Principal's Message

Happy October!!!
October is always a fun month at school...we'll be diving into all things Fall as we gear up to the busy holiday season. 

Students will be celebrating Halloween this month.  The school will have a school parade, during the school day,  on Friday, October 29 for students in grades, K-5. Students are invited to dress up in Halloween costumes.  Please make sure that your child is not wearing masks that cover their entire face or have any weapons as part of their costume. Please do not have scary costumes as we do have young children here at SOEC.

Parents will not be able to attend the Halloween activities as we need to limit the number of people in the school. This includes coming to the school to help your child dress up in their costume so we will need you to help your children dress up at home.

Please keep in mind SOEC will be adhering to the Wellness policy during these festivities. Please limit any goodie bags to include ingredients such as pencils, stickers, and erasers.  No candy please.  Please note that children are not permitted to wear scary costumes or masks, bring sharp edged props such as sticks, swords, knives, weapons, have bare midriffs, feature blood and gore, etc.
Please note that Friday, October 29 is a minimum day with dismissal at 12:30. 
Our Sherman Oaks Parent Association (SOPA) will be hosting a Fall Festival.  The event will take place on Friday, October 29th from 3pm-7pm at the southwest corner of Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Park at 14201 Huston Street.  This year’s Fall Festival will be significantly scaled-down from years past, but will still be tons-of-fun with crafts, laser tag, nerf wars, open-air-Covid-safe bouncer games, carnival games, food and fun!
For the safety and security of everyone involved, masks are mandatory and we ask that we continue to adhere to the same Covid guidelines that we already practice on campus. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the event.
The On-time Application for Choices 2022-2023 opened October 1 and will remain open thru November 12. The 2021-2022 Choices Late application will reopen December 1, 2021. Click here to view the digital Choices brochure.

This week please note that the COVID testing team will be here on Thursday, October 21.  
Parent Conferences are just around the corner and are scheduled for the week of
November 15 – November 19.  At this time, your child’s teacher will review
 individual progress and answer your questions.
If you would like to highlight your child's birthday by having their name on the school marquee simply email  For $30 your child's name will be posted on the day of their birthday. Reserve your child's spot today. 
Friday's are FUN FRIDAY and we encourage students to show of their TIGER SPIRIT by wearing their Tiger Wear. If you have not had an opportunity to purchase Tiger Wear students can show off their spirit by wearing ORANGE. Students get a Tiger Ticket on Friday, at the gate,  for wearing their tiger wear or orange and their name is put into a drawing. (Students can receive 2 tickets if their parent is also wearing Tiger Wear)