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Kester At A Glance


  • November 2nd: Astronomy Night, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., enter at Clark, viewing begins at 6:30 with food sales at 6:00 p.m.
  • November 3rd: Fall Beautification Day, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
  • November 5th-9th: Parent Teacher Conference Week, early dismissal on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday is regular early dismissal at 1:25 p.m.
  • November 8th: PTA Meeting, Staff Lounge, 8:15 a.m.
  • November 9th: eChoices application window closes.  Go to http://echoices.lausd.net
  • November 12th: Veteran's Day, No School
  • November 14th: ELAC Meeting, Staff Lounge, 8:15 a.m.
  • November 15th: Coffee with the Principal (SBAC Scores 2017-18), Staff Lounge, 8:15 a.m.
  • November 19th-23rd: Thanksgiving Break, No School
  • November 26th: School resumes
  • November 30th: School pictures make-up day
  • December 1st: Rockin' for Kester, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

About Kester

Kester Avenue Elementary, in the heart of Sherman Oaks, is a diverse learning community of over 1,000 students, from kindergarten through grade five. Our school is comprised of a home school as well as a gifted/high ability magnet school (grades 1-5). We emphasize the importance of learning in core academic subjects, as well offer an enriched curriculum of art, music, and physical education. Kester is proud to be designated a California Distinguished School for its collaboration and parent involvement. 

Enrichment and School Activities

At Kester Avenue Elementary/Magnet, students are able to experience a wide variety of enrichment programs/positions such as P.E. with the YMCA, computer lab instruction provided by ComputerWiseKids, a full-time science lab TA, art classes, music classes, full-time nurse's aide and field trip buses, funded by the Kester Avenue PTA and the generous contributions of our school community. 

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Kester Elementary/Kester Magnet

5353 Kester Avenue, Sherman Oaks, CA 91411, US

(818) 787-6751

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Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goal to provide computer lab instruction, P.E., field trip buses, a full-time nurse's aide and more. The suggested donation for the 2018-19 school year is $480 per family.

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