Weekly Updates

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Dear Short Avenue Families~

We hope you are enjoying your Summer!! This is the last Update written by yours truly, as your new FoSA Board takes over July1st.

All FoSA emails and texts come to you via FreshSchools, our private and secure communications platform. Ms. Reynolds, our Principal, also uses FreshSchools to email you important information. We pay $1200 a year for FreshSchools, (including texting) which ensures that your data will not be sold to third parties, unlike free platforms.
We encourage you to accept the FreshSchools invitation, (which we will send again), download the app to your phone and use FreshSchools to contact friends over the summer for play dates. When school starts in August we will put all the kids in their assigned classrooms.
NEWS!!

Halton Pardee Realtors, one of our Banner Sponsors, is offering $250 to the school of each child (up to the first 20 kids) to 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. (END)

Last Dolphin Cafe made $472
 
Nifty Fifties Dance made $590!
 
Spring Carnival made $3,586.33! This was less than the year before but still a good amount!
Total Amount Raised  2017/18 $73,554.42
Total Amount Spent 2017/18 $69,717.00
King Tutis at The California Science Center until January!!Over 150 Precious Artifacts are on view to celebrate the 100 year Anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb. Get your tickets in advance through the link above, and if you can get yourself there at 9AM before the rest of museum opens, you will be glad you did. Get the headset (well worth the $6 and 2 people can share) and see the IMAX movie Mysteries of Egypt. After January, the exhibit moves to London, (no other US Cities) and then back to Egypt where it will stay, never to travel again. Go this summer, it will get very crowded as it gets closer to January.

UPCOMING EVENTS!

Wednesday, August 1
~TK/K Play Date from 10-11:30AM at Short

Saturday, August 11
~Back-to-School Potluck! 10AM-1PM Culver West Park

Tuesday, August 14
~First Day of School!!!

Cheers!

Team FoSA

Avril, Betsy, Caitlin, Kathy, Leanne and Tasha

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Dear Short Avenue Families~

2017-2018 Week of June 3 (Week #38 of 38!!!!)
Last monthly Assembly of the year
NEWS!!
“Got Game” After School is a GO!!!!! Thank you to all who preregistered for next year!!
18 Students were honored at an Art Contest:

We had an amazing group of standout artists recognized at this years “Kids Envision A Healthy LA” Art Contest, Sponsored by Councilmember Mike Bonin and MOA Wellness Center:
Adiel Esquivel, Raylana Hanley, Mia Martinez, Matteos Lightner, Jocelyn Maxwell, Sophia Reigleman, Valentine Schieneman, Giovanni Ayala, James Bahena, Frank Banuelos, Nora Basmajian, Lamiaya Carr, Adrianna Ibarra, Athena Lopez, Elise Fukuda, Maliha Perry, Jason Treminio and Adoniyah Watts.
Lamiaya took 1st place and Valentine took 2nd place! Congratulations to you all!!!
Nifty Fifties Dance Party was a blast!!!
The 50/50 winner was Irma Santiago, Naibe’s Grandmother (Kinder). Her prize is in the main office.
Scooter winner was Nicolas Mulinax (Kinder). Congratulations!!!
Olma would like to thank all her volunteers and a special thank you to Zabdiel Ize (TK and 1st Parent) who helped from set up to the end!!! FoSA thanks Olma and Felicia for organizing!!
Happy Birthday on The Marquee over the Summer!! If you want to wish your child a Happy Birthday on the Marquee over the Summer, then please get your $20 cash or check (made out to FoSA) to the office, along with a filled out (BOTH TOP AND BOTTOM) “Birthday on The Marquee” Form by THIS Wednesday, June 6th.
Crazy Hair Day and 6th Grade vs Staff Softball Game are Tuesday, June 5th.
The Spring Sing and Last Dolphin Cafe, (hosted by FoSA) are both happening Wednesday, June 6th
6th Grade Graduation is 9am on Thursday and school is Out For Summer at 12:40PM
A Big Thank You to my FoSA Team: Tasha,Betsy, Caitlin, Leanne and Kathy!! You all were amazing and this year would not have been the huge success that it was without you!!
We raised more than $73,062 (still waiting for a few more totals to come in) and spent $69,717 this year. FoSA’s goals were to raise more money, increase parent involvement and have better communication. I think we succeeded!! More Big Thanks to every parent/guardian who donated money, volunteered their time, came to an event, or bought a doughnut at a Dolphin Cafe. We all win with everyone’s support!
Ms. Reynolds, we are so lucky to have you as our principal! You have put our school on the path to greatness and we can all feel the love you have for our children. Thank You!!
Enjoy Your Summer!!!!

UPCOMING EVENTS!Tuesday, June 5
~**Crazy Hair Day**
~ Softball Game: Staff vs 6th Grade 10:45AM

~SSC Meeting 2:45PM

Wednesday, June 6
~Dolphin Cafe 7:30AM
~Spring Sing 8:30-9:30 on the yard!

Thursday, June 7
~LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!! 8AM-12:40PM **Minimum Day!**
~6th Grade Culmination! 9AM in Auditorium

Tuesday, August 14
~First Day of School!!!

Cheers!

Team FoSA

Avril, Betsy, Caitlin, Kathy, Leanne and Tasha

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Dear Short Avenue Families~

2017-2018 Week of May 27 (Week #37 of 38)
NEWS!!

No School on Monday! Enjoy your Memorial Day!

Thespian Show is Wednesday! “The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever” is a sweet little musical performed by 3rd, 4th and 5th grade members of the Thespian Club. 5:30 PM on Wednesday, May 30th. $5 per ticket suggested donation.

“Got Game” After School Programneeds you to PREREGISTER! Principal Reynolds sent home a letter last week that explains ALL the After School Options for next year and how to preregister for Got Game.It is very important that you preregister, as the program can only happen if we have 20 interested students.

 

Nifty Fifties Dance Party is THIS Friday, June 1st 5-8PM!! We still need volunteers and donations!!Volunteer and Donation Sign Ups are out front of school. Please sign up to make this last event a success!! ContactOlma with any questions.

Pre-Sale Dance Tickets and 50/50 Raffle Tickets will be for sale After School on the Front Lawn everyday this week until Thursday, May 30th. And they will also be for sale at the YS/All Star Pickup Gate.Ticket prices will go up as shown below at the door.
Pre-Sale Dance Tickets

$3 per ticket

$10 for a 4 pack pack (plus $2 for each additional)

At The Door Dance Tickets

$4 per ticket

$12 for a 4 pack (plus $3 for each additional)

**Please Note** Credit or Debit Card purchases will have an extra $2 charge.

UPCOMING EVENTS!
Monday, May 28th

~Memorial Day, NO School

Wednesday, May 30
~Animal Assembly for students with 5 absences or less

~Thespian Show: “The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever!” (Grades 3, 4 and 5th)5:30PM

Thursday, May 31
~Coffee With The Principal 8:15-9:15AM

Friday, June 1
~Monthly Morning Assembly 8-8:30AM(NO Dolphin Cafe)
~Nifty Fifties Dance 5-8PM

Tuesday, June 5
~**Crazy Hair Day**
~ Softball Game: Staff vs 6th Grade 10:45AM

~SSC Meeting 2:45PM

Wednesday, June 6
~Dolphin Cafe 7:30AM
~Spring Sing 8:30-9:30 on the yard!

Thursday, June 7
~LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!! 8AM-12:40PM
~6th Grade Culmination! 9AM in Auditorium

Tuesday, August 14
~First Day of School!!!

Cheers!

Team FoSA

Avril, Betsy, Caitlin, Kathy, Leanne and Tasha

When you shop Short Ave Amazon = $$$ for us 

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Dear Short Avenue Families~

2017-2018 Week of May 20 (Week #36 of 38)

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NEWS!!

Food Truck Fiesta made $195! Thanks to everyone who came out to our last Food Trucks of the year!!

“Got Game” After School Program needs you to PREREGISTER! Principal Reynolds is sending home a letter on Monday that explains ALL the After School Options for next year and how to preregister for Got Game, if you are interested. Please keep a look out for it. It is very important that you preregister, as the program can only happen if we have 20 interested students.

 

We have had 13 responses for our After School Enrichment Survey. If you would like to have a say as to what “for pay” Enrichment Programs we offer next year, then Please take our Survey on Which After School Enrichment Programs you would like to see at Short.

Nifty Fifties Dance Party is in Full Swing and Set for Friday, June 1st 5-8PM!!! Ms. Olma and Ms. Felicia are organizing our last FUNdraiser of the year and what is sure to be one Swell Event!! Dress in your best 50’s style. Pre Sale Dance Tickets and 50/50 Raffle Tickets will be for sale After School on the Front Lawn beginning Wednesday. And they will also be for sale at the YS/All Star Pickup Gate. Volunteer Sign Ups will go up this week, out front of school.
Pre Sale Dance Tickets

$3 per ticket

$10 for a 4 pack pack (plus $2 for each additional)

At The Door Dance Tickets

$4 per ticket

$12 for a 4 pack (plus $3 for each additional)

**Please Note** Credit or Debit Card purchases will have an extra $2 charge.
SBAC Testing for grades 3-6 continues through the end of May.

PLEASE make sure your children get a good nights sleep and a healthy breakfast.

 

SBAC Testing Schedule:
May 15-22 / 3rd Grade

May 14-23 / 5th Grade

May 14-21 / 6th Grade

UPCOMING EVENTS!
Tuesday, May 22

~Volunteer Luncheon

Monday, May 28th
~Memorial Day, NO School

Tuesday, May 29
~SSC Meeting 2:45PM

Wednesday, May 30
~Thespian Show: The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever (Grades 3, 4 and 5th) 5:30PM

Friday, June 1
~Monthly Morning Assembly 8-8:30AM
~Nifty Fifties Dance 5-8PM

Tuesday, June 5
~**Crazy Hair Day**
~ Softball Game: Staff vs 6th Grade

Wednesday, June 6
~Dolphin Cafe 7:30AM
~Spring Sing 8:30-9:30 on the yard!

Thursday, June 7
~LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!! 8AM-12:40PM
~6th Grade Culmination! 9AM in Auditorium

Tuesday, August 14
~First Day of School!!!

Cheers!

Team FoSA

Avril, Betsy, Caitlin, Kathy, Leanne and Tasha

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Dear Short Avenue Families~

2017-2018 Week of May 13 (Week #35 of 38)
NEWS!!

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Big Thanks to Carrie Goodwin, Suzanne Dehmel and Tasha for working on the Banner Program this year!! We raised $8400!! Please consider joining the Banner Committee next year. It not only raises a great deal of money for our school, it beautifies our campus! Thanks to all the Artists: Felipe Haro, Ayanah Higuchi, Justin Schniderman, Frankie DeMarco, Anais Duenos Padilla, Jocelyne Galvez, India Lipsky and Igor Galvao

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Ms. Hohman Won a Wave Award!! The Annual WAVE Awards (sponsored by The Venice Chamber of Commerce) honors the magnificent teachers who are re-envisioning and invigorating our local schools. Nominated by their peers, teachers at the WAVE Awards are recognized for their spectacular contributions to our community, both in and out of the classroom. Congratulations to Ms. Hohman!!!

Shakey’s Pizza Restaurant Night Broke a Record!! Thanks to everyone who came out to make our last Restaurant Night of the Year a HUGE success!! We broke last years amount and will bring $309.91 back to our school!!! Shakey’s Manager said she has never seen a school break their own record and bring in such a large amount of money!! Thanks to Ms. Olma and Ms. Felicia for organizing!!

The Library won another $5000 Grant!!! Thank you to Alicia Casilli for applying for the Barona Educational Grant! This will buy us another 200 books for our Library!!!

Are you Interested in “Got Game” After School Program?:
It is a “for pay” program, and offers no more than a 10 to 1 ratio of students to staff. Students get to choose which activities they participate in based on their interests. They offer everything from science, arts and crafts, robotics, ALL sports, tons of games, and special themed weeks. Enrollment is $315 per month, or $30 per day for part time. **When registering for 3 or more months in advance, enrollment is $300 per month** 20% Sibling Discount is available. Their program goes from TK to 6th.

 

***We need to have at least 25 interested students before the school year ends to bring Got Game’s After School Program to Short next year. If you think this is something you would be interested in for your child (children), please email FoSA, so that we can get the ball rolling!!***

The school also plans to continue with All Stars and Beyond The Bell-YS, our current free programs. And we will offer “for pay” After School Enrichment as well next year.

Please take our Survey on Which After School Enrichment Programs you would like to see at Short.

Last Food Truck Fiesta!!! Wednesday May 16 from 5 to 8PM on the Front Lawn.

Thespian Cub Presents “The Short Avenue Follies” (Grades 1st and 2nd)

Thursday Night, May 17th at 5:30PM in the Auditorium.

$5 Suggested Donation

Nifty Fifties Dance Party is in Full Swing and Set for Friday, June 1st 5-8PM!!! Ms. Olma and Ms. Felicia are organizing our last FUNdraiser of the year and what is sure to be one Swell Event!! Dress in your best 50’s style. Pre Sale begins at Food Truck Fiesta this Wednesday. Volunteer Sign Ups to Follow.
Pre Sale Dance Tickets
$3 per ticket
$10 for a 4 pack pack (plus $2 for each additional)

At The Door Dance Tickets
$4 per ticket
$12 for a 4 pack (plus $3 for each additional)

**Please Note** Credit or Debit Card purchases will have an extra $2 charge.
“Happy Birthday to Your Child” on the Marquee!! Na’ama Levy, mom to Noga from Room 9, is the new “Birthday Marquee” Chair!! If you want to wish your child (or anyone else) a “Happy Birthday” in lights on our beautiful Marquee, please fill out both sections of the form located in the office and leave $20 cash or check made out to FoSA with your form. Please give us at least 1 week notice for your message to appear.

Carnival News:

A Big Thank you to Isabela Dorn, for taking some amazing pictures of the Carnival. Click here to view Carnival Pictures!!
SBAC Testing for grades 3-6 continues through the end of May.

PLEASE make sure your children get a good nights sleep and a healthy breakfast.

SBAC Testing Schedule:
May 15-22 / 3rd Grade
May 7-11 / 4th Grade
May 14-23 / 5th Grade
May 14-21 / 6th Grade

Elevator Construction started Monday 5/7:LAUSD is installing a new ADA Accessible Modular Elevator on the East side of the 2 story building. The work is expected to last through November 2018. Work will happen from 2pm to 10pm Monday through Friday, and Saturdays from 8am to 5pm (only as needed). During the summer break, work will be Monday through Friday from 7am to 5pm.
UPCOMING EVENTS!
Wednesday, May 16

~Food Truck Fiesta 5-8PM

Thursday, May 17
~Walk and Talk Tour 8:30AM
~Thespian Follies Show 5:30PM (Grades 1st and 2nd)

Tuesday, May 22
~Volunteer Luncheon

Monday, May 28th
~Memorial Day, NO School

Tuesday, May 29
~SSC Meeting 2:45PM

Wednesday, May 30
~Thespian Show: The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever (Grades 3, 4 and 5th) 5:30PM

Friday, June 1
~Monthly Morning Assembly 8-8:30AM
~Nifty Fifties Dance 5-8PM

Tuesday, June 5
~**Crazy Hair Day**
~ Softball Game: Staff vs 6th Grade

Wednesday, June 6
~Dolphin Cafe 7:30AM
~Spring Sing 8:30-9:30 on the yard!

Thursday, June 7
~LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!! 8AM-12:40PM
~6th Grade Culmination! 9AM in Auditorium

Tuesday, August 14
~First Day of School!!!

Cheers!

Team FoSA

Avril, Betsy, Caitlin, Kathy, Leanne and Tasha

When you shop Short Ave Amazon = $$$ for us 

 

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Dear Short Avenue Families~

2017-2018 Week of May 6 (Week #33 of 38)
NEWS!!

The Spring Carnival Was The Best Yet!!!

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The Carnival Committee wants to thank ALL the parent and staff volunteers who made it all possible!! LayLa Lackey’s Grandma Rosa, won the Salsa Making Contest with the super hot salsa in the #1 position. Most things left at the Carnival will be in Room 1 for you to pick up. (Tables are in a different room, so please ask Raul)
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Lunch:

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FoSA sponsored lunch on Friday for all 60 of our Short Ave Staff. We had food from California Chicken Cafe, Desserts from parents, and fun games with great prizes!! Linda Van Der Linde donated a weekend at her cabin in Big Bear for 2 lucky staff: Ms. Martha who works in the kitchen, guessed the closest number of match sticks in the jar, and Ms. Moore, an aide, had the most correct answers to the “How Well Do You Know Ms. Reynold’s Quiz”! Congrats and thank you Linda, Brent and Nami for the awesome prize! Thanks to Tasha, Monica, Suzanne, Eddie, Leanne, Linda and Raul for your help, to Betsy for the prizes, the families that brought in dessert and all the kids who helped us decorate the tablecloths with sweet messages!!


“Got Game” After School Program: Coach K, of Got Game, will hold a Q&A for his After School Program this Wednesday May 9th at 5:30 PM in Room 1.

This would be a “for pay” program, and offers an 8 or 10 to 1 ratio of students to staff. Students get to choose which activities they participate in based on their interests. They offer everything from science, arts and crafts, robotics, ALL sports, tons of games, and special themed weeks. Enrollment is $315 per month, or $30 per day for part time. **When registering for 3 or more months in advance, enrollment is $300 per month** 20% Sibling Discount is available. Their program goes to TK to 6th.


We need to have at least 25 interested students to bring Got Game’s After School Program to Short next year. If you think this is something you would be interested in for your child (children), please email FoSA, so that we can get the ball rolling!!

The school also plans to continue with All Stars and Beyond The Bell-YS, our current free programs. And we will offer “for pay” After School Enrichment as well next year.

Please take our Survey on Which After School Enrichment Programs you would like to see at Short.

Dolphin Cafe made $654!!! Thank you to PALs and Tasha and everyone who supported the Cafe!!

Ginger’s Ice Cream Creation Contest made $785!!! Thanks to The Schnidermans!!

SBAC Testing, grades 3-6 Starts Monday May 7th.

PLEASE make sure your children get a good nights sleep and a healthy breakfast.

 

SBAC Testing Schedule:
May 15-22 / 3rd Grade

May 7-14 / 4th Grade

May 14-23 / 5th Grade

May 14-21 / 6th Grade

Yearbook Needs Pictures! Please send school related pictures to  shortavenueyearbook@gmail.com
We need ALL EVENTS! Especially class field trips, parties, projects!!! Order your Yearbook!

Orders are Due May 9th and they cost $25

Elevator Construction starts Monday, 5/7:LAUSD is installing a new ADA Accessible Modular Elevator on the East side of the 2 story building. The work is expected to last through November 2018. Work will happen from 2pm to 10pm Monday through Friday, and Saturdays from 8am to 5pm (only as needed). During the summer break, work will be Monday through Friday from 7am to 5Pm.

UPCOMING EVENTS!
Tuesday, May 8
~Open House 5:30-6:30PM

Wednesday, May 9

~Coach K comes to talk about After School 5:30PM Room 1

Friday, May 11
~**Twin Day**
~ Shakey’s Pizza Restaurant Night 6-9PM

Wednesday, May 16
~Food Truck Fiesta 5-8PM

Thursday, May 17
~Walk and Talk Tour
~Thespian Follies Show 5:30PM (Grades 1st and 2nd)

Thursday, May 24
~Volunteer Luncheon

Monday, May 28th
~Memorial Day, NO School

Tuesday, May 29
~SSC Meeting 2:45PM

Wednesday, May 30
~Thespian Show: The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever (Grades 3, 4 and 5th) 5:30PM

Friday, June 1
~Monthly Morning Assembly 8-8:30AM
~Spring Fling Dance 5-8PM

Tuesday, June 5
~**Crazy Hair Day**
~ Softball Game: Staff vs 6th Grade

Wednesday, June 6
~Dolphin Cafe 7:30AM
~Spring Sing 8:30-9:30 on the yard!

Thursday, June 7
~LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!! 8AM-12:40PM
~6th Grade Culmination! 9AM in Auditorium

Tuesday, August 14
~First Day of School!!!

Cheers!

Team FoSA

Avril, Betsy, Caitlin, Kathy, Leanne and Tasha
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FoSA Election Results:

President:                             Manya Newman
Vice President:                     Betsy Drennan/Caitlin Taylor
Treasurer:                             Christina Grant-Lopez
Secretary:                             Jessica Trockey/Jackie Neflas
Communications Director: Laura Madden

Congratulations to our new board!! And thank you to everyone who put their name in the ring, and to everyone who came to vote. The new board officially takes over July 1st.
Reminder that The Spring Carnival is THIS SATURDAY, May 5th!We still need more volunteers to make this a success. Sign up on Freshschools on the Calendar page for the Carnival or on the paper sheets outside school.

Cheers!

Team FoSA

Avril, Betsy, Caitlin, Kathy, Leanne and Tasha

 

 

 

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Thank you to everyone who presented at Career Day! The kids loved it!! And Big Thanks to Ms. Dedeaux and Ms. Lepore for organizing!! And Thanks to Tasha for doing the food!

Dear Short Avenue Families~

2017-2018 Week of April 29 (Week #33 of 38)
NEWS!!

The FoSA Board Elections for the 2018/19 school year are this Wedensday, May 2nd at 5:30PM in the Auditorium.

The People who have accepted their nominations, so far, are as follows:

President: Annett Velazquez and Manya Newman

Vice President: No Acceptances

Treasurer: Sara Butchenhart, Christina Grant-Lopez

Secretary: Jessica Trockey and Betsy Drennan/Caitlin Taylor as Co-Secretary

Communications Director: Laura Madden

Please Note: There will be NO VOTING by Proxy, EMAIL OR TEXT. Only those present at the meeting can vote.

As per our current Bylaws:

Opportunity to Speak. At the annual meeting, an opportunity shall be provided for additional nominations (including self-nominations) from the floor, and each candidate shall be afforded the opportunity to make a brief statement to solicit support for his or her candidacy.

2017 VENICE WAVE AWARDS.  Venice, California.  Photo by VenicePaparazzi.comIt’s Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week!!!

Got Game After School: Coach K, of Got Game, came to Coffee with The Principal, to present his After School Program. This would be a “for pay” program, and offers an 8 or 10 to 1 ratio of students to staff. Students get to choose which activities they participate in based on their interests. They offer everything from science, arts and crafts, robotics, ALL sports, tons of games, and special themed weeks. Enrollment is $315 per month, or $30 per day for part time. 20% Sibling Discount is available. Their program goes to TK to 6th.

Coach K and some of his team will be at The Spring Carnival on May 5th to answer questions about their After School program, as well as their Summer Camp and will lead kids in a fun activity.

He will also be at school for a special evening Q&A on Wednesday, May 9th at 5:30PM, for those that missed him at The Coffee with The Principal.

The school also plans to continue with All Stars and Beyond The Bell-YS, our current free programs. And we will offer “for pay” After School Enrichment as well next year.

Please take our Survey on Which After School Enrichment Programs you would like to see at Short.

Ms. Reynold’s News:
~Our Kindergarten Rooms have received the same grant as our TK, and will get a make-over this summer!!

~There will be a Free Robotics Team After School next year, funded by the district and run by a teacher, more details to come.

~We will have a PE teacher from the district one day a week next year.
~We will have a full year of Theatre Arts and 1 Semester of Dance funded by the district.
~FoSA voted to fund Planet Bravo for 3 days a week, A Spanish Teacher ( to replace Latin) and a Visual Art Teacher for next year, who will be Suzanne Dehmel.

~FoSA will also fund a 3 hour per day Supervision Aide, Buses for Field Trips and Money for Every Teacher to purchase supplies and things they may need at the beginning of the year.

SBAC Testing, grades 3-6 Starts Monday May 7th.

PLEASE make sure your children get a good nights sleep and a healthy breakfast.

 

SBAC Testing Schedule:
May 15-22 / 3rd Grade

May 7-14 / 4th Grade

May 14-23 / 5th Grade

May 14-21 / 6th Grade

Spring Carnival Needs Volunteers, Salsa AND CAKES!!!!: Spring Carnival is THIS Saturday, May 5th from noon to 4PM. Each class is assigned a game booth, please sign up on the sheets in the front of the school or on FreshSchools, through the Calendar.

A Salsa Making Contest is Happening! It is Cinco de Mayo!! To Celebrate bring in your best Homemade Salsa, we will supply the chips! Red, Green, Spicy, Mild, Fruity, Roasted, Smooth, Chunky… Label it Mild, Medium or Spicy, and be sure to let them know your name when checking in. The Winner will get their recipe published in the Weekly Update, their name on the Marquee and Bragging Rights!! May the Best Salsa Win!

A Cakewalk is Not a Cakewalk with out CAKES!!! We need cakes, homemade or store bought, to make this happen. Please sign up at the very bottom of the Sign Up on the easel outside school or on the Freshschools Calendar Carnival Event Page. We need 10-15 cakes!

Wristbands for All Games and Giant Slide are on sale in the office for $20 (Cake Walk, Crazy Hair, Face Paint and Food are all separate)

Yearbook Needs Pictures! Please send school related pictures to  shortavenueyearbook@gmail.com
We need ALL EVENTS! Especially class field trips, parties, projects!!! Order your Yearbook!

Orders are Due May 9th and they cost $25

PLEASE NOTE: Tuesday Pick up is still 1:20PM for the rest of the year!

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UPCOMING EVENTS!

Monday – Friday, 4/30-5/4
~Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

Wednesday, May 2
~FoSA Board Elections 5:30PM in Auditorium and Potluck FoSA Meeting

Friday, May 4
~Dolphin Cafe hosted by PALs and Assembly
~Teacher/Staff Appreciation Lunch Noon-2

Saturday, May 5
~Spring Carnival Noon-4PM!

Tuesday, May 8
~Open House 5:30-6:30PM

Wednesday, May 9
~Coach K comes to talk about After School 5:30PM Room 1

Friday, May 11
~**Twin Day**
~ Shakey’s Pizza Restaurant Night 6-9PM

Wednesday, May 16
~Food Truck Fiesta 5-8PM

Thursday, May 17
~Walk and Talk Tour
~Thespian Follies Show 5:30PM (Grades 1st and 2nd)

Thursday, May 24
~Volunteer Luncheon

Monday, May 28th
~Memorial Day, NO School

Tuesday, May 29
~SSC Meeting 2:45PM

Wednesday, May 30
~Thespian Show: The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever (Grades 3, 4 and 5th) 5:30PM

Friday, June 1
~Monthly Morning Assembly 8-8:30AM
~Spring Fling Dance 5-8PM

Tuesday, June 5
~**Crazy Hair Day**
~ Softball Game: Staff vs 6th Grade

Wednesday, June 6
~Dolphin Cafe 7:30AM
~Spring Sing 8:30-9:30 on the yard!

Thursday, June 7
~LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!! 8AM-12:40PM
~6th Grade Culmination! 9AM in Auditorium

Tuesday, August 14
~First Day of School!!!

Cheers!

Team FoSA

Avril, Betsy, Caitlin, Kathy, Leanne and Tasha

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Dear Short Avenue Families~

2017-2018 Week of April 22 (Week #31 of 38)
NEWS!!

The FoSA Board Approved The Budget For Next Year! This includes a full time art teacher, 3 days of Planet Bravo, A Spanish Teacher, FreshSchools, a 3 hour Supervision Aid, Field Trip Buses, Ballroom Dancing for 5th grade and more. Our total budget for next year is $66,532. Based on this years income, we expect to bring in a net of $73,415 for next year. Leaving us with a little over $6500 as a cushion.

The FoSA Board NEEDS YOUR HELP! We are having Board elections for the 2018/19 school year in 1 week on Wednesday May 2nd, at 5:30PM.

The People Nominated, so far, are as follows:

President: Avril Lispky
Vice President: Tasha Dellagatta
Treasurer: Sara Butchenhart, Christina Grant-Lopez
Secretary: Betsy Drennan and Caitlin Taylor as Co-Secretary
Communications Director: Laura Madden

PLEASE NOTE: As LAUSD rules state, employees of the school cannot be voting members of a booster club, and cannot be nominated for a board position.

All Board Positions are open: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Communications Director.

Send an email to the FoSA Executive Board with your name, and who you are nominating and for what position, or fill out a nomination form in the office. Deadline for Nominations is THIS Friday, April 27th

Spring Carnival Needs Volunteers!: Spring Carnival is Saturday, May 5th from noon to 4PM. Each class is assigned a game booth, please sign up on the sheets in the front of the school or on FreshSchools, through the Calendar.

Wristbands for All Games and Giant Slide are on sale in the office for $20 (Cake Walk, Crazy Hair, Face Paint and Food are all separate)

Yearbook Needs Pictures! Please send school related pictures to  shortavenueyearbook@gmail.com
We need ALL EVENTS! Especially class field trips, parties, projects!!!

Yearbook Dedication Deadline has been extended until Wednesday , April 25th. Extra fliers in the office.
We are lowering the price for dedications and will reimburse those that have already paid.

The new prices are
1/4 Page- $20
1/2 Page- $30
Full Page- $45

Ginger’s Ice Cream Contest Winning Flavors are on Sale until Monday April 30th! FoSa gets 25% of the sale of our 3 winning flavors: Carmel Pretzel Chip, Butterscotch Fudge Cookies and Oreo and Strawberry Blueberry Pie!

Food Tuck Fiesta made $268!!! Thanks to everyone who came out to STEAM Night, listened to some jazz and ate a lot of hot dogs!

REMINDER: Tuesday Dismissal is 1:20PM EVERY TUESDAY for the Rest of the Year!

A Shout Out to Bianca, our Principal for The Day, last Tuesday: She declared “No Homework Tonight!” over the loud speaker and you could hear screams of joy throughout the school!

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Thanks to The Boy Scouts! For planting bushes around the new Marquee!


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UPCOMING EVENTS!

Thursday, April 26
~Coffee with The Principal 8:15AM

Friday, April 27
~Career Day! 9AM-12PM

Monday – Friday, 4/30-5/4
~Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

Wednesday, May 2
~FoSA Board Elections 5:30PM in Auditorium and Potluck FoSA Meeting

Friday, May 4
~Dolphin Cafe hosted by PALs and Assembly

Saturday, May 5
~Spring Carnival Noon-4PM!

Tuesday, May 8
~Open House 5:30-6:30PM

Friday, May 11
~**Twin Day**
~ Shakey’s Pizza Restaurant Night 6-9PM

Wednesday, May 16
~Food Truck Fiesta 5-8PM

Thursday, May 17
~Walk and Talk Tour
~Thespian Follies Show 5:30PM (Grades 1st and 2nd)

Tuesday, May 22
~Volunteer Luncheon

Monday, May 28th
~Memorial Day, NO School

Tuesday, May 29
~SSC Meeting 2:45PM

Wednesday, May 30
~Thespian Show: The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever (Grades 3, 4 and 5th) 5:30PM

Friday, June 1
~Monthly Awards Assembly
~Spring Fling Dance 5-8PM

Tuesday, June 5
~**Crazy Hair Day**
~ Softball Game: Staff vs 6th Grade

Wednesday, June 6
~Dolphin Cafe 7:30AM
~Spring Sing 8:30-9:30 on the yard!

Thursday, June 7
~LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!! 8AM-12:40PM
~6th Grade Culmination! 9AM in Auditorium

Tuesday, August 14
~First Day of School!!!

Cheers!
Team FoSA
Avril, Betsy, Caitlin, Kathy, Leanne and Tasha

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Dear Short Avenue Families~

2017-2018 Week of April 15 (Week #30 of 38)
NEWS!!

The FoSA Board NEEDS YOUR HELP! We are having Board elections for the 2018/19 school year in 2 weeks on Wednesday May 2nd, at 5:30PM. We have only had 2 nominations come in. As you can see from the image above, FoSA does a lot!

We are responsible for raising $70,000 so that all of our kids can have Planet Bravo, a Foreign Language, Ballroom Dancing, Field Trips, a Teacher’s Assistant, STEAM Supplies and more. Next year, FoSA also wants to fund an Art Teacher.

As your current board’s children graduate from Short, it is up to the families with younger children to step up and take on the responsibilities of FoSA. As we ALL benefit from FoSA, we would like to see more people help, to spread out the work.

PLEASE NOTE: As LAUSD rules state, employees of the school cannot be voting members of a booster club, and cannot be nominated for a board position.

All Board Positions are open: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Communications Director.

Click this link to Nominate yourself or a friend, or fill out a nomination form in the office. Deadline for Nominations is Friday, April 27th

Spring Carnival Needs Volunteers!: Spring Carnival is Saturday, May 5th from noon to 4PM. Each class is assigned a game booth, please sign up on the sheets in the front of the school or on FreshSchools. Sign up through the FS Calendar.

And if you are free today, Sunday, The Carnival Committee is meeting at 1:30PM in Room 1 to paint signs and get some prep work done.

Yearbook Needs Pictures! Please send school related pictures to  shortavenueyearbook@gmail.com
We need ALL EVENTS!

Yearbook Dedication Deadline has been extended until Wednesday , April 25th. Look for updated fliers this week.

We are lowering the price for dedications and will reimburse those that have already paid.

The new prices are

1/4 Page- $20

1/2 Page- $30

Full Page- $45

Science Mania Projects are due tomorrow Monday April 16th!! And the Awards Assembly is this Friday, April 20th from 8:00 to 8:45AM

Food Tuck Fiesta is Wednesday, April 18th!
We will have the same trucks that were cancelled in March for our April Food Trucks this Wednesday, April 18th from 5 to 8PM. We will have 3 dinner trucks (less lines!!) and 1 dessert truck: Mapouche Argentinian Food, The Greasy Weiner, Burnt To A Crisp Texas Smokehouse, and The Pudding Truck.

This will also be our 2nd STEAM NIGHT from 4:30 to 6:30PM.  The Science Mania Boards will be on display in the Auditorium and there will be 3 hands on Science activities at the lunch tables.FoSA Board is Meeting to Vote on Next Years Budget, Thursday, April 19th at 6:00PM in Room 1. This is open to all.

**CrAzY sOcK DaY** is this Friday, April 20th!

UPCOMING EVENTS!

Monday – Friday, April 16-20

~Science Mania Week! Projects are Due!

Wednesday, April 18
~Food Trucks 5-8PM and STEAM Night!

Thursday, April 26
~Walk and Talk Tour #4 8:30AM
~FoSA Board Meeting in Room 1 6:00PM

Friday, April 20
~Science Mania Awards Assembly 8-9AM
~**Crazy Sock Day**

Thursday, April 26
~Coffee with The Principal 8:15AM

Friday, April 27
~Career Day 9AM-12PM

Monday – Friday, 4/30-5/4
~Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

Wednesday, May 2
~FoSA Board Elections 5:30PM in Auditorium and Potluck FoSA Meeting

Friday, May 4
~Dolphin Cafe hosted by PALs and Assembly

Saturday, May 5
~Spring Carnival Noon-4PM!

Tuesday, May 8
~Open House 5:30-6:30PM

Friday, May 11
~**Twin Day**

Wednesday, May 16
~Food Truck Fiesta 5-8PM

Thursday, May 17
~Walk and Talk Tour
~Thespian Follies Show 5:30PM (Grades 1st and 2nd)

Thursday, May 24
~Volunteer Luncheon

Monday, May 28th
~Memorial Day, NO School

Tuesday, May 29
~SSC Meeting 2:45PM

Wednesday, May 30
~Thespian Show: The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever (Grades 3, 4 and 5th) 5:30PM

Friday, June 1
~Spring Fling Dance 5-8PM

Tuesday, June 5
~**Crazy Hair Day**

Wednesday, June 6
~Dolphin Cafe 7:30AM
~Spring Sing 8:30-9:30 on the yard!

Thursday, June 7
~LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!! 8AM-12:40PM
~6th Grade Culmination! 9AM in Auditorium

Tuesday, August 14
~First Day of School!!!

Cheers!

Team FoSA

Avril, Betsy, Caitlin, Kathy, Leanne and Tasha

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Dear Short Avenue Families~

2017-2018 Week of April 8 (Week #29 of 38)
NEWS!!
 
FoSA Board Needs You!!! FoSA Elections are on May 3rd at 5:30PM. All positions are open: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Communications Director. Click this link to Nominate yourself or a friend, or fill out a nomination form that will be in the office. Deadline for Nominations is Friday, April 27th.

Dolphin Cafe made $809!!
Thanks to Tasha and the 5th and 6th grades for making this Cafe a delicious success!
Congrats to Ginger’s Ice Cream Creation Contest Winners!!: Nicolas Schilp-Jimenez, room 10, for “Mode a la Pie” Ribbons of blueberry and strawberry pie with graham cracker crust.
Vincent Avalos, room 19, for “Butterscotch Cookies and Cream” Butterscotch ice cream, Oreo cookies, fudge and lots of chocolate sprinkles.
India Lipsky, room 19, tied with Cyrus Daghigh Room 8. India wanted chocolate and caramel bits with pretzels in a creamy vanilla base and Cyrus wanted peanut butter stuffed pretzels. The flavor will be vanilla ice cream with chocolate, caramel and peanut butter stuffed pretzels!
All 4 children received a $25 gift card to Ginger’s and will get to walk over to the store with Ms. Reynolds to taste their flavors when they go on sale on Tuesday, April 10th. The flavors will be available till Monday, April 30th and 25% of all sales of scoops and pints of the winning flavors will be donated to FoSA!! Thank you to the Schniderman’s!!!
Birthdays on the Marquee: You can wish your child a Happy Birthday on our beautiful new Marquee at the front of the school for $20. All proceeds will go to FoSA.
Spring Carnival Needs Volunteers!: Spring Carnival is Saturday, May 5th from noon to 4PM. Each class is assigned a game booth, please sign up on the sheets in the front of the school or on FreshSchools. Sign up through the FS Calendar.
Yearbook Needs Pictures! Please send school related pictures to  shortavenueyearbook@gmail.com
We need ALL EVENTS!
Also get your Yearbook Dedication in by Thursday, April 12th. Fliers will be going out this week.
 
Science Mania Projects are due in one week on Monday April 16th!!
 

Food Tuck Fiesta is April 18th!
We will have the same trucks that were cancelled in March for our April Food Trucks on Wednesday, April  18th from 5 to 8PM. This will also be our 2nd STEAM NIGHT, so come and see the cool things that your kids have been working on. We will have 3 dinner trucks (less lines!!) and 1 dessert truck: Mapouche Argentinian Food, The Greasy Weiner,Burnt To A Crisp Texas Smokehouse, and The Pudding Truck.

PE Teacher for next year: We just found out that we got a grant for a PE teacher for the next 2 years paid for by the district! The PE teacher will be at school once a week, and this is in addition to the PE the children get from their homeroom teachers.

UPCOMING EVENTS!

Monday – Friday, April 16-20
~Science Mania Week! Projects are Due!Wednesday, April 18
~Food Trucks 5-8PM and STEAM Night!
Thursday, April 26
~Walk and Talk Tour #4 8:30AM
Friday, April 20
~Science Mania Awards Assembly 8-9AM
~**Crazy Sock Day**
Thursday, April 26
~Coffee with The Principal 8:15AMFriday, April 27
~Career Day 9AM-12PM
Monday – Friday, 4/30-5/4
~Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
Wednesday, May 2
~FoSA Board Elections 5:30PM in Auditorium and Potluck FoSA Meeting
Friday, May 4
~Dolphin Cafe hosted by PALs and Assembly
Saturday, May 5
~Spring Carnival Noon-4PM!
Tuesday, May 8
~Open House 5:30-6:30PM
Friday, May 11
~**Twin Day**
Wednesday, May 16
~Food Truck Fiesta 5-8PM
Thursday, May 17
~Walk and Talk Tour
~Thespian Follies Show 5:30PM (Grades 1st and 2nd)
Thursday, May 24
~Volunteer Luncheon
Monday, May 28th
~Memorial Day, NO School

Tuesday, May 29
~SSC Meeting 2:45PM

Wednesday, May 30
~Thespian Show: The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever (Grades 3, 4 and 5th) 5:30PM

Friday, June 1
~Spring Fling Dance 5-8PM

Tuesday, June 5
~**Crazy Hair Day**

Wednesday, June 6
~Dolphin Cafe 7:30AM
~Spring Sing 8:30-9:30 on the yard!

Thursday, June 7
~LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!! 8AM-12:40PM
~6th Grade Culmination! 9AM in Auditorium

Cheers!

Team FoSA

Avril, Betsy, Caitlin, Kathy, Leanne and Tasha

Amazon School Rewards for Short Avenue
When you shop Short Ave Amazon = $$$ for us 

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Dear Short Avenue Families~

2017-2018 Week of April 1 (Week #29 of 38)

NEWS!!

We hope you are enjoying your Spring Break!! School Resumes on Tuesday, April 3rd.

FoSA Meeting this Wednesday, April 4th at 8AM in Room 1. We will discuss our budget for next year, FoSA Board Elections and Spring Carnival.
Yearbook Needs Pictures! Please send school related pictures to  shortavenueyearbook@gmail.com
We need ALL EVENTS!
Also get your Yearbook Dedication in by Thursday, April 12th. Fliers will be going out this week.
Ginger’s Ice Cream Creation Contest Winners will be announced at our monthly assembly this Friday, April 6th. Please come early to support our Dolphin Cafe, run by the 5th and 6th grades.
 
Science Mania Projects are due on Monday April 16th. That is less then 2 weeks!
 

Career Day is Friday April 27: Please consider being a speaker at Career Day from 9AM to 12PM. ALL CAREERS ARE WELCOME!!! Please contact Amy Dedeaux if you have any questions.

Food Tucks Will Be Back in April!
We will have the same trucks that were cancelled in March for our April Food Trucks on Wednesday, April  18th from 5 to 8PM. This will also be our 2nd STEAM NIGHT, so come and see the cool things that your kids have been working on. We will have 3 dinner trucks (less lines!!) and 1 dessert truck: Mapouche Argentinian Food, The Greasy Weiner,Burnt To A Crisp Texas Smokehouse, and Yummy Pie Babies

FoSA Board Needs You!!! FoSA Elections are on May 3rd at 5:30PM. All positions are open: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. We are also adding a Communications Director who will oversee Social Media, The School Website and Calendar, and School Communications. Pleases come to the April Meeting from 8 to 9AM to learn more, or ask a FoSA member.

UPCOMING EVENTS!

Tuesday, April 3
~School ResumesWednesday, April 11
~Science Fair Self Assessment Report is Due
Wednesday, April 4
~FoSA Meeting 8-9AM in Room 1Friday, April 6
~Dolphin Cafe (hosted by 5th and 6th grade) and Monthly Awards Assembly
Monday – Friday, April 16-20
~Science Mania Week! Projects are Due!
Wednesday, April 18
~Food Trucks 5-8PM and STEAM Night!
Thursday, April 26
~Walk and Talk Tour #4 8:30AM
Friday, April 20
~Science Mania Awards Assembly 8-9AM
~**Crazy Sock Day**
Thursday, April 26
~Coffee with The Principal 8:15AMFriday, April 27
~Career Day 9AM-12PM
Monday – Friday, 4/30-5/4
~Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
Wednesday, May 2
~FoSA Board Elections 5:30PM in Auditorium
Friday, May 4
~Dolphin Cafe hosted by PALs and Assembly
Saturday, May 5
~Spring Carnival Noon-4PM!
Tuesday, May 8
~Open House 5:30-6:30PM
Friday, May 11
~**Twin Day**
Cheers!

Team FoSA

Avril, Betsy, Caitlin, Kathy, Leanne and Tasha

Amazon School Rewards for Short Avenue
When you shop Short Ave Amazon = $$$ for us 

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Dear Short Avenue Families~

2017-2018 Week of March 18 (Week #28 of 38)
NEWS!!

Silent Auction and In-N-Out Were a Success!! The Silent Auction raised a total of $5,452!! We sold 380 In-N-Out tickets and raised $1,700!! Grand Total for the night was $7,152!!!
Special Thanks to Suzanne Dehmel who headed up the auction, Lisa Polanski and Angela Polanski who made all the gift baskets, Tasha, who managed the In-N-Out Tickets, all the families that got donations, bid, bought tickets and supported our wonderful school!!

Food Tucks Are Back!!
This Wednesday, 3/21 from 5 to 8PM, The Food Trucks are back!!! Along with the Del Rey Jazz Band!! Please join us to celebrate Spring, The Time Change, the new Marquee  and our wonderful Community!!! We have 3 dinner trucks (less lines!!) and 1 dessert truck: Mapouche Argentinian Food, The Greasy Weiner,Burnt To A Crisp Texas Smokehouse, and Yummy Pie Babies


Career Day is Friday April 27: Please consider being a speaker at Career Day from 9AM to 12PM. ALL CAREERS ARE WELCOME!!! Please contact Amy Dedeaux if you have any questions.

FoSA Board Needs You!!! FoSA Elections are on May 3rd at 5:30PM. All positions are open: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. We are also adding a Communications Director who will oversee Social Media, The School Website and Calendar, and School Communications. Pleases come to the April Meeting from 8 to 9AM to learn more, or ask a FoSA member.

UPCOMING EVENTS!

Tuesday, March 20
~SSC Meeting 2:45 Room 1

Wednesday, March 21
~Science Fair Progress Report #2 is due
~Food Trucks are Back!! 5-8PM on the Front Lawn

Thursday, March 22
~Walk and Talk Evening Tour 6:00-7:30PM (Time Change)

Monday-Monday, March 26-April2
~Spring Break!

Tuesday, April 3
~School Resumes

Wednesday, April 11
~Science Fair Self Assessment Report is Due

Wednesday, April 4
~FoSA Meeting 8-9AM in Room 1

Friday, April 6
~Dolphin Cafe (hosted by 5th and 6th grade) and Monthly Awards Assembly

Monday – Friday, April 16-20
~Science Mania Week! Projects are Due!

Wednesday, April 18
~Food Trucks 5-8PM and STEAM Night!

Thursday, April 26
~Walk and Talk Tour #4 8:30AM

Friday, April 20
~Science Mania Awards Assembly 8-9AM
~**Crazy Sock Day**

Thursday, April 26
~Coffee with The Principal 8:15AM

Friday, April 27
~Career Day 9AM-12PM

Cheers!

Team FoSA

Avril, Betsy, Caitlin, Kathy, Leanne and Tasha

Amazon School Rewards for Short Avenue
When you shop Short Ave Amazon = $$$ for us 

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Dear Short Avenue Families~

2017-2018 Week of March 11 (Week #27 of 38)
NEWS!!

“Spring” your Clocks Forward! Don’t forget to move your clocks up one hour, and try to get your kids to bed early tonight!!

Read Across America was a huge success on Friday!! Tasha dressed up as The Cat in The Hat! The Kindergarten kids and 4th graders ate Green Eggs and Ham! Logan Davis in Mr. Shigekawa’s 3rd grade, guessed the closest to the correct number of Goldfish in the Bowl and won a book! And kids were sitting in the garden happily reading!

The LA Road Runners: We made $241 in coffee sales this Saturday and another $371 in straight donations for a total this week of $611! Our total net from 24 weeks of hosting the runners is $2,953!!

Huge Thanks to Tasha, Raul, Ms. Reynolds, Bryea Jones (mom to Markese in TK), Peet’s Coffee, Le Pain Quotidien and of course all of the Runners for making this all possible!!

Silent Auction Teaser: Thanks to all who got donations!! Now we hope that you will all come and BUY!!!! Some of the items up for bid include:

~$100 off Performing Arts Workshop Camp
~A free day at Learn To Surf Camp
~One Free Week at Prime Time Sports Camp
~One free Week at Prime Time Camp
~$50 Cheesecake Factory Gift Card
~$10 Pink’s Hot Dog’s Gift Cards
~Star Wars Lightsaber Clock
~Wahoo’s Fish Taco Gift Basket
~$25 Target Gift Cards
~$25 Gap/Old Navy/Banana Republic Gift Cards
~2 Beautiful Purses
~Mickey and Minnie Mouse Plush Toys
~4 Disneyland Tickets!!

 

The Silent Auction and In-N-Out Truck are THIS Thursday March 15th. The Auction Opens at 5:00PM, closes at 6:30PM and check out is at 6:50PM. In-N-Out Truck is serving from 5:30 to 6:30. But you can come early to line up.
The Silent Auction needs volunteers for Set Up and Check Out/Clean Up!! Please go to FreshSchools Calendar to Sign Up!
In-N-Out Tickets for sale extended till TUESDAY!! We are almost sold out!! They are $6 for a hamburger or cheeseburger, bag of chips and a drink. ($4.75 of that $6 comes right back to Short Avenue!!!) Tickets are on sale in the main office or you can pay at the After School pickup and receive your tickets the day of the event. Correct cash is preferred, but we will also take checks made out to FoSA.
Ginger’s Ice Cream Creation Contest: Fliers went out last week, and are DUE THIS FRIDAY 3/16!  Winner’s will be announced at the April Assembly and the winning flavors will be for sale in their shop for the month of April. Winners will also receive a Ginger’s gift card!! A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the winning flavors will be donated to our school! Yay!!!!
Library News: 155 Brand New Library Books were delivered last week and will be ready for checkout on Monday!

Ms. Hohman’s TK Class STILL Needs a TV:Do you have a working TV that you do not need any more? Ms. Hohman needs a 20 to 22 inch TV that can sit on a table to play movies and educational programs during inclement weather. Right now the kids are crowded around an iPad. Please let Ms. Hohman know if you can help.

UPCOMING EVENTS!

Tuesday, March 13
~SSC Meeting 2:45PM in Room 1Wednesday, March 14
~Science Fair Progress Report #1 is Due
Thursday, March 15
~Walk and Talk Parent Tour 8:30AM
~In-N-Out and Silent Auction!!! 4:30-6:30PM
Friday, March 16
~Wear Green Day-Student Council Spirit Day
~Ginger’s Ice Cream Flavor Creation Contest Entries are due!!!
Tuesday, March 20
~SSC Meeting 2:45 Room 1
Wednesday, March 21
~Science Fair Progress Report #2 is due
~Food Trucks are Back!! 5-8PM on the Front Lawn
Thursday, March 22
~Walk and Talk Evening Tour 6:30-8PM
Monday-Monday, March 26-April2
~Spring Break!
Tuesday, April 3
~School Resumes
Wednesday, April 11
~Science Fair Self Assessment Report is Due
Wednesday, April 4
~FoSA Meeting 8-9AM in Room 1Friday, April 6
~Dolphin Cafe (hosted by 5th and 6th grade) and Monthly Awards Assembly
Monday – Friday, April 16-20
~Science Mania Week! Projects are Due!
Wednesday, April 18
~Food Trucks 5-8PM and STEAM Night!
Cheers!
Team FoSA

Avril, Betsy, Caitlin, Kathy, Leanne and Tasha

Amazon School Rewards for Short Avenue
When you shop Short Ave Amazon = $$$ for us 

 

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Dear Short Avenue Families~

2017-2018 Week of March 4 (Week #26 of 38)
NEWS!!
It’s Parent/Teacher Conference Week!! School dismissal is 12:40PM except Tuesday, which is still 1:20PM.
Dolphin Cafe made $780! Thanks to the 4th grade families who contributed and got up early in the rain and worked the cafe, Mrs. Shigekawa, Tasha and all of you that supported the cafe!!
The LA Road Runners:We made $181! There is only one more week of hosting the runners before the LA Marathon. Can you and your kids help us wish the runners “Good Luck” on the Marathon next Saturday, 3/10 7:45 to 9:00AM? Please let Tasha know. Enter through the teacher’s parking lot on Beethoven.
Banner Program News: We sold a $2000 Platinum Banner to Aria Properties!! Rick Dergan and Panos Papadopoulos came to our Realtor’s Walk and Talk last week, along with a handful of other realtors to learn about how wonderful our school is. We are very grateful for their sponsorship!!
Thespian Club is Cancelled on Monday  3/5 because of Teacher/Parent Conferences. Please practice your lines and learn the songs with the CD that you received. Also, we are putting together a Thespian Email Group on FreshSchools, to make it easier for Ms. Hohman to contact us. Please contact Avril with your child’s name and grade and your preferred email, if it is different than what is in FreshSchools.

Silent Auction Teaser: We have over $3000 value in donations!! Some of the items up for bid include:

~Sky Zone Trampoline Park Passes
~$60 Rainbow Acres Gift Card
~4 different Summer Camps
~Ginger’s $25 Gift Cards
~7 Augmented Reality Interactive Stuffed Bears
~Signed Peyton Manning XL Adult Jersey, Football Helmet and Mini Football Helmet
~A Tiffany’s Bracelet
~Principal for the Day
~Teacher Experiences
~Front Row Graduation Seats
Do you have something to donate??  Please let Suzanne know ASAP.
The Silent Auction and In-N-Out Truck are in a week and a half on Thursday March 15th from 4:30-6:30!
In-N-Out Tickets: Be sure to get your In- N-Out Tickets before they sell out!! They are $6 for a hamburger or cheeseburger, bag of chips and a drink. ($4.75 of that $6 comes right back to Short Avenue, so this is a fantastic fundraiser for our school!!) Tickets are on sale in the main office or you can pay at the After School pickup and receive your tickets the day of the event. Correct cash is preferred, but we will also take checks made out to FoSA.

Ms. Hohman’s TK Class Needs a TV:Do you have a working TV that you do not need any more? Ms. Hohman needs a 20 to 22 inch TV that can sit on a table to play movies and educational programs during inclement weather. Right now the kids are crowded around an iPad. Please let Ms. Hohman know if you can help.

After School All-Stars Spelling Bee Participants: Luna Arenas (2nd grade) and Laila Aguilar (4th grade) took 2nd place at a Spelling Bee they competed in through After School All-Stars! Congratulations!!!
Ballet Tickets for 3/17: 40 Free tickets are available for Los Angeles Ballet’s Swan Lake at Royce Hall, UCLA on Saturday, March 17th at 7:30PM. (Arrive by 7:00PM). Sign ups in the office, but please only sign up if you are sure you can come. No Shows mean No Tickets for Short in the Future!! Please check the email that went out earlier this week with more info.

Ginger’s Ice Cream Creation Contest: The Schniderman family of Ginger’s Ice Cream is holding an Ice Cream Creation Contest. Fliers will go out on Monday and you have 2 weeks to get your flavor idea turned in. Winner’s will be announced at the April Assembly and the winning flavors will be for sale in their shop for the month of April. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the winning flavors will be donated to our school! Yay!!!!

See’s Easter Candy: Our See’s Easter Candy flier went home last week. Orders are due on Friday, March 9th and will be delivered before Spring Break. Yum!!

Spring Carnival News: The time is officially Noon to 4PM on Saturday, May 5th. Please mark your calendars. Each class will be responsible for staffing a game booth, so keep your eyes out for signups.
FoSA Meeting is Wednesday at 5:30. Pizza and “tweenage” baby sitters will be provided. We would love to see you there.

Free Nutrition Classes on Tuesdays: 

There is 1 more class left in the series. Tuesday, March 6th at 8:15AM in Room 1.

Be Informed! There is a “Be Informed!” tab on our website that has all the Weekly Updates and The FoSA Meeting Minutes

The school calendar is also on the website.

UPCOMING EVENTS!

Monday-Friday, March 5-9
~Parent/Teacher Conference Week. School dismisses at 12:40, Mon, Wed, Thurs, and Fri. 1:20 dismissal on Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 6
~ Free Nutrition Class in Room 1 8:15am

Wednesday, March 7
~FoSA Meeting 5:30PM in Room 1

Friday, March 9
~See’s Orders Due!!

Saturday, March 10
~Thank the LA Road Runner’s for their donations and wish them well in the LA Marathon! 7:45-9:00AM on the yard.

Tuesday, March 13
~SSC Meeting 2:45PM in Room 1

Thursday, March 15
~Walk and Talk Parent Tour 8:30AM
~In-N-Out and Silent Auction!!! 4:30-6:30PM

Friday, March 16
~Wear Green Day-Student Council Spirit Day
~Ginger’s Ice Cream Flavor Creation Contest Entries are due!!!

Tuesday, March 20
~SSC Meeting 2:45 Room 1

Wednesday, March 21
~Food Trucks are Back!! 5-8PM on the Front Lawn

Thursday, March 22
~Walk and Talk Evening Tour 6:30-8PM

Monday-Monday, March 26-April2
~Spring Break!

Tuesday, April 3
~School Resumes

Wednesday, April 4
~FoSA Meeting 8-9AM in Room 1

Friday, April 6
~Dolphin Cafe (hosted by 5th and 6th grade) and Monthly Awards Assembly

Cheers!

Team FoSA

Avril, Betsy, Caitlin, Kathy, Leanne and Tasha

Amazon School Rewards for Short Avenue
When you shop Short Ave Amazon = $$$ for us 

 

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Dear Short Avenue Families~

2017-2018 Week of February 25 (Week #25 of 38)
NEWS!!

Silent Auction Needs Donations!!!!: The Silent Auction raised $1374 last year and $2773 in 2016. Our goal is to raise at least $2500 this year. PLEASE help by asking your favorite camps, restaurants, hairdressers, bakeries, etc for donations. And please let Suzanne know what you have been able to procure. The Silent Auction and In-N-Out Truck are in 2 1/2 weeks on Thursday March 15th from 4:30-6:30!

In-N-Out Tickets: Be sure to get your In-N-Out Tickets before they sell out!! They are $6 for a hamburger/or cheeseburger, bag of chips and a drink. ($4.75 of that $6 comes right back to Short Avenue, so this is a fantastic fundraiser for our school!!) Tickets are on sale in the main office or you can pay at the After School pickup and receive your tickets the day of the event. Correct cash is preferred, but we will also take checks made out to FoSA.

LA Road Runners: We made $203 on Saturday! Only 2 more weeks to sell to the runners, as it ends with the LA Marathon. Saturday, March 10th, is our last Saturday hosting the runners. On that day we will need some kids and parents with buckets to accept donations from the runners. And we can wish them good luck for the Marathon. The time frame is between  7:45-9:00AM.

See’s Easter Candy: Our See’s Easter Candy flier is going home on Monday, February 26. Order’s are due on Friday, March 9th and will be delivered before Spring Break. Yum!!

Spring Carnival News: The time is officially Noon to 4PM on Saturday, May 5th. Please mark your calendars. Each class will be responsible for staffing a game booth, so keep your eyes out for signups.

Growth Mindset: Ms. Reynolds gave an informative Coffee with The Principal on Thursday discussing how our school is implementing this incredible thought process. Here are a few links to see what this is all about:

https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11800

https://mindsetkit.org

http://blog.mindsetworks.com/what-s-my-mindset?view=quiz

Free Nutrition Classes on Tuesdays: 

There are 2 more classes left in the series. February 28th and March 6th at 8:15AM in Room 1. Wear comfy clothing and be ready to move!!

FoSA Elections: WE NEED YOU!!! The next FoSA meeting will be Wednesday March 7th at 5:30PM. Please come if you think you would like to be more involved. We need tech savvy people to manage the website, school calendar and update our Facebook page.

Please contact the board if you would like more information about what we do.

Be Informed! There is a “Be Informed!” tab on our website that has all the Weekly Updates and The FoSA Meeting Minutes

The school calendar is also on the website.

UPCOMING EVENTS!

Monday, February 26
~ Science Mania Assembly and Kickoff!
~ See’s Easter Candy Fliers Go Home

Tuesday, February 27
~ Free Nutrition Class in Room 1 8:15am
~ SSC Meeting 2:45pm

Thursday, March 1
~ Realtor’s Walk and Talk

Friday, March 2
~ Dolphin Cafe (hosted by 4th grade, Mrs. Shigekawa and Mr. Springer’s Rooms)
~Ginger’s Ice Cream Flavor Creation Contest Starts!

Monday-Friday, March 5-9
~Parent/Teacher Conference Week. School dismisses at 12:40, Mon, Wed, Thurs, and Fri. 1:20 dismissal on Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 6
~ Free Nutrition Class in Room 1 8:15am

Wednesday, March 7
~FoSA Meeting 5:30PM in Room 1

Friday, March 9
~See’s Orders Due!!

Saturday, March 10
~Thank the LA Road Runner’s for their donations and wish them well in the LA Marathon! 7:45-9:00AM on the yard.

Tuesday, March 13
~SSC Meeting 2:45PM in Room 1

Thursday, March 15
~Walk and Talk Parent Tour 8:30AM
~In-N-Out and Silent Auction!!! 4:30-6:30PM

Friday, March 16
~Wear Green Day-Student Council Spirit Day
~Ginger’s Ice Cream Flavor Creation Contest Entries are due!!!

Tuesday, March 20
~SSC Meeting 2:45 Room 1

Wednesday, March 21
~Food Trucks are Back!! 5-8PM on the Front Lawn

Thursday, March 22
~Walk and Talk Evening Tour 6:30-8PM

Monday-Monday, March 26-April2
~Spring Break!

Tuesday, April 3
~School Resumes

Wednesday, April 4
~FoSA Meeting 8-9AM in Room 1

Friday, April 6
~Dolphin Cafe (hosted by 5th and 6th grade) and Monthly Awards Assembly

Cheers!

Team FoSA

Avril, Betsy, Caitlin, Kathy, Leanne and Tasha

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Dear Short Avenue Families~

2017-2018 Week of February 18 (Week #24 of 38)
NEWS!!
NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY 2/19 in honor of Presidents Day.
 
The Marquee is Going In! A big beautiful electronic Marquee Sign is going in on the front lawn. We have been waiting a long time for this, so it is very exciting news.
Coffee with The Principal is Thursday at 8:15! Ms. Reynolds will talk about Growth Mindset and how acknowledging effort is being integrated onto our classrooms. Please try to come to what will surely be an informative morning.
 

LA Road Runners: We made $90. Thanks to Tasha for spending her Saturday selling!! FYI only 3 more weeks to sell to the runners, as it ends with the LA Marathon. Saturday, March 10th, is our last Saturday hosting the runners. On that day we will need some kids and parents to greet the runners with buckets to accept donations from the runners who are grateful for the use of our school all these months.

Spring Carnival News: The time is officially Noon to 4PM on Saturday, May 5th. Please mark your calendars. There will be a Salsa making contest!!
The committee needs a Volunteer Coordinator! Please contact Caitlin if this is something you would be willing to do.
 
Ms. Reynolds has been Nominated for LifeChanger of The Year Award and Needs Our Help!!: This award recognizes and rewards K-12 school employees who make a positive difference in the lives of students. This also means our school is in the running for a cash prize, too! Let’s continue our stream of winning awards!! Please click here to congratulate her and tell the sponsors why our Principal deserves to win!!

Free Nutrition Classes on Tuesdays: 

There are 2 more classes left in the series. 8:15AM in Room 1.
FoSA Elections: Would you like to be in the Room Where it Happens?? Well the FoSA Board makes decisions on how the money that we raise is spent. ALL POSITIONS ARE OPEN! It is not too early to start thinking about running for a board position for next year. The next FoSA meeting will be March 7th at 5:30PM. 
Please contact the board if you would like more information about what we do. 
Volunteer!!!
SILENT AUCTION: The Silent Auction and In-N-Out Truck fundraisers are Thursday, March 15th.
WE NEED DONATIONS!!!!
Please consider asking your favorite camps, restaurants, service providers, etc to help our sweet school with a donation.
Please email Suzanne if you would like to help. 
Be Informed! There is a “Be Informed!” tab on our website that has all the Weekly Updates and The FoSA Meeting MinutesThe school calendar is also on the website.

UPCOMING EVENTS!

Monday, February 19
~NO SCHOOL! Presidents Day

Tuesday, February 20
~Free Nutrition Class in Room 1 8:15am

Tuesday-Thursday, Feb 20,21,22
~Natural History Mobile Museum

Thursday, February 22
~Coffee with The Principal:
This months topic is Growth Mindset

Friday, February 23
~Box Top Contest Ends!

Monday, February 26
~ Science Mania Assembly and Kickoff!

Tuesday, February 27
~ Free Nutrition Class in Room 1 8:15am
~ SSC Meeting 2:45pm

Thursday, March 1
~ Realtor’s Walk and Talk

Friday, March 2
~ Dolphin Cafe (hosted by 4th grade, Mrs. Shigekawa and Mr. Springer’s Rooms)

Monday-Friday, March 5-9
~Parent/Teacher Conference Week. School dismisses at 12:40, Mon, Wed, Thurs, and Fri. 1:20 dismissal on Tuesday.

Wednesday, March 7
~FoSA Meeting 5:30PM in Room 1

Tuesday, March 13
~SSC Meeting 2:45PM in Room 1

Thursday, March 15
~Walk and Talk Parent Tour 8:30AM
~InNOut and Silent Auction!!! 4:30-6:30PM

Friday, March 16
~Wear Green Day-Student Council Spirit Day

Monday, March 19
~Ginger’s Ice Cream Flavor Creation Contest Starts!

Tuesday, March 20
~SSC Meeting 2:45 Room 1

Wednesday, March 21
~Food Trucks are Back!! 5-8PM on the Front Lawn

Thursday, March 22
~Walk and Talk Evening Tour 6:30-8PM

Monday-Monday, March 26-April2
~Spring Break!

Tuesday, April 3
~School Resumes

Wednesday, April 4
~FoSA Meeting 8-9AM in Room 1

Friday, April 6
~Dolphin Cafe (hosted by 5th and 6th grade) and Monthly Awards Assembly

Cheers!

Team FoSA

Avril, Betsy, Caitlin, Kathy, Leanne and Tasha

Amazon School Rewards for Short Avenue
When you shop Short Ave Amazon = $$$ for us 

 

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Dear Short Avenue Families~

2017-2018 Week of February 11 (Week #23 of 38)
NEWS!!
Spelling Bee!! A huge congratulations to all of our Spelling Bee participants!!
Dexter Stolzenbach 1st grade,
Jonah Drennan 1st grade,
Camila Santana 2nd grade,
Ayanah Higuchi, 3rd grade,
Linus Drennan, 3rd grade,
Naim Gonzales 4th grade,
Lauryn Williams 4th grade,
Laila Aguilar 4th grade,
Victor Medrano 5th grade,
Nicolas Garcia Santiago 5th grade
and our Grand Prize Winner
John Zurita 6th Grade!!!!
Thanks to Mr. Schieneman for putting it all together!!

 
 

Ancient Greek & Roman Festivities/Movie Night!! was a huge success!! We netted $485.95! Thanks so much to Ms. Olma, Miss. Felicia, Mr. Schieneman and Mr. Batton, and all the volunteers who made the night happen!!!:Annett Velasquez, Norma Padilla, Xiomara and Grace Medrano, Lorena Mendoza, Alicia Casilli, Caitlin Taylor, and Tasha Dellagatta!

 
LA Road Runners: We made $169!
 
Walk and Talk Tour on Thursday: Please let any friends with TK or Kinder age children and your old Preschool know about our upcoming tours. A strong incoming class is crucial to our continued development.
Spring Carnival News: Our amazing Spring Carnival Committee met this morning to hammer out some plans. The time is officially Noon to 4PM on Saturday, May 5th. Please mark your calendars. There will be a Salsa making contest!! Which is reason enough to start chopping tomatoes and cilantro!
The committee needs a Volunteer Coordinator! Please contact Caitlin if this is something you would do.
 
Ms. Reynolds has been Nominated for LifeChanger of The Year Award and Needs Our Help!!: This award recognizes and rewards K-12 school employees who make a positive difference in the lives of students. This also means our school is in the running for a cash prize, too! Let’s continue our stream of winning awards!! Please click here to congratulate her and tell the sponsors why our Principal deserves to win!!
~Grand Prize Winner: $10,000 ($5,000 donation to school and $5,000 personal award)
~Grand Prize Finalists (4): $5,000 ($2,500 to school and $2,500 personal award)
~LifeChangers (10): $3,000 ($1,500 to school and $1,500 personal award)
~LifeChanger Spirit Award (1): $5,000 ($2,500 to school and $2,500 personal award)
The Library Needs a Laser Printer. If you have one to donate please contact Alicia.
Free Nutrition Classes on Tuesdays:
There are 3 more classes left in the series. 8:15AM in Room 1.
FoSA Elections: ALL POSITIONS ARE OPEN! We Need YOU!!! It is not too early to start thinking about running for a board position for next year. Elections are held in May, but if you would like to be on the board and help make the financial decisions of how funds are spent, please come to the FoSA meetings. The next meeting will be February 7th, from 8-9AM.
Please contact the board if you would like more information about what we do.
Volunteer!!!
SILENT AUCTION: The Silent Auction and In-N-Out Truck fundraisers are Thursday, March 15th.
WE NEED DONATIONS!!!!
Please consider asking your favorite camps, restaurants, service providers, etc to help our sweet school with a donation.
Please email Suzanne if you would like to help.
Be Informed! There is a “Be Informed!” tab on our website that has all the Weekly Updates and The FoSA Meeting MinutesThe school calendar is also on the website.

UPCOMING EVENTS!

Tuesday, February 13
~Free Nutrition Class in Room 1 8:15am

Thursday, February 15
~ Walk and Talk Tour 8:30

Monday, February 19
~NO SCHOOL! Presidents Day

Tuesday, February 20
~Free Nutrition Class in Room 1 8:15am

Tuesday-Thursday, Feb 20,21,22
~Natural History Mobile Museum

Thursday, February 22
~Coffee with The Principal:
This months topic is Growth Mindset

Friday, February 23
~Box Top Contest Ends!

Monday, February 26
~ Science Mania Assembly and Kickoff!

Tuesday, February 27
~ Free Nutrition Class in Room 1 8:15am
~ SSC Meeting 2:45pm

Thursday, March 1
~ Realtor’s Walk and Talk

Friday, March 2
~ Dolphin Cafe (hosted by 4th grade, Mrs. Shigekawa and Mr. Springer’s Rooms)

Cheers!

Team FoSA

Avril, Betsy, Caitlin, Kathy, Leanne and Tasha

Amazon School Rewards for Short Avenue
When you shop Short Ave Amazon = $$$ for us 

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Dear Short Avenue Families~

2017-2018 Week of February 4 (Week #22 of 38)
NEWS!!
Ancient Greek & Roman Festivities/Movie Night!!:Please join us and our amazing Latin teacher Mr. Batton, THIS FRIDAY, February 9th 5:30-8PM for a fun (ludus in Latin) evening in the auditorium!! $2 Suggested Donation Entry Fee. All money raised will go to FoSA to help pay for the Latin Program!! (This is not a drop off event)
~Toga Making (bring your own sheet)
~Olive Branch Crown Making
~Performances of Latin Songs and Recitations by our children learned in their Latin Class with Mr. Batton!!
~Recline & Dine on Pizza etc- in the the style of Ancient Rome.
~Enjoy the movie Disney’s HERCULES!
Ms. Reynolds has been Nominated for LifeChanger of The Year Award and Needs Our Help!!: This award recognizes and rewards K-12 school employees who make a positive difference in the lives of students. This also means our school is in the running for a cash prize, too!! Let’s continue our stream of winning awards!! Please click here to congratulate her tell the National Life Group, who are sponsoring the award, why our Principal deserves to win!!
~Grand Prize Winner: $10,000 ($5,000 donation to school and $5,000 personal award)
~Grand Prize Finalists (4): $5,000 ($2,500 to school and $2,500 personal award)
~LifeChangers (10): $3,000 ($1,500 to school and $1,500 personal award)
~LifeChanger Spirit Award (1): $5,000 ($2,500 to school and $2,500 personal award)

Dolphin Cafe: Made $682!! Thanks to Mr. Fast and Mr. Shigekawa’s 3rd grade classes for working so hard to bring us another great Cafe!!

CPK Restaurant Night: We made $212.54!! Thanks to everyone who came out and our own Olma Leon for making this months Restaurant Night a big success!!
Library Needs Help!!: With all the new books coming in via the $10,000 Library award and donations, our amazing librarian Alicia Casilli is way behind in processing and shelving the books. Please email Alicia if you can help. She is in the library everyday from 10am-1pm, but can be flexible if you can help at another time. She also needs a Laser Printer. If you have one to donate please contact Alicia.
Free Dental Cleanings for Kids: Venice Family Clinic is offering FREE dental cleanings, fluoride treatments and raffle prizes for kids 0-18 on Saturday, February 10th from 8:00am-12:00pm. Location: Simms/Mann Dental Clinic, 2509 Pico Blvd, 90405

For more information contact Kaylie Alexander at (310)664-7819

Free Nutrition Classes on Tuesdays: The 3rd class focused on simple ways to get more physical activity in your life and how to eat healthy on a budget. The best tip was to double up a recipe and freeze the extra for a second healthy meal later and to be sure to label it with what it is and the date you made it!! Thanks Alicia Casilli for that one.
Classes will be on Tuesdays in February at 8:15 in the Room 1. This week we will learn about BMI, calories in beverages and healthy body weight.
FoSA Elections: ALL POSITIONS ARE OPEN! We Need YOU!!! It is not too early to start thinking about running for a board position for next year. Elections are held in May, but if you would like to be on the board and help make the financial decisions of how funds are spent, please come to the FoSA meetings. The next meeting will be February 7th, from 8-9AM.
Please contact the board if you would like more information about what we do.
Volunteer!!!
SILENT AUCTION: The Silent Auction and In-N-Out Truck fundraisers are Thursday, March 15th. Suzanne Dehmel is heading up the auction this year and could use help securing donations. Please ask your employer to donate items. If you own a business, please donate something, if you know someone who does, please ask them to donate. Please ask the restaurants you frequent, or nail salons, hairdressers, summer camps, dance studios, etc.  Most businesses are willing to donate, you just need to ask. GIFT CARDS ARE THE BEST SELLERS!
Please so not put items into a basket. The committee will construct the baskets after all the donations in are in.

Please email Suzanne if you would like to help.Spring Carnival: Get Ready, we will be setting up committees soon.Be Informed!: The After School Enrichment Forms are now being kept in a folder on FreshSchools. Please download the app so you can access these documents, the calendar and your class rosters.

The school calendar is also on the website.

Also there is a Be Informed! tab on our website that has all the Weekly Updates and The FoSA Meeting Minutes

UPCOMING EVENTS!

Monday, February 5
~Box Tops Contest Starts:
Please send in your Box Tops to your child’s teacher. Contest ends Friday, February 23rd

Tuesday, February 6
~ Free Nutrition Class in Room 1 8:15am

Wedneday, February 7
~FoSA Meeting 8-9AM

Wednesday, February 8
~Spelling Bee!

Friday, February 9
~Ancient Greek and Roman Festivities/Movie Night!! See above for info and look for the flier on Monday

Tuesday, February 13
~Free Nutrition Class in Room 1 8:15am

Thursday, February 15
~ Walk and Talk Tour 8:30

Monday, February 19
~NO SCHOOL! Presidents Day

Tuesday, February 20
~Free Nutrition Class in Room 1 8:15am

Tuesday-Thursday, Feb 20,21,22
~Natural History Mobile Museum

Thursday, February 22
~Coffee with The Principal:
This months topic is Growth Mindset

Monday, February 26
~ Science Mania Assembly and Kickoff!

Tuesday, February 27
~ Free Nutrition Class in Room 1 8:15am
~ SSC Meeting 2:45pm

Thursday, March 1
~ Realtor’s Walk and Talk

Friday, March 2
~ Dolphin Cafe (hosted by 4th grade, Mrs. Shigekawa and Mr. Springer’s Rooms)

Cheers!

Team FoSA

Avril, Betsy, Caitlin, Kathy, Leanne and Tasha

Amazon School Rewards for Short Avenue
When you shop Short Ave Amazon = $$$ for us 

 

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Dear Short Avenue Families~

2017-2018 Week of January 28 (Week #21 of 38)
NEWS!!
Budget: Recent Expenses include $133 for the Winter Holiday Program and hot chocolate and cookies after our visit from LAPD’s Santa.
And $975 for our first ever internal audit of the FoSA financial records and the annual tax return to CPA Ralph J. Garrido and Associates, Inc. If anyone is in need of an accountant, as tax season is readily approaching, please consider using Ralph.
LA Road Runners: We made $173!!
Free Nutrition Classes: The 2nd class last week focused on getting more vegetables and fruits into our diets. Fresh is always best, however frozen is a great alternative and still has most of the vitamins and minerals that fresh do. Frozen fruits and veggies can be more cost effective and are a better alternative to canned, which have a lot of sodium and should be rinsed prior to using.
One of our teachers made a delicious dish for us right in the classroom that took about 25 minutes. She took sweet potatoes, squash, kale, onion and coconut milk, put it in a rice cooker on the “white rice” setting and we had a healthy side dish to enjoy at the end of the class.

There were a lot of feelings and stories shared by all those in attendance. These classes serve as a great platform for exchanging ideas, recipes and tips between parents and the teachers.

Children’s Hospital is sponsoring 7 classes aimed to teach us about healthy food choices, shopping on a budget and easy ways to incorporate more exercise in our busy lives. Classes will be on Tuesdays in January and February at 8:15 in the Room 1, the Parent Center. This week we will learn how to make quick and easy meals and snacks.

STEAM Street Art Gallery: Have you always wanted your child’s art to be on a banner on our school fence? Well, another STEAM Street Art Gallery Fundraiser is coming soon. These are the small banners on Beethoven. Keep an eye out for fliers in those backpacks.
FoSA Elections: ALL POSITIONS ARE OPEN! We Need YOU!!! It is not too early to start thinking about running for a board position for next year. Elections are held in May, but if you would like to be on the board and help make the financial decisions of how funds are spent, please come to the FoSA meetings. The next meeting will be February 7th, from 8-9AM.
Please contact the board if you would like more information about what we do.
Volunteer!!!
SILENT AUCTION: The Silent Auction and In-N-Out Truck fundraisers are Thursday, March 15th. Suzanne Dehmel is heading up the auction this year and could use help securing donations. Please ask your employer to donate items. If you own a business, please donate something, if you know someone who does, please ask them to donate. Please ask the restaurants you frequent, or nail salons, hairdressers, summer camps, dance studios, etc.  Most businesses are willing to donate, you just need to ask. GIFT CARDS ARE THE BEST SELLERS!
Please so not put items into a basket. The committee will construct the baskets after all the donations in are in.

Please email Suzanne if you would like to help.Spring Carnival: Get Ready, we will be setting up committees soon.Be Informed!: The After School Enrichment Forms are now being kept in a folder on FreshSchools. Please download the app so you can access these documents, the calendar and your class rosters.

The school calendar is also on the website.

Also there is a Be Informed! tab on our website that has all the Weekly Updates and The FoSA Meeting Minutes

UPCOMING EVENTS!

Tuesday, January 30
~
Free Nutrition Class in Room 1 8:15am
~ SSC Meeting 2:45 Room 1

Friday, February 2
~ Dolphin Cafe (hosted by Mr. Fast and Mr. Shigekawa’s Classes) and Monthly Assembly

Monday, February 5
~Box Tops Contest Starts:
Please send in your Box Tops to your child’s teacher. Contest ends Friday, February 23rd

Tuesday, February 6
~ Free Nutrition Class in Room 1 8:15am

Wedneday, February 7
~FoSA Meeting 8-9AM

Wednesday, February 8
~Spelling Bee!

Friday, February 9
~Movie Night

Tuesday, February 13
~Free Nutrition Class in Room 1 8:15am

Thursday, February 15
~ Walk and Talk Tour 8:30

Monday, February 19
~NO SCHOOL! Presidents Day

Tuesday, February 20
~Free Nutrition Class in Room 1 8:15am

Tuesday-Thursday, Feb 20,21,22
~Natural History Mobile Museum

Thursday, February 22
~Coffee with The Principal:
This months topic is Growth Mindset

Monday, February 26
~ Science Mania Assembly and Kickoff!

Tuesday, February 27
~ Free Nutrition Class in Room 1 8:15am
~ SSC Meeting 2:45pm

Cheers!

Team FoSA

Avril, Betsy, Caitlin, Kathy, Leanne and Tasha

Amazon School Rewards for Short Avenue
When you shop Short Ave Amazon = $$$ for us 

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Dear Short Avenue Families~

2017-2018 Week of January 21 (Week #20 of 38)

NEWS!!
Spring Carnival Winning Date: We had 85 responses to our survey. The winning date is Saturday May 5th! Noon to 4Pm Please mark your calendars!!
The first image below shows that everyone who took the survey filled out the question in English. The second image shows that 33 people also filled out the question in Spanish.
Free Nutrition Classes: The 1st class last week was all about how and why to cut down on sugar and salt in our cooking, and how to read food labels and calculate grams of sugar into teaspoons, (divide by 4!) And that our daily intake of sugar should be no more than 6 tsp for women, 9 tsp for men and 4 tsp for children.
Children’s Hospital is sponsoring 7 classes aimed to teach us about healthy food choices, shopping on a budget and easy ways to incorporate more exercise in our busy lives. Classes will be on Tuesdays in January and February at 8:15 in the Room 1, the Parent Center. This week we will learn how to use a slow cooker to cook healthy meals!

Future classes include quick and easy meals and snacks, BMI, portion size and whole grains and physical activity.

Walk And Talk Success:The first Walk and Talk Tour last Thursday was a big success. Lots of nice families came to see our school and seemed very interested in all that we have to offer!
We need help spreading the word about our Walk and Talks. Please let your former preschools know, as well as any friends with TK and K aged children. The Walk and Talk Tours are once a month and on the calendar.
STEAM Street Art Gallery: Have you always wanted your child’s art to be on a banner on our school fence? Well, another STEAM Street Art Gallery Fundraiser is coming soon. These are the small banners on Beethoven. Keep an eye out for fliers in those backpacks.
FoSA Elections: ALL POSITIONS ARE OPEN! It is not too early to start thinking about running for a board position for next year. Elections are held in May, but if you would like to be on the board and help make the financial decisions of how funds are spent, please come to the FoSA meetings. The next meeting will be February 7th, from 8-9AM.
Please contact the board if you would like more information about  what we do.
Volunteer!!!

YEARBOOK: We still need volunteers to head and work on the Yearbook. Please email Tasha if interested.

SILENT AUCTION: The Silent Auction and In-N-Out Truck fundraisers are Thursday, March 15th. Suzanne Dehmel is heading up the auction this year and could use help securing donations. We are looking for Summer Camps, Restaurant Gift Cards, Cool Experiences, etc. Please email Suzanne if you would like to help. We also need someone to see the InNOut tickets. Please contact the board if you are interested.

Spring Carnival: Get Ready, we will be setting up committees soon.

Be Informed!: The After School Enrichment Forms are now being kept in a folder on FreshSchools. Please download the app so you can access these documents, the calendar and your class rosters.

The school calendar is also on the website.

Also there is a Be Informed! tab on our website that has all the Weekly Updates and The FoSA Meeting Minutes

UPCOMING EVENTS!

Tuesday, January 23
~ Free Nutrition Class in Room 1 8:15am
 
Thursday, January 25
~ Coffee with The PrincipalTuesday, January 30
~
Free Nutrition Class in Room 1 8:15am
~ SSC Meeting 2:45 Room 1
Friday, February 2
~ Dolphin Cafe (hosted by Mr. Fast and Mr. Shigekawa’s Classes) and Monthly Assembly
Tuesday, February 6
~ Free Nutrition Class in Room 1 8:15am
Wedneday, February 7
~FoSA Meeting 8-9AM
Wednesday, February 8
~Spelling Bee!
Friday, February 9
~Movie Night
Tuesday, February 13
~ Free Nutrition Class in Room 1 8:15am
Thursday, February 15
~ Walk and Talk Tour 8:30
Cheers!
Team FoSA

Avril, Betsy, Caitlin, Kathy, Leanne and Tasha

Amazon School Rewards for Short Avenue
When you shop Short Ave Amazon = $$$ for us 

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Dear Short Avenue Families~

2017-2018 Week of January 14 (Week #19 of 38)

Don’t Forget NO School tomorrow, Monday 1/15!
NEWS!!
CWC Co-Location: Good News!!!! According to Ms. Reynolds we are not matched as of now as a co-location site. This means we can relax, but we should be ready if things change.
Dolphin Cafe: We made $813 from this weeks Dolphin Cafe!!! Thanks so much to Ms. Trapnell and Ms. Sutton’s 2nd grade!! Awesome sale!
LA Road Runners: We made $192!!
Free Nutrition Classes: Children’s Hospital is sponsoring 7 classes aimed to teach us about healthy food choices, shopping on a budget and easy ways to incorporate more exercise in our busy lives. Classes are for adults only and will be on Tuesdays in January and February at 8:15 in the Room 1, the Parent Center.
Spring Carnival Date Survey: Please keep your eyes out for a separate email coming on Monday with a survey asking your opinion on which Saturday in May to have the Spring Carnival.
FoSA Budget: According to our Treasurers Leanne and Kathy, we only need to raise $4000 to pay our bills for this year!! This is before all of our spring fundraisers. This is fantastic news, and we thank everyone who has donated to our annual giving, hosted a Dolphin Cafe, attended a restaurant night or the food trucks!  This puts us in a great position to be able to fund more things for our kids for next year!!
Recently paid major expenses:
Latin teacher $815.00
Field Trip bus $466.08
Teachers/Staff holiday gifts $764.29
 
Due soon:
Planet Bravo (2/15/18) $5125
Teacher’s Aid (03/2018) $24,000
FoSA Elections: It is not too early to start thinking about running for a board position for next year. Elections are held in May, but if you would like to be on the board and help make the financial decisions of how funds are spent, please come to the FoSA meetings. The next meeting will be February 7th, from 8-9AM.
Please contact the board if you would like more information about  what we do.
Volunteer!!!

YEARBOOK: We still need volunteers to head and work on the Yearbook. Please email Tasha if interested.

SILENT AUCTION: The Silent Auction and In-N-Out Truck fundraisers are Thursday, March 15th. Suzanne Dehmel is heading up the auction this year and could use help securing donations. We are looking for Summer Camps, Restaurant Gift Cards, Cool Experiences, etc. Please email Suzanne if you would like to help. We also need someone to see the InNOut tickets. Please contact the board if you are interested.

Spring Carnival: Get Ready, we will be setting up committees soon.

UPCOMING EVENTS!

Monday, January 15th
~ NO SCHOOL in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. DayTuesday, January 16th
~Free Nutrition Education and Physical Activity Class (first in a series of 7) presented by Children’s Hospital Champions for Change 8:15-9:15AM in Room 1. CLASS IS EVERY TUESDAY THROUGH FEBRUARY 27th.
Thursday, January 18th
~ Walk and Talk Tour 8:30-10:00AM
Help us show perspective parents how wonderful Short Ave is.
~California Pizza Kitchen Restaurant Night 11AM-10PM
Thursday, January 25th
~ Coffee with The Principal
Tuesday, January 30th
~ SSC Meeting
Friday, February 2nd
~ Dolphin Cafe (hosted by Mr. Fast and Mr. Shigekawa’s Classes) and Monthly Assembly
Tuesday, February 7th
~FoSA Meeting 8-9AM
Wednesday, February 8th
~Spelling Bee!
Friday, February 9th
~Movie Night
Cheers!
Team FoSA

Avril, Betsy, Caitlin, Kathy, Leanne and Tasha

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Dear Short Avenue Families~
2017-2018 Week of January 7 (Week #18 of 38)
Happy New Year Short Avenue!!! Hope you enjoyed the holidays and your winter break! Time to get back to business!
NEWS!!
 
Chipotle Restaurant Night made $220 from our December event last year. Thanks to Olma for coordinating. We have CPK Night coming up on the 18th!
LA Road Runners: We made $200 this week selling coffee and pastries from Le Pain Quotidien to the this group of runners training for the LA Marathon. They use our school as their home base on Saturday mornings. Thanks to Tasha for working so hard to make this happen.

And for some BAD news: According to our friends at Grand View Elementary, CWC Charter School has petitioned for space on both of our campuses for the upcoming school year. Grand View will host a meeting to discuss the situation this Wednesday, January 10th, 3:00 to 3:30 in their Multi-Purpose Room at 3951 Grand View Blvd, 90066. Please try to come if you can.

UPCOMING EVENTS!

Monday, January 8th
~ School ResumesWednesday, January 10th
~ FoSA Meeting 5:30PM in Room 1
Friday, January 12th
~ Dolphin Cafe hosted by Sutton/Trapnell Room 3!
and our monthly Awards Assembly
Monday, January 15th
~ NO SCHOOL in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Tuesday, January 16th
~Free Nutrition Education and Physical Activity Class (first in a series of 7) presented by Children’s Hospital Champions for Change 8:15-9:15AM in Room 1. CLASS IS EVERY TUESDAY THROUGH FEBRUARY 27th.
Thursday, January 18th
~ Walk and Talk Tour 8:30-10:00AM
Help us show perspective parents how wonderful Short Ave is.
~California Pizza Kitchen Restaurant Night 11AM-10PM
Thursday, January 25th
~ Coffee with The Principal
Tuesday, January 30th
~ SSC Meeting
Cheers!
Team FoSA

Avril, Betsy, Caitlin, Kathy, Leanne and Tasha

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Dear Short Avenue Families~

2017-2018 Week of December 17 (Week #17 of 38)

We wish all the families, teachers and staff of Short Avenue School a happy and healthy holiday and winter break. We are off school until Monday January 8th, 2018.
NEWS!!
 
Thanks to Ginger’s Divine Ice Cream!!! The Popsicle Party for the 3 classes that donated to Annual Giving at 100% was a delicious reward!!
LA Road Runners: We made $181 this week selling Peet’s Coffee and pastries from Le Pain Quotidien. A huge Thank You to Bryea Jones, mom to Markese Smith for the Peet’s donation and to Le Pain Quotidien!! Please give these businesses some love this holiday season for supporting our school!

UPCOMING EVENTS!

Monday, January 8th
~ School ResumesWednesday, January 10th
~ FoSA Meeting 5:30PM in Room 1
Friday, January 12th
~ Dolphin Cafe hosted by Sutton/Trapnell Room 3!
and our monthly Awards Assembly
Monday, January 15th
~ NO SCHOOL in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Tuesday, January 16th
~Free Nutrition Education and Physical Activity Class (first in a series of 7) presented by Children’s Hospital Champions for Change 8:15-9:15AM in Room 1. CLASS IS EVERY TUESDAY THROUGH FEBRUARY 27th.
Thursday, January 18th
~ Walk and Talk Tour 8:30-10:00AM
Help us show perspective parents how wonderful Short Ave is.
~California Pizza Kitchen Restaurant Night 11AM-10PM
Thursday, January 25th
~ Coffee with The Principal
Tuesday, January 30th
~ SSC Meeting
Cheers!
Team FoSA

Avril, Betsy, Caitlin, Kathy, Leanne and Tasha

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Dear Short Avenue Families~
2017-2018 Week of December 10 (Week #17 of 38)
NEWS!!
Thespian Club News: Thespian club IS happening this Monday 12/11. But anyone who wants to see Santa from 3:00 to 4:00 (on the yard) should stay with their after school program and not come to Thespians. Or they may leave Thespians early if their parents come to pick them up.

Mendocino Farms: We made $39.83, which was 20% of the total $199.15

Ginger’s Popsicle Party and Free Recess for Rooms 21, 19 and 15 is happening on Monday at 2:00PM! Congrats to the students of Mrs. Shigekawa, Mr. Springer and Ms. Beals!!!

Lost and Found LAST CALL: Please be sure to check the Lost and Found this week, it will be out front for your convenience. Whatever is not picked up will be donated over the holidays.

One Warm Coat: Girl Scout Troop 5265 (Short Ave. Alumni) are collecting clean and gently warn coats of all sizes. They are accepting donations through Friday, December 15th. Drop off bin is outside the main office.

Don’t forget your teachers this holiday season!!! As this is the last week before the winter break, there may be holiday parties in your children’s classrooms. Ask your room parents about what you can bring.

UPCOMING EVENTS!

Monday, December 11th
~ See’s Candy will be delivered tomorrow, Monday, to your child’s classrooms. TK and K will be available in Room 1, across from the lunch area. Please email Olma if you have any questions about See’s.

~ SANTA IS COMING TO WINTER FEST AT SHORT AVENUE!!!!  Come have your photo taken with Santa and enjoy hot chocolate and a sweet treat compliments of FoSA and LAPD. 3:00 to 4:00PM on the yard.
Tuesday, December 12th
~ SSC Meeting (School Site Council meets to discuss the school’s budget) in Room 1. 2:45-3:45PM

Wednesday, December 13th, 5:30-6:30PM
~ The 5th Grade will be at the Conga Kids Ballroom Dance Competition at Esteban Torres High School.

Thursday, December 14th,  8:30AM and 1:30PM
~ Winter Holiday Concert Program. One of the most beloved events at Short Avenue will have 2 performances at 8:30AM and 1:00PM in the auditorium.

Friday, December 15th
~MINIMUM DAY, Dismissal is at 12:40PM. Enjoy your Winter Break from 12/18 through 1/7! Happy Holidays!!

Monday, January 8th
~ School Resumes

 

Cheers!

Team FoSA

Avril, Betsy, Caitlin, Kathy, Leanne and Tasha

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Dear Short Avenue Families~
2017-2018 Week of December 3 (Week #16 of 38)
NEWS!!

Annual Giving Update: Congratulations and thank you Short Avenue Families!!!! We had an incredible week and despite having 4 fundraisers last week, we raised $2,749 and have a grand total of $26,144!!! We have 3 classes that have 100% participation: Ms. Beals, Mrs. Shigekawa and Mr. Springer!!! Congrats to all 3 of your classes. This years Annual Giving has been a tremendous success. More families have participated than ever before and we have three classes with 100% participation.  A special thank you to the Schneidermans of Ginger’s Divine Ice Cream for the prizes for this fundraiser. We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!!
Annual Giving Class Standings:

  1.     Beals – 100% and D. Shigekawa 100% and Springer 100%
  2.     Hohman – 66.67%
  3.     Dedeaux – 53.85% and Guisewite – 53.85%
  4.     Trapnell/Sutton – 52.17%
  5.     Fast – 44%
  6.     A. Shigekawa – 43.48%
  7.     Martinez – 35%
  8.     Jun – 25%
  9.     Lepore – 24%
  10.     Schieneman – 11.76%
  11.     Cervantes – 12.5%
  12.     Lennon – 10%
  13.     Lastrapes – 0%

Penny Wars: Too many pennies!!! A great problem to have, but we are not finished counting. IF YOU HAVE ANY TIME TOMORROW, MONDAY, 12/4, WE WILL BE COUNTING ALL DAY. Please come and help us. We will be in the Library right after drop off. The more people who can help, the quicker we can declare the winner!!  Prizes and winners to be announced soon.

Mendocino Farms: Still waiting for our total.

Dolphin Cafe: made $843.50!! Congratulations and thank you to 1st grade!

Road Runners: made $260! Thanks to a donation from Le Pain Quoitidien

Coffee With The Principal Update: Ms. Reynolds explained Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI), which is a student-centered approach to teaching math. It starts with what your students already know and builds on their natural number sense and intuitive approaches to problem solving. CGI is a way of listening to students, asking smart questions and engaging with their thinking – all with the goal of uncovering and expanding every student’s mathematical understanding. CGI has been around for 20 years, and is being adapted in all the classrooms at Short Avenue and throughout LAUSD.

Ms. Reynolds also discussed the importance of good attendance. Any time your child is absent, no matter the reason, it costs our school $63.48 per student. If your child has a fever or is too sick to come to school, please keep them home. But do think twice about missing school for any reason other than illness or emergency.

One Warm Coat: Girl Scout Troop 5265 (Short Ave. Alumni) are collecting clean and gently warn coats of all sizes. December 1st -15th. Drop off bin is outside the main office


VOLUNTEER!

THE BANNER PROGRAM: We just secured a $500 banner from Colliers International Commercial Real Estate. Our goal is to make at least $9000 from Banners this year again. If you have any connections to businesses that might want to support our school, Please contact Carrie Goodwin.

YEARBOOK: We have had no one step forward to head the Yearbook. Please consider taking this on, and email Tasha if interested.

!UPCOMING EVENTS!

Tuesday, December 5th
~ 5th Grade Ballroom Dancing Showcase and potluck dinner. All are welcome to come. Please bring a dish to share. 5:30-7:00PM in the Auditorium.

Wednesday, December 6th
~ FoSA Meeting (MORNING) 8-9AM Room 1

Friday, December 8th
~ See’s Candy will be delivered to your child’s classrooms. TK and K will be available in Room 1, across from the lunch area. Please email Olma if you have any questions about See’s.
~ Chipotle Restaurant Night! Bring your flier to get a huge 50% of your purchase back to Short Avenue!!! You can show the flier on your smartphone, show the flier or mention Short Avenue prior to paying. PLEASE NOTE THIS HAPPENS ON FRIDAY 12/8 NOT THURSDAY.

Monday, December 11th 3:00 – 4:00PM
~ Santa is coming to Short Avenue!! Come have your photo taken with Santa and enjoy a sweet treat compliments of FoSA and LAPD. 3:00 to 4:00PM on the yard.

Tuesday, December 12th
~ SSC Meeting (School Site Council meets to discuss the school’s budget) in Room 1. 2:45-3:45PM

Wednesday, December 13th, 5:30-6:30PM
~ The 5th Grade will be at the Conga Kids Ballroom Dance Competition at Esteban Torres High School.

Thursday, December 14th,  8:30AM and 1:30PM
~ Winter Holiday Concert Program. One of the most beloved events at Short Avenue will have 2 performances at 8:30AM and 1:30PM in the auditorium.

Friday, December 15th
~Minimum Day, Dismissal is at 12:40PM. Enjoy your Winter Break from 12/18 through 1/7! Happy Holidays!!

Monday, January 8th
~ School Resumes

 

Cheers!

Team FoSA

Avril, Betsy, Caitlin, Kathy, Leanne and Tasha

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Dear Short Avenue Families~
2017-2018 Week of November 26 (Week #15 of 38)
NEWS!!

Annual Giving Update: We took a week off from Annual Giving and our total remains $23,395.Only 1 more week for our 100% Participation Popsicle Party/15 min. of Free Recess Campaign. The Contest ends December 1st. (though we will gladly accept your donations all year long!) Our goal is 100% participation, and as of now we are at 35%.
All donation amounts are welcome!

Bring your check and cash donations to the school office, and credit card single and monthly donations go through the FreshSchools App
Annual Giving Class Standings:

  1.     D. Shigekawa – 72.41%
  2.     Hohman – 50%
  3.     Dedeaux – 46.15%
  4.     Trapnell/Sutton – 43.48%
  5.     Fast – 40% and Beals – 40%
  6.     Martinez – 30%
  7.     Jun – 25%
  8.     Lepore – 24%
  9.     Springer – 16.67%
  10.     Schieneman – 13.33%
  11.     Guisewite – 11.54%
  12.     Lennon – 10%
  13.     A. Shigekawa – 8.7%
  14.    Cervantes – 0% and Lastrapes – 0%

Cyber Monday is Tomorrow 11/27: Help our school earn money while you shop!! eScrip.com, Benefit Mobile and Amazon all give us money and are connected to almost every retailer on line. Don’t forget to choose Short Avenue Elementary as your charity of choice.

Mendocino Farms: Still waiting for our total.

FreshSchools Update: If you are receiving this information ONLY THROUGH TEXT MESSAGE and not email, please give FoSA your email address so that you can get the most out of FreshSchools. If you are receiving this through EMAIL AND TEXT and would like to change your notification settings, then please accept the invitation. Email us if you want to change your email, request a new invite or have any questions about FreshSchools. Download the Free App to get the most from our new communication platform!! iPhone AppAndroid App

VOLUNTEER!

PENNY WARS COUNTING: Last year we made $1200 on this event. Please help count on Friday afternoon in the Library from 2:30 to 5:00. Click here to sign up! The more people we have the quicker it goes. And if you can’t count perhaps you could drop off some snacks on Friday for the Counters 🙂

THE BANNER PROGRAM: Last year this program made $9000! We need help reaching out to businesses owners/decision makers. Please email Carrie Goodwin, if you would like to help.

YEARBOOK: We still need volunteers to head and work on the Yearbook. Please email Tasha if interested.

SILENT AUCTION: The Silent Auction and In-N-Out Truck fundraisers are Thursday, March 15th. Suzanne Dehmel is heading up the auction this year and could use help securing donations. We are looking for Summer Camps, Restaurant Gift Cards, Cool Experiences, etc. Please email Suzanne if you would like to help.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday – Friday, November 27-December 1
~Penny Wars Week!! Save your pennies and silver coins for a fundraiser that takes planning and sabotage! We will need help counting, please see the link above if you can help.

Tuesday, November 28th
~ See’s Candy orders will be due on Tuesday 11/28. Delivery will be Friday, 12/8. See’s makes a great Holiday Gift, and last year we made $2200!!

Wednesday, November 29th
~ Coffee with the Principal 8:15 – 9:15AM in Room 1

Friday, December 1
~ Dolphin Cafe hosted by 1st Grade Rooms 2 and 6 and the Monthly Awards Assembly

Tuesday, December 5th
~ SSC Meeting (School Site Council meets to discuss the school’s budget) in Room 1

Wednesday, December 6th
~ FoSA Meeting (MORNING) 8-9AM Room 1

 

Cheers!
Team FoSA

Avril, Betsy, Caitlin, Kathy, Leanne, Tasha

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Dear Short Avenue Families~

2017-2018 Week of November 19 (Week #14 of 38)

We have a lot to be thankful for at Short Avenue School, our amazing teachers, staff, principal, and families!! Thanks to you all!!
NEWS!!

Annual Giving Update: We raised $560 this week! For a total of  $23,395!! We have a new leader!!! Mrs. Shigekawa’s 4th grade class in Room 21!! Congratulations and and thank you!!!

Only 2 more weeks for our 100% Participation Popsicle Party/15 min. of Free Recess Campaign. The Contest ends December 1st. (though we will gladly accept your donations all year long!) All donation amounts are welcome! Our goal is 100% Participation

Bring your check and cash donations to the school office, and credit card single and monthly donations go through the FreshSchools App
Annual Giving Class Standings:

  1.     D. Shigekawa – 72.41%
  2.     Hohman – 50%
  3.     Dedeaux – 46.15%
  4.     Trapnell/Sutton – 43.48%
  5.     Fast – 40% and Beals – 40%
  6.     Martinez – 30%
  7.     Jun – 25%
  8.     Lepore – 24%
  9.     Springer – 16.67%
  10.     Schieneman – 13.33%
  11.     Guisewite – 11.54%
  12.     Lennon – 10%
  13.     A. Shigekawa – 8.7%
  14.    Cervantes – 0% and Lastrapes – 0%

Mendocino Farms has not given us a total yet, but thanks to all who came out!

Where does the money go?? Here is a list of the major things that FoSA has recently paid for:

  1. $5,125 for Planet Bravo (2nd installment, balance is $10,250)
  2. $1,505 for Latin
  3. $1,200 for Ballroom Dancing for 5th Grade
  4. $1.200 for FreshSchools Communication Platform with Texting
  5. $706 for Jerseys for Mona’s Youth Services weekend team sports tournaments

FreshSchools Update: If you are receiving this information ONLY THROUGH TEXT MESSAGE and not email, please give FoSA your email address so that you can get the most out of FreshSchools. If you are receiving this through EMAIL AND TEXT and would like to change your notification settings, then please accept the invitation. Email us if you want to change your email, request a new invite or have any questions about FreshSchools. Download the Free App to get the most from our new communication platform!! iPhone AppAndroid App      

VOLUNTEER!

THE BANNER PROGRAM: Carrie Goodwin heads the Banner Program and just got us a $2000 Banner Sponsor from Maser Properties. She needs help reaching out to businesses. Specifically if anyone knows owners/decision makers and can get that info to Carrie, she can take it from there. Any help would be appreciated!! Last year the program made $9000. Please email Carrie if you would like to help.

YEARBOOK: Is there anyone who would be interested in either heading the yearbook this year? Or working on it? Please email Tasha if interested.

SILENT AUCTION: The Silent Auction and In-N-Out Truck fundraisers are Thursday, March 15th. Suzanne Dehmel is heading up the auction this year and could use help securing donations. We are looking for Summer Camps, Restaurant Gift Cards, Cool Experiences, etc. Please email Suzanne if you would like to help.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday – Friday, November 20-24
~Thanksgiving Holiday Break SCHOOL IS CLOSED

Monday – Friday, November 27-December 1
~Penny Wars Week!! Save your pennies and silver coins for a fundraiser that takes planning and sabotage!

Tuesday, November 28th
See’s Candy orders will be due on Tuesday 11/28.

Wednesday, November 29th
~ Coffee with the Principal 8:15 – 9:15AM in Room 1

Friday, December 1
~ Dolphin Cafe hosted by 1st Grade Rooms 2 and 6 and the Monthly Awards Assembly

Tuesday, December 5th
~ SSC Meeting (School Site Council meets to discuss the school’s budget) in Room 1

Wednesday, December 6th
~ FoSA Meeting (MORNING) 8-9AM Room 1

 

Cheers!
Team FoSA

Avril, Betsy, Caitlin, Kathy, Leanne, Tasha

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When you shop Short Ave Amazon = $$$ for us

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Dear Short Avenue Families~
2017-2018 Week of November 12 (Week #14 of 38)
In case you missed the $10,000 Library Makeover Assembly on Friday, November 3rd, or want to re-live the excitement, please take a look at a video produced by the LAUSD Media Department of the event.

NEWS!!

Annual Giving Update: We raised $1,095 this week! For a total of  $22,835!! Thank you to everyone who has donated!! Only 3 more weeks for our 100% Participation Popsicle Party/Free Recess Campaign. The Contest ends December 1st. If it seems like there are a lot of fundraisers at this school, there are:) It takes a lot of money to give our children things that LAUSD does not pay for; things like Planet Bravo, Buses for Field Trips, Latin, Ballroom Dancing, Teacher’s Aid and more. Our total expenses will be almost $61,000. Please help us reach our goal of 100% participation and $100,000. As we head toward Thanksgiving we think about what we are thankful for. By making a tax deductible donation to our school, you can feel good about helping all the children of Short Avenue have a wonderful educational experience, something every family would be thankful for!! ***Please note, classroom standings might be changed due to changes in enrollment numbers, so if your class standings went down, it is because the number of children in your classroom has increased.
Bring your check and cash donations to the school office, and credit card single and monthly donations go through the FreshSchools App
Annual Giving Class Standings:

  1.     Trapnell/Sutton – 39.13%
  2.     Dedeaux – 38.46%
  3.     Martinez – 30%
  4.     Jun – 25%
  5.     Lepore – 16%
  6.     D. Shigekawa – 13.79%
  7.     Springer – 13.33%   Schieneman – 13.33%
  8.     Guisewite – 11.54%
  9.     Lennon – 10%
  10.     A. Shigekawa – 4.35%
  11.    Cervantes – 0%    Lastrapes – 0%

Dolphin Cafe made $763!! Thank you TK!!!

Road Runners made $147 this week.

Where does the money go?? Here is a list of the major things that FoSA has recently paid for:

  1. $5,125 for Planet Bravo (2nd installment, balance is $10,250)
  2. $1,505 for Latin
  3. $1,200 for Ballroom Dancing for 5th Grade
  4. $1.200 for FreshSchools Communication Platform with Texting
  5. $706 for Jerseys for Mona’s Youth Services weekend team sports tournaments

Benefit Mobile: Are you planning a Holiday Trip? If you use your Benefit Mobile App to pay for your air fair, hotel, etc from November 3rd through November 15th, our school could earn an added bonus of what you spend. This is big money for our school that does not cost you any extra.

FreshSchools Update: If you are receiving this information ONLY THROUGH TEXT MESSAGE and not email, please give FoSA your email address so that you can get the most out of FreshSchools. If you are receiving this through EMAIL AND TEXT and would like to change your notification settings, then please accept the invitation. Email us if you want to change your email, request a new invite or have any questions about FreshSchools. Download the Free App to get the most from our new communication platform!! iPhone AppAndroid App      

VOLUNTEER!

THE BANNER PROGRAM: Carrie Goodwin heads the Banner Program and just got us a $2000 Banner Sponsor from Maser Properties. She needs help reaching out to businesses. Specifically if anyone knows owners/decision makers and can get that info to Carrie, she can take it from there. Any help would be appreciated!! Last year the program made $9000. Please email Carrie if you would like to help.

YEARBOOK: Is there anyone who would be interested in either heading the yearbook this year? Or working on it? Please email Tasha if interested.

SILENT AUCTION: The Silent Auction and In-N-Out Truck fundraisers are Thursday, March 15th. Suzanne Dehmel is heading up the auction this year and could use help securing donations. We are looking for Summer Camps, Restaurant Gift Cards, Cool Experiences, etc. Please email Suzanne if you would like to help.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday – Friday, November 12-17
~ Parent/Teacher Conferences. Please Note Early Dismissal on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 12:40. Tuesday dismissal is the usual 1:20

Tuesday, November 14th through Tuesday, November 28th
~ See’s Candy Fundraiser begins, orders will be due on Tuesday 11/28.

Wednesday, November 15
~ Mendocino Farms Restaurant Night! 5-8PM Bring the flier to get 20% of the proceeds to our school.

Monday – Friday, November 20-24
~Thanksgiving Holiday Break SCHOOL IS CLOSED

Monday – Friday, November 27-December 1
~Penny Wars Week!! Save your pennies and silver coins for a fundraiser that takes planning and sabotage!

Cheers!

Team FoSA

Avril, Betsy, Caitlin, Kathy, Leanne, Tasha

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Dear Short Avenue Families~
2017-2018 Week of November 5 (Week #13 of 38)
It was an amazing week for our sweet little school!! In addition to Monday’s wonderful Halloween Assembly, we had our $10,000 Library Makeover Award Assembly on Friday!!  The yard was buzzing with lots of LAUSD big wigs, Best Selling author Amy Ephron, and the presentation of the “big check”!!! It was tremendous!

NEWS!!

  • Annual Giving Update: We raised $1,216 this week! For a total of  $21,740!! Thank you to everyone who has donated!! This is the last month for our 100% Participation Popsicle Party/Free Recess Campaign. The Contest ends December 1st. If it seems like there are a lot of fundraisers at this school, there are:) It takes a lot of money to give our children things that LAUSD does not pay for; things like Planet Bravo, Buses for Field Trips, Latin, Ballroom Dancing, Teacher’s Aid and more. Our total expenses will be almost $61,000. Please help us reach our goal of 100% participation and $100,000.
    Bring your check and cash donations to the school office, and credit card single and monthly donations go through the FreshSchools App
    Annual Giving Class Standings:

    1.     Beals – 50%
    2.     Trapnell/Sutton – 37.5%
    3.     Dedeaux – 36%
    4.     Hohman – 34.78%
    5.     Martinez – 30%
    6.     Jun – 25%
    7.     Fast – 24%
    8.     Lepore – 15.38%
    9.     D. Shigekawa – 13.79%
    10.     Springer – 13.33% Schieneman – 13.33%
    11.     Guisewite – 11.54%
    12.     Lennon – 10%
    13.     A. Shigekawa – 4.35%
    14.    Cervantes – 0%  Lastrapes – 0%
  • Halloween Fall Ball raised a net profit of $2228.04!!! (almost double the $1160.37 it made last year!!). Total Expenses were $365.52 (DJ and Decorations). Christina Grant-Lopez was the winner of the 50/50 raffle and took home $166.50! Congrats!! Thanks again to Olma, Felicia and all the volunteers for making the Fall Ball one of the best events of the year!!
  • Ginger’s 3 day Ice Cream Fundraiser (in October) made $128!! Thank you Schniderman Family for your generosity!!
  • Road Runners made $122 this week.
  • Assembly Changes, Please take note: The Regular Student of The Month Assembly and Dolphin Cafe (hosted by TK) will be THIS Thursday, November 9th at 7:30am
  • The Banner Program Needs Your Help: Carrie Goodwin heads the Banner Program and just got us a $2000 Banner Sponsor from Maser Properties. She needs help reaching out to businesses. Specifically if anyone knows owners/decision makers and can get that info to Carrie, she can take it from there. Any help would be appreciated!! Last year the program made $9000. Please email Carrie if you would like to help.
  • Benefit Mobile: Are you planning a Holiday Trip? If you use your Benefit Mobile App to pay for your air fair, hotel, etc from November 3rd through November 15th, our school could earn an added bonus of what you spend. This is big money for our school that does not cost you any extra.
  • FreshSchools Update: If you are receiving this information ONLY THROUGH TEXT MESSAGE and not email, please give FoSA your email address so that you can get the most out of FreshSchools. If you are receiving this through EMAIL AND TEXT and would like to change your notification settings, then please accept the invitation. Email us if you want to change your email, request a new invite or have any questions about FreshSchools. Download the Free App to get the most from our new communication platform!!             iPhone App                                                                     Android App      

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, November 7
~SSC Meeting 2:45 Rm 1
(School Site Council discusses the schools budget)

Thursday, November 9
~Dolphin Cafe hosted by TK and Regular Monthly Assembly

Friday, November 10
~NO School!! Veterans Day

Monday – Friday, November 12-17
~ Parent/Teacher Conferences. Please Note Early Dismissal on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 12:40. Tuesday dismissal is the usual 1:20

Monday – Friday, November 20-24
~Thanksgiving Holiday Break SCHOOL IS CLOSED

Monday – Friday, November 27-December 1
~Penny Wars Week!! Save your pennies and silver coins for a fundraiser that takes planning and sabotage!

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Dear Short Avenue Families~
2017-2018 Week of October 29 (Week #12 of 38)

NEWS!!

  • Annual Giving Update: We raised $114 this week! For a total of  $20,524!! This includes 2 students who donated $2 each out of their OWN money.
    We are launching our 100% Giving Campaign this week for the last month of the drive. The Schniderman family of Ginger’s Divine Ice Cream has generously offered a FREE POP PARTY TO ANY CLASS THAT HAS 100% PARTICIPATION!  This is in addition to 15 minutes of free recess to the class with the highest participation or multiple classes if they reach 100%. We are looking to create a community of 100% participation. 43 families have made donations that are more than double what we made last year. This accounts for  only 16% of our school community. Imagine what our total could be if we had 100% participation!! So give the amount you can that feels comfortable for your family.  Bring your check and cash donations to the school office, and credit card single and monthly donations go through the FreshSchools App If you have already donated, Thank You!! Your donation is already included in the class standings.
    Annual Giving Class Standings:

    1.     Dedeaux – 32%
    2.     Hohman – 30.43%
    3.     Martinez – 30%
    4.     Beals – 25%            
    5.     Jun – 18.75%
    6.     Trapnell/Sutton – 16.67%
    7.     Fast – 16%
    8.     Lepore – 15.38%
    9.     Springer – 13.33%
    10.     Guisewite – 11.54%
    11.     D. Shigekawa – 6.9%
    12.     A. Shigekawa – 4.35%
    13.     Cervantes – 0%  Lastrapes – 0%  Lennon – 0%
  • Halloween Fall Ball was a big success!! Thank you Olma and Felicia for organizing one of the best events of the year!!  Thanks to all the volunteers for making it possible, all who donated and all the families that attended!! Final profits and expenses are still being totaled.
  • Ginger’s Ice Cream Fundraiser was delicious and perfectly timed with the heat wave! Thank you Schniderman Family for your generosity!!! We should know our total next week.
  • Road Runners made $75 this week. Hopefully as the run’s get longer they will be more hungry and buy more bagels and coffee.
  • Assembly Changes, Please take note: The $10,000 Library Award Assembly will be this Friday November 3rd at 8:00am. The Regular Student of The Month Assembly and Dolphin Cafe (hosted by TK) will be Thursday November 9th at 7:30am
  • After School Care Concerns?: The Operations and Grant Manager for LA All Stars, Georgina Gines, will be at Short Avenue on Monday 10/30 afternoon to observe our After School Programs and get feedback from parents. If you care to share your thoughts, you can talk with her while she is visiting school, or contact her via email at
    Georgina@la-allstars.org.
  • FreshSchools Update: If you are receiving this information ONLY THROUGH TEXT MESSAGE and not email, please give FoSA your email address so that you can get the most out of FreshSchools. If you are receiving this through EMAIL AND TEXT and would like to change your notification settings, then please accept the invitation. Email us if you want to change your email, request a new invite or have any questions about FreshSchools
  • Spirit Wear: 2nd chance orders are due THIS Wednesday, November 1st. Order forms went home last week, but there are extra’s in the office. Please excuse the mistake in the order form  **Youth Extra Small Shirts ARE Available.
  • Parking and Safety: Please DO NOT PARK in the front of the school on Maxella at pickup, that area is reserved for Buses. And please walk your children in the cross walk not in the middle of the street.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, October 31
~Halloween Parade 8:15-9:15AM
*** Please Note the parade is now in the MORNING, so come to school in your costume*** Be sure to pack your children regular school clothes in a bag for them to change into after the parade. NO COSTUMES CAN BE WORN FOR THE WHOLE DAY!!

Wednesday, November 1
~ FoSA Meeting 5:30-6:30 in Parent Center/Room 1
Pizza and Middle School aged Babysitters in attendance

Friday, November 3
~ $10,000 Library Makeover Award Assembly

Tuesday, November 7
~SSC Meeting 2:45 Rm 1
(School Site Council discusses the schools budget)

Thursday, November 9
~Dolphin Cafe hosted by TK and Regular Monthly Assembly

Friday, November 10
~NO School!! Veterans Day

Cheers!

Team FoSA

Avril, Betsy, Caitlin, Kathy, Leanne, Tasha

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!!!!BIG NEWS!!!!

$10,000 Library Makeover Awarded to Short Avenue School

Dear Short Avenue Families,

Do you remember seeing emails for the LAUSD Summer Reading Challenge? They were asking students to read and log their reading hours. Well it turns out that many of our students did participate in this challenge, and one of our students, Luna Vargas in TK, had her name picked out of a hat, awarding our Short AvenuAe School as the winner of a $10,000 Library Makeover!!!
Big Thanks goes to Alicia Casilli, our tireless library aid, for spearheading this contest and the love of reading to all of our students! We also thank the Vargas Family and all the families who participated in this contest. It is hard to imagine that anyone ever wins these things, but we did!!!
You may notice district employees painting and tidying up the school this week. This is in preparation for an assembly on Friday November 3rd at 8:00am, where we will be presented with “the big check” and will receive a visit from the international bestselling author Amy Ephron, who will sign copies of her new book The Castle in the Mist for the 5th and 6th grade classes, and the students who were part of the challenge. The book is available through Amazon for anyone else who would like to purchase a book. All Students will receive a bookmark!
The $10,000 will go directly to our library for new books and furniture. A survey will be conducted in the classrooms for students and teachers to suggest books for us to add to our collection.
Congratulations to Luna Vargas, Alicia Casilli, all the students who entered, and the students of Short Avenue School who will benefit from this exciting win!!!

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Dear Short Avenue Families~
2017-2018 Week of October 22 (Week #11 of 38)

NEWS!!

  • Annual Giving Update: We raised $1,475 this week! For a total of  $20,410!! ***The Schniderman family of Ginger’s Divine Ice Cream has generously offered a FREE POP PARTY TO ANY CLASS THAT HAS 100% PARTICIPATION!!!*** This is in addition to 15 minutes of free recess to the class with the highest participation or multiple classes if they reach 100%. Please send any amount that is comfortable for your family, whether it is $5, $50 or $500! Bring your check and cash donations to the school office, and credit card single and monthly donations go through the FreshSchools App (The rankings might have changed due to updated classroom student totals)
    Annual Giving Class Standings:

    1.     Dedeaux – 32%
    2.     Martinez – 30%
    3.     Beals – 25%
    4.     Hohman – 21.74%
    5.     Jun – 18.75%
    6.     Trapnell/Sutton – 16.67%
    7.     Fast – 16%
    8.     Springer – 13.33%
    9.     Guisewite – 11.54%       LePore – 11.54%
    10.     D. Shigekawa – 6.9%
    11.     A. Shigekawa – 4.35%
    12.     Cervantes – 0%  Lastrapes – 0%  Lennon – 0%
  • Pitfire Restaurant Night made $344.81!
  • Food Truck Fiesta made $337!
  • Road Runners made $95!
  • Halloween Fall Ball: Donation Sign Up Sheets are in the front of the school, please see what is needed and sign up and PreSale Tickets for admission, food and 50/50 raffle will be available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Ticket Prices will go up at the door.
  • Spirit Wear: Second Chance order forms are going out this week, if you missed the initial order. We do have some extra in various colors and sizes. Please contact Tasha if interested, first come first served.
  • Parking: Please DO NOT PARK in the front of the school on Maxella at pickup, that area is reserved for Buses.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, October 23,24,25
~Ginger’s Divine Ice Cream Fundraiser 12:00-10:00PM
It’s going to be hot this week (Mid 90’s), so this is the perfect time for an ice cream fundraiser!!

Friday, October 27
~ Halloween Fall Ball 5:30-8:00PM in the Auditorium

Tuesday, October 31
~Halloween Parade 8:30-9:30AM
*** Please Note the parade is now in the MORNING, so come to school in your costume***

Wednesday, November 1
~ FoSA Meeting 5:30-6:30 Room 1

Friday, November 3
~ Dolphin Cafe hosted by Ms. Hohman’s TK and Assembly

Cheers!

Team FoSA

Avril, Betsy, Caitlin, Kathy, Leanne, Tasha

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Dear Short Avenue Families~
2017-2018 Week of October 15th (Week #10 of 38)

NEWS!!

  • Annual Giving Update: We raised $2,130 this week! For a total of  $18,935!! ***The Schniderman family of Ginger’s Divine Ice Cream has generously offered a FREE POPSICLE PARTY TO ANY CLASS THAT HAS 100% PARTICIPATION!!!*** This is in addition to 15 minutes of free recess to the class with the highest participation or multiple classes if they reach 100%. Let’s all go for a school wide Popsicle Party!!! Please send any amount that is comfortable for your family, whether it is $5, $500, or $5000! Bring your check and cash donations to the school office, and credit card single and monthly donations go through the FreshSchools App (If you have already given your donation has already been applied to your child’s class ranking)
    Annual Giving Class Standings:

    1.      Dedeaux – 29.63%
    2.     Martinez – 26.32%
    3.     Beals – 20%
    4.     Hohman – 19.23%
    5.      Jun – 16.67%
    6.      Trapnell/Sutton – 16%
    7.      Fast – 15.38%
    8.     Springer – 13.79%
    9.     Guisewite – 11.11%
    10.     LePore – 7.69%
    11.     A Shigekawa – 4.35%
    12.     D. Shigekawa – 3.45%
    13.     PALs – 0%
  • Pitfire Restaurant Night was crazy fun!! We will know this week what we brought in, and we will let you all know when we find out. Thanks to everyone who came out.
  • STEAM Night Workshop Signups are up now in the front of the school.
  • Halloween Fall Ball Donation Sign Up Sheets are going up this week in the front of the school.
  • Spirit Wear was delivered on Friday! So Please wear your spirit wear on Fridays!! Second chance orders forms will go out this week for those who missed the first deadline.
  • Be Safe: Please Do NOT PARK in the Front of School on Maxella at pickup, that area is reserved for Buses. And Please walk with your children in the crosswalks

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, October 18
~STEAM Night 4:30-6:30PM in the Auditorium
~Food Truck Fiesta 5:00-8:00PM

Thursday, October 19th
~Great California Shake-Out Earthquake Drill
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, October 23,24,25
~Ginger’s Divine Ice Cream Fundraiser 12:00-10:00PM
Friday, October 27
~ Halloween Fall Ball 5:30-8:00PM in the Auditorium

Tuesday, October 31
~Halloween Parade 8:30-9:30AM *** Please Note the parade is now in the morning

Cheers!

Team FoSA

Avril, Betsy, Caitlin, Kathy, Leanne, Tasha

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Dear Short Avenue Families~

2017-2018 Week of October 8th (Week #9 of 38)

NEWS!!

  • Congratulations to Kindergarten Rooms 9 and 10!! They made $904 at their Dolphin Cafe, a new record!! Next month’s Dolphin Cafe will be hosted by Ms. Hohman’s TK, Room 8.
  • Annual Giving Update: We raised $2,255 this week! For a total of  $16,805!! The class with the highest participation by December 1st will receive 15 minutes of Extra Recess!! Please send check and cash donations to the school office, and credit card single and monthly donations go through the FreshSchools App We are asking for 100% participation, so whatever that means for your family, please help us reach our goal. Every dollar helps!!
    Annual Giving Class Standings:

    1.      Dedeaux – 29.23%
    2.     Martinez – 26.32%
    3.     Hohman – 19.23%
    4.      Jun – 16.67%
    5.      Trapnell/Sutton – 16%
    6.      Fast – 11.54%
    7.     Springer – 10.334%
    8.     LePore – 7.69%
    9.     Guisewite – 7.41%
    10.     A Shigekawa – 4.35%
    11.     D. Shigekawa – 3.45%
    12.      Beals/PALs – 3.23%
  • Spirit Wear is Coming!! We had a snafu with some wrong sizes, but rest assured they are working on it.
  • LA RoadRunners: A group of over 300 runners training for the LA Marathon in March use our play yard for parking every Saturday. This Saturday we sold coffee and donated pastries and made $140!
  • Be Safe: Please walk with your children in the crosswalks.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, October 9
~International Day 7:30-9:00AM (wear traditional clothing representing a culture your family identifies with or that interests you and bring a traditional breakfast dish to share, as well as a cultural artifact with your name on it. Please do NOT send anything valuable or fragile)

Wednesday, October 11
~Make-up Picture Day

Thursday, October 12
~Bookmark Contest Deadline
~Pitfire Restaurant Night 5:00 -9:00PM

Sunday, October 15

~Del Rey Day and Spelling Bee at Glen Alla Park 11:00-3:00
We Need Volunteers to man a table, hand out fliers and talk about our great little school. Please sign up to volunteer
Wednesday, October 18
~STEAM Night 4:30-6:30PM in the Auditorium
~Food Truck Fiesta 5:00-8:00PM
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, October 23,24,25
~Ginger’s Divine Ice Cream Fundraiser 12:00-10:00PM

Friday, October 27~ Fall Ball 5:30-8:00PM

Tuesday, October 31

~Halloween Parade 8:30-9:30AM

Cheers!

Team FoSA

Avril, Betsy, Caitlin, Kathy, Leanne, Tasha

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2017-2018 Week of October 1st (Week #8 of 38)
Dear Short Avenue Families~
NEWS!!
  • Annual Giving Update: We raised $2,600 this week! For a total of  $14,550!  Please send check and cash donations to the school office, and credit card single and monthly donations go through the FreshSchools App We are asking for 100% participation, so whatever that means for your family, please help us reach our goal.
  • LA RoadRunners: A group of over 300 runners training for the LA Marathon in March use our play yard for parking every Saturday. This Saturday we sold coffee and freshly made fruit smoothies and made $160.  We need help securing bagel and muffin donations for future Saturdays and volunteering on Saturdays. If you can help, please contact Tasha.
  • Book Fair Needs Volunteers!

UPCOMING EVENTS
Monday through Friday – October 2-6
-Scholastic Book Fair: In the Library /Online Sales through midnight 10/6

-Recess 10:25-10:45 

-Lunch 12:10-12:50 

-After School 2:30-3:00 (Tuesday 1:30-2:00)

-After FoSA Morning Meeting on Wedneday 10/4

-After Dolphin Cafe and Morning Assembly, Friday 10/6

Tuesday, October 3rd
Picture Day

Wednesday, October 4th
• Walk/Bike to School Day!
• FoSA Meeting -8:00 to 9:00AM in Room 1

Friday, October 6th
• Dolphin Cafe/Assembly (Hosted by Kindergarten Rooms 9 & 10)

Monday, October 9th
• International Day

Tuesday, October 11th
• Make-up Picture Day

Wednesday, October 12th
• Bookmark Contest
• Pitfire Restaurant Night