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Federal Impact Aid Survey
The 2020-2021 Federal Impact Aid Survey completion window opens today, Oct. 7, 2020. This school year the survey will be distributed via the United States Postal Service along with a postage paid envelope for you to return the survey directly to the Impact Aid Office at the District.
Each year the District earns a significant amount of income which can be used for any general fund purpose such as instructional materials, salaries, transportation, technology, or capital needs.
We thank you for your continued effort and support. The survey will be mailed out to your residence on Oct. 7. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you complete, sign and date the document. Please return the survey back in the postage paid envelope as soon as possible.
If you have any questions, please send an email to Jill Pallulat.
Phase One Reopening Plans
I am continuing to meet with teachers to identify students who have the greatest need for support during this time of online learning. During phase one learning, teachers, service providers and paraeducators must participate voluntarily in working with children on campus. We are fortunate to have support staff who are able and willing to meet with students onsite. I will be coordinating appointment-based learning with these professionals throughout the coming weeks.
Thank you for your support of our school!
Oct. 6, 2020 - It's Match Week!
This week your donation is doubled thanks to the generosity of TPES families.
The AGC is the biggest fundraiser to support teachers and programs for next year, like Art, Music, and PE!
Any donation is appreciated and amounts are confidential.
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Oct. 3, 2020 - While the school year is different from before, some after school programs and other community resources continue to offer stimulating activities for our children! Here are some examples:
Fun Games and Introduction to Sports by Coach Sergio
* Starts this Monday, Oct. 5! *
This program will run from Mondays to Fridays, from 3:15 pm to 6 pm. Max. 10 kids. Masks required. Choose one day a week, two or three days, or a full week. Price: $30/day/kid (3:15-6pm) or $20/day/kid (90 minutes at any time between 3:15-6pm). Payment by check, cash, or Venmo.
Location: Meet outside TPES. The program will be held by the baseball field at Cliffridge Park.
For more information, please send an email to Coach Sergio or call 858-735-1532.
Sing & Speak Spanish
At Sing and Speak Spanish, kids can join online classes and get involved in an activity-rich program of games, puppets, songs, and gestures, that emphasizes the fun in language learning! To learn more about how their program works watch this video and for online schedule and to register click here. To get a coupon code, please check the last eTwig.
Kids Body Connection
Join Kids Body Connection on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, from 12.30 - 1 pm, via Zoom. Click here to learn more about the program. For Zoom link details, please check the last eTwig. For more information, please contact Juju Rodrigues.
Young Actors Workshop La Jolla
To learn about their programs, click here or send an email to Deirdre Andrews.
Dan McKinney YMCA
The Y also has several programs available. Please click here for more information.
San Diego Public Library
SDPL has virtual programming for all ages on their Facebook Group. The library wants to connect with you and your family! If you want to learn more, please email Dana Sanchez, your Youth Services Librarian, or call 858-552-1657.
Please note these are not TPES Foundation-sponsored programs, and they may have joining fees. Also, please remember to follow the CDC guidelines, and the State and County orders to stay safe and prevent the spread of the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19. Individuals assume all risks of their activities, and the TPESF does not assume any responsibility for their health and safety.
Oct. 1, 2020 - This Friday, Oct. 2, 9-9.30 am, parents 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 there!
Zoom link available here.
Sept. 30, 2020 - Dear Torrey Pines Families,
Thank you for the incredible birthday wishes and attention! Your thoughtfulness and generosity were touching, and the Distribution Day birthday memories will have a special place in my heart for a long time to come. Please save the date for our next Distribution Day, Oct. 30.
Over the next few weeks, the teachers and I will be meeting to discuss our plans for Phase 1 instruction. We will share information related to what this looks like at our school as soon as it is available.
We still need one more parent to serve on our School Site Council (SSC).The SSC is a group of 10 stakeholders who are responsible for monitoring student progress at Torrey Pines. The SSC uses student data to make recommendations for structural and budgetary decisions on campus. It is important to have all five parent representatives in this group so your voice can be heard. This would be one place where parents could communicate their needs during the Phase 1 plan.
In addition, we are in need of a parent who would be willing to attend the District’s English Learner Advisory Council (DELAC) once a month (via Zoom) and report back to the SSC. The next DELAC meeting is tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 1, at 5.30 pm. If you are willing to represent TPES at this meeting, or if you would just like more information, please reach out to me here.
As always, we appreciate your support of student learning during these unique times. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
Sept. 28, 2020 - Note the New Time: Starts 15 minutes later.
Join Ms. Richard on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 - 8:30 AM for a read aloud and short chat with students at breakfast time, before the school day begins.
Tuesdays will be geared toward a TK- Grade 2 audience.
Thursdays will be oriented toward Grade 3-5 students.
Each session has a social-emotional focus.
Sept. 25, 2020 - Please help us celebrate together with a special TPES BIRTHDAY CAR PARADE during our Distribution Day!
Decorate your car with signs, balloons or whatever creatively inspires you to wish our beloved Principal a happy TPES birthday!
Also, play this Spotify Playlist from your cars that Michelle Woodhouse created for the event.
1st graders: 8:30 am OR 11am
2nd graders: 9:20 am OR 11am
This is totally voluntary since it is Distribution Day.
Also, check that it does not conflict with your classroom teacher's schedule.
Sept. 24, 2020 - This Friday, Sept. 25, at TPES Materials Distribution Day, you will receive information on our Annual Giving Campaign as well as our most recent 2019-2020 Annual Report. Click here to learn more.
Didn't you love seeing your kids working out with Coach Sergio last week, creating beautiful Art with Mrs. Syeda, and learning about music with Mrs. Slavik?
Did you know that Art, Music, PE, Technology, one full-time teacher and support staff are FULLY FUNDED BY PARENT AND COMMUNITY DONATIONS?
Your contributions also help support TPES programs that are not met by District funding. Things like extra hours with the school counselor, running club, science supplies and classroom supplies, all come from your donations.
Our Goal for the 2020 Annual Giving Campaign is $130,000!
If each family gives $1000 or $100 per month per student we would easily be able to fill the needs left from inadequate District funding! Of course, we appreciate all donations of any amount.
Please consider a donation today to help us kick off our Annual Giving Campaign with a strong start!
Don't forget to pick up your Annual Report from the Foundation tent on Friday's Distribution Day!
If you have any questions, please email Skye Ross and Thien-Thanh Genovese, TPESF Co-VPs of Fundraising. Thank you!
Sept. 24, 2020 - Dear Torrey Pines Families,
We are so excited about our upcoming Distribution Day! There is nothing like watching the connections between our students and their teachers continue to blossom, and staff members have been working hard to prepare the materials needed for instruction during the upcoming month.
Speaking of connections, I am really enjoying getting to know students who are joining me for Breakfast and Books on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
This coming Thursday, (24), students are welcome to attend at 7.45 am for a read aloud and share. Then, moving forward, beginning Tues. 29, the time for Breakfast and Books will shift to 8.00-8.30 am. This allows school staff a bigger window to meet with parents in the morning before the school day begins.
Hope to see you there!
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