Torrey Pines Elementary School Foundation

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  • September 28, 2020 9:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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.

    Flyer Designed by Cristina Epenesa  

  • September 25, 2020 9:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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.

    Flyer Designed by Cristina Epenesa  

  • September 25, 2020 8:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Sept. 25, 2020 - Yesterday Coach Sergio's internet connection made it difficult to Zoom with TPES students. 
    1st & 2nd grade families are welcome to log in this morning for a make up PE class!

    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.

  • September 24, 2020 3:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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! 

  • September 24, 2020 2:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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!


    Ms. Richard

  • September 19, 2020 9:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sept. 19, 2020 - The TPES Foundation will proudly support our wonderful teachers and staff on Distribution Day this Friday, Sept. 25.

    We are looking for volunteers to donate and lend supplies, distribute materials and direct traffic, socially-distanced and masked. 

    Check today's e-Blast or click here to learn how to volunteer for this event. Please note the link is in a password-protected TPES families-only area. If you are not yet registered on our website, please email Alexis and Paola at, and a link will be provided.

    Principal Richard's birthday is also on Sept. 25! 

    Let’s celebrate together with a birthday car parade on Distribution Day! Decorate your car with signs, balloons or whatever creatively inspires you to wish our amazing principal a happy TPES birthday!

    We look forward to another fantastic, fun and safe Distribution Day for our TPES Community! Please email Alina and Jen with any questions at

    Flyer Designed by Cristina Epenesa  

  • September 17, 2020 7:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sept. 17, 2020 - Dear Torrey Pines Families,

    We hope you are enjoying our first week of rotations! It is so fun to see our rotation teachers teach live Zoom sessions for PE, Art, and Music!

    We would also like to thank our office staff who have been working diligently to ensure parents receive responses in a timely manner. A note about parent portal information: we will be providing updated parent portal instructions and passwords for all families who have not yet logged in. More details to come!

    Have a great week!


    Ms. Richard

    Virtual Office Hours with Ms. Richard: Friday, Sept. 18, from 9-10:00 am, for parents who want to discuss any questions or concerns. No registration is necessary. Please check this week's e-Twig for further information.

    ReminderEvery Fall we have many forms which parents are required to fill out and sign. This year we will accomplish most of this online. Please check the Principal's 09/12/20 Information and Updates email for more details - deadline is Friday, Sept. 25

  • September 17, 2020 12:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sept. 17, 2020 - Shout out to our amazing teachers Coach Sergio (PE), Mrs. Slavik (Music), and Mrs. Syeda (Art) as they start LIVE Zoom rotations this week

    Watch for directions from your classroom teacher to locate the Zoom links embedded into your classroom’s platform.

    Special thanks to our VP of Academic Affairs, Sara Weibel and Tania Rivera, and our Technology Chair, Nadir Weibel, for supporting our teachers in the successful kickoff of these programs, making them fun and engaging for students!

  • September 09, 2020 12:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sept. 10, 2020 - Dear Torrey Pines Families,

    It was a pleasure to see so many of you at our Back to School Night yesterday evening. Thank you for attending! If you didn’t get a chance to join us, please  attend on Friday, September 11 at 9:00 AM (link and password can be found in the 09/08 email).

    I also really enjoyed our first Breakfast and Books session Tuesday morning! What a treat! If you had trouble logging in, please give us a try again on Thursday at 7:45 AM - to log into this Zoom series, please go through your student's Clever Portal account.

    Did you feel the Fall air yesterday? This is my favorite time of year. With the return to school and the change in season, I am reminded that our Torrey Pines community can stay connected and endure through any challenge. Let’s take good care of ourselves and each other, enjoying the return to routine and cozy comforts this week.


    Ms. Richard

  • September 06, 2020 7:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sept. 6, 2020 - Join our Principal for a read aloud and short chat with students at breakfast time, before the school day begins! 

    These sessions will continue throughout the school year unless otherwise noted - hooray!

    This week Ms. Richard will share "10 things about Ms. Richard" and read and discuss the book, Do Unto Otters.

    Join via Zoom. To get the link, click here.

    IMPORTANT Note: Students need to log in to Zoom via their Clever account.

    Please note the link is in a password-protected TPES families-only area. 

    If you are not yet registered on our website, please email Alexis and Paola, at and a link will be provided.

    Flyer Designed by Cristina Epenesa  

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