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Parent Education Series - Wednesday 10/25 6:30 

Siblings: Handling Conflict and Building their Relationship Sibling conflict can be constructive! Through conflict, kids can learn how to tell someone how they feel, how to listen, and how to problem-solve and compromise. Having a sibling is an opportunity for growth, but only if you let those lessons happen. Come to this workshop to learn a step-by-step guide to get you through sibling drama. Darlynn Childress is a former middle and high school teacher and the mother of two sons. A trained parent educator and gifted storyteller, she gives workshops throughout SoCal and offers private coaching nationwide.

Wed, October 25, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Child Care is Provided!

Prospective Parent Tour - Friday 10/27, 8:30
Want to join our Colfax Family?

Our Prospective Parent Tour is October 27 at 8:30. Click HERE to sign up!

*Due to limited capacity, this tour is for Parents only. 

Spooky Movie Night! Friday 10/27 - Doors open at 5:00

Come one, come all, come for some Halloween Colfax Fun!!

Please join us on Friday as our 5th Grade presents our annual Spooky Movie Night!! Doors will open at 5 p.m. with food, fun, treats and games as well as a spooky Haunted House. Pizza, hot dogs and Thai food (from Rustic Spoon) will be served.  

We will be showing Toy Story Terror as the trailer and the main feature is Maleficent.  All proceeds will go help send our 5th graders to Science Camp. Suggested admission donation is $5 per person.  We hope to see all of you there!!  

To Kick Off the Fun...Can You Guess The Correct Number of Candy Corn?

In the spirit of Halloween and kick off the excitement for Spooky Movie Night, we will be having a Guess the Number of Candy Corn game?  Each guess will be one dollar and the closest guess without going over will win the grand prize of a Fit Bit watch!!  Kids and adults are allowed to guess. Guesses can be made before school and after school near the lunch tables behind the library.  

Spooky Bake Sale

Calling all bakers!!!   Please donate to our Bake Sale for Spooky Movie Night.  We are accepting any and all baked or store-bought treats that we can sell for our event on Friday, 10/27/17. Donations can be dropped off before school or after school at the main office.  If you have any questions, please contact our Bake Sale Chair, Jane Epstein at seejanecook@gmail.com.

It's the Parent Social About Nothing! LAST WEEK TO BUY TICKETS

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 and the 90's.

 Saturday, November 4 at 7 pm at the Fabulous Federal Bar.  Tickets are $45 each.  Log onto myschoolanywhere.com and click on the PARENT SOCIAL to purchase tickets. Tickets will not be sold at the door and this is the last week to get your tickets!

PEAK Adventures

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New Enrichment sessions are open now. Flyers went home in backpacks. For more information about upcoming classes visit PEAK Adventure

*Please note an error was made in the schedule.  Skateboarding is open to ALL grades.

Dance Club - Monday Mornings 

Due to low attendance the Dance Club will only meet on Mondays.

Coffee & Conversation

Join Mrs. Friedman for Coffee & Conversation next Monday October 30th after morning assembly in a discussion about Magnet schools. This is a great opportunity to talk about your options as well as the e-choices application process.

Halloween Parade 
Tuesday, October 31st @ 8:30am is our Halloween Parade!  Please remember that costumes should be elementary school appropriate, keeping in mind our youngest students, so nothing too scary or gory. Masks will be permitted during the parade only IF they do not impair vision. (Safety is our number one concern.)  Students should come to school in costume and bring a change of clothes to finish out the school day. Please remember that no adults are allowed in student restrooms, so please help your children with their costumes at home.  Thank you for your cooperation.
Annual Giving - Help us reach our goal!

1st grade is currently in the lead

TK/K is not far behind

A few donations per grade makes a big difference

TK/Kinder  57.5%

First Grade   65.3%

Second Grade  39%

Third Grade  51.7%

Fourth Grade  41.2%

Fifth Grade  38.2%

Whichever grade wins, will get... a Popcorn Party!

We need your help to meet our goal of 100% participation

Your donation benefits every student at Colfax and makes a difference at our school every day.

We understand that not all families are able to donate the $800 per student, but we urge you to give what you can!  We appreciate each and every donation no matter the amount.

THANK YOU Colfax Families!

You can pay by check in the office,
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and donate online!

Don't forget about corporate matching gifts and friends, neighbors, grandparents can donate too!
Looking Ahead - Save The Date!

Please mark your calendars with the following dates:

  • 10/31 Halloween Parade
  • 11/2 LSLC Meeting
  • 11/4 Parent Social
  • 11/6, 11/8-9 Parent Conferences

Please make sure that you refer to the calendar on our school website (http://www.colfaxcharter-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com) 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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