Topeka Elementary student supplies list can be found at: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/187087/school_supplies_20-21.pdf
Each year Topeka Elementary awards two 4th graders the Outstanding Citizenship Award at the completion of the school year. This year's winners were Merrill Warrener. and Steven Miller. Both received the award a bit differently this year through a special home delivery made by principal, Mrs. Becky Siegel. Great work and congratulations Merrill and Steven!
This weekend is Memorial Day weekend. Do you know what this day is for? Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. See if you can find out more information. https://www.care.com/c/stories/3677/9-memorial-day-activities-for-kids/
Road work for Main Street has been cancelled for today. We will us our normal traffic flow for packet and food pickup.
Important information for Monday morning. MAIN STREET WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY. Everyone, including buses, will need to enter through Harrison Street. This is the street that goes north and south to the front of the school. Please turn on to Harrison Street at the post office and continue on to the school drop off zone. We will have staff directing traffic and our stations will be moved to accommodate the change in traffic. We appreciate your patience while we adjust our scheduled activities.
50 FAMILY ACTIVITIES THAT DON'T INVOLVE SCREENS https://www.familiesfirstindiana.org/50-family-activities-that-don-t-involve-screens?gclid=Cj0KCQjwhtT1BRCiARIsAGlY51JZStWbbgDqaGkvE0RO8kBMd2qoml-UgeeiVj8OI1OGd7UePMj0S18aAtSuEALw_wcB
Today YOU choose your activity. Here is a great list of ideas. Any device can be used. Grab a camera, tablet, or even cell phone and have fun! https://education-static.apple.com/creativity-for-kids/activities.pdf
Ever wonder about lightning and thunder? Or how clouds are formed? This site may answer your weather questions! https://www.weatherwhizkids.com
Make your own sidewalk chalk paint and create a masterpiece today! https://www.onecrazymom.com/how-to-make-sidewalk-chalk-paint/
Kendallville News Sun covers Westview's story. See it at: https://www.kpcnews.com/covid-19/article_bf6ece2f-82d1-5a3b-b0cc-7606a65abfee.html
Create a chalk obstacle course today! It is a terrific Tuesday to get outside. All you need is chalk and some vision. Use some of these ideas: jump like a bunny x 3, walk on your hands and feet, jump on one foot, jump on the opposite foot, twirl x 2, jump up and try touch the sky x 4. See what fun ideas you can come up with.
What does "Learning Uniquely at Home" look like? It is teachers, staff, bus drivers, and many other Westview employees working together. Teachers have worked together, remotely, to come up with learning experiences for our students. Those learning experiences, library books, and much more have been bundled up and are ready for delivery on Monday morning. It is staff making contact with students on a weekly basis to check in and ensure needs are met. #wearewestview #topekastrong #topekabears
At-home learning packets are coming Monday. Buses will deliver on 2 hour delay schedule for regular riders. Pickup times for walkers and non-bus riders will be 8:30 to 10:30 AM at the K to 4 buildings and 8:30 to 11:30 AM for grades 6 to 8. High school will utilize E-learning.
Teaching Remotely for Grades K - 12 | Free Resources and Strategies from Scholastic. Go to: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html?fbclid=IwAR0Ykt80QLYS_gVCnog64npW4k2ASsOrHxX1475fGL6yVB-TlZdavccRQVU
Topeka Elementary is grateful for so many reasons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWPo8iwNYmA&feature=youtu.be
Visit these sites to get free printable posters to start doing Yoga. https://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/FSFCS70.pdf https://www.uaex.edu/publications/PDF/FSFCS24.pdf https://www.uaex.edu/publications/PDF/MP517.pdf https://www.uaex.edu/publications/PDF/MP525.pdf https://www.uaex.edu/publications/PDF/MP526.pdf #MovingMondays
#ThinkingThursday Do you have a journal? Choose a prompt from this site or come up with your own. Then journal your thoughts. Share it with your teacher when they call you. https://www.journalbuddies.com/prompts-by-grade/elementary-writing-journal-prompt-ideas-for-kids/
How about making a healthy snack today? These yummy bites are not only healthy they also easy to make. See if you can make your own flavor, by adding your own ingredients. This site has many kid friendly recipes. #WeCookWednesdays https://tastesbetterfromscratch.com/category/kid-friendly/
Family Matters - See some of Topeka Elementary's staff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cf2jHQ1_sk&feature=youtu.be
Need Resources? Dial 2-1-1 for comprehensive information & referral services to Hoosiers in all 92 counties. You can also visit the site at: https://in211.communityos.org/
Think you might like to play a sport? Today would be a perfect day to get out and practice skills you might need to play that sport. Go for a run, practice shooting hoops, play catch, the list is very long. #MovingMondays See this site for ideas. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/childrens-health/in-depth/fitness/art-20048027
Be sure to complete your 2020 Census form. For more information on the importance visit: https://mailchi.mp/isba-ind.org/everyhoosierchildcounts-learn-the-importance-of-the-2020-census-1003633?e=508747c545
The birds are starting to come back and they are enjoying the feeders in the communities. While you are outside getting fresh air today, see what kind of birds you can find. Here is a great site to try to get details of the birds you are seeing. https://www.audubon.org/bird-guide
The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-author-activities/?utm_source=WAT_MDR&utm_medium=Enews&utm_campaign=WAT_CVEnews03142020
Governor Eric Holcomb announced today that all Indiana schools will be closed through May 1st, and all state standardized tests are canceled. Westview will continue to put together plans to meet the needs of our school community. For now, stay safe and positive.
Due to the closing of schools, Tiffany’s Restaurant in Topeka will be offering free meals to students attending area schools. If your family is experiencing difficulty providing meals, your school-aged children (grades K-12) may visit the restaurant during the hours of 6 am to 5 pm (Monday-Saturday) to be provided a free meal. This will run until April 20. Thank you, Tiffany's!
The Westview School Corporation reminds you to complete the 2020 Census that will be arriving soon. Census data drives funding for many community needs including our schools. Each uncounted child may reduce federal school funding by nearly $1,000 per year. That equates to approximately $10,000 per uncounted child over a 10 year period. Together, we can make sure every child counts! For more information go to 2020census.gov https://drive.google.com/file/...
Westview School Corporation is on a 2 hour delay, 2/27/20.
Because we had a school cancellation today, we will now be going to school on our next snow make-up day which is March 20th.
Westview School Corporation is closed today, 2/26/20.
Westview School Corporation is on a 2 hour delay, 2/26/20.
NO SCHOOL on Monday February 17th.
Westview School Corporation is on a 2 hour delay, 2/13/20.
As part of its Bears that Care initiative, each February Topeka Elementary collects money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through their program Pennies for Patients. The containers are out and ready to be filled with a friendly grade level contest as part of the fun. At the end of the two weeks, students and staff hope to top last years total of $2,134.
A note from the Superintendent, Dr. Miller....................... If we would happen to cancel school before Monday, Feb. 17th (snow make-up day), then we will be going to school on that day. If we miss school on or after Feb. 17th up to Mar. 19th, then we will go to school on Mar. 20th (snow make-up day). We can't predict the future with weather so we will take the opportunity to use the built in school calendar days if we have prior cancellations. This concept will also apply for the two days prior to Spring Break.
Westview School Corporation is on a 2 hour delay, 1/27/20.
Westview School Corporation is on a 2 hour delay, 12/16/19.
Westview School Corporation is on a 2 hour delay, 11/12/19.
Westview School Corporation's phones are currently not working.
8/19/19 Westview School Corporation is on a 2 hour delay because of fog.
8/16/19 Westview School Corporation is on a 2 hour delay today.
8/12/19 3:34 PM Westiew School Corporation is testing our emergency notification system. Please do not respond.
Class lists are now posted at the front entry!
First day of school is August 14, 2019.
Our last day of school will be Monday June 3rd.
Topeka Elementary School will not be in session today due to power outage. All other Westview buildings will go to school today, May 23, 2019.
Westview School Corporation is on a 2 hour delay for Thursday, May 23, 2019.
Today is National School Bus Driver Appreciation Day. If you see one of our drivers, please thank them for safely transporting students on a daily basis to and from school.
Last day of school for Westview students will be June 3.
Topeka Elementary is enrolling students who live in the Topeka /Westview district and will be 5 years old by August 1, 2019. Please contact the office at 260-593-2897 for a registration form.
2/13/19 Westview School Corporation is on a two hour delay.
Westview School Corporation will be closed Thursday, Jan. 31st.
Westview School Corporation will be closed today, Jan. 29th and tomorrow, Jan. 30th.
1/29/19 Westview School Corporation is on a two hour delay. 4:54 AM
Westview School Corporation is closed today, Monday, 1/28/19.
1/28/19 Westview School Corporation is on a two hour delay. 6:17 AM.
Westview School Corporation is closed on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.
1/23/19 Westview School Corporation is on a 2 hour delay. 5:28 AM
Westview School Corporation is on a two hour delay for Monday, January 21, 2019.
1/16/19 Westview School Corporation is on a 2 hour delay. 5:48 AM
Christmas Break is December 24th through January 4th. School resumes January 7th.
School will be in session on January 25th to make up for a day missed due to snow.
Phones at all Westview buildings are currently not receiving or sending phone calls. We thank you for your patience as we work to resolve the issue with the phone provider.
12/5/18 Westview School Corp. is on a 2 hour delay. 5:51 AM.
Christmas Break is December 24th through January 4th. School resumes January 7th.
The PTO will be having a bake sale after the Christmas program on December 6th.
The 3rd & 4th grade students will be performing this years Christmas program on December 6th at 6:45.
11/26/18 Westview School Corp. is cancelled today for school. 8:09 AM
11/26/18 Westview School Corp. is on a 2 hour delay today. 6:09 AM
6:11 AM 11/19/18 Westview School Corp. is on a 2 hr. delay for fog.
Daylight saving ends this weekend. Remember to set your clocks back 1 hour.
Mark your calendar! Chili Supper is November 10.
Bus #37, 46, 08 and 27 transporting Topeka area students are running approximately 25 minutes behind schedule due to a late field trip. This will affect Topeka, Westview Elementary and Westview Junior Senior High School. Bus #37, 46, 08 and 27.
9/11/18. Westview School Corp is under a 2 hour delay for fog.
The book fair is coming! Mark your calendar for October 11, 12, 15, 16, and 17. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Lori Martin (librarian) via note or phone call.
8/14/18 Westview School Corp. - This is an emergency notification test only. If you have any changes concerning notifications, please contact a building secretary.
8/9/18 - 1:50 pm - This is a test of our emergency notification system. Please do not respond. -R.M.
This afternoon we will be performing a test of our emergency notification system. You may have signed up last spring for texts, emails and phone calls. You may also receive notifications by downloading our app (search Westview School Indiana) in your app store on your smartphone or tablet. Don't forget to go to settings to select your buildings and allow push notifications which allow the app to send alerts on your phone.
Arrival and Dismissal Arrival No car thru-traffic on School Street - Buses and employee parking only. Students being dropped off will use Harrison Street and use the drop off zone. Dismissal Cars will line up in the west parking (School Street) lot as we have in the past. Buses will be loaded and dismissed first, followed by car riders, then walkers.
Mondays All Mondays begin 1/2 hour later than usual time. In the event of a 2 hour delay on a Monday, school will begin at 9:40 like any other 2 hour delay day. Dismissal on Mondays will be at regular dismissal time.
We will be testing out our new emergency notification system two weeks prior to the first day of school. Be on the lookout for calls, texts or emails.