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Elysian Valley Rec Center now taking Winter Camp sign ups

Submitted by Nicole Elysian Valley Recreation Center Winter Camp for ages 5-12 years Monday to Friday 7:30am-6pm December 30-January 3 Fee: $65 January 6-10 Fee: $80 Activities include seasonal activities, crafts, sports, games, and trips January 9-trip to Pickwick bowling and ice skating trips are additional cost. Call (323)666-5058 for details. Get your school listed in our directory Read More »

Echo Park school holds pancake breakfast fundraiser

Save your appetite for Saturday morning’s 4th Grade Pancake Breakfast fundraiser at Clifford Street School in Echo Park. The Feb, 23 fundraiser fundraiser will help pay for a  fourth-grade field trip to Mission San Juan Capistrano. A $10 donation is requested.  Click here for more details. Read More »

Cookies, Beer & Art: Highland Park preschool holds silent auction

Children’s Playhouse, a play-based preschool in Highland Park, is planning a silent art auction on Dec. 9. The fundraiser – for grown ups only – features the work of more than thirty local artists, a reading from an anarchist-themed children’s story, plus cookies and beer. A $10 donation is suggested. Click here for details. Cookies and beer? Read More »

Sample sale to benefit Silver Lake school

Want to shop for designer fashions and support your neighborhood school at the same time?  Ivanhoe ELementary School in Silver Lake is hosting a Multi Designer Sample sale on Friday and Saturday.  School supporter Kelly Flannagan provides more details Some of the designers include Trina Turk, Cynthia Vincent, Gamine, Tarina Tarantino…just to name a few. Proceeds benefit Ivanhoe. Come and ... Read More »

Fundraiser to support library and literacy at Elysian Heights school

Budget cut backs have left Elysian Heights Elementary without staff to maintain the school library or buy new books. Now, in an effort to re hire a library aide and support other literacy programs, the Friends of Elysian Heights Elementary School is hosting a Lotería Social and Auction fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 1. “We are aiming to be able to ... Read More »

El Sereno school raising funds for Yosemite field trip

For more than 20 years, the fifth graders at Multnomah Elementary the Hillisde Village section of El Sereno end the school year with a field trip to Yosemite that compliments the school curriculum. “Some current parents who went many years ago said they cherish the memory and found it vary valuable,” said said parent volunteer Lisa Catalano-Herrera. But that field ... Read More »

Fall fundraiser to benefit Elysian Valley school music program

Dorris Place Elementary will hold a Fall Festival Fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 26 to help fund an instrumental music program at the Elysian Valley school.  The festival includes a haunted house, petting zoo, face painting food and other activities. The Partners of Dorris, a school support group, explains why its important to support the festival: This community-wide Fall Festival Fundraiser ... Read More »

New Silver Lake charter school taking applications of 2nd & 3rd graders

Citizens of the World, a Hollywood charter school that  will expand into Silver Lake this September with classes at Micheltorena Elementary, has spots open for 2nd and 3rd grade students. An announcement provided by a founding parent of the school, which is based on the constructivist teaching method, says: If your child is entering 1st grade, we also encourage you ... Read More »

Boyle Heights Variety Boys & Girls club awards $108,000 in scholarships

The Variety Boys and Girls Club of Boyle Heights has awarded scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $15,000 to help 18 youths finance their college or vocational education. This year’s scholarships – which total $108,000 – will go to students who will or are already enrolled in a wide variety of colleges, from Santa Monica College and Cal State L.A to ... Read More »

Echo Park preschool holds art & music show fundraiser

Cottage Enrichment school in Echo Park will hold a July 14 art show and fundraiser on July 14 to “expand to reach elementary grades as well as sustain the many daily needs of such a special program,” according to one of the school’s supporters. Here are some details of the event” The Artshow/Fundraiser will be held on July 14, 2012 ... Read More »

Silver Lake school hosts “Screwball Spelling Bee”

Supporters of Micheltorena Elementary will host a Saturday night “Screwball Spelling Bee” as part of a campaign to raise $30,000 to support a new dual-language program, arts education, and school garden. How does a Screwball Spelling Bee work? Here are some details from the school website: It is where adults form teams prior to the competition, raise as much money ... Read More »

Elysian Heights Elementary needs help for school garden makeover

The Elysian Heights Elementary Garden Club is seeking volunteers to help on Saturday, June 16 to give the school’s garden an “extreme makeover” and  make it a better learning environment for students. Working with Enrich LA school garden program, Elysian Heights garden volunteers will clear away old beds, remove stumps, plant and also build compost bins, a seating area and ... Read More »

Silver Lake school hosts “Salsa Under The Stars”

The students of St. Teresa of Avila School will show what they have learned during their dance classes during Saturday night’s 2nd Annual Salsa Under the Stars event at the Silver Lake Catholic school. Principal Christina Fernandez-Caso provides more details: The event will take place on our campus and will include DJ Albert with great Salsa music and an evening ... Read More »

Elysian Valley school celebrates the arts

Dorris Place Elementary will host a one-day art event on Friday, June 8 as part of an effort to generate more interest and support for arts education at the Elysian Valley school.  Dorris Place Art Expo will allow kids and adults to participate in interactive art demonstrations, meet local artists and take the Walk of Dorris Place Student Art. “We ... Read More »

Designer sample sale to benefit Silver Lake school

Supporters of Ivanhoe Elementary will turn a section of the Silver Lake school into a high-end fashion boutique to help raise funds for the school. The Fabulous Multi-Designer Sample Sale will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 1 & 2, with a portion of all sales going to the school (Click on the link below for details). An Ivanhoe ... Read More »