A message from TOPANGA ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCHOOL
What’s Coming Up?
Sat Feb 24 Reception @ The Topanga Gallery – 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Mon Feb 26 Parent Conference Week Begins – 1:35 pm dismissal all week
Tue Feb 27 Outdoor Science Day – Tapper / Chatham / Tobisman
Wed Feb 28 Outdoor Science Day – Welch / Harrell / Galindo– 1:35 pm dismissal.
Thur Mar 01 Shelter-in-place drill
Thur Mar 01 Outdoor Science Day – Santora / De La O / Hoffman
Fri Mar 02 The Vocabulary Parade – 8:30 am in the auditorium (Parents welcome)
Fri Mar 02 Outdoor Science Day – Talan / Batz / Weisberg
Fri Mar 02 1:35 pm dismissal
Traffic Duty for the Week: Ms. Galindo’s Class
I hope everyone can get over to the Topanga Art Gallery and be part of Saturday afternoon’s reception. I’ve seen our students and teachers working hard on these projects, and it’s always a special treat to see them up on the wall in a real art gallery.
Thank you all for expressing your appreciation for our final February Black History presentation this morning (Be Bop – the Music of the Future featuring Charlie “Bird” Parker). Jazz is a rare commodity on the radio these days – and I’m glad so many parents agree that our young people need to be exposed to this vital musical form that constitutes our nation’s greatest artistic gift to the world.
If you came to last year’s Vocabulary Parade, you won’t need too many words to know it’s probably going to be even more splendorific this year. And that’s not even a word. See you Friday morning at the parade!
Parent Conference Week
Next week we will be conducting our second parent conference week for this school year. Dismissal for every day will be at 1:35 pm (not just on Tuesday and Thursday as we usually have it) so teachers have time to schedule conferences with all their students’ parents. I encourage you to attend a conference with your child’s teacher this week even if you feel there is nothing you need to discuss with the teacher. Our Topanga teachers have worked closely with your child for over one hundred days, and meeting to discuss your child’s strengths and challenges is an important way to make sure there is a strong connection between home and school.
Jump Rope for Heart
There’s still time to register pledges (today). Go to: http://american.heart.org/jump-hoops
Our New School Sign!
Have you seen the new Topanga Elementary sign on the boulevard? Of course you have – and many of you have let me know how much you like it.
While I can only take credit for saying “okay,” lots of hard working parents gave their time and energy to produce this fabulous new sign. It was designed and installed by our own TEP president Sean O’Connor along with Patrick O’Connor (no relation), Charles Nance, Andy Monn, Grant Gordon, Leslie Colgin and Tamara Gould. It was fabricated and donated by Sign Source of Orange CA. Next time you see these folks, tell them thank you!
Have a great weekend,
Mr. Steve Gediman, Principal
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