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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.

Shopping on Amazon? Click on the link below and Canyon School will benefit.
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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 - check out Canyon's Young Poets (look for your classroom link)

Ongoing - Enrollment for Residents / siblings

NOW  Olympics Day Payments

August 11th Kinder Playdate

August 12th   First day of School 

August 22nd   Back to School Picnic 

August 23rd   Canyon Workday Clean up






Dear Canyon Families,

I have been honored to be the principal of Canyon Charter Elementary for the last 5 school years.

The first time I read Canyon’s Charter I knew that Canyon was a place I wanted to work and a school community I wanted to lead.

It is very hard to leave a place you love, even when a new and exciting opportunity awaits.

I’m incredibly proud of the work we’ve done together for our amazing Canyon students – each giving of ourselves to prepare our students to become the best they can be both academically and socially.

We’ve worked collaboratively and creatively to enjoy numerous successes during the past 5 years. Canyon is truly a professional learning community exemplifying a culture of shared accountability and success. I am proud of our work to transform Canyon into an effective “Technology Culture,” raise our API to the highest K-5 elementary school in the LAUSD, maintain our beloved staff during challenging economic times, and add a Science teacher, Science Lab, CSR teacher in addition to many, many more accomplishments.

I am committed to ensuring that the transition is smooth and I have no doubt that my replacement, Ms. Nicole Sheard, will continue to lead Canyon’s journey during these exciting times in education!

I will miss my close friendships and relationships with families, teachers, staff and students greatly.  I sincerely thank each of you for all the support with which you have provided me over the years!

With love and appreciation,

Joyce Dara

Poetry Fest 2014 

Take a look through all of the fine literary work Canyon students have done that was presented during Poetry Fest.


Click here and find your child's classroom link.


Congratulations to all the students for a terrific Olympics Day!


To find out all you need to know about Olympics Day as well as to access your classroom's pledge list visit the Olympics Day Homepage here!

Together We Can!

Donations accepted here:


Pay Your Pledges Here

If you have questions, please contact


 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