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    IMPORTANT DATES

    Wednesday March 13, 5:30-7:00pm —  Site Council Meeting, Library
    Wednesday, March 20 —  TOPICS - Assistants Needed
    Saturday, March 30 —  TOPS Spring Auction - Donations and Volunteers Needed!
    Friday, May 10 —  Save The Date TOPS Talent Show!
    Thursday, June 27 —  New Last Day of School Due to February Snow Days!

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    2019 TOPS Spring Auction - Donations and Volunteers Needed!

    TOPS Spring Auction is the most important fundraiser of the year. Money raised keeps the computer lab humming, the library stocked, the art and music classes providing inspiration, and a whole bunch of other activities running. For donations 1) Ask at places you frequent or have contacts; 2) Offer your own resources or desserts 3) Set up TOPICS event for adults or kids. Sign up donations at https://topsk8.ejoinme.org/ or contact auction@topsk8.org for assistance. We also need volunteers on the day of the auction! If interested, contact auction@topsk8.org

    March 8: Request for Funding Proposals (RFPs) are due TODAY!

    Email RFP(s) to rfp@topsk8.org or leave a hard copy in Friends of TOPS' mailbox in the office.

    March 9: Site-Based Interview Training this SATURDAY!

    TOPS needs more parents & community members (including students!) to be part of the hiring process. EVERYONE involved in site-based interviewing must attend a training at the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence (JSCEE). Next training is this Saturday 1:00-2:30pm at JSCEE Auditorium. To register, please contact Deb Brady at dbrady@washingtonea.org or (206) 283-8443.

    March 13: Opportunity to Review Site Council Bylaws Update

    The TOPS' Site Council is proposing an update to its Bylaws and are offering the opportunity to comment on our proposed changes at the next Site Council Meeting on Wednesday, March 13, 5:30-7:00pm. You will receive detailed information regarding the updates via your grade band's email group. If you have any questions, please email christylesseig@gmail.com.

    March 20: TOPICS Assistants Needed for Wednesday March 20th, 12:10-2:00pm.

    Parents and teachers are planning fun learning experiences for our 1st-5th grade students, but we still need a few more parent volunteers to lend a hand. Contact Topics Coordinator Kathy at topics@topsk8.org by Monday, March 11 to get involved.

    March-April: Love TOPS Music! See What’s Coming Soon

    March 9, 5:00pm: All City Honors Concert at Asa Mercer Middle School with TOPS represented by several 5th grade band and orchestra students
    March 21, 9:30am-2:00pm: Middle School Orchestra at Elliot Bay Orchestra Festival Whitman
    March 30, 5:00pm-7:00pm: Middle School Band and Orchestra students at TOPS Auction
    April 2, 9:40am and 7:00pm: - TOPS Band and Orchestra Spring Concert

    TOPS Band & Orchestra T- shirts are available for approx $15, contact Jill at rayncroft@me.com by March 10 . Also concert clothes are also needed - black bottoms, black tops, white tops, black dress shoes! Email Stephanie at slhellekson@seattleschools.org or drop off at office!

    March 21: Middle School Track Starts

    Practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:35-4:35pm - meet in room B204.

    April 8-12: Eric’s Spring Break Basketball Camp

    With TOPS P.E. teacher, and basketball coach Eric Herndon. The camp will focus on basketball fundamentals, passing, shooting and dribbling, as well as team offensive and defensive techniques. Please contact Eric at elherndon@seattleschools.org or 206-252-3516.

    April 8-12: Spring Break Ultimate Frisbee Camp

    DiscNW is excited to announce our Spring Break Ultimate frisbee camp for Elementary and Middle School students! Open to players, all experience levels. From 9am-3pm at Genesee Playfield, $317/week, $62/day, Financial Aid Available. Register at DiscNW Spring Break Camp (https://discnw.usetopscore.com/e/2019-spring-break-seattle-youth-ultimate-camp)

    April 16-June 15: Spring After-School Enrichment Classes - Register Now!

    Registration is now open for Spring after-school enrichment classes at TOPS. See the brochure at link below and if you have any questions contact Margo.Robb@seattle.gov. https://arcseattle.org/files/galleries/TOPS_Enrichment_Catalog_Spring_2019.pdf

    Three Ways To Shop for TOPS!

    1. Use PCC Scrip every time you shop at PCC and 5% of your purchase will go to Friends of TOPS to fund programs that benefit our students and school community. PCC Scrip card available at https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/cart-new.a5w?cart=TOPSK8120768.
    2. Purchase a book for the TOPS Library by buying a book off the TOPS Library Amazon Wish List (http://a.co/46YrysI) and have it sent directly to the school. The Wish List is curated by our Librarian Nick, and can also be found by searching Amazon Lists for “Friends of TOPS”
    3. TOPS string backpacks are a handy way for your child to keep their sport gear together. Purchase from https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/cart-new.a5w?cart=TOPSK8120768 and we'll send it home with your child or have it ready for you to pick up in the office.

    TOPS and Pacific Northwest Ballet Partnership

    Did you know each year TOPS partner with Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) to offer DANCE TO LEARN program to our 1st and 2nd grade students with standards-based dance education for 6 weeks? Stay tuned for a short performance at the end of 6 weeks.

    ACT Theatre Young Playwrights Festival Features TOPS Student Playwright.

    The Young Playwrights Festival will take place at ACT Theatre March 28-30. It will feature a play by TOPS 6th-grader Safiya Warsame.

    Important Information From Nurse Mary: Needles, Head Lice and Clothes Needed!

    Needles: What to do when you see a needle? Don’t touch! And tell an adult!

    Head Lice: What parents need to know
    https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/from-insects-animals/Pages/Signs-of-Lice.aspx
    https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/from-insects-animals/Pages/How-to-Help-Prevent-and-Control-the-Spread-of-Head-Lice.aspx

    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