Takoma Park Elementary School


May 14, 2023

Parent Meeting: Classes for Next School Year & Anti-Racist Audit Results

Many parents are wondering how classes are formed and teachers assigned. During this meeting we will share the process and rationale for making classes for first through third grades. The results from the survey parents and staff completed on the Anti-Racist culture at TPES will be shared during the meeting as well. The meeting will be held on May 23rd at 7 p.m. The meeting will be virtual with the Zoom link sent on the afternoon of May 23rd. Spanish and Amharic translation will be available.


This is an assembly for our students that is one of many gifts from our PTA. The assembly is based on the South Indian dance style Kuchipudi, which is inherently a dance drama form. The dancers will introduce Kuchipudi to the students as comprising three main elements: 1) rhythm and footwork, 2) hand gestures, and 3) facial expressions, all three of which combine to tell stories through dance. The assembly will be shared with the students on the morning of May 24, 2023.

Second Grade Musical Performance May 25th, at 7:00 p.m.

Takoma Park Elementary School 2nd Graders present Colors of the World Thursday May 25th 7pm Takoma Park Middle School.

Flyer for the Second Grade Performance

Class and Individual Spring Pictures

Takoma Park ES student & class photo galleries are now online for viewing and ordering! You should have received an email form Freed Photography with your student's private gallery information. If you have not received this (check your spam too), please contact them at support@freedphoto.com or call 301-652-5452.

A Fond Farewell

From Mr. Auyeung

Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of the TPES community! I was very shy coming to this new school in a new environment, but the TPES community was helpful in making me a part of the community. I learned more about myself and about the teaching world all thanks to the teachers and students at TPES, and I am grateful for every interaction that I had. I took this job to gain more experience being in the classroom, but I learned so much more than that and I feel even more prepared for becoming a teacher. I am sad that I am leaving a warm and friendly community, but I know that wherever I go, I will always remember the relationships that I have built with teachers and students. Thank you and I hope to see some of you in the future! P.S. Mr. Baek and I are not related.

Garden Work Party

We’re holding another Takoma Park Food Forest work party at Takoma Park Elementary School on May 21st @ 8am-3pm.

We’ll be installing a fence to protect the trees, shrubs and perennials that will be planted in the fall and spring. We’ll also be doing a bit of a clean-up (weeding), removing an invasive tree and transplanting some shrubs. We’d love volunteers to help with any or all of these tasks.

We’ll have all the fencing equipment, plus some spades and forks but please bring your own gloves and if you have any tools (spades, trowels, big and small forks) you can bring too, then that would be amazing. We’ll also have some snacks and coffee too.

The school’s address is: 7511 Holly Avenue, Takoma Park. We’ll meet in the playground at the back of the school.

Please let Amy (amymangono@gmail.com) or Miles (milesamoore@gmail.com) know if you can make it so we get an idea of numbers. And please let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you!

Parent Meeting Recording

Many thanks to the parents who were able to join us for the parent meeting on social emotional and behavioral supports for our kids. Please use the link below to access the recording of the meeting. The link will only be active until Wednesday, May 17, 2023. Please use the passcode below the link to access the recording.

May 11th, Parent Meeting Recording

Passcode: G!?Yww8E

Parent Input for Classes for Next Year

As we plan for next year's classes, we would like your input. Please complete the TPES Parent Input Form to tell us about your child. Use the link below to access the form. We will have paper copies available in the office for anyone who prefers a paper copy. The form will be accepting responses until June 1, 2023. After June 1, 2023, responses will no longer be accepted.

Parent Input Form

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Parent Meeting: The Making of Classes at TPES & The Anti-racist Audit Results

Tuesday, May 23rd, 7pm

This is an online event.


Wednesday, May 24th, 9:30am

7511 Holly Avenue

Takoma Park, MD

Two performances: 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Classes will be assigned a performance to attend.

Second Grade Musical Performance

Thursday, May 25th, 7pm

7611 Piney Branch Road

Takoma Park, MD

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Art Showcase

Thursday, May 18th, 7pm

7511 Holly Avenue

Takoma Park, MD