Sunday Minute – October 4 , 2020

Sunday Minute – October 4 , 2020

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


Tiger Trot PTA Fundraiser

Tigers, our Virtual Tiger Trot event presented by Topeka Drive PTA and the California Credit Union happens this week! Do you want to see your teachers and staff participate in their favorite fitness activities? Join us on Wednesday, October 7th between 3pm-6pm, when you can watch pre-recorded videos of this year's annual "Tiger Trot" and raise funds by completing your 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 continues through 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. 


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

Parents, it is that time again.  The LAUSD 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. 


Coffee with the LOCAL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT- Mr. Nacorda 10/6 @ 9:00am

If you would like to hear more about what is going on with our school district and our Local District in particular, please join our Local Superintendent Mr. Joe Nacorda for Coffee with the Superintendent, this Tuesday October 6th at 9:00am.  See the email version of this message for registration information.

Registration form for parents:


Governance Council Meeting 10/6 @ 2:30PM

Join us for our Governance Council meeting on Tuesday, October 6th at 2:30PM via Zoom.  This meeting will be recorded.  Please see the email version of this message for the log-in information.


Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 950 3009 2500

Passcode: GCouncil


Coffee with the Principal Thursday 10/8 @ 8:15am

This Thursday, October 8th, we will have another Coffee with the Principal.  We will continue our discussion on how our school community can intentionally create a culture of care.  We will have a guest presenter Mrs. Gillikin joining us. 


Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 642 371 4918

Passcode: Together


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.


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

The vision of Topeka Charter School is to provide all students with the tools to become responsible leaders, productive and respectful citizens who transform their communities and create a culture of care.  Our Parent Center Tip of the Week, submitted by our Parent Center Director, Marissa Croft, will provide tips, information, and resources that will  allow ALL stakeholders to have an intentional and active role in fulfilling our school’s vision.  This week’s Parent Center Tip of the Week is:

Talk to your children about race.  Take a listen to this short podcast titled: Talking Race with Young Children with Beverly Daniel Tatum.

Please see the email version of this message for the podcast link.

Finally, this week’s Parent Center book recommendation is Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters, by John Steptoe. Find out how kindness, generosity, honesty, and love are rewarded. 


Opening Documents



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

10/12             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

Register in advance for this webinar:

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

10/26             Monday Morning Tiger Community Assembly

Register in advance for this webinar:

10/27             PTA Association Meeting @ 6:30PM

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


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