What do you need to know this week?

Canyon Gear is on sale now, for 2 weeks only. Show your school spirit and your Canyon pride, get your cozy tees, zip-up hoodies, slouch beanies and trucker hats. Pre-order now, and see the calendar for when you can see samples on campus.

A new keypad lock on the library gate means that after school dismissal and before 6pm, you'll need the code to get in or out. Find the keypad code on the Canyon Parents' page.

The first Governing Board Meeting is happening Thurs, Sep 18, 2pm, in Room 9. All parents are invited to join and be a part of the process.

Picture days can be hectic. We need volunteers to help keep the kids in line during this week's picture days. Can you spare 30 mins on Sep 18 or 19? Sign up now.

Don't forget to sign up for instrumental music instruction beginning on Sep 30.

Tap into your inner party host, and throw a party! Get party ideas here, and then fill out this party donation form. Deadline to donate a party is Sep 30.

A valid TB Test is required for all LAUSD parent volunteers. If you need one, reserve a spot to receive yours on Sep 22, 8am-10am.

4th and 5th graders start Journalism class this week, a long favorite program of the upper grades. Send your eager kid to Room 4 on Tues, Sep 16 at 2pm. 

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.



NOW Got Parties? Party Book solicitations for parties

September 15th  Canyon Gear Samples On the Yard, 2pm

September 16th  Canyon Gear Samples On the Yard, 8am

September 16th  Party Book Committee Mtg, Teachers' Lounge, 8:30am

September 16th  Journalism Class (4th & 5th Grades), 2pm, Room 4

September 18th  2nd Grade Potluck

September 18th  Governing Board Meeting, 2pm, Room 9

September 18th & 19th  Picture Days, Volunteers Needed

September 19th  Canyon Gear Samples On the Yard, 8am

September 22nd  TB Testing Administration for Parent Volunteers, on campus, 8am-10am, Reserve Your Spot

September 22nd Canyon Gear Samples On the Yard, 8am

September 23rd Party Book Committee Mtg, Teachers' Lounge, 8:30am

September 24th  TB Testing Results for Parent Volunteers, on campus, 8am-9:30am

September 24th Canyon Gear Samples On the Yard, 8am, LAST DAY FOR PRE-ORDER


September 28th Party Book forms due

September 30th 3rd Grade Potluck

September 30th Instrumental Music Instruction begins, register here

September 30th Party Book Committee Mtg, Teachers' Lounge, 8:30am


We have completed a very successful first month of school!  In order to continue on this smooth trajectory, this week I would like to remind our families of a few very important safety procedures that we ask all of our families to follow:

*Please refrain from bringing dogs on campus. We have students who have both fears and allergies and we need to be cognizant of this when bringing pets around campus.

*Please do not park in either of our staff parking lots. We have limited parking and not even enough spots for our staff. Parents are required to find street parking at all times.

*If you plan to volunteer with children (as a classroom volunteer, field trip driver, school event, etc.), district policy requires you to submit a Volunteer Application as well as a  current TB test.  Teachers have a list of approved volunteers, so if you aren't sure if you have been approved, please check with your child's teacher.

*Please remember to always sign in when coming on to campus. It’s imperative that we are accountable for every body on campus at all times.

*If you drop off on the kindergarten or big yard before school, please be sure to leave the yard when the students are taken into class so that we can secure the gates immediately following the bell ring.

*Please refrain from socializing in common areas such as the school office, outside of classrooms, etc.  This can be disruptive to the working and learning that is going on.

Your cooperation with our school policies is greatly appreciated. It is up to all of us to ensure that we are providing a safe and secure campus for our staff and students at all times.

Here’s to another successful month at Canyon Charter! 


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:


Friday,  October 10th is the DATE TO SAVEThat's when we launch our Fabulous Canyon School Party Book.

Parents, come fill up your social calendar at the Canyon Party Book Launch, while your kids dance the night away at a Glow Party! Party Book is a great way to get to know and build the Canyon community, while raising money for our school.

WHEN: Friday, October 10th, 2014, 5pm-7:30pm, Canyon Auditorium 
WHAT: Food, DJ, Dancing & Glow in the Dark fun for all

Look forward to an awesome list of parent-sponsored parties that take place all year.

Visit our Party Book Frequently Asked Questions. or visit these pages to learn everything about Party Book.

Questions? Email us

Party Book Committee

Heather, Marc, Gayle, Morina, Lisbeth & Bethany


Canyon Charter School is very pleased to announce our new after school instrumental music program, Children's Music Workshop (CMW).  

Under the leadership of Larry Newman, an award-winning veteran of music education, CMW will provide music instrument instruction at Canyon for grades 1-5.

Students will be introduced to the instruments of the orchestra in a live performance assembly on Monday, September 8 in the auditorium. Presentations are scheduled for 8:15 AM (Grades 1 and 2 plus one fifth grade class) and 9:00 AM (Grades 3 and 4 plus the other fifth grade class). Parents are cordially invited to attend.

Complete details and registration are online here.

Instruction will begin on Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014.

Class size is limited and priority is given to earliest applicants. Financial aid is available, so please inquire if the fees are a hardship.