Canoga Park Chatsworth

Community of Schools

October 2021

Interim Superintendent of LAUSD, Megan Reilly, dances with Beckford Charter students

Students in Mrs. Paris's 3rd grade class got a special treat of dancing with Superintendent Megan Reilly at today's visit to Beckford Charter. Mrs. Reilly quickly got her grooves on as she joined in the math lesson of patterns dancing alongside students who weren't shy to show her their moves.
Interim Superintendent Megan Reilly visits Beckford Charter

Topeka Elemetary Principal Josephine Stevens is a Warrior!

Topeka Elementary PTA, staff and friends in the community rallied in celebration for Principal Josephine Stevens as she came to school today after her final round of treatments. She was welcomed with pink shirts, flowers, gifts, heart balloons and supportive signs as she drove into school today. Mrs. Stevens was not only a warrior who showed her strength through months of cancer treatment but also a warrior as a leader for Topeka Elementary for her students, parents and staff. We congratulate Mrs. Stevens for winning the big fight and wish her complete recovery and good health!
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PRCS celebrates Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving

As the only Korean Dual Language Program (KDLP) school in the Canoga Park Chatsworth Community of Schools, PRCS offers a rich dual-language program for the community. In celebration of Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving, students in the program showcase the traditional wear. KDLP encompasses not only the Korean language in the curriculum but brings in learning of the heritage and culture of as well for well diverse learning of Korea.
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Back to School Night Success!

Families at Canoga Park High School received a warm welcome from Principal Robert Garcia who shared that enrollment for CPHS has gone up over 150% this year. Check out the school website at Go Hunters!
Canoga Park HS Back to School Night 2021

Safety is a priority at PRCS

The safety of students and staff is one of the main priorities at PRCS. PTA Board Member, Adrienne Masi, and the safety team head up updating each classroom emergency bag to make sure it has all the necessary equipment in case of emergency. Going through the 50+ bags, the PTA ensures that each bag has fresh batteries, revised class lists, working flashlights, glowsticks, pens, waters, first aids kits and more. Huge thanks to the PTA for ensuring the safety of the PRCS community!
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2022-2023 CHOICES Online Application is here!!

The Choices/Opciones brochure will be available in all L.A. Unified schools, Local District offices, Community of Schools offices, and Parent and Community Services office (PCS) beginning the week of September 27, 2021. The application window opens on October 1, 2021, and the deadline to submit on-time Choices/Opciones applications for the 2022-2023 school year is November 12, 2021. We encourage all families to visit for information on Choices programs and to apply online.

Student Vaccine Requirement

All students who are 12 years of age and older and are part of in-person extracurricular programs must receive their first vaccine dose by no later than October 3, 2021 and their second dose by no later than October 31, 2021. All students who are 12 years of age and older must receive their first vaccine dose by no later than November 21, 2021 and their second dose by no later than December 19, 2021. All other students must receive their first vaccine dose by no later than 30 days after their 12th birthday, and their second dose by no later than 8 weeks after their 12th birthday. Visit for more information.

Oktoberfest at Canoga Park High School for the community

Canoga Park High School hosted a wonderful, family fun event on Saturday, October 2. From games, to crafts, to food, students and families had a wonderful time sharing in this special community event.
Octoberfest at Canoga Park High School

National Bullying Prevention Month is here!

October is nationally recognized as Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying is defined as repetitive aggressive behaviors among school-aged children that involve a real or perceived power imbalance. Research shows that bullying has detrimental effects on our physical and mental health. It also has a detrimental impact on academic performance and in the building of healthy social relationships. Just as the use of technology itself has evolved, so has the nature of bullying. Bullying through electronic communication is referred to as “cyberbullying.” Parents are encouraged to stay connected with their kids and monitor media usage. If you have concerns about your child’s safety, contact the school immediately. Working together with the school administration is key to reaching peaceful resolutions. Safety is our #1 priority. It is our goal to promote a safe learning environment for all students. Our ongoing efforts to promote kindness and inclusion are an everyday task. We encourage that you become agents of change. Promote kindness at home, in the classroom and in the community.

LAUSD Resources

Human Relations, Diversity, and Equity Office (213) 241-8719

Educational Equity Compliance Office (213) 241-7682

Hotline Resources

Stop Bullying Now Hotline: 1-800-273-8255, available 24/7

Peer Listening for those under 25: 1-800-399-PEER

National Hopeline: 1-800-784-2433, 24-hr crisis center

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

LGBT National Youth Helpline: 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743)

National Resources

PACER National Bullying Prevention Center


For more informaton or additional help, please email Jill Thomas, Mental Health Consultant at

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Parent can access their child’s current IEP using the Parent Portal. Click on the link for more information in both English and Spanish, it also includes quick guides and video presentations. Please email Chad Richards at with any questions regarding Special Education.

Fall Enrichment

We are excited to announce Fall Enrichment for this school year. Fall Enrichment will take place from October 18, 2021, to December 17, 2021. Enrichment courses will be held both during the week and on weekends. Registration opens Monday, October 4th, 2021, and closes Sunday, October 10th , 2021 at 11:59 PM. If you are interested in fall enrichment, please go to and register.

Middle School Fair on November 9

Can't decide which Middle School is right for your current 5th grader? Come to our Middle School Fair on Tuesday, November 9 where Lawrence, Nobel and Columbus Middle Schools will be showcasing their SAS and Magnet programs so you can decide which program is best for your child. The family fair which will include free food for everyone including dinner and snacks, will also showcase Chatsworth High School Magnet program as well. Chatsworth High School clubs and teams will also be there to greet all our families. Join us in the quad at Chatsworth High School on November 9 from 6-8pm. Call the Community of Schools office at (747) 224-4581 for any questions or more information.
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Calling all Seniors! You deserve this!

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Free Yoga and Fitness Classes for the community!

Cindy Farkas is not only the Community Director at Chatsworth Park Elementary but also a Nationally Certified Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer as well as a certified Experienced Yoga Teacher.

She is certified in children’s yoga and fitness and has been teaching for almost 20 years. Her passion is to help others get strong and healthy in mind, body, and spirit.

Cindy offers free yoga and Fitness classes through zoom for anyone interested.

Sunday 9-10am Strength training

Monday 10:30am Yoga Flow

Wednesday 9:30am Gentler Yoga

Wednesday 5:30pm Tabata Bootcamp

Friday 9am HIIT Express

Saturday 9am Cardio/Strength

Yoga Classes

Meeting ID: 899 4780 8183

Passcode: ZEN

Fitness Classes

Meeting ID: 812 6126 7593

Passcode: kickit

Email Cindy Farkas with any questions at

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Honoring Latinx Heritage Month Arts Contest

Congratulations to Yolotzin Chavez-Perez, a 1st grader at Nevada Elementary. We are proud of her beautiful submission for the Latinx Heritage Month Arts Contest. The AEMP/MMED/AMAE Arts Contest honors the spirit of inclusion and unity within the Latin American experience and its impact on the world during Latinx Heritage Month.
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