Sunday Minute – September 15, 2019

Sunday Minute – September 15, 2019

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


TIGER TROT!!!! FRIDAY, September 20, 2019

Are you ready??  The Tiger Trot is quickly approaching!  This Friday, September 20th, we will celebrate physical education the Topeka way.  Don’t forget, depending on how much you fundraise, you may have a chance to win a Nintendo Switch Lite, Pacific Theaters tickets, Robek’s gift cards, Dave & Busters discounts, and much more!


Thank you Parents and Students- 98% Average Attendance!

Thank you to our parents and students!  We’ve started the school year with an average attendance rate of 98%!  Let’s keep that up.  We know that you learn more when you are here more.    



Parents, please plan according, there will be NO HOMEWORK CLUB on Monday, September 16th. 


Patriot & Constitution Day- Tuesday 9/17/19- Wear RED, WHITE, &/or BLUE

Two important days occur this week; Constitution Day and Patriot Day. On Constitution Day, we honor the creation and adoption of the United States Constitution.  On Patriot Day (Wednesday) we honor and remember the heroes and victims of 9/11.  So, in honor of Patriot and Constitution Day, let’s show our respect and spirit, this Tuesday, by wearing RED, WHITE, and/or BLUE! 


PTA Association Meeting Tuesday 9/17 @ 8:05AM- Library

There will be a PTA association meeting this Tuesday morning at 8:05AM.  Looking forward to seeing you there.


Governance Council Meeting Date Change to Thurs. 9/26 @ 2:45PM

Families, please note that there was a date change for our Governance Council meeting and Elections.  The new date is Thursday, September 26th at 2:45PM in room 28.  We have two parents who have submitted their letters of interest for the executive positions of Chairperson and Vice Chairperson.  Their letters of interest will be posted on the Governance Council tab of our school website so that you can read more about these candidates.


Topeka Robotics Team Changed of Start Date -Friday 9/27/19

Students in grades 3, 4, and 5, the Topeka Robotics after school program start date has changed to Friday, September 27th.  Because this program is in conjunction with the Robotics team from Granada Hill Charter HS, some Fridays may be impacted by their competition schedule.


Parents, throughout the year, we want you to stay informed about school activities and volunteer opportunities.


Hoop Fest, Friday, October 4th

Hoopfest -The teacher vs. teacher championship game at Shepherd of the Hills, will take place October 4th!  This fierce competition between these teams, will showcase many hidden talents.  Come have dinner and selfie with the stars.  Look for the tickets sale form and volunteer opportunities in this week’s E-Backpack! 


Teacher Update!

A quick teacher update- For those of you in room 16, Mr. Scheurn, was able to get away from his military duty, on Friday, to come see his 3rd grade class.  He looks forward to returning to us in November.   


For those of you in room 23, our selection committee selected a permanent teacher and she is actively being processed by the District.  Our hope is that she will be completely processed to start October 7th.  Meanwhile, we Thank Mr. Amor for providing highly engaging rigorous instruction for our 3rd graders in room 23. 


Our School-wide Behavior Focus this week will be on Being Respectful.  One way you can show respect is to listen to others with the goal of truly understanding their perspective.


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



9/16               NO HOMEWORK CLUB

9/17               PTA Association meeting at 8:05AM in Library

9/18               Beat Box Dance Academy Begins

9/18               Emergency Drill Practice

9/20               Tiger Trot

9/24               Picture Day

9/26               Governance Council Meeting Room 28 @ 2:45PM

9/26               Emergency Drill

9/26               PTA Dine Out- The Stand in Northridge

9/27               Box Tops Due

9/27               Topeka Robotics After School Program Begins 2:50pm-3:50PM

9/28               (Saturday) School Beautification w/ UCLA Volunteer Day Project Team! 9AM-1PM

9/30               NO SCHOOL- in honor of Rosh Hashanah

10/1-10/4     School Spirit Week

Tuesday- Twin Tuesday

Wednesday- Wacky Wednesday -wear your wacky hair, clothes, etc.

Thursday- Jersey Thursday- wear the colors of your favorite HOOP FEST Team or a jersey to school

Friday- Tiger Friday- wear your Topeka Tiger gear & Meet us at HOOP FEST!

10/2               PTA Executive Board Member meeting @ 1:30PM

10/8               Committee Meeting @ 1:40PM in select classrooms

10/9               NO SCHOOL- in honor of Yom Kippur

10/15             PTA Association meeting @ 6:30PM

10/17             Great Shake-Out Drill


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