Carthay Center Elementary School

Tour the School

Considering enrolling your child at Carthay Center Elementary School?  Then take a guided tour of the campus.

All tours have been completed for students entering in Fall 2011. The next school tours will be in early 2012. Please join the mailing list so that you will be notified of upcoming tours and school events. To be added to the mailing list, email Susan Nickerson at [email protected]


Urgent: Financial Support Needed

As 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 Carthay Center PTA has established a PayPal account so we can offer you a familiar and secure way to make your donation. The PTA is run by parent volunteers so all donations are used to benefit students. Please don't wait on this crucial opportunity to show your support.

Use the convenient options below to make a contribution to Carthay via PayPal. Help save valuable programs and personnel.

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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 visit http://sfpc.lausd.k12.ca.us/GATE/prog-opt-2.html for more information.

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.

Actual pictures of student-grown, parent-assisted plants!


Realtors Support Carthay Center Elementary School

Friends of Carthay Center is delighted to announce the 2008-2010 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 Supporters page.

School Calendar

Click here to see the LAUSD calendar for 2010-2011.

Click here to see the LAUSD calendar for 2011-2012.

Carthay Center PTA

There�s 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

Carthay 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.

Shop for Carthay!

GoodSearch is a search engine you can use to benefit our school. Be sure to choose �Friends of Carthay Center Elementary School (Los Angeles, CA)� ID: 825065 as your beneficiary.   
Help us earn cash for our school by supporting our Box Tops for Education fundraising program. Collect "Box Tops for Education" logo from products you buy everyday and bring them to the Parent Center.  
Every time you shop Amazon, please start with this link. By linking to Amazon through the school website, a small percentage of the purchase price will be donated to Friends of Carthay Center (FCC). Shopping this way will not add anything to the final price. It will however benefit your neighborhood school. Thanks and happy clicking!  

Purchase Beautiful Note-Cards

Black and White Photo note-cards capture the architectural beauty of Carthay Center Elementary. There are 5 different designs in each set of 20. Click here for information on the cards and how to purchase.





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