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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 10/15/17

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.


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!

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!


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Holiday Program 2017

This year’s Holiday Program wil be on Wednesday, December 13 and Thursday, December 14. There will be two shows each day—10:30 A.M. and 1:30 P.M. 

Fall Costume Parade

Come and join us for a spectacular fall parade on Tuesday, October 31. We will have a costume contest and the grade level winner for the following categories will receive a treat:


        • Most Creative/Original

        • Most Beautiful

        • Funniest


•The parade will start at 8:45 A.M. Parents will be allowed in at 8:30 and must proceed to the yard. Please stand behind the tape and chairs.


•Parents will not be allowed in the classrooms or the bathrooms to assist students with their costumes.


•Students participating in the parade must come to schools dressed in their costumes.


•Students will be able to stay in their costumes for the remainder of the day, or wear their clothes underneath for and change after the parade. The school is not responsible for any lost or misplaced items.


•October 31 is a regular day of attendance. All students are expected to be in school for the entire day.


•If you do not want your child to participate for religious or personal reasons, please send a note to their teacher. They will have a different activity not related to the Fall Parade or Halloween.


Click here to get the Fall Parade Flyer.

Click here to get the flyer in Spanish.

Enrollment for the 2017-18 School Year

We are still continuing to enroll for the 2017-18 school year. Be part of our dynamic learning community!

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 in 2017-18:


Cheesecake Fundraiser 

Movie Night in the Auditorium

Scholastic Book Fair--Parent Conference Weeks



Stay tuned for times and dates!

Vena School Calendar 2017-18

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

Today: 11/24/17


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Important Dates

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

10/20 (Fri): Learn About the New Progress Reports for TK, 8:30 AM in the Parent Center

10/20 (Fri): E-Choices Workshop, 8:30 AM in ...more

Tree People

Vena Avenue celebrated Earth Day on April 22nd by planting 8 trees on  the school grounds.  The event was hosted by Tree People who planned and supplied all the materials. Fifth grade students and their families were invited to assist as a way to commemorate their last year at Vena. It was a wonderful experience for everyone who attended.