Tour the School
KINDER TOURS 2013
Would you like to join us on a Carthay Center Elementary School Tour?
Please try to find a time/date that works for you. These are the ONLY tour dates of 2013!
Thursday, March 14 @ 8:45 am
Friday, April 5 @ 8:45 am
These are the only Tour opportunities at Carthay Center School. If you are unable to make one of the dates listed above, there will be no other chances for a School Tour. We hope you can join us!
Carthay Center Elementary School has classes for children in grades Kinder – 6th, and also has a free Pre-K program for 4 year olds.
For prospective Carthay families:
RSVPs are required. You must RSVP if you want to be notified of any changes in time and date (although we do not expect to make changes, if there is an urgent reason to do so, we will make necessary changes and notify all those who RSVP’d).
Please RSVP as soon as possible to SUSAN NICKERSON via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will meet our wonderful Principal, Ms. Calhoun, and tour the school campus (garden, Kindergarten playground, computer lab, library, etc) and briefly visit at least one Kindergarten classroom and another grade level classroom to observe while class is in session.
Allow approximately 90-120 minutes for the tour.
To be added to the mailing list, use the tour sign-up form or email Susan Nickerson at email@example.com.
P.S. Did you know that Carthay Center's API score is 816?
If you are the parent of Carthay student, please join the email list for current parents (sign up by grade level of your child). You can also join the Carthay Elementary School group on Facebook!
Urgent: Financial Support Needed
you may know, California public schools have been devastated by this
year’s budget cuts. The Carthay Center PTA is collecting funds to save personnel and programs whose funding has been cut. The PTA is run by parent volunteers so all
donations are used to benefit students.
Tax deductible donations made out to Carthay Center PTA can be mailed to
Carthay Center Elementary School
c/o Carthay Center PTA
6351 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
The Carthay Center PTA has also established a PayPal account so we can offer you a familiar and secure way to make
your donation. Please don't wait on this crucial
opportunity to show your support.
Use the convenient options below to make a contribution to Carthay via
Help save valuable programs and personnel.
Shop for Carthay!
Next time you want to buy something through Amazon.com,
click here to purchase those items. Carthay Center School will
earn a percentage of the sale. (Please note, making your purchases thru
the program in no way adversely affects the final price of the item.)
Shop with Scrip!
Fundraise by making regular household purchases you'd make anyway! Everytime you buy groceries, household items, or a cup of coffee, you could be raising money for Carthay! Enroll by visiting: www.shopwithscrip.com
Use enrollment code: 586F66962235L. Set up a Presto Pay account and start fundraising today!
Support Carthay when you shop at Target!
Designate Carthay for your Target REDcard, and whenever you shop at Target, 1% of your purchase will go to Carthay.
For other ways to raise money for Carthay, click here!
School for Advanced Studies
Carthay Center Elementary School has been designated a School for
Advanced Studies! All currently enrolled gifted and high achieving Carthay
students will be automatically included in the program, and gifted and
other high ability learners from outside the attendance boundaries can
enroll as well. Our very own Garden of Possibilities will be featured in
the curriculum! This designation will apply to grades 3-6 for now. Please
http://sfpc.lausd.k12.ca.us/GATE/prog-opt-2.html for more information. Go to Special Programs to see what other programs are available at Carthay.
Carthay wins funding for Urban Greening Project
Carthay Center Elementary School has been selected as one of the three case study sites and has been awarded Prop 84 funding from the State's Strategic Growth Council. The goal is to develop the school site into a Community School Park which will feature the latest sustainable land & water management design features. The process includes outreach to and feedback from Carthay Center School teachers, staff, students, parents, and neighborhood community members. Prop 84 funds are intended to create, enhance, or expand community green spaces while improving air and water quality and providing other community benefits (such as community access after school hours or on weekends). Urban Greening Projects are required to provide public access and/or educational features and are highly valued when they demonstrate innovation and improve community health, as well as address environmental justice issues. For details click here
Carthay Elementary PTA Community Health Fair
On October 15, 2011, the Carthay Center PTA organized a Health Fair for the children, their parents, and the local community at Carthay Elementary. The Health Fair had over fifteen booths with vendors and health-related service providers providing information and care for the general public.
The Garden of Possibilities
Get involved with Carthay Center Elementary School! Improve your
gardening knowledge! Please email Teresa Dahl,
Friends of Carthay Center Garden Chairperson, to volunteer, learn more, or
to find out other ways you can help this garden grow.
Realtors Support Carthay Center Elementary School
Friends of Carthay Center is delighted to announce the 2012-2013 Carthay Center Elementary School Realtor Supporters. The realtor
supporters contribute to Carthay Center Elementary School through the sale
of homes. Please consider these upstanding community members for the
sale of your home, or simply pass them referrals and leads. Doing so
will ultimately support your school! Find out more about all the
realtors (and the program) on the Realtor
Click here to see the LAUSD calendar for 2012-2013. PLEASE NOTE that the school year will begin in August in 2012.
Carthay Center PTA
a lot going on with the Carthay Center PTA! If you
have not joined the Carthay PTA, please do. Membership is only $7 per
person and forms are available in the front office or the Parent Center
and on this website. PTA raises money for expenses related to school
field trips and other educational and academic needs at Carthay. And
every expenditure is approved by PTA members, so you are part of the
decision-making process! Supporting your PTA is supporting all of the
children at Carthay! For more info, please contact
Richard Lindstrom , PTA Vice
President and Membership Chairperson.
STAR Enrichment Classes
Center Elementary is proud to provide
STAR Education after
school. STAR Education has been selected as a model program by the White
House and the U.S. Department of Education. In addition to the regular
after-school program, STAR offers a variety of reasonably priced 8-10 week
enrichment courses at Carthay, open to all students. STAR classes and
programs are designed to encourage kids to explore, grow, encounter the
world, and expand their cultural base.
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