A message from TOPANGA ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCHOOL
What’s Coming Up?
Sat Nov 2 Crayfish removal from Topanga Creek(10am-12pm)
POSTPONED Bay Club Spin Class for Maker Club
Bay Club in Palisades, Outdoor Spinning Class for Maker Club 1-3pm
Sun Nov 3 Maker Club Planning Meeting 1-3pm Moona Star on TCB
Mon Nov 4 VAPA Meeting (6:30-8:30pm) (location off-site at Topanga Town library)
Lunch Art for 3rd - 5th Grades
Tues Nov 5 Committee Meetings
Scratch Coding Workshop PART ONE 1:45 - 3pm in Computer Lab (NEW START DATE!)
MākMō: Dinosaur Bone Puzzles at Topanga Library 2-3pm (come early to reserve your spot)
Mon Nov 11 No School ** Veterans Day**
TEP Meeting, Rm 14 7pm
Tues Nov 12 Scratch Coding PART TWO 1:45 - 3pm in Computer Lab (NEW DATE)
Committee Meetings 1:45pm
Thurs Nov. 14 Leadership Council 1:45pm Rm 8
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
Parent Portal 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.
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!
Lunch Art (where VAPA parents set up art stations during lunch recess) is on October 30 for TK/Kindergarten, November 1 for 1st-2nd grades, and on November 4 for 3rd-5th grades. If you would like to volunteer to help with Lunch Art, the volunteer shift is from 11:15 - 1:00pm for TK/Kindergarten and from 11:30-1:00pm for 1st-5th grades. Please email Kristine Sloan at email@example.com to let her know you will be there to help!
Please join us at the November VAPA meeting on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4 at 6:30PM!!
We will be discussing/voting on parent leaders for several projects during the year including the Holiday Bazaar, Topanga Canyon Gallery Art Show, Art Auction and liaisons to the various committees (Leadership, Curriculum, TEP, etc.). The location for the VAPA meeting has changed to the Topanga town library meeting room (not at the school). We are now allowing those parents who cannot make it physically to join in via Zoom online meeting. If you would like to join via Zoom, please contact Renee Welch at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
122 N Topanga Canyon Blvd
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.
Contact: Lisa Garibay, Public Relations Manager – UCLA Physical Sciences, email@example.com or 310-825-1040.
Nov. 9th TCC Swap Meet!
Would you like to get rid of items and help support our school?
Please contact Lisa O at firstname.lastname@example.org to be a part.
11/9 7am set up. 9am - 3:30pm general public
The latest news from Topanga Elementary Charter School and TEP, including the TEP Newsletter and the Friday Focus.