What do you need to know this week?

In the final stretch for Party Book parties! Party Book still needs about a dozen more parties. The deadline to submit is tomorrow, Sep 29. Now's the time to fill out this party donation form.

Printed family directories availablePre-order now at the online store, or pre-order with $12 cash, check or credit card at the Parent Center tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday after dropoff.

Pumpkin Patch is on it's way. You're definitely buying pumpkins to celebrate Halloween, so save all your orange gourd purchases for the week of Mar 13th-17th to support Canyon. Help us with our bake sale by bringing creepy baked frankenstein fingers or chocolately ghost poop to get in the spirit. Sign up for a volunteer sales shift to show your kids you know how to have fun too.

Girls on the Run is coming to Canyon, inspiring 3rd-5th grade girls to be joyful, confident and healthy. Find out more and register here.

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

NOW  Order Printed Directories

September 29th Party Book forms due

September 29th 1st day of Girls on the Run

September 30th 3rd Grade Potluck

September 30th Instrumental Music Instruction begins, register here

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

October 1st  Party Book Launch, special eBlast coming!

October 3rd  Class Basket Donations Due

October 7th  Party Book Committee Mtg, Teachers' Lounge, 8:30am

October 9th  Booster Club Meeting, 8:15am, Library

October 10th  Monthly Assembly, 8:15am 

October 10th  Party Book Glow Party, 5-7:30pm

October 13-16th Pumpkin Patch


Thinking Like a Mathematician!
Common Core mathematics is a way to approach teaching so that students develop a mathematical mindset and see math in the world around them. It’s a big shift from the “drill & kill” math that so many of us grew up with. With Common Core, we are making problem-solvers. As you work with your child(ren) to attack their math homework, consider incorporating these eight mathematical practices into your homework routine…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:


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

Volunteer here to help out at the GLOW event.  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, Inbal & 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.

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.