A Big Thank You...

A Big Thank You...

Please join me in sending a heartfelt thanks to our amazing Gardening Guys (and their team). Sadly this will be the last year of their program at Canyon. I know it was a hard decision for them, but they are all making, or have made, some changes in their personal and professional lives and are no longer able to dedicate the countless hours each week to Canyon. The gardening program became an important part of their (and our) lives over the past several years.
Read more
Our Lucky Library!

Our Lucky Library!

If you were lucky enough to join us at the assembly this morning, you got to hear that the generous 5th grade class has donated over 100 books to our school library. Each year the culminating class selects a gift to leave to the future students of Canyon.
Read more
Annual Canyon Food Drive

Annual Canyon Food Drive

In collaboration with the Westside Food Bank, Canyon Charter is holding our annual food drive to benefit those in need. According to Share Our Strength, more than 1 million children and teens in Los Angeles are eligible for subsidized meals and may be at risk of hunger, especially during the summer months. Of those, 650,000, more than half, are considered “food insecure.”
Read more
Test Time!

Test Time!

Next week students in Grades 3-5 will begin Smarter Balanced Testing. In order to create an optimal testing environment for our students, parent volunteers will not be permitted on campus between 8:10-10:10 each morning for the three weeks of testing.

Read more
Canyon Kids are College Bound!

Canyon Kids are College Bound!

This Friday the students and staff of Canyon will be celebrating “College Awareness Day”, a Student Council organized event. One of our goals in LAUSD and at Canyon is that ALL students are college and career ready when they graduate from our district. This begins at the preschool level and runs throughout the students' educational experience.

Read more
Please join us!

Please join us!

I hope to see you on Thursday evening for our Open House and Science Fair.  The classrooms will be open between 5:30-7:00pm and the science fair will be held in the auditorium between 6:00-7:00. This is a great opportunity to see all of the hard work that your child has done this year.  

Read more
Middle School Articulation

Middle School Articulation

As part of the Palisades Complex of School’s ongoing collaboration with Revere Middle School, this year we incorporated the elementary teachers visiting the middle school and the middle school teachers visiting the elementary schools. After an eye-opening visit to Revere, Mr. Stoll and Mrs. Watson opened up their own classrooms to 6th grade Revere teachers Eric Matsu and Jeremy Alpert.
Read more
Canyon’s First Robotic Team

Canyon’s First Robotic Team

On Sunday, March 19th, ten 3rd-5th graders known as “The Flying Cows” represented Canyon at the First Lego League-Competition at Legoland. Under the guidance of their coaches, Eric, Mr. Velado and Lily, our participants had an awesome opportunity to practice imaginative thinking and teamwork while challenged to research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc. and to develop a solution. They were also required to design, build, and program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology, then compete on a table-top playing field.
Read more
California Wildlife Day

California Wildlife Day

Did you know that the California State Senate and Assembly have recently passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 23 by Senator Bill Monning establishing California Wildlife Day on March 20th? We were lucky to learn all about this at our last few Community Service Committee meetings. This special day will fall on the Spring Equinox each year and serves as a reminder to protect the extraordinary native plants and wildlife in our state.
Read more
Digital Learning News

Digital Learning News

I am happy to share that Canyon is now officially a 1:1 school in grades 2-5. What this means is that we have enough technology devices for each student to all be working at the same time. This was made possible by Booster and the purchase of 150 new Chromebooks.
Read more
Lockdown Drill

Lockdown Drill

The safety and welfare of our students and staff are our highest priorities. To provide schools an opportunity to practice emergency response procedures, the Superintendent of Schools has asked all students and staff to participate in a District-wide emergency preparedness drill on Tuesday, March 7th.
Read more
A Successful Event

A Successful Event

Thank you to everyone for taking part in our 3rd annual Jump Rope for Heart. We couldn't have asked for a more gorgeous day! Our students jumped their little hearts out as they rotated through 7 different stations. They got their blood pumping, they learned the importance of taking care of their hearts and they raised money for an important cause.
Read more
60 results