Home of the Chandler Cheetahs!
Welcome to the official website for Chandler Elementary School in Sherman Oaks, California. We're a gorgeous LAUSD school with just over 500 students in grade k-5. We have a diverse population of eager learners, talented teachers, caring administrators, and committed parents.
- Upcoming Events
Our 2011-2012 Calendar is being updated, but for now, here is what is on the horizon!
Tuesday, Sept 6th: Incoming Kindergarten orientation at 1pm in the school auditorium
9/7/11: First Day of School!! (7:56 am)
9/12/11: PTA meeting (8am, teacher lounge)
9/27/11: Banked Time Tuesdays begin- Dismissal at 1:14
(Start of Snack Sale Tuesdays- snacks for sale after school in the cafeteria area for 50cents)
- Ways to Help
Ways to Help
There are many ways you can help support the Chandler Cheetahs! We succeed because you care!
*Volunteering in the classrooms*
Ask your child's teacher how you can help them in the classroom. There are all kinds of things they may need help with. If you're not free during the day, ask if there are things you can take home with you to do at home and bring back. Ask if they have a classroom wish list, and make sure they have your contact information so they can get in touch with you if they need help.
*Volunteer for the PTA*
Whether you have lots of time or just a little, they will find something for you to do! There are different committees, with different time and planning commitments, so even if you work during the day or have no interest in bake sales, there are ways to help. Send an email to email@example.com to see how you can be of service. Let them know what your interests are and what kind of availability you have. You don't have to be a member to help out...but you do have to care about making a positive difference.
*Donate Money to the PTA or to the School*
Did you know that our PTA raises all of the money to pay for our PE teacher? They also raise money to help pay for field trips, enrichment programs, technology, classroom supplies, teacher appreciation, office assistance, and even provide baskets for needy families in our community during the holidays. This year they are planning on also providing music classes for every child in the school for the entire school year. It will be able to begin as soon as they've raised enough money. Donations to the PTA are tax deductible, and all you have to do is send a check to the school made out to the "Chandler Elementary PTA" or you can Paypal a donation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Get Us "Free Money"*
Many companies want to help schools succeed. Taking advantage of their programs to do so may not seem like a big help, but when we all do it, it makes for big donations to the school without a dent in your pocketbook!
-Join Ralphs Club and designate Chandler Elementary as your school recipient. You don't have to pay anything, but they pay us a percentage of your sales totals throughout the year.
-Save "Box Tops for Education". Cutting out 10 pieces of cardboard may not seem like it's going to help, but if every child in the school just sent in 10 over the course of the year, that's an extra 500 dollars we get without anyone feeling it!
- Save the labels from Sunny D. With enough labels, we get classroom libraries donated to us!
- Enrichment Programs
Our Gifted and Talented students benefit from our GATE (Gifted And Talented Education) clusters, which provide these students with the additional resources and extra support they need to continue to grow and succeed.
Our PE coach uses the state standards to provide 60 minutes a week of grade level pyschomotor instruction. In addition to giving our students part of their recommended PE time every week, this gives the teachers time to work together as a grade level weekly to coordinate and plan their teaching together. Our coach also supports our morning laps program, encouraging all students to come out and run laps every morning before school, which in addition to helping their minds wake up and their bodies get healthier, gives them a chance to win classroom accolades for most laps run.
Selected students in grades 3-5 get an opportunity to learn how to play an instrument, culminating in a recital at the end of the year. Instruments are provided and instruction is during the school day.
Grade levels will have additional instruction from district specialist teachers in the areas of Drama, Music, Visual Arts, and Dance, for rotating periods throughout the year.
Kindergarten has a special, hands on, standards based science program taught to them by their teachers through the school year.
After School Programs
(some of these programs require a fee)
-YMCA Child Care
-Creative Kids Child Care
-Art Classes- Tuesdays and Fridays
All of our classrooms have Smartboards and our teachers are trained in how best to use them to maximize student potential and learning. Starting in 2011, we are adding iPads to each classroom, to help facilitate more learning through technology.