Sunday Minute – October 20, 2019

Sunday Minute – October 20, 2019

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


Tiger Trot Update- Extra Recess Tuesday, October 22nd

As promised all students who fundraised at the $100 and $200 level, will enjoy an extra 20 minutes of recess on Tuesday, October 22nd. Teachers will receive a list of names of students to be released for the additional recess time.


Pedestrian & Traffic Safety

Parents, I am asking you to please consider safety over convenience when crossing the street and driving around our school.  Please cross at the crosswalks, drive the speed limits, stop at the stop signs, and do not make illegal U-turns.  Let’s show our students that their safety is more important than convenience.


Kinder Tour 10/24 @ 8:15AM in Library

This Thursday  @ 8:15AM, in the library, we will host a Kinder Tour for our perspective families.  Please share this information with the community.  Because the tour takes place during instructional time, it is an ADULTS/PARENTS only tour, no children please.


Governance Council Meeting 10/24 @ 2:45PM in rm 28

Parents, please join us for our Governance Council meeting, on Thursday, October 24th at 2:45PM in room 28.  We will be discussing the California Dashboard Local Indicators and the Low Performance Student Block Grant (LPSBG). 


Fall Festival 10/25 @ 5:00-8:00PM!

Our annual Fall Festival is this Friday, October 25th starting at 5:00PM!  Topeka students, families, and friends are invited to wear your costumes and trick or treat while enjoying carnival type games and creatively decorated pop-up tents!  I heard the best decorated tent will win a great prize for their classroom(s). Please see the e-Backpack for more details.


PTA 5th Grade Boo Grams sold this week pending District Approval

5th Grade sponsored Boo Grams will be sold soon and through Halloween.  Keep an eye out for booths and prepare to send your favorite friends, teachers, and/or classrooms a Fall Boo Gram!  (Sale start time determined by District fund raising approval date)


After School Computer Lab for Homework & Class projects M-W- & Thr grades 2-5 only

Students in grades 2 through 5 are able to complete computer based homework assignments, projects, and specific curricular extensions such as IXL, Prodigy, and Accelerated Reader in the Computer Lab after school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:30-3:30PM. No video games such as Minecraft or Fortnite will be permitted.


SWPBIS- Cyber Safety-Social Media Monitoring

Parents, please be reminded that the legal age for social media apps, is 13.  Because cyber activity, especially behavior crossing the lines of bullying, is something that can involve law enforcement, I want to encourage parents, especially 5th grade parents to please monitor your child’s activity. 



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



10/23             Board Member Scott Schmerelson’s Open House-Local District Northwest


10/25             PTA Fall Festival 5:30pm-8:00pm

10/31             5th Grade Boo Grams End

10/31             Emergency Drill Practice (Fire Drill)

11/4               Canned Good Drive Begins

11/5               GC Committee Meetings @ 1:40PM in select classrooms

11/6               PTA Executive Board meeting @ 8:30AM

11/7               School- Kinder Tour @ 8:15

11/8               Make-up Picture Day

11/11             NO SCHOOL- Veteran’s Day

11/14             Coffee with the Principal @ 8:15am

11/14             Governance Council Meeting @ 2:45PM in room 28

11/18             Student Success Award Assemblies

11/18-11/22 Parent Conference Week

11/18             Minimum Day- 12:33PM Dismissal

11/19             PTA Association meeting @ 8:05AM

11/20             Minimum Day- 12:33PM Dismissal

11/21             Minimum Day- 12:33PM Dismissal

11/22             Minimum Day- 12:33PM Dismissal



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