"Challenging Hearts and Minds"

News and Announcements

Dawn Damianos, Principal

Welcome to Topa Topa Elementary School.  We are a school that serves students from kindergarten through sixth grade.  Topa Topa Elementary School has been recognized as a California Distinguished School.  The positive school climate is enhanced by a hard working and supportive staff.  With an active PTA, there are fun activities and opportunities to get involved.


Our school sits on a beautiful campus with a view of the Topa Topa Mountains.  As you approach the campus it appears that it is sitting just at the base of of the mountains.  Another feature that adds to the beautiful setting is the large garden in the center of the campus. Many trees add to the landscape and provide shade throughout the year.  Being at Topa Topa School is receiving an education in a gorgeous setting!


Topa Topa offers an extensive array of programs that begin with Common Core-aligned Reading, Language Arts, and Math instruction for all students.  Students needing support for these curricular areas have excellent opportunities for help.  Prescribed Instruction offers Reading support for students in grades 1-4 daily and enrichment for students who are at or above grade level.  All students benefit from being offered a highly rigorous Common Core aligned program.  Teachers provide differentiation in the classroom for students who need scaffolding for support.  Also, the campus includes a computer lab with 36 PC computers, a Chromecart with 35 Chromebooks, a library with current reading selections, an outstanding Accelerated Reader Program, and classrooms furnished with the latest technology including some Promethean Boards, Response systems, and Chromebooks.


Enrichment is abundant at Topa Topa during the regular school day.  The PTA provides students with a high quality art program for all grade levels and music education is available with our band teacher or through the BRAVO Music Festivals that provides concerts and performances for our students.  Character development is emphasized and rewarded at our trimester assemblies.  The Garden Club meets regularly taught by our “Food For Thought” experts.  These programs offer students important connections to school.


Being a California Distinguished School, having an active PTA, beautiful scenery, technology, rigor, intervention and character development are all important features of our school.  But the most important piece of Topa Topa School is the people.   Students and families are at the core of why we are here and are at the center of what we do.  People are our focus and we love what we do.  Welcome to Topa Topa School!


Mrs. Damianos

Principal


Letter from the Board and administration addressing the safety of our students and, in particular, undocumented immigrant families.

Click to review the letters in both English and Spanish that were mailed on Friday, April 21, 2017 to secondary students' homes and placed in elementary students' backpacks.  The text was written in response to statements made about undocumented immigrants during the presidential campaign and soon after the election. About half of the school districts in the County have adopted such positions speaking directly to this issue.

Information regarding Undocumented Students and Families

New Statewide School Accountability System - California School Dashboard 

(available March 15, 2017) click here for information

 





Topa Topa Mission Statement

Our Mission at Topa Topa is to challenge both the hearts and minds of our students by:

  • Improving our community
  • Focusing on the standards with high expectations
  • Celebrating similarities and differences
  • Realizing their full potential to become life-long learners
  • Exploring technology
  • Studying the arts including music, dance and drama