A message from TOPANGA ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCHOOL
What’s Coming Up?
Mon Sept. 9 VAPA Meeting – 6:30 – 8:30 pm in Room 14 (Teachers’ Lounge)
Tue Sept. 10 Committee Meetings
TEP Meeting 7pm
Thur Sept. 12 School Tour 9am
Tues Sept. 17 Leadership Meeting
Wed Sept. 25 Coffee with your Parent Reps @ Cafe 27
Fri Sept. 27 Coyote Run
Volunteer Training – 9:00 am in Room 14 (Teachers’ Lounge)
Mon Sept 30 No School
A note from the Principal
I am pleased to be joining the Topanga staff as your Interim Principal for the immediate future. Everyone has been warm, welcoming, and supportive. As I begin to acquaint myself with students, parents, grandparents, teachers, and school staff, it becomes clear that the Topanga community is a community united around its children.
I have been a teacher and administrator in LAUSD for over 30 years. Having been the Principal of Fairburn Elementary School for 15 years, I have always enjoyed working with elementary school students and families. One of the most important components of a supportive school like Topanga is the partnership between home and school where there is a strong tradition of hard-working families. I'm looking forward to meeting all of the wonderful families and sharing your children’s success stories.
If your child has brought home a “Principal Praise”, it is because they demonstrated active learning and participation in their classroom. Their reward is learning and building dendrites! It is between you and your child how you will acknowledge this milestone! A kiss, hug, extra dessert is all up to you and should lead to some interesting conversations!
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.
Although the end of my tenure draws near, there are many wonderful events and memories to be made before I leave.
Have a great weekend,
Elizabeth Abramowitz, Interim Principal
Traffic was much as we’ve come to expect on an ongoing basis – but I certainly appreciate parent volunteers who help me to remind drivers to keep moving through our pick up and drop off circle.
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
S.T.A.R. Nova Enrichment Session 1 Begins 9/09
Engineering ! Art and other classes available!
Please visit https://starnova.squarespace.com/topanga-canyon to view our offerings.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you should have any questions or any issues with the link above.
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.
Sign up for the Variety Show!
Submissions are being taken Monday 9/9 after school in the auditorium. Don't worry about them being polished and perfect! Please come, sign up for a time and show us what you can do! Actual variety show is scheduled for Oct. 4th Sign up here... https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/8050b4da9a62ea0fe3-variety
Important Upcoming Dates:
Tuesday September 10th - Leadership Subcommittee meetings 1:45
Tuesday September 17th - Leadership Council meeting 1:45
Leadership Parent Coffee at Cafe 27 - 7:30 AM Wednesday September 25
A Message from TEP (TOPANGA ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS)
As we tackle our annual goal of raising $302,605 to cover the costs of teacher’s aides, our dedicated science teacher/lab, technology instruction (PlanetBravo), physical education program (YMCA), our dedicated art teacher/art room and our class-room size reduction teacher and more—all of this is above and beyond what is provided by LAUSD--we pledge to keep you informed of our progress. We are all in this together! We are grateful to those families who made donations at Prep & Polish—and pleased to report that we received nearly $21,000 in your support at that event. That’s 6% to our goal for the year, so our work has just begun. Our goal is 50% of our budget raised in the first 50 days of school - so let’s see what we can do together to make it happen!
The suggested donation is $1,200 per child for the year. You can pay in one lump sum, and get yourself an adult-sized t-shirt as a perk. Or, you can space it out with our monthly recurring payment options--or simply pay by check as you go (made out to ‘TOPANGA ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS’ and either given to the school office, or mailed to our P.O. Box 801, Topanga, CA 90290), or click on over to: https://www.topangaelementary.org/donate.html to join the community in supporting our children. And check to see if your employer has a matching grant program…many, many companies offer this, including Google, Apple, Warner Media and more—this is a great way to double your personal impact for not a lot of extra effort.
Donations are not mandatory, but are also not something we can do without. 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.
Thank you for your support - we’ll keep you updated with fund-raising progress as we go!
Julianne Gorman, TEP President
The latest news from Topanga Elementary Charter School and TEP, including the TEP Newsletter and the Friday Focus.