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Budget Survey 2018-2019

We can’t believe that it is already time to start thinking about the 2018 – 2019 school year!  Please take a few minutes to fill out our budget survey as our LSLC budget committee will be meeting in the upcoming weeks to analyze our current expenditures and plan for the next school year.  Response are due by Thursday, 3/15/18!


Did you miss it?!?  We had a big reveal at our PTA/PACE meeting recently!!!   Here’s the news:

Thanks to the tireless fundraising efforts of our amazing parent volunteers, and thanks to the generous donations from all of YOU, PACE is thrilled to announce in addition to our investments into new Ipad and Chromebook carts for the classrooms this year, we have agreed to fund a FULL COMPUTER LAB RERESH!  Over the summer break, 40 new computers will be installed ready for the new 2018/19 school year!  This is not a inexpensive investment, but a very important one that supports our school’s charter promises and offers all of our children the very best technology at their fingertips!

Secondly, in support of our well-loved Read-a-thon, PACE has agreed to MATCH ALL FUNDS raised this year in sponsorships, in order to give our beloved library A FULL RENOVATION!  We are talking new blinds, paint, decorations, new sections of books, new research computers with subscriptions for National Geographic etc…. the list of possibilities are endless, so lets gather those sponsorships from friends and neighbors to make this refresh sensational!!!

Our next PTA/PACE meeting is April 12, and we will be holding the elections for new Board Members!  If you would like to run, or nominate someone, PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM and submit it to the PTA/PACE box in the front office asap.  We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Kidchella is this Saturday! Doors open at 1:00

Our budding musicians are ready to take the stage! Doors open at 1:00 and the first band goes on promptly at 2:00. Make sure you practice your moves for this year's Flash Mob Dance

Presale entrance tickets for $5.00 each and food / drink / merch tickets in bundles of $20 for 25 tickets are still available. This is a great presale discount. Check out: https://501auctions.com/pace/custom/kidchella-signup to place your order!

ScholarShare - Help Our School Receive a Grant Worth $15,000!
Colfax is competing for a $15,000 grant to fund enrichment programs including hands on learning experiments with science, gardening, and educational field trips. Be sure to VOTE for our school ONCE PER DAY between March 12th to 23rd using THIS UNIQUE CODE and help us secure these funds!  The school with the most votes per category will win!  The grant is brought to us by State Treasurer John Chiang and ScholarShare 529. Tell your friends, family, and neighbors, they can vote too!  
Spirit Book

Our School Spirit book is ready to be published! You can preview it hereThank you to all those who contributed material, and our wonderful editorial team! The full-color, hardcover book is not only a wonderful showcase of our students’ creations and school spirit, it’s also a great fundraiser! Pre-ordered books are $24.99, of which 20% goes back to our school, and the Colfax library receives a free copy for all students to enjoy. Shipping is free when you pre-order by clicking or visiting this link: Order # COLFAX2018. You can order as many books as you like to share with friends and family. All pre-orders have to be submitted by Friday March 16, 2018.

!Coffee & Conversation

Please join Mrs. Friedman and the World Fair Chairs for Coffee & Conversation Monday March 19th. We will be sharing information about the World Fair!

Be Respectful to our Neighbors

We are so lucky to have our school in such a wonderful neighborhood. Please respect our neighbors by not parking in their driveways or blocking their driveways and access areas…. Even for 2 minutes

The Enchanted Nightingale - $20 tickets and 25% back to Colfax!

Visit GARRYMARSHALLTHEATRE.ORG to purchase tickets using our promo code COLFAX for only $20 each, and 25% of ticket sales comes back to us!

Read - A -Thon
The Read - A - Thon is officially over! We are so proud of our readers. Please continue to fundraise for this awesome cause. All of the money raised will be MATCHED by PACE to purchase an entirely new section of books, as well as to underwrite an exciting makeover of our beloved library, so please forward THIS LINK near and far to your friends and family! It's up to US!
SAS / GATE Parent Conference

Attached is the flyer for the 9thAnnual GATE/SAS Parent Conference, scheduled for Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools. The flyer is provided in multiple languages; on-site translation will also be available at the event.



BOOTH SPONSORSHIP  Find your Face at the Fair!  Classrooms may sponsor a booth for $100 - this includes taking a fun class photo with your teacher to be displayed at an attraction at the fair.  Families and groups (friends, neighbors) may sponsor a booth for $200 - this includes a photo shoot with a professional photographer, your photo displayed at a fair attraction, PLUS a digital copy of the photos.  You may drop off order forms and check (made payable to PACE) in the front office. Deadline for turning in money for classrooms AND families is Tuesday, April 3rd. For more information, please email Kim Shlesinger or Andy Christenot


SOCIAL MEDIA  Follow the COLFAX WORLD FAIR on Facebook + Instagram!  RSVP for the Colfax World Fair on Facebook + share with your friends . Also make sure you "like" the Colfax World Fair on Facebook and Instagram 

COMMUNITY SPONSORSHIP  How Can I Get a Banner on Colfax Avenue? Do you own or work for a business that would like to become an official year-round Colfax Sponsor?  For as low as $600, enjoy perks such as social media shout outs, your logo in the online parent directory, inclusion in the online coupon book, and the coveted fence banner!  20% off all levels for Colfax parent-affiliated businesses!  Contact Marshall Lewis or Michelle Voetberg  for more details or to sign up. 

WHATS NEW AT THE FAIR? Sneak Peek…Grab some shade and visit the World Fair Reading Room during the fair where you can buy pristine used books for just a few tickets each!  

HELP WANTED! Do you own, or have any contacts to a local bakery, wine shop, or restaurant?  If so, please contact Parisa for information on how to help. 

SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS Thank you to…Summer Art Academy and Boys & Girls Club of Burbank for hosting the Glitter Tattoo and Face Paint booths at the fair this year!  We appreciate your support! 

Please see our WISH LIST of items needed for the fair 

Have any World Fair questions, comments, or ideas?  Want to get involved? Contact Parisa StepanekPaula Lisbe or Sonja Young 

Looking Ahead - Save The Date!

Please mark your calendars with the following dates

  • 3/22 PTA / PACE Board Meeting 
  • 3/23 Early Dismissal
  • 3/26-30 Spring Break
  • 4/2 School Closed - Cesar Chavez Day

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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