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    TOPS News - Friday, February 7, 2020
    Posted on 02/07/2020

    IMPORTANT DATES

    Wed, Feb 12, 5:30pm —  Site Council Meeting, Library
    Feb 17-Feb 21 —  NO SCHOOL, Mid-Winter Break
    Wed, Mar 2, 6-7:30pm —  SAVE THE DATE: DHH Family Night
    Wed, Mar 11, 12:10pm —  TOPICS, Volunteers Needed
    Sat, April 4, 5:00pm —  Spring Auction, Tickets On Sale Now

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Donations Needs for Nurses Office

    Parents, we need your help to restock the bins in the nurse's office with some underwear and elastic waist sweatpants/athletic pants in all kids sizes. No jeans, socks, or shirts please.

    TOPS Music Hoodies

    You can place an order for a TOPS Band & Orchestra Hoodie through the link below:https://www.customink.com/g/sxy0-00c4-ahfd.

    We need at a minimum of 35 hoodies for this order. Order by February 14 and the hoodies will be shipped directly to TOPS. We'll make sure your kiddo gets their order. Don't forget, you can choose a custom name on the back of the hoodie. Make sure to triple check your spelling!

    Mid-Winter Break Basketball and Gaming

    Join Eric for Basketball and Gaming Camp on February 18-24. Email Eric at elherndon@seattleschools.org or call 206-252-3516 for further info.

    Next TOPICS

    Next TOPICS is on Wednesday, March 11, 12:10-2pm. Contact Kathy Cowles at topics@topsk8.org to find out how you can get involved as a leader or assistant. Visit https://topsk8.seattleschools.org/academics/topics for more general info about the Topics Program.

    Desserts Needed for Spring Auction

    Looking for an easy and quick way to contribute to the TOPS Auction? We need just a few more desserts – so please consider baking a cake, or buying and donating one for the event! Email Jenn Stewart at jennerae@seanet.com if you can help out with this!

    Don't forget, tickets are now available at discounted early bird pricing through March 14. Ticket sales close on Friday, March 27 and any remaining tickets may be purchased at the door on the night of the auction on Saturday, April 4. Come join the Cabaret at https://topsk8.ejoinme.org.

    Junior League’s Northwest Art Collection Comes to TOPS!

    Artwork on exhibit in the library from February 10 - March 14. Please come view the exhibit!

    About the Junior League’s Northwest Art Collection: A Traveling Art Museum Impact matters, and the Northwest Art Project delivers on the vision of "Inspiring Minds Through Art" in its 5th year. The Junior League of Seattle aims to improve our community in the area of arts and critical thinking to support children as healthy 21st century learners.

    Since its inception in 1960, the Junior League's Northwest Art Collection has toured schools in the greater Seattle area exposing thousands of children to original works by some of the region's most prominent artists. The Collection specializes in original Northwest art and includes Northwest masters such as Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, William Cumming, Jacob Lawrence, Dale Chihuly, Sherry Markovitz, Barbara Earl Thomas, and Fay Jones. This unique program enables students and teachers to experience an art museum in a school. Under the guidance of their teachers and / or trained art docents, children are able to discover outstanding original art from the region, to explore a wide range of media in a school setting, and to experience the artistic process first-hand through guided art lessons.

    Help your child protect themselves from germs and getting sick at school.

    The best way to prevent getting sick; Wash your hands regularly with soap and water (https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/)

    Prevention tips to help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses (like Respiratory Syncytial Virus-RSV) and flu:

    1. Routinely wash hands; use soap and water and scrub all over your hands, fingers, between fingers and nails for 20 seconds. Rinse well and dry. Always wash hands before eating and after using the toilet or blowing your nose.
    2. Practice Germ Etiquette; sneeze and cough into the crook of your elbow, always wash hands after blowing your nose and using the toilet. Keep your hands away from your face, nose, and mouth.
    3. Get immunized
    4. Bring your own supplies; use your own pencils, crayons, erasers, scissors, and other supplies if possible.
    5. Do not share at school; Stick to your own food and drinks, do not share lip balm, chapstick, ear buds, clothing, or water bottles.
    6. Regularly clean your backpack, inside and out.
    7. Get plenty of sleep. Children 6 to 12 years of age should sleep 9 to 12 hours per 24 hours on a regular basis.
    8. Keep your child home if they are sick! Do not send your child to school with a fever, cold symptoms, or a cough thinking they can tough it out. Not only will this delay their recovery, it is inconsiderate to other children, teachers, and staff in that it needlessly exposes them to the risk of getting sick also. A day or two at home to recover properly is more than worth the extra catch-up homework that might result.

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