Inspiring Collaboration, Innovation & Empowerment
"Climbing Toward College and Career Readiness"
Campus 1
6555 Sylmar Avenue - Van Nuys, CA 91401
Phone: (818) 994-2904   Fax: (818) 994-8096
Campus 2
13400 Erwin Street - Van Nuys, CA 91401
Phone: (818) 787-8521   Fax: (818) 786-3627
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Dear Ararat Charter School Families,

On behalf of ACS, I want to wish all of you a Happy New Year!  We are confident that with your support, our students will continue to thrive. We encourage you to continue to have your children read on a daily basis. Itís important for students to visit the local library in order to promote their reading literacy. Another way to promote your childís literacy is by visiting a local bookstore and purchasing books of his/her interest. In addition, we want to focus on making connections to reading in real life settings. There are various locations such as the grocery store that contain reading text that students can read as they visit. This will in turn help students understand that reading has a purpose and will also help promote their reading fluency.

We would like to invite all of you to our upcoming College and Career Fair which will take place on Friday, January 22, 2016. If you plan to attend, please allow sufficient time for signing in at the main office. You will report to your childís classroom for presentations on various careers.

To increase our home/school communication, we encourage you to take part in the Parent Involvement Committee. The next meeting is scheduled to take place on Friday, January 29, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. at our Slymar campus. Come to join with other parents in a collaborative manner to build relationships and to hear ideas and suggestions that will help improve our school. 

We also have an upcoming parent workshop on January 20, 2016 which you can gain important information English Learners and CELDT (California English Language Development Test).
Principal's  News
Mr. Villela


Breaking the
poverty cycle...
one child at a time

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Every Friday is
collection day!
Food Drive the entire month of November
Community Outreach Projects
March 14 - June 6, 2016
Choir - Session 2 - Campus 2

April 20 - May 25, 2016
Enrichment Session 2 - Wednesdays Only

May 2, 2016

1st Grade field trip to Underwood Farm

May 2 - 6, 2016
Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3, 2016
4th Grade field trip to Los Angeles County Museum of Arts (LACMA)

May 13, 2016
Movie Night by PIC - Campus 2

May 14, 2016
Public Lottery - Campus 1

May 16 - 17, 2016
Classified School Employee Week

May 19, 2016
World Day for Cultural Diversity

May 21, 2016
Diversity Meeting - Campus 1 - Lounge
Governing Board Meeting - Campus 1 - MPR

May 23 - 27, 2016
Book Fair - Campus 1

May 25, 2016
Award Assembly - Campus 1&2

May 26, 2016
Open House - Minimum Day - Dismissal @ 1:35 pm

May 27, 2016
PIC Meeting - Campus 1 - Lounge

May 30, 2016
Memorial Day - No School

June 3, 2016
5th Grade Students vs. Staff Kickball Game

June 4, 2016
Spring BBQ / Teacher Appreciation by PIC

June 9, 2016
5th Grade Culmination

June 10, 2016
End of the Year Program - Last Day of School - Minimum Day - Dismissal @ 1:35 pm