Help Apperson Receive a $10,000 Grant

Apperson Street Elementary School is competing for a $10,000 grant to fund Computer Technology for the classrooms, as we work towards becoming a STEAM Magnet. Vote by visiting Voting begins March 1, 2017.  One vote per email address per day, through March 24!

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Reflections Reception and Arts and Lit Fest

The 31st District PTSA Reflections Reception and Awards Presentation will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the 31st District Office, 17445 Cantlay Street in Van Nuys.  We hope you will join us and celebrate all of our young artists!

(District Reflections Invitation 2017 – PDF)

Also, mark your calendars for the Local District Northeast Arts and Lit Fest on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 10 am to 3 pm at San Fernando High School.  Featuring the unique visual and performing arts talents of students from over 75 LAUSD Local District Northeast schools. See performances in MUSIC, DANCE, THEATER, AND FILM. Enjoy the Visual Art Gallery that highlights the versatile and creative talents of our LAUSD students. Experience the arts through hands-on activities offered by Entertainment Industry and professional artists.  Several pieces will be on display from our very own Apperson Elementary students!  You won’t want to miss this event.

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Jog-a-thon Tomorrow!

Just a reminder, the Jog-a-thon is tomorrow, Monday, February 13. If you signed up to volunteer, we hope you can still help! See below for the schedule for the day. If you would still like to volunteer, contact Shannon at Volunteers need to have a district volunteer badge. If you have not returned the permission slip/pledge form, please sign it and send it to school with your child tomorrow so they can participate with their class. Thanks for your support!

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Reflections Showcase Opportunity

Our Reflections participants who entered in Visual Arts or Literature have an opportunity to showcase their work!

If you are interested, please bring your student’s art or literature entries to school on Tuesday, February 14.  Please include Student’s Name, School, Teacher, and Grade on the back of the submissions.  If you have the Reflections applications still on the artwork that would be helpful!

The Local District Northeast Art and Lit Fair is on March 18 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at San Fernando High School, 11133 O’Melveny Ave., San Fernando.

Contact Gigi with any questions at

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Jog-a-thon RESCHEDULED for Monday, Feb. 13!

Due to inclement weather, the Jog-A-Thon has been rescheduled.  It will now take place on Monday, February 13, 2017.  You may continue to send in donations or ask friends and family to donate online at  Please return the SIGNED permission slip/pledge form so that your child can participate.  Thank you for your support of this fun event!

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Virtual Backpack 2/2/17

Today’s virtual backpack includes:

  • February PTA Newsletter – click here
  • Box Tops Spring Collection Flyer
  • Yearbook Sponsorship Flyer
  • Yearbook Pawprints Order Form
  • Yearbook Order Form
  • Jog-A-Thon Flyer/ Volunteer Sign Up – click here
  • Jog-A-Thon Pledge Form and Permission Slip – click here

It’s a busy time at Apperson!  Be sure to read the Apperson PTA newsletter to stay up to date on all that is happening.  The Jog-A-Thon is just around the corner – next Friday to be exact!  Start collecting pledges now and turn in all donations by Friday, February 10th.  Friends and family can also make a donation online at – look for the “Sponsor a Jog-A-Thoner” link at the top of the page.  Make sure to sign and return the permission slip so that your child can participate in this fun event with his/her class, regardless of the amount of donations collected.  If you would like to volunteer at this event, please return the volunteer slip – a district volunteer badge is required.

Please join us for this month’s PTA meeting on February 16 @ 8:15 am – we will be holding elections for next year’s PTA board.  We hope to see you there!

Yearbooks are on sale now – the first 50 books are going fast and will most likely be sold out by tomorrow.  The rest of the books will be sold for $25 each and include free personalization through February 24th.  It’s also time to order your Pawprints for the yearbook – we have many options to choose from!  See the flyers for all the details.

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Sponsor a Jog-a-thoner!


3rd Annual
Apperson Elementary School
Jog-A-Thon Fundraiser
Friday, Feb. 10, 2017
Rescheduled due to inclement weather:
Monday, February 13, 2017

Click here to sponsor a Jog-A-Thoner – credit card donations now accepted online!

The 3rd Annual Apperson Jog-A-Thon is almost here! Here are a few reminders for our Apperson families:

  1. Collect donations – we accept cash, checks payable to Apperson PTA, and credit card donations online.  Check the Jog-A-Thon page ( for additional Collection sheets and an email template that you can send to family and friends. The Apperson PTA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donations may be tax deductible.
  2. Turn in the Volunteer Sign-Up slip if you are available to help out on Feb. 10.  We will need parents to cheer on our students, tally laps, hand out water, etc.
  3. Turn in all donations on or before Friday, Feb. 10.  This is a FUN event and every student must turn in a SIGNED PERMISSION SLIP in order to participate with their class.  Even if you did not collect donations, please sign and return the pledge form/permission slip.

Remember, all students that participate will receive a participation TIGER TAG!  The student who raises the most money and the student who runs the most laps from each class will be presented with an exclusive Tiger Tag and will be announced at the Morning Assembly!

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Krispy Kreme Order Pick Up Tomorrow!

Don’t forget to pick up your Krispy Kreme orders tomorrow, Thursday, December 15! We will be outside the Day Street gate (at the valet drop off) from 7:30-8:00 am and outside the auditorium/holiday show from 8:00-8:30 am. We will have a limited number of extra donuts to sell – $10 for a box of one dozen delicious glazed donuts!!! Cash only. Thank you for supporting the Apperson 5th graders!

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Virtual Backpack 12/7/16

BACKPACK3Today’s virtual backpack includes:

  • December PTA  Newsletter (click here for PDF)
  • Krispy Kreme Order Form – 5th Grade Fundraiser (orders due Fri. Dec. 9, pick up Thurs. Dec. 15)
  • Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station Toy/Food Drive – collection bin location in the Apperson School office

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Virtual Back Pack – 11/15/16

BACKPACK3Today’s virtual backpack includes:

  • Reflections Reception Invitation/ RSVP
  • Holiday Shop Volunteer Sign Up

All are welcome to attend our monthly PTA meeting on Thursday, November 17 @ 5:30 pm in the Auditorium!  At the conclusion of the PTA meeting, there will be a time to view the amazing artwork submitted by our talented Apperson students, followed by the Reflections Reception and Award Presentation!  All families are encouraged to attend!  Pizza and refreshments will be served – please RSVP by returning the flyer so that we have the correct amount of food!

We are also in need of volunteers for our upcoming Holiday Shop!  Please complete and return the flyer if you would like to help.  This is a really fun event!  Every classroom will have a chance to visit the shop – scheduled times for each class will be announced soon. Just a reminder, you must have your district volunteer badge to help at this event.reflections-invite holiday-shop-volunteer-sign-up

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