*Wed, Aug 27th:
Don't forget, NO SCHOOL this Fri, Aug 29th and Mon, Sep 1. 4 day weekend! Woot woot!

 Shopping on Amazon? Click on the link below and Canyon School will benefit. Amazon Home Page 

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

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Canyon Alumni Parents and Kids • click here

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.

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  "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. 


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). 


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

Canyon School Booster Club pays for the creation and management of this site run by volunteer parents. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and our Federal TAX ID # is 95-3892191. This is not an official LAUSD site. Please visit the Canyon Elementary LAUSD Site for information about our school published by LAUSD.



NOW  2014-2015 Online Forms. Use this Forms Checklist.

August 28th  Back to School Night, Adults Only, Grades 3-5 @ 6pm-6:45pm; Grades K-2 @ 7pm-7:45pm

August 29th  No School, Admissions Day

September 1st  No School. Labor Day

September 2nd  Party Book Committee Mtg, 8:30am Teacher's Lounge

September 4th Permanent Impressions, Child Safety Program, take a look.

September 4th Booster Club Meeting, 8:15am, Library, ALL WELCOME

September 5th 5th Grade Planning Mtg, 8:15am, Library

September 8th  1st Grade Potluck

September 8th  Late day Kinder starts

September 9th  Party Book Committee Mtg, 8:30am, Teacher's Lounge

September 11th  Committee Mtgs, 2pm, Locations TBD

September 12th  Monthly Assembly, 8:15am, Parents Welcome


Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! I hope that you have had a restful and enjoyable summer. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be joining the Canyon Charter School community! Growing up in the Palisades and spending the last 18 years working in the Palisades schools, I am thrilled to now be on the forefront of a school which offers a top-rate education! I no longer need to admire the sweet little campus from the top of the Santa Monica stairs. I now get to be fully immersed in the culture and community that Canyon has worked so hard to achieve. I am thoroughly looking forward to a productive school year working with you and your child(ren).

There is already an excitement in the air as the teachers are setting up their classrooms and we are getting ready for our students to walk through the doors for yet another wonderful year of learning at Canyon Charter.
Next week you will be receiving an email with some very important school information from me.  It is critical that you take a few minutes to read the document for important information regarding school procedures and policies. The contents are designed for your information and for your child’s well being.  
The Home-School connection is of great importance to me. Please stay involved in your child’s education by always reading correspondence that comes home. We will always do our best to keep you informed of school events, schedule changes, volunteer opportunities and any other pertinent information. I look forward to meeting you and your child(ren) when we return to school on Tuesday, August 12th. I know that together we will provide the best possible and most enriching education for our students. 
Nicole Sheard

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:

2014-2015 ONLINE FORMS 

It's that time again!  Please visit our Online Forms page and start entering your child's information so you can print and sign and bring to the first day of school.

Remember if you have multiple children, just change the name after each printing to save time...  Another tip is to print out the checklist and check off the forms as you do them.  There are a lot of them and it can get confusing.

2014-2015 Online School Forms

2014 - 2015 Online School Forms Checklist


 Attention All Canyon Readers!

Get Your books ready for Barbara's Summer Reading Challenge

 Each year many Canyon kids take part in this fun, summertime ritual.


Challenge yourself to try new genres!

Read all about it here