TPES Foundation President 2012-2013
Hello TPES families! What a privilege it is to be a part of such a phenomenal elementary school. Torrey Pines is not just an excellent academic elementary school, but it is also a community where families come together to grow and learn.
I am very excited to serve on the 2012-2013 TPES foundation board as Foundation President. This is our fourth year at Torrey Pines Elementary School. My husband, John, and I have a son, Matthew who is in third grade and a daughter, Nicole, in the second grade.
My kids have experienced great opportunities both academically, and socially at Torrey Pines. As with all great things, making it happen at TPES takes dedication, collaboration and continuous effort! The unique programming at TPES begins with the dedication of Mr. Solo and his staff. They provide our students with a very effective education program. As with any public elementary school, TPES has funding shortages, drawn-out school board determinations and state testing mandates, but TPES truly rises above these stumbling blocks to deliver an amazing education experience!
I believe parents should be involved in, and have a voice in the direction of their children’s education. I am committed to ensuring the Foundation continues to work collaboratively with Mr. Solo to evaluate how the Foundation can best support the unique programming and the educational experience at TPES. I invite you to join me and the foundation board in this effort.
My goal for this year is to support Mr. Solo in his efforts to bridge the gap between the district funded programming and the programming Mr. Solo and we as parents have come to consider necessary in providing the best learning and growing opportunities for our kids!
We are looking forward to another amazing year! I am typically at school for drop off and pick up or please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or suggestions.
VP Academic Affairs
Welcome to 2012-2013 school year! My position of VP of Academic Affairs incorporates music, arts & drama, science, physical ed, & all school related enrichment programs. I am delighted & excited to be working alongside Art chairs Karen DePodesta & Golnoosh Lerner & Music chairs Wendy Dick & Clare Heller.
Having 5th and 2nd graders, Alexis & Gabrielle, is an adventure. Their dad, Reuben, and I are proud to have them exposed to many cultures which is reflected in the TPES community. I welcome your suggestions and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at email@example.com.
VP Campus Relations
Hello! My name is Jennifer Lentin, mother of TPES 4rd grader, Levi, and Luke, a Muirlands 7th grader. I am pleased and honored to be continuing my volunteer time for our gem of a school as a member of the board.
I will do my best to support room parents and help the various TPES clubs, programs and events get the volunteer assistance they need to help keep the ball rolling toward our collective goals. My husband, Kenny, and I feel so fortunate to have our boys a part of this enriched school environment. We are looking forward to another year as happy parents in the TPES community.
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to the 2012-2013 school year at Torrey Pines Elementary School. I am excited to serve a second year as VP of Fundraising. My goal is to assist the foundation and our community in raising the funds required to give our children the most enriched learning opportunity.
I am the proud parent of a third grader and will have an upcoming kindergartener next year. I am honored to be a part of this amazing community of students, staff/faculty and devoted parents. I am dedicated to making sure our school continues to provide all the countless extras we love about TPES. Through our fundraising efforts, the foundation provides funding for art, music, science, library, physical education, math enrichment, class size reduction, curriculum support, grade level enhancements, and much more. Given the current and future financial uncertainty of our public educational system in California, it is especially important that we continue to strive for excellence and continue providing these additional educational opportunities for all our students.
Every family, student, faculty and staff member greatly benefits from our fundraising efforts. There are many opportunities to participate throughout the school year. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our fundraising events on the website and please sign up to volunteer at one of our events. In addition to the many exciting fundraising events that take place throughout the year, we will also kick-off our Annual Fund Campaign in October. This is one of the most important fundraising campaigns of the school year. Its primary intention is to generate a significant percentage of our yearly fundraising goal through direct monetary contributions from our TPES families and community. Please watch for our exciting launch in October!
I encourage you to get involved in this unique and wonderful community. Please contact me with questions or suggestions at email@example.com.
Welcome Torrey Pines Families, I am Beth Wilensky and I am super excited to serve another year on the 2012-2013 TPES foundation board for Campus Fundraising.
My husband Jon and I have Sydney who is in 3rd grade and our other daughter Addie is in Pre-K at the JCC starting here next year, so many amazing years at TPES to come!!!
This year we will continue working on and growing, the Tile Program, Torrey Pines Apparel, Box Tops for Education, Escrip, Pizza Wednesday and many more!! All of these wonderful campus fundraising programs are a great way to get involved as much or as little as your schedule allow it and have fun in the process.
If you have any other fantastic ideas of fundraising to bring to the Torrey Pines campus please let me know. I am a huge supporter of keeping things fresh and new as the times and our community changes.
I truly look forward to working with all the families here at Torrey Pines. If you need to reach me for any reason please feel free to do so at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a fantastic school year!
I will be serving on the 2012-2013 Foundation Board as Secretary where my duties involve writing and maintaining Foundation Board meeting minutes and performing other administrative tasks. My husband Richard and I have twins who will be in third grade. Although I have volunteered at TPES since my children were in kindergarten, this is my first year serving on the Board. I look forward to working with the other Board members, Mr. Solo, parents, teachers and staff to maintain and improve the academic, social, athletic and artistic programs at TPES. Please contact me at email@example.com with any concerns or suggestions.
Hello! My name is Maryana Bhak. Jong and I are so happy that Subio (3rd grade) and Jae Su (1st grade) are part of Torrey Pines. We knew it was a strong community with an amazing team of educators, but have never ceased to be impressed and moved by the involvement of parents, grandparents, and others in making this public school experience an excellent one for our children.
I am looking forward to being the Communications Chair for the TPES Foundation this year. To keep us informed about all the aspects of TPES, from classroom news and homework to school events and opportunities, online communications are critical. The TPES website is packed with information such as the school calendar and a directory with all families’ and teachers’ contact info. Watch for weekly e-TWIG emails for ongoing news and updates and occasional “Branching Out” newsletters for Principal and President messages, news, pictures, and kudos. And always check the website for volunteering needs and other ways to help. To highlight news and needs, eBlasts will also show up in your email inbox. Please read them! And please let me know if you have any feedback to make communications more efficient and timely. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
TPES Family Events
Hello parents, my name is Regina Buckley. My daughter, Maya, is a third grader at TPES. We really appreciate the uniqueness of our school and how fortunate we are to be a part of it. I am very excited to be in charge of the TPES Family Events this year. This involves planning fun, stress free, events for you and your family to enjoy while meeting other Torrey Pines families. These will include events at the school, such as movie night and holiday bingo night. Also, there will be some restaurant fund raiser evenings where you can come and eat with your Torrey Pines friends and a percentage of the proceeds are given back to the school.
Please keep an eye out for information in your weekly e-TWIG and flyers that come home regarding these events. I will also be reaching out for volunteers to help with some events. Please come along, have fun, and help make our great community even better. It’s going to be a great year.
Contact me with any ideas, questions or comments, at email@example.com.
Hello TPES Familes,
My name is Carolyn Lennon and I am so excited to be the Hospitality Chair this year. I am thrilled to be on the Foundation Board and to be involved in our wonderful school and community. My husband Patrick and I have a daughter, Olivia who is in 3rd grade. This year, I will be in charge of Bake Sales, Teacher Appreciation Luncheon, Science Discovery Day and many other events that support our school. So, if you enjoy baking or serving during an event, I will be seeking you out. Looking forward to a fabulous year. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am very excited to serve on the 2012-2013 TPES Foundation Board as Treasurer. I am looking forward to another amazing year! Contact me at email@example.com.
DENISHA SOTOMAYOR MEDINA,
My husband Juan and I have a son Juan who is in the third grade. We are originally from the island of Puerto Rico and moved here from the island of Hawaii where my husband was working as a researcher for the infrasound lab of the University of Manoa.
Now we are here, specifically in La Jolla, for one reason only…Torrey Pines Elementary School. We understand and appreciate the importance of a good and thorough education and fortunate enough to have found a place that has a beautiful family oriented setting that transcends the normal school parameters. I am very glad to be able to help serve on the 2012-2013 TPES Foundation Board as Assistant Treasurer and be a part of something that is meaningful and inspiring. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org