Topanga Mountain School

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Mountain Mail 3/14/19

Dear Parents,

Yesterday we had a wonderful morning as members of our extended family - current parents, past parents, alumni students and community friends - came together to show their support for our school and partake in our thank you breakfast. It was such a pleasure to witness old friends reconnecting and new friendships being forged.

We are eternally grateful to William and Jessie (Sebastian’s parents) for opening their restaurant and preparing such a delicious spread for TMS. Please show your support of them by making Topanga Table your go to lunch and breakfast spot - I can highly recommend it!!

It was also a perfect opportunity to raise much needed funds for our school. We are so grateful to all of you for stepping up and donating. Thank you! Thank you! We have had a great response with an 85% participation from our current parents - BUT I would love to make that 100% before we put this fundraiser to bed. It is so not about the amount, but about the intent. If you have yet to donate please take the time to do so now, how ever much you can afford. Thank you.

We were sorry that not all of you could make it on a weekday morning, but we intend to follow up with an evening fundraiser later in the year, this time with wine and hors d'oeuvres. I think everyone who has worked a typical fundraising event will agree that getting together like this is much more fun!

Other news

We have another new student!! Welcome to Adugna and his parents Kathleen and David. So happy to have you all as part of the TMS family. Liz will send out an updated roster next week.

Coming up - this week and beyond

Friday - Tomorrow

Students will be splitting their time between music on campus and rock climbing/hiking at Saddle Peak.

  • Drop off and pick up at regular time at school, 8:15 and 3:30. (Carpools as usual.)

  • All students should have appropriate footwear - they know what that is - as well as snacks, packed lunch and full water bottle.

  • Students should also bring their musical instruments.

Friday March 22nd - Coffee House Music Performance Class Act Musical Theatre - 5345 Wilhelmina Ave Woodland Hills. Doors open at 6:30pm and curtain up at 7:00pm.

Every year we culminate our music trimester as the kids bring music they have learned at school to the stage. This year we originally planned to have the event at an outside venue, but with the evenings still so cold we have struggled to know how to handle it. Now we have finally decided - and warmth wins out! We are bringing the event indoors. So….

Please join us for a fun night of entertainment and community at Class Act Musical Theatre! Drinks, light appetizers and desserts will be available for purchase before the show and during intermission.

Please look out for a Sign up Genius asking for your contribution of desserts as well as help manning the door and the concessions. Max and Cheryl Cambras are our go to parents for this event. Thank you both for taking thi

Tuesday March 26th - Dress Up as your Parent Day

It has been a while since we had a Spirit Day at school, but now the sun is out it is time for us to have some fun. We have asked the kids to come as one of their parents - so don’t be surprised if your wardrobe is ransacked!! Parents, you may dress up as your kids too. Either show up at school as a pair or send in a photo of you both together. Prize for the best child /parent swap!!

Monday April 1st - Cesar Chavez Day NO SCHOOL

Tuesday April 2nd - 5th - Spring Camping and Science Field Study. Sage Hill Campground, Santa Barbara. Details to follow closer to date.

Monday April 8th - Friday 19th - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL

Photos of our week

Enjoying our Breadwinner inspired feasts!

Enjoying the great outdoors!

Building a Picnic Bench!






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