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Be Determined Awards

Congratulations to all of our outstanding "Be Determined"" and academic excellence recipients this month! 




Parent Portal Information

As of Friday, we are only at 30% parent participation.  Please take a few minutes to register on the Parent Portal.  The Parent Portal contains useful information for parents about their children.  Next year, more information will be added to the Parent Portal as well!  You only need to sign up once in your child’s academic career with LAUSD, it will follow them to all LAUSD schools!

If you have questions or need assistance signing up, see the attached instructions or please contact the office.

Who Let the Dogs Out? Dog Haus Fundraiser 4/18

Please join us on Wednesday, April 18th at Dog Haus on Lankershim in North Hollywood. Dog Haus is giving 20% back to COLFAX!! Dine in or take out anytime  from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Dog Haus- 4929 Lankershim Blvd, 91601 | P- 818.505.1033

5th Grade Panorama Picture

Bring your best smile this Thursday for the 5th Grade Panorama Picture!!!!

PTA/PACE Meeting and Elections


Congratulations to our newly elected PTA and PACE Board Members.  We will be announcing the PACE positions held by each newly elected board member in next week's Voice after they have been ratified by the board.

1) PACE Co-President with Lisa Adler - SONJA YOUNG







1) PTA Co-President with Jenna Schwartz - SAMANTHA DORF

2) PTA Treasurer: MEGAN PENNIE

3) VP Membership with Sarah HuYoung - KAREN EASTMAN

4) VP Communications: JANE EPSTEIN

5) Parliamentarian: TONYA PEAT

Open House

Open House: Join us for Colfax Open House - April 24th, 5:30-6:30pm.  

Families are invited to Open House, where your students can show off all of their hard work from the school year!  This is also a great time to take the opportunity to check out the next grade level and see what is coming!  Parents, please understand that this is not the time to conference with current teachers, nor “interview” the teachers in the next grade level.  Let your students take the lead!

In-N-Out Burger Truck will be serving burgers on campus 5-6:30 pm on Open House night! Available by Pre-Order ONLY. (Order Form attached and available in Office). Meals are only $5. Orders are due by April 18th! Contact meganpennie@yahoo.com with questions.




Last year at the World Fair, we awarded more than 100 cakes to lucky winners at our Cake Walk and we hope to give away even more this year.  But we need those cakes!  Parents, we are asking for donations of one or more of those fabulous cakes, so sign up to bring one from your favorite bakery or store, or create one of your own if you happen to be a baker!  The sign up sheet is located in the front office, as is a donation box if you would like to give a gift card to your favorite grocery store or bakery which will be used to purchase cakes.  Thank you from your Cake Walk Team! 


The wine raffle is back by popular demand! We want this year’s prizes to be EPIC. Please donate a bottle (or more) valued of at least $10. We will be collecting wine in from of Mrs. Walker’s house on Wednesdays at pick up and drop off, and after assembly on Mondays. Feel free to contact Jane Epstein at seejanecook@gmail.com or Beth Moceri at bethmoceri@gmail.com to arrange pick ups or if you have questions.  


Got Donations?

We NEED your baskets of goodies for our auction!  This is the time to start bringing in your items to donate!  Please complete this form or contact Lisa Adler (lisa@teamadler.co.uk) or Vickey Brash (vickeybrash@gmail.com) directly and tell us how you can contribute! 


Party On, Colfax! The Party Book is LIVE!  BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!!

There is still time to check out all the new and fun parties our party gurus Susie and Erica have planned for us on the PACE website: https://501auctions.com/pace/category/category/40972 .  

But be quick… Two parties have already SOLD OUT!

Our "Colfax Families Only" theme parties are a fun way to build community while raising money for our school. Hosts donate EVERYTHING that goes into the party, tickets can only be purchased by Colfax families, and all the money raised goes straight back to the classrooms.  So login and buy before they sell out!!!  If you have a new idea for a party, we add throughout the year, so email susiekheel@gmail.com with your ideas.

 SPOTLIGHT ON:  Getaways and Unique Experiences!

WE NEED YOUR TIME SHARES!!  Do you have a house in Hawaii or a Villa in Venezuela??  We would love you to donate a vacation to our auction!  We do already have a stay at The Four Seasons – Hawaii, vacations in Cancun and Manzanillo Mexico, a suite at The Chateau Marmont, two nights at The Sportsmen's Lodge – but keep them coming!


We’ve told you about our amazing $5000 LA RAMS training camp, and our equally amazing LA Dodgers Batting Practice experience, but we haven’t yet told you about these experiences we’ve secured already too: Fantastic Race; Hornblower Cruise; Paint n Sip night; VIP Experience at the NASCAR Raceway; Malibu Wine Safari; The Front Yard Meal and Movie night; Duff’s Cake Mix – Cake Decorating event and more to come… so keep your eyes peeled when bidding opens!  Not long now before our sneak peek!! 


Time to collect your Class Basket donations!

We hope you are collecting lots of great donations for your Class basket themes! Don’t forget to use the Colfax amazon link too!  Class baskets are the biggest buzz in our tent, but they can’t be great without your donations! 

All basket items are due to your Basket Rep by April 27


Do you like to take a class or two at the Pilates or fitness studio?  We have some great local businesses who have donated classes for you to try out!  Thank you to Wundabar Pilates, 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



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. 



Seeking hair stylists!  Do we have any Colfax parents who cut or style hair?  Looking for 'Hair Flair booth' specific volunteers who may have special skills in this area. If you do, please contact Parisa for information on how to help. 

Please click here to see our WISH LIST of items needed for the fair, and sign up if you can help!

Contact Parisa StepanekPaula Lisbe or Sonja Young for more information about anything WORLD FAIR!!

Looking Ahead - Save The Date!

Please mark your calendars with the following dates

  • 4/23-4/27 Principal and Staff Appreciation Week
  • 4/30 Coffee and Conversation
  • 4/30-5/4 Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 5/3 LSLC Meeting

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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