Canoga Park Chatsworth


MARCH 2022

Welcome Alberto Carvalho, LAUSD new Superintendent

We warmly welcome Mr. Carvalho as he started his first day as he took on the LAUSD Superintendent role officially on Monday, February 14. He arrived in Los Angeles with a sense of energy and purpose, focused on elevating every single student in the District to their full academic potential and unifying the Los Angeles community through the power of education. Starting from his first day, Mr. Carvalho jumped into his new role by visiting schools, engaging with the students in classrooms, speaking with parents, and getting involved throughout all of our communities. Click on the link for more information about the new Superintendent.

Scott Schmerelson guest reads at Nevada Elementary

Read Across America is the nation’s largest celebration of reading. A special week dedicated to promoting the message there is room in our community for all readers. Nevada Elementary celebrated the week with a special guest reader, Board District 3 Scott Schmerelson.
Nevada Read Across America

Camp Day 2022 at PRCS

Unfortunately, this year's Pali Camp for the 5th grade class at Porter Ranch Community School had to be canceled but PRCS didn't let that stop their PTA from bringing Pali Camp to their campus by creating Camp PRCS. With the support of teachers and a whole lot of volunteers, the PTA created stations of activities that the students would have participated in if they had gone to Pali Camp. From making dream catchers to bead name tags to dissecting owl pellets and running a full obstacle course, students also enjoyed smores to go and camp food for lunch. They participated in team-building activities and games. Great job to PRCS for creating an on-campus experience for students so they don't miss out on the fun of Pali Camp.
PRCS Camp Day 2022

Something special for current 8th graders

Join us on April 7 at Chatsworth High School at their Annual Carnival of Knowledge. This year, we are providing a special opportunity to join in this special event with specific raffles only for current 8th graders! Check out the campus, talk with current CHS students and teachers, find out more about the SAS and G+STEAM programs all while you get a chance to win some great gift card prizes! You don't want to miss!
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Carnival of Knowledge 2022

Carnival of Knowledge is back this year in person! Hosted by Chatsworth High School with collaboration from our elementary and middle schools, it is an event you don't want to miss! Food, fun, raffle prizes and showcasing of all the wonderful, hard work from our students at all our schools will be provided. Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 7 from 5:30-7:30pm. We hope to see all our families there!

Get Lit! Poetry in motion

Title III Coaches have been in our middle schools supporting the implementation of the Get-Lit program. They have been working in classrooms assisting teachers with strategies that support our English Language Learners' listening, speaking, reading and writing. Through the process of learning and writing poetry, these students have tapped into their talents!

A culmination "Poetry Slam" will be shared with parents at the end of the semester at each school. Contact Juliane Prager: or John Terrien: for additional information.


Our Title III Coaches have been very busy this past month! They have been laser-focused on supporting all schools and students in preparation for the English Learner Proficiency Assessment for California (ELPAC) that all our English Learners will take beginning this month. They have visited countless schools and provided support to EL Designees, administrators, teachers, and most importantly, students. They have met with staff to conduct professional development, share best practices and lesson plans. They have modeled lessons for teachers and have worked directly with students. They are happy to report that the students are doing great!

As always, if you have a need regarding support for your English Language Learners please reach out to our amazing Title III coaches who are eager to help support your students.

Juliane Prager:

John Terrien:

Turn your clocks ahead on March 13

March 13 is Daylight Savings!

In the United States, daylight saving time lasts for a total of 34 weeks, running from early-to-mid March to the beginning of November in those states that observe it.

In 2022, daylight saving time will start on March 13, more than a full week before the official start of spring. Daylight saving time will end on Nov. 6.

Under the conditions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, daylight saving time starts on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November, representing an extension from previous years.

Adjusting the time affects our bodies and mind. Click here to read more about how you can help your family prepare for the change so there is no disruption. Click on the link on the image below.

It's not too late! Apply now!

Did you know that Choices Application is still available for anyone who is interested in the wonderful programs that is available for ALL STUDENTS!

If you have specific questions about the different programs, how to apply or any information email Shira Scherb at or call 213-725-5600 x1877.

Masks outdoor optional now!

Starting February 22, LAUSD has updated their masking protocol for all students at school. Masking will still be required at all times indoors and outdoor masking will now be optional. Students were given the choice to wear masks when outdoors, many of which did but some TK and Kindergarten students at Beckford Charter Elementary took advantage of this new rule at recess playing without masks on. It was great to see the smiling faces in full!

Canoga Park High School Resource Fair

Canoga Park High School senior students got a wonderful opportunity to hear about amazing programs and opportunities available to them after they graduate. Representatives from LAPD, the National Guard, US Army, Aerojet Rocketdyne, CSUN, Pierce College, and over 20 additional companies came to CPHS campus to meet and greet graduating seniors with recruitment opportunities.
Canoga Park HS Resource Fair

Welcome to Canoga Park High School

On top of all the clubs, sports, and additional programs Canoga Park High School has to offer, CPHS also offers newly redesigned magnet programs including Communication, Arts & Media (CAM) and Engineering, Environmental & Veterinary Sciences (EEVS). Check out the video to get a preview of the amazing program at Canoga Park High School.
Intro to Canoga Park High School

Chatsworth BLOCKFEST

Come on down to Chatsworth's FIRST EVER BLOCK FEST on Saturday, April 9th, 2022 from 10AM-6PM! On Devonshire between Variel and De Soto! Come down for a day filled with food, drinks, music, and fun for all ages! Check out our local flair, flavors and businesses!
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Community Advisory Committee

We are pleased to announce that the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) membership application window is open now for the 2022-23 school year. The application window will remain open until Friday, April 1, 2022.

The CAC is made up of dedicated volunteers including parents, students, staff, and community members. The CAC is tasked to provide input and recommendations to the Los Angeles Unified Board of Education on Special Education programs and services outlined in the Special Education Local Plan (SELPA) in accordance with CA Ed Code sections 56190-56194.

Please join the Office of Parent and Community Services for an informational webinar on March 12, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. to learn more details about the CAC and how to apply to join. ​

Visit the CAC webpage at for additional information including the link to the application.

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