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    TOPS News - Friday, February 28, 2020
    Posted on 02/28/2020


    Mon, Mar 2, 6:00-7:30pm —  Deaf Culture and Game Night
    Tue, Mar 3, 12:00pm —  Spring After School Enrichment Registration Open
    Wed, Mar 11, 12:10pm —  TOPICS, Assistants Needed
    Fri, Mar 13, 6:00pm —  TOPS Family Movie Night - Babe!
    Sat, April 4, 5:00pm —  Spring Auction, Tickets On Sale Now
    Tue, April 7, 9:40am & 7:00pm —  Spring Band and Orchestra Concert


    Deaf Culture and Game Night

    Come join us Monday, 3/2 to play games and learn some D/HH culture and history to kick off Deaf History month! Dinner is provided, please bring dessert. Questions? Contact Laura Gramer.

    Spring Enrichment Registration Starts Next Tuesday 3/3 at 12:00pm

    New Spring brochure is available in the office. ​Registration ​for Spring Enrichment classes will start on Tuesday, 3/3 at 12:00pm. It runs from the week of 4/20 to the week of 6/8 (8 classes). You may now add classes to your wishlist for faster checkout. Some new classes to consider: Capoeira, Taekowndo, Dance Jams, Ukulele, and Piano, just to name a few! Scholarships are available​. Contact Stacy Yen​ if you need help or have any questions.

    After School Activity Bus for Spring

    A free Activity Bus is available for students in Middle School sports or after school enrichment programs. The bus goes east and south (not north or downtown), leaving TOPS at 5pm M/T/Th and 4pm on Wednesdays. A permission form must be turned in to Stacy at least 2 weeks prior to your student riding the Activity Bus. It will take 1-2 weeks to add new riders to the transportation department route list. Please wait for Stacy's confirmation before sending your students to ride.

    Topics Assistants Needed

    Next TOPICS is on Wednesday, 3/11, 12:10-2pm and we need more assistants. Chaperone a field trip to the Burke Museum, make beaded bracelets, do some gardening; we need parent help with all these activities and many more. Contact Kathy at to sign-up and support hands-on learning with our 1st-5th graders.

    TOPS Family Movie Night - Babe!

    Parents and kids, join us Friday, 3/13, 6:30pm in the TOPS gym. Bring a sleeping bag or cushions. Wear your PJs if you want to get cozy. We'll have popcorn but no drinks. Bring your own beverage or water bottle.

    Spring Auction Tickets On Sale Now

    Auction tickets are now available at discounted early bird pricing through 3/14. Ticket sales close on Friday, 3/27 and any remaining tickets may be purchased at the door on the night of the auction on Saturday, 4/4. Come join the Cabaret!

    Donate a Topics Experience for Spring Auction

    Please consider donating a party or TOPICS experience to share with your fellow TOPS community. What is TOPICS for the auction? It is a special event, generally lasting an hour to three hours, geared toward either kids or adults or BOTH. Tickets are sold at the auction with the hope of raising funds in fun ways. Some of the experiences offered in the past include: Ladies Cocktail Party, Cigars and Scotch, Bingo Night, and Knitting Night. Kid or family experiences included: Skate for TOPS, Pool Parties, An afternoon at the Burke Museum, and Family Game Night. Please contact Katie Stallman to brainstorm ideas, ask questions, or get help entering your TOPIC. We ideally need a description, the date, time, location, minimum and maximum number of attendees, what you think a good ticket price would be, and the value of your donation. Please make your entries by 3/6 online.

    TOPS Music Updates

    • Middle School Band Large Group Festival: 3/10 – at Whitman Middle School 9:00am-1:30pm *chaperones needed
    • Middle School Orchestra Large Group Festival: 3/27 - at Whitman Middle School 9:00am-1:30pm *chaperones needed
    • Spring Band and Orchestra Concert: Tuesday, 4/7, 7:00pm on the TOPS Stage and 9:40am Assembly Featuring grades 4-8 in both daytime assembly and evening performance
    • Middle School Band and Orchestra Solo/Ensemble Contest: 4/4 at Rainier Beach High School *time slots TBA, paperwork coming soon.

    Kids Co. Summer Camp enrollment is now open

    Don't miss out on all the adventures and fun projects this summer. Visit our website for more details or stop by the Kids Co. room to grab an enrollment packet. You can email Brenna McGinnis, the Kids Co. Director, for any assistance in registering. See you this summer at Kids Co.!

    Middle School Spring Sports

    • Boys Soccer practice begins on Tuesday, 3/10. Practices will be held on T/Th 3:30- 4:45pm. Games are held on Saturdays and begin on 3/21.
    • Girls Volleyball practice begins Friday, 3/13 (no girls basketball that day) and practice will be held on M/F, 3:30-4:45pm. Games begin on Saturday, 3/28.
    • CoEd Track will practice on T/Th with first practice on Tuesday, 3/17, 3:30-4:45pm. Track meets are on Saturdays (more information to come about meets). The first meet will be on 3/28. Coach Mundell invites everyone who wants to have fun and work on their running skills to join the team!

    All participants must have the Seattle Public Schools Athletic Participation and Physical form, the Concussion form, the Safety form and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest form on file with Don and Eric BEFORE they can participate. All the forms can be found on the district website under 'Athletics' or a hard copy can be picked up from Don and Eric. Those athletes who wish to ride the activity bus must have permission form completed and turned in to office at least 1 week prior to riding the bus. Please contact Don or Eric for any additional information.

    PCC coming to the Central District! Buy your Scrip card and earn money for TOPS

    Purchase a $50 PCC Scrip card and use it whenever you shop. When you use PCC Natural Markets Scrip, FOT earns a 5% rebate on all your purchases. Reload your Scrip card online or at any PCC store. Purchase in the TOPS Family Directory store or email

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