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Vena Is a Distinguished School!

Vena Avenue Elementary & Gifted/High-Ability Magnet has been named a California Distinguished School by the California Department of Education. Only 5% of California schools are awarded this year following a selection process. This award identifies and honors schools that have demonstrated educational excellence for all students and progress in narrowing the achievement gap. Every student at Vena has access to high-quality educational experiences. Our school administration, staff, and families work together to make sure that each child is "prepared for success."  Roar out with pride, Vena Tigers!

Vena Tigers are Terrific!

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8-9-0 Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

Our Target API is 890. Last year, when our API rose to 878, Mrs. Nichols dodged HUNDREDS of water balloons thrown by students in Grades 3-5 who took the CST. We exceeded our Target Growth by 7%. We grew 62 points in 2010-11 and another 20 points in 2011-12, for a total of 82 points in two years. The whole Vena community celebrated this amazing achievement "Island Style" on Wednesday, October 31st.

This year, there will be snow at Vena if we reach our API goal of 890. So get your snow gear ready, Vena Tigers, and ROARRRR out with pride!!!

Update: We have reached our goal of 890! On December 6th (2013), there was enough snow on the yard for students to slide down a snowhill. Usually on "snow days" students on the East Coast stay home. On this most unusual SNOW DAY, the whole Vena Family was on campus to celebrate. Vena Tigers, you are way too COOL!


Vena Avenue Elementary is conveniently located near the 5 and 170 Freeways.

9377 Vena Avenue

Arleta, CA 91331

Click here for a map to the school.

Important Dates

•9/24/14: School Council Meeting @2;45 PM

•9/25/14: Unassigned Day: School Closed

•9/26/14: Coffee with the Principal in Room 40 @8:30AM

10/9/14: Picture Day in the Auditorium

•10/17/14: VPFK Movie Night

•10/23/14: Cheesecake Kick-off Assembly in the Auditorium

•10/31/14: Halloween; Coffee with the Principal in Room 40 @8:30AM

•11/11/14: Veterans Day: School Closed

11/14/14: Opening Day: New Library (Thank you Target and Heart of America!)

•11/17 to 11/21/14: Parent Conferences (Dismissal at 12:30 Mon/WedThu/Fri; 1:24 Dismissal on Tuesday 11/18)

•11/20/14: Magnet Art Gallery Night in the Auditorium 

•11/21/14: Coffee with the Principal in Room 40 @8:30AM

11/24 to 11/28/14: Thanksgiving Break: School Closed

12/18/14: Holiday Program in the Auditorium

•12/19/14: Coffee with the Principal in Room 40 @8:30AM

12/18/14: Holiday Program in the Auditorium

•12/22/14 to 1/9/15: Winter Break: School Closed

1/1/15: Happy New Year!

•1/12/15: School Resumes

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