Topanga Mountain School

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A unique and innovative program that provides for a solid academic foundation in core subjects, inspires a love of learning and cultivates compassionate, well-rounded citizens.

Mountain Mail: 11/6/18

Dear Friends,

The election is behind us - now the work begins! With love and consideration I am sure we will see positive movement; I am grateful for all those who make that hope possible.

This last week also saw good things happening at TMS! Last Friday our students visited the Marciano Center checking out art installations, on Sunday we had a lovely turn out at our second community hike, and on Tuesday students went to see The Hate U Give as a culmination of their reading. It is always good to see the counterpoint of book to movie adaptation - especially after you’ve finished the book!

Photos of all the happenings this week are below. BUT FIRST…

HARVEST FESTIVAL

I am heading out of town again tomorrow (there will be no Director’s Tea on Thursday) but I will still be working away on our Harvest Festival.

There is much to do - and very little time. WE NEED YOU.

Thank you to all our wonderful generous sponsors and to those who have already signed up - but unfortunately there are huge swaths of jobs that need doing, and that no one has signed up for. Look for your sign up genius from Lori Mellman and add your name. Don’t get stuck with the worst jobs - everyone will need to do something!

The Harvest Festival is a great way for you to fulfill your required 20 hours of volunteerism before time is up at the end of this calendar year.

SPONSORSHIPS / VENDORS / RAFFLE ITEMS / DESSERTS / WORKING SHIFTS

If you can’t make the event there are many other ways to support and volunteer. We thank you for recognizing what is needed for this little school to pull off these big happenings.

Fun things to whet you Harvest Festival appetite - just a taster - lots more fun

Our Musicians: Highway 27 Blues Band, East of Lincoln, and acoustic set by Selena Moon.

Salad in a jar, hair braiding, silk screens, button making, face painting

Pie Eating contest, Cake Walk

Lola Babalon, tarot readings

Children’s play area, and Watering Hole Cafe

Bouncy, slide and dunk tank…

RAFFLE AND AUCTION: GET YOUR ITEMS IN AND STAY TUNED FOR THREE FABULOUS OPPORTUNITIES.

TWO NIGHTS AT THE GRAND CALIFORNIA DISNEY HOTEL - CHRISTMAS BREAK

TWO DIFFERENT INCREDIBLE SUMMER VACATIONS IN HAWAII - BEAUTIFUL HOME FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY AND BEACHSIDE CABIN FOR A ROMANTIC GET AWAY.

These are fabulous gifts - huge thanks to Wendy Rissman and Shannon Meyers for their generosity. Look out for details coming in a separate email.

And finally,

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Clothing Swap:

Our 8th grade run our clothing swap. It is a great way to clean out your wardrobe and maybe even find that perfect new item!

Clothes are displayed and anyone can take anything.

You can leave your items (clean and not torn) in bags by the back gate up to next Friday’s cut off date.

Nevada has designed and drawn this beautiful poster to inspire you to participate. Thank you Nevada!

WHAT WILL REALLY MAKE THE HARVEST FESTIVAL SING IS YOU, YOUR FRIENDS AND YOUR FAMILY.

MAKE SURE TO SHARE THE INVITE!

Here are some photos from last week

MARCIANO ART CENTER

COMMUNITY HIKE #2

MALIBU CREEK STATE PARK

 

 

 

 

 

 

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