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Be Kind Awards                                                                                                                                                                 

Congratulations to all our winners of this month's Be Kind and academic awards!




Attendance Awards                                                                                                                                                                

Congrats to this month's winners of the attendance awards!

For grades TK-2, we had a two-way tie this month between Ms. Ponce and Ms. Juniel's class!

For grades 3-5, our big winner this month was Ms. Chester!

Holiday 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.

Colfax Welcomes our new Assistant Principal

Brandon T. Binder was born and raised in Oxnard, CA. After graduating from Santa Clara High School he attended Loyola Marymount University and has resided in Los Angeles since. He began his career with the Los Angeles Unified School District in 2006 as a 2nd grade teacher at Manchester Elementary School. In 2011 he transitioned to secondary education and became a Special Education Teacher at Manual Arts High School. There he developed a love for student with special needs and pursued other opportunities in the school’s Special Education Department including Department Chair and Department Coordinator. His newest endeavor in the arena of Special Education is working as an Assistant Principal, Elementary Instructional Services (APEIS) where now works at Colfax Charter Elementary School and Sherman Oaks Elementary Charter School.

Colfax Welcomes Our New Assistant Principal, Elementary Instructional Specialist, Mr. Binder. He is here Thursdays, Fridays and every other Tuesday!

Holiday Boutique

Our annual Holiday Gift Boutique is coming up! Thursday and Friday your children will have the opportunity to purchase gifts for family and friends. All items are between $1 and $12 with the majority of the items between $1 and $5. The boutique will be open to everyone on Friday at 2:33.

LSLC - Local School Leadership Council

Our LSLC meeting is Thursday at 2:45 in Room 20. Click here for the agenda. 

YS Basketball                                                                                                                                                             

Congrats to our YS basketball team who made it all the way to the semi-finals this past weekend!  Thank you to Coach Cindy!

Holiday Performances - December 13 & 14

Holiday Performances are almost here!  Please read this information carefully!

We have a LARGE school community and a VERY SMALL auditorium.  Therefore, we have to limit the number of tickets given out to each family.  Each FAMILY (not student) will receive 2 tickets for the holiday performances.   The tickets for the shows will go home with the OLDEST child in your family, the Monday before the shows.  

The tickets are divided up by the student's last name.  The breakdown is:

Wednesday, 12/13/17

8:30      Rev - Z

10:30    Ku - Reu

Thursday, 12/14/17

8:30      En - Kr

10:30    A - Em

Parents can exchange tickets among themselves.  The office will NOT be able to facilitate changes, please DO NOT call the office for additional tickets or for changes.  In addition, please, if you only have 1 person coming to the show, DO NOT offer up your second ticket.  We are already over capacity and we are counting on not everyone using both tickets.

Chorus will have a separate performance on Monday, December 11th at 8:30 am.  There are no tickets required for this performance.  All chorus parents are welcome. 

Please be understanding and patient during this holiday time.

Season Explorers

As we know, our beautiful school is getting bigger and prettier to better serve the community. Therefore, Colfax Winter and Summer Camp will be temporarily suspended during construction, but Ms. Wells created a new program to accommodate her amazing campers called “Season Explorers“.  The location is nearby our school, is gated, surrounded by greenery and has big and friendly farm animals. Please visit www.seasonexplorers.com where you will see pictures of the new location, have more information and register. 

Registrations are open and spaces are limited!

Please Help the Farm!

Do your kids have any rain boots they have outgrown?  The farm would love to take them off your hands!  We like to stay well-stocked in various sizes so that the kids who help work at the farm don't get their shoes ruined and covered in mud.  Any donations would be most appreciated.  

Spirit Wear

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

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!
Looking Ahead - Save The Date!

Please mark your calendars with the following dates


  • 12/13-12/14 Holiday Shows
  • 12/13 Islands Fundraiser
  • 12/15 Pajama Day
  • 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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