What’s Coming Up?
Fri Aug 10 Prep and Polish Day – 9:00 – 11:00 am
Tue Aug 14 First Day of School
Tue Aug 28 Back to School Night - 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer break. My vacation ended last week when we reopened the school office. However, I had two very good weeks with my family scrambling over big and small rocks as we explored several beautiful national parks in Utah and Colorado.
The office is now open if you need to turn in enrollment packets, update student records, or just say hi.
You’ll be seeing some new faces here at Topanga Elementary when school begins on August 14th. A week after school let out for the summer, Ms. Batz accepted an offer to transfer to Bancroft Middle School. She let me know that while it’s been great for her working here at Topanga, her heart resides in middle school. In an ironic twist of fate, our new 4th grade teacher (who will replace Ms. Batz) comes from a middle school. Our new teacher, Ms. Harlow, taught many of our alumni in her role as a 6th grade math, science and entomology teacher at Paul Revere Middle School. She is very excited to be joining us for the new school year, and we are very happy to have found her.
We also welcome a new resource specialist teacher to our school – Ms. Ripke will be in Room 8 (the new location of the resource room) just as Ms. Morrow begins her well-deserved retirement.
Our first big school event of the new year is our traditional “Prep and Polish Day,” which is held on the Friday before the first week of school. While the first day of school for our students is Tuesday, August 14, on Friday, August 10th students and families who come between 9:00am and 11:00am can help us get the school clean and ready, find out their new class assignments, and have a chance to sign up and get involved with our school through the many opportunities offered for parents to volunteer.
There’s a lot more to talk about – but I need to save something for the next Summer Focus. Enjoy your summer – and always bring along a good book!
Mr. Steve Gediman, Principal
The latest news from Topanga Elementary Charter School and TEP, including the TEP Newsletter and the Friday Focus.