Topeka Drive PTA

This page was last updated on 02-10-2021
Over the years the PTA has been able to provide numerous enrichment programs and upgrades the school has needed thanks to the generous donations of our Tiger Family. It is our goal to continue this legacy.

 A Letter From Our PTA President SHELLY BEDIG

Hello Topeka Families!  My name is Shelly Bedig, and I am honored to be your Topeka PTA President this year along with an amazing group of parent volunteers, a dedicated PTA Executive Board, wonderful teachers and staff.

During this unprecedented time of distance learning due to COVID-19, our PTA is still as committed as ever to help our school with it’s mission statement by making it a fun year for our students, and build our Topeka community.  We are being creative with our fundraising efforts, and doing our best to do some of the traditional fundraisers to help raise money for our school.

Topeka’s Tiger Fund is our direct ask campaign and we are looking to participation from Topeka families.  100% of the money donated to Tiger Fund stays at the school and no donation is too big or too small.  Along with Tiger Fund, we have other fundraisers planned such as Tiger Trot, Original Artworks, Dine Outs, Birthday Packages and various other events structured to keep us all safe.  Funds raised help to pay for services and programs at Topeka such as our new Computerwise Instructor, our new Maker Space, various enrichment programs, teacher instructional supplies, purchasing equipment/supplies for the school office, software upgrades and many other items that are vital for teaching our students.  We value your support and welcome you to volunteer whenever you can.  Our goals for this year include but are not limited to increasing instruction in the arts & sciences, and keeping our students active.  Together we can achieve these goals and much more!

We encourage all of your to become members of Topeka’s PTA.  Our meetings are once a month, take place in the evening and are done virtually.  It’s good to stay posted on school events, share ideas, make your voice heard, and have input on how the PTA’s money is spent.  Our PTA team looks forward to meeting all of you and working together to make this an unforgettable year!  


Shelly Bedig

PTA Executive Board Members

Shelly Bedig
PTA President

PTA Executive Vice President

Cris Silva
Aide, VP Membership, 5th Grade...

Adriana Scollo
Vice President - Ways and Means

Laura Heyne

Chester Kido

Lorraine Phillips

Stephanie Heisler

Gwen Casas
Historian/Green Team

Bonnie Icenbice
Tiger Fund Chair

Daphne Kozek
Tiger Fund Chair/Green Team

Naza Holliman

Issa Trudgeon
Room Parent Coordinator

Gabriela Knutson
Website/Social Media/Cashback...

Jennifer Grooms
Tiger Trot Chair

Jana de la Cerra
Teacher Representative

Kendy Walther
Teacher Representative

PTA Announcements

Topeka Drive PTA - SPORTSFEST 2022 NEWS on May 09, 2022


Please consider volunteering to make this fun community event as successful as it can be!  

There are many ways you can help! If you re not able to volunteer your time, consider lending us some missing items such as tables/chairs, coolers, and/or extension cords.

Signing up is easy through our SignUp link here...
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Topeka Drive PTA - Teacher Appreciation Week 5/2 to 5/6 on May 01, 2022

Topeka Drive PTA presents:


Help us celebrate our teachers and staff who are OUT OF THIS WORLD!

BLASTOFF MONDAY - Let's kick off Teacher Appreciation Week by giving our teachers gift cards to your favorite coffee shops!

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Topeka Drive PTA SNACK SHACK on Friday, 4/29! on April 28, 2022



After School on Friday, April 29th, from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

EVERYTHING IS $1.00 (cash only)

There will be Ice Cream, Rice Krispy Treats, Candy, Chips, Cookies and Water!

100% of profits go back to Topeka!


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Topeka Drive PTA Presents: SPORTSFEST 2022 on 5/13 on April 27, 2022




WHEN: Friday, May 13, 2022
From 4:30pm to 7:30pm

WHERE: Topeka Charter (Enter on Superior Gate)

Come and cheer for your favorite team!

Be part of the excitement!

Come out & Support your...
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Topeka Drive PTA - Shoe Drive Extended to April 29th on April 26, 2022

Shoe Drive Extended to April 29th

Hello Topeka Families!

We hope you had a good weekend and enjoyed EARTH DAY   Maybe you and your family found ways to celebrate this special holiday by doing something to show care and love to our planet. My...
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Tiger Trot - $75 RAFFLE on 4/28 @ 5pm on April 26, 2022

Topeka Parents!

We had an overwhelming number (200+) families support "Tiger Trot" and the Tiger Trot committee wants to ensure that you all receive the $75 raffle information. 

Please log on to our Zoom meeting to find out the winners of the $75 RAFFLE!

Topic: Topeka Tiger Trot $75 RAFFLE
Time: Thursday, Apr 28, 2022 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)...
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Topeka Drive PTA - Yearbook Sale! on April 20, 2022

Topeka Charter 2021 - 2022 Yearbook is Now on Sale!!

Fill out the form attached by April 30th to get your very own copy.

Price: $30

Please make all checks payable to: Topeka Drive PTA, "Topeka Yearbook 2022 + Student and Teacher's Name"


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Topeka Drive PTA - Tiger Trot News, Dine-Out, and Shoe Drive Fundraiser on April 07, 2022

Topeka Drive PTA - Dine Out!

Get ready for a super delicious Topeka Drive PTA Dine-Out taking place at Handel's Ice Cream from Friday, April 8 to Sunday, April 10. There's nothing better for a hot wave like sweet and refreshing ice-cream. Mention Topeka PTA and Handel's will...
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TIGER TROT Takes Place Tomorrow APRIL 1st on March 31, 2022

Tiger Trot on April 1st!

Tiger Trot is here! Tomorrow, April 1st we are encouraging all students to participate in this fun day of fitness. There will be music, walking/jogging/running and popsicles! Here are a few friendly reminders: water and mini water cups will be provided at each classroom's station and each classroom will have an index card...
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Tiger Trot 2022-Fundrasing Begins TODAY! on March 21, 2022

Hello Topeka Families, 

Topeka Drive PTA will be holding its annual “Tiger Trot”, a student-led FUNdraiser on Friday, April 1, 2022. Fundraising begins today, Monday, March 21st-Friday, April 1st. Your child will receive a Tiger Trot fundraising packet today. This fundraiser is to involve...
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