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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 9/21/16


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!

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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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Magnet Tours and Application Workshops

There are still spaces available for gifted students to join the Vena Magnet community.


Magnet Tours for 2016-17 are as follows:

Fridays--October 7, 14, 21, 28 

9:00 to 10:00 A.M.

Tours will begin in the auditorium.


Application Workshops (for assistance in filling out the application)

Tuesdays--October 11,18, 25

8:30 A.M.

Thursdays--October 20 and November 3

3:00 P.M.


Please contact the Magnet Coordinator, Rocio Saldaña, for any questions.

(818) 896-9551 or rocio.saldana@lausd.net




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: 10/25/16

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.

Important Dates

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

•10/12 (Wed): Unassigned Day: SCHOOL CLOSED

•10/13 (Thu): Picture Day; Cheesecake Assembly Kick-off in the Auditorium

•10/14 ...more

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