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Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!

I am excited to begin the school year at Calahan Elementary School, yes, we have reverted back to our former school name since we are no longer an affiliated charter school. As a returning parent you know, Calahan is a wonderful place for children to learn and grow. If you are new to Calahan, you will soon learn about our dedicated and committed staff.  As a staff, we are dedicated to providing a quality education to all students.

To ensure your child’s success, we recommend that you talk to your child about their day, bring them to school daily, arrive on-time and ready to learn, ensure that you check their homework, read with your child daily, support school-wide events, and communicate with your child’s teacher.

I look forward to working with all of you this year and seeing you at school-wide events. It is the school community that makes our school strong. We have an active PTA and parents on every committee, we need you to make a difference for all of our children.

We have many new afterschool coaches in our YDP, YS and YMCA programs. We are lucky to have our amazing APEIS, Katherine Chavez returning to our team. Please be sure to welcome them when you see them on campus. 

As the principal, my staff and I are here to assist you. Understand that at Calahan, the students come first. We do our best to return calls within 24 hours. You may need to wait a minute if we are helping a student but we are here to serve you. Please feel free to contact me at the office 818-886-4612 or email me at with your concerns or questions. 

On the homepage of our website (left hand column under "Calendars"), is a tentative schedule of school wide events for the 2018-2019 school year. We will send an updated list at the beginning of the second semester. Our classroom teachers will advise you of changes in their weekly reminders and you will continue to get school wide calls and emails every Sunday night. We look forward to a great year!



Michelle R. Wells


Calahan Community Charter


18722 Knapp Street

Northridge, CA 91324

Phone: 818-886-4612

Fax: 818-886-0760

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