkles 1 Dozen Freshly Baked Cupcakes (Value $46) – Starting bid $23

-$100 Casa Sanchez Gift Certificate – Starting bid $60

-$250 Gift Certificate to Fitness by the Sea Summer Camp

-Museum of Flying Family Membership

Dance with Miss Alice SummerCamp Certificate (Value $389) – Starting bid

  • 1 week of dance and yoga summer camp (valid June 17th– August 2nd

Broadway Gymnastics Gift Certificate (Value $232) – Starting bid $100

  • 4 consecutive classes, valid through September 30th


-2 Universal Studios Tickets (Value $250) – Starting bid $125

-School of Rock – 1 Week Summer Camp (Value $525) – Starting bid $100

-Admission for 4 to the Discovery Cube Orange County – (Value $80) – Starting bid $40

-4 Unlimited Ride Wristbands to Pacific Park (Value $140) – Starting bid $80

-Bowlero Bowling Passes

-4 Grammy Museum Tickets (Value $60) – Starting bid $30

-(2) 2 LA Philharmonic Tickets

-Paintball USA Passes

-1 week of Camp Galileo (Value $420) – Starting bid $200

-One on One Personal Training for a month (2x/week, 8 classes)

-Kids Summer Fitness Camp (3x/week, 24 classes)

-1/2 Day Private Fishing Trip in Marina or LA Harbor (Value $800) – Starting bid $200

-Admission for 4 to the Laugh Factory Hollywood (Value $100) – Starting bid $50

-Admission for 4 aboard Daveys Locker Whale Watching Tour (Value $144) – Starting bid $70

-Family 4 pack to Color Me Mine in Santa Monica – (Value $100) – Starting bid $50

-(5) ProSUPshop Paddleboard Passes – (Value $125) – Starting bid $60

-Ginger’s Divine Ice Creams Party with 20 Pops! (Value $100) – Starting bid $50


-3 Night Stay – Cabin in Big Bear for 9 People During Summer ($600 Value) – Starting bid $175

-2 Night Stay Grace at the Sea, in Bodega Bay, California https://www.vrbo.com/447524 (Value $450) – Starting bid $200


– BC Rich Warlock electric guitar (jett black with a mahogany frett) mg 10 Boss Amp, cord, strap and stand

-Bottle of 2000 Dom Perignon P2 champagne (Value $439) – Starting bid $250

-Michael Kors Coat

-(2) Jewelry by Hathihttp://www.facebook.com/hathiwish/ – (Value $45) – Starting bid $25

-Mary Kay basket

-Campout basket

-(2) Earrings by Eitan Levy www.eitanlevyjewelry.com (Value $200) – Starting bid $80

Home Depot gift card basket (Value $75) – Starting bid $35

  • Vintage oversized watering can with succulents 
  • $25 Home Depot Gift Card

Doggy Basket (Value $125) – Starting bid $60

  • Training pads
  • Pooper scooper
  • Retractable dog leash
  • Nylon lead
  • Step in harness size Medium
  • Waste bags with holder
  • Oatmeal conditioning spray
  • Rawhide twists and bone
  • $25 Petsmart gift card
  • $55 Jose Diego dog grooming gift certificate

Gardening Box (Value $100) – Starting $50

  • 28 inch planter box
  • Kids apron 
  • Kids gloves
  • Adults gloves
  • 2 sets of gardening tools
  • Kids watering can
  • 4 packets of seeds 
  • 5 mini 5ucculents 

-IMAX basket – Starting bid $75

  • Adult Medium IMAX tee
  • IMAX hat
  • IMAX sunglasses
  • IMAX insulated travel mug
  • IMAX notebook
  • IMAX leatherbound book with pen 
  • IMAX tin
  • Family 4 pack of IMAX tickets (Value $112)

-Hot Wheels Mega Garage (Value $100) – Starting bid $55

-3 Story Barbie House (Value $100) – Starting bid $55

-Sake basket

Let’s Bake Basket #1 (Value $70) – Starting bid $35

  • Muffin tin
  • Apron
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Whisk
  • Cupcake liners
  • Sprinkles
  • Cake mix
  • Cinnamon roll mix 
  • Silicon spatulas
  • 2 kids cookbooks

Lets Bake Basket #2 (Value $35) – Starting bid $15

  • Ultimate Cake Decorating Kit
  • Cupcake Tiered Tower

Let’s Bake Basket #3 (Value $71) – Starting bid $35

  • Scalloped White Cake Stand 
  • Ultimate Cake Decorating Kit
  • Whisks
  • Spatulas
  • Measuring spoons

-Beauty Basket (Value $435) Starting bid $220

  • Vita Liberata Phenomenal 2-3 week Tinted Self Tan Mousse, 4.22 fl oz
  • Pixi Glow Tonic, 3.4 fl
  • Virtue Shampoo
  • Measureable Difference Hydrating Body Oil Repair
  • L’Oreal Paris Skincare Pure-Clay Face Mask
  • L’Oreal Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Golden Balm eye cream
  • Boscia restorative daily cream
  • L’Occitane Gift Box
  • Quilted Koala tote bag
  • Quilted Koala Happy Small Duffle set with matching make-up bag

Game Basket (Value $50) – starting bid $25

  • Blackjack Game
  • Fortnite Monopoly
  • Rummikub
  • Bounce Off
  • Apples to Apples
  • $25 Gamestop Gift Card

Kids Crafting Basket (Value $25) – Starting bid $12

  • 3 – in – 1 Alphabet Jewelry Making Kit
  • 2 in 1 bracelet making kit
  • Fuzzy Knitting 
  • Sleepover Squad Slumber party kit

Book of Life basket (Value $35) – Starting bid $15

  • Book of Life DVD/Bluray/ Digital HD
  • Official Book of Life Child’s Guitar
  • Official Magnetic frame 
  • Official Maracas and Castasñets
  • Official Book of Life bracelet

Organic Medicinal Health Products ($150 value) – Starting bid $75

  • 1 week Immune Boosting Almond Milk
  • Organic Salve for burns, cuts and bruises
  • Immune boosting glycerite to prevent colds
  • Calming Herbal Blends for Kids
  • (With bonus assorted Herb teas)

BeautyGrass basket – (Value $185) – Starting big $90

  • RadicalSeeker Honey Mask (Value $60)
  • LifeFromWithin Face Oil (Value $60) 
  • GoldenHigh Oil Cleanser (Value $65)

Rainy Day Basket (Value $75) – starting bid $35

  • Rocketdog Size 9.5 Women’s rainbow Rain boots (Value $50)
  • Betsey Johnson rainbow striped umbrella (Value $25)

Mini chololaticas (Value $55) – Starting bid $28

  • Child size 1 – Leopard print Mary Jane shoes

Cali Camp Basket (Value $775) – Starting bid $350

  • CaliCamp $750 Gift Certificates – valid Summer of 2019 – to be redeemed by July 31st towards Classic Camp, Specialty Camp, Lunches & Overnight
  • CaliCamp tee – Size Youth Medium 
  • CaliCamp Sunglasses
  • CaliCamp Caribiner
  • Chalk and Bubble wand 
  • CaliCamp Waterbottle

Short Avenue Elementary Follett Book Fair

The Book Fair is Here!

Follett Book Fair offers a wonderful selection of diverse reading material for students and their families. The Book Fair kicks off on Monday, March 18. 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.

The Book Fair runs from Monday, March 18 through Friday, March 22 at 3:00pm. Students and teachers will preview the Fair on Friday, March 15. We are open during recess (10:20-10:45am) and after school daily for 1/2 hour, plus STEAM night and Food Truck Fiesta on Wednesday, March 20 from 5:00-6:30pm.

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. Break-down is Friday, March 22, 3-4pm.

All profits directly benefit every student at Short Avenue while also supporting the library. Our library needs major resources. More than half 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 38% 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.
Popcornoplis Fundraiser

Popcornoplis is Here!

Popcornopolis🍿 🍿 has arrived at Short Avenue.  When friends, family and neighbors buy popcorn from our fundraiser, our school receives a whopping 50% on all purchases. Now that’s a sweet deal!
This fundraiser ends Friday, March 22nd. Delivery will be the week of April 8th.Popcornopolis Brochure