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Illness at Colfax Be Safe Assembly Annual Giving Parent Social

Best Book Forward Picture Day Makeup Gate Meeting 



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Illness at Colfax

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.  Please read this letter from the Department of Health to learn more about what we are doing to keep our school safe.

Think Safe, Act Safe, Be Safe

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Annual Giving - Help us reach our goal!

Thank you to everyone who has donated to our Annual Giving Campaign!

Dr. To and Dr. Lim presented their $2500.00 donation

We are currently at only 36.5% participation from families at Colfax. Please help us reach our goal of 100% participation. We need your support to continue tofund all of our extra programs! To show you the importance of Annual Giving, below is the breakdown of how your dollars were spent for your CHILD at Colfax in 2016/17.

Cost per child to cover all of the ‘extras’ that LAUSD does not provide:
Classroom Aides—$308
Art (salary/supplies)—$76
Music (salary/supplies)—$56
Science (salary/supplies)—$54
Technology (salary/curriculum)—$69
Technology (computers/repairs)—$15
Educational Assemblies—$4
Field Trips—$3
Jiji Math—$4
Best Book Forward—$1
Communications (Dateline, Voice, Website, Directory)—$3
Fundraising Costs—$109
General Operating Expenses (bank charges, insurance, accounting)—$26

This year we are asking $800 per child to reflect the improvements made in technology and campus upgrades. In our future communications, we will share the details of these exciting new projects! Every contribution counts! No contribution is too small. We all want the same thing for our children. The BEST school experience possible. We know that different families can contribute different amounts. Please give what you can to help support YOUR CHILD’S education.

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!

Parent Social about Nothing

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.  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.


Best Book Forward!

What’s your child’s favorite book?  It’s that time again— Best Book Forward is here!!!  Have your child bring his or her favorite book to school on Wednesday, October 11th.  Photos of each child will be taken on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday and incorporated into those FABULOUS class photo collages we so proudly display outside of the main office

Picture Day Makeup

Did your child miss picture day? Don't worry - we're having make up pictures this Thursday! 

GATE Parent Meeting - Thursday at 6:00 pm

Please join us for our first Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) meeting for the 2017 – 2018 school year on Thursday, October 12th at 6pm in the auditorium.   We will be discussing identification, options for differentiation and how to work with your gifted learner at home.  Childcare is provided.

PTA Memberships

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

Box Tops - turn in by Friday

Calling all Box Tops! Please turn in your Box Tops this week to your child's classroom or the office. They will be collected this Friday, October 13th. Don't forget to note the teacher name and room number when turned in. The class that turns in the most Box Tops wins a popsicle party!

Looking Ahead - Save The Date!


Please mark your calendars with the following dates:

  • 10/17 The Habit Fundraiser
  • 10/19 PTA/PACE General Meeting 8:30 a.m.
  • 10/21 School Beautification
  • 10/27 Spooky Movie Night
  • 10/30 Coffee and Conversation
  • 10/31 Halloween Parade

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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