A message from TOPANGA ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCHOOL
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What’s Coming Up?
Tues Sept. 24 Leadership Meeting (Moved from 9/17)
Story Time with Librarian Ms. Ritt! @ Our School Library 1:40 - 3pm
Wed Sept. 25 Coffee with your Parent Reps @ Cafe 27-- 7:30 -9am
Lunch Art in Kinder Yard for grades TK & K
Fri Sept. 27 Coyote Run
Lunch Art on the Lower Yard for grades 1 & 2
Mon Sept 30 No School
Tues Oct. 1- Nov. 15 Charter Lottery Open (goto.lausd.net)
Picture Day – Kindergarten and 1st grade
Wed Oct. 2 Picture Day – 2nd and 3rd grades
Thur Oct. 3 Picture Day – 4th and 5th grades
Orchestra- First Day
Fri Oct. 4 VAPA Variety Show
Tue Oct. 8 Committee Meetings
TEP Meeting Rm. 14 7:00p.m.
Make-Up Picture/Staff Picture Day
Wed Oct. 9 No School
Mega Marble Run 2-3pm Topanga Public Library
Thur Oct. 10 School Tour 9:00 a.m.
A Note From the Principal
We had a great week and I have just a few notes for you.
All students who haven’t been picked up after school, grades 2 – 5, will be sent to the upper at 3:00p.m. (M, W, F) and 2:00p.m. (T, Th) for their safety.
This month’s leadership meeting has been moved to September 24, this Tuesday, due to scheduling conflicts. Thank you for your understanding.
Fridays are Spirit Day’s! Be sure to wear your Topanga Elementary Shirts or pick up a Topanga Elementary sweat shirt from the Spirit Shack!!
The green zone in the circle is a loading zone (20 minute parking), so please let’s keep it clear for quick drop offs and pick up’s throughout the day.
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.
Also, 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.
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
Get treats and help raise money for our school!!! No more forgetting your money. No tears!
Enjoy the convenience and savings by purchasing a pass good through the end of school. Support TEP and the enrichment programs that help make Topanga Elementary such a great place.
Frozen Fruit Bars sales on Tues and Thurs after school $2
Topanga Elementary Coyote Fun Run Friday, September 27th
In addition to the paper pledge sheets we sent home last Friday, the Coyote Fun Run now has an online form for your kid's pledges. It's pretty straight forward, sign up your child to get a personalized link. Email or text your link to friends and family so they can pledge. Or post it to Facebook and let social media do the work for you. Go crazy, because the class that brings in the most donations is getting a pizza party.
Here is where you sign up to get your link:
Every time someone pledges your child, you'll get an email update letting you know who pledged and for how much. It's all automated, so nothing for you to turn in. If you're using with the paper pledge sheets, make sure to turn them in on Thursday, September 26th. Our goal is for 5 pledges per child.
TOPANGA ELEMENTARY VARIETY SHOW “FALL EXTRAVAGANZA!”
Come to Story Time in the Library with Librarian Ms. Rit!
Coffee with your Parent Reps
Kayt Jones, S. Miria Jo, Andrea Shreeman, JB Whittenburg and Candice Pereira will be available Wednesday, Sept 25th at Cafe 27 - 7:30am - 9:00am (1861 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, CA 90290) to chat, field questions, explain school governance and brainstorm new ideas. This is an informal opportunity for you to get to know the parents who represent you at monthly Leadership meetings. If you cannot attend and would like to contact your reps, please email: TECSParentReps@gmail.com.
A Message from TEP (TOPANGA ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS):
Don’t miss a thing - and arrange playdates & carpools with ease! Sign up THIS WEEKEND for guaranteed inclusion in the LAST CALL to be included in the STUDENT / FAMILY DIRECTORY
Don’t miss a thing - and arrange playdates & carpools with ease! Sign up THIS WEEKEND for guaranteed inclusion in the printed directory. Brought to you by Topanga Enrichment Programs.
STILL N SEARCH OF…a SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR COORDINATOR!
Passionate about reading? Enjoy decorating and creating a magical atmosphere filled with wonder? This November is the Fair, but the planning starts NOW! This event is a kid-favorite! Build on the tradition and maybe even infuse with a few new ideas of your own—maybe even some of those cool Pinterest ideas you’ve always wanted to try out!
Reach out to Julianne Gorman, TEP President at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and get started—and to be introduced to the Scholastic Book Fair Representative who will coach you through the the process!
TOPANGA ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS
We offer a heartfelt THANK YOU to all of those who have stepped up…
We are now 18% to our total fundraising goal of $302,605, with $53,489 raised as of 9/18. It seems like a lot, but we are actually only 50% of where we were during this period last year.
Here’s the link for those of you who want it, need it, gotta get this vital support checked off your to do list: https://www.topangaelementary.org/donate.html
Donations are not mandatory, but are also not something we can do without. It costs an average of $1,200 per child to cover all the amazing programs we have, so that is our ask. We recognize that everyone’s situation is different—so if the recommended amount won’t work for your family, please give what is meaningful to you.
The TEP Board is a group of elected members who are all PARENT VOLUNTEERS. We love throwing the parties, cooking up fundraisers and creating memories for our kids—all while supporting the school & the education of our children. Interested in joining in? Contact Julianne Gorman at email@example.com
The latest news from Topanga Elementary Charter School and TEP, including the TEP Newsletter and the Friday Focus.