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Toy Drive

Please join us in brightening the holidays for our own Colfax boys and girls by donating new and unwrapped toys to the Holiday Toy Drive.

You can also help by saving bags while you are doing your holiday shopping and bringing them to the office. Large plastic bags would be greatly appreciated. 

Collection bins will be at the Kinder gate, the main entrance & the Colfax drop off gate.

While we have a heavier need this year with 9-12 year old boys, we appreciate the toys you can bring in.

Staff - $6 Suggested donation for Stocking Stuffers
TK - Boys & Girls 0 - 2 years old
Kinder – Boys & Girls 3 - 5 years old
1st Grade – Boys & Girls 4 - 5 years old
2nd Grade - Girls 6 - 8 years old
3rd Grade - Boys 6 - 8 years old
4th Grade - Girls 9 -12 years old
5th Grade - Boys 9 - 12 years old

We will be collecting until Friday December 8th.

Giving Tuesday
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Please join us for our Valley Village & Colfax Community #GivingTuesday event.  It will be a fun time with friends and neighbors for our final Annual Giving campaign event. It will start after school at 1:40pm on Tuesday 28th, in front of the school on Addison.  We will be joined by DJ Steve Sobel who will keep us entertained while we enjoy our community bake sale and collect donations from the community.  In addition to the bake sale, Dogtown Dogs food truck will be there, as well as snow cones and coffee for sale.
Parent Education

Join us Wednesday, November 29 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the auditorium

Good Kids, Bad Habits

Does your child rush through homework, have trouble staying focused, procrastinate, or lack motivation? Come learn three simple tools that will stop your child’s after-school bad habits.  This workshop will give parents specific tools for communication, time-management, and motivation that will help us become confident and effective coaches for our children. Yulia Rafailova is an academic coach who has helped thousands of students with a wide range of abilities. Her interactive workshops give parents the tools they need to help their children become responsible and independent people.

  • Parent Education Series
  • Sponsored by PTA
  • open to community
  • free childcare in the library

This series is neither sponsored by LAUSD nor connected with it in any way. All presentations are free, compliments of the Colfax PTA.  Childcare is provided free.  Children must be at least four years old. Questions? Contact Karen Eastman at (310) 567-4487 or keastman@sbcglobal.net.

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.

Family STEM Night 

This Thursday Night!

* Food Trucks Available in the front of the school starting at 4:00pm

*Activities start at 5:00pm

Keynote Speaker

5pm - 5:30pm


*Seating is Limited

Dr. Jo Pitesky

Project Science Engineer (Cassini Project)

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory


Join us for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) Family Night

STEM Family Night will be a fun evening of hands-on science, math, and engineering activities for students and families.

4:00pm  Food Trucks

5:00 – 5:30pm Keynote Speaker

5:00 – 7:00pm Three STEM Workshops Ongoing No Sign Up Needed

Trash Talks with the Sierra Club!, Computer Wise Kids does Code!, Rocks, Rocks & More Rocks with the Del Air Rockhounds

5:30 – 6:10pm 1st Session – Sign up for very fun, discovery filled options

6:20 – 7:10pm  2nd Session – Sign ups for 1stand 2nd sessions are limited to 20 students

Pick 2 sessions, 1 from 5:30 – 6:10 and 1 from 6:20 – 7:10.  Space is limited, sign up now through myschoolanywhere.com!

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 - LAST WEEK!!!!
LAST WEEK of the Annual Giving campaign!
Please help us get closer to our goal of 100% participation! 
A nearby school achieved 97% participation; COLFAX families can do this too!
·        Any amount counts, Give What You Can.  Whether that is $10, $25 or more, each and every donation is beneficial and counts towards 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.
Support our school, the families that have given, the students and the teachers by giving a donation that is meaningful to your family
The grade with the highest level of participation by the end of this week will get a special POPCORN PARTY!
1st grade is in the lead but it is still possible for other grades to catch up!
Current standings:                          
                                          First Grade   70.5%                        # of donations needed catch 1st:
Third Grade  60.2%                        11 more              
TK/Kinder  58.7%                           14 more 
Second Grade  46.2%                    25 more
Fifth Grade  43.2%                         23 more
Fourth Grade  41.2%                      37 more
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!
North Hollywood High Construction Project Meeting

On Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the North Hollywood High School Auditorium located at 5231 Colfax Avenue, North Hollywood, there is a  meeting to discuss the comprehensive modernization project for the North Hollywood High campus.  More information can be found here..

Sports Plus Winter Camp - Earn $50 for PACE
Sign up for Sports Plus Winter Camp (located at Millikan Middle School) before December 1st, and PACE will receive $50 for each registered camper. The early bird camp fee per child is $54/day if you sign up before the December 1st deadline. Sports Plus Winter Camp is open for three weeks!

More info at  www.sportsplusdaycamp.com or (818) 905-6125.

Looking Ahead - Save The Date!

Please mark your calendars with the following dates:


  • 12/6 Islands Fundraiser
  • 12/7-8 Holiday Boutique
  • 12/7 LSLC Meeting
  • 12/13-12/14 Holiday Shows
  • 12/18-1/5 School Closed - Winter Break

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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