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Congratulations to the class of 2020 culminating 5th grade students!

LAUSD Superintendent Beutner congratulating Mr. Upshaw for being inducted to the National Teacher's Hall of Fame.

LAUSD Administrators and School Board Members with Mr. Upshaw's 3rd grade students.

Vanalden's Annual Jog-a-Thon!

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make our Jog-a-Thon such a success!

Jog-a-Thon

Jog-a-Thon

Mr. Upshaw in action documenting the Jog-a-Thon

Jog-a-Thon

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make our Jog-a-Thon such a success!

Jog-a-Thon

Thank you volunteers! Marking those laps!

Jog-a-Thon! Hey Common Sense Certified Educators!

Jog-a-Thon

As an ITI Lausd Practitioner School 4.0, Vanalden enjoyed hosting a Computer Science Professional Development and Showcase during Computer Science Week!

Students using Block Code to code a hero, and/or to make a Public Service Announcement. Using Computer Science for Good!

4th Graders with 5th Grade Student Leaders taking Professional Development and Showcase participants through a Dash Robot Block Coding, Coding a Hero (Google), and Coding a Public Service Announcement.

Students problem solving using Dash Robot and Block Coding.

3rd Graders with 5th Grade Student Leaders taking Professional Development and Showcase participants through a Dash Robot Block Coding, Coding a Hero (Google), and Coding a Public Service Announcement.

5th Grade Student Leaders working along with 3rd and 4th Graders to use Computer Science for Good!

PTA Fun Run! Inflatables, bubbles, green screen!

PTA Fun Run! Inflatables, bubbles, green screen!

PTA Fun Run! Inflatables, bubbles, green screen!

PTA Fun Run! Inflatables, bubbles, green screen!

PTA Fun Run! Inflatables, bubbles, green screen!

PTA Fun Run! Inflatables, bubbles, green screen!

PTA Fun Run! Inflatables, bubbles, green screen!

PTA Fun Run! Inflatables, bubbles, green screen!

PTA Fun Run! Inflatables, bubbles, green screen!

PTA Fun Run! Inflatables, bubbles, green screen!

PTA Fun Run! Inflatables, bubbles, green screen!

PTA Fun Run! Inflatables, bubbles, green screen!

PTA Island Dance Party...learning some hula moves!

PTA Island Dance Party SLIME

PTA Island Party Coloring

PTA Island Party Crafting and Making

PTA Island Party Paracord Wristbands

PTA Island Party Sand Art

PTA Island Party Tie Dye

PTA Island Party...Ready to LIMBO!

Some of Vanalden's Staff at PTA Island Dance Party

Some of Vanalden's teachers who were at the PTA Island Dance Party

Thank you to everyone who came to our PTA Island Party and to PTA, Parent Center, and ALL volunteers who made it possible!

Mr. Upshaw helping lead us around the world during our International Dance!

Upper grades performing a variety of dances from our partnership with Conga Kids

Upper grades performing a variety of dances from our partnership with Conga Kids

By the end, we went around the world, and through time (history of dance)!

5th Grade and Staff Softball Game!

Look at those 5th graders running and taking all the bases!

Run Mr. Upshaw!

Great game 5th graders!

3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Relay Race! Way to go everyone!

3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Relay Race!

3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Relay Race!

News & Announcements

ETK through 5th Grade Enrollment

If you have a child who you would like to enroll at Vanalden Avenue Elementary, you can pick up an enrollment packet on the following dates and time: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - Friday, May 29, 2020. Between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ALL enrollment packets are due on Monday, June 15, 2020 in the Main Office. Click on the Headline for more information.

Summer Programs Information

Click on the Headline "Summer School Information" to receive information about LAUSD summer programs and application for your child.

Pandemic EBT or P-EBT Benefits

Click on the Headline "Pandemic EBT or P-EBT Benefits" to check if your child qualifies: for students who are normally able to get free or reduced price school meals. Apply and get up to $365 per child to spend on groceries.

Social Emotional Support for Students and Families

Click on the Headline for detail information of the following: LAUSD HOTLINES AND RESOURCES LAUSD SHHS “Mental Health” Hotline: (213) 241-3840 Monday-Friday LAUSD COVID-19 Hotline for Students & Families (213) 443-1300 (for support with IT, devices/laptops)
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