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Students and teachers use Google Apps for Education for learning and collaboration

October 24, 2014 by Bryan Grassmann | Posted In: Campus Life, Student Programs and Activities
Students and teachers use Google Apps for Education for learning and collaboration

During the final months of the 2013-2014 school year, Our Lady of Talpa School introduced the use of Google Apps for Education. At that time, students in grades 5th through 8th, faculty, staff and administrators began to use the Google applications (such as Gmail, Google Docs and Google Drive) for a variety of purposes, and… read more »

Photos from Our Lady of Talpa School Golf Tournament 2014

October 23, 2014 by Bryan Grassmann | Posted In: Alumni, Events
Photos from Our Lady of Talpa School Golf Tournament 2014

The 2014 Our Lady of Talpa School Golf Tournament was full of fun and smiles. Thank you to everyone who participated in, organized and contributed to the tournament. Special thanks to alumnus Ray Ortega, who again planned and ran the tournament! Enjoy photos from the day, below.

The Talpa Times – Volume 3, Issue 1

July 2, 2014 by Bryan Grassmann | Posted In: Alumni, The Talpa Times Newsletter
The Talpa Times – Volume 3, Issue 1

Check out the most recent issue of The Talpa Times, our school newsletter, to read about activities and events at Our Lady of Talpa School. The Talpa Times – Volume 3, Issue 1 – Spring-Summer 2014 The Talpa Times – Sponsor-A-Student Donation Card If you would like more information about The Talpa Times, or if you… read more »

Thank you, Talpa alumni!

July 2, 2014 by Bryan Grassmann | Posted In: Alumni, Campus Life
Thank you, Talpa alumni!

To our wonderful Talpa alumni: As we come to the end of the 2013-2014 school year, we want to thank you for supporting Our Lady of Talpa School during the past 11 months. Our school-wide theme this year was “Sharing what we have that God may multiply our blessings.” Through gifts of time, talent and… read more »

Save the Date for the 3rd Annual Talpa Alumni BBQ!

February 18, 2014 by Bryan Grassmann | Posted In: Alumni, Campus Life, Events
Save the Date for the 3rd Annual Talpa Alumni BBQ!

3rd Annual Talpa Alumni BBQ The Our Lady of Talpa School Alumni Association encourages Talpa Alumni to save the date for our 3rd annual BBQ celebration! Saturday, May 10, 2014 — 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. (food served from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.) Our Lady of Talpa School — 411 South Evergreen Avenue, LA, CA 90033 (event… read more »

Students continue to make great strides with Accelerated Reader

February 18, 2014 by Bryan Grassmann | Posted In: Campus Life, Student Programs and Activities
Students continue to make great strides with Accelerated Reader

Talpa implemented the Accelerated Reader program (or AR) for our students in October 2012. Since then, we have seen great results and steady growth in students’ reading comprehension.  Students who read 30 minutes per night or more have improved their reading comprehension by one to three reading levels – excellent growth! Strong reading comprehension not… read more »

Talpa’s Daily Schedule will change at the start of the 2013/2014 school year

July 22, 2013 by Bryan Grassmann | Posted In: Campus Life
Talpa’s Daily Schedule will change at the start of the 2013/2014 school year

Important Notice to All Talpa Students and Families:As of the first day of the 2013/2014 school year (Monday, August 12), the school day will begin at Talpa daily at 8:05 a.m. This time is 10 minutes earlier than it has been in past school years. Talpa’s complete Daily Schedule and Early Dismissal Schedule are posted… read more »

Talpa to launch Transitional Kindergarten in August 2013

June 27, 2013 by Bryan Grassmann | Posted In: Campus Life, Parent/Family Programs and Activities, Student Programs and Activities
Talpa to launch Transitional Kindergarten in August 2013

Our Lady of Talpa is excited to announce we will launch a new Transitional Kindergarten (or TK) at the start of the 2013-2014 school year. TK is the first year of a two-year Kindergarten program. The two-year setup includes one year of TK (for children who are 4 years old by September 1), and one… read more »

New academic programs spur exciting growth

June 27, 2013 by Bryan Grassmann | Posted In: Campus Life, Student Programs and Activities
New academic programs spur exciting growth

Accelerated ReaderTalpa’s faculty and administration have seen tremendous improvement in students’ reading performance since our school’s implementation of the Accelerated Reader program (or AR) in October 2012. Talpa adopted AR to improve reading comprehension, increase vocabulary and encourage independent reading. Prior to beginning AR, each student took a diagnostic test to determine his/her reading level…. read more »

March 15 – Feast of St. Louise de Marillac

March 15, 2013 by Bryan Grassmann | Posted In: Uncategorized
March 15 – Feast of St. Louise de Marillac

Today, March 15, we celebrate the feast day of St. Louise de Marillac, one of our beloved Vincentian founders and role models. St. Louise de Marillac was born on August 12, 1591. At a very young age, she was placed in a convent to be educated. In 1631, she married Antoine de Gras and had… read more »

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