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    IMPORTANT DATES

    Monday, May 27 —  NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
    Wednesday, May 29 6-7:30 PM —  Incoming Kindergarten Info Night, Library
    Friday, May 31 —  Class Picture Day
    June 3-7 —  Scholastic Book Fair, Library
    Tuesday, June 11, 9:40 AM and 7:00 PM —  TOPS Band and Orchestra Concert
    Wednesday, June 12, 5:00 PM —  Dine Out for TOPS, Pecado Bueno
    Wednesday, June 19, 6:30 PM —  Parents' Movie Night! "LIKE"

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Incoming Kindergarten Information Night

    Please come connect with your new community. Hear from the principal, meet the teachers. Wednesday, May 29th, 6-7:30 PM in the TOPS library

    Class Picture Day

    Class picture day is on Friday, May 31st in the morning, please be prompt!

    Scholastic Book Fair is Back!

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

    TOPS Band and Orchestra Concert

    Join us for the final concert of the year on June 11th. K-3 students will sing in the morning with 4th-8th graders playing instruments. Music is themed around Hollywood Soundtracks from: “The Wizard of Oz”, Disney Classics, “Queen”, and “The Greatest Showman”. Daytime assembly starts at 9:40 AM, the evening concert -- “A Night from Hollywood” -- at 7 PM.

    TOPS Band and Orchestra T-Shirts

    Last chance to order TOPS Band & Orchestra T-shirts! Order from this link before 5/30: https://www.customink.com/g/sxy0-00bp-86k9 Your order will be ship directly to you.

    Dine Out for TOPS

    Our final Dine Out event of the year is Wednesday June 12th, from 5 PM on. Pecado Bueno is again hosting a taco bar for us with 100% of taco bar ticket sales going to TOPS. Come out for a (hopefully) warm evening to enjoy tacos and cheer with family, friends, and our community.

    With your support, this year’s Dine Out events have raised an additional $8k for our school this year, and gave us wonderful opportunities to connect as a community. Special thanks to Tanya Mertel for helping arrange connections with local businesses for these events.

    Thanks to all of the fantastic local businesses that have supported TOPs by hosting dine outs this year: MAMMOTH, Eastlake Bar and Grill, Pecado Bueno, Dad's Diner, Grand Central Cafe and Bakery, Pazzo's, and Rocket Taco

    Parents' Movie Night!: “LIKE” -- Wednesday, June 19, 6:30 PM

    Join us in the TOPS Library for “LIKE”, an IndieFlix documentary exploring the impact of social media on our and our children's lives. Kids are welcome to attend, but students in grades 5-8 will be shown the film during the school day the following week. Funded by Friends of TOPS.

    Talented TOPS!

    A standing ovation to all the amazing and brave performers who put on an inspiring, exciting, and thoroughly entertaining Talent Show! Thank you to the performers, as well as Don Zemke and student and parent volunteers who helped the event run smoothly. Interested in being part of the talent show team next year? We need you! Contact: TOPSK8TalentShow@gmail.com

    Thank You!

    Thank you to all who helped make Teacher Appreciation a special week for our amazing staff! Extra donated ribbon, jars, and vases are available in the office for anyone who is interested!

    Protecting Our Community from Measles

    Measles is a serious disease that is very contagious. Please monitor your child for symptoms including: fever, diarrhea, coughing, runny nose, red and watery eyes, tiredness with a rash that begins on the face and spreads. For more information in multiple languages see: https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/communicable-diseases/disease-control/measles.aspx

    The best protection against measles is the MMR vaccine, available from your healthcare provider, or at one of our 25 school-based health center sites for SPS enrolled students. If an SPS student contracts measles, the King County DoH has the authority to exclude the infected student, and students without immunizations from school. For questions about your child’s MMR vaccination status, contact your healthcare provider, or Health Services at 206-252-0750.

    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?

    Is your student moving out of district or going to a private school next year? If so, please let the district know ASAP. We know it’s hard to make that final decision to give up your place at TOPS, but we need 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: Do not fill out this form if your child is enrolled in another Seattle Public School for the 2019-2020 school year.

    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 1 - 5, 8 - 12, or 15 - 19. Contact Eric at elherndon@seattleschools.org or call 206-252-3516 for more information.

    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