Sunday Minute – June 7, 2020

Sunday Minute – June 7, 2020

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


5th Grade Virtual Culmination & Certificate Distribution

Congratulations to our 5th grade class of 2020.  Also, many thanks to the 5th grade Culmination Committee for collaborating and planning a touching virtual culmination.  Thank you to the 5th grade parent committee, student volunteers, and teacher assistants for beautifully decorating and preparing for our culmination drive through!  Finally, thank you to the 5th grade class for gifting Topeka with a very special Red Roof Free Book Exchange house, located outside of the school library.  Please see the photo attached to the email version of this message.


Returning Items Tues. 6/9, Wed. 6/10, Thurs. 6/11 9am-12

Families, please note that this is the last week of school.  All library books and instruments must be returned this week.  The main office gate will be open for returns Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9am-12. Please note that the school office is not open for regular business.


Topeka Yearbook Orders

The yearbook team will be taking orders, for students in PK-4th grade for the 2019-2020 yearbook, until Friday, June11th.  This is a pre-sale only!  We will not have any extra books available for purchase.  Please make your order through Paypal and send payment to, with the description “Topeka Yearbook 2020 + Student and Teacher Name”.  Again, orders will be finalized with the company on June 11th.  Delivery date and pick-up details will be communicated as soon as the yearbook team finds out.  Thank you for your patience and support.  All 5th graders were given a voucher for a free yearbook, so parents of 5th graders don’t have to order one your 5th grader.  For more information, please reach out to Tiffany Osborne at


Friday- Last Day of School June12th

Please be reminded that Thursday, June 11th and Friday, June 12th are minimum days.  So your teachers will be off-line by 12:33pm each day.  Friday, June 12th is the official last day of instruction. 


Thank you Parent Volunteers

Last but certainly not least, due to our campus closure, we were unable to invite our wonderful volunteers in for our appreciation luncheon.  But, I did not want to go another day without fully expressing my gratitude to all of our volunteers. Thank you for the many days you spent opening doors, and greeting students at the morning valet, thank you for the days spent volunteering in the classrooms- decorating doors, prepping materials, making copies, grading papers, planning parties.  Thank you for all of the time sacrificed planning fundraisers, coordinating teacher appreciation. From the bottom of my heart- Thank you for being a huge reason why our community is a place of love and kindness.


Enrollment Packets Are Ready

Although the main office is not open for regular business, enrollment packets for newly enrolling students will be available for pick-up on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-11am right outside of the main office.  Please share with your neighbors in our area. When coming to pick up packets, please be sure to wear a mask and adhere to the social distancing norms. Please note, only newly enrolling students need to come get an enrollment packet.  Current Topeka students do not need to re-enroll. For more information please email Mrs. Sue Smith at


Summer School options are available for all students.  There will be options provided by the central office for all of LAUSD and there are options provided by Local District Northwest that are in addition to the Central offerings.  Please see the link in the email version of the message or on the Continuity of Learning tab of our school’s website, to register.



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



For Your Information:

  • 1-213-241-3840  LAUSD Hotline to help manage fear, anxiety, and other challenges related to COVID- 19.  Open 6am-6pm weekdays
  • 1-213-443-1300 COVID-19 Hotline for families
  • 1-213-241-2700 COVID-19 Hotline for employees



Look Ahead

6/8                  Student Success Awards Pre-school-1st

6/9                  Student Success Awards 2nd -4th

6/12               Last Day of School



Web by Charles Creative Help Me Use This Site