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Important Safety Message

Colfax Staff Parking Lot Will Be Closed to Cars for Pick Up in the Afternoons

Serious safety concerns were brought up at our most recent LSLC meeting.  Effective starting today, the gates in the Colfax lot will be closed to cars at pick up time.  Parents will still be able to walk in through the gate and pick up students, however cars will not be permitted.   The gates will re-open to vehicles at 3:00 for pick up from the after-school programs.  If you have any questions, please call the office.  Thank you for helping us to keep all students safe.

Attendance Awards

Congrats to our December attendance award winners-- For K-2, Ms. Prudian's class and for Grades 3-5, Ms. Howe's class are the big winners.  Keep up the good job!





Kids' Lottery                                                                                                                                                                        

Win time with your favorite teacher or staff member!  Our teachers and staff have been kind enough to donate their time. Tickets are being sold for $1 each.  You can win one of these great prizes such as Principal for a day, teacher for the day, lunch with a teacher, and MANY MORE!!! Fill out your tickets and return them along with your money to the office or to your teacher by Friday, January 26th.  Winners will be drawn on January 29th at the assembly. Cash or checks accepted.  Please make checks payable to PACE.

 Kidchella - Sign up online TONIGHT 1/16 @ 8:00

It's time your student up for Colfax's legendary Kidchella rock concert. This year we will be accepting submissions online, Tuesday January 16 starting at 8 PM on the PACE website here: http://www.501auctions.com/pace/custom/kidchella-signup

Flyers with instructions on where to go and how to sign up went home in your child's back pack last week and is attached below.  The program is open to students in 2nd-5th grade but remember there are limited spaces and only the first 100 qualified applicants will secure a spot. Please note, parents may only register their own children. Submissions made for a friend will be deemed invalid. Lastly, Kidchella is a100% volunteer run event so if your child secures a spot parents are required to volunteer a minimum of 4 hours.

For more information and details on how to sign up, click HERE!

Priority Sibling Enrollment - Opens 1/22

Incoming students that are siblings of currently enrolled students living within Colfax Charter boundaries are given priority enrollment during this period.  You will need to complete the pre-enrollment online forms starting January 22, which will be on our website starting that morning.  After we have confirmed your address, using Lexis Nexis, we will contact you to come in and pick up an enrollment package.  At that time, you can schedule an appointment to bring in the COMPLETED (including all immunizations) enrollment paperwork back.  

Paperwork turned in after February 19th will be based on first come first served basis with non-siblings.  

GATE Parent Workshop

LAUSD is hosting a Parent workshop for the parents of Twice Exceptional Students on Wednesday, January 17th at Portola Middle School.  Check here for more information.

Hope Mill Donations

This month we honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King.  His birthday is also recognized as a national day of service. The fifth grade would like Colfax to participate in helping others in need.  Hope Mill is an organization that helps the homeless in our community by providing backpacks that are filled with necessary supplies.   We would like to support their work by collecting items that they need to fulfill their mission.  Please help us by donating these items. See Attached List of Items. Please drop off these items at your child's classroom or in room 19. The drive will go for the next two weeks.

Thank you!

The fifth grade teachers and students 

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

  • 1/22 Priority Enrollment Begins
  • 1/23 Chipotle 50% Back Fundraiser
  • 1/24 Parent Ed Series
  • 1/29 Coffee and Conversation

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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