Sunday Minute – December 13, 2020

Sunday Minute – December 13, 2020

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


SAFER AT HOME- School Office/Campus Closed

Because of the dangerously high levels of COVID-19 cases in the Los Angeles area, it

is no longer safe and appropriate to have our school offices open. Effective December 10th  all staff members working at school were asked to work from home.  These changes at school will remain in effect until the next school semester begins on January 11th.


Nevertheless, we are still here to serve you.  Our office team will be available, this final week of the semester, from 8am- 3pm with lunch taken from 12noon to 1pm.  You may call the office number 818-886-2266 or email any of our office team for support.   


Starting December 19th- January 10th, our team will be unavailable, as we will all be on Winter Break. 



Monday Morning Assembly @ 9:00am

We are looking forward to gathering with you tomorrow for our Monday morning assembly at 9:00am!  This will be a Zoom Webinar. 

Register in advance  if you haven’t already:

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


PTA Dine Out- Tuesday 12/15 – THE STAND

No need to cook on Tuesday night, instead, please join us for our last Topeka fundraiser of the year.  Our Dine Out this month will be at The Stand at 19600 Plummer St. in Northridge\ on Tuesday December 15 from 11AM to 9PM. There are multiple ways to make sure our school gets credit for the purchase.  You can, present the flyer from the e-backpack, print the flyer from our school website, when ordering online or on The Stand app, enter TOPEKA when prompted for the order/coupon code.  Please share with your friends and family! THANK YOU for your support.


Device Care

Parents please be sure to SHUT DOWN and charge the school-issued Chromebook and/or Ipad regularly. On the Chromebooks especially, simply closing the device is not enough and it still drains the battery.  If you allow the battery to deplete completely, it may not charge or boot back up again, therefore rendering the device unusable.  We want to make sure your child always has a working device, so please remember to shut in down (especially over weekends and breaks) and keep it charged.  In addition, please see the device care sheet, which includes the price for replacing damaged devices, in the email version of this message. 


Parent Center Tip #5: Building Resilience Takes Practice

Finally, we are still pursuing the challenge presented in our Parent Center Tip #5.  Resilience is not just the ability to survive challenging times; it's the ability to thrive in them.  Resilience includes exercising empathy, compassion, positivity, and kindness.  So this month we are inviting you into a FAMILY CHALLENGE! You and your family are asked to pick 10 days from the December 2020 Happiness Calendar and practice or discuss each choice with one another. Check out the calendar on our parent page on the school’s website. Most of all we hope you enjoy the time with your family. ( )



Winter Break is quickly approaching, but I want you to know that the LAUSD Grab & Go Food Centers and select COVID-19 testing sites will remain open to serve our school community. 


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



Covid Testing in Preparation for our Eventual Return

In preparation for the eventual return to school, please make a COVID testing appointment for your child at



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

12-21- 1/8     WINTER BREAK – NO SCHOOL

1/11               Monday Morning Tiger Community Assembly

Register in advance for this webinar:


1/11               Committee Meetings 2:20pm-3:00pm

Meeting ID: 950 3009 2500

Passcode: GCouncil

1/12               Governance Council Meeting 2:30pm

Meeting ID: 950 3009 2500

Passcode: GCouncil


1/12               PTA Executive Board Meeting 6:30PM

1/18               NO SCHOOL- Martin Luther King Jr. Day

1/22               Last Day to complete School Experience Survey

1/25               Warning Notices sent out sometime this week

1/25               Great Kindness Challenge week

1/25               Monday Morning Tiger Community Assembly

Register in advance for this webinar:

1/26               PTA Association Meeting @ 6:30pm


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