Sunday Minute-March 22, 2021

Sunday Minute – March 22, 2021

Good evening, families. This is Mrs. Castagnola, school Coordinator, with this week’s Sunday Minute.


Monday Morning Assembly @ 9:00am

We are looking forward to gathering with you tomorrow for our Monday morning assembly at 9:00am! 

Register in advance if you haven’t already:

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


Picture Day

This Wednesday, March 24th is Picture Day at Topeka School. Have your order form ready with check or cash prior to arrival at the school. You can print a copy of the order form from Thursday’s e-backpack or call the school office. There will be no make-up picture day. *Siblings can come together at one block time. Picture day will be drive up. The car line will begin on Labrador Street. Students must wear a face mask until they are ready to have their photo taken. Remain in your car until you come to the front of the school, then your child will be escorted by staff to have their picture taken by the front auditorium doors. Parent(s) will remain in the car line while the child takes their picture. Students will be escorted back to their parent’s car.


Pre-School-TK and Kinder 8:30-9:30

First Grade 9:30-10:15

Second Grade 10:15-11:00

Third Grade 11:00-11:45

Fourth Grade 11:45-12:30

Fifth Grade 12:30-1:15



Return to Campus

If you have not submitted your Return to Campus Selection form that was due on Friday, 3/19 please do so ASAP.


Governance Council Committee Meeting

Our small group Governance Council Committee meetings will be on Monday, March 22 at 2:20-3:00 PM. Please mark your calendar, we would love to have your voice on these committees: School Wide Positive Behavior Support & Gifted, Technology & Curriculum, Safety & Communication, 5th grade & Student Council, and Budget & Grants.

Meeting ID: 950 3009 2500

Passcode: GCouncil






You are invited to our Virtual Topeka PTA Meeting on Tuesday, March 23 at 6:30 PM. They will discuss how to get a Daily Pass for a safe return to campus, how to complete the health check with your child and where parents can find additional resources. In addition, the PTA will also share information about upcoming events and much more!

Zoom Meeting: 593-268-8657

Passcode: TopekaPTA


Cesar Chavez

There will be no school on Friday, March 26 in observance of Cesar Chavez Day. Take some time on this day to learn more about the birth and legacy of this civil rights and labor movement activist.


Spring Break

There will be no school beginning March 29th through April 2nd for Spring Break. School will resume virtually on Monday April 5th.


Women’s History Month Showcase

We are continuing to observe Women’s History month by having your child participate in our Women’s History Showcase. Prepare a project that will teach us about your favorite influential woman, and upload to our school’s padlet by March 31st


Teacher Vaccination Appointments

As you know, we are all working diligently towards reopening our campus.  In order to make this happen, I am happy to share that our staff will be provided the opportunity to be vaccinated for COVID-19.  Please be advised, based on the staff member’s appointment time, your child may have a substitute during synchronous instruction or be assigned asynchronous lessons for a portion of the school day over the next couple of weeks, while the teacher attends his/her appointment. We appreciate your understanding. 


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


For Your Information:

  • Schedule your child’s COVID test
  • 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

4/5                  Monday Morning Tiger Community Assembly

Register in advance for this webinar:

4/6                  Governance Council Meeting @ 2:30PM

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 950 3009 2500

Passcode: GCouncil

4/12                Monday Morning Tiger Community Assembly

Register in advance for this webinar:

4/13                PTA Exec. Board Meeting @ 6:30PM

4/15                Open House will be rescheduled -- TBD

4/19                Governance Council Meeting @ 2:30PM

Join Zoom Meeting

4/21                Administrative Assistant’s Day

4/22                Earth Day

4/26                Warning notices going home this week

4/26                Monday Morning Tiger Community Assembly

Register in advance for this webinar:

4/27                PTA Association Meeting & Parent Workshop


Meeting ID: 593 268 8657

Passcode: TopekaPTA

5/3-5/7          Teacher Appreciation Week


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