A message from TOPANGA ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCHOOL
What’s Coming Up?
Nov 20 – Nov 24 Thanksgiving Week – No School
Mon Nov 27 School Resumes
Sat Dec 9 Movie Night
Traffic Duty for the Week: Ms. Chatham’s Class
Our third grade students set a tone of anticipation this morning with their performance of “The Night Before Thanksgiving.” It’s easy to remember to give thanks to those who deserve it during this holiday time – “thanks” is right there in the name. I hope all our Topanga families enjoy having this extra time to reconnect with family and friends – and then are ready to come back for three weeks of school before an even longer break! Now that’s something to be thankful for!
Lost & Found – Going, going . . . donated!
The three weeks following the Thanksgiving break is also your last chance to browse the overflowing lost and found rack across from the office. After December 15th the many jackets, sweaters and shirts we’ve been collecting will be donated to charity – so take one last look if you’ve lost anything (we’ve got lots of water bottles and lunch boxes too).
Thanksgiving Camp – A Message from STAR Director Angela
Unfortunately, Thanksgiving Camp will not be held at Topanga Elementary next week. Have a great holiday!
Circle of Life Weekly Report
Greetings Topanga Elementary Families!
We hope you are as excited as we are about today's announcement for the upcoming 2018 school musical production of the Lion King Jr. (Flyer attached with more information).
One of the goals that Topanga Elementary Theater Arts has for this year's production is to expand the reach of the themes and content of the play across the school community so that every student, regardless of their level of participation in the play, gets some experience and benefit from activities connected to it. We are kicking off the 'Circle of Life Weekly Report' as part of this effort.
As we look forward to time with loved ones and reflections on things we are grateful for, the theme of Habitat is one that touches us here in Topanga as well as communities across the world in Africa where the Lion King takes place. We are grateful to live in a community where wildlife habitat is highly valued and considered worth preserving.
The local efforts and awareness around P22 over the last few years have highlighted this local lion's story. While P22 lives in dramatically different conditions from the African lions in the Lion King, they share a very important fundamental need - Habitat. As you enjoy your Thanksgiving week, ask your children what habitat means to them and what parts of their own habitat are they grateful for? If you're so inclined, please watch the video through the link below to see Kevin Richardson, known as the 'Lion Whisperer' share his experience working with Lions and Hyenas and emphasize the importance of habitat for these creatures.
We are thankful for our habitat at Topanga Elementary :)
Happy Thanksgiving and see you in a week,
Mr. Steve Gediman, Principal
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