A message from TOPANGA ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCHOOL
What’s Coming Up?
Tue March 6 Committee Meetings – 1:45 pm
Wed March 7 2nd Grade OLSAT Test
Thur March 8 2nd Grade OLSAT Test
Thur March 8 Kinder Round-Up – 12:30 – 1:30 pm in Rm 1.
Fri March 9 Friday Morning Assembly – 8:00 am
Mon March 12 Parent Meeting: School Safety – 6:00 pm in Rm 14
Mon March 12 TEP Meeting – 7:00 pm in Rm 14
Traffic Duty for the Week: Ms. Talan’s Class
Thanks to our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students, words were on parade today - as expressed through costumes, homemade props and lots of clever thinking. Last year Ms. Welch and the third grade led Topanga’s first Vocabulary Parade, and this year’s parade was simmering over with synonyms and not adverse to adjectives. It was a great morning of fun and learning, and we’re grateful to third grade for leading the way. Huzzah!
A Word About Leadership
Leadership Council is the ten member governing body of our school that includes representatives from the administration, teacher and parent constituencies. We meet monthly on campus in Room 8 and parents are encouraged to attend, participate, and bring your suggestions and concerns to this forum. No reservation is necessary in order to attend. For a 5 minute speaking slot, please email Principal Gediman at firstname.lastname@example.org. The next Leadership Council meeting is Tuesday, March 13th at 1:45pm. The minutes from our last meeting held on Tuesday, February 20th are available in the front office.
School Safety Meeting
Due to recent events in the news, parents and teachers are more concerned than ever about keeping our students safe at school. Keeping our students safe will always be our highest priority, so it’s good that we revisit the safety plans we have put in place here at school.
I will be holding a meeting on Monday, March 12th at 6:00 pm in Room 14 (the teacher’s lounge) to discuss our safe school plan, and what we have planned for the future to make our campus even more secure. It’s a week from this coming Monday, which is also the night of the TEP meeting (7:00 pm in Room 14), so parents can attend both meetings if they choose.
All parents are invited to attend. We will also be discussing what sort of activities we are planning for students who want to safely express their concerns on March 14th.
The Lion King is Coming!
Tickets are on sale now for Topanga Elementary Theater Art’s production of “The Lion King.”
The African savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.
All performances will take place at AC Stelle Middle School in Calabasas March 16-18. Both evening and matinee shows are available.
Copy and paste this link into your browser to get to our online ticket sales:
The 4th annual TECS Science Fair is April 12-13
Please mark your calendars; the 4th Annual Topanga Elementary School Science Fair is April 12-13.
In the past, our students have excelled at creating fun science projects and making displays to document them. We look forward to this year’s projects!
Family viewing will be after school on Thurs, April 12, with classroom viewing and optional competition on Fri, April 13.
Info and Sign up at: https://topangaelementarysciencefair.shutterfly.com
(Please sign up by March 16 - You don’t need to know what your project will be to sign up – but we want you to sign up!)
Mr. Steve Gediman, Principal
The latest news from Topanga Elementary Charter School and TEP, including the TEP Newsletter and the Friday Focus.