In this Issue: 

Annual Giving    Be Friendly and Monthly Attendance Awards    Parent Social

Walk to School Wednesday    LSLC   Career Day   Illness Protocol  

     PTA Memberships  Volunteers and TB Test   Party Book  PEAK 

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Annual Giving - Help us reach our goal!

We did it!  We made our goal of 250 donations by 09/30/17 to get Dr. To’s $2,500 donation.  Congrats everyone!  
Now let's try and make 100% participation.
We are currently at 36.2% overall participation.
Last week we kicked off The Annual Giving Battery
Each grade will compete to win highest participation!  Look for the chart on your classroom door this week!
Current standings are as follows:
TK/Kinder  44%
First Grade   47.9%
Second Grade  31.4%
Third Grade  45.7%
Fourth Grade  24.3%
Fifth Grade  34.8%
Whichever grade wins, will get... a Popcorn Party!
Please help our wonderful school and the children in it by giving what you can towards our Annual Giving Campaign.  Every little bit helps. Representatives will be at the 5th grade lunch tables issuing incentive gifts and taking donations on Mondays and Fridays... or
You can pay by check in the office,
or log onto:
and donate online!
Don't forget about corporate matching gifts and friends, neighbors,
grandparents can donate too!

Be Friendly and Monthly Attendance Awards

Check out some of the exceptional students who were honored this month! 



Congrats to Mr. Lample's and Mr. Sepkowitz's classes for the highest percentage of attendance in the month of September


Parent Social

WHAT ARE YOU DOING SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4?  We have a rockingly fun parent social.  It is a chance for parents to hang out, with good food and drinks, good music, gaming, and an amazing live auction of class-produced art work.  

This year, it is the SOCIAL ABOUT NOTHING.  For those of you who have lamented themes in the past, this is perfect for you because it is the SOCIAL ABOUT NOTHING.  For those of you who love themes and dressing up, GREAT!  It’s the SOCIAL ABOUT NOTHING— ala Seinfeld.

 Saturday, November 4 at 7 pm at the Fabulous Federal Bar.  Tickets are $45 each.  Log onto and click on the PARENT SOCIAL to purchase tickets.


Walk to School Wednesday

Wednesday, October 4

Looking for a way to fit some exercise into your daily routine and spend some more quality time with your kids, all while doing something good for our environment? Then do we have the solution for you! Starting this Wednesday, October 4th,  we will hold our annual kick off of “Walk to school Wednesday”.  Walk to school this Wednesday and earn your official “I walked to school” sticker.  We encourage families to walk to school not just this Wednesday but every Wednesday. 


Thursday, October 5 at 2:45 p.m. in Room 20.  

Colfax is an LAUSD Affiliated Charter School governed by the Colfax Charter Local School Leadership Council (LSLC). The LSLC addresses all issues big and small regarding the Colfax learning environment, student achievement, hiring, budget, policies, programs, procedures, and parental involvement. The meetings are open to the public. Attendance is welcomed and encouraged.

Check out the agenda here.  All are welcome to attend!

Career Day

Friday, October 6th marks Career Day at Colfax.  25 parents join us to present a wide variety of careers, inspiring and engaging the students.  From an airline pilot to a cake designer, from a neonatal nurse to a courtroom judge, students will have a chance to learn about a multitude of options as they move forward towards College and Career Readiness.

Since we are preparing our students to be College and Career Ready, we will have college and career spirit day on Friday also!  Students are encouraged to wear clothes inspired by the career they would like be or the college they would like to go to (or that their parents went to)!  Please no Halloween costumes.

Illness Protocol

As you know, student and staff safety is our number one concern.  This weekend, District staff has taken even greater precaution in coming into Colfax to deep clean classrooms and restrooms that may have been impacted.  Know that we are taking student health and safety extremely seriously and working closely with District staff and the County of Los Angeles Public Health Department.  

As we reminded you last week, while student attendance is extremely important, but please do not send your child to school if they are sick.  Please take the opportunity to discuss handwashing and germ prevention practices with your children at home.  If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Friedman at school.

PTA Memberships

And the winner of the popsicle party for highest class participation is...Ms. Hamburger's class!  Congratulations!

You can still join PTA anytime just by logging in to and clicking on PTA Membership.

Volunteers and TB Tests

Volunteers must be cleared and TB tested to volunteer at school.  The deadline for processing has now lapsed.  If you have not completed your forms and been approved, you will no longer be able to volunteer unless and until this process has been completed.  Please go to to complete your application (when entering the school code, just enter any number). 

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!

This Week at PEAK 

 Fall is in the air with Peak Adventures!  October kicks off our Halloween/Creepy Cool Science theme.  We will be doing cool experiments to find out how we digest food, what owl pellets are (eew gross) and even how a tarantula eats with our beautiful live tarantula "Chewbacca". We will be starting some great skeleton art , wonky eyed monster art and even clay eyeballs!!

Looking Ahead - Save The Date!


Please mark your calendars with the following dates:

  • 10/9 Be Safe Kick Off - 2nd Grade 
  • 10/12 Picture Day Makeup
  • 10/12 GATE Parent Meeting 6 pm
  • 10/17 The Habit Fundraiser
  • 10/19 PTA/PACE General Meeting 8:30 a.m.
  • 10/21 School Beautification

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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