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Canyon School has the highest API of a K-5 Elementary School in Los Angeles Unified School District. Read more from the Palisades Post!

Neighbors?  Please consider donating to our school- Read more.

Canyon community members, please sign up to deliver neighborhood residential letters to help Canyon achieve our fundraising goals.


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Earn $$ for our kids with every purchase you make! Everything you need to know is here on our new Power Purchases Programs page! Considering becoming a Canyon Partner? 

After School Policies: Read about Canyon's new 10 min. "Check In" read more>>

Beyond the Bell Authorization Form (2nd - 5th grades only)

Learn about Canyon's Lice Policy and what you can do to prevent and treat this common childhood nuisance.

Canyon's Tax-Exempt Status Letter from the IRS

Canyon's Non-Cash Donation Receipt for IRS

Canyon Care and Support Committee: Do you or does a fellow parent have the need for some support from the Canyon Community? Click here to learn more. 

Have you heard about our amazing Canyon Partners? We invite you to support the businesses that support our school.

Learn about the Native Habitat Program.

Updated information now available on the computer programs your child uses at school and how you can access from home: 

ST Math (aka JiJi)


Pearson Online Math program

Each teacher uses these resources differently, some assign for homework, others make it optional. Parents can speak to their child's teacher to find out more information about their child's class. A bonus this year is the ability to use ST Math on a mobile tablet (IPad 2 or 3, Android Tablet, or Kindle Fire). 

Check out a great new after school fitness and empowerment program for girls in grades 3 to 6: Girls on the Run



In an effort to reduce Canyon’s carbon footprint, as well as traffic congestion, the “GREEN TENNIS SHOE AWARD” is back!  Every Friday, the classroom with the highest percentage of kids who walked, biked, rode the bus, carpooled, or used some other form of “GREEN” transportation to get to school that day will receive the “GREEN TENNIS SHOE AWARD” for the week!!!

PLAY GROUND RULES:  Please be reminded that after school use of the apparatus is only allowable if children are directly supervised by a student’s parent/guardian.   The playground apparatus will now be available immediately after school. Please remember that in LAUSD the playground apparatus may only be used after school with direct parent/guardian supervision.  I appreciate your supporting and following school policy. These policies are in place to keep students safe and prevent unnecessary injuries.  Joyce Dara

Please complete this form if your child participates in the afterschool program.

Canyon Charter School Handbook Links

If you have a submission for The Chronicle weekly email, the deadline each week is Wednesday. Please submit to:

To read past issues of the Chonicle and othe notices, click here. 

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Ongoing - Enrollment for Residents / siblings

April 14-18, SPRING BREAK

April 21, School Resumes

April 22, Earth Day. Gardening replanting event to take place on Channel side of school.

April 24, SSC Meeting, 1:45pm,  Governing Board Meeting, 2pm, Rm. 9

April 25, Electronics Recycling event, please sign up to help for an hour.

April 25, Olympics Day Rally

May 1, Thursday, Instrumental Music Concert, Auditorium, 7pm (please have all student performers there by 6:15pm)

May 5, Teacher Appreciation Day, Minimum Day - 12:45 Dismissal

May 5, Canyon Gear for sale during assembly

May 5 - 9, Annual Shoe Drive (start gathering those old shoes now)

May 8, Thursday, Open House, 6pm - 7:30pm

May 9, Olympics Day










As Canyon teachers embrace the Common Core State Standards your child’s attendance is more critical than ever.

In LAUSD the Common Core Standards have been adopted in collaboration with a new Teaching and Learning Framework.  The way teachers teach and how students learn has changed. In concert with clear expectations for reading, writing, speaking, listening, language and mathematics, the expectations outlined in the CCSS include the development of students’ abilities to think critically, reason, communicate effectively, and solve problems that arise in everyday life, society, and the workplace. Student to student interactions and group collaboration will dominate a good part of daily instruction. Strong attendance rates will be critical for student success.

Fall is here and with the change of weather our yard fills up with clothing!

The mornings are frequently cool but the afternoons often warm up substantially and with this change of weather, comes the shedding of clothing! Unfortunately, children often forget their jackets and sweaters on the yard and our Lost and Found begins to overflow.

Please take a moment to remind your child to try to remember to come home with what they came to school wearing.

And, please remember to check the Lost and Found frequently. Any clothes and/or items left for a few weeks will be donated to Charity.

Thank you,

Joyce Dara, Principal

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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:

Electronics Recycling at Canyon 

Fri., April 25th, 8am - 4pm

Drop off your e-waste at the Library Gate

Click here to learn more about what you can bring to recycle.

Questions: Contact Mona Huizar

Can you lend a hand for an hour or two? - Sign up 

Olympics Day 2014 

Get Ready, Get Set, Let’s Go…


Congratulations to the winners of our Fifth Grade Olympics Day Logo and T-Shirt Design Contest! Noah Mueller's incredible drawing will appear on this year's t-shirts. And Lovisa Lohman's colorful picture will be seen on all the Olympics Day Handbooks. Thank you to all the students that participated and their fabulous submissions.

Calling all Singers:  Audition to sing the National Anthem on April 24-25th. To Audition contact Orly:

Volunteer to work on race day now, contact Betsy

Sponsor or Underwrite Race & Prizes now, contact Orly

Congratulations to the winners of our Fifth Grade Olympics Day Logo and T-Shirt Design Contest. Noah Mueller's incredible drawing will appear on this year's t-shirts. And Lovisa Lohman's colorful picture will be seen on all the Olympics Day Handbooks. Thank you to all the students that participated and their fabulous submissions.

Learn more at Olympics Day 

Olympics Day is one of the most memorable events for the children of Canyon.   It's the only event that the children run. Literally. Olympics Day is a chance for everyone from the most athletic, to the most cerebral, from the very social to the very timid to achieve great things together. Get set to "FINDYOUR STRENGTH"