A message from TOPANGA ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCHOOL
What’s Coming Up?
Fri Oct. 11 Registration for Maker Club Documentary Workshop opens here: bit.ly/MakerDocs
Mon Oct 14 Last day to order school pictures**
Tue Oct 15 Committee Meeting
Topanga Talking Stick 6-7:45pm Topanga Library (NEW TIME!)
Wed Oct 16 **Save the date** Community Meeting Re: Bungalow removal 6pm
Thurs Oct 17 Shake Drill
Fri Oct 18 Science committee meeting 6-7:30pm
Sat Oct 19 Halloween Carnival at the TCC (4-8pm)
Tue Oct 22 Makers Club - How to Make a Documentary workshop in School Library 1:45- 3pm (1st-5th)
Fri Oct 25 Volunteer Training
Tue Oct 29 Leadership Council Meeting Rescheduled from 10/15
Tues Oct. 29 Makers Club - Scratch Coding Workshop 1:45 - 3pm in Computer Lab (3rd-5th grade)
Fri Nov 1 School Tour
A Note From the Principal
We had a great week and I have just a few notes for you.
5 minutes count!
Try to leave home 5 minutes earlier each day. Your child will gain 5 extra minutes of socializing each day (or 30 minutes a week) and you will too! Please minimize your stress, avoid tardy notes, and join us for morning pledge.
Fridays are Spirit Days!
Be sure to wear your Topanga Elementary Shirts or pick up a Topanga Elementary sweat shirt from the Spirit Shack!!
Parents. The deadline for submission for Friday Focus will be the day before (Thursday), before noon. All submissions received after noon will appear the following week.
if you have something you would like to discuss with leadership please send an email with what it is regarding and I will try to put you on the schedule.
If you would like to contact me the best ways are to leave a message with the office, or email Topangafirstname.lastname@example.org, I do not check my email regularly and this address is checked multiple times a day.
Have a great weekend!
Elizabeth Abramowitz, Interim Principal
Please register on the parent portal, https://parentportalapp.lausd.net/parentaccess. The Parent Portal will give you access to your students grades, test scores, emergency contacts, attendance and more. If you need your student’s school ID# and/or PIN please contact the office, we can help.
My Payments Plus
Want to add money to your child’s cafeteria account without the hassle of handing cash to Tammy (our Cafeteria Manager)? Use LAUSD’s “My Payments Plus” at: https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/default.aspx
Mars Rover Naming Contest
NASA is holding a competition for all K-12 students in the United States. The challenge is to name NASA’s next Mars rover. Submit your rover name and a short essay (maximum 150 words) to explain the reasons for your selected name. Be sure to review the RULES for all challenge details and entry requirements, including the privacy requirement of NO PERSONAL NAMES in your submission so that your entry may be posted in the public gallery. The Mars 2020 rover will seek signs of past microbial life, collect surface samples as the first leg of a potential Mars Sample Return campaign, and test technologies to produce oxygen from the Martian atmosphere to prepare for future human missions.
SAVE THE DATE:
Topanga Elementary Charter School – DOH Project
Community Meeting is scheduled to take place:
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Topanga Elementary Charter School – Auditorium
22075 Topanga School Rd., Topanga, CA 90290
MAKER CLUB's FIRST WORKSHOP IS HERE!
How to Make a Documentary is FREE and open to all students in 1st - 5th grade. Registration is first come first served and opens today! Learn the basics of Pre-production, Camera & Interviewing. All attendees will be invited to film on-campus after school throughout the 2019/2020 school year to help create a final film for Open House 2020. Led by: Amy Ruskin, 3rd grade mom and Director of Classes for Young Actors and Media Training at the Ruskin School, and parent volunteers. Register now at: bit.ly/MakerDocs. Direct questions to email@example.com
A Message from TEP (TOPANGA ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS)
URGENT REQUEST: Halloween Carnival Signs!
TEP is looking for the MISSING wood Halloween Carnival signs. Only 2 were in our bin, and that leaves 10 more that are supposed to go up this weekend. Please contact David Refsland at firstname.lastname@example.org. ASAP if they are in your garage or whatnot, so that Melissa Flynn, who has graciously offered to paint the updated info on them, can do so in time to hang this weekend. THANK YOU!
Information from the Safety committee
We are asking the room parents of each room to be that classroom's safety rep for sharing information on safety.
Parent Communications network (phone/radio tree)
We, on the safety committee, are looking for one or more parents in each zone of Topanga to assist as a communications delegate for families living for his or her zone. Ideally, these are parents with strong home comms systems (copper phone line, or generators/back up power systems) who live (and ideally work) in the canyon or valley who can help families in their region stay informed during an actual emergency. Please have those parents email Alisa Land Hill Alisajlandhill@gmail.com or Amy Ruskin email@example.com directly if they are interested.
Alerts and Communications during Emergency Situations - All Parents Can…
Identify your Neighborhood Resources:
Get Emergency Alerts & School Status
Find FRS Radio Neighborhood Freq Channels
Los Angeles Fire Department CERT Unit Public Training
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE A CERT CLASS FOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS HERE IN TOPANGA, PLEASE SIGN UP! WE NEED 25 NAMES TO QUALIFY. WE WILL ANNOUNCE DATE, TIME AND LOCATION AS SOON AS WE GET OUR INFO BACK FROM CERT. THANK YOU!
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR COORDINATOR FOUND - NEED 2 "APPRENTICES' TO HELP!
The Fair is scheduled to kick off on Friday, 12/6 and run the following Mon - Thu (12/9 - 12/12)
Reach out to Stephanie Lackenby, TEP Board Controller at firstname.lastname@example.org to join in the fun.
A MESSAGE FROM TOPANGA ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS (TEP) BOARD
Halloween Carnival tickets are now on sale for the annual costume dance party & carnival event, Saturday October 19th, 4-8:30 pm at the Topanga Community Club. Food trucks, game booths, live music by Kummerspeck, costume contests and more! Buy now for advance ticket prices! Complete details and tickets available for purchase here: https://www.topangaelementary.org/halloween-carnival.html
The latest news from Topanga Elementary Charter School and TEP, including the TEP Newsletter and the Friday Focus.