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  • January 10, 2022 11:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Jan. 10, 2021 - Join Wear it Wednesday! Order your school apparel here!

    Adult and youth sizes for long sleeves and t-shirts are available in different colors

    Proceeds go to the TPES Foundation and fund our school's programs.

  • January 03, 2022 8:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Jan. 3, 2022 - Honor your student with a Yearbook Recognition Ad, a unique opportunity to recognize your student's important achievements and milestones! Deadline to submit your ad is February 1! Get started today at!

  • January 01, 2022 8:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

  • December 15, 2021 8:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dec. 15, 2021 - Congratulations to Scarlett V. (3rd grade, Ms. White's classroom) for submitting the winning front cover design for this year’s TPES Yearbook! 

    We are amazed and grateful to receive so many beautiful drawings from our talented TPES students during our Yearbook Cover Contest. 

    In addition to Scarlett’s drawing on the front, there will be a collage of other submitted drawings on the back cover and inside the yearbook.  All drawings will be included in the yearbook. Try and find yours or your friends’!

    Special thanks to TPES parent and talented graphic designer, Cristina Epenesa, for her support in creating the final version of our school's yearbook covers (see below).

    To buy your 2021-2022 yearbook online, click here. Order by Dec. 31 and enjoy the early bird price of $32 only! After Dec. 31, the regular price is $37.

    To buy the previous years’ TPES yearbooks, please email the Yearbook Co-Chairs,Tania Rivera and Cristina Szielenski, at We have only a few left for each school year from 2016-2020. 

  • December 09, 2021 12:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dec. 10, 2021 - Donations Welcome for the San Diego Food Drive

    This morning is the last chance to drop off your non-perishable food items! But you can still donate online until the end of the day!

    Let's help the San Diego Food Bank fight hunger! There are San Diego Food Bank bins at TPES (they are inside TPES campus, right next to the gates) to collect your generous donations. Click here to see a complete list of most needed items. 

    If you prefer to donate virtually, you can do it here!

    Monetary donations received by the San Diego Food Bank will be used to purchase food items to be given to those in need.

    For any questions on the program, please contact our Food Drive Chair.

  • November 17, 2021 9:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Nov. 17, 2021 - 3rd, 4th & 5th grade students are invited to enter the Yearbook Cover Design Contest to design THIS YEAR'S YEARBOOK COVER!

    Two winners will be selected (one for the front cover and one for the back cover), but other designs or artwork may be included in the TPES 2021-2022 Yearbook.

    Click here for entry information and guidelines. Don't miss out on this AMAZING opportunity to be as CREATIVE as YOU want! Remember to submit your entry by TOMORROW, 8:30 AM. Good luck!

    Flyer Designed by Cristina Epenesa  

  • November 08, 2021 9:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Nov. 8, 2021 - Only a few more days left!

    This is our FINAL week for the Annual Giving Campaign! OUR AGC GOAL IS $150,000 AND WE GOT HALFWAY IN 2 WEEKS!


    We aim for 100% participation for AGC! So to encourage participation, we are offering our highly sought-after, personalized, parking spot on TPES campus! This will be your personal parking spot EVERY DAY for the rest of the academic year!  

    Imagine a stress-free drop-off and pick-up!

    This opportunity is normally offered as a live auction item during our Gala event in the Spring and it sells for over $1000 - you could win it this week.

    Qualifying raffle entry:

    For every NEW donation* starting Monday, November 8, the donor will receive an automatic entry into the raffle.

    Please review entry breakdown below:

    $100 = 1 entry

    $200 = 2 entries

    $300 = 3 entries

    $400 = 4 entries

    $500 = 8 entries

    $1000 = 16 entries!!! 

    *Corporate matching not included.

    Winner will be announced in Wednesday’s e-Twig, November 17.

  • November 04, 2021 1:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Nov. 4, 2021 - Double Your Donation During Match Week this Week!

    Please consider a donation today to MAXIMIZE  your donation dollars:

    FIRST - We have 10 generous families who have agreed to donate to our fundraising efforts this week!  For every dollar donated this week, they will match the funds to double your donation efforts! We have $26,250 to meet our Match Funds!

    SECOND - Your employer may have a Corporate Matching program! Some corporations match your donation dollar for dollar.

    Double your donation dollars in three easy steps!

    1. Make your donation to TPES Foundation here
    2. Find out if your employer participates in Corporate Matching
    3. Email our Corporate Matching Chair for assistance. We can help you through the process!

      We have a lot more to do to keep all our teachers and current enrichment programs. We can do this! The AGC ends on November 14! 

      We have less than TWO WEEKS to raise $150,000.

      1. October 31, 2021 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

        Oct. 31, 2021 -  Happy Halloween, TPES Families & Friends!

        Thank you to all who participated in the Halloween-themed sidewalk chalk art activity at TPES and in the Candy Corn Guessing Game! The actual number was 1337. Congratulations to the winner, Daniel H., who posted 1013 on Facebook!   His prize will go home in his school bag on Nov. 7, courtesy of My Gym La Jolla!

        Awesome yard sign by Seaside Yard Cards!

        Nov. 1 UPDATE! This just in!  Jasmine from Bustani’s Kindergarten class is also a winner   with a guess of 1120! Thank you My Gym La Jolla - Now Open for generously giving to our TWO winners!

      2. October 29, 2021 1:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

        Oct. 29, 2021 - AGC Needs Your Support, ends Nov. 14!

        DID YOU KNOW? Contributions support next year's programs!

        • This October, to avoid losing a teacher due to lower enrollment, the Foundation voted to fund a second full-time teacher to maintain this year’s established classrooms.
        • Had the Foundation not funded the full-time teacher, some grades would have combination classes (mixed grade classrooms) and/or larger classroom sizes.

        The District only provides 1 full-time teacher for every 24 students in Grades K-3 and 1 full-time teacher for every 32 students in Grades 4 and 5.

        The Foundation is also supporting well-loved programs like PE with Coach Sergio, Art, Garden with the Sage Garden Project, and many more enrichment programs that the district does not fund.

        Thank you and we appreciate your support! 

        Thank you also to our ✨amazing volunteers✨ for adding cheer to this event! 

      A special thank you to our sponsors!

      Section 5 of Article IX of the California Constitution guarantees students a “free public education.”

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

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