A message from TOPANGA ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCHOOL
What’s Coming Up?
Oct 14-Oct 25 Boo Grams On Sale at the Spirit Shack after School (Cash Only Please)
Fri Oct 18 Science committee meeting 6-7:30pm
Sat Oct 19 Halloween Carnival at the TCC (4-8pm)
Tues Oct 22 Makers Club - How to Make a Documentary workshop in School Library 1:45- 3pm (1st-5th)
Fri Oct 25 Volunteer Training, Raptor Day
Tues Oct 29 Leadership Council Meeting Rescheduled from 10/15
Makers Club - Scratch Coding Workshop 1:45 - 3pm in Computer Lab (3rd-5th grade)
Fri Nov 1 School Tour
Sat Nov 2 Crayfish removal from Topanga Creek (10am-12pm)
Bay Club in Palisades, Outdoor Spinning Class for Maker Club 1-3pm
Mon Nov 4 VAPA Meeting (6:30-8:30pm)
Tues Nov 5 Committee Meetings
Scratch Coding PART TWO 1:45 - 3pm in Computer Lab (3rd-5th grade)
Mon Nov 11 No School ** Veterans Day**
Tues Nov 12 TEP Meeting, 7 pm, location: TECS, Room 14
Nov 18-Nov 22 1:35 Dismissal All Week / Parent Conferences all Week
Nov 25-Nov 29 No School ** Thanksgiving Week**
A Note From the Principal
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 sweatshirt from the Spirit Shack!!
Parents. The deadline for submission for Friday Focus will be the day before (Thursday), before noon. All submissions should be no more than 3 lines (or 300 characters) and may contain a link or tell of more information coming home in backpacks. 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 Topangaemail@example.com, 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.
Boo Grams on Sale Now!!
Buy your Boo Grams at the Spirit Shack, after school October 14-25th (available before school on 10/18 and 10/25 only). Three different options available either $1, $3, or $5. Buy for your child, their friends, or the whole class! Money collected support the fifth grade class trip.
MAKER CLUB's NEXT WORKSHOP IS HERE!
Scratch Coding Workshop is FREE and open to all students in 3rd - 5th grade. Registration is first come first served and opens today!
Are you interested in designing animations, basic video games and interactive digital stories? Participants will use the coding platform Scratch to explore the power of coding and programming, and to create unique projects that can be shared with friends, families and the worldwide Scratch community! Led by J.B. Whittenburg (2nd and 4th grade parent), former Maker and Technology Specialist at The Willows Community School & parent volunteers.
Register now at: bit.ly/MakerCoding. Direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HELP GROW TOPANGA ELEMENTARY'S NEW MAKER CLUB BY SPINNING!
Join us for an OUTDOOR SPIN CLASS & Cafe Lunch Saturday, November 2nd from 1-3pm @Bay Club on Sunset Blvd.
Make a minimum $40 donation to TEP with the note "Maker Club" HERE ---> https://www.topangaelementary.org/donate.html then email MakerClub@TopangaElementary.org to confirm your spot.
Child care is available!
Raptor Day is Friday 10/25
Parents are encouraged to attend. The help is greatly appreciated and you have a chance to view the show and interact with the wildlife
A Message from TEP (TOPANGA ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS):
A MESSAGE FROM TOPANGA ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS (TEP) BOARD:
TODAY is the Last Day for Advance Tickets to the Halloween Carnival!
Event is Saturday October 19th, 4-8:30 pm at the Topanga Community Club. Richeeze Melts and TacosNShrimpSpot food trucks, game booths, haunted house, live music by Kummerspeck, costume contests-and more!
Smarty Pants Storytime
Tuesdays, Oct 29 - Dec 17, 2019, 12:30 - 1 pm
Advance registration is required. Register in person or by phone. For ages 3 - 5 with an adult caregiver.
Fridays, Oct 18 - Nov 1, 2019, 12 - 1 pm
For ages 0 - 3 with an adult caregiver.
Youth Peacemakers Workshop Series - Yoga & Mindfulness for Tweens
Saturdays, Oct 26 - Nov 23, 2019, 10 - 11:30 am
Make peace inside and out by learning how to handle life’s stress in healthy and fun ways. Join us to explore mindful movement, learn breathing exercises for stress relief, practice relaxation techniques, and express yourself through art.
Pumpkin Patch Jamboree
Thursday, October 31, 2019, 11:30 am - 12 pm
Join us for themed sensory activities; games; and arts and crafts that will help babies develop their social and motor skills. For ages 0 - 3 with an adult caregiver.
Participation is limited to 20 kids and advance registration is required. Please register in person at the front desk, or by phone 310.455.3480.
Contact library staff for more information. For ages 9 - 12.
122 N Topanga Canyon Blvd
Topanga, CA 90290
HELP! CRAYFISH ARE EATING OUR FROGS AND FISH!
Join our team (RCDSMM Stream Team) to help remove these carnivorous invaders from Topanga Creek. Saturday 2 November 2019; 10 a.m. to Noon
Have fun learning about science at one of UCLA’s biggest events!
Join us on Sunday, November 3 for a free festival of science exploration for all ages!
One of the most exciting and popular events at UCLA, Exploring Your Universe is completely open to the public. The festival takes place Nov. 3 on the UCLA campus from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with nighttime activities continuing from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. UCLA alum and actor Mayim Bialik (“The Big Bang Theory”) will be kicking off the festival at noon as she receives the 2019 UCLA Science & Education Pioneer Award. www.ExploringYourUniverse.ucla.edu.
Contact: Lisa Garibay, Public Relations Manager – UCLA Physical Sciences, email@example.com or 310-825-1040.
Monarch Butterfly Pollinator Stewardship Launch Party
Calling all Topanga stewards for this community event! Sunday 10/27 at 4pm
Topanga Center Courtyard next to the General Store
Greener Empowerment Foundation Director, Hanna Wear will give a talk about the importance of habitat restoration at this time Mint tea and snacks will be served. Come learn how to get involved in this community effort. Native plants for sale
The latest news from Topanga Elementary Charter School and TEP, including the TEP Newsletter and the Friday Focus.