Schoolhouse Scoop

A New Year, A New Student Council

Like many schools, TECS has a student council, which fifth grade teacher Sondra Tapper has been running for the last four years along with other teachers. We asked her to explain how…

Topanga Elementary Celebrates Stellar Start to 2020

The Topanga Elementary Science Committee, together with the Topanga Community Center (TCC) and the Los Angeles Astronomical Society, is presenting a free astronomy event, “Topanga Nights: Our Place in Space,” on January…

TECS Update on Vandalism Incident

Recent hateful and threatening graffiti was found on a Matilda banner, the TECS school sign, and the pedestrian walk buttons, located at the intersection of School Road and Topanga Canyon Blvd. Law…

New Arts Teacher at TECS

All those amazing fundraisers that Topanga Enrichment Programs (TEP) put on—the community Halloween Carnival and the “Kid Zone” at Topanga Days, to name a few—are to help subsidize Topanga Elementary Charter School’s…

New Principal at TECS

The full moon of November, also known as the Beaver Moon, occurred this year on November 12. For those of you who follow these things, full moons are considered auspicious as times…

New Maker Club and Butterflies

MAKER MAGIC IS STARTING This month we begin an exciting new enrichment at Topanga Elementary called Maker Club! Inspired by a visit this summer to the new Octavia Lab makerspace/audiovisual studio at…

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School Year Begins with Spirited Autumn Events

AUTUMN EXTRAVAGANZA On October 4, the second annual Topanga Elementary Variety Show, “Autumn Extravaganza,” incorporated 34 acts performed by 61 students who displayed incredible talent, and bravery, with performances of song, dance,…

Looking Ahead at Topanga Elementary Charter School

After five years at Topanga Elementary Charter School (TECS), Principal Steven Gediman has moved on. The parents and staff are grateful to him for making a smooth transition to our Interim Principal,…

Topanga’s Proud Little Public School

Messenger Mountain News welcomes the Leadership Parents of the Topanga Enrichment Programs (TEP), the fundraising arm of Topanga Elementary Charter School (TECS ), to this platform where they can update and inform…