A message from TOPANGA ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCHOOL
What’s Coming Up?
Sat Feb 2 Art Show Reception at Topanga Gallery, 4 – 6 pm
Thurs Feb 7 School Tour – 9:00 am in front of the office
Fri Feb 8 Friday Morning Assembly – 8:00 am
Traffic Duty for the Week: Ms. Welch’s Class
Thanks to all the parent volunteers who helped out for this, the first hike week of 2019. Unfortunately yesterday’s storm has forced us to postpone yesterday and today’s hikes – but our thirsty oaks needed the rain, so we shouldn’t complain too much.
February is Black History Month, and many of our classes are studying the lives and works of famous African Americans this month. I’m dusting off my stack of 78 rpm shellac records so I can present some classic jazz and blues sides for the Friday morning assembly – and today we had a mini lesson on Louis Armstrong. In addition to being the first great soloist in jazz history, Armstrong’s early life is a vivid example of how a teacher (Joe “King” Oliver) can make all the difference in the life of a student.
Spotlight on Health
There’s lots of germs going around now, and I’ve been asked to remind everyone that the District recommends that a child stay home for 24 hours after having a fever to reduce the chance of contagion. Also, we will call you at home if your child has a fever, but if a child has a stomachache or feels tired, we have them rest, use the bathroom, and try to get them back to the classroom. As usual, please share with the main office any specific health concerns you may have about your child so we can better work with you to keep everyone here at school healthy.
If your child is absent or late due to illness, be sure and give your child’s teacher or the office a note. If we don’t get the note you will probably get a call and a letter from the District – but we can clear that up if you call or email our office to let us know the situation.
Topanga Elementary School Annual Student Art Show
Thu Jan 31 – Sun Feb 3
Saturday, February 2, 2019 4-6PM
Topanga Canyon Gallery
120 N Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Topanga CA 90290
The Student Art Show is a much loved annual event. Visit the gallery to view the children's amazing art works.
The Student Art Show is now on at Topanga Canyon Gallery and will be up through Sunday. The Art Show Reception will be tomorrow, Saturday from 4-6 pm. Buy a raffle ticket for your chance to win a beautiful tile table created by local ceramic artist Matt Doolin and featuring a tile painted by every student in the school.
It will be raffled off to raise funds for our school's art program. Come and see it at the art show reception and make sure to buy a ticket! This is a fundraiser for TEP to support the art programs in our school.
Mr. Steve Gediman, Principal
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