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    IMPORTANT DATES

    Friday April 26th, 5:30-7:30pm —  Taste of TOPS, Library, Cafeteria, & Gym
    Thursday, May 2nd, 9:00am —  Coffee with Principal, Cafeteria
    May 3-7 —  Book Fair, Library
    May 6-10 —  Teacher Appreciation Week
    Friday, May 10th, 7:00pm —  TOPS Talent Show, Gym
    Wednesday, May 15th, 11:45am to 2:10pm —  TOPICS - FIUTS Day
    Monday, May 27th —  No School - Memorial Day
    Friday, May 31st —  Save the Date: Class Picture Day

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Potluck!!! Join us Friday April 26th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm for student showcase, presentations, and delicious food. This is a school-wide potluck so bring a dish (and your appetite) and show off your family recipe with TOPS community.

    • 5:30-6:45 Students showcase in Library
    • 6:00-6:45 Potluck in Cafeteria
    • 6:45-7:30 Students Presentation in Gym

    TOPS Book Fair is Back!

    May 3rd - 7th 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? This is a great opportunity to check out the books in person! Some shifts are as short as 30 mins! Contact Tanya tmertel@gmail.com

    Teacher Appreciation Week

    We love our teachers! Teachers Appreciation Week is May 6-10th. You can participate by sending your TOPS teachers and staffs a note, a card, a flower, a gift, a gesture, or anything personal. Look for more ways to send your love? Check your email from your room rep for more details or sign up for outstanding volunteer opportunities below:

    Get Ready - Come Cheer for Your Friend @ TOPS Talent Show!

    Mark your calendar and join us Friday, May 10 at 7:00pm. This is always one of the most exciting event at TOPS! Come cheer for your friends and see what the excitement is all about. Or come check out the show if you are thinking about performing in the future. Performers, please remember to send in your music file by Wed 5/1 (if any) and check-in time is at 6:30pm. Any changes or question? Contact Stacy TOPSK8TalentShow@gmail.com

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

    College students with Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS) are coming to TOPS for our next TOPICS day to teach our 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 if you can lend a hand Wed May 15th from 11:45am to 2:10pm.

    TOPS Music Update

    Save the date and join us for the final Band and Orchestra Concert, “A Night from Hollywood” on Tuesday, June 11 at 7:00pm. And selected Orchestra Students are performing at Solo/Ensemble Contest at Denny Blaine International on Saturday, May 4th 8:00-11:30 AM.

    Auction TOPICS

    If you missed the auction, please consider joining in some of the fun events for both adults and kids and families still for sale. Swimming, Dancing, Skating, Cycling, Knitting, Game Night, and Scotch Tasting await! Contact katiestallman@yahoo.com with any questions. To preview and purchase go to: https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/cart-new.a5w?cart=TOPSK8120768

    Summer Basketball & Gaming Camp with Coach Eric

    Ready for Summer? 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.

    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 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