A message from TOPANGA ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCHOOL
What’s Coming Up?
Tue Aug 29 Back to School Night 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Tue Aug 29 Voting for Leadership Council Parent Representatives
Fri Sept 01 Admissions Day – No School
Mon Sept 04 Labor Day – No School
Thur Sept 14 Coyote Run
Traffic Duty: Mr. Harrell's Class
In addition to thanking everyone for a superb first two weeks of school, this morning I expressed my gratitude to our trusty science committee parents and others who helped make Monday’s eclipse day so memorable. While other schools hid their students indoors all morning, Topanga students boldly explored this cosmic phenomena with pinhole cameras, various projections, special glasses and lenses, and even a solar telescope. We also had the opportunity to view the total eclipse as it was broadcast from the Zone of Totality in Oregon. I will be meeting this afternoon with our science committee in the science lab to plan more events like this one (although it’s doubtful we can request another eclipse...)
After this morning’s assembly, we had a well-attended Volunteer Training in Room 8. A few parents were disappointed because they could not attend today, but not to worry – more trainings are coming. On Friday September 8th and Friday September 22nd we’ll do it again, so that anyone who wants to be a volunteer here at Topanga Elementary Charter will have the opportunity to serve.
Leadership Council at Topanga Elementary Charter
The Leadership Council is the decision making body at Topanga Elementary. As outlined in our charter, the council is composed of ten representatives: five teachers, three parents, one classified staff member and one administrator. The parent representatives are elected for a one year term, and this year we will elect three new parent representatives.
Only two candidates have come forward – so there’s room for more (but not after Monday because I have to print up the ballots).
The ballots will be available, one per family, at Back to School Night. Thank you all for giving your time to our school.
TEP Meeting (A Message from TEP)
Check out the TEP meeting minutes from the meeting held on 8/21. Our next meeting is Monday 9/11, in Room 14. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join and see what we're planning for 2017-18.
PARENT HOMEWORK: My School Anywhere
DIRECTORY SIGN-UP by Thursday, August 31 (A Message from TEP)
Over half the families are already on board with this amazing directory tool... don't miss out!!!
Topanga Enrichment Programs subscribes to the MySchoolAnywhere service for our family and faculty directories, online store, volunteer signups and email communications. It's secure, easy to use, and free to families.
If you haven't registered, please go to the site below, enter our school's code and follows the steps to register your family. You can specify what information you'd like to appear in the online directory - or choose not to appear at all.
Register at join.myschoolanywhere.com
Invitation Code: TECS2017
Once we've had a chance to verify your family information, you'll receive an email with login credentials and instructions to access the system.
Returning Families - If you don’t remember your password, simply follow the “forgot my password” link on the MySchoolAnywhere homepage, or app.
Questions? Contact our system administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Steve Gediman, Principal
The latest news from Topanga Elementary Charter School and TEP, including the TEP Newsletter and the Friday Focus.