Sunday Minute – September 20, 2020

Sunday Minute – September 20, 2020

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


Monday Morning Tiger Community Assembly @ 9:00am

Please join me on Monday, September 21st at 9:00am for our weekly Tiger Community Assembly!  This will be a Zoom Webinar.  Please  be reminded that there will be no participant video or microphone options. Use the link in the email version of this message to register.  This registration will be good for the rest of the semester.  Looking forward to seeing you all there! 

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Tiger Trot PTA Fundraiser

It's time to get moving! Topeka's annual "Tiger Trot" event presented by Topeka Drive PTA and the California Credit Union is going virtual and we would love your support! Do you want to see your teachers participate in their favorite fitness activities? Join us on Wednesday, October 7th between 3pm-6pm, as your child can watch pre-recorded videos of this year's annual "Tiger Trot" event, then raise funds by completing their favorite fitness activities. All pledges collected will benefit the Computerwise program. Please help us reach our goal of $20,000, as every dollar donated to this fundraiser, stays here at Topeka SAS and is tax-deductible for our donors. Fundraising starts on Monday, September 21st-Friday, October 9th. Pledges can be submitted in the link provided in the email version of this message. or on one of our many drop-off money days.


All students that collect pledges at the $75 and $150 pledge amount, will receive a BJ's Restaurant child's meal certificate and have the opportunity to attend the "Tie Dye" dance party; parent permission is required and we must have the child’s parent authorization prior to logging on (signed permission slip). Lastly, we have cool raffle prizes, such as: a mini Sega Genesis, Robeks, Nintendo Switch Lite, 2 tickets to Universal Studios, Whole Foods, Yogurtland, 2 tickets to Six Flags Magic Mountain and 1-$500 Great Wolf Lodge gift certificate and many more! Please see the "Tiger Trot" flyers. 


ELAC Orientation and Election 9/22 @ 2:30PM

On Tuesday September 22nd at 2:30PM, you are encouraged to make a difference in the governance of our school by participating in this year’s English Language Advisory Council (ELAC). An orientation has been scheduled to provide you with an understanding of the purpose of the E L A C and to explain the election process. Everyone is invited to participate in the election, even those who do not wish to serve on the ELAC. Your support is needed to help our school elect motivated parents and/or community members.


Meeting #972 8658 4061

Passcode: ELAC



PTA Association Meeting 9/22 @ 6:30

Also, on Tuesday evening there will be a PTA Association meeting.  Please join us to get more information on our current fundraisers and to participate in planning future events for our school community.


Meeting ID: 593 268 8657

Passcode: TopekaPTA



Coffee with the Principal 6:00 & Parent workshop @ 6:30PM Thurs. 9/24

Parents please join us on Thursday evening at 6:00pm for Coffee with the Principal, where I will be updating you on our carryover money and answering your questions.  Immediately following stay online with us as we participate in an engaging Zoom Workshop, designed to teach parents how to master and maximize zoom features.  This workshop will be led by one of our very own Topeka parents, Dr. Karen Crozer.  Don’t miss it!


Zoom Meeting ID: 642 371 4918

Zoom Passcode: Together


Opening Documents  

Parents, there are still some of you who have not completed the needed opening documents.  Please be sure to complete the forms.  See the link in the email version of this message.  You may return the completed forms in the black secure lockbox outside of the main office gate, and a HUGE thank you to those parents who have already completed the forms- much appreciated.



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- Mark Your Calendar

9/28               NO SCHOOL- Yom Kippur

9/29               Progress Warning Notices sent this week

10/5               Monday Morning Tiger Community Assembly

Register in advance for this webinar:

10/6               Governance Council Meeting @ 2:30PM

10/7               PTA Virtual Tiger Trot

10/8               Coffee with the Principal @ 8:15 AM

10/12             Monday Morning Tiger Community Assembly

Register in advance for this webinar:

10/13             PTA Exec. Board Meeting 6:30PM

1015               Great Shake-Out Drill

10/16             5th Grade PTA Boo Grams Sale

10/19             Monday Morning Tiger Community Assembly

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10/22             Coffee with the Principal @ 6:00PM

10/26             Monday Morning Tiger Community Assembly

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10/27             PTA Association Meeting @ 6:30PM

10/30             (Tentative) PTA Fall Festival Drive By/Thru


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