Canoga Park Chatsworth

Community of Schools

September 2021

Dear Parents and Community,

We've been in schools for just over a month now and have gotten so much done in such little time! We wanted to share smiling student faces, hard-working teachers and all the great things schools in our community have been up to since we returned! Check out all the great pictures, videos and news in our community of schools!

See you soon,

Your Community of Schools

See what's happening in our COS

Chatsworth Football Coach Marvin Street trains BODY and MIND!

Normally 6th period for Football players is the start of their practice time but not for Chatsworth Football players. Coach Street has dedicated 6th period for his football students as training of their mind before their body. Football players use this time to complete their assignments, study for tests, get the help they need with their devices and get answers to questions on their classwork so they can have their school work completed... then they practice! Coach Street knows the importance of his players being successful in school so they can be successful on the field. He checks all 100 players' Schoology accounts daily to make sure they have all their work completed so by Friday they can put all their energy into what they love so much... FOOTBALL! Kudos to Coach Street for not only training these athlete's bodies through practice and conditioning but also making an effort to train their minds!

Chatsworth HS Varsity Football

Chatsworth High School Cheer is ready for Friday Night Lights!

Cheerleaders at Chatsworth High School are showing their school spirit as they pump up the crowd during Friday's football game vs. Verdugo Hills. Be sure to come join the fun of Friday Night Lights at one of Chatsworth High School's home games! Click here for the link to see the calendar of CHS Football games. Go Chancellors!!
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Porter Ranch Community School practices Earthquake Drill

Principal Avak Demirjie worked closely with his staff, teachers and parent volunteers for the first earthquake drill. He was successful in getting all 1200+ students at Porter Ranch Community School to practice dropping under their desks then come out in an orderly fashion to the field in less than 10 minutes! Way to go students on practicing safety for emergencies!
Porter Ranch Practices Safety

Community Rep from Germain St. Elementary Welcomes back school community

Victoria Skolnik was not only busy getting her two kids ready for the first day of school but she was busy getting herself ready as well for her first day back as Community Rep at Germain St. Elementary. Victoria takes on this role for a second year and is excited to welcome back all the families at Germain St. Elementary in person this year. She eagerly created welcome boards around the school, making space back in the Parent Center, which was used last year as storage for all the supplies given to the school to prepare for the reopening this year and sending welcome messages to the families. Parent Center Director and Community Reps are a huge part of the success of each school. Thank you Victoria and all the Community Reps at our schools that help make community engagement possible.

What's REVOLUTION? Ask a Lawrence Middle School student!

The Lawrence Revolution is a school-wide event where every student and adult participate in a day of amazing activities. Held during the first week of the new school year, classes enjoy a variety of presentations at various locations on campus that review school expectations, dress code, behavior, homework, kindness and compassion. It includes cooperative games to reviewing the student agendas for critical information and participating in Quaglia and Student Voice lessons. By the end of the day, everyone is well aware of what is expected during the school year and who they can contact if assistance is needed. It's a Lawrence tradition that is always given two thumbs up by the students!

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Ms. Jana De La Cerra at Topeka Charter makes learning multiplication fun!

When you walk into Ms. De La Cerra's 3rd-grade classroom as they are doing a math lesson, you will hear the students clapping and counting together. She has her class fully engaged with using their prior knowledge of clap counting they learned in previous grades to show how multiplication works. Ms. De La Cerra appeals to all learners using visual, auditory, and physical participation making learning multiplication fun. Way to go Ms. De La Cerra for creating a fun, learning environment in your classroom.
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Hamlin Charter Elementary teacher, Grant Shultz, recognized with special award

The WALK OF HEARTS® Foundation recognizes teachers for their dedication and continued record of excellence, commitment, innovation, and leadership in education.

One of this year's recipients is our very own Grant Shultz from Hamlin Charter Academy. Mr. Shultz was recognized on September 19 as one of 5 WALK OF HEARTS® Foundation Teachers to win this special award. He is known for motivating, stimulating, and has that unique ability to inspire and perhaps - with a word or two of encouragement – change a life. Mr. Shultz creates a positive, pleasant and productive learning environment while treating their students with respect. Come check out the bronze plaque embedded in the sidewalk along Victory Boulevard at The Village at Westfield Topanga of his achievement. We congratulate Mr. Shultz and all the hard-working teachers and administration at Hamlin Charter Elementary for this exceptional award.

Activities for Fall

Although it doesn't feel like fall yet, here is a list of fun engaging activities you can do as a family. Remember to take these opportunities to bond, listen, and practice empathy with your family. Click on the picture below.

How to Stay Healthy as the Seasons Change

I know we are spoiled in California- it seems we don't really have seasons, but with fall right around the corner this article has some great tips to stay healthy. Click the image below to learn about healthy tips for you and your family.

We need YOU to be part of the Board's Family & Community Engagement Committee

Board Member Mr. Scott Schmerelson invites YOU to be part of the Board’s Family & Community Engagement Committee. Mr. Schmerelson will be chairing the committee this school year and would love to have parent participation.

Throughout the course of the year, the committee will discuss strategies to strengthen communication with LAUSD families, shape stakeholder engagement practices, examine emerging needs among families, and address opportunities for adult learning. This is a district-wide committee, and all LAUSD students, staff, family and community members are welcome to apply. The deadline is Tuesday, 9/21/21 at 11:59 PM. Click here for the form:

OKTOBERFEST at Canoga Park High School

Canoga Park High School is hosting a fun, family event for the community which includes local Middle Schools in our Community of Schools area on Saturday, October 2 from 10am-4pm. There will be free take and make crafts, petting zoo, live music and food for sale.
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