A message from TOPANGA ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCHOOL
What’s Coming Up?
May 25 – 27 Topanga Days
Mon May 27 Memorial Day – No School
Wed May 29 Character Day (sponsored by Student Council)
Fri May 31 Friday Morning Assembly – 8:00 am
Fri May 31 Leadership Council Election – Voting all day in the office (one vote per family).
Sun June 2 Butterfly Day at the Mermaid
Mon June 3 Track & Field Day – 1:35 pm Dismissal
Tue June 4 3rd Grade Play – 10:30 am
Tue June 4 TEP Meeting – 7:00 pm in Rm 14
Wed June 5 1:35 Dismissal
Fri June 7 Last Day of Instruction - 12:40 pm Dismissal – 5th Grade Culmination 9:00 am in the Auditorium
Traffic Duty for the Week: Ms. Kort’s Class
I could tell that our volunteers enjoyed their Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast this morning – what was not to like? Once we coaxed the parents and teachers out of the lounge, we had time to honor our own Ms. Weisberg, who has been selected as one of LAUSD’s Teacher of the Year for 2019! It was a great time to show how proud we are of her, and a great start to a three day weekend.
I’ve said it before – our lower playground can be either a playground for children, or a parking lot for cars, but NOT BOTH AT THE SAME TIME. If there are cars on the playground, please do not allow your child to play there – moving cars and kids do not mix!
May 25-27: Topanga Days and FunZone volunteers (portion of the proceeds go to the school)
As always, the TCC and TEP are joining forces for the FunZone at Topanga Days! However, we need volunteers to make this happen. Please contact Heather Bryant firstname.lastname@example.org with days and times you can help out. We are asking for a 3 hour commitment -- and you get free admission to Topanga Days the day you work! Teens are welcome, and they'll get community service hours!
Help our school and have fun in the process.
As a bonus to Topanga Elementary parents/students -- you can fill out the FunZone waiver online to help speed things up: https://waiver.fr/p-7WGnq
Leadership Council Elections for 2019-2020
Seven calendar days from today there will be a ballot box and ballots in the main office so that parents can vote for their representatives to serve on the leadership council for the next school year. Current list of candidates (with more information to come): Koren Bertolli, Michael Burke, S. Miria Jo, Kayt Jones, Candice Klein-Pereira, Shawn Pereira, David Refsland, Amy Ruskin, Dina Vetri, Tina Weissauer and J.B. Whittenburg. In order to vote your child must be enrolled in our school – and there is only one vote per family.
TEP Elections for 2019-2020
To hear from our candidates and to cast your vote, please come to the final TEP meeting of the school year on Tuesday, June 4th at 7 pm in Room 14 at the school. Current list of candidates: Stephanie Lackenby, Fuji Whittenburg, Nikki Hexum, Holden Burkons, Sean Colgin, and Julianne Gorman. Thank you.
A Message from Student Council
Character day will be Wednesday, May 29th.
Please dress like your favorite character from a book. No props or accessories.
ONLY one more week to the 2nd annual Butterfly Day event on June 2nd! We need volunteers and donated food. This is a fundraiser for science enrichment at TECS:
Topanga Elementary Science Committee, Topanga Town Council & The Mermaid present the 2nd Annual Butterfly Day — June 2, 2019 • 10am — 5pm
Butterfly Day is back at The Mermaid featuring live butterflies in the new Mermaid Butterfly House, native butterfly plants (plant your own butterfly garden!), environmental educational partners, a live bee hive, delicious food and drinks, face-painting, origami, seed bomb making, and art projects for kids. Live music by nationally-renowned artists Donna DeLory, Pearl Aday, plus Topanga rising stars, Aurora Finetti and Allegra Frost. Great fun for the whole family and the community to support the vital role of all pollinators in our eco-system. Admission is free!
Volunteers are needed for production, food preparation and donations, food and drink sales onsite, set-up and strike, Butterfly House monitors, docents, art projects and more.
To volunteer or donate food, see SignUp Genius here:
Not a SignUp Genius? We can help… contact Science Committee Organizers:
Alisa Land Hill email@example.com | 310.923.8160
Stephen Powers firstname.lastname@example.org | 818.359.5452
Food Donors, contact Hannah Wear: email@example.com | 541.913.6131
Thank you for your support!
YEARBOOKS ARE COMING!
The yearbooks will be distributed on campus before and after school on June 5, 6, and 7, at the Spirit Shack. If you bought one book for siblings to share, it will be held in the name of the eldest child.
If you missed the ordering deadline (we get it, it’s hard to keep track of everything!) we were able to do a small batch follow-up order. The price is $35. To sign up to order one of these yearbooks, please add your name/child’s name/contact info to the Waiting List in the school office. Do not leave a payment when you sign up—your yearbook isn’t confirmed until you get an email from Julianne Gorman telling you so. That email will include payment instructions.
You can email Julianne at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info on any of the above and she’ll get back to you as soon as she can!
Enjoy the three day weekend,
Mr. Steve Gediman, Principal
The latest news from Topanga Elementary Charter School and TEP, including the TEP Newsletter and the Friday Focus.