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Vena Ave. Elementary

Los Angeles Unified School District

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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!


    Holiday Program 2018 Posted 12/5/18
    Holiday Program Costumes

    Our annual Vena Holiday Program will be on December 12 and 13 (Wednesday and Thursday). There will be two shows on each day--at 10:30 A.M. and 1:15 P.M.

    Here are the costumes for each grade level:

    • ETK (Room 8) and PALS (Room 2): Hawaiian tops (floral shirt)
    • Kinder: pajamas, any color
    • First Grade: white, red, or green top, solid color, any combination
    • Second Grade: white top, dark bottoms
    • Third Grade: red and/or green top (solid color), black bottoms/skirt, OR red or green dress
    • Fourth Grade and Room 5: red, green, or white tops; black bottoms
    • Fifth Grade: white or blue top and dark bottoms, OR solid blue or white dress


    Important Information:

    • School Compact and Title 1 Parent & Family Engagement Policy--mailed home on 11/28/18.

    • District Title 1 Parent and Family Engagement Policy--mailed on 11/29/18.

    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! 
    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 2018-19:
    Cheesecake Fundraiser 
    Movie Night in the Auditorium
    Scholastic Book Fair--Parent Conference Weeks
    Poetry Night
    Art Night
    Talent Show
    Food Trucks
    Stay tuned for times and dates!
    IMPORTANT Events
    Local School Leadership Council

    Meeting on January 14, 2018 in the library, 2:40 to 3:30 P.M.


    •School Carnival

    •Attendance Incentives 



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    About Us

    Vena Avenue Elementary/Magnet is the hidden jewel of northeast San Fernando Valley in the city of Arleta. Nestled in a quiet residential area with the mountains as a backdrop, Vena is an oasis from the bustling city and nearby freeways.  Though from the exterior, we may look like a typical elementary school, on the inside, our school is extraordinary and successful.

    Our school's greatest strength is our common vision--teachers, staff members, parents, and administrators are dedicated to teaching our children the academic, social, and personal skills that encourage the love of learning.  Our goal is for our students to become responsible citizens who will enjoy productive lives.  We strive to meet the individual needs of student learning styles while focusing on the "whole child." 

    Along with grades Kinder through Fifth, we have a transitional kinder and an expanded transitional kinder for preschoolers. In addition, there is a preschool for all learners (PALS), and a Specific Learning Disability Class (SLD) for students with IEPs. A gifted/high-ability magnet for second through fifth graders is also onsite.

    Students come through the school gates from many different backgrounds as well as with varying abilities and needs.  But at Vena, all students will work toward their individual potential in a SAFE learning environment.  Students will be RESPECTFUL and RESPONSIBLE citizens.