A message from TOPANGA ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCHOOL
What’s Coming Up?
Mon April 30 4th Grade SBAC test begins
Tues May 1 Outdoor Science Day – Tapper / Chatham / Tobisman
Wed May 2 Outdoor Science Day – Welch / Harrell / Galindo / Kort
Thurs May 3 Outdoor Science Day –De La O / Winikoff
Fri May 4 Friday Morning Assembly – 8:00 am
Fri May 4 Hot Dog & Ice Cream Crawl
Sat May 5 Butterfly Day at the Mermaid 1:00 – 5:30 pm - Download Flyer
Sat & Sun May 5 & 6 Hot Dog & Ice Cream Crawl Continues
Traffic Duty for the Week: Ms. De La O’s Class
The spotlight fell on 4th Grade this morning as I encouraged them to do their best on the Smarter Balanced state test (SBAC) test which they will be taking next week. While this is only one test (and it does not affect their class grades), scoring high on the test can only help your child and our school.
Our staff decided to start testing one week later than we originally planned. The new schedule has 4th grade testing next week (April 30 – May 4), 5th grade the next week (May 7-11) and we end up with 3rd grade (May 14 – 18).
Parents can help by making sure your child gets plenty of rest, a good breakfast, and lots of encouragement. We don’t want anyone to be stressed or anxious about the test – but we do want everyone to try their best, which they can only do if they feel their best.
Just a reminder – all visitors on campus must come to the office first before visiting a classroom. In the office we will ask you to sign in, take a visitor sticker to wear (if you do not have a volunteer badge), and we may have to call the classroom before sending you to the room. Please be patient with our office staff as we take these steps to ensure that our campus is safe and secure.
Please remember that we share the Topanga School Road with several residents, and blocking their driveway in the afternoon during dismissal is not very neighborly. In case of emergency, we never want to block someone’s driveway, which would leave them trapped in case of a medical or other emergency. Please help us to be good neighbors with the folks who live on our block.
Butterfly Week – A Message from the Science Committee
We have several activities planned around our Butterfly Day event on May 5th. The week prior is planned as a Butterfly Week. Here are the events:
It’s our first ever butterfly week – thanks to everyone for making it happen! - Download Flyer
Hot Dog & Ice Cream Crawl
Dog Haüs and Carmela, both in Woodland Hills, are having fundraisers for us next weekend. Be on the lookout for an email explaining the rules of our classroom contest for distributing the most hot dog coupon cards!
Have a great weekend,
Mr. Steve Gediman, Principal
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