A message from TOPANGA ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCHOOL
What’s Coming Up?
Tue April 25 4th Grade SBAC test begins
Thur April 27 Leadership Council – 1:45 pm in Rm 8
Fri April 28 Friday Morning Assembly – 8:00 am
Fri April 28 The Silent Auction @ The Mountain Mermaid, 6:30 pm
Traffic Duty for the Week: Ms. De La O’s Class
Frozen Treat Sales: Ms. Hoffman’s Class
We had a special guest this morning at our Friday assembly - Angelica Rogers, from the American Heart Association. She thanked our entire school for all we do every year to support the American Heart Association by holding our Jump Rope for Heart event. She also said that Ms. De La O has done an amazing job coordinating this event every year, and Ms. Rogers brought a Recognition Plaque for her. Finally, our very own second grader Elias Gorman won the GoPro Drawing for getting 10+ online donations – and this was a competition between many other schools. No wonder Topanga Elementary is known as the “Heart of the Canyon.”
Fourth Grade California Day was amazing! We saw weaving, candles, food, missions, livestock, teepees, canoes and many other artifacts and experiences from the early days of California. Hats off to Ms. Batz and Ms. Talan, the parent volunteers, and especially our fourth grade students who brought the past to life, if only for a day.
I know that many of our families take the trails to and from school. Now that it’s getting hotter, our baby oak trees near the trails could use a drink of water. Ms. Benor has marked each one with orange flagging tape and they are protected with a mesh screen. If you come across one and have water to spare, please share with the baby oaks. Thanks!
Food Truck Friday (A Message from the TCC)
What better way to enjoy the canyon than coming to the TCC, laying out or playing on the field and having a food truck serve you delicious, organic: vegetarian bowls, salads, grass-fed burgers, etc?
So bring a blanket, some beverages (sodas, waters, and some detox drink thing will be sold by food truck), and your loved ones and have an amazing time! Spread the word. This is a community event so invite the community!
The Science Fair is Coming! (in four weeks)
To learn more about the upcoming science fair, here is the link to the website. It’s open to all visitors without signing up - but you can sign up now if you're ready: https://tinyurl.com/topsci
The annual 5th grade plant sale will take place the week of May 8th-12th. This year the 5th graders will be selling a limited number of large pots with rosemary, basil and other herbs in addition to the beautiful succulents. Come support the 5th grade science trip to Catalina and get Mom a living Mother’s Day gift!
Friday, April 28, 2017 @The Topanga Mermaid
TICKETS and DONATIONS: http://tep.schoolauction.net/masquerade/homepages/show
If you've paid $1,000 toward the Giving Fund for one child to date, you get one free ticket to the auction. If you've paid $2,000 or more for two children to date, you get two free tickets. When you go to buy your tickets, make sure to select the correct type of ticket. Note that some tickets are "couple" tickets, which means you only need to buy one ticket for two people who want to share a bid number at the auction. Early bird tickets will be available until April 3rd, and prices will increase slightly after that.
DRESS and FOOD: Dress to party - with your best mask! Dinner and dessert will be served. Drinks will be available for purchase.
PARKING: Limited valet parking and no self-parking - PLEASE Uber, Lyft and definitely carpool!
QUESTIONS: Please contact Lara at firstname.lastname@example.org. Can't wait to party with you!
Mr. Steve Gediman, Principal
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