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School Esperience Survey


The School Experience Survey is an annual survey administered to all LAUSD schools. The survey reports give each school important insight into what staff, students and parents think about their school's learning environment.  The 2017-2018 School Experience Survey window is now open. The window will remain open through Friday, November 17th. Students, parents and staff can take the surveys online, or parents can complete a paper survey, which is being sent home this week with the oldest child in your family.  Students in 4th and 5th grades will be taking the survey in class with their teachers.  


 We would like 100% parent participation.  If we get 100% parent participation, we will get $2,000 from our Local District!  We use this information to make decisions for our school.  Thank you in advance.

Parent Conferences 


Monday, November 13 - 12:40 Kinder/12:50 Grades 1-5

On minimum days, students will have one brunch period instead of recess and lunch.  Please pack your student a hearty snack.  School lunch will be available for purchase at brunch time. If your child is in an after school program, please make sure to pack them a lunch as well.

Food Drive

Food Drive: We will be collecting non-perishable canned goods to help our community of Colfax families in need during this Thanksgiving season. Please remember to have your child bring their canned goods to school on Wednesday morning, November 15. During psychomotor classes, students will bring their canned goods to the lunch tables where volunteer parents will help organize by grade. 

TK: Canned Gravy

Kinder: Canned Fruit

1st Grade: Canned Cranberry Sauce

2nd Grade Rooms: Canned Green Beans

3rd Grade Rooms: Canned Sweet Potatoes

4th Grade: Canned Corn

5th Grade: Boxed Stuffing Mix

Your participation directly helps to serve our Colfax families in need during this holiday season. If you would like to volunteer to help with the Food Drive please contact Sam Fisher (samfisher@gmail.com), Heide Margolis (fleaburt@aol.com) or Sunee Ostermann (ostermann1@sbcglobal.net).

Turkey Trot & Fall Fitness Fair - Wednesday November 15th 3:00-4:30 PM

Don't miss out on what is sure to be a terrific event for the whole family and get those donations in for our upcoming FUNdraiser! We need YOU to help us make this a terrific event for our students. 

Friends and Family Can Donate and/or Volunteer at:  www.501auctions.com/pace. Click on the Turkey Trot tab on the left side of the page. 

Thanksgiving Break

NO SCHOOL the week of Monday, November 20 - Friday, November 24.  Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Coffee and Conversation - Monday, November 27

Join us on our first day back after break for Coffee and Conversation immediately following morning assembly.  This month will have an open topic to ask any and all Colfax related questions!

Spirit Book
Thank you so much to all of the creative students who submitted poems, comics, recipes, stories, and drawings for the new Spirit Book project!  In order to give our students additional time to create and edit this amazing book, we’ve extended the deadline for submissions through January 31st.  Your submission can be Colfax-themed or can be about anything that interests you (cooking, art, sports or hobbies…) Please use the available templates (located in the Spirit Book bin in the front office) for your 1-2 page submission, or submit your work (preferably typed) on portrait-oriented white typing/copy paper. Please avoid pencil and use pen or markers instead. Colorful illustrations are encouraged!
Spirit Wear

Wear your favorite Colfax gear every Friday and show your school spirit!  USE THIS LINK TO PURCHASE YOUR GEAR

Annual Giving - Help us reach our goal! 
We need more families to donate, we only have a few weeks left
Please help us get closer to our goal of 100% participation 
When applying for grants foundations like to see a high percentage of participation.  If we can tell foundations that we have 100% participation in parent donations, we may be eligible for more funding
As of today we have achieved 48.7% family participation
Any amount counts give what you can.  Whether that is $10, $50 or more, each and every donation is meaningful and counts towards participation!
1st grade remains in the lead
Other grades can catch up
A few donations per grade makes a big difference!
TK/Kinder  58.7%
First Grade   70.5%
Second Grade  46.2%
Third Grade  60.2%
Fourth Grade  41.2%
Fifth Grade  43.2%
Whichever grade wins, will get... a POPCORN PARTY!
THANK YOU Colfax Families!
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!
Looking Ahead - Save The Date!

Please mark your calendars with the following dates:

  • 11/27 Toy Drive Kickoff
  • 11/28 Giving Tuesday
  • 11/29 Parent Ed
  • 11/30 STEM Night
  • 12/6 Islands Fundraiser

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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