What do you need to know this week?

The Auction is in high gear and needs your donations. We ask for 2 donations from each family, bring donation forms in by Feb 17. Drop off your donated items to the Parent Center or office.

Participate in the Annual Palisades Spelling Bee on Feb 8, open to all 1-5th graders. Learn more.

The Journalism program for 4th and 5th graders, publishers of the illustrious all-kid-bylined Canyon Times, starts back up on Tue, Jan 27th, 2pm-3pm. Enroll your student at the Online Store$100 fee for 10 weeks of journalism.

If you signed up but weren't able to make the Canyon Tile Wall Mural painting party last Saturday, you'll get an email to arrange a visit to Color Me Mine in Santa Monica before February 8th.

STAR Nova registration for Fall 2015 has opened. Visit to grab registration forms and learn more. This is your chance to hold your spot for after school STAR care now!

Last month, our partnership with earned Canyon over $630. Great job! 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.

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!

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



January 26th - Pali Bee Spelling Bee Registration Deadline (extended)

January 29th - Governing Board Meeting, 2pm, Rm. 9

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

February 6th - Coffee Talk with the Principal, Topic: New Canyon Charter, 8:15am, Library

February 8th - Pali Spelling Bee, 1st & 2nd grades, 10am-12pm, Rustic Canyon Rec Ctr

February 8th - Pali Spelling Bee, 3rd - 5th grades, 1pm-4pm, Rustic Canyon Rec Ctr

February 11th - Fiesta Meeting, 8:15am, Teacher's Lounge

February 12th - Booster Club Meeting, 8:15am, Library

February 13th - Monthly Assembly, 8:15am, 4th Grade Presenting

February 16th - President's Day, NO SCHOOL

February 19th - Committee Meetings, 2pm-3pm

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

February 25th - Fiesta Meeting, 8:15am, Teacher's Lounge

February 26th - Governing Board Meeting, 2pm-3pm, Room 9


Canyon is proud to partner with the American Heart Association through Jump Rope For Heart on February 11th. This community service project teaches our students the importance of heart health (exercise, nutrition and living tobacco-free), while having a great time jumping rope for a good cause.

Students have the opportunity to raise funds for the American Heart Association to fund research and educational materials to lower the risks of America’s #1 and #4 killers: heart disease and stroke.

Here’s how your student can help raise money to fund lifesaving donations for the American Heart Association…read 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:


STAR Nova registration for Session 3 begins Wed, Jan 14. View the brochure of fab classes and print and bring in the registration form.


Auction items due in February 17th!

Every donation you bring in to Auction gives back 100% to your kids' education. It's the generosity of our community at work.

Ask restaurants, kids activities and camps, local events, shops, fitness or beauty vendors you frequent for a donation. Bring donation forms & donor letters and say "Do you support local school Auctions?"

We seek 2 donated items per famiy or, if you'd rather, cash donations to help with Auction event costs. Click here for more info.