Sunday Minute – August 12, 2018
Good evening families, this is Mrs. Stevens, Principal of Topeka, home of the tigers, with this school year’s first Sunday Minute!
Welcome Back Topeka Tigers! I hope you had a summer full of adventures, reading, and relaxation! We are looking forward to a year of academic excellence and acceleration in a safe and positive school environment. The professionals at Topeka have been working hard already preparing for your return.
Room assignments for students in grades 1-5 will be posted outside the front of the school after 5:00PM on Monday August 13th. Please remember that much planning, care and consideration was put into the make up our instructional program. I will not be accepting classroom change requests at this time. Extreme cases may affect classroom assignments.
For Kinder families only, we will host our Kinder Orientation. Please plan to be here Monday, August 13th at 1:30PM to meet and greet with your child’s teacher, on the Kinder yard. At 2:10-2:30PM the teachers will take you and your child on a brief tour of their classrooms. From 2:30-400PM, return to the Kinder yard to socialize with other Kinder families, enjoy snow cones, yard play, and get a few ‘First Day of School Tips’ from me.
The first day of school is Tuesday, August 14th. Schools begins promptly at 8:00am. Teachers will be waiting in the assembly area, on the playground to greet you. Many of you know that we are a closed campus, but for the first week of school we will have a semi-open campus in the morning. New parents, please join us at 8:15AM in the auditorium for our new parent orientation.
Students, don’t forget to bring in your supplies and parents, please drop off any copy paper donations in the main office any day this week.
Parents please remember that every Tuesday is a banked day professional development for teachers, starting with the first day of school. Students will be dismissed at 1:28PM. Please pick up your children on time.
That’s it for this week’s news from school! Have a tigerrific evening!
8/13 No School
8/14 First Day of School
8/16 Governance Council Orientation in Library @ 8:15am
8/17 Tiger Community Assembly @8:00am main yard (parents and students)
8/17 Positive Behavior Assemblies @ 8:30am (for students only)
8/20 Absolute Closed Campus Begins
8/21 PTA Membership and Tiger Fund Drive Begins
8/21 PTA Meeting @ 6:30PM in Auditorium *** childcare & food for children provided
8/23 Coffee with the Principal @ 8:15AM in Library (all parents invited)
8/23 ELAC Orientation @ 9:15AM in Library (all parents invited)
8/23 5th Grade Parent Meeting @ 6:30PM in Room 31
8/29 Fire Drill
8/30 5th grade Mixed Bags Sale Kick-off
8/30 Back to School Night
- 5:30PM Welcome & Introduction to the Tiger Community in the Auditorium
- 6:00PM Classroom will open for visits
8/31 NO SCHOOL – ADMISSIONS DAY
9/3 NO SCHOOL—LABOR DAY