A message from TOPANGA ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCHOOL
What’s Coming Up?
Sun March 11 Daylight Savings Time Begins (spring forward)
Mon March 12 Parent Meeting: School Safety – 6:00 pm in Rm 14
Mon March 12 TEP Meeting - 7:00 pm in Rm 14
Tue March 13 Leadership Council – 1:45 pm in Rm 8
Fri March 16 Lion King Jr. – evening performance
Sat March 17 Lion King Jr. – matinee and evening performance
Sun March 18 Lion King Jr. – matinee performance
Traffic Duty for the Week: Ms. Winikoff’s Class
Spring is in the air (even though it’s still winter), so remember to spring forward an hour on Sunday.
The warmer weather is appreciated not just by our students, but by those pesky head lice. Please remember to check your child’s hair often, and inform the office right away of any signs. We can also lower our rates of transmission by reminding our students not to share hats or backpacks (they could be on the straps), and remember to keep our hands, feet and hair to ourselves. We will continue to remind them here at school – if they hear it at home, all the better.
Traffic seems to be getting worse every month. Our best advice for making sure you arrive safely and on time to school is to leave early. Most of us are rushed and overwhelmed in the morning, but setting aside extra time for the inevitable traffic is a good habit to have.
Spring also means spring cleaning – so take a good look at our vast collection of lost jackets, sweaters and other fine items of clothing. Maybe something belongs to you!
The Lion King is Almost Here!
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.
Online ticket sales:
School Safety Meeting
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 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 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!)
SAVE THE DATE – A message from TEP
The annual School Auction is coming up Friday, April 13th at Topanga’s own 1909! Start figuring out your sitter-sharing now, so that you don’t miss out on the fun! Food, drink, dancing and bidding on amazing items and activities—the auction promises to offer a wide array of options--from art & home decor to exciting classes and summer camps for the kids!
We're assembling auction items now, so if you have anything you'd like to donate, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org - All donations are tax deductible!
And keep an eye out for more info, including the theme, in the coming days!
See you Monday,
Mr. Steve Gediman, Principal
The latest news from Topanga Elementary Charter School and TEP, including the TEP Newsletter and the Friday Focus.