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    IMPORTANT DATES

    Friday, March 29, 2:10 & 7:00 pm —  Middle School Winter Theater Performance
    Saturday, March 30 —  TOPS Spring Auction - Set Up Crews Needed!
    Tuesday, April 2, 9:40 am & 7:00pm —  TOPS Band and Orchestra Spring Concert
    Thursday, April 4, 9:00 am —  Coffee Talk with Principal, Cafeteria
    April 8-12 —  NO SCHOOL: Spring Break
    Wednesday, April 17 —  Site Council meeting
    Friday, May 10, 7:00 pm —  TOPS Talent Show - Sign Up Now Online

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Middle School Winter Theater Performance at TOPS, Friday, March 29th

    Join us next Friday, March 29th at 7:00pm in TOPS gym as TOPS 6th and 8th graders will perform 4 plays written by teens as part of ACT Theatre Young Playwrights Program. All TOPS students and their families are welcome and encouraged to attend! $5 Suggested donation at the door, NO ONE will be turned away! An additional performance of 2 plays along with promotional sketches of the other plays will be shown at a special school assembly at 2:10pm. This quarter the plays include:

    Love, Lies, and Fried Chicken By Brooke Heynen (TOPS students)
    Watson and Sherlock By Safiya Warsame (TOPS students) * featured at ACT Theatre
    Sock Talk- A Glove Story By Shona Hope (Explorer West)
    Acorns to the Rescue by Sofia Frazzini (Explorer West)

    2019 TOPS Spring Auction on March 30th - Set Up Crews and Wine are Needed!

    Are you joining us next week? Remember to RSVP TODAY! https://topsk8.ejoinme.org/

    We can use your help on the day of auction on March 30th. Come help us set up (or take down), this is a great way to meet other families, see what happens behind the scenes before the big event and take a sneak peek at some of the auction baskets. Bring your little helper. Sign up to help: https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/volunteer-new.a5w?vol=TOPSK8120768 Questions? Reach out to Stephanie and Gill Chang volunteer@topsk8.org

    We are also looking for wine donations for our Wine Wall! Looking for bottles that are $15-20. Bottles should be brought to the auction on the day of the auction as alcohol is not allowed on school property. Please use the online donation form at https://topsk8.ejoinme.org/ and enter under the “Donate an Item” heading. We can then send you a thank you and donation receipt. Any questions, contact the Auction Team: auction@topsk8.org.

    Love TOPS Music! See What’s Coming Soon

    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

    Concert clothes are needed - Donate black bottoms, black tops, white tops, black dress shoes! Email Stephanie at slhellekson@seattleschools.org or drop off at office!

    Spring After-School Enrichment Classes - Register today!

    Classes start Monday, April 15 and go through Friday, June 14. To register, go to https://www.seattle.gov/parks and click on big yellow Activities button. Type TOPS into the search bar and you’ll find classes that are currently running (Winter) and classes that will run in Spring. If you have any questions contact Margo.Robb@seattle.gov.

    View the activity catalog at https://arcseattle.org/files/galleries/TOPS_Enrichment_Catalog_Spring_2019.pdf

    Don’t Wait! Sign Up Now to Perform in TOPS Talent Show!

    This year’s Talent Show will be on Friday, May 10 at 7:00 pm. Sign-up online today: https://tinyurl.com/topsk8talentshow2019! This is one of the most exciting events at TOPS! Get a group together or do it solo - It can be signing, dancing, skits, jump ropes, hand clapping, karate, ANYTHING! We are a very supportive and encouraging crowd. Paper forms are also available in the office, just turn it in by April 19th (the week after Spring Break). Question? Contact Stacy TOPSK8TalentShow@gmail.com

    Proposed Changes to Site Council Bylaws, voting on April 17th

    You should have received an email outlining proposed changes to the TOPS Site Council Bylaws. These are relatively minor changes intended to clarify the original meaning of the bylaws and make it easier for us to function within our bylaws. In addition to the changes announced in the email, Site Council would like to add the following (in italics): In section IBa, the purpose of the Site Council is to "...advance the mission of TOPS and its commitment to equity, social justice and compassionate citizenship."

    Site Council will be voting on all the proposed bylaws changes at its next meeting on April 17th. If you have feedback or questions, please contact your site council representative or you can email tinashereen@yahoo.com

    Remember to Replenish Lunch Funds

    Parents, please remember to check and keep your student's lunch account replenished with funds as we have many students currently have a minus balance.

    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 website https://discnw.usetopscore.com/e/2019-spring-break-seattle-youth-ultimate-camp

    Eric’s Spring Break Basketball Camp

    With TOPS P.E. teacher, and basketball coach Eric Herndon. Please contact Eric at elherndon@seattleschools.org or 206-252-3516.

    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