A message from TOPANGA ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCHOOL
What’s Coming Up?
Sat Jan 28 Topanga Alumni Cabaret – 6:00 pm at Froggy’s
Tue Jan 31 Outdoor Science Day – 5th Grade / Chatham / Tobisman
Tue Jan 31 Trashy Tuesday – In front of the Aud; 1:45 pm
Tue Jan 31 Leadership Council – 1:45 pm in Rm. 8
Wed Feb 1 Outdoor Science Day – Welch / Harrell / Galindo / Handler
Wed Feb 1 4th Grade NAEP Testing
Thur Feb 2 Outdoor Science Day – De La O / Hoffman
Thur Feb 2 5th Grade Colonial Day
Thur Feb 2 School Tour – 9:00 am
Fri Feb 3 Friday Morning Assembly – 8:00 am
Fri Feb 3 Outdoor Science Day – Talan / Batz / Weisberg
Traffic Duty for the Week: Ms. Tapper’s Class
Frozen Treat Sales: Ms. Chatham’s Class
Hats off to Ms. Welch, Mr. Harrell and especially the wonderful 3rd grade performers who graced our stage this morning with a musical number celebrating the lives of Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a way that touched so many of us.
We were also revved up for the upcoming Jump Rope For Heart event (in two weeks), and we heard great things about tomorrow’s Alumni Cabaret at Froggy’s. Doors open at 5 pm, the show starts at 6 pm – and there’s quite a roster of talent slated to entertain the night away.
The winter break cut into our December and January calendars, so Bridget Gardner is organizing TWO Trashy Tuesday’s in a row – next week for the last Tuesday of January, and the week after that for the first Tuesday in February. Either way, it makes our campus a more beautiful place, and it’s a great way to know that we are making a difference in protecting our environment.
The School Experience Survey – Due By February 10th
The School Experience Survey is an annual survey administered at all LAUSD schools. The survey reports give each school important insight into what staff, students and parents think about their school's learning environment.
Parents can either fill it out and send it back to school with your child (or drop it off in the office) – or there is an option to fill it out online using the code provided on the form. Either way, please take the time to complete the survey. The information from this survey turns into our School Report Card (which also went home this week with the results from last year’s survey). On our new Report Card it shows that we had 57% of our parents completing the survey last year. While this was an improvement from the year before (41%), we should have a much higher percentage to reflect our high level of parent involvement. Thanks!
Topanga Alumni Cabaret at Froggy’s
All Topanga Elementary families and teachers are invited to join a celebration of Topanga Elementary Theater Arts (TETA) for an evening of music from our student alumni this Saturday, January 28th at Froggy's!
Come to Froggy's this Saturday evening to enjoy performances by our own alumni, including favorites they performed during their time at Topanga Elementary as well as new and original work. Doors open at 5pm and show starts at 6pm - so come out in support of Theater Arts at Topanga Elementary!
STAR Nova 3 Begins Next Week
Hello Topanga Parents,
STAR Nova 3 will begin next week January 30th and will continue through March 24th.
Registration is now available online at:
If you have any questions feel free to contact me through email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone – but email works best :)
Thank you all so much, have a wonderful weekend!
Director, Topanga STAR
Phone number: 310-502-7231
TECS Speaker Series Begins
Dr. Woolley-Barker is an Evolutionary Biologist with an extensive background in leadership, innovation, and sustainability. She will be inaugurating TEP’s new speaker series, organized by our science committee, next Saturday at the Topanga Library. See the attached flyer for more details – and be ready for more upcoming events!
Mr. Steve Gediman, Principal
The latest news from Topanga Elementary Charter School and TEP, including the TEP Newsletter and the Friday Focus.