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Welcome to Vena, 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 each 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!

Updated 11/28/16


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.

Fridays are Spirit Days!

Vena Tigers, don't forget to order your Spirit T-Shirt for Spirit Fridays! Thank you, Mr. Dan Gonzales, for your super cool tiger drawing!

Downloadable Forms

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Holiday Program

This year we will have our annual Holiday Program on December14 and 15. There will be two performances each day--one at 10:30 and an afternoon show at 1:15.


Each grade level will present a song to represent different cultural celebrations that take place in winter--Christmas, Hanukkah, Las Posadas, Kwanzaa, etc.


Note: The show will be the same show all four times. To make sure that everyone has a chance to watch the students perform, please ATTEND ONLY ONE OF THE PERFORMANCES. Thank you for your support!


Costumes for Holiday Program 2016

  • ETK/PALS (Lunn, Rincones): anything red, white, or black
  • Kinder and TK (Butler, Luna, Howry, Sanchez) anything red, green, or black
  • Grade 1 (Gaglione, Gonzales, Mendez): white shirt/top, blue bottoms
  • Grade 2 (Bigler, Debuque, Gudiño, Martinez): red, green, or white top, dark bottoms
  • Grade 3 (Aguinaga, Edemann, Neate, Marshall) solid red, green, or white shirt; jeans or dark bottoms 
  • Grade 4 and Room 5 (Branda, Calleton, Riggs, Velasco, Winner): red or green top; jeans
  • Grade 5(Chavez, Dedman, Osorio, Yu): Wear a cultural outfit or black pants and any color solid shirt.

Vena Is in the News!

Journalists came to our school to find out why our school test (SBAC) results were better than other schools in LAUSD. Congrats, Tigers!


Click on the links for more details.

Daily News

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Fundraising Means More Fun Learning


Vena will be having events to help raise funds for much-needed learning resources such as field trips, auditorium needs, Accelerated Reader, school supplies, etc. Please try to attend as many as you can. The following events are some of the ways we are trying to help our school:


McTeacher Night--Sept 1, Mar 9

Cheesecake Fundraiser--Kick-off on Oct 13, Distribution on Nov 9

Movie Nights--Oct 14 and Oct 28

Scholastic Book Fair--Parent Conference Weeks

Skateland--Feb 18, 7 to 10 PM

Chuck E Cheese--April 7


Stay tuned for times and dates!


Please fill out this Google Volunteer Survey if you want to volunteer. Thanks in advance!

Vena School Calendar 2016-17

Scroll over the blue dates on the calendar to find more information about upcoming events.

Today: 12/7/16

LAUSD Non-Discrimination Statement

The Los Angeles Unified School District is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying.  For more information regarding nondiscrimination, click here.

Tiger News

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Important Dates

Please click on "more" at the bottom of this box for more Vena Events.

•12/1 (Fri): Picture Make-ups

•12/14 (Wed): Winter Holiday Program in the Auditorium @10:30 and 1:15

•12/15 (Thu): Winter Holiday ...more