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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 12/12/17

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

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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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Daily News

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Downloadable Forms

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Costumes for Holiday Program

Pre-K: ETK (Rm 8) and PALS (Rm 2): white, black, and/or red tops; black bottoms


Kinder and TK (Butler): white top, dark bottoms


First Grade: black, red, or green top, solid color, any combination 


Second Grade: white top, dark bottoms 


Third Grade:  white top, blue bottoms


Fourth Grade: red, green, or white tops. Black or navy blue bottoms. 


Fifth Grade and Room 5: white, red, or green top; dark bottoms; Santa hat optional

Holiday Program 2017 Schedule Change

This year’s Holiday Program wil only be on Thursday, December 14. There will be three shows—8:30 A.M., 10:30 A.M. and 1:30 P.M. 

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: 12/14/17
All Day: Holiday Program: Today Only!

Vena News


The Title 1 Parent and Family Engagement Policy and School-Parent Compact were mailed out on November 30, 2017. Please read these important documents to find out how our school ensures that parents are true partners in our students' education. 


Important Dates

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

12/14: Winter Holiday Program, 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, and 1:30 PM


1/8/18 (Mon): Second ...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.