What's Coming Up
Mon Feb 15 Presidents’ Day – No School
Tue Feb 16 Committee Meetings – 1:45 p.m.
Fri Feb 19 Morning Assembly – 8:00 am
Fri Feb 19 Field Lab Day: Chatham/Welch/Harrell
Fri Feb 19 Science Committee Meeting – 2:45 @ the Science Lab
Mon Feb 22 Topanga Art Show
Mon Apr 04 Love of Words Week – Used Book Sale
Sat Apr 23 “That’s So Topanga” Auction Night @ TCC, 5-11 p.m.
Traffic Duty for the Week: Ms. Handler’s Class
Frozen Treat Sales: Ms. Saporta’s Class
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SCHOOL EXPERIENCE SURVEY INFO
Topanga Elementary Charter School needs our parents’ support once again. Can we count on YOU to help TECS remain among California's top schools?
API has been replaced with SQII - School Quality Improvement Index. School Experience Surveys are part of SQII - the Survey was sent home Monday, January 25. Please check your child’s backpack or folder for an envelope marked School Experience Survey. The survey is one per household, so if you have more than one child in our school, you will only receive one survey. Once you complete it, return to your child’s teacher. If you've completed the survey online, please return the form and indicate that it was completed electronically.
The online survey is here: http://achieve.lausd.net/Page/8397
Survey administration is from January 19th to February 11th, 2016. Thank you in advance for taking this time to help our school!
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SHREK JR. The Musical!
Topanga Elementary Presents
Shrek Jr. The Musical
Performances March 11-13.
Please go to the website for all information including Frequently Asked Questions, the Registration and Audition process and Calendar.
More info & Audition Sign up
Welcome to the website for Topanga Elementary Charter School (TECS) and Topanga Enrichment Programs (TEP). Click on "TECS" in the top navigation to learn more about our school, or click on "TEP" to learn more about all of the outstanding programs that TEP provides for our students. These programs would not be possible without the support of our parents.
We hope you will visit the site often and find the information available both informational and useful. The site will be updated frequently with announcements about school news, activities, events and important reminders. Please explore this website to discover all of the fabulous things going on at Topanga Elementary School. Feel free to contact us if you have questions or would like additional information. You can also visit our page on the LAUSD Website.
Amazon Smile: If you shop on Amazon, please consider setting up Amazon Smile to donate a percentage of your purchase dollars to Topanga Enrichment Programs (TEP).
Classroom Wish Lists: You can help out a lot by purchasing school supplies for your child's classroom! Some teachers are using DonorsChoose and some are using Amazon, so ask your child's teacher how you can help.
New Website: We have a new website and we're still working on it! The website is a living entity - we want it to serve the needs of parents, teachers, students, staff, and the community, so we welcome feedback and suggestions. We will make frequent improvements and add new features as needed. Let us know what you think!
For more news, read the TECS Blog.
Topanga Elementary Charter School
Cradled by the Santa Monica Mountains, Topanga Elementary is a small, high-performing community school, offering a well-rounded education strongly focused on the arts and environmental science.
Twenty years ago, Topanga Elementary Charter School became part of the first K-12 charter complex in the nation. Parents at Palisades Elementary and Paul Revere Junior High established the complex in 1993 to articulate local school options to improve stability and predictability, in addition to optimizing new District school reform measures. Two years later, in 1995, Topanga Elementary joined the Palisades Complex.
We are an elementary school located in a natural mountain setting within an urban public school system. Our mission is to educate, inspire, and create a lifelong love of learning in our students — respecting their individuality while fostering a respect for the community, the environment, and the relationship between parents and educators that makes Topanga Elementary Charter School unique.
We are a community of staff, parents, students, community members and business people committed to working together to develop life-long learners who value themselves, contribute to their community, and succeed in a changing world.
Topanga Elementary Charter School is an affiliated charter school. Its chief decision-making body is the Topanga Elementary Leadership Council. The Leadership Council consists of a total of ten members: the Principal; five teachers; one classified representative; and three parents or community representatives.
For more information, Download Our Charter.
Calendars, Schedules & Links