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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 »

Congratulations to the Class of 2013

June 27, 2013 by Bryan Grassmann | Posted In: Alumni, Campus Life, Events, Student Programs and Activities
Congratulations to the Class of 2013

Our Lady of Talpa School is proud to announce the graduation of our Class of 2013. The 19 students who composed the Class of 2013 celebrated their graduation – along with family members, loved ones, and Talpa faculty and staff members – with a mass on June 7th at 4 p.m. in Our Lady of… read more »

Superioress General of the Daughters of Charity, Sister Evelyne Franc, D.C., visits Talpa School

February 14, 2013 by Bryan Grassmann | Posted In: Campus Life
Superioress General of the Daughters of Charity, Sister Evelyne Franc, D.C., visits Talpa School

Sr. Evelyne Franc, D.C.; Sr. Kathleen Appler, D.C. and Sr. Marjory Ann Baez, D.C. listen as Talpa’s Kindergarten through 2nd Grade classes perform a selection of songs. The Our Lady of Talpa School community was honored and delighted to cap off Catholic Schools Week in a very special way this year. On Friday, February 1,… read more »

Thank you, Catholic Education Foundation!

February 14, 2013 by Bryan Grassmann | Posted In: Campus Life
Thank you, Catholic Education Foundation!

Our Lady of Talpa School sends many thanks to the Catholic Education Foundation for its recent gift to our community as part of its Million Dollar School Challenge. Through the Million Dollar School Challenge, CEF provided a matching grant opportunity to clear Talpa students from the CEF waitlist. We are thrilled to announce we were… read more »

New Extended Day Program provides safe, quiet environment for Talpa students after school

February 1, 2013 by Bryan Grassmann | Posted In: Campus Life, Student Programs and Activities
New Extended Day Program provides safe, quiet environment for Talpa students after school

The inaugural year of Our Lady of Talpa School’s new Extended Day Program has been a great success. The program, which launched on September 10, 2012, runs Monday through Friday from 3-5 p.m. It is open to all Talpa students (Kindergarten through 8th grade) and averages 80-85 attendees per day. Ms. Rico, Extended Day Program… read more »

Doheny Foundation provides challenge grant opportunity to Talpa School

November 14, 2012 by Bryan Grassmann | Posted In: Campus Life, Parent/Family Programs and Activities
Doheny Foundation provides challenge grant opportunity to Talpa School

Since 1996, the Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation has awarded a matching grant to Our Lady of Talpa School. The requirement for this grant was formerly for Talpa to raise $30,000 from outside of the Talpa community to in-turn receive $20,000 from the Doheny Foundation. This year, the Doheny foundation is again generously providing a grant… read more »

Talpa featured in “The Tidings” newspaper

November 14, 2012 by Bryan Grassmann | Posted In: Campus Life
Talpa featured in “The Tidings” newspaper

Our Lady of Talpa School’s new website – which was funded through the Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation’s school website grant program – was featured in a recent issue of The Tidings. We invite you to view the article, written by Paula Doyle, in The Tidings Online by clicking the link below. New school websites generate… read more »

Thank you, Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation!

June 20, 2012 by Bryan Grassmann | Posted In: Campus Life
Thank you, Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation!

Our Lady of Talpa School sends a big thank you to the Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation for the gift of our beautiful new school website. With this gift, the Doheny Foundation continues its long tradition of generously providing support for the Our Lady of Talpa School community. We are grateful for the Foundation’s unending commitment… read more »

Founders’ Festival

May 12, 2012 by Bryan Grassmann | Posted In: Campus Life
Founders’ Festival

Students, faculty, and staff of Our Lady of Talpa School celebrated the 3rd Annual Founders’ Festival on Friday, May 11th. Our school community gathered with the St. Vincent School community at their campus near Downtown LA to take part in what has become a beloved tradition. The Founders’ Festival is a day-long celebration to honor our… read more »

Third grade students receive Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist

May 8, 2012 by Bryan Grassmann | Posted In: Campus Life
Third grade students receive Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist

Our Lady of Talpa School congratulates our third grade students, who received the Sacrament of First Reconciliation on Tuesday, April 24th and the Sacrament of First Eucharist on Sunday, May 6th. Both celebrations took place at Our Lady of Talpa Church. Fr. Bob Jones, C.M.; Fr. Margarito Martinez, C.M.; Fr. Luis Arreola, C.M.; and Fr…. read more »

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