What do you need to know this week?

Have your kid choose a new, unwrapped toy and bring it to Canyon between Dec 8 and 19th, to help us contribute to the Spark of Love Holiday Toy Drive.

Friday is Funky Friday. Have fun and dress the funky part.

Don't forget Friday, Dec 19th is early dismissal day, school is out at 12:45pm

Stay informed and read the November Governing Board meeting minutes.

Did you miss the informative GATE meeting on Wed, Dec 3? Review this presentation, and speak to your teacher about next steps for you and your child.

If you missed the Common Core Parent Ed Workshop on Nov 21, see the informative presentation delivered by Atelier Tutors.

Next time you're on campus, check out the new Annual Giving Gratitude Rainbow.

While you're shopping for the holidays, donate to Canyon without spending an extra dime. Canyon programs with Ralph's, eScrip, School Cents and Box Tops give us all power purchasing capabilities. Visit Canyon Partners to learn how easy it is to enroll.

Hello Harvest CSA delivers to Canyon every Wednesday. Take advantage of this fresh farmers'-market-trip-in-a-box, save the home delivery fee, and give to Canyon as every box donates $1 to Canyon Booster Club. Sign up at, noting "Canyon Charter Elementary" in the delivery instructions. You should be doing this!

We have a new cracker jack team behind the Canyon Facebook page. If you want to stay on top of every event, sale, activity, fundraiser, field trip, and all-around school happening, LIKE US on Facebook and we'll be added to your Facebook feed.

Participate in the Annual Palisades Spelling Bee on Feb 8, open to all 1-5th graders. Learn more.

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 - 19th - Spark of Love Annual Toy Drive

December 8th - 14th - International Hour of Code Week

December 18th - Governing Board Meeting, 2-3pm

December 19th - Minimum Day, 12:45pm release time. Winter holiday begins.

January 12th, 2015 - School Resumes

January 16th - MLK Jr. Day, NO SCHOOL

January 21st - Pali Bee Spelling Bee Registration Deadline

January 21st - Canyon School Tour, 8:30-10am, Register Now

January 22nd - Booster Club Meeting, 8:15am

January 22nd - Committee Meetings, 2-3pm

January 23rd - Special United Teachers Los Angeles Meeting, 12:10-12:50pm, Room 10

February 3 - Canyon School Tour, 8:30-10am, Register Now

February 20 - Canyon School Tour, 8:30-10am, Register Now


It’s hard to believe that it’s already the middle of December (not to mention we are almost half way through the school year!) This will be a busy week at school. I hope that you will be able to join us for some of the fun winter/holiday festivities. 

On Tuesday, our students will be performing in the annual winter show. Our theme this year is “Peace, Love & Joy.” Our music teachers and students have worked hard to help get us in the holiday spirit. There will be two shows and both are identical. We ask that parents of students in grades K-2 attend the first show at 8:30am and parents of students in grades 3-5 attend the second show at 10:30. Out of respect for our performers, please plan to remain for the entire show. If you plan to videotape, please do so from the back of the auditorium as to not block other parents from enjoying seeing their child(ren) perform. I’m looking forward to hearing all the sweet voices as they warm our hearts and bring us much seasonal joy! 

In this busy week, please keep the following in 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:


Have your kid choose a new, unwrapped toy and bring it to Canyon before Friday, Dec 19th, and help us contribute to the Spark of Love Holiday Toy Drive.


Lights, Camera...Auction! Now back at Fiesta this March 22, 2015.  

We need your help now to bring in exciting hot selling items for Auction like restaurants, tickets, vacation/hotel stays, gift cards, fitness and kids toys/activities. 

When you shop and travel for the holidays, think of Canyon and please bring your donation forms. It's easy, just ask, "Do you support local school Auctions?" Donations are tax-deductible.  

We seek 2 donated items per famiy or, if you'd rather, cash donations to help with Auction event costs. Click here for more info.