A message from TOPANGA ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCHOOL
What’s Coming Up?
Fri April 28 The Masquerade Auction @ The Mountain Mermaid, 6:30 pm
Mon May 1 5th Grade SBAC test begins
Tue May 2 Trashy Tuesday
Fri May 5 Friday Morning Assembly – 8:00 am
Sat May 6 Science Speaker Series – 3:00 – 4:30 pm at Topanga Library - Dr. Debra Shier of the San Diego Zoo Institute of Conservation Research
Sat May 6 Topanga Emergency Preparedness Evacuation Drill (see mailer sent to all Topanga residents)
Traffic Duty for the Week: Ms. Tapper’s Class
Frozen Treat Sales: Ms. Chatham’s Class
The spotlight fell on 4th Grade this morning as I thanked them for their persistence and effort on the SBAC test they were taking this week. While this is only one test (and it does not affect their class grades), scoring high on the test can only help our students and our school.
Next week it’s 5th Grade’s turn. 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.
I know that many of our families take the trails to and from school. Now that it’s getting hotter, our baby oak trees near the trails could use a drink of water. Ms. Benor has marked each one with orange flagging tape and they are protected with a mesh screen. If you come across one and have water to spare, please share with the baby oaks. Thanks!
The Science Fair is Coming! (in three weeks)
To learn more about the upcoming science fair, here is the link to the website. It’s open to all visitors without signing up - https://tinyurl.com/topsci
Thursday, May 4th is the last day to register for the Science Fair if you are in Grades 3-5 and would like to enter the competition. There will be more time for students who are entering for participation only – but all who are interested should visit the site today!
Help our School's Girl Scouts Help Animals!
Topanga Junior Troop # 1375 is kicking off a collection drive to support the Agoura Animal Shelter.
The shelter is in need of the following items:
Thank you so much for your support and generosity!
Peace, Love and Girl Scouts from Troop #1375
For more information, please contact Mariam Mack (818-261-9286) or Tracy Kennedy (310-963-9444).
The annual 5th grade plant sale will take place the week of May 8th-12th. This year the 5th graders will be selling a limited number of large pots with rosemary, basil and other herbs in addition to the beautiful succulents. Come support the 5th grade science trip to Catalina and get Mom a living Mother’s Day gift!
STAR Camps Summer Sign Up Extravaganza is On
Don't miss out on your chance to save up to $500 off your summer camp fees!
STAR Camps Summer Sign Up Extravaganza is on April 26- May 1st!
Summer is quickly approaching and that means STAR Summer Camps are too! This weekend we are having a sign up extravaganza so you can take advantage of all our awesome saving options! Take a look at these discount options:
310-842-8542 | 855-782-7329 | firstname.lastname@example.org | starcamps.org
MASQUERADE AUCTION - Friday, April 28, 2017 @The Topanga Mermaid.
TICKETS and DONATIONS: http://tep.schoolauction.net/masquerade/homepages/show
If you've paid $1,000 toward the Giving Fund for one child to date, you get one free ticket to the auction. If you've paid $2,000 or more for two children to date, you get two free tickets. When you go to buy your tickets, make sure to select the correct type of ticket. Note that some tickets are "couple" tickets, which means you only need to buy one ticket for two people who want to share a bid number at the auction. Early bird tickets will be available until April 3rd, and prices will increase slightly after that.
DRESS and FOOD: Dress to party - with your best mask! Dinner and dessert will be served. Drinks will be available for purchase.
PARKING: Limited valet parking and no self-parking - PLEASE Uber, Lyft and definitely carpool!
QUESTIONS: Please contact Lara at email@example.com. Can't wait to party with you!
See you at the Mermaid,
Mr. Steve Gediman, Principal
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