Sunday Minute- February 4, 2018

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Sunday Minute – February 4, 2018

Happy Super Bowl Sunday, families! This is Mrs. Stevens, Principal of Topeka, home of the tigers, with this week’s Sunday Minute!

 

PBIS- Be Cyber Safe—Age for Social Media Accounts is 13?

Parents, did you know that the minimum age to open an account on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Kik and Snapchat is 13?  One way for you to help your child remain cyber safe and avoid cyber bullying is to adhere to the minimum age requirements for social media. For more information https://www.huffingtonpost.com/diana-graber/3-reasons-why-social-media-age-restrictions-matter_b_5935924.html

 

Campus Safety

This is a loving reminder that although the campus is open after school for pick up, dogs are not permitted on campus.  Please honor and respect the safety and security of others.  Thank you.

 

Parent Portal Monday 2/5 @8:00-8:30AM

If you would like to know how to access the District’s Parent Portal, please join our Parent Community Rep. Marissa Croft in the computer lab on Monday @ 8:00AM.

 

PTA Exec Board Member Meeting 2/5 @ 1:00PM in Library

There will be an Executive PTA Board member meeting Monday at 1:00PM in the library.

 

Matador Kids’ Club Application due to the main office 2/7

Matador Kids’ Club application are due to the main office by Wednesday, February 7th.  Please see the e-backpack for an application.  

 

Coffee with the Principal Thursday, 2/8 @ 8:15AM

Join me this Thursday for Coffee with the Principal.

PTA Elections

PTA election are coming up!  If you’d like to be considered for nomination for an Executive Officer position, your nomination form must be turned into the main office no later than February 10th. All nominees must be current paid members of the Association.

 

Don’t want to run for office but want to participate in the process?  In order to vote at our monthly meetings, you must be a paid member.  Membership forms are available in the main office under the counter.  For more information, please contact Laura Martinez at ptamembership@topekadrive.com.  Your membership form and payment of just $10 must be turned in by our next PTA meeting, February 20th in order to vote for the Executive Officers in March.  No exceptions.   

 

Black Youth Guidance Forum 2/10

I would like to invite you to mark your calendars and register for a free event at CSUN- The 3rd Annual Black Youth Guidance Forum where I will be one of the keynote speakers on February 10th.  I would love to see my Topeka family there.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-black-youth-guidance-forum-tickets-38307945095

 

Attendance 97% or better for each student

Finally, congratulations to the classes who had an average of 97% or better attendance rate.  The students and teachers in those classrooms were awarded free tickets to a CSUN basketball game!  Thanks to CSUN Athletics for their partnership.

 

That’s it for this week’s news from school!  Have a tigerrific evening!

 

LOOKING AHEAD)

2/7      5th Grade Fieldtrip (Rm 31 and ½ of Rm 34) – Challenger Learning Center

2/8      Coffee with the Principal @ 8:15AM in Library

2/8      LA School Police AMPS Assemblies for grades 3rd and 4th

2/9      End of Candy Sale

2/10   PTA- YMCA Night

2/13   AEMP- Parent Healthy Living Walk 8:05 AM

2/14   Donut Sale before and after school- no pre-order necessary (5th grade sponsored)

2/14   LA School Police K-9 Assemblies for grades TK-1st

2/25   LA School Police K-9 Assemblies for grades Pre-K & 2nd    

2/15   PTA- Dine Out- Pizza Rev in Reseda

2/16   Minimum Day – dismissal at 12:33PM

2/19   NO SCHOOL- PRESIDENTS’ DAY

2/20   PTA Meeting @ 6:20PM- Library

2/21   LA School Police AMPS Assemblies for 5th

2/22   GATE & OLSAT Parent Meeting @ 8:30 AM – Auditorium

2/23   Fire Drill @ 11:00 AM

2/23   5th Grade Sponsored– Movie Night

2/26-3/2  Parent Conferences for Select Students

2/26-3/2  Read Across America Week

2/27   Committee Meetings @ 1:40 PM


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