Welcome Back Food Truck Fiesta 😋🌭 🍔🍟

To kick-off the 2018-2019 school year, Short Avenue is hosting three fabulous food trucks + a live concert featuring the Del Rey Community Jazz Band on Wednesday, August 15 starting at 5pm on the front lawn.

Truck line up offers returning favorite The Greasy Weiner (offering award-winning hand-made hotdogs made from locally source ingredients, sausage, burgers and specialty fries); Tender Grill, authentic gourmet Brazilian cuisine showcasing Picanha (Top cap sirloin butt cap), Brazilian pork sausage, black beans, white rice, farofa (toasted yucca flour), creamy stroganoff, appetizers such as coxinha, pao de queijo (cheese bread), empadas (Brazilian pies), kibe, offering gluten-free and vegan food, and to top it all off the Pudding Truck serving scrumptious home-made puddings with an assortment  of toppings

Relax with new and old friends, let the children play, and enjoy a tasty picnic style meal with savory and sweet treats on a warm August evening. Short Avenue’s Food Truck Fiesta is the third Wednesday of the month during day light savings times.

Food Truck Fiesta August 2018

🍉Back-to-School Picnic 🌭

Calling all friends and families! Everyone is invited to Short Avenue Elementary’s Back-to-School  Potluck Picnic Saturday, August 11 from 10:00 til 1:00pm at Culver Alexander West Park off Moore Street. Look for the happy families near the blue canopy.

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 can hardly wait to see you!Back-to-school Picnic

Fun Contest to Earn $$ for Short

Halton Pardee Realtors, one of our major Banner Sponsors, is offering $250 to the school of each child (up to the first 20 kids) who can memorize and recite the poem below at the new Mar Vista office. Our own Lily Neflas has already earned our school $250!!!! Thanks Lily!!!!

CONTEST RULES From Halton Pardee:
Join our Happy Dad’s Day contest and your child can win $250 for their school!

To enter, schedule a time to have your child visit our new Mar Vista | Culver City office and recite the poem below. The first 20 children to memorize and recite the poem “Somebody Said It Couldn’t Be Done” will win $250.00 for their school. We’ve been doing this contest for 4 years now as we enjoy seeing everyone that participates and hope we can start a new tradition in your family. Good luck and we look forward to meeting you!

Somebody Said It Couldn’t Be Done

By Edgar Albert Guest

Somebody said that it couldn’t be done
But she* with a chuckle replied
That “maybe it couldn’t,” but she would be one
Who wouldn’t say so till she’d tried.
So she buckled right in with the trace of a grin
On her face. If she worried she hid it.
She started to sing as she tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and she did it!
Somebody scoffed: “Oh, you’ll never do that;
At least no one ever has done it;”
But she took off her coat and she took off her hat
And the first thing we knew she’d begun it.
With a lift of her chin and a bit of a grin,
Without any doubting or quiddit,
She started to sing as she tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and she did it.
There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
There are thousands to prophesy failure,
There are thousands to point out to you one by one,
The dangers that wait to assail you.
But just buckle in with a bit of a grin,
Just take off your coat and go to it;
Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing
That “cannot be done,” and you’ll do it.