Torrey Pines Elementary School Foundation

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  • October 07, 2021 11:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Oct. 7 2021 - Friday from 9 - 9.30 am, parents & caregivers are invited to learn more about what's happening at TPES. 

    Join Principal Nona Richard and TPES Foundation board members for an open discussion via Zoom.

    We look forward to seeing you at the last Principal  & Foundation chat of the 20-21 school year! 

    Check out Thursday's e-Blast for Zoom info!


    Flyer Designed by Cristina Epenesa  

  • October 06, 2021 1:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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  • September 22, 2021 4:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sept. 22, 2021 - The school is not allowed to share classroom rosters.  To help your room parents connect with you and put together the classroom list of contacts (e.g., useful to organize classroom playdatesbirthday parties), please update your student's GRADE and TEACHER information at https://tpesfoundation.org/sys/profilePlease also check your phone number(s) and email(s) are correct. This area is password-protected.

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    If you don't have a login to our website to access TPES Families-only content, please click here to register and add your student's grade and teacher info.

    Please note that it may take a couple of days to confirm that you are a TPES family with the school office. Only families whose student(s) enrolled at TPES will have their registration approved.

    Questions? Please email president@tpesfoundation.org.

  • September 22, 2021 12:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sept. 22, 2021 - TPES Teachers & Staff, thank you for all you do! You make a difference every day!

    Thank you to Karen DePodesta and our Family and Community Events team, Alina Mullen and Wes Jones, for organizing today's beautiful and delicious Teachers and Staff Breakfast

    Special thanks also to Trader Joe's La Jolla (Melissa & Tina) for their generous donations, Brick & Bell for their discount, Costco for the $25 gift card, and Starbucks Prospect for the coffee donation.

    Finally, thank you, TPES Families, for supporting our school's Foundation - your donations help fund special teacher and staff appreciation events like this one!

  • September 19, 2021 8:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sept. 19, 2021 - Thank you to all those families who participated in the Back-to-School raffle!

    All funds raised go towards our school’s programs, including hiring additional teachers, purchasing extra school supplies, and funding enrichment classes and community-building activities throughout the year.

    A special THANK YOU to The Coder School La Jolla who is a TPES Foundation Corporate Sponsor.

    We pride ourselves in building relationships with local businesses, especially during these struggling times.

    Please consider supporting their classes and courses for virtual or in-person experiences.  They offer lessons that appeal to all levels of coders, from beginners to advanced students. Click here for more information.

  • September 15, 2021 5:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sept. 15, 2021 - Code Coaching - don't miss out! Enter for a chance to win 1 month of semi-private classes. Proceeds from the raffle fund enrichment opportunities and staffing needs at our school.

     ✨$10 for 1 entry ✨$20 for 3 entries✨

    Buy your Back to School - Code Coaching raffle tickets at https://tpesfoundation.org/event-4477755 

    Code Coaching with The Coder School for students ages 7 and up. A great way to start the school year with a fun coding class ($249 value). The winner can choose in-person or online semi-private classes. 

    Raffle ends Saturday, September 18!

  • September 14, 2021 8:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sept. 14, 2021 - La Jolla Art & Wine Festival, Oct 9 & 10, 10am - 6pm (FREE!)

    Be a part of the 13th annual La Jolla Art & Wine Festival and help us cross the $1 million donated threshold. All profits are donated to TPES, La Jolla Elem. School, Bird Rock Elem. School, Muirlands Middle School, and La Jolla High School.

    Help our schools - Sign Up to Volunteer! Check out the SignUp Genius page here.

    We love our volunteers! All volunteers receive an event t-shirt and a chance to be in a drawing for art and other prizes. Join us for a FREE fun event for ALL AGES, with endless activities and entertainment.


    Wine & Beer Garden

    Tickets are required to enter the Wine & Beer Garden. They include all-day access, five tasting tickets and live music! Tickets and limited and prices go up as the date nears. Grab your tickets here !






  • September 10, 2021 11:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sept. 10 - Tomorrow, 2 PM! Free Coding Workshop at the Coder School

    Sign up here, click on EVENTS, and mention that you are a TPES family!

    Give The Coder School a try!

    Want to experiment with coding and build your own functional video game? Join online for a free Coding Workshop in Scratch and have an amazing time coding together! 


    And remember to enter in the TPES Foundation Coder Back to School Raffle!

    Enter for a chance to win 1 month of semi-private classes! $249 value! Code Coaching for students ages 7 and up! A great way to start the school year with a fun coding class. Learn more about it at lajolla.thecoderschool.com.

    The winner can choose in-person or online semi-private classes.

    How to enter the Back to School Raffle:

    1. Click here
    2. Select your entry:

    $10 for 1 entry

    $20 for 3 entries

    Raffle ends Saturday, Sept. 18 at 11:59 pm; winner is announced via eTwig on Sept. 19!

  • September 02, 2021 11:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sept. 3, 2021 - Today, Sept. 3, from 9 - 9.30 am, parents & caregivers are invited to learn more about what's happening at TPES.

    Join Principal Nona Richard and TPES Foundation board members for an open discussion via Zoom.

    Check out the Principal's email from Sept. 2 for Zoom info or click here.

    We look forward to seeing you!


    Flyer Designed by Cristina Epenesa  


  • August 26, 2021 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Aug. 26, 2021 - Dear Torrey Pines Families,

    Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! I am looking forward to a bright and robust school year together. 

    Torrey Pines Elementary School holds a special place in the hearts of teachers, staff members, students and their families. Our curriculum is rigorous, and each child is challenged at his or her individual level to ensure measurable academic growth. At the same time, the teachers at Torrey Pines understand the importance of creating a safe and welcoming classroom environment and work diligently to create and maintain an inclusive atmosphere in their classrooms. Our counseling staff supports the social emotional growth and self-regulation skills we know are so important for children to acquire.

    We are also fortunate at Torrey Pines to work and learn alongside families from all over the world, and we take pride in the fact that students speak over thirty different languages at our school. Classroom discussions are rich as children share their experiences having lived much of their lives in other countries. No matter our backgrounds, parents and staff members have shared values: the importance of academic rigor; the need to make data-driven decisions; and a pursuit of teaching and learning best practices. We are united in our belief that a strong foundational education is fundamental in the shaping of children’s lives and future opportunities.

    Please consider joining the TPES Foundation. It takes our entire learning community - parents, teachers, staff members and students - working together to create the outstanding experience our students deserve.

    Please feel free to contact me at nrichard@sandi.net.

    In partnership,

    Nona Richard

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Torrey Pines Elementary School Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 8350 Cliffridge Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037 


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