What do you need to know this week?

Soccer Tryouts This Week
Monday, October 20th, 3:00-3:45pm for 2nd-3rd grades / Wednesday October 22, 3:00-3:45pm for 4th-5th grades / Makeup Tryout is on Friday October 24, 3:00-3:45pm (2nd-3rd grades), 3:45-4:30pm (4th-5th grades).  For details and forms, visit

Pali 5K Run for Education is this Sat, Oct 25, 8am. Run in your costume with a family jog through the village, and 100% of the proceeds benefit the Palisades Charter Complex Schools. Register online, and read all about this awesome community health event.

Registration for a new session of Star NOVA classes starts this week. Registration forms are available online or in Room 12. Two exciting new classes are now at Canyon Star NOVA: Introduction to Robotics, where students will build robots using Lego MINDSTORM NXT (Wednesdays); and Skateboarding, where professional skaters will teach progressive moves using the Boarderz "tricktionary". How rad is that?

We encourage all Canyon parents to attend Booster Club meetings. You are ALL members of the Booster Club, and these meetings are the best way to stay informed on all things your Booster Leaders are working to enhance, improve or progress towards. Read the October 9 Booster Club meeting minutes here.

Party Book is online and ready to take your social order. Buy your parties anytime until the party takes place. Kid parties, parent parties and everything in between. Want to see who won the Teacher Adventure raffles? Visit the Party Book pages now.

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.



October 20-31st Canyon Food Drive Poster Contest, Details in Chronicle

October 20th Last week of STAR NOVA Session1 Afterschool Classes & In-Person Signup for NOVA #2

October 20th  Soccer Tryout - 2nd & 3rd Grades, 3pm Details Form 

October 21st  Signup for NOVA #2

October 22nd Soccer Tryout - 4th & 5th Grades, Details Form 

October 23rd 5th Grade Potluck

October 23rd Governing Board Meeting, Room 9 @ 2pm

October 24th Makeup Soccer Tryout, 2nd & 3rd @ 3pm, 4th & 5th @3:45pm  Details Form 

October 25th Pali 5K Run

October 31st Shortened Day, 1:45pm dismissal

November 7th Early Dismissal @ 1:45pm

November 7th Book Fair Grand Opening!

November 10-14th Canyon Book Fair

November 12th Picture Makeup Day

November 12th  Paul Revere Information Night, 5-6:30pm  Newsletter SignUp


New Student Council

Congratulations to our newly elected Student Council officers for the 2014-2015 school year!  They are:

President – Abby Waisler

Vice President –  Todd Valkov

Treasurer – Shaya Keyvanfar

Historian - Story Waxman

Secretary – Mathilda Ringwald Gianopoulos

Congratulations to all of our candidates who ran for office!  I am looking forward to many exciting student council sponsored events and activities this school year!

Nicole Sheard, Principal

Canyon Charter School


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:


If you missed the Party Book Launch party, you can still buy spots at many of our parties that are hosted all year long.

Download the pdf of the Party Book 2014 Catalog or visit the Online Party Book Site

And visit these pages to learn more about Canyon Party Book.

Questions? Email us

Party Book Committee

Heather, Marc, Gayle, Morina, Inbal & Bethany


Thank you to all the Pumpkin Patch committee members, bakers and buyers of pumpkins. You helped make this annual tradition a special memory for our kids.

Special shout out to Beth Price, our Pumpkin Patch chair, for bringing so much energy, creativity and fun to our school Halloween celebration.

The winner of the Big Mac contest for guessing that gigantic pumpkin's weight be announced shortly!!