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Established in 1993, the Friends of Beethoven Booster Club is an organization of parent volunteers whose purpose is to raise money to enhance the students’ learning environment at Beethoven Street Elementary School.  The Booster Club is also responsible for the ongoing cultivation of community partnerships with local businesses, community-based organizations, and government organizations that will contribute to and support Beethoven Street Elementary School.


Friends of Beethoven

    Jeff Manpearl (Co-President)
    Andy Telanoff (Co-President)

Beethoven PTA

    Kathy Vigil (President)

Robin Gurney
You've Been Stung!
Robin has 2 children at Beethoven a Kinder and a 3rd Grader. Thank you Robin for organizing Coffee with the Kinders! It is a great way to keep the Kinder Parents informed. Robin is on her 2nd year as PTA treasurer, she has done an exceptional job keeping the books organized. Thank you Robin for your help at the Silent Auction and all the other Beethoven Events. Robin is a huge supporter of Beethoven, we can not thank you enough and your family for all you do for Beethoven.  

Recent Awards & Grants

 > Salad Bars 2 Schools

 > Mar Vista Community Council "Community Beautification Grant" 

Real Milk California Sweeptstakes

> Bizzy Blondes Real Estate: 500 color fund raising flyers

> George Chung Realtors: Including Beethoven flyer in house to house newsletter

> Tiffany Rochelle at Pardee Properties: $500.00

> Whole Foods Garden Grant (2013): $1,000 for garden bench and garden supplies

PTA Drive

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Each class that has 100% participation will receive an ICE CREAM PARTY

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After School Enrichments


Starting Tuesday, September 2, 2014 *unless otherwise noted*.

Hello Beethoven Families!

Welcome to our first session of enrichment classes for this school year! We’ve brought back some favorite classes and some awesome new ones! Each class starts 10 minutes after school dismissal and lasts 1 hour. Only kindergartners will be escorted from their classroom to the after school class. If your child is in STAR, they will be taken to the appropriate area after the class is concluded. This session will be 8 weeks *unless otherwise noted*.


Mondays: 2:45 - 3:45 Sign Language All grades Room 5 Cost: $95.00

Join Josh and Austin for a brand new American Sign Language program! This is a special language in America that many people do not get the chance to learn. It is a different way of communicating using the face, pictures, and imagination. The students who take this class will learn basic ASL such as food, animals, ABCs, and colors. Different from other language classes, this program will include hilarious movement games, imaginative drawing, and lessons from people that use ASL everyday. If you want to be able to say "I love you" from across a noisy room, this program is the one for you!. *7 weeks starting 9/8/14*


Mondays: 2:45 –3:45 Mad Science Mondays! TK-3rd grade Parent Center Cost: $145.00

 Travel to the end of the rainbow and see how hurricanes, tornadoes and thunderstorms form. Compare the Earth’s atmosphere to other planets and probe the mysteries of meteors and comets. Discover amazing things that glow in the dark and experiment with sound waves while creating your own sound effects. Embark on a quest for alternative energy sources and get wrapped up in the world of robotics. You’ll even discover the links between science and art. *7 weeks starting 9/8/14* Max students: 20

Mondays: 2:45 – 3:45 RockSTAR Nova 1st-2nd grade Auditorium Cost $255 (2 sessions)

 Mondays: 3:45 – 4:45 RockSTAR Nova 3rd – 5th grade Auditorium Cost $255 (2 sessions)

*September 8, 2014 – Performance in January, 2015 ~ See attached flyer for details*


Mondays: 2:45 – 3:45 Intro to Anatomy 3rd – 5th grade Room TBD Cost $150.00

*7 weeks starting 9/8/14 ~ See attached flyer for details*


Tuesdays 1:45-2:45 Gymtastics! w/ Ms. Peggy TK – 3rd grade Auditorium Cost: $175.00

Join us for 8 weeks of Fun, Fitness and Friends with...Tumbling, Acrobatic and Gymnastic skills, Enhanced by Balance Beams, Trampolines and Spring Board, With coordination challenges, Scooters, Hoops, Balls, Frisbees and Lots, lots more!


Tuesdays: 1:45 - 2:45 Touch Typing 2nd–5th grade Room 24 Cost: $100.00

Time for typing! Terence will teach touch typing skills using programs like Mavis Beacon and Type To Learn. This class is a must for any student who would like to type their class reports with ease this school year!


Tuesdays: 1:45-2:25 Soccer Beginners Beethoven Field Cost: $10/class

Tuesdays: 2:25-3:05 Soccer Advanced Beethoven Field Cost: $10/class

*Every Tuesday unless it’s raining ~ See attached flyer for details*


Wednesdays: 2:45 –3:45 How to Draw Cartoons All grades Room 22 Cost: $115.00

 Learn to draw your favorite cartoon characters and comic book heroes ~ from Batman and Superman to Spongebob and Pokemon. Learn to draw like a pro with easy follow, step by step instructions provided by Mr. O. Discover the use of proportion and perspective that will have you drawing realistic cartoons in no time.


Wednesdays: 2:45 – 3:45 Chess/Advanced Chess 1st – 5th grade Room TBD Cost: $100.00

This is the most popular afterschool class! Chess is a great way for children to learn so much more than just ‘a game’. Chess is fun and promotes values such as responsibility and logic and skills such as the simultaneous use of strategy, mathematics, logic and risk-analysis. Learn to play or learn to play better!! Pedro will determine and pair up students of same skill level.


Thursdays: 2:45 - 3:45 STAR Boarderz All grades Meet at Cafeteria Cost: $ 140.00

Frontside, backside, learn all the awesome sides of skateboarding! Join STAR’s unique skateboarding safety and instruction class and you’ll be on your way to rival pros like Tony Hawk and Ryan Sheckler! Our professional skateboarding staff will conduct weekly skill assessments for both beginner and experienced skateboarders as they learn a series of progressive moves from the Boarderz “tricktionary”. Students develop skills at their own pace and will be taught important safety tips and techniques. Students required to bring their own helmet, elbow and knee pads, and wrist guards designed for skateboarding. Boards supplied, but students are welcome to bring their own boards. *7 weeks ~ no class 9/25* Maximum students: 10

Thursdays: 2:45 - 3:45 Baseball with Mr. O! 1st-5th grade Beethoven Field Cost: $95.00

 Play ball! In this class your sports lover will develop the “Fun”damentals of Baseball with Mr. O’ Donnell. Batting, Throwing, Base Running and more! Your child will also learn the rules of the American pastime while they develop their skills in a relaxed environment with Mr. O. Don’t strike out, enroll now! *7 weeks ~ no class 9/25*


Fridays: 2:45 – 3:45 Clay Studio All grades Parent Center Cost: $160.00

Step into a world of clay and use your hands to sculpt and mold in the popular STAR Nova Clay class! Both beginners and experienced clay artists will enjoy this session--if you love to use your hands, you’ll love this class! We’ll learn and practice the basic methods of coiling, molding, and carving to transform a simple block of clay into a fantastic work of art.


Fridays: 2:45-3:45 Volleyball 1st-5th grade Volleyball Net Cost: $100.00

Learn the fundamentals of volleyball from Mr. E. We'll practice skills from passing and setting, to hitting and serving, and play scrimmage games in a fun environment. Some of you may already know Mr.E, a Dad of two Beethoven students who loves coaching.


Ashley Halverson, Enrichment Coordinator 310.721.6156 or


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You've Been Stung!!

You have been Stung Havana Campbell!  Havana Campbell is a student at Beethoven, she is in 4th grade this year  She entered a Father’s Day contest at Pardee Properties and won $500.00 for Beethoven!  Havana was one of the first 10 children to memorize and recite one of Tami’s favorite poems, “Somebody Said it Couldn’t be Done,” and her reward was a donation to Beethoven.  Thank you Havana for thinking of your school! 


Box Tops for Education

Thank you everyone for helping to make Box Tops a huge part of Beethoven.  Last year we made over $1500.00 from parents clipping away.  We hope you can help us make this program a success again!

For every 10 box tops that you turn in before October 17, 2014 you will receive a Bear Scare game ticket.  Box tops are an easy way to make money for the school.   Each Box Top is worth 10 cents, the more you turn in the more money we will make!

Thank you Courtney Cregar and Staci Boggari for chairing Box Tops again!


Open Chair Positions

We need you help!  If interested in any of the positions please contact:  Kathy Vigil at

 Bear Wear: We need a parent or two to help sell spirit wear at Beethoven!  This is one way that we show our Beethoven Pride. The volunteer would set up Bear Wear on Monday Assembly’s.  Set up shirts, sell, put shirts away.

 Salad Bar: We are in danger of losing our salad bar as we need parent volunteers to help serve.  Salad bars are in high demand in schools and we have one and may lose it.  Salad bars are the easiest way for schools to offer fruit and vegetables.   If you would like to help keep our salad bar going at Beethoven please volunteer your time once a week.  We need at least 2 people each week to serve. 

 Valet Drop off:  This is a very important program at Beethoven.  The Student Curbside Valet Service allows students to be safely dropped off at school in the morning without the need for parking.  The Service is offered between 7:30 AM – 8:10 AM each week day and is organized exclusively by parent volunteers from all classrooms. (except Kinder.)