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    IMPORTANT DATES

    TONIGHT! Friday, May 10th, 7:00 pm —  TOPS Talent Show, Gym
    Wednesday, May 15th, 11:45 am to 2:10 pm —  TOPICS - FIUTS Day
    Wednesday, May 15th, 5:00-9:00 pm —  Dine out for TOPS, Rocket Taco
    Thursday May 23rd, 6:30 - 7:30 pm —  Reptile Man, Cafeteria
    Monday, May 27th —  NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
    Friday, May 31st —  Class Picture Day
    June 3-7 [Date Correction] —  Book Fair, Library
    June 11, 9:40 am and 7:00 pm —  TOPS Band and Orchestra Concert

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Join us TONIGHT! Come Cheer for Your Friend @ TOPS Talent Show!

    Join us tonight Friday, May 10 at 7:00pm for TOPS students Talent Show. We’ve got an entertaining line-up of inspiring performers from kindergarten to middle school, doing dancing, singing, jump ropes, comedy, instrumental music, and more! Come cheer on your classmates and have a great time! Performers: check-in time is at 6:30pm. Question? Contact Stacy TOPSK8TalentShow@gmail.com

    Dine Out For TOPS Returns!

    Wednesday, May 15th at Capitol Hill's family favorite ROCKET TACO! At 19th Ave E and Republican, 5-9 pm. Come join your friends and community in this super kid-friendly neighborhood taqueria. Part proceeds from all sales for TOPS. For adults, featuring a special keg of VALHÖLL ale, with 100% proceeds for TOPS

    TOPICS Assistants needed for FIUTS Day, Wednesday, May 15th

    We still need a handful of parent assistants for the next TOPICS on Wed May 15th! College students with FIUTS (Foundation for International Understanding Through Students) are coming to teach 1st-5th graders about their home countries and cultures. We need parent volunteers to help the student presenters with set-up, hands-on activities, monitoring recess and keeping our TOPS students focused and productive. Contact Kathy at topics@topsk8.org ASAP if you can help out on Wed May 15th from 11:45am to 2:10pm.

    YOU can be a Voice at TOPS!

    Site Council & Building Leadership Team (BLT) elections are within the next few weeks and we want to be sure that you know that YOU can join the Site Council board or BLT. New voices are always welcome and being part of Site Council or BLT is a great way to broaden your knowledge and understanding of all things TOPS and to help shape TOPS' future. An email (subject line "you can be a voice at TOPS") with more information went out to all grades last week. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your Site Council Reps if you would like to throw your name in the hat or have any questions. Thank you!

    Girls on the Run 5k

    The Girls on the Run/Heart & Sole teams have their special end-of-season event, the QFC Girls on the Run 5k, on Sunday, May 19th at Renton Memorial Stadium! This is the culminating event for their 10-week season and for many girls, this will be their first 5k run/walk! Show your support for the nearly 40 GOTR Girls at TOPS by participating on May 19th! Families welcome, strollers allowed for this non-competitive and untimed run/walk. Learn more at https://www.gotrpugetsound.org/5K

    Come See Reptile Man!

    Reptile Man Scott Petersen is coming to TOPS Thursday, May 23rd, 6:30-7:30 in the cafeteria! Doors open to ALL with many reptiles to learn about and interact with. $1 admission at the door. Families not able to return to school are planning play dates and dinner to stay after school that day! Coordination or Questions? Text Kerri 206-693-0931.

    TOPS Book Fair is Back!

    June 3rd - 7th [Date Corrected from previous newsletter] TOPS will be running a Book Fair featuring books from Scholastic. Join us and help raise funds for school library! The book fair will be open each day during drop-off, lunch, and pickup. Interested in helping during the fair? Some shifts are as short as 30 mins! Contact Tanya tmertel@gmail.com

    TOPS Band and Orchestra Concert

    Join us for the final Band and Orchestra Concert on June 11th! K-3 students are singing and signing in the morning assembly and 4th-8th graders are playing instruments. All music is themed around Hollywood Soundtracks from The Wizard of Oz, to Disney Classics, to Queen and The Greatest Showman! Daytime assembly starts at 9:40 am and evening concert: “A Night from Hollywood” starts at 7:00 pm.

    Advanced Learning – Testing Opportunity

    Referrals for students in kindergarten through 8th grade, for the 2020-21 school year Advanced Learning Programs and services can be submitted from May 15 through Sept. 23, 2019, 5 p.m. More detail and instructions are available https://www.seattleschools.org/advlearning.

    Not Attending Seattle Public School Next Year?

    If your student is moving out of district next year or going to a private school, please make sure let the district know ASAP. We know it’s hard to make that final decision to give up your place at TOPS, but school administration really needs an accurate student count to plan for the 2019-2020 school year. To drop your student from TOPS:Fill out Not Attending for 2019-2020 form online. Note: You do not need to fill out this form if your child is enrolled in another Seattle Public School for the 2019-2020 school year.

    Form can be found at http://virtualweb.seattleschools.org/DataFlowForm.aspx?desiredform=60&sessionid=0

    Purchase a book from the Library’s Wish List!

    Make a visible contribution to TOPS by purchasing a book off the Wish List curated by Librarian Nick! Go to http://a.co/46YrysI or searching Amazon Lists for ‘Friends of TOPS’. Prefer to buy your books from a local bookstore rather than Amazon? Great! Browse the list, make your purchase, and click the “Buying this gift elsewhere?” link in Amazon. (Please note: Hardcover books are always preferred as passing through many hands is hard on books.)

    Support Friends of TOPS by using PCC Scrip!

    PCC Scrip is a great way to raise money for the programs supported by Friends of TOPS. 5% of the purchases you make with Scrip go to Friends of TOPS and 100% of that money goes to support great programs for our kids! To purchase a $50 PCC scrip card, go to the Store in MySchoolAnywhere or click here: https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/cart-new.a5w?cart=TOPSK8120768

    Important: Keeping TOPS Students Healthy!

    Is my child too sick to go to school? Fever? Rash? Diarrhea? Knowing when to keep ill students at home, encouraging frequent hand washing, and covering coughs protects everyone, including those with fragile immune systems. See more in this flyer: https://www.seattleschools.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_543/File/District/Departments/HealthServices/Too%20Sick%20for%20School%20ADA.pdf

    Don’t Forget Tdap Vaccine for 5th-8th Grade Students

    This is a reminder of the required Tdap vaccination, which is given at age 11. Please note that the required vaccination is the Tdap: the DTaP, DTP. DT or Td vaccines DO NOT meet the state’s requirement. If your student is 11 years old and has not had this vaccine, please have them get the vaccine as soon as possible. Attention to this request may keep your child from receiving a Pre-Exclusion Notice for next school year.

    Please ask your provider to enter the vaccination into the Washington State Immunization Information System (WAIIS). The Seattle School district is now using the Washington State Immunization Information System (WAIIS) for tracking student compliance of state required immunizations. As a parent you are able to sign up and access your child’s immunization status and print out a copy of their Certificate of Immunization Status when you need one for camps or sports. Go to: https://www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/Immunization/ChildProfileHealthPromotion/ForParents/AccessyourFamilysImmunizationInformation

    Kids Co. at TOPS Summer camps Enrollment is Now Open!

    Kids Co. offers fun-filled week-long day camps designed to engage kids in a world of discovery. More information on our website https://www.kidscompany.org/tops/ or contact the Program Manager Brenna McGinnis at 206-708-8487 or brennam@kidscompany.org

    Summer Basketball & Gaming Camp with Coach Eric

    Join Coach Eric for basketball and or gaming on July 1st-5th,8th-12 or 15th-19th. Contact Eric at elherndon@seattleschools.org or call 206-252-3516 for more information.

    Summer Art Camps in North Seattle for Middle School Students

    The Seattle Artist League offers art camps for middle school students. Our five-day camps in figure drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, puppets and tech are taught by professional artist-instructors. 1 week of mornings or afternoons for $220; 2 teen camps: $352 with coupon code SAVE$88. To register, visit https://seattleartistleague.com/product-category/youth/

    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