Starting Fall 2014, Carthay will be an Environmental Studies Magnet!
In June 2013, LAUSD approved Carthay's application to become the Carthay Environmental Studies Magnet!
Carthay Environmental Studies Magnet will be the only magnet school in the LAUSD that combines the sciences and the humanities in an educational program centered on society and the environment. Environmental Studies is a broad, comprehensive field of study that engages students in real life explorations and gives them the skills and abilities they need to be active participants in improving quality of life for themselves and future generations. Rooted in rigorous, project-based learning both in the arts and sciences with a commitment to policies that foster sustainable development and social equality, environmental education at Carthay will embody a learning process that increases students' knowledge and awareness about relationships between the environment and human well-being, while guiding them to become ecologically responsible citizens of the world.
The school will be a full-school magnet, meaning every student at Carthay will need to complete a Choices application to enroll. Students residing within former Carthay Elementary School attendance boundaries may continuously enroll throughout the year upon application of a Choices application. Students residing outside the attendance boundaries who wish to pursue an environmental studies themed course of study will have an opportunity to attend the school on the basis of the Magnet priority points and/or available space. The Choices application is due November 15, 2013 for students outside the attendance boundaries. The Environmental Studies Magnet will build on Carthay's current Garden Science program in Carthay's celebrated Garden of Possibilities.
Tour the School
Carthay Environmental Studies Magnet will have classes for children in grades Kinder – 5th, and also has a free Pre-K program for 4 year olds.
There will be three tours before the Choices application deadline (November 15). Each tour will begin at 9:00am in the auditorium. RSVP appreciated but not mandatory: (323) 935-8173
Thursday October 10
Thursday October 24
Thursday November 7
If you are interested in receiving information about future tours, add your name to the mailing list, use the tour sign-up form
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!
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.
Carthay chosen to host BioSCAN sampling station!
Carthay is the only school in LAUSD selected by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) to host a BioSCAN sampling station, as part of a large-scale insect biodiversity survey across part of the Los Angeles Basin as part of a new research initiative: NHM Biodiversity Science: City and Nature (NHM BioSCAN) . This first-of-its-kind scientific investigation will discover and explore biodiversity in and around one of the world’s largest cities: Los Angeles. In three years of sampling from the urban core right out through less-urban surrounding areas, Carthay will help NHM focus on the insects, the most diverse group of animals on our planet. We will discover and document the diversity of insect species living with us in Los Angeles as well as test intriguing hypotheses about how natural areas around the city affect its biodiversity and, conversely, how urban areas may be affecting their surroundings.
Carthay selected for Sustainable School Pilot Program!
Carthay is one of fourteen schools selected by the Los Angeles Unified School District to participate in an exciting, new Sustainable School Pilot Program. Building on experience and knowledge gained from Carthay's Garden Science Program students and staff receive training from award winning non-profit Grades of Green to transition to a trash free lunch! They learn to sort, recycle and compost their lunch through fun, hands-on, environmentally friendly training activities to reduce waste and pollution while inspiring and empowering students to care for their environment.
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. Go to Special Programs to see what other programs are available at Carthay.
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 $8 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
Naomi Cohen , PTA Vice
President and Membership Chairperson.
Click here to see the LAUSD calendar for 2013-2014.
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.
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
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
Help the PTA help Carthay!
The Carthay Center PTA is collecting funds to finance personnel and programs not funded by the state, including Garden Science, Field Trips, California Dance Institute, Writer's Workshop, Gifted and Talented programming, the Librarian, and more. 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.
Sunday November 10, 8am-2pm, join us at the IHOP on Wilshire. Show this flyer. and IHOP will give 20% of your receipt to Carthay!
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
Sign up for eScrip!
eScrip is a fantastic resource for fundraising where participating business partners contribute a percentage of your grocery loyalty cards, credit card, and debit/ATM card purchases to Carthay.
Here's How it Works
You register any one or all of your existing grocery loyalty, debit and credit cards for use in the program.
Participating merchants (Vons, Pavilions, etc.) will make contributions to Carthay, based on purchases made by you, just by using the cards you have registered.
Your purchases are tracked and available to you online, allowing you to see just how much you are earning on your child's behalf!
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!