Sunday Minute – November 11, 2018

Sunday Minute – November 11, 2018

Good evening families, this is Mrs. Stevens, with this week’s Sunday Minute!


Thank you to Our Book Fair Volunteers

The Scholastic Book Fair was a great success!  Thank you to the team who worked so hard to make our Book Fair beneficial for both our students and staff.


Holiday Events on Campus

Parents, please be reminded that younger/older siblings and all other NON-Topeka students are not permitted to participate in class parties and activities that take place during the instructional day.  If you plan on volunteering, please make arrangements for childcare.



There will be no school tomorrow, November 12th in honor of Veteran’s Day.  To all of our Military Heroes, we thank you for your sacrifice and service.


PTA Executive Board Member’s Meeting 11/13 @ 8:05AM in Library

There will be a PTA Executive Board Member’s meeting Tuesday, November 13th at 8:05AM in the library. 


Committee Meetings 11/13 @ 1:40PM

Also this Tuesday join us for our Governance Council Committee meetings in selected rooms.  Special note that the Budget and Technology committees will be meeting together again in room 13.


Governance Council Technology Committee and PTA Tiger Fund Collaboration

Attention Topeka Tigers: The Governance Council Technology Committee and PTA Tiger Fund are organizing a fundraising drive to get Topeka to be a 1 to 1 school.  Being a 1 to 1 means one hand held computer device per student.  If you are interested in learning more about this ambitious goal, or want to help with the planning process, please contact Jeff Sites at


Gate/Gifted Parent Meeting 11/14 @ 8:15-9:15am in Library

There will be a GATE/Gifted parent informational meeting, Wednesday November 14th @ 8:15AM in the library.  


Governance Council Meeting Thursday, 11/15

Governance Council Members, please be reminded that we have a meeting Thursday, November 15th at 2:45PM in room 28.  


Hoop Fest

The anticipation is building! Topeka teachers are truly going that extra mile to provide you with great entertainment on Friday, November 16th at Hoop Fest 2018.  Order forms can be printed from the eBackpack.  Only 500 tickets can be sold so get your order forms in ASAP to your teacher.  Pre-sale ticket prices only last through Nov. 13th.  If you missed that date, you will be able to get tickets at the door for $15- if the event is not sold out.  Pre-ordered event and meal tickets will be delivered to classrooms on Thursday, November 15th.  Any tickets ordered after Wednesday, November 13th will have to be picked up at the Will Call on Friday. Talk to your room parent about contributing to the bake sale, and see you at the pep rally this Thursday @ 2:00PM.


Treasure Box Donations

Thank you to the families of Michael S. from room 22 and Koa A. from room 20 for their donations to our character counts treasure box!  Your partnership is priceless!


School Experience Survey Due 11/30

Thank you to those families that have already turned in their School Experience Survey Keep turning in those confirmation print outs or the paper surveys!  We are on our way to meeting our challenge of all families, students and staff participating in the survey.  Don’t forget, when you turn in your confirmation or paper survey, your child’s name will be entered in a prize drawing!


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



11/12             NO SCHOOL- VETERANS’ DAY

11/16             Hoop Fest @ Shepherd of the Hills

11/19-11/23 Thanksgiving Break—NO SCHOOL

11/26-12/14 Blankets of Love begins

11/27             PTA Association meeting 8:05am in Library

11/29             Fire (Emergency) Drill

12/3-12/7     PTA 5th Grade Holiday Shop (in Library- lunch and after school)

12/5               Last Day of Mad Science Session #1 (After School Program)

12/5               Last Day of Beat Box Dance Session #1 (After School Program)

12/6-12/7     Winter Holiday Program

Thursday 12/6- Families with Last Names beginning with M through Z

  • Preschool, TK, Kinder 8:20-8:50AM
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd -8:50-9:30AM
  • 4th & 5th – 9:30-10:10AM
  • Beat Box Dance Performances

Friday 12/7- Families with Last Names beginning with A through L

  • Preschool, TK, Kinder 8:20-8:50AM
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd -8:50-9:30AM
  • 4th & 5th – 9:30-10:10AM
  • Beat Box Dance Performances

12/11             Audiometric Screening All Day

12/13             PTA 5th Grade Donut Day

12/13             Fire Drill


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