In this Issue: 

Annual Giving   5th Grade Pali Camp Meeting    Lunch Applications Parent Education  

Construction Update CPK Fundraiser     PTA Memberships  Volunteers and TB Test   Party Book   

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Annual Giving - Help us reach our goal!


A public education is free; an enriched one is not” 

Annual Giving is our second biggest fundraiser for the year.  This is where we ask all parents to voluntarily donate what they can afford towards programs here at Colfax like art, violin, technology, science lab, the farm and classroom aides.  We ask $800 per student to fund the enriched education our children are receiving.  We understand that not all families are able to donate the $800 per student, but we urge you to give what you can. Each donation is meaningful! 
Dr. To’s challenge:  If we receive 250 donations by the end of Sept – she will donate $2,500 to Colfax!   We have extended the coupon book from our sponsors as well.  If you donate by September 30th you will get the coupon book and be helping us reach our goal of 250 donations! We have 61 donations to go!!
Please complete and return the Annual Giving form that went home in your child's backpack to pay by check
or log onto: and donate online! Don't forget about corporate matching gifts and friends, neighbors, grandparents can donate too!
You may pick up your incentives for the different levels at the fifth grade lunch tables every morning in the month of September.

5th Grade Pali Camp Meeting - TONIGHT at 6:00!

 Important 5th Grade Pali Camp Meeting tonight in the Auditorium from 6pm - 7pm!

Representatives from Pali Camp will be at Colfax to give a presentation and answer any / all questions that you may have.  5th grade students are welcome to attend!

Parent Ed Series - 9/26 Childcare is Provided!

Tuesday, September 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium.  Come join us for the amazing Pattie Fitzgerald, an expert on childhood sexual abuse prevention and the founder of Safely Ever After, Inc.  She uses a positive and empowering approach and helps to teach how to communicate to our children about safety, trusting the right people around our children, and recognizing different types of tricky people.  She will be conducting presentations to the students on Wednesday!

"Use of the school premises has been granted pursuant to the provisions of Sections 17400, et seq., of the Education Code of the State of California to Colfax Elementary School PTA from the Board of Education of the Los Angeles Unified School District.  LA Unified and the Board of Education does not sponsor or take responsibility nor does it endorse any of the activities, statements or opinions which may be expressed at this meeting/activity." 


Construction Update

The Colfax Valet is now open again! 

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, before school, our new temporary bungalows will be delivered and installed on campus by rooms 29, 30 and the science lab.  It is very important that we remind students that this is a construction area, and is not a play area.  Safe walkways will be established for all students and adults, and additional supervision will be around those areas at recess and lunch.

CPK Fundraiser - 9/27

Join us on Wednesday, September 27th at California Pizza Kitchen!  CPK is donating 20% back to our school!  Check your child's backpack for our "Pizza with a Purpose" flyer. 12265 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, 91604, P- 818-505-6437

You will need to present a flyer for Colfax to receive credit. Purchases include dine-in, take out, catering, and all beverages.

PTA Memberships


If you have not done so, please consider joining COLFAX PTA.  With your membership you will be insuring that families in need will receive gifts, food, and books during the holidays.  The funds we raise allow us to shower our teachers with the love, credit, and extras they deserve. Your membership also promises you a buy-one-get-one free Legoland and Long Beach Aquarium admission.  Extra envelopes are in the office.  You can also join by logging onto The class percentages are currently:

Room 3: 79%         Room 23: 39%                    

Room 2: 75%        Room 14: 43% 

Room 4: 68%        Room 6: 42%  

Room 12: 62%      Room 19: 39%

Room 11: 61%       Room 23: 39% 

Room 10: 58%       Room 21: 38%

Room 9: 56%         Room 15: 35%

Room 13: 55%       Room 30:31%  

Room 1: 48%         Room 16: 30%

Room 29:48%        Room 22: 26%

Room 25: 47%       Room 17: 22%

Room 7: 46%         

Room 8: 43%       

Room 5: 46%

Volunteers and TB Tests

ALL Volunteers must be cleared through the district and must have an up-to-date TB test on file with the office. TB tests are valid for four years, however a new application with the District must be completed on line each year. Please go to to complete your application (when entering the school code, just enter any number). Volunteers without this process completed will not be allowed to volunteer after September 29, 2017.

Studio City Urgent Care is offering preferred pricing of $30 for TB tests for Colfax parent volunteers.  Flyers are located in the front office, and are required to receive this discount.  Studio City Urgent Care is conveniently located at 12660 Riverside Dr., Unit 110.  818-761-1800.

Colfax Party Book

Our 'Colfax families only' theme parties are a fun way to build our community while raising money for our school.  Hosts donate EVERYTHING that goes into the party, tickets can only be purchased by Colfax families and all the money raised goes straight back to the classrooms.  If you love to entertain or throw a great party then perhaps you will consider hosting one. Themes are endless - fitness/sports related, activities for kids, food experiences or even lessons - the sky's the limit.  We want to hear from you!  Email for more information. 

There are still spots left to some of these amazing events already planned!  Go through our Party Book link to get your tickets now!! TIP:  You can also use this link to check details of a party you already bought tickets to last year!

Looking Ahead - Save The Date!


Please mark your calendars with the following dates:

  • 10/2 Be Friendly Awards at Monday Morning Assembly
  • 10/4 Walk to School Day
  • 10/5 LSLC Meeting
  • 10/6 Career Day
  • 10/9 Be Safe Kick Off - 2nd Grade 
  • 10/19 PTA/PACE General Meeting 8:30 a.m.

Please make sure that you refer to the calendar on our school website ( for updates and new items! And friend us on Facebook (Colfax Charter) to receive up-to-the minute news and photos.

The teachers, families, and staff of Colfax Charter Elementary are dedicated to the academic and personal success of all students. Together we encourage each child to aspire to his highest potential in a safe environment. We provide opportunities so that they may face and triumph over the challenges of the 21st century. 

Colfax Charter Elementary School, 11724 Addison Street, Valley Village, CA 91607

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