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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 https://www.jostens.com/yearbooks/students-and-parents/yearbook-ads!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We have only a few left for each school year from 2016-2020.
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.
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!
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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!
Plus- RAFFLE!! YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A PERSONALIZED PARKING SPOT AT TPES!!
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.
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!
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.
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!
Oct. 29, 2021 - AGC Needs Your Support, ends Nov. 14!
DID YOU KNOW? Contributions support next year's programs!
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!
Oct. 29, 2021 - Let’s have fun & get creative with a Pumpkin Decorating Contest!
Share your student’s pumpkin pictures with the TPES school community by Tuesday, Nov. 2, 11:59 PM!
Students can carve (with help from an adult), decorate, draw, or make a Jack-o’-lantern using materials from your home. Take a picture of it and submit your pictures no later than next Tuesday, Nov. 2.
See this week's e-Twig for the link to the photo submission form.
Please be sure to label the picture with your child's first name, grade, and teacher’s name.
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Torrey Pines Elementary School Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 8350 Cliffridge Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037
Photo Credits Design by Cristina Epenesa