Sunday Minute – October 11 , 2020

Sunday Minute – October 11 , 2020

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

 

Tiger Trot PTA Fundraiser

Thank you all for your participation in our Virtual Tiger Trot!  Not only did we have students participating individually, but we also had some classes using the videos during their virtual PE time this week!  Remember, all students that collect pledges at the $75 and $150 pledge amount, will receive a BJ's Restaurant children’s meal certificate and have the opportunity to attend the "Tie Dye" virtual dance party (specific parent permissions are required). 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, 1-$500 Great Wolf Lodge gift certificate, and many more!

 

Spirit Week 10/12-10/16

Tigers, Spirit week is back!  If you’d like to share your school spirit, please send your pictures to Josephine.stevens@lausd.net and Topeka.yearbook@gmail.com

 

This week’s spirit looks like the following:

  • Monday- Mustache Monday
  • Tuesday- Twin Day
  • Wednesday- Wacky Hair & Hat
  • Thursday- Jersey Day
  • Friday- Tiger Friday (wear your Topeka shirts)

 

Monday Morning Assembly

Please join me for our weekly Tiger Community Assembly!  This will be a Zoom Webinar- there will be no mic or video functions for participants. 

Register in advance  if you haven’t already:

https://lausd.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OMgWQFDZTjC_1yJiikdTwQ

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

 

Choices Application Window is Now Open- 10/2- 11/13

The LAUSD Unified Enrollment School Choices Application window is now open until November 13, 2020.  If your child/children are attending Topeka, as a result of the Lottery and you have other children you are looking to enroll here, YOU MUST complete a choices application for your incoming child/childrenSibling preference will only be given to those students whose Lottery application was submitted on or BEFORE November 13th.  All late applications will be placed on the waiting list WITHOUT sibling preference. 

 

The Great California ShakeOut 10/15

The Great California Shakeout is an annual opportunity to practice how to be safer during big earthquakes.  The ShakeOut has also been organized to encourage us at school and at home to review and update emergency preparedness plans and supplies. Because we are not on campus to practice together, you will engage in earthquake preparedness lessons virtually with your teacher this week.   

 

Parent & Community Tip of the Week- A message from our Parent Center Director

This week’s Parent Center Tip of the Week is another resource designed to share How to Talk with Kids About Racism and Racial Violence.  It starts with checking in on yourself, and then listening deeply.  By Allison Briscoe-Smith (6/1/2020).  Please see the link in the email version of this message.

 

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/how-totalk-with-kids-about-racism-and-racial-violence

 

This week’s book recommendation is All Because You Matter by Tami Charles. Ms. Charles says she wrote All Because You Matter to provide parents with as a starting point for conversations about the racial climate in our country today.  These are issues that should be discussed in all families, of all backgrounds, if we are to raise empathetic future leaders. 

 

Be Counted- 2020 Census & Voter Registration

Families, don’t forget to complete the 2020 Census at 2020Census.Gov and please make sure you are registered to vote. 

 

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

 

Opening Documents  

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1qNGEFwIh7xMHSWYpCgzkq6LSvxbVhytH?usp=sharing

 

 

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

10/19             Monday Morning Tiger Community Assembly

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://lausd.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OMgWQFDZTjC_1yJiikdTwQ

10/20             Virtual School Tour @ 8:15AM & again at 3:30PM

 

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

10/26             Monday Morning Tiger Community Assembly

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://lausd.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OMgWQFDZTjC_1yJiikdTwQ

10/27             Virtual School Tour @ 8:15AM & again at 3:30PM

10/27             PTA Association Meeting @ 6:30PM

10/30             (Tentative) PTA Fall Festival Drive By/Thru- PENDING DISTRICT APPROVAL

11/2               Monday Morning Tiger Community Assembly

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://lausd.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OMgWQFDZTjC_1yJiikdTwQ

11/3               ELECTION DAY- VOTE!

11/5               Coffee with the Principal @ 8:15am

11/9               Monday Morning Tiger Community Assembly

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://lausd.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OMgWQFDZTjC_1yJiikdTwQ

11/10             Virtual School Tour @ 8:15AM

11/10             PTA Exec. Board Meeting 6:30PM

11/11             NO SCHOOL- Veteran’s Day

11/16-11/20 Parent Conference Week 1

11/16-11/20 Virtual Book Fair

11/16             Monday Morning Tiger Community Assembly

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://lausd.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OMgWQFDZTjC_1yJiikdTwQ

11/17             Governance Council Meeting @ 2:30PM

                            https://lausd.zoom.us/j/95030092500?pwd=MVlHc2JER21xcGIrazlzdE9ZZVUrdz09

 

         Meeting ID: 950 3009 2500

   Passcode: GCouncil

11/23-11/27 Thanksgiving Break—NO SCHOOL

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