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The first SSC/SGT meeting of the year is will be held in Room 5 beginning at 7:45am. 

The combined meetings are held each month to discuss how our school functions with regard to curriculum and budget. This meeting is open to all TPES families, who are all encouraged to attend.

The Foundation has been working hard all summer and is excited to announce the following fall events:
We look forward to seeing you at one or all of the events! 
The Foundation asked families to participate in a budget survey to help prioritize budget needs for the upcoming year. To find out the results, go to our Survey page.
The TPES Foundation Art Committee was blown away by Art Teacher Ms. Marrari, and we are so excited to see how our art program soars under her direction. She comes with years of experience as a teacher and artist. Her teaching style is so energetic and innovative that, during her sample lesson, many parents commented that they wanted to take her class! She has a solid foundation in teaching art history as well. Please make sure to stop by her classroom to welcome her to Torrey Pines!
When driving your children to school, please allow extra time for traffic and parking needs. 

Due to construction, parking is NOT AVAILABLE at the La Jolla YMCA. Parking is reserved for YMCA members using the facilities. The school parking lot is reserved for teachers and staff. Parents must park in the neighborhood if you plan to be on campus.

Also, please make sure to use crosswalks or walk around the cul-du-sac. No jaywalking! 

Please be respectful to the Safety Patrol (students) and Safety Ambassadors (parents), as their primary concern is to ensure the safety of your children before and after school. 

Not sure how Safety Patrol moves traffic?
1 whistle = Vehicles are signaled to stop
2 whistles = Pedestrians are safe to cross
3 whistles = Vehicles may proceed
Please note the following holidays and minimum day schedule.
  • Veterans Day - No School
  • Parent-Teacher Conference Week - Minimum Days
  • Thanksgiving Week - No School
Congratulations to the following individuals serving on the Executive Board next year:

Monica Winters, President
Neha Bahadur & Katherine Williams - Vice Presidents
Edi Nelson - Secretary
Treasurer - Christine Sammartino
Fundraising - Susan Wiczynski
Academic Affairs - Cristine Gatto
Campus Relations - Patty Shomo
Communications - Jennifer Anderson
Interested in serving the TPES community as a volunteer? Learn more about the requirements needed to be a school volunteer. Information about volunteer opportunities - both in the classroom and within Foundation events - will be available shortly.
If you have not enrolled for the 2015-2016, please stop by the school office to complete the enrollment process. You can begin the enrollment process by going to the SDUSD Online Enrollment page. You can also go to the TPES school website to learn more about required documentation and TK/Kinder assessments.
All families with enrolled students at Torrey Pines Elementary now have access to the Foundation site. Please check your email for a confirmation email. For gmail accounts, TPES-related communications may be going into the 'Promotions' folder and NOT in your Inbox. Please take a moment to take a look. If you are still not receiving emails, please contact our Communications team asap.

To receive E-Twig communications, you must have submitted a TPES Foundation form. If you have not already completed a form, please download the TPES Foundation Form here to obtain login access to the website, school directory and to sign-up for our electronic newsletter. 

TPES parents who are having difficulty logging on can reset their password on their login screen or can follow up with our Webmaster at

All enrolled families now have access to Family only pages, including Teacher Pages and the School Directory. Beginning this year, parents will only have access to their child(ren)'s teacher pages. Please con tact the Webmaster at if you cannot view the correct teacher pages.

For more information, please clickhere
Shop at Whole Foods Market La Jolla onTuesday, March 3rd when 5% of the store's net sales will be donated to TPES!


No flyer needed - just tell your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to shop, shop, shop on this day! The more we shop the more we earn for TPES!

Upcoming events

10 Oct 2015 10:00 AM • thru Oct 11 on Girard Ave, La Jolla CA
16 Oct 2015 12:30 PM • Early Dismissal
23 Oct 2015 2:30 PM • TPES
23 Oct 2015 6:00 PM • TPES Blacktop
06 Nov 2015 8:00 AM • In front of bike rack
11 Nov 2015 • TPES
18 Nov 2015 • Rock Bottom Brewery


Here are everyday ways you can help us support smaller class sizes and quality programs at TPES:


    Register your grocery cards, like Ralphs Club Card. Everytime you shop TPES earns dollars! More info>>
    Box Tops for Education is a great way to get family and friends involved. It's fun, easy... it's Hip to Clip! More info>>

Register your cards with eScrip and everytime you make a purchase at an eScrip merchant TPES benefits! More info>>

    Tile painting parties will be offered throughout the school year. Tiles will be mounted on our school library! More info>>
    We'll be selling TPES apparel throughout the school year. Sport a TPES t-shirt and support TPES!

Section 5 of Article IX of the California Constitution guarantees students a “free public education.”

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