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    IMPORTANT DATES

    Feb 2-3 —  Tarts for TOPS at Grand Central Bakery
    Wednesday, Feb 6, 6:15 pm —  4-8th Grader Family Movie Night, “RBG”
    Thursday, Feb 7, 9-9:30 am —  Coffee with Principal (Cafeteria)
    Feb 18-22 —  NO SCHOOL: Mid-Winter Break
    Saturday, March 30 —  TOPS Spring Auction - Donations Needed!

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    February 2-3: Tarts for Tops at Grand Central Bakery!

    Grand Central Bakery at 1616 Eastlake Ave, have partnered with TOPS to donate 15% of ALL SALES to Friends of TOPS Remember to tell them that you're participating in the TOPS benefit.

    February 4-15: Enrollment for Incoming Kindergartners and New Students

    Any new student wanting to attend TOPS next year, must complete both the registration and the School Choice forms and submit between February 4- February 15. Current SPS students looking to transfer to TOPS also need to complete the School Choice form. Questions? Call enrollment services: 206-252-0760 or the TOPS office: 206-252-3510.

    1. Registration information — https://www.seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=627&pageId=14926
    2. School Choice form: — https://www.seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=627&pageId=1855434

    February 6: RBG Movie Night In the TOPS Library

    Site Council invites 4th-8th graders and their families to a screening of RBG, a documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Free pizza at 6:15pm & movie at 6:30pm.

    February 8: Last Day to Donate to Planting the Seeds!

    Collection bins are located near the office, last day to donate is February 8th.

    3rd Grade: School Supplies - Project Cool http://homelessinfo.org/what_we_do/project_cool.php Suggested Items: Crayola Crayons (box 24), Crayola Colored Pencils (box of 12), Pens (black and blue), Wide & College-ruled filler paper, Wide & College-ruled composition notebooks

    4th Grade: Socks – Operation Nightwatch https://www.seattlenightwatch.org Suggested Items: Ideally new socks, men’s size 5 and up.

    5th Grade: Canned Food – University Food Bank http://www.udistrictfoodbank.org Suggested Items: Canned food with pull tabs (Tuna, Salmon, Soups, Chili, Veggies, Fruit) Granola Bars, Nuts & Nut Butter, Shelf-Stable Milk.

    6th Grade: Toiletries – Urban Rest Stops https://urbanreststop.org Suggested Items: small, unused containers of soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, disposable razors and washcloths.

    February 12: Dine Out for TOPS at Pazzo’s on Eastlake!

    From 5 PM -1 AM, come dine out with your friends - delicious pizza, calzones, and beer! A generous 50% of all proceeds for TOPS!!

    February 19-22: Mid-Winter Break Basketball and Gaming Camp

    Email Eric at elherndon@seattleschools.org or call 206 252 3516 for more info.

    March 4: Girls on the Run Starts - Spring Registration Open!

    Girls on the Run is a 10 week program for 3rd-8th grade girls. Girls meet twice a week to run and to address topics such as self-esteem, positive relationships, and bullying. The program culminates with a family friendly 5K. Register: https://www.gotrpugetsound.org/ Teams are limited to 15 girls. For more information contact Sharon Lynch Grey (sharonus@gmail.com) or Tina Shereen (tinashereen@yahoo.com)

    • Girls on the Run | 3rd - 5th grade | Tuesday & Thursday, 3:25 - 4:55 PM
    • Heart & Sole | 6th - 8th grade | Monday 3:25 - 4:55 PM & Wednesday 2:25 - 3:55 PM

    March 5: Raising Mixed Race Kids: Multiracial Identity & Development Workshop

    The Montlake PTA has kindly invited TOPS parents to a workshop on Raising Mixed Race Kids: Multiracial Identity and Development” led by local author and blogger Sharon H. Chang. Space is limited so please be sure to register at http://bit.ly/montlakeevents.

    March 15: 2019 TOPS Auction Donations Needed!

    We need thrills to sell at the auction, and we need your help! Parents can help with donations by: 1) Asking at places you frequent or have contacts; 2) Offering your own resources; and 3) Setting up Auction TOPICS for adults or kids. Sign up donations at https://topsk8.ejoinme.org/ or contact auction@topsk8.org for assistance.

    Support TOPS by Buying a PCC Scrip Card

    Initial PCC Scrip Card comes preloaded with $50 and Friends of TOPS receives 5% each time your card is reloaded. To purchase a PCC Scrip card, log in to MySchoolAnywhere.com and click "Our Store." You may also email: rewards@topsk8.org

    Martin Luther King Jr’s Day of Service TOPICS

    Thank you to the 25+ parent volunteers as well as our 1st-5th grade teachers for another inspiring and impactful Day of Service TOPICS. Students volunteered at a local food banks, protected Puget Sound by picking up trash, prepared sack lunches for Othello Village Homeless Camp, and many other activities honoring Martin Luther King Jr's legacy of service.

    Important Information from the TOPS Nurse: Keeping TOPS Students Healthy!

    Is my child too sick to go to school? See attached PDF https://www.seattleschools.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_543/File/District/Departments/HealthServices/Too%20Sick%20for%20School%20ADA.pdf

    Letter from Seattle Public Schools about Measles - Dear Families, There is currently one confirmed case of measles reported in King County. We do not currently have any cases of measles in Seattle Public Schools. Please monitor your child for signs of measles (fever, diarrhea, coughing, runny nose, red and watery eyes, tiredness with a rash that begins on the face and spreads to the entire body). For more information about measles in multiple languages see https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/communicable-diseases/disease-control/measles.aspx If your child has measles please keep them home and contact your healthcare provider. The best protection against measles for yourself and your children is the MMR vaccine. The MMR vaccine is available from your healthcare provider and for SPS enrolled students at one of our 25 school-based health center sites. To find a school-based health center go to http://www.seattle.gov/education/about-us/about-the-levy/health/school-based-health-Centers If an SPS-enrolled student contracts measles, the King County Department of Health has the authority to exclude the infected student, and students without immunizations from School. If you have questions about your child’s MMR vaccination status, please contact your healthcare provider, or Health Services at 206-252-0750. Sincerely, Student Health Services

    TOPS News is sent biweekly. We welcome submissions that are relevant to the school and our families! To submit content for consideration,email: stacy.h.yen@gmail.com and newsteam@topsk8.org