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.
Shopping on Amazon? Click on the image below and Canyon School will benefit from each purchase you make
Learn about the Native Habitat Program.
It's NOT TOO LATE to SIGN UP FOR PARTIES! Click here to check out which parties still have space available.
Updated information now available on the computer programs your child uses at school and how you can access from home:
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).
AMAZON - Our New Canyon Partner
Who doesn't love the convenience and prices at Amazon.com? Now you can shop and raise money for Canyon. Simply go to Amazon.com from this link and a percentage of all your purchases will go to Canyon. Encourage your friends and family to link to Amazon from the Canyon Partners page as well!
Check out a great new after school fitness and empowerment program for girls in grades 3 to 6: Girls on the Run
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Toy Loan Program
Clearing out old toys to make room for the new?
Donating gently used toys is a great way for children to help other children and the planet, without their parents having to open their check books!
For the last 5 years Canyon School has collected toys for Toy Loan, a free service which operates like a library with toys instead of books. There are over 45 Toy Loan centers in LA County, located in parks, recreation facilities, children’s centers, libraries, housing projects, community service buildings, and a homeless shelter. The centers are run by volunteers and serve as a resource for teachers, educators, school psychologists, and County personnel who borrow toys, books, and games to enhance learning and stimulate communication in therapy. Over 30,000 children are served annually by the various services offered by the program.
Toy loan gives borrowers access to toys that they may not be able to afford to buy and teaches responsibility through an honor code system. Toy Loan is also eco-friendly – re-using gives many children the opportunity to play with a single toy.
You can leave new, used or repairable toys and preschool/baby books in the box in the school breezeway year round. If you would like a tax receipt to be mailed to you, just attach your name and address to the bag. If you have questions or a lot of toys that you would prefer to load straight into my car, please contact Ali or call 310 452 0823
GREEN TENNIS SHOE AWARD” is back!
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
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May 16th - Booster Club meeting - STAR room, 8:15am -Elections and Budget
May 17th - Poetry Fest - Look for note from Teacher re: Location
May 19th - Bingo Night and Chili Cook Off, 5 - 8pm - All Welcome.
May 21st - Monthly Assembly
May 21st - Open House, 6pm
May 23rd - GB Meeting, Rm. 9, 2pm
May 24th - Coffee with the Principal, 8:30am, STAR
May 27th - No School, Memorial Day
May 31st - End of School Picnic
June 6th - Kinder Celebration
June 7th - 5th Grade Culmination, Last Day of School, 12:45 Dismissal
Canyon’s API (Academic Performance Index) of 971 exemplifies the amazing work of our students and teachers, and the strong parent/guardian/school collaborative atmosphere making Canyon one of the finest schools in LAUSD.
There are many changes coming our way. It’s an exciting time as schools across the country are preparing to adopt the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). As we embrace these new standards and expectations, your child’s attendance will be more critical than ever.
In LAUSD, the Common Core Standards are being adopted in collaboration with a new Teaching and Learning Framework. The way teachers teach and how students learn will change. 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.
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I encourage open and honest communication with all Canyon stakeholders. Please know that my door and email are always open (email@example.com). I look forward to hearing from you!
Joyce Dara, Principal
Families and friends new to Canyon please Read my welcome message.
A huge thank you to our Canyon community who have sent in their Annual Giving Donation so far.
DONATE BY CLICKING ON THE ONLINE STORE AND GET COUNTED IN!
We're looking for 100% participation. Annual Giving is the biggest source of funding for our school's Booster Club--comprising half our annual budget. The Booster Club spends about $1,530 per student annually to provide all of the programs, supplies and resources not funded by LAUSD. We request that each family donate whatever they can to our Annual Giving campaign.
Thanks to your generosity, we can provide our students with the rich and complete education that makes Canyon School one of the most desirable public elementary schools in Southern California.
Last Sunday was an amazing day! Everyone had a blast, the weather held out, and Fiesta was a huge success! It all came together because of this incredible community!
Fiesta is no easy feat, with so many moving parts and so much involved, and it depends on our whole community coming together to make it work. We are so proud to be a part of this amazing group of people! Everyone responded to our admittedly not-so-subtle, and extremely frequent calls for cakes, casseroles, class basket donations, Bring-A-Thing boxes, sponsors and volunteers… and made the day a success! In true Canyon form, a lot of it was at the last minute, (our EKG’s will never be the same) but this is ALWAYS such a generous community in every way but, mostly, in spirit, that we knew we would have the participation we needed and we are SO GRATEFUL!
To all of you who volunteered, THANK YOU for being part of the circus! We hope you had fun! To all our sponsoring families, (see list) YOU HAVE OUR HEARTFELT GRATITUDE for making Fiesta possible!
A lot of people worked really hard behind the scenes for several months to make this celebration something our kids will always remember, and we’d like to thank them for all their hard work and dedication to Canyon. This was a particularly dynamic group and every single one of them was a ROCK STAR so please give them a pat on the back next time you see them! Thank you to Amy Hopper, Elissa Robins, Kevyn Wynn, Melissa Forman-Tiles, Karen Lucente, Mary Jane Plofker, Lisbeth Kennelly, Gayle Sullivan, Fida Atteih, Kasi Dodge, Kate Gilmore Brooks, Cheryl Tebo, Denise Longarzo, Hava Rahimian, Dean Sussman, Chris Moore and, especially to Dan Korobkin, who is leaving Fiesta and Canyon this year after almost a decade of being our Games and Prizes guru!
Thank you to our wonderful business sponsors, inthecanyon, Geoffrey’s Tours and Cruises and Royal Caribbean, Cindy Ambuehl and Partners Trust, Marmalade Café, Revolution Fitness, Helen’s Cycles, Drive Cardio, Dr. Richard L. Jacobson, DMD, MS, Shore Bar, Iron Mountain and Patrick’s Roadhouse. Whew! What incredible support we have at Canyon! A special shout out to Fancy Feet and Dan the Man for providing us with wonderful entertainment!
Please take a moment to answer the Fiesta Survey questions that will be coming to you soon so that we can make sure we do what worked again next year, fix what didn’t, and make it an even better experience in 2014…. the 120th annual Fiesta!
Canyon, you have our boundless gratitude,
Beth Price, Kim Higgins and Tara Amiel
Fiesta 2013 Co-Chairs
THANK YOU FAMILY FIESTA SPONSORS
(listed in no particular order and PLEASE excuse any accidental omissions of last minute sponsors!!!)
Jaxon & Alexa
The Rodriguez Family
Cayson & Mei Wernick
The Waisler Family
Teddy Suisman's Family
The Higgins Family
The Amiel Family
Anika & Willem Price
Michael and Olivia Turfe
The Kissenger Family
The Rondeau Family
The Fink Family
The Hopper Family
The Thomas Family
Tamara, Jeremy, Jackson & Graham Miller
The Henrikson Family
The Laita Family
The Morgen Family
The Sullivan Family
The Purdum Family
Addy & Kylie Rasgon
The Raskin Family
The Preminger Family
The Mueller Family
The Farrell Family
The Sullivan Family
The Lowe Family
The Andrews Family
Jasper Joseph and AJ Joseph
The Gordon Family
The October-Weinberg Family
To pay pledges by check (please make payable to Canyon Charter School) or cash - deposit in your child's classroom.
Check out the Olympics Day page to find out more.
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. "FIND YOUR STRENGTH"