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School Starts on Tuesday, August 18!

Welcome back, Vena Tigers! School starts at 8:06. Tuesday is a short day, so dismissal will be at 1:24. Dismissal on all other days is 2:24. Make sure to come on time, and get ready for a wonderful year!

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.

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Important Dates


•8/13/15 (Thu): Magnet Orientation @5:30 PM

8/18 (Tue): First Day of School

•9/4 (Fri): Admissions Day--School Closed

9/7 (Mon): Labor Day--School Closed

9/10 (Thu): Back to School Night

•9/14 (Mon): Unassigned Day--School Closed

9/23 (Wed): Unassigned Day--School Closed

•10/29 (Thu): Picture Day

•4/14 (Thu): Open House