What do you need to know this week?

Join us for a parent education workshop that answers the question What is the Common Core? Friday, Nov 21st 8:45am in the auditorium.

Canyon is contributing to the Westside Food Bank with Canyon's Food Drive, Nov 10th-21st. Bring peanut butter, canned goods, juices, cereals and more to the breezeway and library. 

Next time you're on campus, check out the new Annual Giving Gratitude Rainbow.

Donate to Canyon without spending an extra dime. Canyon programs with Ralph's, eScrip, School Cents and Box Tops give us all power purchasing capabilities. Visit Canyon Partners to learn how easy it is to enroll.

The next Governing Board meeting is on Thur, Nov 20, 2pm in the Library. Preview the agenda and keep up to date on the ongoing Canyon policy work.

Canyon Gear for sale at the assembly on Fri, Nov 21. We're selling cool Canyon bracelets, plus some remaining beanies, tees and sweatshirts. Grab some for the holidays.

Hello Harvest CSA delivers to Canyon every Wednesday. Take advantage of this fresh farmers'-market-trip-in-a-box, save the home delivery fee, and give to Canyon as every box donates $1 to Canyon Booster Club. Sign up at, noting "Canyon Charter Elementary" in the delivery instructions. You should be doing this!

We have a new cracker jack team behind the Canyon Facebook page. If you want to stay on top of every event, sale, activity, fundraiser, field trip, and all-around school happening, LIKE US on Facebook and we'll be added to your Facebook feed.

Do you shop on often? Of course you do. Did you know last year Amazon donated nearly $3,000 to Canyon school? It's true. By using this uniquely coded link to get to, you are automatically participating in an important partner program that donates a % of all our collective purchases to Canyon Booster Club. You can always find this link on the HOMEPAGE DROP DOWN menu above.

Did you miss the last newsy Chronicle? You can always see past Chronicle editions here.



November 10-21st Canyon Food Drive

November 18th 2nd Grade Field Trip to LACMA

November 18th Holiday Boutique - Support this Canyon Partner

November 20th Governing Board Meeting, 2pm-3pm

November 21st Monthly Assembly, 8:15am, 5th Grade Presents. Canyon Gear will be available for purchase. New bracelets! Look here and here.

November 21st Parent Ed Workshop: What is the Common Core? 8:45am

November 24-28th *NO SCHOOL* Thanksgiving Holiday Week

December 2nd - ICE Skating Event - all are welcome to come enjoy the fun. 5th and Arizona, from 2pm - 5pm. More info coming soon.

December 2nd - Friendly 5th Graders Applications due.

December 3rd - GATE Info Meeting, 8:15 - 9:15AM, Auditorium

December 4th - Booster Meeting/Holiday Potluck - All Welcome - Hopper Residence, 6:30pm-9:00pm, Sign up to bring some food

December 8th - 19th - Sparks of Love Annual Toy Drive

December 16th - Winter Performance (more info coming soon)

December 18th - Governing Board Meeting

December 19th - Minimum Day, 12:45 release time. Winter Holiday Begins

January 12th, 2015 - School Resumes

January 21st - Canyon School Tour, 8:30-10am, Register Now

February 3 - Canyon School Tour, 8:30-10am, Register Now

February 20 - Canyon School Tour, 8:30-10am, Register Now


Confused by Common Core?

Learning does not end in the classroom. Children need help and support at home to succeed in their studies. We recognize that knowing HOW to do this with the new Common Core Standards can be challenging. Children are learning differently than how we learned when we were in school. It’s a big shift not only for the students, but for parents and teachers as well.

In order to provide parents with clear expectations for what children should know and be able to do when they graduate high school or advance to a particular grade level, we have scheduled a special Common Core Parent Education Workshop.

We hope that you will join us next Friday, November 21st  following assembly (8:30am) for this informative more>>


Annual Giving is a term you will hear throughout your time at Canyon Charter School. It’s our year-long campaign to build our fund that supports all the enrichment programs that make this school such an esteemed, highly ranked local southern California public school, truly a gem in the LAUSD system.

Throughout the year, you will see our requests to support this campaign, as we intend to recruit each and every family to do their part in securing the incredible reputation this school has earned. It’s an invaluable circular relationship, as the involvement and fundraising efforts of all the committees at Canyon Charter School lead to an enviable endowment every year providing the most excellent public education environment to our children – which in turn attracts more and more involved and caring families to join our school roster, and even local businesses to support and uphold our promise to the neighborhood. It’s a relationship that needs constant feeding, but reaps our children and our community immense rewards. 

Donate to Annual Giving now at the online store or print out the donation form and bring it into the school office. 

We're looking for 100% participation.

Questions? Email your Annual Giving Committee at:


If you missed the Party Book Launch party, you can still buy spots at many of our parties that are hosted all year long.

Download the pdf of the Party Book 2014 Catalog or visit the Online Party Book Site

And visit these pages to learn more about Canyon Party Book.

Questions? Email us

Party Book Committee

Heather, Marc, Gayle, Morina, Inbal & Bethany


Canyon Charter is proud of its commitment to the arts. Through the Booster Club’s generous donations, Canyon students participate in programs that foster the creative spirit. Our arts instructors work hand in hand with the curriculum team to incorporate concepts and ideas into their lessons that match up with the curriculum in the classrooms. Learn more about 2014-2015 enrichment programs' instructors, frequency, and curriculum: