Torrey Pines Elementary School Foundation

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  • November 10, 2020 9:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Nov. 10, 2020 - Oriste Catering & Events are kindly sponsoring a delicious THANKSGIVING DINNER for 6 GUESTS with a value of OVER$350! Enter the raffle NOW for a chance to win and let's take a break from cooking and washing dishes!

    Raffle tickets cost $25 per ticket or $60 for 3 tickets.

    Raffle ends Nov. 20 at 3pm and winner will be announced that night via eBlast. Please feel free to share this with your friends and family! There is a choice of morning delivery at 10 am or afternoon at 4 pm. Buy your tickets HERE. Good luck!

    Oriste Catering & Events Presents:

    Our Thanksgiving Special

    Aromatic Juicy Turkey


    Creamy Mash Potato

    Cranberry Sauce with a hint of heat

    Bourbon Brown Sugar Sweet Potatoes

    Roasted Corn

    Steamed Green Beans

    Stuffing with Sausage, Mushrooms, Cranberry & Candied Pecans

    Sliced Ham

    Freshly Baked Dinner Rolls & Butter

    Pumpkin and/or Pecan Pie

  • November 04, 2020 11:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Help TPES earn money by downloading the Box Tops App here. Please scan your receipts WITHIN 14 DAYS of purchase, when you buy participating products with Box Tops for Education. Learn how to submit digitally and earn points towards your class here.

    You can also clip and save traditional Box Tops, which will be collected in February, either at Distribution Day, or in onsite classrooms if they resume by then. All of these count to help your class win this school year’s second class contest, ending in February! 

    CONGRATULATIONS to MR. SERAFIN'S CLASS for WINNING the FIRST CONTEST! Class standings updates will be posted here. The contest prize will be decided by the teacher and their class, and could consist of a virtual party or extra recess! 

    For any questions on the program, please contact our Box Tops Coordinator, Veda Palmer.

  • November 04, 2020 10:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Nov. 4, 2020 - Dear Parents,

    Please join us this Fri. Nov 6, 9 - 9.30 am, for our Principal & Foundation Chat. If you have questions or topics you would like addressed, please feel free to send me an email in advance, so I can be best prepared for your time. I am looking forward to chatting with all of you! Zoom meeting information can be found in the today's e-Twig.

    This week, our students and teachers are signing their names on the No Place For Hate Promise. Ms. Riney has shared a video with all classes reviewing this special pledge. 

    No Place For Hate Promise:

    • I promise to do my best to treat everyone fairly.
    • I promise to do my best to be kind to everyone - even if they are not like me.
    • If I see someone being hurt or bullied, I will tell a teacher.
    • I will help others to feel safe and happy at school.
    • I will be part of making my school No Place for Hate.

    Congratulations are in order for all students who participated in our recent Student Council Elections. What amazing speeches! 

    Whether onsite or online, our students are committed to being the best they can be. 

    Wishing you a great week!

    Nona Richard

  • October 30, 2020 10:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Oct. 30, 2020 - Congratulations to our Talented Students!

    The judging panel had a tough time making final decisions with so many AMAZING drawings and decorated pumpkins! Can you guess who won in each category of our 2020 Pumpkin Decorating Contest?

    • Most Adorable
    • Best Traditional
    • Most Original Design
    • Most Friendly Face
    • Silliest Face
    • Scariest Face
    • Best Use of Recycled Materials

    Check today's eBlast to learn who created these fantastic pumpkins!

    Guess How Many Pumpkins in the Wheelbarrow!

    And the magic number was 32! Did you come close?

    Two students tied at a 30 pumpkin guess. Check today's eBlast to learn who won! 

    THANK YOU to our Sponsor!

    All of today's Halloweeny Distribution Day pumpkins were sponsored by Mr. Jack O' Lanterns Pumpkins!

    Special THANKS also to all TPES teachers, staff, and our fantastic volunteers for their support and time with making a fun Halloweeny Distribution Day!

  • October 19, 2020 11:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Oct. 19, 2020 - Bonus Match Week!

    Two more generous TPES families have offered to match up to $5,000 more to help us reach our goal!

    Thank you to the 100 families have donated. Can your family help fund our teachers & programs for next year? 

    The AGC directly funds for Art, Music, PE, Technology, and more!


  • October 16, 2020 9:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Oct. 16, 2020 - Let’s have fun and get creative with a pumpkin decorating contest! Share your student’s pumpkin pictures with the TPES school community by Oct. 24! 

    If you haven’t received your classroom’s link to upload your photos, please contact your room parent(s) or send an email to Alina Mullen and Jen Fiorentino.

    Students can carve (with help from an adult), decorate, draw, or make a jack-o’-lantern using materials from your home. Please be sure to label the picture with your child’s name, date, grade and teacher’s name

    The only rule is that ONLY students can enter the contest - of course parents may help!

    The school will vote on the top contenders on Tuesday, Oct. 27 and Wednesday, Oct. 28 - link to vote will be shared via eBlast. Prizes include candy bars and other treats. We will showcase pictures of the winners on Friday, Oct. 30, at TPES Distribution Day.


    • Most Adorable
    • Best Traditional
    • Most Original Design
    • Most Friendly Face
    • Silliest Face
    • Scariest Face
    • Best Use of Recycled Materials

    Other TPES Distribution Day FUN Fall Activities!

    When you come to school to pick up your materials, wear your Halloween costumes, PPE masks, and enjoy taking a socially-distanced picture.

    WE NEED HELP TO MAKE THIS A HIT FOR OUR KIDS! Please check today's eBlast to for more information - thank you!

    We look forward to another fantastic, fun and safe Distribution Day for our TPES Community!

    Flyer Designed by Cristina Epenesa  

  • October 15, 2020 2:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Oct. 15, 2020 - Dear Torrey Pines Families,

    Thank you for your continued support of our school as we enter Phase One of our reopening plan. I want to address some questions around Phase One. First, if you are wondering how we are selecting students to participate in Phase One, I want you to know that our decisions are based on teacher recommendations, classroom schedules and staff availability. All teachers have provided me with a list of priority students.

    These children may have previously scored below grade level on the spring 2020 progress report, may not have met IEP goals and/or may currently be performing below grade level in one or more subject areas. Another question has come up around volunteering on campus. In addition, the District is not allowing any volunteers onsite during Phase One.

    Volunteers are still not allowed to join Zoom sessions except in rare circumstances with permission from the principal. Next, if you are curious in learning more about the use of outdoor spaces, I invite you to join our La Jolla Cluster meeting today, Oct. 15, at 4:15 pm. The District’s COO, Drew Rowlands, will be there to address this question. The link can be found in the 10/14 e-Twig. 

    Finally, many of you have shared concerns about how we will maintain the high-quality of our online learning program once students fully return to site. I want to assure you that the teachers and I will be very cautious about the need for a continued, rigorous approach to online learning should the District direct schools to fully reopen. This is a priority we all share.

    As always, please reach out to me at any time.

    In partnership,

    Nona Richard

  • October 14, 2020 10:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Oct. 14, 2020 - Would your child love to be surprised on their birthday with a special Happy Birthday announcement just for them?!

    Give your child the gift of a personalized electronic billboard HAPPY BIRTHDAY message for only $39.

    All messages will be in the format of "Happy Birthday, [your child's name]!" 

    Click here to get your personalized message! 

    Flyer Designed by Cristina Epenesa  

  • October 08, 2020 7:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Oct. 8, 2020 - Dear Torrey Pines Families,

    I hope you are enjoying the week!

    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 tJill 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! 


    Ms. Richard

  • October 06, 2020 2:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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.

    Flyer Designed by Cristina Epenesa  

A special thank you to our sponsors!

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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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